Where to Stay: Best General Santos City Hotels
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(General Santos City, Philippines) – In recent years, General Santos City has become synonymous with Manny Pacquiao’s hometown. While the boxing superstar has a major influence on this great city, it also has a thriving industry and steady development that has become an envy of other cities in the country. It is one of the most heavily populated metropolitan areas in the Philippines, with half a million residents in the main city alone.
There is a reason why General Santos City is becoming more popular among tourists. Read to know more about GenSan City before you go there…
Why You Should Visit General Santos City
General Santos City is known all over the world for its tuna output. In fact, the city supplies a big majority of the country’s tuna exports to other countries like the United States and Japan.
General Santos is located near one of the Philippine regions with a Muslim-majority population. The Christians and Muslims, however, coexist with each other.
One of the greatest strengths of General Santos is its welcoming aura. The moment you land in their airport, you can sense that everyone is genuinely accommodating you.
Top 10 Hotels in General Santos City
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan
Address: Jose Catolico Sr. Ave, General Santos City, 9500 South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD85 via Agoda
This large hotel wears its nature-inspired architecture on its sleeves. With 111 rooms, it is said to be the only 4-star hotel in General Santos, boasting a combination of Western and Filipino influences. When you check into this hotel, do not forget to try out their outdoor pool and indoor saunas and spas.
Hotel San Marco Gensan
Address: Pres. Jose P. Laurel Ave, General Santos City, 9500 South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD33 via Agoda
General Santos may be the last place you would expect to have an Italian hotel but we guarantee that the Hotel San Marco will be a delight. It is a boutique hotel that would serve well for business and casual travelers alike. Within its complex, you can find Café Verona, where you can enjoy various Italian meals.
Address: President Manuel Quezon Ave, General Santos City, 9500 South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD15
Hotel Giorgio has earned a reputation for being among the most pet-friendly hotels in the city. Sure, the rooms may be too small for our liking but it does have enough amenities to please any casual traveler. Plus, if you want to have your coffee in the early morning, the coffee shop on the ground floor will be a must-go for you.
Le Grand Suites
Location: Mabuhay Road, City Heights, General Santos City, South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD12 via Agoda
The Le Grand Suites does not have the most ideal location, with its property found a few kilometers from the city center. But it more than makes up for it with its accommodation and facilities. Services are top notch and the rooms are equipped with flat-screen televisions and Wi-Fi Internet connection. Make sure to enjoy their tasty continental breakfast.
Delle Suites Bed and Breakfast Hotel
Address: Ambassador Provido Village, General Santos City, South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD18 via Agoda
Delle Suites Bed and Breakfast Hotel has affordable rates. While the location leaves a lot to be desired, it is near enough to the commercial areas that its other flaws are forgivable.
Address: 16th South Osmena, Dadiangas South, General Santos City, 9500 South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD23 via Agoda
This small business inn is located in one of the busiest parts of General Santos City, making it ideal for business travelers. Each of its rooms is air-conditioned and has free Wi-Fi. There is also a shared lounge that guests can use. You may also request for a room that has a balcony.
East Asia Royale Hotel
Address: National Hwy, General Santos City, 9500 South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD39 via Agoda
If you are looking for a hotel that is just a stone’s throw away from most of the city’s malls and restaurants, the East Asia Royale Hotel is one hotel that you should consider. It both has Wi-Fi and LAN Internet for its guests. It also has a mini-bar for most of its rooms. A 24-hour business center and a laundry service also make everything convenient.
Sun City Suites
Address: Sun City Complex, Pan-Philippine Highway, General Santos City 9500
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD39 via Agoda
Just a few meters away from East Asia Royale Hotel, this breathtakingly simple and practical accommodation choice stands out. It has meeting rooms and a fitness center for health-conscious tourists.
Address: Mabuhay Road, Brgy. San Isidro General Santos City, Philippines, 9500
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD31 via Agoda
Suites 88 boasts an artsy interior and exterior. But more importantly, its rooms are relaxing and comfortable.
Microtel by Wyndham General Santos
Valley High, National Hwy, General Santos City, South Cotabato
The lowest rate for Twin Room is USD43 via Agoda
The General Santos branch of this popular hotel chain adheres to the chain’s reputation for cleanliness and security. Its rooms are decent and are furnished well. Plus, its ambiance has been geared mainly for relaxation.
Tourist Destinations in the Area
When you visit General Santos City, these five tourist spots are places that you should drop by in:
Sarangani Highlands Garden
This garden resort located on a hilly part of the city offers a magnificent view of Sarangani Bay. Filled with stunning landscapes and beautiful flowers, you will appreciate nature more than ever when you go here.
Gusteau’s Crab Hauz
This restaurant has one of the biggest servings of seafood in the city. If you love crabs, fish, and shrimp, you should definitely come.
Pacman Wild Card Gym
Fans of boxing will appreciate a visit to the Pacquiao-owned boxing gym. It is equipped with the best boxing materials and equipment in this side of the Philippines.
General Santos Fish Port Complex
One of the city’s top products is tuna. The Fish Port Complex is where you will be able to see most of the fishermen drop off their catch.
Seafood Night Market
There is nothing quite like dampa-style food in the Seafood Night Market in Tiongson Arcade.
While General Santos City is not exactly the first thing that you think of when you plan a vacation, you should definitely give it a chance. You will find that the city is a pleasant surprise.
*General Santos City Hotels and Resorts Rates may change without prior notice, Please visit Agoda for updated hotel rates, availability and current hotel promos.