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Top Shanghai Historic Hotels

Fairmont Peace Hotel
5 out of 5
20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥34,930 per night from Apr 13 to Apr 14
4.7/5Exceptional! (910 reviews)

"We loved the historical beauty of the property, the location, and the friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2021

Fairmont Peace Hotel
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
5 out of 5
No. 2, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Huang Pu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥27,114 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
4.6/5Exceptional! (410 reviews)

"What else would you expect from the Waldorf besides greatness. Amazing hotel, helpful staff, will stay here again when I return to Shanghai."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai
5 out of 5
1 East Jinling Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥12,689 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The location was amazing, the bed was really comfy. Breakfast was ok, but other than that, everything was really great, would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai
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Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
5 out of 5
58 Mao Ming Nan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥9,927 per night from May 1 to May 2
4.4/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Nice place with many amenities around , good and confortable room . Nela the Subway stations and shopping centers ."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund(Narada Boutique YuGarden)
4 out of 5
No. 839 Renmin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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4.4/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)
Will be back

"Make sure you ask for more heating in your room. Quite cold."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund(Narada Boutique YuGarden)
Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
4 out of 5
98 Shou Ning Road, 200021 Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥13,098 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (817 reviews)
Fraser Residence Shanghai

"So far so good. Nice and clean, 2 bedroom unit is just nice for us. Friendly and helpful staff well verse in Mandarin and English. Kitchenette is equipped with basic cookware, dish washing detergent and sponge. The only thing lack of is bigger bowl. If cook something with soup, you can only serve ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

Riverdale Residence Xintiandi Shanghai
The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
5 out of 5
No. 740 Hankou Road, People's Square, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥9,897 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
4.4/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"Convenient location, beautiful hotel, comfortable room"…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
5 out of 5
88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥14,025 per night from May 5 to May 6
4.4/5Excellent! (870 reviews)
Wonderful upgrade

"Booked 4 rooms last minute and was pleasantly surprised with an upgrade. The bedroom and bathroom are very spacious and stylish, with nice touches like the lavender sleep balm and zojirushi hot water urn. The hotel is conveniently located near major attractions in the city and a 30min ride to the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
4.5 out of 5
159 South He Nan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥10,879 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
4.4/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"Terrific staff who went out of their way to help our experience, clean and comfortable room, great location. Access to a VPN would've been helpful for access to Gmail etc."…"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
Mansion Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Xinle Road, Xuhui District, 82, Shanghai, PVG
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4.2/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
Disappointed.

"Breakfast was appalling . Not even 1 star. No espresso or Cappucino on offer or if one wanted some cheese in the omelette also not on offer. Catering surely for the Western market not considered. As for service same rating.Have stayed several times at this hotel and it’s gone down hill. Will not ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Mansion Hotel
Moller Villa Hotel Shanghai
4.5 out of 5
No 30 Shanxi Road South, Jing An District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥14,528 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
4.2/5Very Good! (538 reviews)
breakfast

"i don't know whether it was my fault booking the hotel but we booked two people for the hotel room but the breakfast was for only one person. So when we got there we had to pay for a second person."…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

Moller Villa Hotel Shanghai
Pudi Boutique Hotel Fuxing Park Shanghai
4.5 out of 5
99 Yandang Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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4.1/5Very Good! (594 reviews)

"Everything is good, except the shower of the bathroom. The water is too weak and too slow."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Pudi Boutique Hotel Fuxing Park Shanghai
Broadway Mansions Hotel
4 out of 5
No 20 North Suzhou Road Shanghai China, Shanghai, Shanghai
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4/5Very Good! (545 reviews)

"Overall I was very impressed with the location and friendliness of the staff. I had mentioned that I had an early morning flight leaving Thursday morning and they had organized a cab in advance to drop me off at the airport. I also mentioned that there was a mosquito in my room and they even set ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Broadway Mansions Hotel
Shanghai Fish Inn Bund
3 out of 5
No. 639 Middle Henan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥4,512 per night from Apr 12 to Apr 13
3.9/5Very Good! (414 reviews)

"Nice hotel, very close to MRT, helpful staff and great location"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Shanghai Fish Inn Bund
Mercure Shanghai Yu Garden
4 out of 5
789 East FuXing Rd., Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
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3.9/5Very Good! (274 reviews)

"This property was definitely a little different than other hotels I've visited. Staff was so helpful and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Mercure Shanghai Yu Garden
Jin Jiang Park Hotel
4 out of 5
170 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is ¥7,561 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
3.7/5Good! (304 reviews)

"Good position and kind staffs"…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Jin Jiang Park Hotel
Seventh Heaven Hotel
3 out of 5
627 East Nanjing Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
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The price is ¥4,611 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
3.6/5Good! (948 reviews)

"The hotel is on the 7th floor of an old bldg The staff spoke english but was not very friendly When we finally saw the room, it was old, musty, the wall paper pealing, mold in the bathroom and neither the TV, refrigerator or safe worked. When i brought this to the attention of the man at reception ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Seventh Heaven Hotel
The Seagull On The Bund
4 out of 5
60 HUANGPU ROAD, SHANGHAI, 60, Shanghai, PVG
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3.4/5Good! (196 reviews)
Charm stops at the front desk

"Though location is great right on the bend the front desk staff makes this a very uncomfortable hotel. The rooms are large for China but they are kept wat to warm and the WiFi strength is very poor. I can’t recommend this hotel"…"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

The Seagull On The Bund
ibis Shanghai Yu Garden
3 out of 5
No 85 Zhoujin Road, Entrance Of Jin Yu Dept Store, Shanghai, Shanghai
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3.4/5 (391 reviews)

"The location was near a lot of food places and the Yu Garden and Market. Staff were helpful and friendly. Room was pretty standard in size but enough. Hotel is nicely decorated."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2020

ibis Shanghai Yu Garden
Jin Jiang Jing An Hotel
4 out of 5
370 Huashan Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is ¥9,087 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
3.2/5 (96 reviews)

"Convenient location with helpful staff. The hotel has been around for a long time, a classic example of “old Shanghai”."…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Jin Jiang Jing An Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Shanghai?
The rich history of Shanghai is well known so make time to visit the prominent temples, especially if you love history. Be sure to check out the array of shops and fascinating museums while you’re here. You can also relish a trip to the top-notch restaurants.
What's the best hotel in Shanghai that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Pudi Boutique Hotel Fuxing Park Shanghai is a top 4.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. The Bund is a short 11-minute drive away. Other choices close to historic sites include Fairmont Peace Hotel and Wanda Reign on the Bund.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in Shanghai?
In Shanghai, there are 1696 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 1553 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in Shanghai?
Shanghai is notable for its temples and landmarks like The Bund, Old Chinese City, and Customs House. Known for its museums, cultural venues include Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, MOCA Shanghai, and Shanghai Natural History Museum. Other popular sights include People’s Square and Nanjing Road Shopping District.
What is a historic hotel like in Shanghai?
When you book a historic hotel, you’ll spend a night or two in a place that has an official historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be turned into a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features can be admired in the public spaces and guestrooms of these historic hotels in Shanghai, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels are generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value as well as how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Shanghai have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, but every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the popular amenities found in most hotels should be available at a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Shanghai, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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