Although it's just two blocks from the Hengshan Road nightlife district, the Anting Villa Hotel is a convenient and surprisingly quiet retreat tucked away down a small side street. Superior rooms in the 10-story tower are comfortable, although the decor could use some sprucing up and the beds, in traditional Chinese style, are on the hard side. It's worth it to pay a little extra for a garden-view room overlooking the cedar-shaded grounds and namesake 1932 Spanish-style
villa. Although their English is quite limited, the hotel's staffers seem eager to please.