Hotels in Shanghai

Few places in the world can rival Shanghai for variety of accommodation. There are plenty of Shanghai hotels near most major tourist attractions in the city. For a luxurious, five-star experience, you can’t do better than the Peninsula or the Four Seasons; two spots frequently listed among the best hotels in Shanghai. The Peninsula is very popular for its luxurious hospitality, historical bonding, and amenities like VOIP, portable master control panels, spa tubs in each room and many more. The Four Seasons is perfect for business travelers.

Cachet Boutique and the Langham Xintiandi Shanghai are two boutique hotels in Shanghai. Cachet, a 1920s building, is located in the heart of Shanghai’s prime shopping and entertainment area, while Langham Xintiandi is adjacent to the Huai Hai Road, known as the Champs Elysees of the East.

For clean, safe, budget accommodations, three reliable hotels in Shanghai are the Jin Jiang Star, Motel 168 and Motel 268 chains, all of which have multiple locations in every district of Shanghai. Other wallet-friendly options include guest houses, serviced apartments, and private rooms.

The Peninsula hotel is the crown jewel of the Bund. Entering the grandiose lobby immediately feels like stepping back in time to Shanghai’s jazz era.

The Puli Hotel and Spa is a striking, modern “urban resort.” The serene, exclusive oasis feels hidden away from busy city life, despite its prime location in the heart of Jing’An.

In Shanghai, a five-star hotel is only as good as its spa. And the brand new Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai went above and beyond creating the ultimate in opulent relaxation.

This 19-room hotel is ideal for the nonconformist who wants cultural immersion into old China, but not without the modern comforts, high design, and personalized service of a luxury hotel.

88 Xintiandi is an upscale option for the fashionista who wants to be right in the heart of Xintiandi, Shanghai’s high-end neighborhood that’s home to great restaurants and bars and plenty of shopping.

Swatch Art Peace Hotel is famous for long-term guests, international artists-in-residence who earn the opportunity to live and work in the hotel’s creative hub for up to six months.

Hotel Shanghai’s premier environmentally friendly hotel boasts a low-carbon footprint and high design. UBRN’s 26 eco-chic guest rooms are minimal yet comfortable, utilizing natural materials like reclaimed wood and bamboo for sunken lounge areas and stone showers.  

Designed by Shanghai’s leading architecture firm Neri & Hu, The Waterhouse is the hotel of which minimalists’ dreams are made. The hotel is located in a gritty-glam 1930s warehouse on the banks of the Huangpu River in the historic Shiliupu dockyard district.