My wife and I have stayed at this JW Marriott a few times, usually alternating between it and the Four Seasons on stays in Bangkok. Although it's a great hotel, there are a couple aspects that may make us stay at the Four Seasons from now on.
First the great: as many people here mention, the Executive Lounge is exceptional. The hostesses and cooks are simply phenomenal - by far the best of any JW Marriott we've stayed at. I hope the hotel and Marriott recognize how much value they bring to the brand and experience. The rooms are very good. Quiet, clean, and true five star. Everyone in the hotel is extremely helpful. The other restaurants are very good.
So what's the downside and the reason I'm now giving them four stars instead of five? The neighborhood. Sukhumvit can be entertaining and a lot of fun, but quite honestly it seems to be getting seedier each year. Our room overlooked the Nana Plaza (Google it - you'll see what it's really about), and the ladies of the evening congregating in the Nana Hotel parking lot next door.
To some I'm sure this is fun and exciting, to others - especially if you have kids - it can be a problem. To top it off, apparently the JW Marriott allows "overnight companions" to join the guests at the hotel, and those "companions" can often be seen with the guests in the Executive Lounge. You know what I mean, and it's obvious by their age and how they dress. My wife and I don't judge and simply found it a bit tacky, but others might have more of a problem with it. Especially if you have to explain the interesting breakfast attire to your young kids. And this is why I think we'll probably stay in the classier environment of the Four Seasons from now on. We still love the JW Marriott hotels (and will be staying at JW's in Lima and Cuzco later this year), but we just don't want to deal with this situation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We hear you Trip Advisor Members! The hotel is currently going through renovation of 130 guest and bathrooms with an expected completion time of mid-Dec 2017. Some noise or dust may be expected and work activity may be noticeable. For the comfort of our guests, noise is limited to 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 5pm daily.” As a team here at the hotel we are very excited about the look and comfort of the new rooms. It would be great if you have a chance to experience them too in the near future. Ideally placed on iconic Sukhumvit Road, we're moments from the BTS SkyTrain; allowing for convenient travel to a wealth of landmarks and shopping, like Siam Paragon, CentralWorld and EmQuartier. Tantalize your taste buds at our sensational award winning restaurants, enjoy some pampering at our 5-star signature spa or keep fit and focused in our elaborate gym. With over 15,000 square feet of versatile venue space our hotel is perfect for a truly unforgettable business meeting or social gathering. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Hotel Bangkok
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