Makati City has a reputation for being pricey. After all, this central business district is home to all sorts of expensive restaurants and five-star hotels. But if you’re on a budget, there's no need to fret. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 hotels in the city, perfect for your next quick visit to the Philippines.
Artina Suites HotelRates start at P1,000+ per night
Location: St., Corner, 2863 , E. Zobel, Dr Jose P. Rizal Ave
This cozy boutique hotel is located just near City Hall and within walking distance of some of Makati’s best restaurants. But their in-house restaurant is worth dining at as well as the Artina Gallery Café not only serves gourmet Asian and fusion cuisine, but it also has an ever revolving gallery of artworks that change every month, ensuring that it’s a feast for the eyes as well.
The Hotel at Green SunRates start at P1,900+ per night
Location: 2285 Chino Roces Avenue Extension
The Hotel at Green Sun isn’t just a hotel, it’s also an art gallery, fashion store, bistro, events place, and co-working spot all rolled into one. The rooms are a bit on the minimalist side, but that’s offset by the fact that you can get a lot of visual stimulation by paying a visit to the space on the ground floor, which features the very best of Filipino art and fashion. Need to work? The Impact Hub features ultra high-speed Internet.
Z HostelRates for private rooms start at P2,200+ per night
Location: 5660 Don Pedro, Makati
If you don’t mind mingling with new people during your stay, consider booking a room at Makati’s Z Hostel. The rooms are on the modern and minimal side, with big beds that come with their own electric sockets and reading lamps. Grab a drink at their roof deck bar, where you can only catch great sights of the city, but dance along to music played by the best local and international DJs.
U HotelsRates start at P2,400+ per night
Location: 5091 P Burgos, Makati
Dubbed as the first-ever art hotel in Poblacion, one of Makati’s rising neighborhoods, U Hotels features not one, but eight floors that act like miniature museums. Each of the floors focuses on the work of a popular Filipino artist, allowing you to learn more about the local art scene, all while relaxing on a bed with 300-thread count sheets.
1898 Hotel Colonia En Las FilipinasRates start at P2,600+ per night
Location: 5030 P. Burgos Street Cor, Kalayaan Ave
This boutique hotel in the center of Poblacion takes its handful of a name from the year the Philippine was freed from Spanish rule. The hotel’s interiors take cue from Hispanic influences and modern Filipino designs. Its in-house restaurant also serves a fusion of Spanish and Filipino cuisine.
Element Boutique HotelRates start at P3,400+ per night
Location: 4950 Guerrero St. Brgy. Poblacion
Dubbed as Poblacion’s best-kept secret, Element Boutique Hotel brings a little bit of European flair to Makati. Owned by a Filipino-French couple, this hotel features rooms that are all uniquely designed, ensuring that you’ll get a different experience with each stay. Make sure to grab a bite at their restaurant, which puts the spotlight on French and Mediterranean cuisine.
City Garden HotelRates start at P3,800+ per night
Location: 7870 Makati, corner Durban, Makati
With its spacious rooms that feature Narra flooring and furniture, marbled baths, and expansive windows, City Garden Hotel is able to give you a bit of breathing space in this incredibly busy city. There’s also a rooftop pool and roof deck restaurant, which provide breathtaking views of the city’s busy skyline.
Y2 Residence HotelRates start at P3,900+ per night
Location: 4687 Santiago Street corner B. Valdez and Singian
Y2 Residence Hotel takes its name from the concept of yin and yang, or the balance of two contrasting forces coming together. That’s clear from the hotel’s design, as each room is decorated with a unique work of art, making it for both form and function. Black and white, meanwhile, can be seen in almost all corners of the hotel, bringing a sense of balance when you step into the lobby.
Hotel CelesteRates start at P4,000 per night
Location: 02 San Lorenzo Drive Corner A. Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village
Known as the first boutique hotel in the city, Hotel Celeste leans a lot on opulence, featuring interiors that may remind you of castles and palaces in Europe. Each room is filled with furniture and décor that is elegant and classy, without being too gaudy. Even their toiletries are on the luxurious side, with them providing L’Occitane products for your use.
The Picasso Boutique Serviced ResidencesRates start at P4,700+ per night
Location: Salcedo Village, 119 L.P. Leviste Street
If it isn’t obvious yet, Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences takes its name from that Picasso, so cubism is a clear inspiration for the hotel’s interiors. The hotel leans a lot on vibrant colors and patterns and each room features unique furniture pieces. Each room is also fitted with its own balcony, giving you fantastic views of the city’s famous skyline.
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