City life can take a toll on anyone, even if working and going out around the metro has always been your dream. But sometimes, you just feel like you need a break from the chaos.
Some prefer the sea breeze and the beach, while others seek mountains and trees for a proper reboot. Although Baguio has seen a multitude of changes and commercial development throughout the years, the character, charm, and culture of the City of Pines remain to be the ideal setting for some well-deserved time off from the office. Below, our top picks on where to stay when you decide to head to Baguio.
Guest Haven Baguio Bed and Breakfast
Rates start at P3,100+ per night
What used to be a former vacation home of a local celebrity has been transformed into one of the well-loved bed and breakfasts in Baguio. Its interiors are paneled with narra wood, while furnishings are handcrafted by local artists, and the combination of both will easily give you a rustic, country-style stay in the mountains. Your stay at Guest Haven won’t be complete without a hot cuppa from Guest Haven Coffee House, which serves specialty coffee wrung from beans sourced from Benguet and Mountain Province.
C Boutique Hotel
Rates start at P3,900+ per night
One of the best features of the hotel is its unending display of natural light in the common areas, as well as in its 17 appointed rooms. Each room is also decorated with distinct artwork, crafted by local Baguio artists, and all of which are for sale. Though it might be situated away from the bustling city center, C Boutique Hotel is a mere walking distance away from Mines View Park and Wright Park, which are perfect for a morning stroll or a sunset walk.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
The Podium Boutique Hotel
Rates start at P2,380+ per night
If you love Mongolian buffets, craft beer, and breathtaking views of nature at daybreak or dusk, you might just find your perfect, cozy little nook at The Podium Boutique Hotel. Baguio is also home to a growing craft beer culture, and it just so happens that the boutique hotel houses a brewery in its second floor. Add to that their popular Mongolian buffet and an awesome view of the Cordilleras, and your stay transforms into an enviable everyday IG Story.
Rates start at P2,380+ per night
For one of the more budget-friendly yet hospitable lodgings, Chalet Baguio is quite service-oriented enough to make it worth your stay. Most reviews of the hotel lauds the staff for their warm service, quickly addressing any issues that may arise in booking or during the stay. The in-house restaurant Dulcinea is a cute and chic spot for breakfast and dinner, although Camp John Hay and Cafe By The Ruins is only a stone’s throw away from the chalet, just in case you want a change of cui-scenery.CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓watch now
Rates start at P1,400+ per night
Recognized by the Department of Tourism as a Tourist Inn, Inn Rocio was actually the former summer home of one Chino Roces—the same guy named after an avenue in Makati. The inn houses 12 rooms in a two-storey building, perfect for solo travelers, couples, friends, or families on vacation and is just a short, 10-minute walk from Burnham Park. At night, the fireplace at the lounge area is lit up, which becomes the ideal setting to catch up with friends and family right before bedtime.
Rates start at P2,800+ per night
An accommodation that’s rich in culture, heritage, and tradition, Casa Vallejo is perfect for travelers with a penchant for history. The lodging was established in 1909 and is considered to be the oldest hotel in Baguio, but its upkeep and changes to the times have kept this inn relevant yet still quaint and charming. The Casa offers 24 rooms of varying capacity and is conveniently located along Session Road, which is mainly responsible for the city’s active nightlife.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
The Country Place
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On your next visit to Baguio, take your friends or family with you and stay at a home away from home. The Country Place offers serviced, three-bedroom residences, each complete with its own living area, kitchen, dining room, and best of all, a balcony with a mountain view. Soak in the natural light from the large bay windows, step into the garden and smell the fresh air, or find yourself a corner inside or outside the residence and read a book—or take a lot of photos.
Peredo’s Lodging House
Rates start at P1,450+ per night
For travelers who are less about the city and more about nature, book your stay at Peredo’s Lodging House. Situated far away from the city center, Peredo’s is a heritage house built back in 1915 and was even used by Japanese troops as a barracks in World War II. The entire house is made from pinewood harvested from the property grounds, decorated with locally crafted furniture, and is considered to be one of the cultural gems of Baguio City.
Grand Sierra Pines Hotel
Rates start at P3,200+ per night
What makes Sierra Pines stand out from the list is that it heralds itself as a green hotel by using eco-friendly practices to minimize its impact on the environment. The hotel was designed to be built around the trees growing in the area instead of cutting them down to create space, and the property has also implemented a rain catcher system to properly treat rainwater, which is used in daily hotel operations. Apart from their spacious rooms, the hotel offers two outlets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Outlook Steak & Grill and The Atrium Lobby Cafe.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Rates start at P2,250+ per night
Those who find comfort in modern design and splashes of color can seek a warm bed in a cozy room at Bloomfield Hotel. The young and contemporary vibe of this accommodation is perfect for those who seek excitement and adventure while visiting Baguio. It’s located right along Session Road, too, which is the best place to be for those nights you might not remember the next day.
Forest House Bed and Breakfast
Rates start at P3,145+ per night
Before there was Forest House Bed and Breakfast, there was Forest House Bistro and Cafe, one of the most-visited restaurants in Baguio City. Just like the Bistro and Cafe, it’s B&B captures the rustic, shabby chic vibe that defines Baguio as a whole. It’s a mix of old and modern designs, but its wood accents and country-style decor is what makes it seem like you’re visiting an old relatives house, particularly one you would consider your second home.
Rates start at P4,500+ per night
If there are a couple things you might love about stepping into Kamiseta Hotel, it’s the lavish French-style interiors and furniture which makes every spick and span of the hotel worthy of a photo, and the bold choice of patterns and accents that make up the rooms and public areas, which no other property in Baguio can replicate. The icing on the cupcake? The Vanilla Cafe, filled with mismatched furniture, bold colors, and quirky lighting fixtures that almost seems like the perfect setting to the Madhatter’s Tea Party.ADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓