I've managed to visit Bangkok in 1987 and 1994, each time staying at the Hotel Bangkok Inn - the last after abandoning the hoardes on the Koh San Road.
The Hotel Bangkok Inn is interesting place.
After returning from the beaches my friend and I tried staying there only to find it was closed due to a receptionist being shot - we ended up staying next door which turned out to be a brothel!
Now I'm returning, this time with my wife.
I'm hearing stories that the Sukhumvit area has gotten worse - or better, depending on your point of view - regarding 'bars' etc.
Has anyone stayed in this area recently, at the Hotel Bangkok Inn even?
If so, any info on what the area is like now would be appreciated as well as any recommedations regarding hotels etc, I'm looking to pay no more than 1000 baht.
My wife is open minded but the thought of a million and one lady-boys doing there thing does not impress her!!