I have a friend that lives right in the middle of Xu Jia Hui on Hongqiao Road. We are in Beijing for 4 nights and trying to decide whether to stay in Xu Jia Hui near them or somewhere else. We would like to be in an area that is in the center of town and close to the major areas of Shanghai. An area that is maybe uniquely Shanghai and not similar to other large cities.
We have heard the People's Square Area might be good? Other suggestions? Budget is $60-$120 us per night.