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13 Best Staycations in Manila with Pool: Hotels, Condos, and Vacation Homes

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As they say, staycation is the new vacation. Everyone deserves a staycation, but sometimes you don’t really have the energy or time to drive outside of Metro Manila. Worry not, we’ve compiled the best staycation in Manila with pool — including hotels, condos, and private vacation homes so you can get that highly deserved mini-vacation.

1. Selah Pods

Selah Pods staycation in Manila with pool
Photo credit to Selah Pods.

Selah Pods is a budget-friendly hotel located in Pasay City. It’s popular among those who want a city staycation, as well as those who want to update their social feeds with its IG-worthy corners.

One of the best features of this hotel is an infinity pool that offers a 360 degree view of the city. Enjoy its cool water while enjoying the view, preferably with a hand-crafted cocktail or food from the rooftop restaurant.  It also has a lounge with eco-friendly design, Sky Pods where you can hang out and take pictures of your friends on the air, and Swinging Pods that will wake up the kid in you.

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The rooms here range from standard and deluxe rooms to executive suites and lofts.

Selah Pods | Location: Pasay City | Book discounted rooms here

2. Lime Resort Manila

Lime Resort Manila
Photo credit to Lime Resort Manila.

Lime Resort Manila is one of the newest hotels in Pasay City, offering a view of the Manila Bay. It’s known for its beautiful aesthetics – including outdoor pools where you can cool off and watch the sunset and well-furnished rooms that will guarantee you a great stay.

Choose any of its accommodations, from standard rooms to upgraded deluxe rooms with view and suites that come with its own balcony and private pool. The hotel also has a shared pool and poolside bar, a restaurant with buffet menu, and a wellness spa.

Lime Resort Manila | Location: Pasay City | Book discounted rooms here

3. The Gramercy Residences

Gramercy Residences - pool at night
Pool at night in Gramercy Residences.

The Gramercy Residences is one of the most popular staycations in Manila, with different rooms that suit your needs and budget.

This New York-inspired luxury tower is exclusive to its condo unit residents. As such, you can only book a room here via platforms such as Airbnb. You can find affordable one-bedroom units, and upgraded loft rooms that are good for small groups.

It is famous for its semi-outdoor infinity pool, which is located at the 36th floor overlooking the metro. There is also a kiddie pool, a lap pool, and a steam room for women and sauna for men.

The Gramercy is ideal for those who want a staycation that gives the bang for the buck, not to mention totally snap-worthy too!

Gramercy Residences | Location: Makati City

4. I’M Hotel

Manila staycations with infinity pool - I'M Hotel
Photo credit to I’M Hotel.

If you have the budget to splurge, then go for an overnight or two at I’M Hotel. This luxurious 5-star hotel is located in Makati City, which makes it easily accessible and close to nearby commercial establishments in case you want to shop or dine out.

This hotel has over 400 rooms, with 182 suites that you can choose from for a comfortable stay in the city. As for the facilities, one of its highlights is an iconic acrylic-bottomed infinity pool, which is visible to the floor below. Enjoy your day swimming in this unique indoor pool or hang out by the poolside, which is tastefully designed with murals and lounge chairs, as well as colorful bird cages and sun lounges in the pool area itself.

It also has an onsen spa considered the largest spa in Manila, an upmarket food hall with a variety of dining options, and a Club Lounge.

I’M Hotel | Location: Makati City | Book discounted rooms here

5. Azumi Boutique Hotel

Manila staycations with infinity pool - Azumi Boutique Hotel
Photo credit to Azumi Boutique Hotel.

For those who want to stay in the south, Azumi Boutique Hotel is a great choice. This chic hotel features modern, eco-friendly rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that allow natural light to brighten up the indoors.

The hotel also has an infinity pool at the roof top, which along with a pool bar overlooks the cityscape in Alabang. It’s noteworthy that the pool contains salt water and has no chlorine, which ensures that you can splash all day without harming your skin.

Azumi Boutique Hotel is located close to various retail and dining options in Alabang. It’s also close to the NAIA Airport.

Azumi Boutique Hotel | Location: Alabang, Muntinlupa City | Book discounted rooms here

6. Discovery Primea

Manila staycations with infinity pool - Discovery Primea
Photo credit to Discovery Primea.

Discover Primera is an upscale staycation in Manila with pool, perfect for everyone including families. It’s a great choice for those who want to pamper themselves with the best amenities within the city.

This 5-star hotel offers accommodations with elegant furnishings so you can feel the utmost comfort during your stay. It also has a beautiful 20-meter infinity pool, an in-house restaurant, bar/lounge, spa, and business and banquet facilities.

Aside from these, Discover Primera also has a great location. It can be found along Ayala Avenue in Makati City, just half a kilometer away from Glorietta and Greenbelt shopping malls, which makes it convenient for those who want to stroll, shop, or eat in this modern business district.

Discovery Primera | Location: Makati City | Book discounted rooms here

7. Cocoon Boutique Hotel

Cocoon Boutique Hotel
Photo credit to Cocoon Boutique Hotel.

Cocoon Boutique Hotel offers a comfortable staycation in affordable rates. Located in Quezon City, this sanctuary promises to help refresh and rejuvenate the mind and body with its amenities.

It has a spa and salon where you can pamper yourself, an aesthetic clinic, and specialty restaurants: The Deck Breakfast Venue, The Deck Bar, and Abuela’s Coffeeshop for poolside coffee and drinks. It also has a family-friendly pool at the roof deck, with a kiddie pool with bubbler.

This hotel is great not only for casual staycations but also much-needed breaks to nourish yourself.

Cocoon Boutique Hotel | Location: Quezon City | Book discounted rooms here

8. The Linden Suites

The Linden Suites
Photo credit to The Linden Suites.

The Linden Suites is conveniently located at the heart of Ortigas City, close to commercial establishments and stores. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape within the city or a hotel with good location, this is a great option for you.

This hotel offers everything you need during your stay. It has a restaurant run by culinary artists offering local and international dishes, a temperature-controlled indoor pool so you can go for a swim any time, a jacuzzi hot tub, a poolside lounge where you can relax and enjoy refreshments, saunas and massage rooms, and a gym so you can keep up with your daily exercise regimen.

The Linden Suites offers convenience and modern comforts for a memorable staycation in Manila.

The Linden Suites | Location: Ortigas City | Book discounted rooms here

9. Luxent Hotel

Manila staycations with infinity pool - Luxent Hotel
Photo credit to Luxent Hotel.

If you’re staying in the north, you might want to check out Luxent Hotel.

Luxent Hotel is an upscale 4-star hotel in Quezon City with a glass-wall infinity pool, making guests feel like they are swimming in a giant aquarium. There is also a kids’ pool for family guests.

Other facilities include several dining outlets in the hotel, spa and fitness center.

Luxent Hotel | Location: Quezon City | Book discounted rates here

10. Jade Hotel & Suites

Manila staycations with infinity pool - Jade Hotel and Suites
Photo credit to Jade Hotel and Suites.

This hotel offers an affordable staycation within the heart of Makati City. It’s perfect for those who want to relax and destress, or those who are simply looking for a nice hotel to spend a night in.

It has over 30 well-appointed rooms that come with complimentary breakfast buffet, so you can really get your money’s worth. It also has a 14-meter infinity pool located at the roof deck, which offers a view of the Makati skyline.

Jade Hotel & Suites is only a 10-minue drive from Glorietta, so it’s a great option for those who’d like to stay within the vicinity of retail and restaurants in Makati City. It’s also a few minutes away from budget eateries.

Jade Hotel & Suites gives you the best of both worlds and give you your money’s worth.

Jade Hotel & Suites | Location: Makati City | Book discounted rooms here

11. Azure Urban Resort Residences

Lap pool in Azure Urban Resort Residences
Enjoying a morning swim in the lap pool.

Azure Urban Resort Residences is one of the go-to staycation condos in Manila. With an artificial beach complete with sand and waves, it’s the next best thing to a beach escape you can have within the city.

Rooms here can be booked via Airbnb and similar platforms. Each room features a different design and amenities, though most can be rented in affordable rates. Booked guests can enjoy the condo’s facilities, including the man-made beach, lap pool, and wave pool, as well as the rooftop lounge, gym, and in-house restaurant that offers ala carte and buffet menu.

Azure Urban Resort Residences | Location: Paranaque City

12. Icon Plaza

Infinity pool in Icon Plaza BGC

Icon Plaza is a residential condo located in the business district in The Fort in Taguig City. Similar to Gramercy Residences, it is exclusive to residents, but you can book selected rooms in Airbnb, Zen Rooms, and other booking platforms.

Rooms at Icon Plaza are often offered in affordable rates, so it’s perfect for budget-conscious travelers. It is also not as crowded as similar condos in Metro Manila, especially on weekdays.

Icon Plaza has an infinity pool with a panoramic view of Bonifacio Global City. It’s best visited at night, when you can enjoy a night swim with a glittering view of the surrounding buildings and the streets below. Other facilities include a gym, playground for kids, and function rooms.

Icon Plaza | Location: The Fort, Taguig City

13. Staycation House

Staycation House in Makati
(Photo by Airbnb)

Enjoy a relaxing staycation by yourself or a special someone in this cozy home in Makati City.

This house has a 1 bedroom with 3 beds, which can accommodate up to 7 people; dining and kitchen area; and a small private pool where you can swim or just hang out together.

The Staycation House can be booked in a reasonable price. It’s also conveniently located near dining restaurants in the BGC area.

Staycation House | Location: Makati City | Book via Airbnb

What other places for a staycation in Manila with pool would you recommend? Let us know in the comments section below!

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7 Comments

  • nadj

    Glad to stumble on your list. I’m looking for one for summer since we might not be able to go to the beach due to work. I’ve visited Jade Hotel, I saw their rooms and pool, I think it’s good for that affordable price.

  • May

    I’M Hotel is probably the one I”m most curious of. Was there for a pampering event and my kids who came with their dad to pick me up has been asking us to staycation there since.

  • Karla Niña Mallannao

    Wow! Love to visit all the places you posted here! Azumi is really one of my top picks too! Sobrang layo lang samin huhu. Didn’t know that mura lang pala sa Gramercy. I thought its expensive there. Hehe

    • Katherine Cortes

      Re: Gramercy that’s the cheapest room I found in Airbnb. Normal range is around P2500 but imo very sulit. Gusto rin namin puntahan dun haha hintay lang ng Airbnb credits

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