You’ll like the higher-end feel of this Mercure chain location along with its lower-end prices, which are increasingly hard to find in Shanghai. Just steps away from the Shanghai Railway station, this is a great spot to rest for a night if you’re headed in or out of Shanghai to other parts of China. Nearby are the Jade Buddha Temple and the Shanghai Railway Museum, but otherwise you’ll need to hop on the subway or catch a taxi to visit other popular Shanghai attractions. This is a spacious and modern hotel with nice rooms, but is lacking in many international touches such as a pool, Western-standard service with English-speaking staff, or a full American breakfast. But the relatively low prices leaves you plenty of room in your budget for food and entertainment. Beware that it’s located right next to a busy thoroughfare, so those who are sensitive to noise might want to look elsewhere or ask for a room situated away from the main road.