Oftentimes, we don’t have the luxury of time to go on a long trip and still enjoy it. Good thing there’s a way to relax and take breathtaking pictures from the comfort of the city! These 8 staycation hotels have instagram-worthy views that will fetch you lots of likes for sure.
1. B Hotel QC
B Hotel in QC is a peaceful but accessible venue located in Tomas Morato, a hub for out-of-the-box restaurant concepts. Their rooms are “vintage industrial” but have a warm, inviting feel. They have avant garde furniture you’ll surely want to post pictures of. Their motifs blend well together with their use of chocolate brown coloring as well as wood in their interiors. And you can also take pictures of the city from their outdoor infinity pool.
Room for 2: ₱3,500 – ₱5,000
2. The Henry Manila
Styled as your “home away from home”, Henry Hotel Manila has an elegant mid-century style interior that gives it a classical look. It’s perfect for sepia filter selfies! It’s a sprawling green oasis that makes it feel like you’ve been transported out of Manila. You can also take a dip in the pool for some fun underwater selfies. Other must-visits here are their art gallery and their Apartment 1B Restaurant.
Room for 2: ₱4,000 – ₱7,000
3. Rizal Park Hotel
If you want to feel like a Spanish colonial period señor or señora, this former army and navy club-turned hotel has got you covered. Their glamorous lobby complete with twin staircases, chandelier, and floral centerpiece looks like it came straight out of an old movie. Their courtyard, tastefully decorated with plant ornaments and a Venus statue, is definitely instagrammable too! Lastly, their rooms with patterned wallpaper and carpets look great in pictures. You’ll feel like royalty with their elegant interior.
Room for 2: ₱4,000 – ₱11,000
4. I’M Hotel
This chic and trendy hotel looks polished from top to bottom. Their accommodating staff are in sleek uniforms. And of course, their transparent infinity pool is the highlight, the bottom of which can be seen from the lobby. There are cottages overlooking the city that look like bird cages where you can chill and take pictures in. You can also order from the nearby Mermaid Bar or the Antidote Bar on the roof deck which has a live jellyfish tank.
Room for 2: ₱5,000 – ₱6,500
5. Azumi Boutique Hotel
This hotel in Muntinlupa has a view overlooking the city from its infinity pool. Their lobby has a classic modern feel with two swing chairs and a dark wall decorated by small white frames. Their Romulo Cafe also has a unique, vintage look that is great for picture-taking. It’s located in Madrigal Business Park so expect lots of cityscape views. Plus, it’s near Alabang Town Center which also has some picture perfect spots.
Room for 2: ₱3,000 – ₱5,000
6. The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
The entire hotel from the exterior (which has abstract cubist art) is Picasso art-themed, from the polygonal furniture down to the room numbers. Their dedication to stick to the motif is outstanding! Their artsy lobby has a checkerboard effect area and other interesting design pieces. The rooms are bright and colorful which are great for IG-worthy photos. Definitely take some pictures with the little “Pablo” teddy bear on each guest bed.
Room for 2: ₱4,000 – ₱6,500
Makati, Metro Manila
+63 2 828 4774
7. Okada Manila
This 5-star hotel and casino is a spectacle of Japanese-themed decor from their lobby to the casino. The building itself is a black and purple trapezoidal work of art, located conveniently near Mall of Asia. Their dancing fountain is grand and picture-perfect, their jacuzzi looks great, and even their shower curtains are gorgeous! The rooms have peach or pink-toned interiors that will remind you of cherry blossoms.
Room for 2: ₱13,000 – ₱45,500
8. Hotel H2O
As a part of Manila Ocean Park, Hotel H2O offers discounted or free access to the park as part of their package. So definitely take advantage of that. They have an aquatic-themed interior. Most notably, the rooms are either facing Manila Bay or have an entire wall of aquarium fish of different species. Or if you prefer live jellyfish, their “Aqua Jellies” room might be more your taste. You can even relax in the in-room jacuzzis. Enjoying marine life from the comfort of your room is definitely a unique experience found in Hotel H2O. The best part is you can perfect your aquarium pics without the rush.
Room for 2: ₱3,500 – ₱8,500
Each boutique or luxury hotel has something to offer. Each one has their own style that could make for great Instagram posts. Feel transported to a different place while in Manila with these unique staycation locations. You’ll be the envy of many friends for all the places you’ve “traveled to”, all from the comfort of the metro.