Looking for a reasonably-priced, comfortable room in a great location for sightseeing, shopping and the gay scene? Here are our recommendations for 2013, divided by areas:
Siam & Lumpini – The city center, close to the huge shopping malls, restaurants & cinemas. The Siam BTS Skytrain station is just two stops from Silom.
Sukhumvit - Exclusive district with many luxury shopping malls, hospitals and condominiums.
A popular base for gay travellers that’s great for exploring the city and enjoying the gay nightlife in Silom. The area has a huge choice of great restaurants, and the BTS Skytrain and MRT provide fast transport connections across the city.
150, Soi Phiphat 2, Silom Road
bedroom, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 太阳浴, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-25-2013
Tucked away off the main road in Silom but close enough to the skytrain and gay bars and clubs, Glow Trinity has gone through a complete renovation and turned into a great, modern hotel. Nicely designed and super clean rooms with large, comfortable beds and free WiFi. If you just can’t get to sleep, the late-night Sauna Mania is just around the corner. Helpful, gay-friendly staff and great value for money make this a best seller on Travel Gay Asia. BTS – Chong Nonsi.
198 Soi Narathivas 3 Road, Silom,
bar, bedroom, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 网际, 游泳池, 按摩, 桑拿, 太阳浴, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-11-2013
Agoda - 10% discount on Superior Room until 31st October 2013.
A great value, very gay-friendly 4-star hotel located just a 10-minute walk from the Silom gay scene and close to Sauna Mania. Like the I Residence, the BTS Chong Nonsi station is just next door. The Heritage has modern rooms that feature LCD TV’s and free WiFi. The hotel has a small pool, sun terrace, fitness room and a choice of restaurants and bars. Very popular choice with TGA users.
27 Soi Saladaeng 1, Silom
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
Agoda - stay 7 nights, get 10% discount on 1-Bedroom Designer Suite with Breakfast until 30th September 2013.
The Siri Sathorn (sister hotel to the renowned Sukhothai) is technically a 5-star hotel, but it is usually priced to be affordable to those looking at 4-star options. The hotel is conveniently located in a quiet side street, just a few minutes’ walk from the gay nightlife in Silom. The 19-story building features a spa, gym, swimming pool, bar and café.
39 Soi Suan Plu, South Sathorn Road
bedroom, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 05-02-2013
Agoda - 30% discount on 1 Bedroom Executive until 31st December 2013.
With its great location and affordable rates, The Somerset is always a popular choice among gay visitors, particularly gCircuit’s Songkran party-goers who also want to be relatively close to Babylon. The one- or two-bedroom apartments include a separate dining area, kitchens with microwave and refrigerator and free internet access. Good breakfast buffet. If you need a massage, the new gay spa The Prince is just around the corner. Nearest BTS station: Chong Nonsi.
75/1 Saladaeng Road, Silom
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 05-02-2013
A member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the Bandara Suites Silom offers very spacious hotel rooms and even larger multi-bedroom suites. Facilities include free WiFi, two swimming pools, a very gay-friendly spa, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, business center, bar and restaurant. All suites are equipped with a kitchen, dining area and have good-sized bathrooms.
Consistently popular choice given Bandara’s reasonable rates, a prime location, good facilities and completely gay-friendly service. It’s less than a 10-minute walk to gay bars in Soi 2 (DJ Station, etc.), the BTS Sala Daeng Station and the MRT Lumpini Station.
Direct BTS connection.
33/1 South Sathorn Road
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
Agoda - stay 3 nights, get a special reduced rate on Superior Room until 26th December 2013.
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 that come with free WiFi, flat screen cable TV with satellite channels, mini-bar 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.
320 Silom Road, Silom
bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, sauna, sun terrace (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 网际, 游泳池, 桑拿, 太阳浴) Updated: 04-04-2013
Opened in September 2010 and already a popular with gay tourists. This Novotel offers competitively priced, comfortable rooms, a gym, an outdoor pool and sun terrace. The hotel is relatively close to the Silom gay scene although it is a bit too far to walk. However, it is only a few minutes by taxi and the cost will be close to the minimum fee of 35 baht. If you are into the Asian bear scene then nearby Heaven Sauna is an added attraction. WiFi available for a fee.
Walk to the bars & clubs.
80 Surawongse Road, Silom
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, massage, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
Agoda - special reduced rate on Superior Room (room only) until 30th September 2013.
The Tawana may be one of the older hotels in Silom, but it is still a popular choice due to its low rates and prime location – just steps from Patpong night market, the gay bars & clubs in Silom and, of course Bangkok’s famous gay ‘red light’ street.
The Thai-styled guest rooms are spacious and feature a comfortable bed, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, tea & coffee maker and free WiFi. There is an outdoor pool, a gym and restaurant that serves very reasonable Thai and international dishes – although you have a huge range of dining options nearby.
Walk to the bars & clubs
3 Convent Road, Silom
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 网际, 游泳池, 按摩, 温泉池) Updated: 04-04-2013
Swiss Lodge Hotel is located in the heart of Silom gay scene. You can stumble out of DJ Station, G Bangkok and be in your room within minutes. Close by, there is the rather good Thai restaurant Bua, gay sauna Mania, Fan Club Massage and Sala Daeng skytrain station. This boutique hotel offers 55 cozy, soundproof guestrooms as well as a swimming pool and lounge bar.
12/1 Soi Sathorn2, North Sathorn Road
bedroom, cafe, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
Baan K is an incredibly good value for money ‘serviced apartment’ style hotel. The modern, stylish studio and one-bedroom apartments vary in size, from a big 40 to massive 80 square meters. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, living area and bedroom. Facilities include a 40-inch LCD TV with local and international satellite channels, a surround sound system, bathroom with separate shower, walk-in closet, balcony, WiFi, alarm clock, in-room safe and hair dryer. An extensive buffet breakfast is served in the ground floor breakfast area.
One reason why Baan K is cheap is that it does not have a pool or sun terrace (and only small gym). But Babylon, with its fabulous sun terrace, pool, gym facilities and other, more carnal attractions, is just a 10-minute walk from Baan K. Likewise, the gay bars and clubs in Silom Soi 2 are just a 10-minute walk. Excellent value for money and great service.
7 Soi Pipat (Silom 3), Silom Road
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 网际, 游泳池, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房) Updated: 04-04-2013
Agoda - 20% discount on Superior Room (room only) until 31st October 2013.
Great value for money hotel tucked away on a quiet side street close to the gay bars and clubs in Silom. The hotel offers 86 comfortable rooms and suites, an onsite gym and swimming pool. The restaurant serves authentic Thai food as well as international dishes.
34 Soi Nandha, South Sathon Road Soi 1
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, sun terrace, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 太阳浴, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-11-2013
Babylon, Bangkok’s biggest gay sauna, offers a range of bed and breakfast accommodation. Barrack rooms are located a low-rise tower block directly above the sauna. Each floor consists of a number of rooms that share bathrooms & a shower area. A number of bedroom suites with private facilities are also available. Guests have free access to the sauna and is therefore a popular choice for those who like to stay close to all the action. Babylon is about 10 – 15 minutes by taxi (depending on traffic) from the bars and clubs in Silom.
63, Pipat soi 2, Bangrak, Silom / Sathorn
bedroom, swimming pool, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 游泳池, 温泉池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 05-02-2013
Agoda - special reduced rate on 2-Bedroom Executive Suite until 31st October 2013.
Ultra-modern all-suite accommodation located directly on Chong Nonsi BTS station which is one skytrain stop away from the gay scene in Silom (or you can walk for about 15 minutes). All units at the 8-story Quad Suites feature free WiFi, LCD TV, iPod dock, video intercom, separate living room, full pantry area and key card access for maximum security. Guests enjoy access to a rooftop infinity pool with jacuzzi and fitness room.
17 Soi Ngam Duphli, Rama 4 Road,
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
Agoda - 25% discount on Superior Room until 1st November 2013.
One of Thailand’s most popular value-for-money hotel groups, the Pinnacle Lumpinee attracts gay visitors due to its affordability, ideal location (minutes from Babylon and Silom night-life area) and totally gay-friendly management. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a sauna, a gym, a café and a restaurant. MRT – Lumphini Station.
67 Narathivas Racha Nakarin Road, Soi 3, Silom
bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 网际, 游泳池) Updated: 04-04-2013
A contemporary-styled hotel that is just a 10-minute walk from the Silom gay scene and even closer to Sauna Mania. If it gets too hot to walk, then the bars are just one stop on the Skytrain (the Chong Nonsi Skytrain is located right outside the hotel). Warm and welcoming attitude towards gay customers. WiFi available for a fee.
Walk to the bars & clubs
69/2 Soi Saladaeng 3, Saladaeng Road, Silom,
bedroom, cafe, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
A very stylish boutique guesthouse on a quiet side street, less than 5 minutes’ walk from bars and clubs of Silom 2 and 4 and the BTS Sala Deang station. Baan Saladeang has 11 different en suite rooms, each with its own unique, cool and contemporary style. Free WiFi is available throughout, and a great range of restaurants and coffee shops can be found close by. The combination of great location, affordability and a really warm welcome for gay customers make Baan Saladaeng a popular choice.
Walk to the bars & clubs.
119/5-10 Surawong Road
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-18-2013
The Tarntawan Place has a loyal following of gay travellers who keep on coming back year after year. The hotel is located in a quiet side street, just moments from the gay bars in Silom Soi 2 and 4, as well as the infamous ‘Soi Twilight’. The hotel’s comfortable rooms and suites have free WiFi, cable TV and a fully stocked minibar. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
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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.
889 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 02-27-2013
The brand new Holiday Inn Express Siam is located right next to the National Stadium skytrain station and just a few minutes’ walk from some of Bangkok’s biggest shopping malls (MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Square, etc). The modern, stylish and comfortable rooms have free WiFi, but there are no king-sized beds, only queens! So, if you are not a size queen and want to be close to the shops, then this affordable hotel is a very smart choice.
220 Petchaburi Road, Pratunam
bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
The relatively new Novotel Platinum (opened 2011) is located close to the major shopping malls including Central World, Gaysorn Plaza, the Platinum Fashion Mall, and tech mall Pantip Plaza. The Siam BTS Skytrain station within walking distance. The hotel has 283 comfortable guestrooms with modern facilities, an outdoor pool, steam room, gym and provides free WiFi. The next door Platinum Mall is great for clothes shopping and cheap food. Across the street is the Pratunam market where you can buy more cheap clothes, costumes and wigs! A shopaholic’s paradise.
43 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
You get a lot for your money at Cape House. This serviced apartment hotel features elegant, spacious studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Virtually all the suites have a separate living area, a fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, bathroom with tub and shower, in-room safe and free WiFi internet access. There is a relatively small outdoor pool, sun terrace surrounded by comfortable loungers and a fitness room, sauna and steam room. A buffet breakfast is included with most rates.
The Cape House location is ideal for both shopping, sightseeing and the gay scene. It is within easy walking distance of two BTS stations (BTS Ratchadamri – one stop from the gay bars in Silom and BTS Chitlom), and there is a great selection of restaurants along Soi Langsuan.
Rama 1 Wangmai, Siam
bar, bedroom, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-04-2013
Shopping queens take note! The brand new Mercure (opened December 2012) is just a few steps away from the MBK Center and close to all the big malls in central Bangkok. The hotel is located right next to the National Stadium Skytrain station. Trains go directly to the Silom gay district (just three stops).
The Mercure offers spacious, stylish rooms all featuring a flat screen satellite TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe and free WiFi. There are 3 bars, 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool and a gym (although the Olympic Club at nearby Pathumwan Princess offers more eye candy). If you love the location but want a really cheap deal, check out the equally new Ibis Hotel that shares the same building.
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).
65 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Klongtoey Nua, Sukhumvit
bedroom, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 温泉池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-22-2013
Family-owned boutique hotel in classic 1940′s style, located near Bumrungrad Hospital, within walking distance to Ploen Chit skytrain station (two stations from Siam and four stations from the gay scene in Silom). Ariyasom offers a peaceful accommodation within the busy Bangkok. Each of 25 spacious rooms is elegantly decorated and features high ceiling, large windows opening out to landscaped grounds, flat screen TV, DVD player and free WiFi. There is a cozy outdoor pool, a spa and an organic restaurant. The service is exceptional. Rated #1 best hotel on TripAdvisor.
Asoke BTS Station, 16 Ratchadapisek Road, Klongtoey, Sukhumvit
bedroom, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) Updated: 04-22-2013
Agoda - 25% discount on Superior Room until 31st October 2013.
Conveniently located, just 200 meters from Asoke BTS skytrain station, Sukhumvit MRT station and Terminal 21 shopping mall, the Park Plaza Sukhumvit has a 24-hour rooftop swimming pool and a 24-hour lounge where guests can enjoy free coffee and snacks. The rooms feature free WiFi, 32″ flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities and laptop-sized safe. Gay guests can enjoy working out at the gym with views of Bangkok’s skyline. A 24-hour free internet station is provided. CO2 Restaurant & Lounge serves Thai, Mediterranean and international dishes. A few gay massage spas are nearby. A great choice!
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