Everyone is aware of the traffic nightmares and chaos in Bangkok. Getting around can be a real drama so if you are looking to avoid the hassles of being stuck in a taxi for hours on end or in a tuk tuk breathing in all those toxic fumes, following is a list of the 10 best hotels that are really close to the very fast and efficient MRT & BTS.
These hotels are not for backpackers but are for those who can afford to spend a bit of money on their hotel room in Bangkok. For those that have never been on the BTS before it meanders through the city from Bang Wa to National Stadium (Silom Line) and Bearing to Mo Chit (Sukhumvit Line) – this is really extensive network and will get you to where you are going very quickly. Most of these hotels are either across the road from the MRT/BTS or just a couple of minutes walk. Either way they are super convenient. Yes you might be paying for these 5 star hotels but its so much more convenient than loosing your temper and cool in the heat of those nasty Bangkok traffic jams.
Here are the best BTS Skytrain Hotels in Bangkok
Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 BTS = Asoke
Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 is located in a mall (which is quite usual in Bangkok), with a perfect location right next to the Asoke Skytrain and underground at Sukhumvit. You couldn’t get much better than this. Get out of your room and onto the skytrain. The hotel itself is wonderful with chic modern interiors, swimming pool, gym and a kids entertainment area. Being in a mall there’s heaps of shopping right underneath you; over 9 floors of boutiques, food halls as well as a cinema.
W Hotel BTS = Chong Nonsi
This stunning 5 star and very uber hip hotel is fresh, funky and exudes and great vibe. You will love the reception area as it’s made up of 1000’s of crystals each positioned delicately by hand. The hotel is perfect for the business traveller as it’s right in the heart of the CBD of Bangkok and a short stroll to Chong Nonsi BTS. It’s just so handy. Plus you are near the very famous Silom Road with all the great bars and fantastic restaurants.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok BTS = Ploenchit
The panoramic Bangkok city views from the Okura Prestige Hotel are jaw dropping. Seriously, you are just going to go wow as soon as you step out of the elevator. The added bonus is that its not only in a central position but it’s also close to the BTS. Enjoy this fabulous hotel and be able to move around Bangkok easily.
VIE Hotel Bangkok BTS = Ratchatewi
This is a very stylish and sophisticated hotel with a beautiful water feature in the lobby. On top of this the rooms are spacious and very modern. Given its proximity to the nearest BTS this is an ideal hotel in terms of value and location.
Mode Sathorn Hotel BTS = Surasak
This 4 star gem located in the Silom area is located next to the BTS Surasak Station which is perfect for gusts that want t0o explore all the wonders and excitement of Bangkok. An added bonus is that the Patpong Night Market is only about 1.5km away and Chinatown is only 2.5km away. Shop, eat, bar hop and party all you like and be able to get back to your hotel easily – that’s what the Mode Sathorn is all about.
S15 Sukhumvit Hotel BTS = Asoke
This hotel exudes style and charm and is in a top location near Nana & Asoke BTS as well as the Sukhumvit underground. There is so much to do here in this area that you better be prepared for heaps of shopping and sightseeing. You are super close to Terminal 21 and the Robinson shopping Mall not to mention the massive amounts of other bars, cafes and restaurants. It’s tourism overload here – you are going to absolutely love it. If you are travelling to Bangkok on business then it’s also close to the Silom and Ploenchit areas which is a quick 5-10 min train ride away.
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit BTS = Asoke
Another really fantastic hotel in an ideal location. This is so central that you will be able to get around Bangkok so easily. It’s also a 5 star Sheraton hotel so you know it’s going to be jam packed with all those little luxuries you would expect. There are 6 separate restaurants in this hotel and it is massive with over 400 rooms. Directly connected to the hotel is Terminal 21 so you are really in the thick of all the action here. This is a really popular hotel so please book well in advance.
Ibis Bangkok BTS = National Stadium
Modern and really comfortable rooms make this hotel ideal due to it’s proximity to the Siam part of town. This is a shoppers paradise as there are 8 shopping malls within 5 minutes of the Ibis. These include; MBK, Siam Paragon and Central World. So bring your credit card cause you are going to need it with all those fabulous shops, food halls and cafes nearby.
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn BTS = Surasak
If you are looking for an upmarket and very stylish hotel which is in a perfect location then the Eastin Grand is ideal. Close to Surasak BTS this is on the Silom line which means you are able to get on and off and hit the magical wonders that only Silom brings. You can also get to the Chao Phraya Riverside and the Siam shopping district. If you are into shopping, night markets and sightseeing this is the place you want to be.
I Residence Hotel Silom BTS = Chong Nonsi
If you want to be close to the central business district of Bangkok and stay in a 4 star hotel, book this hotel. You are also close to the riverbank and it’s associated attractions. Being near Silom you are in the thick of all the restaurants and legendary Bangkok nightlife such as Patpong and the Silom Complex Shopping Mall. The real advantage of this hotel is the BTS Chong Nonsi right on your doorstep. Perfect location at 4 star prices make this a great hotel deal.