This is a list of the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Shanghai as recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All the hotel recommendations on the list have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
This is one of the four-direct controlled municipalities of China and considered the most populous city proper in the world. A global financial center and a major transport hub, it has the world’s busiest container port. Shanghai has been described as the showpiece of the booming economy of mainland China renowned for masterpieces and beautiful skyline that includes its Lujiazui skyline, museums, historic buildings and the City God Temple.
Shanghai boasts a rich collection of buildings and architectural designs of various styles. Shanghai has one of the largest numbers of Art Deco buildings in the world. Some of the most popular Art Deco buildings in the city include the Park Hotel and the Grand Theatre. Other Art Deco masterpieces in the city include the Peace Hotel, Metropole Hotel, the Broadway Mansions and the Capitol Theatre.
Modern eccentric buildings have sprung up throughout the city showing several contemporary designs and styles. Examples of such buildings include the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre, and Shanghai Oriental Art Center.
Shanghai is a beautiful city and is the destination of millions of people yearly. As such, it is one of the most visited places in the world.
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