There are a lot of places where you can stay in Baguio City. All you need to do is find the right one that will suit your needs and your BUDGET.
There are the Hotels, Inns, Pension Houses, condominiums, apartments, and Transients.
For new travelers, transients may be a new word. Its like a boarding house where you will only get a private room but share the kitchen and living room with other people. Its cheaper and more economical specially for visitors who will just use it for sleeping and to put their things in a place.
The BASIC lodging requirements are the following:
- Comfort room
- Bath room
Most rooms in lodging places in Baguio doesn’t have Aircondition Units (Aircon). Who would need one in a cold place like this? =p
Whatever accommodation or lodging that you choose, get one that is near the town proper , Burnham park, or Session Road. As they say, its where the action is!
Here is a list of lodging places – that I know – which is near Burnham Park.
- Inn Rocio
Inn Rocio (pronounced as IN RO-SI-YO) is an old place. They have old rooms. Even the front desk is aging literally and figuratively. But they have a nice view of the City. When i checked one of their rooms I was surprised to find out that there was no bath room, only a rest room inside. I guess you have to take a shower outside or in another area.
- Burnham View
I didn’t check the Burnham View condos. But its near Inn Rocio.
- City Travel Hotel
This is where we stayed. I’ll be making a separate post for this one.
- Burnham Suites
I guess this is a very expensive hotel. The lobby was very nice!
I had a bad experience with this hotel. Check it here. Checked it again and its still the same… Looks nice on the outside but bad on the inside.
- Kisad Hotel
This is where you will stay if you are visiting Baguio in groups. They have cheap rooms that is good for four to six persons. The rooms looks old but for sure it will suit the budget and the BASIC lodging needs.
- Venus Parkview Hotel
I think the rooms are nice. Only checked with the front desk, standard room (double) = P1,650. Price is cheaper than City Travel. Next time i’ll try it.
- Golden Pine
Didin’t check out this hotel. We just passed this by.
- Ina Mansion
- Benguet Pine Tourist Inn
Looks old. Its beside a parking area for public utility vehicles. Didn’t check the rates.
Some places near Session Road and SM Baguio are:
- Hotel Veniz
This is a nice hotel. Cheap but elegant. For only P1,000.00+ you get a nice room (without Aircondition). A room good for two would only cost you P1,300.00. That’s during off-season. You would have to add P400.00 to P600.00 during holidays. Also, it is strategically situated beside Burnham park and at the foot of Session Road.
Hotel Veniz is one of the Best hotels in Baguio.
- Hotel 45
A low cost lodging place. The place is cheap so don’t expect much amenities and good stuff. But it will suit your BASIC lodging needs.
- Bloomfield Hotel
Aside from having high rates this is also one of those hotels with bad Customer Service. A standard room would cost you P1,780.00 but if you add P210.00, you’ll get to have breakfast for 2. When we inquired about their rates, we felt that we were not welcome. The lady at the front desk that time (good thing for you i didn’t take a picture) handed us the brochure and said that they didn’t have any available room.
So in front of her, i called up City Travel Hotel using my cellphone and made a reservation. Then we left!
Other Hotels that I have seen (just passed by):
- Supreme Hotel is far from the town proper. But its near the Bell Church (Chinese temple) and Strawberry farm.
- The expensive but elegant Microtel suites is just beside the Victory Bus terminal.
There are other lodging places at the parallel street – Legarda Road.
I don’t know any transient houses and i haven’t tried using one. But I know some friends who have used it and they say its ok.
NOTE: Rates mentioned herein are as of January 2008.