Why so darn good? "No. 9 in Shanghai is my favorite place to stay in the whole world!" (via Twitter exchange)
Read more in Matt Gross's New York Times Frugal Traveler article, "In Shanghai, Balancing the Past, the Future and a Budget," where he explains why No. 9, the five-room bed and breakfast in a 1920s Shanghai mansion, is his all-time favorite hotel.