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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 Feb 20, 19, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by hamburgl4r View Post
Thanks everyone for the insights! This thread got lively very quick! I cancelled my Aloft reservation and rebooked at 4 points. I think being near the BTS and malls will be very convenient. I HAD NO IDEA Songkran was exactly the dates we were going! LOL oh well at least it looks fun! Thanks for the backdoor tips, I'm sure it will come in handy. Are all the water fights happening throughout the day? Is everyone a target??

Also I got hit with the Extra person fee of like ~$198 for adding my son to the reservation, so I changed my reservation to just 2 people and will deal with it at check-in. Any other way around that fee?
Using the back entrance to Four Points and cutting through Robinsons department store to get to the BTS and even over to Terminal 21 will keep relatively dry.
You will find the most people parking in Songkran in the streets / Soi's where plenty of bars are during the daytime, night the it seems to drop off.

Interesting about the extra person charge when adding a child.
I looked at same dates with 2 adults and 1 child and entered age as 4 then looked a at paid or points booking and no extra charge appeared, though I did not click through to the next page.
From memory a child under 12 is free and for breakfast is charged at 50% of full rate when they are under 4.... again I'm going by memory and it is not great at best of times
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Old Feb 20, 19, 12:13 pm
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maybe once or twice, since I'm not platinum I don't get free breakfast. Thankfully Terminal 21 is walking distance.
I am not sure you are aware but Terminal 21 as do the other malls, open at 10am and closes at 10pm.
Around midday the food court really starts to get busy and is hard to get a seat, the other restaurants are ok and you should get a seat quickly.

If you exit Four Points onto Soi 17 using the back entrance and go to Tops supermarket you will find a small food hall, which I believe is open 24 hours.. or is it only the supermarket open 24/7 and not the food hall, damn my memory
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Old Feb 20, 19, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by hamburgl4r View Post
maybe once or twice, since I'm not platinum I don't get free breakfast. Thankfully Terminal 21 is walking distance.
On the 5th floor of T21 is the food court in the back. You'll have to try it once or twice if you like decent LOW priced food. My favorites are in booth 1, Som Tom Salad and Larb Moo with sticky rice, then add the Mango/Rice at the end sometimes. Booth 2 or 3 has Hainan Chicken Rice which your son might like. One of my favorite meals in Bangkok.. Yum! A place called "After You" on the 2nd or 3rd floor has delicious desserts. Several choices but the one that is a big hit is some sort of mound of fine ice with flavors mixed in. It's so delicious and has a texture I hadn't had before. Melt in your mouth. They have branches at many of the big malls. Unless you like very hot food order some things Mai Phed which is basically no spicy. When I order that way at T21 it's perfect because there is still spice left in the mixing pot. Phed nid noi is supposed to mean "just a little" spicy. Enjoy and good luck.
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Old Feb 20, 19, 12:27 pm
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or is it only the supermarket open 24/7 and not the food hall, damn my memory
Yeah I'm sure it's the supermarket open 24/7, food court was closed when I went in there after midnight. Foodland Supermarket on Soi 16 has an all night restaurant though. I like that sometimes for Chicken Basil and a few other things are good.
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Chicken Basil - Phad Krapao Gai ;-)
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Staying at the MMQP tomorrow, looking forward to it!
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Originally Posted by Kalboz View Post
Pretty much from Sukhumvit 1 all the way past Asok (Sukhumvit 23) on both sides is a seedy area, sometimes even during daylight hours.
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Staying at the MMQP tomorrow, looking forward to it!
Soi 22 is very similar to Soi 15 in terms of "seediness," so I am at something of a loss why one of our members goes on and on about how wonderful MMQP is, but denigrates 4P for being in a "seedy" area.

MMQP is a convention property - the largest hotel in Bangkok, one of the largest in Asia. It has a very large lounge and they're pretty good with upgrades. Breakfast is lounge only. Pool is weak.
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Staying at the MMQP tomorrow, looking forward to it!
im staying in W from tomorrow! Definitely looking forward to it too!
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Soi 22 is very similar to Soi 15 in terms of "seediness," so I am at something of a loss why one of our members goes on and on about how wonderful MMQP is, but denigrates 4P for being in a "seedy" area.

MMQP is a convention property - the largest hotel in Bangkok, one of the largest in Asia. It has a very large lounge and they're pretty good with upgrades. Breakfast is lounge only. Pool is weak.
I have stayed at both and I can confidently tell you that there is really no comparison between the MMPQ and the 4P. The MMQP is light years ahead of the 4P! With ~$30 difference in rate, why not just stay at the WGS and save yourself the troubles! At least the WGS have a lounge (albeit a small one) and they are next door to T-21. Convention property or not, the MMQP is awesome. Let us examine the 4P:
  • The breakfast at the Eatery with limited options but ok.
  • No real upgrade possibility (Hardly any Platinum recognition)
  • Low rise so not really good views.
  • No club lounge so no real happy hour at the 4P. They give you one (or 2) beer and no food at all at their pub.
  • The hard product is weak as many FTers have complained about the 4P shower water pressure, the faulty faucet design (splash), and flood susceptibility after taking a shower.
  • Small rooftop pool (8th floor) but direct sun exposure.
  • They have tuk-tuk shuttle to the nearest BTS station and a back door if you want to avoid the seedy scene or the Indian tailors.

Tiny rooftop pool at the 4P as seen from the SGS

4P complimentary Tuk-Tuk shuttle

Room with a view - from room # 403 - shanty town next door!
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Although they are not in the same league, let's compare the above to the MMQP:
  • Breakfast at lounge and if you have children, breakfast choice at a culinary experience Goji Restaurant.
  • Have 50 nights at the MMQP and I am at 100% upgrade rate to a suite.
  • 27th floor M-Club lounge with food and drinks all day. Happy hour offerings are great.
  • 8 dining outlets including 3 rooftop and another three where you can partake your happy hour benefits (Soba Factory, Siam Tea Room, and Pagoda Chinese Restaurant).
  • High rise towers with 40 floors, expansive views of Bangkok, and elegant hard product which renovations were completed in late 2016.
  • Huge pool on the 9th floor with an entire area for sun tanning.
  • Comped tuk-tuk shuttle to the nearest BTS station and a back door through Benjasiri Park if you want to avoid the seedy scene or the Indian tailors.

Kalboz family heading back to the MMQP through Benjasiri Park

The pool sun tanning area - the pool area takes up most of the 9th floor

Family breakfast at Goji - as I recall the OP is traveling with family & a child

Expansive views of Bangkok from the M-Club lounge with kind & professional staff member (note how happy we are to be there!)

Extensive spread at happy hour - M-Club lounge
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I have stayed at both and I can confidently tell you that there is really no comparison between the MMPQ and the 4P. The MMQP is light years ahead of the 4P! With ~$30 difference in rate, why not just stay at the WGS and save yourself the troubles! At least the WGS have a lounge (albeit a small one) and they are next door to T-21. Convention property or not, the MMQP is awesome. Let us examine the 4P:
  • The breakfast at the Eatery with limited options but ok.
  • No real upgrade possibility (Hardly any Platinum recognition)
  • Low rise so not really good views.
  • No club lounge so no real happy hour at the 4P. They give you one (or 2) beer and no food at all at their pub.
  • The hard product is weak as many FTers have complained about the 4P shower water pressure, the faulty faucet design (splash), and flood susceptibility after taking a shower.
  • Small rooftop pool (8th floor) but direct sun exposure.
  • They have tuk-tuk shuttle to the nearest BTS station and a back door if you want to avoid the seedy scene or the Indian tailors
I won't say which hotel is better, but the MMQP obviously should be better just based on the hotel type, but many of your points are not exactly accurate.
  • The breakfast at the Eatery with limited options but ok. *** Not at all limited and why would you say this? It's one of the most varied breakfasts I've had in 100 nights the past year. I'm not going to detail all the reasons it's not limited, but IT's NOT.
  • No real upgrade possibility (Hardly any Platinum recognition) *** Upgraded to suite all 4 nights on 1st stay, 2 of four nights on 2nd stay. Other benefits. 1 item of laundry (wash and press)each day, 1 hour anytime happy hour, coffee drinks any time at the eatery.(including iced coffee).
  • Low rise so not really good views. *** This point is right. Some views are fine though.
  • No club lounge so no real happy hour at the 4P. They give you one (or 2) beer and no food at all at their pub. *** Not accurate. Platinum+ get one hour of free drinks at the pool bar. In some ways it's better as you can pick your hour between 4 and midnight. Yes there is no free food in the evening hours, but honestly I just overeat when I have to much free food. I'm sort of happy when I don't have food all day long. Platinum+ also get coffee all day in the Eatery if desired.
  • The hard product is weak as many FTers have complained about the 4P shower water pressure, the faulty faucet design (splash), and flood susceptibility after taking a shower. *** I didn't have any of these issues, but I'll say the shower is small in standard rooms. The suite shower was large and perfect. There are probably areas where the 4P is weaker for sure though.
  • Small rooftop pool (8th floor) but direct sun exposure. *** Poor point as the pool isn't that small and considering the number of rooms at each hotel the MMQP should be at least 4 times larger which it's not. Also during my stays the pool wasn't that busy and there were always lounge chairs available.
  • They have tuk-tuk shuttle to the nearest BTS station and a back door if you want to avoid the seedy scene or the Indian tailors *** These "seedy" issues people bring up are just ridiculous. It's Bangkok!
I'm sure the MMQP is better than Four Points in many ways. Right now it's $50/night w/taxes higher for nights I checked. The $50 might be a good value for some, but not all. Seems like you might get access to the lounge for all of your family when it really should just be for two people? Anyway your points were off some IMO. I'd like to try the MMQP though.. Cheers..

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I won't say which hotel is better, but the MMQP obviously should be better just based on the hotel type, but many of your points are not exactly accurate.

I'm sure the MMQP is better than Four Points in many ways. Right now it's $50/night w/taxes higher for nights I checked. The $50 might be a good value for some, but not all. Seems like you might get access to the lounge for all of your family when it really should just be for two people? Anyway your points were off some IMO. I'd like to try the MMQP though.. Cheers..
I was just responding to a post by a fellow member who compared the two. By any means, if you like the 4P, more power to you. Admittedly, the 4P Bangkok is one of the best in the 4P system and maybe is the best in such brand.

I don't own stocks nor do I have any financial interest at either property, my dear friend, and my comments are strictly based on my stays and observations. In fact, the less elites at MMQP, the better chance of upgrades and the quitter the M-Club lounge!
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Old Feb 21, 19, 4:44 pm
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I was just responding to a post by a fellow member who compared the two. By any means, if you like the 4P, more power to you.
The only reason I posted is to give current accurate information.
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I have stayed at both and I can confidently tell you that there is really no comparison between the MMPQ and the 4P.
I wasn't comparing anything about the two properties except for the location. You disparage the 4P location as "seedy" while repeatedly extolling the MMQP, despite the two properties' locations being indistinguishable in terms of "seediness." I think that contradiction deserves to be called out.

I also frankly don't get the gushing over MMQP. I stayed there once, it was okay for burning one of the old Cat 5s. It doesn't really make my list for paid stays.
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The only reason I posted is to give current accurate information.
Originally Posted by Kalboz View Post
my comments are strictly based on my stays and observations.
Thank you for providing the current information.
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I wasn't comparing anything about the two properties except for the location. You disparage the FP location as "seedy" while repeatedly extolling the MMQP, despite the two properties' locations being indistinguishable in terms of "seediness." I think that contradiction deserves to be called out.

I also frankly don't get the gushing over MMQP. I stayed there once, it was okay for burning one of the old Cat 5s. It doesn't really make my list for paid stays.
No disparaging was meant towards your favorite property as I already said earlier that there is no judgement in my comments - both, however, do have back access to avoid whatever you want to avoid. And that's a fact! Also, there is no "gushing" either. I don't know why others are here, but I'm here to exchange information, provide input regarding my experiences, and to help other travelers especially families. Just because you had an ordinary experience (or a bad one for that matter) dose not mean you have the right to muzzle others who report a better experience or the possibility of such - and that deserves to be called out!
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