Bangkok Hotels: What’s trending this week
Bangkok is one of those cities that you never get tired of visiting. No matter how many times you’ve been, you’ll always find something new and exciting to see, do, and eat. It’s got a perfect blend of food, culture, nightlife, shopping, affordability, and grittiness that’s unmatched anywhere in Asia.
Bangkok hotels range from luxury international chains to one-off boutiques with only a few rooms. However, choosing the one that lives up to your expectations depends on the purpose of your visit. Business travellers will feel right at home at one of the high-end hotels in Ploenchit-Chidlom and Sukhumvit areas. Visitors who come to shop might want to stay in Siam, where glittering mega-malls are just a few steps away from several hotels.
Khao San and Silom are popular for Bangkok’s pulsating nightlife. Both offer an extensive lineup of hotels that cater to a wide range of budgets. If culture and history is a major part of your trip, then book accommodation close to the riverside for easy access to the Old City’s attractions.
These include impressive landmarks like Wat Arun, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. With more than a decade of experience in online travel, we know the best places to stay in Bangkok. The city has a wide range of places in every style, price category and all popular locations.
This streamlined hotel in a shopping and business complex is a 6-minute walk from Ari Skytrain station, 2 km from Chatuchak Weekend Market and 6 km from Wat Benchamabophit, a marble Buddhist temple.
Airy, simply decorated rooms, some with washing machines, provide kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
Breakfast is available for a surcharge. A hip restaurant/bar features floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also an outdoor rooftop pool, a hot tub and a gym. An airport shuttle is available (fee).
The Printing House Poshtel features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Bangkok Old Town district of Bangkok. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. Guests can make use of a bar. All rooms in the hostel are fitted with a kettle.
The rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at The Printing House Poshtel can enjoy a à la carte or an American breakfast. The accommodation offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near The Printing House Poshtel include Temple of the Golden Mount, Bangkok National Museum and Khao San Road. The nearest airport is Don Mueang International Airport, 25 km from the hostel.
In a bright, contemporary building adjacent to the Hua Chang Bridge, this elegant hotel is a 4-minute walk from 2 metro stations, and 6 km from the 1782 Grand Palace.
Airy rooms, themed after the colors of the Thai lotus flower, come with free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and Blu-ray players, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded rooms add open-plan living/sleeping areas, and suites have separate living rooms. Butler service is available.
An upmarket restaurant features traditional Thai design including wooden windows and doors, and there’s a lounge offering afternoon tea. Other amenities include gardens with an outdoor pool and a pool bar.
This casual, urban hotel is a 12-minute walk from the nearest metro station, 4.2 km from the lively Pratunam Market and 14 km from the landmark reclining Buddha at Wat Pho temple.
Relaxed rooms with polished furnishings offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Some rooms come with balconies. Upgraded rooms add bathtubs.
Complimentary amenities include parking, and a breakfast buffet served in an informal restaurant. There’s also a laid-back lobby bar and an outdoor pool in a courtyard, plus a dance studio with a locker room.
Set in the Central Business District, this laid-back hotel is a 3-minute walk from a metro stop, 3 km from the Pratunam Market and 4 km from Lumphini Park.
The warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemakers, and minibars. Some have furnished balconies. Suites come with living areas. The 1-bedroom suites add kitchenettes and dining areas. Kids age 5 and under (1 per room) stay at no charge with a parent.
A cozy restaurant/bar serves international cuisine and has a terrace. There’s also a gym, an outdoor pool, a beauty salon and a spa.
On a side street lined with outdoor vendors, this hip hostel is a 5-minute walk from the nearest metro station, 4 km from Bangkok railway station and 7 km from the Grand Palace.
Featuring dark wood furnishings and simple decor, the unpretentious single-sex dorms have free Wi-Fi, and en suite bathrooms. Private rooms add flat-screen TVs.
Breakfast, coffee and snacks are complimentary. Amenities include a trendy common lounge with bean bag chairs, a sunken TV area, a library, and computer access. There’s also a balcony, and a laid-back dining room.
The luxury and smart room located at the central business district in Bangkok. Very convenient and comfortable for everyone.
This upscale, high-rise hotel is a 5-minute walk from a Skytrain station, 6 minutes’ walk from the Erawan Shrine and 15 minutes’ stroll from Pratunam Market.
Featuring wood floors, Thai artwork and picture windows with city views, the chic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, as well as sitting areas, microwaves and minifridges. Suites add separate living rooms and kitchens; some have 2nd bedrooms.
A free breakfast buffet is served in a relaxed restaurant specializing in Thai, Chinese and French fare. Other amenities include an elegant colonial-style lounge and an outdoor pool, along with a spa and a gym.
A minute’s walk from the Phaya Thai Skytrain station, this modern hostel is a kilometer from the Jim Thompson House museum and 6 km from the Grand Palace.
Simple mixed and female-only dorms provide air-conditioning, lockers and complimentary Wi-Fi, along with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Capsule-style quarters come with flat-screen TVs; down-to-earth private rooms add minifridges, coffeemakers and en suite facilities. Upgraded private rooms have windows. Family rooms offer sofabeds.
Free breakfast is served in a bright lounge with a pool table. There’s also a rooftop terrace with a hot tub.
A 7-minute walk from the Patpong Night Market, this casual hostel along a bustling street with eateries and shops is a 2-minute walk from Silom metro station.
Simple dorms include lockers, and bunk beds with privacy curtains; bathrooms are shared or en suite, and include showers. Some rooms offer panoramic city views. Private rooms are available.
Amenities consist of a shared kitchenette, a cozy lounge with floor cushions, and an industrial rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
Occupying a modern building surrounded by tropical gardens, this stylish hotel in the upmarket Phloen Chit district is an 8-minute walk from the nearest skytrain station and 3 km from the bustling Pratunam Market.
Modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as minibars and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add complimentary hot drinks, minibars and transport tickets. Room service is available 24/7.
The hotel offers complimentary all-day breakfast. There’s also a renowned restaurant, a cafe and a bar, as well as an outdoor pool.
A 2-minute walk from Asok Skytrain station, this relaxed hotel is also a 2-minute walk from Terminal 21 shopping mall and 4 km from Lumphini Park.
Airy rooms with wooden floors feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as rainfall showers, safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.
There’s a stylish lobby bar, a lounge area and a terrace, plus a business center. A breakfast buffet is available for a surcharge.
Next to Phaya Thai Skytrain station, this modern hotel with a casual vibe is 2 km from Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World and 7 km from the Grand Palace.
Informal rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add minibars and sofabeds.
Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include a relaxed restaurant, a bar, a spa and a fitness center.
A 7-minute walk from Sukhumvit metro station, this hip hotel in buzzy Sukhumvit is an 8-minute walk from shopping at the Terminal 21 mall and 4 km from Pratunam Market.
Contemporary, mood-lit rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. All have safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; suites add living areas and rainfall showers. Upgraded suites provide dining tables and/or dressing rooms. Room service is offered.
Freebies include breakfast and mall tuk-tuk shuttles. There’s a vibrant restaurant, a bar and an eclectic nightclub, plus a spa and a gym. Other amenities include a rooftop pool, and a sundeck with bar service.