The best resorts in Chiang Mai all take advantage of one of the main draws of northern Thailand: its spectacular countryside. Here, majestic mountains offer an impressive backdrop to rolling hills, lush rice paddies and gushing rivers, and staying at one of these selected best resort hotels in Chiang Mai guarantees you’ll be in the middle of it all.
Our top picks include a good range to suite varying budgets and tastes, from luxury five-star resorts sprawling across a valley, to more modest – yet equally tranquil – three star resorts overlooking the river.
Scroll down to find our most popular Chiang Mai resorts and click through to Hotels.com to see each one up in more detail – as well as all the latest prices per night.
- Wat Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill-Tribe Village
- Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
- Ping River Dinner Cruise
- Khantoke Dinner with Traditional Dance Performance
- Old City Half-Day Bike Tour
- Flight of the Gibbon™ Zipline Tour
- 2-Day Whitewater Rafting & Ziplining
- Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour with Lunch
- Aroy Aroy Thai Cooking School & Market Tour
- Full-Day Excursion to Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle
Veranda Chiang Mai has an out of town location, perfect for those who want to be surrounded by countryside during their trip to Chiang Mai.On the edge of the mountain range nearby, you will wake up to beautiful sunsets and birds singing in the trees and at night you see the stars.The best thing about staying at The High Resort is that its only 30 minutes from Chiang Mai city centre and the airport.Rooms at the Veranda Chiang Mai have impressive views, either overlooking the rice paddies and tea fields or the mountainside and streams.There are 80 rooms, decorated in a modern Zen style, with plenty of wood and clean lines. Read More...
RatiLanna Riverside Spa ResortChiang Mai
Rati Lanna hotel is a low-rise 75 room boutique hotel on the banks of the Mae Ping River.You are welcomed by friendly staff, who do all they can to ensure that you have a stress-free stay, whether you want to explore the great sights of Chiang Mai, make the most of the fantastic spa treatments or even learn how to create delicious Thai dishes at their on-site cooking classes.The hotel has incorporated plenty of northern Thai style into the design, from the intricate fresh flower displays to the impressive golden Buddha to the right hand side of reception, a miniature representation of the one found in Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Read More...
Azaya Villas Chiang MaiMae Rim
Azaya Villas Chiang Mai is a five-star Villa property located in beautiful Chiang Mai at the upscale district of Mae Rim.With steep timber shingled roofs and a thoroughly modern-looking design they certainly look the part when it comes to luxurious and enjoyable accommodation.Within 25 minutes of the famed city centre, and situated in the green and breezy hills above the city guests can enjoy the legendary nightlife and markets that Chiang Mai has to offer and yet escape the intensity and make a leisurely retreat to the peace and quiet of these havens of tranquility.For those looking for outside diversions, there is a whole catalogue of fun activities in and around Chiang Mai that includes bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, cultural shows and visits, and more. Read More...
Sibsan Luxury Hotel RimpingChiang Mai
Sib San Luxury Hotel Rimping (Formerly Rawee Waree Luxury Hotel) is a luxury five star hotel located only ten minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport and twenty minutes from the city centre.For those looking for a traditional stay in a northern Thai inspired resort then this is a brilliant option, with a boutique feel and classy touches.The rooms are nicely decorated with a wood and white theme, with traditional characters and artwork on the walls.Although there is an old fashioned feel to them and a certain charm, the rooms are not without all the high technology features either.It really is a great balance of modern and classic with wireless internet connection, plasma screen television, air conditioning and a DVD player. Read More...
Proud Phu FahMae Rim
The new, well sign-posted Proud Phu Fah Hotel and resort, located 30 minutes from Chiang Mai, offers a spectacular, relaxed and romantic setting with year-round coolness, lush green surroundings and bubbly streams.The eco-friendly Proud Phu Fah Hotel and resort offers their guests complimentary welcome drinks, delicious fresh Thai fruit and spectacular contemporary accommodation facilities.The resort is surrounded by a host of wonderful attractions such as the elephant camp, snake and monkey farms, botanical gardens and the delightful Chiang Mai city is only half an hour away.Proud Phu Fah offers hip, top-notch accommodation in modern bungalows with all-white interiors, four-poster beds, huge windows and decked terraces over the river. Read More...
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa ResortMae Rim
The Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort is a delightful four star property located in the hills and tropical forests of Northwestern Chiang Mai, about a 45 minutes drive from Chiang Mai International Airport.Guests staying here will get the full experience of a tropical mountain retreat, while still having all the central attractions of Chiang Mai close at hand.Some of the unforgettable experiences nearby include ATV excursions, the Chiang Mai Night Safari, Mae Sa Elephant Camp, the Hmong Hilltribe village, a Rose Garden, Butterfly, Orchid and Snake Farms, amongst other things.The rooms at this hotel come in six varities: Valley Deluxe, Mountain Deluxe, High Mountain Deluxe, Steam Villa, Jacuzzi Villa, and Viman Pool Villa. Read More...
Oasis Baan Saen Doi Spa ResortHang Dong
The Oasis Baan Saen Doi Spa Resort is a lovely four star property nestled within Ban Nai Fun Village in Southwestern Chiang Mai.Its location is close to the airport, and offers a delightful view of the Doi Suthep mountain park and is close enough to the city center while still feeling worlds away.Those who want to explore the many attractions of the Chiang Mai area may opt to go on the Night Safari headquartered nearby, or go into town to see any of the beautiful ancient temples within the historic walled city centre, such as Wat Phra Sing, as well as roam the many night markets or weekend walking markets. Read More...
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa Chiang MaiChiang Mai
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa Chiang Mai is a five star hotel that allows you to escape from the busy world of work and relax in a stunning Thai inspired hotel surrounded by greenery.There are only 74 rooms and villas at this beautifully designed hotel, starting with the Deluxe Lanna, a 40 square metre space with a private balcony overlooking the verdant gardens that has a definite Thai feel to it.Above the bed hangs some stunning lanna artwork, and there are Thai touches in the silk cushions and day bed.Every room comes with the standard amenities, including a large flat screen television, wireless internet connection and a large bathroom with a rain shower. Read More...
The Pavana Chiang Mai ResortMae Rim
The Spa Resort Chiang Mai is a Lanna-style boutique hotel, specialising in detox and wellness, located in a secluded area, well away from city life.Set amongst rolling hills in some 80,000 sq m of land, and surrounded by mangroves, rice terraces, exotic garden landscaping and its own, working organic farm, the resort is around 18km from the Chiang Mai city walls at Chang Puak and about 26 km from the international airport It has won awards for its detox programmes, its restaurant with its own organic and raw vegetables and has been named as one of the best health resorts in Asia.The Spa Resort provides guidance, insights and techniques for optimal health using a simple system of healthy habits called The Five-Habit System to Longevity. Read More...