Stretch of dining restaurants along Session Road
Session Road, Baguio Public Market, and Burnham Park are just among the must-visit places in Baguio City downtown. Session Road is the commercial center of the city where all the shopping, dining, and business actions take place. It is in Session Road where you can experience the local life and also where you will find the Baguio Public Market. People frequent there for your pasalubong shopping, in particular, for strawberry jam, fresh vegetables, peanut brittle, coffee beans, fresh flowers and handicrafts or other souvenirs.
Baguio Public Market (Photo courtesy of Baguio City Official Facebook Page)
Burnham Park is a 32.84 hectare urban park which is a favorite spot for locals and tourists for its design and numerous amenities. It has a man-made lake where guests can hire rowboats, a children's playground, a skating rink, a rose garden, and a picnic grove, among others.
Naturally, several hotels are situated in downtown. The following have the most affordable rates among them:
1 Abanao St., Baguio City
Photos courtesy of Hotel Veniz
If you want to experience the rich culture of Baguio, you can stay at Hotel Veniz
. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Baguio City Public Market, located near Harrison Road. According to some historical accounts, it is placed at the heart of Baguio City in the original city plan created by Daniel Burnham, an American architect and urban planner commissioned in 1909 to develop a resort for American soldiers stationed Baguio City that time. The hotel’s rooms, except Junior Standard, are all air-conditioned. Regular rate for solo occupancy is PhP1,195 per night, while Junior Standard room rates start at PhP1,395. Children younger than 12 years old may stay with their parents for free. All packages include free breakfast.
Pines View Hotel
#24 Legarda Road, Baguio City
Photo courtesy of Pines View Hotel
Another recommended hotel is the Pines View Hotel
, which is a 9-minute walk to Burnham Park. The starting rate is PhP1,360 for two (2), exclusive of tax and other fees. Amenities include Wi-Fi access, cable TV, refrigerator, telephone service, hot & cold shower, laundry service, and framed antique collections. Guests can relax and listen to live acoustic bands in their bar while drinking a glass of imported wine.
Photo courtesy of Ina Mansion
is a 3- to 5-minute walk from Session Road and Baguio Public Market, just behind Burnham Park. It is a condo-type building that offers long-term accommodation. Their monthly rate for studio type rooms is PhP12,000, exclusive of condominium dues, electricity, water, and other utilities.
Nevertheless, the overnight rate of Ina Mansion for standard units is only PhP1,250, inclusive of a private toilet and bath with hot shower, kitchenware, and a cable TV. PhP120 will be charged for every hour exceeding the check-out time.
Other Hotels Near Downtown and Tourist Spots