"Worked up, worn out hotel"
Stayed here for a night and the stay was fine. Rooms are small and outdated. I found it hard to find room to open up my luggage as it would block the passage way in the room. However, no complaints as it was a very brief visit. The place is clean but signs of age shows. Check in was easy and the lobby is welcoming. Staff always had a smile on their face. Good for business stays.
"It is ok for the price"
The hotel represents Holiday Inn standard. It is quite near Metro station which allows you to get to most of the locations. Rooms are clean however they seem a little bit "worn". Generally it is ok for the price, I'm not really sure if you can get anything better for the same money in Shanghai.
"Plusses and minuses"
Plus- good location (close to train & bus station if your travelling), spacious clean room. Food very good with great variety. Minus- After paying up front, when we arrived the receptionist wanted a deposit. We had this previously and were prepared until we asked how much. She scrutinised one of our passports and came up with equivalent of about £400 per couple. We were only there for 3 days and was more than the cost of our stay. We were 4 mature people so were unlikely to incur breakage from all night parties. We argued the extortion (through our rep) to which she agreed to waive the charge if the mini bar contents were removed. (Even at their prices we could not gave consumed that much). If at the rear, You can hear the tannoy from bus/ train station.
"Very nice hotel with good restaurant"
Hotel was new and very comfortable. Wifi is available. Room is quite big, clean and bed is very comfortable. Location is good you can reach main attractions by public transport or taxi. Taxi is reasonably cheep in China. You can find European style food alternatives at hotel restaurant. Chinese food available as well. Breakfast was also nice. I found it better than most of the Holiday Inns in Europe
"Nice! Have stayed at this Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai many many times"
I have stayed at this Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai (on Tianmuxilu Rd 天目西路) many many times the last 20 years or so. Basically every year in the summer I'd return to China for vacation "shuffling" between Shanghai and Beijing, and I'd stay at this hotel a couple of times or more. My most recent 3-time stays at this hotel are in late July and in August this year (2017). In general this is a clean and nice hotel at a very convenient location (next to Shanghai Central Railway Station). Room rates are very reasonable. Staff (those at front desk and concierge) in general are nice and helpful. Rooms are clean and facilities are adequate. Room cleaning ladies are nice (I always have my laptop on desk in room, and a cleaning lady would usually leave a new mouse pad for me, and I can't remember how many such pads I have 'collected':-). In one of my recent stays at the hotel (in July 2017), and at check-in time, the lady at front desk mistakenly charged the deposit on my VISA credit card instead of just making a pre-authorization/deposit, and it too me 2 later stays at the hotel the next two weeks or so, and a by-chance meet with the hotel's General Manager (James) for some beer drinking at night outside the hotel lobby to get this 'issue' 'rectified' (got my refund finally). But all in all this is a very nice hotel, and I will be back next year in the summer I am sure! Thanks. James Xiaolu from Toronto, Canada
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM