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(Photo courtesy of Richmond Inn)
Planning to visit Bacolod this summer? Looking for a place to stay? From first class to standard hotels, down to economy backpacker-friendly inns and pension houses, surely Bacolod City has a lot of good lodging places for you to choose from. If you want to stretch your budget and save on time and transportation expenses, let ShoppersGuide help you in making the right choice.
Check out the following nifty accommodation options that will serve as your temporary home as you visit the city. Definitely a plus is that this list will also help you strategically choose a place that complements your plans in Bacolod—whether it is along your point of interest, in the city’s downtown, or near the airport.
Near Tourist Places
Yes, there are well-located hotels that will surely bring convenience to you if you plan to go to any of the three tourist spots within and nearby the city. Consider the following:
Known as the “Taj Mahal of Negros,” the Ruins is a burned-down mansion during World War II, abandoned and later on turned into a monumental museum. Today, it is a top tourist destination with an in-house restaurant, mini golf-course, souvenir shop, and flower shop.
1. Go Hotels Bacolod
Holding 108 air-conditioned rooms for guests to choose from, each with a private bathroom, cable TV, in-room phones, and high quality beds, this streamline budget hotel is surely easy on your wallet. Go Hotels Bacolod is located behind Robinsons Place Bacolod, it is an 8- to 12-minute ride via service vehicle to reach the Ruins. Budget rates start at PhP688.00.
2. Hometown Hotel Bacolod
Hometown Hotel all-in-one picture (Photo courtesy of Check Inn Pension)
A new hostel in town, Hometown Hotel ideally designed for backpackers and travelers along Lacson Street. It offers clean, modern, and affordable hotel rooms with discounted rates starting at PhP850.00. The Ruins is only a 12-minute ride away by private vehicle.
Capitol Grounds and Lagoon
This Lagoon is a provincial park alongside Lacson Street that is a popular spot for picnics and other recreational activities including jogging, aerobics, dance practice, and rehearsals. In the middle of the park is a man-made lagoon containing live tilapias that can be fondly fed by the public with pinipig rice sold by vendors just around every corner.
1. Pension Bacolod & Restaurant
Conveniently located at #27, 11th Street, Bacolod City, Pension Bacolod & Restaurant only takes an 8-minute walk to reach the grounds of the Capitol Lagoon. This pension house has complete room facilities such as satellite/cable TV, hot shower, air-conditioning, a desk, and a private bath with free toiletries. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour reception, on-site dining with free Wi-Fi, laundry services, free parking, and air-conditioned function hall. You can stay at this place for only PhP170.00 per night.
2. 11th Street Bed & Breakfast
New wing’s double air-conditioned rooms (Photo courtesy of 11th Street Bed & Breakfast)
This first family-owned bed and breakfast in Bacolod features air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned rooms, each with free breakfast, cable TV, Wi-Fi access, and laundry and pressing services. 11th Street Bed & Breakfast is just within walking distance from the famous Capitol Lagoon; the walk will take around 7 minutes. For non-air-conditioned occupancy, rate starts at PhP400.00 while air-conditioned rooms start at PhP700.00.
Panaad Park and Stadium
Photo courtesy of Panaad Park Stadium
It is the home of Panaad sa Negros Festival, a week-long celebration during the 3rd week of April. The stadium houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool, football field, rubberized track, basketball court, and other sport sfacilities. Aside from these, booths/mini-houses showcasing the best of every cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental can be found in every corner.
1. Regency Plaza Tourist Inn
This 2-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, shower, and coffee/tea maker. Guests also get to enjoy in its outdoor garden and Jacuzzi. Regency Plaza is only a 13- to 15-minute ride via jeepney to Panaad Park. Room rates start at PhP605.00 only.
2. MO2 Days Inn
Deluxe Room with 2 separate single beds (Photo courtesy of MO2 Days Inn)
Nearby the bustling nightlife around the Goldenfield Complex lies an affordable inn ready to provide good service. MO2 Days Inn features stylishly furnished rooms, a coffee shop, and affable staffs. Panaad Park is just a 15-minute ride away by car. Rates start at PhP780.00.
Near the Airport
The airport is situated at Barangay Bagtic, Silay, Negros Occidental. A number of accommodations are reachable within less than an hour of travel from the airport. The following are your best options if you prefer to rest immediately after a long, exhausting flight.
1. Richmond Inn
Exterior view of Richmond Inn during night time (Photo courtesy of Richmond Inn)
Located less than a kilometer from Bacolod-Silay airport, it only takes a 7-minute drive via shuttle or motorcycle to arrive at Richmond Inn. Tired and weary travelers will find comfort in Richmond’s air-conditioned rooms. Other amenities are LCD TV with cable, telephone/intercom system, hot and cold shower, electronic door locks, and Wi-Fi access. It also shelters a café and restaurant, souvenir store, and function rooms. Rates start at from PhP1,500.00 per night.
2. Winbelle Pension Hauz
Suite Room with King-sized bed (Good for 2 pax) (Photo courtesy of Winbelle Pension Hauz)
Strategically positioned where everything is of walking distance—local market shops, banks, restaurants, churches, hospital, business hubs—Winbelle Pension Hauz is approximately 10 minutes travel from the airport. Offering a safe and peaceful atmosphere, its amenities include air-conditioning, cable TV, NDD access, and toilet and bath with hot and cold running water. Rates start at PhP700.00 only.
3. Vermilion Pension & Dormitel
Guest room of Vermillion
Photos courtesy of Vermillion Pension & Dormitel
Guests can choose from 25 rooms available consisting of 15 air-conditioned rooms and 10 dorm type rooms (4 to 10 pax), each with a cable TV and a private bathroom with hot and cold shower. Vermillion Pension & Dormitel is situated near shopping districts in the center of Talisay City, a 15-minute drive from the airport. Rooms are available at a starting price of PhP750.00 (2 pax) for regular rooms and PhP1,000.00 (4 pax) for dorm type rooms.
Near the Downtown
Bacolod downtown is the heart of the city where the commercial complex stands. The City Public Plaza and San Sebastian Cathedral are also situated in downtown area. Various business establishments are there housing restaurants and other shops such as SM Bacolod, Plaza Mart, and Central market.
1. Java Pension House
Superior Twin Room can hold up to three extra mattresses. (Photo courtesy of Java Pension House)
Ideally located in the core of the commercial and business centers is Java Pension Hotel. The rooms are fully furnished, air-conditioned, and with clean bathrooms and flat screen cable TVs. Room rates starts at PhP650.00, ensuring quality service and comfort at an affordable price.
2. Sea Breeze Hotel /LEC Lodging
Sea Breeze Hotel is a well-situated clean and cozy abode that lies alongside the City Public Plaza. It offers spacious and alluring crafty rooms that can be had for PhP770.00 only. Walking distance from Sea Breeze is the popular Bongbong’s Pasalubong Center.
3. Check Inn Pension
Elegantly-styled Business suite room (Photo courtesy of Check Inn Pension)
Stationed right beside the old Bacolod City Hall in Luzuriaga St., Check Inn Pension is on point being in the crux of the downtown area. Guests can choose from 91 fully-air conditioned rooms with hot and cold shower which can be availed at a starting price of PhP650.00. In-house gym, laundry, and pressing services are also available.
Have you chosen the best inn from our list? Of course, we won’t end this article without giving you more options. Here’s a rundown of other budget-friendly hotels that you can also check out:
Charmaine is a young lady with two-fold identity. A formal office girl on weekdays and a backpacker on weekends. She is a mission volunteer serving God through other people. She loves travelling to far-off and distant places seizing ahead new adventures and creating memories to be treasured.
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