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About Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel


With distinct and stylish architecture, a full list of luxurious guestrooms and an ideal location in the center of Shanghai’s financial district, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel is simply the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. It is just 150 meters from the Nanjing Road East Station and approximately a 30-minute drive from Hongqiao International Airport. The 5-star hotel is also within a 15-minute walk to the Bund, Shanghai Museum, and People’s Square. Guestrooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with contemporary amenities such as flat screen TVs, internet access, marble-tiled bathrooms, and more. Relax in their Swedish sauna or have a pleasant workout session in their fitness center. Finish the day off with a traditional Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine in the Pin Zhen Xuan Chinese Restaurant, or have a cool beverage and light drink in the Pavilion. Whether you’re staying in Shanghai for business or leisure, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel will surely accommodate to all your needs.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • massage
  • steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • indoor pool

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

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

On-site facilities

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

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • ATM
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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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.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 12:00AM
Check-Out Until: 12:00AM
Distance from City Center: 0.5 km
Distance to Airport: 15 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 27
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 360
Reception Open Until: 00:00AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Built: 2003
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.3
  • Service 8.1
  • Value for Money 8.1
  • Food/Dining 7.5

Saif M.
United Arab Emirates
July 22, 2016
Good location , clean, Muslim restaurant halal just behind the hotel, will come again soon

Tze T.
July 15, 2016
fantastic location and top class hotel
the price paid for the room via Agoda booking on my trip this round is definitely worth it. right next to Nanjing road walk and city main attraction. fabulous hotel amenities and staff services. strong wifi connection.will definitely worth to return to this hotel with right price.

July 11, 2016
Good place good service

Thilan W.
Sri Lanka
June 28, 2016
Have stayed before due to the location in close proximity to meeting place for business

William W.
June 19, 2016
Interesting hotel with character
I would use this hotel again if

Loo P.
June 11, 2016
Just a normal hotel
service no difference from 3 star hotel

Gavin M.
May 30, 2016
Expectations dashed, not exceeded
This hotel has outlived its status as 5-star. The rooms are tired and over-furnished (making them crowded) with outdated facilities and poor standard amenities. I seriously doubt the room met the size as advertised. I stood on carpet nails near where the aged carpet met the foyer tiles - fortunately not breaking skin. I had to use fingernails to lift the bath plug in order to have a shower that drained. The shower head spewed an uncomfortable stream of water in a small showering space (in the bath - not a separate shower stall). The bathroom amenities are of a poor quality. The whole room experience reeks of owners who can't be bothered updating the hotel in order to make for a decent guest experience. Staff also failed to meet the Howard Johnson claim of exceeding expectations. Concierge shrugged when I requested an umbrella (it was raining), cafe staff stared into space instead watching guests to anticipate their needs, and Sunday morning checkout had one guest services agent operating until a massive line built up. The only positive I can offer for this hotel is its location. I am sure there are better value, better service options nearby.

Mats K.
May 23, 2016
Business travel
Nice hote. Pleasant staff, good food, internet is fine. Nice meeting rooms, but costly.

Hamza S.
United Arab Emirates
May 20, 2016
Howard Johnson
Rooms were very dark and smelly. Location is however spot on.

May 14, 2016
Good hotel
Clean, well decorated and quiet room. Good price, gym ,pool and sports facilities. Central location. Nice stay. Chambre propre, deco elegante et calme. Prix raisonnable. Le gym, la piscine, le sauna etc sont tres bien. Localisation centrale. Sejour agreable