Top 10 Best Motels and Budget Hotels in the Philippines

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Accommodation on a shoestring budget is something that the Philippines have been easily cared for with their host of motels where any tourist can just while away the hours of the night. Finding an alternative to five-star hotel experiences need not be a hassle with the Philippines’ best motels. Despite the numerous sex scandals on cheap hotels, there are still very good reputable motels where you can have your fun:

Victoria Court


Pricier than the usual motel, Victoria Court is a go-between among the cheap motels and the really luxurious hotels. The recent addition of theme-based suites, some of which are even designed by famous celebrities, makes for an interesting night trip. Victoria Court also has a very spacious parking lot that helps maintain the air of privacy that many night adventurers love.  

Sogo Hotel


They may not be among the more discreet because of its superior branding scheme, but they are clearly more within budget. Clean, well-maintained and with official colors that resemble the fast food chains, Sogo is unarguably one of the household names when it comes to the motel industry. They have a lot of branches in Mega Manila. They provide affordable pricing and even have discount cards for their loyal patrons.

Microtel Philippines


Microtel Inns are much better known in the farther regions of the Philippines such as Baguio and Tarlac and may not be visible in the capital city of Manila, but that does not make them any less of a contender for the top 10 motels in the Philippines. Low price but high quality accommodations are provided in Microtel. Locations of the Microtel branches are often linked to tourist spots in the country.

The Southern Cross Hotel

It allows you to enjoy the hustle of Ermita’s night life, and at the same time stick to your budget. The Southern Cross hotel is near to all the bars, restaurants and malls in the Ermita area. They even offer amenable transportation packages to some of the country’s good tourist destinations.

Hotel La Corona Manila

Wi-Fi, discount rates for room reservations and other perks make Hotel La Corona Manila fit for the kings and queens who are currently trying to cut costs in lodging but still want to be treated like royalty. Smokers and non-smokers are given consideration as they have their areas for them, respectively.

Iseya Hotel

Aside from the simple accommodation, you will find the rooftop bar and restaurant as a very pleasurable treat. Iseya is simple but they are also a chain of hotels existing in Ermita, Angeles and many other key locations for night life in the Philippines.  

Cherry Blossoms Hotel

If you can handle a little Manila noise, you can perhaps handle Cherry Blossoms’ only drawback. Other than that, guests are entitled to perk such as accessibility to ATM machines, simple clean lodging and free breakfast packages.

St. Illian’s Inn Makati

Makati is not known to be a place for the pragmatic, but St. Illian’s prove to be an exception. Guests can rest and recharge all the more with the favorable atmosphere with the knowledge that they are staying in prime Manila land without having to pay gold for it. Laundry services, car rentals, and reflexology services are also other appealing amenities in this inn.  

City Garden Suites

City Garden Suits is a 3-star hotel. Many foreigners find this to be a viable alternative form of residence because of the affordable rates and accessibility to major Manila locations. Budget does not mean less secure because they have CCTV cameras and other nice facilities.

CSB Hotel

It is not just a simple hotel, but it is also a good place for holding conferences. Group booking is possible and it is near Malate and Ermita, two of the most night-loving areas in Mega Manila.


  • Victoria Court Website
  • Official Website of Hotel Sogo
  • Microtel Inns and Suites Philippines
  • The Southern Cross Hotel Trav.
  • Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila
  • Cherry Blossoms Hotel
  • Iseya Hotel Website
  • St. Illian’s Inn
  • City Garden Hotels Manila
  • CSB Hotel
  • Spring Hotel
  • Cheap Hotels in Manila



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