Manila is the capital city of the Philippines as well as the second largest city of the country located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay. While there are sixteen districts in Manila, they are two main areas of Manila known for their bargirl and freelance action and located best Guest Friendly Hotels in Manila: To Ermita and Malate district and Makati. The Ermita & Malate district is the biggest concentration and oldest.
You can find loads of freelancers in one of the many lively bars along M.H.Del Pilar and Mabini streets such as L.A. Café, G-spot, or Amazonia. The Second, Makati is located in the more upscale business district, only a short cab ride away from Ermita & Malate district, around Burgos Street, known to have the best-looking entertainers and bikini bars in Manila.
List of Guest-Friendly Hotels in Manila
Here the guest-friendly hotels centrally located in Makati, Ermita, and Malate near the Manila Nightlife
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Guest Friendly Hotels Makati
All the hotels in this list are Guest Friendly and located in Makati, Manila, Philippines
Boulevard Mansion Hotel ★★★ $45 avg/night
1440 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Boulevard Mansion Hotel is one of my favorite hotels in Ermita as it is very guest friendly and a great location too, just minutes from the Manila Bay Cafe, formerly known as the L.A. Cafe which is the biggest venue for Phillipino freelancers and is open twenty-four hours a day. The studios at the hotel are budget apartments but extremely well equipped with a kitchenette that includes cooking wares dining crockery and cutlery, a small dining area, a corner sofa, a TV with a great selection of English channels, free WiFi which is fast and always works for really well and comfortable beds. The rooms are old and a little tired in appearance but there is a certain charm that has me coming back again and again. Dependent on where your room is located you will be able to see the girls from L.A. Cafe on the second floor!
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Boulevard Mansion Hotel: “No problems. Room is for single and double occupancy only. We charge only for a third person. Best regards, Gen.”
Royal Bellagio Hotel ★★★ $52 avg/night
5010 P. Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Royal Bellagio Hotel is set right in the middle of Burgos Street (Manila’s red light district) and for action look no further! The room was compact and best suited to a solo traveler, everything was clean and tidy and the room offered a comfortable bed, mini bar, and TV with a good selection of channels. No in-room safe but everything else that you would expect. The staff is very helpful. For the location, this hotel cannot be better. TIP: Try to get a room higher up to avoid street noise.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Royal Bellagio Hotel “Sir all rooms are good for 2 persons regarding visitor policy sir it’s up to you if you want to register here or not for an unregistered guest we have to call you every time a visitor will leave the room, and she must bring a valid id and register on our VISITORS LOGBOOK.”
Makati Palace Hotel ★★★ $53 avg/night
5011 P. Burgos Corner Canceres Sts, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Makati Palace Hotel could not be better located just on the corner of Burgos Street and the girl’s bars, everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. The room I had was spacious with amazing views over Manila, the king-size bed was very comfortable and I found that I slept really well despite the heavy traffic noise. The mini bar was extremely expensive however there is the added bonus of a 7-eleven on the corner so you can get everything you might want there at a fraction of the price. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking for cheap accommodation, in a prime location.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Makati Palace Hotel: “Thank you for your interest in staying in our hotel. We are the friendliest hotel in Makati, that’s why we are allowing joiners to stay with the guest overnight without any charge except that we would be asking for valid identification and need to register for our guest safety. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your guest! Thank you. Best Regards, Shiela.”
LPL Suites Greenbelt ★★ $56 avg/night
112 LPL Tower, Legaspi Street, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Location: LPL Suites is a budget hotel in this prime location just opposite Greenbelt 5, where the neighborhood is safe and clean. So no need for a taxi or a driver to get around anywhere in Makati from here. For budget accommodation in a prime location, this is exceptional value for money.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The LPL Suites Greenbelt: “Thank you for your interest and we are pleased to inform you that it’s okay to bring a companion every night as long as he/she presents an ID at the front desk officer for identification and security purposes and of course with your permission.”
Best Western Oxford Suites Makati ★★★ $57 avg/night
Durban corner P Burgos Streets, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Oxford Suites set in the center of Makati nightlife is definitely not for families as it is on the corner of Burgos Street with its go-go bars and all the other goings on. The room was clean and spacious with generally good furnishings, TV air conditioning, and a nice bathroom. The staff was very friendly and the food was simply amazing.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Best Western Oxford Suites Makati: “Please be advised that we do allow unregistered visitors to stay overnight in the room without additional joiner’s fee. A valid ID has to be left at the security desk. Celyn Manasan. Reservations Officer.”
Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences ★★★★ $105 avg/night
119 LP Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is just a short walk from Greenbelt and its lovely safe, green neighborhood. Taxis are not needed to get around Makati from here as everything is within reach. The rooms and bathrooms are fully equipped with everything you could need and finished to the highest standards, the in-room WiFi connection was brilliant. Very modern, clean and comfortable there is nothing more you could want.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences: “Thank you for your email. Our maximum occupancy per room is 2 adults, an extra person would be charged of 1500 PHP per night. Sincerely, Joyce Bernal. Reservations Agent.”
New World Manila Bay Hotel ★★★★★ $120 avg/night
1588 Pedro Gil cor M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Hyatt is one of the newest in its category, and this is shown in the building and amenities. The rooms here are big and spacious, spotlessly clean with an extra comfortable bed and all amenities you can need. The hotel also provides a bar, restaurant, fitness center, outdoor pool, and spa. This plus the location is right in the heart of all the action in Malate/Ermita, an ideal place to stay.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The New World Manila Bay Hotel: “We do not have additional charges for any additional guests you may want to bring to your room. In case of additional breakfast or use of the hotel facilities, additional charges may apply.”
New World Makati City ★★★★★ $142 avg/night
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Location: The New World Makati City is just next to Greenbelt in the Makati district in a very secure area where you can be sure not to get bothered. The hotel was perfect from the super comfortable beds to the softest of pillows and everything you could possibly need to be provided in the room. Great views over the business district from the room. The hotel also offers a great swimming pool and a number of bars and restaurants to choose from as the added extra spa services. The only disappointment was that there was no WiFi or internet connection and the bath was a little small to use if you are quite tall but this wasn’t really a worry. Lovely stay close to the action.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The New World Makati Hotel: “Regarding your inquiry, we are pleased to inform you that our hotel is guest-friendly. Our published rates are for one or two occupants so the rates would not vary unless you would request an additional third adult. For the third person, the fee is Php 1000 and Php 1500 if it is with breakfast. Best regards. Mae Barrameda. Reservations Department.”
Peninsula Hotel Manila ★★★★★ $194 avg/night
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Manila Peninsula is in the modern central district of Manila, and is a top-class hotel that is run very efficiently. The rooms are large and attractively decorated with everything you could need to make your stay perfect. The beds are so comfortable that you sink into them and are guaranteed a good night’s sleep. Spotlessly clean with everything working as one would expect in a five-star hotel. The service is as expected in a five-star hotel and the highlight is breakfast which is simply outstanding and a lovely way to wake up.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Peninsula Manila: “Please be advised that the hotel does not charge a joiner fee as long as it will only be for overnight (excluding breakfast) and the name of the joiner will be registered by the Front Desk. Best regards, Bianca Jimenez, Reservations Agent.”
Guest Friendly Hotels Ermita and Malate
All the hotels in this list are Guest Friendly and located in Ermita / Malate, Manila
Las Palmas Hotel ★★★ $40 avg/night
1616 A. Mabini Str. Malate, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Las Palmas Hotel is set right in the heart of Malate and just a few minutes walk from the nighttime offerings. The cheaper rooms are compact but reasonably priced with comfortable beds, a TV with lots of English channels, and fully functioning air conditioning. The bathroom is spotlessly clean with a powerful shower that has plenty of hot water. The only downside to this hotel is that the internet is very expensive, all in all, though a good choice with a very good security policy.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Las Palmas Hotel: “We are pleased to inform you that our Standard room can accommodate 2 persons already. Just make sure your guest has a valid ID.”
Riviera Mansion Hotel ★★★ $41 avg/night
1638 A. Mabini Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Riviera Mansion Hotel I picked from the reviews of other travelers on Tripadvisor is situated just a couple of minutes from the LA Cafe (now called Manila Bay Cafe) and a couple of dollars taxi ride to Makati, Mall of Asia, or and a Greenbelt. During my stay, I was glad to see the hotel meet all the latest amenities. The rooms were recently renovated and clean and exceptionally comfortable with over 80 channels on offer from the TV. The air conditioning worked perfectly if a little noisy at times when left on the high setting.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Riviera Mansion Hotel: “For security reasons, below is the hotel’s joiners policy: Unregistered guests are allowed to stay overnight if accompanied by the registered guest. Only two persons are allowed to stay in the room without additional charge. An unregistered guest has to provide an ID upon entering the hotel premises and to be retrieved upon leaving. The registered guest should call the guard to allow the unregistered guest to leave the hotel.”
Rothman Hotel ★★★ $42 avg/night
1633 M. Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Rothman Hotel is a great place to stay, very close to all the attractions of Malate and Ermita. The rooms offer excellent amenities including soft comfortable beds, cable TV, and a refrigerator. There is no free WiFi in the rooms and you have to purchase internet cards but on the whole everything about the hotel is very clean with the added bonus of backup generators should the power go down.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Rothman Hotel: “Warmest greetings from ROTHMAN HOTEL! below is the hotel’s joiners policy: Unregistered guests are allowed to stay overnight if accompanied by the registered guest. Only two persons are allowed to stay in the room without additional charge. An unregistered guest has to provide an ID upon entering the hotel premises and to be retrieved upon leaving. Minors who are not related to the registered guest are prohibited to enter the guest’s room.”
Lotus Garden Hotel ★★★ $43 avg/night
1227 A. Mabini corner Padre Faura Sts. Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Lotus Garden is a recently refurbished hotel in Malate that offers unbeatable value for money in a prime downtown location. The rooms are clean with free WiFi and the breakfast buffet is also included in the price. Jacuzzi, fitness room and billard are also available. The staff was friendly and always on hand to help, and security will call your room when you’re “guest” leaves the hotel. If the true value is for your money if you’re looking for something in the Ermita Malate district.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Lotus Garden Hotel: “I have stayed here on my two previous trips to Manila and never have had any problems bringing a girl back to the room with me. Just make sure to book for two in Agoda (the price is the same).”
Swagman Hotel ★ $44 avg/night
411 A Flores Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Swagman Hotel is not the Ritz but certainly a good economy-style hotel. Room are correct and come with all the basic amenities. A good option for first-time visitors as they offer a free pick up and transfer to the airport and bus shuttles to other areas of the country such as Angeles, Subic bay, Puerto Galera, etc.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Swagman Hotel: “Regarding the guest that you will bring in the room is free of charge as long as you will bring only one. We are very friendly employees all of us. Best regard. Thanks. Lalyn.”
Executive Plaza Hotel ★★★ $45 avg/night
1630 A. Mabini Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Executive Plaza Hotel has a good location with Robinson’s Mall just two clocks away, the world-famous LA Cafe (renamed Manila Bay Cafe these days) three blocks away, and the Bay a simple four-block walk. The Hyatt with the big casino is also just across the street if this is your thing. The hotel is not fancy and you won’t get Vegas-style opulence or a great array of amenities, however, if you are looking for a well-looked-after hotel with spacious rooms, excellent service from uniformed staff, and a safe environment then this is the right choice.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Executive Plaza Hotel: “Warmest Greetings from Executive Plaza Hotel! Yes, a joiner is allowed inside the room and there is no additional fee as long as you only bring one. Yes, ID will be presented upon check-in.”
Orchid Garden Suites ★★★ $56 avg/night
620 Pablo Ocampo Sr. Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Orchid Garden Suites is an older hotel starting to show signs of wear, however, don’t judge this by looks as the comfort levels are really good, and the standard rooms are a little small but clean and well furnished. The suites however are very spacious with a fully equipped kitchen, separate living area, and lovely bedroom. The staff as you would expect in the Philippines are kind and really helpful.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Orchid Garden Suites: “We are pleased to inform you that we have rooms inclusive for two persons already, Inclusive of buffet breakfast. In regards to your concern, if a guest who’s with you that time is not registered in our system, she may need an identification card and she needs to log into our security guards’ log book, by the time she will go out she will tell to our security guard on what room she came from and then the security will call to your room to confirm that person who’s been to your room is free to go out.”
Pan Pacific Manila ★★★★★ $107 avg/night
M. Adriatico corner General Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Pan Pacific in Manila offers good value compared to the other five-star hotels available in the area. The check-in is fast and there are welcoming drinks on arrival during this time. The standard room is well located with a great view of Manila Bay. The bathroom was also spacious with a sliding window that separates the bath (with its own TV!) from the bedroom. The king-sized bed was super comfortable bed perfect to relax into with pristine cotton sheets and down feathered pillows. Complimentary internet access and a huge LCD TV. The pool area offers a quiet place to relax with plenty of chairs for soaking up the sun.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Pan Pacific Manila: “Please be informed that our maximum occupant per room is 2 adults and 2 kids aged 12 years old and below. So you may allow bringing back unregistered guests overnight without any joiner fee. We only require the name of your visitor to be registered at the reception for safety and security purposes. Your Butler, Ritz Sioson | Reservations Department.”
Sofitel Plaza Manila Hotel ★★★★★ $119 avg/night
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay, Manila Bay, Manila, Philippines
Location: The Sofitel Plaza Manila Hotel is a spotlessly clean and elegant hotel offering everything you could possibly want. Lovely room with an ultra-comfy bed and super soft pillows and a lovely balcony that gave a magnificent view of the swimming pool and Manila Bay area. Bar, restaurant, spa, golf, tennis court, outdoor pool, and fitness center are also available. The only disappointment was that there was no WiFi included in the price, having said this it was still much lower in price than I paid at the Makati Shangri-La’ for the same amenities and service.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Hotel: “Thank you for your email. Please be informed that our room can accommodate two (2) Adults and two (2) children below 12 years old. Regarding your inquiry about the joiner’s fee, please be informed if you will be staying alone in the room and the joiner will just come when you arrive, there will no additional charge. However, the hotel needs every guest to be registered. It’s the hotel’s policy.”