The Heritage Hotel Manila: Rich History & Luxurious Staycation

The Heritage Hotel

The history of The Heritage Hotel in Manila is a fascinating journey that dates back to its inception in August 1994. The hotel was developed to cater to the growing demand for high-quality accommodation in the bustling city of Manila. From its humble beginnings to becoming a prominent 4-star hotel, The Heritage Hotel has played a significant role in shaping the hospitality landscape in the Philippines. The hotel’s location in the core of Manila was strategically chosen to offer guests easy access to various key destinations. With its proximity to the NAIA Terminal 3, international and domestic travelers found The Heritage Hotel a convenient choice. Especially for those seeking a comfortable resting place after a long journey. Over the years, The Heritage Hotel has continuously evolved and adapted to meet the changing needs of its guests. Which I had the opportunity to experience myself this year.

In 2013, the hotel underwent a major renovation, which marked a significant milestone in its history. The refurbishment not only modernized the hotel’s facilities but also added a touch of contemporary elegance while preserving its distinct Filipino heritage. The hotel’s design, even after the renovation, still incorporated elements of Filipino culture and history. From the artwork to the furnishings, every detail showcased the country’s rich heritage. Providing guests with an authentic experience during their stay. Throughout nearly three decades of operation, it has been a witness to countless stories, celebrations, and memorable moments of its guests. Its grand ballroom, with the capacity to accommodate almost 1,000 guests, has hosted various events. From grand weddings to corporate conferences, making it a preferred venue for gatherings of all sizes. The range of amenities offered, such as the fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and spa, provided guests with opportunities for relaxation and leisure.

My Stay

Initially, I booked for a superior room which is the cheapest in Heritage Hotel but they upgraded me to a Junior Suite. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the opportunity. The room has abstract paintings by a respected Filipino abstract artist, adding a touch of local artistry to the ambiance. Spanning a generous 52 sqm for Php 12,000 the Junior Suite provided ample space for me to unwind and relax. The suite’s layout was thoughtfully designed. Offering separate areas for sleeping, lounging, and working, ensuring that my stay was both comfortable and productive. The plush furnishings and tasteful decor were in a warm brown, beige, and white palette, creating a soothing and inviting atmosphere. One of the standout features of the Junior Suite was the huge glass windows that offered a captivating view of the bustling road below. The panoramic view of the city was a sight to behold.

The Junior Suite had a maximum capacity of three people, making it an ideal choice for a small group or a family traveling together. The ample space allowed us to move freely without feeling crowded, and the additional guest felt equally comfortable. As an added perk, staying in the Junior Suite also granted me access to the Club Lounge. This exclusive area was a tranquil haven where I could enjoy complimentary refreshments, light snacks, and drinks throughout the day. It was a perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring Manila, offering a more private and intimate setting than the main lobby. If there’s a word I could describe The Hotel Heritage Junior Suite, that would be “simple”. Unlike the modern rooms you can find in new hotels, this one gives off a more homey and cozy feeling due to its simplicity.


  • Superior Room – 30 sqm, Maximum of 3 people capacity
  • Deluxe Room – 30 sqm, Maximum of 3 people capacity
  • Club Room – 34 sqm, Maximum of 3 people capacity


  • Junior Suite 52 sqm, Maximum of 3 people capacity
  • Executive Suite 75 sqm, Maximum of 3 people capacity
  • Millenium Suite – 144 sqm, Maximum of 3 people capacity
  • Presidential Suite – 160 sqm, Maximum of 3 people capacity


  • Swimming Pool – Complete with a separate kiddie pool and a pool bar. Guests can unwind, enjoy drinks and snacks while taking in the view. The pool area is open daily from 6 AM – 10 PM
  • Fitness Center – Operates 24/7 and offers a range of amenities. It is fully equipped with cardio machines, weightlifting equipment, and free weights. Additionally, there are separate spaces for yoga and aerobics, along with convenient locker rooms and shower facilities for guests to freshen up after their workout.
  • Spa – Situated near the fitness center and swimming pool. Provides a variety of treatments, from massages and body scrubs to facials and beauty services. Guests and non-guests alike can indulge in these services, and appointments can be easily arranged at the spa’s reception desk. Operating from 10 AM to 10 PM daily.
  • Function Rooms – Heritage Hotel Manila’s event venue offers modern facilities, excellent equipment, and dedicated support. From small meetings to large conferences, it accommodates everything. With 12 function rooms, including 2 ballrooms, it provides over 1,245 sqm of configurable floor space to suit your event’s needs.


  • Riviera Cafe – Guests can savor a diverse array of cuisines, seamlessly blending flavors from Asia to the West, complemented by a touch of European inspiration. This Mediterranean-style restaurant boasts 190 seats, offering a delightful dining experience in a captivating ambiance.
  • China Palace – Situated on the hotel’s 2nd floor, this Chinese restaurant is renowned for serving authentic Cantonese cuisine and delectable dim sum specialties available for lunch and dinner.
  • The Lobby Lounge – Found within the hotel’s lobby area, this casual spot provides an array of light snacks, pastries, and beverages that guests can enjoy throughout the day.
  • The Pool Bar – Right by the hotel’s swimming pool, this outdoor bar provides a relaxed setting where guests can savor drinks and light snacks in the open-air ambiance.


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How to get there?

Via Public Transportation

  • If you’re on LRT Line 1, get off at EDSA Station and take a taxi or jeepney to EDSA-Taft area.
  • If you’re on MRT Line 3, alight at Taft Avenue Station.
  • From EDSA-Taft area, either take a taxi/ride-hailing service directly to the hotel or opt for a budget-friendly jeepney ride bound for Baclaran. Inform the driver to drop you off at The Heritage Hotel Manila on Roxas Boulevard corner EDSA, Pasay City.

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