Chiang Mai

Where to stay: Chiang Mai

While Chiang Mai has thousands of hotels and guesthouses spread across a vast area, we’ve concentrated on what we believe are the two most convenient areas to stay: within the Old City walls and between the eastern Old City wall and the Ping River, with a couple of more far-flung options thrown in.

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We have 33 places to stay in and around Chiang Mai.

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Where to stay in Chiang Mai
Where to stay in Chiang Mai

Our pick of the crop

Old City

Chiang Mai’s old walled city is home to the densest concentration of guesthouses and hotels and there’s a very good reason for this: Some of the most crowd-pleasing temples, best shopping and great eating is also within the walls. At times a rabbit warren of back lanes and alleys, you can also do very well in this part of Chiang Mai if you’re looking for a quiet room.

Awana House
Awana House

Flashpacker standards, budget rates

From 400 baht Walk-in

Bed (Phrasingh)
Bed (Phrasingh)

Spot on midrange address

From US$60 with Agoda

Diva Guesthouse
Diva Guesthouse

Some of the cutest budget rooms in town

From 120 baht Walk-in

Ma Guesthouse
Ma Guesthouse

Like staying at your Chiang Mai granny’s place

From 500 baht Walk-in

Chompor Lanna Boutique Resort
Chompor Lanna Boutique Resort

Low key with quiet but central location

From US$65 with Agoda

Somwang Boutique House
Somwang Boutique House

A good flashpacker option

From US$27 with Agoda

The 3 Sis
The 3 Sis

Simple but effective

From 1,500 baht Walk-in

The Rim Resort Chiangmai
The Rim Resort Chiangmai

Classy Lanna-style boutique pick

From US$44 with Agoda

The Twenty Lodge
The Twenty Lodge

Excellent flashpacker to midrange pick

From US$34 with Agoda

Vieng Mantra Hotel
Vieng Mantra Hotel

Well designed and well located

From US$31 with Agoda

Baanpordee Guesthouse
Baanpordee Guesthouse

A small and friendly flashpacker spot

From 1,200 baht Walk-in

De Lanna Hotel
De Lanna Hotel

Good quality for a good price

From US$38 with Agoda

Julie Guesthouse
Julie Guesthouse

A popular budget choice

From 90 baht Walk-in

Mali’s House
Mali’s House

A no-frills, practical choice

From US$10 with Agoda

Tip Top Thai House
Tip Top Thai House

Chilled out and low key

From 300 baht Walk-in

Top North Hotel
Top North Hotel

Very good value for money

From US$14 with Agoda

Outside Chiang Mai Old City

While most of the properties covered here are between the Old City’s eastern wall and the Ping River, others are more far flung and you’ll sometimes need transport to get into the downtown area. In return you’ll often get more spacious grounds or perhaps a river view.

B2 Ayatana Premier Hotel
B2 Ayatana Premier Hotel

Out of the way but a great deal

From 1,050 baht Walk-in

Chiang Mai Thai House
Chiang Mai Thai House

Excellent value for money

From US$29 with Agoda

De Wiangkumkam
De Wiangkumkam

Great for a large family

From US$20 with Agoda

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai’s most exclusive holiday camp

From US$313 with Agoda

Galare Guesthouse
Galare Guesthouse

Long-running flashpacker favourite

From US$14 with Agoda

Karinthip Village
Karinthip Village

Great pool and garden setting

From US$56 with Agoda

Raming Lodge
Raming Lodge

Well situated for night life

From US$30 with Agoda

Amora Tapae Hotel
Amora Tapae Hotel

Perfect location, good value for money

From US$32 with Agoda

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Popular upmarket chain hotel

From US$265 with Agoda

Riverview Lodge
Riverview Lodge

Riverside pool in a cute garden

From 1,500 baht Walk-in

Lai-Thai Guesthouse
Lai-Thai Guesthouse

Well placed, with a pool

From US$17 with Agoda