Looking for the best hotels in Manila will have you selecting from stylish hotels that include architectural icons teeming with history to ultra-posh modern 5-star Manila hotels all brimming with grandeur, style, and luxury.
Manila hotels offer a fusion of the past and the present, reflecting the rich history of the city that you can experience in Manila tours.
Here are the 10 best hotels in Manila (and nearby Metro Manila cities) based on location, proximity to the airport and top Manila tourist spots, facilities and amenities, and cuisine.
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A picture of an oasis in the middle of Makati, one of the premier financial districts in the Philippines, Dusit Thani remains a classic favorite that has adapted to the changing whims and desires of luxurious travelers and guests.
Stylishly incorporating a combination of heritage, luxury, and comfort in the design of its 500 exquisite rooms and suites, Dusit Thani also brings the signature Thai hospitality of its brand with a dose of Filipino friendliness.
The hotel's opulent in-house restaurants such as The Pantry, Benjarong, and Umu serves an array of dishes covering all the flavors of global cuisine. Dusit Thani also has all the features one would expect from a 5-star hotel like function rooms and lounge, conference rooms, fitness center, spa, rooftop lounge, outdoor swimming pool, and more.
Dusit Thani is within walking distance of top shopping malls in Makati, around 7.5 KM from Intramuros and other top Manila tourist spots, and 7 KM away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) or Manila Airport.
Address: 1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave (EDSA), Makati, 12242 Metro Manila
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A marvel of modern architecture towering 30-storeys high over the Makati skyline, Raffles Hotel embodies the Raffles brand made famous globally by its original property in Singapore. Mixing traditional charm and contemporary sophistication, the design of the hotel's 32 spacious suites brings out the real meaning of luxury comfort at its finest.
With a roster of restaurants that may resemble a "Where to Eat in Metro Manila" list, Raffles Hotel Makati's in-house restaurants like Cafe Marcon, Fairmount Lounge, Mireio, Spectrum, Mistral, Long Bar, and the Writer's Bar all offer culinary masterpieces. Don’t check-out without experiencing a different kind of pampering at the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa.
Raffles Hotel Makati is 0.2 KM from the Ayala Museum, 4.2 KM from Bonifacio Global City (BGC), 6.5 KM from NAIA, and 2 KM from Poblacion Food District.
Address: 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Ave, Makati, 1224 Metro Manila
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Staying at the Diamond Hotel Manila will let you have the best view of the magical Manila Bay sunset. Located in the part of Roxas Boulevard where it's mere walking distance away to many interesting landmarks and cultural sites, Diamond Hotel boasts of fine 5-star features and amenities.
From function rooms, swimming pool, health club and spa, tennis court, physical fitness centers, and dining choices such as Corniche, Lobby Lounge, Yurakuen, Bar 27, and the Poolside Bar,
Diamond Hotel is 9 KM away from Makati, 1.5 KM from the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), 1.5 KM from Luneta Park, and 8 KM from NAIA.
Address: Roxas Boulevard, Corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
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Part of Hong Kong's famed chain of Peninsula Hotels, the Peninsula Manila was built in 1976 and was then the first Peninsula property opened outside the territories of China. Today, after four decades of delivering luxurious opulence to its guests, it remains as one of the symbols of Philippine hospitality.
Housing a total number of 469 rooms and 46 suites—all renovated to keep pace with modern designs—Peninsula Manila is also known for its architectural gem of a lobby that best represents Manila's glamor character.
The bespoke space called the Gallery Club displays artworks created by National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Ang Kiukok, and cartoonist Larry Alcala.
Aside from the many 5-star amenities, Peninsula Manila also serves top-notch dining options with Old Manila offering contemporary market cuisine, Escolta serving international buffet, Asian dishes in Spices, and light meals and drinks at cozy hangout places at the Lobby, Salon De Ning, the Bar, The Peninsula Boutique and the Poolside Snack Bar.
Peninsula Manila is 6.5 KM from NAIA, 9.1 KM from Luneta Park, and 4.1 KM from BGC.
Address: Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226 Ayala Triangle Walkways, Makati, Metro Manila
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There are three Shangri-La Hotels in Metro Manila all providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodations. However, Shangri-La at the Fort stands out because of its sheer number of wonderful amenities that include the largest indoor fitness center in the Philippines, the Kerry Sports Fitness Center.
Situated at the lifestyle district in Taguig, Shangri-La at the Fort features 576 modern and spacious guestrooms and 97 serviced residences ranging from one, two, and three-bedroom spaces.
As a popular choice not only for travelers but also for business travelers, Shangri-La at the Fort features conference halls such as the Grand Ballroom that can accommodate 1,200 guests, the Bonifacio Hall which can fit up to 720 guests, and 19 other multi-function rooms.
For some downtime, there’s an outdoor pool for you to relax under the sun and for food connoisseurs, the hotel’s dining choices like the High Street Lounge, Canton Road, Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar, Samba, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Crab, and Raging Bull Burgers will surely satisfy all your gastronomic cravings.
Shangri-La at the Fort is 0.5 KM from the Mind Museum, 8.0 KM from NAIA, and 12.5 KM from Intramuros.
Address: 30th Street, corner 5th Ave, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
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The most historic hotel on our list is the famed Manila Hotel. This 570-room is also the oldest 5-star hotel in the Philippines built in 1909. Heavily damaged during WWII, Manila Hotel underwent a renovation which was designed by National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin. The result is a timeless icon set near Manila Bay.
The hotel's Grand Deluxe and Superior Deluxe Rooms all come with loaded features guaranteeing a comfortable stay. If it's possible, try to experience spending a night at the many suites that include the MacArthur Suite—where the great General Douglas MacArthur stayed from 1935-1941—and the Presidential Suite.
Manila Hotel has all the features of a world-class 5-star hotel plus the dining options present a medley of mouth-watering cuisines at Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Champagne Room, Red Jade, Courie Grill, Tap Room, Pool Bar and the Manila Hotel Lobby Lounge.
Manila Hotel is 0.6 KM from Intramuros, 1.5 KM from Manila Cathedral, 1.0 KM from the National Museum and 8 KM from NAIA.
Address: 1 Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila, 0913 Metro Manila
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Featuring sweeping views of the Manila Bay and lovely corners adorned with intricate patterns and designs, Conrad Hotel is a picture of architectural wonder. Perched on the waterfront, the exterior of the hotel summons a vibe of a yacht setting out on the open sea.
Inside, one is forgiven to mistake it for a museum—thanks to the more than 700 pieces of artworks displayed all over the property.
Guests can choose from the 347 well-appointed guest rooms and suites all equipped with modern controls and furnishings screaming of extravagance.
Conrad's Hotel's award-winning dining options China Blue, Brasserie on 3, Sails Pool Bar, and Bru Coffee Bar along with the world-class wellness service at the Conrad Spa are sure to make your stay a more pleasant one.
Conrad Hotel is is 0.06 KM from the Dessert Museum and Lakbay Museo, 0.5 KM from Mall of Asia, 10 KM away from Binondo and 6.5 KM from NAIA.
Address: Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
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Situated inside Resorts World Manila and just across NAIA Terminal 3, Hilton Hotel is also close to several commercial districts and popular attractions in Manila.
Offering 365 modern guest rooms armed with high-technology security features, a 55-inch smart LED television and well-furnished interior, Hilton Manila live up to the award-winning hospitality ways of the globally recognized Hilton Brand.
Other amenities of Hilton Manila include a lagoon-style swimming pool, 24-hour fitness gym, world-class meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) facilities, and several lovely corners for guests to enjoy some quiet time.
For a delicious dining experience, Hilton Manila has some well-curated restaurants serving an array of sumptuous meals and other grab and go food. There's Hua Yuan serving authentic Shanghainese cuisines, the all-day Filipino food buffet of Kusina Sea Kitchens, the chic Madison Lounge & Bar, the cozy hangout place the Port Bar, and the Freestyle Pool Bar.
Hilton Manila is 0.8 KM from NAIA, 7 KM from Makati Business District, 8.2 KM from Malate, and 10 KM from Paco Park.
Address: 1 Newport Blvd, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
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Known for its Spiral Buffet—itself, a food destination in the city of Manila—Sofitel Manila delivers an additional arsenal of luxury pleasures to its guests.
A cultural icon teeming of the wonderful architecture creation of National Artists Leandro Locsin and Ildefonso P. Santos, every corner of Sofitel glistens with magnificence against the sparkly Manila Bay sunset.
With 609 guest rooms that include the luxurious Imperial Residence, 32 Suites, 2 Opera Suites, and 12 Family Suites, Sofitel's roster of rooms delivers the best extravagances and comforts any thorough traveler would need for an invigorating Manila retreat.
For your epicurean delight, the Spiral serves a sizzling buffet featuring a mix of global cuisines and chef-recommended fine dining ala carte meals. La Veranda is another trendy lounge that leads to an alfresco setting adjacent to the hotel's popular lagoon-shaped swimming pool.
There are also bars perfect for unwinding or a nightcap: Le Bar, Snaps Sports Bar, Sunset Bar, and the Club Millesime exclusive lounge.
Sofitel Manila is 7.5 KM away from NAIA, 11 KM from BGC, 6 KM from Intramuros, and 4 KM from Rizal Park and National Museum.
Address: CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
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Meticulously designed, constructed, and landscaped over an expansive 44-hectare oceanfront property, Okada Manila takes the crown as Manila's best luxurious stay. It has all the comforts, services, and amenities that are setting a new gold standard anyone would expect for a 5-star hotel.
Offering a total of 993 exquisitely designed and spacious guest rooms, each one providing wonderful views of the Fountain and the Manila Bay, Okada Manila made sure their guests are pampered and treated to a profound state of relaxation.
By incorporating a fusion of Japanese hospitality concepts of the magokoro (true heart) and omotenashi (hospitality from the heart) with the warmth of Filipino friendliness, Okada Manila establishes itself as a haven of unmatched luxury, hospitality, and comforts.
Okada Manila's other amenities include the oceanfront swimming pool, a barbershop, the Retreat Spa, a 24-hour Fitness center, MICE facilities, a beauty salon, playroom for kids, a shopping center, casino, and a beautiful outdoor garden.
Okada Manila also boast more than 21 dining choices ranging from fine-dining to casual to cozy lounges and bars to Michelin-starred restaurants. Some of our top picks are: Enbu, Red Spice Ginza Nagaoka, Goryeo, Medley Buffet, Catch by the Bay, Kiapo, La Pizza, Lobby Lounge, Yu Lei, Sportsbook Bar and the Coral Lounge.
Okada Manila is 5 KM away from NAIA, 3.2 KM from Mall of Asia, 10 KM from Intramuros, and 11 KM from Makati Business District.
Address: New Seaside Dr, Tambo, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila
Find Your Home Away from Home in Manila
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The pulsating vibe of Manila courtesy of its boundless energy and vibrant character may prove overwhelming at times but these hotels can serve as a refuge for a guest to recharge, reinvigorate and prepare for more exploration. Take your pick from this list of 5-star hotels in Manila, the cream of the crop of luxury accommodations in the city that also never sleeps: Manila.