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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 Apr 19, 19, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by jaejaez View Post
Just did a stay at the Marriott Sukhumvit (near Thonglor). My first stay here.
Arrived early and asked if I could be checked in early - the friendly FD agent said yes but that it would be a deluxe room, which I believe is the lowest category room they have (the one I booked) - suggesting that it would not be a meaningful upgrade as a platinum.

I accepted as I just wanted to rest (flew coach for 8 hours)... and whilst I have no regrets on my decision, it is worth sharing here that their standard rooms are by far one of the smallest I had seen in any 5* SPG.. er.. Marriott properties I had been at in Thailand. If size matters to you, more so than getting into the room early, opt to wait it out for a bigger room. Probably not as necessary in places like LM Bangkok, SGS or even the WGS where even the standard rooms are of decent size. Not here. The toilet seat was literally 2-3 meters away from the bed.

Otherwise, a decent hotel. Great time at the Octave during sunset where they sell drinks at half price. Lounge food is plentiful. Spacious lobby. Great plat perks.
I thought it lacked a bit of warmth though. The way staff treated me were very cookie-cutter (akin to WGS or 4Pts perhaps). YMMV but I found the service professional but impersonal. Not a biggie for me though, I did enjoy my 3 night stay despite the small room.
Thank you for the review - but none of them is a truly 5-star property. The Sukhumvit 57 Marriott is a nice business class hotel with barely 4-star designation. The St. Regis barely gets a 4.5 stars but the others, solid 3-4 stars.

The Mandrin Oriental, The Siam, etc. are maybe 5-star properties - many more coming online soon.
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Hoping for some advice from those familiar with many of the Bangkok hotels. I'm booked at the StR for 2 nights in June with the 100 USD credit rate. The next night I'm at the Le Meridien near the airport because I have an early flight to Tokyo and I just want to stay inside and be lazy.

About a week later I'm back in Bangkok for 2 nights. I have bookings at the Marquis, Athenee, and StR for 4067, 5439, and 6321 THB per night respectively, and the StR is again the 100 USD credit rate.

Would appreciate some comments on which hotel would be the best for someone who values quality of room and potential for upgrades. I'm torn with the Athenee and StR because it seems to me that the StR hard product is newer and nicer while the Athenee seems dated, but if I want to spend a day hanging around I've seen that the Athenee lounge attracts a lot of praise.
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Originally Posted by nexusCFX View Post
Hoping for some advice from those familiar with many of the Bangkok hotels. I'm booked at the StR for 2 nights in June with the 100 USD credit rate. The next night I'm at the Le Meridien near the airport because I have an early flight to Tokyo and I just want to stay inside and be lazy.

About a week later I'm back in Bangkok for 2 nights. I have bookings at the Marquis, Athenee, and StR for 4067, 5439, and 6321 THB per night respectively, and the StR is again the 100 USD credit rate.

Would appreciate some comments on which hotel would be the best for someone who values quality of room and potential for upgrades. I'm torn with the Athenee and StR because it seems to me that the StR hard product is newer and nicer while the Athenee seems dated, but if I want to spend a day hanging around I've seen that the Athenee lounge attracts a lot of praise.
The opposite I’d say, the Athenee has had a recent refurbishment and whilst traditional in style the hard product looks great, in contrast the St. Regis is starting to date and get a bit chipped in places, I find. I’m inclined to think you’ll get better service at the St. Regis, however.
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation View Post
The opposite I’d say, the Athenee has had a recent refurbishment and whilst traditional in style the hard product looks great, in contrast the St. Regis is starting to date and get a bit chipped in places, I find. I’m inclined to think you’ll get better service at the St. Regis, however.
Someone recently posted in the thread for the Athenee that they got a room that had mildew odor which would suggest they have not refurbished every room.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31032650-post1089.html
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Originally Posted by nexusCFX View Post
Someone recently posted in the thread for the Athenee that they got a room that had mildew odor which would suggest they have not refurbished every room.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31032650-post1089.html
Not sure what mildew odor has to to with room refurbishment. Its the tropics, many rooms can get that smell if the room has been humid or there has been water spilt on carpets. I have lived in the tropics and found mildew growing on my leather shoes after a couple of weeks in a cupboard.
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I don’t think that smell in some Athenee rooms is mildew. It has been that way forever...it’s just an ‘old’ smell and in any case it kinda goes with the Laura Ashley style curtains in the unrenovated rooms ,and with the 1980s bathrooms. I rather like those rooms.
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I believe it's an unresolved question whether Athenee has renovated all rooms. If mine (early March) was renovated, it was an extremely light remodel (and I really don't think it was).

These are both good choices. Both have nice pools, with the Athenee's being more spacious, the StR's has a view. The Sports Club view at StR is really nice (Grand Deluxe rooms). Location is similar. At StR there is direct connection to BTS, though you have to change at Siam for Sukhumvit line. StR has a more overall luxe feel and nicer lobby. You'll also have butler service at StR. Athenee has the lounge (and while I didn't try it, the breakfast at RainTree is reputed to be one of the best in Bangkok).

These hotels are also both well located for a morning drive to the airport if you wanted to stretch to two nights.
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Haven't stayed at the Athenee, but when I was last at the StR as a then-SPG Plat I was upgraded to a Met. Suite.
Even if slightly dated it was still a very nice room.
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Is it possible to walk directly between Waldorf and Renaissance? Therefore avoiding to go all the way up to the main road / BTS line before coming back down...
Since my question above from a few weeks ago went unanswered, I am assuming not a lot of people have attempted this before so for anybody who would possibly care I tried it myself once I was on site. It is unfortunately not possible to walk directly between the two hotels. Behind Renaissance is a wall blocking the way to both Waldorf and Grand Hyatt. So unfortunately mattress runs between hotel chains require to walk from Renaissance hotel to Ploen Chit road and then turn on Radjadamri Road and head to Waldorf, despite both hotels standing next to each other.

There is a small shortcut however, although not as direct as I wished. Instead of walking on the busy sidewalk all the way to Erawan Shrine at the intersection of those two busy roads, there is a small link under Grand Hyatt (near indoor parking) to cut between the two roads. It is easier to walk in the small path there with a suitcase than on the busy sidewalks.
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I thought normally hotel reviews should be in threads dedicated to individual hotels rather than in the threads which contain a discussion of all hotels in a city. However surprisingly I did not find a thread for Renaissance Bangkok and there is already another review of Ren posted in here so I thought I would also post here, but it might be more suitable to move my review to a brand new thread - mods please take action if needed.

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I thought normally hotel reviews should be in threads dedicated to individual hotels rather than in the threads which contain a discussion of all hotels in a city. However surprisingly I did not find a thread for Renaissance Bangkok and there is already another review of Ren posted in here so I thought I would also post here, but it might be more suitable to move my review to a brand new thread - mods please take action if needed.
I usually create hotel threads when I encounter this situation/

Thanks for the great review. Seems like the Ren is an alright option, but not competitive in the BKK market. Nice enough, but the Surawongse Marriott and LM are better.
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I usually create hotel threads when I encounter this situation/

Thanks for the great review. Seems like the Ren is an alright option, but not competitive in the BKK market. Nice enough, but the Surawongse Marriott and LM are better.
I read lots of good comments about Marriott Surawongse (including from yourself - thanks!) and we are all set to try it next month. I have been to LM before and indeed I like it. However it is not as clear for me as for you that LM is superior to Ren, I see positives and negatives for both. People who care about having a lounge and people who want prime location will prefer Ren. People who prefer a great drinking venue for happy hour (and Prosecco for breakfast!) and the more generous room upgrades will gravitate to LM. Personally I will pick one or the other depending on the nature of my trip, but as stated in my review since I normally put less value on location when in Bangkok I think LM is a better fit for me because some people dislike the location of LM and prices can be lower as a result, but that's just me. In addition I should say that LM is easier for BRG so while both properties have similar prices on average, for BRG users LM can be had for cheaper; I am a frequent BRG user - another reason why LM is more up my alley. Bottom line I agree with you that LM > Ren but the margin is more modest than I previously thought, and I can easily see several traveller types for whom Ren will be better.
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However it is not as clear for me as for you that LM is superior to Ren,
Indeed . . . many (me included) would consider the Ren location considerably better than LM's.
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I read lots of good comments about Marriott Surawongse (including from yourself - thanks!) and we are all set to try it next month. I have been to LM before and indeed I like it. However it is not as clear for me as for you that LM is superior to Ren, I see positives and negatives for both. People who care about having a lounge and people who want prime location will prefer Ren. People who prefer a great drinking venue for happy hour (and Prosecco for breakfast!) and the more generous room upgrades will gravitate to LM. Personally I will pick one or the other depending on the nature of my trip, but as stated in my review since I normally put less value on location when in Bangkok I think LM is a better fit for me because some people dislike the location of LM and prices can be lower as a result, but that's just me. In addition I should say that LM is easier for BRG so while both properties have similar prices on average, for BRG users LM can be had for cheaper; I am a frequent BRG user - another reason why LM is more up my alley. Bottom line I agree with you that LM > Ren but the margin is more modest than I previously thought, and I can easily see several traveller types for whom Ren will be better.
Can totally see how it not be the case for everyone. I'm likely similar to you in that I don't care about location in BKK that much. There's so much to do all around that I'll be moving constantly anyways so at the end of the day it's all the same. Also the BTS is crappy enough I rarely use it so proximity to it isn't a huge factor either.
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I can't decide where to stay in late October. First trip to BKK, will be there by myself for tourism purposes (food, temples, historic places, etc.) Not interested in "social" activities. Probably will spend 4 nights and am looking for a good hard product with high upgrade potential in a non-seedy area, good breakfast (restaurant buffet is a good plus,) and decent evening food options in the lounge. I don't drink which seems to put the SGS at a less advantageous position. Being close to subway is a plus (assuming it is a good method to get to the tourist sights.)

Here are the candidates in my price range, with price per night:
ROS: 4.1k THB
Surawongse: 4.1k THB
LM: 3.9k
Athenee: 3.8k
Westin: 3.6k
QP Sukhumvit Soi 22: 3.2k
Sukhumvit Soi 57: 4.0k
JW: 4.8k (probably needs to be significantly better than the rest)

Leaning towards the Athenee or maybe the Suraongse? Also have SNAs available if there are some unique suites worth using them on - but would prefer to save them. Thoughts? Thanks!
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