Zambales is a beautiful province in the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region in the island of Luzon. It’s one of the places that is closest to us since we’re based in Angeles City in Pampanga which is just a few hours of driving away. In this blog post, we’ll share with you where to stay in Zambales when visiting the beaches or enjoying the Island Hopping since this province has a lot of beaches where you can beat the heat of the summer!
Read here how to get to Zambales from Manila and Clark!
Best time to visit Zambales
Since the Philippines is made up of many different islands, weather conditions may vary from one city to another. If you’re traveling to Zambales, you can expect considerably small variations to the city’s weather. Humidity is high in the Philippines and the warmest months here are April and May. Basically, January to March is the best time to visit Zambales as this is the sunniest period of the year and is relatively cooler than other months.
Where to Stay in Zambales
Like what we said earlier, you can find different kinds of accommodation places throughout Zambales- from budget and backpack inns, Airbnb’s to luxurious hotels and resorts. You can find a budget hotel and stay there for around PHP 900 per night. There are also hotels that would cost as high as PHP 6000 and above. With this price you can get the best stay and most comfortable experience from the hotels you’re checking in.
There are different areas to stay in Zambales, depending if you want to stay close to Subic, close to the island hopping and you can even have the possibility of camping in the beach!
Cheap Hotels in Zambales
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To start our list, this 3-star hotel in Subic will definitely give you a nice, quality experience even if it’s an affordable one. They offer air-conditioning, wifi, TV, and refrigerator in every room plus you can also avail the airport transfer if you’d like but expect to pay more for that service. Guests love the 24-hour service desk and the friendliness of their staff. You’ll love their outdoor pool as well! Also, if you would love to visit the nicest beaches in Subic, it is nearby White Rock Beach and Adam’s Beach. It is one of the hotels with the best location in Subic.
Viking Resort is located at #50 Baloy Long Beach, Bo Barretto, Subic Bay and a room for one-night stay starts at $17 USD. Families can also stay in their Family Room for around $40 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
Asiana Boutique Hotel has accommodations with a garden. The 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Subic Bay Convention Center is 3.5 km from the hotel. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The restaurant at Asiana Hotel specializes in International, Asian and Local cuisine. The accommodation can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. The guests especially love the staff’s service and friendliness plus the location it close to everything- from Harbor Point, public markets, supermarkets, and of course, bar and restaurants!
Asiana Boutique Hotel is exactly at #48 Gordon Avenue, Pagasa and a room for one-night stay starts at $20 USD. Families can also stay in their Family Suite for around $58 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
HARLEY’S PUB AND HOTEL
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Having a “Very Good” rating in Agoda, Harley’s Pub and Hotel is one of the places where to stay in Zambales under the cheap hotels category that you should consider. Their rooms have their own shower and bathtub, TV, wifi, and are all air-conditioned. Aside from this, it is a pet-friendly place and they have a 24-hour service desk for your convenience. What the guests love about Harley’s Pub and Hotel is the proximity to the beaches. They even have an access to the beach through the restaurant of the hotel.
Harleys Pub and Hotel is located at 9 Baloy Long Beach Rd, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City, Subic Bay and a standard room for one-night stay starts at $20 USD and one-night stay in a room with the beach view is around $28 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
SUZUKI BEACH HOTEL
One of the cheap hotels in Zambales you should also try is Suzuki Beach Hotel. Their rooms are air-conditioned and has free wifi. Aside from these, they have a 24-hour front desk and an outdoor pool! They even have a bar and restaurant that serves Japanese cuisine. You’ll also love the breakfast served every morning. The guests love the mountain or sea views here in Suzuki Beach Hotel, as well as the Japanese food they serve and the friendliness of the staff.
Suzuki Beach Hotel is located at 1 Samar Street, Barrio Barretto, Zambales and a double room for one-night stay starts at $50 USD. Click here to check their rates and availability!
Cheap Hotels: San Antonio Area
THE GARDEN RESORT & RESTO
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Going to San Antonio area in Zambales, The Garden Resort & Resto is a must try for the places on where to stay in Zambales. It is an affordable place to stay at with the best service offered to you. They have a free wifi and TV in every room. However, their Double Rooms and Double Rooms with garden view only offer stand fans while the Standard Double Room and Family Room with Mountain View have their air-conditioning units. What the guests love about The Garden Resort & Resto are the friendliness of the owner and staff, the cleanliness of the room, and of course, the garden!
The Garden Resort & Resto is located at Purok 6, Pundaquit, San Antonio and a double room for one-night stay starts at $21 USD while the air-conditioned rooms start at $32 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
PRINCE LUDWIG BEACH RESORT
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Another spot in our list of where to stay in Zambales is the Prince Ludwig Beach Resort, where you can enjoy the beach by just walking for a few meters from the hotel. Despite of not all rooms having their own private bathroom and air-conditioning unit, every room is clean and well-maintained. The guests love the service offered by the staff as well as the terrace and the views.
Prince Ludwig Beach Resort is located at Purok 1, Pundaquit, San Antonio and an economy double room for one-night stay starts at $29 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
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Hidaway Hostel is an entire villa that you can rent for an affordable price. They offer a spacious parking space and outside venue for parties and camping. For additional price, they also offer transfers from the airport and some resorts. Inside the Nipa Hut Fan Room, they have a bunk bed, kitchen, toiletries, fan. Pet owners will be delighted to stay here because pets are allowed in Hidaway Hostel. It is a 10-minute walk from the beach and there’s also nearby restaurant where you can eat.
Hidaway Hostel is located at Pundaquit, San Antonio and a Nipa Hut Fan room for one-night stay starts at $30 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
SIR WILLIAMS LODGE & BEACH RESORT
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Another place to stay at in San Antonio, Zambales area is Sir Williams Lodge & Beach Resort. What the guests love the most here is the location, cleanliness, and service of their staff. They have a 24-hour room service, coffee shop, restaurant, and parking area. Their kitchen is shared and wifi is only available in public areas.
Sir Williams Lodge & Beach Resort is located at Purok 5, Brgy.Pundaquit, San Antonio and a room for one-night stay starts at $44 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
Where to Stay in Zambales: Luxury Resorts
LE CHARM SUITES
Le Charmé Suites- Subic offers rooms in Olongapo. Providing a restaurant, the property also features a terrace, as well as a hot tub and a sauna. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a electric tea pot, a bath, free toiletries and a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and a hair dryer, certain accommodations at the hotel also have a balcony. At Le Charmé Suites- Subic every room is equipped with a seating area. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the property. The accommodation has an outdoor pool. The area is popular for cycling, and bike rental is available at Le Charmé Suites- Subic. Price starts at $138 USD.
Le Charm Suites is at 2nd fl. La Terraza Bldg. 1131 Palm St., Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Click here to check their rates and availability!
VISTA MARINA HOTEL AND RESORT
Vista Marina Hotel and Resort has accommodations with private balconies. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available. Guest rooms in the resort are equipped with a electric tea pot. Every room comes with a private bathroom. At Vista Marina Hotel and Resort, each room includes air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Room rate starts at $75 USD a night.
Vista Marina Hotel and Resort is located at Blk 3 Lot 2 Moonbay Marina Waterfront Road Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Click here to check their rates and availability!
THE LIGHTHOUSE MARINA RESORT
The Lighthouse Marina Resort features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD player. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Rate starts at $146 USD.
The lighthouse Marina Resort can be found at Block4, Lot1, Moonbay Marina Complex Waterfront Road, Central Business District. Click here to check their rates and availability.
BEST WESTERN SUBIC HOTEL
Best Western Plus Hotel Subic features a rooftop pool and a fitness center. All rooms are air-conditioned and free WiFi is available throughout the property. Every room is appointed with a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle. Some rooms have a mini-bar. The private bathroom provides a shower and free toiletries. Enjoy a meal at Spencer’s Fusion Bar & Resto or have a drink at the bar. Plenty of restaurants are within a 5-minute walk from the property. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or exercise at the fitness center. Guests can make use of the business center and currency exchange services. Staff at the 24/7 reception can assist you with luggage storage. Rate starts at $112 USD a night.
Best Western Subic Hotel is located at Lot C-5B Block C, Dewey Avenue. Click here to check their rates and availability.
More on Where to Stay in Zambales: Luxury Resorts
San Antonio Area
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If you want a luxurious or more comfortable stay in San Antonio, Zambales, you might want to consider Hilltop House. You’ll be renting this 2-bedroom entire house that can accommodate up to 8 people. The owner here is very nice and can speak English well so communication won’t be a problem, especially if you’re a foreigner. They have a free parking area, Wifi, and TV. Their rooms are air-conditioned and you’ll also be able to enjoy their fully equipped kitchen area. If you would love to relax outside, they have a rattan hammock where you can take a nap. Hilltop House is an “exceptional” place in Agoda with a 9.6 rating. However, according to some guests, it may not be that easy to go here since you have to ride a mini boat and go upstairs a little bit but it will totally be worth it because of the cleanliness beauty of the place.
Hilltop House is located at Pundaquit, San Antonio and a room for one-night stay starts at $112 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
LUXURY GARDEN VILLA (WITH 3 BEDROOMS)
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This 3-bedroom luxury villa is one place to consider when looking for a luxury stay in Zambales. It is an air-conditioned accommodation with an outdoor pool, wifi, and a garden. You’ll also be able to enjoy their fully-equipped kitchen and parking space. What the guests love in Luxury Garden Villa are the facilities, value for money, and the service of their staff/owners. In fact, it has a “very good” rating in Agoda.
This Luxury Garden Villa is located at ZEN Villa 11 Bactad Street Lapaz San Narciso (near San Antonio) and a room for one-night stay starts at $220 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
HAPPY HUT RETREAT OF EL ZAMBA
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This whole villa with 6 huts (4 of which are air-conditioned) will surely make the most value out of your money. It has an outdoor kitchen (resort style) with 6 bathrooms as well. They have a large open space for camping as well. This is a good news to those who want to bring their pets because it is a pet-friendly place. Aside from this, it’s just a 5-minute walk to a surfing area called the Liwliwa Beach. You’ll also love to take pictures in their Bali-inspired bird nest! It is really good for a big group of people.
Happy Hut Retreat OF El Zamba is located at Pundaquit, San Antonio and a room for one-night stay starts at $399 USD. Click here to check their links and availability!
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