Accommodation – 2017 Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

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Where to stay in Shanghai for the 2017 Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix on April 7-9. The best-rated accommodation with easy access to the Shanghai International Circuit.

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Accommodation near the circuit

The Shanghai International Circuit is located in the Jiading district, approximately 30km north west of the city centre. If you are coming solely for the Grand Prix, staying closer to the circuit will save you both money and time spent commuting from other parts of the city. Choices are limited in Jiading however, so you will need to book early. Alternatively, the city center is well connected to the circuit by metro and there’s plenty to keep you busy after a day at the track.

Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Jiading Industry Park

  • 216 rooms, 4 stars. Doubles from $50 USD per night
  • Just over one year old and well rated, 10km from the circuit
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Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Jiading

  • 238 rooms, 4 stars. Prices from $130 USD per night
  • Located 10km from the circuit. Wi-Fi is available at a fee.
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Shanghai Jiading Villa Garden Hotel

  • 49 rooms, 4 stars. Doubles from $87 USD per night
  • Housed in a historic building from the 1940s;  20-minute drive away from the Shanghai International Circuit.
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Shanghai Jiading Hotel

  • 100 rooms, 4 stars. Doubles from $91 USD per night
  • Guestrooms features a modern design.
  • The North Jiading Metro Station (Line 11) is just 350m away, so you can easily get to the circuit.
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Grand Prix accommodation in central Shanghai

We’ve chosen the best accommodation in the centre of Shanghai to suit all budgets. The good news is that Shanghai has an excellent range of accommodation and prices for good quality hotels are reasonable by international standards. Being such a big city, you also won’t be so impacted by the dreaded ‘F1 tax’ which increases hotel prices so much in many other F1 cities. All our recommended hotels are located close to a metro station so you can easily get to the Shanghai International Circuit each day (and to and from the airport). Our picks are also located near some of the city’s best places of interest, including Nanjing Road and The Bund.


Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

  • 341 rooms, 5 stars. Double rom from $120 USD per night
  • Luxurious, well equipped rooms,  located just 100m from the Yuyuan Garden Metro Station (Line 10) and approximately 1km from other attractions in central Shanghai such as The Bund and Shanghai Museum.
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The Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai

  • 96 rooms, 5 stars. Doubles from $137 USD per night
  • 30m from the People’s Square Metro Station (Lines 1, 2 and 8) and surrounded by dining, shopping and entertainment, including Nanjing Road and People’s Park. Many of the rooms have balconies with views of Shanghai’s skyline.
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Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

  • 761 rooms, 5 stars
  • Priced from $171 USD per night
  • Lots of dining and shopping choices are within walking distance from the hotel. Head to the 65th and 66th floor for a 360˚ view of the city. With neighbours like People’s Square, Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Grand Theater, this luxury hotel also offers an envious view. Wi-Fi is available is available at a fee.
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Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund

  • 165 rooms, 3 stars. Double rooms from $88 USD per night
  • Located a 5-minute walk from Yuyuan Garden Metro Station and a great base for checking out the main attractions of central Shanghai. Enjoy a complimentary welcome snack and drink at the Lobby Bar, which also houses a library.
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 Astor House Hotel

  • 130 rooms, 3 stars. Doubles from $72 per night
  • This historic hotel was the first western property in China. It’s only a short walk from the hotel to the Waibaidu Bridge, The Bund Historical Museum and Huangpu Park.
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Green Court Serviced Apartment-People’s Square

  • 260 apartments, 4 stars. Doubles from $71 USD per night
  • Strategically located for exploring the city; 10 minutes walk to Nanjing Road or People’s Square. Stretch that walk to 20 minutes and you can find yourself at The Bund, Huaihai Road or the Shanghai Museum.
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Phoenix Hostel Shanghai

  • 180 rooms. A dorm bed from $11 USD per person per night and a single room from $35 USD
  • A walkable distance from Dashijie Metro Station (Line 8), this hostel is one of the best located in central Shanghai with easy access to tourist attractions such as Yu Garden, The Bund and Yuyuan Old City. It’s also on Yunan Road which is known for its excellent specialty restaurants.
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World Union Service Apartment

  • 60 studio apartments, priced from $56 USD per night
  • Each studio is fully furnished just like home and the apartment complex is only a 5-minute walk from the Jing An Temple Metro Station (Lines 2 and 7). Rent a bicycle from the 24-hour front desk to explore the city.
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Shanghai Chi Chen Boutique Hotel

  • 35 rooms, prices from $38 USD per room
  • This cosy budget hotel isn’t within walking distance to any places of interest, but is well connected with Shanghai’s public transportation system. The Xiaonanmen Metro Station (Line 9) and bus stop are literally next door.
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