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Chiang Rai hotels and places to stay

Spinomad Hostel
2 out of 5
596/1 Praholyothin, City Center, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
The price is $16 per night
0.05 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)
Clean hostel with a lovely cafe!

"Very nice hostel situated in the centre of town with a great cafe. Rooms are clean with all the required amenities. The only downside is the street noise for rooms facing the main street. The breakfast and coffee are a must!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Spinomad Hostel
The Riverie by Katathani
5 out of 5
1129 Kraisorasit Rd., Vieng District, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night
0.89 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)

"Great hotel with very nice atmosphere. Great pickup service from car park to hotel too."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

The Riverie by Katathani
Singha Park Chiang Rai Camping
3.5 out of 5
99 Moo 1, Mae Korn, Amphoe, Chiang Rai
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6.78 mi from city center
Singha Park Chiang Rai Camping
Chiangrai Lake Hill Resort
3.5 out of 5
122 Moo 10,, Tambon NangLae, Muang, Chiang Rai
The price is $24 per night
9.66 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (8 reviews)

"The room I was guided to first changed the room because it smelled moldy. Hot water does not come out on cloudy days if you are making hot water with sunlight."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Chiangrai Lake Hill Resort
The Heritage Chiang Rai
4 out of 5
199 Moo 13, Tambon Sansai, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai Province
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The price is $54 per night
1.77 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"Very nice hotel... clean, welcoming staff and the rooms are very comfy with modern touches. Will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The Heritage Chiang Rai
Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai
3.5 out of 5
Kraisorasit Rd, Vieng District,1129, CHIANG RAI, CEI
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0.77 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (170 reviews)

"They need to get there american express machine fixed. I had to go downtown to get money to pay for charges to my room. there machine never works well there. I have stayed there many times. half the time it does not work..I won't be going back anytime soon"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2018

Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai
The Imperial River House Resort
4.5 out of 5
482 Moo 4, Mae Kok Road, Rim Kok, Amphur Muang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
The price is $48 per night
1.18 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (135 reviews)

"Resort and room were fabulous. A very peaceful spot. Shuttle to the night market was appreciated."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

The Imperial River House Resort
A-Star Phulare Valley
4 out of 5
60/14 Moo 2, Thasud Subdistrict, Muang District, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
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11.14 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (198 reviews)

"Many kind of breakfast, location not far from city"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

A-Star Phulare Valley
Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand
5 out of 5
221 / 2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Road, Tambon Robwieng Amphur Muang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $77 per night
1.77 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (617 reviews)

"nice place with good view. friendly staff. quiet, far from downtown"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand
OYO 901 Bannsawasdee
2.5 out of 5
801/1, Paholyothin Road, Chiang Rai
Free Cancellation
The price is $13 per night
0.61 mi from city center
OYO 901 Bannsawasdee
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Visiting Chiang Rai

Visitors to Chiang Rai are sure to enjoy the temples, riverfront, and local tours. Tourists can also enjoy the city's waterfalls, monuments, and festivals. Top sights in the city include Wat Rong Khun, Wat Pra Singh, and Wat Phra Kaew.

  • There are 286 hotels and other accommodations in Chiang Rai
  • The closest major airport is in Chiang Rai (CEI-Chiang Rai Intl.), 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Houayxay (HOE), 46.2 mi (74.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Chiang Rai

Cultural venues in the city include Oub Kham Museum, Black House Gallery, and Rai Chern Thawan Meditation Center. The city is notable for its temples and landmarks like Wat Rong Khun, Wat Pra Singh, and Wat Phra Kaew. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the riverfront and these places to visit: Singha Park, Pongphrabath Waterfall, and Pha Soet.

In Chiang Rai, there are 286 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Bambuh Boutique Homestay - This 3-star guesthouse features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and convenient parking.
  • Bura Resort, Chiang Rai - Our customers like the breakfast and overall value at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and free parking, along with a private balcony.
  • Connect Hostel - With a stay at this 2-star hostel, guests can enjoy access to free parking and self-service laundry, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Doi Tung Royal Villa, 26.4 mi/42.5 km from the city center, and Mae Fa Luang Botanical Garden, which is 26.5 mi (42.7 km) away.

Dressing for Chiang Rai

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 95°F during the day and 54°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 96°F, while the average at night is 66°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 89°F with nighttime averages of 71°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 87°F and nighttime averages of 53°F
  • About 68.74 inches of rain falls on Chiang Rai each year
  • Usually April and March are the hottest months with an average of 94°F, whereas December and February are often coldest, averaging 55°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Chiang Rai?
Mora Boutique Hotel is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4.5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. It is located a short 5-minute walk from King Meng Rai the Great Monument. Other top choices based on reviews include Bambuh Boutique Homestay and Spinomad Hostel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Chiang Rai, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Chiang Rai.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Chiang Rai?
For more information about updating your trip to Chiang Rai or cancelling it, click here.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Chiang Rai?
Based on reviews, RINLADA HOUSE is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Wiang Inn Hotel Chiang Rai and Homey Dormy Chiangrai.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Chiang Rai?
Hi Chiangrai Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your family trip include The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa and Bura Resort, Chiang Rai. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Wat Jed Yod.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Chiang Rai?
Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand is a favorite 5-star resort for couples, and features deep soaking bathtubs and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Amarin Resort Chiang Rai and Homestay Chiang Rai.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Chiang Rai?
Baan Kiang Dao Phu Plai Fah is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include Pimann Inn Hotel and Baan Ingdoi.
What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to Wat Rong Khun?
Adjacent to Wat Rong Khun, 777 Food & Bed is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good choices close by include Reun Pon Aek Hotel and Heun Baan Rong Khun Resort.
What about the best place to stay close to Chiang Rai Clock Tower?
One of the top choices for your stay is Le Patta, located next to Chiang Rai Clock Tower, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. The Riverie by Katathani and Wangcome Hotel are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best high-end hotel in Chiang Rai?
Le Patta is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and an outdoor pool, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale option for your trip is Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Chiang Rai?
Rasa Boutique Hotel Chiang Rai is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a poolside bar. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, you can also take a look at Le Patta.
What are some hotels with pools in Chiang Rai?
Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand is a popular 5-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and 2 restaurants. Other choices that feature an onsite pool include Chayadol Resort and The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa.

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