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The best guest friendly hotels in Angeles City

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These are the best guest friendly hotels in Angeles City. Angeles City is a large city located just north of Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Angeles is easily reached by bus or taxi from Manila or directly by domestic and international flights landing at the city’s own Clark International Airport. Those with money to burn will be happy to know that the Lewis Grand Hotel even offers private helicopter service for travel around to and from the hotel.

Angeles City is famed for its nightlife. The elaborate show bars are among the most well known entertainment centers but the city is also home to countless nightclubs, KTV karaoke clubs, restaurants and bars. During the day there are things like nature trips, golf outings and shopping at several large malls available.

Nearly every hotel in Angeles City allows those staying to bring back guests. Sometimes they will ask to see or hold identification cards for the temporary visitors. Often times they will not. The guests are ultimately the responsibility of the people who bring them back to the hotels. Here’s a list of the best hotels in Angeles City with confirmed guest-friendly policies.

1. Angeles Beach Club (Don Juico Avenue)

I think the Angeles Beach Club is the best in Angeles City. The hotel is large, well designed and well kept. The ABC is also very conveniently located on Don Juico Avenue, which is only a short walk from Fields Avenue, home to more go go bars than a guy could visit in a short vacation. There are plenty more bars right around the Angeles Beach Club and even more on side streets like Raymond, Santos, and further up on Perimeter Road.

ABC beach club

Also located nearby is the SM Clark Mall, which is a large modern mall (filled with shops, restaurants, a video arcade, a movie theatre and more) that can be quickly reached on foot or even more quickly reached via trike or one of the ABC’s cars.

The ABC has a variety of different rooms available. They are all priced to reflect the top status of the Angeles Beach Club in the city. Very rarely will you find anything less than one hundred US dollars. Most times you will pay a lot more than that.The standard rate for the lowest priced room is 5350 pesos, which comes out to around 120 at current exchange rates.

In my experience, hotels in Angeles tend to be priced higher than similar lodging in other nearby countries like Thailand. There are some budget options around, but they are very sorely lacking. On the plus side, Angeles City and the Philippines in general are pretty inexpensive places, whether you are purchasing food or heading out for a night on Walking Street.

While the basic “Standard Suites” are very nice, and definitely enough to meet the needs of most single male travelers, some of the pricier options are simply fantastic. The Jacuzzi Suite is a great buy. Only a little more than the Standard, it includes a big jacuzzi bath for you and anyone who joins you in the room to splash around in. The jacuzzi even has a window in the front so you can see what’s going on under the water if you so desire.

The options just get better from there. The New Millennium Standard Suites mix modern with classy elements and include a glass walled bathroom. The Beachfront Junior Suites include a desk which is great for getting work done or typing up reviews like these (though serious businessmen will probably want to opt for the Prime Minister Suite, which includes a full office). The Lifestyle Fiesta Suite is huge and includes its own living room, bar and a steam bath that can seat several people. The Party Fiesta Suite is similar but has a more open layout and features a bar with its own stage and pole.

You might think there are a lot of options. The truth is I’ve only covered about half of them. Others include things like a 7 person party bed (imagine what kind of fun could take place there).

Angeles Beach Club also operates the Fields Plaza Suites, which are new modern rooms that include all kinds of extras.

I’ve stayed in several of the ABC and Fields Plaza Suites rooms. All were great. All included safes big enough to fit a laptop, adjustable lighting, comfortable beds and couches and black out curtains which work wonders when you want to sleep well into the day while on a tropical island. Wifi is of course free and strong in every place I’ve tried it.

The ABC hotel also has two swimming pools, a wet/dry bar, a lounge, a spa, a gym, a barber shop (that does a surprisingly good cut), and a cafe that’s open all hours. A fleet of shuttle vehicles picks guests up at Clark Airport and takes them around town for free. Another nice touch is the on-site ATM machine, which is watched over by security guards.

The Angeles Beach Club doesn’t shy away from the reputation of its home city. In fact, it warmly embraces it. Besides inviting guests to bring the party back to their rooms, they also regularly host a number of events like beauty pageants and pool parties that can get quite wild. Fear not if you aren’t a huge party animal though, as the rooms are private and insulated well enough to allow you to avoid anything you aren’t interested in. Take it from me, as much as I like to have fun I also need my beauty sleep. If it wasn’t possible to get in some solid winks at the ABC, I definitely wouldn’t recommend it.

A stay at the Angeles Beach Club is anything but cheap. For the quality the prices are much lower than they would be in a city like New York but for the local area they’re among the highest.

2. Tune Hotel (Don Juico Avenue)

The Tune Hotel in Angeles City isn’t among the nicest in the city. It’s probably not even in the top twenty. It’s a budget hotel that is run in accordance with its parent company. This means that the necessities are provided at the lowest possible rate with any and all extra services being available for individual purchase.

So why is the Tune Hotel included on this list? Simply put not everyone who travels has an unlimited supply of money. Many are low on cash and trying the best they can to see the world. There are many low cost hotels in Angeles City but many cannot be booked online and many more are not great places to stay.

The Tune Hotel at least offers a guaranteed level of service that includes a clean, safe and secure room. Customers are also able to bring guests back to their rooms with no hassle if they see fit. This is perfect for guys who want to watch a movie with a newly found friend without shelling out the four dollars required to enter the cinema at the SM Mall across the highway.

Stays at the Tune Hotel are always inexpensive.

3. Lewis Grand (Don Juico Avenue)

If the Angeles City Beach Club is the best hotel in Angeles City the Lewis Grand is a close runner up. In fact many even prefer the Lewis Grand. Known to many locals as the White House because of its presidential appearance the palatial hotel is among the best to be found anywhere in the Philippines.

The Lewis Grand Hotel, which some locals understandably refer to as “The White House,” is very centrally located on Don Juico Avenue. It’s within walking distance of the concentration of bars on Fields Avenue Walking Street and Perimeter Road, but guests don’t have to hoof it if they don’t want to; the hotels has a small fleet of vehicles to shuttle guests around locally free of charge and there are always trikes stationed across the street from the entrance.

The Lewis Grand is a large hotel filled with room that range from big to huge. The beds and bathrooms are sized to match. The decor is decent, if sometimes a tiny bit worn. Every one that I’ve been in has also come with a nice balcony overlooking the large pool inside the complex. Getting extra towels, having your room cleaned, getting an in-room rub down, all the other things you might expect in a place like this are never hard to get.

If I have any complaints at all they would be that the front desk staff sometimes seems a little lost when the dialogue goes off script and it can take longer than it seems it should to get a meal cooked in the poolside restaurant. These are minor issues though, especially considering some of the disasters I’ve experienced elsewhere.

The rates for rooms at the Lewis Grand can fluctuate quite a bit. I’ve seen the entry level quarters (which are still well above even the “premium” rooms of some of the other hotels around town) go for as little as 70 US dollars a night or as much as 130, depending on the season, availability and which sales are going on at the time. In my opinion, no matter where the rooms fall in this price range, they still offer a fantastic value.

The hotel is of course guest friendly and as you might guess, the luxury it offers can help to encourage guests back to the room when they otherwise might be a bit unsure. After all, who wouldn’t prefer a stay at the White House to one at the purportedly-haunted Hotel California.

Any stint at the Lewis Grand should be a good one. The places is very well built and offers great accommodation and a sometimes needed respite from the hectic goings on of the city outside of the hotel’s sturdy white walls.

I think the Lewis Grand offers the best value in Angeles City.

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