Pattaya is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. This friendly city is well known for its beautiful tropical beaches, its great restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
What many travelers don’t realize is how affordable this exotic city can be. Pattaya has a large selection of expensive 5 star hotels if you like a full service experience and a sea view. If you’re traveling on a budget, there’s lots of great accommodation at guest houses and smaller hotels that offer comfortable rooms and friendly service.
There’s a huge selection of hotel rooms in the range 500 to 1000 baht per night (about US $16 to $32 per night). Here’s a few that are recommended.
Near the Beach
If you enjoy staying close to the beach, then choose from one of the Soi (side streets) leading to Beach Road.
At the north end of Beach Road, on Soi 3, there’s Siam Guesthouse, with air-con rooms and free internet from 650 baht.
On Soi 6, the street famous for its short time bars, there’s a choice of great value guesthouses. At the Lord Nelson Guesthouse, there’s a restaurant and English style pub; rooms are available from 700 baht per night. At the newly refurbished 3 Angels Guesthouse, choose from a variety of room styles from 700 baht. For only 1000 baht per night, a beautiful room with 4 poster bed, can be yours!
On Soi 7, just south of Pattaya Klang (Central Road) the Pig & Whistle Hotel has a restaurant and traditional English Pub that serves local and imported beers. Rosie O’Grady’s Hotel has an Irish theme with bar and restaurant, also featuring local and imported beers, with rooms from 750 baht per night.
The increasingly popular Soi Buakhao area, east of Second Road is a little further from the Beach but has a host of features to make your holiday a fun filled event. There’s every kind of entertainment here, from beer bars, go-go bars, and short-time bars, to massage parlours.
On Soi Buakhao there’s Laguna Buakhao House that has beautiful Thai style furniture; air con rooms have Wi-Fi, TV, and DVD player from 500 baht. Siam Sawasdee is a larger hotel with a range of services including restaurant and swimming pool; rooms from 720 baht per night.
Soi LK Metro, just off Soi Buakhao, is a quiet right angled street that is packed with guesthouses, bars and restaurants. There’s Armageddon Guesthouse with it’s alien sculptures, and games room with pool table; rooms from 500 baht per night. In the corner of Soi LK Metro, in a quiet location, there’s the Pasadena Lodge, with 20 beautifully furnished rooms, and four room types from 700 baht per night.
On the other side of Soi Buakhao there’s Soi Chaiyapoon, famous for Crazy Dave’s café that serves breakfast 24 hours per day, and just opposite you’ll find Neeroys that serves fish ‘n chips and a range of curries. Canterbury Tales is a guesthouse with a difference, the ground floor is a book store and café. Browse the books while you’re having your first cup of coffee; all day breakfast at 90 baht; rooms from 550 baht per night.