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11 Luxury Bangkok Hotels To Book With Points [For Max Value]

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The bustling city of Bangkok, Thailand, is known for its dazzling temples, flavorful street food, enormous shopping malls, and vibrant energy. From crowded street markets to iconic nightlife, the city never seems to sleep. But you might need to, and luckily, there are a number of incredible hotels you can book with points in the Thai capital.

And the best part? The Bangkok luxury hotel scene is extremely affordable, whether you’re paying with cash, with points, or a combination of both. This means you can stay in trendy, opulent, or brand-new hotels without overspending, and more affordable, mid-range hotels are even easier on the wallet. Plus, year-round warm temps mean you can take advantage of hotel amenities — think rooftop bars and inviting pools — regardless of the season.

Here are the 11 best hotels in Bangkok where you can earn and redeem hotel points.

The 4 Best Bangkok Hotels To Book With Marriott Bonvoy Points

Keep in mind that the below hotels are just a sampling of the properties you can book using Marriott Bonvoy points. Bangkok has more than 20 different hotels you can use your Marriott Bonvoy points at, including W Bangkok, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, and several others. The below options are our favorites for various reasons — for instance, they may have a beautiful design, offer memorable luxury, provide great value, or are located in an ideal part of town.

1. JW Marriott Bangkok

Jw Marriott Bangkok Guestroom
Rooms at the JW Marriott Bangkok have city views. Image Credit: JW Marriott Bangkok

One of the OG Marriott hotels in Bangkok, the JW has remained firmly ensconced in the Bangkok hotel scene for years, despite a dizzying array of newcomers (and a few still on the horizon, including Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bangkok at Asiatique the Riverfront and JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Asiatique Bangkok).

The JW Marriott Bangkok is located in downtown Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road, a short walk away from Lumpini Park and the Central World Shopping Mall, near the Nana BTS skytrain station.

The hotel’s modern yet elegant guestrooms all feature city views, marble bathrooms, pillowtop mattresses, robes, and slippers. Although the decor is mostly contemporary, there are Asian touches throughout the rooms, like Thai artwork or decorative pillows.

For those that want to relax or burn off some steam, the JW Health Club & Spa features a fitness center with daily classes including aerobics, yoga, chi-qong, Thai boxing, Zumba, and toning. There’s also a spa with various pools and Jacuzzis, as well as a main outdoor pool.

For those tired of street food, opt for one of the hotel’s restaurants, which offer Japanese, Chinese, and Teppanyaki cuisine. There’s also the famed New York Steakhouse, ideal for anyone that needs a taste of home while traveling.

Room rates start at $180 or 34,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

Hot Tip:

Strolling through Lumpini Park? Although the city has attempted to move them, many giant monitor lizards still roam the grounds. Don’t worry; they won’t mess with you if you don’t mess with them!

2. The St. Regis Bangkok

St Regis Bangkok Pool
The pool at The St. Regis Bangkok overlooks peaceful greenery. Image Credit: St. Regis Bangkok

Just down the street from Lumpini Park and overlooking the Bangkok Sports Club, The St. Regis Bangkok offers a little more greenery than many other hotels in the Thai capital, which usually look out upon skyscrapers and other parts of the cityscape. Its Thai-inspired lobby features gold-gilded shrines and statues, as well as fresh tropical flowers … the perfect way to greet travelers and say, “Welcome to Thailand.”

Home to 172 rooms and 52 suites, upgrading to a golf course view room is worth it, as you can look out onto the green, backed by Bangkok’s skyline in the distance. Rooms feel regal, with marble bathrooms and rather staunch, classical furniture, with details like decorative throw pillows, patterned rugs, and deep wood accents. The signature 24-hour butler service makes any stay feel even more luxurious, meeting whatever needs guests may have.

Plus, the contemporary 15th-floor pool deck that also overlooks the golf course and fancy, of-the-moment restaurants make the hotel feel not just luxurious, but cool, too. IGNIV by Andreas Caminada, led by chef David Hartwig, has 1 Michelin star, and don’t forget about sipping afternoon tea in the air-conditioned hotel, which feels delightful amid Bangkok’s soaring temps.

The Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa aims to restore the internal balance of its clients, home to steam rooms, Jacuzzis, and plunge pools — the perfect destination to recover after braving the heat and humidity of Bangkok’s buzzing city center. The spa’s fitness center even has a small boxing ring, in case you have your heart set on learning Muay Thai.

Room rates start around $200 or 41,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

3. Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Royal Orchid Sheraton Guest Room
The Royal Orchid Sheraton’s guestrooms all have stunning views of the Chao Praya River. Image Credit: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Perched on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is a great spot for budget travelers and points-maximizers alike. This particular property has guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible river views. Although the rooms may feel slightly dated with patterned carpets and wood furnishings, the luminous feel and beautiful views make a stay here worth it.

Those that value a refreshing swim after a day out and about in Bangkok can enjoy not one, but 2, swimming pools. One is best for families, shallower with more shade, and the other overlooks the river, perfect for travelers that want to relax with river views, swim laps, or just enjoy the tranquility of the riverfront location.

And the riverfront property is also convenient, as the hotel offers a complimentary river shuttle boat to the Saphan Taksin BTS skytrain station, allowing travelers easy access to the rest of the city. It also features 4 different restaurants and a riverfront bar. The Mandara Spa offers ELEMIS spa therapies and is also home to a fitness center.

Rates start at $120 or 17,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

Hot Tip:

Riverside hotels like the Royal Orchid Sheraton are close to the public river ferries that run along the Chao Praya. For well under $1.50, you can ride the ferry to reach popular tourist sites like Khao San Road and the Wat Arun Temple.

4. Le Meridien Bangkok

Le Meridien Bangkok Executive King Guestroom
The Executive King Guestrooms at the Le Meridien Bangkok have unique circular beds. Image Credit: Le Meridien Bangkok

Located on just the other side of Lumpini Park as The St. Regis Bangkok, the Le Meridien Bangkok features 282 modern, sleek guestrooms that offer just the right mix between contemporary and playful design. Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, rooms offer just the right amount of technology, so everything is available at the touch of a button (and electrical outlets are decidedly well-placed).

Those that want a unique sleeping experience should consider upgrading to an Executive King Room to test out a unique, circular bed. And for another fun travel experience, snap a few photos with the giant dog statue that welcomes you in the hotel lobby.

The sixth-floor outdoor pool offers beautiful views of Bangkok’s buildings, while the fitness center is decked out with TechnoGym equipment. The Japanese Flow Onsen pool is available for private bookings, and the SPA by Le Méridien opts for European-inspired therapies to help guests relax and rejuvenate. Several dining options are available, including an Illy coffee bar and a Memphis-inspired barbecue joint.

Room rates start at $137 or 22,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.

Hot Tip:

There are a ton of ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points, from spending on co-branded Marriott credit cards to riding with Uber, you’ll be on your way to earning a free night in no time.

The 2 Best Bangkok Hotels To Book With World of Hyatt Points

As with the above Marriott hotels, the below options are just some of our favorites, reflecting some of the most luxurious, newest, or best-value accommodation options in Bangkok where you can spend or earn World of Hyatt points. There are several other Hyatt properties in Bangkok, including The Sukhothai Bangkok, Grand Hyatt Erawan, Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, and others.

1. Park Hyatt Bangkok

Park Hyatt Bangkok Guestroom
A guestroom at the Park Hyatt Bangkok. Image Credit: Hyatt

Down the street from the Central Embassy Shopping Mall and the Phloen Chit BTS stop, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is home to 190 guestrooms and 32 suites, all of which offer stunning views of the city.

The understated rooms and suites all have a quiet luxury to them, giving off a peaceful, Thai-inspired vibe, featuring amenities such as Nespresso machines, minibars, and spa-inspired bathrooms with Le Labo amenities. With 57 different room layouts, it almost feels like each room is unique, too.

The 131-square-foot saltwater infinity edge pool is a true oasis, offering dramatic skyscraper views, complete with lush, landscaped gardens. At more than 15,000 square feet, the PAÑPURI Spa has an extensive range of amenities, including 8 treatment rooms (including 2 double suites), a relaxation lounge, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, and experience showers, as well as treatment offerings such as Thai herbal compress massages and lotus facials.

The 24-hour fitness center sits above the infinity pool, offering gorgeous views of the city skyline that you can enjoy while you break a sweat.

When it comes to dining, the hotel features some award-winning restaurants, including a steakhouse and a Catalonian eatery. But the penthouse rooftop is the ideal place to be at sunset, followed by cocktails in the secret speakeasy bar that offers more than 150 different types of whiskey.

Room rates start at around $300 or 21,000 World of Hyatt points per night at this Category 6 property.

2. MUU Bangkok Hotel

MUU Bangkok Colorful Guestroom
A colorful MUU Bangkok Hotel guestroom. Image Credit: MUU Bangkok Hotel

MUU Bangkok Hotel is one of the newest hotels on this list and opened in December 2022. Part of Hyatt’s Small Luxury Hotels portfolio, the boutique property is located in the trendy Thonglor district of Bangkok. The space is ideal for travelers looking for an affordable, comfortable, and chic base from which to explore Bangkok.

Among the 148 rooms, the hotel offers suites, including a 2-bedroom suite complete with a kitchen, which is perfect for families or groups of friends traveling together. The thoughtful rooms are artfully and colorfully decorated using fabrics like velvet or evergreen wallpaper with gold accents and feature 430-thread count linens, minibars, wood floors, and marble bathrooms.

Hotel features include a serene infinity pool, a gym, and 1 restaurant. However, the hotel is located in an area full of street food, shopping, and restaurants, so it’s easy to dine outside of the hotel, too.

Room rates start at $150 or 6,500 World of Hyatt points per night for this Category 2 property.

Hot Tip:

You can top up your World of Hyatt points balance in a number of ways, including by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards and Bilt Rewards points to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.

The 3 Best Bangkok Hotels To Book With Hilton Honors Points

Besides the more luxurious properties listed below, budget Hilton Honors travelers may want to consider staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok or DoubleTree by Hilton Bangkok Ploenchit, and there’s also the Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok in the city center.

1. Millennium Hilton Bangkok

Millennium Hilton Bangkok Pool
The Millennium Hilton Bangkok’s pool overlooks the Chao Praya River. Image Credit: Millennium Hilton Bangkok

Located almost directly across the Chao Praya River from the aforementioned Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, the Millennium Hilton Bangkok is easily accessible by boat and is also located near the Charoen Nakhon BTS skytrain stop.

All of the guestrooms and suites offer gorgeous views of the river, feature plush Hilton Serenity beds, and have Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities. Meanwhile, the outdoor 66-foot infinity edge pool and sun deck overlook the river, and guests can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy lounge chairs which are actually set inside the shallow area of the pool.

This hotel is all about views, and its ThreeSixty Rooftop Bar is aptly named for its 360° panoramic vistas of glittering Bangkok. The accompanying ThreeSixty Jazz Bar offers live jazz 6 nights a week. Dining options include Flow, which features international cuisine, and Lantern, a breakfast spot.

When it comes to rejuvenating after a busy day out, consider the spa, which is set among lush tropical greenery and features relaxing treatments such as body scrubs, facials, flower petal baths, and massages that match its zen-like atmosphere.

Room rates start around $130 or 30,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

2. Conrad Bangkok

Conrad Bangkok Grand Premium King Room
Soaking tubs come with views in a Grand Premium King Room at the Conrad Bangkok. Image Credit: Conrad Bangkok

The Conrad Bangkok deems itself an “urban hideaway,” and after seeing the hotel’s luxurious soaking tubs and palm-tree-lined outdoor pool, we’re inclined to agree. The hotel is located just northeast of Lumpini Park, a short walk away from the JW Marriott Bangkok and the Phloen Chit BTS skytrain stop.

Each guestroom and suite features city views and Thai-inspired decor, like carved wooden artifacts and furniture, as well as more modern elements, like ergonomic desk chairs, minibars, and tea/coffee makers.

There’s an array of drinking and dining options, but one of the most exciting for thirsty travelers is the City Terrace. More than just the average pool bar, this tropical watering hole offers tiki cocktails and casual cuisine throughout the day, but it’s best to visit at sunset.

The seventh-floor Seasons Spa is massive, home to 11 different treatment rooms, a steam room, a Jacuzzi, and a sunken Japanese tub. Treatments offered include Thai massages, Balinese yoga, and aromatherapy-inspired options.

Room rates start at $130 or 37,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Hot Tip:

When it comes to deciding which credit card to use to book your stay, or for any incidentals if you’re paying with points, consider a hotel credit card that matches the brand you’re staying with, or a credit card that offers additional points on travel purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve® which offers 3x points on travel purchases (including hotels).

3. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Pool
The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s pool is one of the most unique in the city. Image Credit: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is another hotel with a prime location overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club’s greenery and golf course, a few blocks away from the Chit Lom BTS skytrain stop. Slightly more expensive than many of the other properties on the list, this is the hotel to visit if you’re looking for the ultimate luxury, which starts when you enter the luminous marble-covered lobby. Many spaces within the hotel were designed by André Fu, who also created The St. Regis Hong Kong, Andaz Singapore, and Claridge’s Spa in London.

This property is home to 171 guestrooms that feature Thai-inspired design elements like silk, patterned screens, and muted wood. You can also expect a Nespresso machine, boxed water (a nod to the hotel’s sustainability efforts), and modern technology like a tablet to control lights, room temperature, and curtains.

And you can’t leave this particular property without dipping in one of the most iconic hotel swimming pools in Bangkok, notably recognized for the large, white column that rises from the water.

A variety of dining options include selections like a 55-day dry-aged steak from Bull & Bear to French fare from The Brassiere. There’s also the art-nouveau, vintage New York-inspired Loft rooftop bar, which offers stunning views of Bangkok’s skyscrapers.

Room rates start at $330 or 80,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

The 2 Best Bangkok Hotels To Book With IHG One Rewards Points

IHG has a number of properties in Bangkok, and some, like a couple of the city’s Holiday Inns, start at just $50 or 11,000 points per night. There are also IHG hotels from Staybridge, Vignette Collection, Crowne Plaza, and Hotel Indigo if you’d prefer something a bit more sophisticated. However, we think the below 2 properties are the top choices if you’d like to earn or burn IHG One Rewards points in Bangkok.

Hot Tip:

If you’re planning a trip for mid-to-late 2024, take note: We’re eagerly awaiting the opening of the InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit, which is taking reservations starting from March 1, 2024.

1. InterContinental Bangkok

Suite InterContinental Bangkok
Rooms and suites come with views at the InterContinental Bangkok. Image Credit: InterContiental Bangkok

The InterContinental Bangkok is currently undergoing a massive renovation but is reopening in June 2023 with 381 newly refreshed guestrooms complete with artwork, tufted rugs, espresso machines, Byredo bath amenities, and Thai silk wall hangings. A brand-new, California-inspired restaurant SoCal (serving more than 300 different wines) and a Jacuzzi adjacent to the rooftop pool will also be featured.

Located near Central World Shopping Mall and the Chit Lom BTS station, the hotel also features a rooftop pool oasis and a fitness center on the 36th floor featuring panoramic views of the city. The spa is also set on a high floor, complete with views and products from luxury brands HARNN and Elemis.

The SoCal restaurant joins dining options Summer Palace, a Cantonese restaurant with 2-star Michelin chef Yao at the helm, and the Fireplace Bar & Grill, a steakhouse, as well as the whiskey and cigar bar Humidor.

Room rates start at $215 or 40,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

2. Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Kimpton Maa Lai Bangkok
The Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok feels distinctly zen. Image Credit: Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, located just north of Lumpini Park, is all about style and serenity. Each of the 362 guestrooms (including 131 serviced apartments) feel modern, luxurious, and airy but don’t compromise their character, which you can see in the cool hanging light fixtures, various textural elements, and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over Lumpini Park and Bangkok’s skyscrapers.

As are many Kimpton properties, the Maa-Lai feels wellness-focused, with a dedicated fitness center, classes, and a cozy 30th-floor library where you can relax and hang out. The hotel offers 4 different restaurants, from a coffee bar to the Stock Room, which features farm-to-table style cuisine and even fresh groceries, but the best spot for drinks and bites is Bar Yard, the rooftop oasis featuring cocktails, snacks, and iconic views of the city from up above.

Room rates start at $225 or 38,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

Hot Tip:

Collecting IHG One Rewards points to use for free hotel stays doesn’t have to be hard; check out our guide on the best ways to earn IHG One Rewards points.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking to empty your bank of Marriott Bonvoy or Hilton Honors points or bulk up your stash of World of Hyatt or IHG One Rewards points, Bangkok has hotel options for you. Even the most luxurious points properties in the city feel within reach (regardless of if you’re spending cash or points), and the Thai capital also caters to budget travelers, allowing them to access properties they might not normally be able to afford in pricier spots like Europe or the U.S. From the fancy Waldorf Astoria to the more accessible Sheraton brand, Bangkok has endless options when it comes to hotels where you can earn or spend points.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best hotels in Bangkok for families?

Many hotels in Bangkok cater to families, but the Royal Orchid Sheraton is especially family-friendly. The hotel has many connecting rooms and also has 2 swimming pools. One of these pools is shallower, shaded, and ideal for children and families.

What hotels in Bangkok are romantic?

Many hotels in Bangkok are romantic, but the Conrad Hilton’s soaking tubs (that come complete with a view in certain guestrooms) are perfect for an intimate soak. The PAÑPURI Spa at the Park Hyatt Bangkok is also massive, with several spaces for couples to enjoy romantic, serene treatments.

Which part of Bangkok is best to stay?

Bangkok is a large and busy city, but many areas feature lots to do. It’s best to stay in a hotel that’s in central Bangkok near a BTS skytrain station. This way, you have access to the city using the metro system. Riverside hotels also offer easy access to river ferry transport and can seem especially peaceful after busy days of tourism.

How do I choose a hotel in Bangkok?

You should choose a hotel in Bangkok based on location, price, and amenities. Bangkok can be hot and humid, so it’s especially refreshing to stay at a hotel with a swimming pool. Hotel brand loyalists should stay in properties within that portfolio to earn and spend points.

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Lori is an intrepid traveler who loves creating itineraries that exude “luxe on a budget.” She’s written for CNN, NBC, The Infatuation, and more, and loves to muse about points-fueled trips to Sri Lanka, Sicily, and Myanmar.

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