The Best Places to Stay in Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel offers a lush, luxurious place to stay
Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel offers a lush, luxurious place to stay | Courtesy of B2 Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel / Expedia
Iona Proebst

Mae Hong Son is an idyllic lakeside town with a palpable border town feel and a strong Burmese influence. The provincial capital can be reached from Chiang Mai via a winding mountainous drive or a 30-minute flight.

How about booking the whole package? You can now travel with Culture Trip to Northern Thailand and experience many of the incredible things this region has to offer with a local guide at your side: jungle trekking in Mae Hong Son, bamboo rafting inside Tham Lod Cave, a sunrise summit hike at Doi Inthanon National Park, and much more.

1. B2 Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel

Resort

B2 Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel room with concrete floor and minimal cool style
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B2 Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel is a sleek new spot among the best hotels in Mae Hong Son that is located in a central location which is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, family holiday or business function. The hotel rooms are modern and tastefully decorated with washed concrete walls and floors and accents of brick and wood. Rain showers, locally inspired decor and stunning views of the Mae Hong Son mountains provide a peaceful atmosphere. The hotel also has a huge outdoor pool to cool off in.

2. Ngamta Hotel

Resort, Hotel

Ngamta Hotel room with wall sculptures and design towels on the bed
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Ngamta Hotel is located three minutes walk away from the famous Wat Chong Kham temple close to the lake. This wooden teak hotel is a cosy home away from home with all the mod cons for a comfortable stay. The friendly staff are always on hand and the in-house restaurant serves delicious local dishes.

4. Fern Resort

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Fern Resort bar area with thatched roof and gardens
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Fern Resort is a laid-back sanctuary surrounded by lush jungle. Each bungalow is beautifully decorated and includes all the niceties for an extra comfortable stay. Relax on the terrace, swim in the outdoor pool or enjoy the open-air restaurant and barbeque nights to mingle with fellow guests.

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5. Mae Hong Son Mountain Inn Hotel & Resort

Resort, Inn

Mae Hong Son Mountain Inn Hotel & Resort gardens with seating and terrace
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Mae Hong Son Mountain Inn Hotel & Resort is a colourful and quirky place to stay. The interior design resembles an antique museum and is both vibrant and artistic. Local cultural influences and teak wood shine through and make for fantastic photo opportunities. There is a restaurant and an outdoor pool for guests to enjoy during their stay.

6. Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort

Resort

The Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort pool with decking and loungers
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The Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort is arguably one of the most upmarket accommodation options in Mae Hong Son. Located on the outskirts of town this huge resort is an ideal place for hosting an event or place to stay with everything onsite. The Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort has 104 guest rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, lounge/bar, restaurant and a spa. There is also a children’s pool and childcare available, ideal for a stress-free family holiday.

7. Huentai Resort

Budget Hotel, Resort

Huentai Resort exterior in traditional style with terrace and signs
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Huentai Resort has a rustic homestay atmosphere and is suitable for those travelling on a budget. Choose from rooms in the big house or garden bungalows, both come with ensuite bathrooms. There are communal lounge areas with a small book library and swings and sofas to relax on. This is an ideal place if you intend to stay for a while as you can bargain for a cheaper per-month rate.

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