At $32 a night through Agoda, you'd be hard-pressed to find better accommodation in Bangkok. I especially liked the Soi 10 location, about 150 meters S of Sukumvit. You're in a neighborhood of posh department stores and hotels at a fraction of the cost you'd expect and this isn't one of those places where fat old men drag their 19 year old Thai girlfriends into, so you're spared the terror of seeing one of those guys in Speedos around the pool. While Soi 10 isn't a busy street, the hotel is further set back around 30 meters from the street with no rooms facing the street, thus cutting down the noise level. Not sure if I had one of the renovated rooms (I don't think I did), but it was perfectly adequate with a comfy bed, good water pressure, hot enough shower and clean, yet by no means elegant. The staff speaks good enough English and is always friendly. The A/C is not regulated by the guest and there were times I wish it was a bit cooler but consider that a minimal complaint unless you've a wife subject to hot flashes. I'd suggest a room facing E since it would no doubt stay cooler in the afternoon, though there is an extremely noisy bird (sounds a bit like a peacock) in a residential backyard below that squeals most of the day, so there's a trade off. At least the bird goes silent in the late afternoon and seems to not arise too early.
Complaining about a bird might seem strange, but my white noise machine and earplugs can usually silence a fire engine siren, but not this particular bird. The internet was sometimes spotty, but in general worked very well and there are routers every other floor. I sometimes had to switch from one to the other, but was never without service for more than a few minutes.
Since I have a 1:30AM flight tomorrow morning, the hotel staff was generous to allow me to overstay by 9 hours at a charge of only 50% of the normal daily rate. Finally, you're only a few minutes walk to two BTS stations or the MRT subway line. Plenty of street food vendors in the area, some glitzy malls, a local 7-11, an easy hop to Bumrungrad if you need to see a Dr and KFCs, chain pizza joints, McDonald's, Starbucks, etc for those missing Western food. I'd surely stay here again.
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