I've stayed at Marriott for 3 nights last Dec and found the location really good. It's just next to Ayala, which was one of the biggest and most modern shopping mall. In fact, Marriott is linked to Ayala by a sheltered passage way. Hence, u can actually go back to your room to drop down your shopping bags anytime. There's also a bus terminal at Ayala if u want to save on your transport. It's good value for money. However, I don't remember any pubs or clubs or nightlife around the vicinity. It's pretty quiet at night after 9 or 10pm.
Marriott is a good hotel, I had stayed there many times fronting the Ayala Center, where there are lots of fastfoods and restaurants. It's also a few minutes to SM Mall via taxi.
I made a mistake earlier... the sheltered passage way doesn't extend all the way to Ayala. But all u need is just a slow 5 mins walk through a park from Marriott to Ayala.
thanx all I will be booking that hotel. Ta again
The Marriot is fine, but perhaps a little expensive around US$80-90 this time of year.
An cheaper alternative I can recommend is the Golden Peak Hotel.
It is within a few minutes walk of Ayala Mall, located on the corner of Escario Street and Gororodo Avenue.
It is very clean, convenient, and centrally located. They have Harry's Platter, a decent restaurant inside, and have room service until 11pm. Additionally, there are two all-u-can-eat restaurants within walking distance of the Golden Peak, back down Gorordo Avenue (One on either side of the road). Go out the front door of the Golden Peak, turn left. At the corner, turn left again. They will charge you to bring outside food into the hotel, even if they do not sell that item, for example, pizza.
They do not offer a pool however.
Currently, the rate is fromPhp 1,800.