After 50+ trips to China, I have seen my share of China hotels. This Howard compares poorly. For the same money, you'll be able to book a much nicer hotel.
A few observations:
1. The hotel is an older one (read: more than 10 years in China is considered 'old'). And the hotel shows tired. Stains on the carpets; spots on the doors; barren decoration of the rooms).
2. In my room the heat did not work (November). And the shower only produced lukewarm water (4th floor).
3. The bed was very hard (your typical 'China style' mattress). Not comfortable at all. I have found much better in almost all other western style hotels in China.
4. TV set was the old CRT tube style. In almost all good hotels one will find LCD flat screens - another sign of the aging of this hotel.
5. Although they advertise a shuttle to Pudong airport - this is not available.
Breakfast buffet is nice.
6. In the US, this would rate as an older 2.5 star hotel.
Easy to reach from the Guanglan Road metro station. Take Exit 2, then turn right upon exting and cross the bridge. Hotel can be seen after almost having crossed the bridge. Keep walking straight at the traffic light and after a few hundred meters turn right (need to kind of walk around the hotel as the entrance is on the other side).
After 1 night, I will avoid this hotel whenever I can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Howard Johnson Hotel Zhangjiang Shanghai is conveniently located in the heart of Pudong, Shanghai, close by Shanghai New International Exhibition Center, and Lujiazui CBD. Right on Metro Line 2 stop, you have an easy access to all major tourist and business locations in Shanghai.Fitted with 275 spacious and elegantly designed guest rooms, 4 Chinese and international dining and beverage outlets, more than 1000 square meters of function and meeting space, full size gym with swimming pool and SPA facilities. With our professional team, we will help you to get things done on your terms.As a part of Wyndham Hotel Group, backed by more than 70 years of hospitality experience worldwide, we are determined to exceed your expectation for all your travel, dining, function and meeting needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Shanghai
- Shanghai Howard Johnson