We booked our room at the Bel-Aire based on a personal recommendation. We wanted a location that offered us great bargain shopping within walking distance. In addition to a great night market available within one block of the front door, you can also walk to the Skytrain (BTS) which is inexpensive, easy to use and can take you to many tourist attractions and shops. The hotel itself is simple, but clean and well managed. The rooms are large by Asian standards. (We had room for a roll away in addition to our two other twin beds). Since there are ample and cheap eating facilities nearby we did not use the hotel restaurant except for breakfast - which was included in the room rate. We arranged for our own taxi from the airport as well as back to the airport which is much cheaper than having the hotel arrange it for you. For the price, this hotel offers a good value for the casual tourist.