Hotels in Thailand

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

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 an eye-catching, modern lobby decorated in shades of brown with a glass reception desk.

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.

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

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.

Housed on six acres of lush gardens, the renovated property is done up in an earth-toned palette with chenille canvas wall fabrics.

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

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 until 5 pm (a great help when rounding up little ones and their gear).

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 home theater well-stocked with kids’ DVDs.

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 grownups can sip cocktails on the bed-style loungers, and kids can splash in a special children’s pool.

These Marriot executive apartments give families plenty of space to spread out; the largest apartment here has three bedrooms. Active families will enjoy the rooftop tennis, golf simulator, mini golf and a kids’ pool; they can also rent a paddleboat at nearby Lumpini Park.