Finding a Thailand hotel is super easy these days. Do a search at google, and you’ll have some pretty good idea of where you want to stay. Plus, you can just go ahead and book for a Bangkok Thailand hotel right online.
If you plan to find a Bangkok hotel, you have tons of choices. Stay at Kaosan road if you’re a backpacker. If you’re not one, then stay close to the skytrain if you love shopping. If you’re into good atmosphere and don’t care much about getting around the city, then stay close to the Chao Phraya river, which is the main river of Bangkok.
If you want to stay at Kaosan road, you don’t even need to book in advance. You can just walk around to see the guesthouse you like, and then just walk in. They always have a vacancy.
If you prefer to stay in the city center in order to get around easily for shopping, (and let me tell you, Bangkok is shoppers’ paradise — Hong Kong isn’t cheap… but Bangkok is) then I suggest you check out Patumwan Princess hotel. It’s right in the MBK shopping center (fake jeans, watches and bags) and also right at the Siam Square skytrain station. Erawan hotel, Le Meridien and the Four Seasons hotel are more luxurious. They’re right at the intersection where you can see Zen and Isetan shopping malls right across the street. The Siam Square (where they sell funky clothing) and the Chidlom (Central shopping mall) skytrain stations are within minutes away.
A lot of tourists like to stay at the Asia hotel, which is right at a Rajdevi skytrain station (one station away from MBK shopping center). It may be cheap, but it’s kind of old. Well, very old actually. I don’t recommend it. But it’s totally up to you.
If you don’t care much about shopping in Bangkok, then I’d really suggest you stay at the Sukothai hotel. It’s a classy and luxurious Thai-styled hotel –but you’ll have to take a taxi if you want to go anywhere. Or even better, stay by the Chao Phraya river if you can. It will give you a different feel of Bangkok, especially at night. It’s rather expensive though, especially if you want to stay at the world-renowned Oriental hotel or the Peninsula hotel. If these two are too expensive for you, try Shangri-la hotel. It may be a little bit cheaper. And don’t forget to book a Bangkok river cruise dinner at your hotel. The Chao Praya river is glamorous at night — with a view of well-lit Wat Arun.
To get around town from your Bangkok hotel, you can ask the hotel’s doorman to help you get a taxi. It’s not expensive at all.
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