Hotels in Ratchadaphisek
a focus in sharp contrasts

By Eric Lim

Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada - the pride of Ratchadaphisek

Hotels in Ratchadaphisek are Bangkok hotels located within a 6 km stretch of Ratchaphisek Road between the Ratchadaphisek subway station and Petchaburi junction. It's a busy area bustling with commercial, office and condominiums with a variety of food and entertainment outlets.

These Bangkok hotels are located in an area consisting of condominiums, night clubs, offices, restaurants, shopping malls and supermarkets. 

To locate hotels, click on the link to go directly to the area you prefer.

Ratchadaphisek Road is actually a much longer road stretching from the Rama IX Bridge to the south up to Wong Sawang Road and the Rama VII Bridge to the north. This 30 km road loops round east of the city center linking the suburbs on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River to the city.

Ratchdaphisek Road also links to the Vibhavadi-Rangit highway leading to the old international airport at Don Muang. Traffic in the area of the hotels in Ratchadaphisek is horrendous, although two underpasses were built in recent years to ease congestion.

Thankfully, the Bangkok subway runs under this section of Ratchadaphisek Road from the Petchaburi to the Lad Phrao junctions providing fast and convenient transportation to:

  • Chatuchak weekend market (Chatuchak station)

  • the Sukhumvit entertainment area (Sukhumvit station)

  • the Silom entertainment area (Silom station)

  • old Chinatown in Yaowaraj (Hua Lam Pong terminal station)

Almost all the hotels in Ratchadaphisek are near and within walking of the Bangkok subway. The following stations serve this area; Petchaburi (PET), Phra Ram 9 (RAM), Thailand Cultural Center (CUL), Huai Kwang (HUI), Sutthisan (SUT) and Ratchadaphisek (RAT).

Amari Residences Bangkok


We'll start with the hotels in Ratchadaphisek near the Petchaburi junction and subway station and proceed northwards.

AVANI Atrium Bangkok Hotel  Amari Residences Bangkok  

A-One Bangkok Hotel  D Varee Xpress Hotel Makkasan

FX Hotel Metrolink Makkasan  

The Petchaburi junction is congested. There's a mass of expressway flyovers and a level crossing just north of the junction, giving the area the dismal air of a rundown industrial town.

The hotels here are like havens from the urban congestion outside.

The Suvarnabhumi Airport Link stops at the Makkasan station which is linked by a skybridge to the Petchaburi subway station

Table of contents

AVANI Atrium Bangkok Hotel

Phra Ram 9

The atmosphere brightens up considerably as we enter the Phra Ram 9 junction and subway station. 

B U Place Hotel  Centric Place Hotel  Grand Mercure Bangkok Fortune

Praso Ratchada Private Residence  Hi Residence  

Roseate Ratchada  Royal Pacific  

The Fortune IT Center next to the Grand Mercure Bangkok Fortune where you can buy computers and almost any accessory or add-on under one roof.

Shopping is far more pleasant here than at Panthip Plaza in Pratunam where you can be constantly pestered by pesky touts pushing pirated CDs. The center also includes a supermarket, fast food outlets and telecom shops.

Table of contents

Grand Mercure Bangkok Fortune

Thailand Cultural Centre

As we proceed northwards, we get to the Thailand Cultural Center subway station and the Ratchada Theater nearby where you can view Siam Niramit, a spectacular drama that's a glittering display of Thai art, culture and history. 

The Big C Mall, Esplanade Mall, Tesco Lotus and Robinson are along this stretch serving the numerous condominiums beyond the main road. 

Amanta Hotel & Residence Ratchada  

Prom Ratchada Hotel  

Sitara Place Serviced Apartments

Table of contents

Amanta Hotel & Residence Ratchada

Huai Kwang

You'll know you're in Huai Kwang from the numerous glitzy night clubs, karaoke lounges and massage parlors, euphemistically termed "entertainment complexes", with erotic names like Emmanuelle. Others prefer to invoke the names of mighty Caesar and Poseidon.

The Emerald Bangkok

Atrium Boutique Resort  Atrium Ratchada 13 Hotel

Bangkok Cha-Da Hotel  The Emerald Bangkok 

Galleria@subway MRT Huaikhwang  Hip Hotel Bangkok 

Mini R Ratchada  My Hotel CMYK@Ratchada

Palazzo Hotel  Park Residence  Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada

Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada

Table of contents


For hotels in Ratchdaphisek near the Sutthisan subway station, 

13 Coins Tower Ratchada Hotel  Diamond Residence Ratchada 

L A Tower Hotel  Lantana Resort  Pietra Bangkok Hotel

Ratchada 17 Place  Spb Paradise Hotel  Ton Aor Place  

Veronica Residence  Watana Mansion

The chic condominiums, shopping centers and bright night clubs to the south make way for more mundane commercial blocks and apartments, a trend that continues for the rest of the way.

Table of contents

Spb Paradise Hotel


The Ratchadaphisek subway station marks the end of the hotel strip. 

Chao Phraya Park Hotel   The Travellers Hotel

Cozy room with a view at the Chao Phraya Park Hotel

Table of contents

To locate hotels in Ratchadaphisek, please use the search box below.

Hotels in Ratchadaphisek are in an area of sharp contrasts and offer a wide range of cheap and mid-range hotels to visitors in an area with convenient shopping and entertainment to suit every budget and taste.

To return to the other Bangkok Hotels.

Custom Search


                        Tour Bangkok Legacies Privacy Policy

                      Copyright © 2021 Tour Bangkok Legacies

                                   All rights reserved

Search Tour Bangkok Legacies with DuckDuckGo