Where to stay in Baguio is not a problem. There are many rooms for rent, transient homes, inns, and hotels there. Depending on your budget and requirements, you can expect to pay as little as P500/person or as much as P5,000/room.
But if there is only two or three of you, a transient home may not be your accommodation solution. Although most require around P500/person only, most houses are good for four-six people and they'd require that you pay for the minimum number of people. And if you don't have plans of cooking your food yourself, stoves and pots and pans aren't really amenities you should be paying for.
Anyway, hubs' engineers often stayed at Hotel 45. The older one is just along Session Road but this new one is nearer SM (as in walking distance) and just behind Bloomfield Hotel.
We didn't reserve any rooms and just inquired at the desk. The smallest/cheapest available is the Family Room (good for three) at P1,600/night. I got upset with the staff of Hotel 45 when we were checking in because they said we needed to wait for an hour since they were still cleaning the room. That was okay with us (since most hotels check-in time is really 2:00 PM)... but we ended up waiting for the room at their lobby for more than two hours! Turned out, they only have one cleaning crew and a lot of people checked out at lunch time. Given that we were so tired from the journey to Baguio, I was really hopping mad that the Manager did not have the wisdom to get more people to help clean the rooms, and that the staff was so delusional in their judgment. We could have used the time to check out other hotels and got to rest much earlier.
But that was the only glitch.
Our room t Hotel 45 was clean and inviting. We never used the aircon though and just opened the window a little and used the electric fan to have the cool Baguio air circulate in the room. There was also hot water (for bathing) and we were provided with towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap. There's also cable TV.
the reception desk
the lobby con dining area
what the hotel calls "matrimonial bed" is a queen-sized one
the other bed, single
Hotel 45's rates are already inclusive of breakfast, which is the tapsilog kind (choices include tapa, ham, longganisa, corned beef, hotdog and one other) and coffee. If ever you stay here. make sure you sample their longganisa which hubs really loved.
The real advantage of staying here is that you get to enjoy some quiet but remain walking distance to restos and night life in Baguio, as well as the convenience of shops because it's really just walking distance from SM and Session Road. I'm not quite sure though if they have generators in case of power outtages but am sure you can ask them :)
Bagong Bayan St., Brgy. Salud Mitra
(with country and area code) Tel. #: 63-74-4466306; 3042963
Cell #: 0917-7008805