I came from Bulacan and I’ve been living in Metro Manila since college days from 1999 to present (yes it’s been almost 2 decades) so believe me when I tell you that when you talk about horrible traffic, toxic noise and pollution, overcrowded places and the like; I totally understand and feel what you mean.

Staycation

Living in the city (I reside in Makati) has its own pros and cons. And yes, urban living can be really stressful especially  I you can’t get that much needed vacation or out of town/country trips. But sometimes, a break from your daily routine is the very thing you need like enjoying a weekend outside your own place but still within the city. Yes, I mean trying to have some staycation.

I don’t need tell you what staycation means but for argument’s sake, it is a blend of two words (to STAY at your own place/city but still go on some sort of VACATION). I can’t believe I actually tried to explain it but just to make a point, Staycation is an example of portmanteau (linguistic blend of 2 words). 🙂

I’ve had the privilege of enjoying some of the best hotel staycations that Metro Manila has to offer. In a series of post, I aim to feature, rate and maybe rank all the places I’ve stayed at so far (I’ve counted 20 for the past 6 yrs.) based on best-value, most family-friendly, best buffet breakfast, best pool, room etc.

Here’s the comprehensive list so far and the hyperlinks will be updated as soon as I’m done with my reviews for each hotels. I’m hoping this will help you pick and make the most out of those hotel staycations.

  1. Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
  2. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
  3. Conrad Manila (Mall of Asia)
  4. Solaire Resort and Casino
  5. The Manila Hotel
  6. Makati Shangri-La
  7. EDSA Shangri-La
  8. Aruga by Rockwell the Grove
  9. Ascott Makati
  10. Fraser Place Manila (Makati)
  11. Discovery Primea
  12. Discovery Suites (Ortigas)
  13. Marco Polo (Ortigas)
  14. Crimson Hotel (Filinvest Alabang)
  15. Holiday Inn & Suites (Makati)
  16. Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
  17. Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
  18. Y2 Residence Hotel (Makati)
  19. The Linden Suites
  20. Peninsula Manila