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Bangkok's main gay nightlife area; plenty of restaurants & stylish hotels popular with gay travellers
the city centre with shopping malls, transport links and easy access to the Silom gay scene
upmarket area with large department stores, 5-star hotels and international restaurants
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A popular base for gay travellers that’s great for exploring Bangkok and enjoying the Silom gay nightlife. The area has a huge choice of restaurants, and the BTS skytrain and MRT provide fast connections across the city.
Why this hotel? Gay-popular. Amazing rooftop bar. Close to gay scene. Free WiFi.
To say Bangkok’s So Sofitel is a gay-popular hotel is a bit of an understatement. SO Sofitel Bangkok has hosted numerous gay parties such as gCircuit, Sundance Asia and Hi-So Rainbow.
At 30-storey high, SO Sofitel Bangkok has sweeping city views from its stylish restaurants, gym, infinity-edge pool and SoSPA. The rooftop bar is quite extraordinary, and is a destination in its own right.
Also unmissable is the Red Oven. A huge choice of delicious dishes are set out across this three-zoned luxurious buffet restaurant, all served up with a contemporary twist.
Guest rooms are inventively themed on the five elements (water, fire, earth, wood and metal). The rooms are spacious and furnished to the highest standards.
The gay nightlife in Silom is just a few minutes away by taxi (a bit far to walk comfortably). Lumpini MTR and the Babylon gay sauna are walking distance. The staff are fantastic and very gay-friendly.
188 Silom Road, Bangkok
8.4 Very Good
based on 2109 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Great value & facilities. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
The newly renovated, great-value Pullman Hotel G is one of the most gay-popular and best-selling Bangkok hotels on Travel Gay Asia.
The combination of stylish rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows with great views, fabulously comfortable beds & pillows, along cutting-edge designed restaurants & bar, gym and pool seems to be irresistible for many.
The Pullman is within very easy reach of the Silom gay bars and dance clubs (just a couple of minutes by taxi or a 10-minute walk). Regular special offers and discounts – click to check rates for the latest deals.
40/5 Surawong Road, Silom, Bangkok
8.7 Very Good
based on 466 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Great facilities. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
The closest 5-star hotel to the Silom gay nightlife. 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, gym, spa and a choice of restaurants and bars onsite. Although recently opened, Le Meridien has acquired a reputation for excellent service.
946 Rama 4 Road, Silom, Bangkok
8.5 Very Good
based on 2387 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? 5 min. walk to the gay bars. Great dining & service. Very close to BTS skytrain and MRT. Free WiFi.
This grand old dame of Bangkok is in perfect location, for everything. DJ Station and gay bars on Soi 4 are just a few minutes’ walk away. The Silom MRT subway and Saladaeng BTS skytrain are right next to the entrance.
Dusit Thani was one of the very first local luxury hotels to open in Bangkok and continues to offer a level of service that some of the newer brands struggle to match.
1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok
8.8 Very Good
based on 10913 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Amazing views. 15 mins to gay nightlife. Great dining. Free WiFi.
Though only a short taxi ride from the Silom gay nightlife, the best part about Lebua is not its location. This popular 5-star hotel is famous for its rooftop Sky Bar that offers a 360º view of Bangkok – particularly gorgeous at nighttime.
Large, all-suite 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.
Lebua is home to the Condé Nast Traveler-awarded restaurant, The Dome. Though a bit out of the way, the hotel provides free shuttle to the skytrain station.
Gay-popular gym. Next to MBK mall. Great for shopping Superior - Best Rate. Free WiFi access. Was $137.76 USD, now $117.1 USD | click here
Direct skytrain link. Close to gay nightlife. Fabulous pool. Executive Superior Sky Plus Lounge Benefits. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access. Was $196.29 USD, now $163.57 USD | click here
Last Minute Special. Premier Club Room. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access. Was $98.8 USD, now $92.87 USD | click here
Limited Time Offer. 1 Bedroom Suite. Free WiFi access. Was $172.21 USD, now $118.4 USD | click here
Limited Time Offer. Deluxe river view. Free WiFi access. Was $105.62 USD, now $66.58 USD | click here
Spacious luxury rooms. Fabulous rooftop pool. Regent Suite 2 bedrooms with Living room. Breakfast Included, Free WiFi access. Was $443.8 USD, now $266.28 USD | click hereSee all offers and discounts in BangkokIn partnership with Agoda.com
13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
8.9 Very Good
based on 1232 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Gay-popular pool. Classic luxury. Superb dining. Free WiFi.
A firm favourite with gay guests who come back year after year. The Sukhothai’s pool and sun terrace remains a gay-popular hangout, particularly on Sundays. And the fact that Bablyon sauna is just a short walk (quite literally just behind the hotel) helps, too.
The well-equipped guest rooms combine a subtle sophistication with plenty of interesting details that offer a sense of refined luxury. The service is exceptional.
The Sukhothai is famous for its fabulous Sunday brunch with ‘Chocolate Buffet’, and La Scala restaurant offers some of the best Italian cuisine in Bangkok.
180/1 Surawong Road, Sipraya, Bangkok
8.6 Very Good
based on 491 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Amazing views. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.
The Amara is located on Surawong Road, parallel to Silom and Sathorn, close to the main gay scene and financial district. The area is famous for diverse local street food and is close to Chinatown and Chao Phraya River.
Well-appointed, modern guest rooms (26-34 m²) feature flat screen digital TV, free high-speed LAN and WiFi. The Cabana Room has exclusive access the jacuzzi, and The Club Room includes access to the Club Lounge.
105 Soi Ngam Duphli, Sathorn, Bangkok
8.9 Very Good
based on 824 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Excellent value. Host hotel to gCircuit SK11. Free WiFi.
U Sathorn Bangkok is located in a quieter part of Sathorn, yet it is just 10-15 minutes by taxi or via the MRT (Lumphini Station) to the Silom gay nightlife. Babylon Sauna is even closer.
This sleek 5-star hotel features a fabulous outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant. All guest rooms have free WiFi, fscreen cable TV, air conditioning, seating area.
U Sathorn will be the host hotel to the pool parties for gCircuit’s SK11.
55 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
based on 2247 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Well-equipped apartments. Great gym & pool. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.
The Urbana Sathorn is a popular choice with gay guests, 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 spacious, contemporary suite has a kitchenette, with a microwave, fridge and washing machine. There is a nice outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and a gym.
The Chong Nonsi BTS skytrain and Silom gay nightlife is within walking distance.
952 Rama IV Road, Bangkok
8.7 Very Good
based on 852 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay bars & clubs. Excellent facilities & value for money. Free WiFi.
This large hotel is elevated above all the noise of the city. the rooms offer great city views, cable TV’s, DVD players and tea & coffee makers. The exclusive club lounge offers free drinks & snacks all day. There’s a gym and a nice rooftop pool with sun loungers.
We’ve met the management team and love their attitude towards the gay market.
106 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok
8.8 Very Good
based on 899 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous design. Next to skytrain station. Gay-popular hotel
The W Bangkok occupies a good location, next to Chong Nonsi skytrain station (just one stop from the Silom gay scene). Its bold design, colourful and funky décor make this hotel rather special.
Facilities include an outdoor rooftop pool, a gym, a spa and several restaurants. The WOOBAR, a social destination in its own right, is a great place for pre-dinner cocktails.
Guest rooms have a comfortable W Signature bed with pillow-top mattress and down comforter, 40″ LCD TV, iPod dock, laptop-sized safe, coffee maker and minibar. In-room WiFi is available for a fee.
8.5 Very Good - based on 2943 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous rooftop bar. Near Silom gay scene. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
The well-known Banyan Tree Bangkok is home of the fabulous rooftop Vertigo restaurant and Moon Bar that offers amazing city views.
The hotel has several dining options, luxurious spa, health club with a gym and pool. Each large guest room has a minibar, free WiFi, satellite TV, seating area and large windows with views.
8.2 Very Good - based on 3428 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Amazing views. Excellent dining & facilities. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
Located on the edge of Bangkok’s financial district, close to Chong Nonsi skytrain and the Silom gay scene, the Anantara Sathorn offers high-quality rooms with wonderful views.
Guest rooms & suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, flat screen TV, minibar and free WiFi. Facilities include an outdoor pool with sun deck, spa, 24-hour gym, stylish bar and a few restaurants.
8.2 Very Good - based on 1354 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Excellent gym. Large apartments. Gay-popular hotel. Free WiFi.
The Ascott Sathorn offers spacious, great-value apartments that are particularly popular with gay guests during festivals such as New Year and SongKran.
Great staff, excellent gym at the Cascade Club, complete with sauna 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 hotel is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the BTS Chong Nonsi which it is just one stop to the gay bars and clubs in Silom (BTS Saladaeng).
27 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
8.6 Very Good
based on 855 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Contemporary style. Close the gay scene. Great dining. Free WiFi.
Formerly known as ‘The Met’, this trendy hotel is located close to the gay scene in Silom and Babylon Sauna. It features a modern gym, a 20-metre pool, along with gay-friendly and attentive staff, making it a popular choice with gay guests.
The world-famous restaurant ‘nahm‘ serves gorgeous, authentic Thai food. There’s a stylish nightclub, and ‘Glow’ restaurant serves organic, healthy food. COMO’s breakfast menu is among the best in town.
8.8 Very Good - based on 2938 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Direct skytrain link. Close to gay nightlife. Fabulous pool. Free WiFi.
An excellent hotel that is directly connected to the Surasak BTS skytrain with its own bridge. During the hottest months, this neat feature is really quite helpful. The gay scene in Silom is only two stations away.
The Eastin Grand offers modern, comfortable rooms with free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, minibar, safe and tea & coffee-making facilities.
Azure restaurant serves Mediterranean food and fine wine, while Chefman offers delicious dim sum. The hotel has a decent-sized gym and beautiful infinity pool.
The hub of metropolitan Bangkok, surrounded by shopping malls (Paragon, Siam Center, MBK, etc.), restaurants and entertainment venues. Both skytrain lines pass through Siam station where you can connect to other areas.
444 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok
8.6 Very Good
based on 5523 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Gay-popular gym. Next to MBK mall. Great for shopping Free WiFi.
Fit for a princess who loves to shop. This 5-star hotel is connected to the popular MBK mall, which means you are close to Bangkok’s shopping district as well as the Siam BTS skytrain.
The rooms feature excellent amenities, and the staff are attentive and friendly. Several dining options are available, including the best Korean restaurant in town.
Pathumwan Princess is home to the gay-popular Olympic Club – one of Bangkok’s largest sports centre. Check out the gym during rush hour.
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok
8.5 Very Good
based on 6628 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Very central. Great for shopping & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
The hotel has over 500 rooms & suites, all of which have impressive city views. Their standard rooms may not be the largest in town but have all the facilities you would expect.
8.8 Very Good - based on 1635 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Unique design. Fabulous bar & view. Close to the gay scene. Free WiFi.
The Muse Bangkok offers a hedonistic blend of opulent art and design, drawn from both France and King Rama V era. Describing the result as “unusual” would be an understatement.
The hotel offers turn-of-the-century grandeur, with a modern and whimsical twist. The Speakeasy bar offers a 180º view – a popular hangout for the trendy crowd (many are gay). The Muse gym and pool have nice skyline views.
Located on the desirable Langsuan Road, with its a wide range of dining options. The nearby Ratchadamri skytrain is just one stop away from the gay bars in Silom.
9.1 Fantastic - based on 989 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Next to skytrain. Fabulous views. Great for shopping & gay scene. Free WiFi.
Our list of the best hotels in Bangkok would not be complete without The Okura. This 5-star hotel sits right next to the Ploenchit skytrain, two stops from Siam Square One shopping centre and one stop from the vibrant Sukhumvit 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.
Fine dining is available at the famous Yamazato restaurant from Japan. For non-hotel guests, we recommend going for cocktails at the Sky Bar on the 24th floor.
8.8 Very Good - based on 2073 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous design. Central location. Easy access to gay scene. Free WiFi.
The hotel offers a mesmerising atmosphere, contemporary design, with unique artworks and daring colours. The ‘sky pool’ is worth a special mention.
Awarded Best Boutique Hotel, Best Newcomer, Best Restaurant Award. Additional services include free WiFi, tuk-tuk shuttle, deep sleep consultant and pillow menu.
8.6 Very Good - based on 685 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Serviced apartments. Great gym & pool. Quiet location. Free WiFi.
Modern, 5-star serviced apartments in a fabulous location. The Anantara’s great-value rooms feature LCD TV, hi-fi system, complete with a kitchen and microwave.
The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Ratchadamri skytrain. From here, it is just one stop to the gay bars in Silom and one stop in the other direction to the shopping district.
The hotel has its own gym & pool, though it does not get much direct sunlight. If you’re all about the pool, then consider Anantara’s other branch – Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa.
Bangkok’s upmarket district with many of the best shopping malls (Terminal 21, Emporium, EmQuartier), 5-star hotels, etc. Many foreigners and expats reside in this area which is accessible by the skytrain (Sukhumvit Line).
The area is served by both the BTS skytrain and metro. A late-night taxi from Silom takes about 15-20 minutes.
2,88 Sukhumvit Soi 19, Bangkok
8.6 Very Good
based on 10388 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Convenient location. Next to shopping mall, skytrain & metro. Free WiFi.
The fabulous Grande Centre Point is right across from Terminal 21 Mall, the Asoke skytrain and the Sukhumvit metro, providing fast access to other parts of Bangkok. Gay bars in Silom can be reached in 20 minutes.
The hotel features a nice outdoor infinity pool with gazebo, a well-equipped gym, a healthy restaurant and a spa with sauna/jacuzzi facilities.
The rooms are spacious and well-appointed with free high-speed WiFi and top amenities. You will also enjoy the executive lounge, tennis court and golf putting green.
8 Good - based on 3182 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Excellent value. Close to skytrain & Siam shopping centre. Free WiFi.
The Best Western features a pool, a gym and free WiFi. Guest rooms are non-smoking, each has a 40” flat screen satellite TV, DVD player, iPod dock. minibar, safe and tea & coffee maker.
The onsite restaurant serves local & international dishes. Cocktails and drinks can be enjoyed at the lounge, by the pool or in your own room. For your convenience, the hotel offers free shuttle service to the Nana BTS station.
8.7 Very Good - based on 736 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Modern facilities. Comfortable beds. Excellent bar. Free WiFi.
Quite possibly one of the best hotels in the lower Sukhumvit area. Stylish rooms packed with the latest technology and modern comforts.
There are French influences everywhere – L’Occitane products, a patisserie Le Macaron and the restaurant Voila! that serves tasty French cuisine. The pool with sun terrace is a fabulous place to chill out.
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