Accommodation – 2018 Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

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Where to stay in Shanghai for the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix on April 13-15, 2018. The best-rated accommodation with good access to the Shanghai International Circuit.

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.

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HOTELS CLOSE TO SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL 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 Jiading Industry Park

  • New and well rated, 10km from the circuit
  • Doubles from $50 USD per night

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting

  • Large modern rooms, just 7km from the circuit
  • Doubles from $145 per night

 

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Jiading

  • Located 7km from the circuit. Wi-Fi is available at a fee.
  • Prices from $130 USD per night

GRAND PRIX ACCOMMODATION IN CENTRAL SHANGHAI

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/from the airport). Our picks are also located near some of the city’s best places of interest, including Nanjing Road and The Bund.

BUDGET

Phoenix Hostel Shanghai

  • Walking distance from Dashijie Metro Station (Line 8), this hostel is one of the best located in central Shanghai with easy access to Yu Garden, The Bund and Yuyuan Old City.
  • Dorm beds from $11 USD per person per night, single rooms from $35 USD

 

World Union Service Apts

  • 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.
  • Studio apartments from $60 USD per night

Chi Chen Boutique Hotel

  • 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.
  • Rooms from $40 USD per night

MID-RANGE

Narada Boutique Hotel

  • Located a 5-minute walk from Yuyuan Garden Metro Station and a great base for checking out the main attractions of central Shanghai.
  • Double rooms from $90 USD per night

Astor House Hotel

  • This historic hotel was the first western property in China. It’s only a short walk from the Waibaidu Bridge, The Bund Historical Museum and Huangpu Park.
  • Doubles from $75 USD per night

Green Court Serviced Apts

  • Strategically located for exploring the city; 10 minutes walk to Nanjing Road or People’s Square, and not far from the Bund, Huaihai Road and Shanghai Museum.
  • Doubles from $70 USD per night

Luxury

LUXURY

Stay at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai with F1 Experiences
Book your Chinese Grand Prix ticket package with F1 Experiences: prices start at $999 for the Podium package, which includes a grandstand seat for 3 days plus insider access to the Paddock Club and more. You can also add a four-night stay at the luxurious Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, including daily transfers to and from the circuit.

Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

  • Part of the Marriott chain so that means luxurious, well equipped rooms. 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
  • Double rooms from $120 USD per night

The Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai

  • 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.
  • Doubles from $140 USD per night

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

  • Within walking distance of many restaurants and shopping centers. Head to the 65th and 66th floor for a 360˚ view of the city. Some rooms have great views of the People’s Square, Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Grand Theater.
  • Rooms from $170 USD per night

Where would you recommend staying for the Chinese Grand Prix? Leave a comment below.

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