I’ve stayed at the Pacific Breeze Hotel in Angeles City a few times now. When I first came to Angeles with my friend Rollan, this is where we stayed. We looked at a few other places, but when it came down to it this was the best bang for our buck.
I would classify it as a medium to high-end hotel, in relation to the rest of the hotels in the area. The rooms are large and clean. The restaurant and room service is open 24 hours a day. The pool is private and a great place to relax in the sun. And one of the biggest selling points is its proximity to the nightlife district on the famous Fields Avenue (aka Walking Street).
One of my initial concerns, wherever I’m travelling, is the security of the hotel I stay in. As a “flashpacker”, I travel with a lot of tech gear. I’m always concerned about my belongings getting stolen. For that I don’t mind paying a little more for a hotel that is more secure. Pacific Breeze Hotel has a few 24 hour security guards always roaming around. I felt safe.
The resort is separated into 2 buildings, the main building and the Oahu building. The Oahu building is just on the other side of the alley/parking and has its own security guards. The main building has the restaurant, bar, pool, business center and travel agency.
As mentioned previously, the rooms are quite big and spacious. The decor is a little dated and could use an upgrade but not really a big deal.
All rooms at Pacific Breeze have:
- DVD Player
- TV (old CRT style)
- Cable TV including international channels
- Free High-Speed Internet Access
- In Room Phones
- Air Conditioning and Overhead Fans
- Large Wardrobe/Closet
- Large In Room Programmable Safety Boxes (Laptop friendly)
- Stocked Mini bar
- Breakfast Table with Chairs
- 110V/220V Convenience Outlets in all washrooms
Pacific Breeze Room Rates
(last updated Jan 19, 2012)
- Deluxe Room – $48 US
- Executive Room – $57 US
- Executive Plus Room – $60 US
- Premiere Jacuzzi Room – $75 US
- Grand Jacuzzi Room – $85 US
- Poolside Jacuzzi Room – $85 US
- Admiral Suite – $105 US
How to get to Angeles City, Philippines
The DMIA in Clark is only 3 miles west from Angeles City. You can take a 20-30 minute taxi ride from the airport down to Pacific Breeze.
Angeles City only a couple of hours away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport via the NLEX (North Luzon Expressway). Enter the NLEX from Balintawak. When you get onto the NLEX you will be just about 50 minutes away from Angeles City. Take the Angeles exit.
If you’re taking public transit, you can take almost any bus heading north. You’ll need to take one that makes a stop at Dau. From there you can take a trike to the hotel for about 100 pesos.
Map of Pacific Breeze Hotel, Angeles City, Philippines
Things I liked:
1. The internet speed and the desk that allowed me to work in my room.
2. The poolside resto with wifi. Chill spot. Good breakfast. Friendly staff.
3. The pool 🙂 Work, eat, dip in the pool, drink, repeat!
4. Guard in front of each building, courtesy calls from front desk when visitors arrive and leave.
The gym the advertise doesn’t really exist 😛
Kinda dated looking, but who cares. I’d stay there again if I was ever in AC.
Oh thats right – I forgot about the “gym”.
Rollan: I’ll meet you there? 😉