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Malate is a district located at the southend of Manila city. The city’s gay main nightlife venues are centred near the intersection of Maria Y. Orosa St and Julio Nakpil St. Other attractions include Roxas Boulevard and Manila Bay.
8.3 Very Good - based on 2133 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Waterfront views. Large rooms. Near the gay nightlife.
Located on the famous Roxas Boulevard, the luxurious Diamond Hotel features 485 rooms with huge windows and excellent views of the bay or city landscape.
A great base from which to explore Manila. The hotel is within easy walking distance of major landmarks, shopping centres, museums, parks as well as the gay bars around Maria Y. Orosa and Julio Nakpil Street.
8.5 Very Good - based on 1524 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Walk to the bars. Comfortable rooms. Excellent gym.
The Pan Pacific is located in the historical and cultural district of Manila as well as being just a couple of blocks from main gay scene in Malate.
The hotel’s spacious guest rooms feature LCD TV, free WiFi and designer toiletries. There is a rooftop pool and a small but well-equipped gym.
Another nearby 5-star hotel, the New World Manila Bay Hotel, is also worth a consideration.
8.6 Very Good - based on 490 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Historic hotel. Excellent service. Luxury choice.
A Philippines landmark in its own right. Manila Hotel was originally developed as part of a 1898 urban plan for Manila. During World War II, it was home to General Douglas MacArthur.
In more recent years, the hotel has had numerous famous guests including Bob Hope, Marlon Brando, Senator Robert Kennedy, Charlton Heston, John Wayne and Vice President Richard Nixon.
Today, there are many newer and more luxurious hotel choices, but the Manila offers a heritage, style and charm that others cannot match.
The hotel sits on Manila Bay which is just north of Malate district and close enough to the main gay scene.
Dusit Thani Manila Hotel
5 Star - Central location. Great for shopping. Gay-popular. Deluxe with Club Access & Breakfast. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access$165.35 / $148.82
New World Makati Hotel
5 Star - Convenient location. Excellent pool & facilities. Superior (Room Only) with WIFI. Free WiFi access$148.1 / $66.65
Best Western Plus Antel Hotel
4 Star - Excellent value. Great facilities. Central location. Deluxe Suite Queen (Room Only). Free WiFi access$162.81 / $122.11
4 Star - Limited Time Offer. Superior With Breakfast. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access$156.1 / $124.88
5 Star - Limited Time Offer. Studio Deluxe w/ Breakfast for 2 pax. Breakfast Included$184.99 / $147.99
5 Star - Waterfront views. Large rooms. Near the gay nightlife. Deluxe Regency (with Buffet Breakfast). Breakfast IncludedSee all offers and discounts in ManilaIn partnership with Agoda.com
7.5 Good - based on 4859 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Best seller. Value for money. Close to the nightlife.
A very popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. The vibrant Red Planet Hotel (formally “Tune”) offers excellent-value rooms in perfect location, halfway between Roxas Boulevard along Manila Bay and the gay bars and clubs in Malate.
The rooms are simply furnished but modern, and feature a flat screen TV, air conditioning, en suite bathroom and free WiFi in public areas. Staff are helpful and friendly.
Red Planet has another branch in Makati city – Red Planet Makati.
7.7 Good - based on 130 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Apartment style. Excellent staff. Close to gay nightlife.
1775 Adratico suites offers affordable apartment-style rooms, just a few steps from the gay scene and some of the best gay bars in Malate.
Each of the 40 well-appointed apartment features a kitchen, living area, air conditioning, cable TV, en suite bathroom and free WiFi. The kitchen comes with a refrigerator and kitchenware.
Located a 10-minute walk from Pedro Gil LRT Station and less than 10 minutes from the famous Baywalk along Roxas Boulevard.
The hotel provides a free pickup service from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (a 45-minute drive away).
The financial and entertainment centre of the Philippines and one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Makati is known for its multicultural lifestyle, large shopping centres, luxury hotels and upmarket gay community.
8.9 Very Good - based on 753 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Luxury option. Great for shopping. Top-rated.
The Peninsula was one of the original luxury hotels to open in Manila. The 30+ years of experience are reflected in the quality of service and welcoming attitude of the staff.
The hotel is located in the heart of Makati – the commercial and shopping area of Metro Manila.
A bit further away from the gay scene in Malate, but still a great base from which to explore the city.
8.3 Very Good - based on 3990 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Central location. Great for shopping. Gay-popular.
It offers 538 luxurious rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, a well-equipped gym called DFiT and the world-class Devarana Spa.
Free WiFi is available in all rooms. Some rooms benefit from Executive Club lounge access which offers free drinks and snacks.
The hotel is right next to Ayala MRT station which gives you easy access to other parts of the city.
8.4 Very Good - based on 2383 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Convenient location. Excellent pool & facilities.
An excellent luxury choice for the Makati area. The 5-star New World Makati has a wide range of facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, gym, spa and several restaurants.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk from greenbelt area of Ayala Center and Glorietta shopping complexes, and there is a great selection of restaurants and cafés nearby.
7.5 Good - based on 3775 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Excellent value. Great facilities. Central location.
A popular choice for the Makati area, just minutes from the best shopping malls including Century City Mall and Glorietta Mall (free shuttle service provided).
The Best Western Plus Antel offers suites in 3 different towers. Each well-appointed suite features a kitchenette, work desk, separate living area, walk-in shower, flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station.
The hotel has a restaurant, a café, two gyms, a pool and a spa with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
8.5 Very Good - based on 1389 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Modern rooms. Great value. Boutique option.
An affordable alternative to the nearby Fraser Place Manila. This serviced apartment-styled hotel is conveniently located in Makati central business district surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues.
All rooms at the Picasso feature a well-equipped kitchenette, wall-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, private balcony and free WiFi.
Onsite facilities include a salon, a gift shop, a gym and a spa. Brasserie Boheme restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 24-hour room service is available.
7.5 Good - based on 4375 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Popular choice. Centrally located. Excellent value.
The gay-popular, great-value Red Planet hotel is located in Makati Central Business District, with plenty of bars, bistros and restaurants nearby.
It offers a choice of modern Twin or Double rooms, each with air conditioning, flat screen cable TV, electric key card, personal safe and free WiFi.
The hotel has a café bar and provides luggage storage service and computer stations at the 24-hour front desk.
The most populous city in the Philippines and the largest city in Metro Manila by land area. Quezon City is also home of the upmarket gay crowd and several gay venues.
8 Good - based on 1100 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Popular hotel. Modern rooms. Best value.
The Red Planet Quezon City (formally “Tune”) is an excellent budget choice if you’re planning to stay in this area.
This non-smoking hotel offers 140 modern rooms with free WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen cable TV, private bathroom, desk and safe. There is a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage service.
Located a 10-minute walk from Kamuning MRT station, allowing easy access to other parts of the city.
These two urbanised cities in Metro Manila are home to the Ortigas Center, a business and commercial centre and the area’s main attraction.
8 Good - based on 1075 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Budget option. Convenient location. Gay-popular.
The good-value Red Planet Ortigas offers basic, modern rooms in great location, close to O Bar and other gay venues in Pasig City.
All non-smoking guest rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, en suite bathroom, safe and desk. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk.
No restaurant onsite, but there are many dining options nearby. The Shaw Boulevard MRT station (about a 10-minute walk) provides easy connections to other parts of Manila.