Updated: Nov 17, 2022
A harmonious blend of old traditions and modern lifestyle can be found in Chiang Mai, a city rich in arts, culture, and cuisine. Chiang Mai is known to be one of the tourist destinations in Thailand. Its uniqueness attracts many local and international tourists.
Some of you may be wondering where to stay in Chiang Mai. The city offers a wide range of accommodations, from big chain hotels to bed and breakfasts. If you’re looking for luxury, a sense of space, and uniqueness, then boutique hotel is perfect for you. Boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and aspirational manner.
Chomp Magazine travelled to Chiang Mai and stayed in multiple boutique hotels to discover the best boutique hotels in Chiang Mai 2022.
G Nimman Chiang Mai
Under the wabi-sabi style, this pure white hotel was built in an oval shape on Nimman Hemin Street. Two stories of the hotel surround a roofless round swimming pool where guests can swim or relax. The rooms are spacious and equipped with all types of USB plugs and ports. You won't have to worry about forgetting your cables or plugs at this hotel since you will be able to charge all your smart devices at this hotel. The common area on the second floor serves breakfast bites from 7-11 am, and a free flow of wines and snacks is available from 5 - 7 pm. It’s the hotel that encourages people to socialise and make new friends.
Location: 3 Lanna Villa Alley, Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: +6652 010 111
K Maison Boutique Hotel
This boutique hotel entrance is hidden underground. It gives you a hint that guests' privacy is its priority. After checking in at the reception and walking into the hotel, it's another dimension. The hotel is surrounded by greenery and minimalist architecture with some minimalised Lanna trinkets to remind you that you're still in Chiang Mai. The hotel offers you both abundance and tranquillity while keeping in touch with nature simultaneously. You can choose an American Breakfast, or a traditional Lanna breakfast – pork skewers, Sai Uah, steamed sticky rice, steamed vegetables, and Nam Prik Noom served with tea, coffee or juice. The staff will bring you breakfast to your room at your preferred time. Some room types have a fireplace to set the mood and provide warmth.
Location: 67/8 Na Wat Ket Alley, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiangmai 50000 Thailand
Tel: +6652 088 818
Kiri Hotel Chiang Mai
Having a cocktail bar as a hotel reservation with a pool view, this boutique hotel knows how to keep its guests hydrated. The black and white colour scheme of the architecture, contrasting with the green and blue of the garden and pool area, gives your eyes some rest. The hotel room was smartly divided into spaces for leisure, sleep, work and bath in limited space without making you feel claustrophobic. The bathroom was divided by an electrochromic (smart glass) window. It turns opaque or transparent through a switch. This hotel doesn't include breakfast, but it has a restaurant called Somm Wine & Dine. It serves delicious comfort Italian fusion food, and you can pair your meal with some wine from their selection.
Location: 8 Moonmuang Rd Lane 5, Sri Phum Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: +6652 005 799
Away from Chiang Mai City Centre and situated near Ping River in Mae Rim District, this boutique hotel is a gallery that showcases craft artefacts and furniture made by local craftspeople. The spacious and comfortable rooms offer a balcony with a Ping River view. One of the highlights is the in-room tea blending box, where you can blend tea with herbs and botanicals to your liking. The hotel has various activities, from basketry workshops to hiking, for the guests to choose and indulge in while supporting the local community simultaneously. The hotel has a restaurant, Khu Khao, where you can tantalise your taste buds with healthy food made of locally sourced and homegrown produces.
Location: 157 Don Kaeo, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180
Tel: +6653 111 670
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Tamarind Village Chiang Mai
This boutique hotel in Chiang Mai has a giant tamarind tree as the hotel's centrepiece and was heavily inspired by Lanna's traditional arts and culture. The structure and furniture of the room are Lanna style, but words in Lanna's alphabet adorn the pillowcase, the wall, and the room amenities label. This hotel doesn't provide disposal toothbrushes because that is against their philosophy of sustainability. The rooms are decorated with warm lighting that gives you a sense of privacy but isn't too dark for reading your favourite book before bed. The bathrobe and slippers are comfortable and made by local people. If you like them, you can buy them. The hotel has a pool-side restaurant, Ruan Tamarind, which serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Their culinary team brings beautiful and tasty food to your table.
Location: 50 Rachadamnoen Rd Soi 1, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: +6653 418 896-9
The Inside House
This hotel is a clash of Lanna and Rococo styles and was built around a sacred fig. This is why there is a bas-relief of the sacred fig in every room of The Inside House. The hotel gives its guests a glimpse of heaven through the space, architectural style, and colour scheme. Each room either comes with a balcony or terrace so all the guests can enjoy the garden view or the hotel's city view. When the sun comes down, the hotel staff bids guests good night with small bites of a traditional dessert and mineral water at the door. The hotel’s restaurant, Ghin, serves delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the afternoon, the restaurant serves a delicate signature afternoon tea.
Location: 56 Samlarn Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: +6653 904 699
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The Chiang Mai OLD TOWN Hotel
Situated on Ratchamanka road, inside Chiang Mai’s Moat, aka Chiang Mai Old Town. This boutique hotel owns an organic rice terrace and lets its guests cultivate its crops every October. It's the only hotel in the heart of the city centre that grows organic rice. The hotel is a mix of traditional architectural techniques and modern design. Every suite is spacious and very luxurious with a gigantic bed, sofa, walking bathroom and closet. If you're a wine lover, every room accommodates a wine fridge for you to store your vintage. The hotel's restaurant, The Vorra Bistro, opens for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, offering Thai Lanna, Thai food and Italian foods. Their signature dish, Sai Uah Pasta, is a must-try.
Location: 184 Ratchamanka Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200 Web: https://thechiangmai.com/oldtown/ Tel: +6653 278 780 FB: The Chiang Mai Old Town IG: @thechiangmaioldtown
This hotel is on the main road in Chiang Mai but oddly provides some serenity to its guests. The hotel is inspired by Thai tribal fabric patterns and wabi-sabi style. Every room is spacious and well-equipped. The hotel provides luxury elements such as a view of Doi Suthep, a private outdoor bathtub, soundproof doors and windows etc. The hotel offers a kitchen in every room, encourages its guests to cook, and allows guests to harvest some small produces from the hotel's garden. If you're not into cooking, the hotel can serve you food and beverages in your room or by the sea salt pool. There are three breakfast styles to choose from; traditional Thai, American, or Lanna. For those who love massage, you don’t have to go to the spa. The spa comes to you. Choose your spa programme from the menu, and the masseuse and equipment will arrive at your room door.
Location: 12 Bunrueang Rit Road, Si Phum, Muang, Chiangmai
Tel: +6661 350 5899
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Chomp Magazine hopes that our lineup of the best boutique hotels in Chiang Mai 2022 will be useful when you plan your trip to Chiang Mai.