Thailand

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.

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 upon the site’s history as a tin mine when he retrofitted the 277-room property with polished-concrete floors, steel beams, and machinery-inspired scul

With 70 expansive two-, three- and four-bedroom bi-level villas outfitted with lustrous wood furnishings, the lushly landscaped property is a bit like bunking at a second home. Naturally, creature comforts include Wi-Fi, a ceramic cooktop, and a washer—but why waste your days doing laundry?

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

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.


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

Room to Book: Deluxe Ocean View rooms have private balconies.

Doubles from $344.

The perfect hotel for a Lao Liang islands getaway.

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 natural wood accents. The property includes a rooftop pool and bar, a fitness center, and both a sauna and steam room.

Southern Phuket’s Rawai Beach is alive with fishing boats, catamarans, and seafood vendors, and the 78-suite Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort is the ideal place to watch the bustling scene.

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.

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