Top Ten Luxury Hotels in Chiang Mai Summer 2021

Chiang Mai is an incredible city and needs to be on everyone’s list for traveling in 2021 and 2022. Tucked away in the hills of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai offers the convenience and excitement of the big city with the serene beauty and nature of a small town.

If you’re looking to add Chiang Mai to your summer travel plans, you might be wondering what kind of accommodations to book. Look no further than here! We’re the experts on luxury hotels in Chiang Mai, whether you’re looking for a completely peaceful, private property or a hotel in the heart of the city. Read on, and start planning your Chiang Mai vacation today.

Howie’s HomeStay

Howie’s HomeStay is the ultimate in luxury, privacy, and all-around experience. If you’re looking for the perfect escape in this post-Covid world, where you can social distance all you want but still find your way to the city quickly, this is the luxury hotel for you.

Tucked away in the lush environment of the Mae Rim Valley, Howie’s HomeStay is a unique, exclusive experience. You’ll have the entire resort to yourself, no matter which room you book.

Each stay is all-inclusive, and that means you’ll have 5-star dining for every meal, every day you’re at the resort. Live like kings and queens, and don’t worry about a thing as Howie and Jerri take care of you from start to finish.

Whether you want to take a swim in the private pool overlooking the mountains, take a guided tour into one of Chiang Mai Province’s many adventures, or spend a night in the city, you’ll have easy access to everything you want. For the ultimate luxury experience in Chiang Mai, go with Howie’s HomeStay.

137 Pillars House

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in the heart of the city, look no further than 137 Pillars House. While this 30 suite boutique hotel is mere minutes from many of the famous temples of Chiang Mai, its leafy terraces make you feel like you’re tucked away from the action.

Built around a colonial homestead from the 1880s, 137 Pillars seamlessly blends modern amenities with a classic style to remind people of the history of the city while still enjoying the comforts of the 21st century. While this luxury hotel doesn’t offer as much privacy as some, there are suite options that include small private pools, and with only 30 suites, the whole area seems serene regardless of the number of people.

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Located along the Mai Ping River near the heart of the historic area of Chiang Mai, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is a beautiful blend of eastern and western architecture with modern amenities.

While the 84-room resort doesn’t exactly scream privacy and tranquility, each room comes with its own private balcony or courtyard with views of the river. Each room features a standalone tub as well, so finding a moment for yourself is easier than you think. If you want to go for a dip, the riverside pool is pristine and offers incredible views of the city.

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Escape the city while feeling like you’re in a whole town of your own at the sprawling, beautiful Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai. This 60-acre 123 room complex is as spacious and expansive as it is luxurious, and transports you to another world.

Built to resemble a Burmese temple complex, you’re greeted at the gate with a horse and carriage transport to bring you to your room. The facilities include two massive pools, working rice patties, tennis courts, and more.

Their are plenty of different room options available at The Dhara Dhevi, from villas and suites to residences with private pools. While this sprawling complex is located outside of the city, Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai offers free shuttles for the guests to experience the Bazaar and everything else Chiang Mai has to offer.

Dusit D2 Chiang Mai

If you’re looking for a more traditional luxury hotel experience, trading the amenities of a sprawling resort for a location right in the heart of the city, Dusit D2 Chiang Mai is the place for you.

This modern hotel is located directly next to the world famous Chiang Mai night bazaar. While you might not have the option for a private pool, suite upgrades can include personal living and dining rooms to add more space to your room. But with a location right in the heart of the action, we’re guessing you won’t be spending much time in your room anyways.

Other Luxury Hotels in Chiang Mai

While these are some of our favorite luxury hotels in Chiang Mai, they certainly aren’t the only options.

If you’re looking for more luxury hotels in the heart of the city, and are willing to sacrifice space and privacy for the convenience and nightlife, we have a few options. The Empress Chiang Mai is one of the oldest luxury hotels in the city and is noticeable as one of the only high rise buildings as well. On the opposite spectrum, Makkachiva is an unassuming boutique hotel is right in the center of old town, and as soon as you step outside the property you’re greeted with restaurants, cafes, and shopping galore.

If you’re looking for more resort-style accommodations just outside of the city, with private areas and jungle views, there’s plenty of that as well. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is nestled amongst rice patties just outside of the city. With beautiful views, pools, and cooking classes straight from the operational farm, you could easily spend a day or two without leaving the resort.

Tamarind Village is a great luxury option for those that want a little extra space while still being in the city. The rooms aren’t as spacious, but the resort offers a beautiful pool, shade from the city, and cooking classes and other activities, all while being walking distance from the bazaar and other places. Another great option for resort-style accommodations near the city center is Villa Mahabhirom, located right on the road to the famous Wat U Mong.

No matter where you stay, we’re sure you’re going to love your time in Chiang Mai. Happy travels!