Bang Saen has accommodation to suit most tastes, from discreet beachfront resorts to midrange hotels to cheap guesthouses. Most accommodation is located next to the beach or in adjoining streets. The bigger places boast a presence online while the smaller spots are best found by walking around town.
Bang Saen's best hotel, The Tide, is located in the middle of Beach Road and is in a prime location for the beach. The hotel is a large affair, with more than 200 rooms spread across five storeys, but has been built to blend well into the surrounding flora. An impressive entrance and lobby area promise much in the way of luxury, and the hotel doesn't disappoint. Rooms come with everything you... Read our full review of The Tide Resort.
Situated on prime real estate just next to the exclusive Tide Resort, this guesthouse is worth a peek thanks to its great location. The slightly drab exterior really doesn't fill one with confidence, and entering the lobby does nothing to alleviate this feeling. However, the rooms are spacious, well decorated and come with all the amenities one might find in a three-star hotel, including TV, hot... Read our full review of Bang Saen Guesthouse.
Golden Beach's exterior is decorated in whites and greens, and the lobby area is certainly small, which probably prompted the 'boutique' moniker. Rooms however are reasonably sized and those at the front have great sea views. All rooms have air-con, cable TV and fridges. The staff are excellent and helpful to the extreme, though a minor problem is that their English is limited. A laundry service... Read our full review of Golden Beach Boutique Guest House.
Nuan greets all guests personally and offers great service. Her English is reasonable and she can give you plenty of local information. The guesthouse is located in the westernmost part of Beach Road. The beach, on the other side of the road, has given way to pavement and terrace. There is a row of similar guesthouses all looking out to sea. All rooms at the front have sea views, at no extra... Read our full review of Nuan's Corner Guest House.
At the western end of the beach and one of Bang Saen's older hotels, the SS Bangsaen Beach is looking a little tatty around the edges and could definitely do with a facelift. Its major market is corporate clients looking to have beachside company getaways. The dining facilities are the first thing you will see approach the hotel from beach road, and will remind you of a holiday camp canteen... Read our full review of SS Bangsean Beach Hotel.
The Sez Hotel really stands out among Bang Saen's offerings. It is ultra modern, over-designed and very 'cool'. The exterior will remind you of a 1970s TV set, thanks to its bright colours and art nouveau design. The lobby area has refreshing marble and water features. Staff are very helpful and speak English. The rooms come with everything you would expect -- TV, fridge and hot water -- and are... Read our full review of The Sez Hotel.
While Tide Resort and the Sez have overtaken Bang Saen Resort, this was one of the original luxury hotels in town. The resort, tucked between newer developments, looks a bit dated nowadays but its prices are a little more reasonable than other top end places in town. The resort is an excellent midrange option, thanks to its good service, fine sea views and a pool. It's one of the few resorts... Read our full review of Bang Saen Resort Hotel.
The strangely named Birth Guest House is tucked down a small lane off the main Beach Road, a cheap option in the western part of the beach area. The 2 storey terraced house is a little out of place in this residential area. The outside is painted white and a little bland, but rooms are large and well maintained. Those at the front have large balconies which are excellent places to sit and take in... Read our full review of Birth Guest House.
Jao Guest House sits in the middle of a terraced road on Soi 2 Beach Road. It doesn't really stand out from the crowd along the road, but is a good example of what is on offer on Soi 2. With two floors, downstairs has the fan rooms and upstairs offers air-con. The rooms are small, but all have en suite cold water bathrooms. Western toilets are installed, but they do not have flushing mechanisms.... Read our full review of Jao Guest House.
On Soi 1 and 2, at the eastern end of Beach Road next to Saensok Resort, a multitude of guesthouses sell the same type of room at the same type of price. The Manat is located on the corner, with signs only in Thai. However, it does stand out from the crowd as its rooms are slightly larger and the folks manning reception are a little bit friendlier than most. Rooms come with cable TV, fan or... Read our full review of Manat Guest House.
Nestled in among the melee of other similar guesthouses, Suk Jai is worth a mention thanks to its laundry facilities and motorcycle rental. The rooms are the same type and standard as the other 15 or 20 located on the street, all with cable TV, fridge and a choice of air-con or fan. Rooms are not rented per person, but if you try to pack too many souls in, the owners will become a little... Read our full review of Suk Jai Guest House.