Bangkok's infamous nightlife scenes are famous all over the world and they attract millions of visitors each year from all over the world. There's just so much to see and do that it keeps visitors coming back for more. If you're a first timer to Bangkok, the task of finding ideal hotel accommodations near Bangkok's red light districts is a daunting task especially since you don't know where to start. Don't worry, you'll find your answer here in this article.
There are three distinct red light districts in Bangkok. The first one is called Patpong. Patpong is most well known for the ping pong sex shows that go on above the go-go bars that line the streets of Patpong 1 and 2. Patpong 1 is the most crowded because that is where you can find the Night Market filled to the brim with counterfeit Rolex and even brand name jeans. You can also find both kinds of massage parlors here. What I mean by both kinds is one offers traditional massages by trained staff and the other... well let's just say that they're trained to massage their customers all over for a little extra. Even though the sex and sleaze that surrounds Patpong is obvious you still see many families on vacation shopping at the night market while gawking at bikini clad dancers.
Here are the names of just a few hotels right in the heart of Patpong:
Bally's Suite Silom Hotel
Silom Serene Boutique Hotel
Siam Heritage Boutique Hotel
The last two red light districts are located in Soi Cowboy and Nana. Both are relatively close to each other. Soi (street) Cowboy is basically a street in Bangkok, and this street is full of many popular go go bars such as Long Gun and Rawhide. Soi Cowboy is the smallest out of the three and Nana is the biggest red light district in Bangkok. The focus of nightlife in Nana is centered around Nana Entertainment Plaza which is a 4 story building full of go go bars enclosing an open bar area filled with hundreds of freelance prostitutes. These two areas are visited mostly by men so you won't see much families wandering around.
Most men who stay around Nana and Soi Cowboy most often book hotels that do not require a joiner fee. Many hotels in Bangkok require a guest to pay an extra fee for bringing back a companion to their rooms. You may have heard of other terms such as guest or girl friendly hotels. No joiner fees could be as little as 500THB up to 1500THB. So as you can this is the main reason why men rather book hotels with no joiner fees.
Here are the names of a few hotels near Soi Cowboy and Nana:
Majestic Suites Hotel
Royal Asia Lodge Hotel
Oasis Inn Hotel