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St. James Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is my second stay at the St James Hotel in Bangkok, which is located at Soi Sukhimvit 26 r Soi Ari and I must say that this place is still a hotel that is good value for money.... for the price I paid it was quite good! Firstly the hotel's strategic location, if you don't know by now, is located near the Phrom Pong BTS and Emporium shopping complex & EM Quartier (opposite Emporium). Within a 2 to 4 minute walking distance from the hotel lobby, there is the very popular and very tasty Ruang Ruang Noodles (local Thai noodles), also the Phunee Massage, as well as the Phussappa Massage (this 2 are the proper massage I have been too and it was really good) and a 7-11 (24 hour grocery store). Second, although the hotel looks a little old and run down compared to its neighbor, the DoubleTree Hilton, the rooms inside are rather nice for the price you pay. I like the wooden flooring, the bed, which was king size bed was comfortable and the size of the room was about (30sqm) was more than adequate. The service here was also quite good. I ordered the room service ( you should try their basil fried minced pork with rice and egg) and they were prompt and the food was good. All in all this is a place I definitely recommend my friends too and definitely a place I want to come back too! * the only thing I would say that they need to improve is their wifi. They have a few per floor, as in routers which is located outside your room and because of the full occupancy sometimes you don't get the wifi or sometimes the wifi is really slow...

I stayed here last month, March, to play golf in the area for a week. My friend was staying next door at the Hilton doubletree but was twice as expensive, but having stayed at St James, you get what you pay for. Don't get me wrong, this hotel is comfortable, clean, etc but hasn't got the knobs and whistles that make it the quality of a higher grade hotel. Makes sense really. I was greeted at the front desk and was made welcome and taken to my room. Whereas your bag and golf clubs would be whisked away and seen later in your room, the bell boy stands by the lift and follows you up. Nevertheless easy heckling in. The room is quite plain but clean and comfortable. Complimentary water and small fridge. The laundry service was very good and cheap, about £2 a shirt. Breakfast in the morning is a buffet, not massive but adequate. More made for the Asian tourist/ business people. Didn't like the coffee and tea stewing in the old 'kenco' pots. You know the ones that sit on top of a heated plate! Most mornings had a hunt for egg man who I think doubles up as sous chef so in and out of kitchen. The front desk help you whenever you need them. The location is great, very near the hub bub of sukhumvit. All in all a good hotel for the price but if you want something a touch more special then maybe go next door. Enjoy.

It's a 5 mins walk to the BTS Phrom Phong which can take you to central Bangkok and also Airport.Very friendly and helpful staff,the room is very clean and a very good king size bed.There are many nice restaurants around.

Class act off Sukhumvit, only downside long walk to BTS. But no issue as lots of taxis and motorbikes to get you there. Was upgraded to wonderful suite, clean, quiet luxury. Good internet, helpful staff, lots of shops and restaurants nearby, good breakfast buffet too. Will be back.

I booked this hotel because I really needed a pool in this temperature. Unfortunately, the hotel staff will not inform you that their pool is under renovation, until you are done checking in. Other guests were having a hard time too, really needing to go for a swim in the heat. No compensation is given the guests for this rather big inconvenience. Not impressed.

We were here for a seminar in the meeting room on the second floor. The meeting room was very clean and pleasant. The snacks served during the breaks were delicious too. The service was excellent as the employees here were very friendly and always ready to assist us.

St James hotel is located near the Phrom Pong Station (BTS line) that runs along the Sukhumvit road, one of the most well known roads in the heart of Bangkok city. When you arrive you will immediately notice that the building is slightly older and smaller compared to it's next door neighbour, The Double Tree by Hilton. The lobby is generally small in my opinion. But the hotel staff are professional and friendly, reflecting the hospitality of Thailand quite adequately. The rooms have been obviously renovated as of late 2016, so the wooden parquet flooring is quite a nice touch. The toilet is old in it's design though, so you know they probably only renovated the room. They didn't change the mattress though. You can tell it's been used for a while and you can almost feel the springs coming through! The minibar is cold. Meaning its good. Working quite well unlike many hotels nowadays where it's mildly cold. The TV is an old generation or 1st generation LCD flat screen TV, so it's fine. The room is more or less quite peaceful as the main clientele there is Japanese and they are usually quite well behaved when they stay at hotels. The location is great as it is a two minute walk to the famous Thai noodles shop and also a 7-Eleven, so if you want to get some snacks or drinks and don't want to get it from the hotel, it's really convenient If you need to get somewhere by taxi, the hotel staff are more than willing to help. So no worries there. I will say though, that the room does smell of cigarette smoke. It was in most of the reviews about this hotel so be prepared. I am a non-smoker myself, but I am able to tolerate the smell enough to still enjoy my stay. Others may not though. All-in-all I would rate the hotel above average for the price I paid via online booking which was quite reasonable. Considering the price and the experience I had, I will come back here again!

This is not the best hotel we have stayed in! The posted rate for a standard room was β5,616 including taxes, we got it for considerably less than that. At what we paid it represents value for money. Overall it was comfortable but, like so may hotels in Thailand, it is badly in need of refurbishing. The room was a reasonable size and was very quiet, despite being on a lower floor. The free wifi was reasonably fast and there were ample power plugs available. The coffee and tea making facilities were adequate but the channels available on the TV were limited. Like most Thai beds the mattress was fairly hard, but it suited us. The bathroom was adequate but with a shower mounted over the bath and no handholds. The staff were helpful and checking in and checking out was very quick, even at 5:00 a.m. The location is quite good but it is a fair walk to Sukumvit, the Emporium and the nearest BTS station. We didn’t have an opportunity to use the public rooms or the pool. For the price we paid I would score it 6 ½ out of 10.

I'm used to staying in 5* hotels, but money was a little tighter for this trip, so I looked for a less expensive option. I hit the jackpot with the St James. It's a small / medium size hotel which offers excellent rooms, with the intimacy and friendliness you get in a small place. The facilities and amenities are limited. There is a pool which I didn't use. It's not a big pool, and not for those who want to swim lengths, but if you want to cool off it'll do that for you. Breakfast was in a small but adequate dining area off the main lobby. It had a guest house feel to it, which I quite liked. The breakfast buffet was adequate / good, and I was very satisfied with it. Location is very good. It's a 5 minute walk from Emporium and the new Em Quarter. These excellent shopping centres straddle Phrom Phong BTS station, and the restaurants of Thong Lor (Soi 55) are nearby too. I always enjoy a walk in Benjasiri Park which is right there too. Overall, the St James is an excellent value hotel in a very good location.

Hotel is in desperate need of refurbishment, beds are hard and old, and the air conditioning system struggles until about 0200 in the morning. I would not trust any rating on here or Agoda. Thai food is ok, but western food is oily and below average.

18 Sukhumvit Soi 26 Bangkok Bangkok

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Bangkok Central Business District, St. James Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as EmQuartier and Emporium Shopping Complex. This 78-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in central Bangkok and also close to Dinosaur Planet and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 5 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 78 recently renovated accommodations feature sitting areas. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water.

Property features

Guests of St. James Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 516 reviews