Accommodation: Hotels, rentals, and where to stay in Chiang Mai
Affordable places to stay in Chiang Mai? This marvelous, delicious northern Thailand city is full of budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation. When you’re planning a trip to Chiang Mai, we’d suggest looking at the overall area you want to be in, the activities or amenities you want to be near, and then examining accommodation options accordingly.
Where we stayed in Chiang Mai
In the northeastern side of the city, a long, straight street lined with tall trees and parked motorbikes extends to the complexes of dcondo condominium developments. Nearby, the Central Festival shopping center is one of Chiang Mai’s biggest modern malls. Its bottom level is home to a wonderful food court (plus a supermarket). An array of stalls offer foods from sushi to pizza, along with various Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Plus, the food court and outsize plaza regularly host events. We enjoyed a coffee festival and a Japanese street food festival. And those were just the two we made time for.
We stayed in a rental condo just a few minutes’ walk from the Festival. The dcondo ping complex was also home to a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool. The kids and I regularly walked the paved trail in the building’s courtyard. Whenever we wanted to go somewhere beyond walking distance, we hired a car through the Grab app (similar to Uber, Lyft, or Bolt).
Inside our modern apartment, we enjoyed a full kitchen, separate bedrooms, and comfortable bathrooms. The courtyard became a sort of outdoor living room, where we sometimes worked, schooled, and relaxed while sitting at the tables dotting the courtyard.
5 other places we would consider staying in Chiang Mai
Our accommodation ranges from hotels to rentals, but typically we prefer rentals. Seeking out vacation rentals in Chiang Mai can put in the midst of excellent locations with easy access to food, groceries, and other amenities. For our next visit to Chiang Mai, below are 5 places we would consider staying with our kids: