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.

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

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

Room to Book: From the Deluxe Sea View rooms, you get a clear look at the ocean and the resort's lush gardens, the best of both worlds.

Doubles from $292.

Opened by clothing designer, Yingluck Chareonying, in 1997, the whimsical 12-room property was inspired by two domelike islands that sit just offshore, and is set in a lush garden on a secluded beach.

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

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?