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.
French colonial hotel with gardens, hand-painted silk ceilings, and the city’s largest lap pool.
Samui's top wellness retreat sits on nine gorgeously lush acres on the tranquil southern coast.
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.
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.