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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 Sep 21, 17, 4:06 am
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Exclamation Tourist site closures

Both the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple will be closed to visitors from 1-29 October

On 25 and 26 Oct the Airport Rail Link along with several sections of the SkyTrain will be without charge.

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Currently at CYM. Complimentary upgraded room i received is smaller than the one I had in May (it was a corner room). But this time i have a view of the skyline.

Looks like they decided to include buffett breakfast at the Momo for people with Marriott status. Back in May it was only continental breakfast in the executive lounge.

Extensive selection of food for breakfast. Im impressed.
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Your potential better upgrade at the CY may have been limited by the nearly full to full daily occupancy that this prop has been enjoying.

Since opening, I’ve been a regular here and have always been offered breakfast in either lounge or MoMo every stay both as a G or P

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Currently at CYM. Complimentary upgraded room i received is smaller than the one I had in May (it was a corner room). But this time i have a view of the skyline.

Looks like they decided to include buffett breakfast at the Momo for people with Marriott status. Back in May it was only continental breakfast in the executive lounge.

Extensive selection of food for breakfast. Im impressed.
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Since opening, I’ve been a regular here and have always been offered breakfast in either lounge or MoMo every stay...
Same here.
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Currently at CYM. Complimentary upgraded room i received is smaller than the one I had in May (it was a corner room). But this time i have a view of the skyline.

Looks like they decided to include buffett breakfast at the Momo for people with Marriott status. Back in May it was only continental breakfast in the executive lounge.

Extensive selection of food for breakfast. Im impressed.
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Since opening, I’ve been a regular here and have always been offered breakfast in either lounge or MoMo every stay both as a G or P
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Same here.
Same here, as either Gold or Plat it's always been my choice.

While there is a decent selection of breakfast foods in Momo the quality leaves a bit to be desired.
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JW breakfast promo for anyone (not limited to guests) valid the rest of this month - Thb300++
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JW breakfast promo for anyone (not limited to guests) valid the rest of this month - Thb300++
Better yet ... families with children who are Platinum or on a Club rate are entitled to comped breakfast at Marriott Cafe at JWM's ground floor.

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That’s great, but requires a stay at the JW (and I gave up staying here years ago as there are so many better options)

This offer is for anyone who wants to have a good breakfast but not pay Thb6-8,000 for it and not everyone is P !

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Better yet ... families with children who are Platinum or on a Club rate are entitled to comped breakfast at Marriott Cafe at JWM's ground floor.
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That’s great, but requires a stay at the JW (and I gave up staying here years ago as there are so many better options)
My choice is based on cost, but it's kinda loose. Of the three, now four, Bangkok FS Marriott properties, the JW has been the cheapest a couple of times. $40-50 US is the price difference where I consider the CY. Prices being equal, the Soi 57 is still my first choice, given it's quieter, they always give me a great UG and it's easy to get on the BTS. QP Marquis is a close second, with the distance to BTS being my only gripe. The Ren is third and the JW fourth, which may change if the renovations improve the rooms and bathrooms. All five properties have outstanding service, making that a non-differentiator.
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Long term residents looking for a staycation in the City of Angels use different choice criteria (ie. chose the Ren for a New Years Eve stay to be close to Central World party)

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My choice is based on cost, but it's kinda loose. Of the three, now four, Bangkok FS Marriott properties, the JW has been the cheapest a couple of times. $40-50 US is the price difference where I consider the CY. Prices being equal, the Soi 57 is still my first choice, given it's quieter, they always give me a great UG and it's easy to get on the BTS. QP Marquis is a close second, with the distance to BTS being my only gripe. The Ren is third and the JW fourth, which may change if the renovations improve the rooms and bathrooms. All five properties have outstanding service, making that a non-differentiator.
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Hi all,

I'll be visiting Bangkok for the first time in January for a super-quick 2 night/3 day stay. After reading this thread pretty thoroughly I've settled on the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit for my stay but I just thought I'd check that I haven't missed anything.

Any reason (other than price) a first time visitor to Bangkok (who's going to be exploring what he can of the city) should consider any of the other Marriott properties?

Thanks in advance for any advice
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Any reason (other than price) a first time visitor to Bangkok (who's going to be exploring what he can of the city) should consider any of the other Marriott properties?
Let me start by getting a couple of things out of the way.
  • You made a great choice. One problem with Marriott properties in Bangkok is that each choice is good.
  • You chose my favorite property, but….

As a first time visitor, there might be some advantage to staying closer to the tourist spots at the Ren or JW. As the JW is presently going thru some very needed renovations, you might want to consider the Ren. The JW renovations are supposed to be done by mid-Dec, but emphasis on supposed to be done. If you are willing to take a chance, you might be able to stay in a newly renovated room. BTW, the Marquis is a great property, but its location has some issues making it a poor choice for a first visit.

The JW and Ren are closer to most tourist sites and the big malls. While the Soi 57 property is close to the BTS, as are the Ren and JW, you have about ten minutes less ride time to either hotel from most touristy places, like the Palace, the better known Wats, the tourist boat and Khaosan Rd. Both the Ren and JW have easy access to the SkyWalk, too. For a first time visitor, these may be advantages. If you are someone who likes to stop back at your room a few times during the day, being closer in may save you an hour or two overall. On a short visit, this can mean one additional activity or a couple additional sightseeing adventures.

You are likely to get the best room at the Soi 57 property, and your views will be nicer. Each has a good CL, but as a first time visitor you might like the JW's a bit better.
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Originally Posted by CJKatl View Post
Let me start by getting a couple of things out of the way.
  • You made a great choice. One problem with Marriott properties in Bangkok is that each choice is good.
  • You chose my favorite property, but….

As a first time visitor, there might be some advantage to staying closer to the tourist spots at the Ren or JW. As the JW is presently going thru some very needed renovations, you might want to consider the Ren. The JW renovations are supposed to be done by mid-Dec, but emphasis on supposed to be done. If you are willing to take a chance, you might be able to stay in a newly renovated room. BTW, the Marquis is a great property, but its location has some issues making it a poor choice for a first visit.

The JW and Ren are closer to most tourist sites and the big malls. While the Soi 57 property is close to the BTS, as are the Ren and JW, you have about ten minutes less ride time to either hotel from most touristy places, like the Palace, the better known Wats, the tourist boat and Khaosan Rd. Both the Ren and JW have easy access to the SkyWalk, too. For a first time visitor, these may be advantages. If you are someone who likes to stop back at your room a few times during the day, being closer in may save you an hour or two overall. On a short visit, this can mean one additional activity or a couple additional sightseeing adventures.

You are likely to get the best room at the Soi 57 property, and your views will be nicer. Each has a good CL, but as a first time visitor you might like the JW's a bit better.
Thanks so much for such a great reply - really very helpful.

I'll take another look at both the Ren and the JW and rethink my plans.

Being nearer to the sights could be of use (hence my rethink) but I'm also ok with an attitude of "once I'm out, I'm out for the day" so returning to the hotel during the day isn't an issue.

I have to confess that, other than the information I got from this thread, the picture of the Soi 57 on its Marriott homepage did a good job of selling to me

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Thanks so much for such a great reply - really very helpful.
+1. I'll be visiting BKK for the first time in a month and this info was really helpful. Thanks!
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As a first time visitor, there might be some advantage to staying closer to the tourist spots at the Ren or JW.
This was exactly my thought as I'm preparing to visit for the first time next month. But I also included the CY, and for now am booked there.

In my comparison:
- Looks like it's a slightly less convenient location than the Ren, but not terrible (being near sights is important to me, but walking an extra 5 to 10 minutes to save money on a hotel is usually the way I go).
- Still has a decent lounge (I'm Gold)
- About $55-60/nt US less than the JW or Ren.
- Like anyone, I'd prefer to have a really great room over a normal hotel room. But I have been conditioned to have low expectations on upgrades as a Gold, and mainly I want a clean room with a good bed and decent shower.

Should I consider switching to the Ren or JW? Or just stay put and save a couple hundred $? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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