Bangkok Sukhumvit District Hotel Review & Guide

Asoke/Sukhumvit Road Junction - The Heart of Sukhumvit District
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Bangkok's Sukhumvit District is the perfect location for leisure and business travelers seeking a hotel to stay in Thailand's capital city. Though Sukhumvit has the reputation as an expensive district you can still find a lot of great deals for hotels whether you're looking for budget or feel the need to live it up in style at one of the many affordable international luxury hotels along Sukhumvit road.

Below you'll find a short list of video reviews I've made of my favorite Bangkok guest friendly hotels close to the city's nightlife center and shoppers' paradise. Because it's where 2 of Bangok's most famous red light districts are located many tourists choose to stay at a hotel along Sukhumvit road.

Most travelers planning to visit Thailand are typically on a budget. And when they want a budget hotel in Bangkok they'll usually look for one in the backpacking district of Khao San Road where cheap guest houses sit next to cheap roach motels. But KSR is a bit far from the city center and teeming with heavy traffic.

Today you can find a lot of budget and reasonably priced quality hotels right in central Bangkok, close to the BTS Sky Train and MRT subways stations. So KSR is not the only spot in the city where you can find a cheap place to stay anymore.

The advantages of staying in the Sukhumvit district is that you will be right in the city's center, close to shopping malls and the infamous red light districts the city is well known for. And there are many shops, restaurants and plenty of traditional Thai massage parlors that cater to foreigners.

All of the hotels I recommend below offer free Wi-Fi Internet access and most of the rates usually include a breakfast. And you can find discounts for the hotels I've reviewed here through a hotel reservation website I use called Agoda.com.

Sukhumvit District is quite large but a lot of the hotels you should start your search for are all along Sukhumvit Road. The reason is that the BTS Sky Trains run directly above Sukhumvit Road on elevated tracks with easy access to the stations.

Use the BTS stations as a guide mark. All of the hotels I review in Bangkok especially the ones below are located between Nana BTS station, Asoke BTS station and then Phrom Phong BTS station. Staying near any of these 3 BTS stations makes it easy for travelers to explore Bangkok as well as get to and from the airport cheaper and faster than a public taxi.

Boss Suites Hotel

Address: 42 Sukhumvit Road Soi 4

Bangkok's Boss Suites Hotel is slightly hidden pass Sukhumvit Soi 4 or some would refer to as Nana Soi 4. The location is a part of Bangkok's prime red light district called Nana. So travelers with children in tow might want to consider staying at another hotel further away from Sukhumvit Soi 4. Though I still think Boss Suites is far enough from the go go bars, naughty massage parlors and beer bars visited mainly by men. So it is a safe hotel to stay for female travelers as well as children.

Boss Suites is really one of the better valued hotels in the area. Priced around 1500 Baht ($50 USD) and their rates usually include a buffet breakfast. Hotel guests also have access to a decent sized fitness center and a swimming pool.

It's not quite close to Nana BTS station which requires a 10 minute walk. However, Boss Suites provides a complimentary tuk tuk shuttle to Nana BTS station or anywhere else nearby.

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Bangkok Mac Boutique Suites Hotel

Address: 20 Sukhumvit Road Soi 7

Just a short 5 minute walk to Nana BTS Sky Train station, the Mac Boutique Suites is a slightly newish hotel on Sukhumvit road and located on a relatively quiet section of a residential area. However there are many mini-restaurants as well as a huge in-door beer garden popular with single men along the way to the hotel.

The room I stayed in was quite big and very comfortable and clean with plenty of space to store luggage and keep your clothes neat. But because of the cheap doors in the rooms you could very easily hear people in the corridor.

There is no pool and no gym. Not really much offered in terms of a new boutique hotel in Bangkok. What you do get is guest friendly services with a smile and a very good location for a relaxing stay in Bangkok.

Overall Mac Boutique Suites is a really good value. At the time I paid around 1750 Baht ($60 USD) but I often find that the rates fluctuates a lot so you can sometimes find a room around 1500 Baht.

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Bangkok City Lodge Sukhumvit 19

Address: 8/2-6 Sukhumvit Road Soi 19

If prime location with a very affordable room rate is a top priority on your search for a hotel in Bangkok than look no further than City Lodge Sukhumvit 19. This hotel was recently taken over by the Amari Hotel Group, a very well known international hotel chain.

Though it's not the newest hotel reviewed here the City Lodge is a clean hotel and a good choice for travelers who want to be in the city's center with plenty of shopping and nightlife entertainment.

A night at City Lodge 19 can cost around 1500 Baht a night ($50 USD). Not bad considering that the City Lodge 19 is close to hotels that cost up to 3 times higher.

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Bangkok Ramada Encore Hotel

Address: 21 Sukhumvit Road Soi 10

The Ramada Encore Hotel is a flash new hotel in the area. Walking down the entrance to the front door of the hotel will make you feel like you're entering a posh club. at night. The hotel is about a 300 meter walk from Sukhumvit road Soi 10. So it's not exactly close to the main road but because of its modern rooms, guests' amenities and friendly staff it is absolutely worth it.

And the hotel has a nice though small swimming pool on the roof and a rather well equipped fitness room.

The Ramada Encore charges around 2900 Baht a night ($90 USD). However because it is a brand new hotel you can usually get a very good discounted room rate especially if you go through a hotel discount website like agoda.com.

New hotels in Bangkok are typically a very good value because they want to attract guests with lower room rates. It's a good marketing strategy to helps spread the word around.

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Paradiso Boutique Suites

The Paradiso Boutique Suites is on Sukhumvit road Soi 10 too but it's right at the entrance of the Soi. This is a very small guest friendly hotel at 20 rooms guest rooms only.

Because the Paradiso is so popular with budget travelers looking for clean and affordable comforts don't be surprised if there is no rooms available for your travel days. And if you do manage to get a room you will be glad you did.

For me I was only able to book a luxury suite for a night which only cost 2000 Baht including taxes and simple breakfast. A standard room starts at 1500 Baht but those rooms are small yet it will still appeal to budget travelers.

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Bangkok Fusion Suites Hotel

Address: 143/61-62 Soi Sukhumvit 21

Fusion Suites is a new small little boutique hotel that is also 300 meters away from the main drag of Sukhumvit road. But the walk is not bad at all with plenty of shops and restaurants between the hotel and the main drag.

The hotel was not built from the ground up but rather gutted and totally redesigned. You can see pictures of the construction work that was done. Today the look of the hotel is funky chic with a tad bit of stone age effect. It's hard to describe until you see it for yourself. But the hotel is comfortable and clean with friendly folks working inside.

As you can see from my review there are windows but no view. And even though my room looked like it was designed by a caveman there were plenty of fresh modern touches. I particularly loved the bathroom's shower.

There is no swimming pool or even a gym. But it does have an awesome lounge room complete with plush leather chairs and a big flat screen television.

I paid around 1750 Baht ($60 USD) at the time which also included a simple breakfast in December, which is the high season. You can often find lower rates or even a generous discount during the low season which is from April through September. And this is generally true for hotels throughout Thailand.

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Amora Neoluxe Suites Bangkok

Address: 6 Sukhumvit Road Soi 31

There are definitely no shortage of new affordable modern boutique hotels in Bangkok's Sukhumvit District. The Amora Neoluxe Suites is one such perfect example.

The standard superior rooms at the Amora are not spacious but the rooms are designed to maximize comfortably. Not only is a it a really good hotel for leisure travelers but the room is very well equipped for the discerning business traveler.

If you decide to stay here make sure you pack your swim swear. The Amora has a great little swimming pool on the roof. There is a small little gym near the pool too but it's so tiny it seems like a joke.

Normally I do not want to spend more than 3000 Baht ($100USD) for a hotel room which was what the Amora was charging directly at the time. But I found a 50% discount including breakfast through Agoda.com so I had to jump at the chance to make a video review of the Amora Neoluxe Suites.

Overall I like this hotel because I'm a tech geek and the room is wired for those who love tech gadgets.

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You can plug in your computer and connect to the television or simply charge your Apple gadgets.
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Sukhumvit District is the Best Place to Stay in Bangkok

There are many reasons why you should book a hotel in the Sukhumvit area. The top reason why I recommend doing so is you can very easily reach any of the hotels situated along Sukhumvit road reviewed here from the airport by using the Airport Express Rail Link and transferring to either the Sky Train at Phaya Thai BTS station or Petchburi MRT station.

It's much cheaper and you'd never have to worry about getting into a shady public taxi at the airport.

But the primary reason for staying in Sukhumvit is the convenience of getting from one place to another without relying solely on taxis. As cheap as taxis are in Bangkok it's still no fun getting stuck in traffic, which Bangkok has plenty of.

There are many hotels budget quality hotels in Sukhumvit with very cheap rates. But if you want to stay in relative comforts at reasonable rates then consider the popular Sukhumvit hotels reviewed here.

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savanahl 4 years ago

Great hub! I used to live in Bangkok so this brings back great memories.


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jacqui2011 4 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

Great article which is very interesting and informative. Love the photographs. Voted up and useful.


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YogaKat 4 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

Up, useful and interesting got my vote. Great photos with very thorough and detailed information. Nice tips on transportation.


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Edwin Clark 4 years ago from Thailand by way of New York Author

Thank you all for the kind words! I really had fun making these hotel reviews and sharing them on hubpages.

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