Hua Hin, Thailand
The Standard Hua Hin
What it is
A new style-forward retreat on the Gulf of Thailand, with 199 rooms and suites; four Instagrammy restaurants and bars (including one poolside); and a lush garden spa.
What it isn't
Just for grownups. They roll out the plush red carpet for kiddos; the “Are you Kidding?” package includes kids eat free menus, a welcome crepe cake at check-in, toys and more.
What we think
FUN, all caps, is always on the menu here. Want to play bingo in your PJs by the pool? It’s a date. Feel like hitting a happy hour? There’s no reason to leave the premises; all three bars often offer 2 for 1 cocktails daily. Even the guest rooms themselves are whimsical, complete with happy white, rattan, and yellow color palettes, private balconies, and rain showers. We love the second floor Canopy Villa for its sweeping 882 square foot floor plan, including a deep soaking tub and roomy balcony. If you’re traveling in a group, the Village Villas can’t be beat; they have their own pools and a courtyard garden that’s tailor-made for al fresco picnics. Stop in every morning at the hotel’s Juice Cafe for wellness-boosting drinks ranging from collagen and berry smoothies to pineapple cinnamon cold brew.
You're here because
They’re pet friendly, too…Ms. Fluffy will be indulged with pet ice cream and a cushy loaner bed and blanket.
Sitting outside under your thatched umbrella at the beach bar, Praça, you can scarcely believe your eyes—or your tastebuds. This is some of the best Thai Izakaya you’ve ever had, from the pomelo and black tiger prawn salad to the coconut brushed pork skewers.
Restaurants & Bars
Lido - As Hua Hin’s favorite all-day Italian restaurant, Lido serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to Thailand’s most discerning diners.
Lido Bar - Add some flavor to your day at Lido Bar. Steps from Hua Hin's best beach, kick back with a menu of refreshing cocktails, American-style bites, and light Thai dishes to nibble on while you swim, sun and lounge.
Praça - Days melt seamlessly into nights at Praça, Hua Hin's most stylish beach bar and restaurant. Everyday street favorites meet refreshing boozy concoctions – a Thai Izakaya by the sea.
The Juice Café - Stroll through the garden and up to the counter and choose from a selection of coffees, juices, smoothies and healthy snacks, to sip among the flowers or grab and go.
The age-old beach town of Hua Hin, just a block from the water and three from Hua Hin beach, where the sand is powder soft and water is glass-clear.