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Explore one of the tourist centers of Manila in an oceanfront district lined with markets, museums and family-friendly attractions.

The district of Malate, in central Manila, is one of the major regions of the city for sightseeing, alongside the neighboring district of Ermita. Malate is a lively neighborhood where you can experience the best of the capital of the Philippines. Watch sports in stadiums and wander along an oceanfront boulevard.

Malate is rich with history. Read a plaque fixed onto the side of Malate Church, which explains how this part of the city dates back to 1588. It also relates the story of British soldiers who took refuge in the church in mid-18th century.

Marvel at the remarkable geometric exterior of the College of Saint Benilde’s School of Design and Art. This eye-catching building houses the Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design. Browse exhibits showcasing multimedia, animation, painting and other disciplines. Discover work by Filipino artists in temporary exhibitions highlighting national talents.

Stroll along the beautiful oceanfront of Manila Baywalk. This long, tree-lined strip has a pedestrianized path to enjoy at your own pace. At the southern end of Malate is the harbor. Embark on an atmospheric boat trip out onto the water from here and admire the unbeatable views of the cityscape.

As is befitting for a capital city, Manila often plays hosts to major events and sporting fixtures throughout the year and many of them are held here in Malate. Attend events at the Palacio de Maynila, a striking white and green venue facing the water. Cheer on a local sports teams or play some yourself in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, which features different arenas for various disciplines.

Malate is located south of Ermita in Manila City, part of the wider metropolitan area of Metro Manila. Ride a bus into the district and explore the compact neighborhood on foot.


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Bay Area Suites Manila
Bay Area Suites Manila
3 out of 5
1820 Maria Orosa St, Malate, Manila
The price is $47 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Malate, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Malate Church, Rizal Park, and Manila Bay. Paco Park and Robinson's Place are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

3.8/5Good! (42 reviews)

"Location excellent. Hotel made me beg for toilet paper though"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Bay Area Suites Manila
JMM Grand Suites
JMM Grand Suites
3 out of 5
1622 Jorge Bocobo Street, Manila, Manila
The price is $37 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Located in Malate, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robinson's Place, Manila Bay, and Baywalk. Rizal Park and U.S. Embassy are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.6/5Good! (397 reviews)

"Location in relation to St. Luke and free parking."…"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2021

JMM Grand Suites
Hotel Kimberly Manila
Hotel Kimberly Manila
3 out of 5
770 Pedro Gil Street, Malate, Manila, Manila
The price is $45 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Located in Malate, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robinson's Place and Philippine General Hospital. Rizal Park and U.S. Embassy are also within 1 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (435 reviews)

"Dated and lacks toiletries, but very nice staff, accommodating, and safe place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2020

Hotel Kimberly Manila
Diamond Hotel Philippines
Diamond Hotel Philippines
5 out of 5
Roxas Blvd Cor Dr J Quintos, Manila, Manila
Free Cancellation
The price is $95 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Malate, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Malate Church, Manila Bay, and Baywalk. U.S. Embassy and Rizal Park are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"Very friend and helpful staff, great safety and health precautions monitoring people who enter the hotel for fever amid the current health situation. Very clean and clear pool well maintain pool area. Over all a very excellent Hotel"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Diamond Hotel Philippines
OYO 152 Sangco Condotel
OYO 152 Sangco Condotel
2 out of 5
1820, San Pedro Street, Malate, Manila
The price is $19 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Located in Malate, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Paco Park and Robinson's Place. Manila Bay and Rizal Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Pedro Gil ...

4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"Accessible to the exam location of my niece; clean room & nice staff. Expecting 2 queen beds based on what was seen on the reservation website but was provided 1 twin bed & a double deck. Good thing it was just an overnight stay. Overall rating ‘very satisfactory’.😊 Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

OYO 152 Sangco Condotel
RedDoorz near Quirino Station
RedDoorz near Quirino Station
2.5 out of 5
931 Pres E. Quirino, Malate, Manila, Manila
The price is $21 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in Malate, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of De La Salle University-Manila, Manila Bay, and Rizal Park. Paco Park and Baywalk are also within 1 mi ...

2.3/5 (9 reviews)

"Nothing, would not recommend!!! Tried to talk with the night staff, he was playing a game on his phone and he didn’t want to be bothered!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

RedDoorz near Quirino Station
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