Bangkok is a vast city with countless hotel options, but one of the best ways to experience it is by staying at one of the many trendy historic boutique hotels dotted around the city.
Staying at a boutique hotel is more than just a base to store your belongings. It’s a way to immerse yourself in culture and history that you don’t usually find at traditional hotels.
Whether you are a family, a couple, traveling with friends, or a solo traveler I’ve researched the best boutique hotels around the city and outlined their location, theme, facilities, distance from public transport, budget range, and more to help you plan your next boutique adventure.
To help you find the perfect hotel to suit your needs, I’ve narrowed down the best boutique hotels based on the following criteria:
- The hotel must be considered a boutique hotel (e.g. unique decor, themed, design hotel, a limited number of rooms, and not part of a chain)
- The hotel is highly rated (8+) based on multiple sources (Google / Booking Platforms)
- The hotel is located in Bangkok
I recommend booking.com and agoda.com to compare the prices and availability of the hotels.
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Shanghai 1930s-themed boutique hotel in a townhouse built in 1892 which was once a trading house, opera house, stock exchange, and department store.
The hotel has a glamorous open-top lobby boosting an indoor fish pound with Chinese lanterns hanging throughout.
Hotel facilities include the Red Rose Chinese Restaurant & Jazz Lounge serving Chinese gourmet food and an in-house spa called Spa Burasari.
Located on the historic Yaowarat Road in Chinatown within easy reach of public transport. A 4-minute walk to Chinese-themed Wat Mangkon Station or a 10-minute walk to MRT Hua Lamphong station.
Area Attractions: Temples
Bangkok Publishing Residence
Former printing house for a famous local newspaper in the 1960s then renovated into a mid-20th century themed boutique hotel with raw dark polished furnishings and unique antique publishing ornaments dotted throughout.
The hotel has 3 room types with a max occupancy of 2 people and only accepts guests ages 15 and above.
Located on Lan Luang Road close to “Old Town Bangkok” also known as Rattanakosin Island a 15-minute walk to MRT Sam Yot. Within walking distance to many tourist attractions including Wat Saket and Democracy Monument.
Area: Old Town
K Maison Boutique Hotel
Opened in 2015, K Maison Boutique Hotel is a renovated four-story townhouse with a fusion of modern and traditional Thai white-themed furnishings throughout.
Located in a small alleyway called Nam Alley in the district of Pratunam which is a 16-minute walk to BTS Phaya Thai or an 8-minute walk to Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link.
Local attractions within walking distance include Santiphap Park a tranquil lush garden with a pond and the famous Pratunam shopping district.
Directly opposite the hotel, you’ll find Kay’s restaurant and cafe serving the hotel’s continental breakfast menu as-well-as specialty coffee.
Ratchada Boutique Hotel Bangkok
The theme at this unique modern hotel is based on the colorful siamese fish (Plaket). Rooms include plush furnishings and are colored to represent different colors of the fish with unique murals of the tropical wonder painted on the room walls.
Located in Ratchadaphisek Din Daeng found in the north of Bangkok, a less touristy area but a popular residential area for locals. The hotel is a short 8-minute walk to MRT Thailand Cultural Centre.
Local attractions within walking distance include The Street Ratchada Shopping Mall, Esplanade Ratchadaphisek Mall, and Big C supermarket.
Area: Din Daeng
Attractions: Local Shopping
YOLO Bangkok Boutique Hotel
With raw exposed materials throughout, YOLO Hotel is a chic green tropical paradise hotel with plants, bamboo, and rope decor to give an outdoor vibe.
YOLO has 5 room types accommodating up to a maximum of 4 people. The clean designed modern rooms include large bath tubes, a TV, and a fridge.
This hotel is located in Sukhumvit Soi 15 in the Watthana district which is within walking distance to all major train stations including MRT Sukhumvit, and BTS Asoke or Nana.
Local attractions within walking distance include Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and Ruam Sab Market serving local street food.
Theme Boutique Hotel Bangkok
Chic hotel modernly furnished art deco hotel aimed at younger travelers with games tables, as well as a rooftop garden.
The hotel hosts 6 room types that can cater up to 8 guests with various bedding options so perfect for a friend’s get-together or a large young family.
Located in the shopping district of Pratunam the hotel is an 11-minute walk to Ratchathewi BTS station or 9 minutes to Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link.
Also within walking distance of all the major shopping venues in Pratunam including Platinum Fashion Mall, Palladium Night Market, and Pratunam Night Market. Intentionally acclaimed Central World is also just a 16-minute walk from the hotel.
Daraya Boutique Hotel
Decorated in a colonial-styled theme in the era of the late King Rama V, Daraya Boutique Hotel boasts a rooftop swimming pool and a classy bar and lounge. Room occupancy of 1-6 people is available across 7 different room types.
The hotel is centrally located in Pathumwan district close to Siam in the heart of Bangkok and a 5-minute walk to the BTS National Stadium station.
Local attractions in the area include the Jim Thompson House Museum, Saim Discovery Mall, and Siam’s many shopping, food, and entertainment options.
Attractions: Food and shopping
Nimit Boutique Hotel Bangkok
Art decor-themed hotel with pastel colors and wooden flooring throughout with rooms that can cater to groups of up to 6 people. Rooms include self-catering essentials such as a fridge, microwave, and dining table.
The hotel is located on Sukhumvit 33 within Watthana District in Phrom Phong and is an 8-minute walk to the local BTS station.
Location attractions around Phrom Phong include luxury EmQuartier and Emporium shopping malls as well as the beautiful Benchasiri Park which is perfect for a morning run.
Attractions: Food and shopping
Talakkia Boutique Hotel
Chinese-inspired boutique hotel with red and white decor throughout, an in-house swimming pool, and a restaurant serving traditional Chinese and Thai cuisine. The hotel can cater to up to 3 people with 2 different room types.
Located in the Riverside area of Bangkok close the Chinatown and a 10-minute walk to MRT Hua Lamphong station.
The location is perfect for temple hopping with temples such as Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan (Golden Buddha) within walking distance. The cocktail district of Soi Nana is also close by if you fancy sampling the local Chinatown nightlife.
Check out my other recommended boutique hotels in the riverside area.
Praya Palazzo Boutique Hotel Bangkok
Villa dating back to 1923 was designed based on Italian inspiration for a government official and then re-opened as a boutique hotel in 2009. The colonial-style hotel boasts a large infinity pool which is surrounded by lush tropical greenery.
Located right next to the Chao Phraya River, but not within walking distance to train services so a car or taxi is necessary
Hotel facilities include a river pass to explore the Chao Phraya River, cooking classes, and 24-hour reception.
Locat attractions include Wat Dao Duengsaram and Suan Luang Rama VIII Park with the amazing backdrop of Rama VIII Bridge.
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