A consistent tourist draw, the Panagbenga Festival features colorful floats, energetic street dancers, exhibits, and a host of other activities that happen throughout the month of February. All of it is capped by the Grand Street Dance Parade, usually held on the last Saturday of the month.
If you’re headed North to take in all that Panagbenga has to offer, we’ve got a list of hotel recommendations for you to choose from. Take your pick and explore the Panagbenga Festival!
For travelers looking for great views of Baguio without having to shell out an exorbitant amount, the Hotel Henrico Kisad is a great choice. Its location gives guests a great view of Burnham Park, as well as a taste of Baguio’s cool weather.
Location. The hotel is less than a kilometer away from Baguio tourist attractions like the Baguio Convention Center, Session Road, and SM City Baguio. It’s a no-frills accommodation you can stay at while taking a break from rushing here and there from different Panagbenga activities.
Rates. If you book on the Traveloka App, you get a 5% discount. That means room rates will start at P1,520 rather than P1,600. If you’re booking a room that isn’t their budget room, breakfast is also included.
Looking for front row seats to the Panagbenga Grand Street Parade? Stay at the La Brea Inn to get the best view, as its right along Session Road.
Location. La Brea Inn’s Session Road location makes it perfect for travelers not only looking for front row seats, but also for those whose itinerary involves a lot of shopping and bar-hopping. It’s also less than a kilometer away from Burnham Park and the Baguio Cathedral, so guests have other locations to visit.
Rates. Room rates start at P2,000 but if you book on the app, you get a 10% discount and only need to pay P1,800.
The Travelite Express Hotel is another accommodation that provides great access to Panagbenga events, which is less than a kilometer away from Burnham Park. Aside from that, guests can also enjoy the en suite bathroom, free WiFi, and air-conditioning.
Location. It is a two-minute walk from Burnham Park, so guests can get front row seats to the cultural performances held there during the festival. Session Road and the Baguio Cathedral are also less than a kilometer away from the hotel.
Rates. The Travelite Express Hotel room rates start at P2,800, but rates may change depending on availability.
For guests who want some distance from the Panagbenga crowds, the 3-star Ridgewood Hotel is a great choice. It’s close enough to Panagbenga event locations that guests won’t have trouble getting to them, but far enough that they aren’t overwhelmed.
Location. Mines View Park, the Teachers Camp, the Baguio Botanical Garden, and the Mansion are all a kilometer or less than a kilometer away, so it won’t be hard for guests to visit any of them if they feel like it.
Rates. Room rates start at P3,400, inclusive of breakfast. However, if you book on the Traveloka App, you get a 10% discount and only need to pay P3,060, with breakfast still included.
Travelers headed to Panagbenga and looking for accommodations that feel more like a home than a hotel can stay at the Goshenland North Cambridge Condominium Harvard. It’s a quiet place to rest and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the Panagbenga Festival.
Location. The Goshenland North Cambridge Condominium Harvard is less than 30 minutes away from Baguio locations like Burnham Park, Session Road, and SM City Baguio.
Rates. If you book a room on the Traveloka App, you get a 10% discount on rates. That means you only need to pay P1,300 rather than the usual room rate of P1,500.
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