Chaiyaphum has a couple of standard Thai hotels along with an out-of-place resort. You’ll find few low-budget options and nothing remotely resembling a traveller-oriented guesthouse; slim pickings to be sure.
Pocket Park Minitel is a breath of fresh air blown into Chaiyaphum’s otherwise crusty accommodation scene. Built of polished concrete and dark-wood planks with a water feature and car park out front, the contemporary building has spacious and spotless rooms set on two floors -- ask for a ground-floor room if steps are an issue. Glossy white tiles and light-grey walls lead to sliding-glass... Read our full review of Pocket Park Minitel.
Looming over Bannakarn Road as one of Chaiyaphum’s largest buildings, the Dee Prom Hotel offers more than 100 basic but well-equipped rooms along with a restaurant, 24-hour security, English-speaking reception, car park and Thai massage. Accessed by a lift from a cavernous lobby with sparkling chandeliers and Chinese furniture, the cheapest rooms come with thin blankets on firm mattresses... Read our full review of Dee Prom Hotel.
The sprawling Siam River Resort feels like it belongs in a big-name beach destination rather than the quiet eastern reaches of Chaiyaphum town. Big statues of parrots, peacocks and bucking horses welcome you to the resort, marked by a faux log gate made of concrete next to a tiny river. The massive frangipani-lined grounds include several ponds, a huge restaurant, convention centre, massage... Read our full review of Siam River Resort.