Pattaya is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations because it’s within easy reach of Bangkok, has a beachside location, and has many attractions.
The sheer number of resorts and hotels in Pattaya can be overwhelming, so I’ve narrowed down my top hotel picks to help you find the perfect boutique accommodation in Pattaya 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)
- The hotel is highly rated (8+) based on multiple sources (Google / Booking Platforms)
- The hotel is located in Pattaya
|U Jomtien Pattaya
|Shambhala Hotel Pattaya
|Veranda Resort Pattaya
|South/Bang Saray Beach
Let’s look at each hotel in more depth.
U Jomtien Pattaya
U Jomtien Pattaya is a beachside 4-star hotel built in 2018 on the famous Jomtien beach. The U Jomtien hotel (not to be confused with U Pattaya or U North Pattaya) is operated by the U Hotels Resorts group, which owns hotels around Thailand distinctive with the prefix U.
The 64-room hotel has seven different room types for couples or families ranging from 27-81 sqm and catering for 2-4 adults plus extra beds for children.
The hotel has a large rooftop swimming pool with a sea view, an in-house restaurant (Salt), a 9th-floor rooftop bar, a fitness center, and a relaxing library room.
There is a 24-hour reception, and upon check-in, you can select your desired pillow type and soap fragrance (Jasmine, Lemongrass, Wild Orchid, Bamboo).
- Free bike rental
- In-room dining
- Laundry service
- Tour planning
The hotel is located directly next to Jomtien Beach on Jomtiensaineung Rd. Attractions close by include Big Buddha Temple, Dongtan Beach, and Underwater World Pattaya.
Pattaya Beach and central areas are a 20 minutes drive from the hotel.
Shambhala Hotel Pattaya
Shambhala is a newly built 4-star newly (2021) boutique hotel centrally located within walking distance of Pattaya Beach.
The hotel has three different room types, ranging from standard (28m²) to larger suites (64 m²). I stayed at Shambhala in 2022 and enjoyed the stay, but I would suggest booking a room with a street view, or the building opposite will obscure the view from the room.
The modern rooms are fully equipped with an ensuite, shower amenities, a hair dryer, and a mini-bar
The hotel has a full-length swimming pool overlooking the main street, a fitness gym, an in-house cafe/restaurant (Wishbone), meeting rooms, and laundry service.
Located on Pattaya 3rd Road, just off Central Pattaya Road, connecting to the rest of Pattaya.
Within walking distance from the hotel are major Pattaya attractions, including Pattaya Beach, Walking Street, and Central Pattaya.
Wave Hotel is directly next to Pattaya Beach, an Art Deco, Miami-themed boutique 5-star hotel within walking distance of central attractions.
The exclusive 18-room hotel has a choice of 3 different room types catering for up to 4 adults ranging from 45 sqm.
The hotel boasts a large outdoor swimming pool with shaded cabanas, a poolside bar (Cabana Bar), an in-house restaurant (Cadillac Café & Bar), and a fitness center.
Breakfast is made freshly to order, not the standard buffet style you’ll find at most hotels.
- Express check-in/checkout
- Laundry service
Located directly on the busy Beach Road next to Pattaya Beach, within walking distance to locate attractions including Central Pattaya, Bali Hai Pier, and Pattaya Walking Street.
The hotel is ideal if you want to stay in a lively area with excellent access to the main beach, next to the hustle and bustle. Although the rooms are soundproofed, you might hear a lot of noise from the busy Beach Road during the day.
A boutique hotel located centrally in Pattaya and just a 5-minute walk from the beach. Baraquda Hotel is a 5-star hotel built in 2014 elegant modern design surrounded by tropical greenery.
The 72-room hotel has three different room types, including rooms with a sauna and large duplex suites ranging from 37-85 sqm.
Being part of the MGallery chain owned by Accor Group, you can expect quality buffet breakfasts and many facilities to keep you entertained.
The hotel has an in-house restaurant (Sea Restaurant), a ground-floor outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, and a fully equipped fitness center.
- Meeting rooms
- 24-hour check-in desk
Conveniently located on Pattaya 2nd Road just off Beach Road within walking distance to Pattaya Beach (5 minutes). Other nearby attractions include Pattaya Avenue, Central Pattaya, Pattaya Night Bazaar, and many cafes/restaurants.
Veranda Resort Pattaya
The 5-star hotel operated by MGallery (Accor), Veranda Resort Pattaya, is directly next to the popular beach Jomtien.
The boutique hotel has 145 rooms with multiple room types, including standard with sea views or pool villas ranging from 34-136 sqm.
Facilities at the hotel include in-house restaurants (The Deck/Waves), an infinity pool with an artificial beach, and a grassed lounge area for sunbathing by the beach.
- Kids playroom
- Meeting rooms
Located on Jomtien Beach with direct access to the beach. Local nearby attractions include Pattaya Floating Market, Mimosa Pattaya, and Dongtan Beach. Pattaya beach and central Pattaya are a 25-minute drive from the hotel.
5-star beachfront fisherman village concept boutique hotel located in the south of Pattaya around 35 minutes drive from the center, so only recommended if you want to stay outside the city.
The hotel has 25 standard rooms and 19 villas ranging from 32-90 sqm and caters to 2 people plus children.
The hotel has excellent facilities, including an infinity swimming pool, fitness gym, in-house restaurant (Papillon Beachfront Restaurant), Bar (La Vela Rooftop Bar), and Spa (U Spa)
- Library chill area
- 24-hour check-in service
- All day breakfast
The hotel is located in south Pattaya along Bang Saray Beach, a 35-minute drive from the center of Pattaya.
Local attractions in the area include Columbia Pictures Aquaverse, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, and Ramayana Water Park.