Pattaya Beach has hordes of hotels catering for every budget and taste, so here's a guide to help you decide where to stay. Featuring short informative descriptions of each of its four main areas Beach Road, Pattaya Second Road, Pattaya South and Pattaya Hill and its best hotels, it's been put together to help you find exactly the right hotel, in exactly the right location…
Pattaya Beach Road
Pattaya Beach is a scenic 4km long crescent of sand backed by a promenade and palm trees, a busy one-way road, and a dense layer of luxury hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and market stalls. The southern end is home to the nightlife that gives Pattaya its notoriety, while the northern end is calmer and less densely built up. Many of Pattaya’s most exclusive resorts are found here, with prices reflecting their premium location opposite the beach and near the city’s best shopping and nightlife. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, all rooms include air-conditioning, TV and hot water.)
Holiday Inn Pattaya
4-Star | Gourmet Dining | Spa | Oceanside Pool | Kids Club
Attentive service, modern conveniences and a refreshing interior décor underscore the Holiday Inn Pattaya experience. The lobby, dining facilities and guestrooms and suites all combine various shades of blue into their design. The outdoor infinity-edge pool and sundeck overlook a picturesque vista of North Pattaya Bay. Family travellers with children are well catered for, as the hotel has two separate kid’s pools, a kid’s club and babysitting service. Read More...
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya
4-Star | Hard Rock Café | Beach Foam-X Party | DJ and Live Band
From the moment of arrival, the hotel’s themed décor will get your pulse racing. Meet your ‘rock idol’ upon stepping into your room or suite, sporting a vibrant colour scheme and various rock memorabilia. High-tech amenities include satellite TV, DVD player, use of iPod throughout your stay. The two-storey drum-shaped Hard Rock Café serves up American-style burgers, beers and a string of Billboard’s top-hit rock ‘n’ roll songs, live band and DJ entertainment. Enjoy the legendary Beach Foam-X party, or compose your holiday at Hard Rock the way you have lived it in your dreams. Read More...
Hotel Vista Pattaya
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Salt-water Pool | Close to the Beach
This serviced apartment style hotel takes the less-is-more design concept to heart, starting with the sparsely furnished lobby that feels more like a museum of modern art. The theme continues into the guestrooms, pool-facing restaurant and bar, where the minimalist interior décor feels essentially Scandinavian, with predominantly white walls, sleek surfaces and sharp angles. Tucked in the middle of Soi 4, the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk to the beach. Read More...
Pattaya Discovery Beach Hotel
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | 24-hr Business Centre | Spa | Free Internet
Overlooking an expansive stretch of North Pattaya Beach, this family-friendly hotel has all elements of a pleasant stay. The location is just across the beach, surrounded by a colourful lineup of street shopping and nightlife venues. Guestrooms are generously proportioned, with balconies and floor-to-ceiling window walls. The free-form swimming pool has a waterslide, large sundeck and alfresco dining area. After sunset, the cosy lobby lounge features live music and is ideal for chilling out into the night. Read More...
Pattaya Second Road
This central and very bustling main road lies parallel to Beach Road, only a couple of hundred metres inland. In terms of nightlife and shopping, those staying here are as well placed as those on Beach Road. Beer bars, restaurants, shops, malls and hotels fill its sides, and Walking Street is just as accessible. However, within this densely built up area, sea views and spacious facilities are harder to come by than on Beach Road. Much of the accommodation is therefore of the budget or mid-range variety.
Connecting Pattaya Second Road with Beach Road are many long thin streets or ‘sois’, which heading from north to south are numbered 1 to 16. Filled with mid-range hotels and budget guesthouses, those in the north are relatively quiet (Sois 1-6) while those south of Central Pattaya Road (7-16) get progressively more lively as you get closer to nightlife centre Walking Street.
Amari Nova Suites
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Free Internet | Ice Bar | Rooftop Pool
The hotel’s contemporary interiors are well-appointed in black-and-white minimalist style with splashes of colour. All generously proportioned suites feature a balcony, fully-equipped kitchen, entertainment system and high-speed internet access. Swing by the cool sub-zero ‘-5 icebar’ for lip-smacking cocktails and one of the hippest dance parties in town, or chill out in style at the 5 Supperclub where tasty fusion food is served ‘in bed’ to be enjoyed along with a cutting-edge light-and-sound experience. Read More...
Page 10 Hotel
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Free Wi-Fi Internet | Rooftop Pool & Bar
This ultra-modern design hotel merges its glass-and-steel vision with humanist design elements, such as open spaces with bright natural light, tactile materials and natural textures. The combined effect is a contemporary space that feels warm and inviting. Guestrooms range from studios (38sqm) to the penthouse suite, with a pantry, separate living room and large balcony. Head up to the rooftop lap pool and bar for a sunset experience or drift away to bliss with the hotel’s in-room spa service. Read More...
Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa
5-Star | Tropical gardens | Huge Swimming Pool | Luxurious Spa
A lush oasis in downtown Pattaya, this ravishing five-star resort has eight acres of inviting tropical gardens to relax in. Next door is the city's swankiest mall, the Royal Garden Plaza, and nightlife hub Walking Street is a five-minute walk away. All 293 rooms have wooden flooring, teak furnishings and private balconies. Views are either of the ocean or the swimming pool. The garden spa, restaurants (Chinese, Sushi, Steakhouse, Thai, international), and romantic open-plan lobby with long sofas, wooden floors and refined Eastern atmosphere, all look stunning. Read More...
Tim Boutique Hotel
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Rooftop Pool & Bar
Down a small lane off the southern section of Second Road (near Soi 12), this 82-room hotel is very close to the shopping and a narrow soi (lane) packed with beer bars. The hotel’s elegant neoclassical façade belies a contemporary interior. The three room types (Deluxe, Jacuzzi, Executive Suite) come with balcony, internet connections (not free), plush furnishing and mini-bar. The rooftop pool plays host to a weekly seafood barbecue dinner every Saturday, a wonderful way to spend the evening. The beach is around seven minutes walk away. Read More...
This is the area immediately south of South Pattaya Road, flanked by Pattaya Hill to its left and Jomtien Beach to the South. It includes nightlife hotspot, Walking Street, thus hotels here are very well placed for those wanting to explore the notorious neon-lit stretch. Pattaya's best shopping and restaurants are also close by. Most of these hotels are inland though, and usually lack sea views. However, there are exceptions, like the stunning beachfront sanctuary that is Siam Bayshore Hotel. The longer and quieter Jomtien Beach is no more than 10 minutes away in a 'song-taew'(hop-on passenger-carrying truck).
Best Western Premier Signature Pattaya Hotel
4-Star | Bhuvana Spa | Free Internet | Free Shuttle Service
This intimate hotel blends modern comfort and warm, personalised service to render a memorable stay. The tastefully decked out guestrooms come with a large window overlooking South Pattaya’s skyline. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, restaurants, a lobby bar and branded spa. The complimentary scheduled shuttle service delivers guests to/from nearby Walking Street, Central Festival, Pattaya Hill Viewpoint and Bali Hai Pier (for Coral Island). Read More...
Eastern Grand Palace
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Spa | Gift Shop | Free Shuttle to the Beach
Located farther inland, this modern high-rise hotel is sheltered from South Pattaya’s pulsating nightlife and party scene, thus is ideal for family travellers. Rooms come in six categories from Standard (27sqm) with pool or city views to Family Suite with a large pool-facing balcony and outdoor shower. The free-form landscaped pool comes with a Jacuzzi, ideal for a lounging session. The four eateries offer seafood barbecue buffets to steaks and an a-la-carte menu of local and international dishes. For nightlife or water sports, a complimentary shuttle bus provides pick-up and drop-off service to the beach twice a day. Read More...
3-Star | Executive Suites | Lagoon Pool | Massage Service | Club House Bar
This 74-room hotel features modern oriental style, with lots of outdoor greenery and a location just off the southern stretch of Pattaya Third Road (about 15 minutes' walk from Walking Street). Rooms are spacious (between 32 and 64sqm) and include balcony, high-speed internet access and in-room safe. Deluxe and Executive Suites come with a separate living room and pantry, the latter also has a private outdoor Jacuzzi. Suited to business or leisure, facilities include a lagoon style swimming pool with Jacuzzi, two eateries, lounge bar, clubhouse, fitness room, massage and business centre. Read More...
Siam Bayshore Hotel
4-Star | Beachfront Location | Near Walking Street | Two Pools | Spa
Classic Thai elegance sums up the decorative style of this lush 270-room resort just beyond the southern end of Walking Street. The hotel features tropical gardens, swimming pools (one overlooking a private strip of beach), a spa, several elegant restaurants, tennis courts and guest buildings. Rooms have warm colours, balconies overlooking gardens, pools, or ocean and internet access. Siam Bayshore is ideal for those in search of an up-market hotel right on the fringes of downtown Pattaya. Read More...
A raised headland at the southern end of Pattaya Bay, Pattaya Hill is accessible by winding roads that lead to the top. Popular with families, it’s full of up-market resorts with luxury facilities, large gardens, fine-dining restaurants, panoramic sea views and a quiet, serene atmosphere. Those staying here may feel dislocated from Pattaya's brash action but are in fact only a few minutes’ drive from it. More bonuses: resorts typically have lots of recreational facilities for guests to enjoy, and Jomtien Beach – a quieter alternative to Pattaya Beach – is close by.
Grand Heritage Beach Resort & Spa
5-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Oceanfront Location | Large Pool | Spa
Set on a tranquil stretch of Jomtien Beach, this expansive resort complex comprises three buildings, tropical gardens and an expansive sundeck that wraps around the sea-facing pool. All five room types, from Deluxe (55sqm) to Two-Bedroom Suites, come with a balcony with sea or garden views, 32” LCD TV, DVD player and internet access. Dining is alfresco style on the second-floor terrace, by the pool or by the beach. The spa, offering massages as well as body exfoliation and facial treatments, is an ideal alternative to water sports or sightseeing. Read More...
Golden Cliff House
3-Star | Saltwater Pool | Massage Service | Close to Jomtien Beach
This castle-like hotel is ideal for those in search of an affordable place close to Jomtien Beach and that offers a decent range of facilities. For starter, the hotel has a saltwater pool with panoramic ocean views, a separate children’s pool and sun loungers spread across the sea-facing sundeck. The guestrooms blend Victorian and traditional Thai design elements, evoking an air of understated elegance. Dining is a pleasurable experience, with a good selection of Thai and western dishes, home-made pizzas and pastas. Read More...
Royal Beach View
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Roof Garden | Steps from the Beach
With only 30 all-suite rooms, Royal Beach View offers an intimate feel. The hotel is just a few steps from the beachfront, so access to water sports is not a problem. On site, there’s a swimming pool, a sea-facing sundeck and a rooftop garden with a lounge for unwinding. Guestrooms are spacious (70sqm-130sqm) and come with a balcony, Wi-Fi access, refrigerator, microwave and cable TV. If your priority is not Pattaya’s nightlife or shopping, but comfortable living spaces and access to a quiet beach, then this hotel is a good choice. Read More...
Royal Cliff Beach Terrace
5-Star | Oceanfront Rooms | Large Balconies | Luxurious Spa
Occupying the same manicured grounds as three other luxury hotels under the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, this low-rise resort caters to couples and family travellers. It offers 89 sumptuous rooms fronting the sea, each fitted out with a large balcony and high-tech amenities. The Honeymoon Suites come with a separate step-up lounge area, while the Cliff Terrace Suites feature a deep soaking tub and two balconies. Guests have access to the shared facilities, meaning 10 restaurants, five bars, a sweeping beachfront, a shopping arcade and an award-winning wine cellar. Read More...
Relatively speaking, North Pattaya is more serene and relaxed than Central or South Pattaya. But this is still part of Pattaya’s city centre, with famous attractions including Alcazar and Tiffany’s cabaret shows as well as The Sanctuary of Truth. Like Central and South Pattaya beaches, North Pattaya Beach is jam-packed with colourful beach chairs, umbrellas and possibilities for water sports. The beach itself begins at the Dolphin roundabout in front of Dusit Resort, running along a stretch of Beach Road that’s filled with open-air restaurants, bars and shops.
Hotel J Pattaya
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Business Centre | Shuttle to Pattaya Beach
Hotel J’s six-storey buildings feel more like a modern apartment complex than a hotel, which translates to a cosy, homey ambience. The five room categories come in four tastefully decked out styles and colour themes. Another highlight is the landscaped outdoor pool with a swim-up bar and spacious sundeck for lazing away the hours. The beach is about 10 minutes away on foot, but no need to walk as the hotel provides a complimentary scheduled shuttle service three times a day. Read More...
Mantra Pura Resort & Spa
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Lagoon Pool | Spa | Free Shuttle Bus
A chic Thai-style low-rise property with 74 elegant rooms and suites. All overlook a tropical lagoon swimming pool with a swim-up bar. Rooms and suites feature generous floor sizes, Italian furniture, hardwood floors, spacious balcony and modern amenities. Suites come with a kitchenette and living area. There's a large fitness club and, while the inland location on Pattaya Third Road isn't brilliant, there is a complimentary shuttle bus to Wong Amat Beach. Read More...
Sunshine Garden Resort
2-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Large Swimming Pool | 24-hr Room Service
This budget hotel is a steal. Although the location is not ideal for beach lovers, it features a nicely decked out pool area with a large swimming pool, separate children’s pool, sundeck with loungers, all surrounded by a well-landscaped garden. The guestrooms are spacious, airy and come with standard amenities. Upgrade to the suite category and enjoy additional floor space as well as a separate living room with an equipped pantry, a bathtub and walk-in closet. Read More...
Thai Garden Resort Pattaya
4-Star | Lagoon Pool | Library | Pub with Live Music | Thai Massage
Set amongst vast landscaped grounds, this low-rise resort features excellent outdoor facilities, including a freeform lagoon-style pool, children’s pool and a spacious sundeck with comfortable loungers. Another highlight is the Moon River Pub, a popular chill-out place with live bands, snooker tables and a good range of imported beers to complement its Western and Mexican-inspired menu. The 174 guestrooms range from standard and deluxe rooms to one- and two-bedroom apartments and individual bungalows. Wireless internet is available in the lobby, coffee shop or poolside. Read More...
Woodlands Hotel & Resort
4-Star | Rooms with Balcony | French Bakery | Spa | Two Swimming Pools
With a lush tropical garden and warm, welcoming atmosphere, Woodlands Hotel & Resort is a rare find in Pattaya City. The resort’s low-rise buildings house 134 rooms and suites, all fitted out with a private balcony overlooking the garden or one of the two swimming pools. Although the resort is not set on the beach (about 5-10 minutes’ walk), it features a good range of facilities to keep you entertained and relaxed, including a nicely decked-out spa, fitness room, Thai cooking classes, shopping arcade, good French bakery and restaurant with outdoor seating area. Read More...