The What’s Up Guide to the Best Gay Friendly Accommodation in Chiang Mai

Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel Chiang Mai

Thais in general are extremely tolerant of gays and literally anybody who does not fit the standard stereotypes of what is normal. Gays, other LGBTs and even those who are obviously transvestites will cause little surprise or raised eyebrows when visiting Chiang Mai and Thailand. The same applies when checking into accommodation. Guests are never stigmatised at hotels, resorts and guesthouses in Chiang Mai.

Despite this there are accommodation choices in the city which are definitely gay friendly and offer a common setting to meet other gays. The What’s Up has compiled a list of the top gay friendly accommodation options in Chiang Mai below. While not specifically gay, hotels such as the Sireeampan Resort and the Duangtawan Hotel are more than happy to welcome people of all genders too.

Last Updated: January 2020

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 Club One Seven 
Rated the top gay friendly accommodation choice in Chiang Mai, Club One Seven enjoys a peaceful location in the southern Chang Klan area. The structure is a revamped Thai teak house and comes with a gym, a sauna, massage services and a Ping riverside dining patio. Skilled masseurs are available for private massages. The boutique portfolio of rooms here boasts a traditional Lanna Thai décor with a definitive bonus of four-poster beds…more info & booking     

 The Lotus Hotel 
Located in Chiang Phuak area of Chiang Mai. Arguably Chiang Mai’s best known hotel for gays, the Lotus is home to gay meeting point central, the Garden Bar.  Rooms and suites at this hotel are nicely decorated and include comforts such as posturepedic mattresses, personal safes, air-conditioning and balconies. The Lotus offers an on-premises eatery and tour reservations services…more info & booking   

 Seven Suns Residence 
Occupying a prime spot in the Old City, Seven Suns Residence is a mixed gay friendly accommodation choice offering superior amenities. The onsite eatery is renowned for the quality of its food. Units at this boutique premises are spacious and boast lounge areas, large beds and mini-bars…more info & booking   

 North Hill City Resort 
North Hill is not gay only but a sophisticated accommodation choice for gays and straights alike. The North Hill is situated in the northern Hang Dong area and adjacent to a golf course with the same name. The highlights of this resort are numerous and include bars, an Italian eatery, a swimming pool, a spa, a gym and luxury rooms with all modern conveniences…more info & booking     


 Come On Place 
The Come On Place is a relaxing gay friendly guesthouse adjacent to Suan Buak Haad Park in the Old City. Key selling points at the Come On are complimentary airport transfers, internet access and onsite dining options. Tastefully decorated rooms feature unique pieces of art, air-conditioning, televisions and mini-bars…more info & booking   

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 Santitham Guesthouse 
Located in Chang Phuak district and close to the gay bars and clubs in this part of town. The Santitham Guesthouse offers rooms with shared bathrooms in the original timber house plus villas with en suites. All choices have been furnished for comfort with soft mattresses, premium fabrics and air-conditioners among the highlights. An external patio and manicured gardens round off the draws of the Santitham…more info & booking     

 Qi 68 Guesthouse 
Out on the east side of Santitham, the Qi 68 is a homely, boutique guesthouse featuring a bright décor. There are only six rooms here and a testament to its popularity is they are nearly always booked out well in advance. The rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, WiFi and cable TVs…more info & booking