Planning a trip to Manila and looking for a hotel with an incredible swimming pool to escape the intense heat & humidity?  Well, look no further, because I’ve compiled a top-notch selection of Hotels in Manila with pools! 

Once destination travelers bypassed on the way to other more popular South-East Asian cities, the Philippines capital of Manila has seen a complete image refresh and is now a city hotspot in its own right. 

Manila has some of Asia’s best shopping experiences, a trip here is totally affordable and amazing value for money, and the locals are so friendly and helpful. And it has an epic range of luxury hotels. 

Also read: 3 Days in Manila Travel Itinerary | What To See & Do in 3 Days 

Whether you’re in Manila for business or leisure, enjoying a vibrant city break or just stopping by on your way to the Philippines island chains, a pool is an absolute must during any Manila hotel stay. After all, the city is super hot and humid and after a long day seeing the sights, there’s nothing better than sinking into a pristine swimming pool and cooling off with a cocktail or two. 

My shortlist of the 20 best Manila hotels with a pool will take your Philippines city escape to the next level. 

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1) Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La

Manila Bay views from the city’s business center 

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Location: Pasay, Manila 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/jen-pasay-city.en-gb.html 

Looking out to Manila Bay, the Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La is the ideal base for your next business trip to Manila. Situated close to the World Trade Centre, and a number of conference centres, the hotel has a range of cafes and restaurants on-site, as well as a beautiful outdoor pool – plus a kiddie pool! An affordable central Manila hotel to book a relaxing stay at. 

Visitor review: “Staff are very helpful. Good security at the door. Very comfortable bed and room including TV with good channels. Nice view to the bay from the room. Lounge bar with great views of the bay. Free shuttle to the Mall of Asia. Tour desk. Restaurants onsite. 7-11 next door.” – April, New Zealand

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2) Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Luxury bay vistas from the heart of Manila  

Sofitel - Best Hotels in Manila with Swimming Pools

Location: Pasay, Manila 

Price: $130+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/sofitel-philippine-plaza-manila.en-gb.html 

The amazing lagoon pool lined with tropical palms isn’t the only reason you’ll love your stay at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. It’s also located in central Pasay City, and has a spa, sauna, wellness centre and highly-rated flagship restaurant within its large complex. The rooms are also ultra modern and plush, ensuring your stay with one of the world’s leading hotel chains is second to none. 

Visitor review: “Sofitel is the place to go if you want to relax, unwind & enjoy the serenity of being in the beach. The pool & garden area has a lot of guests but there are still enough space to stay undisturbed. I feel at home at Sofitel.” – Leonora, Saudi Arabia 

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3) Dusit Thani Manila

5 star award-winning Manila elegance 

Location: Makati, Manila

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/dusit-thani-manila.en-gb.html 

The winner of both “Manila City’s Best Hotel” and “Best Business Hotel” awards, a stay at Dusit Thani is a complete experience all of its own. Eat at one of the four incredible hotel restaurants, take a dip in the outdoor pool or unwind in your modern and spacious room or suite. Upmarket and sleek, the Dusit Thani glitters against the skyline of the central neighborhood of Makati and provides a truly memorable Manila hotel experience. 

Visitor review: “Always try to stay in Dusit while in Manila. Great location, friendly staff and good food in the Thai restaurant!” – Mohammad, Hong Kong 

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4) Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

Central and affordable poolside digs 

Location: Muntinlupa City, Manila

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/crimson-filinvest-city-manila.en-gb.html 

A truly exciting Manila hotel experience, the 5 star Crimson Hotel Filinvest City is nestled in Muntinlupa City, a short stroll from some of the city’s best shopping destinations. Modern, fresh and breezy, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City features a pristine outdoor pool, gym and a range of restaurants and lounges, all offering delicious local and international cuisine. 

Visitor review: “Central location. Extremely hospitable staff. A welcome and smile with every encounter. Rooms perfect, great AC, wonderful room service menu. I highly recommend and will be back. Walking distance to 2 malls and 7/11 a 2 minute walk.” – Paulo, U.S.A

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5) Vivere Hotel and Resorts

31 stories of Manila metro luxury  

Location: Muntinlupa City, Manila

Price: $80+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/vivere-hotel-and-resorts.en-gb.html 

With a one-off vibrant interior design, the Vivere Hotel in Manila is a unique, dynamic and fresh addition to the city’s hotel scene. Towering 31 levels above the city, Vivere Hotel offers beautiful suites and rooms of varying sizes, a stunning outdoor pool and two restaurants – one of which is partly outside, offering an amazing city backdrop for a great al fresco meal in Manila. 

Visitor review: “Stayed twice. Great location for arrival and departure via airport … food in the rooftop restaurant great. Friendly staff! ” – David, U.K 

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6) Rizal Park Hotel

Infinity pool views worthy of royalty 

Location: Ermita, Manila 

Price: $90+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/rizal-park-hotel.en-gb.html

Housed within a historical building reminiscent of a palace, this Manila hotel promises a 5 star experience from the beginning to the end of your stay. The value for money is second to none at Rizal Park Hotel, as you’ll enjoy the use of an incredible infinity pool offering views across Manila, spacious rooms with everything you could possibly need or want, and a central location that will put you at the heart of all that is great about the Philippines capital. 

Visitor review: “Beautiful building, very spacious and clean room, super comfortable bed. The staff were very kind and helpful, service very personal – I loved that they were proactive with helping me with everything. Breakfast is a good variety.” – Viktoria, Netherlands 

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7) Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Swim and shop at the adjoining mall!

Location: Quezon City, Manila 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/crowne-plaza-galleria-manila.en-gb.html 

The name Crowne Plaza evokes mental imagery of the ultimate luxury accommodations across the world, and Manila’s addition to the chain does not disappoint in the slightest. Perfect for business or pleasure, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is located in the central Ortigas district of the city and has the added perk of being attached via its 3rd and 4th floor to the epic Robinsons Galleria Mall. Add to that a pool, gym and four restaurants within the complex and you’re guaranteed a heavenly stay. 

Visitor review: “I am a regular client. That alone speaks for itself. I am truly satisfied with Crowne Plaza. Thank you for the very good service.” – Amalia, Philippines 

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8) Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Escape the Manila heat from a luxury indoor pool

Location: Pasig, Manila 

Price: $120+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/marco-polo-ortigas-manila.en-gb.html 

Offering 5 star facilities and service, there are many reasons why the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is a favorite amongst travelers heading to Manila for business, pleasure or both. Iconic city malls and attractions are within walking distance, the interiors are ultra modern and the rooms spacious and accommodating. There’s a range of dining options, a health club, gym and the rarely-seen Manila hotel feature of a huge indoor lap pool to escape the city’s intense heat. 

Visitor review: “A prime hotel location in the center of Manila. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms have a proper size and are of modern standard. Value for money is very good.” – Thomas, Austria 

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9) MaxStays – Max Pavilion @ The Venice Residences

Italian-inspired serviced suites in Manila 

Location: Taguig, Manila 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/max-pavilion-boutique-serviced-suites.en-gb.html 

Conveniently nestled in the Taguig district of Manila, these serviced suites are ideal for the traveler that requires a little more guest freedom but with the same customer care a hotel offers.  Built around a bridge-lined canal that is inspired by the Italian city of Venice (with gondolas as well!), the suites of Max Pavilion @ The Venice Residences are fully equipped with a cozy bedroom plus seating and dining area, and are within a complex that boasts a great outdoor pool and a full staff at all times of the day and night. 

Visitor review: “Convenient and cozy. Good for couples and the location is great. The staff are very friendly. They welcomed us with a honeymoon cake, drinks and candles. Very thoughtful.” – Hosam, Saudi Arabia 

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10) New World Makati Hotel, Manila

A palm-lined pool in Manila’s CBD 

Location: Makati, Manila 

Price: $130+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/new-world-makati.en-gb.html 

Modern and sophisticated, the New World Makati Hotel offers a five-star experience at an unbelievably low price. Enjoy its central location close to the iconic Glorietta and Greenbelt Malls, or take advantage of the hotels many features, including an incredible outdoor pool surrounded by towering palms, gym, spa, bar and restaurant. Each room is equally beautiful, and offers views to either the pool area or the cityscape. 

Visitor review: “Service was amazing from the second I arrived to the moment I left I felt very VIP! Loved it! Will definitely stay again! Diwa was amazing, absolute best service I have received in a hotel for a long time.” – Sarah, Australia 

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11) Diamond Hotel Philippines

A free form pool with epic Manila Bay views  

Location: Manila Bay, Manila 

Price: $140+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/diamond-philippines.en-gb.html?

The incredible free form pool with its own waterfall and spa isn’t the only reason visitors to Manila flock to Diamond Hotel Philippines for business or play in a 5-star setting. It has everything and more you would want or expect from a luxury hotel, including modern and spacious rooms and suites, a fitness center, tennis courts, a lounge bar with live music, and two leading restaurants. With views to Manila Bay, Diamond Hotel Philippines is just a short drive to some of Manila’s most coveted shopping districts and malls.

Visitor review: “The food was very good, the service was excellent, the room was clean and a good size. Everything was very efficient and I enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend this hotel.” – John, United Kingdom 

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12) Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

A tropical city oasis from the best in the business  

Location: Ortigas Center, Manila 

Price: $150+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/edsa-shangri-la.en-gb.html

With arguably the best hotel pool in Manila, the centrally-located Edsa Shangri-La is essentially an island retreat in the heart of the city. Suitable for both business and leisure travelers, it has lush tropical gardens surrounding its enormous outdoor lagoon pool with its own water slide, a spa, two tennis courts, a gym, jogging path, and six restaurants. Its rooms either overlook the cityscape or the hotel gardens. Seriously – what more could you want in a deluxe Manila hotel? 

Visitor review: “I stay in Deluxe room, it was new renovated room. Bed was so comfy, room size was just perfect. Wonderful view to skyline buildings of Manila downtown. The outdoor pool was amazing, and the bar near was serving delicious food. The Health centre was just amazing!!! Best hotel gym i have ever visit!!” – Genadi, Turkey 

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13) The Peninsula Manila

Swim, spa or eat at 8 amazing on-site restaurants! 

Location: Makati, Manila 

Price: $130+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/the-peninsula-manila.en-gb.html

Business is booming in the Manila hub of Makati, and The Peninsula Manila is the perfect hotel to settle into for a stellar stay. Just 1km to both the famous Greenbelt and Glorietta Mall, this epic hotel has an outdoor pool, eight restaurants and eateries (you heard correctly!) and both a spa and hair salon on the premises. Rooms are chic and comfortable. You won’t want to leave, I guarantee you.

Visitor review: “Very good breakfast! Very steady WiFi! Very helpful stuff! Great spa, gym, pool, sauna! I will stay again!” – Hans, Germany 

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14) Discovery Primea

World-class shopping on your 5-star doorstep  

Location: Makati, Manila 

Price: $170+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/discovery-primea.en-gb.html 

Discover all that the buzzing Makati district of Manila has to offer and book your stay at Discovery Primea. The rooms are elegant and light-filled, with views of the glittering Manila skyline. With a 5 star rating and near-perfect guest reviews, Discovery Primea has the best rooftop infinity pool you could possibly wish for in Manila, a bar, spa, restaurants and a gym. Manila shopping hotspots Greenbelt Mall and Glorietta Mall are both a two minute walk away. A superb hotel experience. 

Visitor review: “The location was perfect, the views were amazing, and the rooms were awesome with the best beds ever, the staff was super friendly and the food at the bottom restaurant could use a little work with serving hot food , got sick and they had a doctor on staff free of charge @ true 5 star experience.” –  Chris, Canada 

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15) Azumi Boutique Hotel 

A rooftop infinity pool at an impossibly low price  

Location: Muntinlupa, Manila 

Price: $50+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/azumi-boutique.en-gb.html 

A truly gorgeous hotel with vibrant pops of color offsetting on-trend modern design elements, the Azumi Boutique Hotel offers one of the best hotel experiences in Manila at a price that will knock you off your feet. From just $50 USD per night, you’ll enjoy complete access to the expansive rooftop infinity pool (with a poolside bar!), spa and cafe, and a number of top Manila malls are a short walk away. The Azumi also embraces many eco-friendly and sustainable practices across its operations, making the whole experience even better. 

Visitor review: “The place is very modern and clean. The view is spectacular, which you can see the city lights and the mountain ranges of rizal and laguna. There is also hot water available in the unit’s bathroom which is nice after taking a dip in the Penthouse pool.” – Mary, Philippines 

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16) Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel

Take your business or leisure trip to the next level 

Location: Quezon City, Manila 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/novotel-manila-araneta-city-hotel.en-gb.html

Modern and immaculate, the Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel is located in Quezon City’s happening CBD. On the doorstep of a number of Manila’s efficient Metro stations, it has a fantastic outdoor pool, restaurant and for those in Manila on business, seven fully-equipped meeting and conference rooms. An endless list of first time and returning guests love the service and facilities Manila’s Novotel offers, and you will too. 

Visitor review: “The service has never been better, the area has everything you want, and the breakfast is unbeatable! The hotel is always full of celebrities for a good reason. We have chosen this hotel as our main hotel for years, and will never change.” – Thomas, Sweden 

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17) Raffles Makati

The world-famous hotel chain doesn’t disappoint 

Location: Makati, Manila 

Price: $250+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/raffles-makati.en-gb.html

Few hotels in the world are as esteemed as the Raffles brand, and Raffles Makati is just as incredible – if not better – than its other South-East Asian counterparts. Springing for a stay at Raffles Makati will be one of the best decisions you will ever make on your travels. World class service, tasteful, spacious rooms and suites, an outdoor pool, spa, restaurant, gym, business centre and a location within two minutes of giant Manila shopping malls Greenbelt and Glorietta Malls. 

Visitor review: “I can’t complain! Everything was great! Raffles offers the greatest experience from far in every location of this world! In Makati I liked very much the location, the staff and the books about the history of brand! Amazing stuff! ” – Alina, Romania 

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18) Armada Hotel Manila

Bay or city views from every single room – guaranteed!

Location: Manila Bay, Manila 

Price: $50+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/centara-manila.en-gb.html

Keep your travel budget reigned in and still have a top shelf Manila hotel experience at the Armada Hotel Manila. Choose from a beautiful room that has either city skyline or Manila Bay views, cool off from the heat of the Filipino capital in the great rooftop pool, enjoy a spa treatment or get a workout at the on-site gym. Some of Manila’s best restaurants and shopping destinations are within walking distance of the Armada Hotel Manila, or simply wander down to the Manila Bay waterfront for some calm amongst the hustle and bustle. 

Visitor review: “The staff were so accommodating and very polite…the place is so nice,clean and comfortable…Commendable and highly recommendable!” – John, Philippines 

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19) Mella Hotel

Poolside cocktails while traveling on a shoestring 

Location: Las Pinas, Manila 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/mella.en-gb.html 

It’s totally possible to have an incredible stay in Manila while still keeping an eye on your budget, and Mella Hotel offers just that. Escape the bustling CBD  districts and enjoy the hotel’s Las Pinas location – just 10km from some of the busier locations of Manila. Located on Manila Bay, the Mella Hotel oozes calm and tranquility at every turn, with greenery and natural touches everywhere. There’s a beautiful outdoor pool, gym, bar, restaurant and concierge service. You’ll be more than happy in your quiet little pocket just slightly afield of Manila CBD. =

Visitor review: “Hotel employees are very helpful, kind and will assist you everything you need with a smile.” – Jamie, Philippines 

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20) Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila

Your modern and stylish home away from home 

Location: Pasig, Manila 

Price: $80+ USD per night 

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ph/citadines-millennium-ortigas-manila.en-gb.html

Generously sized rooms. A central Manila location close to some of the city’s biggest and best malls. Artistically designed and decorated rooms and units in a range of sizes. An outdoor pool. A fantastic juice bar, cafe, bar and restaurant. A large fitness centre. A relaxing garden deck. You get all this and more at the Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila. Don’t wait – book your stay today!

Visitor review: “The size of the room is pretty big for a studio and it comes complete with utensils etc. Comfortable bed, wide selection of TV channels. Everything you are looking for in a modern hotel is here. I am also hyped as it is very close to Emerald Ave for my daily run and Robinson’s Galleria.” – GP, Philippines 

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Am I Missing Any Other Amazing Hotels in Manila with Swimming Pools?

This was an incredibly fun post together, and definitely has got me itching for another return trip to Manila and the Philippines (one of my favorite countries). There are so many amazing hotels with pools across Manila (for every budget), and I look forward to staying at one of them next trip! If you’ve been to a hotel or Airbnb with a pool in Manila that isn’t mentioned here, please do let me know so I can update my list!


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