21 Staycation Spots in Bangkok For Your Weekend Getaways
Turning your coming weekend into a Staycation with a little help from our 21 Bangkok's staycation spots!
Getting stuck at home in a quarantine can be a real downer, especially for those of us who love to visit new places in and outside of the country. So, here’s something that’ll lift your spirits: staycation. Escape the monotony of your apartment and spend a night at a snazzy hotel not too far from your home.
Other than trading your bedroom for something a little different, staycations allow you to explore new activities in semi-unfamiliar territories.
Sure, you know the neighborhood where you live well enough, but have you ever gone on a ‘pilgrimage’ tour and prayed at the iconic temples of Bangkok? What about a tour of the city’s museums?
Or you might lean more towards street food adventures, and discovering delightful treats in every neighborhood. Who knows, you might even find a new favorite item that you can’t get enough of!
Without further ado, here are the 21 best places in Bangkok to spend a few nights on staycation. Whether you’re going with someone special, your buddies, or your family, it’s bound to be a delight!
Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Bangkok
[email protected] is a chic design hotel in the Siam downtown area and offers nine room types. The hotel can be conveniently reached as it is only a few steps away from the National Stadium BTS station. There is Valet Parking available if you prefer to arrive by car.
The room that is worth highlighting is the Club Heritage room, which comes with a large, seven-foot double queen-sized bed. No reason to get into a fight for space on the bed, there is plenty. The Club Heritage room has a beautiful bathtub with a shower set from Malin + Goetz's, a famous brand for natural chemical-free ingredients.
For Club Room type also has a Marshall speaker, perfect for music lovers, a smartTV, and a NESPRESSO machine offering a delicious range of coffee pods at your convenience.
Next up, let's meet at the hotel's restaurant, TAAN (Than), one of the famous restaurants in Bangkok. TAAN is serving local fusion Thai food and comes with a full view of Bangkok from the hotel's 25th floor. The romantic atmosphere of TAAN combined with the beautiful rooms is perfect for a couple staycation.
The most exciting part is Paradise Lost, the newest neo-tropical rooftop bar with a colorful design, offering one of the most beautiful sunset viewpoints in Bangkok. The venue will be ready to welcome you in September.
Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Bangkok has a wide range of facilities ready to welcome guests, whether Thai or foreign customers, such as spa, swimming pool, restaurant, etc. Let us tell you that the pool's view will take your breath away and that you might not want to get out of the water.
1905 Heritage Corner
Located in the heart of Bangkok Old Town, 1905 Heritage Corner is nestled within a converted colonial-style shophouse.
This small boutique guest house sits within walking distances from many of the city’s landmarks; 4 minutes from Bangkok City Pillar Shrine and less than 10 minutes from Wat Phra Kaew and The Grand Palace.
The interior evokes an image of a traditional teahouse, where old world charms meet classy, camera-ready décor. The rich history preserved within these walls serves as an inspiration for the overall design as well.
If you’re a fan of 1905 Heritage Corner’s distinctive style, come spend a night at the guest house and let the owners tell you in person how they breathed a new life into this piece of the city’s past.
Amdaeng Bangkok Riverside Hotel
Currently one of the most famous establishments on social media, Amdaeng Bangkok Riverside Hotel is loved for its ‘Riverside Suites’, which offers an up-close view of the Chao Phraya river.
The place features eye-catching vermilion in its main palette and pulls travelers into an enchanting ambiance right out of Bangkok’s distant past.
Even the hotel’s name itself, Amdaeng, refers to the owner of the land’s deed, Amdaeng Khlee. The plot of land dates back as old as the time of King Rama V. Back then, Amdaeng was an honorific used for women, similar to Miss or Mrs. in the present.
Amdaeng Bangkok’s outdoor zones are shaded by dense tree canopies, while the hotel’s restaurant sits right next to the Chao Phraya river. You can enjoy a meal while watching boats gliding up and down the river all day long.
Plus, the neighborhood itself offers a diverse range of activities. Whether you’re looking to shop, eat, or even to pray at historic temples, the area has something for everyone.
A riverside hotel in Tha Tien area, Arun Residence offers a magnificent view of Wat Arun’s Grand Pakoda from the bedside window. In the morning, you’ll be greeted by a picturesque riverside neighborhood coming to life with long-tail boats dashing through the Chao Phraya. Quite the sight to wake up to!
Moreover, Arun Residence sits in the middle of every tourist hotspot in the area. Wat Pho, Museum Siam, and Wat Phra Kaew are a few minutes walk away.
The Deck, the hotel’s restaurant, receives numerous rave reviews for its delicious food. That said, the sight of Wat Arun’s lit-up Grand Pakoda at night is certainly another reason why the place sees so many Thai and foreign travelers; they all come flocking for a chance to capture the breathtaking view.
Baan Dinso makes its home in a two-storey historic building. Having stood for almost a century on Dinso Road, the house is built entirely from teak wood in a stunning colonial style.
What’s so special about Baan Dinso is the family-style hospitality. With only five rooms, the staff can make sure every guest receives a warm welcome.
Since Baan Dinso is situated in Phra Nakhon area, you’re guaranteed to have your pick of iconic spots. Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Gallery (170 m), Democracy Monument (500 m), Khaosan Road (500 m), Wat Saket (620 m) and Wat Phra Kaew (1.1 km), for instance, and these are only places within a walking distance.
Located in Ratchadamnoen area, this 7-room guest house offers a peaceful and private retreat that feels like home.
The building belongs to the Noppawong family, built during the reign of King Rama VII. Today, the family has converted the colonial-style house into a boutique establishment that has welcomed many Thai and foreign travelers.
There seven rooms in total, each named after a gemstone that brings good fortune: Cat’s Eye, zircon, black spinel, garnet, emerald, yellow sapphire, and ruby.
As far as locations go, Baan Noppawong is hard to beat. You’re never too far away from any of Bangkok’s highlights. Get ready to explore Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, Wat Suthat Thepwararam, Loha Prasat, The Golden Mount of Wat Saket, Sanam Luang, Khaosan Road, Wat Bowonniwet, and more.
Baannai The Reminiscence Hotel
Looking for a place to stretch out and relax? Or perhaps a restaurant that serves mouthwatering meals? Either way, you wouldn’t want to miss this 4-star Phaya Thai hotel.
Baannai The Reminiscence Hotel sits in the middle of Bangkok downtown. It’s super convenient, especially for those traveling by BTS, which means most of the city’s shopping complexes are only a ride away.
After having seen the décor, we can see vintage lovers wishing for an extended stay. The rooms are stylish, and the common areas of Baannai Hotel are rich with details that show the thoughts behind the design process. Suffice to say, you’ll be greeted with a picturesque setting at every turn.
Baannai The Reminiscence Hotel offers only four rooms to ensure an exclusive experience for each and every guest.
Bangkok Publishing Residence
This 3-star guest house, located on Khaosan Road, is set to become a favorite among photographers. Other than featuring an industrial style for the room interior as well as the common area, Bangkok Publishing Residence also boasts a rooftop garden deck that’s perfect for chill hangouts.
As the hotel sits on Khaosan Road, guests will have plenty of options when it comes to nightlife activities, be it partying, shopping, or munching on street food.
Bangkok Publishing Residence offers eight rooms; each one has its own style, but still falls within the industrial theme. If you love capturing your travels in photos, you’ll definitely appreciate the place’s well-designed settings.
Plus, the hotel also provides a game room for its guests. Sounds like a great time to you? Then you’d better book a room now!
Bangkok Tree House
Despite the name, Bangkok Tree House isn’t exactly located in the city itself. Instead, the ‘treehouse’ hotel sits among Bang Kra Jao’s lush greenery and on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. The place is proud to call itself an eco-friendly establishment, with a focus on sustainability and nature preservation.
Inspired by Walden (1854), written by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, Bangkok Tree House embodies the book’s core ideas of simple living and going back to nature.
The concept is reflected through the hotel’s green design and management. For example, using bamboo as the main building material, growing organic greens for the kitchen, opting for renewable energy, and upcycling trash to make full use of them.
Most rooms allow guests to enjoy the natural surrounding and a stunning view from tall balconies. However, the highlight is the ‘View with a Room’ nest, where you can sleep on the outdoor bamboo veranda; under the stars and among the trees.
The walkway is lifted seven meters above ground, and connects to a stylish private treehouse to provide guests with the necessary amenities.
CHANN Bangkok Noi
If you want all the comfort of a hotel, but also the coziness of a home, we think you’ll absolutely love CHANN Bangkok Noi. The ‘house’ sits on the side of Bangkok Noi canal, decked out with aged wood panels that give it a more traditional appearance.
Other than accommodations, CHANN Bangkok Noi offers a wide range of activities for its guests. Boat tours to riverside temples, Thai cooking classes, and on-site Thai massage, to name a few. (With additional fees.) Let’s just say with these options, you might not want to go out again after checking in.
Daydream Boutique [email protected]
Located on the Chao Phraya riverside, Daydream Boutique Home is known for its distinctive décor with each room featuring a unique setting. You can choose whichever one speaks to you.
And don’t be surprised if you find yourself snapping dozens of photos for IG posts; Daydream Boutique Home’s camera-ready interior design is hard to resist.
Loft-style bare concrete floor, chic four-poster beds, and an eclectic collection for furniture – the work into the design process is obvious everywhere, including the hotel’s gorgeous common area.
One last thing: if you’re spending the night with a romantic partner, you’ll both love the bathtub that sits in a corner of the bedroom.
Staying at Kasayapi Hotel feels like spending the night at your grandparents’ place; it has the kind of warmth you’d find in a family home. Plus, an average review rating of 9.6 should speak volumes about the service you can expect.
Located in Soi Itsaraphap 32 in Thonburi, the hotel is surrounded by a number of landmarks. It’s also a short distance from MRT Itsaraphap, often hailed as the most beautiful MRT station in Thailand by travel bloggers.
Kasayapi Hotel provides a calming space with rows of hedges and greeney as well as a pool to keep you cool. Moreover, the way the lobby is designed – an open-air lounge under the main building – really gives the place that Thai country home vibe.
Most guests who stayed at the hotel agree that they were welcomed with family-style hospitality, like staying at your loving grandma’s home. But don’t take our words for it; find out for yourself and spend your staycation at Kasayapi Hotel!
Loy La Long Hotel
Were you captivated by the romance between Lung and Mei Li in Bangkok Traffic (Love) Story? If so, then you’d probably recognize Loy La Long Hotel almost instantly; the location appears in the scene where Lung was napping on the riverside deck.
Whether you’re a city dweller looking for a retreat or a fan of the romantic flick on the hunt for movie references, we promise you’ll have a great time.
Tucked inside Wat Pathum Khongkha, Loy La Long Hotel offers six distinctly decorated rooms. You’ll find all the standard hotel amenities: TVs and DVD players, water heaters, air conditioners, free Wi-Fi, and warm, Thai-style hospitality.
The hotel can also hook you with rental bikes as well as boat tours if you’re looking for things to do during your stay.
Riva Arun Bangkok
Sitting on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, Riva Arun Bangkok is a 4-star hotel with stylish designs and a full range of amenities.
Best of all, the place offers a million-baht view of the Grand Pagoda at Wat Arun from your room. Just this sight alone is well worth the visit. The hotel is located in Tha Tien area and sits on the Chao Phraya riverside, which means it’s super easy to get to other points of interest via land or river.
The dining area at Riva Arun Bangkok features a spacious outdoor veranda, perfect for a relaxing evening. It welcomes hotel guests and visiting patrons alike with delicious food and a stunning view, as the rooftop deck overlooks the lit-up Wat Pho and Grand Pagoda.
Couples looking for a private getaway might want to check out the King Suite; the jacuzzi tub is a lovely way to get the romantic mood going.
Riva Surya Bangkok
Riva Surya Bangkok is a riverside hotel equipped with all the luxurious trappings of a 4.5 star establishment, including an outdoor swimming pool and a sizable fitness room. (Although we don’t think you’ll be hitting the gym much during a staycation.)
The building sits on Phra Athit Road, right next to the Chao Phraya river. Within a walking distance are various bars and restaurants as well as Bangkok highlights such as Khaosan Road, Sanam Luang, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Chana Song Kram.
Suffice to say, you’ll have plenty of options for hangouts.
Looking to spend a night here? We recommend booking a room with a view of the Chao Phraya. Other than the stunning riverside vista, you can also see Pinklao Bridge and fully take in the sunset view.
And if you’re going with your significant other, a river view room can add an incredible romantic aura to your evening.
Another hotel that offers a full view of Wat Arun’s Grand Pagoda, Sala Arun sits on the Chao Phraya riverside in Tha Tien Area.
Other than the view, the place also offers easy access to warrens of restaurants and street food stalls. You can even take the ferry boats to Wat Arun and Wat Rakang on the other side to pray, and then walk a few minutes more to Wat Pho across the street.
For something on the less active side, check out Saka Arun’s highly recommended restaurant. You can enjoy the delicious food and the sunset view, or sip on some drinks at the hotel bar while you wait for the Grand Pagoda to light up.
Lastly, don’t forget to get a traditional Thai massage at Wat Pho while you’re there. It’s the ultimate way to relax!
Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok
Hailing from the renowned ‘Sala’ chain, Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok offers rooms with a view of Wat Arun’s Grand Pagoda. It’s located on the opposite side of the temple itself with the Chao Phraya river in the middle.
The rooms sport Sala’s signature modern interior: minimal, yet classy. There’s even a rooftop dining area for both the hotel guests and visitors to enjoy meals along with the scenic surroundings.
With all these eye-catching features, it’s no wonder guests are constantly taking pictures and sharing them on social media.
The highlight at Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok happens at sunset. Guests can take in the view and watch the grand pagoda light up while enjoying delightful food and drinks; the menu is on par with some of the area’s most famous restaurants.
And if a romantic setting is your main concern, you should definitely put Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok on the list!
SCENE BangkokNoi Hotel
With review ratings that far exceeds its 3-star status, SCENE Bangkok-Noi Hotel is guaranteed to be a fantastic choice. Plus, it’s built in 2019, so everything is still essentially brand-new.
Located on Arun Amarin Road, the hotel is super easy to reach, with many points of interests around the area within a walking distance.
Some of the hotspots include Wang Lang Pier (packed with street food legends) as well as famous temples such as Wat Rakang Kositaram, Wat Arun, and even Wat Phra Kaew across the river.
If you plan to go on a pilgrimage tour through the nine major temples, staying at SCENE Bangkok-Noi Hotel will make things that much easier!
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Do you miss being able to take a vacation in other countries? We’ve got a quick remedy for that; check in at Shanghai Mansion Bangkok. You’ll feel like you’ve arrived in China or Hong Kong thanks to the interior design that’s inspired by traditional teahouses of the 1930s.
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok sits on Yaowarat Road, right in the middle of Bangkok’s food heaven. Other than gorgeously decorated rooms, the hotel also has its own restaurant as well as a natural spa.
To get a taste of world-famous street food in the area, simply take a step outside. You’ll find a wide array of local restaurants and eateries waiting to be explored whether day or night; Yaowarat never sleeps.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a place to shop or pray, you’ll be able to walk to Sampeng and Thai and Chinese temples in the area.
Siammotif Boutique Hotel
Siammotif Boutique Hotel, a 3-star hotel on the side of Bang Khun Non Canal, gives off a vibe of an authentic country home. Polished wood floors, wooden structures of the house, and the wooden walkway hanging over the canal – these elements allow guests to fully enjoy a serene riverside retreat.
The hotel is located in Soi Bangkhunnon 6 (Soi Wat Sri Sudaram), which means you can either explore the street food or take a scenic boat tour through the canal. However, you can also travel to the nearby areas both by boats and cars; sightseeing around Phra Nakhon area is but a short ride away.
Theatre Residence is a 4-star riverside hotel that features a hip interior design and a view of the Chao Phraya and the surrounding area.
You’ll have options of ‘city view’ and ‘river view’ rooms, but the star of the show here is the Riverfront Suite. Spanning 66 m2, the room offers a panorama of the river through a bay window in the living area as well as the bedside window. It’s superbly relaxing.
Located close to MRT Sanam Chai, Theatre Residence allows easy access for all kinds leisure activities be it eating, praying, or shopping. Khaosan Road, Wang Lang Pier, Yaowarat Road, Wat Rakang, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Pho are only a few examples.
Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or a family trip, there’s something for everyone. Plus, Theatre Residence’s restaurant serves all sorts of delectable dishes, and allows both the hotel guests and passing visitors to enjoy a meal by the river.