Luxury hotels have sprawled across the capital metropolitan area of the Philippines due to the thriving consumer economy and pervasiveness of urbanization and commercialization. Of course, these hotels are relatively expensive, especially for budget-conscious tourists and visitors.
However, several budget hotel chains have also sprouted in key cities. Stay in and explore Metro Manila without breaking the wallet with this concise guide to the top six budget hotels from branded hotel chains.
Cheap Accommodations in Metro Manila: The Top 6 Budget Hotel Chains
1. Fersal Hotel Group
First on the list is Fersal Hotel Group that operates hotel branches in major business districts in Metro Manila, as well as one in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. The hotel chain has positioned itself as a provider of budget accommodation for Filipino and foreign travelers.
Location: Fersal Hotel Neptune in Bel-Air, Makati City; Fersal Hotel P. Tuazon in Cubao, Quezon City; Fersal Hotel Malakas and Fersal Hotel Kalayaan in Diliman Quezon City; and Fersal Hotel Manila in Sta. Cruz Manila City.
Rates: Rates range from PhP 1250 to PhP 1800. Prices depend on branch and room type. Rooms with daily breakfasts are more expensive.
Inclusions: Private bathroom with hot and cold water, bath toiletries and amenities, air-conditioning unit, cable television, wireless Internet access, safety deposit box, mini bar with coffee and tea maker.
2. Go Hotels
Robinsons Land Corporation, which also owns international hotel brands Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, launched the Go Hotels budget hotel brand in 2010 to reach out to budget travelers. Currently operating 16 branches across the Philippines, it has specific branches located in key Metro Manila cities.
Location: 3 branches in Quezon City, 2 branches in Manila City, 1 branch in Pasay, and 1 branch in Mandaluyong.
Rates: Room rates vary from PhP 1200 to PhP 2200 depending on the branch, season and type of room. Rates are usually higher from March to May and November to December.
Inclusions: Hot and cold rain shower, single-use soap and shampoo, air-conditioning unit, cable television, wireless Internet access, iron and board by request.
3. Hotel 99
Hotel 99 is one of the earliest operators of budget hotels in Metro Manila. Unlike “motels” such as Hotel Sogo and Mariposa, their hotels have been marketed for general customers, albeit a lot of couples have opted to stay in these establishments as well.
Location: There are only three branches in Metro Manila, particularly in Quiapo in Manila City, Cubao in Quezon City, and Monumento in Caloocan City.
Rates: Rate for the Fiesta Rooms is at PhP 1400 per night, and PhP 1500 for the Deluxe Room and PhP 1600 for the Premium Room. Rates are approximately PhP 200 cheaper for package without breakfast.
Inclusions: Standard private toilet and shower with hot and cold water, air-conditioning unit, television, and wireless Internet access.
4. Hotel Sogo
Previously marketed as a “motel” for couples, Hotel Sogo has rebranded itself as a two-star hotel chain catering to a diverse demographic of patrons. Its extensive operations across major cities and hour-based rates make one of the most affordable hotels in the Philippines.
Location: 6 branches in Manila City, 6 in Quezon City, 3 in Pasay City, 3 in Caloocan City, 2 in Makati City, 2 in Muntinlupa City, and 1 branch each in the cities of Mandaluyong and Marikina.
Rates: Room rates vary based on 3-hour, 6-hour, 12-hour, and 24-hour stays. Prices range from as cheap as PhP 600.00 to PhP 2000.00
Inclusions: Air-conditioned room with private toilet and shower, cable television, hot and cold water, and toiletry kits. There are no refrigerator, safety deposit box, and minibar. Some branches have free wireless Internet access.
5. Mariposa Budget Hotel
Mariposa Budget Hotel is similar to Hotel Sogo in the sense that it has been frequented by lovers. However, this hotel chain is marketed toward budget-conscious visitors and travelers.
Location: 2 branches in Quezon City, 1 in Pasig, 1 in Marikina City, and 1 in Cainta, Rizal near Marikina City. There is also a branch in Taytay, Rizal.
Rates: Rooms are priced between PhP 1500 to 2800 PhP depending on the branch and season. Published rates are more expensive although there are promo rates from booking sites.
Inclusion: Air-conditioned room with private toilet and shower, cable television, hot and cold water, and toiletry kits. There are no refrigerator, safety deposit box, and minibar. Some branches have free wireless Internet access.
6. Red Planet Hotels
A new addition t the chains of affordable hotels in Metro Manila is Red Planet Hotels. The group is an international brand focusing on Asia and operating more than 30 hotels in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Japan.
Location: 3 branches in Manila City, 2 in Quezon City, 1 in Pasig City, 1 in Parañaque City, and 1 in Makati City.
Rates: Rates vary between branches and depending on the season though it ranges between PhP 1900 to PhP 2900. The mobile app provides discounted room rates and other sales promotion.
Inclusions: Private bathroom with all-in-one shower gel and hot and cold water, hair dryer, air-conditioned units, ceiling-fan in most rooms, cable television, wireless Internet access, foldable work desk, and safety deposit box in some rooms. There are no minibar, a fridge, and a closet.