Here are our favorite hotels in Chiang Mai. We also have and some great tips for finding the best Chiang Mai accommodation. These hotels are all in the Night Bazaar area of Chiang Mai, either right in the middle of the markets, or within easy walking distance. We recommend this area because there is plenty to see, do and eat in the evenings. The night bazaar district also has very light traffic in the mornings, so we can pick you up and get on the way to sightseeing or golf with no lost time.
Chiang Mai Hotels (4 star)
The Suriwongse is an old favourite of ours, and with major renovations now completed it returns to being our top pick for 2018. The Suriwongse is a 4 star hotel in absolutely prime position in the night bazaar district. We have some great contract rates if you want to book through Olsen Tours.
The Dusit Princess is a 4 star hotel in the heart of the night bazaar, and has been a very popular hotel with our customers in recent years. Artful use of mirrors in the photo below makes the lobby look larger than it really is, but it is still a great value hotel with an awesome location.
The Empress Hotel is another popular 4 star option. It is located just around the corner from the night bazaar - easily walkable (10 minutes).
Chiang Mai Hotels (5 star)
Le Meridien is at the epi-center of the night bazaar. If you want to walk straight out of your hotel into the night markets, restaurants and live music venues then this is the ideal location.
The Shangri-La Hotel is the a short walk to the night bazaar (10 minutes), but is ideal for relaxing by the pool after a full day of activity.
Chiang Mai Hotels (Boutique)
Yaang Come Village is a family-run boutique hotel. It is an oasis of tranquility just a short walk (5 minutes) from the night bazaar.
Chiang Rai Hotels
If you are travelling onwards to Chiang Rai, or taking a multi-day tour with us, here are our top picks for Chiang Rai accommodation:
Chiang Mai Accommodation - Tips & Suggestions
At Olsen Tours, we have contracts with some local and inter-provincial hotels, but not all. To get the best deals, we recommend you use online booking portals to find and compare deals for your particular dates. If you have a short-list of hotels we suggest you google the hotel's own website to compare rates with what you are seeing on booking.com or other aggregators. Of course if you want us to phone the hotels directly and see what is on offer, we are always happy to help with that.
Before you finalize your hotel booking, we recommend that you contact us regarding your sightseeing or golfing needs and confirm that availability of these options aligns with your accommodation dates. THis is especially important if your hotel booking is not 100% refundable on cancellation.
Whether you book directly online or arrange accommodation through us, our guides are happy to inspect your room with you on check-in. If you have any concerns with your room, we are happy to resolve any problems with the hotel for you.