When traveling, accommodations is one of the most important factors to a trip that can really make it or break it. The easiest way to ensure your stay is comfortable and ideal would be to book 5-star quality hotels, which unfortunately come at a price and can take the biggest bulk of your budget. However, if you’re headed to Bangkok and could really use a great stay without exploding your bank account, here is a list of 5-star hotels that don’t hit 100 USD per night!
Do note that prices stated are as of May 2016 and may be subject to change.
Prime is the best word to describe The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam. You will find nothing short of convenience when you stay here. The hotel is just a quick 2-minute walk from Pratunam Market and ultimately it is close to almost everything else you may want.
Right opposite the hotel you will first find the famous pink-shirt chicken rice, and, as you move along, 10 minutes across the street you will reach Central World Shopping Centre. Another 5 minutes, and you will find MBK (a large shopping center) and the Erawan Shrine. Right beside the hotel is Palladium, a mall that is more for IT stuff but you can also find great massage parlors there too! Not to mention, Chit Lom station is easily accessible too.
The rooms are elegant and roomy. The breakfast is nothing to rave about but that’s the least of your worries when you have the whole world at your feet ready to feed you. In the night, you may find night markets set up right outside the hotel, which is great.
If you can’t get enough of the city, this is a place to definitely check out. Not only do you save on accommodation here but also transportation, so you have more funds to shop, shop, shop!
The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam (SHA Plus+)
Address: 559 Ratchathewi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s near busy Bangkok without being right within the bustling city, Aetas Lumpini Hotel Bangkok is the place for you. Located 5 minutes from Lumphini MRT station, you can easily access all the animated parts of Bangkok, like Chatuchak Market, for example.
The rooms are large and modern, and they are beautifully decorated just as a five-star place should be. Not only do you have comfortable beds but a spacious bathroom too, where you can relax in the tub with a good book after a long day out.
Start off your mornings with the breakfast buffet downstairs, offering a wide selection of European, Japanese and Thai cuisine to help you kick start your day. As the sun goes down, make it a point to hit the rooftop Moon Bar nearby, south of Sathorn, to watch a breathtaking view of the sunset while enjoying a refreshing cocktail.
Aetas Lumpini Hotel Bangkok also has a rooftop infinity pool to provide you with great city views if you don’t manage to get a room on the higher floor. The hotel also provides complimentary Wi-Fi that is fast throughout the hotel and parking for those who plan to rent a car.
If you’re looking for a quiet, comfortable stay away from the traffic noise and upbeat life of the city, Montien Riverside Hotel is perfect for you. Located along the Chao Phraya River, enjoy the therapeutic views of the passing river traffic from your hotel room’s window.
The rooms are cozy, but the interiors can seem a little outdated. However, the hotel keeps rooms well-maintained and well-kept so there isn’t too much to find fault with.
Despite Montien Riverside Hotel being away from the city, the hotel provides free shuttle services to Central Rama 3 and Asiatique, where you can enjoy great shopping and find great food. Surasak is the nearest Skytrain station, 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away, however, once you’ve reached the station, heading out to the different parts of the city will be a breeze. Take the train to Siam for shopping around Siam Square and Paragon. From Siam station, you can also hop on a train on the Sukhumvit line to get to larger malls such as Central World at Chitlom, or EM Quartier and Emporium at Phrom Pong. If you’re planning to stay out, head to Nana for great restaurants and nightlife!
With Montien Riverside Hotel being next to the Chao Phraya River, you should totally reserve a night for a dinner cruise, where you can watch the sunset and see up close the beauty of the waters and watch the temples beautifully light up the night, an even more lovely feast for the eyes.
The breakfast buffet in the morning is free, which is always a great factor. Keep up your morning routine of checking emails or social media with the free Wi-Fi. If not, you can start your morning at the gym or with a quick dip in the outdoor rooftop pool instead. After a long day, opt for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront to really unwind from a day in the bustling city as you soak in the beauty of the lights from all the sights and life along the waters.
Want a resort in the city? U Sathorn Bangkok is just that. The resort-like hotel is a great place to stay with its relaxing vibes despite being in the middle of tourist hot spots. The hotel is within walking distance of Lumpini MRT station, but also provides a shuttle service to and from the station.
The rooms at U Sathorn Bangkok are clean and uniquely decorated with great beds and a balcony, which is always a plus point. The rooms are white and bright with warm wood floors, giving you a great welcome whenever you head back. The balcony has a ceiling fan, which is great if you want to relax as you look out without melting from the heat.
There is a wonderful breakfast buffet for you downstairs, however, if you happen to sleep in that day, U Sathorn Bangkok provides a complimentary room-service breakfast. So feel free to feel like a king (or queen!) as you eat breakfast in bed while watching the news or a good show on your flat-screen TV.
Take a dip in the saltwater pool by the garden courtyard for an ideal holiday feel. There are plenty of lounge chairs for everyone, so don’t worry about finding one for yourself and taking a break!
5. Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 (from 86.10 USD)
Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit is just 10 minutes from Asoke BTS, but a 24/7 tuk tuk shuttle is available to cut short the trip to the Skytrain. Do try this novel means of transportation! Terminal 21 mall is also just 10 minutes away by foot, which makes the hotel pretty central and convenient to get around from.
The rooms at Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit are spacious and bright, with comfortable beds. You can be sure to return back to a peaceful, quiet room despite it being within the busy city. The hotel breakfast is also great and caters to all.
Heading to the pool on a hot, sunny afternoon is never a bad idea. The pool is on the small side but still good enough for a relaxing dip.
If your stay at Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit happens to be on a Wednesday, you can catch a film on the hotel’s rooftop, where they arrange movie viewings with free snacks!
Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit also provides complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi and free parking.
Another riverside stay is the Chatrium Hotel RIverside Bangkok. The Chao Phraya River gives the hotel a lovely backdrop, especially from room windows with the river traffic passing by.
The rooms at Chatrium Hotel RIverside Bangkok are spacious and clean, some with balconies where you can stand to greet the river good morning. For a better view, you can head to the sky bar either in the morning for breakfast or for drinks in the night. The lobby restaurant, however, gives a wider selection of delicious food for breakfast. The hotel’s infinity pool also overlooks the river, which makes the whole experience more therapeutic and tranquil.
Transport near Chatrium Hotel RIverside Bangkok can be hard to find, but take a shuttle ferry to Taksin Pier and you can easily get to a BTS skytrain station and travel just about anywhere from there. Asiatique and the Bangkok Eye are just a 10-minute walk from the hotel if you’re not in the mood for a ferry ride, yet want something fun to do. On your way out, you can grab a coffee at the Starbucks at the entrance of the hotel, or in the night if you’d like some snacks or a good slushie, 7-11 is right next door too.
Chatrium Hotel RIverside Bangkok has a great spa area if you’re looking for one, so you don’t have to travel out. The hotel also provides free Wi-Fi.
Just a minute away from an elevated metro station, convenience is right up your alley when you stay at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn. You won’t find much around the hotel, however, with the metro practically at your feet, you can get to anywhere you need easily. Take a train down to the river and explore the area; that’s one thing you can spend the day doing without traveling far. What goes around comes around: getting back to the hotel will be just as breezy!
The modern Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is clean and attractive, and the rooms are large and have wide, clear windows that overlook the city skyline. You are served a great feast in the mornings with their breakfast buffet serving anything from a traditional English breakfast to dim sum or sushi. You’ll never get bored or tired having breakfast at the hotel.
The infinity pool at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn is a great retreat from a day out in the city. Head back before sun down to enjoy a lovely dip in the pool and watch a breathtaking orange sunset as the sun slowly disappears behind the city horizon.
Wi-Fi and parking are complimentary.
This gem is not near the city center but makes up for that by providing all that you need within itself and areas nearby. There is a shopping mall next to the hotel, a cinema, and even a supermarket, so you have all you need within arm’s reach at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. If you do want to get to the city, there is Mo Chit Skytrain station that’s a 10-minute walk away. Also, the hotel provides a shuttle to the skytrain station, so the option of traveling into the heart of the city isn’t impossible at all. The Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok also provides shuttle services to Chatuchak Weekend Market. Now, that’s a great plus point!
You can get a healthy breakfast at the hotel with cereals, yogurt, muesli, and fresh fruit. The hotel also provides diverse dining options for you with 8 - 9 restaurants ranging from Thai to Korean cuisine.
The rooms at Centara Grand are spacious with living areas where you can lounge, enjoying the free Wi-Fi. There are also great views of the city, garden, and even Chatuchak Park below.
Right on Sukhumvit Road, S31 Sukhumvit Hotel is an oasis off the busy city road. It is also convenient with Phrom Phong Skytrain station just 6 minutes away. The hotel also provides complimentary tuk tuk shuttles to the station for you.
The classy rooms at S31 Sukhumvit Hotel are brightly lit with floor-to-ceiling windows and clean, cozy beds. The rooms are big and accentuate the city view with their darker colored furnishings.
While the hotel’s breakfast spread and taste can be debatable, you have Thonglor District just a stone’s throw away, where you will find great cafes and restaurants to suit your tastes better if necessary. You can also find the best of Thailand’s local favorites (for example mango sticky rice and pad Thai) at Sukhumvit Soi 38!
At S31 Sukhumvit Hotel, there is an outdoor saltwater pool and a gym with a boxing ring if you’re into Muay Thai (Thai boxing) or need a good hour to practice your kickboxing moves. The hotel’s Wi-Fi is free and parking is complimentary.
10. Marriott Executive Apartments, Sukhumvit Thonglor (from 95.2 USD)
Feel like you are right at home in Bangkok by having your very own apartment when you choose to stay at Marriott Executive Apartments, Sukhumvit Thonglor. With a choice of 1 to 3 bedroom apartments, you have a kitchen, living area, and minibar, with even your own washer / dryer at your convenience. However, despite it being an apartment, it still feels like a hotel at the Marriott Executive Apartments. The rooms are cleaned and look brand new. Even the hallways are just as quiet as any other regular 5-star joint. The beds are so soft and comfy too, and you may want to sleep in for the whole day!
The Marriott Executive Apartments at Sukhumvit Thonglor is just a 3-minute walk from Thong Lor Skytrain station, and it is a short ride to Silom and Nana where you’ll find many great foods and sights.
One thing that definitely sets this place apart is the 360-degree view of the bustling city below from the rooftop bar. If you aren’t afraid of heights, you should definitely make it a point to spend one night there enjoying the view, either alone with a yummy drink and your thoughts, or with friends to chill and talk.
Wi-Fi at the Marriott Executive Apartments, Sukhumvit Thonglor, comes with a fee if you’re not a club member, but that shouldn’t be too much of a bother if it’s not your priority. There is complimentary parking though, which is always great.
11. Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok (from 99.40 USD)
Get a taste of heritage when you stay at Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok. The boutique hotel has a very colonial, European design to it, which is beautiful and makes a nice difference from Bangkok’s busy concrete jungle.
Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel is set along Chao Phraya River and is 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from Thonburi train station. However, you can travel by ferry along the river to main attractions like Wat Phra Kaew / Grand Palace at a cheaper price and with more scenic views. Ferries can also take you to the gorgeous flower market, Pak Klong Talad.
In the morning, the hotel serves an a la carte breakfast and the perfect cup of coffee to perk up your morning.
After a long day out in the city, return to an oasis that shows no traits of city noises or the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s traffic, just the lovely boats floating across the river as you unwind by the pool for some special me time.
For some dinner or even a good night scene, you can head to the Khao San Road area, a couple of minutes from the pier by foot. There are bars and eateries for you to check out and chill at before heading back to the Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel for a good night’s rest in your vintage room with a comfy bed.
12. Millennium Hilton Bangkok (from 99.40 USD)
Wake up after a great night of sleep on a big, comfy bed to the gorgeous city views over the river at Millennium Hilton Bangkok. It’s especially picturesque and serene when the sunrise hits the water. Do some stretches in your spacious room before freshening up and heading out to discover what Bangkok has to offer.
Even though most of the activities you’re probably looking for are across the river from the hotel, fret not. Getting around is convenient with the hotel’s shuttle boat service that can take you directly to the BTS where you can get around easily from there on. You can also take the shuttle to The River Mall and then to Asiatique in the night for good food and a wander around the night market.
The basic rooms at Millennium Hilton Bangkok don’t include free Wi-Fi, but this provides the perfect opportunity to disconnect and enjoy your vacation to the max. If you really need the Internet, there is always the unlimited data package that you can buy at an affordable price at the airport upon arrival.
What you will really love at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok is the infinity pool or the jazz bar, which provides good music and panoramic views of the city and waters below.
13. Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri (from 97.30 USD)
Be sure of a great stay in central Bangkok when you choose Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri. The modern hotel is close to many popular sites such as the Erawan Shrine and Pratunam Market, which are just 6 minutes and 15 minutes away respectively. You can easily access transport anywhere with either cabs from the hotel or from Ratchadamri Skytrain station, which is a short 5-minute walk away.
The rooms at Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri are clean and spacious with sleek wood or soft carpeted floors that really help brighten the neat, white sheets and make the room feel cozy. Not only that, you have the city views greeting you once you walk in; there is no better welcome.
Start your day right with a delicious breakfast buffet where you can get yourself a good serving of fluffy egg omelettes with a side of crispy bacon. Alternatively, with being close by to Pratunam, you can treat yourself to something more local from the food stalls lined up along the road. The cheap and hearty dishes are a great way to feast up and charge up for an action-packed day of bargain shopping and hitting up every store for great finds.
Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri has a great garden and oasis-like outdoor pool you should check out, and a well-equipped gym too. These are always great to keep in mind if you want something to do but don’t want to go out of the hotel for the day. There is also free Wi-Fi and parking if needed.
14. Hotel Pullman Bangkok King Power (from 98.00 USD)
Check in to the luxurious rooms of Hotel Pullman Bangkok King Power and you can be sure to be anything but disappointed. The hotel is short 5-minute walk from Victory Monument BTS station, or you can also opt for a tuk tuk to fetch you there from the hotel for free.
The cozy, modern rooms at Hotel Pullman Bangkok King Power are big and comfortable, especially the bed. Everything is well-kept and in good condition too. There is free Wi-Fi which you can use to play music from your Spotify as you take a long bath in their in-bathroom hot tubs.
The breakfast is decent with Western, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. You can also find fresh fruits and juices and a good selection of imported cheeses, which you can have with bread for a light breakfast.
Next door to Hotel Pullman Bangkok King Power, you will find a duty free mall, so you can don’t have to wait to get back in the airport and rush your last minute duty free shopping!
The hotel has a huge outdoor pool, which is a pleasant surprise and an unusual find in Bangkok. It is never really crowded, making it a great place to unwind after a long day, or maybe do a few laps just because you feel like it.
This all-suite hotel might just be what you’re looking for in luxury without the heavy price tag. The rooms are spacious with tropical designs that give it a polished look. Every room has its own kitchenette, some with living and dining areas, with the added luxury of a balcony. To make your stay even more special, you can book a room on a higher floor for a backdrop of Bangkok’s skyline just out your window!
The hotel is 0.6 kilometers (0.37 miles) from both Silom and Lumphini MRT stations and just 9 minutes away from Sala Daeng Skytrain station, so you are able to travel around to different parts of Bangkok conveniently and efficiently. Fuel up with the complimentary breakfast before you leave, so you’ll have more than enough energy to kick start a great day of exploring!
Relax and lounge at their 25-meter (82-foot) rooftop infinity pool while enjoying the view below or surfing the net with free Wi-Fi. If you’re not keen on being out in the sun, yet are in need of a good workout, the hotel’s indoor sport courts have got you covered.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast by the river at the hotel’s open dining area. Select from the wide array of food from the buffet and enjoy the lovely food as you enjoy the morning watching the boats go by. This is one of the perks from staying at a hotel along the Chao Phraya River.
Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside is located within walking distance to plenty of places around the area to shop. Additionally, it is a 5-minute walk from Asiatique Mall, which is great if you’re looking for an evening program. There is also free shuttle boat to the BTS skytrain for you to travel around easily and efficiently in the day.
The weather in Bangkok can really heat up and get humid, but at Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, you can be sure to return to a room with ice-cold air-conditioning that starts up pretty quickly, and a big comfy bed for some quick shut eye in the day before heading back out again for the night.
The rooms are elegantly designed with touches of Thai decorations here and there. The best decoration would be the backdrop of the city or river from your room. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi and parking.
The Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Bangkok. Due to its location being far from the city center, it may not be the best place if you’re planning to do some intensive shopping. However, The Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel is near the international airport and has all the amenities and services for a perfect business trip, especially for big groups, or simply to retreat and relax.
If you’re planning a conference in Bangkok, the Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel is right up your alley. Their conference rooms are well-maintained and beautifully designed, and all guests can be assured of a quiet, spacious room with high ceilings and big, clean, comfortable beds. The hotel staff are fluent in English and will be on the ball with all your conferencing needs so you don’t have to worry so much about the execution or communication.
The breakfast buffet at the Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel is free for all guests and serves an excellent array of delicious Thai, eastern, and western cuisine that can be sure to kick start anyone’s day in the right direction.
For free and easy days, there are 3 large pools, one with a hot tub, that guests can relax and tune out in. On the same level, you can also find a well-equipped gym that is great for a quick workout, and a bar to lounge at. If you need to get out of the hotel for some shopping or to get into some of the culture, you should probably try to get a cab. If not, the nearest mall is 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) away from the hotel.
The Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel provides free fast Wi-Fi and an airport shuttle service is available.
Right smack bang in the middle of Nana District, Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok has a lot for you to do around the hotel. You can also easily travel out of that area with Nana Skytrain station being just 2 minutes away.
The rooms and suites are spacious yet cozy and bright, with amazing views of the city below. The rooms are clean and use neutral browns and bright whites that give the hotel a chic look.
The hotel does not provide free breakfast, however you can head to their onsite restaurant Cafe De Nimes where they serve an extensive menu of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine all day, every day. If not, there are plenty of other food places near to the hotel that are more cost efficient if you’re planning a budget trip on the whole.
A grand, tropical-feel outdoor pool welcomes you on a hot sunny day, where you can cool down. Or heat up on a windy evening in the hot tub or sauna. The hotel also provides great Wi-Fi for free and complimentary parking!
Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok
Address: 99 Sukhumvit Road Soi 6 , Klongtoey
Air conditioning Babysitting/child services Internet services Children television networks Parking Outdoor pool Trouser press Hot tub
Stay at one of the best hotels in Bangkok without the pain in your wallet. Oaks Sathorn is located along Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin road next to Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel (See #5). The hotels share the same building, each taking up one tower, so this is a heads up if you find yourself in the right place but wrong hotel.
The rooms are polished and luxurious. They are well-decorated and spacious, giving you a very comfortable, homely feel, where you can relax after a long day and update social media with the complimentary Wi-Fi.
The location is good but the area is busy during peak hour. Chong Nonsi BTS station is just a 10-minute walk away, however, if you aren’t feeling like a walk under the hot sun, the hotel has an hourly shuttle to the station for your convenience.
Enjoy great views from the infinity pool on the city view terrace, or from the Zoom rooftop bar where stunning night city views are abundant. Staying at Oaks Sathorn will give you a different view of Bangkok’s chaotic, busy life, offering a quieter experience with popular shopping and sights still close by.
Oaks Bangkok Sathorn
Address: 36 Narathiwat - Ratchanakarin Road Yannawa, Sathorn
Enjoy panoramic views of Bangkok from your balcony with a fresh cup of coffee from your room’s coffee maker. Experience all this at Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel. The 5-star hotel is just 14 minutes away from Chong Nonsi Skytrain station by foot so getting around Bangkok will be a breeze.
The rooms are spacious and well-designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, clean-cut furniture, pops of color, and Thai-style prints. Both rooms and suites are equipped with mini-fridges and coffeemakers for your everyday use. The rooms are well-sealed, promising you zero disturbance through the night from the 24/7 traffic of Bangkok below. Wake up refreshed for your complimentary breakfast, where you are served with a wide range of choices.
One thing to note is that the Wi-Fi is not unlimited, and is only free for the first 30 minutes. You may want to talk to the reception about this and try to negotiate for extended time every day; they will be more than open for discussions.
The hotel’s huge infinity pool is somewhere to recharge and relax after a long day out exploring Bangkok. If you’re looking for a more active way to really sweat it out, you can play a game at the hotel’s tennis court, or maybe hit the gym for an hour or two. After that, maybe freshen up with a nice shower and head up to the Zoom Skybar for happy hour cocktails while enjoying fantastic views of the city below.
Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel
Address: 36 Narathiwat-Ratchanakarin Road
Sleep with a smile on your face
After venturing out into Bangkok and exploring the great sights and experiencing the local culture, it’s always great to come back to welcoming staff and a bed that’s always ready to give you a big hug. With money matters aside, there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing your days will always start well and end even better. Happy exploring and sweet dreams!
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