New rule: Every boutique hotel should come with a slide. The one at the three-year-old Artel Nimman, an “upcycle design hotel” Chiang Mai, Thailand, was born from the mind of local art star Torlarp Larpjaroensook. The 13-room inn has doors fashioned from cut tile, big circular windows, and rainfall showers, making it popular with the Instagram crowd. Rooms are small but clean and have A/C, mini-fridges, and in-room safes. An on-site cafe serves breakfast, which nobody likes. Fortunately, the hotel is a short taxi ride to Old Town and walkable to a host of great restaurants and coffeeshops (Ristr8to, Kao Soy Nimman, etc.). Rooms on the ground floor can be noisy and the WiFi cuts out more than it should, but for the price (mini-studios start at $29 a night), it’s a deal.
40 Nimmanhaemin, Soi 13, Suthep Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand; +66-8-943-29853.