Love Hotels in Chiang Mai

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Love Hotels are a common phenomenon all over Asia that you can find in most cities, sometimes under different names and with different local formulas.

In Japan, love hotels are an alternative to staying in a normal hotel, simply because it's cheaper and convenient. Staying in a love hotel in Japan is hardly stigmatized as a loathful act, and as a visitor to Japan you should consider it just as a cultural experience. I remember staying there with my Japanese ex even without having sex.
In Hong Kong, love hotels are usually called hourly hotels used for a more narrow purpose.
In Thailand, love hotels are called curtain hotels (ม่านรูด, maang rut) which means 'to draw (down) the curtain', because you can park your car in front of a room and the staff will draw down a curtain in front to protect your privacy.
'Maang rut' play a role in many soaps and you will find them not only in big cities but even in or near villages, so truly they are an essential part of Thai society in Thailand, even though some Thais may not want to admit that.

A love hotel is where Thai sugar daddies take their sugar babies or where customers take their sideline girls or karaoke girls. To a much lesser extent, it's where lovers meet when they can't make out at home because they live with their parents. So love hotels are a crucial part of the paid sex scene in Thailand.

As a first time visitor to Chiang Mai you won't easily notice the presence of love hotels because they are usually a bit hidden, but there are quite a lot of them. The city of Chiang Mai and its surroundings probably counts some 20-30 love hotels. I would say that by understanding more about love hotels, you will add more to your knowledge of Thai culture than by visiting yet another temple.

With an estimated 20-30 love hotels in and around Chiang Mai and none going out of business, you can be sure that something is really going on. (In fact, the unregistered sex industry in Thailand could be a significant part of the explanation of why some Thai people have much more to spend that official GDP per capita figures may suggest.)

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Love hotels are so common in Thailand that even Agoda doesn't deny that reality anymore.
Of course, the ones listed on Agoda are actually previous love hotels, now refurbished for tourism.
The active ones with girls you won't find on Agoda.



I only recommend going to a love hotel 2 or 3 times as a cultural experience or if you have no other private place of your own that is convenient. Sometimes you have to because the sideline girl you want to book only wants to go to the love hotel that she knows and not to your condo.

Paying a visit to a love hotel in Thailand and using it, is interesting for the first few times to understand how the system works. Some love hotels have 'themes', like a boat, or a country, others have waterfalls running into a jacuzzi and see through windows at the showers to raise your appetite for sex.
Going more than 2-3 times, you will notice that most of them are dirty, run down and don't have a good atmosphere. Most rooms in love hotels don't have windows, the ventilation is so so and sometimes there is the smell of old cigarette smoke of the customers before you.

So whether it's a private date, a sugar baby, a sideline girl, a massage girl or any other girl you want to lay down with, you're much better off in a cleaner and more personal environment such as your own room, a massage parlor or a normal hotel room.

If you're not comfortable to take a girl home to your place, the love hotel is the way out, but most normal girls don't like to be seen there. If you propose to go to a love hotel with a normal girl, she won't easily consent, and it may lower her esteem of you, even though some guys like to do it this way. If you're staying in a girl-friendly hotel as a tourist, of course that works fine, however, some short-term girls prefer to stay close to their business, so they may propose either a nearby love hotel or a guesthouse on town where they have made arrangements.

Note that most normal girls and dates wouldn't appreciate it much if you propose to go to a love hotel. When she has decided to take the step to come to your room, that's a hurdle for her and she may feel dishonoured if you bring her to a sleezy place or think that you have something to hide.

So the most important reason to keep going to love hotels is because so many (sex) working girl prefer that: they know the location, they feel safe, and it's conveniently close to their apartment so after you they can be ready for the next customer.
And if you hang out near the most popular love hotels, such as Love Boat, at night you may see some more freelancers, sidelines or other girls that you can hook up with. If you're friendly with the staff of the love hotel, they may even refer some girls to you (but most likely, they'll call the nearest brothel so then that doesn't add much value).

Standard drive-in layout of the Cupid Resort Love Hotel

Themes are popular for love hotels. This building and the rooms have the theme (and name) Love Boat


Amongst the hotel hotels in Chiang Mai, Bises Resort is probably the cleanest (and most expensive, with a rate for the first hour of some THB 220 or so). The Love Boat is another popular one and very busy at night with all kinds of 'working girls'.
A good alternative to love hotels are the B2 Hotels spread out all over town, where you can book a normal clean hotel room for a day from THB 400 or so.

Typical rates for love hotels in Chiang Mai are:
- 100-160 baht for the first hour;
- a bit cheaper for the second;
- 300-500 baht for staying overnight.

Price table of love hotel
Typical price table of a love hotel in Chiang Mai (Ratree). Most love hotels also have theme rooms.

I would never stay overnight in a love hotel because of the run down atmosphere without windows, if you consider that you better book a cheap normal hotel room, in the end the prices are similar.

Most love hotels have a large bed, often with mirrors everywhere, even on the ceiling, a tv playing old Japanese porn movies with panting women, and sometimes a (see through) bathroom. Some offer special equipment, such as old dentist chairs to ease difficult operations and others even offer a jacuzzi.

A good online example of a hotel that previously served as a love hotel but that was transformed to a normal hotel is the Adventure Hotel. All rooms are uniquely designed according to different themes, ranging from a Moroccon-style room to a caveman room, a mirror room and much more. I wouldn't want to sleep there though, because there are no proper windows.

The Highway Modern Resort has some interesting old dentist chairs, if you want to try different positions.

Imagine what you can do with this old dentist chair, in the Highway Modern Resort

Simple yet useful dentist chair in BK Love Hotel

Curtain closed means someone's working out

Overview of Love Hotels in Chiang Mai
Overview of some love hotels in and around Chiang Mai

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Banwari Lal Bhimsaria Posted on September 16, 2020 at 20:55:00
I want 18+ not over 20 years old girl for four days
Pani Posted on October 13, 2018 at 05:29:35
I m a man and lokking for girl 18 - 30 years for sex
Norwayman Posted on July 28, 2016 at 08:04:41
If I go to love hotel alone, can you call a sidelines girl come to me?