The Best Hotels in Marina Bay, Singapore

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16 June 2021

Singapore has no shortage of glitz and glamour but the sparkling vista of Marina Bay graces postcards of the city for a reason. The curved waterfront strip is home to a cluster of high-end hotels close to the National Gallery, Gardens by the Bay and other signature attractions. Downtown there’s restaurants, shopping and street food. Here’s our pick of Marina Bay’s best hotels, bookable on Culture Trip.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Hotel, Luxury
4.7/5 (501 Reviews)
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
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This luxury hotel retains its old-school glamour but recent renovations have given rooms a contemporary, comfortable touch. The rooftop pool and jacuzzi provide the perfect combination of tanning spots and spectacular views. A range of restaurants includes the Clifford Pier – where visitors can enjoy dim sum delicacies under a comically huge chandelier – and the Gin Parlour, which boasts over 200 different gins from around the world.
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Conrad Centennial Singapore

Hotel
4.5/5 (986 Reviews)
Conrad Centennial Singapore
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In the downtown Marina area, this Hilton hotel is part of the Millenia Singapore complex and connects with the Millenia Walk shopping mall for easy splurging. An expansive business lounge and 17 meeting rooms make it perfect for corporate travellers, though families and couples will also be impressed by the dramatic spiral staircase and sizeable outdoor pool. Back in the room, guests can order and sample three different brands of bathroom amenities to test which they like best.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Resort, Luxury
4.6/5 (992 Reviews)
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
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This outpost of the Ritz-Carton luxury hotel group lives up to its name, with touches like an award-winning spa, champagne brunch and a 4,200-piece art collection featuring works from Dale Chihuly, Andy Warhol and other icons. After gorging on elevated Cantonese cuisine at the Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion, head up to the 32nd-floor Club Lounge for mesmerising nighttime views of the bay. The Ritz Kids program – where kids learn through art, storytelling, movies and local experiences – is a great option for families.
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Mandarin Oriental

Hotel
4.6/5 (998 Reviews)
Mandarin Oriental
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Every room of the Mandarin Oriental has floor-to-ceiling windows, so there’s no need to worry about missing the view – whether it’s of the harbour, ocean or city. The hotel’s architecture, too, is Instagram-worthy: inspired by an Asian-style fan, it cuts an imposing silhouette on the edge of the bay. Allergy-free rooms and bridal suites are offered and the hotel’s recent push for sustainability has almost eliminated its reliance on single-use plastic.
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Hotel 1887, The New Opera House

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This hotel may not be the fanciest of the group but its quirky charm makes it worth the stay. Located in the heart of the Chinatown district and about 20 minutes’ drive from Marina Bay, Hotel 1887’s four themed rooms – contemporary, monochrome, minimalist and industrial chic – provide a different feel with each stay. Rooms are small but co-working areas and a charming, colourful bar creates a sense of community and camaraderie.

The Westin Singapore

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The Westin Singapore
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Occupying levels 32 to 46 of the Asia Square Tower 2 building in the city’s financial district, this is Singapore’s first hotel located within an office building. Don’t let the setting fool you – for non-business travellers, the quiet atmosphere will act as a soothing balm to the busy streets below. For those who don’t have the luxury of a vacation free from work, large desks in some rooms provide ample space for productivity. And everyone can enjoy the freestanding bathtub in every room.

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  • Marina Bay Sands

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    Marina Bay Sands
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    This standout hotel has, perhaps, the best-known architecture of any hotel in the city – three unmissable towers are connected by the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, where each set of poolside loungers has its own palm tree. The opulence continues inside, with 57 floors bordered by the glowing Gardens by the Bay. Don’t miss the Spago Dining Room, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s first foray into Asia.

    Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore

    Hotel
    4.5/5 (191 Reviews)
    Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
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    This hotel blends nature-inspired elements with urban sophistication and offers luxury hotel rooms as well as serviced apartments for longer trips. Though the Oakwood is located in Singapore’s Central Business District, rooms on higher levels mostly have waterfront-worthy views. A 24-hour fitness centre and a lengthy pool round out the amenities.
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    Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (292 Reviews)
    Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
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    With an art-deco facade, this extravagant serviced apartment building is housed within a restored 1950s heritage structure, which breaks up the ultra-modern vistas of Singapore. You’ll find the Ascott in the core of the Central Business District, with Merlion Park and its unofficial city mascot – the fish-and-lion hybrid – just a short walk away. Round-the-clock security and reception services will make you feel looked after.
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    Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

    Resort, Spa Hotel
    4.2/5 (989 Reviews)
    Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa
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    The word oasis comes to mind with this hotel. Guests staying in a room by the garden might hear or catch a glimpse of the property’s gorgeous peacocks in the morning – for peak opulence, stay in one of four unique Villa du Jardins, which boast a personal pool and open deck. Regardless, you’ll get to enjoy 27 acres of tropical greenery, a sprawling pool shaded by leafy trees and Sofitel’s signature French art de vivre.
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