Hotels in Bangkok
French colonial hotel with gardens, hand-painted silk ceilings, and the city’s largest lap pool.
24-story hotel with plush interiors (etched mirrors; floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows; Thai sculptures) off ritzy Silom Road. The December 2008 addition is a refreshing change from the flashy, rough-silk décor common in Thai hotels.
All-suite skyscraper that’s also home to the popular 61st-floor Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar and a signature spa.
370 rooms appointed with teak floors, silk-covered furniture, marble bathrooms, and high-tech control panels, set within a 37-story tower that overlooks the Chao Phraya River. The hotel's spa was revamped in 2007 to an impressive 21,000 square foot space.
391-room hotel conveniently located in the central business district, near major embassies and the Bangkok Transit System.
Room to Book: The 570-square-foot Deluxe Corner rooms are practically all windows. Even the free-standing bathtubs have views out to the city.
This modern-Oriental-style guesthouse, in a former office building near Silom Road, is entered through heavy wood doors that lead to a glossy bi-level reception hall.
The lavish 227 guest quarters are studies in painted teak and marble, but unrivaled service sets the property apart. Our favorite space: the sleek, gray-on-white room 2102 on the 21st floor.
Colossal riverfront hotel located in the commercial district, a short boat ride from the Grand Palace and adjacent to the city's largest antiques shopping mall.
At the ultra-exclusive Ma Du Zi Hotel, located in Sukhumvit, guest security and privacy is top priority. The 40-room hotel has a gate (closed 24 hours) and employs a reservations-only policy, prohibiting walk-in guests.
The 517 rooms are small but make up for it with private balconies and views of nearby Lumpini Park.
Room to Book: Deluxe rooms facing the park have the most interesting views.
Doubles from $160.
In this legendary 1876 hotel and modern tower, many of the 393 rooms now have floor-to-ceiling windows, with spectacular views of the busy Chao Phraya River. Book one of the split-level Premier Rooms, for traditional sophistication or Authors' Suites, for opulent Thai style.
Black marble high-rise with a full roster of business amenities and a prime location on Bangkok’s main shopping drag.
Housed inside a former YMCA building, the Metropolitan Bangkok has a refreshingly hip aesthetic. The hotel’s public areas and guest rooms are dominated by clean lines, dark wood furnishings, and cream-colored accents.