Several hundred thousand tourists go to Baguio City to spend their summer vacation every year . And with Baguio having so much to offer, a day or two will not be enough to witness and experience all the worthwhile things there. You’ll need to find a place where you and your family can stay long enough while exploring the city and its cultural heritage.
See this list of affordable hotels and accommodations in Baguio that won’t break the bank.
NEAR DOWNTOWN AND TOURIST SPOTS
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.
Some of dining restaurants along Session Road
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.
Baguio Public Market (Photo courtesy of Baguio City Official Facebook Page)
Naturally, several hotels are situated in downtown. The following have the most affordable rates among them:
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.
1 Abanao St., Baguio City
Pines View Hotel
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.
#24 Legarda Road, Baguio City
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.
28 Kisad Road corner Gen. Lim Street, Baguio City
Other Hotels Near Downtown and Tourist Spots
NEAR THE BUS STATION
Baguio City can be reached from Manila by land transportation. It will usually take 5 to 6 hours of nighttime travel or 5 to 7 hours of daytime trip by bus. Examples of popular bus lines that have Baguio trips are Victory Liner and Genesis. Both have terminals in Cubao, Quezon City while their Baguio stations are located in Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City. If staying at a place easily accessible the bus terminal appeals to you, here are your choices:
Photos courtesy of Paladin Hotel
is near everywhere you want to go—bus stations, public markets, and tourist spots. A 4-minute drive from Victory Liner bus terminal will get you to Paladin. Economy room is priced PhP1,999 per night inclusive of a cable TV, unlimited WIFI access, electric fans for non-air-conditioned rooms, and hot and cold showers throughout the day. They encourage online booking through their website. Payments are accepted via Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, and BPI and BDO bank deposits.
136 Carino St. cor. Abanao Extension, Baguio City
Upstairs Bed and Bath
Photo courtesy of Upstairs Bed and Bath
A 10-minute walk from Victory Liner bus station will get you to Upstairs Bed and Bath
. The hotel is also near government offices, food establishments, and SM City Baguio. Their standard room rate is PhP1,500 per night for two (2) persons while family room rate is PhP2,500 for four (4) persons, both inclusive of private toilets and shower rooms. The lowest rate is PhP1,000 for their semi-private room for two (2) persons, which has one double-deck bed. Upstairs Bed and Bath also offers dormitory rooms or bed space for solo and budget travelers for PhP350 per night.
Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Hotel 45 Extension
Photo courtesy of Hotel 45 Extension
Hotel 45 Extension
is located right in front of SM City Baguio. It takes 5 minutes to walk from Victory Liner terminal to Hotel 45 and 3 minutes via taxi. The hotel’s rates start at PhP1,200 per night, inclusive of free breakfast, Wi-Fi access, one cable TV, and a bathroom with heater. Every room has a telephone that allows guests to call the receptionist for room service, food delivery, and other needs. Beside the reception area, Hotel 45 Extension has a cafeteria that serves food and beverages.
Hotel 45 Extension, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Other Hotels near the Bus Station
Although there are many hotels, bunkhouses, and transient homes in Baguio, there is still uncertainty whether they can accommodate all the tourists, especially during peak seasons. To secure a room, make advance reservations online or through a phone call.
It is also advisable to do a quick research and inspect a room before checking in. It would be nice to pick a hotel near the city town proper because here is where the action is. While majority of them promises good service and upscale amenities, it’s still important to consider the factors that are most essential to the purpose of your Baguio visit.
Notes: Rates are subject to change without prior notice.