Where to Stay During my Singapore Trip?

A majority of my recent posts have been about the flying experience to Singapore (click here, here, here, and here to catch up).  It is time that I start looking my hotel options since the trip is quickly approaching.  Some time ago, I wrote about Marriott sending me an offer to renew my Gold Elite status.  I am currently 10 nights away from the renewal, so Marriott properties seem like the way to go in Singapore.  I narrowed the choices to these three properties.

First, is The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore.


The property is beautiful and it is a 20 minute Uber ride from Changi Airport.  Which equates to $26 SGD ($19 USD).  It costs $350 SGD ($257 USD) per night at the government/military rate.  The hotel is a Category 8 property and is located in the Marina Bay area.  It is a great location and appears to be a great property.

Next, is the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.


The property is equally beautiful as the Ritz and is a 17 minute Uber from the airport.  This ride is $26 SGD ($19 USD).  The hotel costs $350 SGD ($257 USD) per night at the government/military rate.  This hotel is a Category 8 property and is located in the art district.  It boasts 634 rooms and two sky gardens.

The last property is the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel.


The property is not as picturesque as the other two properties but it is definitely not bad. It is approximately a 35 minute Uber from the airport and is located just across the border in Malaysia.  The ride is $52 SGD ($38 USD).  The hotel goes for $288 MYR ($68 USD) per night at the normal rate.  It is a Category 2 property, meaning that I can use a free night certificate if I choose to stay here.  The property is located near Legoland Malaysia and the Johor Premium Outlets.

Final Word

All three hotels provide different amenities.  While the Renaissance Johor is cheaper, it is located outside of the city.  I want to get as much content as I can for this site, so I have to weigh Ubers into the city versus staying near the tourist attractions.  I could just forget about Singapore and stay in Johor since I have been to the city before.  Either way, I am excited to be going back to Singapore.

Featured image courtesy of thebesttravelled.com. 

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