Finding any window of common free time in the modern-day adult’s calendar is a feat of mythical coordination mixed with a dash of luck. If you only have a day or two for everyone to spare, you don’t have a lot of hours to waste on the road.
Consider colorful Quezon City, the largest and most populated city in the country, for your next staycation. With an area of 165.3 km², you’ll definitely find a lot of things to see and do. There are a number of Quezon City hotels that you can stay at, all promising that out-of-town relaxation experience for just a fraction of the driving time. It can be overwhelming, choosing the right hotel for you and your family or barkada, so here’s a little help. Here are seven underrated Quezon City hotels that may have flown under your radar.
Brentwood Suites is a little gem of a hotel nestled right in the heart of Quezon City. Tastefully decorated with timeless pieces, Brentwood Suites is known and loved for its warm staff and accommodating service. Catch up on your reading on one of the couches at their in-house restaurant, Café Elements, while you enjoy a bite or two—or three!—from their robust menu of local and international cuisine. Brentwood Suites has a spa and a gym if you want to make the most of your stay within the hotel, but if you choose to explore the nearby areas, Fisher Mall, Timog, and Tomas Morato are all within arm’s reach.
6 G. Garcia St., Brgy. Paligsahan
(02) 927 8888
Cocoon Boutique Hotel proves that you don’t need to sacrifice comfort for consciousness. Cocoon Boutique Hotel is a four-star, eco-friendly hotel, the only hotel in the country to receive the title of Luxury Green Hotel in Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 Asia and Australasia Awards. All the flushing, irrigation, and in-house cleaning systems make use of harvested rainwater and groundwater. All the lighting fixtures and appliances have been optimized for energy efficiency. The hotel is decorated with eco-sense water fixtures and structures built from reclaimed wood and other renewable materials. Much raved about are the cloud-like, memory foam beds, which features a 600 thread-count, 100% Egyptian Cotton linens, and 90% goose down pillows and duvets. Cocoon Boutique Hotel has its own pool, spa, exercise room, salon, aesthetic clinic, organic edibles garden with al fresco dining… and Samgyupsalamat. Yes, that’s right! There's a Samgyupsalamat right on the ground floor, so you really don’t need to go far to get your Korean fix—or your fix of anything, really. You can walk to Timog and Tomas Morato from Cocoon Boutique Hotel, so you’ll really be spoiled for choice when it comes to easily accessible dining choices.
Cocoon Boutique Hotel
61 Scout Tobias cor. Scout Rallos
Brgy. Laging Handa
(02) 921 2706 to 08
Just like its sister brand, Cocoon Boutique Hotel, Hive Hotel & Convention Place minimizes its carbon footprint while maximizing your comfort and enjoyment. Hive Hotel is where playfulness meets productivity. This hotel is cosmopolitan and cozy at the same time, featuring a modern-meets-retro aesthetic with its use of bright colors and whimsical patterns for its interiors. Here, you’ll find wonderfully comfortable rooms complete with all the perks and amenities you could ever want in your next staycation. Each room features top-of-the-line foam mattresses, 400 thread-count sheets, 100% Egyptian Cotton linens, and 90% goose down pillows and duvets. Enjoy a relaxing rain shower with all of Hive Hotel’s eco-certified toiletries and bathroom products, or take a dip at the jacuzzis in their Sky Garden.
Hive Hotel & Convention Place
68 Scout Tuazon cor. Scout Madrinan
Brgy. South Triangle
(02) 951 4483
The Microtel chain is known as a businessman’s hotel, but Microtel by Wyndham-Acropolis proves that business doesn’t have to be boring. Homey yet sophisticated, Microtel by Wyndham-Acropolis is the first green hotel of this area, offering the comforts of home with the convenience of a hotel stay. Located across Eastwood City, Microtel by Wyndham-Acropolis makes a myriad of shopping and dining destinations easily accessible in just a few steps. Get your endorphins flowing and burn off the calories of your indulgent staycation at their in-house gym, or avail of their complimentary day pass at Anytime Fitness Eastwood. If you feel like going around a little more, Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, and Greenhills Shopping Center are all just a short drive away.
Microtel by Wyndham-Acropolis
E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Brgy. Bagumbayan
(02) 962 8899 / (0917) 510 5940
The Upper Story Serviced Apartments is a calming oasis in the middle of the bustling metropolitan area that is Cubao. At this “home away from home,” your main agenda is to enjoy life in the slow lane—surprise the family with meals lovingly made in your room’s full-service kitchenette, relax in the infinity pool overlooking the city skyline, get a rush of endorphins with a sweat session at the gym, or read a new book by your favorite writer. Boasting a prime location, this stylish stay puts you within a stone’s throw of the city’s dining and shopping hot spots such as Greenhills Shopping Center and Robinsons Magnolia. Ronac Art Center and Art In Island are also a few minutes away, ready to satisfy your creative cravings.
Upper Story Serviced Apartments
Centro Tower, 138 N. Domingo Street
Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 230 8188
Okay, let’s get it out right at the start: The Cirque Serviced Residences allows pets! Yes, finally, you can bring your furry friend with you on your next staycation! Say no to #sepanx and bring everyone—no matter how big or small, The Cirque can accommodate groups of all sizes and ensure that everyone has all the fun possible. The Cirque is an urban sanctuary found within, Circulo Verde, an emerging development destination in Quezon City. Enjoy a view of the Antipolo mountains and Marikina riverside, as well as all the Circulo Verde perks and facilities. You’ll find a gym, basketball court, two swimming pools, a Remote Control (RC) Race Track, and a Bike Park. You’ll also find Ninja Academy, a dedicated parkour facility, and Hachi Park, a dedicated dog park!
The Cirque Serviced Residences
Circulo Verde, 70 Calle Industria
Brgy. Bagumbayan, Libis
(02) 318 4600
(0917) 841 9987
With 438 rooms, Seda Vertis North is the largest hotel in Quezon City. Located inside the Vertis North business hub and just a few steps away from Ayala Vertis North, TriNoma, and SM North EDSA, Seda Vertis North is an oasis of everything you could ever need and want. Elegantly designed with muted colors and contemporary pieces, this chic and stylish hotel promises luxury and comfort for your next staycation. Enjoy an interesting selection of food choices at Misto Buffet, where Seda Vertis North’s expert chefs whip up their own versions of local and international fare. Head on up to Straight Up, the largest and most premier hotel rooftop bar of Quezon City, for some of their signature cocktails and yummy pica-pica.
Seda Vertis North
Astra cor. Luz Drives, Vertis North
(02) 739 8888
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This article was last edited on March 19, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.
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