You have probably already booked a ticket to Manila, planned an itinerary, and are excited to make lifetime memories out of your next destination. But how about the temporary home you’ll stay in during your visit?
If you haven’t decided yet, this list might help you determine where you can safely and comfortably stay in Manila.
Grand Hyatt Manila
This five-star hotel is located in Taguig City, a flourishing business district in Manila. Grand Hyatt Manila was built in 2017 and has been the tallest luxury hotel in the Philippines, towering at 318 meters. The design is inspired by the Empire State Building in New York and gives you the best view of Manila’s city lights at night.
There are about 461 rooms; rates start at around $170-$200 per night. The hotel’s buffet dining called “The Grand Kitchen” offers all-day dining where you can devour international dishes at your convenience.
This place is recommended to those energized by the city’s hustle and bustle since it is just near the shopping centers of Bonifacio High Street and 25-minutes away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
The Peninsula Manila
This hotel was built in 1976 and has been a place to say by many influential visitors in the Philippines. It is located in Makati City, another business district in Manila near posh shopping malls like Glorietta and Greenbelt Mall.
It also has its buffet dining called “Escolta,” which offers international cuisine other than Filipino dishes. You can book an overnight stay for around $200. The Peninsula Manila has about 469 rooms with a breathtaking view of the city lights.
The Peninsula Manila is 30 minutes away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
This hotel was built in 1909 located in Ermita and is considered the oldest hotel in Manila. Manila Hotel has accommodated essential people in Philippine History up to international icons like Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and one of the greatest novelists, Ernest Hemingway.
Its fine-dining called “The Champagne Room” offers classic Filipino and international dishes. You can book an overnight stay for around $170.
Since this place is near Manila’s historical sites, it is recommended for those who want to visit the iconic Manila Bay, Rizal Park, and Intramuros.
Nobu Hotel City of Dreams
This hotel is located in an integrated resort and casino in Parañaque. An overnight stay can cost up to $250 with rooms that are Japanese-design inspired. There are 321 rooms, restaurants, and spas you can relax from after a day of exploring the city.
Nobu Hotel opened in December 2014 and has been a trusted home away from home among locals and foreigners.
Solaire Resort and Casino
Another famous hotel in the Philippines is Solaire Resort and Casino. The stay is a bit pricey, which starts at around $700 per night. This hotel has been recognized by Forbes twice as one of the best places to stay in Manila.
The hotel is also located in an integrated resort and casino like in City of Dreams.
Bayview Park Hotel
This cozy hotel is located in Ermita near Manila’s heritage sites. It is right in front of the US Embassy and standing there for 75 years now. Booking an overnight stay starts at $75.
Bayview Park has 282 rooms and offers amenities the same as the other posh hotels at a reasonable price.
City Garden Suites Hotel
This hotel is also located in the safe area of Makati city. It has a branch in Ermita – an affordable lodging for travelers and returning overseas Filipino workers. An overnight stay starts at $61.
This place has positive reviews from booking websites such as booking.com, Agoda, and Expedia.
If looking for a place to stay, Manila also offers affordable but comfortable places to stay that won’t break the bank. There are other options like transient homes and condo units starting at $30-$40 per night.
Here are other budget-friendly hotels you might stay in at a lower price.
Red Planet Hotels
This budget hotel is located in Quezon City, another business district, and has a branch in Binondo, Manila. You can book a stay from $37 per night and sleep soundly with clean and comfortable beds after a day of exploration.
Red Planet Hotel in Quezon City is near the city’s metro rail transport system, while the one in Binondo is steps away from the oldest Chinatown established in the 1500s.
Lub d Philippines
This hotel is also an emerging favorite when it comes to budget hotels in Makati. The cost starts from $37 per night, which is relatively cheap given its location.
Lub d Philippines offers a chill spot with its rooftop bar. Drinking with a view of the Manila skyline can be a memorable moment to cherish when you are in the Philippines.