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Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central
Ranked #16 of 5,112 Hotels in Shanghai
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

The Marriott Puxi was the first Marriott we stayed at in Shanghai. It's good value for money when getting a deal on the executive level, breakfast is free and so are the drinks, otherwise pay through the nose. Exec level rooms are bedroom and lounge, non exec rooms are just one room, all are clean and typical marriott rooms.

Staff are friendly, check in good, getting a taxi on during Friday rush hour isn't easy. Metro is a few minutes walk so is the main train station. A bit in the middle of nowhere but not that far from Peoples Square.

For ease of access try the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (Line 10 exit is across the road) or Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel (Line 2 exit is across the road)

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Finally a nice 4 star hotel. The rooms were in very good conditions, good materials, very clean, nice decorations, comfortable desk chair, free internet (if you subscribe to the marriot program), front desk staff was very friendly, breakfast was good, pool and gym were very well. The bathroom is a little small though, and a tub would have been nicce. The hotel is also located in a very nice area. Lot's of shops, supermarket dining opportunities and malls around. Metro station is 5 min away. Minor problem: some staff in the breakfast area and the business centre were a little unfriendly. If you "order" guests in a commanding tone "Room number!", "Sign here!", "Sit here!" or "Pay now!" it doesnt really make you feel comfortable. And being taken to the last dark angle of the breakfast room when it is almost completely empty, is also not very polite. Plus if the staff in the business centre checks what you have just printed before she gives you your copies, and only gives you the copies AFTER you have paid thats... not very professional.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

I thought this property was very well kept and everyone tried very hard to please the traveler. As I mentioned, the included breakfasts On our tour were sumptuous including both Chinese and Western buffets. I preferred eating the Chinese buffet following the adage when in Rome, etc. And, yes, it was fabulous, even better than at the Capital Hotel in Beijing, as if that were possible. The rooms were ample, well furnished, modern, with to die for see-through-glass shower with automatic screen for the more modest. We thought it was grand! The hotel's location was also very central and close to main attractions. I can't vouch for value as the room cost was included in the cost of our tour, SmarTours, which we chose as we didn't speak the language and wanted guidance. I recommend SmarTours on all levels, fabulous price, fabulous everything!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

This is our third stay in Courtyard Puxi. They do treat the Marriott Elite members well, twice we were upgraded to suites and once to club level room.

But really I like this hotel for it's perfect balance of room, available services, location and price.

The rooms are contemporary with enough storage space and mirrors. As a frequent traveller, I really appreciate the full size safe (that fits a laptop or DSLR camera), numerous hangers for coat, jackets, pants for two and ample bench space in the bathroom.

The location is near the Shanghai Railway station and about 5 mins walk from the nearest subway station (Hanzhong Lu station on Line 1). If you prefer taxi, taxis are plenty and it's a short drive onto the elevated roads which fast tracks you to your destination around Shanghai. This is very important as you don't want to be stuck in traffic, which you can easily do if you pick the wrong hotel.

Since our last visit, they have massage/spa service which may appeal to some travellers. The in-room dining menu is 24 hours but choices are limited. I think this is an improvement area as the items we ordered (club sandwich and wonton soup) were either lacked flavor or not at the right temperature.

The breakfast selection was good, with enough western and Japanese choices, however the presentation is very average.

With all the positives and negatives combined, I still think it represents good value as it is consistently one of the cheapest Marriott group hotels in Shanghai. For experienced and mid-range travellers like myself, I have yet to find a better alternative in Shanghai.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

The rooms were modern, although the glass wall separating the shower from the main room isn't for everyone (however, you can close the shades between the glass for privacy). The options of food for breakfast were vast and quite tasty: waffle station, noodle station, cheeses (yes, in China!), fruit, omelets, buns/dumplings, etc. You cannot leave wanting more! The hotel is a great location from the subway and the train station (eg, to Suzhou, Nanjing, etc.), although getting back to the hotel by taxi is challenging if you do not speak Chinese. We took taxis back to the hotel at night (about Y24 ($4 USD) every time), none of which knew where the hotel was, even with our seemingly clear map and directions that the hotel provide. Ask the concierge to write better directions (eg, 2 blocks south of Shanghai Railway Station) on the directions card in Chinese to show to the driver.

Room Tip: Free wi-fi for Marriott Rewards members: just give the front desk your number (sign-up online for fr...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Don't compare Courtyard in US, it is more like high class Marriott hotel (better than most Marriott hotel in US). I use Marriott hotel about 150 days a year (most in US) and used the point to stay in this hotel in Shanghai for personal pleasure trip. I was not expecting much since it is Courtyard but it is better than most Marriott hotel in US. Their VIP lounge (30th floor) was exceptional (nice view to the city). They have both Asian style and American style food. Room is big, clean, high-end modern style furniture and my wife and I really liked dual shower head in the shower. Located only 1 block from metro station (Hanzhong station - Line 1) and only 2 stops to People's Square (Nanjing Road) Easy to get taxi as well. From the airport we took taxi and cost us about 250 Yuan to the hotel. You can also take metro to airport and it would only cost you 30 Yuan ($4).

Room Tip: High floors for the view
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

We were assigned to this Courtyard Marriott Hotel Puxi as part of our tour package.....but glad we were. It is a very modern, large, and clean hotel. It is about two blocks from the Shanghai metro (subway) station (Han Zhong - Line 1). From there, it is two stops to the People's Square (and Shanghai Museum)....and another transfer stop (to Line 2- Nanjing Station) to the Bund. Subway cost is less than $1.00US.

The buffet breakfast is a feast. If you enjoy eating, you shouldn't rush through this (plan at least an hour). They offer Asian (congee, sushi, dim sum, noodles, etc.) and Western (omelet station, waffle station, fresh fruits, pastries, etc and much more) foods, and many beverages.

The lobby is spacious, including seating areas and a free internet section (4 computers and printer). Front desk is friendly and helpful with directions....with very good English speaking skills.

The rooms are also spacious, clean and comfortable. There is a good size flat screen television and small safe. The bathroom has an odd design: the shower, sink area, and toilet is completely viewable from the bedroom side through a floor to ceiling window. There IS a motorized curtain that will lower the full length with the push of a button.....(you might want to make sure it works).

Room rates seem reasonable enough that I would consider staying here if not on a tour package.

Room Tip: I thought all Marriott hotels were non-smoking....but apparently, they DO allow smoking in some area...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: No.338 Hengfeng Road, Shanghai 200070, China (Formerly Courtyard Shanghai Puxi)
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Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Shanghai Railway Station
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
#16 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#20 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#27 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#31 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#44 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range: $97 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Central 4*
Number of rooms: 456
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the commercial centre of Shanghai Jingan District, the Jingan District is an ideal destination for business and leisure. The Metro line 1, 3, 4, 12, 13 just 200 meter from hotel, take you to the Shanghai Railway Station, Yu Garden, Tian Zi Fang, Shanghai Museum of Natural History, Nanjing Road West, Jing An Temple, and People's Square. In addition, hotel is just 30 minutes from Hongqiao International Airport and 50 minutes from Pudong International Airport. Guests will enjoy spacious accommodations featuring well-lit desks, high-speed Internet, in-room safes and mini-bars, as well as a 30th-floor Executive Lounge with panoramic skyline views. To satisfy your craving, our MoMo cafe, MoMo 2 Go and lounges offer coffee, cocktails and casual dining throughout the day. Jump-start your day in our 24-hour fitness center, unwind in our indoor heated pool. To meet with clients in our state-of-the-art event facilities will lead you to focus on a successful session. ... more   less 
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