For shopping, you can't go wrong with the centrally located hotels such as The Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel
which is in the center of all the major shopping malls such as Siam Paragon
and Central World Plaza Shopping Mall
as well as Gaysorn Shopping Mall
and Central Chidlom Department Store
. From the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok, you have immediate access to the skywalk which connects to the Bangkok Skytrain
Station at Siam or Chidlom and is probably the best located hotel in Bangkok
if shopping is your main purpose. it's also very well located for just getting around Bangkok
A lot of the higher end hotels in Bangkok are situated along the river. For instance, you have The Oriental Hotel
, The Peninsula Hotel
, The Marriott Resort & Spa, The Millenium
as well as The Royal Orchid Sheraton
. All of these, plus others are along the Chao Praya River (River of Kings) and whilst this is nice and scenic, it's not easy to get about. They are not very close to the skytrain (with the exception of The Shangri La Hotel) or the underground system which means you'll be driving around and getting stuck in traffic.
The hotels by the river have access to the river ferries and these can be very convenient if you want to spent time going to temples and historical landmarks, but they are not good for shopping. A trip to Pantip Plaza from The Peninsula could easily take the best part of a day and so planning your hotel for your purpose is the best thing to do.
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