The chances are you’re visiting this page because you have already decided you are taking a family vacation in Pattaya. The next step of your family holiday plan is to find a family friendly hotel, perhaps with family rooms or suites. Preferably with some amenities, services and activities to keep the kids happy and occupied, and in a safe location away from the nightlife zones.
I have the benefit of 17 years living in, and 15 years of family life in Pattaya to call on. But still I write this post as if I’m planning a vacation in Pattaya myself. I have my own ideas where I would like to stay according to what my own family enjoy, and which areas are suitable for a family vacation in Pattaya.
Recommending hotels for someone else is not an easy task, so I’m going to play it safe. I’m going to recommend hotels which I would use, and which are popular, well known family friendly hotels in Pattaya. The chances are you will see these hotels recommended on many websites and blogs, which is testament to their family friendly reputation.
About the links on this page
I noticed family rooms at a handful of the most popular family friendly hotels in Pattaya were not available through Agoda. For those, I have left a link to the hotel website. All other links will open in Agoda.
About the room rates
Rates I have displayed are approximate rates for family rooms or suites in December. Please use them only as a rough guide. If you login to Agoda you will notice many members only discounts, coupons, rewards and gift cards.
Do You Need a Family Room?
Depending on the age of your children and the maximum number of occupants allowed, you can get away with a standard room and save a lot of money.
Using Agoda you can clearly see the number of occupants allowed, it might be 3 adults (1 in an extra bed) and children of a certain age can share the parents bed. As a rule, if you are over the maximum number of occupants Agoda will not let you book it.
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For more Pattaya family hotel booking tips and ideas, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Top Recommended Family Hotels in Pattaya
The hotels listed below are safe bets for a family vacation in Pattaya. Some are a little pricey, but they offer much more than simply a place to stay. They are also great places to hang out.
All these hotels have family rooms and a swimming pool. Some may boast their own water park, kids clubs, babysitting services, and amenities to keep the whole family happy.
Family Hotels in Wongamat & Naklua
Naklua and Wongamat are the most recommended areas for a family vacation in Pattaya. The area is relatively quiet and tranquil yet still has lots of amenities and restaurants. Besides 4 and 5 star beach-front resorts including the renowned family friendly Centara Grand Mirage beach resort with it’s own water them park, there is family friendly accommodation in every price range around the Naklua and Wongamat areas.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort $230
Dusit Thani $470
North Downtown Pattaya Family Hotels
This is actually a quiet corner of downtown Pattaya, populated mainly by hotels. If you like the convenience of downtown Pattaya’s cheap transport, shopping, dining, and activities but wish to avoid the nightlife this an ideal area for you.
Holiday Inn Pattaya $300
Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort $210
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya $160
Amari Ocean Pattaya $160
Family Hotels in Pratumnak
The Pratumnak area of Pattaya is commonly known as the hill, and is basically the hilly area
overlooking Pattaya which divides Pattaya and Jomtien. Landmarks in the Pratumnak area include the Buddha On The Hill and Pattaya Viewing Point. The area also boasts Pratumnak Beach, Cosy Beach and Asia (Hu Kwang Bay) Beach. Having no major nightlife zones, this a safe area to book accommodation according to your budget and requirements.
Birds & Bees Resort $130
Family Hotels in Jomtien
The only thing Jomtien lacks is shopping malls and associated entertainment like cinema and tenpin bowling. What nightlife there is in Jomtien is limited to a sprinkling of shop-house type bars and a couple of beer bar complexes. There’s lots of hotels and guest houses to choose from in Jomtien, 5 kilometers of beach, and Pattaya Water Park is within easy walking distance of the northern end of Jomtien Beach. Again, you are quite to safe to book any suitable accommodation in Jomtien without having to worry about being close to nightlife zones.
D Varee Jomtein $180
Na Jomtien Family Hotels
Najomtien Beach actually stretches a few kilometers between Jomtien and Bang Saray. The Na Jomtien area is actually home to Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park, Mimosa City of Love and Nong Nooch Gardens among others. There’s some gorgeous beach resorts, a handful of condos, beach bars and restaurants along this stretch of beach. In my opinion this one of the best maintained beaches in the Pattaya area, water quality is still not great but the beaches are quite lovely. And of course you are well removed from, but conveniently close to Pattaya, making it a perfectly safe family getaway.
Easiest Way to Find Family Friendly Hotels in Pattaya
Use the following filters on Agoda.com Pattaya hotels page. Most importantly read the reviews by families with children.
- Select your preferred dates, number of adults and children, and number of rooms, then click on Search.
- On the “Guest rating” tab select either “Families with young children” or “Families with teens”.
- Select the facilities you require.
- Optionally, set the price from low to high.
- Optionally, select a neighborhood.
- Optionally, select family friendly.
- Each time you select an option your search will be refined.
- Once you click through to view a hotel, your preferred room choice should be at the top of the page.
- If the price and all other options meet your requirements, READ THE REVIEWS.
Contact The Hotel
You can contact the hotel direct through Agoda, to ask about things what matter to you. Like how often does the shuttle service run?, what’s for breakfast?, how much do you charge for babysitting?, and do you have spaghetti on the menu for little Johnny.
Compare Prices and Save Money
Finally, make sure you are paying a fair price for your hotel, there might even be a huge discount available on some site somewhere. Enter your hotel in to HotelsCombined and it will search an assortment of booking sites and find the lowest available price. Just make sure you also remember the rate on Agoda.
Getting Around Pattaya as a Family
You can get to, or near most places within and around Pattaya using the baht bus service. The service operates within downtown Pattaya, to and from Jomtien, and to and from Naklua. Most trips cost 10 baht per person, only longer trips such as Jomtien to North Pattaya will cost 20 baht per person. These days baht buses have their route displayed, but as a rule, if it’s not going where you expect just hop off, pay, and hop on another.
If you’re going somewhere not covered by the baht bus route I recommend you download the Grabtaxi and Uber apps.
Family Things To Do in Pattaya
From unique experiences like Flight of the Gibbon, to a night at the cinema or tenpin bowling, there’s enough family activities in Pattaya to keep you busy for weeks.
Save Money on Your Family Activities in Pattaya
Before you use a high street travel agent or your hotel front desk to book any activities or tour in Pattaya take a look at these discounted Pattaya activity and tour prices.
Don’t Let Mosquitoes Spoil Your Family Vacation in Pattaya
Mosquito repellent in various forms and strengths (including baby safe repellent) is available at just about any convenience store like 7-11, supermarkets and pharmacies.
Choose a Family Hotel With Top Reviews
Reviews are important, I would say especially so when choosing a family hotel in Pattaya. So if you want a family friendly hotel which consistently has good reviews from families with teens and young children, take a look at the top Pattaya family hotels by review rating.