Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A deluxe modern hotel in central Shanghai, near Nanjing Road
  • It's a 5-minute walk to the metro & 20 minutes' walk to the Bund and Yu Gardens
  • The spacious rooms come with free Wi-Fi & marble bathrooms with tubs; suites include free breakfast & drinks; some have a Jacuzzi, a sauna, private gardens or a kitchenette
  • It has 2 restaurants serving French & Cantonese food, a spa, a swimming pool & a barber/beauty salon

Map & Directions

Shanghai Pudong International Airport is a 30-minute taxi drive from the hotel, which costs CNY180-210. Alternatively, you can take the Shanghai Metro Line 2 directly to East Nanjing Road for a cost of CNY6-7, which departs every five minutes from the airport and takes an hour and 10 minutes, or take Maglev metro Line 2 from the airport to Lyongyang Road, which departs every 10 minutes, takes 10 minutes and costs CNY45-100, then change for East Nanjing Road, which takes 16 minutes and costs another CNY3-4. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from East Nanjing Road station.

Rooms & Rates

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The modern 4.5-star Grand Central Hotel is in a central location in Shanghai, near many of the city's main attractions within the Bund-East Nanjing commercial district, yet the spacious lobby and rooms provide a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Nanjing Road, with its shopping and restaurants, is a 3-minute walk from the hotel. It is also 20 minutes' walk to Shanghai's famous Bund waterside embankment promenade, a 5-minute walk to a metro station, a 10-minute taxi ride to the Natural History Museum and a 20-minute walk to the must-see 16th-century Yu (or Yuyuan, meaning 'Garden of Happiness') Gardens.

The 353 deluxe rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, a mini bar, a refrigerator, a safe, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an iPod dock, sitting areas, a spacious marble bathroom with a bathtub, bathrobes and slippers, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Family-friendly suites include sofa beds and access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and drinks; some have Jacuzzis, saunas and/or private gardens, and one has a kitchenette. Wheelchair-adapted rooms are also available.

The hotel's dining options include two restaurants: the á la carte L'ile de France, serving French cuisine, and Bo Yuet Hin, which offers buffet-style contemporary Cantonese cuisine. There's also a lobby bar with a billiards room, a café where the mixed Asian-Western buffet breakfast is served, an opulent ballroom, meeting/banqueting facilities, a business centre and conference facilities, a spa offering massage treatments, a sauna, an indoor pool, a gym, and a barber and beauty salon. There's a 24-hour reception, a currency exchange desk, a concierge, touring/ticketing services, and in-room babysitting and childcare services. Parking is available on site for CNY80 per day.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

National Rating
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Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CNY 180 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CNY 80 per day (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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