It’s Shanghai’s #1 attraction and a fantastic place to base your stay in the city. Not only is it extremely scenic with a wonderful atmosphere, it’s also very convenient. There are major bus stops along Zhongshan East Rd and the sightseeing bus also makes stops along this road. The East Jinling Road Ferry Dock is nearby to take a cruise along the river and a short walk away is the East Nanjing Road Metro Station and of course, the shopping mecca that is Nanjing Road.
I’ve picked out these hotels based on suitability for foreign guests, closeness to the Bund, my own experiences, and the reviews of past visitors. They are all very special places to stay. Think of it as a shortlist, from here you can narrow it down to your own tastes and budget with the list including four and five-star options. What to do and see? See: The sights and attractions along the Bund. I will start with a map of the hotels followed by a brief intro to each one.
Here are my picks for the Top Hotels on and near the Bund
A very famous building, built in 1929 it was one of first skyscrapers in the Eastern Hemisphere. Today it is a beautiful, and modern, 5-star hotel which overlooks the Huangpu River. This located in the north building of what was the old Shanghai Peace Hotel. (Historic Building)
The Peninsula Shanghai is a luxurious 5-star hotel right across from The Bund and a 5 minute walk from East Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street Shopping District. (Historic Building)
An astonishingly grand old building filled with old world charm. Even if you don’t stay here, sneak in for cheeky peak about. The 5-star hotel is modern, featuring fitness centre, sauna, SPA, indoor pool and much more. Some rooms offer river views with the Jin Mao Tower in direct sight, some rooms have city views. (Historic Building)
Located in The Bund, Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai offers boutique rooms fusing Art Déco and Oriental designs overlooking Huangpu River. Free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour gym is provided.
5-star hotel features fitness centre and restaurants, some rooms have river views, some have views along the Bund and some inland over the city. (Historic Building)
A new modern hi-rise located on The Bund and it offers superb views over the river and along the Bund. The 5-star hotel also features a rooftop bar with incredible views.
Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, short walk to the Bund. (near Bund)
Located near to where Suzhou Creek and Huangpu River join and the northern end of The Bund, The Astor House Hotel was established in 1846. Offers Family rooms. (near Bund) (Historic Building)
Minutes walk from the Bund and a fantastic location that provides great views along the Hungpu River and across Pudong and the Jin Mao Tower. The 5-star hotel offers large rooms, SPA, indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. (near Bund)
This is opulence, Chinese style. The 5-star hotel features a spa center, indoor pool and sauna. Some rooms offering river views across to Pudong, some offer garden views.
4-star hotel offers rooms with Bund and river views and rooms with city views. (near Bund)
3-star hotel offers massage services, sauna, KTV, No views but is on the Bund. Offers family rooms.
4-star hotel on the Bund offering rooms with city view and river view. Hotel also features a fitness center, sauna, SPA and restaurant.
Some rooms have river views. The 5-star property boasts a fitness centre, spa and wellness centre, library and sauna. (near Bund)
A unique hotel located on the bund, for amazing views head to the roof-top Terrace. This located in the south building of what was the old Shanghai Peace Hotel. (Historic Building)