Known as the City of Smiles, it’s hard not to fall in love with Bacolod.
Its charm lies in the province’s simplicity, a clear contrast to the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. This kind of quiet calmness is what makes Bacolod a great place to visit—and a real treat for the eyes and the heart, too.
Whether you’re headed for a vacation or for business, there’s a hotel in Bacolod that’s perfect for every kind of traveler. Whatever you want or need from your home away from home, there is a hotel in Bacolod that will suit you.
For the Business Traveler: L’Fisher Hotel
Popularly known as the only Bacolod hotel that offers first class accommodation, L’Fisher Hotel has become an instant favorite for travelers who are in the location for business reasons. Situated along Lacson Street, the Tourism Strip of Bacolod, L’Fisher is right in the heart of rows of local restaurants, retail shops, malls, and markets. Because of the hotel’s proximity to these, it really is one of the best places to stay in while in the province.
Another reason why L’Fisher Hotel is perfect for the business traveler is because of its topnotch amenities. Their rooms and suites are spacious and elegantly designed, with wireless internet connection and comfortable couches and tables for working or laid-back reading. For some downtime, a gym and swimming pool is available. You can even head to the spa for a much-needed massage after a day of work.
While it may be tempting to stay in while you’re not running around Bacolod for your next meeting, L’Fisher’s location makes it easier for clients to roam around the area to check out some of the province’s popular tourist destinations. Lots of heritage sites are just a few minutes away from the hotel by car. The Ruins and the Negros Museum are also famed destinations you should definitely check out.
14 Lacson St., Bacolod City
(034) 433 3731
For the No-Fuss Wanderer: Go Hotels Bacolod
If you’re the type of traveler who only looks for basic lodging needs, then Go Hotels Bacolod is perfect for you. Owned and ran by the Robinsons Group, Go Hotels offers quality service and accommodation to their guests with the most basic things you need for a comfortable stay away from your home: an airconditioned room with a comfortable bed, a private bathroom and of course, wireless internet connection (because hello, it’s totally a necessity nowadays!).
The best part about Go Hotels Bacolod is its proximity to Robinsons Place. It is literally right beside the mall! So if you ever need to do some emergency shopping or find yourself craving some grub, you can always easily head down to the mall.
Since Go Hotels Bacolod is situated right along Lacson Street, it’s also quite easy to take public transportation when needed. You can also easily book a Grabcar from here, too. Up for some walking? Head down to nearby cafes such as Kuppa Bacolod, which is about a 2-3 minute walk from the hotel.
Go Hotels Bacolod
Lacson St., Bacolod (0998) 840 2055
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For the Traveling Barkada: M02 Westown Hotel
For those who are traveling to Bacolod in groups, whether with family or with buddies, one of the better options for your accommodation would be M02 Westown Hotel. While it may not be situated in Lacson Street, it has some pretty cool hotel qualities you should know about.
The rooms of M02 Westown are known to be spacious, which already gets an A+ for those traveling in groups. It is also near SM City Bacolod, which makes running last-minute errands easy. M02 is also near several restaurants you can choose from.
The hotel also has great facilities and nearby shops to facilitate group bonding sessions. Itching for a karaoke night? M02 has a karaoke bar you can head to for singing your heart out. A nightclub is also found within the hotel’s premises, so if you’re in the mood to drink with your friends, you’ve already got your hangout spot! Lastly, M02 Westown’s swimming pool at the building’s roofdeck is a great place to bond with friends or family.
M02 Westown Hotel
Corner San Juan Luzuriaga St., Bacolod City
(034) 709 8899
For the Chic Millennial: East View Hotel
Coined as a modern boutique hotel, East View Hotel is a place suited for travelers who are chic and sleek. The 5-storey boutique hotel boasts of simple yet modern interiors, perfect for the young city slicker looking for a comfortable place to serve as their home while in the province. East View is also just 15 minutes away from the Silay airport and is strategically at the center of numerous shops and restaurants.
This boutique hotel also has its own function rooms and banquet halls, which are often used for team conventions or special occasions. East View also has a bar where a local DJ plays every Friday and Saturday night. For some munchies, you can go to Bluegrass, the hotel’s own café, bar, and grill located at the second floor of the hotel.
East View Hotel
Carlos Hilado Circumferential Road cor. Esperanza Diola Street
Bacolod City (034) 433 0596
For the Chill Ones: O Hotel Bacolod
Many have said that O Hotel Bacolod is one of the best places to stay in while in the area, and it may be primarily because of how well the staff is able to take care of the clients. The overall experience is amped up by the genuine hospitality of the hotel’s workers—a clear visual representation of why Bacolod is the City of Smiles.
The rooms in O Hotel are simple but modern, providing the basic necessities typical tourists look for. It also has its own restaurant when you’re too tired to go out of the premises. But one the main reasons people rave about this hotel is its location. While the hotel is situated in the city, it is located in a relatively quiet part. This makes it a prime place to stay in, especially if you’re the type who loves a chill environment.
O Hotel Bacolod
52 San Sebastian St., Bacolod City
(0998) 548 8440
For the Low-Key Tourist: Grand Regal Hotel
The Grand Regal Hotel in Bacolod is most popular for their very spacious rooms. Since it has been around for quite a while, the interior of the hotel gives you a feel of a classic ‘90s home. With wood as their main design element, stepping into your room in the Grand Regal Hotel feels like entering a cozy space you can call your own.
While admittedly the hotel needs to do some upkeep to maintain the quality clients want in their temporary homes, the charm of this hotel lies in the fact that they’ve been in the business for quite some time, and the staff already knows how best to please their customers. Plus, they serve good food at the in-house Cafe Masskara—and we all know great eats are the quickest way to our hearts!
Grand Regal Hotel
Araneta St., Bacolod City (034) 432 0888
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