Bangkok Hotels – Where to stay near Sukhumvit Soi 11?

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Bangkok Hotels – Where to stay near Sukhumvit Soi 11?

 

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.

 

Sukhumvit Soi 11 was always my number one location to stay when I used to holiday in Bangkok (before I lived here). The mid range hotel choices are great and often fantastic value for money. I used to always stay at the ‘President Palace’ hotel but unfortunately that hotel has closed down now (as of July 2016).

The location is great for Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza and both are a 10 minute walk away. The Nana Skytrain station is at the end of the street too which is brilliant. There are many bars and restaurants on the the street, but the best thing is that many late nightclubs are located here (Including Climax, Levels and Wax / Sugar). So you can walk home easily instead of trying to get a taxi home.

 

This is a guide to help ‘Bangkok 112’ Subscribers when booking hotels in the Sukhumvit Soi 11 area of Bangkok. There are no cookies in the links below, so if you do choose a hotel from this list then please consider clicking from the link below and booking straight through. This will be at no extra cost to you, any commission will go straight back into improving Bangkok 112 YouTube videos and maintaining this website. Thank you for your support and I hope that this information will be of use to you.

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 11 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:

Smart Suites from $32

iCheck Inn Nana from $38 [WILD CARD]

Le Fenix Sukhumvit from $39

Salil Hotel from $47

Citadines Sukhumvit 11  from $51

Dream Hotel from $63

Grande Swiss Sukhumvit 11 from $87

Fraser Suites Sukhumvit from $115

 

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Smart Suites

3-Star guest friendly hotel with 24 rooms.

Room rates start from around $32

Free WIFI, clean rooms.

Overall: A small, clean hotel with excellent service. The location is about as far as walkable away from the nightlife, but the hotel price makes up for it. A very good choice if you are on a budget.

Reserve a room through this agoda link for the best insider deals price (I was quoted 1116 baht for a night in December 2016 which was good value for the area)

 

 

[WILD CARD – stay here if you want to be right on the action on soi 7/1 with plenty of naughty massage places, bars and even a live music freelancer night club on the street]

 

iCheck Inn Nana

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 47 rooms.

Room prices start from around $38 a night.

Excellent location for Nana Skytrain station, and the bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the surrounding area. Free WIFi, no pool or gym but nice clean rooms are reported.

Overall: This hotel is a nice one and has consistently good reviews. It’s location is right on Sukhumvit Soi 7/1 which I usually refer to in my YouTube videos as the ‘dirty massage street.’ 🙂 Solo travellers would be right at home here with all the bars and massage places on their doorstep.

Reserve a room through this agoda link for the best insider deals prices (I was quoted just 1335 baht a night for a room in October 2016 which is good value for a clean room in this location). Room rates rise to 1541 baht a night from November 2016 onwards which is still good value for the area.

 

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Sukhumvit soi 7/1, also known as soi Eden or soi BJ. I just refer to it as the dirty massage street 🙂

 

Le Fenix Sukhumvit

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 147 rooms.

Room prices start from around $39 a night.

Nice location on Soi 11 for all the bars and nightclubs. The popular rooftop bar ‘The Nest’ is on the roof. Free WIFI and fitness centre on site.

Free shuttle service dropping off at Nana BTS Station and other nearby locations.

Overall: I’ve actually stayed at this hotel in the past, I found everything fine and I enjoyed my stay. It’s a good hotel and for the price its amazing value for the area.

NB: If you look at the tripadvisor mixed reviews about Le Fenix, reading between the lines it seems most people are expecting ‘The Ritz’ from a $40 hotel. Better to look at the reviews from well travelled Westerners who normally give 4 or 5 stars as it is a solid hotel for the money.

Tips: Reserve your room as far in advance as possible for the best room rates. Book through this agoda link for the best insider deals (I was quoted 1364 baht a night for a room in August 2016 which is fantastic value for the area)

 

Salil Hotel

A 4-star, guest friendly, boutique hotel with 84 rooms.

Rooms start from around $47 a night.

Free WIFI, an amazing location, great service with consistently good reviews but be aware that it lacks facilities a little in that there is no fitness centre or swimming pool.

Overall: A trendy, boutique hotel right at the action on Soi 11 next to the Australian bar and Wax / Sugar night club. If you fancy staying in a non generic hotel room then this is the one for you 🙂

Reserve a room through this agoda link for the best insider deals price (I was quoted 1656 baht a night in Ocotober 2016)

 

Citadines Sukhumvit 11

3-Star guest friendly hotel with 127 Rooms.

Room rates start from $51.

Rooftop pool, fitness centre, free WIFI, 24 hour room service and a shuttle around the local area. It ticks all the boxes. These are serviced apartments, so all come with kitchenettes which is a bonus if you are staying longer than a night or 2. The location is great and is opposite Levels nightclub and the trendy and popular Oscar bistro is just next door.

Overall: An excellent choice for the area, hard to beat this place and it’s very good value for money.

Reserve a room through this agoda link for the best insider deals price (I was quoted 1793 baht a night in October 2016 which is great value for the area)

 

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Climax Nightclub. Located on Soi 11 under the Ambassador hotel. The best freelancer nightclub in the area by far.

 

Dream Hotel

5-Star guest friendly hotel with 195 rooms.

Room rates start from around $62.

Swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, shuttle service and 5-star service.

Overall: This hotel was really famous when it first opened as it was way ahead of it’s time in terms of design and overall experience, and still holds up well today. For me the location is not the best as it is quite far down soi 15, but that means it is very quiet at night.

The Dream hotel has a shuttle service and there are many taxis on hand for short trips. Many visitors are repeat customers here and will only ever book this hotel, so that speaks volumes for how good the Dream hotel is.

Reserve a room through this agoda link for the best insider deals price (I was quoted just 2160 baht for a night in October 2016 with breakfast which is amazing value for a 5-Star hotel).

Room rates increase from November 2016 onwards and normally start at 2808 baht a night for the high season (Nov-Apr), this still represents good value for this great hotel.

 

Grande Swiss Sukhumvit 11

A 4-star, guest friendly hotel with 144 rooms.

Room prices start at around $87 a night.

Swimming pool, fitness centre, free WIFI and a nice bar on site.

Overall: An amazing location, probably the best in this list as it’s only a 2 minute walk to Nana Skytrain station. A solid 4 star hotel in the area. Rooms are slightly smaller than average but are well appointed and spotlessly clean. You can’t go wrong booking here.

Tip: Book here as far in advance as possible for the best room rates. (I was quoted 3039 baht for a room in December 2016 booking through this agoda link)

 

Fraser Suites Sukhumvit serviced apartments

A 5-Star, guest friendly serviced apartment hotel with 163 rooms.

Room prices start from around $115 a night.

Luxurious, spacious serviced apartment with 5-star service. Swimming pool, fitness centre and complimentary shuttle service. The onsite restaurant ‘Charcoal’ is arguably the best Indian restaurant in Bangkok. Above Eleven rooftop bar on the 33rd floor is a great spot for a date.

Overall: Many return visitors swear by this place, only staying here and its easy to see why; spacious 5-star apartments in a great location with consistently good service to match. A hard place to beat. If you have the wallet for it then just book in here and forget the rest.

Reserve a room through this agoda link for the best insider deals prices (I was quoted just 3966 baht a night for a 52 sq.m. apartment in November 2016 which is great value for what you get)

 

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Hot freelancer girls flock to Soi 11, there are plenty to go round in the nightclubs here.

 

Also consider if your chosen hotel is fully booked:

Studio Sukhumvit 11 – 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 22 rooms. More suited to seasoned budget travellers. Rooms from around $29.

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 – 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 161 rooms. Solid, clean 3-star hotel. Rooms from around $57.

Aloft – 4-star, guest friendly hotel with 297 rooms. A funky, modern hotel that appeals more to younger visitors. Room prices from around $78.
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 Bangkok budget hotels for under $30 a night.

 

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(Prices in $ Dollars were taken in July 2016. If you book a hotel very close to the date you stay then the prices might be higher than those listed here)

 

Here is the now closed President Palace Hotel on Soi 11. I had many a good night here.

Finally here is a tribute photo to my old favourite hotel on Soi 11, the President Palace Hotel. I had many a good night in there 🙂

 

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      Bangkok 112

      The Ambassador is a huge 4-star guest friendly hotel with 760 rooms in a great location on Soi 11.

      You can get a room for around $47 (1650 baht) booking direct through this agoda link if reserved a couple of weeks in advance.

      The reason I’ve not included it is because there are many different wings to this hotel, with many different standards of rooms. The hotel is getting tired and old and the recent reviews reflect this. Also, because the hotel is so big it normally takes over 30 mins just to check in and out which isn’t ideal.

      It does have a nice fitness room and outdoor swimming pool, and Bangkok’s best freelancer disco ‘Climax’ is in the basement. Overall it is an average place which would appeal to some people but not to me so that’s why it is absent.

      Le Fenix and Citadines Sukhumvit 11 are better at this price point in my opinion.

      Thank you for your comment and enjoy your travels BJ Hunter 🙂

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  1. Jose R Caban

    I just booked iCheck Inn Nana for 3 nights in March using Bangkok 112’s link…love the YT Channel, thanks for everything! Travelling from the Caribbean…

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