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About this property


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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Massage(s)
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • ATM
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

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 capacity 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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based on 1217 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 7.4
  • Location 9.3
  • Room comfort and quality 8.3
  • Service 8.1
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Food and dining 7.5
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Sing from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
Poor concierge service
I m a breastfeeding mom and i did not bring my baby with me, so i asked concierge to store my breastmilk in the freezer for me as there is no freezer in the room. When i left hotel 3 days later, i took my milk back and i found my milk was still liquid! It is not cold enough for me to carry them in my luggage for 10 hours journey home. My milk wouldn't be spoilt if the hotel has a better freezer or if the staff would actually think what exactly i need (despite i have already expressed my request). Overall quite disappointing for the service.
Reviewed October 20, 2016

md from Bangladesh
Business traveler
Stayed 4 nights in October 2016
great location.....
Great location. friendly staff and prompt service. will visit again.
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Budi from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Good Location
Good location. The hotel is out of dated and needs refurbishment.
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Budi from Indonesia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Amazing location
Location is very good. Staff in general very friendly and mostly struggled with English language.
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Steven from Australia
Business Suite
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Three days in Shanghai
With only a short stay in Shanghai we could not have picked a better hotel location, the facilities were good and it was a beautifully ladies out Business suite which presented excellent value for us as a couple during our stay. The only downside was that it was a busy hotel and some of the staff seemed either stressed or over worked as their patience levels for non-mandarin speakiing guests was limited, but aLlin all a great hotel.
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Ip from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Good location!
Good location, clean, quiet. Seems there is no circulation at the bathroom
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Santun from Indonesia
Business traveler
Howard Johnson Club Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Santun M.
Good Location and Service. Still have rooms for improvement on the front end.
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Poh from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Ideal location! Easy access to shopping, food,
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Phoebe from Hong Kong
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Great location, clean room
just 3 minutes walk to Nanjing Road and the Subway station. Many local restaurants nearby and the hotel has got a starbucks on its B1 floor.
Reviewed September 19, 2016

HSIEN from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
1) when we checked in late, it takes more than 20 minutes for process.. surprise is that what make the slow process is that the reception read our passport at the photocopy machine...is there are interesting to see? 2) after successfully check in, when we go to room, the porter as us.. "do you want to take your luggage by your own or we take for you?" .. is that how you ask your customer? 3) the room aircond is not cool...after even on for one day and 16 degree with max fan 4) internet is poor... we connect and then disconnect.. when we told them is not stable, their manager came to our room to fix... then ask us to remove the anti virus... AVAST... legally buy...we didn't experience this in ours 5 start hotel 5) we felt the bed a bit too firm for us... so we ask for put a padding to make softer... guess what, they just put 1" padding.... we have bad sleep thru the 3 nights....we have been choose 5 star is because want to have a comfortable bed...best rest to have energy to work in next day.. this hotel had been my dream hotel to stay... but after this... i will rather choose others ...
Reviewed September 13, 2016


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