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.

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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)

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


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

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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