Pattaya is a tropical dream destination nestled on the east coast of Thailand. Tourists from all over the world flock to its majestic beaches, to experience the island’s vibrant lifestyle. The wide range of attractions available in Pattaya makes it enjoyable for solo travelers, groups of friends, and families who are looking for the perfect tropical destination for a holiday.
In the recent years, Pattaya has developed into a highly commercial island. Luxury resorts, unique hotel concepts, and BNB’s started sprouting along the beach. As countless options are now available for tourists, we can just imagine how grueling it might be to choose accommodations that would be most suitable for you. Here, we have narrowed down on the top 8 best hotels and resorts in Pattaya to make your trip extra memorable. Overall, this list is based on price, service, facilities, and the overall ambiance of each place featured.
U Jomtien Pattaya
Located a kilometer away from the Pattaya Floating Market, U Jomtien boasts of an incredible location and stunning beach-front amenities. The area is serene and secluded from the touristy places around Pattaya, giving you more space to unwind in an exclusive environment.
U Jomtien boasts of its outdoor pool that overlooks the ocean. The clear blue waters of the Jomtien Beach creates the perfect view from the hotel. Other amenities include a gym and a library which guests can enjoy during their stay.
To make things even better, U Jomtien Pattaya ishome to the popular Salt Restaurant which offers authentic local and western dishes. If you’re in the mood for a night cap, the rooftop bar serves unique concoctions daily. Imagine having a glass of your favorite drink in your hand as you feel the cool breeze and hear the waves crashing below. Sounds perfect, right?
Room rates: starts at USD 92
Golden Tulip Pattaya Beach Resort
The Golden Tulip Pattaya is an oasis of relaxation in the central area of Pattaya North. It is strategically located within close proximity to the city’s must-see destinations. This resort is ideal for those who are planning on touring other parts of the island.
The hotel boasts of numerous amenities such as an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa and massage area. The best part about the place is the private beach area where you can enjoy a day of lounging on the shore without worrying about crowds. It is unimaginable how you can get this sense of exclusivity and comfort for such attainable rates.
The rooms at the Golden Tulip are spacious and light. Its modern minimalist interiors create a warm ambiance that makes it easy to relax in.
Rates: starts at USD 54
Amari Pattaya is located 3 kilometers from the famed Walking Street, where all the night life in the island happens. The hotel is popular for their celebrity treatment services as well as for their award-winning Mantra Restaurant and Bar. Even luxury travelers who are not checked in to the Amari visit the resort to experience its restaurant’s renowned culinary expertise.
The rooms in the Amari Pattaya are beautifully designed with modern bespoke luxury decor. Its panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows lead out to a private balcony that gives you a stunning view of the bay.
If you are up for a relaxing Thai massage, head to the Breeze Spa right inside the resort. You can add any of the select beauty treatments that would pique your curiosity. Indulge in these relaxing services in a hotel that has everything you need within reach.
Rate: starts at USD 105
Dusit Thani Pattaya
Dusit is a household name in hospitality, which regards high expectations form its most discerning guests. Needless to say, this hotel gives you the luxury of being in one of Thailand’s most premiere resorts. Dusit is located along Pattaya Bay, close to the famous Floating Market and the Elephant Village.
This five-star hotel offers rooms with garden views or sea views. The room interiors exude elegance and comfort through its modern Thai decor.
As for the amenities, Dusit Thani Pattaya offers complete basic amenities. Additional recreational activities such as a tennis court and a spa are available exclusively for guests. Known to many for their culinary expertise, Dusit Thani Pattaya has three gourmet restaurants in the hotel that offer a wide range of cuisines.
Room rates: starts at USD 80
The Hilton is a renowned household name in the hotel industry, boasting of a long-standing track record in providing five-star accommodations. Like its counterparts in the biggest cities in the world, the Hilton Pattaya will spoil you with its luxury facilities and world-class service. You would not expect nothing less, greeted by a magnificent lobby and professional staff upon arriving at the hotel.
One of the resort’s unique offerings is an infinity pool that overlooks the sea. Guests truly enjoy taking a dip in the pool while being surrounded by a majestic view of the sea. The Hilton has premium golf courses that you can choose from. The well-maintained courses are perfect for morning tee time.
The Hilton Pattaya offers a vibrant culinary experience at their three restaurants which boasts of an amazing view of the Pattaya Beach. For those who would want to have a drink, on the 16th floor of the hotel is Shore, which offers a wide selection of refreshments.
Rates: starts at USD 158
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
This hotel probably has one of the best views among all accommodations in Pattaya. The Centara truly offers a grand vacation to its guests. From its world-class facilities to the excellent Thai hospitality, you can never go wrong with choosing Centara Grand Mirage if you would like to get a feel of the true essence of luxury.
Located along Wong Amat and Naklua Beaches, you will get to enjoy a private beach in Centara that is only shared by fellow hotel guests. On top of this, you won’t run out of things to do as it boasts of multiple swimming pools, 12 water slides, pavilions, jacuzzis, and a Camp Safari Kids’ Club. Needless to say, the Centara is most ideal for those traveling with kids. For adults, you may enjoy yoga, pilates, and other fitness classes at the resort’s fitness center.
The Centara Grand Mirage has various restaurants that cater an array of cuisines from Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean. Truly, there is something here for everyone to love.
Rates: starts at USD 130
Cape Dara Resort
Cape Dara Resort is located along the Pattaya Beach that features an outdoor pool overlooking the clear blue sea. It offers the ultimate laid-back holiday, perfect for couples on a romantic trip. Rooms are beautifully decorated, fully decked with private balconies where you can enjoy panoramic views of the beach.
The resort offers various signature massage options and treatments that you can only find at Cape Dara. Take a breather from your touring and help yourself for a day in the spa to unwind.
Cape Dara boasts of its culinary expertise through two of their restaurants called Radius Restaurant that caters international cuisies, and Ming Xing Restaurant which offers modern Cantonese dishes.
Rates: starts at USD 130