No.1 Grand Hyatt Shanghai 5-star from $232
Located in the centre of Pudong and the Lujiazui business district, Grand Hyatt Shanghai occupies the 53rd to 87th floors of the JinMaoTower. As the world highest hotel, it is definitely the best place to enjoy the panorama of the river. The real highlight is the bar at the top of the tower, where stunning night scene unfolds after sunset. As to the hotel itself, it provides top-tier environment with plenty of western style amenities. Handy location—10-minute drive to the Bund and Yuyuan, 30-to 45-minute to the airports.
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No.2 Pudong Shangri-La Hotel Shanghai 5-star from $247
Located in the Lujiazui, the Pudong Shangri-La (Pudong Xianggelila Jiudian) offers spectacular views of the HuangpuRiver, the Bund and the surrounding space-age Pudong skyline. It’s an ideal place for those who are gluttons for luxury. The hotel isn’t especially close to any tourist attractions in particular, but ease access to subway will get you to other places for fun.
No.3 Astor House Hotel 3-star from $69
Compared with the other hotels along the Bund, Astor House Hotel holds the distinction of being an old but historically interesting hotel. Being the first westerner-built hotel in China back in 1846, it has a blended ambiance of old England and traditional China. Don’t expect modern perfection with a good amount of history to go with it. Though the view is not so splendid as those of the higher buildings, it is a great spot to admire the river while savoring the history of the city.
No.4 The Seagull on the Bund 4-star from $56
An old hotel on the Bund provides a nice view of the river and the major buildings in Pudong. All in all, the outdoor spots of the first-floor restaurant are worthier—great place to enjoy a meal for an unpretentious price and watch ships passing by.
No.5 Hanting Express (Shanghai Bund Branch) 2-star from $36
A well-located branch of the express hotel Hanting, It’s close to Yuyuan and the Bund but less convenient for transportation. The landscape king rooms provide a good view of the river, but the amenities are just at a basic business level and the environment is quite plain compared with the previous hotels.