especially around the bridge over the river are good and have reasonable prices, from about Baht 800,- per night upwards. As you can imagine, as elsewhere in Thailand there are plenty of restaurants. There are quite a lot of Thai restaurants worldwide which use the name Sukhothai restaurant. can be found in many cities around the globe.
Buses are available from Bangkok and Chiang Mai plus other city this long haul buses take passengers on the way. The bus from Bangkok’s Mor Chit bus terminal ( the BTS Bangkok terminal is very close) starts several times per day.
There is also a train option via Phitsanulok train station from there a minibus or taxi will take about 30 minutes ride, all this is good organized and works. Rush hours are between 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm. At those times don’t get on the road in Thailand.
The city is one of Thailand's highlights, the well arranged historical park is monumental and brings insight into the past. The well maintained remains of temples, pagodas and monasteries are a showcase of the glorious past. Most of the non sacral buildings before the 19. century are not existing anymore (its a similar situation as in Bagan Myanmar and Ayutthaya) since they were built from wood and were wiped out by fires from time to time the masonry work of the temples pagodas and monasteries protected them from vanishing.
Sacral buildings in Thailand and the countries around were usually built with bricks that mean many are still visible only the roof is gone sometimes as you can see in the park pictures below. There are some hotels nearby to make your stay easy and comfortable. World Heritage by UNESCO came In 1991, the place was declared the 358th after the Thai Fine Art department submitted a nomination. Known history started more or less in the 13th century when a town with this name was founded.