In Bangkok, hotels meet the needs of many types of traveller...
Hotels in Bangkok run from the most basic shared rooms costing a few pounds a night, to sumptuous spa hotels, where luxurious furnishings and city skyline views are the norm. You'll find most Bangkok hotels cheap compared to western prices, so you can often afford to upgrade from your normal hotel type.
Bangkok is a vast city, though its main tourist attractions are peppered across the bustling metropolis, so wherever you stay, you're never far from something to see and do.
Modern Bangkok is where you'll find modern hotels, which usually means large rooms, excellent facilities, swimming pools and rooftop bars. The areas around Siam Square, and the Sukhumvit and Silom districts, are home to international hotel chains and some exquisite independent hotels.
Party people tend to lay their (thumping) heads in the lively areas of Khao San Road, Patpong, Soi Cowboy and Nana, where bars and clubs are open until morning.
Mid-range and budget hotels are generally located in Dusit and Chinatown. The Old City district is home to Khao San Road as well as a clutch of the city's most imposing temples, so you'll find a real mix of accommodation in this area.
The big major chains are well represented in the city with hotels from Holiday Inn, Novotel, Marriott, Mercure, Ibis, Renaissance, Sofitel and Grand Hyatt. Far East chains such as 13 Coins, Amari, Anantara and Shangri-la also have properties in the city.