The Best Family Hotels & Resorts in Pattaya

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Updated: February 28, 2024
By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Hotels in Pattaya

• 5-star: Hilton
• 4-star: Monttra
• 3-star: COSI
• New: Arbour
• Boutique: Siam@Siam
• Cheap: Blue Sky
• For families: Grand Centre
• For couples: Cape Dara
• Pool: Grand CentreInterContinental
• Beach: Centara Grand Mirage

The 6 Best Hotels for Families in Pattaya

A man walks by colorful blow up water floats for rent.

1. Grand Centre Point Space

The glowing purple and blue hotel looks like a spaceship. The space-themed resort is tastefully designed with space shuttle references throughout. The Astro Club has two levels with a play area for younger kids and a Game Zone with pinball machines, a pool table, and board and computer games. Space Water Park has four themed areas that include a lazy river, slides, caves, Space Pirate Beach, mini golf, and an Amphitheater. The roof-top Sky Pool overlooks Pattaya Bay, and the Techno Gym has live or on-demand trainers. The two-story Onsen & Spa has sea views and a variety of treatments. The rooms vary from single to one and two bedrooms, and some can sleep up to 6 people. This hotel is not on the beach.

2. Centara Grand Mirage

Best resort for families in Pattaya, Thailand.
A beach resort, water park, and amusement park in one resort. Water slides, a lazy river, and several pools make the Centara awesome for kids. It has a great location on the beach without being too close to Pattaya’s party scene. There’s a Zulu Family Club and the Kids’ Club, many places to eat, a tennis court, fitness center, and spa. There are many room options, and the Family and Deluxe suites are huge. Book early.

3. Hard Rock

Kids play in a water playground.
Just as imagined – huge, central, and family-friendly. The lobby and corridors are lined with musical memorabilia, and the famous café is next door. Although facing the esplanade in downtown Pattaya, not all rooms have sea views. Most feature prints of musical legends and striking décor, but none seem to have cupboards; instead, guests place clothes on hangers in a narrow alcove. Standard rooms are undersized, but the Rock Royalty Sea View rooms are larger. The Rock Star Suite offers a lounge area and an internal bedroom with two bunk beds for those under 10. The colorful Family Suites have a separate room with video games and two single beds. The massive lagoon-shaped pool has a tropical “beach” with lifeguards, thatched cabanas, and sloping palms. The other family-friendly facilities are impressive, e.g., an excellent children’s pool with a playground inside, a supervised kid’s club with numerous activities, and a games room.

4. InterContinental

Kids' club with excellent facilities at family-friendly InterContinental
Serene, graceful, and excellent for families. The rooms are low-level and designed with Thai touches. The gardens slope down to the beach, which is rocky, so a raised sandy area has been created for lounge chairs. There are three pools. The standard rooms are lovingly decorated, have connecting doors, and face the beach, but only those on the 3rd and 4th floors have ocean views. The magnificent Club Rooms have a sunken Jacuzzi and balcony and can fit in at least one extra single bed. Some pool villas have two bedrooms. The Planet Trekkers kids’ club is supervised and engaging. It offers educational activities and games that are, unusually, different for ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12. Frequent taxi trips are inevitable between Pattaya and Jomtien on “Buddha Hill,” with few facilities nearby.

5. Royal Cliff Grand

Luxury hotel in Buddha Hill with a private beach. There are seven free-from pools, including an infinity pool and options to reserve sun loungers. Inside Fitz Club is a state-of-the-art fitness center. There are seven tennis courts, workout rooms, a jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, a pool with water slides, and underwater scooters. The kids club has an indoor play zone that offers engaging activities like origami, pottery, and cooking classes, but there are also slides, a cave, and a maze. The Verge is a hangout with game consoles like Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Wii, and Kinect, but also a pool table and karaoke. The gorgeous two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites offer a living room, dining area, refrigerator, and terrace with sea views. They are beautifully decorated with wood and chandeliers.

6. Holiday Inn

Colorful floats sit in a shallow children's pool.
Convenient, family-friendly, with great views. It is well designed, with all rooms facing the front sharing the same views from their balcony. Views are minimal from the second wing behind. Deluxe Rooms are pleasant, with pastel colors and Thai crafts, and the panoramas from the bedroom are as eye-popping as from the marble bathtub. Many have connecting doors, while the suites cater well to families. There is one pool for adults with infinity edges that seem to merge into the horizon. The other large pool for children, with a slide and separate depths for different ages, is conveniently alongside the breakfast area. Immediately across the road, the beach is poor and only marginally better further down. And families are a focus. The bright and airy kids’ club is supervised and offers a better range of engaging activities than most, e.g., painting and cooking, as well as computer games. One of several high-rises squeezed between northern Pattaya and the southern Na-Klua area, endless facilities in both regions are easy to reach by foot or songthaew taxi truck.

More Pattaya Hotels for Families

A red and white striped pool umbrella shades to red lounge chairs sitting by a pool.

The colorful pool at D Varee in South Jomtien.

Buddha Hill Best Family Hotels

The shallow kid’s pool is separate from the large saltwater pool. The game room is open to all ages. The hotel is not on the beach but is close and offers private beach access with sunbeds, sofas, and snacks. There are many room options for families including a family room with a bunk bed, 2-bedroom ocean suites and an extra sofa bed, and suites with one bed with cots available.

Royal Cliff Beach
There are two private beaches, four swimming pools (plus underwater scooters), and beautiful sea views. The kids club offers balloon making, origami, cooking classes, pottery, slides, and story time. The best rooms for families include the two-bedroom Thai Heritage Theme Suite or Thai Modern Theme Suites; additional cots are available.

Dongtan Beach Best Family Hotels

Colorful kayaks rest on the beach under a tree.

Kayaks and wind surfboards for rent on Dongtan beach.

A large pool next to a hotel with sun loungers.
The hotel has a large swimming pool across the street from Dongtan Beach. The Superior Family Room with two large beds is best for families; the Executive Suite has one bedroom and a living room with a sofa bed, and the Junior Suite has one bedroom with a bed and bunk bed and a living room with a sofa bed. There are no extra cots available, though.

The Heritage
It’s across the street from the beach. There’s a restaurant, coffee shop, spa, pool, and children’s pool. Many room choices exist for families with sofa beds and extra cots available.

Welcome World
It’s right across the street from the beach and has a pool and restaurant. The rooms have balconies, some with sea views, and cots or extra beds available.

The hotel is blocks from the beach and has an outdoor swimming pool, spa, and restaurant. There are no family suites, so depending on the size of your group, you may need two rooms. Some have sliding doors with direct pool access. Fortunately, the hotel is more affordable.

Na-Klua Best Family Hotels

There are rooms with sofa beds (Superior King Room with Sofa Bed and City View) and rooms with two double beds and extra beds available. The rooftop kids club room has an indoor treehouse and an outdoor play area. A walkway connects it to the rooftop pool and has city views. It’s a few blocks from the beach.

Dusit Thani
Saltwater pools and cabanas at family-friendly Dusit Thani
This beachfront resort has access to two beachfronts, four restaurants, a spa, two outdoor swimming pools, four tennis courts, a kids club, and babysitting services. At the pool, there are underwater scooter lessons. There are rooms with two double beds and cots available.

The Green Park
There are three restaurants, tropical gardens, and a freeform pool. The Family Two-Bedroom Suite is the best option for families. The beach is a couple of blocks away.

North Beach Best Family Hotels

Two-Bedroom Suite (plus an extra bed available) has a living area and balcony. There’s a saltwater swimming pool and bicycle rental.

North Jomtien Best Family Hotels

Palm Beach
The Triple Family Deluxe room is excellent for families with three single beds and extra beds available. There’s a large outdoor pool with lounge chairs, a spa, and a bowling alley. The restaurant has a kid-friendly buffet.

PLAZA Condotel
These are apartments for stays of 14 nights or more. All condos have views of the sea and are well-equipped. There’s also a pool, with a children’s pool, and a restaurant.

South Beach Best Family Hotels

A bright green and pink inflatable boat sits on the beach.

Banana boats and jet skis for rent in South Beach.

The Bayview

There are two outdoor pools, six restaurants, a tennis court, a kids’ play area, a treehouse, and a kids’ pool with slides and fountains. Cots available.

South Jomtien Best Family Hotels

D Varee
High-rise hotel across the street from the beach. There are five restaurants, two outdoor pools (one on the fifth floor), a kids club, and a playground. The Family Suite Ocean View has two bedrooms, a sofa bed, a living room, a dining area, and a balcony. Other rooms have two beds and cots or extra beds available.

Grand Jomtien Palace
It’s across the street from the beach. There’s a kids club, large free-form pool, restaurant, and spa. The Family Bungalow has two single and two double beds with a terrace overlooking the pool. Many room options include a family suite, cottages, rooms, and suites

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