Hotels in Angeles City do not fit neatly into the standard 1 to 5 star rating system travelers may be used to. You can often find a lot more value for your money in Angeles, but they just don’t measure up to the 5 star hotels in Manila and other major cities. The owners just don’t have the capital to invest that a major hotel chain, such as Sheraton or Hilton, would. The premium hotels are nice, the food is usually very good and there are other benefits to staying in Angeles. We include hotels in the premium classification that start at $50, but the better rooms are start in the $80 range. The $85 deluxe king at the Lewis Grande is for me about as good a you can find. With new hotels springing up all the time, there are certainly more great rooms to choose from. You don’t need to pay $200 per night. Most of the premium hotels compare to 3 or 4 star hotels in major cities. If you prefer to conserve your money for other entertainment, you can find a room that meets all your needs at one of Angeles City’s’ Mid-Range Hotels or Budget Hotels
Angeles Beach Club. The ABC is a newer hotel with probably the best appointed rooms and amenities in Angeles. Rooms range from 4,900 Pesos (about $115 US) to 13,000 Pesos (about $263) for the presidential suite, suitable for 5 to 7 persons. ABC boasts a unique courtyard with two swimming pools connected by an underwater cave, a real sand beach and beach bar. The rooms provide all the amenities of other premium Angeles City hotels and more to include cable TV, in-house movie channels, wireless internet, large in room safety boxes (fit standard laptop), Chesterfield sofa and office desk in all rooms. Large Jacuzzis, two large (42 Inch) LCD TV’s, separate shower and tub and in-room sauna/steam bath in the larger suites. The ABC has two in house restaurants and three bars/lounges including the beach bar in the pool courtyard and offers 24 hour room service. The ABC is located on Fields Avenue just outside of the main entertainment district and provides a 24 hour complimentary shuttle service. ABC boasts an on-site ATM and is the only hotel in the Philippines to offer a helicopter service for day trips and pick-up/drop/off in Manila . Overall, ABC is probably the premier hotel in Angeles if cost is not a consideration.
Dollhouse Hotel and Café Yet another upscale hotel on Fields Avenue right in the center of the entertainment district. The Dollhouse stands out from other hotels on Fields in that it has a rooftop swimming pool and Jacuzzi with regular pool parties. The Dollhouse also offers an on-site restaurant with 24 hour room service, large, well appointed rooms, cable with 29” flat-screen LCD TV’s, Internet, emperor sized beds and clean, well provisioned tile bathrooms. The cafe offers a varied menu which is posted on their website. As with other hotels on Fields, the Dollhouse does not provide free transportation services, but you are already in the heart of the entertainment district, local transportation is readily available and the hotel offers vehicle and driver rental services. Overall, a very upscale facility that is conveniently located.
Fields Plaza Suites Condo Hotel. A a condominium style hotel. All accommodations are basic condominiums with separate living rooms, bedroom(s) and fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. All suites are large, elegantly finished and furnished and immaculately maintained. Designed for condominium style living, there is no on-site restaurant or room-service. There is no swimming pool, a big draw back for me. Residents are authorized to use all of the facilities of the ABC hotel, to include the swimming pool, restaurant and helicopter service, but it is not the same as having these services on site. Fields Plaza Suites is located on the corner of Fields Avenue and McArthur Highway at the end of the entertainment strip. For pure luxury accommodations, Fields Plaza has got to be at the top of the list.
Grand Central Hotel and Restaurant. Another of the newer upscale hotels and restaurants located in the center of the entertainment district on Fields Avenue. Their draw as advertised on their website is their location and 24 hour restaurant. As with other hotels on Fields, there is no pool and they do not offer free transportation services around the Angeles area. The rooms are upscale all with 42” LCD TV’s and wireless Internet, upgraded bathrooms with jacuzzi’s and saunas in the suites and in-room safes large enough for your laptop. They also offer balconies overlooking Fields Avenue, if you should care to sit around gazing at Fields Avenue. The Grand Central offers quality accommodations in the center of the entertainment district.
Lewis Grand. One of the best hotels in Angeles and priced right. The Deluxe King Suite at $85 USD is as good as you will find for over $100 at other Angeles hotels. Large, clean well appointed with large balcony overlooking what may be the best pool in Angeles. The Lewis Grand is located on Perimeter Road, about ½ mile from the center of the entertainment district. There are quite a few restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity, but the big clubs are about a 5 minute walk. Although walking is not necessary as the hotel will drive you in one of their air conditioned vans when you are ready to go, and will pick you up and bring you back on-call as well. The rooms are exceptionally appointed with king-size bed, large flat screen TV and cable, in-room internet, 24 hour room service with one of the better hotel restaurants. I normally stay at the Lewis if I can get a reservation, but book early as they are often booked well in advance.
Oasis Hotel. The Oasis has been around forever. Back in the days when the US Air Force was still at Clark Air Base, the Oasis was the premier hotel in Angeles City. While many new hotels have been springing up since the Air Force departed in 1991, the Oasis has maintained its distinctive quality and service. The Oasis is a series of one-story buildings with bright airy outdoor walkways. Rooms are upgraded and well maintained. From your room, stroll the bright walkways to what is arguably the best swimming pool in Angeles. The only competition for best pool being the Lewis Grand. Passing through the pool area, you enter the classiest restaurant in Angeles City. Fine dining with an outstanding Sunday brunch with live easy listening music. The Oasis is located off of Perimeter Road in a semi-secluded housing area. If you want to be in the middle of the action, the Oasis is a bit far, but still only 5 minutes by trike. It is quiet, clean and exceptionally comfortable. My only complaint is that the restaurant is not 24 hours, closing at 2:00AM. Room rates begin at 1,650 pesos (about $37 US). If you don’t mind not being able to order a steak at 3:00AM, the Oasis is highly recommended.
Savannah Hotel. The Savannah is located on perimeter road a distance away from the Fields Avenue entertainment strip. A bit inconvenient, but minutes by jeepney or trike and Savannah provides a free car service. In my opinion, the Savannah has some of the nicest and best furnished rooms in town. Not as large as some other hotels, but quality. The beds are large and very comfortable, large new flat screen televisions, heavy wood closets and the bathrooms are very clean and solid with heavy duty stainless fixtures and plumbing that works as expected, not always guaranteed in the Philippines . The restaurant is one of the best in town. The kitchen is open so you can see how clean it is maintained, the menu is great, food is very good and they offer 24 hour per day room service. The only detractions are the location, the pool is jammed in between the building and back wall of the hotel property and no open balconies over looking the pool. However, these are minor given the pluses and the Savannah is still one of my choices when in Angeles, especially if I reserve late and can’t get a room in one of my other favorites closer to the strip.
Wild Orchid Angeles. The flagship of the Orchid Group, the Wild Orchid is located in the center of the action about 100 yards off walking street.The Wild Orchid Lagoon boasts two enormous pools, including one with an island complete with its own bar, two pool bars and Tradewinds poolside Bar & Restaurant. The new Lagoon building features two elevators, balconies overlooking the pools off every room, connecting rooms and ground rooms opening on the pool area. Room amenities vary depending on rate and age of the rooms. While the more pricey suites will have large flat screen LCD TV’s, the standard rooms still have older CRT TV’s, if that matters to you, it does to me. They don’t offer free transportation a do some of the other better hotels that are farther off the strip. The hotel is in the center of the entertainment district, but if you want to do some shopping or have lunch at SM, you will need to pay for your ride. Not a big thing, but for the price, I like a good TV and free transportation. The walls are a little thin. I watch TV late and found myself with an angry neighbor knocking on my door. I wasn’t very happy about that in a room that cost 4,300 peso a nigh.