There are just some weekends that call for a lazy, romantic staycation—short moments of bliss where your mind is far from beating your next deadline, dealing with toxic family gatherings, and juggling your many responsibilities. And where can we spend these sexy, lakadaisical retreats? Hopefully, in the comfiest and most luxurious hotel rooms our salaries can afford. It may cost you a lot for an always-too-short weekend with your girl, but these hotels promise solace right in the city. And if you ask us, that's pretty hard to come by.
Azumi Boutique Hotel
Nightly rates as low as P2,084 (discounted price on booking sites)
Let’s hear it for the folks of the South! This small hotel in Muntinlupa will be your newest favorite staycation spot. We’re in love with their outdoor pool overlooking the city. If a late-night dip in private doesn’t define a perfect weekend, we don’t know what will.
2205 Market St, Cupang, Muntinlupa City
The Linden Suites
Nightly rates as low as P2,980 (discounted price on booking sites)
This is probably going to be one of the biggest rooms you’ve ever booked for an affordable price. Couples can have all the space they need for a fun weekend in this hotel. Make sure you keep the curtains parted to get a glimpse of the city at night. Kitchenettes are part of most rooms, so as early as now, we suggest searching for tasty steak dinner recipes for two.
37 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Golden Phoenix Hotel
Nightly rates as low as P3,168
Need a breather before you hop fly out? This Pasay hotel can be your stress-free and romantic stakeout before your out-of-town adventure. Or maybe you were out partying all night at a concert? You can choose to wind down here—it’s just walking distance. Now, reminisce the moments you’ve just created together as a couple by giving this place a go.
Oceanaire Bldg., CBP D. Macapagal,, Sunrise Drive, Pasay City
Nightly rates as low as P4,000
Maybe your girl’s childhood dream has always been to be a Disney princess—Ariel, to be exact. We’re sure she’ll be delighted you remembered that small detail about her. If you want to do some under the sea role playing, H20's rooms can be the perfect setting.
Behind the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila
Seda Vertis North
Nightly rates as low as P4,789
Plan out the perfect date: choose a good restaurant, patiently wait until she finishes her window shopping, and watch a good movie. And just when she thinks the day is over, lead her to this new hotel. It’s got an amazing outdoor pool where you can enjoy drinks and plan the after party.
Astra Corner Lux Drives, Vertis North, Diliman, Quezon City
Nightly rates as low as P4,875 (discounted price on booking sites)
Nothing spells “fancy” than a Makati hotel. Spend your glorious staycation in Dusit Thani and feel like a king. If pampering and wellness is all you’re after during your staycation, their gym, spa, and pool should be able to keep you on zen mode.
1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Makati City
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Nightly rates as low as P5,000
With an awesome view of the city, Marco Polo’s executive lounge is’t a shabby place to “put a ring on it.” Their indoor swimming pool will surely land a spot on your girl’s feed, too. For parents coming with kids, don’t worry about getting some alone time—the hotel has babysitting services!
1600 Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig City