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Old Feb 9, 2018, 8:28 pm
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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 Mar 11, 2014, 3:34 am
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Thanks for comments. I made one reservation at Marriott Sukhumvit and one at Ren thus giving both a chance for half of my trip. Sukhumvit for the pool and Ren because it seems to be FT favorite overall.

Corp. rate at CY is about 1000 baht a night lower than these others so maybe I will try that one as well on my next trip.
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Has anyone ever found a relatively inexpensive laundry place near the JW?
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Originally Posted by BigE
Has anyone ever found a relatively inexpensive laundry place near the JW?
There are some places around- I tend to stay closer to S11 however down most of the Soi you can find laundry people- I would avoid Nana and go one or two Soi up on your right and you will find something without a problem- less than 100 THB per kg for sure.
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Originally Posted by BigE
Has anyone ever found a relatively inexpensive laundry place near the JW?
Go right out of the hotel onto Sukhumvit.

Walk about 3 blocks (just past the stairway from Nana BTS)

Go right on Soi 8

About 50-100 feet on the right is a small laundry place, I have used several times, offer same day service, reasonable prices.

There is also one on the left, but I have never used it.

I think it was about $13 us/400THB for 2 hotel-sized laundry bags (maybe 11 lbs/5 kilos)
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Originally Posted by nachosdelux
Go right out of the hotel onto Sukhumvit.

Walk about 3 blocks (just past the stairway from Nana BTS)

Go right on Soi 8

About 50-100 feet on the right is a small laundry place, I have used several times, offer same day service, reasonable prices.

There is also one on the left, but I have never used it.

I think it was about $13 us/400THB for 2 hotel-sized laundry bags (maybe 11 lbs/5 kilos)
I use a laundry in Soi 4. Turn left out of the hotel (i.e. NOT towards Sukhumvit) walk down to you come to a car park with some bars (Annie's etc) walk through the car park to Soi 4 and the laundry is on the other side of the road.
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by johnaalex
I use a laundry in Soi 4. Turn left out of the hotel (i.e. NOT towards Sukhumvit) walk down to you come to a car park with some bars (Annie's etc) walk through the car park to Soi 4 and the laundry is on the other side of the road.
I use that one as well, quick, cheap and close.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 8:18 am
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Thanks for the tips. I chose one on the "ploenchit" side of Soi 4 rather than the "Nana" side because it was 80 baht rather than 120 baht. They were quick and seemed to do a good job. 80 baht would be expensive for Chiang Mai (usually 30 Baht) or Phuket (50 Baht), but I think it's alright for this part of Bangkok and definitely cheaper than the hotel (~800 baht/kilo I'd guess). I remember now using a place on Soi 1 before, but I'm not sure that it's any cheaper or closer.

The JW lounge has been quiet. The staff told us that it's difficult to get suite upgrades because there aren't many guests, and everyone knows there aren't many guests, so they all push for upgrades. Is that logical? It reminds of the luggage repairman who recently told me that spinner luggages (4-wheeled) are much worse than regular ones (2-wheeled) because there are more wheels to break and you might end up with only 2 working wheels. I'm still trying to figure out that logic. Anyway, we did get a suite, eventually, and were happy about that.

As expected, you still can't eat breakfast downstairs (comped) unless you have a kid or can borrow one.

P.S. Annoying, ITA hasn't worked since we arrived. But I won't blame JW unless someone else tells me that they had the same problem.
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Originally Posted by BigE
Has anyone ever found a relatively inexpensive laundry place near the JW?
What about near the Ren? I'm thinking of traveling with five day's worth of clothes for a ten day trip next week.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 1:41 pm
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What about near the Ren? I'm thinking of traveling with five day's worth of clothes for a ten day trip next week.
Get a room (Apt. suite) with W/D at the Marriott Sukhumvit 57!

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Originally Posted by BigE

The JW lounge has been quiet. The staff told us that it's difficult to get suite upgrades because there aren't many guests, and everyone knows there aren't many guests, so they all push for upgrades. Is that logical? It reminds of the luggage repairman who recently told me that spinner luggages (4-wheeled) are much worse than regular ones (2-wheeled) because there are more wheels to break and you might end up with only 2 working wheels. I'm still trying to figure out that logic. Anyway, we did get a suite, eventually, and were happy about that.

As expected, you still can't eat breakfast downstairs (comped) unless you have a kid or can borrow one.
I stayed here recently and got a suite upgrade without asking. My corporate rate includes breakfast "downstairs" and plat status only in lounge. First morning I called the front desk, or whereever that "at your service" button takes you, to inquire where breakfast is served and they told I have to eat it in lounge because I am platinum. I told them my rate includes normal breakfast but they still refused to tell where that normal breakfast is.

It wasn't too difficult to find anyway but I just don't understand this kind of behavior and it was not exactly first time this happens in Asia.

Restaurant itself had no issues with me having the breakfast there and they quickly noted that my rate includes the breakfast.
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Originally Posted by CJKatl
What about near the Ren? I'm thinking of traveling with five day's worth of clothes for a ten day trip next week.
You may very well know this already but you get one piece of laundry per day for free at Ren. One does not need to do it one per day ofc but that's the total free pieces.

I did that and paid the hotel price for the rest so it wasn't that expensive.

I was a bit surprised to not get any upgrade at Ren and I even asked. (this unless you count being on lounge level but in standard room as an upgrade).

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Originally Posted by CJKatl
What about near the Ren? I'm thinking of traveling with five day's worth of clothes for a ten day trip next week.
I usually stay at the REn and walk (15 minutes) or take the BTS 1 stop to NANA and use a laundromat near the JW
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What about near the Ren? I'm thinking of traveling with five day's worth of clothes for a ten day trip next week.
Some discussion here- the thread references Four Seasons and Marriott Courtyard- however REN is in the same vicinity:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/thail...r-seasons.html
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Checked into the Ren last night...

Breakfast is still in Flavors instead of the CL, but the CL is open all day. Tea and cocktail hour food is still being served in the CL. Breakfast is supposed to return to the CL in a week. The buffet at Flavors is quite expansive. It was mentioned that this is because the hotel remains less booked that usual due to the recent nearby activity. While this appears to be a very nice CL, and the attendant couldn't be any more fabulous, the JW's CL trumps this hotel's CL.

Other than that, I think I might like the Ren a little better.

The staff at this hotel is exceptional. It's obvious that the staff genuinely wants to make each guest have as great a stay as possible. My feather free room request was honored without issue. They even removed the feather throw pillows from the sofa. (I saw them high up on a shelf in the closet.) While the staff at the JW is also awesome, the Ren wins in this category, IME.

I was upgraded to a top floor corner room without asking. The room is very, very nice. The linen is clean and crisp, the bed incredibly comfortable and the large soaking tub next to the window was just what I needed after 27 hours of travel. This room is better than anything I've ever had at the JW. Those rooms are nice, but these are more modern, with more light.

One note: There is construction going on somewhere very close to the hotel. The hammering started at 09:00. It's not jackhammers, but it's noticeable. It is intermittent, with more not-hammering time than hammering time. It's not really interfering with my do-nothing day while I get used to the 12 hour time difference.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 2:34 am
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Renaissance Sukhimvit (Soi57)

Hi,

Will soon be staying at the new Renaissance Sukhumit (Soi57) property. I am planning to take the train +BTS to the property. I was however wondering if the BTS station, Thonglar, does it have a lift/escalator? I will have not too heavy bags, but that would make it life easier.

Will crossing the street with bags a deathwish?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers!
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