10 best hotels in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a famous destination for tourists because of its beautiful nature, significant historical sites with touches of Lanna culture, and contemporary attractions. This article might come in handy if you want to pay this lovely city a visit on your trip to Thailand.

To help travelers solve the question of where to stay, Thai Unika presents the list of 10 best hotels in Chiang Mai. In this list, we included luxurious five-star hotels, exclusive resorts, and also cozy budget hotels so you can choose the most suitable place to spend the night.

10 best Hotels in Chiang Mai

1. Rachamankha Boutique Hotel
2. Le Meridien Chiang Mai
3. Shangri-La Chiang Mai
4. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
5. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa
6. U Chiang Mai
7. The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel
8. Art Mai Gallery Hotel
9. BED Phrasingh Hotel
10. Hop Inn Chiang Mai

1. Rachamankha Boutique Hotel

Located within the Old City of Chiang Mai and right next to the famous temples, Wat Phra Singh, Rachamankha Boutique Hotel is the first choice in our list of the top 10 best hotels in Chiang Mai because of its convenient location for tourists.

The architecture of Rachamankha Boutique Hotel was inspired by the Lanna period, both in the building techniques and the design heritage. But its layout is more reminiscent of a Chinese medieval courtyard home. Rachamankha consists of 23 deluxe bedrooms and 2 sophisticated suites. Each corner of the hotel is decorated with antiques from across the world but their design is relatively simple.

The whole building creates a sense of calmness that is perfect for those who seek a quiet peaceful place to spend the night.

Rachamankha Boutique Hotel, 6 Rachamankha 9 Phra Singh Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Website: Rachamankha Boutique Hotel 
Contact: + 66 53 904 111


2. Le Meridien Chiang Mai

Le Meridien is the next place we want to introduce to you in our list of 10 best hotels in Chiang Mai.

Situated on Chang Klan Road, Le Méridien is a luxurious 5 stars hotel, part of the reputable Marriott empire. The building embraces the traditional Lanna charm, combined with the modern European style, creating a special design.

As expected for a 5 stars hotel, Le Méridien has everything its customers need. Come and experience their exceptional amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool with panoramic views of Doi Suthep Mountain, a spa to relieve your body’s stress, and a fitness center to lead you to a healthy life. This hotel also has 2 restaurants with exclusive dishes to ensure customers will never have to feel hungry.

Le Méridien Chiang Mai, 108 Chang Klan Road, Tambol Chang Klan, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100 Thailand
Website: Le Meridien Chiang Mai 
Contact: +66 53 253 666

3. Shangri-La Chiang Mai

Shangri-La, a luxurious urban sanctuary in the charming city of Chiang Mai, is also located on the same road as our previous hotel.

Shangri-La is convenient for foreign tourists first because of its location, near the Night Bazaar, and not too far from the Chiang Mai International Airport. With more than 277 rooms and suites, this hotel offers a family-friendly 5-star experience. In Shangri-La, customers also find other comfortable facilities such as a swimming pool, spa, health club, and also kids’ conner. This high-quality hotel also offers 4 dining venues with various types of meals, from Asia cuisine to Mediterranean specialties.

Shangri-La Chiang Mai, 89/8 Chang Klan Rd, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100 Thailand
Website: Shangri-La Chiang Mai 
Contact: +66 53 253 888


4. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

We can’t forget to mention the Four Seasons Resort, the heaven of well-being in Northern Thailand.

Unlike the other hotel that we listed above in this list, Four Seasons Resort isn’t located in the center of Chiang Mai but about half an hour’s drive from downtown Chiang Mai. Some might consider this a drawback. However, to us, this location is the element that gives it its distinct character. Four Seasons Resort nestles among rice fields, within the Mae Rim Valley. It is a perfect destination to recharge, unwind, and get on the journey of understanding themself.

Choose Four Seasons Resort is a place to rest, customers can decide if they want to stay in a pavilion, a pool villa, or even a private residence rental. This resort also provides you with some necessary accommodations such as the spa for both adults and kids. There are also 4 different theme restaurants that serve different types of cuisine. However, there is one point in common is that they mostly use locally-sourced ingredients to show their appreciation to the local farmers.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, 502 Moo 1, Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, Chiang Mai, 50180 Thailand
Website: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Contact: +66 (53) 298 181

5. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa

The next suggestion in our list of 10 best hotels in Chiang Mai is Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa, or as they call it, a Return to Elegance.

Ping Nakara draws inspiration from Chiang Mai’s astonishing colonial days and transports you back to an era of elegance and tranquility. Their customers will have the chance to discover graceful handcrafted fretwork and carefully customized interiors to highlight the unique gingerbread architecture. The Gingerbread House design is based on a merchant house built in the early 1920s.

The property also includes an infinity pool with an adjoining lanai and an adjoining reading room. The pool is also adjacent to the hotel’s restaurant, serving traditional Thai recipes from the Cheekwalla era and his afternoon tea. Explore different kinds of relaxation as Ping Nakara takes you on a journey to explore the colonial style of Lanna.

Ping Nakara Hotel and Spa, 135/9 Charoenprathet Rd, T.Changklan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100 Thailand
Website: Ping Nakara Hotel and Spa
Contact: +66 53 252 999

6. U Chiang Mai

U Chiang Mai is a luxury boutique hotel in Chiang Mai that is part of the U Hotels & Resorts brand. This Chiang Mai hotel has 41 luxurious rooms that are decorated to the highest standard and provide all of the amenities that the sophisticated traveler requires.

The property was once the governor’s residence in Chiang Mai, and guests are welcome to stay in the Resident’s Lounge area. The Resident’s Lounge’s rich heritage is enhanced by contemporary Thai accented interior decorating. Their luxury boutique hotel has a fitness center, spa, and swimming pool for guests to use.

U Chiang Mai, 70 Ratchadamnoen Road, Sri-Poom, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand
Website: U Chiang Mai
Contact: +66 53 327 000

7. The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

The Chiang Mai Riverside is inspired by ancient Lanna architecture and is located on the tranquil Ping River. This all-suite hotel brand provides three suite categories, a total of 14 suites overlooking a swimming pool and surrounding gardens, along with two penthouse options with different views and designs.


This luxurious residence also offers exclusive services such as its signature in-room breakfast, butler service, fitness center, and Vorra bistro, which serves innovative Italian and Thai cuisine with a focus on sustainability.

The Chiang Mai Riverside is a new five-star boutique hotel residence that has won numerous awards. Visitors who choose this 5-star hotel will have the opportunity to create lifetime memories with a serene view.

The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel, 111 Moo 7, Padad Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100 Thailand
Website: The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel
Contact: +66 53 447 211

8. Art Mai Gallery Hotel

We highly recommend the Hotel Art Mai Gallery in our list of top 10, especially for art lovers.


The Hotel Art Mai Gallery, located in the trendy Nimmanhaemin district of Chiang Mai, is one of the city’s most unique hotels. Each luxury room is decorated with local artists’ work, making it ideal for art lovers. All of the rooms have all of the latest amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

There is an abundance of artwork on display and for sale in the lobby. After you’ve checked in, you will see each of the six residential floors has a unique theme designed by Thai artists. The Art Mai Gallery Hotel also includes a swimming pool, a properly equipped gym, and a full-service restaurant that serves innovative cocktails, a thoughtful selection of old and new world wines, and select dishes Of Chiang Mai.

Art Mai Gallery Hotel, 21 Nimmanhemin Road Soi 3, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand
Website: Art Mai Gallery Hotel
Contact: +66 53 894 888

9. BED Phrasingh Hotel

Apart from the fancy expensive choices, we also included in our list of 10 best hotels in Chiang Mai the cozy BED Phrasingh Hotel.


The BED Phrasingh is in the heart of the old city, just a short walk away from the iconic Phrasingh Temple and the SP Chicken restaurant. This low-rise three-story hotel encourages you to explore its 29 clean and sanitary rooms. They provide twin, double, and family rooms that can accommodate up to three people. All rooms have a modern aesthetic and include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free Wifi, a free mini bar, and unlimited bottles of drinking water.

Starting the day with a BED Deli breakfast, breakfast in bed, or simply relaxing in the cozy swimming pool is an option for their guests.

BED Phrasingh Hotel, 10/2 Moo 1 Baan Chang Kian Tambon Chang Puak Chiang Mai, 50300 Thailand
Website: BED Phrasingh Hotel
Contact: +66 62 621 5449

10. HOP INN Chiang Mai

Last but not least on our list is HOP INN Chiang Mai, a preferred choice for budget-conscious travelers.

The HOP INN Chiang Mai is a branch of HOP INN, a hotel chain with locations in Thailand and the Philippines. Hotels are available in almost every city in Thailand. They have three hotels in Chiang Mai, so you can select the one that is most convenient for you.

They claimed that with standardized facilities across all properties, a high level of cleanliness, and professional service from friendly staff, they could provide customers with a comfortable stay, regardless of which HOP INN they chose.

Hop Inn Chiang Mai, 1 Soi Saijai, Huay Kaew Road, Chang Phueak Sub, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50300 Thailand
Website: Hop Inn Chiang Mai 
Contact: +66 26 592 899

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