Boutique Bangkok: 10 Small Hotels With Big Reputations

Paul Feinstein | December 27, 2017

The Bangkok skyline may be dominated by corporate hotel behemoths, but it’s worth looking lower to the ground to find the city’s boutique gems. Artsy, stylistic, and often quirky, Bangkok’s boutiques are unique abodes that are sure to hit home for those tourists looking for a more personal touch.


La Residence

Why it made the list

No frills is an understatement, but this tiny boutique prides itself as a quiet, private spot that gives its guests a slice of sanity in the chaotic city. The location is great as it’s both away from the action, but only a short walk to the busy shopping streets of Silom.

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Davis Bangkok

Why it made the list

A little off the beaten path, this lux boutique is perfect for the privacy-seeking patron. The villas here are standalone Thai-style houses that envelope a private pool and feature their own kitchens, living rooms, and multi-functional Toto toilets!

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Why it made the list

If you’re a modern art-lover, you’ll be enthralled by this ideally located hotel. Right by the famed Jim Thompson House and National Stadium, this boutique packs a big punch with art displays throughout, a stunning rooftop bar and restaurant, and an infinity pool with a two-hour happy hour.

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Siam Heritage

Why it made the list

A traditional Thai residence, The Siam Heritage is bathed in teak wood and Thai antiques throughout. This 70-room boutique features low-to-the-ground beds, hardwood floors and Thai art touches. Location is primo as you’re only a short walk to the Patpong open market and access to the BTS Sky Train.

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Ma Hotel

Why it made the list

A lot of bang for you buck, Ma Hotel calls itself a five-star hotel with four-star prices. Inside, you’ll find an indoor pool, a cute bakery and coffee shop, and a bar with signature cocktails. There’s a mix of regular rooms and dorm rooms if you and six friends want to split your accommodation fees.

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Phranakorn Nornlen

Why it made the list

Cute, quirky, and artsy describes this out of the way joint on the west side of town. Hard to find, but once you do, you’ll be treated to an eclectic property that provides its guests with any number of classes like cooking, soap making, fruit carving, arts & crafts, and more!

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Hotel Muse Bangkok

Why it made the list

This high-rise boutique also plays on Colonial themes with rich, dark wood, and vintage travel antiques strewn throughout. Bars and restaurants here mix the old-world themes with the roaring 20s as you’ll find a hidden speakeasy and cigar bar on the rooftop that’s set between the city’s larger skyscrapers.

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Chakrabongse Villas

Why it made the list

Owned by a member of the royal family, this riverside boutique has seven rooms that are wholly unique in style and substance. Many of the suites are built in Thai style with teak wood and raised on stilts. Make sure you eat at the restaurant for an out-of-this-world Thai dining experience (and then buy their cookbook so you can replicate it at home!).

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Cabochon Hotel and Residence

Why it made the list

Even though it was built in 2012, this Colonial estate harkens back to the time of exploration and brings its guests a sense of wonder for the past. There are only eight rooms here, but five of them have balconies and all come with free breakfast. Make sure you check out the Joy Luck de Thé lounge, which was inspired by Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club and hosts a great afternoon tea.

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The Siam Hotel

Why it made the list

Possibly the best hotel in the city, boutique or otherwise, The Siam is an amazing property with a variety of unique perks. Each room in this small spot comes with a mobile Wi-Fi device that lets you stay online anywhere in the city, and even lets you call internationally for free. There’s also butler service round the clock and a traditional tattoo studio where Thai masters can ink your body in the classical khem style.

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