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13 Best Airport Hotels in the Philippines for Long Layovers

Layovers, especially those brutally long ones, can be tiring. If you have, say, five hours of free time, you can just go out of the airport and take a quick tour of the city. But what if you’re not in the mood to roam around or the weather’s not inviting?

A simple solution is to book a hotel near the airport where you can relax as you wait for your flight.

We’ve made the job easier for you and compiled a list of hotels where you can chill at during a layover. If you want to avoid traffic or if you have to catch an early flight, booking at these accommodations are also recommended:


Metro Manila

1. Belmont Hotel Manila

Belmont Hotel Manila

From the airport, you can easily reach Belmont Hotel Manila by crossing Runway Manila, the bridge directly connecting Newport City to NAIA Terminal 3. All it takes is a 15-minute stroll and a short elevator ride after which the accommodating staff will welcome you with a smile.

Bonus: The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service going to and from the airport.


2. Go Hotels Manila Airport Road

Go Hotels Manila Airport Road

Go Hotels Manila Airport Road is ideal for travelers looking for a layover hotel without breaking the bank. While waiting for your flight, you can pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa and massage session. Luggage storage is also available for a small fee.


3. Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila

Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila

Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila is a three-star property perfect for the traveling shopaholic, as it is just a 10-minute drive away from the SM Mall of Asia. Free airport shuttle services are also available. Make sure to check the schedule first and book your reservation ahead of time.


4. Hotel 101 Manila

Hotel 101 Manila

If you’re looking for affordable comfort and multiple recreational choices, Hotel 101 Manila is the right accommodation for you. Not only is the property close to several restaurants and commercial establishments, but it also has cozy rooms, a restaurant, and pools for those looking to stay indoors.

Airport transfers can be requested. Note that this may come with an additional fee.


5. TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia

TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia

As you kill time before your next flight, you can appreciate the stunning views of Manila Bay from a room at TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia. The hotel is conveniently located a quick stroll away from SM Mall of Asia, where good eats are always waiting.

Shuttle services and airport transfers are also offered for free.

Read Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA): An Informative Guide for Travelers


1. 1521 Hostel Mactan

1521 Hostel Mactan

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can book a room at 1521 Hostel Mactan. Close to it is a private beach where you can have some fun under the sun—definitely a superb way to add activities on your getaway. The Instagram-ready Magellan Shrine is a little more than a kilometer away, too.

An airport shuttle service can be arranged at an extra charge.


2. Halfway House Hostel (Mactan Cebu Airport)

Halfway House Hostel

Halfway House Hostel features an in-house bar and restaurant, a chill-out lounge, and a garden. You don’t have to go out to make something out of your free time. But if you want to explore further, you can take a quick trip to the nearby beaches where you can go island-hopping and diving.

The hotel also offers rentals of motorbikes and bicycles. Airport transfers can be requested for a small charge.


3. Mactan Backpackers Inn

Mactan Backpackers Inn

Mactan Backpackers Inn is a practical choice for travelers looking for a clean and decent room to stay at during a layover. Aside from its low rates, it is close to the central market and is easily accessible even by a jeepney.

If you have a long layover, you can have a quick city tour arranged by the staff. They also offer airport transfers for a fee.


4. Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino

Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino

Coming in for a quick layover? You’ll enjoy your stay at the Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino. Aside from its proximity to the airport, it has easy access to Cebu’s top tourist attractions and shopping malls. The size of the rooms is worth noting, too. You can schedule an airport transfer at no extra charge.

Read Mactan Cebu International Airport Guide: What You Need to Know


1. Cess Summer Boutique Hotel

Cess Summer Boutique Hotel

Take in the wonders of island life by booking a short stay at Cess Summer Boutique Hotel for your layover. The rooms have a terrace where you can read a book as you breathe in the fresh air. Before you leave the hotel for your flight, fill your tummy with Asian delights at the in-house cafe.


2. Discover Boracay Hotel and Spa

Discover Boracay Hotel and Spa

Discover Boracay Hotel and Spa is a three-star property located within the Kalibo International Airport Complex, making it a popular choice for quick layovers. If you’re coming in during the Ati-Atihan season, it’s best to book a room here as it is only a few minutes away from where all the action is.

You may request an airport transfer service that comes with a minimum charge.

Read First Timer’s Guide to Caticlan Airport: What You Need to Know

Puerto Princesa

1. Best Western Plus the Ivywall Hotel

Best Western Plus the Ivywall Hotel

Best Western Plus the Ivywall Hotel provides top-class accommodations and features premium rooms with complete amenities, a restaurant, and a swimming pool. If you have time to spare, you can have a quick detour to Honda Bay and Arrecife Island.

The hotel also offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.


2. Canvas Boutique Hotel

Canvas Boutique Hotel

A stone’s throw away from the airport, Canvas Boutique Hotel is a beautiful hotel that combines art and comfort for a truly memorable stay. All rooms in the hotel have stylish decorations and hand-painted wall designs.

Make sure to book an airport transfer in advance and inform the staff of the time of your flight.

Read Color Your World at Canvas Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa [Review]

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