Again I should begin with the location. Marriott Hotel City Centre is located very close to the west end of the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, a key shopping area in Shanghai. The location was very convenient but the hotel itself is relatively difficult to find, especially if you’re here for the first time. There is only one relatively small sign and the main entrance is on a side street. Tell the taxi driver it’s on Xizang Middle Road and northwards of Nanjing West Road. The junction into the side street is on the west side of Xizang Middle Road.
I have had trouble checking in, unfortunately. The record in the hotel system was somehow corrupt and my name and email were replaced with test data. Fortunately, I had a copy of the booking confirmation and the helpful front desk lady arranged a room for me in no time – but since the record was not there, my original request for a double room could not be fulfilled, and was instead allocated a twin room. Fortunately, the two beds were of decent size and comfortable, so no complaints really.
The room itself was clean and tidy, with comfortable beds and a sufficiently large desk. The glass wall of the bathroom may be a concern to those staying with a friend, but the electric blinds would easily solve the problem.
The room aside, the two restaurants I tried at the hotel were both quite nice. Inagiku (same name as the one in Marriott Hong Kong) serves decent sushi / sashimi and the Man Ho Chinese Restaurant serves decent dim sum.