Some of the Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand

Don't let family vacation time intimidate you; travel with the whole crew and stay at a family friendly hotel in Bangkok. There are some great options here to choose from. The Sukosol is a boutique hotel that offers kids-sized bathrobes and slippers to go with kids gift bags upon check-in. The Mandarin Oriental is not only renowned as one of the top luxury hotels in the world, it is also noted for its kid friendly programs and service. The fancy St. Regis also falls into this category of super elegant accommodation combined with activities and options for the entire family. Some properties are just built for kids: The Anantara Riverside offers a giant pool and plenty of green space to run around in along the Chao Phraya River, and the Chatrium Residence also has a huge pool with plenty of families relaxing around it, so the kids will never be short on playmates Another great property is the tranquil Phra Nakhorn Norn Len which has greenery, a kids play area, healthy organic food, and many other family friendly amenities to go with their charming neighbourhood location in old town Bangkok. Despite being a city full of cars, congestion, and urban density, there are still plenty of family friendly spots for everyone to enjoy in Bangkok. 


With in-room child care available, the Westin can be a good option for families who want to stay in the Sukhumvit area. The hotel is right next to the Asok skytrain station, as well as the Sukhumvit MRT subway station, so it is easy to take the family to get around, and if you want to stay inside, the hotel's large outdoor pool, plus the 37" LCD televisions with satellite channels in the rooms will keep the young ones well entertained. Terminal 21 is one of the more kid-friendly malls in town, with themed floors from destinations around the world, and it's just minutes from the Westin. The breakfast and lunch buffets at the Westin are also superb, with a vast array of high end food, so nobody in the family will be complaining about being hungry.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For an all-amenities family hotel in the Sukhumvit area, the Westin Grande is great.

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With expansive tropical grounds for the kids to run around on, a beautiful grand outdoor swimming pool, and majestic riverside setting, the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort is an excellent choice for a family friendly stay in Bangkok. With all the space, water, and amenities at the resort, you will be hard pressed to ever leave. If you do venture out, the kids will love the free shuttle boat rides on the Chao Phraya River, and access to family sightseeing spots like the Grand Palace or Wat Arun is easy. Also in close proximity is the Asiatique Night Bazaar, where there are shopping and dining options for everyone.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For its great riverside location, large pool and spacious grounds, Anantara Bangkok Riverside is a winner.

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Banyan Tree Bangkok
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The whole family will feel very high for most of a stay in the Banyan Tree, as everything in this luxury property is set way way off the ground. Elevators whisk you up from the reception to rooms up to 60 floors above the ground, and the Moon Bar and Vertigo Restaurant are perched up on the 68th floor rooftop, Asia's highest alfresco eatery, and the 360 degree view of all Bangkok will take your breath away. Kids are well catered to here, with a weekend Kid's Club offering games and activities, leaving parents free to gawk at the views over a few cocktails.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For sublime views and luxury for the whole family, the Banyan Tree is superb.

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Families will love the Chatrium. Its large free form swimming pool that is set surrounded by tropical greenery is a big draw, and with lots of families here, kids will find plenty of friends to play with. The Chatrium Residence gives an excellent retreat from the chaos and din of central Bangkok. Rooms and suites here come with views of the surrounding cityscape or else the manicured gardens below, and with almost 600 rooms, one can choose from a small studio to a deluxe three bedroom suite. Even the smallest rooms come with a kitchenette and microwave, along with a DVD Hi-Fi stereo system and large LCD TV. In addition to the swimming pool, the Chatrium also has a spa, fitness center, and even recreation room with billiards, snooker, and more, to ensure that there is plenty of down time to be had.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For one of Bangkok's largest swimming pools, the Chatrium Residence makes for a great escape from the heat and chaos of the city.

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Holiday Inn already has a worldwide pedigree when it comes to luxury branding, but this downtown Bangkok branch is really a super spot for the entire family. The hotel is located smack downtown near all the best shopping and eating, and is only steps from the BTS Skytrain, a real boon for families trying to get around. Kids get well taken care of here, as there are even kids' suites with Playstations. Free cots are also available for families with little ones. In addition to this, the large swimming pool and nice fitness centre offer relax possibilities for the whole family and the Holiday Inn even offers babysitting services to free up some time for mom and dad.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For comprehensive family friendly options, the Holiday Inn is an excellent Bangkok choice.

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Not only is there the Kempinski Kid's Club, with trained staff and daily activities for the young ones, but in terms of hotels, where else in Bangkok can one have a direct entrance into the swimming pool from one's terrace? Only at the Siam Kempinski, located just steps from Bangkok's most fashionable mall, Siam Paragon, yet a hidden away world of its own, and a great choice for a luxury treat. Tucked away in a peaceful niche, the Siam Kempinski is sophisticated and extremely stylish, with refined suites and serviced residences surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens and cascading water fountains and pools, making it a real oasis in the heart of town. Easy access via Siam Paragon into the Siam Skytrain station ensures a holiday in which Bangkok's legendary traffic will not be around to trouble and travail.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For a well staffed kids club with activities in a super luxury hotel, look no further than here.

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Not only is the Sukosol a gorgeous boutique hotel, it is a family friendly one as well. Kids are well catered to here, with Kids' Gift Bags given to the little ones on arrival, not to mention the rooms being outfitted with child sized bathrobes and slippers, family friendly DVD's, and more. The Premier Family Rooms here are large, boasting separate walk in rain showers that the kids will adore. On Saturdays, the hotel offers free swimming lessons for kids at the rooftop pool, the restaurant has a kids menu, and the Sukosol even offers babysitting service for those adults that want some private time. There are some great amenities and charms at the Sukosol.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For family friendly luxury and charm, look no further than the Sukosol.

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The Phra Nakhorn Norn Len is a tropical oasis in the midst of the city, full of lots of family friendly comforts. There are plenty of cool chill out spots set in the spacious grounds, which have plenty of green space for kids to run around in, and the boutique hotel has some nice features, ranging from vintage furniture to relaxing sofas and day beds, for all members of the family to take it easy on. Additionally, there is a large play area for kids filled with games and toys. An added plus here is the cafe, which features all organic meals, and the hotel has an excellent old town location, putting it near top attractions like the Grand Palace.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For mixing boutique, tropical oasis, and family friendly, you can't beat the Phra Nakhorn Norn Len.

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The St. Regis Bangkok
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The St. Regis is one of Bangkok's most prestigious and pampering hotels. And while the luxuries and service here make it one great romantic and elegant stay, the St. Regis also caters to families traveling with children. The St. Regis offers up a Family Traditions program, which has events such as a kid's cooking class, a souvenir photo hunt using Polaroid cameras for kids to snap souvenir Bangkok moments, and even a trip out to an elephant rehabilitation centre. The Family Traditions Suite package includes complimentary Skytrain tickets for the whole family, a Legacy Suite for four, and even a welcome gift for kids upon arrival.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For sheer elegance and luxury for the whole family, the St. Regis is one of Bangkok's best.

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This opulent luxury hotel on the Chao Phraya River, popular with visiting celebrities, just oozes atmosphere and romantic charm, and it still sets the bar for high-end Bangkok accommodations. Even in the kids department, the Mandarin excels, with its Sanuk Kids Club, a supervised entertainment program for children offering a mix of arts and crafts projects, educational games and cultural activities. Kids will also love the giant pool here, and the sumptuous breakfast buffet out on the riverfront will leave all family members hard pressed to eat more. If your pocketbook can manage it, easily Bangkok's classiest place to stay.

Recommended for Family-Friendly Hotels because: For service and true opulence for all family members, the Mandarin Oriental is Bangkok's best.

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