Choosing where to stay in Bangkok

  • Posted on: October 27th, 2015

Choosing the right hotel for your Bangkok stay can really make or break your trip. Bangkok has some stunning hotels with facilities that will wow you, but being such a big city with a variety of different neighborhoods offing different vibes and atmospheres, choosing the right location is the key to having a trip to remember for all the right reasons.

To help you find the right Bangkok location for you, here’s our guide to where to stay in Bangkok:

SukhumvitSukhumvit Road

We could actually write an entire piece just reviewing the many different sois and areas of Sukhumvit Road, from the Neon soaked streets of Nana to the trendy hangouts of Thong Lor, there’s so much going on around here. Many consider this to be the centre of Bangkok, and for many tourists it is due to the wealth of foreign friendly bars, restaurants, and malls, and great connections to other parts of the city.

To be right at the heart of the night-time action anywhere around from Nana to Asoke is where you want to be, but try to avoid the over-sleazy soi 4 and the chaotic traffic scenes of soi 3. If you want something a little more chilled but still close to lots of great food and entertainment, Phrom Phong and Thong Lor are your best bet.

Pros

          Great nightlife, shopping and eating to be found

          Some of the city’s best hotels

          Lots of underground and sky train stations connecting you to the city

Cons

          Crazy traffic day and night

          Higher prices

          Less authentic Thai

Hotels around Sukhumvit

Silom and Sathorn

Silom and Sathorn are two neighboring areas that offer a somewhat contrast of lifestyles. To one side of Silom Road you’ll find lots of bright lit bars and a tourist targeting night market engulfing the streets, while on the other side you’ll be entering the more subdue financial and business district of Bangkok, characterized by a lineup of mammoth office towers and sky scraping hotels. By day the streets are characterized by finely dressed office workers and government officials, while by night the party people begin to flood to the infamous anything goes Patpong sois.

Pros

          Some excellent 5-star hotels

          Buzzing nightlife and amazing rooftop bars/restaurants

          Many good restaurants

Cons

          No real tourist attractions in the area

          Sidewalks can get over crowded at night

          Horrible traffic during rush hour

Silom Hotels

Pratunam

Best known for its maze of markets and wholesale shopping malls, Pratunam also offers some great hotels and serviced apartments, and if you want to spend a significant part of your trip exploring the city’s shopping malls and markets this is a great area to make your homebase. It also has a rather cosmopolitan vibe and offers some contrasting sois, including ‘only in Asia’ alleyways packed with market stalls and other madness.

Pros

          Some excellent budget and mid range hotels

          Lots of great shopping and late night eating

          A good mix of young and old travelers

Cons

          Over crowded streets during the day

          Intense traffic during the day

          No BTS or MRT stations (Chidlom BTS is a 1-20 min walk)

Hotels around Pratuman

Siam

The commercial centre of Bangkok, Siam is dotted with mega malls and boutique shopping. Popular with both tourist and local shoppers, this is the epicenter of the city for shopaholics. Within these impressive malls you’ll find lots of great eating, entertainment, and of course, shopping for every taste and budget. Perfectly situated between the bright night lights of Sukhumvit and Silom, and the sites and attractions of the Old Town, many simply stay here due to its central position and wealth of great hotels.

Pros

          Best shopping in town

          Lots of entertainment and great eating

          Very clean and modern

Cons

          Very little nightlife

          The usual downtown traffic problems

          Not exactly authentic Thai

Siam Hotels

Old City

As the name suggest, the Old City is where you’ll find much of the city’s history and most important monuments, sites, temples, palaces and museums. If you’re planning on spending the majority of your time in Bangkok exploring the history and culture of this city, then this is the place to be. This is also where you’ll find the famous Khoa San Road, where most backpackers and young travelers head by default, with lots of quirky bars, cafés, and restaurants, and several markets.

Pros

          Lots of site seeing and tourist attractions

          Very peaceful and laidback

          Very little traffic

Cons

          Far from the main nightlife of the city

          Poor public transport links

          Limited Escort friendly hotels

Hotels in the Old City

Escort Friendly: Furama Silom Hotel Bangkok

  • Posted on: April 27th, 2015

Furama Silom BuildingFurama Silom Hotel

Located at the heart of SIlom, the Furama SIlom Hotel offers very cozy and extremely comfortable accommodation in one of Bangkok’s most happening parts of town. With well equipped rooms including sofa seating, extensive cable TV, kitchenettes, and dining areas, this is a residence well suited for those looking to stay for an extended trip, or those who enjoy that ‘homely’ feel to a hotel room. Escort Friendly: Furama Silom Hotel Bangkok

Escort Friendly: Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel

  • Posted on: February 26th, 2015

z4Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel

Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok is a 5 star hotel which ticks all the boxes for anyone looking to work, explore, and party in Bangkok city. With 325 well equipped rooms and suites, all spacious and extremely tastefully decorated, this is a hotel that attracts guests of a certain style and class. Escort Friendly: Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel

Escort Friendly Hotels: Aloft Sukhumvit Soi 11

  • Posted on: October 24th, 2014

AloftAloft Bangkok

The Aloft is an uber cool hotel, with lots of stunning rooms and modern facilities. It really is a fun 5-star hotel located at the heart of some of Bangkok’s best clubs and nightlife. Escort Friendly Hotels: Aloft Sukhumvit Soi 11

Escort Friendly Hotels: Intercontinental Bangkok

  • Posted on: October 4th, 2014

intercontinental 2Intercontinental Hotel

One of the most popular hotels with our clients, the Intercontinental is in a fantastic location, with excellent rooms and facilities, and services that are second to none. The Intercontinental is known around the world for its style and comfort, and it’s Bangkok hotel does nothing but boost that reputation. Escort Friendly Hotels: Intercontinental Bangkok

Escort Friendly Hotels: Hotel – Lebua at State Tower

  • Posted on: September 14th, 2014

lebua-at-state-towerLebua at State Tower

A night at the Lebua is nothing but a treat; this is where you come if you’re looking to enjoy Bangkok in style. The suites are modern and luxuriant and the impressive hotel facilities include Sky Bar, one of Thailand’s best loved rooftop bars. Escort Friendly Hotels: Hotel – Lebua at State Tower

Escort Friendly Hotels: Sofitel SO

  • Posted on: August 27th, 2014

sofitel soSofitel SO

One of Bangkok’s most unique and chic hotels, the Sofitel SO is famed for its variety of themed rooms. The hotel’s 238 cool and classy rooms can be found in four different styles of décor, with the color and theme of the rooms spilling out onto the different corridors. Escort Friendly Hotels: Sofitel SO

Best Serviced Apartments in Bangkok

  • Posted on: May 23rd, 2014

Somerset LakepointSome Bangkok visitors are fortunate enough to be able to visit the city for a bit longer than a few days or  a week, some even get to spend a few months of the year here, either for work, play or  a bit of both. However, it’s not always easy to find the right place to stay.

Hotels are great, but often hotel rooms don’t offer the in-room facilities you may want for a longer stay, while renting an apartment in the city isn’t easy unless you are able to commit to a 6 to 12 month contract (and then there’s all the hassle with paper work and paying a large deposit). The best solution is usually checking in to a serviced apartment. Best Serviced Apartments in Bangkok

The Eugenia Hotel, Bangkok

  • Posted on: July 9th, 2013

The Eugenia Hotel

eugeniaIf you’re looking for a hotel in Bangkok with some genuine panache, then the Eugenia might just be for you. It’s definitely not the biggest hotel in size, but it can surely rival any other for the size of its personality and uniqueness. With so many quirky and interesting rooms and lounges to marvel over, you could almost spend a day just explore the hotel, studying the stunning decor and admiring the vast collection of precious antiques.

The Eugenia Hotel, Bangkok

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