Staying at Baguio's Oldest Boutique Hotel: Casa Vallejo

If you’re a traveler who appreciates historical establishments and would like to stay in a hotel that is conveniently located near major locations like the Baguio Bus Terminal, SM Baguio, Burnham Park, and Session Road, Casa Vallejo might be the perfect boutique hotel you are looking for. 

An institution in the Philippines’ summer capital city of Baguio, Casa Vallejo brings guests a journey to the past with its rich history, rustic interiors, and charming rooms. 

History of Casa Vallejo:

Casa Vallejo is a century-old boutique hotel established back in 1902. During this time, Casa Vallejo was referred to as Dormitory 4. It was built by the Americans to house construction workers who helped build Baguio City. 

In 1917, it was used as a detention center during the American Colonial Period in the Philippines. The structure was built using wood, galvanized iron, and sawali.

In 1923, Don Salvador Vallejo leased dormitory 4. Together with his wife, Justina, the Spanish Immigrant converted Dormitory 4 into a hotel named after him.

In 1940, it was again converted into a British and Indian refugee center. It survived the carpet bombing by Imperial Japan in 1941 during World War II.

In 1997, it converted again into a hotel and has gone through structural inspection, renovation, and preservation efforts in 2007.

In 2019, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines recognized Casa Vallejo as a historic site.

What to expect staying in Casa Vallejo:

All these years, Casa Vallejo has kept its rustic charm maintained. The exterior features a lovely facade that has a sign with "Casa Vallejo” seen on the outside and inside the building. 

Once guests enter its lobby, they'll be greeted by the friendly staff that will happy to assist them with anything. 

The lobby features a comfortable area where the original fireplace is still maintained. 

Going past the lobby is the grand staircase, which is used as Hill Station’s dining room and function hall whenever events are happening in the hotel.

The hotel has a total of 24 rooms that consist including a standard room, a family room, and a honeymoon room. They originally have 33 dorm-type rooms but have been reduced to accommodate bigger rooms each with its bathrooms.

Each room has the following amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable and Flat Screen TV
  • Hot & Cold Shower
  • Writing Desk
  • Cabinet Rack
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Intercom

Honeymoon Room

Family Room

Standard Room

Besides being conveniently located near Baguio City’s major establishments, Casa Vallejo also houses different tenants and their businesses that will keep you occupied during your staycation.

Hill Station

A popular restaurant that offers robust dishes that blend the spicy flavors of Asia’s mountain towns with the taste of Old World Europe and New World America.

North Haven Spa

A spa that provides a variety of relaxing indigenous massages that give guests a touch of the mountain.

My Girl Milk Tea and Coffee

A cafe that offers high-grade milk tea and coffee of different flavors here in the Philippines. Their products also include a variety of milk, fresh fruit tea, smoothies, and yogurts.

Lagalag Exploration

A store that caters to outdoor adventure seekers. It is the first Lagalag branch in the Philippines and has been around since 1998. They locally made their outdoor apparel, shoes, bags, and other outdoor gear here in the Philippines.

Mimz Cafe

A restaurant that serves Filipino - Mexican fusion foods. They also have music nights during the weekend.

Make Over and Salon

Beauty and aesthetic salon perfect for those ladies who need a makeover while on vacation.

Angeles Pet Care Center

An all-in-one pet care store. They have all you need for your fur baby from treats, accessories, grooming products, and many more.

Underground Grooming Studio

A hip modern barber shop that gives one of the best hairstyles for men.

Overall, the charm of the hotel has been the main attraction of many who admire its historic significance. It is a staycation that not only gives a comfortable stay in Baguio City, but anyone staying in this hotel would come home feeling like that want to book the hotel again for their next Baguio vacation.

Have you stayed at Casa Vallejo? Let me know your experience and share in the comment section below.

For more information, please visit Casa Vallejo’s social media handles and website.

Contact Number:

0939 923 5097 || 0955 207 1739


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