I selected Shanghai Eastern Airline Hotel mainly because it was easy to book and location seemed acceptable. The choice turned out to be a good one.
The hotel is literally steps from two metro stations (lines 3,4 and 7) which connect you to every part of the city. Room is comfortable, reasonably large and fairly clean (though I do have some reservations about a few things, like a cover on bathroom scale that has never been changed). Room service is good, new towels appear daily. When I needed help from front desk - they were responsive (though their English is limited). I asked for an electric plug converter, and in about 10 minutes housekeeping was at my door with one.
Breakfast is good if you like Chinese food (I like pretty much everything, so it's just fine with me). If you are after US-style waffles and bagels, you are out of luck (but do try that rice cereal thing, add some sugar and it hits the spot). Eggs, fried rice and dumplings are always available. Breakfast dining room isn't particularly clean though (but no worse than in most US chain hotels).
Word of caution - winter in Shanghai is *cold*. That means most public areas of hotel are cold too, including breakfast hall, all corridors etc. While heating works nicely in a room - it only heats the actual sleeping area, which is warm and toasty. Areas adjacent to door, as well as bathroom are still quite chilly. Dress accordingly.
Bed mattress is quite firm, as is the case in most places in Asia. I love it, it's great for the back, but your mileage may vary.
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