Check Inn Chinatown is great for young travelers and backpackers. In addition to free wifi and a class location, the hotel is equipped with a great rooftop terrace with ample seating and umbrellas, providing guests a shady area to relax and hang out with fellow travelers. In the evening, the area is lit by single lights placed around the terrace’s edge, making for a romantic evening spent with some nice views of the area. Every room in the hotel has a small kitchenette, although we doubt travelers will want to eat in their rooms considering the hotel’s close proximity to some of the best street food in the city. The best part about this hotel is that returning guests get special promotions when they go back to this same hotel, such as, buy-one-get-one-free promotions.
Located at the bustling intersection of Ratchawong and the notorious Yaowarat Road is the Grand China Hotel. Its restaurant provides customers with some quality views of Chinatown’s nightlife. There is also a small rooftop pool, for those visitors who can not handle Bangkok’s heat and need a place to cool off. The Grand China Hotel comes in as a top contender because of its prime location, being only a one-minute walk from Sampheng Lane. This stretch of alleyway is home to some of the liveliest shopping in the area, as it is both cheap and there is an abundance of Thai and Chinese-style gifts to choose from.
Prime Hotel Central Station Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
There are plenty of reasons to make Centra by Centara Central Station Hotel in Bangkok your go-to accommodation. From the prime location to comfortable rooms, guests will surely not leave disappointed. It may come as no surprise that Centra by Centara Central Station Hotel Bangkok serves up some delicious Chinese and Asian cuisine dishes at its on-site restaurant, Chyna. Sleek black tables are decorated with contrasting red features, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that make for some pretty spectacular views. There are also private rooms available for reservation, should you want to make your dining experience that much more romantic.
Chinatown isn’t necessarily the most luxurious of areas. Street food lines its crowded, often less-than-clean streets. Tuk-tuk drivers swarm the gutters, hollering at tourists as they explore the vibrant area. That being said, there is a luxury getaway to this otherwise hectic area at Shanghai Mansion Bangkok. This boutique hotel brings 1930s Shanghai to life in its vibrantly decorated rooms, with dark wooden furniture contrasting its colored interiors. The bar and restaurant has direct access to Yaowarat Road, with nothing acting as an exterior making for a lively, unique drinking and dining experience. Plush, velvety couches and chairs make up the majority of the seating area, with romantic lighting throughout. While Bangkok’s nightlife is certainly alluring, you will have difficulty pulling yourself from the comfortable seating and ambiance long enough to make your way out of this hotel. The bar has live music almost every night, so grab a drink and enjoy this memorable, boutique hotel.
Chinatown Hotel aims to really encompass all that is Chinatown. From the employee’s Chinese-inspired ensembles to the hanging red paper lanterns decorating its exterior, no details were overlooked in the making of this authentic hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of some of the best street food in town, as well as the canals and train, making it easy for guests to explore the city should they wish to venture outside of Chinatown. Each room is equipped with satellite television as well as a mini-bar, and there are a plethora of rooms to choose from, from a standard room to the junior suite. The hotel is also home to a coffee shop, should visitors need a pick-me-up before taking on the city.