Are you visiting Pattaya to enjoy the nightlife ?. Then you will no doubt be taking a girl guest, most likely a bar girl of freelancer back to your hotel room. To avoid paying a joiner fee every time you take a guest/girl back to your hotel room you will need to find a guest/joiner friendly hotel.
A joiner friendly hotel, also known as guest friendly, girl friendly and bar girl friendly typically does not charge a fee (joiner fee) when you take an overnight companion or guest to your room.
Whether or not a hotel will charge a joiner fee is determined by their joiner policy. Conditions which affect a hotel joiner policy are maximum legal room capacity, booking terms and conditions, and the hotel management’s decision.
Most hotels in Pattaya are guest/joiner friendly, so long as you abide by the booking terms, which are that you book your hotel room for 2 occupants and check-in alone. Booking the room for 2 is most usually the same price as booking single occupancy, and you have also accounted for your guest/guests as required by the hotel.
The hotel will require your guest to be the age of sexual consent, the age of consent in Thailand is 18, but some hotel joiner policies will stipulate they must be as old as 21 before they are permitted entry. Furthermore your guest must report to the hotel front desk and present their ID card or passport.
Do not assume by booking a room for 2 occupants your hotel of choice will not charge a joiner fee. Hotel joiner policies, as already stated are subject to the management’s decision. Some hotels will charge a charge a joining fee regardless of your booking terms and conditions. The joiner fee is also at the discretion of the hotel management, in Pattaya you could be charged as much as 1,500 baht if you take a guest to your room.
Finding Joiner Friendly Hotels in Pattaya
The best way to find a guest friendly hotel in Pattaya is buy contacting the hotel yourself, or using a list of hotels which have already been confirmed guest friendly.
I recommend you start by using a list of confirmed guest friendly hotels in central Pattaya, for the simple reasons, you know they are highly likely to confirm they are guest friendly, they reply to email, and the location is the most convenient in Pattaya.
Use Agoda to Contact the Hotel
I know from my own experience, emailing any significant number of hotels to ask if they are guest friendly is time consuming and often fruitless. Many do not reply, some take days to reply, and others use out of date email addresses.
A brand new feature on Agoda allows you to contact the hotel from the Agoda website. Whether you want to book a hotel which is not already listed as guest friendly, or start with a list Pattaya guest friendly hotels already linked to Agoda, it’s a pretty good all in one solution which could save you a lot of time in your hotel search.