We all want to take a breather from *everything* after being cooped up in our homes for too long. If you’re looking for vacation ideas, we recommend going on a weekend staycation at one of Manila’s DOT-accredited hotels.

What you need to know before you make reservations

The Department of Tourism issued general guidelines that allowed staycations in accredited establishments in areas under General Community Quarantine back in October. Before you book your stay, make sure that your hotel is:

  • not being used as a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation facility for returning overseas workers;
  • has a four- or five-star rating by the DOT; and
  • has been granted a Certificate of Authority to Operate for Staycations by the DOT.

Where to stay

As of January 5, 2021, here are the hotels accredited by the Department of Tourism where you can book a comfortable staycation in Manila:

Grand Hyatt Hotel

safe staycation in Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt Manila

Address: 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Manila 1634
Telephone: +632 8838 1234
Email: manila.grand@hyatt.com
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Makati Shangri-La Hotel

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Makati Shangri-La

Address: Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines
Telephone: +632 8813 8888
Email: makati@shangri-la.com
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Update: On January 20, 2021, Makati Shangri-La reported that they will temporary close its doors to guests starting February 1.

Okada Manila Hotel

Okada Manila

Address: New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City
Parañaque City, 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone:  +632 8888 0777
Email: RoomReservations@okadamanila.com
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Shangri-La at the Fort

Shangri-La at the Fort

Address: 30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634 Philippines
Phone: +632 8820 0888
E-mail: manilafort@shangri-la.com
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Nobu Hotel

Nobu Hotel

Address: City of Dreams Manila Aseana Blvd cor. Macapagal Ave, Tambo, Parañaque, Metro Manila
Telephone:  +632 8800 8080
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Joy Nostalg Hotel and Suites Manila

Joy Nostalg Hotel and Suites

Address: Joy-Nostalg Center, 17 ADB Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, Metro Manila
Telephone:  +632 8637 7888
Email: HB2D6-RE1@accor.com
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EDSA Shangri-La Manila

EDSA Shangri-La

Address: 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
Telephone:  +632 8633 8888
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Solaire Resort & Casino

Solaire Resort & Casino

Address: Tambo Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Tambo, Parañaque, 1709 Metro Manila
Telephone:  +632 8888 8888
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Hyatt Regency City of Dreams

Hyatt Regency

Address: Belle Ave, Entertainment city, Manila, 1701 Metro Manila
Telephone:  +632 8691 1234
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Nüwa Manila City of Dreams

Nüwa Manila – City of Dreams

Address: Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque
Telephone: +632 8800 8080
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The Peninsula Manila

Peninsula Manila

Address: Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila
Telephone: +632 8887 2888
Email: pmn@peninsula.com
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Aruga by Rockwell

Aruga by Rockwell

Address: Waterfront Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, 1200
Telephone: +632 8818-0000
Email: reservations@aruga.com.ph
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Sheraton Manila Hotel

Sheraton Manila

Address: 80 Andrews Ave, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: +63 279021800
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Hilton Manila

Hilton Manila

Address: 1 Newport Blvd, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: +632 7239 7788
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Hotel Okura Manila

Hotel Okura Manila

Address: 2 Portwood Street (formerly Palm Drive), Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay City 1309, Philippines
Telephone: +632 5318 2888
Email: info@hotelokuramanila.com

Map of DOT-Accredited Hotels for Staycation in NCR

Updated as of January 5, 2021

Other Things You Need to Know

Age Restrictions – While there aren’t any age restrictions on who can go on staycation, the DOT has mandated that those with underlying medical conditions, multiple chronic conditions, or those who are currently pregnant will not be allowed to stay in any hotel. 

Territorial Limitations – Your accommodation establishment or hotel of choice should be located in the same province as your residence. For instance, if you’re from Taguig, you can stay in any accredited hotel within Metro Manila.

COVID-19 Testing Requirement – On the day of your stay, all guests in your party have to test negative in a COVID-19 rapid antigen test. This is a requirement set by the DOT.

Cashless Payment For your safety, it is strongly encouraged that you settle your payment through contactless payment channels.

For more information, call your hotel before the date of your stay. Observe proper health protocols and keep your mask on at all times when indoors.

Have you stayed in any of these hotels in the past month? Tell us about your experience in the comments!