I am thinking of the below 3 options. Any suggestions?
Four Points Pudong
Happy to help. In order to offer guidance, I need to know more about why you staying in Pudong, is it for location (vs. Puxi city side) or price, etc?
Thanks @platboy4ever for tagging me...
This is a work trip and the location is right next to the Tangqiao Metro Station. Also I am looking up to $150 per night. So Ritz / Edition etc are out of consideration. The ones I listed - I've found rooms within the price range I am looking for. I see Meridien is well connected by Metro - Line 8 & Line 4 - so I can avoid peak traffic.
Any help would appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The only hotel I have stayed at more than once in Pudong is the Renaissance. I have stayed at the Courtyard in Puxi side many times, so if the Pudong location is anything like it, that's a good choice. Obviously the Le Meridien will be the nicest of the four you mentioned. Shanghai metro system is great. If you have not already downloaded it, I recommend the app MetroMan. All subway systems in China and some other places and you can set to English.
That's very useful - I am now zeroing down to the Le Meridien or the nearby Marriott City Centre. Is there any obvious choice between these two? Metro ride will be exactly the same from both hotels.
I have stayed at both of these hotels frequently (and I am staying at the Royal Le Meridien at the end of this month). The Marriott suites have 2 bathrooms while the Le Meridien suites tend to have just one. I really like the Executive Lounge in the Marriott and also the breakfast in the restaurant. The Le Meridien is right on the Nanjing Road walking street and easier to use the subway without crossing any streets (as long as you chose the correct one). You have to walk down one long block (and cross two intersections to get the subway and those entrances are steps not escalator. The view of the Bund is much better at the Le Meridien and its a straight shot down Nanjing Road to reach it, lots of shopping, people, and Starbucks conveniently nearby. The only reason I chose the Le Meridien this time was the net price was better than the Marriott City Center (they trade places quite often). You cant go wrong with either choice...
Thanks a lot. I'll go with the Le Meridien then.
This is why Insiders is so great!
Had a great stay in Shanghai - Courtyard Pudong and Le Royal Meridien. Courtyard is excellent (as they are in Asia usually with great lounge, excellent rooms and amazing service) and Meridien is amazing - breakfast, lounge, service and most important the views of the Bund (despite massive renovation work ongoing - it didnt impact the stay much).
Thanks platpboy4ever and usuallyinchina
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