Where to stay in Bangkok, Thailand

Where to stay in Bangkok

Choosing where to stay in Bangkok is not that easy. Bangkok is one of the largest cities in the world. I’ve been there 5 times and I’ve lived in Bangkok some years ago. Over the past 5 years, Thailand is kind of my second home.

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So, deciding where to stay in Bangkok is one important aspect because the city is really huge as I mentioned before! I think it’s very important to pick a hotel that’s close to the Bangkok attractions you’ll want to visit or easy access to Bangkok transportation network: Subway (MRT) and the elevated Skytrain (BTS). It’s a good way to save money and time!

But first of all, let me explain a little about Bangkok.


About Bangkok


We can divide Bangkok into two parts: the historic center, hosting some spots like Grand Palace, Khao San Road and other famous temples. In the other hand, there’s a modern side of Bangkok, with famous shopping malls and high-tech buildings.

Historic center is the most popular part of the city, and of course, where most people choose to stay. It’s perfect, because the accommodations are just a short walk from the most famous landmarks. The only downside of staying here is that the city’s subway network doesn’t reach this area.

Whoever if you choose to stay in the modern area of Bangkok, you got easy access to Bangkok’s subway and monorail, and the train service for those coming from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.


Where to stay in Bangkok


1) Rambuttri Village Plaza

Rambuttri Village Plaza is a great deal! The hotel is located in Rambuttri Street, in the heart of Bangkok’s historic center, just around the corner of Khao San Road and a short walk from some unmissable spots in the city as Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun.

This area of Bangkok is very crowded but the hotel is located in a very nice and quiet street. Rambuttri Village Plaza was my very first hotel in Bangkok and I stayed there in two different occasions. 

The rates starting at just 25 USD, even cheaper than hostels in Khao San Road, great value for the money. The place has a good swimming pool, excellent breakfast and two restaurants with good prices. 

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Where to stay in Bangkok
Where to stay in Bangkok: Rambuttri Village

Nearby attractions:
Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Golden Mount, and Khao San Road. 

Where is:
At 95 Rambuttri Street in Phra Nakhon.


2) Amara Bangkok

Amara Bangkok is part of a small hotel chain with two units in Singapore, Shanghai and this one in Bangkok. It’s not an exaggeration to say, this was the best hotel I’ve stayed in Bangkok.

I pick executive room, these accommodations occupy the highest floors of the building and I got a beautiful view of Bangkok. The room are huge and very cozy with a big comfy bed, minibar loaded for free, electric kettle, a huge TV, air conditioner, free wi-fi and the staff leave some fruits as complimentary as well.

Where to stay in Bangkok
Where to stay in Bangkok: Amara

Amara’s bathroom is bigger than my kitchen! Oh gosh! They have a great bathtub where  you can relax enjoying the view of Bangkok. The hotel’s amenities is provided by Roberto Cavalli, exclusive for Amara Bangkok

At the rooftop they have a skybar with excellent drinks and a good swimming pool overlooking the entire neighborhood! 

Where to stay in Bangkok
Amara’s bathroom

But don’t be scared, prices are very reasonable starting around 100 USD with a fabulous breakfast included.

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Where to stay in Bangkok
Executive Room

Nearby attractions:
Mahanakhon (highest park in Thailand), Lumpini Park, Golden Buddha and Chinatown, Jim Thompson House and surrounded by plenty of shopping malls such as Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon and MBK.

Where is:
At Thanon Surawong in Bang Rak. Close to Sam Yan or Silom subway stations.


3) Prime Hotel Central Station

I pick The Prime Hotel Central Station to have easy access to the city’s subway and the train to Ayutthaya. Actually, I came from the international airport to this hotel by subway, it was so easy!

The Prime Hotel Central Station was refurbished a few years ago and everything is brand new and functional.

The rooms are quite large, a very comfy bed and amenities such as minibar, air conditioning, cable TV, kettle with plenty of coffees and complimentary bottled water. Plus, a good Wifi connection, slippers, bathrobe, and even umbrellas for all guests. In addition, they have a range of facilities upon request at the reception. My room had a beautiful view of a Hua Lampong station, where I took a train to Ayutthaya.

The best part is the price, the Prime Hotel Central Station is a 4-star with prices starting at 50 USD with breakfast included. Certainly an excellent option in Bangkok.

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Where to stay in Bangkok
Prime Central

Nearby attractions:
Mahanakhon (highest park in Thailand), Lumpini Park, Golden Buddha and Chinatown, Jim Thompson House and surrounded by plenty of shopping malls such as Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon and MBK.

Where is:
At Talat Noi. Close to Hua Lampong subway and train stations.


4) The Quarter Ladprao

The Ladprao District is in a strategic location in Bangkok, close to Don Muang Airport and with easy access to the train to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. I stayed there when I arrived early morning at Don Muang Airport and leave Bangkok the next day at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

First of all, I have to mention that The Quarter Ladprao doesn’t have the best location for visiting the main spots, But the hotel has easy access to the Bangkok subway and you can go from one point to another very quickly.

The Quarter Ladprao surprised me with spacious rooms that are very nicely decorated. In addition, the hotel also has a nice gym and swimming pool. The breakfast was great, with options for all tastes, from western to eastern. Thanks God!

The Quarter Ladprao is a 4-star with rates starting at 90 USD with breakfast included.

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Where to stay in Bangkok
The Quarter Ladprao

Nearby attractions:
Chatuchak Weekend Market and Chatuchak Park

Where is:
Soi Ladprao 4, Chatuchak. Close to Phahon Yothin subway station.


Suvarnabhumi Ville Airport Hotel

Suvarnabhumi Ville Airport Hotel is an ideal hotel for a one or two nights in transit due the proximity to the Suvarnabhumi airport and the long distance to the city center. The hotel has its own airport shuttle system operating 24×7 at a reasonable price, cheaper than taxi. 

Reception staff were friendly and efficient. The rooms are quite large, clean and comfortable for a short stay. They had a nice breakfast and a restaurant on the rooftop overlooking the takeoff’s and landings. 

When I stayed at Suvarnabhumi Ville Airport Hotel I got a late checkout for free! Certainly a great courtesy, isn’t it?

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Where to stay in Bangkok
Suvarnabhumi Ville Airport Hotel

Nearby attractions:
First of all, there’s no touristic places to visit in this area. As I mentioned, Suvarnabhumi Ville Airport Hotel is ideal for transit. But if you need to go to Bangkok, you can take the same train service that connects the airport to the city center. However, the nearest station is Latkrabang.

Where is:
In Lat Krabang, near Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

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Bangkok has plenty of hotels that you can choose from. Take a look at my full list here.


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