Mae Hong Son is an idyllic lakeside town which has both 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. Planning a visit? Check out our guide for the best places to stay in Mae Hong Son, there’s something to suit everyone.
B2 Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel
The B2 Mae Hong Son Premier Hotel is a sleek new hotel 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.
Ngamta Hotel is located 3 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.
The Like View Guesthouse
The Like View Guesthouse is a great budget-friendly option. Close to the action and with stunning views from its lakeside location, this guest house offers simple rooms with private bathrooms. The balconies make for the ideal location for a few cheeky sundowners overlooking the lake.
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. Fern Resort is a long time favourite that sees many repeat customers.
Mae Hong Son Mountain Inn Hotel & Resort
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.
Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort
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.
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.