The Coolest Hotels in Nimmanhaemin

While the Old City of Chiang Mai is a great place for first-time visitors and remains a firm favorite of the backpacking crowd, if you’re looking for something a little different, head slightly west to Nimmanhaemin.

Also known by the shorthand “Nimman,” this ultra-trendy neighborhood of Chiang Mai was once the hangout of hip university students. While this particular group has moved on to the next it place, the cafes and bars they left behind sowed the seeds for what has become a vibrant and artistic section of town, especially popular with weekenders from Bangkok, digital nomads and other travelers in the know.

Here you’ll find a bustling, walkable neighborhood full of, not just cafes and bars, but stylish fashion boutiques and trendy galleries, as well as some of the best food in town. It’s also here that you’ll find the coolest hotels in Chiang Mai. If you haven’t yet explored this area, then its time to book a trip and stay at one of the coolest hotels in Nimmanhaemin – just click on the hotel names to be taken to where you can book on Agoda.

Hotel YayeeThe Coolest Hotels in Nimmanhaemin - Hotel Yayee

Hidden down a small street to the south of Nimmanhaemin is Hotel Yayee. Stylish and charming in that casual, effortless kind of way, it’s not surprising that this boutique hotel and restaurant is a side venture of one of Thailand’s most popular actors. Given its ample cool-cred, a stay here is surprisingly affordable and even includes a delicious breakfast. The only problem is that you might never want to leave – in addition to the cozy vibes, you’ll love the rooftop bar and restaurant which serves up delicious cocktails and a creative menu of Northern Thai, Western and fusion dishes. (Come here for drinks even if you’re not staying here!)

  • Prices begin at ฿6,300 per night
  • Address: 17/4-6 Soi Sai Nam Phueng, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Nimmanhemin, Chiang Mai

Akyra Manor

The Coolest Hotels in Nimmanhaemin - Akyra Manor

Located square in the middle of Nimmanhaemin, Akyra Manor is a five-star gem. From the street, this wood-clad building seems like a rather imposing sculpture, but step inside and you’ll find chic, modern decor and the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Head up to the rooftop for some of the best mountain views in the city, which can be enjoyed from your choice of pool or bar. While the most expensive selection on this list by a good stretch, the service and design of this luxury hotel cannot be faulted. Akyra Manor is also home to the distinguished Italics restaurant and The Rise rooftop bar.
  • Prices begin at ฿37,000 per night
  • Address: 22/2 Nimmanhaemind Soi 9, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Nimmanhemin, Chiang Mai

Craft NimmanThe Coolest Hotels in Nimmanhaemin - The Craft Nimman

The Craft Nimman is an impeccably stylish and elegant boutique hotel. Of the several cool hotels in Nimmanhaemin located on Soi 9, this one is a little easier on the pocketbook. A tasteful blend of vintage and modern, their Western-style amenities are also well accented with Thai touches, such as slippers (no shoes allowed in a Thai house!) and local textiles and woodwork. Ideal for both fun and relaxation, it is the perfect launching off point for your daily adventures, as well as a quiet retreat.
  • Prices begin at ฿3,500 per night
  • Address: 10 Nimmanhaemin Soi 9, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Nimmanhemin, Chiang Mai

The Craft PlusThe Coolest Hotels in Nimmanhaemin - The Craft Plus

For those who love the aesthetics and style of The Craft but seek a little extra when it comes to amenities and luxury touches, look no further than The Craft Plus (which is actually located on the same street off Nimmanhaemin Road). This more exclusive location has only two rooms, so if you see an opening, be sure to snag it quickly. The Craft Plus gives you the service and amenities you’d expect from a hotel, but with the privacy of an apartment.
  • Prices begin at ฿12,000 per night
  • Address: 10/3 Nimmanhaemin Soi 9, Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Muang, Nimmanhemin, Chiang Mai

Jaritt NymmahThe Coolest Hotels in Nimmanhaemin - Jaritt Nymmanh

Chic and decorated in an eclectic style, the Jaritt Nymmah is hidden away on Soi Sai Nam Phueng. This small and stylish boutique hotel is full of special touches, such as the antique decorations or the eye-catching mismatched tiles. A newcomer to the area, this recently renovated space is a great addition to the coolest hotels in Nimmanhaemin.
  • Prices begin at ฿2,500 per night
  • Address: Soi Sai Nam Phueng, Nimmanhemin, Chiang Mai

Art Mai
The Coolest Hotels in Nimmanhaemin - Art Mai Gallery Nimman

Art Mai somehow manages to be stylishly minimalist, yet somehow completely over the top trendy. Located right next to the newly opened One Nimman lifestyle and shopping center, this chic hotel is inspired by, and dedicated to, Thailand’s art scene. You will find unique paintings and art pieces in each of the rooms and throughout the common areas of this stunningly decorated space. Equally stunning is the rooftop pool and the views of nearby Doi Suthep. For the best mix of luxury accommodation and artistic sensibility, there’s no better choice.
  • Prices begin at ฿3,900 per night
  • Address: Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 3, T. Suthep, A. Muang, Nimmanhemin, Chiang Mai

The coolest hotels in Nimmanhaemin manage to be destinations in and of themselves, with their rooftop bars and luxury dining. Steps away from the city’s best lifestyle destinations, Nimmanhaemin is a great place to stay during a trip to Chiang Mai, and you need not look further than this short list to find the most picture-perfect hotels tucked away in this hip ‘hood.

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