Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Patong.
The Amari Phuket is an upscale resort in a peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of Patong, but close enough to offer plenty of activity for those who want it. The 197-room property offers direct access to a small private beach as well as two beautiful pools with ocean views, each set beside a restaurant. Guest rooms are clean and airy and have balconies with ocean views, large walk-in showers, and simple, modern decor. The hillside spa has an outdoor hot tub and an open-air gazebo treatment room, while a colorful kids' club makes this a practical choice for families seeking a quiet, coastal getaway. Wi-Fi is included, as is a daily buffet breakfast.
The 303-room Novotel Phuket Vintage Park is a three-and-a-half-pearl property situated right in the center of Patong's bustling action, within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Rooms are pleasant, but busy, and they feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and air-conditioning. The restaurant is open around the clock, and there's a lobby bar as well as a swim-up option at the huge outdoor pool. A fitness center and spa round out the attractions for adults, and children get their own pool area and a free kids' club. Travelers who don't mind paying just a little more should consider Grand Mercure Phuket Patong, which has nicer guest rooms and similar features with a more modern finish.
This 32-room budget hotel is a little isolated from the main Patong area action, and a 15-minute walk to the beach. Suitable for singles, couples, and families, it's a bit no frills, but the rooms are clean and comfortable enough, and the price is the main reason for staying here (though those wishing to be away from the nightlife noise may also appreciate the location). There is generally no free breakfast, but an on-site cafe and nearby convenience store can tide you over. Free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, climate control, and flat-screen TVs are perks. The small rooftop infinity pool with views of downtown Patong is the highlight.
The 314-room luxury Grand Mercure Phuket Patong is a stunning resort in central Patong, within walking distance of the famed Patong Beach and Bangla Night Road. Rooms are modern and have luxury bathrooms -- some also have balconies. The property is designed with the natural beauty of Phuket and Thailand’s cultural heritage in every tiny detail. Features include a craft-beer bar with 150 brews and a French patisserie, plus three lush lagoon-style pools. Those who prefer a luxury hotel right on the sand should consider La Flora Resort Patong, though its rooms aren't quite as impressive as the ones here.
With 398 rooms spread over two wings, the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a four-pearl property home to gorgeous pools, a relaxing spa, and colorful kids' club. Rooms here are clean, spacious, and stylish, with chic bathrooms and amenities including bathrobes, free Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges. The hotel is across the street from the beach and in a busy area with plenty of bars and shops nearby. There are four on-site restaurants and a bar, with Charm Thai Restaurant receiving stellar reviews. Overall, this chain hotel has more panache than usual and rates are low.
The 215-room Novotel Phuket Resort is a three-and-a-half-pearl property situated on a hillside overlooking Patong Bay and within a short walk of the beach. Rooms are pleasant, if a bit stuffy and dated, and each includes modern amenities like air-conditioning and minibars plus a balcony or terrace, some with stunning views of the sea. The free breakfast buffet draws rave reviews, and there are two restaurants and three bars. The lovely outdoor pool has different sections for relaxing, sports, and kids, and the spa offers massage and body treatments. As an alternative, Burasari Resort is a more modern upscale hotel close to the action, and it offers free minibar items plus a happy hour with free snacks.
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa is an old-school, four-pearl hotel built on one of Phuket's only private beaches. The location is a short drive from party-central Patong Beach, but the vibe at the Village is laid-back and focused on nature and families. The freeform swimming pool is a large draw, as are comfortable rooms and cottages with direct access to the beach. Staff schedules cultural activities and there are two full restaurants on-site, along with a pool bar and Nakalay Spa. Hillside rooms are reached using a vernacular, which can be fun for little ones but a bit inconvenient for those in a hurry. Overall, prices are low for a classic Thai hotel with traditional trimmings. Those looking for a hip ambiance (and rooftop bar) should try Sri Pawna Phuket.
The 414-room Phukett Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach is a sprawling family-friendly resort located beachside on the outskirts of Patong. Rooms have private balconies with seating areas and while they vary a tad in terms of decor, all have air-conditioning and big bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Resort features include multiple swimming pools (including a baby pool and a shallow kids' pool with a slide) plus tennis courts, a fitness center, spa, and a number of bars and restaurants. The location might be a bit remote for some visitors, as it's a 10-minute drive into Patong and there's not much within walking distance. If a central location is a priority, the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a similarly sized hotel, but it's right in the heart of Patong.
The 136-room Nap Patong is a stylish upscale resort tucked between the beach and nightlife, with a 24-hour front desk, paid airport transfers, a sleek outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, a souvenir shop, and a business center. Modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs, balconies, or rooftop terraces. Suites and villas, with kitchenettes and private pools, are also available. Note that Standard Rooms are small and the hotel requires a deposit at check-in.
The 116-room Senses Resort is a hillside four-pearl hotel that offers panoramic Patong views from its rooftop pool, swim-up bar, and casual restaurant. Rooms also offer great city and sea views from balconies or terraces that have direct pool access. Suites include living rooms and dining tables. There's also, a modern fitness center and spa, airport transfers, and a tour desk. While the hillside location might make it difficult to walk around, the the steep climb brings great views.
Modern and sleek, the upper-middle-range Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong represents an attractive option, especially for families. Its location, set on one end of Patong, gives guests access to all of the nightlife and bustle the area offers, but the property itself is fairly well insulated from noise -- although sound from neighboring rooms and hallways is another story. The 249 rooms still look fresh following a 2014 renovation, and Family Room options give curtained bunk beds for kids. With a lively pool scene, a well-equipped (unsupervised) kids’ club, and a spa, this property hits all the resort highlights. For another family-friendly option in Patong, travelers could consider the Patong Paragon.
The 277-room Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is a mid-range chain option conveniently located close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and the nightlife of Bangla Road. Rooms are modern and fresh, and they all have furnished balconies. Breakfast is free and gets mostly solid marks, and there's a laundry room on-site. The pool is a plus, and kids get their own pool with water sprays. The fitness and business centers are open 24/7. Travelers looking for more authentic Thai character could check out the Sawaddi Patong Resort, although it's not as centrally located and it's farther from the beach.
The upper-middle-range Seaview Patong Hotel is not directly on the beachfront, but it does have the sea views its name suggests, and it's less than a minute's walk from Patong’s sand. Situated at a quieter end of the beach, the hotel is a bit removed from the resort town, but it is within a 15-minute walk of the restaurants and the area's well-known nightlife. The 141 rooms feel cramped and lack character, while bathrooms in particular are small and worn, especially in the lower room categories. The overall decor feels heavy and dated, with dark wood leaching out any brightness. The buffet breakfast is good, but other food available on-site gets mixed reviews. A better option could be the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, which has stylish, up-to-date rooms.
Clean, mid-range, and modern, this is the newest of three Hemingway hotels in Patong and it's a great value for the discounted price. Located in the entertainment district, it's a little farther away from the beach than other hotels in Patong (about 15 minutes), but still convenient to most area attractions, including the Bangla Night Market and Junceylon. The rooms are not huge, but they're well laid-out and clean with terrific amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, stocked minibars, and umbrellas in case it rains. There's a small but inviting rooftop pool with a few sun loungers and a poolside bar. The on-site restaurant is also a good deal, and room service is available.
This mid-range hotel in the center of Patong is close to the nightlife on Bangla Road, but still far enough away that guests can actually sleep. With 105 rooms that range in size from Standard to a super spacious Family Duplex, guests will appreciate modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, air-conditioning, and electric kettles with coffee and tea equipment. Some rooms show a little wear and tear, but they're kept clean. Two small pools are best used for dipping. For the price, which doesn't include Wi-Fi or breakfast, this isn't the best deal in the Patong area, but it's a clean and convenient place to sleep.