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What We Love

  • Daily Chinese or Western breakfast is included in the rate
  • Century Park views, with glimpses of Shanghai’s glittering financial district in the distance
  • Some rooms have private balconies
  • Asian design mixed with bold colors and furnishings
  • The nearest subway stop (Century Park) is directly below the hotel — you’ll be at the Bund in 20 minutes

What To Know

  • A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Guests must sign a liability waiver to have the private balcony unlocked (and there's no patio furniture)
  • City-view rooms overlook residential streets of apartment buildings
  • Expect to see business travelers

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Stylish sleep in downtown Shanghai overlooking the city's largest park and the glittering financial district

The Look

In a city with a skyline as dense as Shanghai’s Pudong and Puxi peaks, greenspace is not really a buzzword. So it’s a novel treat to pull back the curtains at the Dorsett Shanghai and look out onto nothing but the tall evergreens and zigzagging walkways in Century Park — Shanghai’s answer to New York’s Central Park and this hotel’s neighbor. Opened in 2010, the Dorsett is a stylish and affordable alternative to the big brand names in downtown Shanghai. Although it typically hosts international business travelers (a point of pride is being just a 30-minute drive from the airport), it feels and looks as dapper as a boutique hotel. The lobby lounge is dressed with a white chandelier, velvet-upholstered chairs and a baby grand piano spotted with whimsical red flowers.

Bed and Bath

The 264 guestrooms have a contemporary feel. Soft beds have mirrored headboards with floral decals, walls are adorned in vintage damask wallpaper, and sitting areas have Victorian and Deco-style chairs. A traversing lattice pattern adds to the traditional Chinese look; bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and deluxe bath products. The hotel caters to its foreign guests by providing CNN, the Financial Times in the restaurant and a copy of Time Out Shanghai in the rooms — a big plus for any hotel in China.

Beyond

Elsewhere, the Breeze bar is a quaint alfresco spot for drinks and small bites. The two restaurants satisfy intercontinental palates, covering everything from traditional Southeast Asian delicacies at the second-floor Gusto on the Green to traditional hairy crab at the Xin Guang Chinese restaurant. Before imbibing cocktails at the illuminating Feng Shui bar, take a stroll through Pudong’s back yard, Century Park. It makes for an ideal digestif, and if you listen closely you may just hear a rare sound in Shanghai: chirping birds.

In the Area

The 346-acre Century Park is Shanghai’s largest, and it’s conveniently located just across the street from the Dorsett. Take a stroll (or a nap) on one of the many grassy fields or find a pickup soccer game on a sunny day. Take in the view from Shanghai’s tallest building, the World Financial Center in Pudong. The glass-floored Sky Walk on the 100th floor — the world’s highest observation deck — is not for the faint of heart. One benefit of staying in Pudong is proximity to the airport. Convert a 30-minute drive to a 10-minute ride (with a transfer) aboard the world’s fastest train: the Maglev, which reaches a top speed of nearly 270 mph.

How to Get There

Dorsett Shanghai
No.800 Hua Mu Road
Shanghai, 201204 China

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 512 Reviews
Good Staff, Good Location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For many years I have stayed a the Dorsett when doing shows at the near by expo

Its located atop the Century park station on line 2, its directly across from Century Park, A wide selection of local restaurants behind the hotel as well as a family mart and Grocery store close by

All in all its a good hotel to stay at.

The only negative is the buffet. It has been getting progressively worse over the past few years

Good, Friendly staffs! Nice clean room!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Business trip to Shanghai... checked in early, greeted by friendly staff (a front desk woman that has been particularly helpful), get a room overlooking the garden, and fast reliable internet connection, nothing more to ask for!!!

Overnight stop in Shanghai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for the first time. I chose it for the location as this was just an overnight stop. It is very conveniently located near the Maglev Longyang rd station.
The rooms are clean and very functional. Try to get a park view room with a balcony overlooking Century Park.
The restaurant is very basic, and not very busy in the evening. Then breakfast is quite basic but certainly acceptable.

I will stay again on future trips due to the value offered and convenience.

Glass show Shangahi
Reviewed 1 month ago

Dorsett Hotel Shangahi.
Location:
The location is strategically locate and in proximity to expo center.
The best part of the location is, it is just above the Century park Metro station.
This fall on Line 2 and is connected to airport.
By taxi , it takes 30 to 40 minutes from airport.

Hotel:
At first site, you will love the hotel room. I had room on 15 floor. My room was spacious, full of natural light. Minimum basic amenities like toiletries, complimentary water, and tea.
Bedding is very comfortable; I had very good sleep all days.
Hotel shortcomings’
But falls short of some expectation on account of following item;
1 No ironing system available in room for emergency purpose.
2 No Gown in the room
3 Tactically, adjusted AC on 25 degree C. No instruction for adjustment
4 Only One English channel on TV and that too noisy.

One big positive point, you can use whatsapp and facebook with hotel wireless which usually banned in China.

Breakfast:
Breakfast is quite good with options. Egg station is good.
But no option for pure vegetarian other than bread, milk, curd ,fruit.

Overall I will recommend it and I will book it for myself, shall I plan to go Shanghai again.
I would like to see, they take note of above 4 points mentioned in Hotel shortcomings’.

Exceeded Expectations
Reviewed 1 month ago

Superb location overlooking the open spaces of Century Park and immediately adjacent to the Metro (Line 2 which runs directly to Pudong and Hongqiao international airports and to Nanjing Road East - 5th stop - for the Bund and to Lujiazui - 4th stop - for the Orient Pearl Tower and Shanghai Tower). This made for easy "escape" from the "madhouse" after our central sightseeing and getting to open space by the Dorsett. Staff were all excellent and helpful and upgraded us to a more suitable room on the 12th floor. The room was really a suite with two balconies, overlooking Century Park and with views of the Shanghai Tower and Orient Pearl Tower, a master bedroom, a living room, into which a separate bed was erected in the evening, two bathrooms - all very modern, clean and of good quality. We could not have asked for more for the price paid. Breakfast was fine but could maybe do with some improving as to range and quality of food and more tables and chairs (it was very busy in the morning).