As a great number of tourists visit Bangkok at all times of the year, the hotel industry in Bangkok is one of the great foreign exchange earners for the country. A number of luxury hotels can be found in Bangkok, two of which made to the list of top 10 in Travel and Leisure magazine's top 100 hotels list. One of these two is the Peninsula Bangkok, which came in at number 4 and the other is the Oriental Hotel which claimed the ninth spot. Sukhumvit Road hosts a series of international chains such as JW Marriott, The Landmark, Intercontinental, Sheraton, and many boutique hotels such as Tenface Bangkok, The Davis, Unico Grande Sukhumvit.
One of Bangkok’s tallest hotels is The Banyan Tree on Sathon, which feature the tallest bar and restaurant in the city, Vertigo, up until the launch of Sirocco Restaurant on top of State Tower, 247 m (810 ft) up from the bustling street set of Bang Rak.
For the discerning tourists, Bangkok also offers a number of smaller boutique hotels with uniquely designed lodgings and personalized service. For the tourists on a budget, there are large numbers of inexpensive hotels scattered throughout the city such as Yaowarat Road, most notably in the backpackers' paradise of Khao San Road. In contrast to the Western cities, motels are uncommon in Bangkok. However, a fast and growing business is bed and breakfasts adapted to suit the Asian lifestyle. A variety of these small houses can be found in Phloen Chit, Watthana and Khlong Toei.