When it comes to Thailand's most popular travel destinations, Chiang Mai is only second to Bangkok. This city offers many exciting experiences for visitors coming from all parts of the world. But the thing is, a lousy lodging experience can ruin the holiday for you and leave a bad taste.
Therefore, in this article, we have compiled a list of the best hotels and accommodations in Chiang Mai. Seeing the cost of living in Chiang Mai, we have divided the hotels into different categories; Luxury, Affordable, Budget, Hostel.
So without wasting any time, let us dive in.
1. Luxury Hotels
1.1 The Inside House
Lying at a distance of 700 meters from Chiang Wat Phra Singh, The Inside House is truly one of the best hotels in Chiang Mai. It promises a lavish lodging experience with two outdoor pools, free private parking, a restaurant, and a bar.
The rooms have a wardrobe, AC, flat-screen TV, and a safety deposit box. The guests can also enjoy buffets and a la carte breakfasts.
Cost: Around 4000 Thai Baht for one-day, two adult, bedroom with a balcony and soundproofing
1.2 Melia Chiang Mai
Melia Chiang Mai is "lavishness redefined" with its restaurant, a fitness center, a spa and wellness center, free private parking, and an outdoor pool. All the rooms have AC, wardrobe, fridge, minibar, safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a bidet.
This hotel also offers a buffet breakfast every morning and a children's playground if you're traveling with little ones.
Cost: Around 3300 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult, Melia room with an extra-large double bed.
Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort is one of the most premium lodging experiences you can have in Chiang Mai. It is situated close to the Old Town, with its spacious rooms featuring exquisite wooden furniture. The rooms are designed in the modern Thai style, and come with AC, flat-screen TV, and a seating area. The private bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub.
The hotel provides a picturesque view of the Ping river, and an outdoor swimming pool makes it a really luxurious place to stay.
Cost: Around 3300 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult, Romantic Lana Deluxe room with a large double bed.
2. Affordable Hotels
Bodhi Serene hotel is a boutique hotel that provides a lavish accommodation experience with its Lanna designs and indulging amenities. Its SHA Extra Plus rooms offer private balconies, en suite bathrooms with bathtub and shower, exquisite wooden interior, and a 32-inch flat-screen.
Guests can also indulge in an authentic Thai massage, an outdoor pool, or a library.
Cost: Around 1500 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult, superior double room with an extra-large double bed.
Dcondo Campus Resort, Suthep, is a popular choice for many visitors because of its various facilities and services. Its rooms provide air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a TV, and a hairdryer. Apart from that, there is an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a garden. Dcondo Campus Resort offers a well-rounded accommodation experience as a mid-range option.
For monthly contracts, you can get the price down to around 400 Thai Baht per day. See below video for a full tour.
Harmony Resort Hotel provides ample luxury for mid-range accommodation thanks to its fitness center, free private parking, shared lounge, and a bar. It also has a terrace that gives you sweeping and captivating city views. The property is equipped with free Wi-FI, and the rooms come with AC, flat-screen, kettle, microwaves, desk, shower, and slippers. Guests can also indulge in billiards if things get slow.
Cost: Around 2000 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult, deluxe double room with an extra-large double bed.
3. Budget Hotels
The Namton Boutique Hotel is a modest option that offers an air-conditioner, flat-screen cable TV, safety deposit box, refrigerator, electric kettle, shower, and an en suite bathroom in every room. Its rooms are designed beautifully, which makes it feel like it's not a low-range option. It is centrally located in Chiang Mai and is close to Wat Phra Singh, Chedi Luang Temple, and Sunday Walking Street.
The White Boutique Hotel and Spa rooms all come with air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, a private bathroom with a shower, and a safety deposit box. But the outdoor pool, a spa, wellness center, and room service give it a distinction.
Nearby points of interest include Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Chedi Luang Temple, and Chiang Mai Gate.
Cost: Around 840 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult deluxe king room with a large double bed.
This low-range option is located in Suthep and close to popular attractions and restaurants. Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, room service, and a 24-hour front desk make it a comfortable lodging option that is also easy on the pocket.
Cost: Around 420 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult, Superior room with two single beds.
This humble hostel is a perfect budget-accommodation option that provides a shared lounge, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. This hostel also houses family rooms, a terrace, a pool, and a car rental. The kitchen is shared, and the guests also get a grill for BBQ nights if they please.
Cost: 200 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult, dormitory-style bedroom with a bunk bed.
The OYO 531 Le Light House & Hostel is a well-placed accommodation in the center of Chiang Mai. It is close to attractions such as the Three Kings Monument and Wat Phra Singh. It has air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Other nearby points of interest include Chiang Mai Gate, Wat Sri Suphan, and Chedi Luang Temple.
Cost: Around 225 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult, dormitory-style bedroom with a bunk bed.
4.3 Lemonap Hostel
Lemonap hostel is that provides its guests with air-conditioned rooms, express check-in/check-out and free Wi-Fi. Every room has a kettle, a shared bathroom, a hairdryer, and a shower. It is only 300 meters away from the open-air and nighttime Chang Puak Market. Other points of interest nearby include the Three Kings Monument, Wat Phra Singh, and Chang Puak Gate.
Cost: Around 635 Thai Baht for a one-day, two adult deluxe king room with an extra-large double bed.
Whatever your budget may be, Chiang Mai - Thailand has a diverse range of hotels that can cater to your needs. The city is clean, vibrant and full of endless accommodation options. We hope this article helped you narrow down your search for the perfect Chiang Mai accommodation.