One of the most common questions we get about Bangkok is 'Where to sleep in Bangkok?'. It's the right question! and the reason that its the right one is because it can change your trip to Bangkok Thailand from a great and comfortable vacation to a bitter one.
The first think that you need to ask yourself is what are you looking for in Bangkok, Is it shopping in Bangkok which is very popular, Are you a Backpacker? Do you look for a romantic vacation? Nightlife? business? Luxury? etc..
Hotels in Bangkok are relativity cheap and usually with a very good service and facilities. If you add the right district (Road/Street) and the right hotel in Bangkok, the chances you'd have a great vacation in Bangkok. Here are some the areas/district in the city that will answer the question 'Where to sleep in Bangkok?':
Sukhumvit is one of the longest road in Thailand and one of the main artery in the city. We are going to talk about the segment between Sky Train BTS Phong Phong station to Ploen Chit station.
In that section you will find wonderful shopping malls, endeless restaurants, the largest ammount of hotels in Bangkok, Luxury hotels, attractions for all family, immpresive architecture, and main nightlifes destinations such as Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza.
No doudt Sukhumvit road is one of the most popular centers in Bangkok, its busy during the day and during the night. it's easy to move from place to place in the road beacuase of the sky train, BTS.
Most of the hotels in Sukhumvit located around the stations and around the shopping malls.
Hotels like Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, The Landmark Bangkok, Sofitel Bangkok sukhumvit and much more..
Siam area is physically and georaphic attached to Sukhumvit, by numbers its before Sukhumvit road. Siam district is around Siam Station but lets expand it a little bit and say that it could be from Ploen chit station, siam and maybe National Stadiom station.
At Siam there are few of the known, luxury and unique design shopping malls in Bangkok, such as Central world, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam discovery and around the corner from them the famous MBK shopping mall.
almost in every Mall you will find cinnema, restaurant, many cafe shops, different attractions, some will offers luxury stores of clothes brand and cars and more..
Busy during the day but more quite during the night. If you like shopping..
Hotels like pathumwan Princess on MBK, Siam Kempinski behind siam Paragon and of course Centara Grand at Central World.
Another world wide known street in bangkok, Silom Road! silom road known for two main reasons, business and entertainment.
Silom road can be divded in to two sections the first one is between Rama IV and Nardhiwat Rajanagarinda, and second one between the last one and Charoen Khrung Road.
In the first section there are a lot of Banks, Tall business buildin, Wall Street tower is not far from here etc.. and Patpong which is yet another Red light district in bangkok, maybe the most famous one.
In the other section you can find a lot of Hotels, restaurants, galleries, bars, massages and more.. one of the most famous, popular and prestige hotels in bangkok located here, Lebua at state Tower, (Ask the boys from the movie 'The hangover') also in silom Holiday Inn Silom and Novotel Bangkok Fenix Hotel.
Looking for upscale romantic quiet place to stay in Bangkok? Maybe this ares is for you, here loacted some of the most luxury hotels in Bangkok, names like Shangira-La Hotel Bangkok, The Peninsula Bangkok, Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menham Riversida and more.
The area of course located on and around Chao Pharia River bank and offers great view from the hotels, golden temples, restaurant on river side and in boats, and more..
Khao San Road
Another famous street in Bangkok, Khao San road is a small street compare to the other that we've mentioned, This one is a backpeckers street with travelers from all over the world that come here and start their trip in Thailand, (Ask Leonardo Dicaprio, The Beach 2000).
Khao San road belong to the youngest generation, cheap hotels, travel agencies, pubs, bars, clubs, cheap restaurant, the street is alive most of day, maybe its getting quiet for a few hours at the end of the night and early morning.
Its a special street, colorful and cheerfull, locals and tourist comes here to hang out and enjoy the nightliffe even if they aren't staying here.
Usually 3 stars hotel like Rikka Inn, Khaosan Palace Hotel and more..
There are other centers in Bangkok like Chinatown, Prathunam, Phetchaburi road, Ratchada, and more, each in everyone of them is unique and provide nice hotels, attractions, restaurants etc..
But, if this is your first time in Bangkok maybe choose the more touristic areas that we mentioned here.
Have a safe and wonderful vacation in Bangkok!!