Hotels in Chinatown cater to all budgets, from backpacker to luxury seeker. Chinatown is the multicultural district in the center of Bangkok – a busy, bustling place with Yaowarat Road running through the neighborhood. It’s the home of Bangkok’s large Chinese community, with Indian settlers also in abundance. During the day the area doesn’t stand out much from the rest of Bangkok but with the neon signs lit at night and the street stalls serving wonderful delicacies, this is a place not to be missed. Find your favorite Chinatown hotel here.
All About Chinatown
Chinatown was first established in the late 1700s by merchants from China. There still remains a sizeable community of ethnic Chinese in this area, and an abundance of traditional buildings, food, traditions, and temples. The streets are frantic and busy, and street markets spill out from the pavements. You’ll find plenty of interesting shops selling gold and artifacts, some fascinating buildings, and wonderful food.
Bustling Chinatown in Bangkok/ Image via VasenkaPhotography/ Flickr
While Chinatown is one of the most popular areas in Bangkok, visitors don’t tend to choose the area for accommodation. However, you’ll certainly find hotels in Chinatown whether you are looking for luxury or a more economical option. There may not be quite as many hotels in this neighborhood as in other Bangkok areas, but you still have a decent amount of choice.
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
A mid-range hotel on the Yaowarat Road, Shanghai Mansion is an elegant and lovely little boutique place. The hotel is decorated with Chinese silks, carvings, and even fish ponds, and there is a cool bar and great service from the dedicated staff. The location in the heart of Chinatown makes it all the more appealing.
Hotel Royal Bangkok at Chinatown
Also on the Yaowarat Road, this huge 15-storey hotel is a sprawling business-style place with nice rooms and plenty of comfortable amenities. The hotel has been recently refurbished and it also boasts a rooftop swimming pool with great views over the Chao Phraya River and the entire Bangkok Chinatown area.
Pho Place Guest House
A budget option for backpackers that want a little extra comfort, this is a good solid choice in Chinatown. The Pho Place Guest House is set over five floors and the amenities and level of service are great. The hotel opened in 2015 and is generally neat, clean, and welcoming. The central Chinatown location is also a bonus for those wanting to explore the area during the day and night.
China Town Hotel
Another budget option, the China Town Hotel at the crossover of Yaowarat Road and Song Sawat Road has a reasonable selection of rooms although they are in need of some refurbishment. The more expensive rooms have a better, boutique-style feel but there are cheap and basic accommodation options if you are looking to save money.
Yaowarat Road, Bangkok/ Image via houseofthailand.com Flickr
Grand China Princess Hotel
Great rooms with nice views over the area, and good service with a nice breakfast included. The Grand China Princess Hotel is a mid-range option on the Yaowarat Rd and there is a cool rotating restaurant on the top floor that gives panoramic views over Chinatown.
White Orchid Hotel
A simple and appealing hotel in Chinatown, with basic rooms, dinner and breakfast served in the restaurant, and a range of simple amenities.
Located on the Maha Chai Road, this is a good-value, stylish and interesting boutique hotel in Chinatown. Miramar Hotel is well-designed with smart contemporary touches and there is a cool restaurant and massage facilities. A good option if you are looking to spend a little more money on Chinatown accommodation.
Set on Charoen Krung Soi on the corner of Charoen Krung Road, Loftel22 is a luxury backpacker option that provides excellent value accommodation in Chinatown. The hotel/hostel is new and very clean, with a variety of rooms and dorms including female-only dorms, double rooms, and family rooms. The bathrooms are shared and there is a pleasant café on the ground floor, a chill out area on the roof and the place is close to all the action in Chinatown.
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