‘Short-time’ motel prices in Cubao and Recto this Valentine’s Day
Today is the eve of Valentine’s Day. Incidentally, it’s also Friday the 13th. To keep bad luck at bay, plan your romantic date ahead of time.
If you don’t want to head back home after your lovely Valentine’s date, worry not because we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of what motels along Cubao and Recto have in store for you this Valentine’s weekend. Last year, we listed down the short time motel prices of Sta. Mesa and Pasig.
Bookmark these pages for future reference. (Go on, we won’t judge you.)
Plus, impress your date with a bit of trivia: The roots of motels—or motor hotels—can be traced back to World War II. Manila was heavily bombed and hotels were badly damaged. The American GIs had no place to stay, so these motels offered food and rooms at cheap rates. In the 1950s, the budget hotel industry declined, since the GIs had to return home. The more luxurious hotels began to get back in business.
The motel’s sleazy rep takes root in the 60s, when nightclubs and disco clubs began to flourish in Manila. Times were hard for motels back then, so they started offering “short time” rates that ranged from one to three hours of private time for couples.
Now, motels are trying to clean up their image by providing great food and family-friendly packages. In 2008, a well-known motel chain even closed down “for the glory of God.”
Anyway, without further ado…
2 hours: PHP 240
2 hours: PHP 185
Standard room for 2 hours: PHP 225
VIP (themed) rooms for 2 hours: PHP 325
2 hours: PHP 269
In line with the upcoming Chinese New Year, Hotel 99 will give out a sweet and sticky surprise for a minimum three-hour stay (PHP 369): A FREE BOX OF TIKOY. Kung Hei Fat Choy!
2 hours: PHP 235
3 hours: PHP 325
Succeeding hours: PHP 120 per hour
3 hours: PHP 225
Studio room for 4 hours: PHP 395
Standard room for 4 hours: PHP 500
Airconditioned room for 3 hours: PHP 240
Non-airconditioned room for 3 hours: PHP 200
1 hour: PHP 170
Premium room for 1 hour: PHP 129
Deluxe room for 1 hour: PHP 169
Airconditioned room for 3 hours: PHP 245
Non-airconditioned room for 3 hours: PHP 145