U Hotel Xintiandi: Decent for a Long Stay in Shanghai


U Hotel Xintiandi Hotel Review is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report.

Getting There: Take Maglev from PVG. Be wary of taxis if you take one after the Maglev stops running.

After escaping the shakedown of Airbnb, I tried to find a serviced apartment. I had no luck finding anyone who wanted to take me in for three weeks. I did find the U Hotel Xintiandi which is in a great location and is very affordable per night.


If you want to stay in central Shanghai and do not want to pay a lot, this is the place for you. It’s walking distance to Xintiandi, home of the Andaz.

Andaz: When points life is greater than real life.

Right next door was my low-calorie breakfast place.

Great breakfast treats.

A few doors down was the inspiring noodle and rice shop (see Street Food Shanghai: Morning, Day, Night, Morning Again).

Don’t judge the food by the kitchen
Be careful on the spice.


My room was nicer than Coming to America but, like the movie, it did have one window facing a brick wall.

Cool AC, a TPOL req.


I was impressed with the Shisheido soap. The water pressure was solid as was the heat.


There’s an espresso machine in the lobby. That’s very convenient for days in the hotel room expat office.


The Wi-Fi was too slow to get meaningful work done. That along with Citi’s 4th Night Free is why I switched to the Renaissance Yu Garden.


For a quick trip to Shanghai, U Hotel is decent enough, though I would pay the premium for a brand hotel. For long term, I am still searching for a solution.

If you disliked the U Hotel Xintiandi Hotel Review, maybe you will like the rest of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report.


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