Having a staycation in Manila can be the best decision you can make on your next trip. The city itself is a holy ground for some of the country’s most eclectic, iconic architecture and historical attractions. On the other hand, your next hotel stay will play a role on how you can best enjoy what the mega city can offer.
Here is a list of recommended properties you should consider for your staycation in Manila:
Brought to you by one of the world’s most recognizable hotel chains, Best Western Hotel La Corona in Ermita can be quite a charming place to stay.
Beside its very accommodating staff, top-notch facilities and services, the rooms itself are a beauty. All rooms boast comfortable beds, stylish furnishings, while deluxe rooms and suites come with dark wood flooring.
The hotel also has an onsite, all-day restaurant bar at the lobby called 1166 Bistro & Bar. If you plan to spend the night inside the hotel, head here and enjoy the bar’s online pharmacy no prescription spirits.
Now under the Waterfront Hotel brand, the Manila Pavilion Hotel is back for travelers who need a little more than just comfort and style in their accommodations.
If you booked a deluxe or suite room type, you can enjoy the hotel’s Ambassador Club lounge offerings, which include express check-in, a breakfast buffet spread, and butler service.
After touring Manila’s historical landmarks, you can spend the night away at the 24-hour Casino Filipino at the ground floor. Here, you can enjoy top-rated musical entertainment, ballroom parties, to exciting casino and bingo games.
This historic hotel in Manila underwent massive renovations, and it paid off. While it kept some of its iconic architecture, sculptures and other furnishings, the overall look while make you feel as if you are transported in a different, but otherwise polished timeline.
A popular business hotels especially for government guests, Luneta Hotel offers 27 boutique rooms that has a sunset view of Manila Bay.
One can also stay in the hotel to enjoy its 1918(!) menu offerings with a twist served at Cafe Yano on the ground floor, Ristorante Filomena in the 2nd floor. Moreover, have a nightcap at Salvatore Lounge on the 6th, as they serve different kinds of Spanish tapas and carefully curated drinks.
Lotus Garden Hotel is favored by expats and travelers who are looking to do business in Ermita. Located within the busiest commercial district of Manila, this 3-star accommodation has over a hundred air-conditioned rooms with WiFi and hotel amenities.
If you don’t have an itinerary yet, you can book a tour from the hotel’s Tours and Travel Center or simply enjoy the food, drinks and entertainment from the hotel’s Cilantro Restobar and Solara Bar & Jacuzzi.
Formerly known as Paco Park Hotel because of its location, this hotel is every bit of the oasis it promises to its weary travelers.
The rooms are designed with a mix of old a new: four-poster beds, dark solid wood on white cushion chairs, polished wood furniture, and ceiling-high windows that welcomes the sun in.
Meanwhile, dine away on the best appetizers, aperitifs, and desserts courtesy of it’s top-rated My Kitchen restaurant.
If you’re planning to go on a food trip at the oldest Chinatown in the world or a shopping expedition in Divisoria, book your room at this hotel.
Just beside the famous 16th century Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz (Binondo Church), Ramada Manila Central is a hotel run by an international hospitality brand that offers a different kind of luxury.
While this hotel does not have the usual swimming pool or spa services, guests love the hotel’s signature breakfast buffet service at the News Cafe, airport transfer, travel desk, and shuttle service to several big malls in Manila.
Hotel Juliano is just within the entertainment area of Ermita and near Rizal Park, Intramuros, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, US Embassy and Manila Ocean Park.
Every room comes with a clean comfortable bed, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub or a shower.
Close to Manila’s tourist attractions and the entertainment part of Ermita, Casa Bocobo is truly your home away from home. This 3-star hotel is a favorite among guests who checked in to do business in the area or are in for a short vacation.
Casa Bocobo also offers promos for newlyweds and families who are looking to spend the day at the nearby Manila Ocean Park.
This mid-class hotel at the heart of Ermita is a popular one among business travelers and past guests. It’s near Manila Bay, Rizal Park and several business, shopping, and entertainment establishments.
With its open-air swimming pool at the rooftop overlooking the city, a fully-equipped gym, spa, and other top-notch services, you’ll surely have a fun and relaxing staycation in Manila.
Enjoy the all-day breakfast spread at the Spice Cafe or an alfresco dinner and drinks at at the Firefly Roof Deck.
Be part of this historical hotel located in Rizal Park as a guest. The recently redesigned hotel boasts its original architecture and furnishings, 5-star rooms in plush furniture and an onsite casino promising comfort, luxury and bliss.
The highlight of this hotel is its exquisite, state-of-the-art, open-theater show kitchen. You can dine in with your family, friends, or significant other on a delicious buffet of international, Filipino, to modern classic cuisine.
Book that staycation in Manila now and enjoy a relaxing stay in one of the country’s historic spots.
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