Which Part of Bangkok is Best for my Family

Finding the best hotel for kids in Bangkok

So much of a family holiday in Bangkok is defined by which hotel you pick. You need a place that is suitable for all ages so the kids never get bored and the parents get some time to relax and actually enjoy their time in Thailand’s capital. There’s plenty of family-friendly accommodation in Bangkok offering excellent onsite services and facilities, be it a fully-fledged kids club, a good swimming pool or convenient access to attractions. Of course, the age of your little ones also define what type of hotel you need and this lists makes it easy to see the picks of the bunch.

We have selected the hotels we believe are the finest for catering to a family trip to Bangkok, sorted by price for four of the most popular areas of the city, with priority given to those that have the following family facilities:

  • Connecting rooms
  • Children’s pool
  • Babysitting services
  • Additional bed or cot provided, if necessary
  • Clean and welcoming environment
  • Convenient access to transport
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Siam with Kids: How to decide...

If a combination of shopping and fun is your intention in Bangkok, then you should base yourself in Siam. This compact area has more attractions catering especially to kids than anywhere else in Bangkok, most of them tucked away in shopping malls. For example, Siam Paragon offers the largest aquarium in Thailand and Kidzania, a fantastic children’s play centre, while Madame Tussaud’s wax works is in Siam Discovery, with MBK and CentralWorld offering plenty more kids’ activities, too. Elsewhere, there is The BACC, the biggest art gallery in Bangkok, and the beautiful grounds of Jim Thompson’s House.

Both the Silom and Sukhumvit BTS Skytrain lines intersect at Siam Station so you can hop around the city quite easily.

What's Good:

  • Loads of family activities and attractions
  • Best shopping in Bangkok
  • Compact area, easy to walk around
  • Excellent transport links

What's Not so Good:

  • Lacks an authentic Thai ambiance

You like Siam? Now pick the right hotel!

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

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Just when you think there is nothing more to delight you, the Siam Kempinski pulls another trick out of the bag, Read More...

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

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Pathumwan Princess Hotel scores high points for location, facilities and service, making it a savvy choice for Read More...

Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square

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Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is the perfect location for anyone interested in hitting the shopping alleyways of Read More...

 
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Riverside with Kids: How to decide...

The calm, relaxed holiday vibe found along the Bangkok Riverside is the perfect antidote to the traffic and hectic nature of most of Bangkok. This is where many of the city’s finest hotels are found, often with resort-style facilities that would grace any of the world’s premier tourist destinations: multiple swimming pools, kids’ clubs, tennis courts, timetabled fitness itineraries and water taxis ferrying guests up and down the Chao Phraya River.

Many of Bangkok’s finest temples and palaces are located on the banks of the river, so staying here will give you the charming opportunity of arriving at a cultural attraction by boat. For something more suited to young children, head to Asiatique from 17:00 onwards for loads of shows and interesting sights – Muay Thai Live, in particular.

What's Good:

  • Relaxed, holiday vibe
  • Constant river breezes make daytime exploration more enjoyable
  • Asiatique Night Market

What’s Not so Good:

  • Generally higher-end hotels mean it’s more expensive than other areas of Bangkok
  • Quite far from downtown (depending how close you hotel is from the BTS Skytrain)

You like Riverside? Now pick the right hotel!

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

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Set on a massive plot of land along the banks of the Chao Praya River, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa Read More...

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

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The 396-room Chatrium Riverside Hotel offers a relaxed and luxurious stay in Bangkok with all the facilities you Read More...

Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside

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Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside is built along the river bank of the Chao Phraya - the river that meanders its Read More...


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Sukhumvit with Kids: How to decide...

Sukhumvit is the most popular tourist district in Bangkok. Popular with repeat visitors and expats, you will find an impressive range of restaurants and shops here, although it is a little lacking in cultural sightseeing experiences. The BTS Skytrain line makes travel quick and easy, even during the dreaded rush hour traffic.

Kids will love the variety of activities found in shopping malls up and down Sukhumvit Road, including live puzzle escape games, flight simulators, luxury cinemas and children’s adventure playgrounds.

What's Good:

  • Lots of shopping mall-based kids activities
  • Excellent variety of restaurants covering every regional cuisine
  • BTS Skytrain makes it easy to get around
  • Easy to get a taxi

What’s Not so Good:

  • Intense street life around the Nana area of Sukhumvit (Soi 4 to Soi 11)
  • Sukhumvit is a very large area and attractions are widely spaced
  • Few cultural attractions
  • Frequent traffic jams

You like Sukhumvit? Now pick the right hotel!

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21

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With a prominent use of glass throughout the hotel and a minimalist white colour scheme, Grande Centre Point Hotel Read More...

Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments

MID RANGE OPTION:
Located at the quiet end of Sukhumvit soi 24, Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park is still close enough Read More...

Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok

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Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok is a building full of vibrant and contemporary apartments, designed to make your Read More...


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Silom with Kids: How to decide...

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, restaurants, street markets, Lumpini Park at one end and the Chao Phraya River at the other. In fact, Silom is one of the liveliest and more popular areas in town.

What makes Silom a great area for families visiting Bangkok is its proximity to all other areas of the city. Depending on where you stay along its 4.5km length, Silom places you roughly halfway between the Riverside and main shopping areas like Siam. If you are planning on visiting many areas of Bangkok, then basing yourselves in Silom is a wise move.

What's Good:

  • Close proximity to many areas of Bangkok makes it a good base for hopping around the city
  • Lumpini Park offers a pleasant break from the bustling city
  • Fascinating mix of old and new Bangkok

What’s Not so Good:

  • Lack of kids attractions
  • Very busy until late at night

You like Silom? Now pick the right hotel!

W Bangkok

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Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn puts you within a 10-minute drive of Patpong Night Market and Lumpini Read More...

Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel

MID RANGE OPTION:
Anantara Bangkok Sathorn Hotel is an attractive mix of contemporary Thai decor throughout the lobby and clean Read More...

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn

BUDGET OPTION:
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn puts you within a 10-minute drive of Patpong Night Market and Lumpini Read More...

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