Singapore City Hotels and Accommodation

(Singapore City, Republic of Singapore)

View of the waterfront skyscrapers and accommodationSingapore City is well built up and suffers from costly housing, which translates to expensive hotels. It is right up there with the most pricey destinations in Asia, although the quality is virtually assured in all but the cheapest lodging.

Accommodation options go from windowless hovels up to six-star behemoths with the best positioning and views, the latter being the norm in Singapore, although lodging options are also readily available in the comparatively expensive mid-range. More so than anywhere in Asia, always pre-book Singapore hotels.

Photo showing river boats

Where to Stay

Orchard Road has a huge concentration of hotels to accompany its shops. Although there's not much in the way of attractions in this part of Singapore City, the MRT subway gets you where you want to go in minutes. For those who want to stay close to city sights, the Historic District is the best bet.

Cheaper hotel options include the Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar districts, where there are backstreets full of more reasonably priced accommodation.

Image showing the exterior of the Raffles Hotel, SingaporeThe Bugis area is another good bet for mid-range pricings, being popular with flashpackers as it is within reach of bus stations, an MRT station, and the famous Raffles Hotel.

It is always best to pre-book Singapore hotels, since they have a very high occupancy rate year-round. This especially goes for mid-range and higher-end accommodation choices, which typically fill out when anything is happening, from big festivals and conventions to European summer holidays and Christmas celebrations.