Chiang Mai with Kids – The Best Family Hotels

Updated: March 2, 2017

Chiang Mai with Kids

The 11 Best Family Hotels in Chiang Mai

1. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa – luxury

Large pool, central location, and beautiful rooms. Spa, sauna, fitness center, and free wi-fi. The restaurant is awesome and breakfasts are included. King size bed in most rooms. Extra bed or crib available on request. (Formerly the Chedi Hotel.) Phone: +66 53 253-333
Chiang Mai with Kids

2. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai – luxury

Fantastic location in rice paddies outside of the city’s buzz. Fun kids activities, cooking classes for adults and older children, and loads of outdoor activities. Villas are huge and come in 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom layouts. (Note: Hotel is a 30 minute drive outside of central Chiang Mai – but very close to some of the area’s outdoor attractions like elephant riding.) Phone: +66 53 298-181
The Four Seasons Chiang Mai with Kids

3. Yaang Come Village – moderate

Large family suites (which are often sold out) in a central location near the night market. Nice pool amid grounds that evoke a traditional Thai village (sort of). Phone: +66 53 237-222
Yaang Come hotel with Kids in Chiang Mai

4. Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa – moderate

Awesome pool, breakfast buffet, and swim-up suites. Located a little outside of Chiang Mai, the Centara feels like more of a resort than a hotel. The huge Royal Lanna Pool Villa sleeps 6.
Centara Chiang Mai with Kids

5. SK House 2 – budget

I love this place. Simple clean rooms can easily fit a family of 4 or 5 (with an extra bed). The staff is very friendly and helpful. Located away from the tourist crowds but still an easy walk to shopping and restaurants. There’s a medium-sized pool next to the restaurant. Phone: +66 53 418 838
Cheap Hotel with Kids in Chiang Mai

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8 questions and comments

  1. Southeast Asia with Kids

    Just found your website and I am enjoying exploring it. We are headed to SEA in April/May. This is a loose itinerary. Travelling with 2 kids ages 11 and 13. I am wondering if it seems rushed or doable.
    Thailand:
    1. Bangkok – 3 nights
    2. Koh Samui – 4 nights
    3. Chiang Mai – 3 nights
    4. Chiang Rai – 2 nights

    Laos:
    1. Huay Xai – 1 night
    2. Gibbon Experience – 1 or 2 nights
    3. Luang Prabang – 5 nights
    4. Vang Vieng – 2 nights
    5. Vientiane – 1 night

    Vietnam:
    1. Hanoi – 2 nights
    2. Halong Bay – 2 nights
    3. Hoi An – 3 nights
    4. HCMC – 3nights

    Cambodia:
    1. Siem Riep – 4 nights
    2. Phnom Penh – 2 nights

    Many thanks,
    Tricia

    1. DavidDavid My Little Nomads

      I think it’s doable, certainly a lot of fun. If I were to change anything (with the goal of slowing down a little) I would take 2 (or all 3) nights from HCMC and spend them in Hoi An. Hoi An is a great town and 5 or 6 nights would give you a bit of a breather where you could stay in the same hotel, unpack your stuff, and relax a bit. But otherwise, looks great.

  2. Northern Thailand with Kids

    Hi David,

    We have 6 nights to explore northern Thailand. Is there anywhere else besides Chiang Mai that you would recommend with kids?

    Thanks
    Faye

    1. DavidDavid My Little Nomads

      Chiang Rai has some good family-friendly things to do. Ayutthaya makes a good stopover on the way north (and then catch the overnight train to Chiang Mai).

  3. Bangkok to Chiang Mai for 4 Days

    Hi David. Nice posts. We will travel to Bangkok in April for 10 days. I am also thinking to get away to Chiang Mai in the middle of the trip with 2 kids (10 and 6). Are 4 days enough? Fact that we may only have 2.5 days to tour around. What are top priorities? Is it worth travelling there if we can only squeeze 4 days (including air time)? Or just stay in BKK in the entire trip?
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Maria

    1. DavidDavid My Little Nomads

      Yes, it’s definitely worth it. The flight from Bangkok is short and the airport is pretty close to central Chiang Mai. Visit some waterfalls (and swim), elephant camps, and the night market. Chiang Mai is good for cooking courses and market tours (kids love both).

  4. Bangkok or Chiang Mai with Kids

    Hi David, we are travelling to Karon beach for Christmas and New year 2016. I want to break the trip up with a few days somewhere else. We are two families with kids a aged 9 and 2 X 5. Where would you recommend….Bangkok, Chiang Mai? What are pros and cons for each or do you have any other recommendations? Thank you, Emma.

    1. DavidDavid My Little Nomads

      Both are great places but very different. Bangkok is a huge city with lots to see, malls and western shops, and frenetic energy. Chiang Mai is much smaller, feels more like a cultural destination with lots of temples to see, much more relaxed but also fewer kid-friendly destinations (though there are the elephant camps which most kids love). Also, I’m sure you’re already flying through Bangkok so no added travel is necessary, whereas Chiang Mai is another flight. The Bangkok to Chiang Mai overnight train is a lot of fun.

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