Where to Stay in Bangkok
Quick Hotel Lists
Hotel lists that apply to all of Bangkok
Bangkok lists for popular locations
Some of Bangkok's very best hotels.
Mandarin Oriental - Riverside
The Peninsular - Riverside
Shangri-La Hotel - Riverside
The Siam Hotel - Riverside
W Bangkok - Silom
The Sukhothai - Sathorn
The Okura Prestige - Wireless Rd
The St Regis - Siam
Anantara Siam - Siam
Intercontinental - Siam
Close to Attractions
Lists of hotels that are close to some major attractions
Hotels by City in Thailand's most popular holiday spots.
Bangkok Made Easy - No Need for Taxis
Did you know that if you choose the right place to stay in Bangkok its possible to see nearly all of the top attractions without having to spend any time crawling through its notorious traffic congestion ?
All you have to do is make sure that your accommodation is close to either a ferry terminal along Bangkok’s main river or next to a Skytrain (BTS) railway station and, thanks to seamless transfer from ferry to rail at Sathorn Pier, you’ll be able to traverse the whole of Central Bangkok in the most pleasant way possible (see map below).
Using the river and the Skytrain as a single transport pathway is no secret of course but some visitors do fail to take advantage of it as jumping into a taxi is almost a reflex when trying to find your way in a new city. Doing that in Bangkok, however, can lead to a lot of wasted holiday time.
A few of the attractions reachable by Skytrain and ferry are :
- Chatuchak aka JJ Market (Skytrain)
- Siam Square (Skytrain)
- Patpong Market & Nightlife (Skytrain)
- Wat Arun (Ferry)
- Chinatown (Ferry)
- Grand Palace (Ferry)
- Asiatique (Ferry)
A Popular Area to Stay Along the Skytrain Route
One of the best-known roads in Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road is full of hotels, restaurants, shops and plenty of nightlife venues.
With the Skytrain running overhead for much of its length its also an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the city. [Read More]
Bangkok's Main Shopping Centre with Massive Shopping Malls
The commercial centre of Bangkok known for its huge shopping malls accessible directly by Skytrain.
Several of the city's top hotels can also be found in this area. Being the junction of the two Skytrain lines simplifies travel to other points of interest in the city. [Read More]
Busy Area Handy to Both Skytrain and River Transport
One of Bangkok's main business districts situated along the Skytrain route between the renowned Lumphini Park and the Chao Phraya River. [Read More]
Famous Backpacker Destination with Good Nightlife
Not as conveniently located as a base for exploring as some other areas, Khaosan has been included in this guide due to its popularity as a destination in itself. Now famous as a back-packer "gateway to asia", Khaosan has great nightlife and plenty of cheap accommodation. Though its located a little further from river transport than some may wish to walk, the river ferries can still be reached quite easily by tuk tuk. [Read More]
Home to Some of Bangkok's Best Hotels
With spectacular river views, the banks of the Chao Phraya are home to some of Bangkok's most exclusive hotels. Most will provide transport to connect with either ferry or Skytrain providing convenient access to the rest of the city without relying on taxis. For the affluent or for travellers wishing to treat themselves, staying in a luxury hotel at Bangkok Riverside can be a wonderful and exotic experience. [Read More]
The Many Ways to Get Around Bangkok
This site is aimed primarily at holiday travellers to Bangkok and for them we stress strongly the advantages of using the Skytrain and river ferries. Although a good number of the most famous sights can be reached this way there may be times when you need to use other local transport to visit places which cannot. Alternatives such as taxis and tuk tuks are summarised on this page. [Read More]
Options for Quick Stopovers in Bangkok
Bangkok is a major stopover destination for both international and domestic flights. For people who don't wish to spend time seeing the city sights, freshening up at a nearby airport hotel may be a more convenient option. Worth noting, however, is that there are actually two international airports servicing Bangkok so it pays to be sure which one your connecting flight departs from. [Read More]