Since it was first established in 1980 as a way to uplift the spirits of the residents of Bacolod City, the Masskara Festival has grown to become one of the country’s most well-known festivals. People from all over the country come to the City of Smiles and don masks that look like smiling faces to participate in all the parties and street dancing.
The Masskara Festival happens every October, so if you’re looking to take part, you should be booking your rooms right now. If you can’t make up your mind on where you’re going to stay, we’ve done the hard work for you. Check out our Masskara Festival 2017 hotel recommendations so you can keep that smile on as you party on!
The 4-star Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel and Residences promises “ultra comfort and the finest luxury at an affordable price”, and they certainly deliver on that promise. The hotel has 82 rooms for you to choose from, ranging from a standard room to a residence suite. Throw in its swimming pool, garden, and modern design, and you’ve definitely got a memorable place to stay in.
Why here? The Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel and Residences is located right along the length of Araneta Avenue, one of the streets that host the Masskara Festival’s many activities. If you’re looking to take in even more Negrense culture, it’s also just a 12-minute drive from the Negros Museum.
Rates. Room rates start at P1800, inclusive of breakfast for one person. However, rates may change depending on availability.
Bacolod’s 3-star Go Hotel is the choice for down-to-earth accommodations without scrimping on quality. It’s a 30-minute drive from the airport, so it won’t take you long to get a quick nap before jumping into the Masskara festivities.
Why here? Aside from Araneta Avenue, another venue for the Masskara Festival activities is Lacson Street. If you’re staying at this hotel, you’re in luck as it’s only a six minute walk from Lacson St. Get there early and get a front row seat at all the partying!
Rates. You can book a room at P3234.56. However, rates may change depending on availability.
If you’re traveling with a tight budget, pick the Hometown Hotel Lacson Bacolod. It markets itself to young budget travelers, and boasts 10 reasonably priced rooms and a well-designed common area. It’s also surrounded by convenience stores and restaurants.
Why here? Nothing beats this hotel if you want a front row seat to Masskara. It’s literally just a few steps from Lacson Street, so you can be ahead of everyone else without even trying. Take your time because you’re practically guaranteed a great view of all the festivities.
Rates. Room rates start at P1900. However, rates may change depending on availability.
This 3-star establishment is just 10 minutes away from a Robinsons mall, so you can easily get in some shopping while the festivities haven’t kicked in yet. If you’re looking for culture, the Negros Museum is about two kilometers away and is less than 10 minutes away by car.
Why here? When it comes to the Masskara Festival, the important location is Araneta Avenue. You’re in luck if you’re staying in this hotel. Araneta Avenue is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel, so you can take your time getting to the location.
Rates. Room rates start at P4000. However, rates may change depending on availability.