Canvas Boutique Hotel

Puerto Princesa North Road, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
from/per night$60
  • Airport pickup
  • Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

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True to its name, the Canvas Boutique hotel is like a giant canvas, offering different artful perspectives all around. This small and quirky boutique hotel gives you a different kind of experience that is both enriching and relaxing. The moment you catch a glimpse of the property, the first word that will probably come to mind is futuristic. The white façade is a combination of lines and curves that are so fluid you associate it with a spaceship, but it is not too stiffening thanks to the lush greenery in the background. Once you step into the hotel’s vicinity, prepare yourself to be taken into a different world.

Canvas Hotel is literally just a short walk from Puerto Princesa International Airport. Just a 2-minute ride, and you are already at the heart of everything. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a team of friendly reception staff with a nice and refreshing drink. The high ceiling and the industrial-chic interiors of the lobby are also hard to miss, as they are quite distinctive from your usual grand hotel lobbies. Feast your eyes on every wall and corner, as you will be amazed to find a ton of Instagram-worthy spaces where you can just easily strike a pose with your friends for those awesome selfies.

Canvas Hotel is easily the best value-for-money accommodation in Puerto Princesa. This is the best place to expect excellent service and modern amenities for a very low price. Our team of experts believes that our customers will definitely have a good time at the Canvas Hotel because this is such a fantastic property. Working with their team is also a breeze, and it is arguably the best we have encountered in the country.

Our Expert Review

Service [?]

The staff of Canvas Hotel is the most accommodating and friendliest in Puerto Princesa. They are very reliable in terms of reservations, bookings and communication. They also do an excellent job in dealing with special requests from their customers.


Cleanliness [?]

The entire property is kept meticulously clean at all times including the swimming pool. There is housekeeping on a daily basis. Toiletries are also replenished regularly.


Rooms [?]

No two rooms are the same in Canvas Hotel. Each is uniquely designed with different paintings on the wall. The rooms are all spacious, bright and airy. The beds and pillows are extremely comfortable. The rain shower and the roomy bathroom are also great. One minor problem could be the concrete floors which can be cold without a carpet.


Beach and Pool [?]

The 20-meter lap swimming pool is very inviting with its navy blue tiles. There are wet and dry pods surrounding the pool. The design is very stunning, probably one of the best designs in the city. It could have been really fantastic if there was a bit more space. Unfortunately, it is a bit narrow and small compared to other hotels in Puerto Princesa.


Location [?]

Canvas Hotel is at the heart of everything. Bars and restaurants are all nearby as well as the local market. The malls and other city tourist spots are accessible from the property. One downside of the location could be the traffic noise as it is located on a busy street. But at night you are guaranteed a quiet sleep.

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Value for Money [?]

Canvas Hotel is the best value for money, hands down. It is cheaper than most hotels in Puerto Princesa but the quality of service is 5-star.


Canvas Hotel is perfect for families and group of friends. The spacious bedrooms with queen beds can easily accommodate 4-6 people which make it very ideal for a fun get-together. The painted communal table spanning 5 meters can sit 14 people is also unique to Canvas Hotel. It gives you that homely feel where you just sit at a table with friends and family only the people you sit with are strangers giving you a perfect avenue for making new acquaintances. Unfortunately, couples and honeymooners might struggle to have an intimate moment in this communal setting.

The property caters to small celebrations like weddings and pool parties. There is also 24 hour security services, free parking, complimentary airport shuttle, expert tour assistance, conference hall for meetings and seminars, and MAC stations in the lobby for last minute travel arrangements. The rooms are sophisticated and modern, equipped with hand-painted murals, 3-point en suite with rain showers, safe, coffee and tea facilities, working desk, 40-inch LED Cable TV, mini cooler, in-room telephone, an extra day bed by the window and state-of-the-art IPod dock stations.

Do Guests Like Canvas Hotel?

Canvas hotel is easily one of the most highly-rated hotels of its kind in Puerto Princesa. The people that we send there are always happy with their stay and most will happily come back and recommend the hotel to their family and friends. Reviews online are mostly positive and in fact, there are only a handful of negative comments. In, Canvas hotel was rated 9.0 which is one of the highest in Puerto Princesa with 733 verified reviewers. Overall score in TripAdvisor is 4.5 with 244 reviews. Finally, with, the general average is 8.9 with 174 reviews. Many guests commented on how lovely the staffs were. They also appreciated the arranged tours for them. The food was good but can still be improved. Breakfast is complimentary and very good although vegetarian options are limited. Canvas Hotel cocktails are the best in Puerto Princesa so it is highly recommended. The rooms have become a favorite for some while others didn’t like the concrete floors and the rooms with close proximity to the restaurant and lobby. One thing that is a constant problem to the guests is the free Wi-Fi. Most guests commented that Wi-Fi is not working at all, and is especially weak inside the rooms.

What do guests love about Canvas hotel?

  • Impeccable service and the friendliest staff in Puerto Princesa
  • Quirky and spacious rooms with hand-painted murals
  • Great location in the heart of the city
  • Rain showers, good water pressure and plentiful hot water
  • Good breakfast with Asian and continental options
  • The best value for money in Puerto Princesa

Some negative aspects that may or may not affect your booking:

  • Poor Wi-Fi connection
  • Limited vegetarian options
  • Traffic noise during day time
  • small and narrow pool
  • Not ideal for couples due to communal settings
  • No closet space in rooms so not suited for long stays

There is no doubt that Canvas Hotel is on top of our highly recommended places in Puerto Princesa. It is the best value for money accommodation in the city and you cannot find any other 3-star property that is similar or comparable to Canvas. There is really nothing to dislike about this hotel. There are a few points for improvement but nothing really that will stop you from booking it.

Canvas hotel is perfect if you are traveling with friends and family, But if you are a couple who prioritizes privacy and quiet, it might not be the best place for you. The ambiance of the hotel is vibrant and upbeat but not really romantic. Other than that, Canvas Hotel is a gem in the heart of the city.

Room types

Superior Room

Ideal for solo travelers or working executive or maybe a couple, this 25 sqm room is fitted with modern amenities, luggage bench and a king-sized bed.

Deluxe Room

This 31 sqm room is fitted with a luggage bench. There is a choice of either 2 queen beds ideal for families and small groups or a king-sized bed for a couple.

Premier Room

This 35 sqm room is identical to the deluxe room minus the luggage bench. There is a choice of either a king-sized bed or 2 queen beds.

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