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Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom in Thailand [In-Depth Review]

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Thailand is a dream destination for many, and for good reason. Known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning landscapes, Thailand attracts millions of visitors each year.

Bangkok’s bustling capital city is home to world-class nightlife, ornate temples, hectic night markets, and incredible cuisine. It also serves as the center of commerce, culture, and politics.

Although I have been to Bangkok several times, I always enjoy returning. The city has a unique energy and incredible nightlife that keeps bringing me back.

It also has hundreds of hotels, including many Western hotel chains. I decided to give the new Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom a chance on this trip.

Read on for my full review and take on why you should consider this property if you visit Bangkok.

Booking

Since I had 2 nights in Bangkok without accommodation, I began looking at most of the chains we’re familiar with: Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott.

After staying at most Hilton properties in Bangkok over recent years, I chose the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom this time around. Although the property is relatively old, the hotel recently joined the Hilton portfolio in December 2023. Before that, it was a Novotel hotel.

I was surprised at the cash rates, as they were significantly cheaper than any other Hilton property in the city. A 1-night stay could be booked for as low as ฿1,976 or about $55.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom cash price for 1 night
Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom cash rate for 1 night. Image Credit: Hilton

Since cash prices were incredibly low, I decided to take a shot and book this property for 2 nights. However, I needed to compare the cash price to the points price before booking.

Paying Cash vs. Using Points

While booking my 2-night stay at this property, I saw that the room could be booked for 18,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom points cost
Points cost for the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom. Image Credit: Hilton

According to our valuations, Hilton Honors points are worth 0.5 cents per point, making 18,000 Hilton Honors points worth $90. However, the cash price was significantly less than when compared to the points price.

With the cash rate of around $129 for the 2-night stay, an award redemption would have been an incredibly poor use of Hilton Honors points. I decided it would be better to book these nights by paying cash.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room prices
Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room prices. Image Credit: Hilton

I booked a Twin Guest Room, which was the cheapest room available. The Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom has 216 rooms and suites, so I was confident I would get upgraded to a better room as a Hilton Honors Diamond member.

The room for this 2-night March 2024 stay was under $129, including taxes and fees.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom cost booking
Hilton confirmation for Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom. Image Credit: Hilton

I used the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card for payment, as it earns 14x points on Hilton purchases. For this stay, I earned 1,168 base points and an additional 1,168 points for being a Hilton Diamond.

Hot Tip:

Check out our detailed guide on the valuable benefits of the Hilton Aspire card.

Location

The Hilton Garden Inn Silom is located in the commercial district of Silom. It is a 10-minute walk from 2 BTS Skytrain (the city’s rapid-transit system) stations: Surasak and Saphan Taksin.

The property is near many of Bangkok’s major tourist attractions, including the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Patpong Night Market, Assumption Cathedral, and Chao Phraya River.

Other major Bangkok attractions, such as the ICONSIAM shopping mall, Silom Edge shopping mall, and Lumphini Park, can be reached in less than 15 minutes by taxi or tuk-tuk.

Check-In

Exiting my Grab taxi, I headed inside the hotel and proceeded directly to the check-in desk right around 9 a.m. A flower centerpiece was on a table directly between the hotel’s entrance and the check-in desk.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom flower centerpiece
Flower centerpiece.

I proceeded to the check-in desk and was greeted by a staff member who welcomed me to the hotel with a smile. Although there wasn’t a dedicated check-in line for Hilton Honors elite members, the early hour meant I had the desk to myself, with no other guests in sight.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom check in desk
Hotel check-in desk.

The front desk agent courteously requested my passport for identification and promptly located my reservation. She thanked me for being a Hilton Honors Diamond member.

Elite Benefits

As a Diamond elite, I was entitled to the following Hilton Honors benefits:

  • 100% points earning bonus on stays
  • Daily food and beverage credit or continental breakfast
  • Executive lounge access
  • Free bottled water
  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Space-available room upgrades

The front desk representative upgraded me to a King Deluxe Suite on the 18th floor, which I greatly appreciated. The agent also asked if I wanted a 4 p.m. late checkout entered into the system. Of course, I said yes.

The agent handed over the keys to my room and offered information about breakfast. She highlighted that I was entitled to complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant as a Hilton Diamond member. Additionally, she provided instructions on how to connect to the hotel’s Wi-Fi.

Lobby

Several armchairs were located to the immediate right of the check-in counters, offering a cozy spot for guests to relax.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom seating area near check in desk
Lobby seating area.

Adjacent to the hotel entrance were the concierge’s desk and a few more armchairs.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom lobby concierge desk
Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom concierge desk.

Next to the concierge desk, you could find the hotel lobby bar, Stone Bar. More on that later.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom Stone Bar

The hotel’s elevators were directly across the hall from the concierge desk.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom lobby elevators
Hotel elevators.

The hotel lobby was relatively small but had an intimate feel to it. Although it was empty when I arrived, it did get bustling around normal check-in time. There were often queues despite 3 hotel staff members working the front desk.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom lobby view from elevators
Lobby view from elevator.

Amenities

Surprisingly, the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom offers plenty of amenities to guests. Here’s a look at what you can expect.

Rooftop Pool

The property boasted a delightful rooftop pool on the seventh floor’s expansive terrace. The pool is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom rooftop outdoor pool view
I loved the views from the pool.

The pool was immaculate and well-maintained. I loved that the pool deck boasted incredible views of nearby buildings. It made the pool feel like an oasis in the city.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom rooftop outdoor pool
The pool was clean and well-maintained.

Several pool chairs were also available. A menu was written on the wall, where you could conveniently order food without leaving the comfort of the pool lounging area.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom rooftop outdoor pool seating
There were several pool chairs available.

The pool area was equipped with an intricate towel storage system, which ensured guests had easy access to fresh towels.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom pool towel area
The hotel had an interesting towel storage rack.

Fitness Center

The 24-hour fitness center was located indoors near the pool. Although it was relatively small, it was well-equipped with everything you could want in a gym. Cardio, strength, and balance equipment were available.

In the far left corner of the room were 2 treadmills and a single elliptical machine.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom fitness center cardio machines
There are plenty of cardio machines.

There were 2 additional elliptical machines on the right side of the fitness center.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom fitness center machines
Elliptical machines.

Adjacent to the elliptical machines was a rack with an assortment of dumbbells.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom fitness center free weights
Free weights were available in the fitness center.

Meeting Room

The property also featured a single meeting room on the seventh floor. The meeting room was relatively basic, with a single table and seating for a dozen.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom meeting room
The meeting room was quite small.

Parking

The hotel featured complimentary self-parking on-site. Valet parking was not available. Parking is available for up to 40 cars on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wi-Fi

The hotel also provided complimentary Wi-Fi throughout all areas of the property. The Wi-Fi speeds were adequate, and the network maintained a steady connection, even when connected to a VPN.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom Wi Fi speed
Wi-Fi speeds were good enough for light online streaming. Image Credit: Speedtest

King Deluxe Suite

After a few minutes in the lobby, I headed to my room on the 18th floor. After exiting the elevator, I proceeded straight to my room across the hall.

Despite my preference for rooms away from the elevator, I was delighted to have a suite to myself. As I entered my room, I was surprised at how much space there was.

Living Room

I was greeted with an open-concept living room as I entered the foyer. Immediately to the right of the entrance was a half bathroom. More on that below.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room entry
View of the living room.

The living room was one massive open space. Its focal point was the 2-person sofa with a massive coffee table in front of it. 

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom living room and sofa
Sofa and coffee table.

To the right of the sofa was a closet with ample storage. A separate section contained amenities, including a kettle, some coffee and tea packets, 2 complimentary water bottles, and some glassware.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room shelves and minibar
Storage closet and minibar items.

The room’s minibar featured snacks several snacks for sale such as Pringles chips, salted cashew nuts, and salted cocktail nuts. Interestingly, a pack of condoms was also available.

The minibar offered a simple selection of beverages, including popular Thai beers and soft drinks.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room minibar beverages
Minibar beverage choices.

The room had a massive window across from the minibar and adjacent to the sofa. It offered a captivating view of the bustling highway, nearby buildings, and Chao Phraya River. 

Despite being right next to the busy highway, there was minimal street noise.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room view
View from the room overlooking the highway.

The room’s small workstation and mounted TV were to the left of the windows. There was also a comfortable chair. However, it did not have any armrests, which proved necessary as the chair was not very relaxing during extended periods of sitting.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room workstation corner
Corner workstation.

The workstation had a safety information card, a no smoking sign, a small desk lamp, and a Panasonic radio and speaker. A sheet also details the Silom All-Day Dining restaurant’s “Rush Hour” lunch buffet.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room workstation top
Workstation desktop.

Bedroom

The bedroom was separated from the living room with a sliding pocket door.

The focal point of the bedroom was the king-size bed. It was extremely comfortable and came with 4 pillows and 2 throw pillows. The bedding was extremely relaxing and provided a cooling sensation. 

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room bedroom
The bed was extremely comfortable.

I liked the headboard’s design and feel, which added an elegant aesthetic to the room. Mounted nightstands were conveniently placed on each side of the bed.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room bed headboard
The bed had an interesting headboard design.

The room’s phone was on the nightstand to the right of the bed. Above that was a single AC power outlet and a reading lamp. The nightstand on the left of the bed held the remote.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room nightstand and phone
The nightstand is on the right side of the bed.

A surprisingly small TV was mounted to the wall directly across the foot of the bed.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room tv
The bedroom’s TV was surprisingly small.

The bedroom boasted 2 expansive closets separated by a small bench. A large mirror was also positioned on the wall directly above the bench.

There was so much storage space that I could probably have stored all the clothes I own between these 2 closets.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room closets
There was ample storage space.

The left closet was divided into 2 sections. The room’s iron, ironing board, and safe were found in this closet. 

The right closet was empty save for a few hangers. It was also incredibly spacious.

Bathrooms

The main bathroom was located through the bedroom. Immediately to the left was the bathroom vanity.

The countertop provided plenty of clutter-free space, and the sink was spacious and deep.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom bathroom vanity and mirror
Bathroom vanity and mirror.

The hotel thoughtfully provided spare towels and complimentary toiletries, including 2 toothbrush sets, a shaving kit, a comb, a vanity kit, and a shower cap.

The bathroom was stocked with Deep Nature Spa-branded hand wash and body lotion. 

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom bathroom vanity
Extra personal care products were provided.

The hotel also provided 2 pairs of complementary bathroom slippers beneath the sink. 

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom bathroom below vanity
Complimentary slippers beneath the sink.

To the right of the vanity was a massive freestanding soaking tub, which added an element of luxury to the space. Although it looked relaxing, I did not use it during my stay.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom bathroom tub
The deep soaking tub looked refreshing.

The room’s toilet and walk-in shower were next to the deep soaking tub, separated by a sleek glass divider. Each area offered privacy with a dedicated door.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom bathroom shower and toilet
I liked how the toilet and shower rooms were divided.

The toilet in the bathroom was equipped with a bidet wand.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom bathroom toilet
Toilet with bidet.

The shower was stocked with more Deep Nature Spa-branded toiletries in reusable bottles.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom bathroom shower toilitries
Deep Nature Spa-branded products.

As mentioned, the suite also featured a half bathroom near the room’s entrance. As you walked in, you saw the vanity and an LED mirror above it. There was also more of the Deep Nature Spa-branded hand wash. 

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room foyer bathroom
Suite’s half-bathroom.

The toilet in this bathroom was also equipped with a bidet wand.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom foyer bathroom toilet
Half-bathroom toilet with bidet.
Bottom Line:

Overall, the suite was quite spacious and comfortable and exceeded all expectations. It wasn’t the most luxurious I’ve ever stayed in. However, it served its purpose perfectly. The open-concept living room was a great place to spend some time and get work done. The bedroom boasted incredibly comfortable bedding, providing a few restful sleep nights. Although I paid for the most basic room, I was upgraded to the nicest suite the hotel offered. I must commend Hilton for providing excellent service to their elite members.

Food and Beverage

Although the hotel was quite massive, there was a limited selection of food and beverage options. Here’s a look at what was available.

Silom All-Day Dining

The hotel’s main on-site restaurant, Silom All-Day Dining, was on the sixth floor. The restaurant offers a great selection of Thai and Western food and an extensive international lunch buffet menu.

Lunch Buffet at Silom All-Day Dining

I decided to try the Rush Hour lunch buffet as it was reasonably priced. The buffet costs ฿329, right around $9. Rush Hour buffet is available between 12 and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Before reviewing the food options, I walked around the restaurant to examine the various seating options. Several dining tables along the wall behind the buffet.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining seating options
Seating options.

Several booth-styled rounded tables were also available. This was the restaurant’s most private and cozy seating option.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining booth seating
I chose to sit in one of the rounded booths.

The main seating area of the restaurant featured more than 20 individual tables, offering ample seating options for guests.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining table seating
There were more than 20 individual dining tables.

After looking at the various seating options, I walked around the buffet to see what it offered. The first part of the buffet was the dedicated pasta station, where the chef would prepare pasta based on requests.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining pasta station
You had the option of penne or linguini pasta.

Next to the pasta station was a selection of warm dishes, including sauteed vegetables and grilled pork.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining vegetable sautee and grilled pork

There was also a selection of Thai dishes, including stir-fried chicken with chili paste and green curry with pork.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining chicken and pork options

A separate table offered spicy glass noodle salad, boiled pork with lime sauce, and margarita pizza.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining noodles pork and pizza

There was a separate table dedicated to seafood on ice. However, choices were limited to clams and shrimp.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining seafood on ice
Seafood on ice.

There was also a small fruit selection, which included pieces of papaya, cantaloupe, and dragon fruit.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining fruit selection
Fruit selections.

There was also a small salad station, offering an assortment of toppings and dressings, allowing guests to customize their salads to their liking.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining salad options
There was a good selection of salad toppings and dressings.

The buffet also featured 2 coffee machines that served a variety of beverages, from espressos to cappuccinos.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining coffee machines
A coffee machine was available.

Lastly, a good selection of desserts was available, ranging from pieces of layered cakes to thong yib, an egg-yolk-based Thai dessert.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining dessert selection
Dessert options.

The buffet even featured a shaved ice machine, allowing guests to make customized shaved ice desserts with a great selection of syrups and toppings.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining shaved ice machine
Shaved ice machine.

After perusing the buffet’s offerings, I curated a plate filled with a wide selection of items. I particularly enjoyed the stir-fried chicken with chili paste and the alfredo pasta.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining dinner plate
All Day Dining plate.

The pasta was quite delicious, so I decided to get another serving. However, this time, I opted for the pasta with tomato sauce.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom All Day Dining pasta with tomato sauce
Tomato pasta selection.

Overall, the Silom All-Day Dining lunch buffet was quite good, especially considering the price. There was a diverse selection of food options, but the highlight was definitely the stir-fried chicken with chili paste.

I thought the dessert selection was also great. I enjoyed the option of having shaved ice.

Breakfast at Silom All-Day Dining

Hotel guests can also have breakfast at the restaurant. Breakfast is available daily between 6 and 10 a.m.

Although the Silom All-Day Dining lunch buffet had a great food variety, the same could not be said about the breakfast selection.

There was a decent selection of pastries and bread, including butter croissants and cinnamon raisin rolls.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom breakfast pastries
This section has a good selection.

Pancakes and waffles were also available, which unfortunately were cold.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom breakfast waffles and pancakes
Waffles and pancakes were available.

A small section was also dedicated to yogurt, oats, and fruit salad.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom breakfast yogurts
Yogurt, oats, and fruit salad options.

Lastly, a small selection of fruits was available, including pineapple, watermelon, and papaya.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom breakfast fruits
The fruits were fresh and tasted delicious.

After reviewing the various breakfast options, I gathered a mini-pancake, waffle, and a few pastries.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom breakfast plate
Breakfast plate.

I was surprised at the limited selection for breakfast. I did not even bother waking up for breakfast on the morning of checkout.

Stone Bar

The hotel also features a bar and restaurant combination called Stone Bar in the lobby.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom Stone Bar
Stone Bar was located right in the hotel lobby.

You could order drinks directly from the bartender or choose a soft drink or Thai beer from the fridge.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom beverage selection
Stone Bar beverage selection.

Stone Bar featured a “buy 1 get 1 free” happy hour promotion every evening between 5 and 8 p.m. There was a wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom Stone Bar BOGO promo
Stone Bar drink promotions.

The corner couch was the focal point of Stone Bar’s main lounging area. I loved its plush, modern seating options and minimalist design.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom Stone Bar lounging area
Stone Bar lounging area.

The restaurant also features several dining tables spread throughout.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom Stone Bar seating
Stone Bar seating area.

Room Service

The Stone Bar room service menu was on the back wall of the desk in the suite. The menu featured a diverse selection of food.

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom room stone bar menu
Stone Bar room service menu.

Service

I found the hotel staff to be incredibly welcoming and courteous. However, I met a language barrier with several staff members, which hindered my ability to communicate certain requests. Regardless, the hotel staff displayed exceptional hospitality and attentiveness throughout my stay.

I felt the hospitality Thailand is known for. Despite my many requests, every staff member conveyed warmth and sincerity, helping me feel welcomed and valued as a guest.

Final Thoughts

The Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom is a solid Hilton property worth considering for those visiting Bangkok. The property is relatively close to many major Bangkok attractions. Best of all, it is near 2 BTS stations that connect the rest of Bangkok quite easily.

The hotel perfectly served my needs and provided everything you could ask for at an incredible price. I enjoyed my room and am thankful to the property for the suite upgrade (pun intended). I enjoyed the views from the room, and the outdoor rooftop pool was a great way to pass the time.

The Silom All-Day Dining restaurant offered an excellent lunch buffet selection. However, breakfast options were limited.

I’d consider staying at this hotel again on my next trip to Bangkok. However, with so many other hotels I’ve yet to try in Bangkok, it may be a while before I do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far is the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom from Suvarnabhumi Airport?

The Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom is a 45-minute drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).

What are some famous places near the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom?

The Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom is located in the Silom district of Bangkok. Nearby attractions include the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Patpong Night Market, Assumption Cathedral, and Chao Phraya River.

Does the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom have a pool?

Yes, the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom has an outdoor rooftop pool.

How many rooms does the Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom have?

The Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom has 216 guest rooms and suites.

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