Baguio City: The Coolest City – Hotels, Transient Houses & Travel Guide

Baguio City is undeniably the coolest city in the Philippines both figuratively and literally. The temperature of this mountain city is 8 degrees Celsius lower than most parts of the country. Unlike in most tropical countries where the people escape their country’s heat by going to another country, this city allows you escape the country’s heat within the country—now don’t tell me that ain’t cool. You can enjoy the outdoors here without worrying about sun burns or getting soaked in sweat.

Burnham Park, Baguio City

Burnham Park

In fact, this city also gives you a feel of what it’s like in a foreign country. The houses have fireplaces, the most common tree are pine trees, people are dressed differently and western fruits like strawberries, lemons, oranges, etc. are grown here. If there was a direct flight from Europe to Baguio City, some people might wonder and say, “Is this really a tropical country?”

Baguio City Collage

Collage

When we arrived at the transient house, we quickly explored the whole place and didn’t see any air conditioners or electric fans. I know this city is cold but I never expected it to be cold the whole year even at the peak of summer. As a coffee lover, it’s really great because I can enjoy drinking hot coffee in the open at any time of the day.

Gigantic Lion’s Head

But of course, people don’t come to Baguio City for its cold climate alone, this place has lots of wonderful scenery and great tourist spots as well. A magnificent view of its mountainous slope will take your breath away. In spite of fact that it’s located inside Benguet, Baguio City is not officially part of Benguet since the city’s charter was enacted in 1909. But somehow, it’s still informally considered as part of Benguet for statistical convenience.

Kennon Road View Deck

Great View at Kennon Road’s View Deck

This is just an introduction to our Baguio City blog series, please check out our posts on Baguio City’s popular tourist spots below:

The Gigantic Lion’s Head
Kennon Road View Deck
Burnham Park
SM Baguio
Philippine Military Academy Headquarters
Camp John Hay
The Mansion
Mines View
Baguio City Cathedral
Strawberry Farm (La Trinidad side trip)

 

Map

 

Where to stay in Baguio City:

Acapulco Mountain Resort
Lucnab Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6905

Alpine Hotel
Military Cut Off, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 5858

Ambassador Hotel
25 Abano Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2746, +63 74 442 5078

Atenara House
40 Navy (C.M. Recto) Road, Saint Joseph Bgy
Contact number: +63 74 446-9808; +63 (933) 365-7352
http://www.atenara.com/

Azalea Residences
#7 Leonard Wood Loop, Bgy. M. Roxas
Contact number: +632 579 4890
http://www.azalearesidencesbaguio.com

Bab’s Place Baguio Transient Room
508 Hillside Baguio City, Near Arko ng Welcome Gabriela Silang
Contact number: +639233498481 (sun) / Manila land line 7105768
**new P250.00 a night per head
http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/35420094/Baguio+transient+room-+Studio+unit+2
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Babs-Place-baguio-Transient-room-Baguio-City/379526545458791

Baden Powell Inn
28 Government Pack Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 5836, +63 74 442 8177

Baguio City Burnham Suites
No.6 Kisad Road
Contact number: (074) 4242211 to 15
Corp Office: (074) 424-2217 to 18
Fax No.: (074) 424 2216
http://www.burnhamsuitesbaguio.com/

Baguio City Condotel
19 Harrison Road
Contact number: +63 74 442 4578
http://www.baguio-condotel.com/

Baguio City Country Club
South Drive, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 50 60
http://www.bcc.com.ph/

Baguio City First Hotel
22 Bonifacio Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2514, +63 74 442 9901

Baguio City Garden Hotel
Lapu-Lapu Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6398

Baguio City Goodwill Lodge
58 Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 634

Baguio City Holiday Villa Court
10 Legarda Road
Contact number: +63 74 442 6679
Facsimile: +63 74 442 5803
http://www.baguioholidayhotel.com/

Baguio City Palace Hotel
Legarda Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 7734

Baguio City Transient House
214 Mission Rd. Crystal Cave
http://www.baguiotransient.com/

Baguio City Village Inn
55 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3901, +63 74 442 4649

Benguet Pine Tourist Inn
82 Chanum Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 7325

Benguet Prime Hotel
Corner Session Road & Calderon Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 7066, +63 74 442 8363
Facsimile: +63 74 442 8132

Burnham Hotel
21 Calderon Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2331, +63 74 442 5117

Casa Amapola
Quezon Hill, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3406

Casa Ferraren
Outlook Drive, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2680

Casa Generosa
General Luna Drive, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6054

Casa Vallejo
Upper Session Rd., Luneta Hill, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: (+63 74) 424-3397, (+63 74) 423-5748

Chaparral Inn
Marcos Highway, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3303

Commuter Lodge
Jacinto Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6735

Concorde Hotel
Europa Center, Legarda Road, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 2056, +63 74 442 5078

Corfu Village Inn
General Luna Drive, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2969

Cypress Inn
29 Abanao Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2416

Diamond Inn
General Luna Drive, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2339

El Cielito Inn
50 North Drive
Contact number: +63 74 442 8743, +63 74 443 4846, +63 74 443 5272
http://www.elcielito-baguio.com/

Elegant Hotel
421 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City, Benguet

Emerald Lodging House
General Luna Road, Baguio City, Benguet

Forest House Baguio City
16 Loakan Road
Contact number: (074) 447 -04 – 59; (074) 304 -45 – 53
http://www.foresthousebaguio.com

Forest Inn
Legarda Road
Contact number: +63 74 443 8436

Gilberto’s Vacation House
Navy Base, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 4357

Green Valley Country Club
Santo Tomas Road
Contact number: +63 74 443 7286
http://www.greenvalleybaguio.com/

High Country Inn
106 Naguillian Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 6137
http://www.highcountryinnbaguio.com

Highland Lodge
1 General Luna Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 7086

Holiday Villa Court
10 Legarda Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 6679
http://www.holidayhotel-baguio.com

Hotel Bayanihan
Otek Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 4296, +63 74 443 2531

Hotel Montecillo
Kennon Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6566

Hotel Reneca
Kisad Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2259

Hotel Salome
14 Loankan Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 4784

Hotel Supreme
113 Magsaysay Avenue
Contact number: +63 74 443 2011 – 2018
Facsimile: +63 74 442 2855
http://hotelsupreme.com.ph/

Hotel Veniz
1 Abanao Street
Contact number: +63 74 446 0700, +63 74 446 0702, +63 74 446 0703
Facsimile: +63 74 446 0704
http://www.hotelveniz.com/

Iggy’s Inn
25A South Drive
Contact number: +63 74 444 7146
http://www.iggysinnbaguio.com/

Inn Rocio
68 Kisad Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3507

INNSISON Apartelles
Naguilian cor Dominican Rd
Cellphone: +63 917 508 4500
http://www.innsison.com/

Jade Pension House
Marcos Highway, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2521, +63 74 442 3909

Jefrell Apartments Transient House
130 Sta. Escolastica Village, 2600
Contact number: +63 74 444 6945; +63 908 882 7317
http://transienthouseinbaguio.com/

Jem Apartel
20 Dominican Road
Contact number: +63 74 445-6807; 74 442 6195
http://www.jemapartelle.com

Kisad Hotel
24 Kisad Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3507

Leisure Lodge
Magsaysay Avenue
Contact number: +63 74 442 2524
http://leisurelodgebaguio.com

Lujean Chalet
Dominican Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 7581

Mido Lodge
Lower Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2575

Miles Home
88 Gibraltar Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 424 2014; 09173645288
http://www.mileshome-baguio.com/

MJ Travellers Lodge
60 Lakandula Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 5444

Mount Crest Hotel
Legarda Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 9273

Mountain Lodge
27 Leonard Wood Road
Contact number: +63 74 442 4544; 74 442 2451
http://www.mountainlodgebaguio.com/

Mountainside Lodging House
173 Magsaysay Avenue
Contact number: +63 74 442 6483

Munsayac Inn
Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2451

Naguillian Travellers Inn
Baguillian Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 443 3317

New Belfrant Hotel
General Luna Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 5012, +63 74 442 4298

New Mount Peak Hotel
Abanao Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3341, +63 74 442 5411

New Plaza Hotel
Assumption Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 4038

North Pine Transient House
117 Scout Barrio, Baguio City, Benguet
http://www.baguioresthouses.multiply.com/

Nova Lodge
259 Bakakeng Central, Marcos Highway
Contact number: +63 74 442 5816; +63 74 442 3876
http://www.novalodge.com.ph/

Peredo’s Inn
Pacdal Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 5091
http://www.facebook.com/peredoslodginghouse

Pine Breeze Cottages
40 Bokawkan Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3350
http://www.pinebreezebaguio.com/

Pines Pension Inn
21 Ferguson Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6872

Pines View Hotel
24 Legarda Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 446 6726; +63 74 446 9287-88
http://www.pinesviewhotel.com/

Princess Joanne Apartelle
8-B Sto. Tomas North Road, Sto. Rosario Valley, Campo Sioco
Contact number: +63 74 424 3563; 0939-917-5167; 0917-504-9838
http://princessjoanne.com/

Rajah Soliman Hotel
44 Bokawkan Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 7574, +63 74 442 6955

Rodet’s Guest House
Dominican Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 5403

Sicat Hotel
Marcos Highway, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 4938

Silvertone Inn
Malcolm Square, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 3950

Skyrise Hotel and Restaurant
18 Dominican Road
Contact number: +63 74 442 8080, +63 74 442 6408

St Michael’s Inn and Restaurant
Military Cutt Off, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 2309

Swagman Attic Inn Hotel
90 Abanao Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 5139, +63 74 442 9859

Teacher’s Camp
Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6032, +63 74 442 3517

Tepeyac Hotel
17 Leonard Wood Road
Contact number: +63 74 442 3956

The Manor Camp John Hay
Camp John Hay, Loakan Road
Contact number: +63 74 424-0931 to 43; +63 74 424-0945 to 47
http://www.campjohnhay.ph/

Venus Parkview Hotel
19 Kisad Road, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 744 425 597,

Villa Al Pino
Europa Condominium Villas, Mines View Park
Contact number: +63 74 442 7377

Villa Mia
General Luna Road
Contact number: +63 74 442 6993

Villa Milagrosa
Palma Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 4020

Villa Rosal Inn
General Luna Road corner Magsaysay Avenue
Contact number: +63 74 444-8523; +63 74 443-8132
http://hotelvillarosal.com/

Oyana Lodge (Formerly Vistro Pension House)
118 Engineers Hill, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: + 63 74 244 1235 *newer number*
Contact number: +63 74 442 2235
http://www.oyanalodge.com

Woods Inn
38 Military Cut Off, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 4641

Zion Hostel
15 Palma Street, Baguio City, Benguet
Contact number: +63 74 442 6803

 

How to get to Baguio City:

From Metro Manila:

Taking the bus. Victory Liner has a lot of bus trips going to Baguio from Pasay, Cubao or Caloocan. The trips are almost hourly which starts at 12:15AM to 11:30AM. A regular Aircon bus fare is P445.00 while a Deluxe bus’ fare is P715.00. The trip usually takes 6 hours. Please check the link of Victory Liner’s Baguio trips below for the updated schedules and rates.

http://www.victoryliner.com/schedules/

After reaching the Baguio City’s bus terminal, you can tour the place by riding a taxi cab or a jeepney.

Using your own vehicle. Since we traveled as a family, we found it practical to use an SUV so we can easily move from one tourist spot to another. The gas price for our whole tour costs around P4,000.00 which includes the round-trip travel from Metro Manila to Baguio. I’m sure it would cost much less with diesel.

Outside Luzon:

If you’re outside Luzon, you can check out the websites of the airlines below to see which one offers the best price for a trip going to Metro Manila.

PAL Express (Former Airphil Express)
Cebu Pacific
Zest Air
Philippine Airlines
Tiger Airways

After reaching Metro Manila you can get to Baguio City by following the instructions above or you can also rent a van or a car using the websites below.
http://www.granfrixcarrentals.com/manilacarrental.html
http://www.transaviarentacar.com/

 

Explorer’s tip:

If you travel in a large group, getting a transient house and sharing fees would be the most cost-effective way to stay in Baguio City. There were 10 of us during our trip but we only had to pay P3,500.00 per night for our 3 days 2 nights stay. It was a big house with four rooms, a large living room and dining room which includes free water, use of kitchen and cooking utensils. But if you’re a couple on a honeymoon, getting a hotel room which costs around P600.00++ overnight would be more practical. Another option is to get a transient room which costs 250 per head.

If you want to avoid heavy traffic during your stay, make sure to pick dates outside the Panagbenga Flower Festival season because the streets are full of parades. But if you love parades and don’t mind the traffic, the Panagbenga Flower Festival usually starts at February 1 and ends in March 4.

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25 Responses to Baguio City: The Coolest City – Hotels, Transient Houses & Travel Guide

  1. Peter Torres says:

    HI, thanks for including a link to our place, baguiotransient.com on your blog.
    Your writing style is great, we will subscribe to get updates from youm best wishes.

  2. jenny says:

    Hi..Pwede pong malaman ang contact number ng transient house na narent nyo?

    • Hi Jenny,

      I’m sorry because I wasn’t blogging yet during our stay here so I failed to note the owner’s name and contact number.

      It was my father’s friend who helped us find the transient house. When we tried contacting his friend, he told us that he can’t find the name and contact number of the owner. If ever he finds it later and send it to us, I’ll add it in our list and update you.

  3. owie says:

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  4. Kaye Verdugo says:

    Hi. Would you know which of this places offer like budget price for group of 6? Would love to hear your response. Thanks!

    • Hi Kaye,

      Unfortunately, I don’t know any transient house which is good for 6 people only and has a lower rent cost compared to a transient house for 10 people. You can try bargaining with the owners of the transient houses I posted here since you’re not maximizing all of the rooms.

  5. aiden says:

    Can I have other contact number of Vistro Pension House?

  6. Sony Fugaban says:

    One of things I failed to do when I visited Baguio back in 2010 was to take some snaps of the place. My camera ran out of battery that’s why.

    Thanks for making me remember some of its beautiful, vibrant spots.

    • Hi Sony,

      That kind of disaster happened to us as well during our Puerto Princessa underground river trip. Our camera’s faulty battery status bar gave us the wrong impression that the battery is still full but then the moment we went inside the underground river, the red low-battery light started flashing and we’re unable to take shots anymore.

      It’s nice to know you’ve enjoyed checking out our pictures.

  7. Jones Lander says:

    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful places to stay in Baguio City. Planning for my itinerary will never be that hard anymore with the list you gave. Jones Lander of Hotel Management System, Jinisys Software Inc., Ground Floor Cebu Holdings, Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu 6000, (032) 415 8647

  8. Charmiagne Duay says:

    Hi, meron ka po bang maisu-suggest na Transient House for me and my boyfriend. We prefer a transient house dahil po sa kitchen. Budget po is P1,500 for 4 days and 3 nights :) Thank you. Looking forward to hear your response.

  9. joy talens says:

    Hi, may pwede ka po bang maisuggest na transient house, ung malapit lang po sana sa session road, 4 lang po kami, by the last week of march kami pupunta ng baguio. thanks po

  10. Patrick Fajardo says:

    Hi Edwin Juen Jr.

    Would you happen to know if there are transient homes in Tublay, Benguet? If not, how about in La Trinidad? Please include rates if possible.

    Thank you.
    Patrick Fajardo

  11. aidan says:

    could u pls suggest an “affordable” place for us to stay for 2 nights/1 day, probably w/ a parking area. we are 7 & planning to go to baguio last week of may. thank you.

    • Hi Aidan,

      The most cost-effective option that I can only see for 7 people are transient houses which costs around P3,500.00 per night. These will have parking areas and have kitchens where you can cook your own food. Please check the transient houses options that I posted and try to call the owners to negotiate a lower price. Thanks! :)

  12. Ranyah says:

    Hi,
    Were planning to visit baguio this coming aug.23 can u help me to find transient house good 4 five person.the affordable 1 thank u

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