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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 Queens 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 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 Mridien 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 Mridien 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 Jan 3, 14, 6:56 pm
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Finishing up a 2 night stay at the Renaissance.. All I can say is to AVOID getting a room facing the west. There is construction going on next door and considering how I can hear hammers from 22 floors up, it will be a long term issue as they build upwards. I'm very disappointed that the hotel made no mention of this... In fact I'm regretting this choice over the JW.
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Suk57 breakfast

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the breakfast. The platinum member fact sheet mentions that families with kids can eat breakfast downstairs, but implies that people without kids can only eat in the lounge (same policy as JW, I think). No one ever mentioned anything to me about breakfast downstairs. So I asked the person who took me to the lounge whether I could eat downstairs in the restaurant and he confidently said "yes, it's been that way for a month." I wasn't too sure, but I ate downstairs twice, signed the bill with a note that it was free, and wasn't charged at checkout.

Yet Kevino (gold) was told that gold and platinum do not get breakfast downstairs, but would be given a 'one time exception'.

Time will tell, I guess.

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Just wanted to pass along my thanks to BKKLEE and the others giving updates about the situation. Wife and I have plans to visit in Feb so we are keeping an eye on things. Will be staying at the Ren.
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Ok, my first marriott stays in BKK. As a new gold member (being a United 1K), I decided to try out the Marriotts in Bangkok. Given that I'm a SPG Plat, it is hard to adjust as a lowly Marriott gold. The first night was spent at Renaissance, and was upgraded to a room on the club lounge floor. I really hate the "glass" wall separeting the bathroom and the bedroom. The toilet was not even covered. At the bare minimum, a blind should be available. I don't think I would like to see my spouse using the toilet. Anyhow, as far as lounge goes, it is decent. The location is not all that great, it is still a hike just to get out onto Suk. Second night was spent at JW Marriott, again, hate the location; it is quite far to the BTS, and when it seems quite dangerous to walk around late at night, since the street is not well lit. Then, the Marriott on Suk 57, a bit out of the way, but is closer to the BTS compared to JW. However, the showers only can get up to "warm" water not hot. Water pressure is fine. Lounge offering is limited, but club access guests can have breakfast downstairs. Breakfast offering is pale in comparision to those of SPG (LM, Plaza Athenee, and Sheraton Grande). Not sold on the Marriott program nor the hotels in BKK (sorry Marriott folks). And I will continue to be loyal to SPG.
I use both Marriott and SPG roughly equally often and don't feel any particular allegiance to one program over the other. In my supposedly unbiased opinion, the JW and Ren are, overall, on par with the Plaza Athenee, Westin, SGS, Le Meridian, ROS (I don't know about W and St. Regis). The Ren lounge is, I think, the best of them all (by a slight margin). Where the SPG properties do have the advantage is that most give breakfast in the restaurant (except ROS), whereas JW and Ren generally do not. Also, it's easier to get a suite at the SPG hotels, especially with Suite Night upgrades (after 50 nights). I would have added that it's easier to get SPG status than Marriott status, except that UA 1k status now gets you MR Gold with no effort whatsover (what a deal!). MR's advantage is that they generally have better promos and gift card discounts.

Not to beat up on Sink, but I agree with others here that most of Sink's complaints were probably misunderstandings (the curtain at Ren, safety at JW), bad luck (lukewarm shower at Suk57), consequences of unequal status levels (gold in MR vs. plat in SPG), personal preference, or own-program bias.
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the anti-government protestors will abandon their main Rajadamnern HQ's on 13 Jan as they rally at 20 locations throughout Bangkok until 31 Jan (Chinese New Year) and only buses and ambulances will be allowed to travel through the rally points (in addition to a total blockade on gov't vehicles, taxis have been informed not to enter the areas)........

anyone flying into BKK Arpt is therefore advised to use the airport link and connect with SkjyTrain....

the gov't calls the intent to shutdown Bangkok illegal - how quickly the hypocrites forget their blockade of Bangkok from, among other venues, Lumpini Park to Rajaprasong to Siam Square !!

Singapore Airlines will cut flights to BKK due to political unrest -
http://www.singaporenews.net/index.p...77a0718b69db72

Originally Posted by nachosdelux View Post
Just wanted to pass along my thanks to BKKLEE and the others giving updates about the situation. Wife and I have plans to visit in Feb so we are keeping an eye on things. Will be staying at the Ren.

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the anti-government protestors will abandon their main Rajadamnern HQ's on 13 Jan as they rally at 20 locations throughout Bangkok until 31 Jan (Chinese New Year) and only buses and ambulances will be allowed to travel through the rally points (in addition to a total blockade on gov't vehicles, taxis have been informed not to enter the areas)........

anyone flying into BKK Arpt is therefore advised to use the airport link and connect with SkjyTrain....

the gov't calls the intent to shutdown Bangkok illegal - how quickly the hypocrites forget their blockade of Bangkok from, among other venues, Lumpini Park to Rajaprasong to Siam Square !!

Singapore Airlines will cut flights to BKK due to political unrest -
http://www.singaporenews.net/index.p...77a0718b69db72
Singapore news story is pure Bull S--T. No flights have been cancelled as of this date.

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-1, as additional sources report same (so maybe your BS comment is "over the top").......
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...ts/943094.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/relax/s...-avoid-bangkok
http://www.bangkoknews.net/index.php...0d16c28a9b5294
http://www.freedistrict.com/news/asi...gkok-6397.html
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne...9121388939001/
http://www.4-traders.com/SINGAPORE-A...stry-17751919/

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Singapore news story is pure Bull S--T. No flights have been cancelled as of this date.

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There seems to be a lot of confusion about the breakfast. The platinum member fact sheet mentions that families with kids can eat breakfast downstairs, but implies that people without kids can only eat in the lounge (same policy as JW, I think). No one ever mentioned anything to me about breakfast downstairs. So I asked the person who took me to the lounge whether I could eat downstairs in the restaurant and he confidently said "yes, it's been that way for a month." I wasn't too sure, but I ate downstairs twice, signed the bill with a note that it was free, and wasn't charged at checkout.

Yet Kevino (gold) was told that gold and platinum do not get breakfast downstairs, but would be given a 'one time exception'.

Time will tell, I guess.
I was told multiple times that I can eat in the lobby restaurant at Marriott on Suk 57. Although I had to sign the bill, but the front desk told me that they will not charge for breakfast. Guess I lucked out.

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Originally Posted by BigE View Post
Not to beat up on Sink, but I agree with others here that most of Sink's complaints were probably misunderstandings (the curtain at Ren, safety at JW), bad luck (lukewarm shower at Suk57), consequences of unequal status levels (gold in MR vs. plat in SPG), personal preference, or own-program bias.
And also laziness on BTS access. Westin and Sheraton have minimal walking distance (and the ability to be on the same level or escalator access contributed to the bais.
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I was told multiple times that I can eat in the lobby restaurant at Marriott on Suk 57. Although I had to sign the bill, but the front desk told me that they will not charge for breakfast. Guess I lucked out.
I was also told without hesitation by my check-in agent that I could have breakfast in the restaurant, but when I pointed out that it doesn't say that in the elite rules, she called her manager on the phone. They don't want to give elites breakfast in the lobby restaurant, but they are stuck. By trying to address one issue (kids in the lounge before 9 am) they created another issue. By allowing only elites with kids under 12 years old breakfast in the lobby restaurant, it seems they are penalizing people without kids. I suggested to the front desk agent that I could rent a kid from outside.

The lounge manager joked it is another incentive to have kids.
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After reading this thread I took a chance and had bkfst downstairs at Marr 57 as a gold.

No issues checking out,but agent asked how I liked the brkfst downstairs.
I told her it compared to other BKK 5* hotels.

Marriott 57 has improved since its opening and suggest giving it a 2nd chance if in the past you were disappointed.^
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At the time I posted it was just that Bull S--T.. I called Singapore and they confirmed as of yet they had cancelled no flights. Subsequently they and other airlines have indicated they would reduce flights because of loads not because of any danger etc.
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Also it is a 2 minute walk to Ploenchit from the Ren. How short do you need it. The Executive Lounge at the Ren is fabulous with lots of choices to eat at night and an excellent breakfast including an omlette station.



So, to me JW (Soi 4; although small, traffic is very busy) and Marriott 57 walking to the BTS is a bit tough (Soi 55 is Thong Lo).
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Crossing 55 is an accident waiting to happen. I opted for a 20bht motorbike taxi to take me to and from bts.
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Looking for some advice here on burning two MegaBonus certs at either the JW Bangkok or the Renaissance in August. Reading the last ten pages or so on this thread, it seems like the consensus is that Ren is in a better location and has a superior lounge. As a MR Gold, I'm looking for a place that I'm likely to be given lounge access, has short walks to BTS, and a nice pool. Complementary laundry services would be awesome as well. Also, for the first night (of three), I will be staying at the Conrad (I need Hilton activity on my account before my last few points expire). Should I switch my res from JW to Ren? Are there any other considerations that I'm missing?
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Depends what you are looking for because the Sukhumvit area vs. Ploenchit are totally different . Ren is close to some of the best malls and is a very short walk to BTS. JW is closer to the nightlife and available companions.

As a Gold you will definitely get Lounge access and I find it one of the best lounges anywhere in the world. IMHO

Been awhile since I have been in JW so I 'm not sure whether there rooms have been upgraded to the level of the Ren. Love the big deep bathtub and the very strong shower. Remember there is a switch in bathroom to lower privacy curtain since there is a glass wall into the bathroom.
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