Resorts In Pattaya
You have decided to visit Asia for your imminent vacation and have prearranged to go to Pattaya, Thailand. Your journey is booked but you are still looking for a hotel. But, how do you decide which lodging to stay at?
Your opinion should be based on what you think out to do while you are Pattaya. Will you be spending most of your time globe-trotting, shopping or loving the nightlife? Most presumably you will be enjoying the nightlife and will want to be situated in the heart of it.
There are three major areas in Pattaya – North, South, and Central and all three have their plusses and minuses. Getting a lodging in any of the three will boil down to an individual first choice.
North Pattaya is in the Soi 2 area or even a little further North called Naklua. Most of the tourists here are from Europe and the nightlife is comfortable but not beautiful. I scarcely ever go to the Naklua area but I do take pleasure in the Soi 2 nightlife area.
South Pattaya is very good and includes the area around the notorious Walking Street. There are many lodgings available from Soi 13 to Walking Street and also along the side streets between 2nd Road and Walking Street. Many are small pubs with a handful of rooms above the bar.
To me, Central Pattaya is where to stay. The area is foremost as I can walk or catch a baht bus to anywhere in a matter of minutes. Beach Road, 2nd Road or even down to Soi Buakhao are perfect locations as long as the lodging is between Central Road and Soi 13.
Most of the resorts in Pattaya are in the 2 – 4 star range with the occasional 5 star (Marriott) but a 2 – 4 star in Pattaya is definitely a cut above similar hotels in the states. I prefer the smaller, pub places that have a handful of rooms upstairs. Most are owned by a couple and really do their best to make your stay a great one.
Do your research, and look for a discount Pattaya resorts, and enjoy your stay in the Land of Smiles. It won’t be hard to find your Asian lodging in Pattaya at all.
Larry Westfall is a retired expat living in Thailand and loves Isaan Photos and Pattaya Accommodations