The easiest way to break Sukhumvit Road down is by Skytrain (BTS) station, as the areas surrounding each exude their own unique character, attractions and highlights. Nana is known for nightlife and its street market, while Asoke, a business district, houses a lineup of luxury serviced apartments and high-rise office buildings.
Phrom Phong and Thonglor offer a multicultural dynamic, home to a large community of Japanese and Korean expatriates – staying in these two areas puts you in the midst of Bangkok’s cosmopolitan dining, shopping and hotel scene. The further away from the city, beyond Thonglor and towards the end of the BTS line at On Nut station, the more suburban and less touristy Sukhumvit Road becomes.
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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.
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
Best Hotels Near BTS Skytrain
The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel has a familiar feel due to the successful tried and tested set-up, which provides the ultimate in convenience, service and amenities for all their guests. The tanned wood, soft lighting and marble floor combination in the lobby will remind you of past vacations, as will the efficient service with a smile and the subtle water features dotted around. The breakfast buffet opposite reception is set in an impressive glass atrium with sweeping views of Sukhumvit Road below. Six separate dining and drinking options in the 420 room hotel ensure guests never really have to leave, although Terminal 21 shopping mall is a fun trip out and directly connected to the hotel.
The 45sqm Grande rooms are a calming mix of different shades of green, with large, soundproof windows and a mix of carpet and polished wood flooring. Walk-in closets are a well designed element, alongside marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Comfortable beds and thick curtains ensure a blissful nights sleep, far removed from Shearton Grande Sukhumvits central Bangkok location. For a more tropical escape from the city, the tree fringed, outdoor pool and Sala Restaurant have a classic design with a traditional Thai style pavilion and a unique swimming pool designed to feel like a relic from an ancient temple.
What We Loved:
- Direct and undercover access to Asok BTS and Sukhumvit MRT stations
- Enough restaurants, bars, lounges and communal areas to suit any type of engagement
- Rossinis, a standout Italian restaurant with menu devised by Michelin Star chef
- Full range of leisure amenities including spa and mock-ancient designed outdoor pool
- Direct access to Terminal 21 shopping mall by overhead walkway
Why Did We Choose This Hotel?
With a prominent use of glass throughout the hotel and a minimalist white colour scheme, Grande Centre Point Hotel Sukhumvit Terminal 21 mixes a contemporary Thai style with unmistakably modern twists. The building itself is striking, with a golden stupa-like rooftop that is recognisable from across the city and the outdoor infinity pool ringed by frangipani trees is a wonderful area for relaxing, looking out over Sukhumvit Road with a lake view of Benjakitti Park. With many activities onsite - including tennis, karaoke and a putting green - as well as direct access to one of Bangkoks best shopping malls there are enough activities to please the whole family.
Rooms are minimalist in design, although every room features large windows with fantastic views, sofa and coffee table, and automatic blinds. Superior Rooms are a fairly limited 32 sqm although thanks to a modern linear design all space is maximised and there is still enough space for a small kitchenette. Deluxe Rooms are 40 sqm and the extra space really makes a difference, although all rooms in the hotel feature the latest technology - 40 LED TV, lightning fast internet, rainforest shower and computerized high-tech toilet.
What We Loved:
- Amazingly convenient location with both the BTS and MRT on your doorstep
- Above Terminal 21 Shopping Mall for easy and safe access to the shops and restaurants in Bangkok's most unique shopping mall
- Beautiful infinity pool with half-submerged sunloungers
- Rooms all have an abundance of windows to brighten rooms and allow for great views of downtown Bangkok
- Every guest is entitled to three hours complementary use of the Entertainment Room, with karaoke machine, overhead projector and movie library
Why Did We Pick It:
Located at the quiet end of Sukhumvit soi 24, Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park is still close enough to the action, only five minutes away from the BTS and Emporium Shopping Mall via the hotels complimentary Tuk Tuk. There is plenty to do once you are here, with all-day-dining restaurant, deli and pool bar; gym, swimming pool, spa and kids play room on the 3rd floor and a separate building less than 30 seconds away that houses badminton, squash, tennis, golf simulator and small, rooftop tee-off area. If youre here on business, the Marriott Executive Apartments are well set up for this, with a business centre and 5 meeting rooms, the largest with a maximum capacity of 140 people.
The first thing that strikes you when you walk into the apartments is the amount of space. The studio apartments start at 45 sqm with the 2 bed suites spread over 130 sqm. All rooms are well-equipped, with a full kitchenette including washing machine, oven and dishwasher as well as crockery and pans, TV with international channels, desk space and Wi-Fi internet at extra cost. We recommend upgrading to the 1 bedroom apartment if you are considering the studio for a long stay, as the cost is minimal but the suite is a comfortable 65 square metres and the lounge is separate from the bedroom. The hotel is tastefully decorated in a muted palette, but if you ask for a high floor room then you will get a stunning view from the large apartment windows.
What we loved:
- Spacious apartments feel like home - Plenty of natural light throughout the suites
- Kitchenette with washing machine, oven and dishwasher
- Open air swimming pool, with separate shallow area for children
- Tennis, badminton, squash and golf simulator
Close to BTS Phrom Pong
Emporium Suites by ChatriumBangkok
Why Did We Select This Hotel?
Emporium Suites by Chatrium trumps other hotels with two key features - room size and convenience - but its contemporary Thai decor, faultless service and elevated cityscapes will please just as much. Below the hotel is the Emporium shopping mall with many top brands, restaurants and a cinema complex on the seventh floor, and next door you will find the beautiful Benjasiri Park, perfect for an evening stroll past joggers and tai chi classes. The direct link to the BTS line ensures the most hassle free way to navigate the city and the suites are within walking distance a host of top restaurants, pubs and bars. There are also many facilities in the hotel including a tropical oasis on the seventh floor, with a swimming pool, fitness centre and a profusion of manicured plants and flowers.
Superior Studio Rooms start from 55 sqm and, making use of all this space, include cooking facilities should the mood take you. There are four types of studio with the largest, the Grand Deluxe, stretching 90sqm with separate kitchen and large balcony. The understated, clean decor lend rooms an apartment vibe which is perfect for such a bustling and central location. Emporium Suites are also serviced apartments for long stay guests so communal areas are friendly.
What We Loved:
- Direct access to Emporium shopping mall
- Direct access to Phrom Phong BTS Station
- Next door to Benjasiri Park
- Freeform swimming pool area feels like a tropical enclave with blooming flowers and palm trees
- Every room has cooking facilities, with a fully fitted kitchen in Super Deluxe Studio and up
- Room sizes are bigger than neighbouring hotels
- Luxury spa with products by Thann
Recommended Luxury Hotels in Sukhumvit
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.
Sofitel Bangkok SukhumvitBangkok
Why Did We Pick This Hotel?
From the moment you step into the chic, black marble lobby of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, with its sweeping lines and oversized bouquet of lilies and lotus flowers, the frenzy of downtown Bangkok fades away, replaced by a contemporary elegance that is the hallmark of the Sofitel brand. Check-in is completed in a carpeted living-room area attached to the lobby or even up on the Millesime club room floor for executive room guests. Six restaurants ensure there is something to suit every taste, but the definite standout fine-dining option is LAppart French Restaurant on the 32nd floor, styled as a high-society apartment from the late 19th Century.
All 345 rooms and suites are opulently furnished with signature touches such their trademark soft bedding, floor-to-ceiling windows, writing desk and brand name toiletries, while framed sepia photographs of Paris give rooms an urbane, sophisticated feel. The entry level Luxury Room is 37 sqm and features all the modern conveniences found in other room types and gets plenty of natural light. Going up the scale, the Luxury Club room features a window for watching TV from the bathtub and access to the Club Millesime, and corner rooms have windows on two walls. The location of the hotel is a real plus point as it is surrounded by things of interest. It is only few minutes walk to either Terminal 21 shopping mall or Sukhumvit Soi 11 - one of Bangkoks most vibrant nightlife scenes, and Benjakitti Park is just one stop on the subway and easy to see from front facing rooms.
What We Loved:
- Contemporary classic design throughout with no expense spared
- Premium quality bedding and designer toiletries by L'Occitane and Hermes
- L'Appart French restaurant is one of the standout restaurants in Bangkok
- Central Sukhumvit location with both sky train and subway only a short walk away
- Le Spa offers a full two page menu of treatments with L'Occitane products
- Large fitness centre with instructor open 24 hours a day
Radisson Blu Plaza BangkokBangkok
Why Did We Choose This Hotel?
Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok is a chic five star hotel with a fabulous location 200m away from Asok BTS Skytrain and Sukhumvit MRT Underground. The hotel is also walking distance to the charming Benjasiri Park. With 290 rooms, this hotel is sure to bring the best of this prestigious brand to downtown Bangkok, with smart suites decorated in a palette of coffee and cream shades with large windows offering uninterrupted views of the cityscape. Every room comes with a television, hot drinks and kettle, desk space, lounge corner and en suite bathroom that has both a tub and separate shower. Standard rooms start from a spacious 36 square metres so you are guaranteed a good amount of space. Unlike many large hotels, wireless internet connection is complimentary at Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok.
The facilities at Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok are excellent, with an outdoor swimming pool and adjacent pool bar, because everyone needs cocktails by the water in tropical countries. The state-of-the-art fitness centre will charm gym buffs and there is a stylish Spa Esc for those ultimate relaxing moments with holistic treatments and traditional Thai massage on offer. Dining options are varied, with a classic Chinese restaurant, a beautiful Italian on the rooftop and a more casual all day dining cafe with a warm friendly atmosphere which is perfect for groups or families. Even though the hotel is walking distance from the skytrain, there is a complimentary tuk tuk provided to make those journeys even easier. Read More...
Mid Range Hotels in Sukhumvit
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!
The Continent BangkokBangkok
Why Did We Pick it?
The Continent Bangkok by Compass Hospitality has one of the most envious locations in Bangkok, a few steps from the Asoke junction on Sukhumvit Road, and only minutes from the skytrain, MRT and Terminal 21 Mall - one of the most popular shopping centres in the city. The hotels travelling theme is cleverly incorporated into the hotel surroundings and facilities but it never feels overdone: the awning over the front entrance has a Parisian feel, as do the chandeliers that hang over the black and gold reception and if you head up to Axis and Spin rooftop bar, there is an almost Phileas Fogg gentlemans club feel to the space, albeit with fantastic views of Bangkoks skyscrapers. Axis and Spin looks down over the Continent hotels swimming pool and 02 bar, which share the incredible vista.
What We Loved:
- Funky hotel with an around the world theme
- One of the best locations in town, at the Asoke Junction on Sukhumvit Road
- Opposite Terminal 21 for fantastic shopping
- Rooftop bar with 2 for 1 drinks offers at sunset
- Amazing views from the swimming pool
- Floor to ceiling windows in all the rooms let in plenty of natural light
Pullman Bangkok Grande SukhumvitBangkok
Why Did We Choose This Hotel?
Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit stands out from the crowd for many reasons, not least because of its impressive glass sail facade, reminiscent of the world famous Dubai Hotel. The interiors leave a more subtle impression, with rooms decorated in a rich palette of chocolate browns and nude tones. A little part of Thailand is weaved into the design with wallpapers inspired by the floral motifs in temples, rustic carved shutters outside your door and sepia shots of Thai landmarks in the rooms and suites. The beds are some of the most comfortable that weve laid our heads on and there is a cosy chair for lounging on and a desk if you need to catch up with work. Warm lighting gives the guest rooms a welcoming glow in the evenings and from the window you can enjoy the view of Bangkoks twinkling skyscrapers. Wi-Fi is available and there is a flat screen television with a good selection of international channels. Every bathroom has a separate tub and shower.
What We Loved:
- Chic bedrooms with Thai touches and a glass enclosed bathroom
- Large tub in every en suite bathroom
- Soft comfortable beds for a dreamy nights sleep
- Hidden conservatory on the 15th floor
- Only a short five minute walk to the MRT subway and BTS skytrain
Cheaper (but good) Hotels in Sukhumvit
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!
S33 Compact HotelBangkok
Why Did We Choose This Hotel?
S33 Compact Sukhumvit Hotel offers a great value for money place to stay, just a few minutes walk from the entrance of Sukhumvit Road Soi 33, the main thoroughfare of Bangkok. In the immediate area guests can find shops such as Emporium shopping mall, many types of regional cuisine, bars and nightclubs and even Benjasiri Park, a delightful green space filled with sports courts, dance classes and a central lake. To make transport to different areas of the city hassle free, the BTS Skytrain Station at Phrom Phong is walking distance from the hotel. S33 Compact Sukhumvit Hotel is built around a central courtyard and is painted a modern gun-metal grey colour that hints at the modern design waiting within.
Rooms are sparsely furnished but with a clear style that is above what is usually found in three stay properties in central Bangkok. Artwork adorns the walls and the black and white colour scheme has a very urban feel. Rooms are on the small side, but everything is very clean and the staff members are friendly and helpful. All rooms feature a flat screen television, king or twin size beds, wardrobe space and air-conditioning. There is also free high speed wireless internet access, safety box, refrigerator and small work desk. Bathrooms are impressively designed and each has a large walk-in shower. The free tuk-tuk shuttle service taking guests to and from the BTS Skytrain is a nice touch that is not standard across other three star properties. Read More...
Citadines Sukhumvit 23 BangkokBangkok
Why Did We Choose This Hotel?
Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok is a building full of vibrant and contemporary apartments, designed to make your stay feel like a home from home. The hotel is located in Sukhumvit, an area that is designed for both business and leisure. Surrounded by shopping centres and entertainment facilities there is plenty to do, and with the hotel offering a complimentary tuktuk ride to the Asoke BTS and the Sukhumvit MRT station, which are just a few minutes away, you need not worry about getting around.
The 138 residences in Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok are split between two types of apartment, from the executive studios (28sqm) to the more sizable one bedroom deluxe (45sqm). Both room types are furnished stylishly, have LCD TVs, DVD players, electronic safes and kitchens that are furnished with toasters, fridges, microwaves and a kettle. Whilst the studio is significantly smaller, the well-placed furniture and bright colours hide it well by giving the room a light and spacious feel. An outdoor pool and gymnasium provide entertainment and with the hotel offering one restaurant it provides the perfect excuse to get out and experience local Thai cuisine. Read More...