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The 10 Bangkok Hotels Near Incredible Sights & Gardens

Paul Feinstein | December 28, 2017

There are so many things to see and do in Bangkok, that it’s hard to pack it all in on one trip. Fortunately, some of the city’s best hotels are right by some of the city’s best attractions, making it easy to soak up the sites with ease. These are the best hotels near sightseeing areas in Bangkok.


The W Bangkok

Why it made the list

The W Bangkok is right by one of the most important Hindu sites in the city – the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Built in 1879, the temple is dedicated to Mother Mari, the Hindu Goddess of Rain and features ornate towers and plays host to a variety of events and festivals throughout the year.

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Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel

Why it made the list

Being far south of the city has its benefits. For hotel guests at Avani Riverside, the perks are being out of the craziness of the city and also being across the river from Asiatique. This riverfront bazaar opened in 2012 and features everything from carnival rides and street food to shopping and cabaret shows.

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SO Sofitel Bangkok

Why it made the list

This unique hotel was envisioned by famed designer Christian Lacroix and combines touches of the five elements of wood, fire, water, metal, and earth. More importantly, the hotel is right across the street from Lumpini Park, a 142-acre green space that is home to bikers, joggers, bird-watchers, and secret lovers.

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The St. Regis Bangkok

Why it made the list

Just across the street from The St. Regis is the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Built in the late 1800s, the grounds feature a golf course, race track, Polo fields, and more. If you want access, you may need to know a member of the royal family (good luck!).

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Grand Hyatt Erawan

Why it made the list

The Erawan Shrine is one of the holier spots in the city and pays homage to the Hindu god Lord Brahma. The Grand Hyatt Erawan is right next door, where on any given day you might see dance performances, large group prayer sessions, or other religious ceremonies. The site is also infamous for a bombing in 2015 that claimed 20 lives and injured 125 others.

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Why it made the list

If you stay at Siam@Siam, you’ll be blown away by the hotel’s design and embrace of modern art. You’ll also marvel at how close it is to the Jim Thompson House and the National Stadium. The Jim Thompson House is a museum that commemorates the legacy of Jim Thompson who is almost single-handedly responsible for bringing Thai silk to the rest of the world. If you time your visit right, you might be able to catch a soccer match at the city’s expansive National Stadium.

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Grand China Hotel

Why it made the list

The Grand China Hotel is situated in one of the world’s oldest and largest Chinatowns. Home to Chinese immigrants since the late 1700s, Chinatown is now a bustling stretch with markets, shops, and events all year round.

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Chakrabongse Villas

Why it made the list

The Chakrabongse Villas is still owned by a member of the royal family and is itself an incredible site that’s filled with memorabilia from the country’s royal history. The Villa sits on the river and is right next door to the Grand Palace and awe-inspiring Wat Pho with its famous leaning Buddha.

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Buddy Lodge

Why it made the list

Buddy Lodge is a discount hotel that is right in the heard of Khao San Road and within walking distance of the Grand Palace and nearby the Democracy Monument. The towering tribute commemorates the 1932 Siamese coup that ultimately led to the country’s westernized form of parliamentary government.

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The Siam Hotel

Why it made the list

While it might seem out of the way (far north on Chao Phraya River), The Siam is actually close by a number of great attractions. For kids, the Dusit Zoo is just down the street, and for adults who love engineering feats and architectural marvels there’s the Rama VIII Bridge and Vimanmek Mansion – a former royal villa that harkens back to grand European palaces.

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