The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Thailand

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If it's your first trip to Thailand for the activities and sites, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question for any first-time visitor to Thailand is often where to stay. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-time visitors in Thailand, so you can make the most of your stay. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Thailand for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel to fit your needs. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's dive in and discover the best hotels in Thailand for first-time visitors!

Patong Paragon Resort & Spa

Patong, Thailand
Resort with prices starting at $45 (before taxes) - See All Prices

Located at 280 Prabaramee Road, Patong Paragon Resort & Spa has great rooms from $45 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 8.10 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and mountain views at this relaxing hotel.

Outdoor pool
Pool bar
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Kid-friendly buffet
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Hot tub
Game room
Spa
Child pool
Free parking
Horse riding
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Family rooms
Coffee shop
Refrigerator
Breakfast in the room
Infinity pool
Kids' club
Family-Friendly
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Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort SHA Plus+

Sa Khu, Thailand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $97 (before taxes) - See All Prices

A great place to stay is Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort SHA Plus+ which has nice rooms starting at $97. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 22/2 Moo 4 Tambon Saku. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and hiking which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center.

Outdoor pool
Pool bar
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Kid-friendly buffet
Hiking
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Game room
Spa
Child pool
Free parking
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Private pool
Coffee shop
Refrigerator
Playground
Breakfast in the room
Infinity pool
Kids' club
Family-Friendly
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Budchui Village2

Ko Tao, Thailand
Guest House with prices starting at $25 (before taxes) - See All Prices

With terrific rooms from $25, Budchui Village2, at 30/1 M.1 A.Ko Phangan Surat Thani provides an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and scuba diving. Its terrific guest rating is 8.90 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, hiking, mountain views, and laundry services which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town.

Outdoor pool
Pool bar
Room service
Water park
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Hiking
Laundry service
Hot tub
Spa
Child pool
Free parking
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Family rooms
Refrigerator
Saltwater pool
Map of hotel location: Budchui Village2 View Larger Map View Prices on Kayak


Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

Pattaya, Thailand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $66 (before taxes) - See All Prices

Royal Cliff Beach Hotel has a great guest rating of 8.80 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The great rooms here start at $66 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 353 Phra Tamnuk Road. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers scuba diving, a bar, child care, laundry services, and cooking classes. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Outdoor pool
Pool bar
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Bar/Lounge
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Hot tub
Game room
Spa
Child pool
Free parking
Table tennis
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Tennis
Coffee shop
Refrigerator
Airport shuttle
Playground
Breakfast in the room
Infinity pool
Saltwater pool
Kids' club
Family-Friendly
Map of hotel location: Royal Cliff Beach Hotel View Larger Map View Prices on Kayak


Watercolours Ko Chang

Ko Chang, Thailand
Resort with prices starting at $31 (before taxes) - See All Prices

The great guest rating of Watercolours Ko Chang is 9.70 out of 10. This place has room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $31, and it's located at 24/1 Moo. 4, Klongprao Beach. Furthermore, it also offers hiking, mountain views, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice.

Room service
Restaurant
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Hiking
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Laundry service
Game room
Indoor pool
Free parking
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Tennis
Microwave
Refrigerator
Breakfast in the room
Map of hotel location: Watercolours Ko Chang View Larger Map View Prices on Kayak


Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Ang Thong, Thailand
Resort with prices starting at $653 (before taxes) - See All Prices

A cool place is Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui because it has great rooms that start at $653. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.60 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 219 Moo 5 Angthong. Only a quick trip from the city center, visitors will especially love snorkeling, a bar, mountain views, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care at this relaxing hotel.

Outdoor pool
Pool bar
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Pets allowed
Game room
Spa
Free parking
Bicycle rental
Family rooms
Private pool
Tennis
Microwave
Refrigerator
Playground
Breakfast in the room
Infinity pool
Kids' club
Map of hotel location: Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui View Larger Map View Prices on Kayak


VITS Patong Dynasty

Patong, Thailand
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $19 (before taxes) - See All Prices

VITS Patong Dynasty offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, mountain views, and a free breakfast. The terrific rooms here start at $19 (before taxes). It's located at 87 Pang Muang Sai Kor Road, T. Patong, Phuket and has earned a guest rating of 8.60/10. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers city views, a spa, free parking, laundry facilities, and bicycle rental which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short distance from the city center.

Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free breakfast
Spa
Free parking
Bicycle rental
Coffee shop
Airport shuttle
Train station shuttle
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Koyao Bay Pavilions

Ko Yao Noi, Thailand
Resort with prices starting at $181 (before taxes) - See All Prices

Located at 46/7 Moo 5 Tambon Koh Yao Noi, Koyao Bay Pavilions has great rooms from $181 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling. It has a terrific 9.50 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, hiking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services which new visitors will love. And this fun hotel is just a short drive from the center of town.

Outdoor pool
Room service
Restaurant
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Hiking
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Laundry service
Game room
Child pool
Free parking
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Family rooms
Private pool
Microwave
Refrigerator
Infinity pool
Family-Friendly
Map of hotel location: Koyao Bay Pavilions View Larger Map View Prices on Kayak


Banyan Tree Samui

Maret, Thailand
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $326 (before taxes) - See All Prices

A great place to stay is Banyan Tree Samui which has nice rooms starting at $326. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.40 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 99/9 Moo 4, Mare, Lamai. First time visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and child care. It's located just a quick trip from the city center, too.

Outdoor pool
Pool bar
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness center
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Kid-friendly buffet
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Hot tub
Game room
Spa
Free parking
Table tennis
Bicycle rental
Private pool
Refrigerator
Airport shuttle
Breakfast in the room
Infinity pool
Kids' club
Map of hotel location: Banyan Tree Samui View Larger Map View Prices on Kayak


Milky Bay Resort Ban Tai

Ban Tai, Thailand
Resort with prices starting at $16 (before taxes) - See All Prices

With terrific rooms from $16, Milky Bay Resort Ban Tai, at 102 Moo 1 Ban Tai provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Its terrific guest rating is 8.40 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Furthermore, it also offers a bar, hiking, child care, laundry services, and cooking classes, which is nice for visitors. Just a short distance from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice.

Outdoor pool
Room service
Restaurant
Snorkeling
Bar/Lounge
Hiking
Babysitting / Child Care
Laundry service
Game room
Spa
Free parking
Table tennis
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Family rooms
Airport shuttle
Playground
Family-Friendly
Map of hotel location: Milky Bay Resort Ban Tai View Larger Map View Prices on Kayak


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Thailand?

Thailand Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$45

After analyzing 3371 first time trip hotels in Thailand, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $45. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Thailand.


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