Microtel by Wyndham Baguio

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Baguio Philippines (2022 Updated)

Generally speaking, well known hotels &  resorts in the Baguio are welcoming towards all LGBTQ couples and most of the 4 & 5* hotels are gay friendly Baguio.

The lesbiangaybisexualtransgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the Philippines have a distinctive culture[vague] in society and also have limited legal rights. Gays and lesbians are generally tolerated (if not accepted) in Filipino society. Despite recent events that have promoted the rights, general acceptance, and empowerment of the Filipino LGBT community, discrimination remains. Homosexuals in the Philippines are known as “bakla“, though there exist other terms to describe them. Similarly, Filipino lesbians are generally known as Alfa.

Baguio, on the Philippines’ Luzon island, is a mountain town of universities and resorts. Called the “City of Pines,” it’s particularly popular in summer due to unusually cooler weather. At its center is Burnham Park, with gardens and a lake. Nearby, Baguio Cathedral, completed in 1936, has a rose-hued exterior. The main thoroughfare is Session Road, lined with shops, restaurants and entertainment options.

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1. Grand Sierra Pines Baguio 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio

Grand Sierra Pines Baguio
Grand Sierra Pines Baguio

Set in the mountains of Baguio, this 4-star property features 2 on-site dining options, free parking, and free WiFi throughout the property. Grand Sierra Pines Baguio is within 6-minute drive from Mines View Park and 13-minute drive from SM Baguio.

Each room is air-conditioned and comes with a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar, and an in-room safe while the private bathroom has a shower facility along with free toiletries. The units also include a balcony and a seating area where you can relax while enjoying views of the mountain or the garden. For your comfort, bottled drinking water and free toiletries are also provided.

Guests can choose between 2 dining options at the property, Atrium serves local Filipino favorites while The Outlook specializes is American and Asian dishes.Is your getaway place from the stresses of city life. Situated on a quiet area along Outlook Drive, 60 rooms was built around pine trees, offering a unique experience for guest to relax and commune with nature. Amenities includes a SPA, Fitness Center, Basement Parking, Mini Library, National Artist Gallery,and Garden, We also installed rain catchers and treatment facilities to make rain water usable. Rooms come in four categories and all come equipped with wifi cable TV Mini bar in room safe as well as room fan and air conditioning.

Is your getaway place from the stresses of city life. Situated on a quiet area along Outlook Drive, 60 rooms was built around pine trees, offering a unique experience for guest to relax and commune with nature. Amenities includes a SPA, Fitness Center, Basement Parking, Mini Library, National Artist Gallery,and Garden, We also installed rain catchers and treatment facilities to make rain water usable. Rooms come in four categories and all come equipped with wifi cable TV Mini bar in room safe as well as room fan and air .

The hotel is modern and designed in a way where there is lots of natural light and airflow is good in the corridors and in the rooms. Rooms are light and airy, with the bathroom also bright and well ventilated. The beds  were on the small side but were comfortable enough. Rooms have a balcony and ours had a view of the pine trees across the road. The hotel also had a nice lawn and garden,gym and a spa. The best part of the stay was the bonfire in the evening and a cultural show staged by their staff. We roasted marshmallows and hotdogs by the fire – a first in all our years going up to Baguio. Food was very good, and there was even strawberry taho to be had for breakfast. Location is good – near the Mines View park and St Joseph Pacdal church. Staff were very friendly and check-in and check-out was a breeze. Loved our stay.

It’s off the beaten path, you’d barely notice it on the way to Mines View specially on a foggy day. One of the last few hotels in Baguio surrounded with pine trees. It has spacious and secure rooms all with balconies.. comfortable beddings & basic amenities. Strong WiFi, cables not clear though. There’s a BDO ATM by the way at the hotel’s entrance.

Nice hotel layout, they took advantage of the free flowing breeze of the mountainside. Atrium reminded me of the old Hyatt Hotel. Perfect ambience for veranda dining.
Breakfast buffet rotation is ok.. lots of food choices on the menu. Some entrees though are a bit overpriced. Nearby option would be Cafe Adriana by Hill Station (that would take another review).

Courteous and polite staff, Management should ensure availability though of a Manager on-duty. There was a minor incident where nobody was around to decide. Also they should also be thoughtful enough to add card keys especially if there are multiple room occupants.

Overall stay was great, we’re definitely coming back.

Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio
Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio

How much does a room costs at Grand Sierra Pines Baguio ?

Prices start 133 $/night for Deluxe Queen Room.

This double room is fitted with a queen bed and air conditioning. It also includes a sofa seating area and a flat-screen cable TV. a safety deposit box, a working desk and a minibar is also included. The balcony is furnished and offers views of the mountain.

Where to book online – Grand Sierra Pines Baguio – Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio you can find the best hotels deals in Baguio during Panagbenga Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Baguio  on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. G1 Lodge 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio

G1 Lodge
G1 Lodge

Set in Baguio, 300 m from SM City Baguio, G1 Lodge offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms.

The units at the hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a bidet. The rooms at G1 Lodge feature air conditioning and a desk.

The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Located at a prominent location at the top of Session Road, at the heart of Baguio City’s central business district, on a small 200 m² lot, the building is shaped to maximize daylight and natural ventilation, slowly tapering into light wells on the northern side.
The best asset of this accommodation is its location. Literally just walking distance to everything: bus terminal, mall, best restaurants (!) and tourist spots. No problem with transportation too because its on a main road and taxis pass by almost anytime. The hotel is a modern rustic-ish lodge that has a cafe and a restaurant. Breakfast was alright. Staff were super friendly and very helpful. The room was nice, cozy, with a small balcony overlooking a handful of roofs. Nice bed with smart tv.
-Location is so convenient, it’s just across SM Baguio, around 5-minute walk to Baguio Cathedral and also walking distance to the bus terminal and other tourist spots. Since its just in front of SM, there are lots of taxis passing by so its not that difficult to find a ride even during rush hour.
– Rooms have balcony with a view of the city. You won’t get a balcony in some 5-star hotels.
-Buffet breakfast has lots of choices, even more varied than 5-star hotels. And everything tastes amazing.
-TV has free Netflix. You will not get this from 5-star hotels or some airbnbs
-Room size is adequate for the two persons we booked. Beds and pillows are soft. Water pressure of the shower is strong. Wifi connection is fast.
-The external architecture and interiors are stylish, love the woodwork in the lobby. The hotel won awards for its architecture.
-Staff is accommodating and went above and beyond their duty. Concierge printed my ticket without additional cost.

Location is great, few walks away from SM Baguio and Session Road. Exterior design was bomb! Obviously was designed by a high-end architecture. Front desk design is elegant, mixture of modern and tribal design. Employees are very polite, friendly and helpful. We have booked a room with private balcony, one of their employee assisted us to our room. Before you enter your room, there’s a gate on your floor which only guests with key cards can enter so so for security feature!! So yeah, we enter the room, boom!!!

Very enticing room and cleanliness, i love the scent of their linens, it smelled like a premium fabric softener. Their bed is big like 3 person can fit, bed reminds me of Conrad Manila (A Hilton brand 5 star hotel) bed which is very soft and comfortable. Bathroom is great and spacious too. One of the thing that won our money is their balcony!!! What a view, city, mountain and sunrise/sunset view made our stay in this hotel magical!! Another thing, their breakfast. Breakfast starts at 6AM until 10AM. They offer a 1 platter meal. I love the quality of food and coffee, so premium and beautifully presented.

We choose this because of its location. Walking distance only from Session road at SM which are nightmare in hailing cab during rush hour. The hotel’s look is very nice, and their staffs are very polite and accommodating. The room we got is a bit smaller than i expected, but enough for two persons. It is one of the few hotels in Baguio with aircon. They have cable and wifi, and I loved that their tv is equipped with Netflix so we can switch to it whenever there’s nothing interesting on tv. They have buffet breakfast, and the food is good though the space is quite small as some people are waiting in line due to non-availability of seats.

Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio
Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio

How much does a room costs at G1 Lodge ?

Prices start 44 $/night for Butterfly Room. The Fox Room is  86$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a seating area, private entrance and dining area.

Where to book online – G1 Lodge – Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio you can find the best hotels deals in Baguio during Panagbenga Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Baguio  on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Microtel by Wyndham Baguio 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio

Microtel by Wyndham Baguio
Microtel by Wyndham Baguio

Centrally located in Baguio City, 2 km from Camp John Hay and 2.7 km from Wright Park, Microtel by Wyndham Baguio features an on site restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, a radio clock while some rooms also have a safety deposit box. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries.

Everyday at the property, guests can enjoy the buffet breakfast. Free flowing coffee is available at the lobby. The city also offers dining options near the hotel.

Microtel Baguio is a 92- room hotel beside the modern Victory Liner Passenger. A bridge way connects the hotel to the bus terminal thus ensuring greater accessibility for the guests.It is the same great hotel everywhere you go with Microtel’s consistency in cleanliness, comfort, safety and value. Of course, Microtel Baguio’s service is further enhanced by the Filipino’s warm sense of hospitality.

Location is good as it is behind Victory Terminal and walking distance to SM Baguio, Session Road, UP Campus, Court of Appeals, and Burnham Park. If you decide not to bring a car, this is definitely a plus factor as you can simply walk your way through these destinations. Room is excellent. It will give you a nice view of the pine trees surrounding the area. Drinking water stations are available in various corners so you don’t need to buy outside. Bed and pillows are soft. I had a good sleep. Lighting of the room is a little dimmed, suited if you want to calm your senses.

The location is very convenient, walking distance to almost everywhere. Their breakfast buffet serves good food, especially their pastries and peanut butter. All staff are very accommodating and polite, they’ll be your family away from home.

The Microtel in Baguio has the appearance of a budget hotel but the service and location make it one of the best places to stay if you are a foreigner. It is within walking distance to SM, right next door to a bus station/7-11/ Jolly Bee. It has a good dine in restaurant (and Inahawl republic across the street is good too). It is clean, safe and the service is good. You will never struggle to get a cab from this location either, they are lined up right outside 24 hours a day. It is a little more expensive than some other hotels in Baguio but it is the only place I’ll stay.

The room was clean and reasonably spacious and all the facilities were in working order.
The staff were all very welcoming and professional.
The shower was excellent and the air-con was efficient and quiet (though barely used).
Although our room (526) overlooked the Victory Liner bus depot the rooms we booked were surprisingly quiet.

There are a number of restaurants on the Upper Session Road which are within walking distance. We recommend O’Mai Khan Mongolian buffet and The Rose Bowl (chinese). Possibly Mario’s but it is expensive and DON’T have the steak unless you like gristle.
Overall we thought it was well located and very good value. we would be happy to return in the future and will now consider using this chain in the future too.

Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio
Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio

How much does a room costs at Microtel by Wyndham Baguio ?

Prices start 77 $/night for Standard Queen Room. The One-Bedroom Suite is  117$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online – Microtel by Wyndham Baguio – Gay Friendly Hotels Baguio you can find the best hotels deals in Baguio during Panagbenga Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Baguio  on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.