Our luxury hotel recommendations are sorted by area:
near the gay bars & clubs in Silom (Bangkok's main gay district) and a great base from which to explore the city
the city center, with shopping malls, restaurants & cinemas, and the main skytrain station just two stops from Silom
exclusive district with many luxury shopping malls, hospitals and condominiums
Alternatively, click here to search all luxury hotels in Bangkok.
A popular base for gay travellers that’s great for enjoying the gay nightlife in Silom. A few skytrain stations away from Siam, the area has a huge choice of great hotels and restaurants, and the MRT subway system also passes through here.
187 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn | map
8.3 Very Good based on 696 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Amazing Gym. Great pool & terrace. Gay-popular.
The Ascott offers spacious and affordable apartment-style accommodation and is particularly popular with gay travellers during festivals such as New Year and Songkran (Thai New Year). Great door staff, an utterly amazing gym, spa facilities and a nice sunny pool. If you want (free) access to a seriously good gym, then The Ascott could be a great choice. The Ascott is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the BTS Chong Nonsi station – which it is just one stop to the gay bars and clubs in Silom (BTS Sala Daeng).
Latest user reviews:
40/5 Surawong Road, Silom | map
8.9 Very Good based on 16 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Close to gay nightlife. Ideal location. Popular choice.
The closest 5-star hotel to the main gay bars and clubs in Bangkok. The rooms at Le Meridien Bangkok are ultra chic in design, with notable features including floor-to-ceiling windows, iPod docking station and rain shower. There’s an outdoor pool, a gym and a spa. Although recently opened, Le Meridien has acquired a reputation for excellent service.
Latest user reviews:
2 North Sathorn Road | map
8.4 Very Good based on 198 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Stunning pool & bar. Stylish design. Very gay-friendly.
A new favorite with gay travelers, Sofitel So Bangkok opened its doors in February 2012. This modern 30-story urban hotel features stylish restaurants & bars, a luxurious spa, a gym and a beautiful infinity-edge pool with sweeping views of the city.
Guest rooms are tastefully designed and inventively themed on the five elements of water, fire, earth, wood and metal. Needless to say, the rooms are furnished to the highest standards.
Gay bars and clubs in Silom are just a few minutes away by taxi ride (we think it is a bit too far to walk comfortably). The hotel is within walking distance of Lumpini MRT station and Babylon Sauna. The staff are fantastic and very gay-friendly.
Latest user reviews:
13/3 South Sathorn Road | map
8.9 Very Good based on 285 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Excellent dining & pool. Classic luxury. Gay-popular.
Not the biggest or newest 5-star hotel in Bangkok, but a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The well-equipped guest rooms combine a subtle sophistication with plenty of interesting textures that deliver a sense of refined luxury.
The Sukhothai continues to be a favourite with discerning gay travellers, many of whom come back year after year. Consequently, the hotel’s pool and sun terrace is still a place to see and be seen (particularly at the weekend). The fact that Bablyon is just a short walk from the Sukhothai (it is, quite literally, just behind the hotel) helps too.
The hotel’s La Scala restaurant is worth a special mention. The classical Italian cuisine served here is, in our opinion, some of the best in Bangkok.
Latest user reviews:
27 South Sathorn Road | map
8.5 Very Good based on 487 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Nahm restaurant. Stylish design. Gay-popular.
Also known as simply ‘The Met’. This contemporary hotel is conveniently located close to the gay nightlife in Silom and within easy access to Babylon Sauna. The hotel’s modern gym, a 20-meter outdoor pool, along with gay-friendly and attentive staff make it a popular choice with gay guests.
The restaurant ‘nahm‘ by David Thompson (famed for the award-winning ‘nahm’ restaurant in London) serves gorgeous, authentic Thai food. There is also a stylish members-only ‘Met Bar’ offering a fine selection of cocktails, and ‘Glow’ restaurant which specializes in organic, healthy cuisine. The Met’s breakfast menu is among the best in town.
Latest user reviews:
106 North Sathorn Road | map
8.4 Very Good based on 47 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Brand new. Next to Skytrain. Gay-popular.
The brand new W Bangkok (opened December 2012) has become quite a big hit with the gay community, occupying a prime position on North Sathorn Road close to the Silom gay scene. The hotel’s interior design is unique with its fun, colorful and funky décor. Facilities include a fabulous outdoor rooftop pool, a gym and full service spa. Guests have a choice of dining and drinking options, including sipping a cocktail at WOOBAR – a drinks venue that we think will become a social destination in its own right.
All 407 guest rooms have a super comfortable W Signature bed with pillow top mattress and down comforter. Other features include a 40-inch LCD TV, iPod docking station and laptop compatible safe, coffee maker, a minibar and complimentary bottled water. As with other W hotels, expect to find a range of excellent Bliss amenities in the bathroom. WiFi is available for a fee.
Latest user reviews:
55 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn | map
8 Good based on 858 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Luxurious apartments. Great gym & pool. Gay-popular.
The Urbana Sathorn by Fraser is particularly popular with gay travellers during public bank holidays – partly because there are no problems with inviting a group of friends to your suite for a drink before or after a night out.
Each modern contemporary-styled suite has a kitchenette equipped with a microwave, fridge and washing machine. There is a really nice swimming pool, terrace and a gym. The BTS Chong Nonsi station is within walking distance.
Latest user reviews:
State Tower, 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak | map
8.8 Very Good based on 7405 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Best rooftop views. Award-winning restaurant. All suites.
Although Lebua is only a short taxi ride from the gay nightlife in Silom, the best part about this popular hotel is not the location. This 5-star hotel is home to the famous rooftop restaurant Sirocco and Sky Bar offering amazing panoramic views of Bangkok, especially at nighttime.
Spacious, all-suite guest rooms are located on the high levels of the State Tower building and feature the finest amenities. Lebua has its own swimming pool, gym, spa and sauna. Exquisite dining is available at the Conde Nast Traveler-awarded restaurant The Dome. For those who think the hotel is bit out of the way, the hotel provides free shuttle to BTS skytrain station.
946 Rama 4 Road, Silom | map
8.5 Very Good based on 1497 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Perfect location. Excellent dining. Walk to bars & clubs.
This grand old dame of Bangkok is perfectly located for the gay nightlife – just two minutes’ walk from Silom Soi 2 and Soi 4. Dusit Thani was one of the very first luxury hotels to open in Bangkok and continues to offer a level of service that some of the newer entrants struggle to match.
Silom MRT station and the BTS Saladaeng station are right next to the hotel’s entrance, as is the popular Patpong and Silom night market.
Latest user reviews:
33/1 South Sathorn Road | map
8.8 Very Good based on 972 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Direct Skytrain link. Two stops to Silom. Fabulous pool.
Fabulous new hotel that is directly connected to the Surasak BTS Skytrain station with its own bridge. During Bangkok’s hottest months, this neat feature is really quite helpful.
The Eastin Grand offers modern and comfortable rooms with free WiFi, flat screen cable TV with satellite channels, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and safe. Azure restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and fine wine. Chefman offers delicious dim sum and Chinese food which is also available for breakfast. The hotel has a decent-sized gym and beautiful infinity swimming pool.
The gay scene in Silom is only two station stops on the Skytrain. A smart choice and highly recommended.
952 Rama IV Road | map
8.6 Very Good based on 388 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Close to gay nightlife. Excellent facilities. Great value.
The Crowne Plaza is not the newest, biggest or most stylish hotel in Bangkok. But it is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the DJ Station, G Bangkok, Telephone Pub and all the other gay venues in Silom Soi 2 & 4. The skytrain and underground stations are even closer.
The Crowne Plaza is elevated above the noise of the city. The check-in desk is on the 23rd floor and the rooms are higher offering great city views. The rooms are spacious and feature cable TV, DVD player and tea & coffee making facilities. Club Floor rooms have a dedicated check-in area, and lounge that offers free drinks and snacks all day long.
There is a small gym and a rooftop pool with sun loungers. We’ve met the management team and love their attitude towards the gay market.
Latest user reviews:
The hub of metropolitan Bangkok surrounded by shopping malls (such as Paragon, Siam Center, MBK, etc.), restaurants & entertainment venues. Both BTS skytain lines pass through Siam station where you can connect to other areas.
991/9 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan | map
9 Very Good based on 383 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Great for shopping. Very luxurious. Convenient location.
This hotel is setting new standards in Bangkok. Discretely name-dropping the place into a chat-up line will dramatically improve your chances with most of the locals. The luxury rooms feature supremely comfortable beds and all the latest high-tech comforts and entertainment systems you could unreasonably wish for. It is even possible to display your own personal photos on an electronic picture frame that is hung on the wall.
The service at the Kempinski is pretty much as good as it gets anywhere. There is a great choice of in-house restaurants (including the very special Sra Bua), and just across the road is the huge Siam Paragon Shopping Mall.
The Kempinski is close to all the major shopping centres and about a 5-minute walk from the Siam BTS station. This is the main interchange station on the BTS network, from which it is just two stops to the gay bars and clubs in Silom.
55/555 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit | map
8.9 Very Good based on 712 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Stylish design. Fabulous dining & bar with great views.
The new Hotel Muse (2011) offers a hedonistic combination of opulent art and design drawn from both France and King Rama V era Thailand. Describing the result as “unusual” would be a dramatic understatement. All 174 rooms and serviced apartments offer a sensuous delight of turn-of-the-century grandeur meshed with contemporary and even whimsical twists.
Check out the pictures and you will get a sense of what we mean. The hotel’s gym and swimming pool are on the 19th floor, offering fantastic skyline views as well as cool drinks and gourmet foods from the adjacent Wet Bar.
Hotel Muse is located on the highly desirable Langsuan Road, within walking distance of Ratchadamri BTS making the gay scene in Silom and the central shopping areas easily accessible. The hotel offers some excellent dining options although you have a great range of restaurants in this part of town.
Latest user reviews:
3 Soi Mahardlekluang 3, Rajdamri Road, Lumpini | map
8.5 Very Good based on 365 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Serviced suites. Great gym & pool. Quiet location.
A very modern 5-star serviced apartment hotel that offers excellent value for money in a fabulous location. The Anantara is just a two-minute walk from the Ratchadamri BTS Skytrain station. From here, it is just one stop to the gay bars in Silom or one stop in the other direction to major shopping malls.
The stylish apartments have great city views, excellent quality beds, 2 LCD TV’s, a hi-fi system and a kitchen with microwave, etc. The hotel has a gym and pool (although neither the pool or terrace gets much direct sunlight).
If you are all about the pool, the sunlight or the view, Anantara has another fabulous riverside location – Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa.
Latest user reviews:
159 Rajdamri Road | map
8.9 Very Good based on 23 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Close to gay nightlife. Direct link to skytrain.
One of Bangkok’s best-located 5-star hotels, the new St Regis (opened in 2011) is directly connected to the Rajdamri skytrain station – just one station away from the gay nightlife in Silom, and one stop the opposite direction to Siam Paragon and Siam Center shopping malls.
Overlooking the beautiful Royal Sports Club, the hotel’s height has a significant advantage over the next-door Four Seasons Hotel. We love The St Regis’ well-equipped gym, the superb Japanese restaurant Zuma, the 15th-floor lap pool and the luxurious Elemis Spa.
Guest rooms feature modern Thai décor, large bathroom with rainshower, free WiFi in public areas, plus personalized butler services.
Just a few steps down the alley next to St Regis, there is another fabulous new hotel that we’d recommend – Hansar Bangkok.
57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan | map
9.0 Very Good based on 211 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Next to Skytrain. Fabulous views. Tasteful design.
Our list of recommended luxury hotels in Bangkok would not be complete without The Okura. This ultra-luxurious hotel is located right next to the Ploenchit skytrain station, two stops from the best shopping around Siam Square and a fews stops to the gay-popular venues in Sukhumvit area in the opposite direction.
Tastefully furnished rooms are located above the 26th floor, offering spectacular views of the city. The Okura features a suspended outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym and a luxurious spa center. Fine dining is available at the famous Yamazato restaurant from Japan. Even if you’re not staying here, we recommend going for cocktails at the Sky Bar on the 24th floor.
53 Wittayu Road, Lumpini | map
8.8 Very Good based on 294 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Spacious rooms. Rooftop pool. Well-rated.
Ultra-modern 5-star hotel with five dining options and a stunning rooftop infinity pool. Centrally located – only a 5-minute walk to Ploenchit Skytrain station and two stops away from Siam Paragon & Central World. The Sivatel offers top-notch service and amenities on par with other international hotel brands. Extra large one- or two-bedroom suites and duplexes are marvellously designed and feature 40″ flat screen TV, iPod docking station, Apple TV system and a spacious bathroom with separate shower and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The gay bars in Silom can be reached in 10 minutes by skytrain or taxi.
444 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan | map
8.7 Very Good based on 2880 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Gay-popular gym. Next to MBK mall. Great for shopping
Fit for a princess. This centrally located hotel is connected to the popular MBK shopping mall which makes it very convenient for shopping. You are right in the heart of all the mega shopping malls and close to the skytrain. The service is excellent, and the rooms are equipped with top facilities. For a place to eat, we recommend the Kongju Korean Restaurant which was regarded as the best Korean restaurant in town. Pathumwan is also home to the huge Olympic Club that is popular with gay customers. Check out the gym during rush hour.
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan | map
8.5 Very Good based on 2914 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Nice city views. Near Central World mall & Siam skytrain.
The Centara Grand is located in a high-rise building in the very center of Bangkok, almost on top of the massive Central World shopping plaza and next door to Siam Paragon.
The hotel has over 500 guestrooms and suites all of which have impressive city views. The standard rooms may not be the largest in town but have all the facilities you would expect in this sort of hotel. Walk next door and your choice of restaurants and shops is endless. The gay bars and clubs in Silom can be reached within 10 minutes by skytrain.
117/39-40 Phayathai Road, Ratchathewi | map
8.8 Very Good based on 1064 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Boutique choice. Unique design. Centrally located.
A member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the luxury boutique VIE Hotel is located minutes away from Bangkok’s entertainment and shopping center, Siam Paragon, MBK and skytrain station. Within its unique architecture and contemporary design, the hotel combines a mesmerizing atmosphere, complete with works of art, exotic furniture and daring colors.
Awarded Best Boutique Hotel, Best Newcomer, Best Restaurant Award in 2010 and 2011. Services at VIE include complimentary WiFi in public areas, tuk-tuk shuttle service, deep sleep consultant and pillow menu.
Exclusive district with many luxury shopping malls (such as Terminal 21, The Emporium), 5-star hotels, condominiums, etc. Many foreigners and expats reside in this area which is accessible by the BTS skytrain (Sukhumvit line).
189 Sukhumvit Soi 13-15 | map
8.8 Very Good based on 178 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Modern facilities. Comfortable beds. Excellent bar.
We think that the brand new (2012) Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is now the best hotel in the lower Sukhumvit area. The hotel has 345 contemporary-styled rooms and suites packed with the latest technology and super comfortable beds. Throughout the hotel, there are French influences such as L’Occitane products in the guest rooms, a fabulous patisserie Le Macaron and the restaurant Voila! that serves tasty French cuisine. The swimming pool with sun terrace is a fabulous place to chill out.
The hotel is located between Nana and Asoke skytrain stations, within easy reach of the new Terminal 21 shopping mall and just one stop on the skytrain to the upmarket Emporium Shopping Centre. There are numerous gay spas such as Guy Spa (less than 15 minutes’ walk). The gay scene in Silom can be reached by skytrain in about 15 minutes or by taxi.
267 Sukhumvit Soi 31 | map
8.2 Very Good based on 136 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Colonial style. Tasteful décor. Great service.
Gorgeous colonial property dating back to 19th century, The Eugenia is located close to Emporium Shopping Complex, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and minutes from the skytrain station. This small luxury boutique hotel offers 12 beautiful suites with modern comforts.
The D.B. Bradley Dining Room serves fine gourmet dishes, while the Zheng He Lounge offers breakfast, afternoon tea and all-day light meals in an exquisite setting. Both places are frequented by trendy gay locals and expats. 61 Male Massage is only a few minutes’ walk away.
9/1 corner Sukhumvit Soi 16 | map
9.1 Fantastic based on 231 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Customized service. Quiet & private. Well-rated.
The gay-friendly Maduzi is a unique conceptual boutique hotel offering ultimate privacy and customized services. It has 40 rooms on 7 floors, each with a spacious bathroom, bathtub with jacuzzi, 42″ flat screen TV, minibar and espresso machine. Guests have access to the 24-hour gym. In-room massage services are available upon request.
The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, the Asoke BTS skytrain station and MRT Sukhumvit station providing easy access to other parts of Bangkok. The gay nightlife in Silom can be reached within 20 minutes.
14 Sukhumvit Soi 45 | map
8.9 Very Good based on 14 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Victorian building. Superb service. Boutique choice.
Good things come in small packages. This boutique hotel offers only 8 suites in a charming Victorian building. Its distinctive architecture, tasteful design and intimate atmosphere are matched with an impeccable service.
Facilities include a bar, a café and a rooftop swimming pool. The in-house restaurant serves tasty authentic Thai food.
Location-wise, the Cabochon is one skytrain station away from the upmarket Emporium Shopping Centre – home to the well-known Apex Skin Care Clinic. And should you need a massage, Jey Spa is just a short walk away.
Along the two sides of the famous Chao Praya River lie some of the finest hotels in Bangkok. These hotels offer fantastic views and facilities though they are less central and harder to get to. But you can combine the use of skytrain, metro, taxi, and motorbike taxi to speed up your commute.