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Jinchen Hotel
Ranked #415 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Houston TX
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“This hotel worked great for us!”
Reviewed 24 May 2009

The staff at this hotel was very friendly and accommodating to us while we were there, They serve a fine breakfast buffet with western and eastern style food and, best of all for me, free coffee refills! This made my day.
Location is great on a major road in the French Concession. We walked a few blocks to the subway and had no problem getting around town. Walking in the neighborhood was great and we did that several days. There are lots of good restaurants close by to choose from.
We took a train to Suzhou one day, and the staff got the tickets for us to save us the hassle of going through Chinese lines without speaking the language (there was a charge for this service). We took the subway to the train on our own with no problems.
Our room was quiet, even though we were right above the busy street, because they have two heavy windows insulating you from the outside noise. We never heard a thing at night with the windows closed.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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63 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2008

We spent 4 nights in this hotel, and thought it was good value for the money.

The location is really excellent, in the French Concessions area, with plenty of nice stores, restaurants, close to the action yet not too touristy, with a local flavor which we appreciated. The hotel is not too big (only 7 floors), which we liked too, the staff speak enough English for easy communication, they're not the warmest, but very efficient. They arranged train tickets, and made reservations for us at another hotel, which was helpful.
We got a good rate (500rmb with two breakfasts) on the hotel website (www.jinchenhotel.com). Our room was a bit small, but it was quiet, clean and comfortable. It had a tv, your standard comforts, the bathroom was large and clean. Some of the rooms are very modern, they must have been recently renovated. Our room, given the rate, was one of the old ones, but we liked its vintage look, it made it special! The room wasn't worn out or dirty, it just has an old look.
Breakfast was reasonable, with a buffet with enough choice (juices, fruit, pastries, eggs, noodles, meat, vegetables, eggs etc). There was wifi internet and free computers in the lobby (which was nice, considering that even more expensive hotels charge a lot to let you use their computers).

In brief, this is not a luxury hotel, so if you're looking for a plush accommodation I wouldn't recommend it. But if you want a clean room, an excellent location, efficient staff at a reasonable price, this hotel is a good deal! I recommend using their website (see above) to book and get better rates.

  • Liked — Location, small size hotel, charming, efficient staff
  • Disliked — Staff could be a bit warmer
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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US
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2007

The Jinchen hotel in Shanghai is a nice property with a location that is only about one block from a metro stop. The hotel is on Huaihai road, which is a popular shopping area in the French Concession, but even though my room faced the road, I heard very little street noise. The room was not large, but fine for up to two people and was furnished nicely with a somewhat small but modern and clean bathroom. The staff were exceptionally polite and there was always at least one person who spoke English. Breakfast was offered both Chinese and Continental style. The room rates on the website were a few hudred RMB less than what was posted at the reception desk. For walking around the French Concession, the location is good, but it is a little far to walk all the way to the Bund. Two stops + 1 transfer + 1 more stop on the metro will get you much closer, basically on Nanjing road, another popular shopping/tourist area.

  • Liked — Appearance, upkeep, amenities
  • Disliked — Walking distance to major sites
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled on business
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1 Thank ytwannabe
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New York
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208 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2006

The hotel is located in a decent location in the French Concession. Its right on the main street of Hauihai Zhonglu. The location of the hotel is great. Right next door is a Mcdonalds, which is great for a late night snack (open till 12am). And next to Mcdonalds is a Watsons for all your other needs (Drinks, snacks, toiletries). Across the street are clothing stores like Samual and Kevin and Meters Bowne. There are not many other eateries within a 1 block radius, but it goes up exponentially with a 2 block radius.

The hotel offers free internet service with 2 computers located in the lobby. The hotel will also book any ticket that you may need. You can also exchange your currency, which has a pretty good rate since there is an industrial bank right next door.

The room's tub is deep. Hotel cleaning service cleans your room every time you leave during the day. We experianced getting our room cleaned 4x in one day.

The only problem I have with this hotel is the thin walls. You can easily hear people conversing with a regular tone from the adjoining room.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Property: Jinchen Hotel
Address: No.795-809 Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200020, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Huaihai Road
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#278 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Jinchen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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