Everything as you'd expect of a Holiday Inn
The Holiday Inn Chiang Mai is a big hotel on the bank of the Mae Ping River.
The hotel definitely met my expectations of a Holiday Inn - the staff were friendly, the room was clean, and there were many facilities. My room was very spacious with everything I needed like cable TV, mini-fridge, and a western style bathroom. My only complaint is that they charge extra for WiFi.
I really liked having a swimming pool as it gets quite hot in Chiang Mai. There is also a very good Chinese restaurant in the hotel and I liked the dim sum, which can be hard to find in Thailand.
The location is good too with pretty views and a short walk to the night market. There are always a lot of taxis outside and it's cheap to get around.
It's not the best hotel in Chiang Mai city (that's probably the Shangri-La), but it's the right balance of a comfortable stay at a reasonable price.