Photo: Scenery near Doi Inthanon.


The area's best selection of accommodation is found in Mae Chaem, with national park bungalows available at Doi Inthanon.

Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon used to have a wider selection of accommodation, but encroaching resorts were shut down. You'll most likely find a better range of options in Mae Chaem.

Little Home Inthanon Resort
Backpacker - Under 600B
Ban Luang sub-district, Chom Thong district
T: (053) 033 555, (053) 033 585

Set in a string of resorts just out of Chom Thong on Route 1009, friendly Little Home Resort offers a good deal and is the clear pick of the bunch. There wasn’t too much imagination aesthetics-wise with the layout: two parallel rows of vivid, orange-painted chalets line a concrete driveway. There is a nice, though somewhat over-formal garden off to the right. The individual chalets could have... Read our full review of Little Home Inthanon Resort.

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National Park accommodation
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Khun Klang village, Chom Thong district
T: (053) 286 729

The official national park accommodation is variously sized chalets ranging from three people rooms through to larger eight-room buildings. The bungalows are perfectly adequate -- they come with hot showers, are fan-cooled and are set just off the road in a grove of trees -- but overall we’ve seen much smaller and less frequented national parks with much better facilities. There is also a... Read our full review of National Park accommodation.

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Mae Chaem

For a town of its size, Mae Chaem isn't too badly off when it comes to accommodation. There’s a reasonable choice in midrange and budget categories.

Mae Chaem Hotel
Backpacker - Under 600B
104/4 Sutsaneet Rd, Mae Chaem
T: (053) 828 025

A small resort-style hotel with wooden chalets set in a garden, the Mae Chaem, while having most definitely seen better times, is still a reasonable option -- don’t forget, you are somewhat in the middle of nowhere. There is a very dingy two-storey block giving onto the carpark, which houses what passes for reception and which does mask your view of the chalets and garden on arrival. The block... Read our full review of Mae Chaem Hotel.

Pamview Hotel
Backpacker - Under 600B
157/2 Moo 16, Mae Chaem
T: (053) 485 218

Pamview Hotel is one of Mae Chaem's smartest establishments. The hotel is set in a well-maintained and attractive garden, with a choice of rooms in either a two-storey block or wood-finished chalets in the garden. The rooms, air-con or fan-cooled, are nothing flashy but comfortable enough and clearly a tad better maintained than those of Mae Chaem Hotel. Ensuite bathrooms boast hot showers.... Read our full review of Pamview Hotel.

Baan Kub Doi
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
T: (080) 675 2195, (081) 472 4030

A welcome new entry in Mae Chaem’s accommodation scene, comfortable Baan Kub Doi is perhaps more hacienda than Lanna. They boast an L-shaped, tile-roofed building, with rooms plus balconies overlooking a small lawn and pool. Rooms are spacious and airy, with sliding French doors and partitioned balconies, and interiors are spotless, though undecorated, lending a rather clinical feel. Doors are... Read our full review of Baan Kub Doi.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Doi Inthanon? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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