Where to stay in Bangkok for families with kids: 5 Best areas

Hi guys, on my website, I already wrote an article about safe areas to stay in Bangkok (I will put the link to it at the end of this article). In today’s article, I will help you to find the best places to stay in Bangkok for families with kids.

I will share with you what I believe are the best areas to stay in Bangkok for families, along with a map. I’ll also share where I stayed in Bangkok and recommend some of the best family-friendly hotels for various budgets.

Bangkok is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia. It is also the capital and largest city of Thailand. It is a vibrant metropolis known for its rich cultural heritage, bustling street life, and modern amenities.

Is Bangkok a good place to visit with family?

Yes, absolutely. I believe Bangkok is a great destination for a family vacation. The city offers a wide range of family-friendly attractions and activities for all ages.

Your family can visit famous historical attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and Wat Pho. You can enjoy bustling street life, markets, and try many local Thai street foods. 

There are various family-friendly interactive museums, parks, and zoos. Siam Ocean World, KidZania Bangkok, and Dusit Zoo (now relocated to Khao Kheow Open Zoo) are examples of places suitable for children.

It’s recommended to check the weather forecast and plan activities accordingly as Bangkok’s weather can be hot and humid.

Where to stay in Bangkok for families with kids?

The best areas to stay in Bangkok for families with kids are Bangkok Riverside, Sukhumvit, Siam, Silom, and Old Town. Each area has its own charm, so you can align your family’s preferences and priorities to choose the right base.

Bangkok Riverside offers a unique and relaxing experience, while still being close to major attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. It is best to book your hotel close to train stations such as Saphan Taksin and Krung Thonburi for easy access to other parts of the city.

Sukhumvit is often a preferred choice for families due to its mix of family-friendly accommodation, shopping malls, and easy access to public transportation. Siam is a great base if your family wants to be in the heart of shopping and entertainment, but be prepared for the crowds.

On one of my trips to Bangkok, I stayed at the Chatrium Hotel Riverside. It was a great riverfront hotel, set in a convenient location, easy access to the Central Pier and Saphan Taksin BTS Station. Many good restaurants, markets, and attractions were easily reachable by boat, tuktuk, and grab.

Below is a map of the popular areas in Bangkok for families. You can scroll down to view the live map.

Map of the best areas to stay in Bangkok for families with kids
Map of the best areas to stay in Bangkok for families with kids

Let’s get into the details of the recommended areas to stay in Bangkok, especially for families. I’ll provide you with some suggestions for the best places to stay in each area, catering to every budget. 

All hotels in Bangkok have been carefully selected by me from well-known and secure booking sites such as booking.com, with guest review scores of at least 8.0 or higher at the time I chose them. 

If you don’t like my suggestions (perhaps they don’t suit your budget or preferences), you can click the “MORE HOTEL DEALS” button where you can choose your own hotel.

5 Best areas to stay in Bangkok with family:

1. Bangkok Riverside

Bangkok Riverside is one of the great options in Bangkok for families who want a peaceful retreat, stunning river views, and proximity to major historical attractions along the river.

The Riverside is home to several major cultural attractions, including the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, and Wat Pho. Exploring these landmarks provides insight into Thailand’s rich history and architecture.

One of the unique aspects of staying along the Riverside is the availability of boat transportation. River taxis and ferries can take you to various parts of the city. It is best to choose a hotel that is close to the Pier and BTS station such as Saphan Taksin and Krung Thonburi for easy exporation.

There are many luxury hotels and resorts along the Riverside, offering high-end amenities, excellent service, and beautiful riverfront settings. You can also find quality affordable options in this area.

Best places to stay in Bangkok Riverside for families with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, popular 5-star family-friendly hotel welcomes children of all ages. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the hotel offers a free shuttle boat from/to its pier located close to Saphan Taksin BTS Station. It has paid airport shuttle service, an outdoor swimming pool, and wonderful breakfast. The two two-bedroom suites can accommodate up to 5 adults.

Mid-range ($$): Centre Point Silom River View Hotel, great 4-star children-friendly hotel set in a  prime location, within walking distance from Saphan Taksin BTS Station, the Pier, and Chao Phraya River. It has an outdoor saltwater swimming pool, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, and free parking. The two bedroom suite can accommodate up to 6 adults.

Budget ($): Varmtel, good value for money 3-star family-friendly accommodation located in a good area close to ICONSIAM, Khaosan, Grand Palace, short taxi/ Grab ride from BTS station and the Pier (10-15 mins walk). Easy access to restaurants and convenience stores such as Tops Daily and 7 Eleven.


2. Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit is an excellent choice for families who want a lively atmosphere and central location with easy access to public transportation, shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan areas, stretching along Sukhumvit Road, which is one of the city’s major thoroughfares. 

Sukhumvit is well-connected with the BTS Skytrain, providing convenient access to various parts of the city. This makes it easy to explore Bangkok without dealing with heavy traffic.

This area is renowned for its diverse shopping scene, with numerous malls, street markets, and boutique shops. Terminal 21, Emporium, and EmQuartier are popular shopping destinations.

It also boasts a wide range of dining options, from street food stalls to upscale international restaurants. Sukhumvit is famous for its food diversity, catering to various tastes and preferences.

Sukhumvit offers a lively nightlife scene with numerous bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues. The nightlife in areas like Nana and Soi Cowboy is well-known, though it may not be suitable for families.

While known for its nightlife, Sukhumvit offers easy access to family-friendly attractions. KidZania, a mini-city where children can role-play various professions, is located nearby.

Best places to stay in Bangkok in Sukhumvit with family:

Luxury ($$$): Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, great 5-star good value for money kid-friendly hotel in central Sukhumvit, easy access to public transportation, and tourist amenities. Many restaurants, shops, and malls nearby. It has comfortable, good-sized rooms, kids’ club. very good breakfast, and a pool.

Mid-range ($$): Hotel Clover Asoke, great base for families in Bangkok as the hotel is in a prime location and featuring comfortable family rooms. Short distance from BTS/MRT stations and Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Breakfast is delicious here according to many guest’s reviews.

Budget ($):  Centre Point Sukhumvit 10, 4-star children-friendly accommodation, one of the best places to stay in Bangkok for families of 4, 5, and 6. They have 2,3-bedroom family suites, and connecting family rooms. It is only a 10 mins walk from Nana and Asok BTS Stations, and offers a free shuttle bus from the Sukhumvit Road to the hotel.


3. Siam/ Pratunam

Siam and Pratunam are family-friendly areas in Bangkok. They are best suited for families who want to stay in the heart of Bangkok,  with easy access to shops, entertainment, and trains.

Siam is a shopping haven, home to iconic shopping malls like MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, and CentralWorld. These malls offer a diverse range of products, from high-end fashion to local crafts.

The area is rich in entertainment options. Siam Square is known for its trendy shops and cafes, while the nearby Pathum Wanaram Temple provides a cultural escape.

Siam is family-friendly, with attractions like KidZania, an interactive city for kids, and SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, an aquarium located in Siam Paragon.

Pratunam is famous for its wholesale markets, offering a wide range of clothing, accessories, and textiles at competitive prices. The area is known for its street food scene, allowing you to savor a variety of local dishes at affordable prices.

Siam is a transportation hub with the BTS Skytrain interchange station, providing easy access to different parts of the city.

Best places to stay in Bangkok in Siam with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 5-star kid-friendly accommodation centrally located on Phayathai Road, next to MBK Shopping Center and Siam Square. It is also directly linked to National Stadium BTS Station and a short walk from Siam BTS Station. Rooms are spacious with good city’s views.

Mid-range ($$): Daraya Boutique Hotel, 4-star good value for money accommodation in a great location. It has family rooms with 2 kings’ beds, an excellent place for a family of 4. It is within walking distance from Jim Thompson House, and also close to malls such as MBK, Siam Paragon and Siam Discovery. 

Budget ($): Kritthai Residence, 3-star family-friendly accommodations, located within walking distance from National Stadium Skytrain Station, Siam paragon and CentralWorld. It has a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk, luggage storage, and comfortable rooms.


4. Silom

Silom is a dynamic and multifaceted area, suitable for families who enjoy a mix of business, nightlife, and shopping. It has a central location and is well-connected to BTS and MRT for getting around.

Silom is a business district by day and a nightlife district by night. Many international companies, financial institutions, and embassies are located in the area. Patpong and Thaniya Road is packed with a variety of bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues.

Silom offers diverse shopping experiences, from upscale malls like Silom Complex to street markets. Patpong Night Market is well-known for its eclectic mix of goods.

Lumpini Park, a green oasis in the heart of the city, is located near Silom. It’s a great place for a leisurely stroll, jogging, or picnicking.

Best places to stay in Bangkok in Silom with children:

Luxury ($$$): Ascott Embassy Sathorn Bangkok , 5-star kid-friendly hotel conveniently located on South Sathorn Road, 10 mins walk from BTS station. The rooms are big and comfortable. Lumpini Park is only 20 mins walk away. The Three-Bedroom Apartment can accommodate up to 7 members.

Mid-range ($$): The Quarter Silom by UHG, great 4-star family-friendly accommodation in an Amazing location in Bang Rak District. Easy access to trains, and attractions like Lumpini Park, MBK Center and SEA LIFE Ocean World. It has family rooms and welcomes Children of all ages.

Budget ($): ibis Styles Bangkok Silom, budget-friendly family-friendly hotel in central Bangkok, on Silom Road. easy distance from Patpong market, Sala Daeng BTS station, and Silom MRT station. It has family suites for families of 4 and very good breakfast. 


5. Old Town (Rattanakosin)

Old Town is an excellent area for families who appreciate history, culture, and a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great base for exploring iconic landmarks and experiencing the city’s traditional side.

Old Town is home to some of Bangkok’s most iconic cultural and historical landmarks, including the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Pho.

The area is characterized by traditional Thai architecture, with well-preserved temples, palaces, and historic buildings. The atmosphere is different from the modern parts of the city.

Old Town offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere compared to the bustling commercial districts. It’s a great place to explore at a leisurely pace.

You can explore markets like Pak Khlong Talat, known for its vibrant flower market, and nearby street markets that offer a glimpse into local life.

Best places to stay in Bangkok Old Town with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Chakrabongse Villas, 5-star family-friendly former royal residence situated along the Chao Phraya River, only 15 mins walk from Royal Palace and Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It has exceptional breakfast, family rooms, outdoor pool, and free parking for those who drive.

Mid-range ($$): Ayathorn Bangkok, popular 4-star children-friendly accommodation located in the Old Town district. Within walking distance/short tuk tuk/ grab ride from golden mount and Koh san road.  close enough to the majority of attractions. 

Budget ($): CHERN Bangkok, 3-star good value for money accommodation in a safe area near Bangkok Old Town, walking distance from all the attractions and Sam Yot metro. Great base for families of 4 to 6. Lots of tourist amenities nearby and the river is not far away.


In conclusion, Bangkok Riverside, Sukhumvit, Siam, Silom, and Old Town are the best places to stay in Bangkok for families with kids. These are popular tourist areas in Bangkok, so your family will have easy access to many kid-friendly attractions and amenities.

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There you have it, my recommendations for the popular areas and neighborhoods that you can stay during your family trip to Bangkok. I hope you enjoyed my article and find it both informative and helpful.

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