Best Family Hotels in Bangkok. Reviews and Recommendations

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It’s hard to know where to stay in Bangkok and finding family accommodation in Thailand’s vibrant capital is harder still. We’re hunting for the best family hotels in Bangkok at every price point, budget guest house, hostel, mid-range hotel and luxury resort because we travel all ways. Many hotels cater for singles and couples, but we’ve searched for the best hotels with family rooms or suites, tried many, and can share our reviews and recommendations here with you.

Bangkok Hotels and Hostels Family Accommodation
I know no other city as spectacular as Bangkok, everyone should see it in their lifetime. A round up of family resorts, hotels, guest houses and hotels in beautiful Bangkok.

Family Hotels Bangkok

We’ve found hotels with family facilities and family-friendly establishments from budget to luxury.

We list family-friendly hostels that have private family rooms here too, they are often a good choice and there are a couple that we use regularly for short stopovers.

Modern hostels can be swanky and up-market, don’t rule them out.

We also include some of the best 4 and 5-star hotels and resorts that cater to kids and families. 

We travel to Bangkok often, so this page is constantly updated with new finds and new hotels.

The video below features a couple of interesting places to visit near Bangkok.

If you’d like to book a trip to floating markets from Bangkok, most visitors go to Damnoen Saduak (book here for an easy, best price tour). You can arrange for a tour to pick you up from your Bangkok hotel. However, there are better floating markets just a little further from Bangkok. We suggest you look at Take Me Tour which are a local company and we loved the tour we took with them, or try this tour to Maeklong and Amphawa, as you can see in the video above. Now back to those child-friendly hotels!

To save you a long read, our favourite hotel in Bangkok for families is this one, see it on Agoda here. It’s comfortable, won’t break the bank, and is luxurious enough for a family stay. It also has child stays free deals!

What We Look For in Family Hotels in Bangkok

  • Room for 3, 4, 5 or more people. When the children were younger this could involve a 1 child stays free deal in a triple room, these days we need 4 beds for our family. 1 child stays free deals can go up to 10-12 years, but around 6-8 is the usual upper limit. (The hotel in the link above has these deals on rooms and family suites)
  • 1 room, suite, or apartment with 1 or 2 bedrooms. Having the children in another room down the corridor just doesn’t work and feels unsafe, always go for a family room or suite.
  • A good location. Either within walking distance of main attractions and dining or near the river and the water taxis. We rarely use the BTS, it doesn’t go to the locations we are interested in. Metered taxis are very easy to find and very cheap. Tuk tuks are usually more expensive but do take a family of 4 plus luggage.
  •  Good Wi-Fi. Essential for all of us.
  •  Included breakfast is a nice luxury to have if the breakfast is good, otherwise a street breakfast is easy and cheap to find.
  • Air-Con. Going without air-con in Bangkok is possible, we’ve done it, but most would rather pay a little more to be comfortable.
  • Not too much noise. We once slept next door to a club, never again!
  • A private bathroom is nice, but many hostels have shared facilities. If these are clean, modern and good, that property makes it to our list.
  • A good reputation. Yes, we look at scores and reviews, but we know how to spot the fake ones. If we see credible people commenting on dirty rooms or bad wi-fi, (or worse still bed bugs, but these are incredibly rare. We’ve had one experience in 4 years of travel and it wasn’t in Thailand) we won’t go there. Be aware that a lot of reviews on Trip Advisor, Agoda, Booking, Expedia etc are fake. You have to use some judgement on which to believe.

How to Find and Book the Best Deals and Special Offers on Bangkok Hotels

Agoda are the Asia specialist booking site and we use them regularly with great results. Because they are local they tend to have a wider range of properties and can source good deals. work fine for Bangkok too, they often have fully refundable deals if that is what you are looking for.

Best Family Hotels in Bangkok, Including Hostels, Guest Houses and Resorts, by Area

What to expect to pay? You can find a family room, of a decent standard from just under $50/ night.

At this price you probably won’t get breakfast and a private bathroom would be a bonus.

On the ground, on foot, you may find it cheaper but for the peace of mind of booking in advance, this is about the minimum.

Obviously, the sky’s the limit, prices go up and up to thousands of dollars per night. The properties I’m including here go up to around $500/night for real luxury stays.

You will find lower prices outside Bangkok, for example Kanchanaburi or Chiang Mai.

If you’re touring Thailand with kids you absolutely must spend a few days in Bangkok, don’t think it’s just a big city revolving around shopping, there are a million fascinating, cultural and fun things to do here.

Near Kao San Rd. Area, Bangkok, Close to River, Palace and Wats.

Khao San Rd Bangkok
The Khao San Rd area is a great part of town, even for families, with easy access to all of Bangkok’s big attractions by tuk-tuk or river taxi.

This has been a favourite area of Bangkok for a long time, for singles, couples and families.

To be in the thick of the action just steps from the iconic Khao San Rd and within easy reach of the Chao Phraya River and water taxis, Rambuttri Rd or next along, Thanon Thani are for you.

Both streets run parallel to Khao San. This area is loads of fun for kids and adults in the early evenings, it’s just buzzing with fun and you’ll never go short of food or shopping.

Later at night, it can get too crazy for kids. It’s very much a love-it-or-hate-it sort of place.

My family loves it, it’s an aspect of Thailand you have to experience.

Even without the vibrant activity on Khao San Rd, this is a good area to be based for exploring Bangkok.

The Rambuttri Village Inn and Plaza 
Rambuttri village inn Bangkok Accommodation Hotel
The 3 of us stayed at Rambuttri Village Inn. The fish pond in the off-street courtyard.

Rambuttri Village Inn has a rooftop pool, a swanky new extension, an inner courtyard with fish pool and is affordable.

We had a room for 2, 1 young child stayed free, but they didn’t have rooms for 4 at that time.

Older families can book 2 rooms. Step out of the door and you’re immediately in the throng of food stalls, street vendors and restaurants, but because Rambuttri is set back, there is no street noise that I recall.

Check Prices and Availability for Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza on Agoda here

The Secret Service Hotel

Secret Service has a “very good” Agoda 8 and free WiFi. It has 4 bedrooms and good ratings and is on Thanon Thani, the next road over. Around $50

Check Prices and Availability for The Secret Service on Agoda here

The Rang Kha Mhin Home Stay

This small hotel, a few doors up from the Secret Service scores 7.9, again free WiFi. Again around $50 but sleeping arrangements my not be ideal for you, bunks and 3 singles, one child under 12 shares and stays free.

Check Prices and Availability for The Rang Kha Min on Agoda here

Shanti Lodge, Khao San Area
6 weeks in Thailand best guest house in Bangkok

This place, Shanti Lodge, is our new budget favourite on this side of Bangkok (and this is the part of Bangkok we’d recommend).

It’s a proper, backpacker’s guest house, beautiful, well run, spotlessly clean and with bags of charm.

It’s on a quiet street just steps from a river jetty and next to the flower market.

Walking to Khao San Rd. takes about 10-15 minutes depending on you. We love it!  

We had a room for 4 people, 1 double, 1 bunk bed and it was the cheapest place we’d stayed for a long time, under $40.

We also took 2 twin rooms on another stay, side by side. These were way more “budget” in feel, shared bathroom, and cost slightly less.

The shared bathroom/showers are the cleanest and most pleasant I have ever seen. This is the one we’ll use from now on when we’re passing through.

Check Prices and Availability for Shanti Lodge on Agoda here, on here

Sourire at Rattanakosin Island Hotel

This one is a little further away but still in walking distance of Khao San Rd.

It gives you breakfast and two double beds. It’s probably too far to walk to the river from here for kids, but a tuk-tuk would be easy. It’s a little more expensive at around $60.

Check Prices and Availability for Sourire at Rattanakosin on Agoda here

The Old Capital Bike Inn
Bangkok Old Capital Bike Inn Hotel
We love this place! So beautiful, so stylish, fantastic breakfast and perfect location.

The Old Capital Bike Inn is an absolute gem.

The family suite is divine, the breakfast is superb and the location is perfect.

It is within easy walking distance of Khao San Rd area but in a much more up-market street with good food options.

It’s also close enough to walk to the river.

If you’re looking for amazing, quirky decor, a touch of luxury and an old Bangkok feel, this is one to try.

They also offered complimentary vintage bike tours of the old town area. 

The Old Capital Bike Inn have a selection of rooms and suites for honeymooners and families. Breakfast is included. This one costs around $180 /night for a very special family suite.

We picked this one for a birthday treat, it exceeded our expectations and Jason, who runs this hotel, is incredibly helpful. A full post on this hotel is here.

Check Prices and Availability for The Old Capitol Bike Inn on Agoda here

I can’t find anything in the Khao San area with 4 beds and a pool.

Round Up:
  • $-$$   The Rambuttri Village Inn and Plaza on Rambuttri Rd. Bangkok triples, no 4 bed rooms but has a pool
  • $-$$   The Secret Service Hotel 2 adults 2 kids
  • $-$$   The Rang Kha Mhin Home Stay 2 adults 2 kids
  • $-$$   Sourire at Rattanakosin Island Hotel includes breakfast, 2 double beds
  • $$       The Old Capital Bike Inn includes breakfast, a luxurious family suite

Riverside. Bangkok

Bankok riverside. Best Family Hotels Bangkok
The stunning Bangkok Riverside by night, you’ll find plenty of large, luxurious hotels along the Chao Praya river, but which are the best family hotels and best areas of Bangkok to stay in for people with kids?

The stunning Chao Phraya River river is abundantly supplied with large 5 star hotels, often with rooftop pools or bars, some of the most prestigious and best family hotels Bangkok can offer, are here.

Family suites and family apartments are common in these family-friendly hotels.

Chatrium Hotel  

Chatrium Hotel will only cost you just over $100/night for a family suite with 2 bedrooms. That’s great value! Pay a little more here for stunning river views and breakfast.

Check Prices and Availability for Chatrium Riverside on Agoda here.

Lebua at State Tower 

If you’re looking for a luxurious riverside 5 star at a higher price point, the Lebua at State Tower will give you a stunning 2 bedroom executive suite for under $400. This one is in Silom, near the BTS and overlooking the river. A dream of a hotel!

Check Prices and Availability for Lebua at State Tower on Agoda here on here.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

If you want to avoid the modern tower blocks, this traditionally Thai, but modern, luxury hotel is for you.

Again, it’s right on the river and has any number of pools, restaurants and bars. A 2 bedroom family suite with breakfast comes in at just over $500 at Anantara Riverside .

 This one has the full “wow!” factor and is arguably the best family hotel in Bangkok.

Check Prices and Availability for Anantara Riverside on Agoda here,

Chinatown. Bangkok

Chinatown Bangkok staying
Bangkok’s Chinatown is too far away from attractions like the Grand Palace, but if you don’t mind taking a taxi or a long walk, it can be a good area to stay. The street food markets in Chinatown by night are incredibly popular, its a busy area. The biggest solid gold Budddha in Thailand is right oposite the Chinatown gate.

Close to the Palace and Wat Pho (the reclining gold Buddha, my kids’ favourite Wat) is Chinatown.

Feung Nakorn Balcony  

The Feung Nakorn Balcony will give you a Grand Suite for 4 people with breakfast, at just over $100. This is another place that we really like the look of, it’s design and good food reputation make it one of the properties we will be using during our coming Bangkok trip.

Check Prices and Availability for Feung Nakorn Balcony on Agoda here

$$-$$$ Feung Nakorn Balcony a grand suite, includes breakfast

Silom. Bangkok

Staying in Silom. Hindu Temple Bangkok
A stunning Hindu temple in a street corner in Silom, Bangkok. There are a number of good family friendly hostels in this area.

We often stay on this side of Bangkok these days, partly because we like this hostel (Mile Map Hostel ), partly because we like the atmosphere and reduced tourist numbers, making street dining more of an authentic experience.

The BTS and river taxis are nearby.  We have a full post on the advantages and disadvantages of staying in Silom in: Where to stay in Bangkok? Try Silom.

Mile Map Hostel

Mile Map Hostel Bangkok Family Room Review
Family rooms at Mile Map Hostel, Bangkok are clean, modern and functional, along with relatively cheap. We use this hostel often for Bangkok trips.

Mile Map Hostel has 4-bed family rooms, with shared, immaculately kept, modern showers.

There is a kitchen and plenty of areas to sit, relax and enjoy. It’s a nice neighbourhood, plenty of authentic, cheap street food and a magical Hindu temple on the corner.

Walk to the river to get water taxis to the big tourist sites or Khao San Rd, they’re dirt cheap and lots of fun. There are good vegetarian food options nearby and lots of coffee shops.

Check Prices and Availability for Mile Map on Agoda here.

Round Up:

$-$$  Mile Map Hostel, Silom, Bangkok modern, functional 4 bunk family room, very clean.

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Bangkok hotels and Hostels for Families. Thailand


Back to our main travel in Thailand page for more information on Thailand vacations and travel in and to Bangkok. As I said above, we travel to Bangkok often ( over 20 times now) and each time we like to try a new family friendly hotel as well as returning to our tried and tested favourites. We hope you find our information on the best family hotels in Bangkok useful and enjoy your stay in this incredible city.

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Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

16 thoughts on “Best Family Hotels in Bangkok. Reviews and Recommendations”

  1. Hi…i only found your article after booking hotels.. haha. I have a question about Lebua, we booked a night just to treat ourselves but i found that they don’t open the balcony if the kids are under 14 yrs. Did you convince them to open the balcony when you were there? We really booked partly for the balcony. Also our youngest is 5 yrs and the dome is only admitting 7 yrs and above, can we go up there before the bar opens? I emailed the hotel and these are what they told me. Im asking because of a faint hope that ground reality could be a little less rigid. Thanks in advance

    • Doris, we’re in the middle of a cyclone. No power or signal for 6 days. I’m not able to help right now, I’m just passing through a hotspot in the car. Sorry!

  2. I stayed at Sourire at Rattanakosin Island Hotel last year on my holiday trip. It was a nice experience. Thanks for the list. Now, I have a few more good options to stay.

  3. I was finding it hard to find fun, funky budget accommodation online for our family trip to Thailand. Too many things that flag up as ‘kid friendly’ are massive hotels with no soul and a high price tag! After finding your blog I booked the Shanti Lodge and we loved it. I’ve linked here to my blog post about how it was just the ticket after a long journey! Thanks for the info…

  4. thanks so much for your detailed recommendations. I’m planning to take my son (who will be 11 by then) to Thailand next May for 3 weeks. It will be our first time there and as a single mum I am slightly nervous but think it will be a great adventure

  5. Bangkok is the perfect mixture of nature and city life. Just loved it. We stayed in Shanti Lodge. They provided excellent service. Also, the breakfast was delicious.Thanks for the post.

  6. Anantara Riverside Resort is the best resort I have ever visited and the place is also serene and calm. I had a wonderful experience staying in this resort.

  7. Thanks for a really well written and detailed guide. I personally loved the Anantara Riverside Bangkok resort, looks absolutely stunning as well as tempting. That place surely is on my bucket list. Thanks for the Article, Keep sharing.

  8. Nice inspo for Bangkok, particularly for families on a budget.

    I wanted to say something…. when I saw the boy with the crocs, I just gravitated to him and your lovely blog. We’re a croc wearing family too and I like your travel style, they may not be the most fashionable but aren’t they just great! haha

    Happy travels


    • My 13 year old has just got fashion conscious, he’s refusing to wear Crocs, dammit!! But he’s quite happy to wear Wellies instead, go figure! Yes Crocs are undoubtedly the best shoes for tropical travel in Thailand on kids. Cheers!

  9. We stayed at Rambrutti House, which is right in the middle of Rambrutti road, mainly because my brother was staying there and we were meeting up with him. It was clean and central, and has rooms with three beds pushed together which was perfect with two kids, but pretty atmosphere free. Next time, we will check out some of your recommendations.

  10. These are some fantastic recommendations. We actually picked the Rambuttri ourselves because of the fantastic reviews and facilities it offers. I will check out the others too, for our next trip to Thailand


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