Top 5 Middle Class Hotels in Cebu


We’ve listed luxury hotels and budget hotels for you, but if you’re looking for the right mix between budget friendly and classy amenities, then mid-range hotels might just fit the bill for you. Typically, properties that are in the middle of the price range are considered to be business class hotels that cater to those who travel with more professional and straightforward needs when it comes to accommodation. Most business travels would be company paid so a good mid-range business class hotel will definitely hit the target as long as there is a business center, a solid internet connection inside guest rooms, transport options, and board rooms or function halls if they opt to hold a business conference/meeting within the property. These hotels will also be strategically located at the center of business and commercial areas to make it convenient for guests to travel to and fro various venues for their scheduled events. Although these properties market to the business travelers, they also offer amenities and facilities that will entice other types of travelers, such as tourists or families that out for a quick weekend “staycation”, and who opt not to spend an outrageous amount of money on booking a luxury room but are still looking forward to high quality hotel service and facilities. Some of these mid-range properties still have recreational amenities such as fitness centers, spa services, and swimming pools that tourists and families can enjoy.

Like any other hotel booking, should you wish to stay at a mid-range hotel, it is ideal to pre-plan your travel dates in order for you to get the best room rates and discounts. The more lead time from your intended travel date, the higher your chances are in landing a very good price deal with inclusions, and depending on the property, you may even be given a free room upgrade especially for off-peak seasons. If you are traveling for business and you have special needs and instructions for the duration of your stay, it would do you a world of good to contact the property’s reservation officer ahead of time via email (so you’ll have a paper trail of your conversation). It can be special requests such as a wake up call, laundry services, daily morning newspaper, continuous internet access, car rentals, etc. Now you may have to pay for some of these special requests and they may not be gratis inclusions in your room booking, but it would still be to your advantage to arrange these before your travel date to make your hotel stay relaxing and hassle-free. If you are traveling with your family with small children, it is advisable to ask the reservation officer about the maximum age and number of children who stay free of charge in the room and the corresponding additional fees for extra people, same goes to included meals. It would also be good to note to your booking officer, if you are traveling with children, to get you a room on the non-smoking floor.

So if you think that a mid-range hotel is what you’re looking for, here are our top 5 picks for these hotel types:

No. 1 – Cebu Parklane International Hotel

A wide range of recreational options is just within your arm’s reach.

Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Figure 1 Photo credit: BOOKING.COM

Cebu Parklane International Hotel is strategically located at the heart of Cebu City. It is walking distance from one of the major malls that has mid to high end shopping and dining options. This hotel boasts one of the first outdoor swimming pools in the city. Although a little dated, the rooms at this property still serves their purpose of providing comfort. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with cable TV, a safety deposit box, and basic room toiletries that may vary across different room types. The rooms also have their own bathrooms with hot and cold shower. The property also offers a gym for their in-house guests with sauna, and 3 dining options. This hotel is said to have one of the best buffet breakfast choices across all hotel types in Cebu. Unlimited internet access via WiFi is available at common areas and guest rooms. This hotel, apart from being close to the commercial and business district in Cebu also is ideal as a jump off point if you wish to visit tourist destinations around the Island or neighboring provinces considering its proximity to the airport, sea port, and bus terminals around the metro.

  • Pros:Location is great for travelers who wants easy access to shopping and business district
  • Cons:Property is a little dated and can use upgrades and renovation
  • Hotel Star Rating:Star Rating: 3 Stars
  • Price Range:$$
  • References:Cebu Parklane International Hotel Website

No. 2 – Harolds Hotel

Business and elegance in one stylish hotel experience

Harolds Hotel
Figure 2 Photo credit: CEBU CITY TOURS

Harolds Hotel is one of the premier business hotels in Cebu. This hotel is a 10-15 minute drive from Cebu’s major business and entertainment hubs. The property a wide variety of dining options and offers various international cuisines. For business travelers, it is noteworthy that this property has a business center and continuous WiFi internet access in public areas and in guest rooms. Their rooms are all fully air-conditioned with TV that has access to satellite channels and en suite bathrooms with hot and cold shower. Harolds hotel offers round the clock room service. For additional fees, the property also offers laundry, car rental and currency exchange services. Tourists will also find this hotel a good starting point if they are doing a city tour since the metro’s tourist spots are only 15-20 minutes away via private car from the hotel sans heavy traffic. Also, this property may be ideal for business travelers and tourists alike as the airport is just a half hour drive away. This hotel is highly underestimated given its reasonable price range and the wide range of amenities and services they offer. Booking a room at this hotel will give you that classy hotel feel without the sky high prices, for sure.

  • Pros:Amenities are comprehensive and upscale for a mid-range hotel
  • Cons:Location can be tough to get to if you are new to Cebu
  • Hotel Star Rating:Star Rating: 3 Stars
  • Price Range:$$
  • References:Harolds Hotel Website

No. 3 – Quest Hotel

Superb business class hotel without the sky high prices.

Quest Hotel
Figure 3 Photo credit: HOTELS COMBINED

Quest Hotel and Conference Center is one of the most preferred properties by foreign nationals. It is right across the jeepney terminal and Ayala Mall. The rooms at this hotel are fully air-conditioned they have continuous WiFi internet access in each guest room plus TV that captures satellite channels. There is a safety deposit box in the rooms as well to keep your valuables secure when you go out and about the city for day tours or business meetings. The en suite bathrooms are complete with necessary toiletries, hair dryer and hot and cold shower. This property also has a business center. They also serve a buffet style breakfast with a variety of local and international cuisines. Most of their room rates are inclusive of breakfast, but you need to confirm upon check in or booking if your accommodation type has meals included. This property has a residential condominium building, where locals and foreign nationals can rent for a long term stay. The hotel also boasts of an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center that is available for use of their in house guests. Quest Hotel and Conference Center is definitely the ideal choice if you are visiting the city for business or pleasure given that it’s conveniently located right in the middle of the shopping and business center of Cebu.

  • Pros:Right across the public transportation terminal
  • Cons:Facilities are dated and need upgrades
  • Hotel Star Rating:Star Rating: 3 Stars
  • Price Range:$$
  • References:Quest Hotel Cebu Website

No. 4 – Mandarin Plaza Hotel

Perfect hotel for the savvy business traveler.

Mandarin Plaza Hotel
Figure 4 Photo credit: BOOKING.COM

The Mandarin Plaza Hotel is a stone’s throw away from one of the major malls in the city. The property is also highly accessible if you intend to visit establishments in or around Cebu Business Park, IT Park and Midtown Cebu. This hotel sits right next to The Quest Hotel and is also ideal for getting to and from Cebu’s international airport, boat wharfs and bus terminals if you are traveling in and out of the metro. Each guest room has a flair of modern architecture and design and is fully air-conditioned. Guests will also enjoy cable channels on a flat-screen TV in their rooms. The en suite bathrooms all have hot and cold shower and basic toiletries. In house guests also have access to an outdoor pool and fitness center. With all these hotel facilities and its great location, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, The Mandarin Plaza Hotel is a great catch.

  • Pros:Located at the heart of Cebu Business Park and shopping district
  • Cons:Hotel and room amenities can benefit from routine maintenance and upkeep
  • Hotel Star Rating:Star Rating: 3 Stars
  • Price Range:$$
  • References:Mandarin Plaza Hotel Website

No. 5 – Bayfront Hotel

Best view of the city right out your window

Bayfront Hotel
Figure 5 Photo credit: TRAVELOKA

The Bayfront Hotel is another mid-range business hotel that has a sweet location. It is a five minute walk away from one of the biggest malls in the city, thus giving hotel guests a lot of entertainment and dining choices. It is also in close proximity to the city’s boat wharfs and a good 30 minute drive from the airport and bus terminals, making it a convenient pit stop for travelers with connecting tours. Although the property has received several negative reviews about their general maintenance and housekeeping, it makes up for this lapse in its affordability and strategic location. All their guest rooms are fully air-conditioned, and has an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. The Bayfront Hotel can be ideal for travelers who would want to save time and energy from getting to places that are included in their travel itinerary.

  • Pros:Affordable and convenient accommodation for travelers on the go
  • Cons:Housekeeping needs improvement
  • Hotel Star Rating:Star Rating: 3 Stars
  • Price Range:$$
  • References:Bayfront Hotel Website