Even though it’s located in the center of town, Tamarind Village is still quiet and it has excellent service, and is reasonably priced. The property has 42 rooms and three suites, as well as a very nice spa. The staff are happy to arrange excursions to nearby national parks, temples, or villages. Try eating the exemplary phat si ew noodles at Yok Far Pochana, which is right near the hotel’s entrance on Ratchapakinai Road. —Andy Ricker
50/1 Ratchadamnoen Rd., Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai, 66/(0)53-418-898.