URBN Hotel Shanghai

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Why We Love It

  • Super-cool eco-friendly design
  • Spacious, tranquil rooms, each with a private bamboo garden
  • Exclusive access to the hotel’s rooftop lounge
  • Near the Jing’An Temple, two blocks from the subway

"A truly unique place to stay" -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

A taxi from Pudong International Airport should cost around CNY160. Alternatively, take the Maglev train from the airport and alight at Longyang Station. From there, board a Line 2 train in the direction of Songhong Road and alight at Jing'An Temple Station. The hotel is a 5-minute walk along the Yuyuan Road. Shuttle bus No 2 from the airport also stops at Jing’An Temple Station.

Rooms & Rates

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The URBN Shanghai is China’s first carbon-neutral hotel, housed within an upcycled warehouse. It may have green leanings, but there’s been no compromise on design. The lobby cleverly references the recycling theme with walls of reused brick and reclaimed hardwood floors, plus there’s a panel behind reception made from recycled leather suitcases. Environmental consciousness even extends to offsetting emissions from the lighting and staff commutes.

Its 26 bedrooms were revamped in 2014 by New York designer Jay Godfrey, and are spacious and tranquil. Each has a sunken lounge, free-standing bathtub, private bamboo garden and a big platform bed with an eco-friendly mattress made from coconut fibre.

The location is also spot on, just off a bustling local street in the Jing’an business district, close to Jing'An Temple and two blocks from the nearest subway station. No wonder Fodor's suggests that "discerning urbanites … shouldn’t bother staying anywhere else".

For dining, Downstairs restaurant serves health-conscious international fare with a local slant. A rooftop cocktail lounge, requiring a special entry code, has an exclusive ambience. Guests have access to a nearby gym, and the hotel itself offers innovative in-house programmes, such as Chinese cookery, calligraphy and tai chi.

From the press:
  • "The hotel's Downstairs restaurant offers wonderful alfresco dining in the warm summer months" -- Frommer's
  • "Guilt-free glamour" -- The Daily Telegraph
  • "Superb design... a truly unique place to stay" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children under 3 in the Garden View Rooms and Penthouse. No extra beds available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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