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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 Oct 31, 14, 2:08 pm
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Haven't stayed JWM in a few years...mostly at the Ren or nearby (Hansar, etc) stand alones if I stray outside the Marriott brand. I've not yet stayed at a StR.
I'm a Marriott Plat, thinking of StR or JWM as a change of pace. Which is likely to treat me better (upgrades) if I book from the website at the lowest available rate?
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Originally Posted by windwalker View Post
Checked in this morning to the 57
VERY nice, received a corner room, 3209
Lounge is very nice, we ate/drank out fill

Can anyone recommend a nice resturant within walking distance?
prefer Thai

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Wonder if we ran into each other? I left the hotel at six on Halloween night.

Ask them in the hotel for a recommendation. My advice would be the street food across Soi 57 from the hotel. I noticed all the staff goes there for lunch. Or if you want fancier street food, head down to Soi 38. And by fancier, there are real plastic chairs, as opposed to upside down buckets to be used as stools. You are likely looking for something with waiters. And running water. And a kitchen.

While the staff at the JW and Ren are outstanding, the staff at the FS might be the best I've encountered at any Marriott. The CL attendants are each so dedicated to making sure every guest has everything possible. They remember every detail for each guest. They ask if you want your preferred drinks, food, etc. They gave me outstanding shopping advice. The front desk allowed me a six o'clock late check out. The housekeepers were cleaning things I never thought anyone ever cleans, and I'm a little particular on the cleaning. (When I leave home, often two or three times a week, I put my suitcases in the car and go back to vacuum, dust and leave everything perfect.)

And let the morning crew in teh CL know that they guy the brought lanngons to is bragging about them on the Internet!
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Originally Posted by windwalker View Post
Checked in this morning to the 57
VERY nice, received a corner room, 3209
Lounge is very nice, we ate/drank out fill

Can anyone recommend a nice resturant within walking distance?
prefer Thai

Thanks
If you like Japanese food, there is an Izakay right across the street from the hotel on the same soi (IZAKAYA TAMAGO - the one with the red lantern in the photo below) which offers great affordable authentic Japanese food.




On the even side of Sukhumvit, and within walking distance, there is Vientiane Kitchen that offers Thai Issan food with live entertainment. The food is meh, but it is a great place to enjoy folkloric music and good company.




Soulfood Mahanakorn on Thong Lor proper (Sukhumvit 55) is too hyped and they serve boiled eggs in almost every one of their dishes. Avoid it! Alternatively, and if you are adventurous enough, try the Sukhumvit 38 night market which is located on the other side of the BTS station and within a short walking distance. Try the Somtam with (Lao) or without the fermented fish (pronounced pala) and with or without the little black mud crabs (poo). Also, I suggest trying moo ping, ga yang, grilled salted fish (pa pao), and Thai dessert (raoum-mit) or sticky rice with mango. Great street food at bargain prices. see some photos here: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=...17726320%40N03

Many Western expats and Japanese nationals call that neighborhood (Thong Lor) home and thus it has some of the best Thai and other restaurants. You won't go wrong here foodwise.
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Alternatively, and if you are adventurous enough, try the Sukhumvit 38 night market which is located on the other side of the BTS station and within a short walking distance.
Agree on Soi 38. There is a wide variety, and it's easier to get a seat than an many other places. For something totally different, cruise down Soi 62. It's a little more commercial and upscale. I ate at a place that had covered outdoor patio seating that was right up against the sidewalk. Sorry, but I don't remember the name. Be sure to do the street food first, but if you're looking for a different type of experience after that, try Soi 62.
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My take on our stay at the two properties we chose, The Renaissance and the Suk57

We spent two nights at the S57 and were able to get out and walk about easily in the local neighborhood. Up early in the morning to see the Monks collecting their daily offerings from the local street vendors.
The area felt very safe and was very entertaining, as mentioned up-thread much more of a local vibe, in a very good way. Sadly Kalboz, we didn't see your local restaurant recommendations until we left the property.

Check in at the S57 was very prompt and efficient and the escort to the room was a nice touch. Luggage was delivered shortly after we arrived in the room. As mentioned earlier we received a nice corner room with fantastic views. The room was nicely appointed and every bath amenity one could hope for was present. Wireless internet offered no challenges, was plenty fast and up the whole stay.

We found our little oasis on the 7th floor pool level, what a GREAT place, did not try the pool, as our time was a bit short-temple tour on 1st full day and River Kwai/elephant tour on 2nd day. We priced out services at the spa and decided to pass. With a little coaching, "we" decided to make use of the place across the street-Foot and Thai Massage

The Lounge was outstanding, super friendly staff, very tasty food offerings, plenty of cold beverages and a super view. My only complaint was no Bourbon/Canadian/Sour- Mash Whiskey, Scotch only. We availed ourselves to breakfast and dinner each day of our stay and our tummies we're very satisfied.

The Concierge staff very accommodating and helpful. We easily made our way on the metro to the temples based on their guidance.(aside- I wish there was a sign at the desk and/or on the printed map, that the Grand Palace and other temples were open all day and not closed for Monk Prayer time, yes we got suckered on that and killed about an hour doing the TTTT(tuktuk tourist trap))

The doorman was always present and I don't believe we opened a door for ourselves once. The ENTIRE staff was always pleasant, smiling and bowing to everyone.

We went to the top floor bar to check out the view on our last night. Halloween was the night before and a bit too young for us. Glad we waited. Very impressive views

Check out, like everything else was painless.

After two nights here, our guide picked us up and took us to Kwai and delivered us to our new location- The Renaissance.

What a difference, like night and day between these two properties
Check-in was fairly painless. The first host stopped about mid-way through and someone else took over. The welcome tea/juice was a nice touch but no escort to room.

The Renaissance, while a nice property, seems like a hotel searching for it's identity
The harsh florescent lights in the elevator along with what looks like 1970s black lacquered mirrored tiles is a bit much.

The room while nicely appointed, didn't feel nearly as comfortable as the S57 and we noticed some dirty spots. The scant bath amenities, seemed more like something one would find at a Holiday Inn, if that.

We decide to check out Azure, their bar at the top. The elevator door opened and with no notice/warning we stepped into a dark, musty, hot hallway. Seems the place has been closed for some months. Not sure why they even allow the elevator to go to the floor. We looked at the pool area, not nearly as nice as the open air S-57

We walked around the neighborhood and it was like being in the states; McDonlads, Starbucks and the likes. The temple on the way to the Hyatt was about the only Thai looking think we saw.

We managed to get back from Kwai, just as dinner offerings were finishing up and the place was slammed. The lounge host suggested using the meeting room if we wanted to sit or perhaps we could just stand out of the way. While the food offerings were more plentiful than the S57, we did not find them any better. And, still no Bourbon.

Breakfast service in the lounge was once again very crowed. The Asian breakfast offerings were a nice touch. But again taste wise on par with S57.

Unlike the S57, I believe we maybe saw a doorman once.
We're also smokers(i know) and perhaps the REN cleaned that area once, maybe twice during our stay

We asked for a metered taxi to DMK on check-out and sadly didn't notice until we were already on the main road that the meter was not on.

Our CLEAR winner for our 3 nights in BKK, was the S57, by a large margin
My opinion-save your points and stay at the S57. Impeccable staff, very clean and so much more to offer in ways of a true Thai experience
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windwalker, your comments on the S57 are spot on. We checked out today and I agree with all you have written.
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(aside- I wish there was a sign at the desk and/or on the printed map, that the Grand Palace and other temples were open all day and not closed for Monk Prayer time, yes we got suckered on that and killed about an hour doing the TTTT(tuktuk tourist trap))
Ouch.

I pulled out this quote as a warning to others. The first time I was in BKK it was the King's Birthday. Over and over, while walking to temples, or the palace, we heard, "Closed for the Holiday. Let me show you what's open." Fortunately, we knew about this scam and kept walking. It's almost as bad as the Parisian "Please sign my petition" or "Did you drop this gold ring?"

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We went to the top floor bar to check out the view on our last night. Halloween was the night before and a bit too young for us. Glad we waited. Very impressive views
Glad to hear that you enjoyed both properties and especially the Suk 57 Marriott. Here is a recent PR photo of the multi layers of the rooftop venues at the Suk 57 peoperty.

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Checked into the Renaissance last night.

On an award stay for 3 nights and no upgrade offered despite being able to book 3 types of suites with cash online (checked on the way to the hotel at 7:00pm).

Got the ole "due to high occupancy there are no suites available to upgrade you to". It was late and not a huge deal so I didn't push it. Hopefully I wasn't lied to as it isn't necessary.

I agree the hotel seems to be lacking an identity. Local neighborhood has some Western attributes to it. Not upset with my choice but will definitely check out another property next time I am in town.

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I'm staying at the Ren again and just happened to notice the 57 while passing by on the BTS 3 days ago. The wife and I stopped in on our way back and got in line (3 deep) at the front desk to inquire about having a tour of the place in case we might want to switch from the JW or Ren in the future. A guy came over and asked us to have a seat in the lobby and wait. After 15 minutes, we got up and walked out. All I can say is the lobby looked nice.

When the lounge was full at the Ren this morning, we were escorted to the 2nd floor restaurant for breakfast.

The Ren did miss the extra towel request permanently in my profile, but otherwise cannot be faulted.
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I'm staying at the Ren again and just happened to notice the 57 while passing by on the BTS 3 days ago. The wife and I stopped in on our way back and got in line (3 deep) at the front desk to inquire about having a tour of the place in case we might want to switch from the JW or Ren in the future. A guy came over and asked us to have a seat in the lobby and wait. After 15 minutes, we got up and walked out. All I can say is the lobby looked nice.

When the lounge was full at the Ren this morning, we were escorted to the 2nd floor restaurant for breakfast.

The Ren did miss the extra towel request permanently in my profile, but otherwise cannot be faulted.
Just curious if you were upgraded to a suite? I am a PP and Lifetime Plat member as well.

I was not.

Service is excellent though. Brought up extra towels and pillows when I called (in my profile as well). Not a fan of the pool.

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Local neighborhood is very Western.
Interesting- I think in all of the Sukhumvit area of BK you will find a series of businesses catering to foreign customers. At the same time- if you head over to Siam Square there are far more Thai than tourist customers and in Thonglor (where the S57 hotel is) you can find a huge expat community which is predominantly from Western countries (EU/NA).

BK in general is a great mix of all cultures, nationalities, and I cannot think any area can really be pegged at all- perhaps the riverside as mainly tourist although even that area has some very Thai local zones.
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Just curious if you were upgraded to a suite?
I've never been upgraded here (Ren) or JW. I was upgraded every visit at the former Riverside property.
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Interesting- I think in all of the Sukhumvit area of BK you will find a series of businesses catering to foreign customers. At the same time- if you head over to Siam Square there are far more Thai than tourist customers and in Thonglor (where the S57 hotel is) you can find a huge expat community which is predominantly from Western countries (EU/NA).

BK in general is a great mix of all cultures, nationalities, and I cannot think any area can really be pegged at all- perhaps the riverside as mainly tourist although even that area has some very Thai local zones.
You are correct now that I have hit up several areas of the city the past 3 days.

I should have said the area has some Western attributes to it vs. claiming it all Western.

I mean heck I could have eaten at Sizzler at Central World.

Overall a great trip and looking forward to coming back again. Will book a different area next time just to get around the city more.
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I've never been upgraded here (Ren) or JW. I was upgraded every visit at the former Riverside property.
Thanks. Regular room on 22 was very good and nice sized. Seems with 56 suites there are plenty of opportunities to get upgraded and if memory serves posters have had good success at the Ren.
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