Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best Areas To Stay In Bangkok

Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok.

 

Bangkok is definitely one of my favourite cities after Hong Kong. Below I share a guide on the best areas to stay in Bangkok covering not only where to stay in Bangkok but best hotels in Siam(think good hotels in Bangkok near shopping), the best riverside hotels in Bangkok, the best hotels to stay in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit as well as tips on the best areas to stay for the nightlife and for sightseeing. This is a city with so much to offer and so many cool experiences to be had. Explore the beautiful temples, experience river cruise and shop till you drop and return to your own humble aboard home away from home among many reasons to visit Bangkok.

 

Also included in the post are pictures from our stay at Arcadia Suites. Below are Bangkok’s best areas to stay as I also share with you best-rated hotels in each of the areas in Bangkok. You can explore the likes of Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Chao Phraya River, Siam Shopping mall floating market knowing that you are returning to a comfortable spot to chill and relax(or Netflix?). So if you are wondering what area to stay in Bangkok, the best location to stay in Bangkok or need a guide to the best neighborhoods in Bangkok then read on!

 

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Where To Stay In Bangkok

 

Wondering just where’s the best place to stay in Bangkok? Whether you want peace and quiet, need a good location hotel in Bangkok you want to be close to the shops or want to be right in the heart of Bangkok or love a luxury spot of comfort during your stay below are places where to stay in Bangkok accompanied by the best-rated hotels in Bangkok in every budget so you can find the best place to stay in Bangkok without too much effort. 

 

Our stay was at Arcadia Suites Ploenchit in Sukhumvit by Compass Hospitality. It’s only is a 7-minute walk from Ploenchit BTS Skytrain Station. Only about a stop or two from Siam Mall and many retail shops. These were also walking distance if you choose to explore on foot It offers spacious suites with a kitchenette and a washing machine. There is an outdoor pool and a fitness centre onsite. The 24-hour reception was also able to have someone come over for massages too.

 

The hotel is a 10-minute drive to Central Chidlom Department Store. It is a 45-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Guests enjoy free Tuk-Tuk shuttle service to Ploenchit BTS Skytrain Station. We opted for a suite aparthotel so that we could have the amenities of an apartment and the service of a hotel. The suites are furnished with modern décor, rooms at Arcadia Suites Ploenchit Sukhumvit features a separate living area, flat-screen satellite TVs and dining area.

 

Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok.

 

Where To Stay In Sukhumvit Bangkok – Best Place For Dining & Bangkok Nightlife

 

Wondering which district to stay in Bangkok with easy access to the best dining options in the Thai capital? This is it! Sukhumvit is the cosmopolitan area of Bangkok. With its sprawling contemporary architecture, high-class restaurants, luxury hotels, it is a modern neighborhood district. It has an exciting nightlife with its numerous bars and cafes. Sukhumvit is also a major shopping district in the city.

 

While this is one of the best areas to stay in Bangkok, you won’t find much sightseeing in the Sukhumvit district. But, it still holds the allure for fantastic shopping experiences with places such as the Emporium Shopping Mall, and a nightlife unlike any other in Bangkok. It is also located close to the BTS Sukhumvit line for easy access to transportation. For where to stay in Sukhumvit, below are options best budget hotels in Sukhumvit in Bangkok as well as mid-range and budget.

 

 

Budget HotelsMid-Range HotelsLuxury Hotels
Augusta

Weeping Willow Sukhumvit 

Click Hostel

First 1 Boutique Hostel at Sukhumvit

Eight Ville

S44ROOM

Aspira Hana Residence Thong Lor

Rezt Bangkok

The Dawin Nana

S Box Sukhumvit Hotel

Adelphi Grande Sukhumvit by Compass Hospitality

Shama Lakeview Asoke

Volve Hotel Bangkok

Sheraton Grande

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

 

Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok.

Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok. Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok.

 

Best Places To Stay In Siam Square – Where To Stay In Bangkok For Shopping

 

Siam is at the heart of Bangkok and the shopping central of the city. It is an attraction for the young and trendy crowd in Bangkok. As the shopping district in Bangkok, Siam is known for its fashionable shopping malls. There is a high density of malls in this area and you can easily walk between them. As such, the neighborhood is generally crowded, especially on weekends.

 

For entertainment, there are many cinemas and restaurants to choose from. But, finding authentic Thai food may not be as easy as the restaurants tend to offer a more western type fare. For which hotel to stay in Bangkok for shopping, finding a cheap hotel in Bangkok near shopping area as well as mid-range and luxury see below.

 

Budget HotelsMid-Range HotelsLuxury Hotels
Cubic Bangkok

Chao Hostel

Good Start Apartment

A-One Inn

Muangphol Mansion

Happy 3

Kritthai Residence

Ibis Bangkok Siam

At One Inn Hualampong

House Of Papa Siam

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

Mercure Bangkok Siem

Siam Design Hotel

Lit Bangkok Residence

Novotel Bangkok Siam Sq

 

Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok.

Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok. Our Stay In Bangkok | Plus A Guide To The Best areas to stay in Bangkok - Guide to the best places to stay in Bangkok for shopping, for nightlife, sightsees and all round guide to the best neighborhoods and districts to stay in Bangkok.

 

Where To Stay In Silom – Best For Bangkok Nightlife

 

For where to stay in Bangkok for nightlife it has to be Silom. Silom is the central business district of Bangkok. At the end of the day, it transforms into a bustling nightlife with its infamous Patpong Night Market and the red-light districts. So, make sure to shop at the famous Patpong Night Market and take in the spectacular view of Bangkok from the Vertigo rooftop open-air bar located at the Banyan Tree Hotel.

 

Another one of the best neighborhood to stay in Bangkok. Another one of the many attractions in Silom is the Lumphini Park, a lovely space for jogging, Tai Chi, or just relaxing in the area. You can even join in free aerobics sessions in the park. Silom is great for authentic Thai food from its many restaurants in the neighborhood. Silom is easily accessible as the Skytrain and Subway (MRT) stations all have stations in the area.  Wonder no more which area to stay in Bangkok for nightlife is best, below are some of the best places to stay in Bangkok’s Silom.

 

Budget HotelsMid-Range HotelsLuxury Hotels
Nantra Silom

Everyday Bangkok Hostel

[email protected] Hostel Silom

C40Winks Hostel

Smile Society

Cooper

Baan K Managed By Bliston

Silom Studios

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn

D Varee Xpress Pula Silom

The FAH Silom

Amber Boutique Silom

W Bangkok

Crown Plaza Bangkok

Narai Hotel

Amara Bangkok

Tower Club At Lebua

Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

Le Meridien Bangkok 

 

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Chinatown Bangkok – A Melting Pot Of Culture And History

 

This is another one of the best places to book a hotel in Bangkok. For a step back in time and a quick glimpse of part of Bangkok’s past, you should stay in Chinatown. As one of the oldest areas in Bangkok, and one of the first places inhabited by the Chinese traders, Chinatown is a melting pot of culture and history.

 

Walk along its narrow alleys and streets. Enjoy the bustling activity of traders along Sampang Lane if you’re looking for bargains. Or sample the authentic street food along Yaowarat Road. This is a busy and crowded part of Bangkok and thoroughly enjoyable for those who like this type of setting. The area is a popular attraction for budget travelers for its lower cost accommodation options and its access to the Bangkok transportation system.

 

Budget HotelsMid-Range HotelsLuxury Hotels
Loftel 22 Hostel

The Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel

River View Guest House

Pho Place

W22 By Burasari

Norn Yaowarat Hotel

Talakkia Boutique Hotel

iCheck Inn Regency Chinatown

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok

Prime Hotel Central

Hotel Royal Chinatown

Miramar Hotel

Grand China Hotel

 

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Chao Phraya Riverside – Best Place To Stay In Bangkok For Sightseeing

 

Looking for the best place to stay in Bangkok for sightseeing? Then consider best riverside hotels in Bangkok while you explore the scenic Riverside in Bangkok. Riverside also offers a glimpse into Bangkok’s historic roots. The first settlements were formed along the banks of the river of what would become Thailand’s capital city. It offers a beautiful nightlife with its glittering temples and shrines and the must-see Royal Place.

 

The area offers 5-star hotel choices as well as budget accommodations. There is also a lot to see day and night along the river. You can take the city’s famous water taxis (Khlongs) as transportation for a full day tour of the city. So, take in this romantic and relaxing atmosphere that is Riverside along with the classier night market at Asiatique. Below are a couple of options for best budget hotel in Bangkok on the riverside.

 

Budget HotelsMid-Range HotelsLuxury Hotels

The Royal ThaTien Village

Oldtown Hostel

River View Guest House

Happio

Swan Hotel

Riva Surya Bangkok

Chillax Heritage

Riva Arun Bangkok

Oriental Heritage Residence

Navalai River Resort

Avani Plus

The Penisula Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Lebua At State Tower

 

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Pratunam – Best Affordable Hotels In Bangkok

 

If you are looking for the best affordable hotels in Bangkok somewhere close to Siam but cheaper, you may want to consider staying in Pratunam. It is a relatively older neighborhood and not as modernized as Siam. But it holds many attractions that make it a great place to stay in Bangkok.

 

It offers numerous shopping options and a more authentic Thai feel than some of the other areas. There are numerous malls such as the Indra Square or the Platinum Fashion Mall. The huge Pratunam Market that opens 24/7 is an exciting place to visit, night or day and one of the cheapest wholesale areas. The floating Market is always a fun attraction at the Baiyoke Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Thailand standing at 340m tall. 

 

Budget HotelsMid-Range HotelsLuxury Hotels
Cloudy Hostel

Movylodge

Mango Bedroom Inn

S2S Boutique Resort 

Zen Rooms Residency

Anajak Bangkok Hotel

Hotel Tranz

Centara Watergate Pavilion Hotel

Novotel Bangkok Platinum

Lemontea

VIE Hotel Bangkok – MGallery by Sofitel

Pullman Bangkok King Power

Amari Watergate Bangkok

The Sukosol Hotel Bangkok

Akara Hotel

 

I hope I offered enough answers to address where is best to stay in Bangkok, whether looking for the best places to stay for shopping, nightlife or tourist sights for more guides on where to stay in Bangkok and beyond check out my guide on the best hotels around the world. From Dubai, London, Barcelona, Paris and beyond. 

 

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28 Comments

  1. salvadormhaynes
    January 6, 2019 / 6:09 am

    I would love to visit Thailand, as it’s on my list of to go places to visit this year. So many amazing areas in Bangkok to choose from. Which one of the areas in stay in Bangkok above did you stay in.

  2. January 21, 2019 / 2:50 am

    Bangkok is such a big city – bigger than the country where I live (Singapore) and has 6 times the population of the country where I’m from (Estonia) 🙂 So getting around, choosing places to stay, what to see and where to eat can be very overwhelming. I have always wonder just where do Singaporeans stay in Bangkok and love how detailed it is. Thanks for sharing this guide, I think a lot of people will find it useful!

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback. I am gutted I still have not visited Singapore yet. Hopefully soon.

  3. Rahat
    January 22, 2019 / 9:28 am

    You have shared so interesting areas in Bangkok. Last time I was in the city I had a had time deciding where to stay in Bangkok Sukhumvit or Siam. I wish had this post to help me decide which areas to stay in Bangkok. I will keep this in my bookmark for my next trip to Bangkok. Thanks for sharing.

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:03 pm

      Thats awesome Rahat. I am glad you found this useful and hopefully useful for your next visit to Thailand’s Bangkok.

  4. January 22, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Bangkok is one of the most visited places from India for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. I have been trying to figure out where do Indian tourists stay in Bangkok, I am glad you have given stay options for all budgets and in different areas.

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:05 pm

      I am so glad you found my post useful. Thank you for your comment.

  5. January 22, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    I love visiting Bangkok every chance I get and your post has given us many options on where to stay as well as where to stay in bangkok Chinatown as I would love to explore the markets and food stalls nearby. There’s nothing better than Thai hospitality and food!

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:08 pm

      Yes, I love the Chinatown area. Also great for those looking for where should i stay in Bangkok for nightlife as that place is always very lively.

  6. January 22, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    These look like fine, solid options to stay in Bangkok. I have never been there, but would love to give it a try. Now I have a good overview of what is available for stay. I also love that you detailed where to stay in bangkok near train station as it make it easier for exploring and getting to know the city.

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:09 pm

      Thank you. I am glad you found that useful.

  7. Renata Green
    January 22, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    I appreciate that you are mentioning the Shanghai Mansion, one of my favorite hotels not only in Bangkok, but worldwide. I’d come back to Bangkok anytime just to stay at this wonderful, tasteful gem.

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:10 pm

      Fantastic. I am glad you also had an awesome stay there too 😀

  8. Yukti Agrawal
    January 23, 2019 / 6:20 am

    I am always keen to find tips on where to stay in Bangkok as a solo female traveller. I visited Bangkok for 24 hours during a short layover while traveling from Australia to India. I too stayed at Sukhumvit for its cosmopolitan flair. I would love to go again and would love to stay as per your recommendations.

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:12 pm

      Yes I would very much love to return to Bangkok again. I am glad you found the post useful.

  9. January 23, 2019 / 6:52 am

    I love Bangkok and its street culture. For stay, I normally choose hostels as they are cheap and budget friendly. I love that you have so many options for each areas in Bangkok making it easier to find where to stay in Bangkok on a budget too among the luxury hotels on your list.

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      I really glad you found that useful. I strive to cater to as many of my readers as possible. Thank you for your comment.

  10. Tina
    January 23, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    Honestly, right now, Bangkok is my favourite. Maybe it’s because I’ve recently visited it and the memories are still fresh but I absolutely loved it there. Hong Kong is in my top 5 I think. Next time I may stay at the Arcadia Suites since I liked the pictures you shared.

  11. January 23, 2019 / 2:02 pm

    This was such a nice way to learn about Bangkok! I had no idea of all the different neighborhoods and areas. I’m definitely a sightseeing type of traveler so have noted your recommendations for the best areas to stay in Bangkok for tourists. Thank you!

    • Bianca
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 8:57 pm

      Awesome stuff! Glad you found my guide useful.

  12. January 23, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    These all look like a great selection of hotels, Bee! Especially for a long stay too as they really do look like comfortable home-away-from-home hotels. This is such an awesome guide on the best area to book a hotel in Bangkok. I’ve never visited Thailand but I hope to explore Asia one day.
    Jaz

    • Bianca
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      I really do hope you get to visit Asia one day too. Thailand is just so stunning and beautiful country to explore. I am sure you would enjoy it.

  13. January 24, 2019 / 6:36 am

    Bangkok is on our list this year and your stay at Arcadia Suites Ploenchit seems fantastic. We would be surely referring to your guide to help us find accommodation before traveling to Bangkok this year. The best post for those looking for tips on the best area to stay in Bangkok first time.

    • Bianca
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 8:44 pm

      Awesome! I am so glad you found the useful. We had an amazing stay are Arcadia suites. I am sure you will love Bangkok. Have an amazing time.

  14. January 24, 2019 / 8:34 am

    Well, that’s amazing mega list of hotels where to stay in Bangkok. While I was there I stayed near Lumpini park at Airbnb rental and it was great area in my opinion – metro station nearby, 7-11 shops and park with green areas. Thanks for your guide on the best areas to stay in Bangkok for tourists, I will use it in the future.

    • Bianca
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      Yes, Airbnb in Bangkok are also a great option. I did a post on the blog with some options for that as well. Before I visited I thought one of the best area to stay in Sukhumvit Bangkok was the one and only place to stay and when we finally stayed in Bangkok it was so good to check out all the different areas. Will be checking out Lumpini next time.

  15. Lina
    February 8, 2019 / 6:21 am

    This is such an amazing post. I am Thailand for the first time and have been struggling to tie down which area to stay in Bangkok with my husband and kids. These are such amazing options Bee. You have not only made it easier to see where to stay in Bangkok near tourist attractions but also where to stay in Bangkok as a family. Thank you so much.

    • Bianca
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 11:18 pm

      Aww Lina. Thank you so much for your comment. I am really thrilled you found this helpful to plan your trip. All the best with your stay.

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