Buddy Lodge Hotel
This small, boutique hotel on Khao San Road houses only 76 rooms in two styles, standard and deluxe. Each room is furnished with Thai antiques and has natural wood accents. The property includes a rooftop pool and bar, a fitness center, and both a sauna and steam room. But location is the main draw here: The property is in the middle of the Khao San district, home to a number of restaurants and entertainment options, and is within walking distance of several attractions, including the Grand Palace.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.