The What’s Up Guide to the Best Luxury Hotels in Chiang Mai – Top 10

The luxurious Le Meridien Chiang Mai is only steps away from the Night Bazaar.

As it is one of Thailand’s most visited cities, Chiang Mai has plenty of luxury hotels and holiday resorts, among its diverse collection of accommodation choices. Prospective visitors will find they can book themselves into 5 star premises in the Old City or near the Night Bazaar. There are additional choices in districts on the outlying edges of the city for those looking for less busy locations. The What’s Up comprehensive list of the best luxury hotels in Chiang Mai follows.

Last Updated: June 2019

  Night Bazaar Area:  137 Pillars House | Le Meridien | Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa | The Shangri-La
  Nimmanhaemin Area:  
Akyra Manor Chiang Mai | Art Mai Gallery Chiang Mai | The Chaya Resort and Spa 
  Old City Area:  
Rachamankha a Member of Secret Retreats 
  Riverside Area:  
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

  San Kamphaeng Area:  
The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai Further Reading


The Le Meridien Chiang Mai Hotel is on Changklan Road and steps away from the famous Night Bazaar. Warorot Market is 10 minutes on foot and the city airport 10 minutes in a taxi. The Le Meridien features an outdoor pool, a shopping arcade, a restaurant, a bar and a spa. All rooms are fitted with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars, safety deposit boxes and bathrooms with bathtubs and rainshowers. Favola is the onsite restaurant and serves the best of Italian cooking…more info & booking     


The Shangri-La Hotel is located on Changklan Road and an easy walk from Anusan Market and the Night Bazaar. It is a 10-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport. Northern Thai style rooms are fitted with modern comforts such as cable TVs, electronic safes, executive desks and minibars. The Kad Kafé’s international dishes and the Szechuan cuisine served at China Kitchen give good dining options while the CHI Spa offers varied therapies…more info & booking     

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The Anantara Chiang Mai Resort sits on the banks of the Ping River and boasts a portfolio of exclusive rooms and suites which come with teak flooring, balconies with daybeds, flat-screen cable TVs, free WiFi, coffee makers and bathrooms with bathtubs and rainshowers. The restaurant serves international, Asian and Indian cuisine while a variety of drinks can be enjoyed at the Service 1921 house bar. A riverside swimming pool, Spice Spoons cooking school and a beautiful spa are other highlights at the Anantara. The Anantara is a 10-minute walk from the Night Bazaar while Chiang Mai International Airport is eight kilometres away…more info & booking      


The 137 Pillars House is located in Watgate and only a 10-minute walk from the Night Bazaar. It is a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport. This luxury hotel is themed on a historic Borneo trading outpost and combines the ambience of that era with all the comforts needed for a pampered stay. Suites at the 137 Pillars offer added touches like rattan rocking chairs, Victorian bathtubs and indoor and outdoor showers. A spa and wellness centre plus an elegant dining room are among other great amenities here…more info & booking     


Perfectly situated in the Old City, the Rachamankha is only 100 metres from the Sunday Walking Street Market and close to many of the quarter’s historic temples. The Rachamankha boasts an outdoor pool, a library, free WiFi, a tour desk and massage services in an outdoor pavilion. All air-conditioned rooms offer minibars, DVD players, safety deposit boxes and collections of unique antiques. The restaurant offers a range of cuisines including Northern Thai and Burmese…more info & booking     


On the east edge of the city, the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai is an expansive 60 acre spread of lush gardens with structures epitomising the Lanna Kingdom of yesteryear. The Dhara Dhevi features large outdoor pools, a spa and sauna, a tennis court, a gym and a business centre. All tastefully furnished rooms come with air-conditioning, cable TVs, media players, bathrooms bathtubs and outdoor sitting areas. Suites offer private pools. The onsite cafes and restaurants offer a variety of dining options. The Dhara Dhevi is 15 minutes by road from Chiang Mai International Airport…more info & booking      


The Art Mai Gallery Hotel is located in the Nimmanhaemin Road district. It is 600 metres from Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre and four kilometres from Chiang Mai International Airport. This luxury hotel oozes style and features an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Jarid Restaurant is a chilled spot to taste contemporary Thai and international dishes and fine wines. Uniquely designed rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences…more info & booking      


Located on Charoenprathet Road and less than one kilometre from the Night Bazaar, the Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel and Spa boasts an outdoor pool, a garden, free WiFi, and a lobby bar. Therapists at the Nakara Spa specialise in Ayurvedic treatments for wellness and relaxation. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, cable TVs, DVD players and bathrooms with rainshowers. Colonial era furniture and Persian carpets enhance the aura of exclusiveness. The onsite restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine plus sandwiches and coffee…more info & booking     


Another Nimmanhaemin luxury favourite, the Akyra Manor is approximately three kilometres from both the Old City and Chiang Mai International Airport. The Akyra Manor Chiang Mai boasts free WiFi, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool and a garden. The in-house Italics Restaurant and Rise Bar are the epitome of chic and serve food and beverages fit for gourmands. All 30 air-conditioned suites are spacious and come with LCD-screen TVs, balconies, coffee makers, minibars and bathrooms with bathtubs…more info & booking     


The Chaya Resort and Spa is a homely Suthep District hotel a kilometre from Suan Dok Gate and two kilometres from Chiang Mai International Airport. All air-conditioned rooms and suites offer the likes of four-poster beds, balconies and bathrooms with bathtubs. An outdoor pool, a spa and a restaurant are the main onsite amenities…more info & booking