Chiang Mai is the culture capital of Thailand.  As soon as I stepped foot off the train, I quickly realized why Chiang Mai is a big hub for digital nomads.  There are hundreds of hostels, guesthouses, and luxury resorts that finding the perfect place to stay will not be a problem.  I put together a list of the best places to stay in Chiang Mai for all budgets.

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Where to Stay in Chiang Mai

BUDGET

Kittawan Home & Gallery

ROOM TYPE: Standard | Villa 

PRICE: $ Rooms start at 31 a night

WIFI: Yes

A bit further from the center of town like most of the hotels on this list but with a 10-15 walk you can be in the city center.  The Kittawan Home&Gallery is a great option if you want something price friendly, clean and spacious.  The outside area is cozy and comfortable.  To save even more on your budget enjoy the continental breakfast every morning.

Mhonsa Hotel

ROOM TYPE: Twin | Double | Triple

PRICE: $ Rooms start as low as 24 a night

WIFI: Yes

The Mhonsa Hotel is all about location.  Walking distance to the Saturday and Sunday Markets and exploring Chiang Mai’s Markets is part of her allure.  Comfortable beds and a great price point.  Bikes available for hire at the hotel which is a great way to explore the city.

Inn Oon ChiangMai Home

ROOM TYPE: Queen | King

PRICE: $ Rooms start at 43 a night

WIFI: Yes

f you love lush, tropical landscapes then you’ll adore the garden area.  The Inn Oon ChiangMai Home is clean, quiet and has a great location within the old city walls.  There is no breakfast but everything you need is right outside the hotel doors.  If you are always looking for great value for the price then this is the place for you.

 

MID RANGE

BED Nimman

ROOM TYPE: Twin | Double

PRICE: $$ Rooms start at 69 a night

WIFI: Yes

This hotel gives you the most bang for your buck.  Every single detail is well thought out.  From the trendy decor to the delicious breakfast  that can be eaten pool side every morning.  The clean and modern BED Nimman is located in the center of Chiang Mai old town and walkable to restaurants, sights and shops.  And did I mention ADULTS ONLY!

Thai Akara - Lanna Boutique Hotel

ROOM TYPE: Twin | Double | Suite

PRICE: $ Rooms start at 84 a night

WIFI: Yes

Thai Akara  is a beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of the old city.  The elegant and beautiful Thai decor and style only adds to the hotel’s charm.  There is a small pool that is worthy of the gram.  You’ll love the spacious rooms and the breakfast serves Thai and Western dishes. 

VC@Suanpaak Boutique Hotel

ROOM TYPE: One room | two rooms

PRICE: $ Rooms start at 90 a night

WIFI: Yes

VC@Suanpaak Boutique Hotel is a great option especially if you are traveling in a larger group as you can get multiple bedroom suites.  The rooms are spacious, comfortable and did I mention the balconies 😍.  You will instantly fall in love with the relaxing pool and well maintained grounds.  This hotel is walkable from the Chiang Mai airport and a 15 tuk tuk ride to the center of the old town. Worth the splurge and one of the best places to stay in Chiang Mai.  

 

LUXURY

Chala Number 6

ROOM TYPE: Twin | Double | Suite +

PRICE: $ Rooms start at 125 a night

WIFI: Yes

If a posh pool is always a top priority when picking a hotel then top for Chala Number 6.  I always choose hotels based on the pool and if I can get a balcony. This hotel fits the bill for both.  The rooms are big, spacious and clean.  Situated in the heart of old town and next to the popular Chedi Luang Temple and the Sunday Market.  Opt for a room with a balcony, you won’t regret it. 

Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel And Spa

ROOM TYPE: Twin | Double +

PRICE: $ Rooms start at 138 a night

WIFI: Yes

This colonial-style building is an oasis from the mid summers heat of Chiang Mai.  The Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel features large rooms with hand-crafted furniture and air-condition.  The hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and lobby bar.  You’ll love all the themed rooms in this boutique hotel and you must take advantage of the spa.

137 Pillars House

ROOM TYPE: Suites

PRICE: $$$

WIFI: Yes

The 137 Pillars House is paradise inside the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai.  This exceptional 30 bedroom hotel has air-conditioned suites with parquet floors and a walk-in closet feature contemporary décor, with a balcony, patio and spacious living area. Bathrooms come furnished with a Victorian bathtub and an open-air shower.  If a tight budge isn’t a problem and you’re looking for celebrity treatment on your travels, you can find it at the 137 Pillar House.

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