Chiang Mai is a beloved travel destination in the northern part of Thailand. It is a fantastic place to visit incredible temples and see historical monuments. To the west of Chiang Mai, are two towering mountains – Doi Suthep and Doi Pui. This is where you’ll find some of the most luxurious resorts. Before we review all the Chiang Mai resorts, we’ll share some of our findings first. There are particular properties in the mountains more suitable for families. And then there are those that cater to couples since they’re fitted with private pools and hot tubs. Wherever you stay though, you’ll have incredible mountain views from your room.


Best Chiang Mai Mountain Resorts For Families

  • Mae Rim GraceThe Rainforest villa at Mae Rim Grace is ideal for large families planning a mountain vacation to Chang Mai. Big enough for ten, this villa features 4 bedrooms, four baths, and a full kitchen. Everyone will love the villa’s most popular feature, the private outdoor pool.
  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai (photo above) If you’re traveling as a family to Chiang Mai, check out the 2–4-bedroom residences at the Four Seasons Resort. The Grand Residences have everything you need, including spacious living areas, a kitchenette, and a hot tub. You’ll love the outside with its private pool, and outdoor dining area.
  • Vanilla Hill  – For a peaceful family getaway in Chiang Mai, consider the 2 or 3-bedroom villas at Vanilla Hill. They’re able to accommodate 4 to 6 people with large living areas and separate bedrooms. Each villa opens onto a spacious terrace with a spectacular garden and mountain views.

Best Chiang Mai Mountain Resorts with Private Pools

  • Mae Rim GraceThis highly-rated resort offers a variety of luxury villas for guests to choose from. With 2 to 4 bedrooms, these villas feature large outdoor spaces each with its own private pool. You’ll love relaxing by the pool and enjoying the spectacular mountain views.
  • Four Seasons Resort Chiang MaiIf you’re looking for a luxury place in Chiang Mai with a private pool, the villas at Four Seasons are worth a look. These 2 to 4-bedroom villas are known for their expansive pool and living areas. Relax on the pool deck while admiring the incredible views of the surrounding area.
  • Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai (photo above) The highlight of this resort is the Presidential Pool Villa. Its most popular feature is its spacious terrace with a private outdoor pool and plenty of outdoor seating. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim while taking in the breathtaking scenery of Chiang Mai Valley.

Best Chiang Mai Mountain Resorts with Private Hot Tubs

  • Onsen at Moncham (photo above) This resort offers a variety of suites and residences all with private onsens. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or a group, they have a private hot tub room for you. Check out the different onsen suites and residences, so you can enjoy the area’s mountain views right from the tub.
  • Panviman Chiang Mai Spa ResortIf you’re looking for a luxury Chiang Mai mountain villa with a private hot tub, check out the Jacuzzi Villa at Panviman Resort. This spacious villa features a private jacuzzi on the outdoor balcony. It’s the best spot to relax and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

1. Mae Rim Grace

Mae Rim Grace is located on the northern outskirts of Chiang Mai. This 4-star property is built in the style of an elegant Thai temple. Guests go here for the tranquillity and comforting amenities this hotel has to offer. You’ll be welcomed here with a drink and fresh fruit, an indication of the luxurious experience that awaits. Mae Rim Grace has villas with private pools, spacious lounge areas, and separate bedrooms – ideal for families. The villas all have a dining area, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, and a balcony that overlooks the mountains.  With the free shuttle service Mae Rim Grace offers, it’s a breeze to travel to and from Chiang Mai’s international airport.

  • Guest Reviews: Our villa was comfortable and luxurious. It had everything including a kitchen and a private pool.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Rainforest villa
  • Address: 1/8 หมู่ที่ 6 ตำบลริมใต้, 50180 Mae Rim, Thailand

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2. Sang Serene House

Sang Serene House is a collection of serviced apartments, surrounded by lush greenery. You can choose from studios and one-bedroom apartments with a garden. Pick the apartments to benefit from perks such as a balcony and splendid mountain views. All accommodations come with indoor and outdoor furniture and a large TV for your entertainment. Additional services provided include room cleaning and laundry services. If you want to cook your own meals, you can use the communal kitchen of the complex.

  • Guest Reviews: We liked our spacious and comfortable studio. The mountain views were fantastic.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Studio
  • Address: 146/20 Moo 1, T.Changpuek, A.Muang, Chang Phueak, 50300 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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3. Onsen at Moncham

Onsen at Moncham is situated on the rolling hills of Chiang Mai, amidst the vegetation. This resort is designed like a Japanese onsen complex, with gates and traditional Japanese houses. Inside the room, the artworks and beams take the guests straight to Japan. Rooms range from cozy double rooms up to 4-bedroom Emperor suites. For couples, you may opt for the Royal Residence which has an outdoor hot tub with rainforest views. Larger groups can get a look at the 2-4 bedroom suites that offer just as many luxuries. For dining, there’s an outdoor restaurant serving the most delicious Japanese and Thai cuisine.

  • Guest Reviews: Our suite was beautifully designed. The restaurant and the onsen itself were terrific.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: 4-bedroom Emperor suite
  • Address: 293 Moo 2 Pongyaeng, Mae Rim, 50180 Mae Rim, Thailand

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4. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is surrounded by lush jungle, on the northern edge of town. The rooms are tastefully designed, with wooden floors and Thai paintings on the wall. Couples may prefer an intimate setting like the pool villa. But if you have a big group, check out the 2-4 bedroom residences filled with cultural artwork. For more spectacular scenery, hang out at the infinity pool with rice terrace views. Four Seasons in Chiang Mai also has a spa centre, tennis court, yoga, and cooking classes. If you want to arrange a special night, book a private dinner with chefs preparing your food right in front of you.

  • Guest Reviews: Our villa was surrounded by beautiful lush greenery. The pool and the hot spa were delightful.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Four bedroom grand residence villa
  • Address: 502 Moo 1, Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, 50180 Mae Rim, Thailand

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5. Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort

Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort is an oasis of greenery in the northwest of Chiang Mai. Choose from luxury rooms overlooking the valley or treat yourself with a stay in a pool or hot tub villa. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, check out the Viman Pool Villa. Have breakfast in the large private infinity pool while gazing at the stunning mountain views. For families, there’s much more space in the 2-bedroom suite. The Panorama Restaurant with its epic mountain views is unbeatable, and a great place for light meals and cocktails. Activities onsite include a pool table, a mini-golf course, cooking classes, and a fitness center.

  • Guest Reviews: This was a beautiful resort surrounded by mountains. We enjoyed the pool, the spa, and the mineral jacuzzi.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Family 2-bedroom suite
  • Address: 197/2 Moo 1, Tambol Pongyang, Amphur Mae Rim, 50180 Mae Rim, Thailand

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6. Merchant Villa

Merchant Villa is a resort close to the center of Chiang Mai. This boutique hotel only has 14 rooms, which gives it an exclusive and intimate vibe. The rooms and suites here come with comfy amenities, such as a bathtub, a smart TV, and a minibar. Inside the rooms, you’ll find a British colonial design with classic paintings and gorgeous rugs. Outside, you can relax on a deckchair at the poolside, or plunge into the saltwater pool itself. For foodies, Merchant Villa has its own Italian restaurant and a coffee shop to provide you with tasty treats.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was gorgeous and well-maintained. The local breakfasts and the Italian restaurant were the best.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Family suite
  • Address: 132/1 Khai Luksuea Soi 5, Chang Puak (0.11 km), Chang Phueak, 50300 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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7. Kangsadarn Resort and Waterfall

Kangsadarn Resort and Waterfall is a 3-star property in the hills northwest of Chiang Mai center. Spend the night in the resort’s superior room, deluxe room, suite, or 2-bedroom cottage. All rooms have a simple but homely design, with plenty of wooden details and hand-carved ornaments. Free toiletries, bathrobes, and excellent views of the nearby waterfall are some of the perks you get to enjoy here. Entertain yourself at the billiard table, or cook up a delicious dinner with the barbecue facilities provided. For traditional Thai fare, head to Klang Doi Restaurant situated within the resort.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a magnificent view of the waterfall. The food and the coffee were both delicious.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe double room
  • Address: 192 Moo1, Pongyang Nai Village, Mae Rim Sameung Road (Km.18), Mae Rim District,Tambol Pongyang , 50180 Pong Yaeng, Thailand

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8. Km Hotel Chiang Mai

KM Hotel Chiang Mai is located near the international airport of Chiang Mai, which makes arriving here convenient. You can arrange an airport pickup to make arrival even easier. This hotel is based in a flat building and has around 30 rooms. The Mountain View Room gives you the best perspectives, as it overlooks the majestic peaks of Chiang Mai. In every room, free tea and coffee are available, and you’ll have a small fridge and TV. Around the property, you’ll find many restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. 

  • Guest Reviews: We had a great room with a mountain view. The service was great and loved the coffee shop across the road.
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: Family room
  • Address: 94 MOO.6 Suthep, Mueang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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9. Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai – MGallery by Sofitel

Hidden away in the west of Chiang Mai sits Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai – MGallery by Sofitel. All of the rooms overlook either the resort’s garden or the surrounding mountains. Bathe in extravagance in one of the pool villas. You have your own spacious terrace with the most incredible views from the pool. Dine in one of the resort’s two restaurants, or have the exquisite meals delivered to your homely room. Rabiang Cha Restaurant is a must-visit, as this eatery is based between the lush rice fields. If you just want to relax, revel in a spa program or dive into the dazzling infinity pool to cool down.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was huge with a great view. The food was delicious and we loved the view from the pool.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential pool villa
  • Address: 192 moo2, Banpong, Chiang Mai, 50230 Hang Dong, Thailand

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10. Vanilla Hill

Vanilla hill is enclosed by nature, which makes it the perfect spot if you’re looking for a peaceful stay. This boutique resort consists of spacious villas, some of which can sleep up to 6 guests. Make yourself comfortable in the villas, which all have a separate living room and kitchen. Only 7 villas cover the property, which guarantees a feeling of privacy and seclusiveness. Take your leisure holiday to the next level by jumping into the steam room, the fitness centre, or the hot tub. Included in the rate is a continental breakfast, served on the private terrace of the villa.

  • Guest Reviews: Beautiful villa with a private balcony and a lovely view. The breakfast was very good.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Bunnag three-bedroom villa
  • Address: 140 Moo 5 T.Banpong, Chiang Mai, 50230 Ban Muang Ha, Thailand

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11. Flora Creek Chiang Mai

Flora Creek Chiang Mai is a vast resort that stretches out over 10 acres. This hideaway has got all it takes to treat you to a relaxing vacation. Swim in the large outdoor pool, work up a sweat in the fitness room, or go for rejuvenating treatment in the spa house. All rooms are modernly designed with comfy beds and private bathrooms. But if you want the best, book the Pool villa suite which is much larger inside and outside. Sit down for a meal at the Creek Cafe or in Fueng Fah Bistro, which is located right next to a waterfall.

  • Guest Reviews: Our pool villa was lovely. The hotel pool was quite large and was surrounded by streams and big trees.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Pool villa suite
  • Address: 90 Moo 4, T.Baan Pong, Hangdong, 50230 Hang Dong, Thailand

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12. Kireethara Boutique Resort

Kireethara Boutique Resort is located at the edge of a nature reserve, not far from Chiang Mai’s heart. The resort has an on-site restaurant, which is open for both lunch and dinner. Indulge in the comforts of each room, like a TV with a DVD player and a fridge with a minibar.  Around the rooms, the outdoor swimming pool with sun chairs is calling your name on a warm day. For young guests, the resort has a playground to enjoy. When traveling with family or a group of friends, the penthouse is a superb option. It has 2 bathrooms, a spa bath, and a patio offering dazzling outlooks over the forest.

  • Guest Reviews: Our luxury room was quite beautiful with a luxurious bathtub. The pool and the spa were fantastic.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Penthouse
  • Address: 202/14 Moo. 1, Chang Puak, Maung,, Chang Phueak, 50300 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Summary

Chiang Mai Mountain HotelsBest Rooms
Mae Rim GraceRainforest villa
Sang Serene HouseStudio
Onsen at Moncham4-bedroom Emperor suite
Four Seasons Resort Chiang MaiFour bedroom grand residence villa
Panviman Chiang Mai Spa ResortFamily 2-bedroom suite
Merchant VillaFamily suite
Kangsadarn Resort and WaterfallDeluxe double room
Km Hotel Chiang MaiFamily room
Veranda High Resort Chiang MaiPresidential pool villa
Vanilla hillBunnag three-bedroom villa
Flora Creek Chiang MaiPool villa suite
Kireethara Boutique ResortPenthouse
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