We always get asked numerous questions about the Pattaya accommodation scene and where are the best options and places to stay during your holiday in Thailand. It all comes down to what you are expecting from your Pattaya holiday experience. Here is a general look at the accommodation options in Pattaya and where to stay when you here to make the most of your vacation in the Land of Smiles.
Pattaya Accommodation Options
When it comes to accommodation options in Pattaya City, the choice is just staggering. From low-cost hostels and guesthouses in areas such as Soi Buakhao for less than 500 THB per night, to earth-shattering 5-star hotel chains such as Centara and Dusit Thani at over 3,500 THB per night and everything in between, the options for accommodation in Pattaya will make you dizzy. Some people also opt to rent out a villa or condo for a private experience, which is another very viable option in this day and age.
Best Areas to Stay During your Pattaya Vacation
When it comes to holidaying in Pattaya and where to stay, it comes down to personal preference. If you want a cheap and friendly guesthouse option in the heart of the nightlife action, Soi Buakhao, Soi Lengkee and Naklua are significant areas to consider and are home to many low-cost hotel options. If you want to stay directly on Pattaya Beach Road near Walking Street and the Royal Garden Plaza, booking a room in one of the cities primly located 50star hotels will be a great option.
If you are looking for a more peaceful experience while still being close to beaches and holiday amenities, Jomtien Beach is a 10-minute drive from Walking Street and is always home to lots of nightlife options and eateries while remaining less crowded and hectic than Pattaya.
One of the most up and coming places to stay for your Pattaya holiday will be on Pratumnak Hill. Located directly between Jomtien and Pattaya Beach Road (back-end of Walking Street) Pratumnak Hill is home to some of the most prestigious condo developments and hotels in the city such as New Nordic and Tara Court.
Pratumnak is a very central location that has lots of nightlife and dining options, making it a trendy place with families and those who want to relax in privacy while still being close to the action.
Best Times of the Year for a Pattaya Holiday
Regarding beating the crowds and getting the lowest prices for hotels in Pattaya, we would suggest that you visit during the ‘low-season’ months of May to November. Although this might be the closest time of the year in weather terms, this is when the prices for hotels and resorts are at their lowest. The occupancy rates at this time of the year are also small, which means you have many options.
If you need to visit Pattaya during December and January, you will pay the highest hotels rates and have the least options as occupancy is high, although this is the most exciting times of the year and the most comfortable time regarding weather and humidity.