Gay Chiang Mai • Luxury Hotels

Steeped in culture with beautiful temples and historic sites, Chiang Mai is home to stunning luxury hotels that act as a great base for adventures in the region.

Our top Chiang Mai luxury hotels for 2017 are sorted by area:

city centre / Old Town

the heart of Chiang Mai; home to temples, sights and a few gay bars

Night Bazaar / Ping River

near the Ping River & famous Night Market

other areas

countryside location with scenic views, ideal for those seeking a quiet retreat

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city centre / Old Town

The historic heart of Chiang Mai, bound by moats and remains of ancient walls, is home to several famous Thai temples and the popular Sunday Walking Street. The area offers a great base to explore the city and gay scene.

Gay-popular.

6 Rachamankha 9, Chiang Mai | map | distance

8.9 Very Good
based on 617 Agoda reviews

Rachamankha Hotel5 stars

Why this hotel? Gay-popular. Stylish design. Central location withIn the Old Town. Free WiFi.

A favourite choice with gay guests. The stylish Rachamankha offers chic, modern Thai accommodation, set in a quiet surrounding with private and authentic atmosphere.

Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with high quality products. There is a nice pool, massage spa, restaurant and bar onsite. The hotel’s library is worth a special mention. The staff are helpful and very gay-friendly.

Located close to the famous Phra Singh temple and the popular Sunday Walking Street. A number of male massage spas are nearby. House of Male sauna, Soho Bar and more gay venues are a short tuk-tuk ride away.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Perfect location. Great for shopping & gay nightlife.

1 Nimmanhaemin Road , Chiang Mai | map | distance

9.4 Fantastic
based on 36 Agoda reviews

U Nimman Chiang Mai5 stars

Why this hotel? Perfect location. Great for shopping & gay nightlife. New 5-star option. Free WiFi.

U Nimman is a fabulous new luxury hotel in Chiang Mai, perfectly located in heart of the trendy Nimmanhaemin area, along with a wide range of international restaurants, boutique shops and gay nightlife.

This 5-star hotel offers an outdoor pool with excellent views, sun terrace, gym and sauna. Guest rooms are spacious and feature free WiFi and  flat screen TV.

Free use of bicycles are provided for guests, but most places you’ll want to visit are within easy walking distance. The popular Warm Up Café and House of Male gay sauna are both 10 minutes walk away.

features bar, swimming pool, restaurant, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 桑拿, 阳台, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 08-05-2017

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Close to Night Bazaar.

Le Meridien Chiang Mai5 stars

108 ChangKlan Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

8.8 Very Good - based on 1431 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Close to Night Bazaar. Great for shopping & gay nightlife.

A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. Le Meridien Chiang Mai is located next to the Old Town, near the Night Bazaar and a short tuk-tuk ride to tourist attractions and Ram gay bar, Secrets Bar, etc.

The hotel has 4 restaurants, an outdoor pool, a luxurious spa and free WiFi. Each modern Thai Lanna-styled room features flat screen TV, minibar, large bathroom with separate shower. The rooms offer views of the city or the Doi Suthep mountain.

There is a 24-hour room service. Massage service is offered onsite, or you can try from 2 Brothers and Classic House gay massage spa – both are a short walk from the hotel.

features bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, gym, spa (酒吧, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 健身房, 温泉) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Close to the Night Bazaar.

Dusit D2 Chiang Mai5 stars

100 Changklan Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

8.6 Very Good - based on 1989 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Close to the Night Bazaar. Excellent dining, spa & service. Free WiFi.

If your stay in Chiang Mai is all about convenience, then we recommend the Dusit D2. This well-known 5-star hotel is steps away from the Night Bazaar and its range of shops, bars, restaurants, Starbucks, ATM’s etc.

Guest rooms are modern and feature top amenities. Facilities include an outdoor pool, an award-winning spa, a well-equipped gym and the highly acclaimed Moxie Restaurant.

Good location and value for money.

features bar, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Close to the gay nightlife.

44 Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

8.6 Very Good
based on 834 Agoda reviews

Kantary Hills Hotel4-5 stars

Why this hotel? Close to the gay nightlife. Apartment style. Great value for money. Free WiFi.

Modern hotel and serviced apartment, located in Chiang Mai’s trendiest area on Nimmanhaemin Road – close to many cafés, shops and restaurants.

The rooms at Kantary Hills are spacious, comfortable and feature a full kitchen – ideal for a long-term stay. Kantary Hills has its own restaurant, a large swimming pool and a well-equipped gym.

Gay scene-wise, the popular Warm Up Café is just steps away.

features cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Night Bazaar / Ping River

Hotels in this area are within easy access to the Old Town centre but offer a slightly more modern atmosphere. Some have views overlooking the Ping River.

The area is close to the popular Night Bazaar where you can enjoy shopping, dining and night-time entertainment.

Great location.

123 Charoenprathet Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

9.1 Fantastic
based on 1280 Agoda reviews

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort5 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. On Ping River, with beautiful views. Popular with gay guests. Free WiFi.

Formerly ‘The Chedi”, this luxury resort is beautifully located on the Ping River overlooking Doi Suthep, just a 10-minute walk from popular Night Market and some of the local gay bars.

The Anantara is known for its stylish, minimalist design, with each room featuring a flat screen cable TV, wooden floors, rain shower, coffee machine and private courtyard or balcony.

The resort has an excellent gym, a stylish restaurant & bar, and fabulous swimming pool and spa. A popular choice with foreigners and gay tourists.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Close to gay nightlife.

Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel5 stars

135/9 Charoenprathet Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

9 Very Good - based on 443 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Colonial building. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.

Charming hotel in a restored colonial building. The Ping Nakara offers 19 spacious rooms with hand-crafted period furniture, Persian carpets, sofas and beautiful bathrooms with rain shower and luxury amenities.

This 5-star hotel has an outdoor pool and sun terrace, spa, restaurant, lobby bar and library.  Nakara Spa offers massages, facial and body treatments (although there are plenty of exclusively male spas close by).

The location is great, too. You can walk to the Night Market, do some shopping, have a few drinks and mingle with the gay locals at Secrets Bar or Ram Bar.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 按摩, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Gorgeous design.

137 Pillars House5 stars

2 Soi 1 Na Wat Ket Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

9.2 Fantastic - based on 294 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gorgeous design. Walk to Night Bazaar. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.

This stunning boutique hotel offers spacious suites with garden views, outdoor pool, spa and gym, located just a 10-minute walk from the popular Night Bazaar.

137 Pillars House was once the headquarters of the Borneo company which was run by the son of “Anna” (from “Anna and the King” fame). Built upon the original compound, the hotel was designed to match the integrity of the historic building.

Guest rooms feature a large bathroom with Victorian bathtub, open-air shower, Nespresso machine and a balcony.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Riverside location.

3/1 Soi 2 Chiangmai-Lamphun Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

8.9 Very Good
based on 967 Agoda reviews

Rimping Village Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Riverside location. Close to Night Market & Old Town. Great value. Free WiFi.

Offering great value for money, a friendly service and a fabulous riverside location, the Rimping Village is tucked way in a quiet neighbourhood in central Chiang Mai.

The hotel is within easy access to the Night Bazaar and a short tuk-tuk ride from famous temples and attractions in the Old Town.

Guest rooms are comfortable and clean, with free WiFi throughout. The hotel has a nice pool and a restaurant, though many dining options are nearby. Staff are very helpful and attentive.

features cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Next to Ping River.

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort4-5 stars

14 Charoenrat Road, Chiang Mai | map | distance

8.7 Very Good - based on 857 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Next to Ping River. Fabulous spa & pool. 10 min. to Night Bazaar. Free WiFi.

Rarinjinda has a quiet location next to Ping River. This upmarket resort offers large rooms with flat screen TV, fridge, tea/coffee maker, private terrace, free WiFi, and DVD player upon request.  Some rooms have direct access to the pool.

The resort is best-known for its world-class spa where you can get body treatments or enjoy free yoga and aerobics classes. There is also a gym and a library with PC stations.

There are many restaurants in the surrounding area. The Night Bazaar, shops and gay bars are about 10 minutes away by tuk-tuk.

features restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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other areas

These fabulous hotels and resorts are located further away from the Chiang Mai city centre, allowing you to stay closer to nature and mountain landscapes with beautiful views.

Peaceful retreat.

Veranda High Resort MGallery4 stars

192 Moo 2, Banpong, Hangdong, Chiang Mai | map | distance

8.5 Very Good - based on 670 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Peaceful retreat. Stunning views. Great facilities. Free WiFi.

Stunning mountain retreat in a gorgeous natural landscape. Veranda The High Resort offers large, contemporary rooms & villas with swimming pool and large balcony overlooking the rice and tea fields.

Guest rooms have separate rain showers, iPod docks, free WiFi and more. Onsite Facilities include a fitness centre, two restaurants, a bar and a library.

A comfortable stay in peaceful surroundings – an ideal choice if you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle.

features bar, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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Beautiful scenery.

Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai | map | distance

9.1 Fantastic
based on 3 Agoda reviews

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai5 stars

Why this hotel? Beautiful scenery. Out-of-town choice. In Mae Rim district.

Our favourite out-of-town luxury option. The exceptionally beautiful Four Seasons Resort has a peaceful scenery, surrounded by rice paddy fields, complete with large trees, water buffalos, etc.

The bungalows are tastefully furnished and feature teak floors and Thai artworks. The resort has an outdoor pool, well-equipped gym, tennis court, restaurant and massage spa. Free bicycle rentals are available.

Located in Mae Rim district, about 12 miles from the city centre and the gay scene (20 minutes by taxi). When we stayed at this resort, we had very little desire to leave the front gate!

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 阳台, 健身房, 温泉) | updated: 07-05-2017

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Gorgeous hotel

51/4 Sankampaeng Road, Tha Sala, Chiang Mai | map | distance

9 Very Good
based on 236 Agoda reviews

The Dhara Dhevi Hotel Chiang Mai5 stars

Why this hotel? Gorgeous hotel Unique Thai style. Luxury choice. Free WiFi.

Located a bit further away from downtown Chiang Mai (about 3 km), but not too far from popular attractions, gay bars and businesses. The unique beauty of this hotel makes it worthwhile staying.

The Dhara Dhevi is set in 55 acres of exquisite tropical gardens, courtyards, and rice paddies. Combining Thai and Colonial styles, the hotel features 2 large outdoor pools, 9 dining options and a luxury spa.

The extraordinary accommodation is matched by the warm welcome and superb service from the staff. Guests have a choice of spacious colonial-inspired suites, private two-storey villas and residences.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 阳台, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-04-2017

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