With its fantastic mix of attractions and activities such as hiking and temple hopping, Chiang Mai has established itself as one of Thailand’s most popular places for families. In addition, the weather is almost year-round phenomenal, speaking it’s not too hot or humid here, another plus when planning a trip with your family to Thailand.
That being said, there are of course plenty of hotels and resorts that focus on families traveling here. Since each hotel offers different services, facilities and activities for families, it’s not easy to decide where to go. We help making your decision easier so that you can focus on the more important things – here are the seven best family hotels in Chiang Mai for you:
Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa
The Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, under the management of the renowned Centara Hotels Group, is a fantastic boutique hotel for families. Their rooms and suites a quite spacious; even the entry category, ‘Lanna Deluxe’, can accommodate already 2 adults and 1 child. Its centrepiece is a huge lagoon-shaped swimming pool with water slide and sun terrace. Aside a dedicated playground for the kids, the resort offers as well babysitting service upon request. Parents can rejuvenate at Spa Cenvaree where they have a choice between several massages and therapeutic treatments.
Location: 137 M.5, T. Nong Pa Klang, A. Muang, San Sai, Chiang Mai
Situated amidst the lush rice paddies of Mae Rim, the Four Season Resort Chiang Mai comes with large villas of different sizes. With its sheer abundance of activities for families, it’s no wonder that the Four Seasons Chiang Mai continues being one of the most popular hotels for families. How about a cooking class? Learning Muay Thai? Maybe you want your kids to learn even yoga? Yes, it’s all possible here. In terms of accommodation, the resort even offers designated rooms for families (incl. private plunge pool) like the ‘Two-Bedroom Family Residence’.
Location: Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
Set along the Ping River, the Anantara Chiang Mai offers pure luxury and comfort. The resort offers two different types of accommodation; one being a mix of 84 stylish designed rooms and suites the other are so called serviced suites of which there are 27, perfect for long-stay guests and larger families. Several attractions such as the Night Bazaar and Chiang Mai Gate are in walking distance from the resort.
Location: 123 Charoenprathet Rd T.Changkran Muang, Chiang Mai Riverside, Chiang Mai
If you’re looking for a place in central location, look no further! The Shangri-La Hotel is in walking distance to many attractions and sights, such as the Old Town, the Night Bazaar or Chiang Mai Gate. The hotel provides various comfortable and luxurious rooms and suites that not only offer enough space for families but also amazing views over the city. Aside a large free-form outdoor swimming pool, the hotel offers a tennis court, spa and fitness centre with classes for its guests.
Location: 89/8 Chang Klan Road, Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai
Located just across the Ping River, in walking distance to the popular Night Bazaar, Rimping Village is a fine boutique resort in central location. Its close location to many restaurants and sights along the Ping River makes it convenient for families to just walk around. Even the Thapae Gate, one of Chiang Mai’s main shopping and dining spots is just about 2km away and can be reaches by a longer walk or by Songthaew, the red minibus. The hotel features various room categories, including ‘Rimping Deluxe’ and ‘Family Suite’ that are large enough for families of different sizes.
Location: 13/1 Soi 2 Chiangmai-Lamphun Road, tambol Wat Gate, Amphur Muang, Charoenmueng, Chiang Mai
The Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa has always been a popular resort for families. Located outside the old city’s walls, about 1km from Chiang Mai train station, the resort offers plenty of activities for kids and their parents: aside the Siripanna Kids’ Club, a fully equipped fitness centre and the Panna Spa, families enjoy walking along the Panna Field & Greenery, the resorts’ very own botanical gardens with over 1000 species of flowers and plants. You and your kids can even learn how to plant and harvest rice!
Location: 36 Rat Uthit Road, Wat Ket, Muang, Charoenmueng, Chiang Mai
Being a mix of ancient Lanna temple with a series of beautiful colonial-style buildings, the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai ranks atop the best hotel destinations in town. Spread across 24ha, the Dhara Dhevi embodies luxury at its very best. Think elegant colonial suites that transfer you back in time and wonderful villas with private pool, overlooking rice paddies and yes, large enough to accommodate even bigger families. The hotel features in addition nine food and beverage outlets as well The Deva Spa & Wellness Centre which only aims to restore your health and energy.