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This thread refers to the various Marriott brands within a specific geographic area. Marriott Bonvoy hotels in XX usually have posts asking which property is better, etc. Trip reports are usually better suited in the property specific threads.

Can someone who knows list the names of the hotels here in this long thread? Here are the names, addresses, email contact, commonly used abbreviations and some basic info about each hotel. (Location information, CL and breakfast information, UG experiences reported within the thread, typical room layout and frequently mentioned basic advice for different properties.) Keep in mind most posts indicate these are all great hotels. Hope this helps. CJK
  • JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok (JW) 4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2, Bangkok 10110, Thailand between the Phloen Chit and Nana BTS Stations. There is a pretty large CL. Elites mostly report having complimentary breakfast offered only at the CL and not in a restaurant. Some are bothered by the hotel's proximity to the Nana district and think the hotel may get some associated business while others (myself) have not really noticed this unless looking hard to see it. The hotel was recently renovated and there are a few posts showing pictures. UGs are usually to the club level regular room where the bathrooms are interior (no outside glass wall) and feature rather small showers but great soaking tubs. Unlike the other hotels listed here, the toilets are not in enclosures.
  • Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel (Ren) 518/8 Ploenchit Road Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok almost attached to the Chit Lom BTS Station and the SkyWalk. One can reach the platform without having to walk on public sidewalks and by using escalators/elevators in the building next door, so most feel this is the property with the fastest and easiest access to BTS. The CL is smaller than the JW's and sometimes gets full. Some elites report having a choice of the complimentary breakfast in the restaurant (which is quite good and huge) while others report having that request denied. Latest reports indicate the restaurant breakfast is offered as of April 2018. The hotel does not have many suites so UGs are usually to corner rooms which often have seating and/or dressing areas as well as larger bathrooms with full glass walls. IMO this is the best/most convenient hotel for a first timer looking to do typical touristy things in Bangkok.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok (CY) 155/1 Soi Mahadlekluang 1 Ratchadamri Road Bangkok is about a five minute walk to either the Ratchadamri or Chit Lom BTS Stations. The hotel operates tuk-tuks to/from the BTS Station. The hotel has a CL and consistently offers elites a choice of breakfast there or in the restaurant. The CL is on the top floor of the hotel and has outdoor seating. Having stayed at the hotel several times as a P, PP and LTP I have never been given an UG, so if there are others who can chime in on that please do. The regular room has a small interior only bathroom with a window overlooking the room and no tub, only a walk-in shower. IMO the price can makes this a great choice, as it is convenient to many places a visitor will go. Sometimes it can be half the price of other Marriott options and they often run double points promotions. (Call the hotel to ask, it cannot hurt.)
  • Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park (Sukhumvit Soi 22) 199 ถนน สุขุมวิท ซอย 22 Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand is about an eight minute walk to the Emporium Mall and Phrom Phong BTS Station either down the Soi sidewalk or through Queen's Park. The hotel operates a regular shuttle to the BTS Station although some have reported trouble catching it back to the hotel. The CL is large, with an outdoor deck, and most people report not being given a choice for the complimentary breakfast in the restaurant. Most Plats report getting UG to a suite, with the M Suite seeming to be most common. It has a living room, bedroom and single large interior bathroom with separate walk-in showers and tubs. This is the largest hotel in Bangkok.
  • Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit (Sukhumvit Soi 57) 2 ถนน สุขุมวิท 57 Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand ([email protected]) is a two minute walk to the Thong Lo BTS Station. Getting to the station involves crossing Thong Lo intersection which can be daunting. The hotel is about a ten minute BTS ride to the central malls, the Ren, etc. The area is a little quieter and more "Thai" than the more touristy/business area where the JW, Ren and CY are located. Some people report being able to have complimentary breakfast in the restaurant while others report lounge only. The CL is about the same size as the Ren's and can get crowded in the early evening. The hotel is on the higher floors of a 40+ story building and the CL is located on one of the top floors, offering stunning views of Bangkok. There is a rooftop bar on the top of the building with great views, too. Elites are often given a coupon for a free drink on the roof. Plats report mostly getting UGs to a two room suite with an extra half bath. The main bath includes an enclosed toilet, a single large walk-in shower and a large soaking tub that can easily seat two. (While the tub is large, the JW, Marquis and Ren tubs are more comfortable for a single person looking to lean back and relax.) IMO this is the quietest of the hotels listed here.
  • Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse 262 Thanon Surawong, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand is the newest hotel. As of April 2018 there are not many posts from users who have stayed, nor is there an abbreviation being commonly used on this forum. The hotel is not attached/close to a BTS or MRT station but is near the Silom business area, the Patpong Night Market and some more popular adult entertainment establishments.
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
The St. Regis Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse 25,000 Category 4
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park 25,000 Category 4
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
Le Méridien Bangkok 25,000 Category 4
Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit 25,000 Category 4
Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel 25,000 Category 4
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok 35,000 Category 5
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit,25,000 Category 4
W Bangkok 25,000 Category 4
Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa 17,500 Category 3
Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 17,500 Category 3
Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok 12,500 Category 2
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 1512,500 Category 2
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Old Mar 29, 19, 7:43 am
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Another quick question for this forum...we fly into BKK at 23:40 and fly out of DMK at 10:10 the next morning. Any recommendations on where to crash for the night. Primary concern would be ease of getting to the hotel late at night and getting to DMK the next morning.

I would stay at the Amari at DMK. Take a cab there on arrival at BKK, and then you can just walk across for your flight in the morning.
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Originally Posted by Kalboz View Post
Which means you will get to the hotel at 1 AM or later (if at central Bangkok) and then leaving again at 8 to DMK!

Have you considered Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi (Category 3)?
Dont do it.
Take a cab to DMK and stay there.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 11:08 am
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Dont do it.
Take a cab to DMK and stay there.
Can you elaborate as to why?

Is it the property? Traffic? Time?
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Old Mar 29, 19, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Kalboz View Post
Can you elaborate as to why?

Is it the property? Traffic? Time?
I'm not the OP, but I would imagine that staying near BKK and doing the BKK->DMK trip during day time with traffic (instead of at night when streets are empty) would be less than ideal. If you're gonna stay by an airport, better to make it DMK over BKK. But personally I'd just stay in the city. Enjoy a nice platinum hotel breakfast.
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Thanks for the recommendations. We're still weighing where to stay when we have a full day to see some sights, however on our BKK arrival night (before our morning DMK departure), we decided to stay at the Amari. We'll take a metered cab or Grab at approximately 00:30 am and make the drive to DMK so we don't have to fight the morning traffic.
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Here are my two-cents on where to stay when you have a full day to tour. This advice is based on the following assumptions:
  • This is your first trip to Bangkok.
  • You want to see the standard tourist sites like the palace and reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.
  • You will want to maximize your time touring as opposed to hanging in the hotel.
  • A big breakfast is not a concern so as to not weigh you down and to allow for sampling food as you tour.
Stay somewhere on the river and pay extra for a room with a good view, The Anantara or a non-Marriott property like the Shangri La would be great choices. Assuming you have one day to tour, you can easily catch the tourist boat and ride it to the palace. Tour the palace and Wat Pho. Get back on the boat and ride it to the last stop. Walk to Khaosan Rd for lunch. The food is okay but the people watching from an outdoor patio table is incredible. Get back to the boat and stop where you want along the way back down to the hotel.

If your stay is more than one night, consider staying elsewhere or on the river, but try to be on the BTS line for ease in getting around. For one day's touring the boat works best, but for longer stays the BTS train works better. You can easily take the BTS train to the boat and do that tourist stuff for a day, but if you only have one day the train is not as big a concern, IMO. Nor is the price of the room. A little extra for a view on a one-night stay is a little extra. On a longer stay several nights of little extra can add up.
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Thanks for the recommendations. It is our first trip to Bangkok and our final stop before heading home (after visiting Angkor Wat and spending some time on Phi Phi). We will be getting in around 20:00, spending the night, have all the next day touring before catching a 24:00 flight home. Hopefully whichever hotel we choose will hold our luggage for the day. We would like to see some of the temples and would like to go to a market as well. We will also want to eat as we go as enjoying local food is a big part of my travel experience! Any market recommendations in the area? If staying on the river, is one side more preferable than the other? Thoughts on staying at the Royal Orchid vs. some other riverside hotels?

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Here are my two-cents on where to stay when you have a full day to tour. This advice is based on the following assumptions:
  • This is your first trip to Bangkok.
  • You want to see the standard tourist sites like the palace and reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.
  • You will want to maximize your time touring as opposed to hanging in the hotel.
  • A big breakfast is not a concern so as to not weigh you down and to allow for sampling food as you tour.
Stay somewhere on the river and pay extra for a room with a good view, The Anantara or a non-Marriott property like the Shangri La would be great choices. Assuming you have one day to tour, you can easily catch the tourist boat and ride it to the palace. Tour the palace and Wat Pho. Get back on the boat and ride it to the last stop. Walk to Khaosan Rd for lunch. The food is okay but the people watching from an outdoor patio table is incredible. Get back to the boat and stop where you want along the way back down to the hotel.

If your stay is more than one night, consider staying elsewhere or on the river, but try to be on the BTS line for ease in getting around. For one day's touring the boat works best, but for longer stays the BTS train works better. You can easily take the BTS train to the boat and do that tourist stuff for a day, but if you only have one day the train is not as big a concern, IMO. Nor is the price of the room. A little extra for a view on a one-night stay is a little extra. On a longer stay several nights of little extra can add up.
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SNIP Thoughts on staying at the Royal Orchid vs. some other riverside hotels?
People on here can be very sniffy about the Royal Orchid because it *is* an older property compared to many other Marriott choices elsewhere in Bangkok however it's the only Marriott choice on the river and I've stayed there very happily. It is correctly priced, has a good lounge and decent chance of a suite upgrade with view of the river. If you want Marriott nights then you have no choice on the river but it's a fine choice for the price. Of course, it's not the Mandarin Oriental but neither is it in that price bracket.
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I usually stay at the Soi 57 Marriott for various reasons, but for your circumstances the river would be better. I actually prefer the side of the river where the Shangri La is located and actually prefer that hotel although I have not stayed at the RO.

By market I assume you mean food market as opposed to flea market? I have been to several food markets selling everything from frogs to insects to exotic fruits and veggies as part of different cooking school programs. Ask at the hotel for a recommendation near where you are going to be as you tour during the day. IMO each are good experiences but none is worth going especially out of the way for, if that makes sense.

As for temples, when you are in Siem Reap there are several temples in and around town that are awesome. There is one along the river in town that has beautiful statues. There is one a half hour tuck-tuck ride south of the city that has an orphanage. Another on the edge of town has a human bone collection and there is one with a university attached that has chatty monks who are very interesting. I am in the process of moving but will see if I can find my travel notebooks for the names. If you lprepare a list of wats you want to visit you can hire a tuck-tuck to take you from one to another.

ADDED: The Wat mentioned above with the orphanage is not one of the tourist orphanages. If is not someplace tourists usually go. The tuk-tuk driver suggested it the day before because he thought I would find the monks interesting and the ride there a way to see how people live. The orphanage was separate but there were two young boys walking around who talked to the driver for a minute before he told me they wanted their picture taken. They asked a few questions about America which indicated they knew American TV, but they were not the "Mister, Mister, one dollar please" kids.

ADDED ADDED: Found pics on my FB page. Wat Bo (chatty monks) Wat Athvea (south of SR, not many tourists, may be where I was the orphans) and Wat Damnek (monestary).

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Hopefully whichever hotel we choose will hold our luggage for the day.
You shouldn't have to worry about that unless you stay in a really run down place, all the major hotels have no issues holding your luggage.
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Originally Posted by CJKatl View Post
I usually stay at the Soi 57 Marriott for various reasons, but for your circumstances the river would be better. I actually prefer the side of the river where the Shangri La is located and actually prefer that hotel although I have not stayed at the RO.

By market I assume you mean food market as opposed to flea market? I have been to several food markets selling everything from frogs to insects to exotic fruits and veggies as part of different cooking school programs. Ask at the hotel for a recommendation near where you are going to be as you tour during the day. IMO each are good experiences but none is worth going especially out of the way for, if that makes sense.

As for temples, when you are in Siem Reap there are several temples in and around town that are awesome. There is one along the river in town that has beautiful statues. There is one a half hour tuck-tuck ride south of the city that has an orphanage. Another on the edge of town has a human bone collection and there is one with a university attached that has chatty monks who are very interesting. I am in the process of moving but will see if I can find my travel notebooks for the names. If you lprepare a list of wats you want to visit you can hire a tuck-tuck to take you from one to another.

ADDED: The Wat mentioned above with the orphanage is not one of the tourist orphanages. If is not someplace tourists usually go. The tuk-tuk driver suggested it the day before because he thought I would find the monks interesting and the ride there a way to see how people live. The orphanage was separate but there were two young boys walking around who talked to the driver for a minute before he told me they wanted their picture taken. They asked a few questions about America which indicated they knew American TV, but they were not the "Mister, Mister, one dollar please" kids.

ADDED ADDED: Found pics on my FB page. Wat Bo (chatty monks) Wat Athvea (south of SR, not many tourists, may be where I was the orphans) and Wat Damnek (monestary).
If you're going to Angkor Wat, I'd skip seeing more temples and touristy sights in Bangkok and just enjoy the city as a city. Do the rooftops, the markets, the nightlife, the food, etc.

Honestly, I've been to BKK a bunch of times and never been to a temple there. None of them will come even close to comparing with Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm
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Honestly, I've been to BKK a bunch of times and never been to a temple there. None of them will come even close to comparing with Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm
You may not be a temple kind of person, which is fine, but you cannot make comparisons like that. Angkor Wat is a sprawling, ancient ruin. The various temples and palaces in Bangkok are living, breathing properties. The experiences, if visiting temples is your thing, are utterly different. You may as well tell them to skip Sacre Coeur in Paris or La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona because, you know, they won't compare to the ruins at Angkor Wat and they're all places of worship and that so basically the same.
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You may not be a temple kind of person, which is fine, but you cannot make comparisons like that. Angkor Wat is a sprawling, ancient ruin. The various temples and palaces in Bangkok are living, breathing properties. The experiences, if visiting temples is your thing, are utterly different. You may as well tell them to skip Sacre Coeur in Paris or La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona because, you know, they won't compare to the ruins at Angkor Wat and they're all places of worship and that so basically the same.
Yes, of course you’re right. One needs to be careful in Bangkok ,though, when visiting temples/wats....you might end up in one run by the loony monk charged with kidnapping and torturing police officers, or the one with the drugged tigers ( there to be petted by the moronic Khao SAN Rd brigade, prior to being disposed of and sent to China for making “medicine”), or those run by the drug dealing, private jet monks, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Stick the the main , better known ones and there is a chance you might encounter something genuine.
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Yes, of course you’re right. One needs to be careful in Bangkok ,though, when visiting temples/wats....you might end up in one run by the loony monk charged with kidnapping and torturing police officers, or the one with the drugged tigers ( there to be petted by the moronic Khao SAN Rd brigade, prior to being disposed of and sent to China for making “medicine”), or those run by the drug dealing, private jet monks, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Stick the the main , better known ones and there is a chance you might encounter something genuine.
Temples in Bangkok really are not especially dangerous. If you stick to the main ones you'll have a chance to meet a lot of fellow tourists, but visiting (as described above) living, breathing places of worship is somewhat different (and I say this as someone not really into temples). Anyways, I feel we've drifted somewhat off topic.
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Just noticed for the first time a Marriott Vacation Club property in Bangkok on marriott.com called "Marriott"s Bangkok Empire Place" in Yannawa.

"Marriott Vacation Club(sm) International offers spacious 1- to 3-bedroom villas that feature a full kitchen, living and dining area, and gracious master bedroom and bath. The finest amenities and Marriott service complete the experience."

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...-empire-place/

Does not seem bookable yet.
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