Areas to Stay: 

Anywhere within walking distance of an MRT Station is a good choice.  City Hall, Marina Bay, Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Outram Park, Little India, or Orchard Road areas are popular with visitors.  Or for something different, maybe stay in the unique suburb of Tiong Bahru or near Changi Beach.


Maps and Proximity to Public Transport: 

This map link below will help you get a better feel for locations in Singapore. You can type in the name of any hotel, search, then grab and hold your mouse and move the map around to see what is near each hotel, and see where MRT Underground Train Stations and Bus Stops are. You can also get directions and it gives you transport options and prices for Bus, Taxi and MRT trips:-

This link below is the MRT Network Map so you can also work out travel routes from the station nearest your hotel -


Booking and Prices of Singapore hotels: 

Accommodation in Singapore is generally more expensive than in some other Asian destinations.  At certain times of the year prices and demand increases due to public holidays, sporting events like the F1 Grand Prix in September (hotels can be 30-40% more expensive and are booked out quickly), cultural festivals and parades, local school holidays, and trade shows/conventions in the Suntec/Marina Bay area.

Booking hotels via your airlines website can sometimes be a good deal, eg. Singapore Airlines Stopover Packages include hotel, transfers and discounts on a range of popular tourist attractions.  

Comparing prices on some of the reputable hotel booking websites and checking Hotel reviews is recommended as room prices, deals, inclusions and hotel quality varies. Also checking the price on the hotels own website can be worthwhile, but remember the initial price displayed will be in Singapore Dollars, and exclusive of taxes, so click on through to the page showing the 17.7% service fees and GST taxes included and check on a currency conversion website to see what the price is in your own currency before booking.

When researching these hotels you can look at a wide variety of candid photos taken by recent guests.  The photos accompany the hotel reviews here on Tripadvisor.

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Sentosa hotel listings on TripAdvisor -


3 to 3.5 Star Hotels

Aqueen Jalan Besar. 230 Jalan Besar. 75 room hotel opened in March, 2014.  Located about 10-15 mins walk to Farrer Park MRT Station, or there are several bus stops within walking distance along Jalan Besar. Hotel has a cafe, and offers free WIFI Internet.

Aqueen Lavender Hotel, Lavender Area. Hotel offers Free WIFI Internet.

Hotel Boss, Jalan Sultan. Not far from Lavender MRT Station.  Has Double, Twin, Premier, Triple, and Family Rooms fitting 4. Some room categories have a small Balcony.  Hotel has a swimming pool, small play area for children, fitness centre and offers Free Wifi Internet. 

Strand Hotel. Located near MRT station. Newly renovated. Popular with families we it offers double, twin and family rooms. 

Summerview Hotel, Bencoolen Street.  

Hotel Kai, 14 Purvis street (good location centrally between City Hall and Bugis areas and their MRT stations). Small new 32 room budget boutique hotel. Has a range of small, but quirky design rooms. Has single bed rooms, bunk bed rooms - 2 single bunk beds one on top of the other with ladder access to upper bunk, Superior Double or Twin rooms.  Please check the hotels own website to see room sizes and amenities, as some are tiny and don't have a window.  There is free wifi, free bottled water, free limited in-room snacks, and an included set breakfast. Hotel Kaihas a small bistro for light meals and snacks.

Royal @ Queens (good location on Queen Street near SAM - Singapore Art Museum)

Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria Street (near Bugis and The National Library)

Orchard Grand Court Hotel, Killiney Road. Not far from Orchard Road. 

Grand Imperial Hotel, (formerly Grand Chancellor Hotel). Little India location. 

Orchid Hotel, Tras Link, Tanjong Pagar area. 

Village Hotel Albert Court  (3.5 to 4 star. On the edge of Little India area) 

YMCA International House, One Orchard Road (great location, few mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT and Bras Basah MRT Stations, also has a bus stop outside)

YWCA Fort Canning Lodge (take a shortcut through Park Mall carpark beside the Lodge to get to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)

Innotel, Penang Lane (around the corner from YWCA Fort Canning Lodge and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)

Bliss Hotel (5 mins walk from Chinatown MRT Station)

Hotel Re Pearl's Hill, Chinatown area (quirky colourfully decorated rooms in this hotel. They offer shuttle bus down to MRT Station)

Bencoolen Hotel

Hotel Bencoolen @ Hong Kong Street 

Bayview Hotel. Has a swimming pool. Close to MRT station. 

Peninsula Excelsior Hotel (3.5 star stopover hotel. Some rooms have been renovated)

Chanellor @ Orchard Hotel, Cavanagh Road behind Orchard Road area. Free Wifi. 

Village Hotel Bugis (Formerly Golden Landmark Hotel, Bugis. Some category rooms have been renovated recently)

Hotel 1929, Keong Saik Road (trendy, boutique hotel with small rooms)

Naumi Liora Hotel, Keong Saik Road (newest trendy boutique hotel with heritage features, on street opposite Hotel 1929)

Scarlet Hotel (boutique Hotel - Chinatown area)

V Lavender Hotel ,hotel is on top of Lavender MRT Station. Easy access to and from Changi Airport. There are several food options in the complex, including a modern Foodcourt.

V Hotel Bencoolen, 48 Bencoolen St. 270 Room Hotel. 16 sqm Superior Double or Twins, Superior Triple with 1 Dbl & 1 Sgl, Premier, or Deluxe with outdoor patio.  No in-house restaurant or room service. Has a swimming Pool.  5-10 minutes walk from Bras Basah or Bugis MRT Underground Train Stations). 

Ibis Bencoolen Hotel (good all round budget option with small rooms, has a bus stop outside, and hotel is 5-8 min walk from Bugis MRT)

Ibis Novena Hotel (attached to Novena MRT Station).

Ibis Styles MacPherson Hotel. Not very well located out in the Aljunied/Paya Lebar area. 

BIG Hotel, Middle Road, Bugis area (renovated office building, new hotel with quite small but trendy rooms)

Moon 23 Hotel, Dickson Road, Little India (small rooms, quirky, trendy little hotel on narrow street). 

Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Little India (popular as a stopover hotel, and close to Mustafa Shopping Centre)

Parkroyal on Beach Road 

Hotel Grand Central, Cavanagh Road off Orchard Road. Re-opened in May, 2015 after extensive renovation. 

Daulat Hotel

Sultan Hotel 

Hotel Clover, 5 Hong Kong Street, Chinatown.  10 minutes walk to Clarke Quay MRT station.

Hotel Clover The Arts, 58 South Bridge Road.  New 44 room hotel opening April, 2014. Offers small single, twin, queen, king and family premier rooms. Unique Art design on hotels exterior, and each room has a colourfully painted unique wall design. Hotel is about 10-15 minutes walk to Clarke Quay MRT Station and the Riverside area.

Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road. Bugis area.

Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan. Bugis area. 

Southbridge Hotel, 210 South Bridge Rd, Chinatown. Conservation Shophouse Terrace Restoration. Free Wifi Internet, Cuban themed Bar. Has small standard Single rooms, Deluxe Queen or Executive king rooms.  As this is a converted terrace building rooms are small.  Good location, 5 mins walk to either Chinatown MRT or Telok Ayer MRT station.


4 Star Hotels

Carlton Hotel, Bras Basah Road (has 3 wings with various category and price rooms, and two Club Lounges, great location across the road from Raffles Hotel, CHIJMES, and Raffles City Shopping Centre and City Hall MRT Station). 

Carlton City Hotel, 1 Gopeng Street, Tanjong Pagar. On edge of CBD area (new sister property to Carlton Hotel opened in August, 2013)

Rendezvous Singapore Hotel (Few mins walk from both Dhoby Ghaut and Bras Basah MRT Stations, bus stop outside and another at the side on Princep Street).  

Royal Plaza on Scotts (off Orchard Road - good location 5 mins walk from Ochard MRT Station)

Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway, new hotel opened September, 2014. Newly developed shopping and hotel complex around Somerset MRT station in the Orchard Road area. 502 room hotel offering various room categories and Club Rooms and Club Lounge.

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Cuscaden Road. (Formerly Traders Hotel)

Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre (located off Orchard Road)

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road. Same general area behind Orchard Road as Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre Hotel. Light Breakfast included in room price). These "Express" hotels are a lower priced option within the Holiday Inn Brand of hotels.

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium. Outram Road. on the edge of Chinatown area. Not close to an MRT station. Renovated 2015. 

Mercure Singapore Bugis Hotel, Middle Road. 5-8 minute walk to Bugis MRT Station.  

Swissotel Merchant Court (popular with tourists and families - very close to Clarke Quay MRT and riverfront area)

Oasia Hotel (easy access to Novena MRT Station. Club Rooms and The Living Room Club Lounge get good reviews for style and service).

Oasia Downtown Hotel, 100 Peck Seah Street.  CBD area, close to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. 

Dorsett Hotel (small rooms, but modern and well-located near Outram Park MRT on the edge of Chinatown)

Grand Park City Hall  - UNDER RENOVATION UNTIIL 2017 - PLEASE CHECK THEIR WEBSITE. (Bus stops nearby, and 5 mins walk to City Hall MRT Station, across the road from Funan Figitalife Mall)

Orchard Hotel (very busy hotel at the end of Orchard Road, 15 mins walking distance to Botanic Gardens. Orchard Wing rooms dated, but Claymore wing has been renovated and Premier and Premier Club Rooms are modern and stylish)

Grand Park Orchard Hotel, on Orchard Road

Concorde Hotel, Orchard Road

Quincy Hotel (trendy hotel off Orchard Road area - offers free WIFI, and all-inclusive food deal and Limosuine Transport option from Airport)

Park Hotel Clarke Quay

Park Hotel Alexandra. Alexandra road, near Alexandra Hospital. Not too close to an MRT station. Superior, Deluxe, Premier rooms. Free wifi.

The Residence at Singapore Recreation Club (small number of hotel rooms within the Club. Some have balcony overlooking The Padang. 5 mins walk to City Hall MRT Station)

Wanderlust Hotel (boutique Hotel with uniquely designed and themed rooms. In Little India)

Novotel Clarke Quay 

New Majestic (Boutique, Chinatown. Operated by same company as Wanderlust and Hotel 1929 Hotels)

One Farrer Hotel and Spa.  Directly above Farrer Park MRT station in the Little India area. Part of a Medical and Shopping complex called Connexion. The hotel has rooms, suites and villas. Free wifi Internet. Restaurants and bars. Swimming pool. Wellness Spa Retreat and Fitness Centre.

The Forest by Wangz, apartment hotel. 

The Amoy Hotel, Amoy Street, on the edge of Chinatown. Housed with a Traditional Chinese Temple. Small Luxury Boutique Hotel.


4.5 Star Hotels

Parkroyal on Pickering (environmentally friendly eco features, lovely pool area, close to Clarke Quay MRT)

Intercontinental Hotel (traditional, very comfortable hotel attached to Bugis Junction Mall and Bugis MRT Station - has beautifully decorated lounge area, Shophouse rooms with Peranakan influences and stylish Club Lounge)

Hotel Fort Canning (renovated historical building within Fort Canning Park, Dhoby Ghaut area)

Regent Hotel (traditional styled hotel just off Orchard Road)

Goodwood Park Hotel (Traditional hotel with unique history, off Orchard Road area)

Naumi Hotel (great location, in small street near Raffles Hotel.  Re-opened in November, 2013 after major renovations to interiors)

Hilton Hotel, on Orchard Road

Swissotel the Stamford Hotel (rooms have balcony. Attached to Raffles City Shopping Centre and City Hall MRT Station)

Pan Pacific Orchard (smaller counterpart the the Pan Pacific Singapore in Marina Bay)

Marina Mandarin, Marina Bay Area (hotel connected to Marina Square Mall)

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel (connected by a walkway to Terminal 3 of Changi Airport)

Marina Bay Sands Hotel (big drawcard here is staying and getting access to the infinity swimming pool on top)


5 Star Hotels

Fullerton Bay Hotel (sister property to The Fullerton Hotel.  Small luxury hotel, some rooms have balcony overlooking harbour)

Fullerton Hotel (historical building, former General Post Office, some rooms with Balcony overlooking harbour)

Raffles Hotel (a Singapore Icon)

Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Marina Bay area

Conrad Centennial, Marina Bay area

Pan Pacific Singapore, Marina Bay area 

Mandarin Oriental, Marina Bay area

Grand Hyatt (on Scotts Road, Off Orchard Road)

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza , Orchard Road (central prominent position atop Tangs Department Store on Orchard Road. Few mins walk via underground walkways to ION Orchard and Orchard MRT Station)

Four Seasons Hotel (quiet location off the end of Orchard Road)

Fairmont Hotel (rooms have balcony. Hotel opposite Raffles Hotel. Attached to Raffles City Shopping Centre and City Hall MRT Station)

Shangri-La Hotel (luxury resort-style property. Quiet location off the end of Orchard Road)

St Regis Hotel (quiet location off the end of Orchard Road)

The Westin Hotel  (On the edge of the Central Business District)

Sofitel So Singapore. 134 room hotel. Near Raffles Place in the CBD. Heritage building. Dramatic sophisticated French style interior and rooms. Please have a look on the hotels website, as the room decor may seem too ornate for some people. The hotel has restaurants, bars, gym, rooftop swimming pool.

South Beach Hotel, 30 Beach road. Near the Marina Bay/Suntec area. Part of the South Beach complex.


Staying on Sentosa Island: 

Many visitors go over to Sentosa for either half or a full day to explore the sights.  Others want a more relaxed experience and choose one of the hotels on the Island for 2-3 nights in combination with several nights in a city hotel.

Moevenpick Heritage Sentosa (restored heritage building. Two distinct wings - modern and the heritage wing. Few minutes walk from Imbiah Monorail Station)

Capella Singapore. Luxury option.

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa. Has good kids club.

W Singapore Sentosa Cove

Amara Sanctuary Resort 

The Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa (managed by Accor), 2 Bukit. Manis Road, Sentosa. 

Siloso Beach Resort.  About the cheapest option on Sentosa. Superior, Deluxe and Roof Garden Suites.

Several hotels at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS):- 

RWS - Hotel Equarius

RWS - Hotel Michael

RWS - Hard Rock Hotel 

RWS - Festive Hotel 


Staying in Katong/East Coast Area 

Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel (half way between the airport and the centre of town. Hotel offers a free Airport Shuttle service at various timings. Popular with people on a brief stopover). 3.5 to 4 star.

Village Hotel Katong Very popular and stylish 4 star hotel in an excellent location. Close to 112 Katong Mall, Bus stops nearby at Roxy Square. Supermarket connected.  Room decor has local style, some rooms have a balcony. Club Lounge and Peranakan Club rooms. Airport Shuttle service is offered.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong



Staying in Jurong

Genting Hotel Jurong. 


Staying in Tiong Bahru Suburb 

Nostalgia Hotel

Wangz Hotel

Link Hotel

Hotel 81 Osaka 


Staying in the Changi Beach area 

Changi Cove Hotel

Village Hotel Changi

Raintr33 Hotel 


Upcoming Hotel Openings from 2016/17/18 to watch out for:-

M Social Singapore Hotel. Opening soon. 293 room hotel in Robertson Quay area. 

Patina Capitol Hotel 

Warehouse Hotel 

Blakes Singapore

Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena

Novotel Ibis Singapore on Stevens - 2016 

Murray House

Premier Inn Singapore. Beach road. 2016

Park Hotel Farrer Park. 2016

Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview.  2016 

Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay Hotel (Replacing Gallery Hotel)

Andaz Hotel. 2017

Boutique Hotel, Middle Road - 2016 

Yotel Changi. Changi Airport. 2018