In the recent few years, Chiang Mai has experienced a hotel and tourism boom, for better or for worse. Many up-market hotels and resorts have been popping up. These include the five-star resort Mandarin Oriental, the five-star hotels Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai and Le Meridien Chiang Mai.
Whether you are a backpacker, flashpacker or a tourist looking for some pampering, one is really spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Chiang Mai. At the other end of the spectrum, there are also lots of affordable and clean guesthouses available. Many even offer amenities like air-conditioned rooms, cable TV and refrigerators.