Pattaya City is one of the most visited destinations in Thailand. It’s close proximity to the capital city of Bangkok makes Pattaya the closest get away beach resort. But Pattaya is not most well known for its beaches. No, for beaches its better to take a tour outside of Pattaya for snorkeling and swimming. Pattaya is most well known for it raucous seedy nightlife that attracts men from all over the world like children to Disney Land.
Now if you are a first time visitor to Pattaya and would like to enjoy its nightlife offerings you should stay on or near Walking Street. Walking Street is jam packed with bars of every imaginable kind. You can find pool bars, go-go bars, hostess bars, beer gardens or large outdoor pubs. And in these establishment which oddly enough are owned by expats are filled with Thai women who keep company with customers. My personal advice is that you should go check out their coyote bar clubs.
Now I wouldn’t recommend Pattaya for families, but I do see vacationing Western parents covering the eyes of their little ones every time they pass by a go-go bar. So for whatever reason, if you have a family and you want to take them to Pattaya, its better off that you stay away from Walking Street and Pattaya Beach during night time. As for accommodations it would be a good idea to stay in hotels near Jomtien Beach which is due south of Pattaya Beach. I actually prefer Jomtien Beach and if I had kids I’d prefer them to play there instead.
There is another beach area where you can still be close to the heart of the nightlife in Pattaya and its called Wong Amat Beach. The hotels in Wong Amat Beach are also suitable for children and the hotels and resorts there are among some of the best.
So those are the three main locations for hotels. Now as far as pricing goes Pattaya hotels base their rates on season and location. The high season is typically from October to April, the coolest months. During the low season you can find hotel room rates slashed by at least half. I hear a lot of other hotel reviews say that hotel rates are cheaper outside of Pattaya Beach. My opinion is that hotels near Pattaya beach are worth their price in value. Because its close to the nightlife action and very convenient. I know for a fact that hotels are better priced and you get more for your money when you are closer to the nightlife action of Pattaya. Why?
Well because the area of Pattaya Beach have the most concentrations of hotels who are fighting tooth and nail for your business. So they are competing against each other which is good news for you. Also you don’t need to travel far to enjoy the nightlife. Choosing a hotel in Pattaya Thailand gives many advantages to travelers. With a low currency base and the wonderful services and accommodations, Thailand offers a vacation of a lifetime, without breaking the bank.