To get there by subway: Take Line 2 and exit People's Square and take one of the 3 exits that takes you to East Nanjing/People's Park. Take the walkway that goes under the street and takes you back up to the street right onto East Nanjing Rd. Then walk for about 10-15 mins and you'll see the hotel. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor lobby and you're there.
The hotel's location can't be beat. They're right where all the action is happening.
However, that is the only good quality about the hotel. If you don't speak Chinese, then you're out of luck. They usually only have 1 person at the front desk at a time that speaks English and their English is extremely limited. Plus, their staff is mostly rude and just straight out unfriendly. The staff refused to answer my questions about the location of Jingan Temple. They just moved away from me by either retreating to the back room or just move to the side when I was trying to ask them for help. When I went to ask them a question about my Chinese phone card at 6:00am, they basically looked at me and retreated into the backroom without ever coming back out.
There was actually 1 girl that worked at the front desk that was friendly and had sufficient English skills. Unfortunately, she worked significantly less hours than the other front desk people. Even the manager was unaccommodating and unfriendly.
You can book this hotel for really cheap ($40 or so) on expedia. While the room itself is not terrible, you do get what you pay for. The lowest level room is basically the equivalent to a 1980's American motel. If you upgrade to the double bed room w/internet access, the room improves a lot but you still get the feel that this isn't a 3 star hotel. Our double bed room had a huge splattering of brown stains in the corner, which was unsettling.
If you're spending the money to travel all the way out to Shanghai, I'd HIGHLY recommend that you pay at least $20 more/night to get a reputable hotel with better overall quality. There are other hotels in the immediate vicinity that are definitely way better. The last thing a traveler in a foreign land wants is for their hotel to provide poor quality customer service and provide subpar accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jinjiang star - east Asia hotel, nanjing road pedestrian street shop is located in no. 680 nanjing dong lu, which opened in 1917, has nearly 100 years history, renovated in 2013, the hotel is four large companies in Shanghai the first part -- - Shanghai sincere company, is one of the famous old hotel Shanghai. Hotel is located in nanjing road pedestrian street intersection in zhejiang, metro line 1,2,8 people's square station 19 export, export line 10, nanjing dong lu station 4, just 5 minutes' walk. Adjacent to the people's square, Shanghai grand theatre, madame tussauds, the bund, yuyuan garden, business, tourism, shopping convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Jin Jiang East Asia
- East Asia Hotel Shanghai