I would like to say a few things about the Queen Vic in Soi 6.
The description that you already have of the bar area of the Queen Vic is spot on.
I stayed at the hotel in April and am going back next month. Vic the owner has various prices of rooms to suit everyone, he has budget, 500 Baht a night, standard 600, superior 700, deluxe 800 and I now believe he has a penthouse at around 2000 a night,
but this has a Jacuzzi etc in it.
I stayed in his superior at 700 Baht a night, the room was recently renovated, to a high standard. I must add, aircon good, king size bed, room safe, en-suite, TV, tea & coffee facilities, DVD player. value for money, it has been the best I have
stayed in Pattaya.
Even though it is pub/hotel he has security on from about 7pm till 6am, and Soi 6 may put you off but he has a back entrance at Soi 6/1 so you can come and go as you please if the hustle and bustle of Soi 6 is not your cup of tea.