Cheap beachfront hotels in Thailand

Thailand is a popular vacation spot for travellers from all over the world thanks to its beautiful beaches with soft sand and crystal clear waters. And when we go on beach vacations, an ideal stay is one by the seaside with a perfect view – sadly, these hotels can be quite the wallet snatchers.

But don’t worry; we’ve gathered 11 cheap beachfront hotels in Thailand that start from just ~USD29 per night for the ultimate weekend getaway that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Note: Prices may vary depending on seasons and promotions.

1. The Boathouse (Chonburi) — artsy fisherman’s village 

Beachfront Hotel Thailand Simply appreciate the view from this beautiful outdoor bed
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Price: from ฿900 (~USD29.68)/night

A perfect little hideout for holiday goers, The Boathouse is a colourful guesthouse with an artsy ambience in a fisherman’s village in Chonburi. This beachfront hotel brings a quaint charm as it stands against the sea backdrop. 

From its common area to guest rooms, the hotel’s vibrant decor makes it stand out against the tropical beach backdrop.

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Carribean vibes, anyone?
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Fishermen’s houses and boats line both sides of the guesthouses, and you’ll get to observe a local way of life very closely. Oh and don’t worry about it getting too noisy, because this place is far from crowded tourist areas and main roads. 

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Take a foamy bath while looking out into the sunset
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For solo travellers, the Mini Seaview room (฿900, ~USD29.68) with a shared bathroom is perfect for you. If you’re looking for something to enjoy with a special someone, then go for the Seaview Vintage room (฿2,000, ~USD65.96) that has a king-size bed and bathtub looking out into the village.

Due to huge demand, do book a room 4-5 months prior to your trip for better chances of getting a room of your choice.

Address: 21 Moo 5, Bang Sare Ban Bang Sare, Chonburi 20250
Contact: +66 8 4900 3702 | The Boathouse website | Google Maps

2. Anyavee Krabi Beach Resort (Krabi) — southern bamboo huts

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The mosquito nets are provided
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Price: from ฿1,200 (~USD39.58)/night

Krabi is one of the most famous places for beachfront hotels in Thailand. Book a room at Krabi’s Anyavee Krabi Beach Resort – previously known as “Bann Chom Le” – and experience a southern-style bamboo hut with a beautiful view of the Andaman Ocean.

The bungalow is mostly made of bamboo trees, from the walls to its ceilings. The bamboo accents add a nice rustic vibe to an otherwise humble hut. 

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There is a swimming pool to enjoy too
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Both the Bungalow Double Room and Bungalow Twin Room are ฿1,200 (~USD39.58) per night, with the only difference between the two being that the first one has a king-size bed while the latter offers 2 single beds. 

You can also top up ฿250 (~USD8.25) for a continental breakfast to enjoy in the morning.

Address: 84/9 Moo 3, Nongthale (Klong Muang), Muang Krabi, Krabi 81000
Contact: +66 6 3879 2642 | Anyavee Krabi Beach Resort’s website | Google Maps

3. The Privilege Hotel Ezra Beach Club (Koh Samui) — Miami-style getaway

Beachfront Hotel Thailand Cute inflatable toys are provided by the hotel
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Price: from ฿1,213 (~USD39.96)/night

You don’t have to fly all the way to Miami to stay in a sleek beachhouse  hotel because The Privilege Hotel Ezra Beach Club has that covered for you.   

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The pool bar opens till evening, so you can enjoy the sunset with drinks
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Spend your day floating in the pool while sipping on a drink from a bar that you can swim to – like, literally. Plus, you’ll be admiring Koh Samui‘s gorgeous waters, so get ready to be mesmerised.

Stay at The Privilege Garden Wing (฿1,213, ~USD39.96), a garden hut that’s got really cool wall accents on it. Reminds us of ancient cave paintings!

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If you’re willing to increase the budget for a sea view, Deluxe Sea View (฿2,123 ~USD69.94) is a nice option. And for those who are feeling a little extra and want to have a pool right by your doorstep, go for a Beach Front Pool Villa (฿4,879 ~USD160.73) which has 2 bedrooms for 4 people.

All rates include daily breakfast.

Address: 5/1 Moo 4, Bangrak Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320
Contact: +66 7 795 4094 | The Privilege Hotel Ezra Beach Club’s Facebook | Google Maps

4. Rabbit Resort (Pattaya) — quaint countryside cottage

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Price: from ฿1,870 (~USD61.60)/night

Rabbit Resort is a different kind of beachfront hotel. At this resort, you will find yourself in an English-style garden with little cottages that sit right next to a tropical beach.

While the common areas like the reception house and garden give off more of a countryside atmosphere, the guest rooms have a glimpse of the traditional Thai spirit to them. 

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The Silver Forest Room
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Although the hotel is located close to the beach road, all the trees in the garden will likely filter unpleasant noises for you.

Beachfront Hotel Thailand The pavement leads from the resort to the beach
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Book the Silver Forest Room (฿1,870, ~USD61.60) that is perfect for 2 people, or get the Silver Antique Room (฿2,125, ~USD70.00) that comes with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size bed if you come in as a group of 4.

The good news is if you’re booking directly via the hotel’s website, you’ll get free all-you-can-eat breakfast.

Address: 318/84 Moo 12, Soi Dongtan Police Station, Jomtien, Banglamung, Pattaya 20150
Contact: +66 3 825 1731 | Rabbit Resort’s website | Google Maps

5. Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort (Krabi) — Mediterranean-style resort

Beachfront Hotel Thailand Looking from the resort, your eyes will meet a series of islands ahead, which is one of the rarest views you can get from any beachfront hotels
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Price: from ฿2,138 (~USD70.43)/night

Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort stands out with its unique architecture and decorations which combine Thai traditional art styles with some Middle Eastern flair – the resort almost looks like it could be in Morocco.

Beachfront Hotel Thailand The stencilled partition features southern Thai Muslim art
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If you’re craving some adventurous activities like kayaking in the ocean or snorkelling at Phi Phi Island, you can contact the hotel’s receptionist for special offers.

Whether you stay in the hotel’s Superior room (฿2,138, ~USD70.43) or Deluxe Family with 2-Queen Beds (฿2,708, ~USD89.21), you’ll get free daily breakfast and 10% off their spa and massage services, as well as hotel food and drinks.

Address: 146 Moo 3, Nong Thale, Muang, Krabi 81000
Contact: +66 9 3581 2893 | Anyavee Tubkaek Beach Resort’s website | Google Maps

6. The Dewa (Koh Chang) — rustic beachside huts

Beachfront Hotel Thailand Get your favourite cocktail while you’re in the pool
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Price: from ฿2,470 (~USD81.37)/night

The Dewa is a bold beachfront hotel with a rustic design that’s tucked away in lush greenery that will make you think you’re deep in a jungle instead of the beach.

There are a lot of special activities for you to do here, like elephant trekking, and snorkelling. If you’re in the mood for something more relaxing, you can visit their spa instead.

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It might not seem like it, but the hotel is located next to the beach!
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If you can’t get enough of nature, stay in the hotel’s poolside Deluxe room (from ฿2,470, ~USD81.37) that has a mountain view, or get a spacious Villa room (from ฿3,250, ~USD107.06) that is just a few steps from the beach. 

Address: 24/1/1 Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang, Trat 23170
Contact: +66 3 955 7339 | The Dewa’s website | Google Maps

7. Resort De Paskani (Hua Hin) — Santorini-inspired vacation

Beachfront Hotel Thailand You will find the pool right at your doorstep
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Price: from ฿2,600 (~USD85.65)/night

You can now experience Santorini’s charm right in Hua Hin, which is only 3 hours away from Bangkok. This is certainly one of the best choices for beachfronts hotel as it’ll give you a bang for your buck from the Greek experience alone.

You’ll find this at a resort named Resort De Paskani, which takes inspiration from white fishermen’s houses in the seaside towns of Europe like the Greek islands.

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Looking out to the sea while sunbathing or making your way down to it with friends
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The architecture and decorations here are so legit your friends would think you’re somewhere in Greece or Italy when they see your photo online.

Resort De Paskani Hua-Hin streetYou could easily mistake this for a street in Santorini
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Get a Deluxe Terrace room (฿2,600, ~USD85.65) to get your balcony, or the Pool Access Room (from ฿3,990, ~USD131.44) to stay next to the pool. 

Address: 33/2 Soi Moobaan Takiab, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Contact: +66-32-655-229 | Resort De Paskani’s website

8. The Palayana (Hua Hin) — giant pool by the beach

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Price: from ฿2,715 (~USD89.44)/night

Glam up your vacation and stay at The Palayana, a spacious hotel with stunning Thai wooden architecture.

Most of the surrounding area is covered by greenery, so you will feel ultimate privacy while you’re staying here.

Beachfront Hotel Thailand Deluxe Garden View room
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In contrast to the exterior, all rooms are quite minimalistic and ultra-modern with the use of black and white colours. 

Beachfront Hotel Thailand Gigantic pool with sea view
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For the garden lovers, book your Deluxe Garden View room (฿2,715, ~USD89.44) with a private balcony that opens up to the hotel’s green gardens. If you’re more of a pool person, then the 1 Pool Villa (฿6,797, ~USD223.91) has a private pool and pavilion area that’s perfect for you. 

All rates include daily breakfast.

Address: 1390/19 Petchakasem Road, Cha-am, Phetchaburi 76120
Contact: +66 3 2406 111 | The Palayana’s website | Google Maps

9. Khanom Hill Resort (Nakhon Sri Thammarat) — cosy bungalows surrounded by palm trees

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Located in Khanom District in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Khanom Hill Resort is a cute peaceful resort that features cosy modern bungalows and pool villas amidst abundant plants. No matter where you turn, you can’t avoid a spectacle of greenery that encircles the resort, making you feel refreshed during your stay.

Image credit: Khanom Hill Resort via Facebook

Not gonna lie, these bungalows might look simple once you see them from the outside, but when you enter, the interior design is pretty charming. The thing that’ll surprise you is a small floating sleeping space above the toilet.

However, this is not the only type of room you can experience, they have Thai-style bungalows and elevated apartments to promise scenic views.

Looking for a serene moment? Step outside, settle into a comfortable seat on the deck outside the bungalow and immerse yourself in the breathtaking ambience. Alternatively, you can dip yourselves into their provided mini pools to cool down the heat.

Image credit: Khanom Hill Resort via Facebook

Only a brief 5-minute stroll away lies a serene sandy beach, ideal for those seeking solitude away from bustling crowds. Prepare to be captivated by the tranquil atmosphere awaiting you in this beautiful beachfront hotel.

Price: from ฿2,900 (~USD82.97) per night, including breakfast

Address: 60/1 Moo 8, Khanom, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, 80210
Contact: +66 8 1956 3101| Khanom Hill Resort’s website | Google Maps

10. The Lord Nelson (Rayong) — a boutique beachfront hotel in the heart of a fishing village

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Named after Horatio Nelson — a renowned British naval commander during the Napoleonic Wars, Lord Nelson Hotel is nestled in a fishing village in Rayong and offers a tranquil beachfront setting with a scenic ocean view as an escape for those seeking relaxation on holiday.

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You can explore their nine room types starting from ฿1,900 (~USD54.39). Other than their sea view choices, they also have rooms with remarkable mountain views to delight in.

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If you prefer a pool view with an ocean backdrop, opt for its Terrace Groundfloor Room with a pool view. Located on the ground floor, the pool will be the first thing to greet you in the morning as you step out of your room.

Next to the pool lies a vibrant bar and restaurant where you can unwind amid a nice atmosphere while vibing with a live music performance.

During the day, you can consider enjoying kayaking in the sea by renting a kayak at ฿350 (~USD10.01) per hour at the hotel.

This beachfront hotel is approximately 40 minutes away from downtown Rayong. Feel free to contact the staff if you need a ride from the city to the hotel.

Price: from ฿1,900 (~USD54.39) per night

Address: 156, Phala, 13 moo 6 Phla Rd, Tambon Phla, Ban Chang District, Rayong 21130
Contact: +66 8 2642 4414 | Lord Nelson’s Facebook | Google Maps

11. Baan Sailboat Beach Kohlarn — enjoy a glass room that lets you wake up to a gorgeous sea view

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If Koh Larn is your admired go-to destination on holiday, Baan Sailboat Beach Kohlarn can serve as your budget stay.

At the outset, you might notice the hotel’s design resembles that of a ship, with six big windows in sapphire standing out. Dressed predominantly in white, the hotel boasts a selection of six room types, totalling up to 12 rooms. If it’s a sea view you’re after, both the Deluxe Seaview and Suite Seaview options are well-suited for you.

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Imagine waking up in the morning and the first thing you see is the indigo ocean with Pattaya’s skyline as a background.

Image credit: Baan Sailboat Beach Kohlarn via Facebook

The cutest spot here is a pool zone downstairs where you dip down and enjoy a dazzling view of the beach. Behind the pool, you can chill at a cocktail bar adorned in Bondi blue.

Price: from ฿2,500 (~USD71.55) per night

Address: 193/1 M.7, Koh Larn, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Contact: +66 6 4251 9393 | Baan Sailboat Beach Kohlarn’s Facebook | Google Maps

Pamper yourself at these cheap beachfront hotels in Thailand

Today, the idea of treating ourselves with a stay at a beachfront hideout is not that unreachable anymore as there are many cool places offering good and cheap deals. So pack your swimsuits and get ready for a cocktail without breaking the bank in any of these cheap beachfront hotels in Thailand.

If you want more ideas about accommodation in Thailand, go ahead and read 10 floating hotels in Kanchanaburi, 9 exotic jungle resorts in Thailand, and 10 hotels and resorts with outdoor bathtubs.

Cover images adapted from (Clockwise from Left):@nakmuay via Instagram, @choconannyy via Instagram, and @kib_kanussanan via Instagram

The article was originally published by Eddie Jirayu in November 2019, and last updated by Bank Fasaisirinan in December 2023.


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