So many posts and information but I'm still overwhelmed! I am looking for a hotel in Bangkok with a great location for a first time visitor. It would be so great to find a hotel with a little personality and local, Bangkok feel vs. some big high rise. But, location and budget trump all. And, a pool would be nice too. Have learned that the Sukhumvit, Silom and Siam areas are all nice (sorry for the mispellings). And apparently the river area is nice too.
Please recommend hotel ideas. We are looking for something that is affordable, $100-$150/night range (We request clean, nice accommodations with some personality in a good location for first time visitors to Bangkok.