Like saving money? So do we. The best affordable hotels in Pattaya offer much more, per baht, than you might be expecting.
“Cheap” means a different number for each traveller. For some, it means great value for every baht you spend. For others, it’s just about finding the absolutely cheapest guesthouses and hostels. And it’s true, you could find cheaper hotels than the ones we’ve listed here, but by just spending an extra hundred baht you can make a significant difference in the quality of your accommodation.
As of writing this, I’ve stayed in over a hundred hotel rooms in Pattaya. This list combines real experiences, tips, and personal favourites that I’ve discovered during my many stays. Whether you’re just looking for a decent place to sleep, great value, or taste of finer things of life, affordable luxury with swimming pools, waterfalls, swim-up pool bars, saunas, steam rooms, gyms, or impressive dining options — we combined a list of hotels with amazingly low room costs while still offering quality accommodation in their respective price range.
There’s no reason for Pattaya to be an expensive destination. Most key attractions are quite affordable, restaurants and bars are arguably cheapest compared to other resort towns in Thailand, and there’s plenty of budget accommodations to choose from. We recommend completing the booking through our affiliate partner Agoda, which guarantees you’ll get the best possible rates.
Centara Azure is a stunning hotel for its price range. It’s boasting a large outdoor pool, waterslides, and even a swim-up pool bar — built inside an artificial rock cave with an overrunning waterfall. The spa area is equipped with a Finnish sauna and a steam room. If sweating in the sauna isn’t enough for you, there’s always a chance to burn some calories at the well-equipped gym facilities with a view above the waterfall.
Next to the hotel lobby is an elegant restaurant, Atlantis. They offer satisfying breakfast buffets for 250 baht, but you save a bit by including it in your booking. In the evenings the restaurant gets filled with talented live music and weekend seafood BBQ buffets. At the middle of the restaurant is a beautiful panoramic aquarium with tropical fish you can admire while enjoying your dinner.
The location of Centara Azure is ideal, positioning you within a walking distance of all the main attractions. The hotel is right behind Pattaya Avenue, 800m from Walking Street, 800m from Central Festival shopping centre, 600m from Pattaya Beach, and 400m from Soi LK Metro.
During their stay, guests can enjoy free WiFi access throughout the property, with plenty of bandwidth for demanding remote working.
The rooms are tastefully furnished, equipped with a flat-screen TV and a mini-bar. Some units may include a balcony. All rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries.
Other available services at Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and laundry services. The staff have always been friendly, ready to go the extra mile if you have any special requests.
Considering the value you get for your money, Centara Azure is at the top. While certainly not the cheapest hotel in Pattaya, it is surprisingly affordable.
The prices have ranged between 1100-1300 baht for a night, and Agoda Home options often drop below that.
Holiday Inn Express is a brand new hotel in Soi Buakhao, opened in 2019. It suffered an unfortunate fire which damaged the property, but by 2020 it has been completely repaired. With just an 8-minute walk from Pattaya Beach, you can find convenient services like a quality restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and a fitness centre. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel breakfast buffet can be enjoyed next to a garden with a decorative waterfall.
The continental breakfast is pretty awesome and there’s plenty of dishes to choose from. Holiday Inn Express also caters for special diets, offering multiple vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, which you usually don’t see at this price range in Pattaya.
All rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an electric teapot, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. I’ve never really understood the concept, but the shower room has a large frosted glass window to the bedroom. Now it might just be me, but who likes to watch a blurry shape of someone taking a shower? These are relatively common in other hotel rooms in Pattaya as well, and it’s not really a big deal, but I’ve always wondered what’s the point. Feel free to drop a comment below and explain the reason behind them, if you know more about it.
Holiday Inn Express offers a lot of value with an amazingly low price, considering the quality.
The room rates usually float around 1200 baht for a night, but have been known to drop below it from time to time. We recommend booking it with the breakfast buffet, as it is definitely one of the best in its price range.
Located in Pattaya Central right after 3rd Road, CCR is a short distance away from the main nightlife areas. You can still take a walk to just about everywhere, with Pattaya Beach being a leisurely 1.2km away. The hotel provides accommodation with free WiFi, but on one of my stays, I did notice someone had installed malware into the WiFi router. As a tech-savvy guy, I did disable it and informed the hotel to step-up their security protocols.
This is a common problem and the staff at CCR were extremely helpful and attentive to my instructions. Most hotels, even the high-end ones, don’t have proper security measures to protect their WiFis.
CCR has a large outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up pool bar. The restaurant (and bar!) is built in the middle of the pool with a floating bridge access, but unfortunately, there are no buffet options available. Luckily, just around the corner, you can find great affordable Italian, Greek and Thai cuisine.
Interestingly, the spa area together with bathrooms, Finnish saunas, steam rooms and showers is directly under the restaurant. While staying over here it was quite easy to go into a mixed sauna, which unfortunately seems like an issue at some hotels. Definitely a great choice if you’ve got a friend or a companion you can relax with while enjoying a few cocktails in the pool bar.
Prices range between 800-1200 baht, and there’s usually plenty of Agoda Home options available as well.
Located in Central Pattaya next to Soi Lengkee, Vogue Hotel offers quality boutique accommodations. The location is great, with a 1-minute walk from Soi Buakhao and Soi LK Metro. The hotel features 3 outdoor swimming pools to choose from, a compact fitness centre and a buffet breakfast. Wi-Fi is available and delivers enough bandwidth for any remote working or digital nomad use cases.
The air-conditioned rooms at the Vogue feature a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and safety deposit box. Bathrobe and slippers are also provided. The hotel provides laundry and room service, but there are more affordable options closeby.
The breakfast buffet is affordable and offers decent selections.
Prices have ranged between 600-800 baht.
If you’re looking for an affordable hotel close to the action, Eastiny Residence is a great choice. Located at Soi 10, it’s only 200m from Pattaya Beach. Everything is close and accessible, and songthaews can transport you across the Beach Road or Second Road for just 10 baht. The rooms are budget, but still clean, air-conditioners work, and there’s naturally free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
There’s a small swimming pool on the 2nd floor, where you can even drink your own alcohol without complaints from the friendly staff.
One night costs usually around 700-800 baht.
There are multiple Sutus Court hotels, but number 3 is legendary among expat communities. Many foreigners working in Bangkok automatically book a room here on their weekend escapades, and you can’t blame them. The rooms are well-furnished, offering a private balcony, en-suite bathroom and free Wi-Fi. The location at Soi Buakhao is in the centre of the action, making it an incredibly convenient hotel to stay in.
There’s still one simple reason over others why Sutus Court is the go-to hotel of the locals: It’s one of the cheapest hotels, that’s still pretty good to stay in. The staff is friendly and there’s even parking space if you’re on wheels.
The prices go as low as 450 baht for a night.
LK Metropole is right next to Soi LK Metro, and offers great value for an amazing price. Located just 650 m from Pattaya Beach, they have a compact swimming pool together with a waterfall.
The spacious rooms are elegant, each with its own private balcony, TV with satellite channels, and free WiFi.
Guests can relax with a massage at the spa, or exercise at the free gym. The hotel also provides laundry services and an airport taxi shuttle for an extra charge.
The daily breakfast offers American and French options. It also has Thai and Western dishes for lunch and dinner.
The lowest prices we’ve seen have been around 800 baht, but this can be higher depending on the season.
Feel like staying upstairs in one of the best bars in Pattaya? I-Rovers is located in the heart of Soi LK Metro, but it’s much more than just a sports bar, restaurant, and a hotel: It’s the epicentre of a community bringing together expats, long-term visa holders and travellers who share a passion for sports, Thailand and Pattaya.
The restaurant has been recently renovated and offers a wide selection of affordable tasty cuisine to choose from. It also doubles as room service, so you can easily ask the food to be delivered into your room. Useful after a rough night.
Soi LK Metro is one of the most popular nightlife areas in Pattaya, and it can get a bit noisy. This place isn’t really meant for people who seek tranquility, quite the opposite.
The rooms are nothing special, but they’ve got everything you need: Security deposit box, clean bathroom, good showers with hot water, and large beds. If you’re looking for a comfortable bed to sleep in, an unbeatable location in the heart of nightlife, and friends to drink with, you really can’t go wrong with I-Rovers.
Prices can go as low as 450 baht for a night, however, as I-Rovers is a popular location they often receive bookings 6-months in advance from loyal customers. It’s common to see the prices go much higher.
Panoramic view at the Cozy Beach in Pratumnak Pattaya from certain rooms, Cosy Beach Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with two outdoor swimming pools and a full range of facilities. There’s private parking available on-site if needed. Breakfast buffet is served daily at the hotel’s restaurant.
This is an option for those, who want to stay a bit further away from the nightlife. Pratumnak is often called the Beverly Hills of Pattaya, and it’s an experience of its own to explore through. While the nightlife isn’t as fancy as you’d find in the Central, Soi Buakhao, Soi LK Metro, or Walking Street, it can offer a different experience. The beaches are considerably better than Pattaya Beach, and some people enjoy less crowded areas.
Each room is equipped with a satellite TV. We recommend getting the sea view room, but other rooms aren’t that bad either. There are rooms with mountains, garden or city available, depending on the room types. All rooms include an en-suite bathroom.
There’s also a 24-hour front desk and gift shop available at the property.
Price per night starts at around 1000 baht.
It’s really hard to find a hotel room with a decent bath, and Hotel Vista has that with an affordable rate. Located at the beginning of the Pattaya Beach Road, this 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a salt-water swimming pool with a swim-up pool bar, and spacious non-smoking rooms with private balconies.
The interior is elegant and modern, and it’s easily one of the more impressive hotel rooms you can find. Each room at Vista Hotel is fitted with an electric kettle and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. One of the main reasons to book a room over here is their really nice bathrooms. If you enjoy taking a long bath, the en-suite bathroom is on a different level from hotels at this price range.
There’s also a fully-equipped fitness centre to work your muscles. The Patio Bar & Restaurant serves a variety of European and Thai dishes, seafood BBQ, including a range of sushi, salad and pasta,. Café Du Prom, set alongside the hotel’s saltwater pool, provides all guests with a refreshing welcome drink from a special menu. Pedro Gastrobar offers the best tapas in town.
Prices start at 1000 baht, but this hotel is quite popular and often fully-booked. The rate can even double depending on the season.
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