Chiang Mai, a city in the north of Thailand, is a great place for a short break for any family. The climate here is cooler and during the high season it is not as hot as other parts of Thailand. The backpackers scene is smaller and there are not many loud parties in any area of Chiang Mai. It is a pleasant, family-friendly city with rich culture.
If you are looking for accommodation in Chiang Mai, we chose a few hotels for you to look at. Some of them are outside of the city, set in the countryside, some are in the centre of Chiang Mai, close to all attractions, but hidden away enough to provide you with peace and quiet. Have a look and choose an ideal accommodation in Chiang Mai for you and your family.
The Cathay Resort & Spa is a luxury resort, surrounded by green rice fields. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a big garden and a restaurant, which prepares homemade, delicious Thai dishes. The hotel is 14km (8.7 miles) from Mae Rim, where you will find a lot of attractions, such as Botanic Gardens, Elephant Camp and Monkey World.
Rosario Oasis Resort
Address: 161 Moo 3, Soi Pracha Phatthana, T.Sansailuang, A.San Sai, Chiangmai
Price: from 143 USD
Express check-in/check-out Bikes available (free) Non-smoking rooms Shops (on site) Swimming pool toys Family rooms Shoeshine Smoke alarms
This 3-bedroom luxury villa is ideal for families wanting to remain independent and looking for a place where they can be away from the crowds. The villa includes a kitchen, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. Away Phucome Chiang Mai Villa is located just minutes away from the Chiang Mai Zoo, which your kids will absolutely love.
Dreamcatchers B&B is a luxury private villa hotel located on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. There are 3 luxury boutique rooms and one junior suite. Here you can enjoy peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Address: 52/18 Moo9, T.Tawangtan,A.Saraphi, Saraphi, Chiang Mai
Phusanfha Residence is located around 45-50 minutes’ drive from the Chiang Mai International Airport, in the district of Mae Taeng. The resort has been built to reflect the traditional Lanna style. Here you can let your children roam free in the hotel’s gardens, or enjoy the outdoor pool. The meals are prepared by the hotel’s staff, using the freshest ingredients.
If you would like to stay in the centre of it all in Chiang Mai, then Thapae Loft is the perfect choice. It is located just by the Tha Phae Gate, where the Sunday market takes place every week. The design of the hotel mixes the Lanna influences and modern technology. The family room is spacious and comes with a shower, refrigerator and Wi-Fi.
This luxury boutique resort offers its guests individual approach, privacy and relaxation. 137 Pillars House is located on the banks of the Ping River House, very near the Old Town and in a perfect spot for sightseeing.
The rooms at Rachamankha have been designed with the orient and oriental traditions in mind. There are 23 rooms and suites available to choose from, each equipped with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and CD/DVD player. The hotel is located in the centre of Chiang Mai, just next door to Wat Phra Singh - one of the most impressive temples in the city.
Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique is just minutes away from all of Chiang Mai’s popular attractions. The Night Bazaar, where you can find cute children’s clothes and lots of souvenirs, is just round the corner. You can walk along the Ping River and stop in one of the cafes, eat a nice meal, or have your children enjoy amazing Thai ice -cream with peanuts and sticky rice.
9. Ayatana Hamlet & Spa
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The Ayatana Hamlet & Spa comprises 3 buildings and has been built to blend in with the surrounding countryside, while keeping all the modern facilities inside. The hotel is very close to the Chiang Mai University and Suthep Road, leading to the Chiang Mai Zoo and Doi Suthep - both perfect for a family day out.
There are two De Chai The Colonial Hotels in Chiang Mai, situated in the opposite side of the city, offering different attractions. The site at Thapae Soi 4 is close to shops, restaurants, bars and the Sunday Market. The hotel at Nimman Soi 11 is a short ride away from the Chiang Mai Zoo and Doi Suthep, as well as shops and bars.
There are only eight villas at this luxury resort, so you will have the privacy and tranquility you deserve. You and your family can take advantage of the free shuttle service, which can take you to the city centre and later pick you up. Palm Spa Village Resort is a perfect place if you would like to combine intense sightseeing with some relaxation.
At this stylish hotel you will find all kinds of rooms, from a junior suite, double room, to a 2-bedroom penthouse. Eastin Tan Hotel Chiang Mai caters for all large families and groups. It is located near Nimmanhaemin Road, which is a very popular spot for shopping. It is also very close to the Chiang Mai Zoo.
Azaya Villas offer beautiful 2-bedroom private villas, located a little away from Chiang Mai to provide you and your family with peaceful rest. All of the villas have their own Zen-inspired gardens and private swimming pools.
Suriwongse Chiang Mai is the perfect place to stay, if you are planning on doing a lot of sightseeing. It is located just by the Night Bazaar, and very close to popular temples and shopping areas. The Family Suite measures 98 square meters and comes with 2 bedrooms and a living area.
Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai
Address: 110 Chang Klan Road, Chang Klan
Price: from 56 USD
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Evening entertainment Sun terrace Family rooms Dry cleaning Bicycle rental (additional charge) Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa is one of the most luxurious hotels in Chiang Mai. It has hosted celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, as well as sultans and senior executives. The hotel caters for families as well and their villas are large enough to accommodate a group of up to 8 people.
The family room at the Yaang Come Village Hotel comes with king-size beds, Wi-Fi, a private balcony and features one living room and one bathroom. The hotel is only 5 minutes’ drive from the Night Bazaar and is very close to the Ping River.
Four Seasons Resort offers beautiful villas with teak floors, Thai cotton decorations and Siamese art work. The hotel offers a wide variety of activities, including cooking classes and rice planting, which is a unique and very enjoyable experience for the whole family.
Lanna Mantra features family rooms, equipped with everything a family might need: a private balcony, a bathroom with a bathtub, high speed Internet, and laundry service. The hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, so your kids can enjoy it all day long.
Suansawan Resort Chiang Mai is located about 30 minutes’ drive from Chiang Mai. There are plenty of things to see and do here. You can visit the Elephant Camp, or Mae Sa Waterfall. You can also rent a bicycle and see the countryside in your own time. The hotel also rents out boats and fishing rods, if you fancy taking your children for a little fishing excursion.
Set in the mountains among hills and fields of Chiang Mai, this beautiful resort offers relaxation and tranquility. Here you can enjoy yoga classes, organic food and spa treatments. Your children will enjoy the outdoor pool and spacious gardens. If that’s not enough you can easily make a day trip to the Mae Sa Waterfall.
The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort
Address: 196 Moo 4, Huay Sai, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
Price: from 101 USD
This boutique hotel mixes traditional Lanna influences with modern design. It is only 5 minutes’ drive from the airport and is located in the city centre. The family suite features double and king-size beds and is large enough to accommodate up to 6 people.
Singha Montra Lanna Boutique Style Hotel
Address: 9/1-2 Sripingmuang Rd, Chang Klan, Muang
Price: from 83 USD
Shuttle service (additional charge) Children television networks 24-hour front desk Laundry Golf course (within 3 km) Free WiFi Terrace Safety deposit box
Visit Chiang Mai with your family
If you are visiting Thailand for the first time and would like to see the rich Thai culture, shop for amazing souvenirs and have a peaceful family holiday, then Chiang Mai might be a perfect destination for you.
You can take your children to Chiang Mai Zoo and let them feed hippos, giraffes and meet an elephant. If you love nature, then visit the Mae Sa Waterfall, or walk around the Doi Suthep Mountain. Try delicious Thai food at one of the restaurants, or buy a sweet snack at a street stall. You can simply stay at your hotel and enjoy the swimming pool and gardens. Whatever you decide to do, it is guaranteed that your family won’t be bored in Chiang Mai and will have a fantastic time.
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