Bangkok Hotels – Where to stay near Soi Cowboy?
This is a guide to help ‘Bangkok 112’ Subscribers when booking hotels in the Soi Cowboy area of Bangkok.
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Choosing your hotel in Bangkok can make or break your stay, I always recommend to any friends to stay near Nana Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 11 or Soi Cowboy. All are near the Skytrain and are centrally located for the restaurants, bars and night clubs.
Bangkok is a massive city with over 8 million people living here, transport can be a big issue so you don’t want to book a hotel in the wrong place.
Do not stay near the Chao Phraya River or Khaosan road if you are going to be frequenting the bar areas of Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza. Getting taxis all the time will waste both time and money.
Here is my solid list of hotel options to stay near the Soi Cowboy bar area. I have recommended these places to many friends over the years who come and stay in the area. Prices are from low to high and are quoted in $ Dollars for clarity.
At a glance:
Sam’s Lodge from $25
Ruamchitt Plaza Hotel from $35 [Wild Card]
Red Planet Asoke from $35
Citadines Soi 23 from $56
S Sukhumvit Suites from $58
Four Points by Sheraton from $99
Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 from $150 [agoda award winning hotel 2015!]
Sofitel Sukhumvit from $170
NB – All the hotels on this page are ‘guest friendly’ meaning there are no girl joiner fees to pay. When you book a room make sure you check 2 under how many adults are staying.
2-Star guest friendly hotel with 18 rooms.
Room rates start from around $25 per night.
Free WIFI, roof terrace, small but functional rooms.
Overall: The best value 2-star hotel in the area. Amazing location, guest friendly and consistently good reviews. I would advise booking here only if you are seasoned traveller as some of the rooms are small.
Tip: Book direct through this agoda link to get the best insider room rates (853 baht per night I was quoted for a room in August 2016 which was unbelievable value for the area!).
[Wild Card – The famous ‘Thermae’ bar is under this hotel, so there are tons of available freelancer girls around]
3-Star guest friendly hotel with 98 rooms
Room rates start from around $30 a night.
Free WIFI, outdoor pool, and the famous ‘Thermae’ freelancer bar is in the basement of this hotel.
Overall: The hotel itself is a bit tired and has mixed reviews, so it would probably appeal more to seasoned travellers. If you want to stay with the action on your doorstep then this is a good choice. The Thermae has changed to appeal more to Japanese clientele over the years so the freelancer prices are a bit more expensive. There are still nice girls around who would be more than happy to accompany you in your room upstairs.
Tip: Book a room through this agoda link to get the best insider room rates. (1216 baht a night was widely available in September 2016)
3-Star guest friendly hotel with 130 rooms.
Room rates start from around $35 a night.
Small but clean and functional hotel rooms. This used to be part of the Tune Hotel range.
Overall: Good value for money rooms here. Kind of like the IBIS chain, functional but unspectacular.
Tip: Book a few weeks in advance direct through this agoda link to get the best rates.
3-Star guest friendly hotel with 138 rooms.
Room rates start from around $56
Nice facilities with a rooftop pool and gym. Rooms are serviced apartments so all come with kitchenettes which is a bonus.
Overall: Great location for Soi Cowboy and the skytrain/underground.
Tip: book through this agoda link to get the best insider deal rates (1941 baht a night was available in October 2016).
3-Star guest friendly hotel with 75 rooms.
Room rates start from around $58
Free WIFI but no swimming pool or gym.
Overall: The very best location for Soi Cowboy, it’s only a 1 minute stroll away! Right at the underground and skytrain stations, with Terminal 21 shopping mall just a 2 minute walk. This good, clean hotel is in an amazing location and receives very good reviews.
Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best rates.
4-Star guest friendly hotel with 268 rooms.
Room rates start from around $99
New hotel with great service and facilities in a great location. It has it’s own Hooters bar too now.
Overall: A new hotel with great facilities and receives regular glowing reviews.
Tip: book as far in advance as possible through this agoda link for the best room prices (3401 baht a night was available for October 2016).
5-Star, guest friendly hotel with 398 rooms.
Room rates start from around $150 a night
5-Star luxury in the most perfect location right at the BTS Skytrain and MRT Underground station. Connected together is Terminal 21, a nice modern shopping mall with a cinema and great dining options.
Overall: Great service and facilities, widely reviewed as the best 5-Star hotel in the area. As such, this hotel frequently gets fully booked up so reserve a room early to avoid disappointment (5104 bhat a night was available for October 2016).
5-Star, guest friendly hotel with 345 rooms.
Room rates start from around $170
Luxury hotel with great facilities
Overall: A very popular 5-star hotel, with good reason as it ticks all the boxes and if you have the money then not booking here would be hard to justify. This Sofitel has some of the best executive suites in Bangkok so if you want to go all out then book here (rooms from 5826 baht a night in November 2016).
Also Consider these if your chosen hotel is fully booked:
The Key Sukhumvit by Compass Hospitality – a 3-star, 43 room, guest friendly hotel. Rooms start at around $52.
SilQ Bangkok – a 4-star, boutique, guest friendly hotel. Rooms start at around $52.
Westin Grande Sukhumvit – a luxury 5-star, 362 room, guest friendly hotel. Rooms start at around $140.
Thank you for reading this article. I would appreciate your comments or feedback and I plan to revise and improve this list to keep it as up to date as possible. Coming soon is a guide on where to stay on Sukhumvit soi 11.
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(Prices in $ Dollars were taken in July 2016. If you book a hotel close to the date you stay then the prices might be higher)