Jin Jiang Park Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
the hotel is lovely to look at, very art deco, built in the 1930's, but looks are deceiving. we were the only 'white' people staying here. mainly chinese! the front of house staff have limited english, this included the concierge (although he did try to understand our questions) the room was okay, but had so much furniture in it that it made it very small!. the air con was noisy making it hard to sleep, in the 3 nights we were there the room was never dusted and there was mould in the grouting over the bath/shower (ugh!) breakfast was barely adequate as it was mainly chinese. eggs were cooked, but left on plates in the open (not on a hot plate) the juices tasted like cordial, best bit was the fruit. best part about the hotel was its proximity to the Nanjing Rd pedestrian street (shops, shops and more shops) dont stay at this hotel unless you speak chinese!!!!
Very unfriendly staff, took us 40' to check in. The room was average and the bathroom looked like it was still the same like in 1950. We asked to arrange a taxi in 20', when we came down, nothing was arranged so after waiting another 10' we did the trip on foot which caused us to miss our appointment by 20'. Never going back here when in Shanghai.
This hotel was built in the 1930s and at some point was probably the best in the area. Its been renovated over the years. It still has some traces of grandeur but it looks like its going to need some updating soon. We arrived a couple of hours after midnight to the strong smell of cigarette smoke. The lobby was rather dark but the staff quickly processed our check in. We then lugged all our luggages ourselves to our room. The view from the window is not so good, and hampered by the chair and ottoman beside it. This same chair and ottoman makes the cabinet situated behind it (and the safe inside the cabinet) difficult to access. For an old hotel, the noise coming from the hallways is quite considerable. Otherwise, sleep quality is good. In-room wi-fi is free but spotty. And considering that there is no Google here looking for things up on the internet can be a chore. The bathroom is spacious, but there is no bidet. Breakfast is on the second floor, with a decent buffet spread. The spread hardly changes from day to day. I asked for 2 omelets with everything on it from the chef and for some reason, while he acknowledged that I asked for omelets, he gave me scrambled eggs. Otherwise, the breakfast staff are very, very friendly and helpful. The best part about this hotel is its location. There are a lot of shops around it. Nanjing Road and People’s Square are a walking distance. You can also walk to the bus station that takes you to Zhujiajiao Water Town from here. A taxi from here will of course take you anywhere in Shanghai. In a street behind the hotel theres a whole stretch of restaurants to try. And theyre very good. The hotel is a bit old. But for the price, its well worth looking into.
I recommend this Art Deco hotel. It is really like a museum. The front desk is no exception. Like a deja vu of the old China (in a good way). Nice bar, and Chinese/Japanese breakfast. Very well located close to Nanjing Road and the Bund. Opposite a metro stop, so you can go anywhere.
I rated Park Hotel at five stars based on：her almost 90 years fantastic history, elegant style, her charming, excellent and top helpful services. Meanwhile, Park Hotel located at the heart of Shanghai city with a reasonable room rate, enjoyable atmosphere, and convenient public transportation. My room always is very comfortable, clean, quiet, and has an excellent city views. The breakfast is very delicious combining with Chinese Dim Sum and western foods. I very love it, and I am very happy to stay at Park Hotel at least 6 times.
I was only staying overnight on business but it's the best location I've had for a budget hotel as it's right in the middle of the action. The hotel was clean and functional if a little basic however that's all I needed for my nights stay.
Pro's: There were more things I LOVED than what I found frustrating. 1.) Its about 45 minutes from Pu Dong airport via taxi/private car (we got a private car from airport that cost 700RMB = $102 USD) 2.) The hotel is right across the street from People's Square Station 3.) The breakfast buffet was good, it had enough to fill your belly to get through a long day on 1 big meal (88 RMB = $13 USD) 4.) When you exit the hotel and walk to the left, there is a Starbucks, Wax Museum, and Shopping Mall with a food court on the Basement level (most of their malls have this so be sure to stop in!) 5.) When you walk out of hotel and exit left, it takes you straight on to Nanjing Road and The Bund at the end of the road! This was the highlight of our stay. 6.) When you see the Bund, be sure to check out the tunnel and some of the quirky amusement they have inside(3D trick museum, etc) 7.) We stayed in room 511 and the view wasn't great but it was good enough. 8.) Shanghai Disney was about 45 minutes away by taxi and cost around 145 RMB ($21). If you can plan ahead, take a train, its cheaper and if you get motion sickness, you wont feel sick from the drive there!!! 9.) The concierge, housekeeping, and doorman were extremely sweet, I would definitely stay here again! Con's: Making the reservation was the only part of my booking/stay that was extremely frustrating... When I originally made our reservation we booked with a "pay at the hotel option" but decided to change it so that we could have the reservation charged in full prior to our arrival. We didn't want to have any problems with our credit cards being we were from another country. I sent the hotel many emails asking to please charge the card and after very rough communication and being told many times my card is declined, we found that they don't accept debit cards. We finally figured that out 2 days before our arrival and had to have our employer put her card on file with booking.com and we gave the hotel card info as well. Again, room was never charged in full so we ended up having issues upon our arrival because the credit card was not under our names... Lastly, the ac was constantly warm luckily it was around 50 degrees outside so we just opened the windows and the room was nice and cool. I found this funny because the bath water was constantly room temperature and took forever to drain so I was constantly trying to shower quickly not giving the water time to heat up!
Built in the 1930s, with plenty of memorabila to recall the times including flooring, furnishings and lights. The rooms and corridors are charming and the staff are very helpful. Deligthfully located close to the Park, great Shanghai restaurants, the Shanghai Museum and Concert Hall and a lovely walk down the mall to the Bund. Reasonably priced and charming. More than just a place to stay.
I swithered on giving this hotel an average or very good review for sometime before writing this review and have decided on the very good option as the initial problems we had were resolved quickly and efficiently. This hotel is in an excellent location for first time visitors and tourists as within walking distance of the bund, peoples park and many fantastic shops and markets. Very very busy main street outside with lots of comings and goings and a great insight into real Shanghai life, the hotel was very busy when we stayed with a mixture of tourists like ourselves and business people. On arrival we were given room 611 which is next to the health centre and Spa, never heard any noise from this area at all but our room was very cold and damp, this was however immediately fixed as all bedding including duvets were replaced and air conditioning switched off resulting in room warming up and being nice and cosy for the 3 nights we stayed. I would imagine this is not a new problem though as wall paper on walls and ceiling was peeling at the edges and there was evidence of damp on the ceilings and in the bathroom, as its a very old building maybe a bit of room decoration and tlc wouldn't go amiss. With exception of the elderley little porter with the black hat and huge Chinese toothless grin at the front door were not very sociable but I think this was because they had limited English, the little porter at the door was lovely and helpful always holding doors open taking your umbrella and bagging it and giving you a huge welcome every time you came and went. The hotel was nice and clean with a spacious entrance and large seating area with a little bar on the ground floor, beware of the prices at the bar though as extremely expensive, approx. 55rmb (£6) per cup of tea, we ordered 6 cups of tea/coffee and cost us £40 one afternoon. Alcohol also expensive equivalent of £100 for 6 brandys. Breakfast large buffett style and lots on offer from cooked to traditional Chinese to continental cereals toast etc, wouldn't say top quality but nice. Taxis easy to flag down at front door and Chinese door man more than happy to help get you one if raining. If you don't like beggars don't stand out front of hotel as approx. 4 work this area of Shanghai and from 6am to 11pm continually work this area, two of them have missing limbs and one of these lies on an extended skateboard with a dog bowl and slides right up to your feet throwing the dog bowl infront of you, must say they are extremely grateful when you give them something and don't bother you for the rest of that day. Overall a nice hotel don't know if I was returning to Shanghai I would use again as now I know the area better might try one of the newer ones which are very close by, certainly an excellent choice for first time travellers as couldn't be closer to everything you want to see. Taxi to Pudong airport approx. 45mins and costs 200rmb (£25). Not a great deal for Children to do at this hotel.
Stayed on holiday for 4 nights. Room was damp - sheets had to be changed as wet and there were areas of mould on walls. Hotel is quirky and nice features but decor tired and drab. Could do with a refurb.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 357 reviews