Baguio hotels, inns, and lodging houses

Benguet Prime Hotel, Session Rd., Tel. 63-74-4427066, Fax: 4428132

Hotel 45, Session Rd., Tel. 63-74-4426634

Prince Plaza Hotel, Legarda Rd., Tel. 63-74-4425082, Fax: 63-74-4425093

Baguio Palace Hotel, Legarda Rd., Tel. 63-74-4427734, Fax:

Concorde Hotel, Legarda Rd., Tel. 63-74-4432058, Fax: 63-74-4432060

Highland Lodge, General Luna Rd., Tel. 63-74-4427086

Aussie Hotel, General Luna Rd., Tel. 63-74-4425139

New Belfranlt Hotel, General Luna St., Tel. 63-74-4424298

Burnham Hotel, Calderon St., Tel. 63-74-4422331, Fax: 63-74-4428415

Cooyeesan Hotel Plaza, Naguillian Rd., Tel. 63-74-4478888, Fax: 4470494

El Cielito Inn, North Drive, Tel. 63-74-4428743

Hotel Supreme, Magsaysay Ave., Tel. 63-74-4432011, Fax: 63-74-4422855

Hotel Veniz, Abanao St., Tel. 63-74-4460700, Fax: 63-74-4460704

Mountain Lodge, Leonard Wood Rd., Tel. 63-74-4424544, Fax: 63-74-4426175

Baden Powell Inn, Governor Pack Rd., Tel. 63-74-4425836

Summer Place Hotel, Marcos Highway, Tel. 63-74-4460560, Fax: 63-74-4460561

Benguet Pine Tourist Inn, Chanum St., Tel. 63-74-4427325

Atenara House, C.M. Recto road, Tel.: 63-74-4469808

Points Of Interest

Burnham Park– the center of tourist activities inside the city. Paddle boats are available for rent to enjoy the shallow lake situated at the core of the park. The sides has skating rings and cycling areas where all sorts of bikes are open for hire. Biking assistance is available for kids who dont know how to ride bikes yet.

Wright Park– it is a great place to spend with children. Some ponies are rented out for short rides.

Botanical Gardens– a place to see native houses and flowers cultivated by locals. There are few souvenir shops and Igorots in their traditional costumes.

Mines View Park– has an array of souvenir shops. It is a great place for sightseeing.

Camp John Hay– Previously an American military reservation camp, this abandoned piece of property has plenty of facilities, which were recently opened to the public. Restaurants and hotels, a golf course, mini hiking trails and pony riding tracks have been preserved recently for tourists. There are also tables for picnics and even barbecuing have been allowed openly to the public.

City Market– there is a wide variety of handicraft products, woven fabrics, blankets, knitwears, silver jewelries, wood carvings and a lot more that are swarming all over the market. And further ahead are the vegetable and fruit sections. During harvest season, greens can be really cheap and exciting. Be careful however, pickpockets roam everywhere in this area.

Chinese Bell Temple– is found in the lovely town of la Trinidad. It is a gathering venue for Cordillera’s large Chinese community who are practicing a combination of Daoism and Christianism.

Mt. Sto. Tomas– it is about 8 km hike from Green Valley Country club. This big mountain has a summit perfect for good views and a cave called Crystal Cave suitable to be reached even by children.

Asin Town– A modest town down of rough road along Naguillan has skilled wood carvers. Their carvings turn out cheaper in their workplace and sometimes easier to find unique pieces.

Mt. Pulag– is Philippines 2nd tallest mountain offering easy and exciting hikes passing through pine forests and grasslands. The route starts with a bus ride from Baguio to Kabayan, Benguet. Routes to the summit vary according to the hiker’s preference. Easy climb may start from Babadak, and for a more challenging trek, routes start from several spots. It is best to consult the tourism office before heading up.

Baguio- Summer Capital Of the Philippines

Originally, Baguio City was a settlement camp of American troops during their occupation in 1900s where they patterned the architecture of houses and buildings after their homes in the United States. And to easily access the neighboring towns, they have constructed Kennon Road; a highway known for its narrow and challenging turns. Apparently, this changed its peaceful face to a city of merchants and uncontrolled migrants from surrounding towns. When Americans left, more settlers invaded the thriving city and soon turned into a crowded district of mixed locals and vacationing tourists who come mainly for its temperate climate. Wright Park

The city’s economy moved progressively despite the absence of the founding Americans. Parks, Gardens, Museums, markets and shopping malls were established everywhere and perhaps elevated the rapid rise of tourism. Big growth on hotels, lodging houses, restaurants and bars is increasing every year. Aside from farming, locals shifted to handicrafts to sustain the rising demand of market coming from tourism. Because of this Baguio famed itself as the best place to go for cheap wood carvings and fabric weavings. These shops are all over the city market and nearby town markets of Asin and Trinidad. Fresh Flowers of Baguio

Baguio illustrates an ambiance of people wearing warm outfits all year around. If you only see Philippines as a tropical country, visiting Baguio somehow changes that view. Filipinos regarded this city amidst the towering peaks of the Cordillera, as the summer capital of the country, where they can move away from the irritating heat during summer.

Massive malls, congestion of population, and real state developments, nowadays, reduced Baguio’s appeal as the greenest mountain city of the north. For people who have known Baguio twenty years ago and seeing how congested it is now with unsightly views of houses instead of trees on top of the mountains can be terribly disappointing. For sure back then, less cars, less houses, less people, but with lots and lots of pine trees harmonized the simple and natural living of Baguio. Within Camp John Hay luckily pine-covered forests have been preserved but almost all hills nearby La Trinidad have been fully constructed. Although Baguio has moved this far, it is still the largest commercial district in the Cordillera that is chartering its neighboring towns an ample assurance of economic progression.Burnham Park

To get there, Victory Liner, bus company based in Pasay City along Edsa, has departures for Baguio in the morning daily. You can also take your car. From Balintawak take North Expressway and get off at Dau Exit. Pass by Tarlac, Urdaneta and Pozzorubio. Before reaching Rosario, you may see a junction (Kennon Road) to Baguio. Skip that way, and at about 500 meters, you will see a newly constructed road with a signboard “to Baguio”. Other routes such as Naguillian Road from Bauang, or Marcos Highway from Agoo are good options for people who may want to enjoy first the beaches of La Union.

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