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10 Best Boutique Hotels in Bangkok: My Favorites for 2024

If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok, Thailand, you may feel overwhelmed by the vast array of accommodation options. Bangkok is a sprawling, vibrant, city known for its skyscraper hotels with rooftop pools and bars boasting epic views.

While these huge hotels are certainly very cool and “Instagrammable“, they can feel slightly impersonal. Bangkok’s boutique hotels offer a cosier, more intimate environment with personalised service and more attention to detail. These hotels typically ooze personality with unique aesthetics and décor.

While I’ve been living in Thailand, I’ve visited the capital so many times and have checked out different places to stay each time, so by now I know the city pretty well.

So, if you’re seeking a luxurious yet tranquil and personalized stay in Bangkok, read on to discover where to stay and my 10 favorite boutique hotels in Bangkok for all budgets.

I think it’s fair to say that staying at any of these hotels will make your trip to Bangkok really unique and unforgettable.

Where to Stay in Bangkok: Quick Tips 

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Before you choose your boutique hotel, decide where you want to stay in Bangkok. Bangkok is a HUGE city, and due to the frequent traffic jams, getting from one part of the city to another can be time-consuming and stressful.

Considering this, I recommend doing a bit of research and choosing a boutique hotel in the neighbourhood where you plan to spend most of your time.

Whether you’re visiting Bangkok to explore the historic temples, or to enjoy the shopping and nightlife, staying in the right area of Bangkok is important to ensure an enjoyable trip. 

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The Bangkok Riverside, the area around the Chao Phraya River, is one of the most scenic parts of the city and my favourite place to stay in Bangkok.

Also known as Rattanakosin or the Bangkok Old Town District, this area is close to many famous temples, including the ‎Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and ‎Wat Pho.

Also close to the riverside, historical attractions and National Museum Bangkok is the Banglamphu area. This is where you’ll find Khao San Road, a backpacker hangout famous for it’s lively nightlife and backpacker hostels.

Another good option is China Town, located between historic Rattanakosin and modern Siam, the Chinatown district is a lively and well connected area known for it’s excellent street food and home to the award winning Shanghai Mansion Boutique Hotel.

If you’d prefer to stay in the more modern areas of Bangkok consider Siam Square and SukhumvitBangkok doesn’t have an official city centre, but Siam Square and Ratchaprasong district are informally known as central Bangkok. This modern area is Bangkok’s main shopping district, known for its world-class malls like Siam Paragon Mall, and is well connected to the rest of the city via metro and BTS Skytrain.

To the right of Ratchaprasong is Sukhumvit, another bustling city hotspot full of shopping, dining and nightlife, including the Emporium Shopping Mall. Drinking and dining options are vast here, ranging from local street food and lively bars, to lavish international restaurants and nightclubs, so you’ll never get bored in Sukhumvit, plus the BTS makes it easy to get around. 

For more info check out my article on where to stay in Bangkok.

Now you’ve got a better idea of Bangkok’s neighborhoods, check out my pick of Bangkok’s best boutique hotels by area.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Bangkok

  1. The Siam Hotel, Riverside
  2. Sala Rattanakosin, Riverside
  3. Kasayapi Hotel, Riverside
  4. Siamotif Boutique Hotel, Riverside
  5. Riva Surya Bangkok, Banglamphu
  6. Old Capital Bike Inn, Banglamphu
  7. Tinidee Trendy Bangkok, Khaosan
  8. Shanghai Mansion, Chinatown
  9. Ariyasom Villa, Sukhumvit
  10. Hotel Clover Asoke, Sukhumvit
  11. The Quartier Hotel, Sukhumvit

Carry on reading to know what makes each one special. As room rates depend on seasonality click on the links to check the prices for your dates, read reviews and book.

The Best Boutique Hotels on the Riverside

The Riverside is my favorite area to stay in Bangkok. Located close to many main attractions, its the ideal spot to base yourself if you’re seeking a varied city break combining exploration and relaxation.

By staying in a boutique hotel on the riverside, you can enjoy Bangkok’s modern and cultural architecture, wake up to splendid river views, and have fun exploring by boat. Here’s my pick of the best ones:

$$$ The Siam Hotel Bangkok

The Siam is undoubtedly one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Bangkok. This stunning 5 star property offers luxury accommodation options that effortlessly blend traditional Thai decor and modern facilities.

Located directly along the Chaopraya River, in the upmarket Dusit district, the hotel features a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool situated right on the riverside, as well as an excellent spa, restaurant and bistro.

The hotel also offers a butler service, free private parking and a free shuttle service to Sathorn Pier for easy access to the rest of Bangkok.

The stunning architecture and romantic river views make The Siam Hotel Bangkok popular among couples looking for an oasis in the city and an unforgettable experience.

If your budget doesn’t stretch to this one, don’t worry – there’s plenty more affordable boutique hotels in Bangkok too.

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$$ Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok

Sala Rattanakosin is another stunning riverfront hotel in Bangkok, famous for it’s views of Wat Arun.

Along with dreamy water vistas, the location of this hotel could not be better. From here, several of Bangkok’s top attractions, like the Grand Palace and Wat Pho Temple, are within a 10 minute walk.

This boutique hotel features stylish, modern rooms, but what makes this hotel really stand out is the views from the restaurant with a dining deck directly on the water and the rooftop bar. Thus you can enjoy priceless views of Wat Arun across the river every morning while you tuck into your complimentary à la carte breakfast.

If you want to wake up to an iconic view – this is the hotel for you! Make sure you book well in advance to secure the best river view rooms.

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$$ Kasayapi Hotel

If the hustle and bustle of big cities like Bangkok leaves you exhausted, Kasayapi Hotel offers the tranquil haven of peace and quiet you need to rest after a day sightseeing.

Located on the other, quieter, side of the Chao Phraya River within walking distance to Wat Arun, this friendly family-owned boutique hotel has just a handful of luxurious suites in a modern, polished concrete style, creating a homely and intimate experience. To add to the tranquillity, Kasayapi has an outdoor swimming pool, garden and sundeck where you can relax.

It’s located conveniently close to a metro station which makes getting around Bangkok quick and easy. But be warned, as limited rooms are available, this popular Bangkok boutique hotel is often sold out – so be sure to book in advance!

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$ Siamotif Boutique Hotel

Siamotif is by far one of the most uniquely designed boutique hotels in Bangkok. The charming hotel is located right on the Bangkok Noi Canal, just off the Chao Phraya River, in a quieter part of town yet still near Khao San Road and The Grand Palace.

This boutique hotel is unique because it oozes Thai heritage, something you’ll spot immediately. The colorful, wooden river house feels cosy and homely, making it ideal for those who want to experience the authentic Thai charm. Along with the entire decor and super friendly and helpful staff, you will experience this charm by tasting the authentic Thai cuisine served in the in-house restaurant.

If you’re looking for a unique hotel in Bangkok at a budget friendly price you can’t go wrong with this heritage hotel. Check out all the different rooms and find your favorite.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Khao San Road and Banglamphu

If you’re looking for a hotel near historic attractions like the Grand Palace and crazy nightlife of Khao San road then the Banglamphu area is a great choice. These beautiful boutique hotels offer a lavish and trendy feel amidst the area’s vast selection of low-cost backpacker hostels:

$$ Riva Surya Bangkok

Riva Surya is a premium boutique hotel located on the riverside just a 5-minute walk from Khao San Road. It’s perfect if you’d like to enjoy the tranquillity of the waterfront and also explore the fun of the party district knowing you can return to a quiet room and super comfy bed!

As this elegant 4 star hotel is right by the river, some of the stylish rooms feature stunning water vistas and private balconies. Along with the 68 elegant suites, the hotel offers a large outdoor pool, riverside dining, free WiFi, and a fully-equipped gym.

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$ Old Capital Bike Inn

Old Capital Bike Inn is Bangkok’s only boutique bike inn, offering guests free bike rentals and even a night bike tour of the city centre for a unique way to explore Bangkok!

The traditional decor and old world charm throughout the hotel includes many cool bike-themed custom-made decorations, making this the number one accommodation choice for all cycling enthusiasts.

Still, you don’t need to be a cyclist to enjoy your stay at Old Capital Bike Inn. The location is outstanding, with attractions like the Golden Mount, Pann Fah Pier, and Khao San Road all within walking distance.

The homely hotel also has a quaint cafe on site, and a fab breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. Choose from unique rooms featuring heirloom furniture and street art details, some have a lovely bath and private garden terrace whilst others feature loft style mezzanine levels.

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$ Tinidee Trendy Bangkok Khaosan

If you’re looking for a trendy yet affordable stay near Khao San Road, consider the bright and colourful Tinidee Trendy Boutique Hotel Bangkok. This is one of the newest boutique hotels in Bangkok, which opened in 2023 and is just a few minutes walk from the Khao San strip.

This centrally located hotel is popular among young people and groups of friends seeking a fun-filled stay in Bangkok. There’s also family rooms with bunk beds that can comfortably sleep four.

Whether you are traveling with friends or family, you’ll love the bold, colourful decor in the air-conditioned rooms, the unique swimming pool, and the tasty breakfast buffet. The service is as smiley as the decor, adding to the unforgettable experience.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Chinatown

Bangkok is home to one of the largest Chinatowns in the world and the area around the famous Yaowarat Road buzzes with life and amazing street food.

Chinatown is accessible by MRT so makes an convenient location to stay to explore both the old and new parts of Bangkok.

$ Shanghai Mansion

This famous and award winning boutique hotel offers a unique experience in the heart of Chinatown combining over 130 years of history with modern comforts.

With it’s decadent 1930’s Chinese style decor, entering Shanghai Mansion is like stepping into another world and provides a uniquely romantic atmosphere perfect for couples.

Whether you are relaxing in the spa, sipping cocktails at the jazz bar, or indulging in the Chinese fusion culinary delights in the restaurant, this hotel offers an unforgettable experience.

The rooms and suites have amazing attention to detail and the hotel is ideally located to explore bustling Chinatown or catch the metro to discover other parts of the city.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Sukhumvit and Siam

If your ideal Bangkok trip involves plenty of shopping, eating and nightlife, then one of these Siam or Sukhumvit boutique hotels will be ideal.

By staying in these modern areas of central Bangkok you’ll feel right in the heart of the action and be just a few minutes walk from Bangkok’s BTS transport system. Here’s my favorites:

$$ Ariyasom Villa

The family who runs Ariyasom Villa have done an incredible job creating a serene oasis in the heart of the city centre. Ariyasom Villa boasts traditional Thai decor and antique furniture, a beautiful green jungle garden, and romantic poolside dining, making it ideal for couples seeking a sense of calm amidst the usual Bangkok chaos.

The rooms feature high ceilings, large windows, en suite bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking the garden or pool. Despite being a small boutique hotel, there are many facilities, including a pampering spa, a small fitness center, and a library.

The location is also spot on, just a short stroll from the nearby shopping malls, such as Central Embassy and Gaysorn Village Shopping Mall. If a tranquil retreat in the heart of Bangkok appeals, this is an excellent choice.

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$ Hotel Clover Asoke

If you like the modern design of big chain hotels but prefer the intimacy of boutique hotels, Hotel Clover Asoke offers the best of both worlds at an affordable price.

This stunning modern hotel is located within short walking distance to Sukhumvit road, Terminal 21 shopping mall and Asoke BTS – so offers easy access to all the shops, restaurants and nightlife in this popular, buzzing, area.

The highlight of this property is the stunning rooftop pool where you can take a refreshing dip overlooking the city. There’s also a fitness center, restaurant, bar and a great free buffet breakfast.

If you’re looking for affordable luxury and a super convenient location you can’t go wrong with Hotel Clover Asoke.

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$ The Quartier Hotel

The new Quartier Hotel is one of the best budget Bangkok boutique hotels due to its unique design, central Sukhumvit location and cheap room rates.

The modern rooms are elegant, light and airy, while the outdoor decor is bright and vibrant, so you can’t help but feel uplifted every time you return after a long day of sightseeing.

The Quartier Hotel Bangkok features a small rooftop swimming pool and outdoor chill area, and they offer a complimentary shuttle to EmQuartier and Phromphong BTS station, making getting around a breeze.

The connecting rooms, American snack bar, pool and garden area make this hotel popular with families looking for budget friendly and centrally located accommodation in Bangkok. It’s also pet friendly!

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Enjoy Bangkok!

So now you have a better idea of where to stay in Bangkok and why staying in one of the many fabulous boutique hotels in Bangkok will give you a more unique, personalised, and authentic experience.

From a riverside oasis to a skyline sanctuary or a traditional Thai inn, whatever your personality, preferences and budget are, you will find the perfect boutique hotel in Thailand’s capital city!

If you need more tips on planning your trip to Bangkok, and the rest of Thailand, check out my other blog posts. I hope you enjoy Bangkok!

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