Of the luxury hotels along the riverfront, this 28-story palace is most popular with tour groups. All the well-appointed rooms face the river, but standard rooms tend to be long and narrow, making them feel cramped. The Thai Thara Thong restaurant is memorable, with subtle classical music accompanying your meal, and the nicely decorated Sambal restaurant serves up grilled seafood and steaks. A glassed-in bridge leads to the adjacent River City Shopping Complex. The hotel runs a free shuttle boat service to the Saphan Taksin Skytrain station every 30 minutes.