You'll find low to mid-range guesthouses and hotels in Pathein, all within walking distance of the Central Market. Note that with power outages being the norm in the daytime, the air-con and television that you pay a premium for may only be available at night.
The Delta Hotel is located across the street from a small riverside pagoda in the northern part of town. A restaurant is located on the ground floor, offering strong WiFi to both hotel and restaurant guests along with cold Myanmar on draft and a small supply of top-shelf spirits. The spacious rooms are well-kept overall and feature a phone, table and chair, WiFi, small flat-screen TV, firm... Read our full review of Delta Hotel.
The Pammawaddy Hotel is located on a quiet street and is one of the newer hotels in Pathein. All rooms are air-con, with WiFi, loaded minibar, satellite TV, wardrobe and a telephone. The friendly staff members whom we dealt with both spoke English very well. All rooms are doubles, with your choice of king-size bed or two twins. Each floor contains a shared balcony that could be useful for reading... Read our full review of Pammawaddy Hotel.
La Pyae Wun Hotel is located in a nice and quiet part of town but still in close walking distance to the central market, ATM and Shwemokehtaw Pagoda. The 40-room hotel appears to be popular with Burmese travellers. Rooms are equipped with WiFi and air-con, with the ground and second level rooms having hot water. The spacious rooms are clean overall and well maintained. Bathrooms are large and... Read our full review of La Pyae Wun Hotel.
The Taan Taan Ta is in a busy part of Pathein, located just across the street from the central market. The receptionist is very friendly, speaks English very well and is able to provide helpful advice about the city. Rooms are cheap, old, grungy and in an overall poor condition. The walls beg for a fresh coat of paint and the bathrooms need an intense scrubbing. But if you're able to rough it... Read our full review of Taan Taan Ta Guesthouse.
The Sein Pyae Hlyan Inn is located across the street from the Pammawaddy Hotel on quiet Shwe Ze Di Road. We found the cheapest rooms in town here, with single fan rooms with shared bathroom going for just $8 a night. Those rooms are very small and cell-like, but do feature little balconies -- a rare treat in this town. Beds are cheap quality and come with thin pillows that may need to be folded... Read our full review of Sein Pyae Hlyan Inn.