About Hotels in Chiang Mai's old city


Ku Huang corner of the old city wall in Chiang Mai Thailand

Staying inside the old city walls of Chiang Mai is definitely the best option for anyone visiting the region!

Chiang Mai's old city is probably the top reason to visit and stay in the area.

Filled with temples, monasteries, day tours, activities, restaurants, bars, cafes and accommodation that suits all budgets it's a virtual travelers paradise.

The old city is surrounded by parts of an ancient protective wall measuring 1.8 kilometers on the north and south sides and two kilometers on the east and west sides. Thusly Chiang Mai's old city is also very walkable making a great place to stay near by.

While there are hotels and guest houses all over Chiang Mai it's highly advisable to stay near the old city to make the most out of your time and be near the cultural highlights and recreation activities in this former ancient royal capital.

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There are plenty of hotels outside Chiang Mai's old city. However, the old city is quite beautiful and the central hub to see and do things. There's also very little price difference in staying near the old wall or 1km outside it!

How much are hotels in Chiang Mai's old city?

The great news for travelers to Chiang Mai's old city is that there is a wide range of accommodation available for all budgets. Even basic low budget guesthouses offer great value for money.Wat Chetawan, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Meanwhile mid-range and high-end hotels are also plentiful offering boutique style accommodation at good rates.

What to expect from a hotel/resort in Chiang Mai's old city:

High-end: Swimming pools, 24 hour service, air-conditioning, cable television, ensuites, valet, room service, wi-fi, restaurant, tour desk, airport/bus pickup, tours.

Mid-range: air-conditioning, cable television, ensuite, wi-fi, room service, restaurant, tour desk, airport/bus pick up, tours.

Budget: air-conditioning/fan, ensuite/shared, wifi, tours.

In among the budget offerings are a host of "boutique hostels" while these are great to meet up with other travelers they are not always the best value for money compared to sharing a single budget-room.


Hotel, resort and guesthouse reviews in Chiang Mai's old city


hotels, resorts and guest houses are separated by budget. Do keep in mind that many budget to mid-range hotels are often excellent value for money in the old city. All hotels reviewed are around the old city and the immediate area.


High-end resorts, hotels and guesthouses in Chiang Mai's old city

Some resorts/hotels are well outside the old city but I am only covering the ones within and near the old city which is the preferred place to stay.

Price range: USD $60-100+ per night

Chakram /boutique Hotel Chankam Boutique Hotel: This prime hotel is a combination of local heritage and modern elegance. Travelers choosing to stay in this hotel will get to experience the true cultural aspects of Chiang Mai – if you're looking for a culturally enriching journey then this is a great place to stay. ★★★★☆ book here

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An Teak Hotel The An Teak Chiang Mai Hotel: If you’re looking for a great alternative to the generic definition of a high-end hotel – you have to try the charming An Teak Chiang Mai Hotel nestled within the city walls of Chiang Mai. This hotel stands for personalized style, individualized service and exclusivity with some good online rates. ★★★★★ book here

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Eurana Hotel Eurana Boutique Hotel: The name Eurana originates from two very different styles, contemporary European and Lanna, Thai’s northern style. And that’s reflected throughout the hotel’s décor – a mixture of both styles congregate to create a warm welcoming atmosphere. Visiting Eurana Boutique Hotel is a tranquil experience. ★★★★☆ book here

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Fanli Hotel Fanli Boutique Hotel: Nestled in the heart of the historic Chiang Mai, Fanli Boutique Hotel allows you to get in touch with your creative side with its exclusive art center. It boasts of bright spaces filled with unique furniture and art pieces to entice your senses. What’s more, each room is tastefully designed with all the amenities you need to ensure unparalleled comfort. ★★★★★ book here

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Mid-range resorts, hotels and guesthouses in Chiang Mai's old city

Do keep an eye out for mid-range bargains in this category as some are excellent value.

Price range: USD $30-60+ per night

Halkin Ryokan Hotel Haikin Ryokan – If relaxation is on top of your travel list then Haikin Ryokan could be the perfect place for you. This traditional Japanese-style hotel, located in the heart of Thailand’s historic old city, is unique because it has a natural hot spring source called ‘Onsen’ for guests to relax in. ★★★★☆ book here

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September Inn September Inn Chiangmai: Located in the old city near the Saturday Walking Street and Chedi Luang Temple, September Inn is just 10 minutes away from all the must-see tourist destinations like Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre, Chiang Mai National Museum and Chiang Mai Gate. With its perfect location, this is hotel is the quintessence of exploration and walking tours for travelers. . ★★★★☆ book here

 

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Chowdhury Home Chowdhury Home:

Tucked away in the cultural and historic city of Chiang Mai, Chowdhury Homes provides comfortable and affordable accommodation for both business and leisure travelers alike. 8 rooms spread across the 3-storey building; this guest house provides a warm home away from home for travelers. ★★★★★ book here

 

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Sri Chiang Sri Chiang Yeun House:

Don’t believe in budget boutique hotels? When you stay at Sri Chiang Yeun House you’ll believe otherwise. This quaint bargain-friendly hotel doesn’t skimp on the indulgence – it provides amazing luxury for less. You’ll have to stay here to believe it! ★★★★★ book here

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Budget resorts, hotels and guesthouses in Chiang Mai's Old City

Chiang Mai's old city offers some of the best value for money budget hotels in Thailand. Generally cooler than the south, you can save money again by opting for Fan rooms rather than air-conditioned.

USD $5-25+ per night

PM Guesthouse PM Guesthouse: Do you want explore the old city of Chiang Mai? Meet new people and exchange stories with other fellow travelers? Then PM Guest house could be the perfect place for you. With all the must-see destinations within a 1 km radius, this guesthouse provides 5 different rooms/dorms. You’ll absolutely love the convenience and the low-cost prices here here. ★★★★ book here

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Green House Backpacker Green House Backpacker: It’s not easy for a hostel to stand out from the crowd, especially in a busy place like Chiang Mai, but you’re sure to love this quirky backpacker’s paradise. The style and décor of the rooms are a combination of hippy, hipster and a bit of traditional northern Thai flare. ★★★★☆ book here

 

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Sirikamsan House Sirikamsan House: If you are looking for a low budget place with all the add ons this could be for you. Whether you want a room to rest while you discover the old city of Chiang Mai or just chill and get a massage – Sirikamsan House is your one-stop destination for a great accommodation value. ★★★★☆ book here

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Rada Arak Hostel Rada Arak 79/4 Hostel :Just meters away from the Suan Dok Gate and Wat Phra Singh Rada Arak 79/4 Hostel will make a perfect base for any backpacker planning to explore Chiang Mai's historic city. Super clean rooms, a night card let's you in and helpful staff are around during the day. ★★★★★ book here

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