Gay Barcelona · Luxury Hotels

Gay Barcelona · Luxury Hotels

Barcelona's fabulous gay scene, historical sights and 5 km of beach attracts hundreds of thousands of gay visitors every year.

Passeig de Gracia

One of the grandest avenues in Barcelona, located a 10-minute walk from the Eixample gay district.

Passeig de Gràcia has a huge range of shops, from affordable outlets to luxury brands. The street also houses famous landmarks such as Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló.

Why this hotel?: Near the gay scene. Tasteful design. Great spa & pool.

Elegant boutique hotel, housed in a historic building. ALMA Hotel is a modern masterpiece, with a minimalistic theme, featuring a spa with  sauna, indoor pool and gym.

The technology starts at the guest room door. No keys here; instead, your fingerprint is scanned. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable but modern.

Great location for the gay scene, just a 15-minute walk to the gay bars and clubs in Eixample district.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Carrer de Mallorca 269-271, Barcelona


Based on 4009 votes

Why this hotel?: Short Walk to Gay Bars. Amazing Rooms. Fabulous Spa.

One of the newest Mandarin Oriental hotels, located in the heart of Barcelona’s shopping district – close to sightseeing attractions and just 10 minutes’ walk from the Eixample gay quarter.

To say this hotel is highly stylised would be an understatement. Indeed, the interior spaces are quite spectacular. Even the walk from the entrance to reception is an experience.

Guest rooms are strikingly modern with just subtle hints to the Mandarin’s heritage. Not huge, but they offer all the luxurious comforts, and you can expect a flawless service from arrival to departure.

The hotel has great dining options. The 9th floor rooftop bar (and dipping pool) is reserved for hotel guests. Finally, we should not forget to mention the spa! Over 1,000 m² of space including a 12-metre pool, gym and 8 treatment rooms.


bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa

Passeig de Gracia 38-40, Barcelona


Based on 2014 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Circuit Festival host hotel. Great value.

The recently renovated NH Gran Hotel Calderón enjoys a very convenient location in central Barcelona, next to Plaza de Catalunya and close to the Eixample gay village.

The hotel is popular with gay travelers all year around, but particularly during the August party season.

The NH features a swimming pool, sun terrace and fitness centre. Guests can also take advantage of free WiFi. Plenty of shops and fashion outlets nearby.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Rambla Catalunya 26, Eixample, Barcelona


Based on 5142 votes

Plaza de Catalunya & La Rambla

Considered to be the centre of Barcelona, Plaza de Catalunya intersects between the Old Town and the newer 19th century Eixample district.

To the south is La Rambla street which connects the Plaza with Port Vell and the beach. The area is filled with boutique shops and cafés. The Eixample gay village is a short walk from these hotels.

Why this hotel?: On La Rambla. Beautiful interiors. Boutique choice.

We love this luxury boutique hotel on Barcelona’s famous La Rambla street – right next to the Gothic Quarter.

Behind the original façade of what was the historic palace of El Regulador is an über-cool hotel with 31 uniquely styled rooms. The modern guest rooms & suites (which we can confirm have been soundproof) feature very comfortable beds, beautiful bathroom, flat screen TV, iPod dock, laptop-sized safe, WiFi.

The hotel’s restaurant Bistrot El Regulador is worth a special mention, as is the rooftop bar (that served us excellent cocktails), swimming pool and sun terrace.


bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi

La Rambla 105, Barcelona


Based on 1911 votes

Why this hotel?: Fabulous views. Great location. Close to Plaza Catalunya.

The boutique Ohla hotel is located just 300 metres from Plaza Catalunya Square, a short walk to Passeig de Gràcia, La Rambla and Urquinaona metro, and within easy access to Eixample gay district.

Ohla features a rooftop swimming pool with fantastic views of the city. Some rooms have views over the historic Gothic Quarter.

The hotel is home to Michelin-starred restaurant Saüc. The in-house Gastrobar offers a great tapas menu, and the Ohla Boutique Bar serves excellent cocktails. There is also a gym with sauna facilities.

Popular gay nightlife spots like Plata Bar, are only a 20-minute walk away.


bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, free wi-fi

Via Laietana 49, El Barri Gotic, Barcelona


Based on 1994 votes


Barcelona’s beaches are a magnet for gay men during the summer months. The city has over 4 km of easily accessible sandy beaches running north from W Hotel.

Why this hotel?: Beachfront location. Gay-popular hotel. It's the "W"

Virtually every gay traveler who spends more than a couple of hundred euros per night on a hotel room will be intimately familiar with the W Concept.

The high-rise W Barcelona, the first W to open in Europe, designed by renowned Ricrod Bofill, offers amazing views over the Mediterranean and Barcelona shoreline.

The W has 473 guest rooms and suites with all its signature W features including the W bed, munchie box and Bliss spa products.

Location-wise, the W is next to the San Sebastià and Barceloneta beaches, although some distance from the night-time gay scene and the Mar Bella gay beach. Having said that, if you can afford the W, then you can afford the taxi.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa

Plaça de la Rosa del Vents 1, Barcelona


Based on 11582 votes

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