Hotels in Thailand
Thailand hotels include many, especially in Bangkok, from familiar luxury brands: there's the storied Mandarin Oriental, as well as a Four Seasons, the Peninsula, and Shangri-La. Many cater primarily to business travelers, but for leisure travelers they can provide a quiet retreat after a day of exploring exhilaratingly chaotic Bangkok. Though not cheap, these hotels in Thailand are often much more affordable than their counterparts in other capitals. For travelers on tighter budgets, the country abounds in hostels and guesthouses, while those looking for more local flair to their room for the night, new boutique hotels are giving Thailand hotels a stylish edge. On Thailand's islands, you can find options from resorts that offer villas with private pools to modest oceanfront beach shacks, while in the interior towns of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, many hotels are showcases of local handicrafts. The Four Seasons Tented Camp is among the best hotels in Thailand and has graced many a magazine cover, but there are also more reasonable and often just as charming options if that hotel is beyond your budget.
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.
Sand Sea Resort has 68 simple, breezy bungalows steps from the water.
Business-friendly high-rise, centrally located in the business district and connected to a SkyTrain stop, with casually chic rooms and public spaces.
A collection of houses ranging from unfussy bungalows on stilts to family-size villas with shaded porches.
Black marble high-rise with a full roster of business amenities and a prime location on Bangkok’s main shopping drag.
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. Located on the Chao Phraya River, the hotel houses 358 guest rooms and 38 suites.
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 island’s major city, Chaweng, and 10 minutes from Koh Samui International Airport.
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.
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 Phranang Beach.
An elegant property that welcomes children, on the secluded Mai Khao Beach; the 3 restaurants were renovated in 2009.