Best Hotels Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Our core mission when finding you the best hotels in Chiang Mai:

  • Design – We believe you should sleep somewhere that inspires you – No matter your budget.
  • Unique – No cookie cutter rooms. Always feel like you are somewhere new and exciting.
  • Near Good Food – Whether in the hotel itself, or very nearby. Your tastebuds need satisfaction!

How to Get to Chiang Mai

We personally prefer to fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai airport and then get a transfer from there. You can get some really cheap flight deals with Air Asia. There is also a VIP Bus transfer that you can take from Bangkok  instead – more information on that option can be found HERE

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Travel in air conditioned comfort at the time of your choosing. Don’t worry about public transport or haggling with taxi drivers. Be greeted at the airport and driven to your hotel in style and comfort with a pre booked private transfer.

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Where are the BEST places to stay in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

 

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Old Town

The Old Town is the original historic walled city of Chiang Mai. Filled with old temples, markets, restaurants and hotels. But, it still retains authenticity – it had not become a tourist circus yet. Modern tourism still intermingles with locals going about their everyday business. As the most desirable part of the city, you get slightly less bang for your buck on hotels.

Ping River / Night Market

The banks of the ping river are lined with restaurants and the area is often host to cultural events. The night market area has become somewhat touristy and is where you will find ladyboy shows and more westernised dining options (Food truck replacing street carts. Steak and fries restaurants). Although food and shopping deals are still to be had, you have to be savvy to find them. A busy area with lots of accommodation options.

South Central

More residential than the previous two areas, this can be a good place to find better deals on accommodation whilst still walking distance to the centre. The wua lai road hosts a walking market every Saturday Night.

Nimman

Chiang Mai has become one of the largest hubs for digital nomads (location independent online workers) in the world. The winter months see Nimman explode with foreigners on long term stays. The mix of digital nomads and local university students make this a very hipster area. Less culture, but a modern area with very cheap cost of living and access to many international dining options as well as super cheap street food.

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BOUTIQUE & DESIGN HOTELS

Ignite Your Senses By Staying In A Hotel Full With Artistic Wonders


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Le Charcoa Hotel (Downtown)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $57 per night (Looking for other options? Try the Deluxe double room)

Why you’ll love it: Set 400 m from Wat Phra Singh, Le Charcoa Hotel offers uniquely designed accommodation in Chiang Mai. Free WiFi is accessible in all rooms and free private parking is available upon reservation. Guests can enjoy their days in the outdoor swimming pool.

All rooms at this property are air-conditioned and feature a comfy bed, a TV and a working desk. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries.

Location: 24 Soi 3 Inthavaroros Road T. Sriphum A. Muang Chiangmai, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Ratchiangsaen Flora House (South Central)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $65 per night (Deluxe Family Suite also available.)

Why you’ll love it: All rooms are decorated in different flower themes and are equipped with air conditioning. They have a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and private balcony. The en suite bathroom includes a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.

Services and facilities at Ratchiangsaen Flora House include laundry, bicycle rental and free parking. Guests may contact the tour desk for information about local excursions and day trips.

Location: 27/2 Ratchiangsaen1, T.Haiya, A.Muang ChiangMai Thailand, Hai ya, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Mo rooms (Ping River)

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Double rooms starting from $78 per night (Try out the Deluxe Room sometime.)

Why you’ll love it: Mo rooms is within a 5-minute walk from the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Sunday Walking Street. It is a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai Airport. Airport transfer is available at an additional charge.

Guests can take a refreshing dip in the indoor pool situated in the middle of the hotel. Staff at the 24-hour reception can provide concierge. Laundry service is also provided.

Location: 263/1-2 Tapae Rd., T. Changklan, Muang, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Nimman Mai Design Hotel (Nimman)

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Double rooms starting from $75 per night

Why you’ll love it: Inspired by countries along the legendary Silk Road, Nimman Mai Design Hotel Chiang Mai by Compass Hospitality presents individually designed Asian-style rooms and free WiFi throughout. It is located along trendy Nimmanhaemin Road in Chiang Mai.

Bright natural light from each room’s floor-to-ceiling windows reflect off the unique décor, bringing guests back to the ancient trading times. Rooms all come with a flat-screen TV, seating area and tea/coffee making facilities.Daily complimentary mini bar is also offered for all room types.

Location: Nimmanhemin Road, Soi Sukasaem, T. Suthep, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 


BOUTIQUE & DESIGN HOSTELS

Art, Design & A More Social Element At A Price Anyone Can Afford


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Green Sleep Hostel (Downtown)

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Double rooms starting from $9 per night (1 person max per room)

Why you’ll love it: The hostel also offers free use of bicycles. Sunday Walking Street is 300 m from Green Sleep Hostel, while City Art & Cultural Centre is 300 m from the property. Chiang Mai International Airport is 3 km away.

Rooms have a shared bathroom. Green Sleep Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. A TV is featured.

Location: 5/10 Soi 7, opposite Chiang Mai District Office Rachadumnuen Road, Sri Poom, Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Oxotel Design Hostel (South Central)

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Double rooms starting from $30 per night ($12 Per night for dorm bed)

Why you’ll love it: Set in Chiang Mai, 400 m from Saturday Walking Street, Oxotel features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site.

Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. A flat-screen TV is available.

Location: 149-153 Wua Lai Road, T. Hai Ya, A. Muang, Hai ya, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Tamada Hostel (Ping River)

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Double rooms starting from $15 per night ($22 for room with private bathroom)

Why you’ll love it: Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Tamada Hostel is set in Chiang Mai, 300 m from Iron Bridge. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

A flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as a computer are provided. Some rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Rooms come with a shared bathroom. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

Location: 48/2 Charoenprathet Lane 6 Alley, Changkran, Muang, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 


HOTELS FOR FOODIES

Stay & Eat – Why Go Further When The Best Food Is Right At Your Fingertips


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The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $860 per night 

Why you’ll love it:Spread across 60 acres of landscaped grounds, Dhara Dhevi Chiangma offers luxurious suites with a blend of Colonial and Thai décor. It boasts 2 large outdoor pools, a first-rate spa and 9 dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available. Hearty American buffet breakfasts are served at Akaligo Café. Other dining highlights include fine French dining at Farang Ses and home-made ice cream and gourmet teas at Dhara Dhevi Cake Shop.

Location:51/4 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road., Moo 1, T. Tasala, A. Muang, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand 

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Anantara Resort

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.comtop-pick-stamp

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Double rooms starting from $218 per night 

Why you’ll love it: Located along the banks of Mae Ping River, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort provides a peaceful retreat overlooking Suthep Mountain. Boasting minimalist Asian designs, the resort features a spa and pool. Northern Thai specialities can be enjoyed at The Restaurant, which houses a bar serving a variety of drinks. The Terrace Bar and Cigar Lounge serves cocktails, snacks and offers a cigar menu. Light bites and afternoon tea can be enjoyed at The Lobby Lounge.

Location:123 Charoen Prathet Road, T.Changklan, A.Muang, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand 


SHOESTRING HOTELS / GUESTHOUSES

Acceptable For The Price – Save Your Money For Food


 

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Cozy Inn Chiang Mai (Downtown)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $21 per night (Max 2 people.)

Why you’ll love it: Cozy Inn Chiang Mai offers accommodation in Chiang Mai. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

The rooms include a flat-screen TV. Each room includes a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Cozy Inn Chiang Mai features free WiFi .

Location: 5/1 Samlarn Rd., Soi 3, Tambon Prasing,Amphoe Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Udee Cozy Bed & Breakfast (South Central)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $24 per night (Try the family suite for more people)

Why you’ll love it: Udee Cozy Bed & Breakfast features comfortable rooms and children’s playground. It is a 5-minute ride from Chiang Mai International Airport. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

Each room comes with air conditioning, a cable TV and a refrigerator. Shower facilities are in an en suite bathroom.

Location: 72/66-67 Ramingniwej, Thippanate Road, Haiya,Muang, Hai ya, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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The Grace House Chiangmai (Ping river)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $15 per night (A dorm room with bunk bed costs $8)

Why you’ll love it: At The Grace House Chiangmai guests can arrange an airport shuttle service for an extra charge. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, bicycle rental and a tour desk. The property offers free parking.

Private rooms are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and air conditioning or a fan. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with free toiletries.

Location: 1/4 Soi 4 Charoen Prathet Road, Changklan, Muang, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Hostel+ Pond (Nimman)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting from $19 per night (Try out the Queen room for extra comfort)

Why you’ll love it:  Located in Chiang Mai, 400 m from Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre, Hostel+ Pond boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property.

Bike hire is available at this hostel and the area is popular for cycling. The hostel also offers car hire. Nimman Haemin is 600 m from Hostel+ Pond, while Suan Dok Gate is 1.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chiang Mai International Airport, 4 km from Hostel+ Pond.

Location: 81 Huay Kaew Rd, Suthep, Muang, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 


QUALITY ON A BUDGET HOTELS

Fantastic Bang For Your Buck


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Charcoa House & Cozy Hotel (Old Town)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $45 per night

Why you’ll love it: Located inside the walls of the old town. It’s a compact guest house but located central at a good price. With a colonial style you’ll feel like you are in another time.

Location: 4 Soi 1, Sriphoom Road, T.Sripoom, A.Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand (Old Town)

 

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Baan Ratchiangsaen (South Central)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $37 per night (Try the Deluxe double room)

Why you’ll love it: At Baan Ratchiangsaen, each room is equipped with air-conditioning. Its seating area comes with a desk and a sofa. There is an electric kettle and a refrigerator available in the room. The private bathroom features a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests enjoy a flat-screen cable TV.

Location: 35 Ratchiangsaen soi 1, T.Hayya, A.Muang, Hai ya, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Rainforest Boutique Chiang Mai (Ping River)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $35 per night

Why you’ll love it: Fitted with tiled flooring, air-conditioned rooms at Rainforest Boutique Hotel feature a modern Thai décor. They are equipped with a satellite TV and a private bathroom. A minibar is included.

Guests can relax with a massage or use the computers in the lobby. Alternatively, they can make travel arrangements at the tour desk. Transport rentals are available.

Location: 23/1 Charoen Muang Rd. Soi 5 T.Tasara A.Muang, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Chiangmai Chaiyo Hotel (Nimman)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $39 per night (Try the Standard Balcony room)

Why you’ll love it: A 10-minute drive from the city centre, Chiangmai Chaiyo Hotel offers modern designed rooms and free WiFi in public areas.

All rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area and a flat-screen cable TV. Suites have a sofa and there is also a safety deposit box. A shower, free toiletries and slippers can be found in the en suite bathroom.

Location: 17-17/1-4 Nimmanhemin Road, Soi 5, 50000 Chiangmai, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand


MID RANGE HOTELS

Comfortable Without Breaking The Bank


 

 

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Nawa Sheeva (Downtown)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $111 per night (Are you in a group of 3? Then try the executive suite)

Why you’ll love it: Offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Nawa Sheeva is located in Chiang Mai. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Location: 184/2 Ratchapakhinai Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai,, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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VC@Suanpaak Boutique Hotel & Service Apartment (South Central)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $83 per night (Superior 2 bedroom apartment also available. )

Why you’ll love it: VC@Suanpaak Boutique Hotel & Service Apartment is conveniently located within a 7-minute walk from Chiang Mai Airport. Offering non-smoking modern Thai-Lanna rooms with free Wi-Fi, the hotel comes equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna.

Furnished with wooden interiors and traditional-inspired décor, each air-conditioned room features a private balcony overlooking the pool, a 32-inch cable flat-screen TV and a refrigerator stocked with minibar. Shower facilities and a bathtub are included in an en suite bathroom. Free toiletries, a bathrobe and a hairdryer are provided.

Location: 61 M.3 Airport Road, T.Suthep, A.Muang, Chiangmai, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

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Yaang Come Village Hotel (Ping River)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $117 per night (Try the junior suite)

Why you’ll love it: Rooms at Village Yaang Come feature dark wood furnishings with Thai touches. All rooms have plenty of natural light, and are fitted with a DVD player. Bathrobes and slippers are in the elegant bathrooms.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing body massage at Lanna Come Spa, or unwind in the spa bath. The resort provides car rental services and free parking. Sightseeing arrangements can be made at the tour desk.

Location: 90/3 Sridonchai Road, Changklan, Chiangmai, Chang Khlan, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Nord Studio (Nimman)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $90 per night (Try the superior apartment)

Why you’ll love it: All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. Nord Studio features free WiFi throughout the property.

Location: 14 Nimmanhemin 17, T.Suthep, A.Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand


SPLURGE

Go On! Spoil Yourself


 

 

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Rachamankha a Member of Secret Retreats (Downtown)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting from $234 per night (2 bedroom suites are also available)

Why you’ll love it: Rachamankha a member of Secret Retreats is located by the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai, only 100 m to the Sunday Market. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and flat-screen TVs.

The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with DVD players, a personal safe and minibar. En suite bathrooms come with a hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Location: 6 Rachamankha 9, Phra Singh, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Rarin Jinda Wellness Spa Resort (Pinge River)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $164 per night

Why you’ll love it: Spacious air-conditioned rooms at Rarin Jinda feature modern Thai-style furnishings. They are fitted with a private terrace, seating area and private bathrooms with bathtubs. A fridge and tea/coffee making amenities are provided. DVD players are available on request.

Spacious air-conditioned rooms at Rarin Jinda feature modern Thai-style furnishings. They are fitted with a private terrace, seating area and private bathrooms with bathtubs. A fridge and tea/coffee making amenities are provided. DVD players are available on request.

Location: 14 Charoenraj Road, Watkate, Muang, Wat Ket, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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top-pick-stampPanviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort (Mae Rim – North Of Chiang Mai)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $220 per night (But Grab Yourself a Jacuzzi villa instead – It’s worth it)

Why you’ll love it: Get out of the city to this luxury retreat set in stunning countryside. Dine with views of the valley. Or enjoy wine in your private outdoor jacuzzi tub on your huge personal balcony. Perfect service from fantastic staff. You will leave rejuvenated.

This is not just one of our favourite hotels in Chiang Mai, but in the world. We dream of going back again one day!

Location: 197/2 Moo 1, Tambol Pongyang, Amphur Mae Rim, 50180 Pong Yaeng, Thailand (About 45 minutes by private transfer from the Chiang Mai Central – shuttle included)

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The Chiang Mai Riverside (Ping River)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $253 per night 

Why you’ll love it: Located on the shore of the Ping River, this design hotel offers the very best in class and sophistication. Named after the owners family, each room has a completely different design and atmosphere. We were absolutely spoilt rotten when we stayed here and loved every minute of it.

Location: 111 Moo 7, Padad, Muang, 50100 Chiang Mai, Thailand  (Free shuttle included)

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