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 and a short walk to National Stadium, yet a hidden away world of its own. 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. The 303 rooms here are ultra spacious, and most offer balconies with garden views. The hotel is full of modern art paintings and sculptures, features a 900 square meter Grand Ballroom, and is home to one of Bangkok's most innovative restaurants, Sra Bua by Kin Kin, brainchild of the Michelin winning Danish chef Henrik Yde-Andersen, which offers molecular Thai gastronomy, the first of its kind in Thailand. 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.
The Novotel on Siam Square is one of the top properties in this area. Located in the heart of shopper's paradise Siam Square, just a short walk from the BTS Skytrain and the National Stadium, the Novotel has 423 comfortable rooms ranging from suites and executive rooms to standard and superior options. There is a nice fitness center, swimming pool, and spa to unwind in, and the hotel also offers some excellent dining options, led by the award winning Chinese Lok Wah Hin restaurant and its great dim sum, as well as the Asian/Western Square Restaurant, which has excellent buffet meals.
This member of the MGallery Collection is a chic designer hotel that hides off the radar in Bangkok. Located by the Ratchathewi BTS station and close to the National Stadium, it boasts 154 suave duplexes, rooms, and suites, all of which have high ceilings, great city views, and plenty of chic amenities like designer sheets and pillow menus to go with the Asian accented cutting edge interiors. The hotel has been given Best Boutique Hotel and Best Urban Hotel awards, and in addition to the superb lodgings, one can find the high end Japanese sushi and sashimi restaurant YTSB (Yellow Tail Sushi Bar) on premises, as well as the swank Vie French restaurant.
Near National Stadium, this huge hotel is home to Bangkok's largest fitness center, free for guests to use. Occupying an entire rooftop, there is a huge swimming pool, tennis courts, and several enormous rooms featuring weight machines, cardio training machines of all types, and plenty of personal trainers to assist. The hotel boasts 455 rooms and suites, plenty of five-star luxury, and has award winning italian, Korean, and Thai-Chinese high end restaurants. The hotel has direct access into the neighboring MBK (Mahboonkrong) shopping mall, which also gives direct access into the National Stadium Skytrain. With plenty of local restaurants and shops around and easy access to the rest of the city, just about every base is covered here, making it an excellent place to stay.
The Ibis Bangkok Siam is a good value for the money option if you want to stay near the National Stadium and Siam Square. The hotel has a perfect location, just steps from the National Stadium skytrain station, and is just down the street from the popular MBK shopping mall as well as the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BAAC). Siam Square with all of its designer malls are just another five minutes further on. Rooms here all come with satellite LCD televisions, free wifi, and plenty more amenities, and while some may find the rooms and bathrooms a tad small, one can't really complain for getting a spot like this in a prime location at this price.
This 4 star hotel sits just steps from the National Stadium Skytrain station and makes for great access into the heart of the city. The Mercure is a modern city hotel that features 189 contemporary rooms, ranging from Superior and Privilege rooms on up to luxurious Executive Suites. The hotel also has meeting rooms that can seat 125 delegates complete with LCD screens and projectors, making this a great choice for those here on business. There is also a restaurant along with several bars on the premises to keep clients sated and happy
Another great budget and business traveler option near National Stadium and Siam Square is the Holiday Inn Express. The 300 brand new rooms here come with hi speed WiFi, comfortable bedding, and multi-function massage shower heads to name but a few of the creature comforts and amenities here. The BTS Skytrain is just steps away, and it is a short stroll to the Bangkok Art and Culture Center as well as the MBK Shopping Mall. The hotel also has a 24 hour fitness center available, and a restaurant and lounge on the 7th floor catering to guests.
Most visitors to Bangkok don't think that there is much to the west of National Stadium in terms of nice places to stay, but hidden away here just minutes from the skytrain is the beautiful LIT Bangkok, a classy luxury hotel with some unique design. The hotel interior has been created with plenty of play between light and shadows and the rooms are anything but ordinary, coming rather than in Superior, Deluxe, etc as Extra Radiance, Different Degrees, and Full Spectrum. Each has a different design, with plenty of mood lights, glowing purple tubs next to large beds, and all sorts of nifty features that you won't find in your standard hotel here.
Just like their sister hostel over in Silom, the Siam Square Lub d also delivers on all fronts. Immaculately clean, English speaking staff, and just below the BTS Skytrain at National Stadium for easy public transport access. The hostel is not as big as the Silom Lub d location, but the atmosphere is just as fun and the vibe just as happening. Other features include lockers in the dormitory rooms, soap and shampoo provided in the common bathrooms (a rarity for youth hostels), trips and pub crawls organized, and private rooms for those who wish. If only all hostels could be like this!
As their moniker says, "not just a hotel," and indeed, Siam@Siam prides itself on being different, as it adds bold and modern innovative design to first class amenities and emerges as one of Thailand's most hip stays, more akin to spending the night in an art gallery rather than a hotel. Rooms, which are divided by Leisure Class and Biz Class, have high ceilings, large picture windows, and plenty of color and bold modern design. The aptly named Party House One restaurant and bar is one of the city's most happening spots, offering up juggling bartenders, live music, and plenty of ongoing events to keep the hip and chic young urban professional crowd excited. There is never a dull moment at this vibrant spot, and it is located in the heart of the city as well.