Best Bangkok Hotels Near BTS Sky Train Stations
Bangkok BTS Sky Train
Sightseeing In Bangkok Is Easier By Staying Near A BTS Sky Train Station
In my travel articles I always advise travelers to stay in hotels near a train station, if one is available, and preferably within walking distance. Fortunately Bangkok has many hotels of all budgets close to the city's BTS Sky Train stations.
Using Bangkok's BTS (Bangkok Transit System) Sky Trains is simply the best way to get around and explore central Bangkok. It is easy to use and very tourist friendly. English language is widely used in all BTS stations. Illustrated maps and train station announcements are in English and even the station attendants are able to converse and assist in English.
Why is it called the Sky Train?
To say that Bangkok's traffic is horrendous is an understatement. To relieve the city's traffic woes an elevated train system was constructed to ease the congestion. Poised over 2 of Bangkok's popular districts the Sky Train glides easily from station to station bypassing the chaotic traffic and choking car fumes below. Today thousands of local Thais and visitors use the Sky Train daily. It has become so popular that the trains are becoming a bit crowded. But it still beats getting stuck in traffic.
There are only 2 train lines in the BTS system so it's not overly extensive:
- Silom Line
- Sukhumvit Line
Though there are many stations strategically placed throughout Bangkok's commercial shopping districts and especially near hotels.
Bangkok has some of the best hotel's in Southeast Asia. Some of them are the best in the world. Most people planning on visiting are shocked to know that you really don't have to spend too much to get a clean decent quality room. Even budget hotels in Bangkok are way more exceptional than a 3 star hotel in the West. And you can expect to pay 20% - 30% less to live in the lap of luxury in a 5 star accommodation.
BTS Sky Train Station Map
Tips For Finding Hotel Deals In Bangkok
Bangkok is very well known for high quality hotels at an affordable price. And even the luxury hotels here are considered affordable compared to the same quality and service in the West.
As a travel writer and reviewer I found out that the best deals are always had when you book locally, whether it be plane tickets, sightseeing tours, car rentals and in this case hotels.
What I do is look for a hotel reservation agency that is based in Thailand. There are many but I recommend these discount hotel reservations in Bangkok.
It makes total sense that any company with offices in a country where you're traveling to will offer you better discounts, deals and promotions.
For making hotel reservations in Bangkok read my review on Agoda.com. I've been using them for awhile and I highly recommend them.
Novotel Siam Square
If you are looking for the absolute best location to stay in Bangkok I would definitely have to say Novotel Siam Square. It's also one of the best family friendly hotels in Bangkok as well. There's just so much to do in the area for all ages.
For starters there's a super mall right across called Siam Paragon. Inside you can find a large aquarium in the basement that's great for the kids. Just up a few levels dad can look for a new shiny Ferrari. Siam Paragon is a big place and fun to spend sometime in just walking around and doing some window shopping.
Then there's the MBK mall where the prices for merchandise are more down to earth. It's a good place to shop for clothes and search for that must have souvenir item.
Though the Novotel is not new it is still really well maintained and if I'm not mistaken went through a renovation a few years ago. It has lots of facilities for guest to enjoy such as a nice sized swimming pool with plenty of tanning chairs and a really good fitness center.
The Novotel Siam Square is a quick 5 minute walk to Siam BTS station, which is basically the central hub of Bangkok's Sky Train system, with access to both the Sukhumvit line and Silom line.
Though the Novotel is considered pricey for most it is still worth the money.
To find discounted room rates for Hyatt Erawan check here
Here's where you can read guest reviews for Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok.
The Grand Hyatt Erawan
The Grand Hyatt is a popular hotel right in the heart of Bangkok's central shopping district. If pampering is what you like then pampering is what you get in this 5 star luxury hotel. With plush rooms and professional world classed hospitality here you will surely not be disappointed. A 5 minute walk through the well shaded Sky Bridge will get you to Chitlom BTS station without stepping foot on sidewalk pavement.
Staying here will put you in the best possible location for exploring central Bangkok. Not only is it surrounded by the city's best shopping centers, the hotel itself is in one of the poshest departments stores in the city.
While you're there, visit the Erawan Shrine. This local favorite is the place to be for good luck and fortune. With offerings of flowers and incense sold near the shrine you too can participate with local Thais.
A standard room at the Grand Hyatt will set you back 7000 baht which is not shockingly high since most 3 star hotels in the West charge that amount. And it's really well worth the splurge to treat yourself for a few nights.
Find discount room rates for Bedrooms here
Another good hotel reservation agency to reserve a room here is at bangkokforvacation.com.
Bedrooms Boutique Hotel
Bedrooms is located in a much quieter part of Bangkok. But it is much more affordable and perfect for budget travelers looking for very clean rooms in a new modern hotel.
It's located near On Nut BTS station, just a short 5 minute walk away. The Bedrooms offers a very clean comfortable environment and since it's a smaller hotel service is much more personal.
There is a really big supermarket near Bedrooms called Carrefour. Inside you can find plenty of groceries and food courts.
Rooms rates start at 900 baht. Which is very good considering it's a new hotel and there is a nice small modern fitness center.
A Video Review I Made In Hope Land
Guest reviews for Hope Land Executive Residence
You can read more guest reviews for Hope Land Executive Residence and get discounted room rates through a hotel reservation agency I use all the time.
Hope Land Executive Residence
This is my current personal favorite hotel in Bangkok. It's not expensive at all and priced just right. Last I checked it was about 1600 baht. Yes, it's in a quiet location but it is near Phra Khanong BTS station.
What I like about Hope Land is that the room is big and quality is really good. I like rooms with a big bathroom and Hope Land certainly has that. I stayed there for 4 days and was really quite satisfied.
There's plenty of luggage storage space and a nice sized electronic safe which I can safely store my 15" notebook computer.
There's also a very nice swimming pool and very clean but not a lot of sun chairs. However, this hotel is quiet most of the time so you won't have to fight for one. Sauna and shower rooms are available near the swimming pool.
Above the Sauna rooms is the fitness center and in my opinion it can be much better. They have really good equipments for a good cardio-workout. Though the free weights is quite lacking for working out your muscles. And having a cushioned floor to exercise on is a must, but in Hope Land the flooring in the fitness center is all marble.
For Budget Travelers
Bangkok is well known as a budget traveler's paradise. For those of you out there who don't really want to spend too much but still want to enjoy a decent place to stay read Best Budget Hotels Near Bangkok's Sky Train Stations. And be prepared to be surprised that you really don't have to blow your checking account for quality rooms and famous Thai hospitality.
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