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Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square

#98 of 3,987 Hotels in Shanghai
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No.123 Xizang South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China (Formerly 商悦青年会大酒店)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You cannot find a better location then this hotel. It was literally steps from the metro station and tons of stuff within walking distance. The bed was comfortable and the room was small but adequate. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. There were a few weddings at the hotel while we were there so the hotel restaurant was... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

We are China's leading mid range lodging chain and glad you found the prices so reasonable for the quality we can offer you. The location can not be surpassed as is the historic nature of this original YMCA in People's Square. The hotel has 9 larger rooms with park views of any guests require some more space. MetroPolo brands signature... More 

Wellington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very close to People's Square, right next to the subway station, and walking distance from the Bund, so it's a great location. The hotel is a heritage building, the former YMCA, and the reception area is beautiful. I'd read that it is very difficult to escape traffic noise in Shanghai, but our room had double windows that... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo, China's leading midscale lodging chain. This building from the 1930's is indeed historic and the former YMCA. The location is brilliant and I am glad you had a quite room to relax. Traffic noise or construction, is in fact a common noise problem in Shanghai. Best news was how hospitable you found our staff and... More 

Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I spent three nights at this hotel. The staff are polite and helpful. It is conveniently located at subway line 8, station Dashijie. I stayed at the 8th floor, which is a nonsmoking floor. The room is clean. There are both robes, slippers, toothbrushes, tea and coffee station, and a small fridge in the room. The bed is comfortable. I... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Hello California thank you for staying MetroPolo, China's leading mid scale lodging chain. As you mention this boutique is in a historic building from the YMCA in 1934. The location is superb for just about everything in SH.The room was clean and had quality amenities for your use, a good nights sleep. The staff were friendly and efficient. Just what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Booked 1xdeluxe room (king bed) through hotel.com. the hotel is within walking distance from people square metro (10min) and dashijie (5min). Do not bring big luggage if you are taking metro as there is lack of escalator. You will need to carry up and down the luggage from mwtro to the hotel. There are plenty eatery around the hotel. Walking... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo on this recent Shanghai adventure. We are part of China's leading mid scale lodging chain and 6 already located in Shanghai. This location as you comment is magnificent for walking around safely and finding many cafes, bars and restaurants along with the Metro station. The restaurant here is leased out but the breakfast should meet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First of all I have to admit that I had booked a superior room with a queen size bed and I wasn’t disappointed. the room and the bed were massive! Inside the room is everything you need from toothbrush to shoe shiner. The double glazing and thick curtains will help you to get a good night sleep. The bed was... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

As Brand VP I am so happy you chose one of 6 MetroPolo hotels in Shanghai. This one is a boutique in our Classiq group because it is housed in the original YMCA building from 1934. Beautiful! The location is superb as all our guests comment frequently and the price value. The MetroPolo brand focus's on the plush bedding package... More 

Jaipur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Postives: + Subway station couldn't have been closer. + Walking distance from People's Square. + Very Central, you could walk to many of the city's attractions. + Bund, Nanjing Lu , Xintiandi all walk able. + Polite and helpful staff. + Size of the room was great, in room amenities were great. Negatives: - Views from the room could have... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo, China's leading mid market lodging brand with 40+ hotels. Like everyone else who stay here you loved the convenient location for metro and for a safe walk about. There are some larger rooms higher up overlooking the park to request next time as the lower floors have that urban roof top view. Then again you... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was my first hotel stay in China and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. The location is brilliant and is a easy flat walk to most main attractions (the Bund/Nanjing Road and across the road from Shanghai Museum/Peoples Park). I got the hotel late but the hotel staff were excellent, friendly and made my check in smooth and quick.... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Auckland, visited last year and loved it Marie. Thank you for staying MetroPolo on your first China experience. Glad you liked us, as the leading mid-scale chain in China with 40 hotels. This hotel is a boutique and in the historic 1934 YMCA building with its brilliant location you mentioned. The bedding and shower experience is a part of MetroPolo... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My stay at this hotel exceeded my expectations. It is reasonably priced, centrally located, with clean rooms and friendly staff. The location is within walking distance to the French Concession, Nanjing Road and many malls. The rooms are tiny, but clean, cozy and well-appointed. But what really stood out for me was friendliness of all staff, from the doorman to... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you Canada, thank you for staying MetroPolo when in Shanghai. We have 6 open Shanghai hotels now in this leading mid-scale lodging brand and 30+ outside in other cities. This location in Peoples Square is a major reason to stay here. i am so glad the happy smiling staff have exceeded your expectations, that is our goal of difference... More 

Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked 2 nights for 3 superior deluxe twin rooms. The hotel is an old but lovely and clean building with a great Shanghai old grandeur feel. The entrance is not impressive and one has to take your luggage down a few steps and then up a few steps to the lift to go to the reception. Registration is very... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

As MetroPolo brand manager I do thank you for your most favourable comments and your recent business at Peoples Square YMCA Boutique. The hotel building dates back to 1934 as the YMCA. It was renovated a few years ago and became MetroPolo Classiq in 2014. It is indeed an old SH feeling and you must read our STORY WALL. There... More 

Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The name is quite tricky. Booking thru Agoda as Marvel Hotel but when you go there the name in the building is Metropolo Hotel but the name in the inside of the hotel is Marvel. The lobby is in the 2nd floor, and nothing in the 1st/ground floor - so you have to up thru stair or lift. The interior... More 

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Christopher S, Manager at Jinjiang MetroPolo Hotel Classiq Shanghai Peoples' Square, responded to this review

Thank you for staying MetroPolo, at one of 6 new MetroPolo hotels in Shanghai. This "Marvel" branded hotel changed to us last summer as China's leading mid-scale lodging chain with 30+ outside town. It can take us a while to get all the English name updates completed, and I am really sorry about that. We are much better on Chinese... More 

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Staying in People’s Square

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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