Choosing where to stay in Bangkok can make or break your holiday. It's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros and cons of each district. You can see what's good and what's not so good before you choose where to stay in Bangkok. Once you know which neighbourhood you prefer, it's quite simple to choose a hotel.
1. LUXURIOUS SUKHUMVIT
Sukhumvit is an 18km long road located in the center of Bangkok, full of restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping centers and the best place to stay in Bangkok if you want to be where all the action happens. Even though this is not a very authentic or traditional part of the city, it is very modern and fun and you will always find something to do, as it is a real Bangkok tourist spot!
Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 Thong Lo
This is an amazing 5-star accommodation and one of the best hotels in Sukhumvit area, with gorgeous rooms and great facilities! You will be happy to know this hotel also has an outdoor pool and a cool terrace where you can relax after a full day of exploring Bangkok!
Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
This is a 4-star luxury hotel in Sukhumvit, Bangkok with contemporary rooms. They even have an outdoor pool on the 9th floor, which is a great bonus! Novotel Sukhumvit 20 is located very close to all the attractions in Sukhumvit, especially if you are interested in some shopping in Bangkok!
Adelphi Suites Bangkok
This hotel awaits you with an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant and a very cool fitness center! The rooms are spacious, with huge windows, great facilities, and beautiful decorations. You can even arrange day trips at the front desk, the staff is so friendly you just have to ask!
Hotel Clover Asoke
This is another great place to stay in Bangkok for a middle budget. This hotel is close to Skytrain stations and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. All the rooms are air-conditioned, tidy, spacious and super nice!
Rest at Ekkamai
This is an incredible accommodation and one of the best cheap hotels in Bangkok, Sukhumvit (prices start at 7$/night)! You will get free Wi-Fi all over the accommodation, nice and tidy rooms and even a comfortable shared lounge!
Twothree A Homely Hotel
This hotel will definitely make you feel like home! This awesome Bangkok accommodation has a great outdoor pool, a gym and spacious rooms that are very nicely decorated. Plus, you will benefit from free Wi-Fi and a nice seating area.
2. TRENDY SIAM
Siam area is located on Sukhumvit road as well, but a bit further away, closer to the river. Siam square in Bangkok is the best area in the city if you want to have the best shopping experience in the city, as you will be close to fashionable and modern shopping centers such as MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Siam Center, Central World Mall and more. The area is very glamorous, boasting with tourists and all types of locals and, just like in Sukhumvit, it is very easy to get around thanks to the Skytrain. You will be close to many great restaurants (especially Western restaurants), bars and cinemas, so staying in Siam will be the opposite of boring.
Pathumwan Princess Hotel
This is an award-winning 5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok located in Siam area. It has very stylish and clean rooms and excellent service! One of the best things about this hotel is that it is right near MBK Shopping Center!
Mercure Bangkok Siam Hotel
This is one of the best 4 star hotels in Bangkok that offers beautiful views over the city and the neighborhood! Each room has free Wi-Fi, a minibar, a fridge and all the other facilities you may need during your stay!
This is my first recommendation for a middle-priced stay in Siam. This hotel is located very close to Skytrain stations and I’m sure you will enjoy the indoor pool! This Bangkok accommodation is also close to MBK Shopping Center and Siam Paragon Mall!
Nine Design Place
This hotel awaits you with beautiful rooms, flat-screen TV, private bathrooms and all the facilities you will need for a great stay in the city! Needless to say, you will be close to all the important attractions in Siam area!
Grey Sheep Hostel
This is one of the best budget accommodations in Siam! It is only a 20-minute walk from Patpong and I am sure you will find there everything you need for a pleasant stay in the neighborhood! Plus, the shared kitchen is a big plus!
ibis Siam Hotel Bangkok
This is an amazing budget hotel that won’t make you break the bank during your stay in this neighborhood. This accommodation is close to shopping malls, restaurants and every other place you might want to visit in Siam. Plus, it is also pet-friendly!
3. TRADITIONAL BANGKOK RIVERSIDE
If you are not fond of the modern and glamorous parts of the city and want to enjoy the traditional vibe of Bangkok, Riverside is a very scenic area full of temples, historical attractions, shrines, and the Royal Palace – it is a very popular tourist spot! Even though this area is a bit more expensive, it is a great place to enjoy the authentic roots of the city and see how the capital of Thailand was born. To be honest with you, I think this would be the best area for a first time visitor of the city!
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
This is one of the best resorts in Thailand located in the Riverside area, overlooking the Chao Phraya River. The rooms are decorated in Thai-style, they’re spacious and sparkling clean. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and a private boat shuttle that can take you to the closest Skytrain station, which is extremely convenient!
Chatrium Bangkok Hotel Riverside
This is another great 5-star Riverside Bangkok hotel that awaits you with an outdoor pool as well, but also a great spa and fitness center that you can use during your stay. More than this, you will also be able to choose from 6 dining options and benefit from free parking and free Wi-Fi.
The Grand Sathorn
This is a 4-star, middle-priced hotel in the Riverside area with amazing facilities. This hotel has an awesome rooftop pool overlooking the entire neighborhood! You will be able to use a free river boat shuttle that can take you around, or you can take a train to the city center to see all the attractions there.
Riva Arun Bangkok
It has super stylish and clean rooms and 4-star amenities and facilities. You will surely enjoy your meals on the open-air restaurant with gorgeous views over the river!
Ibis Hotel Bangkok Riverside
Ibis Bangkok Riverside hotel awaits you with beautiful, stylish rooms, a great restaurant and bar, and perfect facilities. Plus, a free shuttle will take you to the closest Skytrain station whenever you want!
Prince Theatre Heritage Stay
This hotel await you with nice rooms, daily continental breakfast, and a cool on-site bar that is actually a cinema room refurbished to look like a bar where they serve signature cocktails inspired by original films!
4. VERSATILE SILOM
If you will be staying in the area, you will be able to enjoy a stroll in Lumphini Park – the biggest park of the city, catch some fresh air and enjoy the locals doing their daily Thai Chi there.
Except being the green lungs of the city, Silom is also famous for having Patpong Night Market and their “Red Light District” there. Just like any other downtown area in Bangkok, Silom has accessible public transport, but it is not as traditional and you may sometimes feel like you are not in Asia. But one thing is sure: there is always something to do in this neighborhood!
SO Sofitel Hotel Bangkok Silom
This is one of the best 5-star hotels in Bangkok! The rooms are stunning, with a décor inspired by the 5 essential elements: Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. You can rent bicycles at the hotel or relax in the outdoor pool. Plus, this 30-stories hotel is super close to Lumphini MRT Subway Station!
Tower Club At lebua
This is another gorgeous 5-star hotels in Silom area that provides world-class facilities and service. During your stay, I recommend you enjoy a drink at the Skybar and a luxurious meal at their award-winning restaurant! Let’s not forget about the outdoor pool and private balconies with stunning views!
Siri Sathorn Hotel Silom Bangkok
This is a very nice hotel where you can book service apartments for your stay in Silom! The rooms are very spacious and clean and you will have a stunning view over the city! Plus, you can always relax at the outdoor pool and pampering spa!
Amara Bangkok Silom Hotel
This hotel is located only 6 minutes away from Patpong, in Silom area. The on-site restaurant is great, delicious daily breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and a bar. And the rooftop pool is simply gorgeous!
The Backpack Hostel Bangkok
This is an excellent option for a budget accommodation in Silom area. The rooms are very simple yet cozy and you will have free Wi-Fi during your stay and a very nice shared lounge where you can unwind and make friends with the other backpackers!
Urban Hostel Bangkok
This is my other budget recommendation for this neighborhood. This hostel has extremely good prices and great service, including free Wi-Fi, a terrace, air conditioning and some rooms even have a nice patio!
5. PARTYING KHAO SAN
A walk in Khao San neighborhood means visiting amazing Bangkok attractions and museums such as Wat Pho, The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, among others. This special neighborhood will show you the true side of Thailand and a bit of the city’s history. It is also a great place for budget travelers and a cool Bangkok backpacker area, as you will find here many affordable hotels and hostels (and not many luxurious 5 star hotels, in fact, it is more of a backpacker destination).
This is a superb 5-star hotel located close to Khaosan Road and The Grand Palace. The rooms and the entire hotel is decorated in a very elegant way and it provides world-class services. During your stay, you will be able to enjoy the outdoor pool, the great art gallery and free Wi-Fi!
Riva Surya Bangkok
This is another great option for anyone who wants to feel like a princess/price during their stay in the Old City! This beautiful hotel is only 5 minutes away from Khao San road and it offers stunning views over the river and indoor and outdoor dining options!
This hotel in hosted in one of the few colonial houses left in Bangkok and it only has 7 guestrooms where you can stay. The rooms are beautiful, with wooden floors and ceilings and Thai antiquities!
Old Capital Bike Inn
This is another great option which awaits you with nice, clean rooms decorated with hand-painted porcelain and classical furniture! You will benefit from free Wi-Fi during your stay and a great breakfast and I recommend you serve a delicious coffee at their on-site coffee shop!
This is one of the most gorgeous 3-star hotels in Bangkok, located only 10-minutes away from Khao San road by foot and it offers gorgeous city views from the rooms! Of course, you will also get free Wi-Fi and you can choose from different types of rooms, including a single or a 5-person room.
Baan Nai Trok Khaosan Hostel
This is a very accessible accommodation located only 9 minutes away from Khao San Road. This nice place features a beautiful garden, tidy rooms, a shared lounge and all the other facilities you may need for a good stay in the city!