It is a 5-minute motorbike/taxi ride to the north gate. Also, if you have plans to head up north to Mae Rim or Doi Suthep, it’s a great place to be. The benefits of this area are quiet and beauty of a Thai neighborhood. There is a wonderful Thai restaurant within walking distance (2 minute walk) as well as a 7-11 next door to that restaurant. Breakfast is only 120thb and it was a very good breakfast. Felt deceived to not be made aware of major renovations taking place before and after checking out.