Coming to Bangkok with children may be daunting because you want to see as much as you can while finding fun and interesting activities for the little ones, too. This is easier said than done – especially for first timers – and it all starts with choosing the right area to stay. Due to the size and intensity of Thailand’s capital city, putting in some research about where to base your family is important if you want everything to go smoothly.
Each area has its own benefits and drawbacks for a family holiday and we have tried to list the good and not so good to help you decide. Whether you are looking for an active stay with lots of fun activities or a relaxing resort vacation spent largely in the pool, we can point you to the right part of town. We have also selected the hotels we believe are the finest for catering to a family trip to Bangkok in each of the city’s recommended areas.
- 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 Family Hotels in Siam Area
Siam Kempinski Hotel BangkokBangkok
Siam Kempinski has several reasons why it should be a top contender for best family hotel in Bangkok. Firstly, it has one of the best kids clubs in Bangkok, with dedicated staff to care for children aged 3 to 12 years old. This free service is open to all Kempinski guests from 09:00 to 18:00 daily. Rooms can be fitted with an extra child's bed and has a handy kitchenette with kettle, plates and cutlery. The huge pool with dedicated children’s section will delight all ages, and surrounded by a manicured garden it gives the place a safe, secluded ambiance despite the fact it is in downtown Bangkok, just steps from Siam BTS Skytrain Station. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Pathumwan Princess HotelBangkok
Excellent customer service and a convenient location are two of the biggest assets at Pathumwan Princess, making this hotel a popular place for families. The wide open pool area with plenty of sun loungers and a couple Jacuzzis is a popular spot to relax, while direct access to MBK Shopping Mall and National Stadium BTS Skytrain make exploring easy even for those with strollers. Guestrooms are all able to include an additional child's bed or cot and adjoining rooms are available. Read More...
Novotel Bangkok On Siam SquareBangkok
Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is within walking distance of five separate shopping malls and each of them has fun attractions for families to enjoy. This area of Bangkok is the most pedestrian friendly in any of the downtown areas, while the hotel has a freeform swimming pool with ball games for the kids. Additional beds and babysitting services are available for an additional fee. Read More...
Best Family Hotels on Riverside
Set on a massive plot of land along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa provides enough reasons to never leave the hotel, with 11 separate restaurants and bars, beautiful pool area fringed by palms, tennis court, the famous Anantara Spa with a range of treatments and Crayon, a staffed children’s playroom. Truly, you have activities to please the whole family. With many elements of Thai design, the low-rise resort feels separated from the hustle of downtown Bangkok, even though it is only a 15 minute boat ride away. In-room childcare, connecting rooms and family suites are all available. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Chatrium Hotel Riverside BangkokBangkok
Chatrium Riverside Hotel occupies a commanding space, right on a bend in the Chao Phraya River. Asiatique Night Market is just down the road with a host of riverside temples within easy reach. Within the hotel, there are six different restaurants, a huge lap pool with children’s pool and amazing riverside views from floor-to-ceiling windows pretty much wherever you look. The One bedroom Suites at Chatrium Riverside Hotel are great value and come with a fully equipped kitchen. The living room is large enough to add an extra bed for the little ones and all suites also have large balconies with seating and high handrails top provide additional safety. The Two Bedroom Suites measure 120 sq. m which should be enough room for the cousins, too. Read More...
High quality budget hotels located right on the riverside are few and far between, but the Ramada Plaza Bangkok is certainly one of them. With 525 rooms this is a huge hotel with a large pool and riverside deck, a staffed kids club, eight separate bars, cafes and restaurants, and a complimentary tuk-tuk and shuttle boat linking the hotel to the BTS Skytrain and nearby attractions. Guestrooms are a little dated, but are well-equipped and have several child related options such as baby cots or extra beds for accompanying children, and connecting rooms. When you’re out and about, Asiatique is literally walking distance from the hotel, which is one of the best family attractions in Bangkok thanks to the host of shows, restaurants and shops. Read More...
Best Family Hotels in Sukhumvit
With a direct connection to Asok BTS Skytrain Station and a great downtown location, Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 is a sensible choice for a family vacation in Bangkok. One of the biggest selling points is that every room has its own kitchenette, which is especially good for parents with babies. The swimming pool here is excellent offering views over Sukhumvit Road and Bejakitti Park behind. The connected shopping mall, Terminal 21, is one of the most fun shopping malls for kids, as every floor represents a different country, be it Tokyo, Rome or London. There are plenty of photo opportunities inside and loads of restaurants, too. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Towering over Benjasiri Park and close to Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain, this Marriott serviced apartments is a peaceful base for your family trip to Bangkok. This hotel has 1 and 2 bedroom suites only so it suits families who require a lot of space. Each apartment has a full kitchen and dining table for meal times as well as exciting facilities including a children’s play room, tennis and squash courts and a large swimming pool. Read More...
Citadines Sukhumvit 23 BangkokBangkok
This clean and convenient hotel offers a great budget stay in Sukhumvit. The hotel has studios and one bedroom apartments, all of which can have extra beds added and the hotel offers the option of one child under the age of 5 to stay free. Citadines 23 is walking distance from the BTS Skytrain at Asoke but strollers could present some problems due to the narrow pavements. Read More...
Best Family Hotels in Silom Area
Everything about the W Hotel brand is fun and fashionable, and the Bangkok branch is no different. The whole family will surely enjoy the quirky art pieces and interior design, from the tuk tuk lights in the elevators or the over-sized muay Thai boxing gloves in the guestrooms. The pool is a great place to spend lazy afternoons, with underwater speakers and a ‘make your own burger’ section of the 2nd floor restaurant, The Kitchen Table. Children up to the age of 12 stay free if sharing the same bed as parents, although additional beds are available on demand. Read More...
Mid Range Option
Oaks Bangkok SathornBangkok
Oaks Bangkok is the lesser known sister hotel of Anantara Sathorn, but offers a clear advantage for visitors with children. The rooms in the Oaks tower have a full kitchen and dining table in the 1 and 2 bedroom suites which make food preperation easy. The hotel facilities include a children's pool, play room for toddlers and a complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle to Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain Station. The road in front of the hotel can get gridocked around rush hours though, so plan your sightseeing to avoid pre- and post-work traffic. Babysitting services can be arranged for an additional fee and extra beds can be added to all rooms if needed. Read More...
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok is a great value three-star hotel within walking distance of the BTS Skytrain. Staying with a well-known hotelier offers peace of mind in terms of service and cleanliness, particularly when travelling with children. Rooms are compact but can still fit an additional bed if necessary. There is no swimming pool or children’s playroom so it is more suited to families who intend to be out exploring for the majority of their stay. One bedroom suites are available as connecting rooms. Read More...