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Hotel Recommendations

We are traveling to Pattaya April next year and would like some recommendations on Hotels, close to eateries and entertainment. We are in our mid 50's so not out to party but people watch etc, also is walking street interesting or is it more for the Young ones?

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1. Re: Hotel Recommendations

The Areca Lodge is what You need. Right in the center of Pattaya, eateries everywhere and no youngsters in the hotel.

Hotel is perfectly run by its owners. Just take a look here in Tripadvisor and I'm sure You don't need to look for something else.

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2. Re: Hotel Recommendations

Baywalk Residence, Frasier resort - if looking more up market then Centara or Dunsit.

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Depends entirely on your budget. Hotels range from inexpensive budget up to 5 star luxury.

Some nice ones mid range are Siam Bayview, Hard Rock Hotel, Siam Bayshore as examples, there is also a very central Marriott Resort.

Very popular and well liked by many is the Dusit Thani, north from center, however, with the local 24/7 songthaews ( pick up with seats in the back that ply routes like a bus service ) with a fare of THB 10 per trip are a bargain.

Let us know your budget, Walking Street is fine and entertainling / lively in mid evening.

The Siam Bayview also has sea view rooms, worth the little extra for the nice views. Siam Baybiew is south of Walking Street, both are excellent.

But do look at the Dusit Thani as it has so many facilities and such good service and accommodation.

If you want to feel young-at-heart the Hard Rock is 'up market' and appeals to many.

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How much do you want to spend per night on a room? You can get some decent lodging even in the 800 baht to 1400 baht price range if you want. Thousands of tourists even use hotels in the 600 -700 baht range all the time. These are rooms with A/C, private toilet, TV and safe or safety box. But cheaper places do not have fancy front lobbies, gyms or saunas, etc.

I always recommend hotels on or near Pattaya Sai Song. This is so you can WALK to many things. And you can also be able to use cheap baht bus rides too at only 10 baht.


Walking Street is okay for a look-see. There are many places you can go on tours too. Local travel agencies can provide tours on short notice.

Pattaya has many malls, most of them on Sai Song and Pattaya Beach Road. They all have food courts, restaurants, even fast food outlets to eat at. Lots of places to eat at in all price ranges. Even some supermarkets like Foodland, Tops and Villa Market have in-store restaurants.

Sit at a beer bar anywhere on Sai Song, Beach Road and even in the Walking Street area you will have good "people watching!"

Knowing your price range will make it easier to suggest a hotel location. Use a baht figure! There are many older posts with hotel suggestions.

Good luck.

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5. Re: Hotel Recommendations

Nautical Inn, right on beach road offer an extra large garden and nice pool, basaya resort, also in beach road offer also really large gearden, both near everything

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I think the dusit would be lovely for you, my first time in pattaya i stopped there it is elegant, beautiful and a lovely location. Lots of people who stop here never stop anywhere else in pattaya. We in our mid 40's and love walking street, yes its noisy and crowded but so much fun. Lots of go go bars but you do not have to go in if you don't want. For people watching it is perfect and also soi 8 is a great street to sit in a good bar and watch what is going on. pattaya my favourite place to holiday so much to do and see and the people are great. We been 4 times in 2 years yes we are totally hooked!!!

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7. Re: Hotel Recommendations

Monica + Infidelal - great posts above.

Infidelal, about the the hotels on Sai Song, can you suggest 2-3 names which are in the range THB 2300 - 2700.

We are travelling in Dec with a child so want to be near the malls and food etc.


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We would recommend the Amari Orchid - great location, far enough away from the madness, yet within easy reach of all tourist spots. We are going at the end of March/ beginning of April and prices are not too bad (it's the Easter holidays and Songkran) so tends to be a bit more expensive. Pm if you want further info

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"about the the hotels on Sai Song, can you suggest 2-3 names which are in the range THB 2300 - 2700. We are travelling in Dec with a child so want to be near the malls and food etc."


Only 10 baht to get from one end of Sai Song to the other end using baht bus. Any hotel you choose you can either walk to restaurants and malls or use cheap transportation to get there.

Near Central Festival Mall - Siam Bayview.


Near Avenue Mall - Tim Boutique Hotel.


Walk to Big C and etc. - Pattaya Ibis.


Hotels in December will be at the highest prices. Older posts have a few more hotel suggestions.

Edited: 10 October 2012, 03:13
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10. Re: Hotel Recommendations

I second the Amari.

Others that look good are the A One Cruise and I have seen good deals at the Hard Rock ( But it sometimes looks very lively there).

I have never stayed at the Dusit but it looks great and gets good reviews.

As other have said there are also good value hotels in the sois off the beach road. Sabai resort/wing being good.