Our top mid-range Chiang Mai hotels for 2017 are sorted by area:
the heart of Chiang Mai; home to important temples, tourist sights and a few gay bars
popular area near the city centre, with many boutique shops, cafés, restaurants, gay scene & nighlife
city centre hotels near the Ping River, Night Market shopping, dining & entertainment options
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54 huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai
based on 2823 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Spacious room. Great roof top pool & terrace. Free WiFi.
Located just outside the city center, Furama Chiang Mai is close to the MAYA shopping centre and the many local shops and restaurants around ‘Nimmanhaemin’ Road.
Like the Eastin Tan, there is a good selection of gay bars and spas within easy reach. The House of Male sauna is just a couple of minutes walk.
Guest rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable and all guest rooms have free WiFi. There is a great swimming pool and sun terrace on the top floor.
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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.
132 LoyKroh Road, Changklan, Chiang Mai
based on 6700 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to Night Market. Close to gay bars. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. Duangtawan Hotel is just a short walk from the Night Bazaar and its wide range of shops and restaurants. Walk a bit further and you’ll see Ram Bar, Secrets Bar and other gay nightlife options.
This great-value hotel has just about everything you need – an outdoor pool, a well-equipped gym, bar, restaurant, sauna and spa facilities.
Comfortable guest rooms have large windows with city views, free WiFi, TV and safety deposit box.
110 Ratchaphakhinai Road, Old Town, Chiang Mai
8.6 Very Good
based on 1987 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay scene. Thai Lanna style. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.
Each stylish room features wooden furniture, 32” flat screen cable TV, DVD player, en suite bathroom and a private balcony with views of the quiet courtyard.
The hotel has a nice outdoor pool with landscaped garden and a library with books and DVD’s. The onsite Bodhi restaurant serves both Thai and Western food; drinks and snacks are available at The Ficus Bar.
8.8 Very Good - based on 946 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Thai Lanna style. In the Old Town. Easy access to gay venues. Free WiFi.
Located on the western side of the Old Town, The Rim Chiang Mai Hotel features classic Thai-Lanna architecture surrounded by tropical gardens, an outdoor pool and a gym.
Guest rooms have a flat screen TVs, minibars, tea/coffee-making facilities, nice bathrooms with separate showers and private balconies. You can expect warm Thai hospitality from the staff.
There is an onsite ‘Canal’ restaurant, or you can walk (for about 5 minutes) to the gay-owned Casa Diverso restaurant. Other gay venues and attractions can be reached in 10-15 minutes by tuk-tuk.
8.6 Very Good - based on 1424 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Great for sightseeing. Near Sunday Walking Street. Free WiFi.
Located near the popular Sunday Walking Street and important temples, De Naga Hotel by The Unique Collection offers traditional Thai Lanna-styled rooms with teak wood furnishings.
All rooms have free WiFi, 26″ flat screen TV, DVD player and fridge. The hotel has its own outdoor pool with sun loungers, art gallery, gift shop, restaurant, bar & café.
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8.2 Very Good - based on 1429 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Very central. Great for sightseeing. Easy access to gay scene. Free WiFi.
De Lanna enjoys an excellent location in the heart of Old Town, a 5-minute walk from the popular Sunday Walking Street, imporant temples, and within 10 minutes from House of Male gay sauna and the Sanctuary male spa.
This boutique hotel features an outdoor saltwater pool, poolside bar and a restaurant. A tour desk and airport shuttle service are available.
The spacious, modern Thai guest rooms have free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, DVD player, private bathroom with rain shower. Great value for money.
8.8 Very Good - based on 223 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Thai style décor. Gym & sauna onsite. In the Old Town. Free WiFi.
Combining traditional Thai designs with modern comforts, Pingviman offers a great-value rooms in Chiang Mai’s Old Town area, close to many tourist sights and the popular Weekend Market.
All rooms feature a 48” flat-screen cable TV, free WiFi, DVD player, large bathroom and wooden floors which are nicely complemented by woodcarving furnishings.
If you want to shop, Pingviwan offers free shuttle service to the Night Bazaar. And if you need a massage, Sanctuary Spa is a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel.
Chiang Mai’s trendiest neighbourhood. Nimmanhaemin Road, located northwest of the Old Town, is filled with boutique shops, cafés, restaurants, and close to the gay bars around Changpuak Road.
165 Huay Kaew Road, Nimmanhaemin, Chiang Mai
8.6 Very Good
based on 626 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to the gay scene. Modern pool & gym. Excellent views. Free WiFi.
Contemporary hotel in convenient location with nice views. The Eastin Tan is located opposite MAYA shopping centre and close to many local shops and restaurants around ‘Nimmanhaemin’ Road.
We love the hotel’s pool and modern gym. The rooms are spacious and have free WiFi, iPod dock, flat screen satellite TV and minibar. Some offer great city views. The friendly staff can arrange sightseeing tours and transfers.
7.5 Good - based on 73 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay scene. Excellent value. Great for sightseeing & nightlife. Free WiFi.
Changpuak Boutique House is located in our favourite part of Chiang Mai – just outside of the Old Town square, less than 10 minutes to the Night Bazaar, and within walking distance to gay venues around Changpuak Road.
Each bright, modern guest room features free WiFi, air conditioning and flat screen TV. The hotel has an outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk. Many restaurants choices can be found at the nearby Changpuak Market.
Great location, service and value for money.
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.
153 Sridonchai Road, Changklan, Chiang Mai
based on 3585 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Very central. Close to Old Town & Night Market. Free WiFi.
The great-value Imperial Mae Ping is excellent for shopping – a 5-minute walk from the lively Night Bazaar and the popular Sunday Walking Street in the Old Town.
Each modern guest room has views of the garden or the pool, free WiFi, cable TV and minibar. The hotel offers a concierge service, restaurants, swimming pool, gym and luxurious massage spa.
8.3 Very Good - based on 435 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? River view. Quiet area. Walk to Club One Seven sauna. Free WiFi.
Located in a quiet area by the Ping river, this great-value boutique hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, gardens and a spa.
All spacious, high-ceilinged rooms feature a flat screen TV, CD/DVD player and minibar. The suites have a private balcony with views. The onsite restaurant serves Thai and Western cuisine. Free bicycle rental is available.
8.6 Very Good - based on 671 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Thai Lanna style. Central location. Close to Night Bazaar & gay bars. Free WiFi.
A modern Thai-Lanna style accommodation in the heart of Chiang Mai, near the Night Market, local shops and gay bars. This attractive 4-star hotel features a spa, a restaurant, an outdoor pool and free WiFi.
Decorated with wood furnishings and Thai elements, all 42 non-smoking rooms and suites have big windows, allowing in plenty of natural light.
The hotel offers a good breakfast buffet and spa services. The very friendly staff can help you with sightseeing arrangements, car rentals, etc.
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.
197/2 Amphur Muang, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
8.6 Very Good
based on 2902 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Beautiful location. Near Doi Suthep. Out-of-town option. Free WiFi.
A great out-of-town resort that ‘feels like heaven’. The Panviman is located high up on the hills near Doi Suthep (about an hour drive from city centre), close to Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden and the Mong Hilltribe Village.
Facilities include outdoor pool, a luxurious spa and a restaurant with amazing view. Modern guest rooms have flat screen TV, DVD player, minibar and balcony. The villas have their own pool or outdoor jacuzzi.
The onsite Viman Spa offers pampering massages and facial/body treatments. The resort also has its own gym, mini-golf course and a jogging track.
9 Very Good - based on 62 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Gay-owned resort. In a quiet area near Doi Saket. Gorgeous views.
Occupying 10,000 m² of landscaped gardens, the new gay-owned Soulmates Retreat features beautiful panoramic views overlooking the rice fields and distant mountains.
Your privacy is guaranteed as the resort has only 5 rooms decorated in Thai style. The resort has a very nice outdoor pool and a restaurant onsite. Massage service and bicycle rentals are available.
Soulmates is located near Doi Saket area, just 30 minutes north of Chiang Mai city centre and within easy reach of surrounding attractions.
101 Moo 5, T. Choeng Doi, Doi Saket, Chiang Mai
based on 100 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Gay-owned resort. Private villas. Quiet surroundings. Free WiFi.
Opened in 2014, this gay-owned & -managed resort is located in Doi Saket district, a 15-minute drive from the city centre, in an area called the “Green Zone” due to its lush surroundings, rice fields and quaint villages.
Set within a private, quiet setting, each of the minimalist-styled villas features a king-sized bed, couch, LCD cable TV, climate control, rain shower, fridge, minibar, tea/coffee maker and free WiFi.
With only five villas, you can fully enjoy the resort’s common living area and saltwater swimming pool with sun beds, pool cabanas and outdoor showers. Massage services, city tours and bicycle rentals available.