Budget Hotels, Pension Houses and Inns in Cagayan de Oro

Budget Hotels and Pension Houses in Cagayan de Oro


Monte Carlo Realty’s D’Budgetel is the first of its kind in Cagayan de Oro City. Situated along Corrales Extension, near Capitol University and behind Maritime course provider Southern Philippines College, it is a two-storey building composed of several rooms that can accommodate 16 to 32 people. Each room is fully air-conditioned and designed much like those tourist cabins on domestic ferries – that is, bunks with numbers/labels on them. The themed hotel makes a guest feel like he is cruising on a ship to somewhere pleasant.

In each D’Budgetel bedding, under its sheets and foam, there are secret compartments where guests can put their personal belongings, such as cameras, cell phones, wallets, mp3 players and the like. There is also a separate locker for those who want to store their larger and heavier belongings, including bags and laptops. The separate lockers are, however, rented.

The hotel’s main lobby also bears resemblance to a bus terminal or airport’s departure/arrival area – it even has a large flat screen television set like the ones that terminals have for people who wait for their time to travel.

The ferry-inspired hotel is actually the initial phase of a project that is going to have seven floors. The building is said to have single and double occupancy rooms, much like the many hotels scattered around the city.

D’Budgetel is perfect for group accommodations – an entire family going on a vacation, people on a field trip or even those on a business trip. In fact, upon the opening of the hotel last 2009, which was just in time for the 93rd Freemasons Annual Convention, the place was already fully booked, despite the ongoing construction of the driveway at that time. After the Freemasons, there were groups from Davao, particularly from the University of Southern Philippines and Ateneo de Davao, who availed of the hotel’s services and facilities during their field trip to the city.

Here are the types of rooms, with their rates, available at D’Budgetel:

•Dormitory Type 250.00
•Standard Single bed 600.00
•Superior Twin/double 900.00
•Dormitory Type rooms 250.00 (per head) and 310.00 (with sheets)
•Additional mattress 190.00

The hotel can be contacted through email, dbudgetel@gmail.com, and these numbers: (088) 856-4200, (08822) 726643, 09228662855 and (088) 8564300 (telefax). You may also view their website at http://budgetelcdo.brinkster.net/default.html.

Golden Pension House

Located at Pueblo de Oro, Golden Pension House is about 10 minutes away from both the Cagayan de Oro Sea Port and the Cagayan de Oro Airport. It is a walking distance to Xavier University High School and SM City and about a three-minute drive to the Pueblo de Oro Golf Course. It can even access various city hotspots without hassle. Moreover, it is close to hospitals, in case of any medical emergencies. Getting there and going out to visit well-known attractions in the city is not at all a problem, as jeepneys, taxis and motorelas can be accessed easily.

Golden Pension House officially opened for business last year, on April 2nd 2009. The pension house is committed to reinventing the traveling experience by revolutionizing the budget accommodation business. It also aims to supply the best services and facilities to the visiting vacationer who is on a budget and leave the traveler with an unforgettable impression of Cagayan de Oro City, which has earned the name “City of Golden Friendship.”

Here are the amenities provided in each room at the pension house:

•Cable television
•Full air conditioning
•WiFi Internet access
•Private balcony
•Comfortable thick mattress (8 inches)
•Hot and cold shower
•Room service

Golden Pension House also offers 24-hour security at the entrance gates, with on-site security guards, friendly and accommodating staff members and daily housekeeping. What makes the pension house great is that it has its own restaurant that prepares some of the best dishes in the city. There is no need to go to the nearby mall to buy food or dine at a restaurant.

The following are the pension house’s room rates:

•Single – 650php
•Twin Beds – 750php
•Matrimonial – 700php

For more inquiries about Golden Pension House, contact them through this number: (63) (88) 859-1259. Contact them through the Web by emailing them at gphdesk@yahoo.com.

Golden Pension House is at Macapagal Drive, Cagayan de Oro City.

Ivory Pension House

The business traveler is going to get a kick out of Ivory Pension House. It provides the practical alternative to major hotels in Cagayan de Oro City; a more affordable version of the high priced large hotels in the city. It also offers basic hotel facilities and services at low prices.

Meals at affordable prices.

Settled at the heart of the shopping and business district of downtown CDO, Ivory Pension House is a short walking distance to Limketkai Mall, where several open-air cafes, shopping areas and some famous local and non-local restaurants and pizzerias are located.

Each of the pension house rooms is clean and fully-air conditioned, with its own private toilet and bath. Guests availing of the Deluxe Room have exclusive hot and cold water. Cable television is likewise available in all the rooms.

Here are the types of rooms and room rates offered at the pension house:

•Single rooms have one bed. They cost around P600.
•Double rooms have two beds or a matrimonial one. They cost at about P730.
•Deluxe rooms have double beds or a matrimonial one. They cost at P790.
•Family rooms are good for three persons. They cost approximately P915.

Other amenities supplied by Ivory Pension House include car rentals upon request, Patio restaurant, photocopying services, laundry and pressing services and fax machine services.

Ivory Pension House's patio restaurant.

The Ivory Pension House began as a family-manned lodging facility that only had six well-appointed rooms. Later on, the business started to boom and had more than a dozen rooms, in addition to the three conference rooms for business meetings and other gatherings. Furthermore, the entire place is now WiFi ready.

Ivory Pension House, which is currently run by manager Julius R. Malferrari, is located at #259 Osmeña Street, Cogon District, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. It is just behind Mallberry Suites at the Limketkai Center.

For inquiries and room reservations, contact these landline and fax numbers: 63 (88) 857-7665 and 63 (88) 309-5252. Those interested in booking a reservation may also contact the pension house through email: ivorypensiohouse@yahoo.com or gri@philcom.com.

Kingston Lodge

There is no better place to stay while on budget, yet without sacrificing the quality of the experience, than at Kingston Lodge. It is practically five minutes to the Pueblo de Oro Golf Course, SM City, Lumbia Airport and other well-known places in uptown Cagayan de Oro City. It is a combination of a leisure hub, rural hideaway and an eco-rich destination.

With the inexpensive guestrooms it offers, it guarantees one of an easily maximized vacation.

Guests might find themselves staying longer than just one night. For an affordable lodge, it certainly has numerous facilities. Its outdoor swimming pool is one of the most notable, along with its multi-cuisine restaurant, which serves American, Filipino, Italian, Mediterranean and English dishes. It even has a very warm and hospitable staff standing by to answer any of the queries guests might need to ask.

All of Kingston Lodge’s rooms are non-smoking rooms. They provide similar luxuries as other hotel accommodations do in the city. They have, however, cheaper deluxe amenities.

Its restaurant prepares breakfasts (English, Filipino and American); light eats (sandwiches and freshly baked bread); steaks (imported from Australia, grilled to perfection and served on sizzling plate); main courses (international cuisine – American Hot Wings, Chop Suey and Italian Garlic Mushrooms); pizzas (guests can choose their own toppings) and Mediterranean and Italian pastas and salads.

The rooms at the lodge have the following:

•Cable TV
•Shower with bathtub
•Coffee/tea maker
•Mini bar
•Hot and cold showers
•Double bed
•Air conditioning
•Free Internet connection access
•Queen-sized beds, with single beds available upon request

Kingston Lodge has five apartelle rooms, each of which has a deck/balcony, executive writing table, a dining table with chairs and cooking facilities and materials. It costs around 1,680php. It has 10 double rooms, each of which costs 1,120php, while its standard rooms cost about 1,050php.

Apart from its free Internet access, private huts and bar that serves cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the lodge has laundry, butler and room services, 24/7 security, wake-up call and car rental service, which is available upon request.

To avail of the reasonably priced services and amenities at Kingston Lodge, they can be contacted through this landline number: 63-88-8585696. They can also be contacted via the Internet at kingstonlodge@yahoo.com, or through their website.

Kingston Lodge is located off Masterson Avenue, across Xavier Estates and Xavier Heights Subdivision, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.

Hotel/Pension House/Inn Accommodations in CDO

Cagayan de Oro’s flourishing economy is fueled by a dynamic market and a booming tourism industry. Along with this growth in tourism is the proliferation of real estate and travel accommodations. There are already many of these establishments in the city. With the current trend of visitors coming into CDO, one can expect that more will be built in the future.

The following are just some of the accommodations in CDO that offer good service and amenities for very affordable and reasonable prices.

DDD Habitat Hotel

This dormitory-hotel may be inconspicuous on the exterior, but the services are very good and the interior decoration is unique among the other hotels and lodging houses in the city. It deviates from the standard muted colors and instead boasts of rich, warm hues. The lobby and corridors have a tribal, Mediterranean theme. Each of their 11 rooms is named after a Bukidnon tribe and is decorated with the same theme.

DDD Habitat goes by the slogan, “A place with due regard to historical, environmental and cultural concerns.”

There are two types of rooms available in DDD Habitat.

•Twin Accommodations – P950
•Matrimonial – P900

Each of the rooms is well-furnished and has the basic air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone and bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony. They also offer free WiFi connection and airport transfer services for tour groups. Breakfast meals are inclusive in the room fees.

DDD Habitat is located at J. Seriña corner Vamenta Boulevard. For inquiries and reservations, please contact (088) 858-5101.

Grace Residence Hall

Grace Residence Hall is located at 11th-30th Streets,  Nazareth. It is in the midst of a mostly residential location, with lots of small convenience stores nearby, where people staying over may purchase some of their basic needs. A few minutes ride away are a  bank, the San Antonio de Padua Parish Church and two city public schools. It is also only about 10-15 minutes away from Divisoria, Limketkai Center and Maria Reyna Hospital.

Clients may stay overnight or for long term. There are many price/rates options available for their room spaces.

•Standard Rooms: P988/day; P18,000/month
•Twin Bed Rooms: P1200/day; P20,000/month

There are also long-term rates to choose from:

•Standard Rooms: P11,525/month (at least 3 months stay)
•Twin Bed Rooms: P12,525/month (at least 3 months stay)

The rates may change with the option to have water and electricity bills inclusive/exclusive with the monthly payment. Amenities include air-conditioning, cable TV, private bathroom and kitchen.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact (08822) 720659 or +63-9209615190. You may send an email through graceresidencehall@gmail.com.

Oro Capital Inn

Oro Capital Inn opened just last August 2009. It is located beside Capitol University Medical City (CUMC Hospital) and Chowking Restaurant along Lapasan Highway. It is the perfect stop for travelers coming over by bus from Central Mindanao.

This pension house is ideal for transients and tourists traveling alone. The pension house provides good service and basic accommodations. It is also about ten minutes away from Limketkai Center, where clients can while away the mornings by shopping, enjoying mall entertainments and dining.

These are the room rates offered by Oro Capital Inn:

•Single Rooms: P600
•Standard Rooms: P700 (single occupancy)
•Double Rooms: P900

There is a charge of P150 per additional person in a room. This covers pillow, blanket and basic toiletries. Requests for additional mattresses will be charged for P150 each. It is also possible to request for Double rooms with bunk beds that may accommodate 4 people. Basic amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, showers and telephone services and a wide parking area.

For inquiries and reservations, call (08822) 726541 or (088) 855-1247. You may also place your reservations via email through orocapitalinn@yahoo.com or orocapitalinn@gmail.com.

Red Palm Inn

This inn initially opened as Tourist Plaza Inn. After renovations were done in February 2007, it has since changed its name to Red Palm Inn. It is located at the E.V. Chavez Building, Capistrano corner Cruz Taal Sts.

Across the street is the Shanghai Bakery and two blocks away is McDonald’s Divisoria branch and Divisoria itself. It truly is a very convenient location for travelers, and their room rates are very affordable.

•Economy Rooms: P450 (single); P615 (twin beds)
•Standard Rooms: P490 (single); P680 (twin beds)
•Deluxe Rooms: P750 (twin beds); P900 (triple occupancy)

All rooms are air conditioned and have a cable TV. Hot/cold showers are only available for the Deluxe rooms. A telephone service is available at the front desk, and there is also a coffee shop in the ground floor.

Contact Red Palm Inn through (08822) 721197 or  856-2671. You may also send a fax  through (088) 856-2671. For those who want to make reservations or inquiries through email, you may do so at axle_inc@yahoo.com or redpalm_inn07@yahoo.com.ph.

Willshire Inn

This inn is conveniently located in the business district of CDO. It is along Pres. Aguinaldo St. between Yacapin and J.R. Borja Streets. It is across the street from Maxandrea Hotel and within walking distance from Ororama Center, Xavier University and Divisoria. Gaisano Mall is also just five minutes away, and Limketkai Center is around ten minutes away.

The room rates are very affordable, and there are quite a number of them to choose from. They offer several practical choices for the average traveler.

•Economy Rooms: P450
•Standard Rooms: P595
•Deluxe Rooms: P695 (2-3 occupants)
•Junior Executive Rooms: P795
•Superior Rooms: P880 (2-4 occupants)
•Family Rooms: P1,250 (5 occupants)
•Business Suite: P1,250
•Willshire Suite: P1,850

Clients may choose from rooms with single, twin or matrimonial beds, except for the Family Rooms, which have five single beds. There are also special promos for less-than-one-day check-ins.

•Night Owl: P250 (from 1am-12nn)
•Wash-up: P200 (3 hours)

Make your inquiries and reservations by calling (8822) 72-0762 or by sending a fax through (8822) 72-0531.

Mass Specc

Mass Specc budget hotel is the hostel services arm of the MASS SPECC Cooperative. It offers very affordable room rates with good quality service, making it one of the ideal hotels in the city for people traveling on a budget. It is also a very popular budget hotel for large parties of travelers.

This is located in Tiano Bros. corner Yacapin Street. It is very near Divisoria, where clients can join the Night Café fun every Friday and Saturday.

Here are the various room rates offered by Mass Specc:

•Dormitory: P250/bed (4-14 occupants per dormitory)
•Single Deluxe Rooms: P750 (double occupancy)
•Standard Double: P700 (up to 3 occupants)
•Standard Triple: P1,000 (up to 4 occupants)
•Family Rooms: P1,250 (up to 5 occupants)

All rooms are air conditioned and have a private bathroom. All private rooms have cable TV, hot/cold showers and telephone service. The hostel also has a fast food and several function rooms.

Call Mass-Specc through (088) 856-2340 or (08822) 728145.

Executive Pension

This pension house is located in the central downtown area, in Mabini St. between Tiano Bros. and Velez Streets. It is easily distinctive because of its bright yellow façade. There are no tourist sites nearby, although it is a few minutes away from Divisoria. It is also easy to get around the city from the pension house via motorela or jeepney. Vehicles frequently pass by but the streets are not too busy to cause noise and disturbance.

The room rates are very affordable and the housekeeping is very good. The pension house is perfect for solo travelers who are on a tight budget.

•Economy rooms: P450
•Superior Rooms: P500
•Double/Matrimonial Rooms: P575
•Twin Single: P575
•Triple Sharing: P895

Extra beds may be provided for an additional P200. Extra persons that exceed the set room accommodation are charged with another P200. All rooms have air-conditioning, cable TV and hot/cold showers. There is also a coffee shop in the ground floor and free WiFi access.

Reservations can be made by calling (088) 856-4360.

Yumi Pension House

Located along Tomas Saco Street, this pension house is one of the newest in CDO, having opened in June 2010. The ground floor of the building is being let for commercial use.

It is directly across the road coming into Tomas Saco from Kagay-an Bridge and Paseo del Rio. This is a very convenient location since it has easy access to public transportation, even well into the night. It takes less than five minutes to reach Divisoria. The Paseo del Rio is also a popular jogging trail for early morning joggers.

Clients may choose from three room choices they offer:

•Matrimonial Rooms: P950
•Standard Rooms: P950 (twin beds)
•Family Rooms: P1,300 (up to 4 occupants)

All rooms are well air-conditioned, with cable TV and private bathroom with hot/cold shower. Free access to WiFi is also available. There is an extra charge of P200 per person, which may be up-scaled to P300 for an additional bed.

Make your reservations by calling 088) 857-1987, or by visiting http://www.companylisting.co.cc/2010/03/yumi-pension-house.html.

Discovery Hotel

There is great appeal in staying in this hotel because it is practically the next-door neighbor of Robinsons and Limketkai Center. It is located in Florentino St, entering into Limketkai and Rosario Drive. Transportation to and from the hotel is easy because of the abundance of public transportation (jeepney, motorela, taxi) that pass in the streets.

These are the room choices offered by Discovery Hotel:

-Economy Rooms – P1,035 (single occupancy); P1,170 (double occupancy)
-Standard Rooms – P1,395 (double occupancy); P1,530 (triple occupancy)
-Deluxe Rooms – P1,530 (double occupancy, with bathtub or refrigerator); P1,630 (triple occupancy);
-Matrimonial Rooms – P1,620 (with bathtub and refrigerator)

All rooms are provided with the standard air-conditioning, cable TV, private hot/cold shower and telephone. They have the basic furnishings that the average travelers would need. Permission for multiple occupants for a large group or a family is negotiable upon checking in. There is also a restaurant and function rooms in the ground floor.

Inquiries and reservations can be made by calling any of these numbers: (08822) 725837, (08822) 727320, or (088)856-8896.

Casa Isabella

This hotel is strategically located along Pabayo-Cruz Taal Sts. It is very near Divisoria, which always presents an advantage for tourists and travelers. There are also plenty of shops and eateries in the area, and it takes only 10-20 minutes to get to several key places in the city like Gaisano Mall and Limketkai Center, and the Macajalar Port and Agora Bus Terminal.

The prices of the room are very affordable. The rooms are suitable for solo travelers and families or groups. There are 30 rooms in the hotel, which are offered for the following rates:

•Economy Rooms: P550 (double occupancy)
•Business Rooms: P680 (double occupancy)
•Superior Rooms: P900 (double occupancy)
•Family Rooms: P1,500 (up to 4 occupants)

All rooms have air-conditioning, cable TV, free WiFi connection and private toilet and hot/cold shower. The Family Room is equipped with a mini-bar and an LCD TV. Casa Isabella offers discounted rates for group reservations, with a 50% down payment. They also accept arrangements with travel tours.

You may inquire or book a room through (088) 856-4065  or 852-4139. You may also send an email to hotelisabella@yahoo.com.

Inns and Pension Houses for CDO Tourists

Sometimes all a traveler wants is a comfortable room with a soft bed and other basic amenities during a short stay or an overnight stopover. Hotels do have excellent accommodations, but if you won’t be able to avail all of the services you have paid for upon checking in, you are better off at a pension house. They have simple yet adequate accommodations and the prices are bound to be cheaper than high-class hotels.
On the other hand, there are also inns that provide the same luxury and services of a five-star hotel.

These two establishments can easily provide for the needs of people with different budgets and accommodation preferences.

Nature’s Pensionne

There are now two branches of Nature’s Pensionne, one located in Toribio Chavez St and the other is in Makahambus-A. Velez Sts. Their clientele is mostly composed of business travelers who are looking for affordable yet good accommodation and facilities.

The Toribio Chavez branch is adjacent to the Grand City Hotel, which is also the owner of the Nature’s Pensionne and New Dawn Pensionne. It is located within walking distance to Divisoria and several diners, restaurants and other stores.

The following are the room rates for Nature’s Pensionne:

•Business Class Rooms: P680 (double occupancy)

•Standard Rooms: P780 (double occupancy)

•Superior Rooms: P880 (triple occupancy)

•Executive Rooms: P1,380 (triple occupancy)

Renovations were recently completed in the Velez branch and it has been renamed as New Dawn Pensionne. The original four floors are now seven and the green building lights up beautifully in the evenings. Across the pension house are Philtown Hotel and Caltex Gasoline Station. Clients of New Dawn Pensionne will enjoy the benefits of the convenience store and open-air seating areas in the gas station. There is also a large parking area for travelers who bring their own vehicles.

The following are the rates for New Dawn Pensionne:

•Economy Rooms: P880 (double occupancy)

•Standard Rooms: P980 (double occupancy)

•Superior Rooms: P1,080 (twin beds)

•Executive Rooms: P1,500 (triple occupancy)

All rooms in both branches are fully air-conditioned, has a bathroom with a hot/cold shower and cable TV. Requests for additional beds are charged with P200 and P150 for additional occupants exceeding the room capacity.

For inquiries and reservations: Nature’s Pensionne T. Chavez: (08822) 72-3718, (088) 857-2274; New Dawn Pensionne Velez: (08822) 721776-77 or +63-9322004660. You may also want to visit their website at http://www.grandnatures.com/index.html.

Pearlmont Inn

Pearlmont Inn is located in Limketkai Drive entering the South Concourse. A little way across the street is a gasoline station, and 125 meters onwards is Limketkai Mall. It is definitely a convenient location for shopping, grocery buying and entertainment seeking, especially every August when the Mary Rose Carnival sets up its rides and games within the Limketkai Compound.

This inn has one of the most beautiful facades among all the hotels, inns and pension houses in the city. The entire building is well-lit and very attractive at night. The interior is also creatively designed, using mirrors and luxurious furnishings to full effect. Because of this, Pearlmont is a popular choice for celebrations, receptions, business meetings and conferences.

There are 116 rooms in Pearlmont Inn. The following are the room rates they offer:

•Standard Rooms: P1,400

•Deluxe Rooms: P1,700 (twin beds)

•Executive Rooms: P1,900 (double occupancy)

•Family Rooms: P2,100 (twin double beds)

•Junior Suites: P2,300 (one single bed, one queen-sized bed)

•Presidential Suites: P2,600 (king-sized bed, with mini-bar)

•Ambassador Suites: P3,800 (king-sized bed, with mini-bar, mini-kitchen, dining and living areas)

The furnishings in all rooms resemble that of a regular bedroom suite, complete with dressers, bedside tables, vanity and coffee tables. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, with cable TV and hot/cold showers. Only the Standard and Deluxe rooms do not have a bathtub.

For inquiries and reservations, you may call (08822) 729455, 729111 or 727477;  (088) 8562653 or 8562655. You may also make your reservations online at http://www.pearlmontinn.com/.

-Rose Anne Quirante and Jay Daphne Bual-

Photos by Jay Daphne Bual, Rose Anne Quirante & Gillian Abonitalla

4 Responses to “Budget Hotels, Pension Houses and Inns in Cagayan de Oro”

  1. jezuz says:

    a ragamuffin and an army knife will do you just fine. just beware of ho’s.

  2. sen alfonso says:

    Salamat at laking tulong sa amin
    at pupunta kami CDO jan’12

  3. emm says:

    This site give me an idea where to stay as I visit CDO next week. I choose the cheaper place to stay.

  4. elline says:


    a place to stay near CDO airport, safe, secure & not too expensive.


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