Choosing a good hotel near Manila Airport can be a challenge, as NAIA is rather large and has 4 different terminals. That’s why I created this guide. To show you the best resorts near each terminal, so you can quickly and easily find the perfect place for your stay.
Note: I selected the following accommodations based on location, overall quality and value for money. I’ve also made sure that each has an overwhelming amount of positive reviews – so that they’re not just stays that I like, but also places that other people were happy to stay at.
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About Manila Airport & The Terminals
NAIA stands for Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila’s busiest airport which consists of 4 terminals that are up to 4.8 km apart.
Terminal 1 accommodates most international flights. Nearby, Terminal 2 is used exclusively by Philippine Airlines, for both international and domestic flights.
Terminal 3 accommodates both international and domestic flights from various airlines, and is also the biggest and newest terminal. Finally, Terminal 4 is used exclusively for domestic flights, with mostly small propeller airplanes. It’s also the smallest and oldest of the 4 terminals.
To get between the terminals, you can use the airport shuttle bus, which is free when you have a connecting flight ticket to show. They operate around the clock, running every 30 minutes from 5am to 11pm. During the remaining hours they run every 50 minutes.
P.S. There are very few hotels located inside NAIA itself. Currently the only option is The Wings Transit Lounge in Terminal 3. If you’d rather stay in accommodation near the airport, read on for my recommendations below.
The Best Hotels Near Terminals 1 & 2
Accommodation options near NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 are somewhat limited, but you can still find a few good budget or mid-range options in that area. Starting rates for their rooms range from ~1,342 PHP (~26 USD) to ~2,909 PHP (~56 USD).
Go is conveniently located near NAIA Terminals 1 and 2. It’s a budget place that offers clean, basic rooms that are worth considering if you’re looking for a short but comfortable stay.
Although there aren’t many restaurants nearby, the hotel does have an in-house café where you can get simple meals. There’s also a convenience store right across the road where you can get necessities.
Conrado’s is a relatively small place close to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2, run by a friendly family. It’s another good budget option with a homely vibe, and the owners also provide free breakfasts with the rooms.
One of the its plus points is the free pickup service from the airport. You can also arrange to be dropped off for a fee of 300 PHP.
Mella is a short 15-minute drive away from NAIA Terminals 1 and 2, and is a good mid-range option for a more comfortable stay. It’s also suitable for those traveling in a bigger group, as it has family rooms and lofts that fit up to 6 people.
It also has facilities like a kids’ room, swimming pool and spa, so it’s worth considering if you’ll be staying for a few days instead of just a short layover.
The Best Hotels Near Terminal 3
NAIA Terminal 3 is right next to the 62-acre residential and commercial Newport City complex, so there are plenty of good accommodation options for every price point to be found. Here are some good hotels near Terminal 3, with starting prices ranging from ~1,672 PHP (~32USD) to ~6,129 PHP (~117 USD).
One Palm Tree Villas
One Palm Tree Villas is a serviced apartment complex conveniently located within walking distance of NAIA Terminal 3. You can use the Runway Manila footbridge through the Terminal 3 food court to get to the apartment.
It’s a good budget option where you can choose between studios or one-bedroom units. All have small kitchenettes with basic amenities like microwaves, so you can even prepare your own meals if you want.
Belmont is a mid-range option worth considering for a more comfortable stay. It’s right opposite NAIA Terminal 3, also accessible via the Runway Manila footbridge, and there’s also a free shuttle to other terminals.
Belmont has a beautiful rooftop pool and bar with views overlooking the city, a great place to unwind after a long day. For even more relaxation, there’s also a sauna and steam bath available for guests.
Hilton is relatively new, and a good luxury option if you want to be close to the airport. It’s still accessible from NAIA Terminal 3 through the Runway Manila footbridge, though if you prefer not to walk far with your luggage, you can also take a free shuttle there.
The hotel has 2 restaurants, a bar as well as a large pool with swim-up bar, so you’ll never have to go far to dine or unwind. If you’ve booked an Executive room type, you’ll also get access to the Executive Lounge, where you can enjoy pastries, coffee, tea, and cocktails.
The Best Hotels Near Terminal 4
Although accommodation near NAIA Terminal 4 are not always accessible on foot, there are plenty of options just a short drive away. Here, I’ve listed 3 options for hotels across different price points, with rooms that start between ~1,178 PHP (~23 USD) to ~13,595 PHP (~260 USD).
DG Budget Hotel
DG is a good budget option near NAIA Terminal 4 that you can consider. You can walk across via a footbridge to get there. But if you prefer to take a shuttle, they can arrange one for around 100 PHP to/from Terminal 4, or 200 PHP to/from other terminals.
DG is conveniently located inside the Salem complex, which means you’ll find many restaurants and massage places close by.
Citadines Bay City
Citadines Bay City is a good mid-range option about a 15-minute drive away from NAIA Terminal 4. It’s conveniently located, with the Mall of Asia, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores all in the vicinity.
The hotel is relatively new, clean, and has a nice pool and sundeck where you can lounge on a lazy day. Some room types also have kitchenettes and washing machines, which is great for extended stays.
If luxury is what you’re looking for, Nuwa (also named City of Dreams) is a good option to consider. The hotel has stylishly decorated, spacious rooms, some of which offer 24/7 butler and room service. There’s also an outdoor pool, spa, and fitness center.
For a truly indulgent stay, consider the Presidential Suite. It accommodates up to 6, with a private elevator, outdoor jacuzzi, 3 ensuite rooms, and a spa table for private massages.
As you can see, there are good options for accommodation near all of NAIA’s terminals. There are budget places which are great for short layovers close to Terminals 1 through 4, but for extended or more comfortable stays, the areas near Terminals 3 and 4 offer more options for a more high-end resort experience.
Hope this helps you in your search for a hotel near NAIA.