Blue Mountain Hotel in Baguio City - Philippines
Baguio City is fabulous to spend a vacation in but the problem mostly is cheap lodging. With land value and cost of living in the city spiraling each season, is there any place there where lodging is still offered cheaply? How about this place they call Blue Mountain Hotel?
Well, we have good news. Yes, the place is Blue Mountain Hotel. And it’s easy to locate. Drop off at Camp Sioco waiting shed on our way up Baguio and its walking distance from there. Or, we may opt to drop off at the bus station (Victory Bus Line) and get a cab to bring us to Blue Mountain Hotel for only Php 35.
How cheap is it? For two persons it’s only Php 600 a night, or something like $13. That’s only Php 300 per person per night. The amenities at Blue Mountain Hotel, however, are far from being cheap. Each room has cable TV, nice toilet and bath with hot or cold shower fixtures, a big bed, terrace overlooking awesome blue mountains, and hot or cold one-press water dispenser.
Blue Mountain Hotel is along Marcos Highway near Pan Cake House. Aside from having cheap rates it is also very accessible to major tourist routes. From Blue Mountain Hotel going to the city proper we just take a Campo Sioco jeepney costing Php 8.50 per person. That will take 10 to 15 minutes. We may also opt for an FX ride costing Php 35.00. Going to the Philippine Military Academy we simply ride a KIAS-PMA jeepney and pay Php 14.50 per person.
To go to areas around Mines View Park (Mansion House, Wright Park, Teachers’ Camp, and Botanical Garden) we simply go to the city proper via jeepney and ride a “Mines View Park” jeepney from there, costing Php 8.50 each ride. If we opt for an FX cab ride straight from Blue Mountain Hotel it will cost us about Php 70.
If we go straight northeast on Marcos Highway from Blue Mountain Hotel we’ll end up at UP Baguio, Baguio General Hospital, Baguio Medical Center, and the Baguio Convention Center, among others. The environs of Blue Mountain Hotel afford us quiet and fresher air. Yet it also allows us easy access to main tourist sites in the city proper.
Cheap lodging, easy access, picturesque views, easy transportation—everything most travelers look for in a lodging place, all available at Blue Mountain Hotel. The only problem now is how to get a slot when its often fully booked.