Many travelers arrive to Suvarnabhumi airport and from there they have to find their way to the city or to Don Muang airport. It is not uncommon to arrive late at night or to have a flight scheduled at any time of day. These are a handful of good hotels in case that one decides or is forced to spend the first night or last night close to the airport.
1- Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport: No doubts this is the best option. It is more expensive than other hotels in the area, but we are talking here of around 100 USD per night with breakfast. This has been considered one of the best airport hotels in the world -literally- located just steps from the main international terminal with stylish design, good facilities and very attentive service. We would not hesitate to spend a night here or several if necessary.
2- Vismaya Suvarnabhumi Luxury Resort: another property located just minutes from the airport. It is actually a very nice place for the price that one pays. There is a great outdoor pool, a nice basic breakfast and most of the rates includes free transfers to and from the airport. The rooms are quite big and pleasant with bathrooms that feature separate shower and tub. The nightly rate goes only from $35 to $65 USD.
3- Rafael Mansion: Just minutes from the airport. The building itself is nice and very clean and the rooms are very well kept. It is a great option for a night sleep. One of the disadvantages is that they do not offer free shuttle service, but there is a paid option of $15 roundtrip to and from the airport for up to 5 people. And the rooms? Very cheap, the nightly rate goes from $18 to $36 including free wireless internet. Most of the travelers who have spent a night here have been quite satisfied.
4- The Phoenix: With a free shuttle that runs every hour, free wireless internet and rates from 25 to 30 USD per night. This is a good call for travelers. It is a nice and clean property with very attentive personnel. Most rooms have balconies and the bathrooms have spa tubs. Certainly in this kind of hotel one can get a lot more value for money than in other locations around the world.
5- Best Western Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport: Prices may seem a little higher than the other options, but we are talking here of another quality property with beautiful facilities, and luxurious accommodations. The price? Only 60 USD for the standard rooms to 80 USD for those that include breakfast and wifi. This hotel also offers a free shuttle to and from the airport. It is a good introduction to Bangkok since there is a great spa, excellent gym and even a sauna.