I’m currently trying to do my best to to put together a list of guest-friendly hotels in Thailand and other countries of Southeast Asia based on experience, first hand account by friends and various reviews on websites or message boards. I will do my best to keep the list updated. Since in order to give a decent enough variety of establishments I had to sometimes rely on message boards. I personally made sure in these cases of their policy by emailing them directly and when that applies, have included their answers in the hotel description. Please bear in mind that things change overtime and a guest-friendly Hotel can quickly turn into a non guest-friendly due to change of management so it could occur that some of these hotels may no longer be guest-friendly. To avoid this, inquires about their guest-friendly status will be sent every 6 months with the hotel mailing list I have created to keep tabs on possible changes.
Now for those wondering what exactly is a guest-friendly hotel is, the easiest way to put it is that many hotels will charge you an extra fee of 500 Bath or more to bring guests back to your room. That is if they allow guests up to your room at all! Guest-friendly means that the hotel doesn’t charge you this “joiner fee”.