Figuring out how to get from Bacolod to Iloilo City was pretty easy. I took the ferry over today. I used GrabTaxi to go from 6th Street in Bacolod to the ferry terminal.
The taxi cost 68 pesos. I imagine there is a way to do it via jeepney for much less. Depending on where you are staying in the city, it may also be walkable.
I planned to take the 15:45 ferry to Iloilo City and I used Ocean Jet because their schedule and pricing was all online. I arrived at about 15:20, bought a air-con/tourist class ticket for 200 pesos. The ride took about an hour. The aircon room below was really cold so as long as it’s not the middle of the day in the summer, I’d just sit up in the open-air area next time.
You can check the Bacolod-Iloilo City schedule here.
When you get off the ferry, you’ll see a million taxi dudes. I don’t know if they are all terrible or not, but I just walked past them and out the gate. If you are going to the Iloilo City proper, you could probably walk, but the pollution and traffic aren’t very fun. I took a trike for 50 pesos to the Robinson’s which also houses the hotel I stayed at.
I stayed at the Go Hotels Iloilo which is attached to a Robinson’s mall and has a Starbucks right next door. I chose it for the location. It was comfortable enough. It’s a non-smoking hotel, but my room had a faint smokey smell to it.