Phrom Phong Tourist Guide – Where To Stay In Bangkok

This Bangkok neighborhood guide outlines why Phrom Phong is a great choice for your next trip. With recommended accommodations, highlight attractions and activities to maximize your stay.

Is Phrom Phong a good neighborhood to stay in?

Yes. Phrom Phong is a fantastic option for tourists, especially if you’re looking for a modern, upscale area central location with easy access to the train system.

This trendy area boasts three world-class shopping, numerous dining options, and a tropical central park to relax in.

However, be prepared for slightly higher prices than other areas due to its popularity and access to upscale malls.

Benchasiri Park – Phrom Phong

PHROM PHONG highlights

Transport

BTS Station

Malls

Emporium, EmQuartier and Emsphere

Park

Benchasiri Park

Pros / Cons of staying in Phrom Phong

PROS

Connectivity: Phrom Phong benefits from the BTS Skytrain station, providing easy access to other parts of the city.

Accommodation: Phrom Phong offers many hotels, from budget-friendly boutiques to luxury chains.

Shopping: Several large malls are in Phrom Phong, including Emporium, EmQuartier, and the newly opened Emsphere.

Parks: Phrom Phong has a park called Benchasiri, which is popular with locals and tourists and a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

CONS

Higher costs: Phrom Phong is generally more expensive than other areas of Bangkok, with pricier accommodation, dining, and entertainment options.

Cultural immersion: Similar to Asoke, the focus on modern development in Phrom Phong might not provide a deep cultural experience of traditional Thailand.

Busy: Phrom Phong is a popular area with all the attractions, so expect heavy traffic and large crowds.

Why choose your hotel in Phrom Phong

If you’re seeking a base in a modern area of Bangkok with many upscale malls, a nightlife scene, and plenty of dining options, then Phrom Phong might be your perfect match.

Below, I have outlined some of the most popular hotels in Phrom Phong categorized by budget.

Popular hotels in Phrom Phong

Luxury Hotels

Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

Breathtaking city views are available at this 5-star hotel, boasting an expansive room selection, world-class service, and a prime location in the heart of Phrom Phong next to Benchasiri Park.

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

Convenient access to Emporium shopping mall and Phrom Phong BTS Station at this luxury hotel, featuring contemporary rooms, a rooftop pool, and exceptional dining options.

Mid-range Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit

This mid-range hotel offers stylish rooms, a relaxing pool, a convenient location near the main shopping malls, and plenty of dining options.

SKYVIEW Hotel Bangkok

City views are available at this mid-range hotel, featuring spacious rooms, a rooftop infinity pool, and a central Phrom Phong within walking distance from the BTS Skywalk and main Sukhumvit road.

Budget-friendly Hotels

Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 24

Affordable stay close to Phrom Phong at this budget-friendly hotel, offering functional rooms, east access to the train, and welcoming service.

Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit

Good value at this conveniently located budget-friendly hotel, featuring amenities and close proximity to local eateries and transportation in Phrom Phong.

Tips for booking a hotel in Phrom Phong

Location, Location, Location

Consider what you want to be close to: temples, nightlife, markets, or public transportation, and then use a map on a hotel booking platform to find a hotel nearby. If Phrom Phong is not a great fit for you, there are plenty of other areas to stay in Sukhumvit.

Read reviews

Don’t just rely on the hotel’s description. Read reviews from other guests to get a sense of the hotel’s atmosphere, cleanliness, and amenities.

Compare prices

Use booking websites and apps to compare prices from providers such as Agoda or Booking.com. You can often find deals and discounts, especially if you book in advance.

Consider the time of year

Bangkok’s rainy season is from June to October. If you’re not a fan of rain, you may want to avoid booking your trip during this time. Prices may also be lower during the rainy season. Check my recommended months to visit Bangkok.

Attractions and Activities in Phrom Phong

Phrom Phong presents luxury malls, dining options for all budgets, and a plethora of entertainment options for the whole family. Check out some of our suggested activities below:

Shopping

EmQuartier mall

EmQuartier and Emporium mall: Luxury shopping mall with designer brands, upscale department stores, and a rooftop bar.

Emsphere mall: Newly opened mall (2023) in Phrom Phong with Ikea store and large indoor food market to sample cuisine from around the globe.

Dining / Cafes

Roast Coffee
Roast cafe inside EmQuartier

Sarnies: Bangkok cafe with a branch in Phrom Phong known for its Australian-Asian fusion fare, coffee, and all-day brunch.

Roast: Located in the EmQuartier shopping mall, it serves Western brunch, including great coffee made by Roots, a local roaster.

Akira Back: Located on the 37th floor of the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Akira Back offers Asian cuisine with breathtaking views of the Bangkok skyline.

Street Food: Phrom Phong is a bustling area filled with local office workers, so you’ll come across street vendors offering delicious Thai meals and snacks near the train station.

Nightlife

Rooftop bars: Take in stunning Bangkok city views at trendy rooftop bars like ABar Roottop at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

Escape Bangkok: A rooftop bar and restaurant located in EmQuartier mall offering food and drinks, and stunning city views, over Benchasiri Park.

Parks

Benchasiri Park: A small central part that offers a green oasis with an ornamental lake with turtels, sculptures, and sports facilities.

Tourist map of Phrom Phong

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