Bangkok has literally hundreds of hotels - ranging from a few dollars per night to some of the best rated hotels in the world. We've been to Bangkok a number of times and stayed in many hotels. Here are a my favorites - the places that offer a great value for what they charge and are in the center of the action.
Peninsula Hotel Bangkok
This is one of the top rated hotels in the world - both for the fine rooms and the service. It's across the river from the action - which means that you'll have to get in the hotel's shuttle boat when you go into town, but you won't mind once you have the opportunity to relax in the beautiful rooms overlooking the river. All rooms have a view of the river and are tastefully decorated in fine silk. The rooms have nice touches like an electronic weather report to read before you head out and a TV to watch in the bathtub. Normally we do not eat in hotel restaurants, but the Chinese restaurant here is the best we've ever eaten in (see restaurant recommendations) and the breakfast buffet is also wonderful with lots of fresh juices, fresh fruit, and a great selection of hot and cold items. If you are able to splurge for this hotel, you won't be sorry - it's a much better hotel than you'll get for the same money almost anywhere else in the world.
Oriental Hotel Bangkok
The Grand Dame of Bangkok hotels has been recently renovated and is back in the running with the Peninsula Hotel and the Four Seasons. Known for it's gracious service, this historic and beautiful hotel has been in the running for the top hotels in the world for years.
Regent (Four Seasons) Hotel Bangkok
This centrally located hotel has the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. Restaurants, including Spice Market (Thai) a steak house and a Japanese sushi bar are all delicious, but the real gem is the hotel's breakfast buffet - the nicest I've ever enjoyed with delicacies like fresh honeycomb as well as local fruits and specialties
PS Guest House
Phra Sumen Road Tel: 66-2-282-3932
This small guest house is situated in a great location for people who want to explore the city (not just the Royal Palace and Tourist sites). The guesthouse is just off of Sukhumvit soy bat (Sukhimvit and 8th) This is where we stay when we want an affordable clean room with reasonably priced and reliable laundry service. The friendly staff let us leave our treasures while we visited the rest of Thailand. Expect to pay about $20/night. Kitchenettes extra.
This business hotel has clean, functional rooms and is centrally located. Prices are reasonable, and the hotel is set up well for business travelers. A nice middle ground between the really upper end hotels and the cheaper but more basic guesthouses
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