Some vacation destinations are close to home. These are perfect for planned or impromptu weekend getaways for those looking for a quick escape nearby.
So, whenever staying-in’s the plan, let these Instagrammable, budget-friendly hotels level up the experience all within the comfort of Metro Manila.
Nestled at the center of Makati’s urban jungle is this 120-room treasure managed by Hospitality Innovator’s, Inc. Its address at Salcedo Village makes The Sphere ideal for work-play balance, all the while settling in a posh space.
The rooms are a minimalist’s dream, with simple yet functional design, accented with vibrant details. Staying here means indulging on the best experiences cosmopolitan living has to offer.
The Sphere Serviced Residences is surrounded by essential lifestyle establishments. Discover delicious lowkey food hubs in Salcedo Village, Makati Avenue, or Ayala Triangle.
Guests can shop in nearby Greenbelt malls, or experience Makati’s night life in some Salcedo speakeasy or neighboring Poblacion’s offerings.
The “Urban Resort” part is true, making this staycation spot an oasis in the city. A part of Century Property’s progressive developments, SIGLO SUITES offer modern rooms and top-notch amenities for permanent or temporary tenants.
As an urban tropical paradise, people always look forward to its man-made white sand beach and wave pool.
The urban oasis is strategically located along major thoroughfares, making Makati’s Central Business District just close by. BF Homes Parañaque’s bustling food scene, as well as its vibrant bars and cafés are also within proximity.
Another option is to head over the resort casinos which are near the airport and Manila Bay.
A set of 25 fully-furnished studio types for long- or short-term stays, Sunshine City Suites is for the modern and practical guest. Equipped with a kitchen and a dining area, plus all the amenities for a home, each room is comfortable and functional.
The pool area takes the cake, with its spacious area lined by tropical trees—it’s the perfect chillout session setting.
Checking-in at the Sunshine City Suites is advantageous as it’s close to Mandaluyong’s and Pasig’s commercial areas. Kapitolyo is literally just around the corner, should there be the need to grab some tasty meals and refreshing drinks.
Greenfield District and Shangri-La Mall are also nearby for some more shopping, dining, and other leisure activities.
Big things come in small packages is the expectation when booking in The Mini Suites. Modern and practical, with hints of elegance, each room provides the comfort of home at the center of Makati CBD.
A choice between the Mini Solo or the Family Classic Room, this smoke-free establishment caters to small or big groups. Experience Makati’s booming business and entertainment district plus some neighborhood eats when staying here.
One convenient edge is having direct access to the elevated walkways across Ayala Avenue and Dela Rosa St. The Ayala Museum and Greenbelt Malls are walkable, plus Legazpi’s backstreets offer sumptuous food and cool drinking places.
Parks and other green spaces are also within proximity, and crossing-over to Salcedo Village is a possibility. If adventure calls, heading over to nearby San Antonio Village’s hip spots can surprise.
Modern and elegant with a touch of playful creativity—Astoria’s rooms have wooden accents, neutral colors, and trendy murals. The atmosphere projects sophistication that’s inviting to both the older and younger guests.
For business-related visits, there’s a boardroom for rent, while a hip restaurant completes the set of essential amenities. Expect nothing less than cool from this hotel by the Astoria brand.
Located at one of Makati’s major roads and its CBD, Astoria is just a stone’s throw away from Greenbelt malls and Ayala Center. Guests can also visit the new Makati Central Square (formerly Makati Cinema Square) for some bowling action.
For authentic Japanese food cravings, there are some legit restaurants along Arnaiz. However, Little Tokyo is relatively close, so just head straight to Kikufuji and other izakayas to get that fix.
Modern-minimalist and stylish with vibrant décor, Azumi boasts of hip yet functional design. Its rooms sport full-length glass walls and uses eco-friendly technology to enhance every guest’s experience. There’s also a roof deck infinity lap pool with a view.
In Azumi, visitors are assured picturesque locations are everywhere—from the rooms to the overall hotel environment.
Azumi belongs to the line of establishments that make Alabang the melting pot of the south. There are countless places for food and beverage, as well as retail surrounding this boutique hotel.
Head over to Alabang Town Center, or Molito and The Commerce Center for food and drinks. Traveling to BF’s food strips is also possible, or check out Lander’s and S&R for additional staycation supplies.
If you’re familiar with its Boracay and Mactan location, then Crimson Manila is no exception. Staying here levels up your home living experience with a classy, sophisticated atmosphere and efficient service.
The rooms are straight out of a movie set, its pool and amenities are urban havens, and the food is consistent. Aside from getting to take cool photos, being a guest in Crimson Manila creates opportunities for beautiful shared moments.
Similar to Azumi, Crimson Manila is close to some of the hottest and hippest places Alabang has to offer. There’s Filinvest Mall, Alabang Town Center, Molito Complex, and nearby Commerce Center. Green spaces also surround the area. But really, everything staycationers need is in the hotel.
The largest hostel in Metro Manila located in Poblacion, Lub D boasts edgy and cozy interior design. A good mix of metal and wood with quirky details line the furniture and decorations in and outside of the rooms.
It’s perfect for smart travelers, but also for staycation-goers who prefer a stylish space within a vibrant community.
Makati’s red light district is just across, and there’s more to it than meets the eye. There are countless hidden and not-so hidden gems scattered around Poblacion. Hip and artsy coffee shops, creative food concepts, and the most banging of parties bring this area alive.
There’s not one place to go to but every establishment you can visit.
Heroes Hotel’s aesthetics fuses together old and modern elements, while carefully adding pop culture details. In one corner, Captain America’s shield hangs, while a life-size statue of Ironman welcomes guests at the reception.
The bright red London phone booth is also present, while other bright-colored furniture add more life to its spaces.
There’s too much to explore when staying in Manila. Binondo’s a few minutes away, the National Museum, Luneta Park, Intramuros, and Manila Bay are all clustered together. It’s an adventure just going around and getting immersed in Manila’s culture.
If you can’t decide, Heroes Hotel offers tours that can take you to all these important places.
This gem effectively merges green design with modern luxurious architecture, resulting to a familiar but more elegant feel.
The use of wood and framed paintings project traditional vibe, but the quirky green spaces make it more sleek. It’s essentially Filipino and having a staycation here provides a homey experience with nature as the backdrop.
Cocoon Boutique Hotel is right smack in QC’s belly, with restaurants and bars that fill the streets. Tomas Morato or Timog Avenue supply the night life, but the holes-in-the-wall in other Scout Streets are must-tries. Quezon City Circle can also be visited with tons of activities in-store for everyone.
More memories to share the world? Head over to the nearest staycation hotel and have an IG-worthy experience that’s truly a bang for the buck.
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