(SPOT.ph) Dogs are often described as man's best friend, and it couldn't be more true. They've got your back, are always game for some quality time with you, and know when you need a quick pick-me-up. Leave them for a while, and they get super excited when you return—as if you were gone for a month. So what better way to reward them for a job well done (or for just being cute and cuddly) than a fun staycation at places that welcome four-legged companions? There's not a lot of them, so most of these spots require additional fees to make sure that you have the most memorable weekend getaway. Plus, don’t forget to bring their vaccination records for safety!
We round up 10 pet-friendly hotels and serviced residences in Metro Manila:
1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
Contact: (02) 239-7788
Rates start at P8,240
For an additional one-time fee of P7,500, you can bring up to two cats or dogs along for your stay at Hilton Manila. Just make sure that they each have a maximum weight of 30 pounds, and you're all set. Also, you have to do advanced reservation and e-mail a fully accomplished Pet Waiver before your booking date. All the extra tasks are worth it as soon as you arrive at their pet-friendly rooms, which come with a plush bed, water dish, and some snacks for your little one. Of course, you also get to enjoy your own Hilton's signature Serenity Bed, 55-inch television, and stand-alone bathtub. Hilton Manila’s pet-friendly policy is fairly new, having been made official only on July 1.
B Hotel - Quezon City
14 Scout Rallos Street, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City
Contact: (02) 990-5000
Rates start at P4,000
B Hotel in Quezon City sports a stylish industrial design, starting from their lobby and all the way to their rooms, with exposed pipes, bike wheels, and chains as decor. Since September 2018, this boutique hotel has been welcoming cats and dogs within their property for an additional pet boarding fee that ranges from P1,000 to P2,000 per night (depending on the room) on top of booking rates and a refundable security deposit of P5,000 per pet. You can bring in only two pets per room with a maximum weight of 10 kilos each. Don't forget to let them know ahead of time when you're dropping by!
The Cirque Serviced Residences
70 Calle Industria, Barangay Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Contact: (02) 318-4600
Rates start at P4,800
Circulo Verde, a 10-hectare residential and commercial complex within Quezon City, is known for being pet-friendly. They have their own off-leash dog facility called Hachi Park, named after Japan's legendary loyal dog Hachiko; Industria Mall, which welcomes cats and dogs into their restaurants and also houses a pet grooming store; and a serviced apartment called The Cirque, which allows four-legged companions. All their units, from the one-bedroom flats to the two-bedroom suites, have Kibu Design Concepts' natural ceramic tiles designed to reduce foul odor. Their Daiken-made textile walls aren't only scratch- and water-resistant, but also manage noise. This is a huge plus if you're still working on potty training your pets. One pet per room may stay free of charge, but any additional cat or dog is charged P1,500 per night. Maximum weight is 44 pounds. You also have to prepare a refundable deposit of P2,500.
Hotel 2016 Manila
M.H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila City
Contact: (02) 521-4342
Rates start at P1,500
Hotel 2016 Manila, a budget hotel in downtown Manila, welcomes pets of all sizes free of charge—except for "potentially threatening animals" like "scorpions, tarantula, boa constrictor, venomous snake, and tigers," according to their reservations desk—for obvious reasons. You can bring up to two pets per room. It's near Intramuros, which you can visit with your dog for a (very) long walk. Just think of it as making up for all those times you were too lazy to take your pet out.
Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel
222 P. Tuazon Boulevard, Araneta Center, Quezon City
Contact: (02) 911-3169
Rates start at P4,100
Booking a room at Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel isn't too hard on your pocket, which makes it a good spot for a spur-of-the-moment staycation. You can bring up to two pets, each with a maximum weight of 40 pounds. There's no pet maintenance fee, but guests are required to avail of the 500-peso pet kit, which includes plastic gloves, wet wipes, dry tissue, hand sanitizer, and trash bags.
Upper Story Serviced Apartments
Centro Tower, 138 N. Domingo Street, Cubao, Quezon City
Contact: (02) 230-8188
Rates start at P2,500
Upper Story Serviced Apartments' definition of pets is pretty clear—yes to dogs, cats, and fish; no to birds, reptiles, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other animals. You can bring one dog (with a maximum weight of 75 pounds and height of two feet), or two cats, or two small dogs, or one small dog and cat. You're required a refundable security deposit of P5,000 per pet and an additional fee of P500 per day upon check-in. The rooms, which range from a 35-square meter studio to a two-bedroom suite, all have brightly colored furniture, which makes for a great backdrop when documenting your pet's staycation.
Somerset Olympia Makati
7912 Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street, Makati City
Contact: (02) 550-3200
Rates start at P6,000
Staying at Somerset Olympia Makati means you're within walking distance from Glorietta, Greenbelt, and The Landmark—imagine all the shopping you can do. But if you just want to hang out with your furry friends and enjoy impressive views of the city from the wide windows, this serviced apartment welcomes dogs and cats of any size. There's a pet maintenance fee of P1,000 per day on top of your booking fees. Somerset Millennium Makati in Legazpi Village is likewise pet-friendly.
Joy~Nostalg Hotel and Suites
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rates start at P5,000
Joy~Nostalg Hotel and Suites may be popular for its all-blue indoor swimming pool that's temperature-controlled, but their pet-friendly policy is also good reason to book a room. You can bring one dog (with a maximum weight of 75 pounds and height of two feet), or two cats, or your pet fish (kept in a container of not more than five liters). Yes, even fish need their day-off, too. A refundable security deposit of P2,000 per night and one-time fee from P1,000 to P2,500 (depending on your room) are required upon check-in. Don't forget to fill out their Pet Agreement Form, which also requires a photo of your pet—we know you have lots!
Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City
Contact: (02) 550-3200
Rates start at P6,000
Suites at Ascott Makati, another serviced apartment in one of the Metro's shopping districts, are all fitted with a home theater system and fast WiFi connection—so you won't need anything else when spending some downtime with your pets. You can bring up to two small cats or dogs; but if you've got a number of the larger breeds, you may have to play the favoritism game and choose which one to tag along. There's a daily pet maintenance fee of P1,500 for all guests.
Novotel Manila Araneta Center
General Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City
Contact: (02) 990-7888
Rates start at P6,000
Novotel Manila Araneta Center takes pride in its huge rooms and suites that cater to families. And by family, they also mean those that include furbabies. You can even bring your cats and dogs to the Versailles Garden on the seventh floor for a much-needed walk. Have fun taking photos under the iron archways wrapped with flowers that lead to the center of the green space. There's also a pet relief area on the same floor—just make sure that you clean up after your canine companions. You can bring up to two pets, with a maximum height of two feet, per room. Additional pet boarding fee is at P1,000 per night.