Given its popularity and endless accommodations there are surprisingly few true beachfront hotels in Patong. With that we mean not crossing a road, but able to step from your resort straight onto the sand. Below we list 12 great places to stay directly on, or so near the beach you can walk there in one minute, as well as hotels in quiet corners where you can stay in peaceful surroundings still near entertainment.
We need to point out that some of our resorts unfortunately do have a road between them and the sun baked sand. If we don't include them your choices would be limited, plus we would be leaving out some fabulous options. To help you make informed decisions and save time, we offer a short explanation of each venue in which we mention whether it has direct beach access or if you will indeed need to cross the road.
Finally we want to assure you need look no further. These are all the worthwhile Patong hotels located directly on, or just a skip from this 3 km ribbon of sand. If you do not find a name listed here, it is set slightly inland and you will need to walk to dip your toes in the surf. Moreover, you are guaranteed to snatch op great bargains and because you can often book your room now and pay later there is no risk.
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Located right on a private beach Amari is on the fringes of Patong and ideal to enjoy peaceful seclusion while being only 1,5 km from the nightlife strip and primary shopping area. The hotel recently had a make-over and offers modern style in ocean facing rooms with private balconies.
Surrounded by lush gardens Andaman Embrace is shielded from noise and less than 2 minutes walk from the shimmering shore. Its rooms showcase a subtle Sino Portuguese style and its facilities include a sunken pool bar, a spa, free WI-fi internet and a child centre.
You will need to hop over the street to put your feet in the sand, but this hip hotel's location is ideal. It is in the quiet northern end of the bay, yet only a 10 minute walk to the action. It has a beach club, ground floor rooms one step from the pool and additions such as our own Jacuzzi.
Banthai is located in the centre of Patong and near everything. While there is a street separating you from the shore it is only 2 steps wide. Banthai offers rooms with private terraces leading straight into the pool and its popularity is such that booking well in advance is recommended.
Near entertainment and the lapping waves one minute away, accommodation at Burasari range from themed rooms each evoking a different mood and atmosphere, to rooms stepping straight into a pool, and romantic honeymoon suites with oval shaped bath tubs on the terrace.
With rooms on the edge of a pool in an adult wing, and accommodation in a separate wing featuring themed family suites and kids suites with a separate sleeping area for children, Holiday Inn achieved the perfect balance for a great couples escape and ultimate family retreat.
Walking distance from Bangla Road and Jungceylon Mall, Impiana is a boutique hotel right on the water with a superlative beachfront pool, a seaside bar and restaurant and magnificent spa. Decorated in Thai style its rooms have vaulted ceilings and balconies with sea views.
La Flora is a classy outfit with sea facing villas equipped with a their own swimming pool. Some rooms allowing you to take a dip into a communal pool right from your private terrace and some are equipped with a spa bath. It has rooftop restaurant facing amazing ocean sunset.
Novotel is a 70 meter walk to the sun baked sand. Besides its sumptuous accommodation guests rave about its gigantic pool complete with waterfall, Jacuzzi and cocktails served at a submerged bar. You can easily access shops, markets, restaurants and nightlife by foot.
The resort has a narrow street to cross, but it could well have been part of Graceland's premises and crossing it won't bother you in the least. Extensive accommodations include ocean view rooms, it has 2 oceanfront pools, and recreation which includes a bowling alley.
Though close to entertainment Sea View Patong offers tranquil respite. You need to step across the street to dip your toes in the sand, but you won't even notice it. Two pools are surrounded by fountains, it has an in and outdoor restaurant and rooms with private balconies.
The Kee is steps from the beach with ocean views unfolding while you enjoy sun-downers at the rooftop bar. It has a sunken bar and fountain in the centre of its pool and it's avant-garde rooms have private balconies, some have a spa bath and others are located poolside.