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10 Best Hotel Suites in Chiang Mai | Best of Travel 2022

Chiang Mai is recently designated by UNESCO as a creative city of crafts and folk arts. Its 700-year-old rich history and culture define old Chiang Mai. But, apart from these facts, the city has been appealing to many tourists because of its hotels that provide luxurious accommodations. With an extensive variety of hotel suites in the market, which then is the best hotel suite in Chiang Mai? Our Best of Travel series introduces the 10 Best Hotel Suites in Chiang Mai, providing quality recommendations based on your lifestyle and budget needs.



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Best Hotel Suites in Chiang Mai

  1. Beautifully designed colonial-inspired suites: 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
  2. A simple and sustainable resort: Raya Heritage
  3. Perfect location for a relaxing vacation: Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort
  4. An iconic resort built around a 100-year-old raintree: Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
  5. A resort set in the misty mountain: Chala Number 6
  6. Ideal for both leisure and business travellers: Centara Riverside Hotel Chiang Mai
  7. Resort in the city surrounded by lush gardens: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
  8. Escape to endless relaxation: Centara Khum Phaya Resort and Spa
  9. Your home away from home: Parc Borough City Resort
  10. A hidden gem just outside the city of Chiang Mai: Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai

10 Best Hotel Suites in Chiang Mai

1. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai 

137 Pillars House - Best Hotel Suites in Chiang Mai

Beautifully designed colonial-inspired suites 

A place where elegance, luxury, and history meet, the award-winning 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is truly a place to be. This boutique hotel is modern and luxuriously designed while preserving the essence of its rich colonial past. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai features 30 outstanding luxurious suites, each boasting the architecture of Thailand’s culture and history.

We recently stayed at two connecting Rajah Brooke Suites, which were absolutely stunning. The spacious suite comes with a large walk-in closet and expansive dressing area, an en-suite bathroom with dual washbasins and a free-standing Victorian bathtub, and separate indoor and outdoor garden showers for the best of both worlds. To top it all off, the bed was huge, with Egyptian bedsheets so silky that it feels really heavenly. We were able to sleep with much ease! And oh, the bedroom slippers they gave us were probably the comfiest of all the luxury hotel slippers we have ever tried.

We also liked how the suite extends to an airy vintage-tiled veranda with an amazing view of the hotel’s tropical gardens. Really relaxing! You can just sit on one of the comfortable daybeds outside with your loved one, and watch the world go by as you drink champagne from the suite’s in-room bar. The in-room bar has incredibly gorgeous crystal glasses that make the most mesmerising sound when clinked with one another. Try it!

Variety of restaurants to cater to your appetite

The food at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai also did not disappoint. There are multiple dining destinations right inside the hotel, which include The Dining Room for traditional Thai and Asian cuisine, Palette for a Western spread, and Jack Bain’s Bar for handcrafted classic and colonial cocktails. On our first night, they hosted us for dinner, where we tasted classic Thai dishes like Tom Yum Goong, Green Curry Chicken, Mushroom Soup with Truffle Oil, and Lamb Chop. All of which were really delicious! The best of the lot, though, was the delectable Tiger Prawns and Salmon that we had as appetizers. 

The delectable tiger prawns and salmon – a great start to a gastronomic adventure

To cap the night, we headed to the bar where their in-house mixologist provided us with the most amazing cocktails. We highly recommend their newly-crafted Pineapple Tart – so good and refreshing!

MJ with the well-crafted cocktails

Breakfast was also just as great, but what made it more special was how they offered us fresh veggie and fruit juices. They were super fresh, definitely a great and healthy way to start our day. I also loved the flat noodles soup they serve during breakfast, so much that I had them for 3 days straight! 

Exquisite experiences for the entire family

In line with the hotel’s colonial vibe, 137 Pillars House also has its very own croquet lawn. Our little Ally loved running around and playing with the little croquet ball. It was also her first time trying to play croquet so that was quite a nice experience for her and for us parents. In fact, she probably loved playing croquet more than she loved frolicking by the pool, perfect for kids because of its shallow parts.  

Little Ally’s first experience with croquet

Moreover, there was a grand piano in the hotel’s lobby, where our little one came up with her first original piece right on the spot. I also managed to practice a little bit of piano tunes there after 20 years of inactivity. Finally played a piece for my wife who has been wondering if my piano skills were a ruse.

Little Ally conjuring up some original tunes
MJ with little Ally and Aaron

Overall, we had a really lovely stay at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai. Aside from all the luxurious amenities and brand-new experiences, what made our stay truly special were the people behind the hotel. General Manager Anne was such a darling; she checked in with us during breakfast and even spent time chatting with our little ones. Our butler, Toto, was super helpful as well; he even gave me a super long list of restaurants to try and places to visit nearby (like the Florist Market Mueang Chiang Mai where we got beautiful flowers!).  137 Pillars House Chiang Mai also supports the Elephant Nature Park, an ethical rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary for elephants, which speaks volumes about the hotel. We highly recommend for you to check it out! 

Website: www.137pillarschiangmai.com
Address: 2 Soi 1, Nawatgate Road Tambon, Watgate Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand
Email: sales@137pillarshouse.com
Tel: +66 81 783 8764
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2. Raya Heritage

Raya Heritage - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Raya Heritage – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

A simple and sustainable resort

Located just 9 km away from Chiang Mai international airport, Raya Heritage offers a sustainable, clean and contemporary take on traditional Thai design. The resort features beautiful hand-crafted furniture pieces, artefacts and accessories sourced from local craftsmen. Raya Heritage has an outdoor swimming pool as well as a fitness centre for physical activities. What’s more, they offer three signature restaurant outlets for dining options. Khu Kao, Lan Cha Tea Terrace and Baan Ta Lounge serve fresh and locally sourced ingredients. 

The artistry of northern Thailand’s Lanna culture

Inspired by the artistry of northern Thailand’s Lanna culture, this resort has 38 spacious suite rooms set in the lush garden and just a few steps away from Ping river. There are three varieties of suites you could choose from. Each room includes a seating area, a private bathroom with complete toiletries and more. Furthermore, specific units have a balcony with a view of either the garden or Ping River. All rooms boast Thai house architecture and feature artisanal touch for the ultimate experience of living a simple and unhurried pace of life. 

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3. Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort

RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

Perfect location for a relaxing vacation

Thai decor such as pointed roofs, a tranquil location and a view of Chiang Mai’s Mae Ping River are some of this resort’s best features. This is the perfect location for a wedding, conference or just taking a relaxing vacation with your loved ones. Rati Lanna Riverside is situated on the Ping river bank at the heart of Chiang Mai and is close to the city’s top attractions. This luxurious resort offers a wide range of spacious deluxe rooms and suites that emphasises the rich cultural heritage and local artistry of Thailand. 

Each room has a flat-screen tv with a home theatre system and DVD player for a movie night after a long day exploring the city. To spoil you more, the bathroom packed with aromatherapy toiletries features a flat-screen TV mounted by the bathtub and a separate shower stall. 

Unforgettable memories to bring back home from this resort

What we love about this resort is they make sure you get memorable experiences with your family. Rati Lanna Riverside offer guests tour arrangements to visit the city’s historical sites and even Thai cooking classes. If you are a bookworm just like me, you will surely love the resort’s library lounge. For dining option, the resort’s Rio Restaurant serve Chiang Mai’s first and only Churrascaria Brazilian BBQ to provide you with a lovely dining experience. 

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4. Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

An iconic resort built around a 100-year-old raintree 

This resort is pretty easy to spot with its iconic 100-year-old rain tree that towers over Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort. The resort is nestled in the heart of Chiang Mai and not far from the city’s old town. It features an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant with the serene scenery of the Ping River. Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort offers spacious rooms packed with wooden furniture that boasts a modern northern Thai style. To assist the guests, the resort’s friendly staff are 24-hour at the front desks providing Thailand’s genuine hospitality. 

Perfect wedding and honeymoon destination

Moreover, this resort is well-known to couples who are planning a wedding or a honeymoon destination. Na Nirand’s garden just in front of the rain tree is the ideal location to propose to your partner or take pre-wedding photos. This picturesque garden also is suited to be the stage for your perfect wedding ceremony. 

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5. Chala Number 6

Chala Number 6 - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Chala Number 6 – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

A resort set in the misty mountain

If the view of a misty mountain surrounded by a lush valley makes you happy, then Chala Number 6 is meant for you. This resort is located just 5 km away from Chiang Mai International Airport and Chiang Mai’s popular destination sites. They offer guests airport transfers and for those who want to explore the city on their own, car hire is available. The rooms are distinctively designed with a contemporary Lanna style which will make you feel like living in a traditional Thai house. 

Explore the city by land or with your palate

Furthermore, there is no better way to experience the city than to try its traditional food. Chala Number 6’s Rice Barn Bar serve both sweet and savoury delight to satisfy your palate. The menu offers the country’s delectable bites such as melon steamed cake, Thai sweet tapioca pudding and the famous mango and sticky rice. To better explore the city of Chiang Mai, the resort offers a Tuk Tuk tour to visit the city’s religious sites and temples. 

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6. Centara Riverside Hotel Chiang Mai

Centara Riverside Hotel Chiang Mai - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Centara Riverside Hotel Chiang Mai – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

Ideal for both leisure and business travellers

Centara Riverside Hotel Chiang Mai is just a 5-minute drive away from Chiang Mai’s night bazaars and temples. This 4-star hotel offers a riverside view of Mae Ping River and Doi Suthep mountain. Ideal for both leisure and business travellers, Centara Riverside boasts its 526 luxurious rooms and suites. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk staff to provide you with friendly service. Moreover, Centara Riverside houses four dining options such as Lobby Bar, River Terrace and more. All offer a traditional taste of Thailand cuisine and guaranteed satisfaction. If you want to relax from a long and tiring day of city exploration, guests can end their day in the hotel’s sauna.

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7. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

Resort in the city surrounded by lush gardens

Without a doubt, this resort is one of the best in Chiang Mai that lands on our list. Nestled along the banks of Mae Ping River, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is only a 30-minute drive from Chiang Mai’s old city. Although this resort is located at the heart of the city, you’ll be surrounded by a lush garden upon entering Anantara. The resort’s rooms and suites feature a minimalist Asian design with muted-tone painted walls and teak floors. Depending on your suite choice, particular units also have balconies and private courtyards with a garden view. Moreover, Anantara is dedicated to offering its guests a luxurious lifestyle. Thus, each serviced suites have a personal chef to provide them with delicious meals.

Rooftop pool with a city and mountain view

What’s great about this resort is that guests can chill at the rooftop pool with the city and mountain view. For an exquisite dining option, the resort has different restaurants that serve local Thai cuisine to international dishes. To add more, Anantara offers world-class spa massages, sauna rooms and body treatments for your soul’s ultimate relaxation. Guests can also opt for yoga classes or learn to cook like a local with the resort’s Thai cooking class.

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8. Centara Khum Phaya Resort and Spa

Centara Khum Phaya Resort and Spa - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Centara Khum Phaya Resort and Spa – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

Escape to endless relaxation

Centara Khum Phaya Resort and Spa invite you to endless relaxation. The resort features Thai-styled rooms with warm and elegant furnishing and borders a large lagoon pool. In-room comforts include a jacuzzi in the bathroom, a balcony with a pool, river or garden view and more. Centara Khum is surrounded by tropical greenery and a few minutes’ drive from the night market, Central Festival Chiang Mai shopping market and the airport. Guests can dine at Centara Khum Phaya’s Kham Saen restaurant which serves hearty Thai food and international favourites.  For added convenience, guests also can opt-in for the resort’s various spa treatments. 

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9. Parc Borough City Resort

Parc Borough City Resort - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Parc Borough City Resort – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

Your home away from home

Do you get homesick when travelling abroad? Say goodbye to your loneliness as Parc Borough City Resort offers you a home away from home. This 5-star resort is situated in the cultural city of Chiang Mai. It is a few kilometres away from Elephant Care and Grand Canyon Jumping and Chiang Mai’s international airport. Parc Borough City Resort provides a free shuttle service for a hassle-free vacation in this amazing city. 

The resort features 57 spacious and classic suites. Each suite has a choice of courtyard or garden view. All rooms are fully equipped with a kitchen, living room and bathroom, suited for a short or long stay. Dedicated to serving the finest food, the resort’s Parc Thai Eatery serves urban authentic Thai cuisines. The ingredients used are locally sourced to ensure that guests have the very best. Moreover, a fitness centre is also available to keep you in shape while on a vacation.

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10. Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai

Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai - Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai
Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai – Best Hotel Suite in Chiang Mai

A hidden gem just outside the city of Chiang Mai

Located just outside the city of Chiang Mai lies this hidden gem called Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai. This resort is set on the scenic valley slope with a view of rice and tea terraces. What we love about this 5-star resort is it combined the beauty of both northern Thai culture and contemporary architectural style. Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai offers rooms with a breathtaking view of natural mountain streams and tea and rice terraces. To add more, the resort is well-known for its various wedding packages. It includes a Traditional Lanna Ceremony Package where the ceremony is facilitated by the head monk. 

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