During the months of February, March, April and May, hotel room rates in Pattaya will plummet. Low season hotel rates in Pattaya are as much as 50 – 60 percent per night cheaper than high season rates.
From the first day in May through to the last day in October virtually all hotels in Pattaya will be charging their lowest annual rates.
Cheapest Time to Visit Pattaya
To find the absolute cheapest time to visit Pattaya you may have to be flexible. If you are coming to Pattaya during your own peak national holiday period there is a good chance you will pay premium flight prices for any flight leaving your country. Still, you can easily offset any extra amount you pay for your flight by saving on your hotel rates.
Check Pattaya hotel rates between February and May: Only the hotel management decide when to start charging low season rates. Some hotels drop their rates in February, some have a mini peak season rate over the Songkran period, others will not lower their rate until May, or even June in extreme cases.
Compare your chosen hotel rate against a similar hotel: Maybe you want to visit Pattaya in March, and you already have a favorite hotel. Your favorite hotel might still be charging high season rates in March. You could easily find a comparable hotel of the same quality which is already charging low season rates, and save yourself as much as 50 – 60 percent. That’s a lot of money which I’m sure you would rather spend on other things.
Finding the Cheapest Hotel Rates in Pattaya
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Agoda have more hotels listed in Pattaya than any other booking site, I mean hundreds more. For that reason alone, it’s the best place to find cheap hotel deals in Pattaya. More hotels means more deals, and Agoda often offer discounts up to 80 percent. Remember to be flexible with your dates. If your dates are not flexible, then be flexible with your choice of hotel.
More Low Season Money Saving Tips
Arrive at the hotel and ask for an upgrade: More hotels in Thailand are booked through Agoda than any other booking site. Hotels like to keep Agoda customers happy so that they get a good review. And remember it’s low season, there’s a lot of empty rooms, and there’s no reason you won’t get an upgrade if you ask.
Do you need breakfast included: If you are staying anywhere between South Pattaya Road and North Pattaya Road, reconsider paying premium prices for what is usually a very ordinary buffet breakfast. You can get any kind of breakfast you like for a fraction of what you pay for the “breakfast included” at the hotel. Restaurants, cafes and bars are so abundant in Central Pattaya that you’ll most likely never be more than a couple of minutes walk away from one.
Happy hours: There’s always happy hours in Pattaya, but you’ll see more, and extended happy hours in the low season.
Does Low Season Mean The Weather is Bad
That really depends what you compare the weather to. For most of the low season, especially April and May, it’s hotter and more humid. September and October are the wettest months in Pattaya. If you asked me which is usually the wettest month I would say October.
From March to April the temperature will rise, and there may be 4 or 5 days rain per month, usually downpours lasting a couple of hours.
May will remain hot and mainly sunny, statistics suggest it might rain between 6 – 8 days. Again, they are usually short downpours.
In June the temperature may drop a little but the humidity will rise, statistics suggest it might rain between 8 and 10 days.
July and August will remain very humid, it will become more cloudy, and statistics suggest it could for 14 or 15 days.
September and October are hard to predict despite what any statistics say. It could rain every day. These are the only months I would say you are taking a real gamble.
Sunshine and showers: It rarely rains all day, even in September and October. Most often it will rain for an hour or 2, after which, you bask in the sunshine again. But weather is weather and there are no guarantees.
I’m not a sun worshiper, I prefer overcast days, it makes the heat that much more tolerable. So for me, low season is definitely the best time to visit Pattaya, especially if I can do it for half price.