And when I say cheap I'm not only referring to the price. The hotel is an older property and even though it's not too far off from the beach I think the Lido's best days are far behind.
However, its popularity is not because of the view of Pattaya bay and hotel services. It's simply the location. It's only a 50 meter stroll to Walking Street and the delights of its popular go go bars and beer bars.
So the Lido Beach Pattaya is a hot location in terms of Walking Street's nightlife. And the beach is not too far off either where guys love to stroll around searching for prostitutes.
And even closer are a few sets of go go bars, Classroom 2, Kitten Club and a very popular ladyboy bar Obsessions. And just like in most places around south Pattaya there are crap loads of water holes where you can easily mingle with working girls.
And right behind the hotel is Boystown, a section of gay nightlife in Pattaya. It's loud and you can hear a lot of it from the hotel. So pack some ear plugs.
There is a Mcdonald's and Starbucks in front of the Lido too and in a way for some it's a positive.
To most who just need a clean place to stay in a top location with a bar girl friendly policy, the Lido is a good choice. Not so expensive too at 1300THB per night including taxes and breakfast.
But from the Lido Beach Hotel reviews, there are a mix of positive and negative reviews, which in most cases is quite normal for older hotels.
For your reference here is Lido's guest friendly confirmation email from the hotel:
Dear Mr. Jim Hunt,
For your inquiry the standard double room is suitable for only 2 persons per room and there will be an extra charges for the extra person if more than 2.
Thank you for your interested
Lido Beach Hotel