Bangkok or as the locals call it, Krung Thep (City of Angels) is one of the worlds most favoured destinations for young travellers and tourists alike.
Thailand is like no other place on Earth, with luxury malls and markets to charming and rustic Buddhist temples and palaces.
Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok
Smart Suites Hotel
Pinnacle Lumpinee Park Hotel
Silom City Hotel
Bangkok Loft Inn
Solo Express Bangkok
Hotel Royal Bangkok
The country’s history and culture are rich and lively, suitable for people wanting to travel to the beautiful islands of Thailand
and get back to nature visiting the flying foxes and fruit bats, climbing and snorkelling or even spending some time bathing and caring for elephants!
For those who want to indulge in the country’s diverse history by visiting one of the famed museums like the Grand Palace or the Emerald Buddha.
With Bangkok being a modern metropolis, you won’t want to miss out on their colourful nightlife either.
Whatever you decide to do in Thailand, there is something for everyone and one of our recommended best places to stay in Bangkok will be the perfect place to rest your head after a busy day.
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Wondering where to stay in Bangkok?
Here are recommended best hotels in Bangkok based on the guest’s rankings and reviews.
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Situated a short taxi ride or a five-minute walk to the sky train, this luxurious hotel is within easy distance of all your needs in the city.
The staff are friendly and welcoming with somebody always on hand to help.
The star of this hotel is the wide and varied breakfast buffet and the beautiful pools.
If you’re tired from your travels you can unwind in the spa or one of the many restaurants.
The hotel also provides a free mobile phone with data and apps to aid you on your trips around the city.
Situated less than a kilometre from parks, shopping centres and major transport hubs.
19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit Road, Klong Toei, Bangkok
Free WIFI, Free Tuk-tuk service, airport transport, spa, pool, on-site nurse, restaurant, bar.
The Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok (0.5 km), Citibank Bangkok (0.5 km), Benjasiri Park (0.5 km), Soi Cowboy (0.5 km), Benjakitti Park (0.6 km), BTS-Asok Station (0.6 km), Terminal 21 (0.6 km), Emporium Shopping Mall (0.7 km), EmQuartier Shopping Mall (0.7 km) and MRT-Sukhumvit Station (0.7 km)
2. Smart Suites
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This small budget boutique hotel is a short walk from public transport.
Situated on Sukhumvit Soi 11, a popular strip lines with bars restaurants and rooftop nightclubs.
Despite the lively nightlife nearby, the hotel remains quiet and peaceful with helpful and friendly staff always on hand to help you.
Only providing the basic facilities, the hotel has no restaurant but the proximity of the main strip won’t make this a hindrance.
The rooms are smaller but cosy and comfortable and well maintained.
With English speaking staff and its excellent location combined with the price, this hotel would be perfect for younger travellers.
43 / 17 Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Free WIFI, complimentary water and coffee, a 7-11 store next door, laundry service.
Bumrungrad International Hospital (0.4 km), Sukhumvit Soi 11 (0.4 km), Arab Street (0.5 km), Krungthai Bank Head Office (0.6 km), Nana Plaza (0.6 km), BTS-Nana Station (0.6 km), Embassy of Sweden (0.7 km), Soi Nana (0.7 km), Makkasan Airport Rail Link Station (0.7 km) and Wattana Church (0.8 km)
3. Pinnacle Lumpinee Park Hotel
The Pinnacle Lumpinee is a short walk from the nearest metro station, making it within easy access of the whole of Bangkok.
It’s star attraction being the rooftop pool with pool bar where you can take a dip while overlooking the spectacular cityscape.
The hotel also boasts a well-equipped gym with a sauna and steam room for you to relax after a hard day or a good work out.
The hotel’s breakfast is an excellent start to your day of travelling too.
17 Soi Ngam Duphli, Rama 4 Road | Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Free WIFI, swimming pool, bar, gym, laundry services.
Goethe-Institute Thailand (0.3 km), MRT-Lumphini (0.4 km), Alliance Francaise Bangkok (0.5 km), Embassy of Germany (0.6 km), MRT-Khlong Toei (0.6 km), Moon Bar Bangkok (0.9 km), Lumpini Park (1 km), Australian Embassy (1.1 km), The Stock Exchange of Thailand (1.2 km) and Benjakitti Park (1.3 km)
4. Silom City Hotel
Situated in the heart of Silom, you’ll never be lacking for something to do with this hotel.
Just meters away is the busy Silom road, lined with every kind of restaurant, bar and street vendor you can imagine.
Away from the hustle and bustle, the hotel is quiet and well maintained.
It offers a hearty breakfast buffet and a café which also provides room service.
The upper floors give fantastic views of the city.
It is located close to major shopping centres as well as temples and parks to give you the perfect mix for our holiday.
72 Soi Prachum, Silom Road | Suriyawongse, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Free WIFI, breakfast, café, airport transfers, massage services, 24-hour reception.
Major shopping centres: MBK, Siam Square, Siam Paragon, Central World, Platinum, and the Pratunam District
Nightlife and Entertainment Establishments: Patpong, Bangkok Railway Terminal, Suan Lumpini Park, the Chao Phraya River
The Sky Train (BTS): Surasak (S5) station, Chong Nonsi (S3) station
5. Bangkok Loft Inn
This large budget hotel is a little further off the beaten track for the tourist offering a more authentic view of Bangkok and Thailand.
Local eateries and markets are a short distance away giving you a glimpse into the less touristy side of Thailand.
For adventures further afield, the metro is a short walk away allowing you to explore the rest of the city.
The breakfast is not included but is very cheap with a lot of options.
Nearby are the art and culture centre along with the Siam Center and much more.
55, Somdet Phra Chao Tak Sin Road | Bang Yi Ruea, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600
Free WIFI, restaurant, 24-hour security, room service, laundry service.
Wongwian Yai BTS Skytrain station, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Siam Center, and Siam Square, MBK Mall, Jim Thompson’s Museum, etc.
6. Bangkok 68
Bangkok 68 is situated much further off the tourist trail than most hotels so will require a little walking to get to all the nearest stations to start your adventures.
But this makes the hotel more quiet and peaceful than those closer to the centre of town.
Equipped with a rooftop pool, a 24-hour restaurant and all the basic facilities every traveller needs in their room,
this is just the place for some much-needed quiet away from the bustle of Bangkok.
68 Soi Inthamara 45 Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400
Free WIFI, restaurant, free water daily, rooftop pool.
MRT-Sutthisan (0.7 km), MRT-Huai Khwang (1 km), Jaisamarn Church (1 km), University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (1.3 km), MRT-Ratchadapisek (1.5 km), Bangkok International Dental Center (1.5 km), The Esplanade Bangkok (2.2 km), Embassy of the Republic of Korea (2.2 km), MRT – Thailand Cultural Centre (2.2 km), Thailand Cultural Center (2.2 km)
This highly rated guesthouse is situated in the heart of Bangkok within easy distance of transport and the main tourist areas of the city.
A small hotel but not lacking in character and with friendly and warm staff.
Just be aware when booking a room, the hotel has no elevator so those who have trouble with stairs may wish to avoid, but otherwise is a perfect downtown retreat.
Rooms are equipped with a fridge and kitchenette for the nights when you feel like staying in with a little food of your own or treating yourself to the hotel bar.
8 / 4 Sukhumvit Soi 28 | Khlongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Free WIFI, bar, 24-hour front desk, central location.
BTS-Phrom Phong (0.4 km), Emporium Shopping Mall (0.4 km), EmQuartier Shopping Mall (0.4 km), Benjasiri Park (0.6 km), Thailand Creative & Design Center (0.6 km), The Terrace 49 (0.7 km), Dental Hospital Bangkok (0.7 km), 9:53 Art Mall (0.8 km), BTS-Thong Lo (0.8 km) and Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital (0.9 km)
8. Solo Express Bangkok
This stunning and modern hotel belies its cheap cost. Rooms are modern with a well-furnished hotel overall.
A little off the tourist trail, the hotel offers a complimentary tuk-tuk service every hour into the city but is still only a short walk from the nearest station.
Breakfast is available but the nearby restaurants are highly rated by fellow travellers and well worth the experience.
120 Sukhumvit Soi 81 | Phra Khanong, Bangkok 10260
Free WIFI, 24-hour front desk, complimentary travel, concierge, conference room.
Thonglor Soi 38 (night market), Chatujak Market (JJ market), BTS On Nut Station, Gateway Ekkamai, Siam Paragon/Siam Ocean World, Central World Plaza and Benchasiri Park.
9. Hotel Royal Bangkok
A lively and modern hotel located in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown.
The hotel is fully equipped with a rooftop bar and pool, full breakfast available and every modern amenity a traveller could wish for.
At night the area transforms, the streets will be lined with vendors selling every kind of item and food you can think of which is perfect for any tourist.
The location also offers short distance to major tourist attracts of museums and the Grand Palace district.
Be sure to check out the rooftops view when the sun sets over the city!
409-421/4 Yaowaraj Road | Samphantawong, Bangkok 10100
Free WIFI, rooftop pool, restaurant, bar, street food nearby, gym
Sampeng Market (0.1 km), Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (0.4 km), Temple of the Golden Buddha or Wat Traimit (0.5 km), Yaowarat (0.6 km), Ratchawong Pier (0.7 km), Hua Lamphong Train Station (0.8 km), MRT-Hua Lamphong Station (0.8 km), Holy Rosary Church (1.1 km), The Old Siam Plaza (1.2 km) and River City Shopping Complex (1.2 km)
10. PlayHaus Thonglor
Themed like a theatre this hotel is not to be missed even for a one-night stay.
Each floor is themed to a different musical (the Mary Poppins and Aladdin rooms are very popular) and the hotel bar is decorated like a theatre.
They offer an excellent cocktail bar, which is not to be missed even if you stay elsewhere.
In the Thonglor district you’ll be treated to a more luxurious side of Bangkok, with restaurants and high-end stores it is a very sophisticated area.
The hotel has no restaurant but the surrounding area will not disappoint any foodie and with easy access to transport the city is yours to explore.
205/22-23 Sukhumvit 55 Road. | Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Free WIFI, bar, 24-hour front desk, nearby restaurants.
Thonglor Nightlife Area (0.1 km), Seen Space (0.2 km), 9:53 Art Mall (0.3 km), The Commons (0.4 km), Dental Hospital Bangkok (0.5 km), The Terrace 49 (0.6 km), Health Land Ekkamai (0.6 km), Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital (0.7 km), Camillian Hospital (0.9 km) and BTS-Thong Lo Station (0.9 km)