The coastal areas of Thailand have been blessed with beautiful beaches and world-famous resort towns, so their standards might be a bit higher than some other countries. While the resort city of Pattaya might be mediocre in Thailand, it would be the top beach destination in some parts of the world! The city suffers from the overdevelopment that comes from being a long-standing popular beach vacation destination, but that has not made it any less popular. And with plenty of cheap hotels in Pattaya to choose from, it is likely to stay just as busy in the years to come.
While there are lots of high-end luxury resort hotels in Pattaya if that is what you are looking for, the choices for cheap hotels in Pattaya are better than you might expect here as well. Very basic rooms are extremely inexpensive in this city, and even standard hotel rooms (standard in comparison to other cities) are fairly inexpensive as well. If you really want to save money, you can also plan your visit for the low season – usually considered between February and October, although the prices in the high season are low enough to make it easy to visit during the best weather.
Visitors to Pattaya today may not believe that it was once a quiet fishing town, but it is only since the Vietnam War that the city has become what you see these days – an intensely popular vacation destination. One of the main draws for Pattaya historically has been sex tourism, although the city has worked diligently in recent years to get past that reputation. And with so many other things to see and do in Pattaya, establishing a new tourism reputation has not been difficult. In addition to the beaches, there are lots of water and other sports to participate in.
A few of the cheap hotels in Pattaya that you may want to consider staying in are Queen Victoria Inn (25 rooms, all rooms with AC, on-site pub/restaurant, free WiFi, 50 meters from the beach, airport pick-up available), Apex Hotel (109 rooms, all rooms with AC, swimming pool, on-site coffee shop/restaurant), The Residence Garden (5 minute walk from South Pattaya, on-site restaurant, WiFi and internet access available, 2 swimming pools), Sandy Spring Hotel (less than 1 minute walk from beach, 79 rooms, internet access available, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool), and Dynasty Inn Pattaya (short walk from the beach, rooftop swimming pool, internet access available, air conditioned rooms).