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Malate district is located at the southern end of Manila City, bordered by Manila Bay to the west and Ermita district to the north. Some of the city’s best gay nightlife can be found near the intersection of Maria Y. Orosa St and Julio Nakpil St.
Roxas Boulevard (corner of Dr J. Quintos Street), Malate | map
8.3 Very Good based on 1871 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.
M. Adriatico corner General Malvar St., Malate | map
8.5 Very Good based on 1053 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 Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, is also worth a consideration.
0913, One Rizel Park 2, Manila Bay | map
8.5 Very Good based on 345 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.
The popular Hotel H2O is next door and also worth considering.
1740 A.Mabini Street, Malate | map
7.6 Good based on 3167 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Best seller. Value for money. Close to the nightlife.
A very popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. The vibrant Tune Hotel 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.
The hotel has another branch in Makati city – Tune Hotel Makati.
2090 Roxas Boulevard, Malate | map
7.4 Good based on 404 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Near the gay scene. Waterfront location. Boutique choice.
The excellent-value, 4-star boutique G Hotel enjoys a waterfront location on the historic Roxas Boulevard, steps away from a range of restaurants and shops.
The hotel features 50 contemporary, minimalist-styled rooms with butler service. The rooms offer the fabulous sunset views out over Manila Bay.
Onsite facilities include an outdoor pool and a well-equipped business center. The Café Noir restaurant serves Asian fusion cuisine. Breakfast is included in the reasonable rates.
Popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.
1775 Interior M. Adriatico, Malate | map
7.6 Good based on 85 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).
Makati is the financial and entertainment center of the Philippines and one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. It is known for its multicultural lifestyle filled with shopping centers, condominiums, hotels, and entertainment hubs.
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati | map
8.9 Very Good based on 580 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Original luxury. Good for shopping. Well-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.
Ayala Center, Makati | map
8.4 Very Good based on 3498 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Popular choice. Well-located. Great for shopping.
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.
Esperanza Street (corner Makati Avenue), Ayala Center, Makati, | map
8.4 Very Good based on 1942 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Financial District. Nice pool. Great for shopping.
An excellent luxury choice for the Makati area. The 5=star New World Makati Hotel has a wide range of facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, gym, spa and several dining options.
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.
119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati | map
8.4 Very Good based on 1074 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Boutique choice. Modern apartments. Great value.
A more affordable option than the nearby Mandarin Oriental or 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 feature a well-equipped kitchenette, wall-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, private balcony and free WiFi internet access.
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.
02 San Lorenzo Drive (cor. Arnaiz Avenue), Makati | map
8.5 Very Good based on 238 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Stylish & Affordable. Quiet rooms. Well-located.
Located near Makati City’s Greenbelt and Glorietta shopping centers, Hotel Celeste offers gay travelers an excellent alternative to bigger and more expensive luxury hotels in the area.
This European-style boutique hotel offers 30 cosy, beautifully designed rooms, each of which has a flat screen TV, iPod dock, minibar, safe, coffee & tea maker and free WiFi. Some rooms have a kitchenette.
The rooftop deck with hot tub offers views of Makati City. Hotel Celeste has its own restaurant and bar, but plenty of other choices are nearby. The Ayala MRT station is about a 10-minute walk away.