There are at least a dozen hotels I love to stay at while I'm in Pattaya. Most are 2 to 3 star hotels with a couple of very affordable 4 star properties. Personally I don't like to spend too much money for a hotel anywhere. And I believe most travelers share my sentiment.
Below I recommend 4 hotels which I have been staying at consistently for the past few years. I like them because they are close to everything I could possibly need, well at least for me. One thing I don't prefer is a hotel right in all of the gogo bars around Walking Street. That area is getting too crowded and it's becoming a zoo.
So my hotel choices are mainly located near central Pattaya which is still a 10 minute walk to Walking Street or you can simply hop on a Songthaew for 10THB to get there and back to your hotel easy. Central Pattaya is a bit more quiet and low key but there are still plenty of places within walking distance for gogo bars and massage parlors.
Visitor Friendly Pattaya Hotels I Enjoy Staying At
Average rate: 1000THB per night
Address: 33/40, Soi. LK Metro
Internet access: Free (though a bit slow)
This is my favorite hotel in Pattaya on Soi Diana. There are gogo bars right across from the hotel. You can check out my full review and see which gogo bars are next to Keerati Homestay. So choose a room in the back because it's noisy until 2am. They have great clean rooms. By the way as a guest of Keerati you can use the swimming pool and fitness center at LK Metropole.
Average rate: 1650THB per night
Address: 33/35 Moo 10 Pattaya City (LK Metro)
Internet access: Free
This hotel is located right behind Keerati. The LK Metropole is a really nice hotel surrounded by a handful of gogo bars and beer bars. Their standard rooms are spacious at 36 sqm. including the balcony. Loads of guest amenities too with modern features.
Average rates: 1800THB per night
Address: 397/42 M.10, Pattaya 2nd Rd
Internet access: Not free
This hotel is right on Second Road, just opposite from Mike's Shopping Mall. There are a lot of beer bars surrounding the hotel and the closest gogo bar action is right around the corner on Soi LK Metro. I've stayed at this hotel at least 4 four times and once I had large cracks around the Air Con panel. So I asked for a different room and my request was met immediately. Besides that one hiccup I really like this hotel a lot too.
Average rates: 1500THB per night
Address: 562 Moo 10, Pratamnak Road
Internet access: Free
This is the closes no joiner fee hotel next to Walking Street I recommend. It's about a 5 minute walk in a quieter section so you won't be affected by the noise and crowds. It has a great resort like feel though the price is not expensive and you do get a lot of guest amenities.
So which bar girl friendly hotel on this list would I say is my most favorite of all? I would have to say Keerati Homestay and that's mainly because of the price and value. Just remember to choose a room in the back or remember to bring some ear plugs or the noise from the surrounding bars will keep you up.