Hotels in Thailand

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Modern luxury is wedded with old world glamor at this sophisticated boutique hotel located in the Wat Gate neighborhood of Chiang Mai. Guests are... Read More

In-the-know locals travel 130 miles south of Bangkok's steamy bustle to this secluded locale, which commands a three-mile stretch of white sand near Hua... Read More

Leafy palm trees, powdery white sand beaches, and the cerulean waters of the Gulf of Thailand provide the backdrop for this tropical getaway in a quaint... Read More

Phuket's Amanpuri is the very first Amanresorts property and, perhaps, the loveliest. Guests may book one of 40 rooms or 30 villas and dine in either of... Read More

106-room waterfront property with lots of activities (including sailing on Bophut Bay and Thai language lessons), on Phuket’s longest beach. ... Read More

The property rests on the banks of the mighty Mekong River at the meeting point of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. The Zen-luxe retreat, near the Thai town... Read More

For its first Phuket property, Anantara eschewed bare-bones minimalism in favor of a fresh take on classic Thai aesthetics. Hidden within a former... Read More

A series of teak pavilions with ocean views and terraces on 16 acres of gardens.  ... Read More

During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa, guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi. For... Read More

While “Destination weddings” are held all around the world, this resort on the Andaman Sea aims to provide a uniquely Phuket destination... Read More

Owned and operated by the same family since the 1940s, the 25 rooms here are filled with a well-curated collection of Thai antiques. And despite the... Read More

All six rooms of this tucked away Portuguese river house have stunning and uninterrupted views of Wat Arun, one of Bangkok’s most iconic temples. Rooms... Read More

All six rooms of this tucked away Portuguese river house have stunning and uninterrupted views of Wat Arun, one of Bangkok’s most iconic temples. Rooms... Read More

This lush tree house located in the heart of Bangkok’s “green lung” and is accessible only by boat or foot. The ‘nest’ accommodations range from a form... Read More

All-suite skyscraper that’s also home to the popular 61st-floor Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar and a signature spa. Read More

Phuket Island’s northwestern coast is home to this villa resort near Bang Tao Bay. Small-scale, modern buildings influenced by local architecture... Read More

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Opened by clothing designer, Yingluck Chareonying, in 1997, the whimsical 12-room property was inspired by two domelike islands that sit just offshore,... Read More

This small, boutique hotel on Khao San Road houses only 76 rooms in two styles, standard and deluxe. Each room is furnished with Thai antiques and has... Read More

Given that its setting is near the King of Thailand’s summer palace, it’s only fitting that this destination spa—hidden within seven... Read More

391-room hotel conveniently located in the central business district, near major embassies and the Bangkok Transit System. ... Read More

A miniature Thai kingdom with 123 Lanna-inspired suites and villas on 60 acres that's the setting for a Buddhist prayer house, a 33,000-square-foot spa,... Read More

The tiny size of the five-room Dune Hua Hin makes for intimate service, even if its pool and restaurant are on the wee side. That's a small price to pay... Read More

The 517 rooms are small but make up for it with private balconies and views of nearby Lumpini Park.  ... Read More

Just steps from Lumpini Park, you’ll find one of oldest luxury hotels in the city. The 517 rooms are on the smaller side, but their smart design is... Read More

Most of Phuket's high-end properties are hermetically sealed temples to luxury, tucked behind gates with little daily interaction with non-guests. ... Read More

131-room hotel with tongue-in-cheek touches (the staff performs a chorus line during the afternoon shift switch), located next to the night bazaar. ... Read More

French colonial hotel with gardens, hand-painted silk ceilings, and the city’s largest lap pool.  Read More

Twenty minutes outside Chiang Mai proper, with 12 poolside villas, plus pavilions that look onto rice paddies, the hotel’s two resident water buffalo,... Read More

The Four Seasons’s first Thai beach resort marks a turning point for Koh Samui. Secluded on the island’s northwest corner, the hotel is sheltered from... Read More

“They provide an experience that you could miss in an ordinary concrete box,” says designer Bill Bensley of the tents at the Four Seasons Tented Camp,... Read More

A collection of houses ranging from unfussy bungalows on stilts to family-size villas with shaded porches. Read More

Located on Rajdamri Road, the Grand Hyatt Erawan overlooks the city’s famous Erawan Shrine and is convenient to shopping at Siam Paragon and a BTS... Read More

The Grand Millennium Sukhumvit is located on Asoke Road, one of Bangkok’s main thoroughfares. The 325-room hotel has a striking glass exterior and... Read More

Surrounded by the best malls in the city, this hotel is loaded with children’s amenities: a swimming pool just for them, a playroom with games, and a... Read More

Centrally located near all the mega malls and the Skytrain, Hotel Muse is intimate with well-lit rooms and comfortable beds for a great price. Zip up to... Read More

One of my top recommendations in the city is Hotel Muse. The hotel accommodates nearly 200 rooms and suites, but still manages to feel moody and... Read More

Indigo Pearl’s rough-hewn aesthetic was inspired by its past: architect Bill Bensley (who also worked on the Four Seasons Koh Samui, left) played... Read More

Black marble high-rise with a full roster of business amenities and a prime location on Bangkok’s main shopping drag. Read More

An elegant property that welcomes children, on the secluded Mai Khao Beach; the 3 restaurants were renovated in 2009.  Read More

Samui's top wellness retreat sits on nine gorgeously lush acres on the tranquil southern coast. Read More

The perfect hotel for a Lao Liang islands getaway. Read More

Fifteen thatched open-air villas, cooled by a breeze from the Andaman Sea, face the bay’s dramatic limestone islets. At the spa, try the Nuad... Read More

Aimed at travelers who prefer Wi-Fi with their R&R, the 77-room Langham Place Samui promises you can stay plugged-in even from your villa’s... Read More

The beachside complex holds 50 suites and a saltwater pool. Read More

This 24-story hotel features plush interiors including etched mirrors, floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows and Thai sculptures. Located ... Read More

Beachside resort with lagoon-style pools and a shuttle to Patong Beach. ... Read More

Overlooking the Chao Phraya River and the skyscrapers of Bangkok, the 63 stories of the Lebua are a respite from the vibrant Bangkok street life below.... Read More

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... Read More

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)... Read More

This world-famous 1876 hotel featuring stunning views of the Chao Phraya River has a long literary history, a 1930s-style restaurant, and beds adorned... Read More

It would be a shame for any visitor to come to Bangkok and miss the splendor of the Mandarin Oriental. For more than 135 years, this Travel + Leisure... Read More

This centrally located hotel is a top see-and-be-seen spot in the city. Rooms favor a clean and modern vibe instead of excessive oriental accents. Hotel... Read More

What to Expect: Near Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand, three small lush islands linked by white sandbar beaches make for a great dive—and resort... Read More

Both check-in and check-out keep families in mind at this centrally located hotel. Kids get special welcome gifts on arrival; check-put isn’t required... Read More

The 81-suite and villa Outrigger Resort and Spa is located on the Koh Samui island’s Bophut Bay, a laid-back stretch of sand 20 minutes from the... Read More

With 70 expansive two-, three- and four-bedroom bi-level villas outfitted with lustrous wood furnishings, the lushly landscaped property is a bit like... Read More

You’ve traveled to Phuket for one reason: Andaman Sea views. And at the cliffside Paresa (“heaven of heavens” in Sanskrit), all 49 r... Read More

This first property in Ritz-Carlton’s new culturally conscious Reserve collection is set on the quiet shores of Krabi, Thailand, overlooking the... Read More

This trailblazing property recently added 39 airy, teak-floored villas set among trees on a hill overlooking a private beach. Read More

Once a private home to noble Thais, the renovated waterfront mansion is only accessible by boat, and very close to Bangkok’s famous temples. The... Read More

The 185-room property overlooks pristine Klong Tob Bay. Read More

Bordered by beaches on three sides, the 26-acre property is made up of 103 airy two-level bungalows—some set in the jungle and others overlooking... Read More

This modern boutique hotel is set right along the river and near some of the city’s top attractions. There’s a spacious waterfront swimming area, where... Read More

Colossal riverfront hotel located in the commercial district, a short boat ride from the Grand Palace and adjacent to the city's largest antiques... Read More

Sand Sea Resort has 68 simple, breezy bungalows steps from the water. Read More

Southern Phuket’s Rawai Beach is alive with fishing boats, catamarans, and seafood vendors, and the 78-suite Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort is... Read More

Ten years ago, most Bangkok lodgings were either big luxury hotels or grimy backpacker dens. Things have changed, thanks to a string of new small-scale... Read More

Seclusion is one of the most attractive amenities at the resort, on a 237-acre island reserve 170 miles south of Phuket. This borders an isolated... Read More

Located in the heart of Bangkok’s bustling Chinatown neighborhood, this 76-room hotel is a former Chinese opera house. Despite the chaos of the... Read More

Make a reservation for dinner aboard the hotel’s private riverboat, the Horizon Club, and sail past beautifully illuminated temples as you eat. The... Read More

Make a reservation for dinner aboard the hotel’s private riverboat, the Horizon Club, and sail past beautifully illuminated temples as you eat. Then,... Read More

Business-friendly high-rise, centrally located in the business district and connected to a SkyTrain stop, with casually chic rooms and public spaces. Read More

This tropical resort on the Andaman Sea is about as far “away from it all” as possible, with 64 acres and a private island. 260 rooms make... Read More

This is the Asian seaside escape at its best: all the beauty of a remote destination without the hassle of being entirely off the grid. On the isle of... Read More

Destination Spa Spa-obsessed jet-setters, take note: Six Senses has brought the best of Southeast Asia’s healing arts to a speck of land off... Read More

To reach Soneva Kiri, on the Gulf of Thailand’s Koh Kood, guests board the resort’s private jet in Bangkok for a one-hour flight to the ho... Read More

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... Read More

These Marriot executive apartments give families plenty of space to spread out; the largest apartment here has three bedrooms. Active families will... Read More

If you fused the grandeur of colonial india with the simplicity of an African game lodge, the results would look much like the Eugenia. Animal trophies... Read More

Start off your stay at The Eugenia with an airport pickup in a vintage 1953 Benz or a 1965 Jaguar. The luxury cars will take you to the centrally... Read More

Housed inside a former YMCA building, the Metropolitan Bangkok has a refreshingly hip aesthetic. The hotel’s public areas and guest rooms are... Read More

One of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in Bangkok, the Mandarin Oriental was established in 1837 and has hosted Thai royalty and movie stars.... Read More

The Peninsula is still a perennially popular favorite, especially among business traveler set. Located on the Thonburi side the river, the spacious... Read More

370 rooms appointed with teak floors, silk-covered furniture, marble bathrooms, and high-tech control panels, set within a 37-story tower that overlooks... Read More

Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, the spacious rooms at The Peninsula (especially those on higher floors) offer guests stunning views... Read More

The Siam is a beautiful, amenity-rich hotel designed by Bill Bensley that is equal parts compound and oasis on the river. During your stay, watch a... Read More

The Siam is a beautiful, amenity-rich hotel designed by Bill Bensley that is equal parts compound and oasis on the river. During your stay, watch a... Read More

The St. Regis favors a more contemporary style as opposed to tradition Thai. While the Bangkok branch doesn’t have as much character as other St. Regis... Read More

The Zen atmosphere at this downtown Bangkok hotel is anything but cookie-cutter, and the six acres of lotus ponds and gardens seem more temple-like than... Read More

The Zen atmosphere at this downtown Bangkok hotel is anything but cookie-cutter, and the six acres of lotus ponds and gardens seem more temple-like than... Read More

A stay in one of the family rooms at The Sukosol will let your kids develop a love for the hotel life early on. At check-in they’ll be given special... Read More

While the adults soak in infinity pools overlooking the Andaman Sea, the kids take advantage of the Trisara Kids pavilion. Thirty-nine accommodations... Read More

Bringing a long-lacking dose of mod design and youthful exuberance to this ever-popular Thai resort island, W Hotels’ first “Retreat”... Read More

The compound of 23 low-slung stone-and-wood bungalows are designed by Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag. Read More

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