It's technically a five-star hotel, but the luxury and hip factor here doesn't compare to the newer Ritz, Shangri-la and other high-end properties in Shanghai. Still, you'll appreciate what you get for around USD $150: clean, spacious rooms; high-speed internet; and a fantastic fitness club and pool. The Longemont Hotel attracts more of a business than a tourist crowd, and it is favored more by Japanese and other Asian travelers than Americans and other Westerners. It’s not located inside any of the tourist or sightseeing areas, but it’s just a cab ride away from major attractions and well located in the city center between the Bund and Hongqiao. This is a great place to stay if you want a hotel with international-level service minus the hip address, and are willing to hail a cab—which is cheap in Shanghai—to travel to sightseeing areas. A well-priced Cantonese restaurant on the third floor, Royal China, is good enough to bring in non-hotel guests; try the dim sum. Kiddos will love the huge fish, lobster and crab tanks on display.