There are only three areas worth considering for accommodation. Business travelers will gravitate to Makati because it is the largest commercial area, while others will choose Ortigas or the old downtown because they are close to where they need to be. Tourists who come predominantly for the nightlife will be attracted by the downtown hotels which are generally cheaper than Makati or Ortigas.
Makati has by far the largest collection of up-market properties. They include the five-star Dusit Thani Manila Hotel, Intercontinental Manila Hotel, the Makati Shangri-La, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel. There are also some good apartment hotels here which provide more room for longer stays. One of the most popular of these is Somerset Millennium Makati. Mid-market hotels are harder to find but the Great Eastern Hotel is in this category while budget properties are almost non-existent.
Ortigas is rapidly growing as an alternate commercial center and here the Edsa Shangri-La and Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel are two of the favourites. In the apartment category the centrally placed Linden Suites and Discovery Suites are both good while the Lancaster Suites fits into the mid-market category not because of its facilities, which are excellent, but because its location is less than ideal.
Downtown was the original commercial center but it has lost out to Makati, Ortigas and other areas. The Manila Hotel, still considered one of the best in the city, is located here as is the Hyatt Hotel and Casino, the Diamond Hotel Manila and many mid-market and budget properties. The Bayview Hotel is a popular mid-market choice while the Lotus Garden is cheaper and still convenient. This region can be extended to include Roxas Boulevard along the waterfront so the luxurious Sofitel Philippines Plaza Hotel and the Heritage Hotel can be included here. Several of these hotels provide nice views across Manila Bay and the bayshore walk is a bonus.
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center
1 Ayala Avenue
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1588 Pedro Gil Corner Mh Del Pilar
Ortigas Avenue, Corner
Asian Development Bank Ave. (ADB)
2090 Roxas Boulevard Malate
2730 Aurora Blvde.
Cor Felix Huertas Street, Sta Cruz
2108 Marcelo H del Pilar St, Malate
1740 A Mabini Street, Malate
2933 F.B. Harrison cor. Ortigas Streets
6th Floor, Good Earth Plaza Building
447 Rizal Ave, Corner Bustos St.
2 Cuneta Avenue
Behind Heritage Hotel
2149 A. Luna St
behind Atrium Building
2184 Madre Ignacia St, cnr Quirino Ave
Plaza San Luis Cabildo cor Urdaneta
Ongpin Cor Quintin Paredes Sts
925 Doroteo Jose St. cor Rizal Ave.
2150 Roxas Boulevard Malate