Jin Jiang Jing An Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Nice hotel complex, quiet since far from traffic of Maoming Road. Comfortable room, clean environment, friendly service, nice breakfast, gym available in the complex, currency exchange by ATM, very affordable price for European guests.
While the hotel itself was more than adequate, access was a bit difficult. First, the people were nice; although, only a few spoke enough English to be helpful. My room was fine: good A/C in 100 degree heat, a comfortable bed, quiet and dark at night, and the customary "dental kit" in the bathroom.The breakfast buffet was decent-good western and Chinese choices; although, no black coffee to be found. What made it difficult was the 20-minute walk to the metro. Ordinarily, that would be acceptable except, for this visit, the temperatures were consistently above 40 degrees C, and taxis, inexplicably, were hard to find. On my last day, I went downstairs 2 hours before my train's scheduled departure. The desk could not or would not make advance arrangements for a taxi to the train station (although they would for the airport).A clerk was frantically (and intermittently) trying to get a taxi for me, and I was about to start the walk to the metro station when she beckoned me to the street. There, two streets over, with a hundred vehicles in between, was a taxi that, apparently, would or could not get any closer. I waded through the traffic with my bag, and we got to the train station with minutes to spare. With thousands of hotels in this gargantuan city, next time I'll pick one that's a bit more convenient to inter-city transportation.
Finally I booked a room named "Garden View" that was not actually facing a wall. The Hotel was built in the 30s, it's extremely charming for those who enjoys heritage building. It's clean, well maintained, an (other than myself and the receptionist) nothing is newer than the 80s' - hair dryer, phone, everything is old but clean and well functioning. The Hotel faces a nice garden and is in the leafy side of JingAn, where small narrow streets would make you feel like in Paris if it wasn't for locals expelling their surplus saliva and Costa Coffe shops. Luckily the european feel was supported by nice cafes and restaurants - it's definitely an area that won't make you feel too much you actually are in China. The hotel is well connected with buses and subway, the Bund being about 20 minutes away by bus.
I have stayed at this hotel time 7 or 8 times, and have always enjoyed it before now. The rooms are very stylish and beautiful, and the service has been very good. I (and many of my co-workers) come to Shanghai often for work so we have a good corporate rate here that includes breakfast and free wi-fi. I checked in last night, and there seemed to be a mix-up, and they told me that breakfast was not included. I was surprised given our corporate rate so I asked my assistant to call the travel agent that booked this for me, who in turn called the manager (Neil). We were told that our corporate rate which includes breakfast was not available so they would charge me $29/day for breakfast (this is on top of the fact that the rate they're giving me for this stay is much higher than the other times I've stayed here). I find this outrageous and am very disappointed in the management. I know that $29/day is not a lot of money, but especially given what good customers my company and I are (in addition to the stays, we've hosted events here), I find it ridiculous they couldn't just throw in breakfast. We also have a corporate rate at the Ritz Carloton just down the street so I will take my business there next time.
It is an old hotel dated back to 1930s. The rooms still decorated with an old style, and accompanied with dated utilities. The location is really convenient for all kinds of activities and room is quiet at night.
This is a old building and require immediate rehab. Rooms are just OK. Some of the furniture is in broken stage. Late night room service is poor. Language is a big problem at front desk staff. Location of hotel is its biggest plus point.
Stayed here 2 nights on a tour. My floor was empty of any patrons so gave a creepy feeling. The rooms are old and creepy. NO ONE speaks English so if you need any help you are out of luck. Dark and dingy. Breakfast was ok.
Stayed 2 nites. Located in the French concession area. Large rooms. Old style decor. Available Internet and American tv channels. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast included and good variety. Next to hilton and the shanghai hotel. Metro just a short 10 minute walk to jiang an park. Lots of eateries across the street or walk 10 minutes for subway and Mc d's. Really a great location and hotel. Will stay again.
They've made this really difficult to find online by adding "Jinjiang Shanghai" to the front of the name recently. And, bizarrely, there's a separate - and much more prominent - listing on TripAdvisor for the hotel "ballroom". Further confusion may arise from the fact that many sites have a separate listing for the Jing'An's "New Building" (although you have to be careful that attempts to book at the Jing'An do not allocate you to the New Building, which is ridiculously NOISY). There's another more modern, more business-y hotel, The Shanghai Hotel, just next door, which is apparently a related establishment too (not such a nice place to stay; but you are able to use some of their facilities, notably the good free wi-fi in the lobby cafe area). The original "old building" of the Jing'An has a rare touch of period character about it; I'm sure it's all fake, but the interior decor has an early 20th century Art Deco style to it. Things were getting pretty tatty in many of the rooms, but over the last few years they've been systematically redecorating and refurbishing everything. Even the smallest rooms are a fair size, and some of the larger suites are really quite expansive. They are quiet, and very nicely decorated. And there's a good cable TV package that includes CNN and HBO Movies (although the picture quality often drops off, starts pixelating). The one black mark is the ridiculously expensive pay-as-you-go wi-fi deal they try to force you to sign up to (guests have been complaining about this for years, but they won't change it). Luckily, there are several places nearby with good, free wi-fi (including the adjacent Shanghai Hotel, if you don't want to go too far afield to get your computer work done). The other facilities aren't up to much. The "gym" is too small to be worth mentioning, just a handful of free weights. The bar and the business centre never seem to be open!! And I wouldn't use the restaurant - although it does provide one of the better hotel breakfasts to be found in China (not high praise!). The reception staff are mostly very good, and all speak some English - not a great deal but enough to get the job done. The only problem I've ever had there is with the incredibly rude guy that used to manage the bar/coffee shop, and wouldn't let you sit in there without buying something (even if you were just waiting a few minutes for a crowd at the reception desk to clear before you could talk to a receptionist); but, luckily, he seems to have been moved over to the sister establishment, the Shanghai Business Hotel. There is an elevator at each end of the building, from the lobby level to the top floor restaurant (only 9 floors); but unfortunately, there's a long flight of stairs up from the entrance to the lobby area, with no elevator or chair-lift - so, it's most definitely not wheelchair accessible. The hotel's main advantage is that it enjoys such a quiet and secluded location, well back from the main roads (basically in the parking lot round the back of the Hilton). And it is very conveniently situated - just 10 minutes' walk from either the Jing'An Temple or Changshu Lu subway stops, and nearby to lots of great bars and restaurants around the westernmost end of the trendy 'French Concession' district. I've stayed here dozens of times over the past few years. However, you do have to take care NOT to get booked in the "New Building" a few hundred metres away: the rooms there are tiny, the decor is bland, the beds are uncomfortable - and there is an appallingly LOUD entry buzzer for a delivery bay or something nearby which goes off every 30 seconds all day and all night and shakes the entire building. (Many Chinese guests seem prepared to put up with this. Foreigners, I'm sure, almost invariably complain. And if you do so, you might well be able to get a free upgrade - as I once did - to a nicer and more expensive room in the Jing'An Hotel proper. But I wouldn't want to take a chance on that! Just AVOID the horrible New Building!!) The Jing'An Hotel's 'Old Building' offers some of the best value in Shanghai (whose hotel accommodation is mostly very expensive, but not very good): a touch of class you can't usually find in the mid-price range of accommodation.
This hotel is conveniently located in the busy Jing'An Temple area, not far from shopping malls and a ten-minute walk into the French Concession area. The hotel has a storied history: About twenty years ago this used to be the only hotel in the area. Now things have changed: you can either stay here, a few ultra-luxury properties a few minutes away or the mid-tier Hilton a squirrel's jump away. The rooms there will be pricier but the beds are softer (Chinese hotels often have very hard beds). This hotel will still be very clean, the staff will be friendly and accommodating and the rooms are pretty much the same size, with good water pressure in the showers. Some reviewers have called this hotel "old," I'd rather use "old-school" as it's well-kept and the heavy wood-paneling is basically vintage Chinese style. The Internet, while not free, is cheap and fast for China. (Social networks, like anywhere in China, can only be accessed if you get a VPN before traveling here.)
- Walking distance to Jing An Temple
- Free in-room wired Internet
- Onsite dining
- Health club
Located in Jing'an within a short walk of Jing An Temple, Jin Jiang Jing An Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as French Concession. This 126-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge, along with a health club. Located centrally in Shanghai, it's also close to The Bund and People's Square.
Enjoy the garden views at The Madrid restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.
All 126 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find LCD TVs and stay connected with free wired Internet. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water are also standard.
Guests staying at Jin Jiang Jing An Hotel enjoy a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
70% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 172 reviews