Sukhumvit

Where to stay: Sukhumvit

The Sukhumvit area's accommodation is arranged here by proximity to the different BTS skytrain stations. A stone's throw from super-modern Siam Square, Phloenchit is a convenient option. Heading further east, Nana and Asoke put you close to some of Bangkok's liveliest (and seediest in places) nightlife. Slick malls and hi-so restaurants define Phrom Phong and Thong Lor. Ekkamai, Phra Khanong and On Nut will be too far out for some, though others will appreciate the relatively short distance to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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We have 27 places to stay in and around Sukhumvit.

Ploenchit

The beginning of Sukhumvit Road can be viewed as an extension of the shopping and office districts of nearby Siam Square, with mostly tall and shiny high-rises set on some seriously pricey real estate often occupied by major hotels. This is a good area if you want to avoid the seedy (in places) scene found a bit further east while remaining close to the skytrain and central Bangkok. Ironically, two of the hotels listed here shrug off the norm by occupying one-of-a-kind buildings constructed in the mid-20th century.

Legacy Express Bangkok
Legacy Express Bangkok

Clean with a terrific location

From US$37 with Agoda

Oasis Inn
Oasis Inn

Homely spot next to Bumrungrad Hospital

From US$36 with Agoda

The Atlanta
The Atlanta

Certainly one of a kind

From 738 baht Walk-in

Nana and Asoke

The area around Nana and Asok BTS stations is one of Bangkok’s most vibrant, convenient and popular, boasting stacks of big-name hotels like Sofitel, Westin Grande and Aloft. This includes the lively Sukhumvit Soi 11 and multi-lane Asoke-Montri Road, but also some quieter streets with a few great hostels to choose from. Two out of Bangkok’s three red-light districts are also found here, but they’re mostly contained in their respective streets: Soi Cowboy and Sukhumvit Soi 4. The area also hosts an enclave of Middle Eastern travellers along with swanky nightclubs, loads of restaurants, upscale spas and an interchange between the skytrain and subway.

Bodega Hostel
Bodega Hostel

Artistic hostel with a lively scene

From 300 baht Walk-in

Fu House Hostel
Fu House Hostel

A top Sukhumvit hostel pick

From US$39 with Agoda

RetrOasis Hotel
RetrOasis Hotel

Great value rooms and a pool

From US$28 with Agoda

S15 Hotel
S15 Hotel

Sleek midrange digs

From US$46 with Agoda

Baan Sukhumvit Inn
Baan Sukhumvit Inn

Cosy Thai-style bed and breakfasts

From US$30 with Agoda

The Blocks Hostel
The Blocks Hostel

Tight dorms, convenient location

From US$31 with Agoda

Phrom Phong and Thong Lor

Continuing east up Sukhumvit, the area around Phrom Phong and Thong Lo BTS stations is less seedy, more trendy (at least in places) and with notably large communities of Japanese expats and hi-so Thais. Though very convenient and with a terrific dining, shopping and nightlife scene, the vibe is more laid-back than around Asoke and Nana, with more condos than big-name hotels. If you don’t mind being a bit further from the rest of Bangkok, you’ll have some very good small hotels to choose from.

Cabochon Hotel
Cabochon Hotel

Gorgeous rooms filled with antiques

From 3,800 baht Walk-in

MHC Guesthouse
MHC Guesthouse

If you like model airplanes

From US$26 with Agoda

Playhaus
Playhaus

Small rooms, exceptional service

From US$36 with Agoda

S Box Sukhumvit Hotel
S Box Sukhumvit Hotel

Clean, no-fuss and a little bit funky

From US$24 with Agoda

Seven Design Hotel
Seven Design Hotel

Uber-trendy and intimate

From 2,000 baht Walk-in

Ekkamai, Phra Khanong and On Nut

The accommodation surrounding Ekkamai, Phra Khanong and On Nut BTS stations put you at least six skytrain stops from Siam Square and a solid hour’s journey from the historic Rattanakosin district. The pluses of staying here include very easy access to the eastern bus terminal and relatively close proximity to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Sukhumvit’s livelier areas are a short cruise up the skytrain line, and some interesting art galleries are found in the Ekkamai vicinity.

Refill Now!
Refill Now!

Luxurious hostel far from the action

From US$20 with Agoda

Beat Hotel
Beat Hotel

Creative and modern

From US$48 with Agoda

VX The Fifty
VX The Fifty

Quiet and great value

From US$11 with Agoda

The Mix Hotel
The Mix Hotel

Affordable rooms next to the skytrain

From 1,000 baht Walk-in

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Newly developed as a direct result of Suvarnabhumi Airport’s opening in 2006, the Lat Krabang area in the city’s far eastern reaches has a handful of good-value small hotels. If you want the absolute closest bed to your departure gate, splurge for the Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Suvarnabhumi is far removed from the rest of Bangkok and we wouldn’t recommend staying here unless you’ve got an early departure or late arrival.

The Great Residence
The Great Residence

Pretty great rooms near the airport

From US$20 with Agoda