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Bangkok Budget Hotels--Silom Area

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A January 2006 trip to Bangkok by Kauai Boy

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Bangkok Budget Hotels--Silom Area

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Chao Phraya River Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The capital and largest city in Thailand with a population of about 10 million, Bangkok has long been known as the “City of Angels”. Currently (January 2006), the dollar is quite strong here at about 1 to 39, so excellent deals in some very impressive hotels can be found for even the most budget-minded traveler. Unless you’re a “chain-traveler” with membership in one of those frequent guest programs, I would recommend shopping around for a locally owned and operated hotel with little or no affiliation with any of the huge international brands. However, if chain hotels are your thing, there are a few of these in the Silom area -- Sofitel, Holiday Inn, and the Pan Pacific. And, rel...Read More

Silom Village Inn

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Silom Village Inn Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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A low-rise budget hotel, the Silom Village Inn is situated at the entrance of a small shopping center near the quiet end of Silom Road, about a 10-minute walk from Chong Nonsi BTS Station or a 15-minute walk to the nightclubs and street shopping at Pathpong. All standard rooms are carpeted and furnished with queen-size beds, while one- and two-bedroom suites also have living rooms with sofa beds. All rooms have a bathtub, TV (international cable stations), minibar, and in-room safes. There are no fitness/health facilities either in the property or its immediate vicinity. The Paragon Fitness Center in the Silom Galleria is about a 5-minute walk away. However, as is pretty standard amon...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 15, 2006

Silom Village Inn
284/11-13 Silom 22/1
Bangkok, Thailand
+66 (2) 238 4680

Silom Plaza Hotel

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Silom Plaza Hotel Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Silom Plaza Hotel is a mid-range to budget hotel that sits at the quiet business end of Silom Road, about a 20-minute walk to the busy Pathpong nightclub and shopping district. Going in the opposite direction, a 5-minute walk will take you to the luxurious riverside Shangri-La Hotel or the Oriental on the Chao Phraya River. Actually right on Silom Road (as opposed to being hidden inside one of the many small sois), the hotel is surrounded by numerous gem dealers and across the street from the Holiday Inn Silom, the Silom Galleria, and the new Baan Silom Shopping Complex. The nearest BTS station is Surasak, a 7- to 10-minute walk across the street toward Sathorn Road.Standard rooms, rangi...Read More

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Silom Plaza Hotel
320 Silom Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand
+66 (2) 236 8441

Suriwongse Hotel

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Suriwongse Hotel Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Suriwongse Hotel (not to be confused with the Suriwongse Tower Inn Hotel, or the Suriwongse Hotel in Chiang Mai) is a short 3-minute walk from the Saladaeng BTS Station. The hotel is technically on Suriwongse Road, but its entrance and small lobby area is about a 50m walk around to its backside. It can also be accessed from Thaniya Soi 2, which is about halfway down Thaniya Plaza, on the left side when walking from the BTS.For the basic single room, you get what you pay for: a basic room with a single bed and minimal amenities. However, for about US$20 more, you can get a reasonably furnished junior suite. All rooms are carpeted with TV (international cable channels) and bathtubs. Althou...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 15, 2006

Suriwongse Hotel
410/3-4 The Executive House Bldg. Suriwongse Road
Bangkok, Thailand
+66 (2) 266-8257

Regent Silom

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Hotel | "The Regent Silom"

Regent Silom Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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A 30-second walk from the Saladaeng BTS Station, inside Silom Soi 2/1 (turn right at the “T”), the Regent Silom offers budget travelers comfortable accommodations literally in the center of all the hustle and bustle of Silom Road.Tile-floor rooms range from about 220 square feet (Superior) to 440 square feet (Executive). With either two single beds or one queen-size bed, rooms are simply furnished with the basic amenities similar to a roadside budget Western motel. The smallest rooms and some of the medium-sized rooms have showers only, while the largest rooms have bathtubs. The water is heated via a small wall-mounted electric heater, so you will need to ration your hot baths, especially if...Read More

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Regent Silom
60/15 Silom Rd.
Bangkok, Thailand
66 (2) 632-7799

Wall Street Inn Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Another small budget hotel, the Wall Street Inn sits between Suriwongse and Silom Roads, but is accessible only from the former. From the Saladaeng BTS Station, you would need to walk the length of Thaniya Plaza from Silom to Surawong, turn left, walk past the Wall Street Tower, and take one last left at Soi Suriwongse Plaza. The Wall Street Inn is a short 50 meters more at the end of the soi. Though situated in the middle of the Pathpong go-go bar/nightclub/late-night-street-shopping district, this soi is relatively quiet, with the tenants of the adjoining buildings being mostly massage parlors. Rooms have tiled floors and come with either two single beds or a queen. All rooms, ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 15, 2006

Wall Street Inn
37/20-24 Soi Surawongse Plaza, Silom
Bangkok, Thailand
66-2-233-4164