With so much to see and do while in Singapore, it can be hard to decide on an ideal accommodation. Our handy guide to hotels in the Lion City will help you get your bearings, pick a home away from home and dive right into the charms of our vibrant districts.

Photo by Park 22 Hotel

Park 22 Hotel
District: Little India

A hidden gem of an accommodation ideal for travellers of all stripes, Park 22 Hotel pays homage to Singapore’s yesteryears. 

Old world charm abounds at this three-storey accommodation, housed within a building inspired by colonial-era bungalows. Be sure to take a short stroll down the road to the former house of Tan Teng Niah to see a stark and beautiful contrast in architectural designs.

Out and about:
Aromatic spices, gorgeous textiles and exotic flavours are just some of the sensory delights that await you in the neighbourhood. Roam Little India Arcade to peruse bangles, trinkets and religious statuettes, savour a spicy meal at Bismillah Biryani or pay a visit to Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, home to intricate statues and religious motifs from Hinduism.

Park 22 Hotel. 60 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219184. +65 6291 7120.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering facade showcasing its eco-friendly garden concept.

District: Chinatown 

Straddling Chinatown and the Civic District, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering is perfect for travellers in need of pampering. Verdant greenery and vertical gardens blend with a green-blue façade at this enchanting establishment, which prides itself on being a ‘hotel-in-a-garden’.

This five-star establishment boasts spacious rooms with views of the neighbourhood or the greenery of Hong Lim Park, alongside an award-winning spa and an outdoor rooftop pool. The latter is flanked by charming cabanas where you can lounge at sunset, while sipping on a cocktail.

Out and about:
Spiritual centres of worship, thriving traditions from centuries past and delicious hawker fare are just some of Chinatown’s many charms. Savour authentic local fare at Chinatown Complex Food Centre, admire the beautiful Sri Mariamman Temple or discover age-old tradition at the Chinese Opera Tea House.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering. 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289. +65 6809 8888.

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The Sultan
District: Kampong Gelam

Occupying 10 historic two-storey shophouses in the heart of Kampong Gelam, The Sultan is a boutique option that’s ideal for architecture buffs and urban explorers alike.

Stellar service and charming décor aside, this 64-room hotel’s main draw is undoubtedly its location. The golden dome of Sultan Mosque and the rich culture on display at the Malay Heritage Centre are just short jaunts away.

Out and about:
Hip haunts and old-world charm come together in a mesmerising blend in Kampong Gelam. Café hop at hip cafes, soak in the vibes at Haji Lane, or go treasure hunting for artefacts, aromatics and other gems at old-school merchants like Sifr Aromatics and Malay Art Gallery.

The Sultan. 101 Jalan Sultan #01-01, Singapore 199002. +65 6723 7101.

Wide shot of swimming pool of Beach Villas™ – Resorts World™ Sentosa at sunset Photo by Santa Grand Hotel

Santa Grand Hotel
District: Katong-Joo Chiat

Nestled in the heart of Katong-Joo Chiat, Santa Grand Hotel is ideal for vacationers planning to dive straight into a world of local culture and unforgettable experiences. 

Besides paying homage to the district’s heritage with Peranakan*-inspired interiors and Chinese Baroque architecture, the hotel also has a rooftop swimming pool with views of the neighbourhood. If you’re looking to spend a day at the beach, your accommodation is just a short cab ride away from East Coast Park.

Out and about:
With its heritage shophouses and delicious food options, Katong-Joo Chiat is a feast for the senses. Grab a piping hot bowl of laksa at 328 Katong Laksa before visiting Rumah Bebe, where you can shop for souvenirs and learn the basics of Peranakan beadwork.

*The term is an Indonesian/Malay word that means “local born”, which generally refers to people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage.

Santa Grand Hotel East Coast. 171 East Coast Road, Singapore 428877. +65 6344 6866.

The iconic Marina Bay Sands® lit up at night.

Marina Bay Sands®
District: Marina Bay

Whether you’re looking to live in the lap of luxury, peruse the most exclusive fashion brands or just enjoy unforgettable views of Singapore’s skyline, consider booking a room at Marina Bay Sands®.

Besides beautifully-appointed rooms and stellar service, this world-class hotel is home to the Infinity Pool. Pose for the ‘gram, take an unforgettable swim and enjoy poolside views from 57 floors up in the air.

Out and about:
Home to luxury brands from all over the world, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands® is right at your doorstep. After shopping at world-renowned fashion houses like Armani and CHANEL, you can unwind amidst nature at Gardens by the Bay or hunt for inspiration at the ArtScience Museum™.

Marina Bay Sands®. 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956. +65 6688 8868.

Enjoy an outdoor private verandah when you book a family suite with living room at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa.

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa
District: Sentosa

Exceptional accommodations abound on the ‘island state of fun’—if you are looking to balance thrills and tranquillity, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa makes for an ideal stay. 

With 140 sumptuous rooms, four outdoor swimming pools and a dedicated fitness centre for your morning workout, this accommodation is a great option for rest and respite. Be sure to drop by Spa Luna for a massage if you’re aching after an action-packed day at Sentosa’s many attractions.

Out and about:
Adrenaline rushes and endless excitement await you on Sentosa Island—Hop on a rollercoaster at Universal Studios Singapore, bungee jump at Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett, or work up a sweat with a game of beach volleyball at Siloso Beach. 

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. 1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099394. +65 6825 3888.