10 Best Chiang Mai Hotels: Luxury Hotels

Finding the best hotels in Chiang Mai can often be a difficult task.

Chiang Mai is a relatively small city but you still want to be close to the old city to explore the popular tourist attractions. These hotels are rated based on user experiences as well as their modern luxury, services, and price.

Without further ado, these are the 10 best hotels in Chiang Mai that you should consider on your next visit to Thailand.

10. Pingviman Hotel

Pingviman Hotel in the Old City of Chiang Mai

One of the best hotels in Chiang Mai that is in the old city and has a pool is the Pingviman hotel.

The hotel has 1 outdoor swimming pool, which is beautifully designed with trees to make it private.

All rooms in this 4-star hotel in Chiang Mai offer an ensuite bathroom with a large hot tub. There are plenty of modern amenities like LCD TV, Wi-Fi internet connection, tea/coffee making facilities, minibar, safety deposit box, etc.

Every day, guests staying at this upscale luxury hotel will be offered a free buffet breakfast. The restaurant also offers an à la carte menu for both lunch and dinner.

The hotel is located close to the famous Sunday Walking Street Market, just 5 minutes away by foot. It’s also close to the night bazaar, which is open every night.

Stay at the Pingviman Hotel if you want to enjoy one of the many luxury hotels in Old City that is within walking distance of the main markets.

9. Makkachiva

Makkachiva - one of the best luxury hotels in Chiang Mai

If you’re looking for one of the best luxury hotels in Chiang Mai, then Makkachiva is a great choice.

It’s not exactly cheap (by Thai standards), but it’s still cheaper than some other luxury hotels in Chiang Mai. Makkachiva, unfortunately, doesn’t have a swimming pool but the design of the hotel and the guest rooms is still stunning. There are TukTuk services that drop can drop guests off at various hotspots like Nimmanhaemin road.

The guest rooms at this 4-star hotel are well designed, decorated with Thai accents. Each room has a private bathroom with hot tubs, Wi-Fi internet connection, LCD TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and more.

The theme of the hotel is nature so if you’re looking for a unique Chiang Mai hotel, then the Makkachiva is it.

The hotel is located in the heart of the Old City (Old Chiang Mai) which has a bunch of popular tourist attractions within walking distance. The night market is also right around the corner.

Makkachiva is a great choice for nature lovers who want to enjoy a luxury tranquil setting while being close to various temples.

8. My Chiangmai Boutique Lodge

My Chiang Mai Boutique Lodge

My Chiangmai Boutique Lodge is a super cheap 3-star boutique hotel situated just east of the Old City walls. The hotel has everything you would ever need during your stay.

Enjoy deluxe rooms with air conditioning, a desk, TV, a private balcony, and a private bathroom. My Chiangmai Boutique Lodge even has an on-site bar and terrace where you can enjoy a couple of drinks. They also have an outdoor swimming pool and offer free parking should you rent a car, scooter, or motorbike.

7. Hyde Park Chiangmai

Hyde Park Chiangmai near Nimmanhaemin Road

Hyde Park Chiangmai is one of the best luxury hotels in Chiang Mai not only because of their quality service but also because of their upscale accommodations.

The 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a fine dining restaurant with live cooking stations, an indoor swimming pool as well as a shallow pool for kids, spa services, a gym, and other services.

Hyde Park Chiang Mai is located outside the Old City on the east side close to the popular tourist attraction Wat Suan Dok. Hyde Park Chiangmai is centrally located so if you are looking to get around it’s easy to access other areas like Nimmanhaemin Road or Tha Phae Gate.

Guests can also enjoy the free daily morning tea service, breakfast included in the room rate, and they have a 24-hour front desk.

The deluxe rooms are also spacious and well-appointed with fine linens, large windows offering views of the surrounding area, free minibar (stocked daily), tea/coffee facilities, and more. The more expensive rooms even have 2 floors where you can sleep upstairs and relax downstairs.

Price-wise this is also a good option as you can get a good room at an affordable price. Great place for couples or solo travelers visiting the city.

6. Hongkhao Village Resort

Best resort in Chiang Mai - Hongkhao Village

Another great choice for one of the best Lanna-style boutique resort in Chiang Mai is Hongkhao Village. The design of this 4-star hotel is beautiful and super unique.

Rooms are large, decorated with contemporary furniture, wood flooring, LCD TV, tea/coffee making facilities, en suite bathroom with hot tub, free Wi-Fi internet connection, minibar etc.

There is a year-round outdoor swimming pool at this luxury resort so the pool area is always busy (but not crowded). Besides being a popular place to chill out during your stay in Chiang Mai, they also offer TukTuk services to get you around and the staff will help you with anything you might need during your stay.

Hongkhao village is located by the Chiang Mai riverside and is slightly outside the main tourist area. You can expect peace and quiet here as the entire hotel is surrounded by beautiful trees.

Come to Hongkhao Village to enjoy the lush green outdoors and relax by the large outdoor pool with a drink or two.

5. BED Phrasingh – Adults Only

Adult only hotel - BED Phrasingh

The BED Phrasingh boutique hotel in Chiang Mai is for adults only (no kids allowed) and is perfectly located on the east side of Chiang Mai’s Old City. Guests can easily make their way to Nimmanhaemin Road by foot or on TukTuk/Taxi.

All guest rooms have a private balcony that overlooks the outdoor saltwater pool. Guests staying at BED can also make use of a shared lounge or relax in the garden. There is also a pool table, free Wi-Fi, free parking, free rental bikes, and massage services.

Nearby you’ll find some popular tourist attractions such as the Wat Sri Suphan, Chiang Mai Gate, Chang Puak Market, and more.

The adult-only hotel in Chiang Mai allows for 24-hour check-in/check-out so you can come and go as you please which is perfect for early or late arrivals at Chiang Mai International Airport.

4. Aksara Heritage Hotel

Best Luxury Hotels in Chiang Mai - Aksara Heritage

Aksara Heritage Hotel is one of the best boutique hotels in Chiang Mai and has a beautiful design. Guests can enjoy all the amenities such as free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free daily coffee service, and more.

The 3-star Aksara Heritage Hotel is located directly by the Tha Phae Gate on the west side of the Old City so you can easily walk to hotspots like Wat Phra Singh or Wat Chedi Luang within minutes.

All rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with premium modern furniture, large windows with natural lighting, LCD TV, tea/coffee making facilities, en suite bathroom with rain showerhead, and more.

Enjoy Thai massage treatments at Aksara where they also have an on-site hair salon, a heated outdoor saltwater pool, a gift shop selling local goods, and more.

Rooms here are quite fairly priced and great for solo travelers and couples wishing to explore the city.

3. U Nimman Chiang Mai

Luxury Hotel U Nimman

If you’re a fan of modern upscale city hotels, then the luxurious U Nimman hotel is a must.

It’s a large 12-story luxury boutique hotel in Chiang Mai with big super comfy rooms and uniquely designed Thai-style bathrooms. There are many high-end restaurants within walking distance from the hotel, as well as local street food stalls.

There are 2 swimming pools, one of which is an outdoor swimming pool, the other is an outdoor pool bar where you can get drinks. Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel and a business center if you need to work.

The hotel also has its own spa too for guests to relax in. Guests staying at the U Nimman Chiang Mai can also rent a bike at the hotel for free.

The hotel is located close to many local attractions in Chiang Mai, but also within walking distance from the well-known Nimmanhemin road (a southern extension of Loi Kroh Rd) which is a modern upscale area with many bars, cafes, and restaurants.

2. The Inside House

The Inside House in Chiang Mai

The Inside House is a gorgeous 4-star hotel in the Old City of Chiang Mai. All guests can enjoy the rooftop pool and guests that decide to stay at a more expensive room even get their own private pool and soaking tubs (which are outside by your pool).

The Inside House is located just a short walk from hotspots like Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, and the Three Kings Monument. There is also an on-site restaurant where you enjoy delicious Thai cuisine.

Come to the Inside House if you want to indulge yourself at one of the best luxury hotels in Chiang Mai.

1. The Empress Premier Chiang Mai

Best Hotel in Chiang Mai - The Empress Premier

The Empress Premier hotel is one of the best hotels in Chiang Mai for those that want to experience luxury at a cheap cost.

All Royal Premier Suites at the Empress Premier hotel have 2 extremely comfortable rooms with a spacious bathroom and all the modern amenities you can expect from a 5-star hotel in Chiang Mai.

The luxury hotel itself features a business center should you need to work, and have an on-site spa and wellness center for you to relax at. There is a large outdoor swimming pool available for guests to enjoy, and the onsite hotel restaurant serves delicious continental or buffet breakfast should you get hungry.

Location-wise, the luxury hotel is within walking distance from many local restaurants, and guests can take a TukTuk or taxi to get to the night bazaar or old town within 5 minutes.

If you’re looking to relax at one of the best hotels in Chiang Mai which is close to the old city and city center, then the Empress Premier won’t disappoint.

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Article by Kyle

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