Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

About Central Hotel


The Central Hotel, located in downtown Shanghai, has a lot to offer, including a great location all done in sleek and Western stylings. A very large hotel, with 27 stories to its towering frame, Central Hotel provides a wide array of options and room sizes to match your needs. All of the rooms are quite spacious. Something to keep in mind is that while other hotels may offer non-smoking rooms, this hotel offers entire non-smoking floors, something that can be very refreshing for non-smoking families. With the Wi-Fi, catering, meeting rooms, and high-class décor, Central Hotel is ideal for business. It's great location, right next to a popular shopping mall and many other areas of interest, makes for a fine choice of leisure as well.
Show more Show less



  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • massage

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • ATM
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
Show more Show less


Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Show more Show less

Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 98 CNY
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1 km
Number of Floors: 27
Number of Rooms : 319
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 1999
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
Show more Show less

Recent customer comments

Filter by traveler type

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 7.2

Tong S.
July 20, 2016
Location was good, 5 minute walk to Nanjing Street & subway. Hotel room was clean

Calvin Y.
United States
July 06, 2016
Great Hotel, Location but with some minor flaws
Room was beautiful, awesome views from my room at least, and in the middle of the main tourist drag. Peoples Square is near along with many places of interest. Eateries galore within 2-3 blocks. Hotel staff was friendly, They permitted me to change rooms twice during the 14 night stay at my request. Now on to the negatives. Wifi was nearly not usable, constantly dropping and requiring a resign on process, but a Lan connection was provided. The cooling system was cool enough, in fact a bit too cool. Had to turn the A/C off because a tad cold on a summer's night. The building is in dire need of a new water system. Taking a shower could suddenly turn ice cold or very hot. At times seems not to get hot enough, water pressure on the low side. It seems as if another guest flushes the toilet, the water would get very hot, and vice versa, if another guest was using hot water, your shower will run cold. The dining room could be run better - very confusing was more than one restaurant but the same central welcome staff - couldn't find my reservation. Despite these issues, I will book this hotel again - I hope they correct the problems. Who knows, maybe it will then deserve a full 5 stars.

James L.
United States
July 01, 2016
Superb value for location
Half block from Nanjing Road East, walkable mid way between Peoples Square and the Bund and subways. Requested a high room and view of city and Pudong, somewhat and reasonably obstructed, was wonderful. Even in the cloudy and rainy weather. WIFI service was great, especially compared to other places we stayed throughout the country. Information desk staff spoke English well. They were patient as we asked our frequent questions. A reminder to travelers that we need to be patient as staff tries to understand what it is we want. Because of other plans and our schedule we did not eat in any of the restaurants including breakfast. The piano bar looked very inviting and prices seemed comparable to hotel lounges. Firm bed was very comfortable. Having a full desk and small sitting area made with TV made our stay more relaxing. Oh! Wonderful mirrors and good lighting in the bathroom for applying make up. (So often bathroom lights are dim. ). Family Mart, a quick stop store, down the block from main entrance, made it easy to pick up our nightly beers.

Jacob B.
United States
June 29, 2016
Great night
Great location for the people's park and the buns asst a very reasonably price

Calvin Y.
United States
June 28, 2016
Nice Hotel nice amenities
The location is fabulous, one block away from Nanjing Pedestrian Street, close to subway with shops and eateries galore. room has wired and wireless Internet but the wired did not seem to work for me but don't know if it's my laptop port. The WIFI was slow. Room layout is nice, lighting is great - many lamps so you can adjust from a cozy intimate theme or bright like I prefer. Large 7 foot high windows yield spectacular views. I feel pampered in my room, staff was great, permitting me to change rooms after two days. Great hotel at a decent price. Better than Howard Johnsons next door.

Alex S.
United Kingdom
June 28, 2016
2 night stay
Location good, hotel average, food poor

Alex S.
United Kingdom
June 28, 2016
2 night stay
This is an average hotel in a very good location, the breakfast and food was below average.

Foo W.
June 26, 2016
Convenient and 5 star
Great location. Excellent facilities. Sharing the swimming pool facilities with its sister hotel next door and it was marvelous.

Wee T.
June 26, 2016
Convenient location for shoppers
Very convenient to shops and metro train station.

Lena Y.
June 18, 2016
Convenience location, confortable room
The room was spacious, nice set up, comfortable stayed here. Will be back here if visit Shanghai


Select your loyalty program

At the top of the page, click on PointsMAX and you’ll see many popular airline and loyalty programs to choose from.


Choose a room with points

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Popular! 61 travelers are considering this property right now
  • Earn up to 4900 points

Every eligible room will show the points you’ll earn with the booking.


Sign in and earn points!

  • Program Membership ID
  • I'm not staying in any of the rooms on this booking. I'm making this booking for someone else.

Fill in your membership ID for your selected program during booking. You’ll earn the amount of points shown at booking after you check out. It’s that easy!

Start here and select your preferred program: