Where To Stay in Silom
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Silom
Part of the city's main business and financial district, Silom is short on traditional tourist attractions but high on modern energy – glass-and-steel office buildings, great bars and restaurants, and pulsating nightlife scene. In fact, Silom is one of the most liveliest and popular areas in town.
Depending on where you stay along its 4.5km length, Silom places you roughly halfway between the riverside and main shopping areas like Siam Square. Accommodations range between mid-range and five-star luxury, and prices reflect this. The area is loosely served by three Skytrain (BTS) stations – Surasak, Chong Nonsi and Sala Daeng.
What is 'Editor's Pick':
Editor’s Picks are the hotels we personally reviewed and liked the most, ones we recommend to our friends and family when they come to Bangkok and are looking for the best places to stay according to their budget or location preferences.
BTS Sala Daeng
A stay in this area gives you the access to the main shopping and entertainment segment of the Silom area, including Patpong. Office workers by day become bargain and thrill seekers by night, as the straight stretch comes alive with shops and stalls selling all manners of merchandise, great restaurants, bars, Thai massage parlours, crowded clubs and notorious sex shows.
Rising above the scene is the skytrain, which connects to the subway station at the end of Silom road. Just beyond it is Lumpini Park – the perfect daytime escape from the noise and pollution.
Why Did We Select This Hotel?
Dusit Thani Bangkok is a renowned five star hotel in the Silom District of central Bangkok which has 517 rooms, each with a Thai twist to them, touches of Thai silk, teak wood and orchids. Although the rooms have a traditional feel to them, they have incorporated modern amenities for both business and leisure guests including complimentary internet in all rooms and Wi-Fi in public areas, flat-screen LCD TV, and bedside controls for the air-conditioner and blackout curtains. If given a choice, the rooms with the best views are those overlooking Lumpini Park, which is only a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. For a special treat book into the Thai Heritage Suites. Stepping through the door is like stepping back in time. Instead of the usual pale palette of colours favoured by Dusit Thani, there is a strong flavour of Thailand in the days gone by, wood-lined rooms and ornately decorated furniture.
The club lounge and business centre have recently been upgraded, and provides personal butler service, late check-out, all-day snacks and drinks and use of the fitness centre. Although smartly decorated in modern Thai style, the club is perfect space to relax or catch up with work. The octagonal swimming pool is set in an attractive courtyard with plenty of blue and white striped sun loungers. At DFiT gym you will find state of the art equipment and squash courts, with staff on hand for personal training and to provide exercise classes including aerobics, tai chi and yoga. For those who prefer to take their chill-out time lying down, Dusit Thani Bangkok has Devarana Spa which offers a wide variety of treatments inspired by the centuries old practice of Thai therapeutic massage.
What We Loved:
- Close to both MRT and BTS for travel around the city. Minutes walk from Siloms buzzing nightlife and plenty of restaurants.
- Unparalleled sports facilities including outdoor swimming pool, golf school, squash court, personal training and yoga, pilates, tai chi and aqua fit classes
- Premium Spa offering the best of Thai and Western treatments and techniques
- Specialised suites offering the best of Thai design and products Revamped club lounge, perfect for business and leisure
Access to MRT and BTS Sala Deang via skywalk
BTS Chong Nonsi
Busy but not altogether bustling, the area of Silom near BTS Chong Nonsi - roughly in its middle - is populated by huge office tower blocks and corporate offices, and people scurrying about in suits. Lots of shops of marginal interest and decent restaurants strewn along this stretch - including seafood, Italian and, of course, Thai - as well as further afield, on nearby Sathorn and Narathiwat roads. A stay here puts you roughly midway between the riverside, in one direction, and Patpong's chaotic entertainment and shopping in the other. Both are in walking distance, but perhaps best reached via tuk-tuk or taxi.
Why Did We Pick It?
There is'nt a corner of W Hotel that does not make a good impression with a light-hearted and playful design that is exciting and fabulously hip. The reception is decked out in a large mural created from thousands of crystals, each painstakingly positioned by hand, and as you enter the lift, there is a wall of Tuk Tuk lights creating a disco vibe. With a fantastic location in the business district of Bangkok, W Hotel is only minutes walk from the BTS at Chong Nonsi, and only a short taxi ride from Siloms famous nightlife.
The 407 rooms are equally cool, with bright bursts of colour, plenty of high-tech equipment and funky amenities. In a nod to Thailands favourite sport there is a hint of Muay Thai in the soft furnishings, inluding cushions created from the famous silk shorts emblazoned with a golden W. The room really is all about glitz, glamour, and most importantly, having fun. The 40 inch television offers a large selection of movies, or you can plug in your iPod and connect to your own collection. A wireless tablet is used to control not only the temperature and mood lighting of the room, but also send a quick email to room service. If you are feeling hungry, the Munchie Box is a Willy Wonka inspired treat, and the bathroom is stocked with Bliss products for some in-suite pampering.
What We Loved:
- Muay Thai inspired room design including an oversized pair of sparkly boxing gloves
- Wireless tablet controls aircon, lights and contacts room service
- Bliss pampering products in the bathroom
- The surrealist swimming pool is shaped like an eye
- Cool private members club vibe at Woo Bar open for all
Access to BTS Chong Nonsi
Why Did We Pick This Hotel?
Ascott Sathorn Bangkok is a smart five star hotel and serviced apartments just a few steps from Sathorn Bridge and Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain Station.This hotel is superbly positioned close to Silom financial district of Bangkok with shopping malls, spas, tailors, and restaurants well dispersed around the local area.The 177 serviced apartments split between studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units.Owing to the large size of this hotel, business guests are catered for as well as leisure travellers, as the well appointed rooms include a full kitchen including washing machine, cable TV with accompanying DVD player, dining table and chairs, comfortable sofa and king or twin beds. Read More...
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn puts you within a 10-minute drive of Patpong Night Market and Lumpini Park.Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Great Room, which serves breakfast.Rooms offer up nice touches like iPod docks, hydromassage showerheads, and slippers. Read More...
Luxury Hotels in Silom
These hotels have it all! You will get the complete resort experience right in the heart of Bangkok at these five-star stunners. The prices are high but the range of leisure facilities, stylish rooms and well-oiled efficiency that you will find surely makes it worth the cost for those who expect the best.
Why Did We Choose This Hotel:
Le Meridien Bangkok is a sophisticated five star hotel in the Silom area of Bangkok. This location is known as an excellent location in which to base yourself when visiting Bangkok because of the range and scope of local attractions and services, as well as the excellent public transport links that make travel around the city quick and easy. The hotel is actually situated on Surawongsee Road that runs parallel to Silom but it is just a short walk to the BTS Station at Sala Daeng and the MRT Underground at Silom. Other places of interest include Lumpini Park, shopping experiences at Silom Complex Shopping Mall and Patpong Night Market and many bars and restaurants that create one of the liveliest areas in Bangkok.
The 282 guestrooms and suites at Le Meridien Bangkok are extremely stylish and sophisticated with muted tones and premium quality furnishings. All rooms consist of floor to ceiling windows with fantastic views of the nearby business district, a flat screen television with video on demand function, iPod docking system, a comfy lounge area with sofa and coffee table and separate bath tub and walk in shower. There is also a collection of signature circular suites for a touch of the extravagant. The communal facilities include an onsite Asian restaurant, staffed fitness centre with top of the range equipment, a spacious outdoor lap pool and the renowned SPA with multi sensory treatments. The concierge service at Le Meridien Bangkok is one of the finest in Bangkok and ensures even first time visitors will have no trouble getting to their destination. Read More...
Why Did We Choose This Hotel?
A subtle mix of Thai and modern design embellishes the 327 rooms in the Banyan Tree Bangkok, inspired by the countrys heritage and accommodation offering floor-to-ceiling windows with fantastic views of Bangkok. There are seven room types; even the spacious Deluxe comes with separate living space. It is the little luxuries that help Banyan Tree Hotel stand out from the crowd, such as two televisions, a daily newspaper and a fragrant essential burner with a range of scents. If you are coming with family then the 119sqm Two-Bedroom Suites offer a home away from home.
The Banyan Tree Hotel Spa is a calm oasis over three floors, the decor minimalist and Zen, with 16 spacious treatment rooms to allow privacy when enjoying luxurious pampering. The signature pampering set here is the Royal Banyan treatment that was inspired by customs from Thailans palaces throughout history, and designed to improved circulation and ease any aches or stress. The Banyan Trees most famous restaurant is undoubtedly Saffron, which offers a modern twist on Thai dishes in a chic, comfortable lounge on the 52nd floor.
What We Loved:
- Siloms buzzing nightlife is less than 10 minutes away
- Club Lounge includes all day drinks and snacks, shuttle service around area and express check-in
- Floor to ceiling windows in all rooms
- Moon Rooftop Bar offers a 360-degree view of Bangkok and is of the must-do activities in Bangkok
- Award-winning Spa with traditional Thai treatments and products
Why Did We Pick This Hotel?
Guests enter the Sukhothai hotel via a tree-lined driveway, a short distance that takes you away from the noise of busy Bangkok streets, and into the manicured gardens that surround the hotel. Although Sukhothai Hotel may be only 13 stories high, it does not feel overlooked, and all of the 210 rooms look out onto the verdant grounds, water features and trees that surround it. The decor is luxurious and unobtrusive, inspired by the ruins at the old ancient capital after which the hotel is named - you will find stupas in one courtyard and a Buddha statue floating serenely on the water in another. With high-end Italian, Thai and International restaurants to pick from you are spoilt for choice, and Zuk bar on the ground floor opens onto an outside terrace, perfect for evening drinks.
The rooms at Sukhothai Hotel offer a perfect blend of timeless luxury and modern fixtures. Enhanced with teak wood furniture, luxurious linens and Thai silks, they provide a relaxing sanctuary. The colours are muted gold and greens, and we recommend requesting a room that looks out onto the pretty central square and its lily-filled water feature. All the rooms have been designed to make the most of the natural light, and the entire hotel feel spacious and airy. Garden suites are a spacious 76 square metres and have a balcony and a dedicated lounge space. All rooms have desks, access to Wi-Fi and a surround sound system, as well as Lavazza coffee machines.
What We Loved:
- The leafy landscaped grounds that surround the hotel provide peace and quiet
- Garden suites look out onto a pretty courtyard surrounded by lawns and lily ponds
- Fine linens, teakwood furnishings and Thai silk embellish the rooms
- High-tech in room AV equipment including a 40 LCD TV, Ipod and Iphone connections
- Spa Botanica is set in a small house, with a private balcony in each treatment room
- The scrumptious Chocolate Afternoon Tea Buffet that runs from Friday to Sunday
Mid Range Hotels in Silom
For people want a full set of facilities but don’t expect perfection at every turn, these mid-range hotels are for you. Sure, you get a nice pool, room service, concierge, but the price is kept lower in different ways – for example, reduced selections at breakfast or slightly smaller guestrooms. The competition in Bangkok is so fierce that prices get reduced on five-star hotels pushing them into mid-range territory. But make no mistake, these are excellent hotels!
Why Did We Pick This Hotel?
Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom is prominently positioned in the midst of the financial district of Bangkok, surrounded by gleaming office towers and traditional shophouses it is an area of contrasts that is the epitome of modern day Bangkok: striving towards the future without sacrificing its cultural heritage. Silom is widely regarded as an area of the city containing many of the finest restaurants, and close by is the famous Patpong entertainment area and night market. Transport is convenient thanks to the BTS Skytrain Station at Chong Nonsi and the river pier in front of Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Although both stations require a short walk, the hotel provides a free shuttle service to Sala Daeng Station. The Sirat Expressway Tollroad runs directly adjacent to Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom providing direct access to Suvarnabhumi International Airport 30 minutes away. The 216 rooms at this four star property are suitable for business or leisure guests with a modern and practical design. Rooms are decorated in a soft palate of cream and pale wood, with bright throw cushions providing bursts of colour. Hotel facilities are in line with everything expected of a Novotel property: fitness centre, sauna, swimming pool and sundeck, wheelchair access, cafe, gift shop and currency exchange. High speed wireless internet is available for a fee. Of the four restaurants in the hotel, Maggie Choos in the basement is one of the most talked about bars in Thailand, designed like an opium den in a bank vault with ladies swinging from the roof and killer signature cocktails. Read More...
Why Did We Select This Hotel?
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is a luxury five star property with amazing restaurants, amenities and diligent staff. The hotel is located in the Silom area of Bangkok, the main business district of the city, surrounded by many famous tourist spots such as Patpong Night Market and entertainment zone, Silom Complex Shopping Mall, Lumpini Park, and the riverside area of Bangrak is nearby. The hotel is well serviced by public transport with the BTS Skytrain Station at Chong Nonsi just a few hundred metres away.
The 469 fashionable rooms available at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G are split into three room types, each awash with style: from the chic Deluxe rooms to the more classic accents in the Executive rooms. Spaces are a little small here but a masculine use of bold primary colours gives this place a real sense of contemporary urban living. Floor to ceiling windows span the length of the property, all with fantastic views of Bangkoks city skyline, with an outdoor pool, fitness centre and 12 meeting spaces. There are 5 restaurants to enjoy here, with standout ventures including fine dining at the French restaurant Scarlett, and tasty burgers at 25 Degrees. Anyone looking for convenience with a sense of style should definitely consider this excellent hotel. Read More...
Cheaper (but great) Hotels in Silom
Choosing the right hotel in any budget is difficult, but getting a cheap (but good) hotel is one of the hardest of all to get right. In every destination the definition of ‘cheap’ changes, and so too does the quality of budget friendly hotels. We have spent many years trying to find the best compromise between quality and price. In this section we have selected hotels that are among the cheapest in the area yet are still sure to put a smile on your face – we only pick places we would be happy to send our families!
Why Did We Select This Hotel?
Red Planet Surawong Bangkok puts you within a 10-minute drive of Patpong Night Market and Lumpini Park. Free perks include WiFi and self parking.All rooms feature flat-screen TVs and refrigerators. Read More...
Why This Hotel?
ICheck Inn Silom may be just off busy Silom Road but once you walk down the lane that leads to the hotel the noise quietens. Step through the wooden doors and you are welcomed by not only the friendly staff but a funky reception hall with cool paintings and unusual wall hangings.You instantly know that this is a cut above other value hotels, with as much coffee, tea and hot chocolate as you want available throughout the day, a comfortable lounge to browse the daily papers and help available to plan a city tour. ICheck Inn Silom is a leisurely 10 minute walk from Surasak BTS along a quiet street and the area around the hotel is buzzing with cool restaurants and bars. Read More...
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What is 'Editor's Pick':
Editor’s Picks are the hotels we personally reviewed and liked the most, ones we recommend to our own friends and family when they come to Bangkok and are looking for the best places to stay according to their budget or location preferences.