Guest friendly hotels Patong 2018 update: All the information below is first-hand from my last trip to Patong in 2016. I visited many hotels, spoke to staff/owners and took new pics.
Most of the best guest friendly hotels Patong are located close to Bangla road, the center of Phuket’s nightlife. Guest friendly hotel is a hotel which allows you to bring unregistered guests back to your hotel room without an extra charge (joiner fee). Many hotels in Patong are not guest friendly. Some hotels charge a high joiner fee or have a strict “no guests allowed” policy. The location is also very important in Patong. There is a tuk tuk mafia and the tuk tuks charge 200 or more baht even for a short distance. To avoid disappointment, follow the two golden rules:
- Always book a room for two people
- Make sure your guest has an ID
Top 10 guest and girl friendly hotels Patong
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – guest friendly hotels; B – beer bars; G – go-go bars
(1-8) Cheap and mid-range guest friendly hotels Patong
1. Summer Breeze Hotel $26+
Summer Breeze hotel is one of my favourite hotels and one of the best guest friendly hotels in Patong, for sure. Top hotel and great value for money. Two minute walk to Bangla road and beer bars and ten minute walk to the beach. Big and clean rooms with comfortable beds. Clean bathrooms and showers with hot water and good water pressure. The aircon works really well. Free wi-fi. In room safe, mini bar and LCD TV. Very good food at the restaurant and excellent breakfast. Incredibly helpful staff and friendly owner. The staff cleans the rooms quickly when you leave the room.
No lift. No swimming pool.
No lift, so avoid the higher floors. The staff speak good English and know everything in the area. They can help you with the activities you like. The hotel offers same day laundry service. You can rent a motorbike direct from the hotel and avoid the scam.
2. R Mar Resort and Spa $56+
R Mar Resort has a very good location. Five minute walk to Bangla road and ten minute walk to the beach. Rooms are huge and clean with mini bar and free wi-fi. Clean bathrooms. The pool is fantastic – huge, clean and excellent for swimming. Probably the best swimming pool from all guest friendly hotels Patong. There is also a good bar area. The buffet breakfast is very good, an excellent choice of western and Asian food. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Not enough plug sockets to charge up your stuff.
The deluxe rooms facing the pool area are great. There is a shuttle bus to Patong beach every hour. Very good massage places and laundry service nearby.
3. The Yorkshire Hotel $32+
Excellent location right opposite the Bangla road and nightlife, five minute walk to the beach and Jungceylon shopping mall is just around the corner. ATMs and money exchanges nearby. The deluxe rooms are amazing – newly renovated, big, clean and nice decorated with safe and mini bar. The aircon is good and quiet and the wi-fi has a good speed. Efficient staff and manager. Very nice outdoor swimming pool and great sauna. Superb restaurant with great food. Fully equipped gym.
Standard rooms are too small. Food prices are a bit high.
Book a deluxe room. Try the full English breakfast.
4. Patong Hemingway’s Hotel $28+
I stayed once at Patong Hemingway’s hotel. Guest friendly hotel centrally located in the heart of Patong. Walking distance to everywhere, no need to use the overpriced tuk tuks. Just a few minute walk from Bangla Road nightlife, Jungceylon shopping mall and the beach but far enough from the noise. pacious and clean rooms with large bathrooms, free wi-fi, cold minibar and safe. Good aircon and hot shower with good pressure. Nice rooftop pool and bar. The downstairs restaurant has a great range of thai and western food and drinks at very reasonable prices. Friendly and helpful staff.
Limited parking place
Three hotels have very similar names. Check the hotel name and the location in advance. Great city view from the rooftop bar.
5. Hemingways Silk Hotel $25+
Hemingway’s Silk hotel is a very good new hotel (built 2014) in Patong. Probably the newest from all guest friendly hotels Patong. Good value for money. Good location. Only five minute walk to Bangla Road and nightlife but far enough away from the noise. Ten minute walk to the beach. Everything is new. Huge, clean rooms and comfortable beds. Good and free wi-fi and in room safe. The blinds are perfect for day sleepers. Large and clean bathrooms with great showers. Nice pool and rooftop bar. Very friendly and helpful staff.
The food at the restaurant is ok but not great.
Rooms at the back are more spacious. You can rent a bike right opposite the hotel. There’s also a 7/11 across the road and good massage parlour close to the hotel.
6. @White Patong Hotel $21+
I stayed once at @White Patong Hotel. It is the cheapest option on top 10 guest friendly hotels Patong list. Top location right opposite the eastern end of Bangla road. Five minute walk to the beach and Jungceylon shopping center is just next door. Nice and good sized rooms with comfy beds, good aircon, safe, fridge and LCD TVs. The free wi-fi is outstanding. Clean bathrooms. Showers with hot water and good water pressure. Great food at the lobby restaurant.
Basic hotel. No lift.
Ask for a lower floor if climbing steps is a problem. Some front rooms can be a little noisy but have nice view of the street. The back rooms are quiet but no view.
7. Aspery Hotel $26+
Very guest friendly hotel in Patong. You can bring as many girls as you want free of charge. Two girls in the same time, no problem! Located on a quiet soi. Five minute walk to the beach. Nice, clean rooms with new furniture, clean bathrooms, aircon, led TV, in room safe, excellent Wi-Fi. Nice rooftop pool. Friendly and helpful staff.
10 minute walk to Bangla road
8. Safari Beach Hotel $56+
The Safari Beach hotel has a great location right between Bangla Road and Patong beach (3 minute walk). It is the closest hotel to the beach from all top guest friendly hotels Patong list. It’s a party hotel, not for light sleepers. The hotel is not new but it is clean and everything works. Clean and large rooms with balconies, free wi-fi and good aircons. Good min bar. The pool is very good for swimming. Comfy sun loungers and towels provided. The staff are exceptionally friendly. Very nice breakfast.
Can be noisy at night. During the evening you can hear the music from Bangla Road.
If you are a light sleeper ask for а quiet room.
(9-10) Luxury guest friendly hotels Patong
It’s hard to find a luxury guest friendly hotel in Patong within walking distance to Bangla road. One of the few exceptions is BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel. The hotel has only 4 stars but it’s more like a 5-star hotel. It’s not cheap but you really get what you pay for. The hotel is located far enough away from the noise of the nightlife, but only a fifteen minute walk from Bangla road. Five minute walk to Patong beach. Very comfortable, modern, spotlessly clean and well-furnished apartments with huge and comfortable beds. Fully equipped kitchens and large balconies. Beautiful bathrooms with powerful walk-in shower. Fridge, coffee machine, safe, DVD player, smart TVs, fast and free wi-fi. Nice rooftop pool. Great breakfast. Polite and friendly staff and owner.
All apartments are great. Try the in-room oil massage. There are gyms, pharmacies, tailors, laundries, massage places and 7/11 store all within two minute walk.
10. Prince Edouard Resort $76+
Prince Edouard is one of the few guest friendly resorts in Patong. It’s a nice colonial style resort with wonderful service. Very quiet location, away from the hustle and bustle of Patong. Magnificent view of the city and sea. Spacious and clean rooms and apartments with nice furniture, free wi-fi, good aircon and in room safe. The swimming pool is amazing. Great breakfast.
Very far from Bangla road and the beach. You need to take a tuk tuk.
The famous No.6 restaurant is within walking distance.