The pastoral landscape surrounding the busy city of Chiang Mai attracts tourists from all over the world. Its lush green mountains and meandering rivers provide an unparalleled Thai experience. Locals often refer to Chiang Mai as Thailand’s northern capital and after seeing how many shops, delicious restaurants, and exotic resorts the city boasts, you will understand why. If you’re looking for luxury holiday accommodation in Chiang Mai check out this list of the 5 best Chiang Mai luxury hotels for a memorable trip.

1. Anantara

The elegant Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa sits pretty alongside the Ping River only a few minutes walk from downtown. Each room comes with polished wood floors, a freestanding tub, a rain-style shower, and a private terrace with a view.

Other amenities include an on-site spa with private rooms, a gym, a relaxing riverside pool, and a high-end restaurant serving Indian and Thai cuisines. Expect to pay a pretty penny to stay at this resort. It is one of the most expensive in Chiang Mai.

2. Dhara Dhevi

The massive Dhara Dhevi resort reflects ancient Lanna and Burmese architecture. Guests enter in a horse-drawn carriage through the front gate to discover a castle-like building with more than 120 rooms. The large property features faux temple ruins as well as an equally gigantic swimming pool.

Guests staying in the pricey private villas enjoy their own plunge pool and a view overlooking local rice paddies. The resort’s spa is shaped like an ancient temple and the restaurant serves gourmet everything from French cuisines to traditional Thai dishes.

3. Le Meridien

The biggest of the Chiang Mai luxury resorts, Le Meridien has more than 380 rooms divided into 8 unique categories right in the middle of downtown Chiang Mai. Guests can easily walk to the Night Bazaar or view Doi Suthep Mountain from the awesome rooftop pool.

Guests at Le Meridien enjoy an on-site Italian restaurant, fitness center, and a full spa. Since this pricey hotel is in the city, expect to hear normal traffic sounds and bump shoulders with tourists heading to girlie bars.

4. Shangri-La

Another hotel in the heart of Chiang Mai’s downtown, guests can expect the same high-quality service at Shangri-La Chiang Mai as found at other Shangri-La luxury resorts. They can enjoy the largest pool in the city as well as several on-site eateries and an elegant spa.

All the spacious rooms feature soaking tubs and fantastic views of the city and surrounding mountains. It’s a little further outside the noisy tourist area, but still within walking distance of the Night Bazaar.

5. Lana Thai Villa at the Four Seasons

Visitors looking to stay just outside the busy city while still being close enough to pop in anytime stay at Lana Thai Villa at the Four Seasons Resort. Lana Thai guests enjoy completely private luxury villas designed to look like whimsical palaces from the ancient Lanna kingdom.

Every private luxury villa overlooks the verdant Mae Sa Valley with tiered rice paddies and tranquil lily ponds. Complete this special stay with an on-site spa and access to the Four Season’s many amenities including several restaurants and bars on the property.

Live in the lap of luxury with your own private housekeeper and butler attending to your every need. Rejuvenate in the resort spa and experience Chiang Mai like never before at this unforgettable resort.

Booking the Best of Chiang Mai Luxury Hotels

Overwhelmed trying to decide where to stay in Chiang Mai with so many options? Each of these popular Chiang Mai luxury hotels draws people in for different reasons. However, Lana Thai Villa is the one that combines the best parts of a bed and breakfast with a luxury resort experience and at the most competitive price. Is this the best deal in Chiang Mai? Well it would be hard to beat.

Contact Lana Thai Villa today to book a truly one-of-a-kind experience in Thailand’s stunning northern capital! You will not find a better stay at a more reasonable price.