The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Bangkok

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Bangkok

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Visiting Bangkok, Thailand for the first time can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. With so many incredible hotels to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to stay. If you're deciding where to stay for your first visit to Bangkok, we've compiled a list of the best hotels for first time visitors. We analyzed all of the hotels in Bangkok based on price, location, amenities, guest ratings, and more to determine which would be the ideal places to stay for first timers. Whether you're here for just a few days or longer, these hotels offer the perfect combination of amenities, location, and price. For those visiting Bangkok for the first time, it's important to choose a hotel in a safe and convenient area to make the most of your first visit. You'll want to be close to the activities, shopping, and dining options, of course. When looking for hotels, consider the amenities they offer. Some hotels may have a fitness center, a bar or restaurant, a pool, or even a spa. All of these features can add to your overall enjoyment if you've never been to Bangkok before. Also, guest ratings and reviews are also important to consider when choosing a hotel. Whether you're visiting Bangkok for the first time, or you're a seasoned traveler, the best hotels in Bangkok for first-timers offer the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and affordability. So, here's our list of suggestions for your next trip.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

VIE Hotel Bangkok - MGallery

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $87 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Bangkok
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Located at 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Road, VIE Hotel Bangkok - MGallery has great rooms from $87 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.10 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 1.6 km from the city center, first time visitors will especially love a bar, child care, laundry services, city views, and cooking classes at this relaxing hotel. Being able to relax at the pool bar is a great way to spend your time here.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $86 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok which has nice rooms starting at $86. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.08 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 28 Charoenkrung Road, Watprayakrai. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, a kitchen, a kid-friendly buffet, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 4.4 km from the city center. We find the kitchenette here to be a great way to get a good breakfast and save time and money.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Child pool
  • Kid-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Train station shuttle
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Banyan Tree Bangkok

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $111 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Bangkok
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

We found Banyan Tree Bangkok to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $111. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.80 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 21/100 South Sathon Road. You'll also find a kid-friendly buffet, child care, laundry services, city views, and cooking classes which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 3.9 km from the center of town. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $383 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

With terrific rooms from $383, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, at 48 Oriental Avenue provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 9.50 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers child care, laundry services, city views, cooking classes, and a spa and wellness center. It's located just 3 km from the city center, too. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Luxury


Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $229 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Bangkok
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has a great guest rating of 9.40 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 $229 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 991/9 Rama I Road. Furthermore, it also offers a bar, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, and laundry services, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 2 km from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. Don't forget that there's a kitchen in the room to cook your meals, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Fitness room
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool
  • Kids' club


DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $64 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit

The great guest rating of DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is 8.40 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $64, and it's located at 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26. We also love the child care, laundry services, golf, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which are great for visitors. And since it's just 6.3 km from the center of the town, the location is great, too. You'll enjoy relaxing while having room service delivered.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


W Bangkok Hotel

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $113 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is W Bangkok Hotel because it has great rooms that start at $113. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 106 North Sathorn Road. Only 3.4 km from the city center, travelers will especially love a bar, child care, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, and city views at this convenient hotel. You'll enjoy unwinding in the hot tub, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Lancaster Bangkok

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $47 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Bangkok
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Lancaster Bangkok offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $47 (before taxes). It's located at 1777 New Phetchaburi Road and has earned a guest rating of 9.20/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, and a free breakfast which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 5.5 km from the city center.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Train station shuttle
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool


S Ratchada Hotel

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $20 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.

Located at 52 Tiamruammit road,Ratchadahisek,Huay Kwang, S Ratchada Hotel has great rooms from $20 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 8.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and child care which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just 6.9 km from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool
  • Kids' club


The Athenee Hotel a Luxury Collection Hotel Bangkok

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $127 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Bangkok
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is The Athenee Hotel a Luxury Collection Hotel Bangkok which has nice rooms starting at $127. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 61, Witthayu Road Lumphini. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care. It's located just 3.5 km from the city center, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool


Also, take a look at the First Time Trip hotels in nearby destinations: Ayutthaya, Si Racha, Chonburi, and Amphawa.

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

Bangkok Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$44

Visitors will find a large range of terrific first time trip hotel choices when planning a visit to Bangkok, Thailand. The price of these first time trip hotels can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average first time trip hotel price in Bangkok, Thailand based on data from 444 hotels is an affordable $44. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Bangkok.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $91
  • 4-star hotels: $41
  • 3-star hotels: $31
  • 2-star hotels: $13


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