I hate plain generic hotels -- especially when I'm staying for a while. But, I also don't enjoy "B&Bs" or guest houses as I kind of keep weird hours and schedules.
Hip Inn provided a perfect fit for me for 9 days.
1st floor is a coffee shop/café with an eclectic mix of decorations and furniture which provided a nice place to hang out to work on my scrapbooks, write letters, and enjoy their absolutely top shelf espresso drinks.
Throughout the little hotel were all sorts of interesting curios and collections of small things like toy Volkswagen buses and larger things like Vespa scooters and old typewriters. Felt as though I decorated it myself.
The floors were all polished concrete which avoids the dust and mildew and bugs which congregate in carpets, plus a modern aesthetic to older bldg.
Most importantly though, my room was spacious, clean & had a large comfortable bed, a great shower, as well as a small refrigerator with bottled water and closet for hanging up/airing out my clothes.
The room had lots of windows so it was bright and cheerful, but could also be shut down to block out light as I tend to sleep late.
Despite my lack of Thai language, the staff were cooperative and helpful as we communicated through Google translate to arrange taxis, send laundry out, etc
Worth noting that I wasn't there for "sightseeing" per se but rather for medical treatment so it was nice to come home to a welcoming place.