Scenic and pleasantly rustic, Chiang Mai’s downtown riverside area is home to a lineup of shopping boutiques, art galleries, open-air restaurants with live music and luxury accommodation, from one-off boutique to international chain hotels. The most happening area along this stretch is the district spanning Nakorn Ping Bridge and Nawarat Bridge on the east bank and the intersection between Chang Klang Road and Loi Kroh Road, where the Night Bazaar is located.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa
5-Star | Design Hotel | Rooms with Balcony | Business Services | Babysitting Service | Spa
A design hotel under the GHM collection and The Leading Small Hotels of the World, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa redefines the essence of contemporary Lanna through its sophisticated design that evokes a sense of inner peace. Each of the 84 rooms and suites features a private courtyard, open balcony, panoramic window wall and breathtaking garden or river views. The contemporary interiors are decked out in a minimalist style, sprinkled with Asian art pieces. Every moment is a delightful retreat in itself, whether at the outdoor pool, one of the five dining venues or spa, featuring an extensive treatment menu from hot stone massage to body scrubs and wraps.
RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort
5-Star | Rooms with Balcony | Business Centre | Extensive Facilities | Award-winning Spa
Featured on our website as one of Chiang Mai’s Top 10 Best Hotels, RatiLanna offers a tranquil escape from the hubbub of downtown. The hotel, fronting the River Ping’s picturesque stretch, features 75 rooms decked out in an elegant, contemporary Lanna style, blending indigenous and modern design elements. The large outdoor pool has a Jacuzzi and sundeck peppered with sun loungers. Other facilities include the award-winning Aspara Spa, three restaurants, two bars (one with live Latino music and salsa dance entertainment), a riverside coffee corner, souvenir boutique, fitness centre and library with over 1,000 books, magazines, board games and free internet access.
Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel
4-Star | Free Internet in Room | Rooftop Garden | Spa | Close to Night Bazaar
Located a street block east of the Night Bazaar, this riverside hotel offers 28 rooms decked out in the theme of the four elements: Earth (brown), Wind (white), Fire (orange) and Water (blue). The interiors strike the right balance between the old and new, juxtaposing traditional Lanna art and design motifs with modern furniture pieces. Overlooking the hotel’s landscaped garden, the main restaurant serves a delightful range of Thai and Western specialty dishes. Other highlights include the Tea Room, a pleasant outdoor pool area and rooftop garden with view of Doi Suthep.
Holiday Inn Chiang Mai
5-Star | Executive Floor | Business Centre | Connecting Rooms | Massage Centre | Free Shuttle to Downtown
Set on the Ping riverbank, Holiday Inn Chiang Mai is a haven of comfort and luxury. The hotel features 526 spacious guestrooms with mountain or river views, from Superior (45sqm) to the Presidential Suite (223sqm). A wealth of dining options await to delight your palate, including a riverside restaurant serving up delightful northern Thai fare, Cantonese-style dim sum in an elegant setting, a poolside bakery with specialty coffees and a cosy lobby bar with live music and an extensive cocktail list. The zen-inspired massage centre features both therapeutic and relaxing massage treatments as well as foot reflexology.
Lanna Dusita Riverside Boutique Resort by Andacura
4-Star | Riverside BBQ | Canoe and Kayak Service | Massage Service | Tour Service
This intimate hotel constructed in a quaint northern Thai style is slightly off the beaten track (15 minutes north of the city), but this is more than made up for by a welcome sense of tranquility and an unrivalled panorama of the River Ping. The hotel’s two-storey buildings are set in a well-landscaped courtyard, complete with a lovely lotus pond and river-facing swimming pool. All guestrooms feature a large balcony with comfortable daybeds and either garden-pond or river-pool views. Enjoy a riverside barbecue experience or canoeing/kayaking on the River Ping – two activities you will not find at downtown hotels.