Where to Stay in Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin is a seaside resort located about three hours’ drive north of Bangkok. A popular weekend getaway for Bangkokians, Hua Hin has all manner of accommodation ranging from inexpensive guest houses to budget hotels, 5-star hotels, and exclusive all-villa resorts.

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One of the most exclusive hotels in town, V Villas Hua Hin – MGallery by Sofitel has 28 villas, each with its own pool. The hotel also has an infinity swimming, an excellent restaurant, and exclusive access to a private beach. Photo Credit: AccorHotels.

Amazing Thailand

Thailand’s oldest beach resort, Hua Hin was discovered in the early 1920s by King Prajadhipo.

The monarch liked the sleepy fishing village so much that he decided to have an open-air palace built on the beach.

Soon other members of Thailand’s Royal Family as well as Thai nobility and the country’s upper classes were following suit.

Hua Hin became the place to see and be seen. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

But if Hua Hin is Thailand’s oldest beach resort, it is not like any of the others. It has pedigree.

Because of the royal connection, the town is undeniably laid back, without the high-octane energy you will find in such Thai beach resorts as Koh Samui, Krabi, Patong, or Pattaya.

And yet, despite the town’s royal pedigree, staying there does not have to break the bank!

Hua Hin Accommodation Options

Hua Hin has a wide variety of accommodation options ranging from inexpensive hostels and guest houses to budget hotels, four and five star hotels, and some all-villa resort hotels that will blow your mind.

TripAdvisor.com lists 150 hotels and resorts in Hua Hin. I’ve narrowed it down to just 12 properties, which I am listing in alphabetical order.

The cheapest hotel on my list has rooms renting for well under US$50 a night. It will set you back more than US$500 to spend the night at the most expensive resort on the list.

You can choose between hotel rooms, suites, and villas – many with their own plunge pool.

All of the hotels on the list have at least one swimming pool – some have multiple swimming pools. One hotel, in fact, has five swimming pools targeted at different age groups!

All of the hotels have at least one food and beverage outlet. Most of the hotels have several outlets. One of the hotels has fully four restaurants and four bars!

In terms of location, most of the hotels are directly on the beach. Some of the hotels have exclusive access to a private beach.

The hotels that are not directly on the beach, however, are all within a five minute walk of the beach.

When it comes to facilities, most of the hotels have their own spas and fitness rooms.

A couple of the hotels have additional facilities such as a jogging track, a tennis court, a squash court, a water sports centre, and a cooking school.

Generally speaking, the larger the hotel, the more the facilities it can offer.

So you’ve got to decide which is more important to you: the facilities and activities that only a large resort can offer – or the intimacy, privacy, and personalized service that only a boutique hotel with a high staff-to-guest ratio is capable of providing.

And dog and cat lovers take note: one of the hotels accepts pets that weigh under 10 kilograms!

All of the hotels and resorts on this list are full-service properties. I have not included any hostels or guest houses.

Pricing is for comparative purposes only and can vary substantially by season.

  • $ – under US$50
  • $$ – US$50 to US$99
  • $$$ – US$100 to US$124
  • $$$$ – US$125 to US$149
  • $$$$$ – US$150 to US$199
  • $$$$$$ – US$200 – US$499
  • $$$$$$$ – more than US$500

Amari Hua Hin

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Photo Credit: Onyx Hospitality Group.

Located on Khao Takiab Beach, this stylish resort hotel has 233 rooms and suites, a large swimming pool, a full service spa, a fitness centre, a jogging track, and five food and beverage outlets.

  • $$$
  • Best for active travelers who like to keep fit when they travel!
  • Amari Hua Hin  – 117/74 Takiab Road, Nongkae, Hua Hin, Thailand.
  • Hotel Website

Anantara Hua Hin Resort

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Photo Credit: Anantara Hotels and Resorts.

Located on the beach, this 5-start hotel was designed to appear like a traditional Thai village. It has 190  rooms and suites scattered about landscaped gardens, five food and beverage outlets, a private lagoon, a cooking school, a full service spa – the list goes on

  • $$$$$
  • Best for foodies – in addition to five food and beverage outlets, there’s a cooking school on site!
  • Anantara Hua Hin Resort – 3/1 Phetkasem Beach Road Hua Hin, Thailand.
  • Hotel Website

Dusit Thani Hua Hin

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Photo Credit: Dusit International.

Located on the beach, this 5-star resort has 296 rooms and suites, seven food and beverage outlets, two swimming pools, a full service spa, a fitness centre, a water sports centre, tennis and squash courts – the list goes on.

Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa

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Photo Credit: Marriott International.

This stylish beachfront hotel has five outdoor swimming pools, a whirlpool, five food and beverage outlets, and a full-service spa.

ibis Hua Hin Hotel

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Photo Credit: AccorHotels.

A budget hotel targeted at families and business travelers, this hotel is located a five minutes’ walk from the beach. There is a free-form swimming pool, a restaurant serving international cuisine, and a bar. Pets up to 10 kilograms are allowed.

  • $
  • Best for budget minded families, business travelers, and dog and cat lovers!
  • Ibis Hua Hin Hotel – Petchkasem Road Hua Hin 87, Hua Hin, Thailand.
  • Hotel Website

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

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Photo Credit: InterContinental Hotels and Resort.

This 5-star hotel has four restaurants and four bars, a full service spa, a various accommodation options.

Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Resort

Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort and Spa
Photo Credit: AccorHotels.

Located on Cha Am Beach, this 4-star hotel beachfront hotel has a large swimming pool with a water slide, a full service spa, and three restaurants serving international cuisine.

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort and Spa

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Photo Credit: Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Located on Cha Am Beach, this 5-star hotel has a 4,600-square-metre lagoon-style swimming pool, 240 rooms and suites, five food and beverage outlets, a fitness centre, a tennis court, a multipurpose court, and a full-service spa.

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

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Photo Credit: Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Located south of Hua Hin in the up-and-coming Pranburi section, this stylish boutique hotel has 53 private pool villas as well as an infinity swimming pool, lotus ponds, a spa villa, and two restaurants

SO Sofitel  Hua Hin Hotel

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Photo Credit: AccorHotels.

The resort has 71 studios and six pool villas that are whimsically decorated with rustic and artistic touches. There is a swimming pool and a fitness room. The restaurant serves international cuisine.

Veranda Resort Hua Hin

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Photo Credit: AccorfHotels Group.

Located on Cha Am Beach, this hotel has 118 open plan guest rooms, a free-form infinity swimming pool, two restaurants, three bars, a fitness centre, and a spa.

  • $$$$$
  • Best for those wanting to stay wired when they travel – one of the three food and beverage outlets is an espresso bar with an Internet corner.
  • Veranda Resort Hua Hin – 737/12 Mung Talay Road, Cha Am, Petchburi, Thailand.
  • Hotel Website

V Villas Hua Hin – MGallery by Sofitel

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Photo Credit: AccorHotels.

A boutique hotel with 28 pool villas with from one to three bedrooms. Near the beach, it has a restaurant serving international cuisine.

How to Get to Your Hotel

Hua Hin is 144 kilometres or 90 miles from Bangkok, and the drive takes between two-and-one-half and three hours.

The drive from Suvarnabhumpi International Airport takes even longer – sometimes more than four hours if traffic is heavy.

Other than driving to your Hua Hin hotel, you can take the bus, go by train, or – if you’ve got deep enough pockets – you can even charter a plane!

While Hua Hin does have an airport, there are not currently any scheduled flights.

If you’re traveling to a hotel in Hua Hin from overseas, you might want to consider arranging  a Private Airport Transfer to your Hua Hin Hotel from either one of Bangkok’s two airports.

If you do, someone will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall with your name written on a sign.

You will be escorted to an air-conditioned car or van and driven from the airport to your hotel in Hua Hin.

This is not the cheapest option, but it would certainly be the least complicated and the most comfortable.

And if two or three of you are traveling together, it would probably make the most sense.

Private Bangkok Airport Transfer to Hua Hin Hotels

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