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Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai Thailand: Top 5 (Updated 2021)

Generally speaking, well known hotels &  resorts in the Chiang Mai are welcoming towards all LGBTQ couples and most of the 4 & 5* hotels are gay friendly hotels Chiang Mai.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Thailand may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Thailand, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. About eight percent of the Thai population, five million people, are thought to be in the LGBT demographic.

Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.

 

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1. At Chiang Mai 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai

At Chiang Mai
At Chiang Mai

At Chiang Mai is a 2-minute walk from Sunday Walking Street. It offers rooms with a bathtub and free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax by the pool or arrange sightseeing trips at the tour desk.

The hotel is a 6-minute walk to Wat Pan Tao, Wat Chiang Man and Wat Jedi Luang. It is a 12-minute drive to Chiang Mai Bus Terminal and Chiang Mai Train Station. Chiang Mai Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, electric kettle and minibar. A safety deposit box is provided. An en suite bathroom comes with hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony.

Welcome to At Chiang Mai Hotel, your Chiang Mai “home away from home.” At Chiang Mai Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at At Chiang Mai Hotel, visitors can check out Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution (0.2 mi) and Wat Pan Tao (0.2 mi), some of Chiang Mai’s top attractions.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at At Chiang Mai Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. Guests of At Chiang Mai Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Chiang Mai’s popular tempura restaurants such as Whole Earth Restaurant, AUM Vegetarian Food, and Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant, all a short distance from At Chiang Mai Hotel.

Chiang Mai is also known for some great history museums, including Monfai and Chiang Mai National Museum, which are not too far from At Chiang Mai Hotel.

At Chiang Mai Hotel puts the best of Chiang Mai at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.Location of the hotel in the old city was perfect. It was walking distance from many things of interest. It was two minimum walking distance to the beginning of Weekend night market. Easy access to Restaurants, Bars and Clubs. In summary it was a good hotel, excellent location and good price.

This hotel is around the corner from the “three kings” site in the old city. Great location for just about everything you need or want in Chiang Mai. The staff are friendly and the room they gave us was spacious and cozy. There is a pool and an adjoining restaurant.

The rooms are big and beds comfortable. Ac worked well . There is an elevator in the hotel. The breakfast buffet was plentiful with Asian and Western food, juices, fruits and yogurt. They also have a restaurant and we ate there a few times. Food was tasty and priced reasonably.

Room was clean and comfortable, with a balcony. Breakfast Buffet was very elaborate with Asian and Western Cuisines. One morning our tour guide was picking us up very early in the morning, we were provided with Breakfast boxes to go with reasonable amount of food, fruit and water. Location of the hotel in the old city was perfect. It was walking distance from many things of interest. It was two minimum walking distance to the beginning of Weekend night market. Easy access to Restaurants, Bars and Clubs. In summary it was a good hotel, excellent location and good price.

A delightfully warm welcome from the staff at reception with complimentary juice and a flower garland. Assistance to the room with luggage. Room was much larger than I had expected and had the added bonus of a corner bath unit in addition to the shower. No view to speak of from my room (looked out back over some other roofs and buildings) but large windows to let in daylight. The door to the room opened on to a walkway/balcony access to all rooms that overlooked the pool, which was nice.

The room was immaculately clean and decorated in traditional lanna style. The bed was comfortable. Tea and coffee facilities provided as well as a room safe. TV with multiple channels, but not much western choice (CNN etc).

The breakfast was buffet style and was a nice combination of Western and Asian – it was nice but nothing special but perfectly adequate for starting the day.

Location in the old city was ideal for my needs and I think would serve any tourist while visiting the city.

Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai
Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai

How much does a room costs at At Chiang Mai?

Prices start 44 $/night for Superior King Room. The Premium King Room is  75$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Spacious room features a separate living area. It has a balcony, flat-screen cable TV and electric kettle. A minibar and safety deposit box are provided. An en suite bathroom has a bathtub and separate shower.

Where to book online – At Chiang Mai – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai you can find the best hotels deals in Chiang Mai during Chiang Mai Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chiang Mai on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel Chiang Mai 3* -Gay Hotels Chiang Mai

Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel Chiang Mai
Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel Chiang Mai

Housed in a traditional Thai-style house, Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel Chiang Mai is a 15-minute drive from Night Bazaar and Sunday Walking Street on Thapae Road. This gay-friendly hotel is equipped with a sauna, a spa and an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

The hotel is a 17-minute drive from Chiang Mai Airport. Warorot Market is a 20-minute drive away.

Each non-smoking room at Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel Chiang Mai is furnished with dark tone wood. It comes with a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Free toiletries are included in an en suite bathroom.

Built circa 1880, Club One Seven Chiang Mai, with its peaked roof and wide veranda porches, are a perfect example of an old-fashioned Thai style teak wood house that sits in a lush tropical garden. There’s a real friendly ambiance that makes guests content to just spend time relaxing around the place particularly at one of the favored spots – overlooking the serene Ping River. For those just looking to unwind, read a book and use up as little energy as possible, this is certainly a place to consider. Club One Seven is a full service facility not just a guesthouse.

Additional to the guest house there is a gym, swimming pool with jacuzzi jets, steam room, sauna, massage salon, internet tv room and cafe. Regular monthly party events are held on the 1st, 7th, 17th and 27th of the month as well as special holidays. Club One Seven Chiang Mai, is one of the more unusual places you will find designed for the gay male community.

Location wise – it’s 15 minutes from the airport if there’s no traffic jams. It’s slightly outside the main tourist belt, but it’s not difficult to get transport anywhere. The old city can be reached on foot within 25-30 minutes for those who don’t mind the walk.

There’s a restaurant that serves some nice local cuisine by the river just 170m on the right of the guesthouse.

There’s another spot 200m on the right opposite Aruntara Hotel that serves great local coffee for 15 baht

Excellent service from the super friendly helpful staff (especially Woody and New), in an extraordinary old teak house next to the river. Club One Seven is a unique wonderful place, highly recommended.

A wonderful hotel in old dark teak wood, with big and nicely decorated rooms with Thai handicrafts. Excellent location by the Ping river, although a bit far from city center, but all you are looking for is here. Nice restaurant with delicious Thai food. And combined with a sauna with darkrooms, and naked night on Saturdays. Walking around naked in the hotel, having breakfast on the terrace overlooking the river, suntanning, swimming etc., all naked, this is very well accepted by the staff, more than just tolerated, but not enforced (except Saturdays in the sauna, no towels). Last time I went back to Chiang Mai, Club One Seven was the only reason to go there. Recommended it to my gay nudist friends, all had the same experience.

Club One Seven is one of those boutique guesthouses where you can really appreciate how local culture is integrated in the architecture and interior design of the building. The superior room that I booked was located in their main guesthouse which has been built and inspired by Lanna Architecture. The vibe and atmosphere contribute to make you feel how laidback life here in this city of Chiang Mai. The pool, the calmness of the river and the friendliness of the staff are the plus points I appreciate while I’m here.

Everything is made out of dark teak wood – so our room was a bit too dark for my liking..although very dramatic The bed was beautiful, but took up most of the space in the room. TV worked well, Wifi was fine, safe worked. The shower was the best I had during my one month trip to Thailand. The pool area was pretty, but only 4 lounge chairs, which seemed to be okay. The sauna was fun, staff were friendly, great little bar, wonderful breakfast and views of the Ping River.

This 130 year old guest house is right on a main road yet once behind the gate you enter a tranquil and beautiful paradise of lush gardens and original buildings situated right on the river’s edge, in addition there is a great swimming pool, sauna, cruise area, bar &café which also open to the public in the evening making great opportunity to meet and do whatever with the locals.

All the staff including the cleaning crew were amazing, always smiling, friendly & helpful they would go out of their way just to smile at you and say good morning, you could not ask for better service than what these guys go out of their way for to make you feel welcome. Well done guys !
Included breakfast was excellent, filling and plentiful, a good variety to suit all tastes and a chef you could just take home, try his omelette its awesome.

Gay Hotels Chiang Mai
Gay Hotels Chiang Mai

How much does a room costs at Hotel Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel?

Prices start 49 $/night for Superior Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room is  66$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Larger air-conditioned room features a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Free toiletries are included in an en suite bathroom.

Where to book online – Hotel Club One Seven Gay Men Hotel Chiang Mai – Gay Hotels Chiang Mai you can find the best hotels deals in Chiang Mai during Chiang Mai Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chiang Mai on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Tamarind Village 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai

Tamarind Village
Tamarind Village

Tamarind Village provides comfortable rooms surrounded by majestic tamarind trees in Chiang Mai. It features a spa, an outdoor pool and a poolside restaurant. It also has a tour desk, which organises temple and jungle trips or rock climbing excursions for guests. Free WiFi is available throughout the residence.

Decorated with tribal patterns, the elegant rooms have a private balcony, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. They are air-conditioned and have a luxurious bathroom fitted with large mirrors and amenities.

Highly trained therapists offer a variety of natural beauty and spa treatments at The Village Spa. Cultural activities such as Thai cooking classes and umbrella painting can be arranged upon request.

Tamarind Village is a unique and charming boutique property that nestles in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from a magnificent 200 year old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace.Tamarind Village is situated at the center of Chiang Mai’s old town. Many of Chiang Mai’s historic landmarks and temples such as Thapae Gate, the Three Kings Monument, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang are located within a few minutes walk of the hotel. Each week, Chiang Mai’s famous ‘Sunday Walking Street’ takes place just in front of the hotel’s entrance.

Tucked away from the main road, it’s a quiet, charming and beautifully designed, little oasis in busy Chiang Mai. Our room was so peaceful, under the shade of the old Tamarind tree.

The grounds are lovely and so peaceful and no one is in a rush. Our room was beautiful. The bed was big and comfortable, the shower was huge and we had a fruit basket delivered to our room every day we were there.

We loved the pool. It’s nothing special in terms of size but it’s refreshing (not cold) and it’s surrounded by trees, you have nice music playing in the background and the smell of what’s being cooked in the kitchen. I loved just floating around with my eyes closed listening to how peaceful it all was.

We had breakfast included in our stay. There’s a wide selection of food from continental to bacon, eggs and sausage. A chef is on hand to cook your eggs however you want them and tea, coffee and juice is provided and brought to your table.

We ate here at night once as we spent most of our time here looking around Chiang Mai. The food is reasonably priced but it’s a little more expensive compared to other places to eat outside the hotel, but that’s to be expected.

The property is meticulously cared for and is tucked within the Old City’s walls. Walking through the entrance almost transports you to a different place of serenity and beauty…away from the busy street and hustle bustle. Our evening arrival was greeted with cold towels and Tamarind drinks. After a speedy check in and run down on services and amenities, we were escorted to our charming room.

What I loved most about this place aside from service, were the little touches of local Chiang Mai in our room. The ornate details in the bathroom (lovely products & herbal soap), the fresh fruit provided, the informative newsletter of the holiday occurring, two 10-minute complimentary neck massage vouchers (definitely go), turn down service and the art within the room was unlike any room I’ve stayed at in Thailand. The breakfast was a delightful joy and surprise everyday. It was delicious, with an array of fresh Thai fruits and amazing omelettes!

We were able to catch the morning Village Walk on our last day, it was a wonderful complimentary experience that shares history and culture of Chiang Mai. It seemed like they have activities for everyday, I wish we had stayed longer to try one. I cannot say enough good things about Tamarind Village, highly recommended!

The location is perfect. Right in the centre of old town but also tucked away and peaceful. The staff were very friendly and helpful, while we did not have any problems during our stay I am sure they would have fixed any problem and they were always helpful with any request for assistance or advice.

The rooms were very clean and neat, spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms were perfectly fitted out and had everything we needed including a good shower.

Breakfast at the hotel was really good, normal continental selection, some local dishes and a egg station for omelettes, fried, poached eggs etc, with bacon and sausages if you choose.

Value add for the hotel was a FREE tour they provided of local temples, we really enjoyed this as did the other guests, Suzi (Her westernised name) was brilliant. She guided us around a number of the central temples, gave a lot of really good information and did a fantastic tour.

So great small hotel, brilliant location, very personal service and a really nice value add tour

 

How much does a room costs at Tamarind Village?

Prices start 156 $/night for Lanna Double Room. The Tamarind Suite is  291$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Spacious suite features a balcony, a TV and a minibar. A safety deposit box and tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are included in an en suite bathroom.

Where to book online – Tamarind Village – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai you can find the best hotels deals in Chiang Mai during Chiang Mai Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chiang Mai on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Sala Lanna Chiang Mai 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai

Sala Lanna Chiang Mai
Sala Lanna Chiang Mai

Located along the well known Ping River of Chiang Mai, sala lanna Chiang Mai features cosy accommodation and the convenience of on-site dining options. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the residence and computers are available for guests to use in the reception area.

sala lanna is a 5-minute drive from Thapae Gate. Chiang Mai International Airport and Airport Plaza Shopping Centre are a 20-minute ride away.

Comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a minibar. En suite bathrooms come with shower facilities. A hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers are provided in all rooms.sala lanna Chiang Mai consists of sixteen stylish boutique guest rooms, most with river views, including a luxurious riverfront two bedroom pool villa suite, highlighted by its own private swimming pool and river deck. sumptuous dining is assured at Chiang Mai’s most engaging Italian venue, italia. intimate and indulgent service, a signature of sala boutique, will ensure a perfect holiday.

Nice big room, comfy bed, huge shower and bath. Everything was clean and tidy. Staff looked after us extremely well from check in to check out. We ate breakfast (included) at the restaurant every morning and our every need was met and the food was delicious. Special thanks to the restaurant staff who were wonderful.

Ours was on the first floor and was a long room divided into 3 sections; the living area with a nice large sofa – great for napping – and a desk. Next was the king bedroom with another desk/landing area and nightstands, and then the bath which was separated from the bedroom with blackout curtains. The bath is huge-with the claw foot tub right in the middle. I don’t usually use a tub, but had to try this out with the fragrant bath crystals provided by the staff…very nice and relaxing. At the very end of our room there were floor to ceiling windows that look out on a pond in front of a tall privacy wall.

The included breakfast was served either on the deck or inside…we ate outside each morning. There was a list of selections that were included in the room price but they allowed us to mix and match between the pairings they had suggested so we had everything from the American breakfast…which comes with ALL the meat they serve (2 types of sausages, bacon AND ham), eggs, toast AND the most wonderful warm croissants ….yummy… juice, and coffee, cappuccino or tea. The only negative here was the food was not served hot…not really sure why, but some of those with me were unhappy about that. Also, their version of hash browns was more like hash-mashed potatoes browned on both sides…could be improved. The friendly service made up for any of these food issues…we ate there 3 mornings and one dinner.

There are two pools…one on the first floor in the middle of the outdoor restaurant area, and one on the rooftop! We were here in January, so the fact that the Thai don’t generally heat the pool made it kind of unusable for us, but the setting was amazing!

We found the staff to be REALLY accommodating and friendly. They even helped us call our next hotel to get them to pick us up! While I looooove my “regular” hotel, I was glad to experience this hotel and am sure it will continue to be successful

How much does a room costs at Sala Lanna Chiang Mai ?

Prices start 115 $/night for Standard Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room with River View is  236$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Located on the 3rd floor, this air-conditioned room offers a private balcony overlooking Ping River. En suite bathroom comes with a bathtub.

Where to book online – Sala Lanna Chiang Mai  – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai you can find the best hotels deals in Chiang Mai during Chiang Mai Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chiang Mai on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Qi 68 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai

Qi 68
Qi 68

Located in Chiang Mai’s Chang Phueak neighborhood, Qi 68 Hotel is in the city center. Wat Phra Singh and Tha Phae Gate are notable landmarks, and some of the area’s popular attractions include Chiang Mai Zoo and Chiang Mai Night Safari. Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders and Chiang Mai National Museum are also worth visiting.

We are a Boutique Guesthouse located on Chiang Mai Santitham area, close to Nimmanhaemin which is the funky area with great restaurants. We are also close to great eateries and the main Kad Suan Kaew – Central Shopping Plaza on Huay Kaew Road. We are the perfect accommodation option for those looking for a budget friendly option with class & style.

Our guesthouse can be reached from the airport in 15 mins and we recommend the airport taxi service at just 120 baht or $4USD. If you would like to cook yourself at Qi68 we have a kitchen at the loft space lobby available for you 24 hrs per day and don’t forget our complimentary, panoramic Bar-B-Que area available for all our guests.Nothing is too much for us to do for you so just ask Me, Kee or Garn my Manager who is at your service.Don’t forget we also have free push bikes (bicycles) for all guests and motorbike rental on site at competitive rates.

A very nice place to stay and a great value.

Qi 68 is a bit of a self-service hotel in that there is rarely anyone at the front desk – you’re given a code to let yourself in and a phone number to call (to someone on site) if you need anything.
That said, we didn’t need anything for the two nights we stayed there so were left blissfully alone with no interruptions from house cleaning or the sort.

Decor is top notch for the price range, location is excellent and all interactions that we did have with staff were very positive.

Small boutique b&b with great modern decor, large rooms and 5 minutes walk to the main road.
One of the reasons I stay here is it is also quiet and away from noisy areas of Chiang Mai, but still close enough to the moat and Nimmanhemin areas. Owner is helpful and also cooks a good breakfast.

Everything is so well thought out and the little quirks like the houses for the keys to sit in at reception and the way you let the cleaner know to ‘do not disturb’ or clean your room add to the feel of this hotel. We stayed in the yellow room; a big comfy king size bed, lots of space with a really simple but amazing design….a cool wall partition between the main room and the bathroom, rainfall shower (which could be quite temperamental at times but was mostly fine) and double doors that opened out (fully!!) to a small outdoor area with a koi pond. The room was cleaned every day and towels changed daily too.

A modern designed space integrating in- and outdoor living with high ceiling loft feeling, spacious rooms opening to a calming Koi-pond and delicious homemade breakfast changing every day – we loved it. Above all a very committed staff lead by Kait and Mr Kee took care of us. It is away from the huzzle of the tourist flooded old town but still close enough ( you can also rent their bikes), and thus the location and area made our stay feel much more authentic.

Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai 
Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai

How much does a room costs at Qi 68 Hotel Chiang Mai?

Prices start 40 $/night for Superior Double Room. The Deluxe Room is  58$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

 

Where to book online – Qi 68 Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Chiang Mai you can find the best hotels deals in Chiang Mai during Chiang Mai Festival of Lights which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chiang Mai on Hotels.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.