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7.8 Very Good
based on 162 Agoda reviews
52% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? Exclusively gay. Gay sauna onsite, with excellent pool & gym. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
The exclusively gay Club One Seven is set in a traditional Thai-style house overlooking Ping River, about 15 minutes’ drive from city centre.
Guest rooms are en suite and nonsmoking, each with a flat screen TV, free WiFi, minibar and private patio with excellent river view. There is a café bar and 24-hour front desk. Club One Seven also offers fully equipped modern suite at the nearby Astra Suite building.
The popular Club One Seven gay sauna has a well-equipped gym, swimming pool with sun terrace, sauna facilities, private cabins and the largest herbal steam room in northern Thailand – open to non-residents, 7 days a week.
based on 174 Agoda reviews
75% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? Gay-owned. Stylish rooms. Great value for money. Free WiFi.
Gay-owned, stylish guesthouse on a quiet street, close to Central Shopping Mall and 15 minutes to the airport. Qi 68, which means “flowing energy”, offers 6 spacious rooms in a relaxing environment.
Each room features unique, colourful décor, king-sized bed, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning and free WiFi. The hotel’s lobby has a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave.
Rather conveniently, Qi 68 is just a short walk from the House of Male gay sauna.
Why this hotel? Gay-owned. Budget choice. Near tourist sights, shops and nightlife. Free WiFi.
Located on a small alley in the Old Town, Baan Khun Krub offers 4 unique, traditional Thai-styled rooms in an authentic Thai atmosphere. All rooms are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom.
Guests can expect to experience the warm Thai hospitality and traditions at Baan Khun Krup (which means “This Is Your Home”). Breakfast is included with the very affordable rates.
Baan Khun Krub’s central location makes it easy to visit the historic temples, close to the Sunday Walking Street Market and with 10 minutes by taxi to the gay bars at Night Bazaar.
based on 7 Agoda reviews
45% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? Gay-owned. Home of Garden Bar & restaurant. Great value. Free WiFi.
This great-value boutique hotel has been welcoming gay guests for many many years. It is home to the Garden Bar, a gay-popular restaurant & bar that serves reasonably priced food & drinks within its lush gardens.
Guest rooms are uniquely decorated and appointed with cable TV, air conditioning, mini fridge and free WiFi. Friendly staff at the 24-hour reception can arrange tours, car/bike rentals, etc.
The location is great, too – a short taxi ride to the Old Town and within walking distance of the gay bars in Changpuak area. Adam’s Apple Club is just across the street.
7.9 Very Good
based on 1005 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Thai-Lanna style rooms. Easy access to the gay scene. Great value. Free WiFi.
Buri Gallery House offers Thai-Lanna rooms with free WiFi and private balconies in the heart of Old Town, close to some of Chiang Mai’s most famous temples and the popular Sunday Walking Street.
Facilities include an outdoor pool, tropical gardens, spa and restaurant. Free shuttle service from the airport is provided, and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the tour desk.
7.7 Very Good, based on 8142 Agoda reviews. Walk to Night Market. Close to gay bars. Excellent value. Includes breakfast. Was $247 USD. Now $52 USD | click here
7.6 Very Good, based on 2405 Agoda reviews. Includes breakfast. Was $86 USD. Now $21 USD | click here
8.6 Excellent, based on 3420 Agoda reviews. Beautiful location. Near Doi Suthep. Out-of-town option. Includes breakfast. Was $1497 USD. Now $340 USD | click here
8.1 Excellent, based on 3062 Agoda reviews. Great for shopping & gay scene. Popular choice. Walk to Night Bazaar. Includes breakfast. Was $184 USD. Now $47 USD | click here
8.2 Excellent, based on 707 Agoda reviews. Includes breakfast. Was $200 USD. Now $60 USD | click here
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city centre / Old Town
hotels within the historic square moat that surrounds the Old City
tourist-popular area, with many shops, restaurant and a few gay bars
lively area, close to nightlife, gay spas and House of Male sauna
Ping River / riverside
hotels along the bankside or close to the Ping River
7.2 Very Good
based on 2278 Agoda reviews
82% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? Near the gay bars. Excellent value. Great location. Free WiFi.
Relatively large budget hotel, Pomping Tower, offers great value-for-money rooms in central Chiang Mai, just 10 minutes’ walk from the popular Night Bazaar, shops, restaurants and several gay bars.
Each bright, air conditioned guest room features an en suite bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, satellite TV, free WiFi. The hotel has a nice outdoor pool with sun loungers, two restaurants and a bar.
Massage service is offered at the hotel, although we think you may be more tempted to visit the local gay massage spas in the area.
based on 646 Agoda reviews
41% off on Agoda
Why this hotel? Boutique budget option. Walk to the Night Market. Great value. Free WiFi.
Located within 10 minutes’ walk from the Night Market and several gay massage spas, Mo Rooms offers 12 individually designed rooms inspired by Chinese zodiac signs.
Choose a room that reflects your deeper animal instinct. For the well-endowed, we recommend the Horse room, and for those feeling particularly virile – the Rabbit. For solo travellers, the Rat room may be a good choice.
An excellent budget hotel in this part of town.
based on 156 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Riverside location. New hotel. Walk to Night Market. Free WiFi.
An excellent budget hotel for gay travellers. Baan Ing Ping is located along the Ping River, offering 14 modern, well-appointed rooms with nice views, free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning, fridge and private bathroom.
based on 156 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? In the Old Town. Great for sightseeing, shopping & gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
Chic, contemporary B&B in the heart of Old Town, next to the famous Wat Phra Singh temple and walking distance to Chedi Luang temple and the popular Sunday Walking Street.
The SILA offers 10 comfortable rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning, fridge, en suite bathroom and balcony. Excellent breakfast is served at the café where you can also enjoy drinks and light snacks.
Major tourist sights and gay venues can reached easily by tuk-tuk. For a good massage, we recommend Sanctuary Spa (a 10-minute walk away).