Friday, March 30, 2012

List of Guest Friendly Hotels in Bangkok

Hotels listed here are located in the Sukhumvit District in central Bangkok. Booking a room at any of these hotels will put you in a convenient location for exploring and enjoying Bangkok's nightlife.

You can easily walk to Nana Entertainment Plaza and Soi Cowboy from these hotels locations. These guest friendly hotels are also close to Nana and Asok BTS Sky Train entrances. And finding a place to eat in Sukhumvit District is not hard. Their are many ethic restaurants such as Arab, Indian, and of course Thai restaurants. Plenty of international fast food restaurants such as Burger King, McDonald's and Subway sandwich shops are close to these hotels too.

But of course if you want to go budget it's best to eat at a local Thai hawker stand or head to the food court inside Terminal 21 Shopping Mall near the Asok BTS Sky Train station.

Guest friendly hotels near Nana and Soi Cowboy

Woraburi Sukhumvit Hotel & Resort
Average room rate: 1300THB
Internet Access: Not free
Address: 225 Sukhumvit Soi 4

As one of the biggest and most popular budget girl friendly hotels in Sukhumvit 4, the Woraburi Sukhumvit is a very good option who don't want to spend a lot of cash for a clean room. A fair warning though, the standard rooms are small at 20sqm. Spending a little bit more will get you a slightly bigger room. The Woraburi is well kept and even though I wouldn't exactly call it a resort the atmosphere of the hotel is very relaxing. Since the hotel is almost 300 meters from Sukhumvit road, the hotel offers a complimentary tuk tuk service to areas nearby.

Swiss Park Hotel Swiss Park Hotel
Average room rate: 1400THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 155/23-24 Sukhumvit Soi 11

The Swiss Park Hotel is another example of an older guest friendly hotels property. But the location of the hotel is on Soi 11. So if you do decide to stay at Swiss Park you will be next to a lot of popular bars and clubs further up Soi 11. Even though the the hotel is a little worn many guests return to the Swiss Park because it's one of the few budget hotels in Sukhumvit Soi 11with a swimming pool. 

Majestic Suites
Average room rate: 1290THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi and LAN
Address: 110-110/1 Sukhumvit (between Soi 4-6)

Majestic Suites is also one of the best well known bar girl friendly hotel. Located just around the corner from Nana Plaza and Nana hotel parking lot. The rooms are not the biggest here but it's clean and very well maintained. The Majestic will definitely continue to be popular for years to come. Staying here will also give you pool and gym access at their sister property Majestic Grande.

Ibis Nana HotelIbis Nana Hotel
Average room rate: 1700THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 69 Sukhumvit Soi 4

The Ibis Nana Hotel is another new property just a 5 minutes walk south of Nana Entertainment Plaza. Their rooms are quite comfortable with compact furniture that really increases the room space. The beds are still a reasonable size so don't worry. It's a really good hotel choice and will be one of the most popular ones in the area really soon.

Royal Ivory Nana Resort
Average room rate: 1350THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 73 Sukhumvit Soi 4 Road

If you like big rooms than try out Royal Ivory. The rooms are not the newest nor is it in the best shape, however the hotel overall is very well maintained. They also have free Wi-Fi Internet access and there's a small pool for guest use. Keep in mind that the rooms with the cheapest rates are for a room with twin beds.

Nana Hotel
Average room rate: 1550THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi in lobby
Address: Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 4

Every night, starting around 9pm you'll find dozens of freelance ladies outside the Nana Hotel parking lot. Nana Plaza is just right across the street. The rooms are dated and I'm not a big fan of this hotel. Because there are a lot of newer and better hotels that cost around the same near Nana Plaza.

Paradiso Boutique SuitesParadiso Boutique Suites
Average room rate: 1500THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 1/11-12 Sukhumvit Soi 10

The Paradiso Boutique Suites is the newest hotel near Soi Cowboy. So it's needless to say the rooms here are clean. However, the standard rooms are small. But the Paradiso's suite room type is very affordable, about 38 sq.m. There's plenty of action nearby too, head to Lolita's BJ bar less than a minute walk from the hotel. Or head across the street to the basement of Ruamchitt Hotel and you'll find Thermae Bar, a popular freelance pick up spot.

On 8 Sukhumvit Bangkok HotelOn 8 Sukhumvit
Average room rate: 2000THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 160/1-162 Sukhumvit Soi 8

On|8 is another new hotel opened in early 2009. I have a feeling this hotel is going to be quite popular. It's location to the best clubs can't be beat and the quality is very good. I have a feeling the rates for On|8 will go up eventually.

The Dawin HotelThe Dawin Bangkok
Average room rate: 2080THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 35/1-2 Sukhumvit Soi 4

Dawin Bangkok is the newest hotel in the area really close to Nana Entertainment Plaza. It opened in late 2008 with low rates but recently they bumped up the price. The room quality is decent and modern, though small, but well worth the price.

Mac Boutique SuitesMac Boutique Suites
Average room rate: 1990THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 23/8-10 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 7

Mac Boutique is another up and coming popular bar girl friendly hotel. Rooms here are quite big and really well maintained by the hardworking staff. This is one hotel worth that's really worth the price. Only thing is that the doors are thin and you can hear noise from the hall easily. It's in a quiet section but a few minutes walk down you'll hit an old beer garden where you can catch a football game and meet Thai freelancers.

Sacha's Hotel UnoSacha's Hotel Uno
Average room rate: 1601THB (Early Rate Special)
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 28/19 Sukhumvit 19

Sacha's Hotel Uno is a hotel near Soi Cowboy red light district and it's just a few years old. It's a small boutique hotel with decent sized rooms and excellent service. They are a service oriented hotel and really try their best for their guests to have a good stay at their property. The hotel is also very close to the new Terminal 21 shopping mall as well as the entrance to the Sky Train and MRT stations.

President Palace HotelPresident Palace Hotel
Average room rate: 2799THB
Internet Access: Free Wi-Fi
Address: 18 Sukhumvit Soi 11

The President hotel chain is one of my favorites to recommend. This particular hotel is brand new with the first Manchester United franchise sports bar in Thailand. I highly recommend their pub grub. The rooms here are large and fresh. The fitness rooms are well equipped and modern and there's also a small swimming pool for guest use. Everything at the President Palace is well run just like the rest of their sister properties.

As you can see there are a lot of visitor friendly hotels near Nana and Soi Cowboy on Sukhumvit road. And I can understand that there are a lot of guys who don't want to spend too much on a hotel. There are a economy ranged hotels on this list that are highly recommended.

But there are many more hotels under 1500THB on Sukhumvit road that are super close to all the buzz and activities found in the red light districts.