14 Best Gay Hotels in Chiang Mai

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Gay-Friendly Hotels in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a gay-friendly city, and it has plenty of superb boutique hotels to choose from. It’s relatively compact layout means you’re never too far away from what you need to see, but certain neighborhoods are especially good. The Night Bazaar, home to a sprawling night market and a complex with several gay bars, sits between the Old Town and the riverside in the east of town. Any hotel in this general area is guaranteed to cover all your cultural and gay bar needs.

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14 Best Gay Hotels in Chiang Mai

Why We Love It:
♥ Gay-only accommodation in Chiang Mai
♥ On-site popular gay sauna
♥ Lovely traditional house
♥ Dorms and privates available

Club One Seven Hotel is the only dedicated gay hotel in Chiang Mai, and is one of the most popular places to stay if you’re gay and in town. The hotel is set in a charming traditional teak house, with modern, colorful interiors. Both private and dorm rooms are available. The hotel doubles as a gay sauna, with a swimming pool, well-equipped gym, spa, and massage services. Breakfast is tasty and the staff are great, adding to the overall friendly vibe of the place. Read the full review

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    Why We Love It:
    ♥ Close to the Night Bazaar and gay bars
    ♥ Spacious, comfortable rooms
    ♥ Good pool and fitness center
    ♥ Tasty food, including a great breakfast

    This is a classic 4-star option in a very convenient downtown location, which is very popular with gay travelers due to its proximity to several gay nightlife staples in the Night Bazaar. The rooms can be a bit dated, but they’re spacious, comfortable, and well-maintained. The pool is nice and big, and the gym is extremely well-equipped. Breakfast is delicious, and the food at the on-site restaurants is high-quality across the board, with Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian options.

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      Why We Love It:
      ♥ Lovely riverside location
      ♥ Cozy, homey modern decor
      ♥ Awesome rooftop bar and pool
      ♥ Walking distance to Tha Phae gate

      Located along the banks of the Mae Ping river, sala lanna features tasteful and neutral modern decor with touches of traditional Thai influence. All the rooms are supremely cozy and fairly spacious, but we recommend going for a river balcony room to really soak in the riverside ambiance. The rooftop bar and swimming pool have great panoramic views, and the poolside massage treatments on offer are a great touch.

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        Why We Love It:
        ♥ A true beachfront resort (very rare in Patong)
        ♥ Still located within walking distance of Bangla Road and Phuket’s gay nightlife
        ♥ Two swimming pools (also with sea views) plus pool access ground floor rooms
        ♥ Insta-perfect rooftop bar for sunset cocktails

        Just 67-room of boutique five-star beachfront luxury. This is one of the most booked gay favorite hotels in Patong. It’s easy to see why with its perfect location, direct beachfront and just a 10-minute walk to the heart of Patong and the nightlife.

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          Why We Love It:
          ♥ Riverside and close to Night Bazaar
          ♥ Relaxing and friendly atmosphere
          ♥ Very good breakfast
          ♥ Lovely staff (and lovely cat)

          This hotel offers modern accommodation with lovely gardens and an intimate vibe, less than a 10-minute walk from the Night Bazaar. The decor is minimalist and monochrome, from the serene poolside terrace that overlooks the river to the simple yet comfortable rooms. Breakfast is varied and delicious, and guests are treated to complimentary water and fruit every day. The staff are wonderful, and there’s also the bonus of an adorable hotel cat.

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            Why We Love It:
            ♥ Relaxed and friendly boutique vibe
            ♥ Traditional Lanna architecture and gardens
            ♥ In Old Town, but walking distance to Nimman
            ♥ Lovely central swimming pool

            The Rim Chiang Mai sits just at the western edge of the Old Town, close to most of the city’s temples yet also walking distance to the trendy student area of Nimman. The boutique-style hotel features traditional Lanna architecture with a modern feel and is surrounded by tropical greenery. Rooms are very spacious and elegantly furnished, and all have a furnished balcony. The outdoor swimming pool is great, and the gym is small but pleasant.

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              Why We Love It:
              ♥ Perfect location for gay nightlife
              ♥ Comfortable rooms
              ♥ Two swimming pools to choose from
              ♥ Upcoming renovations

              The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel is a favorite gay hotel in Chiang Mai, thanks in part to its location near the Night Bazaar. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with good value for money and, although the decor can be a bit old-fashioned, renovations are underway to update things. There are two outdoor swimming pools, three restaurants, a small gym, and a high-quality spa.

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                Why We Love It:
                ♥ Clean and comfortable rooms
                ♥ Understated modern decor
                ♥ Large bathrooms
                ♥ Great location for both Night Bazaar and Old Town

                This hotel is located right outside the Old Town walls near the Night Bazaar, making it convenient for both temple and bar hopping. The rooms at Lanna Thaphae Hotel are decorated in a tasteful contemporary style with neutral colors, with the cozy beds and large bathrooms being highlights. There’s not much in the way of facilities, but the clean, comfortable, and pleasant rooms are more than enough.

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                  Why We Love It:
                  ♥ Intimate boutique feel
                  ♥ Pretty garden setting
                  ♥ Great location for culture and gay nightlife
                  ♥ Spacious and homey private villas

                  Baan Saen Fang Chiang Mai features a tasteful modern design with strong Lanna influences, with every villa feeling both homey and elegant. With its teak villas and tropical gardens, it has a charming boutique feel, which is complemented by the exceptionally friendly team of staff. The hotel sits more or less between Tha Phae Gate and the Night Bazaar, making it an ideal location for both culture and nightlife.

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                    Why We Love It:
                    ♥ Brand-new boutique hotel
                    ♥ Striking minimalist design
                    ♥ Cute breakfast box
                    ♥ Walking distance to Night Bazaar

                    This newly-opened hotel is superbly designed in an ultra-minimalist style, with all-white modern decor that highlights the tropical landscaping. All the rooms are beautiful, but the Duplex Suite is especially gorgeous, with a huge glass frontage spanning both floors. An adorable breakfast box is delivered to your room morning with enough treats to kickstart your day, and the hotel pool is great for a cooling dip. The location is quiet but less than 10 minutes on foot to the Night Bazaar.

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                      Why We Love It:
                      ♥ Excellent Nimman location
                      ♥ Comfortable, classic rooms
                      ♥ Suites with kitchenettes available
                      ♥ Large and pleasant pool area

                      Located in the fashionable Nimman area of the city, Furama is a traditional resort-style hotel. The decor is a little dated in some places, but most of the rooms feel comfortable and classically elegant. The suites include a kitchenette and spa baths, and are perfect for a longer stay. There’s a big outdoor swimming pool, a sauna, and a basic fitness room.

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                        Why We Love It:
                        ♥ Right next to Tha Phae gate
                        ♥ Excellent food
                        ♥ Beautiful and unique decor
                        ♥ Complimentary city walk tours

                        Tamarind Village is located right next to Tha Phae gate, placing it walking distance to both the temples of the Old Town and the markets and gay bars of the Night Bazaar. The hotel draws its name from its collection of leafy tamarind trees, part of the property’s lovely gardens. All the rooms are decorated in a charming blend of modern and rustic Thai styles, with super comfy beds. The food at Ruen Tamarind Restaurant is wonderful, the in-house spa is a delight, and the hotel even offers a complimentary daily walking tour of the Old Town.

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                          13. Makka Hotel
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                          Why We Love It:
                          ♥ Gorgeous Lanna design
                          ♥ Excellent Thai food at the restaurant
                          ♥ Great location for temple-hopping
                          ♥ Intimate boutique vibe

                          This beautifully designed boutique hotel features a stunning teak central structure, shady tropical gardens, and impeccable Lanna-inspired decor throughout. The suites are particularly luxurious, and it’s worth getting one with a garden view. The on-site restaurant serves exceptionally fresh and tasty Thai food in a serene environment. All of this in an ideal central location, a few minutes away from some of the city’s best temples.

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                            14. U Chiang Mai
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                            Why We Love It:
                            ♥ Modern Lanna-inspired design
                            ♥ Large, relaxing swimming pool area
                            ♥ Supremely central Old Town location
                            ♥ Comfortable rooms with balconies

                            U Chiang Mai is a design boutique hotel located just down the street from Wat Phra Singh, the city’s most famous temple. Stylish, modern facilities and rooms are grouped in a pleasant layout, with a large swimming pool area at its center. Every room comes with its own balcony, some of which have exceptional city views. A swanky rooftop bar, well-equipped fitness suite, and stylish work area are among the facility highlights.

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