best hotels in chiang mai old city

17 Best Hotels in Chiang Mai Old City

We thoroughly research and help you to pick up the 20 best hotels in Chiang Mai Old City, from budget hostel to mid-range hotel or luxury resort, you will find the best hotels and hostels in this guide.

Where Is Chiang Mai Old City?

Chiang Mai is the 2nd biggest city after Bangkok in Thailand. It is a perfect getaway to relax from the hustle and bustle of the Thai’s Capital.

Chiang Mai Old City is roughly 1.5km square, it is a small area that lies in the city center and you can easily discover it on foot or bicycle.

Chiang Mai Old City Map

Why Stay in Chiang Mai Old City?

I would say Chiang Mai Old City is the best place to stay in Chiang Mai for first-time visitors. Chiang Mai Old city is surrounded by a 700-year-old fortress wall; it is also packed with tons of ancient temples, markets, museums, massage shops, restaurants as well as cafes. 

If you want to stay close to everything, easily navigate around, and want to know more about Thai history and culture, Chiang Mai Old City is a great place to stay. It offers a wide range of accommodations from budget to mid-range hotels and there are few up-market resorts for you to choose from. 

Best Budget/Cheap Hotels In Chiang Mai Old City(Under $30 USD)

If you are traveling on a budget and decided to stay in Chiang Mai Old city, I recommend the best affordable hotels and hostels in Chiang Mai Old City based on star rating, budget, and the number of people booking on booking.com.

1. Green Sleep Hostel Chiang Mai 

Green Sleep Hostel is located in the middle of the old town; it is just 15 minute walking from Chiang Mai Gate, Chang Puak Market, Chang Puak Gate.

The hotel offers air-conditioned, free Wifi, shared bathroom. The lockers are in good size, fit large bags.

The hostel is super close to everything you need markets, shops, restaurants, bars, but still a very quiet place to have good sleep.

Green Sleep Hostel is the best overall reasonable price to stay in Chiang Mai Old City.

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Green Sleep hostel Chiang Mai
Green Sleep hostel Chiang Mai @booking.com

2. The Common Hostel Chiang Mai 

The Common Hostel is located in the old town of Chiang Mai, just 500m from Sunday Walking Street, a 15-minute walk from Suan Dok Gate, and not far from the domestic airport.

The hostel offers both private rooms and shared rooms. Each room features with air conditioning; dormitory rooms come with shared bathrooms, private lockers, and personal reading lights. The washing machine is available with good value at 20baht and drying racks available upstairs to dry your clothes.

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The Common Hostel Chiang Mai
The Common Hostel Chiang Mai @booking.com

3. Sakura House Chiang Mai

Sakura House is located in the real heart of Chiang Mai, 1.2 mi from Tha Phae Gate, and few minutes drive to Sunday Walking Street.

This is a lovely hostel with a spacious room and bathroom in a quiet neighborhood, very close to the park. Coin washing machine available, big clothesline to dry the laundry, wardrobe, nice common kitchen. Perfect place for a longer stay.

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4. Villa Vacay Chiang Mai

Villa Vacay Chiang Mai is located in a quiet corner nearby the southern gate of the old town. It nearby has laundry, restaurants, and everything you need.

Each room has a fan and air conditioning. The hotel offers free coffee, tea, and water. You can chill and relax on the top floor terrace. You can also do laundry here at a cheap price.

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5. i Lanna House Chiang Mai

i Lanna House is a good budget hotel for couples in Chiang Mai  Old City. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a garden on site. 

All room feature with air-conditioned, private bathroom, TV, and a fridge. 

i Lanna House is located right on the edge of the old town so was easy to walk into the main streets of the old town. It’s a quiet place to have a good sleep.

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Best Mid-Range Hotels In Chiang Mai Old City(from US$30 to US$100)

If you want to stay in mid-range hotels, we have some best options for you to choose from:

6. BED Phrasingh Chiang Mai

BED Phrasingh is the best mid-range hotel in Old City for couples. It is situated in a perfect location in central Chiang Mai. Wat Phra Singh, Chedi Luang Temple, Wat Chiang Man, and Sunday Market is just in a short stroll away.

The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool. Each room features air-conditioning, a TV, a fridge, a private bathroom with free toiletries.

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7. Le Naview @Prasingh Chiang Mai

Le Naview @Prasingh is within walking distance to the most popular attractions in Chiang Mai Old City like Chedi Luang Temple, Three Kings Monument, and Chiang Mai Gate.

The hotel has a good restaurant and a rooftop pool, private parking, a garden, and a terrace.

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8. Pastell Oldtown Chiang Mai

Pastell Oldtown Chiang Mai is an excellent location, near the market, temples, cafes, restaurants, and close to the center but quiet at night.

The hotel offers a nice outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and private parking.

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9. The Rodman Hotel Chiang Mai

The Rodman Hotel is a 4-star hotel that is in an incredible location, close to the South Gate of Chiang Mai Old Town with plenty of bars and cafés in the area.

The accommodation features an outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, private parking, and a free bike to use!

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Rodman Hotel || Room Tour || Chiang Mai Thailand

10. Buri Gallery House

Buri Gallery House is in the perfect location, within a short stroll to tourist attractions Wat Phra Singh, and the famous Sunday Walking.

The hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool, free Wifi, and a restaurant. Each room is equipped with air-conditioned, fridge, tea, coffee, private bathroom come with free toiletries.

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Baan Buri Cafe in the Garden, Chiang Mai, Thailand

11. Chada Mantra Hotel Chiang Mai

Chada Mantra Hotel is located roughly 1km from Tha Pae Gate, 1.2 km from Chang Puak Gate, and the airport was just 10 mins away.

The hotel offers a restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining at a reasonable rate. 

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Best Luxury Hotels In Chiang Mai Old City

If you are looking for up-market hotels to stay in Chiang Mai Old City, we recommend you to look at these luxury hotels:

12. Tamarind Village Chiang Mai

Tamarind Village Chiang Mai is located in the central, close to the best of Chiang Mai, walk to many sites, a street market outside the door Sunday evening.

The hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a great restaurant serving good food.

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Tamarind Village Chiangmai

13. Phra Singh Village Chiang Mai

Phra Singh Village is a 5-star hotel located in a great location, within walking distance from some great cafes and restaurants and the Sunday walking street market.

The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, a fitness center, and free bikes!

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Welcome to Phra Singh Village

14. Pingviman Hotel Chiang Mai

Pingviman Hotel is located within walking distance to all major sights. 

The hotel provides great swimming and a well-equipped fitness center. The courtyard with the pool is tropical and peaceful and you do not realize the hustle and bustle of the city around you.

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Pingviman Hotel

15. Phor Liang Meun Terracotta Arts Chiang Mai Hotel

Phor Liang Meun Terracotta Arts Hotel is a hidden gem located in the old town, close to restaurants and shops.

The accommodation has a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, and a garden.

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Best Boutique Hotels Chiang Mai Old City

If you like boutique-style, we have picked up some best boutique hotels for you:

16. Thai Akara – Lanna Boutique Chiang Mai Hotel

Thai Akara – Lanna Boutique Hotel is set just 600m from Tha Pae Gate, 850 m to Chedi Luang Temple.

Thai Akara features an in-house restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine.  The hotel also offers a quiet outdoor swimming pool to relax around.

>>Check the Price from Booking.com<<

17. Wealth Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai

Wealth Boutique Hotel Chiang Mai is in a perfect location, quiet during the night and not far away from nightlife, restaurants. 

The outdoor swimming pool, although a little secluded, was a welcome relief on the hotter days – particularly after a few hours walking.

>>Check the Price from Booking.com<<

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Tips To Choose The Best Place To Stay In Chiang Mai Old City

Choosing the right accommodation is strategy and art. Staying in the city center will save you money on transportation as it close to popular tourist attractions, easy to navigate around. 

If you a first-time journey to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Old City is the place for you to stay. There is also a wide range of accommodation for you to choose from friendly-budget to mid-range to upmarket hotel.

Final Thoughts Should I Stay In Old City Chiang Mai?

Should I Stay in Old City Chiang Mai? I hope you can answer this question after reading this article. If you a first time travel to Chiang Mai, you want to stay in a place that is close to everything, you want to know more about Thai culture and history, then Old City is a place for you.



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