Hotels in and around the Sukhumvit areas of Bangkok are one of the most popular areas for hotel accommodation. Why? Because Sukhumvit Road runs through two of Bangkok's most famous red light districts, Soi Cowboy and Nana.
Soi Cowboy is a neonly lit street with many of Bangkok's most famous walking streets like Long Gun and Rawhide. Nana is most famous for a 4-storey building of go go bars around an open bar area called Nana Entertainment Plaza. Both of these red light districts are popular pick up joints for millions of male tourists who visit there every year.
So if you go to visit Soi Cowboy and Nana, you are most likely to want to stay in a "friendly friendly" hotel. A guest friendly hotel is an expression of hotels in Bangkok that does not charge their guest a sneaker fee to bring a companion, usually a prostitute back to their rooms. You may have heard of the term "Girl Friendly", but it would not cover the fact that there are men and transgender in Bangkok catering to gay male clients. So in most cases "friendly" covers it all.
Most of Bangkok's guest friendly hotels are centered around Sukhumvit. Their price ranges range greatly from 5 star international hotels to budget low cost guesthouses. Non-guest friendly hotels typically charge a registration fee of 500THB up to 1500THB. As you can see, if someone plans to bring a companion back to their rooms for their own stay in a non-hospitable hotel, a sneaker could really damage your wallet.
And now that's what you've been waiting for. Below are 5 popular guest hotels in Bangkok.
There are many more guest friendly hotels in Bangkok of course and all they are conveniently located between Nana and Soi Cowboy.
For your safety, at any hotel in Bangkok, make sure your company transfers their Thai ID card for security. Normally it's the guards who ask, but just if they do not, you know what to do. Doing this will give you some kind of protection only if your companion of the night decides to go through your wallet when you sleep or shower.