Bencoolen Street has had a serious facelift in recent years. From a relatively quiet street in the city center with relatively old hotels and buildings (not buildings to be preserved), to a real hidden gem in the city center. Two new train stations were opened at both ends of the street (Bencoolen MRT and Rocher MRT) and in addition, about 4 more train stations within a short walking distance, making the street an ideal place to stay for tourists. A series of new hotels have opened, and currently offer excellent value for money.
From the looks of it, the street continues to develop and there is a high chance that prices will rise in the coming years. The street is a short walk from the National Museum of Singapore and the beautiful Fort Canning Park. At a relatively short walking distance, the mouth of the Singapore River and the old civil quarter (the British colony's government building) with its impressive colonial buildings, and the central part of Marina Bay.
The list of recommended hotels on the street from the best to the least (these are not 5-star hotels):