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
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...
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...
RarinJinda Wellness Spa ResortChiang Mai
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort is a five star boutique hotel set amongst the hills of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand.Starting with the deluxe room, which is a spacious 46 square metres with a modern yet natural feel to them.The colour palette is kept simple, with orange tones and plenty of wood.Through the frosted glass shutters you will find the large green tiled bathroom with a large tub, hair dryer and robes and slippers.In room technology includes air-conditioning, wireless internet connection, television with cable channels and hot drinks making facilities.For quiet nights in, a DVD player is also available for hire. Read More...
Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa Centara Boutique Collection offers a resort style stay to those looking for the perfect balance between being close to the city centre and enjoying the stunning countryside that surrounds Chiang Mai.With a smart, Lanna look, this hotel will delight lovers of traditional Thai architecture whilst offers all the modern conveniences savvy travellers expect from a five star hotel.The spacious suites have a modern look, and come equipped with LCD television, hot drinks making facilities, safe, and air-conditioning.Theres plenty of space with a cosy couch to relax on, furnished outdoor veranda and an impressive bathroom with a jet pool bath and hot rain shower. Read More...
Lanna Dusita Boutique Resort by AndacuraChiang Mai
Lanna Mantra Relais Hotel is in a lovely and picturesque part of Chiang Mai near the Ping River.Choose from one of thirty clean and comfortable rooms, many with a river view.Select a Standard or a Superior room with air conditioning, TV and DVD players, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, mini bar and daily newspapers.Room are decorated in modern Thai design with double or twin beds.The hotel has a swimming pool for a cool dip after a busy day in the city, Wi-Fi internet, a tour desk to help you choose some sightseeing attractions to visit, restaurant and beautiful landscaped gardens for you to enjoy. 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...
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...
Anantara Chiang Mai ResortChiang Mai
The outside of Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa looks rather like an impressive wooden box, but once you step through the doors of this 84 room luxury boutique by the river, you are transported into a colonial wonderland, surrounded by reflecting ponds covered in water lilies, and lit up with floating candles at night.Your eye is drawn towards the river, past the original 1920s building that used to house the British Consulate but now serves fresh pastries and juices at breakfast and an east-meets-west fusion menu for lunch and dinner with the best of Europe, India, Japan and Korea covered on the extensive menu. Read More...