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“Well positioned, good business hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.595 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai 200001, China (People's Square)   |  
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Ranked #62 of 3,934 Hotels in Shanghai
4.0 of 5 stars 664 Reviews
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“Well positioned, good business hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Whilst not actually outstanding, this hotel is both very good value for money and extremely well located in central Shanghai. It is difficult to explain why anyone would have any reservations about this hotel based upon my stay, except if you really need a full on luxury hotel with totally exquisite finishes and service.
The rooms are inexpensive, very well appointed and comfortable. My room was on the 19th floor business level. It was spacious and although rather lacking in character, everything worked well including free wi-fi and internet.
Breakfast was an extensive buffet at a good, bordering on high, standard.
If you are after great value for money, and a good location this should fit the bill!

Room Tip: Ask for higher business level rooms (Level 15 and above I think). I don't know if the lower floo...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I used this hotel as its my Company's selection due to cost and proximity to our Shaghai office. Having read some bad reviews before I went I wasn't sure what to expect, but I couldn't have been more pleased. The staff were all very efficient and friendly, the room and faciliies were excellent.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This hotel is located just off Nanjing road, a pedestrian area with every desirable retail, dining and entertainment you could require on a short stay. The river, the "Bund" and the greater Shanghai business district are easily accessible. The hotel itself, once past the modern lobby and exterior is an older property, but from the condition of my room and those of my collegues, it is more "classic" than old. The facility was impeccably maintained, the service was excellent and all in all, once past my initial concerns regarding staying at a HoJo's , my experience was incredible. A sincere well done to the owners and staff of this facility.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Hotel is situted in good location for ideal business.Room are with good service and delicious breakfeast. Acutal hotel is booked my compnay admin but hotel is very pleasent for stay.
I will come again with my family.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

checked into HJ after i read the rave reviews online here so i thought i will share my experience to help fellow travellers make some sound decisions too =)
Excelelnt location, mins to nanjing Dong Lu station & people's square - u r in the middle (best of both worlds) as u get to connect to different metro lines from these 2 stations.
Great stay, excellent customer service, reliable staff, clean and quiet though we are so near the main street.
Cab fare from hotel to airport ard RMB 180 9the counter staff can book the cab for u in advance FOC).
Cab fare from Longyang station to hotel between RMB 30-40.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

HJPH-SH could not have a better location, literally the center of the city, overlooking E. Nanjing Rd, where you can shop, dine, and watch people and the world go by. It is located in between two subway stations, which means you are readily connected with other farther attractions and districts of SH. For metro-takers, I recommend taking the Nanjing Rd. exit to avoid major people traffic at the People Square.
The room I got was a Superior King(?), nice and spacious, with 4 to 4.5 star amenities, bath robe, mini bar, and et al, almost everything you can think of. It does come with free WiFi, but the signal was not very strong. My room was on the north side of the building so it offered the unobstructed view of NJ Rd. and beyond. It was fun just standing by the window watching all the commotions on NJ Rd. while sipping some wine or coffee. The hotel gym was well equipped and the swimming pool was well maintained, offering four 15-meter lap lanes, with showers, hot tubs, sauna, and spa adjacent. I can’t really comment on the dining here, as I dined out every meal - there are bountiful restaurants so why stay in, right? But judging from the menu, the hotel restaurants/bars/lounges should be competent. By the way, I only gave four stars on "Sleep Quality" but it has nothing to do with the bed - it is because if you are a light sleeper you will likely hear the music and the drum rolls from the commotions on NJ Rd, once the sun is up.
All in all, HoJo hotels outside the USA are on a much higher scale than their counterparts within. HJPH-SH offers adequate, practical and convenient amenities at a central location at a very reasonable price (if you get it); but if you are looking for luxury, this hotel is not quite there yet.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Had stayed here on a business visit. There was a training that we conducted in the hotel, the staff was extremely helpful. Found the rooms to be quite good with all the required ameneties and more...

The view from the rooms overlooked the street and gave you a feel of the city. Shopping areas and eateries were all nearby and at walking disatnce (there's a Starbucks next to the hotel).

The hotel staff can help you with cabs and Mandarin phrases for places to visit etc...found this extremely helpful.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.595 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai 200001, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People's Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#41 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#56 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#62 Business Hotel in Shanghai
#184 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 358
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Shanghai is an international five star hotel in the heart of downtown Shanghai. ... more   less 
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