So you want to be centrally located in smack dab in the middle of the action! Well, luckily for you Shanghai is easy to navigate and has two distinct city centers. The old town lies to the West of the Huangpu River and is called Puxi (meaning, west of the river). The new town with all the business, sky scrapers and broad avenues is called Pudong (meaning, east of the river). Thus, you can be centrally located if you stay in the center of either of these parts of town.
This list is targeted for people who want to be in old Puxi. If you are in Shanghai on business you might want to look at the Pudong/Lujiazui hotels.
For central Puxi, look for a place near Tomorrow Square, People's Square, Jing'an or the Bund. All of these locations have something to offer and are only a few miles from each offer. For example, the Bund has some of the city's hottest elite bars and restaurants while Jing'an has more affordable shopping and dining options. Tomorrow Square and People's Square are the epicenter of Shanghai and have access to the Bund to the east and Jing'an and the French Concession to the west.
The hotels listed here offer a range of areas around Shanghai that have easy transportation options, rest on arteries to centers for shopping, dining and eating as well as have a certain charm and elegance of their own.
1116 Yan An Rd West Changning
399 Nanjing West Road
At Huangpi Bei Lu, west side of Renmin Gongyuan
Deluxe accommodations in the heart of business Shanghai... read more
1928 Gong He Xin Road
Expected Decor and Attentive Staff... read more
Henan Zhong Lu 88
Waitan Zhongxin (3 blocks west of the Huangpu River)
159 South He Nan Road
At Fuyou Lu, just west of Yu Garden
Hotel Near Yu Yuan, with a great location and greater still the shopping... read more
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
The epitome of luxury at the heart of Old Shanghai... read more
No 18 Xin Jin Qiao Road New Pu
Smack dab in the heart of Shanghai's Business World... read more