$ Less than 1,500B
$$$ More than 3,500B
Best Boutique Hotel: Arun Residence ($$) in the Old City has beautiful rooms, an excellent location, a great restaurant, and views of Wat Arun across the river.
Most Homey Resort: If the idea of sleeping in a former royal residence is appealing, stay at the gorgeous Chakrabongse Villas ($$$) in the Old City.
Most Charming Hotel: The creative decor, cute courtyard, organic breakfast, and excellent service make Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel ($$) a pleasure to stay in.
Best Budget-Friendly View: Popular with backpackers, Riverview Guest House ($) in Chinatown has rooms with fantastic views of the river. If yours doesn't have one, head to the terrace.
Best Balcony: Get a room on the 59th floor at the Lebua at State Tower ($$$) in Silom for a breathtaking view of the city and the river.
Most Chic Hostel: Cool, sleek interiors mix with laid-back guests, friendly staff, and super-cheap prices at Lub D ($), Bangkok's only boutique hostel.
Best Hotel for Celebrity Spotting: Mandarin Oriental ($$$) in Chinatown is where movie stars and royalty rest their heads when visiting Bangkok.
Best Choice for a Working Vacation: The Four Seasons ($$$) downtown has everything a business traveler could need and anything a vacationer could want.
Lushest Landscaping: The swimming pool and bar at The Nai Lert Park Hotel ($$$) are surrounded by an orchid garden, the greenest common space you'll find in any hotel in the city.
Best Choice for Big Groups: Downtown's Tenface ($$) has chic two-bedroom suites big enough for the whole family.