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“Not on the Bund but great position” 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 665 Reviews
Brisbane
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“Not on the Bund but great position”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Hotel staff were very caring and helpful to the point the Conceirge ordered our dinner! The Hotel is very central to all attractions. You can walk easily to Bund, French Quarter or People's Park. Drinks and tea area very private and staff exceptional.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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    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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서울, 대한민국
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel is located Nanjing Road in shanghai. The brekfast buffet was good.
Staff also very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed here and attended a conference held in the hotel, I got a superb price thru booking.com, everything was 100% from the warm reception booking in, to the friendly helpful staff, they even noted it was my birthday presumably from my passport and delivered a gorgeous choc cake to my room, that is service!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Located next to pedestrian street in East Nanjing Road so you still can easily enjoy the crowded without being disturbed by noises. Very close to Pizza Hut, Mc Donald's, KFC, Yoshinoya, Starbucks, Ajisen Ramen and other food chain restaurants. Some famous Chinese restaurants also nearby the hotel. Easy to get taxi just in front of hotel but mind to the traffic jam around this area.
The room is so-so but one can easily adjust the brightness of side lamp little by little. Also you can choose duck's down pillow, foam pillow or herbal medicine pillow. Nice one!
I read that some people complain for the aircon, I also thought the same but in fact is not. You can set-up the temperature you want, at first the display shows ambient temperature of your room but after some minutes it will adjusted to your setting. No problem at all.
Entertainment channels in TV only HBO and Diva Universal. I hope they can provide more channels in the future.
Just careful when you ask taxi driver for this hotel as there are some HOJO hotels in Shanghai.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This hotel is centrally located in shanghai. The brekfast buffet was really good. But restaurant for dinner was not good. i ordered beef teritaki and i could barely chew it. Some of the personnel are not very friendly. I guess because I am a female travelling alone on business. There are times that they look at me like "what are you doing here".

But overall i like the hotel itself. it is clean and i only had to pay 28 yuan to go to the bund and the people square.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Good location - located right on Nanjing Road, good view at night. Staff also very friendly - we had a few problems with the lights and A/C and they were quick to respond. Rooms were clean, washrooms were clean (although getting dated), probably 3.5 star equivalent in North America. Requested late checkout as well and they were very accommodating. A little far from the subway station though.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This hotel is a very good location for everything including restaurants, and shopping. At night you walk out across hotel you will here people singing and bright lights with tons of people outside. The best bargain shopping you can do is to take the metro nearby and there's a indoor market you can do a lot of bargaining. Breakfast is ok nothing great. They also have Starbucks on the 1st floor of the hotel. The staff are really nice and curteous. The only complaints that I have is the bathrooms which are in need of a remodeling.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai

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
#180 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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