The 10 Best Hotels of Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, Thailand

Sukhumvit Road is perhaps Bangkok's most well known street and "district" as far as tourism goes. Here you can find hundreds of restaurants, fancy clubs, and bars of all kind, and with the skytrain and subway stations close at hand, Sukhumvit is one of the most convenient places to stay in town and a place where most visitors will end up spending multiple nights. There are plenty of excellent options when it comes to accommodations in this part of Bangkok. If you like swank boutique lodging, both the elegant Sofitel and chic S31 are great choices. For afficionados of the colonial past, try the architecturally wonderful Cabochon, which recreates the roaring 20's in Shanghai and has only 8 antique filled boutique rooms. Spots like the Movenpick Sukhumvit Soi 15 and the Sheraton Grande are proven brands known for their luxury and style, and is in a great neighborhood for finding food, shopping, and places to drink. The JW Marriott is no slouch either, providing comfortable rooms, top notch service, and all amenities at a decent price. Newer properties include the snazzy new Marriott Bangkok Sukhumvit with its 360 degree panorama rooftop bar, right in the heart of trendy foodie and bar lovers' Thong Lor. Best of all is the 137 Pillars Bangkok, which features 2 infinity pools, exquisite luxury suites, and a real pampering for couples looking for some elegant privacy. You will not be short of potential places to rest your head after busy Sukhumvit days and nights with this handy guide!


Set away from the traffic of Sukhumvit yet just a ten-minute walk to both the BTS skytrain and MRT subway stations at Asok (the hotel also has a free tuk tuk if you don't want to walk), Movenpick Sukhumvit Soi 15 combines proven international branding with local touches and is an excellent choice if you want to be near shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and transport. Rooms are smart, with all modern amenities, the upper floors feature city views, and the Lelawadee Restaurant features some outstanding Lebanese and Mediterranean favourites, alongside of Thai dishes and even Swiss entries from the Movenpick international cookbook. There is a rooftop bar and swimming pool, attentive service, and the location can't be beat.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: For a quiet and convenient Sukhumvit location with top brand quality, Movenpick is a proven winner.

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The Westin is as fancy as it gets on Sukhumvit with large deluxe rooms that come with Lavazza coffee makers and plenty of other creature comforts. The hotel even features a WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio featuring latest exercise equipments with outdoor swimming pool. Well situated just steps from the Asok skytrain and Sukhumvit subway stations, along with the elegant Terminal 21 shopping mall, which has dozens of restaurants, a cineplex, and enough shop until you drop options to keep you occupied for weeks. The Westin is also situated just minutes from the Soi Cowboy go go bar and nightlife zone, which may turn off as many people as it turns on.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: As a great business option in a very convenient location, the Westin is a fancy and excellent option.

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This tall and thin hotel is easy to miss from down at street level, but once inside, it offers some outstanding views of the Bangkok cityscape. The hotel is themed after world travel, with rooms, hallways, and facilities revolving around different continents, countries, and physical features such as desert, ocean, space or other. In addition to upscale rooms, the hotel boasts a small rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center, plus several great eating and drinking options up on the upper floors, with phenomenal panoramas. Throw in the perfect location just steps from the skytrain, subway, and Terminal 21 shopping mall, and you've all the makings of an excellent stay.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: For a unique design and knockout views, the Continent is worth a trip

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The JW Marriott has long been a mainstay for business travelers, but has plenty of extra touches to make all visitors happy they've made it their choice when staying on Sukhumvit. Besides a prime location near the Nana and Ploenchit BTS Skytrain stations, the hotel is equipped with a real state of the art fitness center and the rooms have all necessary amenities, especially those on the executive floors, which come with a separate lounge and complimentary breakfast. Perhaps best of all are the in house restaurant choices, which range from Bangkok's top steakhouse to the unique teppanyaki and traditional Japanese restaurants, Tsu and Nami, not to mention the sleek new Manhattan Bar, which has great tapas to go with some masterful martinis.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: The great selection of restaurants and bars in the Marriott alone make it worth a stay.

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Offering an array of modern amenities, the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit provides all facilities for business and leisure guests. Amenities and services include a restaurant, a bar, a café, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a library. In addition, the hotel offers a full service spa for guests who wish to enjoy massages, facials, and beauty treatments. The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is located in a perfect position to take advantage of public transportation and sightseeing, with a sky bridge connecting the hotel to the BTS skytrain and MRT subway stations. A noted feature of this luxury property is the personal butler service with all the grande and deluxe suites.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: For its personal butler service and great convenient location, the Sheraton Grande is an excellent choice in Sukhumvit.

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This boutique luxury hotel with ultra modern design and a great location just near the heart of the bustling Phrom Pong shopping and restaurant area makes for an excellent accommodation choice. The S31 features 90 fashionable rooms with wall to wall windows giving plenty of city views. The hotel boasts a state of the art fitness center with a boxing ring, a saltwater swimming pool, and even a mini putting green. It also has a boutique spa with city views upstairs, and features an elegant wine bar and bistro to top it all off. The skytrain station of Phrom Pong is a 5 minute walk from the front door, as is the hi class Emporium Mall, making the S31 an excellent choice in this part of the city.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: For great design along with excellent facilities, the S31 gets a big thumbs up.

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From top to bottom, the Marriott Sukhumvit is a good family friendly choice. The hotel is located just steps from the BTS Skytrain, meaning instant access to everywhere in Bangkok. Back at the hotel, the views from the rooftop Octave are some of the best in town, a full 360 bird's eye panorama. Parents will appreciate the outdoor children's swimming pool, and the kids as well as the adults will love the decadent Chocolate Cake Company, one of Bangkok's most indulgent destinations, where the desserts may be a trip highlight for more than just one family member. Add to this the elegant rooms and quick airport access, and it is easy to see why the Marriott Sukhumvit is an excellent family choice.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: for its colonial atmosphere and feeling of days gone past, the Eugenia is a hidden gem.

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With its panoramic cityscape views from each room, this elegant Sofitel is an excellent choice. Sitting in a prime location in the heart of Sukhumvit, equidistant between the Nana and Asok Skytrain stations and close to pulsing nightlife, restaurants, and more, you will never be bored here. Each room comes with marble bathrooms, wooden floors, large comfortable beds, and fast wifi connections, and in addition to the creature comforts, the Sofitel also boasts a lovely pool, a French restaurant, and L'Appart, a swank Parisian style rooftop bar with great views over the city. Top notch service ensures a memorable stay at this fancy luxury property.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: For great views, location, and total elegance, Sofitel Sukhumvit is in a great position.

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The Cabochon is located at the end of a quiet soi off of Sukhumvit Road, hidden away like a forgotten treasure. This small boutique gem has only four villas and four suites, with each one decked out with vintage writing desks, armchairs, and antique table lamps. Double French doors, wood framed vanity mirrors, and Belgian linens are just part of the luxury here, with the entire hotel paying homage to the Shanghai chic glory days of the 1920's. It's not only the rooms that will leave visitors impressed here. The Thai Lao Yeh Restaurant is made from 100 year old timber salvaged from Thai villages and the care and craft put into the design is rivaled only by the superlative menu items, which features plenty of authentic Isaan dishes such as spicy larb meat salads or such novelties as gaeng pak wan kai-mod-daeng (spicy soup with ants eggs).

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: If you like boutique colonial chic, the Cabochon cannot be beat. A real treasure.

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For upscale luxury on Bangkok's east side, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is unrivalled. The elegant hotel's sister property in Chiang Mai has received worldwide acclaim for its design and detail evoking Thailand's storied past, and this new Bangkok property continues in the same tradition. There are 34 stylish suites here named after great royal periods in Thai history, and all are incredibly regal. Ranging from 64-125 square meters, the suites feature plush bedding, wood-panelled walls with modern artwork, spacious balconies with traditional rocking chairs, and marble-floor bathrooms with double vanity setups. You'll soak to contentment in the large stand-alone circular bathtubs that look out at the city, and there are plenty of ultra-modern perks like Japanese electric toilets (with heated seats!), espresso machines, touchpad mood lighting, iPod docks, huge digital IPTVs with Bose sound systems, and the 24-hour private butler service completes one terrific package. There are also 179 residences at 137 Pillars, ranging from studios to two-bedroom, offering an array of amenities suitable for both short and longterm stays. Even beyond the rooms, it's all about great visuals and superb service here. The hotel features two knockout infinity pools, one of which is only for suite guests up on top of the roof. There is also a private check-in lounge for suite guests, which also serves breakfast and does high tea as well as complimentary happy hours each evening. For dining, Nimitr restaurant is one of Bangkok's most astounding fine dining experiences, combining cutting edge Oriental cuisine with a bit of molecular-style magic, in a setting overlooking the cityscape, and upstairs from here, the Jack Bains Bar provides a classy setting for cocktails, cigars, and more. The neighborhood around the hotel is filled with an array of boutique shops and restaurants, and while the BTS skytrain station out on Sukhumvit is a bit of a walk (15-minutes), guests can avail themselves of the complimentary London cab shuttle service that the hotel offers. Those looking for an intimate and romantic city escape will feel well at home here.

Recommended for Sukhumvit's Best Hotels because: For sheer elegance and intimate luxury, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is a great escape!

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