Location rating score
"You get what you pay for but it’s very clean, hotel staff is very helpful and location is close to the old city so you can walk everywhere by foot."
Located in heart of Chiang Mai
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
|Distance to city center||0.1 km|
|Nearest airport||Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)|
|Distance to airport||2.9 km|
Check-in is from 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in before the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The serviced apartment offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Smith Residence has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.
Smith Residence does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Excellent location right by the South Gate and close to shops and the market."
November 12, 2017
"The location is ideal for the old town and weekend night market."
April 17, 2018
"A clean well run place near the old city and local attractions."
June 6, 2018
Offering quality accommodations in the shopping, restaurants, culture district of Chiang Mai, Smith Residence is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.1 km away, and it normally takes about 10 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Wualai Saturday Walking Street, Chansa Jewellery, Bann Phor Liang Meun give to this hotel a special charm.
The facilities and services provided by Smith Residence ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel provides car park, room service, restaurant, tours, laundry service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.
Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, towels, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as fitness center, outdoor pool, massage. Whatever your reason for visiting Chiang Mai, the Smith Residence is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
"Ohh and they listen to guests - the pool chairs are all bran..."
June 13, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-9 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 10 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Great Value For Money”
Smith Residence offers amazing value for money. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable and we couldn't believe how nice the hotel was for the price we paid. Location is excellent, close to Chiang Mai Gate and markets. Easy to walk to many temples and other things to see. The restaurant on site is useful. We noticed a few older reviews mentioned having to pay for Wifi, we didn't experience this and had free Wifi for the duration of the stay so I assume they have stopped this practice. The wifi was fast enough. Overall a great and comfortable stay. Smith Residence is highly recommended by us.
Simple, but clean and well run”
Smith Residence provides basic rooms -- no fancy furnishings or elaborate decorations -- but it's extremely clean, the hotel staff are great, they can help with any problem. The pool on the roof is a great place to cool down on the hot days. Downstairs has a little shop for some basic necessities and the hotel restaurant is decent. Location is good, especially for the Saturday Night Market on the road next door (Wua Lai). They have a laundry service too. It's not fancy, but it's very comfortable and clean.
Good option for long-term stay in Chiang Mai”
Smith Residence is a fine introduction to a long-term stay in Chiang Mai. Very nice decor, comfortable, secure, good wifi (though note that short-term, they charge 50 baht per day for it), and the (optional at ~$3.50 per visit) roof-time pool is quite nece. The location is excellent - just a short stroll to the nightly street-eats and Chiang Mai gate. Smith's long-term rates are comparable with most the other similar options nearby, and I'd hoped to book at least a month there to settle in, but... They were full for October, so I opted to book a month at nearby Noble House instead.
Calling it standard is generous”
I stayed in the standard room but it was fit for a king. I can not fault my stay whatsoever. Massive bed, prime location, perfect for my needs as a solo traveller. The Smith kitchen was also phenomenal in everything they served. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you Smith Residence. Im gonna miss Chiang Mai. 😁😘
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The Smith Residence was perfect for our group. We traveled as a group of 6 girls, and the value for money here was excellent. The hotel was modern, clean and spacious and almost exactly like the pictures above. There was a great view of Chiang Mai from the rooftop :)
Excellent location with friendly staff and great value for money”
I originally only booked for 1 week but because I wanted to stay in Chiang Mai I decided to stay at Smiths for another week. The staff are great and very helpful. The location is ideal for the old town and weekend night market. The rooms are spacious and cleaned everyday. Great value for money and when I return to Chiang Mai I will definitely stay at Smiths again.
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Good quality and great price ”
It was a really nice stay in smiths residence, we stayed for 4 nights and it was nice experience. Big rooms, huge beds, ac works perfectly, swimming pool on the roof with nice view and gym. Nice stuff. If you like quiet spot to stay and relax - great option. 5 minutes to the center of old town and 15 minutes to night bazaar. Would recommend it, and will come back.
Thank you very much for your review.
Always loved Smith and have stayed there many times. Decent value for money for a short term stay, well located near Saturday Walking Street and the Chiang Mai Gate. It is becoming a little dated however but that's made up for with room service, roof top pool and even a little bar down stairs.
I really like this place.”
Okay, so one of the waitresses is grumpy, but for the most part — everyone is very accommodating. They allowed me to checkout a bit late, which is always a plus. I love how laid back and helpful they are at Smith Residence. The sun is nice and hot on the roof, the pool is adequate, and I was actually surprised at the weight selection in the gym. Will stay here again.
Very good hotel in great location”
We stayed there only for one night but we are completely happy with what we get. Apart from the above, staff are friendly and courteous. We loved the room which is very comfortable and with small balcony. Smith Residence worth every Baht we spent.
The full package on a budget ”
All I can say is it's about the best value for facility's I have had in Thailand... Big rooms and basic or deluxe are the same size just with less features. Ie. Bath, microwave nicer fittings and finish. Oh and a higher floor so a better view of the mountains. Many expats and long stay customers, that should be all you need to know. It's about 100m from the night food market so dinner is great every night. The room service and restaurant is pretty decient and good value. It's 100m from Chiang Mai gate entrance so it actually is a bit better if your riding or driving your own vehicle. The parking is undercover and they have security. I'm happy for this with my expensive bike safe and sound. The rooftop pool is small but good enough to cool off. I can't see any hotel being better value in this city. I will always stay, mad if you don't.
Great location to city center”
We enjoyed our lengthy stay (almost 3 weeks) at Smith. We did not eat breakfast there. The rooms were cleaned every day with fresh towels and linens. The very best thing is it's a great location to the Old Wall south entrance. You can easily walk to the night bazaar or to restaurants inside the wall. Because they have a pool and exercise facility, they really warrant a higher rating than a 2-star. Definitely recommended if you're looking for good location and price.
the smith residence is located just to the south of the `old city' and is readily accessible to all major sites. the room was clean and comfortable. the air conditioning was cold. the smith residence features a roof top pool with a nice view of chiang mai. this hotel, at around $ per night, is good value.
Great location and excellent service”
Conveniently located just outside of the city centre. An outdoor market is just down the street as well as many shops. The staff was very helpful and allowed me to store my luggage while I went on a motorbike trip for a few days. The pool is clean and offers a lovely view of the mountains. I booked a standard room which was spacious and also included breakfast. Full breakfast offers toast, eggs, grilled potato, choice of meat, coffee/tea and juice. I will definitely book a room here when I visit Chiang Mai again.
Clean Budget hotel near Saturday Night Market”
The location couldn't be better for the budget traveler. It's a short 3 minute walk to the south gate and food stalls,restaurants and the Saturday Night Market . The hotel was clean with good internet and comfortable bed. There's a small pool and sun deck on the roof. We had planned to stay for a month but the long stay rooms were booked so stayed for 1 week and found a long stay residence elsewhere. The residential area around the hotel offered many eating options from Thai to western style coffee /bakery shops with free wifi. The Smith Residence is a quick taxi ride from the airport for 120 baht ($4 usd) and they understood and knew where it was, no problem.
i would recommend staying here. the location is just outside the old city by chiang mai gate market. also this is very close to the Saturday night market. everything else you can take a tuk or red bus if you don't want to walk. A/C in room with a safe. overall great price for what you get.
We are very impressed with the professionalism of the staff. Everything about this residence made our stay much more easier in Chiang Mai
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SM great place”
I love the hotel it's just a short walk from Chiang Mai gate great location very close to the old city, friendly helpful staff .Close to Saturday night market, I really enjoyed my stay great for solo travellers I felt very safe in the area
Clean, convenient and staff is very friendly and helpful ”
It's an older building, and facility design is dated. But they keep it squeaky clean. Location is just a block from Chiang Mai Gate and the old city. The front office staff all speak good English, and they are inclined to be helpful. The security system is excellent. Overall it's a great choice.
Guest house price.. Hotel service”
Nice place to stay... Definitely will recommend to those who wanna stay near to the old city, but also want some peaceful sleep without traffic noises like those in night bazaar area... Very near to Pratu chiang Mai market... A place where locals buy their groceries in the morning, and food heaven for the locals in the evening....definitely cheaper than hose at thapae and night bazaar area... Perfect place for relaxing trip...