JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
No.399 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200003, China
A nice hotel with great views
The JW Marriott is one of the nicest hotels in Shanghai. It occupies the upper floors of the Tomorrow Square building next to Renmin Park on Nanjing Road. The building is one of the most recognizable ones in Shanghai, since it looks like a rocketship from a distance. The hotel's lobby is on the 38th floor and the rooms are above that. The rooms are nice, but not spectacular. What we enjoyed most were the views from the rooms and from the lobby and the common areas. The hotel is in very central location, which allows you to see most of the central city from its various windows.
The hotel has a number of restaurants. We ate at the cafe off the lobby, which has a western menu (with the best Western food that we had in China) and is also the location for the breakfast buffet. The hotel also has a heath club, with both indoor and outdoor pools. These are located on the 7th floor, which is a logistical challege to get to (2 elevator rides from your room each way), but nice and uncrowded one you get there.
The best thing about the hotel was its excellent location. Renmin Park is right across the street, and the Shanghai Museum is a 5-minute walk. All of the other significant sights in Shanghai are short cab rides away. The only drawback with this hotel is its cost. We got a decent deal, but it was still our most expensive hotel in China.
JW Marriott Shanghai
This is a great hotel. I stay in hotels 100+ nights a year for several years now, and this place one of the best I have stayed in. Staff is excellent and facilities are great. Even the hotel restaurant, which I usually avoid like the plague, is really good. Location works well. Takes about 45-50 minutes to get there from the airport, but that isn't bad in Shanghai. Great gym and lap swimming pool also. I would definitly stay here again.
Unique Quality: Excellent pool. The sky lobby is on the 38th floor, and has great views of the city. Walking distance to Bund district.
Directions: Off Nanjing Road next to the Ferrari dealership
Top service and location...
I stayed at the hotel repeated over a span of two years. Once you arrive in your cab, a young chinese doorman will greet you with a smile while opening the door for you. Once you walk in, a extremely gorgeous chinese lady will greet you again and lead you to the lift and up to the lobby in the middle of the 70plus storey hotel. The lower half of the hotel is a service apartment. The top half is a hotel. The lobby boast an extremely good view over downtown shanghai, as it over look the famed nanjing road and people's park. Rooms are average size and the mattress is extremely comfy. The music lounge just above the lobby level is great with excellent service. Price aren't too steep and they have a good selection of drinks. The gym at the six storey is extremely wll equipped. Their threadmills are equipped with an LCD Tv showing cable TV. Gym staffs are very polite and will offer you a bottle of water and towel. They even inquire if you are experienced in using the machines as well. Location is execellent. Lots of eateries in a building directly opposite the hotel. There is a Mcdonalds as welll, but surprisingly, China's Mc do not have the Big Breakfast.?.?.?
Great Business Hotel
It was my first time at the JW Marriott. While this is a very good business hotel, but you can only say so much after staying in business hotels all the time.
Must say that it has nice conference facilities, and the ambience is very good all round. Amenities are all there, and the view is stunning from the rooms.
I guess the most interesting thing about the hotel is that the lobby is located on the 38th floor, unlike most hotels which have theirs on the ground floor. So immediately when you check in, you get a fantastic view of the city skyline.
But like I said, it's a business hotel, and as far as I'm concerned, this meets all my expectations, but it doesn't strike me as being particularly memorable.
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One of the best Marriott properties in the world...
My wife and I spent 3 nights at the JW Marriott Shanghai on one of the executive level floors, and were upgraded to a suite.
This hotel is very new and very modern. The localation is convient to several of the torist areas, and a brisk 15 minute walk to the Bund.
The Club level has spectacular views of the Shanghai skyline, and has a very professional and helpful staff.
The only downside for the holiday traveler is that you tend to go in and out of the hotel more often than a busienss traveler, and the transfer at the 38th floor to get the lobby gets tireseome.
Overall a very good experience.
If your budget can take the hit, I highly recommend this hotel for the location and amenities. I've stayed here twice -- once in the executive floor, and once in a regular room on the 45th floor. They're similar except that the rooms on the executive level are larger and (at least in mine) the bathroom looked out on the skyline -- a really amazing view. Still, my second stay in a regular room was also fine -- just as nice, but without a window in the bath. The bed is amazing. The staff is friendly without being obnoxious, although I do find it strange to have women press elevator buttons for me. Room service is typical Marriott, nothing special. The hotel can arrange for a car to pick you up at the PVG airport, but it's expensive -- 590 RMB (~$73), at least 2x what a normal cab would cost. Still, normal cabs scare the heck out of me in Shanghai because everyone drives so fast and crazy, so I don't mind the cost. I'd warn you that you don't really feel like you're in China while inside the hotel -- it could be New York, London, or Tokyo. So if you're looking for Chinese atmosphere you'll want to look elsewhere. But if you're a tired business traveler (like most people at the hotel), you'll find it a comfortable, dependable place to call home while in Shanghai. Highly recommended.
Best in Shanghai
Great Location, Great Rooms, Great Views.... pretty much sums it up. This hotel has that iconic look to it that can be seen fitting into any major metropolitian area. The rooms were spectacular with grand views of the entire city below. Our room had a seperate sitting area/ office slightly seperated from the bed, which was beyond our expectations and perfect for sleeping off the jet lag from the trip to china. The bathroom was large and featured seperate shower and bath, the shower featured a traditional shower head along with wall mounted spray's that was a nice touch. If you have a chance to access the "executive lounge" great breakfasts and pre dinner meals (the JW Burger is to die for), make if difficult to pull yourself away to try the local fare. Many "food streets" located near by to soak up the local culture, along with muesuems and the Grand Opera House.... the convinent subway system is just a few steps away from the hotel and further makes this a great location.
Some problems though: the location of the pool and gym are very hidden and required not only finding the right bank of elavators to take but a walk to a second set of elevators followed by another walk just to get to the pool area, which was painfully kept cold.
Not as high profile as perhaps the Grand Hyatt or the Westin on the Bund but second to none in terms of room, location, and service.
Excellent - Excellent - Excellent.
Perhaps a little out of the way from some of the attractions, but as taxis are so cheap (you pay about 1.50 US dollars to get to most places in the city), it is definately worth staying there.
Holiday Inn at 2000ft
I'd spend months planning our trip to China and spent hours researching where to stay during our time in Shanghai but felt disappointed in this hotel.
Location wise the hotel is fine. It's within walking distance of the Bund and the French Concession, and there's a subway very close by.
However it's not 5 star. Despite being upgraded to a junior suite, the room wasn't worth the money and the overall atmosphere was like being in a Holiday Inn 50 floors above ground.
The executive lounge is well stocked and has an excellent view, but the staff are stony faced and the atmosphere is non existent.
In general, the hotel staff just didn't seem interested in their guests (maybe we were a bit too pampered at the excellent Four Seasons in Hong Kong and the Peninsula in Beijing). Little things like not having our bags taken to the car when we checked out, mistakes on our bill, not being asked if our stay was OK, being given the wrong type of room when we checked in... they all added up to a mediocre and uninspiring experience.
I understand that Marriott is an American chain of hotels, and I'd say that this stands out clearly (and not in a good way either)!
Excellent Stay at the JW
Stayed here for two nights towards the end of May and enjoyed every minute of it! The room was spacious and so was the bathroom. Service was simply outstanding - from the doormen, to the front desk, to the waitstaff at the coffee shop, to housekeeping - and to the staff at the gym! They even had staff waiting by the elevators to hit the "up" or "down" button! The gym facilities was top rate and the food at the cafe was very good.
Location is not bad - close to the Shanghai Museum and the Nanjing East shopping street. Otherwise, all other sights are easily accessible by taxi - which is not expensive at all. This hotel is highly recommended.
As for transfer to the airport, I met this taxi driver (with a new Mercedes Benz vehicle) that arranged for my trip to the airport (domestic) for RMB150.
Fairs next week
1. Is there a big exhibition fair on (garments and other exports)
next week in Pudong district ?
2. Pls advise more details where is it located
and how far away is it frm Hotel Courtyard
By Marriott Shanghai Pudong?
Many thanks !
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JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Marriott Shanghai
- Shanghai Marriott
- Jw Marriott Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.399 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200003, China