Pattaya Beach's North End
The Quieter Part of Pattaya Beach
This region is ideally located for those who want to stay handy to Pattaya’s main beach, tourist activities and nightlife without having to put up with city or party noise at their hotel. Its prime location has helped it to become the most concentrated area of hotels in town and, although it leans towards the higher end of the market, there is accommodation to suit most budgets.
The most expensive hotels are situated right on Beach Road or just past the northern tip of the beach in locations that usually allow unobstructed views of the sea. This group includes several large resorts which typically offer self-contained environments with features such as landscaped grounds, large swimming pools and a choice of restaurants and bars. The lower priced establishments are mostly set back from the beach nearer Second Road and, though they may not have the same sea views, they do share the same convenient access to the beach and nightlife.
There are a few restaurants and shops scattered around, mostly along Second Road where a small cluster of bars near Soi 3 can also be found. The lack of local food and entertainment is, however, not likely to pose a problem for most as Transport to the rest of the city is made very easy by the the steady stream of public baht buses that flow around the one-way road circuit formed by Beach (heads south) and Second Roads (heads north).
Our Choice of the Best Hotels at North End of Pattaya Beach
Baboona Beachfront Living - a small, comfortable and reasonably priced hotel on the beach road. The area is fairly quiet though nightlife areas are easily reached by baht bus. Guest reviews are generally good.
Pattaya Sea View Hotel - a new 50-room hotel (built 2013) near the beach and main baht bus route. Rooms are pleasant and the area is fairly quiet. Reviews are generally good.
Red Planet Pattaya - The new Red Planet chain (same group as Air Asia) specialises in good standard but no-frills accommodation at low rates. The Red Planet Pattaya gets generally good reviews and is in quite a handy area being on the main baht bus circuit and within walking distance of the beach. There are some bars nearby plus a big shopping mall and cineplex.
Ibis Pattaya Hotel - a budget hotel with comforatable, clean rooms handy to the beach, shopping and some local bars. Close also to the main baht bus circuit. Good value for the price and location. Guest reviews are mostly very good.
Holiday Inn Pattaya Hotel - high standard accommodation as would be expected from the international Holiday Inn chain. In a quiet location next to the northern end of Pattaya Beach guests can enjoy a relaxing resort experience while still having easy access to the city's nightlife areas. Priced on the high side but generally very well rated by guests. Note: sometimes offers good low-season specials.
Amari Ocean Hotel Pattaya - an upmarket resort situated right next to the quiet north end of Pattaya Beach. Nice accommodation with a good range of facilities including an excellent swimming pool. On the main transport circuit so access to nightlife and shopping is easy. Guest ratings are usually very good.
Dusit Thani Hotel Pattaya - a 457-room luxury resort set in expansive gounds at the northern tip of Pattaya Bay. Long established with an excellent reputation the Dusit is one of the city's more expensive hotels but low-season discounts can be considerable. Guest ratings are mostly excellent.
Woodlands Hotel and Resort - a 135-room resort situated just past the northen tip of Pattaya Beach in the area known as Naklua. This location is very quiet though most shopping and nightlife areas can be reached by baht bus in just a few minutes. Guest reviews are usually positive.
Cape Dara Resort - an upmarket getaway resort in a very peaceful setting not far past the north end of Pattaya Beach. Well away from the city noise the resort is not far from the main transport routes so the rest of Pattaya is within easy reach. Guest reviews are mostly good.