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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 Jul 31, 14, 11:59 am
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Upgrade success at the BKK Marriott

I am heading to Bangkok in two weeks and normally stay at the JW Marriott. This time, I am staying at the Marriott Sukhumvit 57 for a change. How is the upgrade success there? I am a Lifetime Platinum.

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Old Jul 31, 14, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by goingbananas View Post
I am heading to Bangkok in two weeks and normally stay at the JW Marriott. This time, I am staying at the Marriott Sukhumvit 57 for a change. How is the upgrade success there? I am a Lifetime Platinum.

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I am zero for 3 at the JW BKK for upgrades as a Plat. Stays were 1-3 nights each.

FWIW, I have always received a nice upgrade at the BKK Ren in the 5 or so stays there, including free (award) stays.

The REN is my first choice by far.

EDIT I need to read more closely, you were asking about a different property, at which I have not stayed. Sorry.
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Old Jul 31, 14, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by nachosdelux View Post
I am zero for 3 at the JW BKK for upgrades as a Plat. Stays were 1-3 nights each.

FWIW, I have always received a nice upgrade at the BKK Ren in the 5 or so stays there, including free (award) stays.

The REN is my first choice by far.

EDIT I need to read more closely, you were asking about a different property, at which I have not stayed. Sorry.
No worries....My success rate at the JW was "0 fer" as well.
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After 47 consecutive stays at the JW I completely gave up on them (which would be a different thread) and now use the Ren and CY as my preferred choices. However, to the point in early May I had booked the CY but the day before arrival a huge protest march was announced from Lumpini to Ratchaprasong coming up Ratchadamri which threated to block access to the CY and potentially the Ren would also be in a mess.

I immediately switched to Suk 57 and on checking in I was given a full suite upgrade on the 39th floor. This with less than 24 hours adv. booking. As usual it probably all depends on occupancy and status. I am currently Plat Premier. Based on that very nice experience I have booked another 3 day stay on 08/15--and we will see what that brings. I am not thrilled with the location (as some others are), but the hotel has made dramatic improvements since I first stayed there about a month after initial opening which I considered to be way, way too soft.
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No upgrade for me at the soi 57 location, unless you consider executive floor an upgrade for a platinum. I just checked out yesterday morning from a 3 night stay. The lounge is a nice size, and plenty of food for breakfast. Don't count on making much of a meal at night though.

I also do not like the location of this Marriott. Too far away from lower Sukhumvit, although the sky train is a short walk.

The bathtub with a view is awesome. The loo also has a view, but if you are very tall or carry much weight, there is very little knee room in front of you while sitting. You might have to sit side saddle!
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Originally Posted by nachosdelux View Post
I am zero for 3 at the JW BKK for upgrades as a Plat. Stays were 1-3 nights each.

FWIW, I have always received a nice upgrade at the BKK Ren in the 5 or so stays there, including free (award) stays.

The REN is my first choice by far.

EDIT I need to read more closely, you were asking about a different property, at which I have not stayed. Sorry.
How do the lounges compare? I'm choosing between the JW and Ren for a stay this month. I've stayed at the JW loads and love the lounge so am a bit vary of moving to the Ren!
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Originally Posted by ellie_nz View Post
How do the lounges compare? I'm choosing between the JW and Ren for a stay this month. I've stayed at the JW loads and love the lounge so am a bit vary of moving to the Ren!
Both lounges are excellent. The JW is larger, and has an outside patio area. The REN has a better view. There are more food options at the JW, but both have made to order eggs for breakfast. I have found the staff/service in the REN lounge to be outstanding.

Since BKK is such a great food city, I prefer to eat out for lunch, then have snacks and drinks in the evening at the lounge. You can make a nice meal if you want - you will not go hungry or be disappointed with either choice.
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nachosdelux is spot on, but I'll add one thing... At peak times, it's hard to get a table at the Ren's CL. This is usually not a problem at the JW because they have so much seating in the main room, the hallway and outside.

With that said, the rooms at the Ren are nicer, IMO. As others have pointed out, too, the UGs seem to be more plentiful at the Ren. SkyTrain access is easier at the Ren, too. You don't have to walk on the dirty, broken sidewalk. I'd probably choose it over the JW. If you isolate the CL, though, the JW wins.
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I have a question about locations of properties in Bangkok. I'll be there for one night ( is that a song?) and my customer is staying at the Manderin Oriental on the river. Can anyone advise which Marriott property would be closest to that? The Gold Desk couldn't help and I just don't know Bangkok that well. Much thanks in advance for any advise!
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I have a question about locations of properties in Bangkok. I'll be there for one night ( is that a song?) and my customer is staying at the Manderin Oriental on the river. Can anyone advise which Marriott property would be closest to that? The Gold Desk couldn't help and I just don't know Bangkok that well. Much thanks in advance for any advise!
In my opinion, it is pretty much a wash. Assuming you are looking at the JW, the Ren and the Couryard, all are about the same distance. The Courtyard may be nominally closer and have a bit easier access if you take a taxi from your hotel --> Mandarin as you can avoid some of the Sukhumvit traffic
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Originally Posted by eastnortheast View Post
In my opinion, it is pretty much a wash. Assuming you are looking at the JW, the Ren and the Couryard, all are about the same distance. The Courtyard may be nominally closer and have a bit easier access if you take a taxi from your hotel --> Mandarin as you can avoid some of the Sukhumvit traffic
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I have a question about locations of properties in Bangkok. I'll be there for one night ( is that a song?) and my customer is staying at the Manderin Oriental on the river. Can anyone advise which Marriott property would be closest to that? The Gold Desk couldn't help and I just don't know Bangkok that well. Much thanks in advance for any advise!
If you are going to stay at an MR hotel and need to be close to your client- stay at the REN, walk around the corner and catch the BTS to the Pier, or the Courtyard (same instructions as above except instead of walking around the corner walk up to the Four Seasons and then turn left) and then catch the (complimentary) shuttle to the MO. Alternatively- stay at the MO and save your self a load of stress or at the nearby Shangri-La, PEN, or Sheraton which are all very nearby.
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
If you are going to stay at an MR hotel and need to be close to your client- stay at the REN, walk around the corner and catch the BTS to the Pier, or the Courtyard (same instructions as above except instead of walking around the corner walk up to the Four Seasons and then turn left) and then catch the (complimentary) shuttle to the MO. Alternatively- stay at the MO and save your self a load of stress or at the nearby Shangri-La, PEN, or Sheraton which are all very nearby.
For a one night stay, I'd do the alternative!
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Alternatively- stay at the MO and save your self a load of stress or at the nearby Shangri-La, PEN, or Sheraton which are all very nearby.
For one night, this is absolutely the right call.

I love the Shangri-La (riverfront balcony room) and regularly pass on Hilton/Marriott benes to stay there. The balcony overlooking the Chao Praya is magical.

You will save close to an hour of travel time in each direction and get to stay in one of the world's great hotels for something like 6700 THB.

Mandarin is next door.

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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
For one night, this is absolutely the right call.

I love the Shangri-La (riverfront balcony room) and regularly pass on Hilton/Marriott benes to stay there. The balcony overlooking the Chao Praya is magical.

You will save close to an hour of travel time in each direction and get to stay in one of the world's great hotels for something like 6700 THB.

Mandarin is directly across the river. Ferries every five minutes or less.
You guys convinced me...shoot pre-pay rate of $167 at Shangri-la...I love my Marriott points, but not THAT much
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