41 Best Hotels in Northern Thailand, Thailand

Ananda Museum Gallery Hotel

$$ | 10 Moo 4, Jarodvithithong Rd., Sukhothai, 64210, Thailand

The Ananda has redefined the concept of luxury lodging in Sukhothai; as you might expect from a hotel that is also an art gallery, the rooms are well composed, their design informed by a deep sense of minimalism along with a healthy dose of feng shui. The hotel's open-air Celadon restaurant, set in a lovely garden, is also a relaxing place to dine.

Pros

  • <PRO>aesthetic surroundings</PRO>
  • <PRO>fine furnishings</PRO>
  • <PRO>elegant Celadon restaurant a destination itself</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>on a busy highway</CON>
  • <CON>taxi fare to town is expensive</CON>
  • <CON>some guests may find museumlike stillness unsettling at night</CON>
10 Moo 4, Jarodvithithong Rd., Sukhothai, 64210, Thailand
055-622428
hotel Details
34 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

$$$$ | 229 Moo 1, Ban Sop Ruak, 57150, Thailand Fodor's Choice

The Anantara is one of the Golden Triangle's greatest hits, a symphony of styles created by Thailand's leading interior designer and architect, Bill Bensley. Mythical figures line the way to a palatial entrance, which leads into an open-plan, two-floor area encompassing an excellent restaurant, opulently furnished lounge, and the longest bar in northern Thailand. Rooms are luxuriously furnished in indigenous woods and draped with handmade Thai fabrics. Louvered glass doors lead to bathrooms with terra-cotta tubs big enough for a pool party. Beds are equally huge, and seven different types of pillows are offered. Picture windows opening onto private balconies command spectacular views of the confluence of the Mekong, Mae Sai, and Ruak rivers. Daytime activities include riding the hotel's own elephants, mahout training courses, excursions to the Golden Triangle, boat trips on the Mekong, and cooking lessons.

Pros

  • Stunning place to stay
  • Peerless views from nearly every vantage point
  • Service on par with the rest of Anantara's five-star portfolio

Cons

  • Access to some rooms involves much stair climbing
  • Isolated from village center
  • Steep bar prices
229 Moo 1, Ban Sop Ruak, 57150, Thailand
02-476–0022-in Bangkok
hotel Details
61 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Ang Khang Nature Resort

$$ | 1/1 Moo 5 Baan Koom, Tambon Mae Ngon, Angkhang, 50320, Thailand

This stylish resort in the mountains near Doi Ang Khang is now part of the Mosaic Collection. Rooms have all the comforts of the group's downtown digs, with teak furnishings and locally woven fabrics. All rooms have private balconies, many of them with spectacular views of the mountains. The on-site restaurant, Camellia, uses locally grown produce from the neighboring royal project gardens.

Pros

  • <PRO>pretty gardens</PRO>
  • <PRO>first-rate food at Camellia</PRO>
  • <PRO>open log fire in the lobby in cool season</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>2 km (1 mile) from the village center</CON>
  • <CON>no nightlife</CON>
  • <CON>can be quite chilly</CON>
1/1 Moo 5 Baan Koom, Tambon Mae Ngon, Angkhang, 50320, Thailand
053-450110
hotel Details
74 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals, Credit cards accepted

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Athita

$$ | 984 Wiang, Chiang Saen, 57150, Thailand

This chic and sleek designer property takes a modern approach to local architecture with terra-cotta bricks framing the mostly teak wood house, and the interior sprinkled with mid-century furnishings. The hotel overlooks the stunning 700-year-old ancient Athi Ton Kaew temple.

Pros

  • Short walk to the river
  • Helpful and friendly staff
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Street noise
  • Ban Sop Ruak a 15-minute drive away
  • No transportation
984 Wiang, Chiang Saen, 57150, Thailand
063-426–9464
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Baan Bua Guesthouse

$ | 879/2 Jetyod Rd., Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand

This basic but comfortable homestay is a lovely garden oasis in the heart of Chiang Rai town. There are room types to suit every budget, and the friendly owner is happy to prepare breakfast or lunch for you if you ask in advance. Don't expect to find a TV or even fridge in the rather basic rooms, but the Wi-Fi is decent.

Pros

  • Home feel
  • Lovely gardens
  • Central location

Cons

  • Can be noisy at night
  • Some rooms could use an update
  • Thin walls
879/2 Jetyod Rd., Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand
053-718880
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Ben Guest House

$ | 351/10 San Khong Noi Soi 4, Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand

This family-run inn has comfortable, reasonably priced accommodations that attract a backpacker crowd. The steep-eaved Lanna-style home and an annex are at the end of a quiet lane on the western edge of town. Rooms are nicer, if less atmospheric, in the newer section. Transportation into Chiang Rai is easy to arrange.

Pros

  • Friendly staff with deep knowledge of the region
  • Lively evening scene
  • Pool

Cons

  • Least expensive rooms are very basic and have thin walls
  • Young clientele can be noisy
  • 10- to 15-minute walk to town center
351/10 San Khong Noi Soi 4, Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand
053-716775
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

$$$ | 304 Moo 5, Sukhothai, 64130, Thailand
Imagine waking near rice fields to an elephant call at sunrise, or hiking beside an entire elephant family as they traverse acres of lush forestland. You can do that and more at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary, a delightful haven for endangered Asian elephants who have been injured and abused while being used as transport in the logging and tourist industries. The sanctuary is comprised of teak guesthouses with wraparound porches and modern bathrooms nestled in a grove of banana trees where visitors can participate in a variety of activities including gathering food for the elephants, bathing them, and interacting with mahouts from the nearby village. Founded in 2005 by Katherine Connor, who left a successful career in the United Kingdom to move to Thailand and dedicate her life to the rescue and rehabilitation of Asian elephants, the sanctuary is a registered nonprofit, entirely dependent on funds generated by visitors and donations from foundations.

Pros

  • <PRO>excellent cause</PRO>
  • <PRO>immersive experience in local culture</PRO>
  • <PRO>90% of guests are repeat visitors</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>must book at least six months in advance</CON>
  • <CON>not for carnivores, as vegetarian-only meals are served</CON>
  • <CON>doesn't accept credit cards despite its high cost</CON>
304 Moo 5, Sukhothai, 64130, Thailand
hotel Details
3 cottages
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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Brook View

$ | 132 Moo 1, Vieng Tai, Pai, 58130, Thailand

The brook babbles right outside your cabin window if you ask for a room with a view at this little resort. The teak cabins are tiny but clean; two villas, also timber-built, are more spacious. Accommodations at the water's edge have terraces where you can soak up the uninterrupted view of sugarcane fields and the mountains beyond.

Pros

  • Near town, but still "away from it all"
  • Ample parking
  • Pretty breakfast gazebo

Cons

  • Some cabins are small, with no river view
  • Staff keeps a low profile
  • Uninteresting neighborhood
132 Moo 1, Vieng Tai, Pai, 58130, Thailand
081-992--4900
hotel Details
19 rooms and villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Cave Lodge

$ | 15 Moo 1, Pang Mapha, Pai, 58150, Thailand

The chatter of gibbons wakes you up at this remote mountain lodge between Pai and Mae Hong Son. The cave after which it is named, just a short walk from the lodge, is one of the region's most spectacular caverns, with wall paintings and prehistoric coffins. The Australian owner of the lodge organizes treks and river tours in the surrounding jungle.

Pros

  • Bread and pastries from the wood-fired oven
  • Tucked away in a tropical forest
  • Shan herbal sauna on-site

Cons

  • Basic rooms and lots of bugs
  • More than an hour away from Pai and Mae Hong Son
  • Cave tours can be quite challenging for beginners
15 Moo 1, Pang Mapha, Pai, 58150, Thailand
053-617203
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Chiang Dao Nest

$ | 144/4 Moo 5, Ban Tham, Chiang Dao, 50170, Thailand Fodor's Choice

Describing itself as a mini-resort, the Nest consists of two groups of chalets, a mile apart from each other, nestled at the foot of Chiang Dao mountain. Nest 1 has more facilities (table tennis, children's playground, and a pool), but the snug, timber-built chalets at Nest 2 offer the same high standard of comfort. This is an "ecologically aware" resort, so rooms have no TV, DVD player, or phone. At night the only sounds you'll hear are the jungle.

Pros

  • Total seclusion
  • Great food
  • Bicycles available

Cons

  • Dim lighting makes bedtime reading difficult
  • Western dishes can be pricey
  • Unheated pool water can be cold in winter
144/4 Moo 5, Ban Tham, Chiang Dao, 50170, Thailand
086-017--1985
hotel Details
26 chalets
Rate Includes: No Meals

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De River Boutique Resort

$ | 455 Moo 1 Tambon Wiang, Chiang Saen, 57150, Thailand

Most rooms at this small, Lanna-style hotel 1 km (½ mile) east of the National Museum directly overlook the Mekong, with sweeping views across its swirling waters to the hills of Laos on the opposite bank. They are, however, more than double the price of rooms looking landward. The comfortable and scrupulously clean hotel is run by a friendly local family. Rooms are furnished in light veneers and pastel textiles.

Pros

  • <PRO>sunrise from one's private balcony</PRO>
  • <PRO>riverside walks</PRO>
  • <PRO>wonderful views</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>staff has poor English skills</CON>
  • <CON>Ban Sop Ruak a 15-minute drive away</CON>
  • <CON>no transportation</CON>
455 Moo 1 Tambon Wiang, Chiang Saen, 57150, Thailand
053-784488
hotel Details
18 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Dhevaraj Hotel

$ | 466 Sumondhevaraj Rd., Nan, 55000, Thailand

Built around an attractive interior courtyard, which is lighted for evening dining, the Dhevaraj supplies comfortable accomodations within a short walk of all the sights. Rooms are cozy, and the location across from the city market couldn't be better. Shun the complimentary "American" breakfast in favor of a cup of Thai rice soup at the market.

Pros

  • Interior courtyard
  • Central location
  • Large rooms

Cons

  • So-so breakfast
  • Service a bit erratic
  • Dated decor
466 Sumondhevaraj Rd., Nan, 55000, Thailand
054-710212
hotel Details
160 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Fern Resort

$$ | 64 Moo 10 Ban Hua Nam, Mae Hong Son, 58000, Thailand

The room rate at Fern is relatively expensive, but it'll get you one of the spacious bungalows built in steep-eaved Shan style, set over a valley of former rice paddies. All the bungalows are comfortably furnished in bamboo and teak and have private terraces. The rooms have no TVs or telephones—the owners of this eco-resort want to guarantee an away-from-it-all experience.

Pros

  • Access to hiking trails
  • Fine mountain views
  • Friendly owners

Cons

  • 15-minute drive from town, though there's a shuttle bus
  • Mosquitoes
  • Small bathrooms
64 Moo 10 Ban Hua Nam, Mae Hong Son, 58000, Thailand
053-686111
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

$$$$ | 499 Moo 1 Tambon Wiang, Chiang Saen, 57150, Thailand Fodor's Choice

Set near the borders of Laos and Burma, and about a 90-minute drive from Chiang Rai, this property is an unparalleled member of the Four Seasons portfolio, with sixteen tents spread around the edges of a riverside bamboo jungle and designed to evoke luxury safaris. The tents are outfitted with en suite bathrooms, clawfoot tubs, outdoor showers, luxe linens, and a polished, colonial-style decor. Some are tucked high along the winding hill paths, and others are closer to the main buildings, but all have uninterrupted views of the Ruak River, the jungle, or Laos's mountain ranges. Facilities include a free-form riverside pool, two open-air spa tents for nature-based treatments, a clubby restaurant serving international fare, and a thatched-roof bar and wine cellar. The real highlight, though, is the on-site Elephant Camp, where guests can experience walking with the gentle giants. Jungle treks, bird-watching, cooking and craft lessons, boat rides, and excursions to the Golden Triangle can also be arranged. Two-, three-, and four-night package rates include all meals (with house alcohol), half-day elephant experience, Golden Triangle excursion, one spa treatment per person, private transfers from Chiang Rai airport, and more. Note that the camp requires a two-night minimum and accommodates children over 12 only.

Pros

  • Up-close experiences with humanely treated elephants
  • Wonderful regional activities
  • Luxury with a touch of adventure

Cons

  • Location is a bit remote (requires car and boat rides)
  • Some tents may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues
  • The occasional creepy-crawler
499 Moo 1 Tambon Wiang, Chiang Saen, 57150, Thailand
053-910200
hotel Details
16 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, 2-night stay minimum

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Grand Riverside Hotel

$$ | 59 Praroung Rd., Phitsanulok, 65000, Thailand

The name is no misnomer—this impressive hotel is very grand indeed. A lofty cream-and-gilt lobby lined by massive pillars leads to a wide, winding staircase of imperial proportions and several floors of comfortable rooms decorated mostly in shades of gold and blue. A good base for touring Phitsanulok and Sukhothai, the hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and the city's main temple.

Pros

  • <PRO>plentiful free parking</PRO>
  • <PRO>shopping mall</PRO>
  • <PRO>nearby market</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>unreliable Wi-Fi</CON>
  • <CON>some rooms beginning to show their age</CON>
  • <CON>staff has limited English skills</CON>
59 Praroung Rd., Phitsanulok, 65000, Thailand
055-248333
hotel Details
79 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Imperial Golden Triangle Resort

$$ | 222 Ban Sop Ruak, Ban Sop Ruak, 57150, Thailand

It's all about the views at this high-eaved, Lanna-style hotel, where the rooms and restaurant have magnificent vistas of three rivers rushing together. The smart restaurant, the Border View, lives up to its name, but the best way to enjoy the panorama is to soak it up with a glass of Mekhong whisky on the terrace. Classical Thai dance routines are performed in the evening during high season.

Pros

  • Spectacular sunsets over the Mekong
  • Excellent travel service
  • Pleasant restaurant terrace

Cons

  • Many rooms involve flights of stairs
  • Service staff can be offhand
  • Poor language skills
222 Ban Sop Ruak, Ban Sop Ruak, 57150, Thailand
053-784001
hotel Details
73 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort

$$ | 149 Moo 8, Tambon Pang Moo, Mae Hong Son, 58000, Thailand

Set among mature teak trees, this fine hotel was designed to blend in with the surroundings—bungalows in landscaped gardens have both front and back porches, giving the teak-floored and bamboo-furnished rooms a light-and-airy feel. Golden Teak, which serves excellent Thai, Chinese, and European dishes, has a glassed-in section for chilly mornings and evenings. The restaurant and bar face the valley, as does the beautifully landscaped pool area.

Pros

  • Pleasant walks in the grounds
  • Large rooms
  • Satellite TV

Cons

  • Some rooms need refurbishing
  • Long walk from town, though there is shuttle service
  • Insects
149 Moo 8, Tambon Pang Moo, Mae Hong Son, 58000, Thailand
053-684444
hotel Details
104 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Imperial River House Resort and Spa

$$ | 482 Moo 4 Mae Kok Rd., Chiang Rai, 57100, Thailand

A large glass-enclosed lobby with high ceilings and a permanent art gallery sets the stylish tone at this riverside hotel. From here, guests can wander out to an elegant terrace with an infinity pool and dramatic views of Chiang Rai city. Rooms are a tasteful fusion of Thai and European style, with dark stained woods and pastel silks.

Pros

  • Spa treatments
  • Tropical gardens and a picturesque swimming pool
  • Near the Blue Temple

Cons

  • Far from town
  • Breakfast is nothing special
  • Some decor is a bit dated
482 Moo 4 Mae Kok Rd., Chiang Rai, 57100, Thailand
053-750830
hotel Details
36 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Le Meridien

$$$ | 221/2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Rd., Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand

Large and luxurious, this hotel commands a stretch of the Mae Kok River and views of the northern mountain range. While the exterior design is influenced by the graceful Sukhothai style, the interior decor features a modern Asian fusion style, employing sleek dark woods and fine fabrics, with discreet use of Thai traditional crafts. Rooms are large and romantically lighted. Gardens reaching down to the river have an attractive, sinuously shaped swimming pool.

Pros

  • Shuttle bus service until 10 pm
  • Special activities like bonfires and yoga
  • Helpful tour desk

Cons

  • Shabby neighborhood
  • Slow room service
  • Limited breakfast options
221/2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Rd., Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand
053-603333
hotel Details
159 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Legendha

$ | 214 Moo 3, Sukhothai, 64210, Thailand Fodor's Choice

This attractive resort blends so well with the outskirts of Sukhothai's Historical Park that it could easily pass for a creation of King Ramkhamhaeng himself. One of the park's most interesting temple ruins, the outlying Wat Chang Lom, is a three-minute walk away. The hotel's low-eaved bungalows are grouped around either the saltwater swimming pool or immaculate gardens, a profusion of sweet-smelling shrubs and trees. Rooms are cream stucco and glistening teak, and have half-timbered ceilings. The Nham Khang Sukhothai Restaurant, one of the best in Sukhothai, features nightly cultural shows.

Pros

  • Welcome fruit basket
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Chlorine-free pool

Cons

  • Inconvenient location between Historical Park entrance and the new city center
  • Expensive hotel transportation
  • Some rooms need refurbishing
214 Moo 3, Sukhothai, 64210, Thailand
055-697214
hotel Details
65 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Mae Sai Guest House

$ | 688 Wiengpangkam, Mae Sai, 57130, Thailand

Travelers on a tight budget rank this riverside guesthouse, about 2 km (1 mile) west of the bridge, as the best in Mae Sai. It's certainly among the cheapest. A small garden area, running down to the river, surrounds the main building.

Pros

  • <PRO>views into Myanmar</PRO>
  • <PRO>riverside walks</PRO>
  • <PRO>friendly staff</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>rooms are fairly spartan</CON>
  • <CON>long walk into town</CON>
  • <CON>no parking</CON>
688 Wiengpangkam, Mae Sai, 57130, Thailand
053-732021
hotel Details
20 bungalows
Rate Includes: No meals, No credit cards

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Mae Salong Flower Hills Resort

$ | 779 Moo 1, Doi Mae Salong Nok, Mae Salong, 57110, Thailand

The border hills of Myanmar lie just beyond the grounds of this resort hotel whose timber-built chalets have fine views of tea plantations and the surrounding mountains. The teak-walled rooms are small but cozy and comfortable, with tiny terraces.

Pros

  • Authentic Chinese food
  • Ceremonial teatime on the resort terrace
  • Tropical gardens

Cons

  • Erratic bathroom plumbing
  • Long walk to village center
  • No nightlife
779 Moo 1, Doi Mae Salong Nok, Mae Salong, 57110, Thailand
053-765--4957
hotel Details
45 chalets
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Maekok River Village Resort

$$ | 333 Moo 4, Tha Ton, Thailand Fodor's Choice

This remarkable resort, a combination of hotel and outdoor education center, is in a beautiful Kok River location with sweeping views of the winding waterway, rice paddies, maize fields, orchards, and mountains beyond. The rooms are modern and the villas have built-in teak furniture. The education center, which attracts young people from throughout the world, is part of the same complex but with separate facilities and grounds.

Pros

  • Friendly and knowledgeable British management
  • Fine open-sided restaurant
  • Snug bar with open fireplace for winter evenings

Cons

  • Kids at the education center can be noisy
  • Some rooms are cramped
  • Tour buses call regularly
333 Moo 4, Tha Ton, Thailand
053-053628
hotel Details
36 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Maeyom Palace Hotel

$ | 181/6 Yantarakitkosol Rd., Phrae, 54000, Thailand

It may not be palatial---despite the name---but the Maeyom Palace does have comfortable rooms with Lanna touches like distinctive carvings on the walls. The many amenities include a pleasant outdoor pool and bar and two restaurants that serve Thai and Western dishes.

Pros

  • Mountain views from some rooms
  • Reliable Wi-Fi
  • Close to the bus station

Cons

  • Impersonal, chain-hotel atmosphere
  • Traffic noise
  • Decor a bit dated
181/6 Yantarakitkosol Rd., Phrae, 54000, Thailand
054-521028
hotel Details
104 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Nam Khong Riverside Hotel

$ | 174–176 Moo 8, Wiang Subdistrict, Chiang Khong, 57140, Thailand

This hotel edges the south bank of the Mekong River, and most of the rooms---which are decorated in northern Thai style, using local woods and fabrics---have unobstructed views to the hills of Laos on the other side. The extensive gardens drop to the water's edge—a pleasant spot for an evening stroll.

Pros

  • Rooftop Thai and European restaurant
  • Helpful travel desk can organize boat trips to Luang Prabang
  • Central location

Cons

  • Small bathrooms
  • Drab neighborhood
  • Traffic noise
174–176 Moo 8, Wiang Subdistrict, Chiang Khong, 57140, Thailand
053-791801
hotel Details
40 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Nan Boutique Hotel

$ | 1/11 Kha Luang Rd., Nan, 55000, Thailand

Boutique hotels are rare in rural Thailand, so this small and modern space is very much in a class of its own. Guests can choose between king-size double beds and large singles, both of which feature local fabrics and handicrafts that are unmistakably Thai.

Pros

  • Free bicycles
  • Restaurant with Western breakfast
  • Friendly service

Cons

  • No pool
  • Long walk to town center
  • Rooms with double beds not always available
1/11 Kha Luang Rd., Nan, 55000, Thailand
054-775532
hotel Details
32 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Pai Treehouse Resort

$$ | 90 Moo 2, Tambon Maehee, Pai, 58130, Thailand

The rooms with the best views at this riverside lodging outside Pai are only for the most adventurous travelers—they're in the upper branches of an enormous rain tree. There are three of these wooden cabins, which are simply furnished and share two bathrooms. For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, there are seven simple bungalows on the riverbank.

Pros

  • Terrace bar-restaurant
  • Fine river views
  • Peaceful location

Cons

  • 20-minute drive from town
  • Popular for seminars
  • Can get crowded
90 Moo 2, Tambon Maehee, Pai, 58130, Thailand
081-911--3640
hotel Details
19 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Paivimaan Resort

$ | 73 Moo 3, Tedsaban Rd., Pai, 58130, Thailand

Vimaan means "heaven," and this fine resort commands a celestial spot on the banks of the Pai River. Deluxe rooms in the main house, a stately building constructed almost entirely of teak, are enormous and opulently furnished in Lanna style. Two-story villas are arranged along a path that leads down to the river. The hotel has its own motorcycle taxi service to ferry guests around Pai.

Pros

  • Family-friendly
  • Close to town center
  • Pleasant and peaceful

Cons

  • Villa rooms are small
  • Noise from nearby developments
  • Irksome insects
73 Moo 3, Tedsaban Rd., Pai, 58130, Thailand
053-699403
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Pattara Resort & Spa

$$ | 349/40 Chaiyanupap Rd., Phitsanulok, 65000, Thailand

This luxury hotel is an attractive group of Sukhothai-style chalets built around a palm-fringed tropical lagoon. Some have their own private pools. Rooms are decorated in placid pastel shades, with bright silk providing contrast. Deluxe rooms have romantic four-poster beds and masses of silk cushions.

Pros

  • <PRO>central yet peaceful location</PRO>
  • <PRO>shady pool area</PRO>
  • <PRO>traditional Thai massage</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>slow room service</CON>
  • <CON>small bathrooms</CON>
  • <CON>pesky mosquitoes</CON>
349/40 Chaiyanupap Rd., Phitsanulok, 65000, Thailand
055-282966
hotel Details
64 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Rasa Boutique Hotel

$ | 789/7 Phaholyothin Rd., Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand

Rich hues, warm lighting, and grand Moroccan architectural flourishes set a distinctly exotic tone at this boutique hotel well away from the city center. The North African touches continue in the rooms, which have plush furnishings and heavy velvet drapes.

Pros

  • Secluded swimming pool
  • Good restaurant
  • Romantic setting

Cons

  • Shabby neighborhood
  • Far from city center
  • Noisy at night
789/7 Phaholyothin Rd., Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand
053-717454
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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