Chiang Mai (also known as “Rose of the North”) is the most popular destination in the north of Thailand, attracting millions of local and foreign tourists per year. Situated surrounded by mountains and greenery countryside it is a tranquil yet lively and charming city.
For your entertainment, the best bet is the Chiang Mai Entertainment Center about 200 meters west of Chanklan Road which is full of bargirls. The complex has about 80 bargirls with pool tables, loud music, and pretty girls. More bars can be found at Loi Kroh Road, a few steps away from Thapae Gate at the moat junction, where lots of bars, gogo bars, and soapy massages are situated waiting for you to visit. The renowned Sunday night market (also known as Walking Street) is held on every Sunday evening here. Some other clusters can also be found here. One of the go-go bars, Spotlight, is on the outside of the moat, near Thapae Gate. More bars are tucked down the sois and massage places along this road are also likely to give you a ‘happy ending’ oil massage. There is also a Thai boxing exhibition at 9.00 and a ladyboy cabaret at 11.00 every night. If you love parties, nightclubs are located along Nimmanhemin Road.
List of Guest-Friendly Hotels in Chiang Mai
Because the main hotels in Chiang Mai are not guest-friendly, it is essential to choose your proper accommodation. Here is a completed list of the best Guest Friendly Hotel in Chiang Mai.
Tapae Place Hotel ★★★ $17 avg/night
2 Tapae Rd. Soi 3 Changklan, Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: Tapae Place is between Thapae Gate and Nawarantana Bridge in the middle of Chiang Mai City, surrounded by the Night Bazzarr and Sunday Night Market as well as the other popular city attractions just a five-minute walk away. The Tapae Place Hotel is a budget accommodation with spacious, clean rooms that have all the facilities you could want including a comfortable bed and good working WiFi. Friendly staff, great location, and affordable prices are what keep the Tapae Palace Hotel on our Most Booked Hotel chart.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Tapae Place Hotel: “The hotel doesn’t charge for the lady but you need to take care of everything by yourself. See you soon. Best regards, Muntiga.”
B P Chiang Mai City Hotel ★★★ $19 avg/night
154 Ratmankha Road, Amphur Muang, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The BP Chiang Mai City Hotel formerly known as the Felix City Inn has the most impressive and palatial entrance lobby with high ceilings, marble, and comfortable chairs. The rooms were spacious and clean however this hotel could do with an update as everything is starting to look tired and old. Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai Zoo, and Wat Jed Yot 10mn away by car.
Diamond Riverside Hotel ★★★ $20 avg/night
33/10 Charoenprated Road, Changklan, Chiang Mai Riverside, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Diamond Riverside Hotel is well located on the side of Charoen Prathet Road opposite the Porn Ping Hotel. This is a lovely hotel with a great swimming pool and many facilities that would match any of the bigger hotels. The rooms are well-cleaned and include breakfast for about 700 – 900 baht.
Lai-Thai Hotel & Guest House ★★ $21 avg/night
111/4-5 Kotchasarn Rd., Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Lai-Thai Hotel & Guest House is in a good location with the bars, markets, etc conveniently close by but far enough away for the noise not to be a nuisance. The rooms are adequate although rather compact they are well cleaned with fully functioning air conditioning. There is a good swimming pool and plenty of sunbeds offered.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Lai-Thai Guest House: “Dear Sir: Thank you for your email. We do not charge for a joiner fee. Best regards, Kai.”
Top North Hotel ★★★ $23 avg/night
17-19 Loikroh Rd. T. Chang Klan A. Muang, Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Top North Hotel is in the heart of the city near bars and restaurants. The rooms are simple but very clean and I paid just over 1000 bth for a Superior Room quite spacious and rather nice. With a really lovely swimming pool, I also was pleasantly surprised by all the facilities offered. Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh, and Chiang Mai Night Bazaar are easy to access by walk.
Royal Lanna Hotel ★★★ $33 avg/night
119 Loykroh – Night Bazaar Road, T. Changklan, Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Royal Lanna Hotel is perfectly situated in the Night Bazaar with really friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are clean and spacious and the travel service offered in the lobby is very informative. There is also a swimming pool perfect place for quick dip. Tha Pae Gate Three Kings Monument, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Chiang Man are approximately 10mn away by car.
Pornping Tower ★★★ $34 avg/night
46-48 Charoenprathet Road, Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Pornping Towe needs a bit of a refurbishment as it seems to be stuck in a time warp. However, still a good place to stay with pretty reasonable rates.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Pornping Tower: “If you book a room for 2 persons, the hotel will not be more charged. Best Regards, Saeng-Lah Manoprom – Reservation Officer.”
Hotel M Chiang Mai ★★★ $41 avg/night
2-6 Ratchadamnoen Road, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Hotel M Chiang Mai is directly opposite the Thapae Gate in the old city of Chiang Mai. A clean guest friendly hotel with reasonable rates that include breakfast. Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, and Wat Chiang Man 20mn walk.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Hotel M Chiang Mai: “Dear Sir, Thank you very much for emailing to the hotel. We have room smoking and nonsmoking where can stay for two persons. So if you bring someone coming to stay with you the hotel will not charge because in our room can be 2 people. The policy should tell her to come to register at the reception. We don’t charge you anymore. Kind regards, Miss Rattikorn Jantawong, Reservation Supervisor, Hotel M Chiangmai.”
Raming Lodge Hotel ★★★ $45 avg/night
41 Moonmuang Road, T. Prasing, Old City, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Raming Lodge is perfect for those looking for nightlife, being in the center of Chiang Mai it is surrounded by restaurants and bars and just a few minutes walk from the Night Market. The rooms are lovely with a complimentary mini-bar, coffee, fruit selection, and WiFi. There is also a restaurant that is excellent and serves a quality breakfast. With excellent service from friendly staff and a tour desk in the reception area, good value for money. Those who like nightlife will love it.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Raming Lodge: “Greeting guest. First of all, thank you very much for interested in staying in our hotel. We don’t have any joiner fee. Our hotel is welcoming for the joiner without charge but please leave her Identify card at the front desk until her check-out. However, you have to take a response if there is any damage made by the joiner. Thank you for your inquiry. With Best Regards, Ms. Panadda P. Megumi (Da Da), Reservation Officer.”
Suriwongse Hotel ★★★★ $51 avg/night
110 Changklan Road, A.Muang, Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: Suriwongse Hotel is in the heart of the city just steps away from the Night Bazaar and Walking Street. This is a contemporary Thai-style hotel and although it looks tired from the outside, the look can be so deceiving! The hotel has newly decorated and fully equipped rooms and suites that are spacious, clean, and comfortable. They offer a good breakfast buffet but there are also plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby should you fancy a change. Great staff, helpful and friendly although the hotel is a little expensive, it does represent good value for money.
Guest Friendly policy reply by the Suriwongse Hotel: “Please be informed you can book for 2 persons when you bring someone to your room we don’t charge for extra person. But if you book for only one person, our hotel charges THB800. Best Regards, Naratthaphorn Khamsamat, Assistant Reservation Manager.”
Manathai Village Hotel ★★★★ $71 avg/night
39/9 Ta Pae, Soi 3, off Ta Pae Road, Muang, Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Location: The Manathai Village is a small boutique hotel set amidst beautiful gardens and offering a high-class class although small swimming pool, perfect for a quick dip. The room has a comfortable king-sized bed with quality linen and really good quality air conditioning. The bathroom was clean and functional with a great selection of complimentary toiletries and super soft towels. With an excellent location, near Night Plaza Market, and Sunday Walking Street Market an excellent place to stay.
Guest Friendly policy reply by The Manathai Village Hotel: “Please kindly note that the hotel policy willing to charge for the extra person at the cost of 1,500.-THB./night we will not charge for a lady joiner if you book for a double stay. Best regards, Orapin K. – Reservations & Front Office Mgr. Manathai Village Chiang Mai” So Make sure to book a room for 2 people (Same price as a single room with Agoda)