We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City Hotel Shanghai

No.5-7 Shanxi South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200020, China
Hotel amenities
City Hotel Shanghai
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Ranked #334 of 3,975 Hotels in Shanghai
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Cumbaeyabas Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Write a Review

197 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    17
    94
    65
    15
    6
See reviews for
4
15
25
55
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (197)
  • Mar-May only
    (47)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (51)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (48)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (51)
All months
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed in this hotel countless times; the first in September 2001, and the latest in April 2015. For myself, the location is perfect, and, no, it is not at least 20 minutes from a metro as someone has mentioned, nearer 12 minutes at normal pace. As for the 'hard' beds, well, this is Chinese style, matey.... Other than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canaan, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Been to Hotel several times - easy to get to - theater district - in house of hotel great restaurants and several as well in the area --- friendly - English speaking staff -- helpful --- all has always been very nice - reasonably priced - book early for the good prices given. I like it very much -- taxi's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You have to pay up to 60RMB per day to use wifi, not even free in the lobby. If you book through a comparison website (eg. We used booking) there is a 15% surcharge at the counter. The location is at leat 20 min of good walk to any subway station or amenities. So use taxi to save half day.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Shanghai hotels

Luxembourg
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

When we arrived we were checked in promptly and taken to our room. The food in the hotel restaurant was small choice but very good, all the staff were happy and very helpful. The shower was really good and hot.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
belgium
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

ideal place for people that like to discover shanghai by foot. In less than half an hour you reach peoples square. I visited this hotel several times during the last years and it is one of the few Chinese hotels that gets better; they keep investing in the hotel. Only down side is Internet connectivity. Hardly works and is not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I am in the hotel right now for one night since the reah boutique in zhabei was overbooked. The presentation of the rooms is ok. The bed is very very hard so the sleep was terrible, but still more soft than my inlaws house. The central heating system was turned up way too high to 27-28 degrees. Had to turn... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The City Hotel is located in a quiet nook off a bustling street of small businesses. It is not located near favorite sightseeing venues such as the Bund. The line 2 of the Metro is about a 20 minute walk in the very upscale shopping district. In order to get to this Metro, you must take a pedestrian crossing over... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nimes, France
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Have visited this hotel 5 times between 2010 and 2013. Excellent catch. You will be really surprised by how central this place is, and how nice the area is too. This hotel is just great for tourism and business. Would definitely come back here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I totally loved to stay at this hotel. The staff speaks english, shops are nearby, breakfast is delicious, and everything is so clean and well organized. One down side is that they told me that wifi is for 69 RMB. So I though I can use it as much as I want, leading me to Skype for hours. The next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
84 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Its cheap and convenient. Although the lobby felt too cheap the rooms were surprisingly comfortable and quiet. It is defiantly not the place you want to stay if you come to Shanghai as tourists for the first time. Its good for a business trip when you want to save money. Nothing is walkable from this location besides shopping centers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

48 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (38)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay