After 20 plus hours of travel I arrived at the hotel a bit glossy eyed looking to sleep. They put me in a small standard room adorned with a flea market picture of an American bald eagle. After all that travel to get there and see what is my national bird on the wall, Really? :) I found it amusing and thought I would share. :)
After a nap I called and asked if I could pay to upgrade to a larger room. They insisted on upgrading without a fee. Wow. So nice and unexpected.
They put me in a suite having a separate living and bedroom. It was exceptionally nice with a large marble bathroom as well.
The hotel is really nice. Surprisingly considering the reputation the chain has in the states. They had live music in the bar every evening. Great service!
BTW, yes, there are prostitutes everywhere in shanghai hotels, this hotel being no exception. The hotel does little to stop them. nit certain as to the whys behind that but I actually found watching them troll for customers so entertaining! Have fun with it and don't be offended if they approach you. It's what they do and you can't do anything about it. Just be polite and they will be in return.
Great hotel, great location. Definitely recommend.
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai Hotel Shanghai
- Howard Johnson Shanghai
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