Gay Beijing · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Gay Beijing · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Not so long ago, foreigners were restricted to specific official hotels in China. Today, hotels have become widely available and generally cheap.

Sanlitun Bar Street / Embassy Area

Located in the commercial Chaoyang District, Sanlitun is famous for its bar street, international shops and nightlife options. Some of the best gay venues can be found in this neighbourhood.

Why this hotel?: Central location. Near the gay scene & nightlife. Popular choice.

The stylish A-Hotel is located right at the Workers’ Stadium, close to the Sanlitun nightlife, shops and restaurants, within walking distance of the popular Destination gay dance club.

The hotel features all the amenities you’d expect, and more – the Superior Fashion Room, for example, is equipped with a bathtub in the centre of the room!

Excellent staff and value for money has made A Hotel a consistently popular choice on Travel Gay.


bar, cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

East Gate of Workers' Stadium, Beijing

Very Good

Based on 681 votes

Forbidden City / Wangfujing Street

Hotels in this area offer a great base for enjoying Beijing’s top tourist sights: Forbidden City, Wangfujing Street, Tian’anmen Square, and are within easy reach of the gay main gay scene.

Why this hotel?: Great value. Near the Forbidden City. Popular choice.

A perfect choice if you want to stay close to the famous Forbidden City. Hotel Kapok is just 10 minutes from the Wangfujing shopping district. The Tian’anmen Dong subway station is within walking distance.

Each stylish guest room offers with views of the city or the courtyard, free WiFi, soundproofing, flat screen cable TV and tea & coffee maker. There is a decent gym, a restaurant and bar onsite.

Gay guests are warmly welcome, and English-speaking staff are happy to help you with tours and ticketing arrangements.


bar, restaurant, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi

16 Donghuamen Street, Beijing


Based on 1856 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Excellent central location & value for money.

The popular Days Inn Forbidden City is just a short walk from Tian’anmen Square, Wangfujing Street and famous attractions. Destination gay dance club is also nearby.

The hotel offers a courtyard-style setting, with non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms available. All rooms feature flat screen cable TV, tea & coffee maker, safe, free high-speed WiFi.

The friendly staff at the tour desk can help organise sightseeing activities. There is restaurant; and in-room dining is offered.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

1 Nanwanzi Alley, Beijing

Very Good

Based on 2939 votes

Why this hotel?: Very central. Close to metro station. Great value.

Central location and value for money make Park Plaza one of our most popular hotels in Beijing. This 4-star hotel in Wangfujing is located close to Dengshikou metro station (Line 5), with easy access to Tian’anmen Square, shopping areas and the gay nightlife.

Guest rooms feature free high-speed internet, large windows, satellite TV, work desk, tea & coffee maker. Room service is available 24 hours. There are 3 restaurants and a gym if you need a quick workout.


bar, restaurant, massage, gym, free wi-fi

97 Jinbao Street, Beijing


Based on 2188 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Excellent value for money.

The budget-friendly Beijing 161 is located in a quiet, low-rise neighbourhood (hutong) and just a 2-minute walk from DongSi subway station allowing easy access to important attractions.

The rooms are simply furnished with lots of lighting and feature private bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV and free WiFi. Friendly and English-speaking staff.

The hotel is about a 10-minute walk to the famous Wangfujing Street shopping area and a 10-minute drive to Tian’anmen Square and Jingshan Park.


cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi

161 Dongsi Lishi Alley, Beijing

Very Good

Based on 854 votes

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Modern facilities. Value for money.

The Novotel Beijing Xinqiao enjoys a convenient location, close to the subway station and within 10 minutes to the New World Mall and the gay bars and massage spas around Sanlitun Bar Street.

The hotel has excellent facilities – 6 restaurants, a 24-hour gym and hot spring spa. Guest rooms have satellite TV, free WiFi and large work space.

The nearby Chongwenmen subway provides fast access to Beijing’s top attractions including the Wangfujing shopping street and Tian’anmen Square.


bar, karaoke, restaurant, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi

1 Chongwenmen West Main St, Beijing

Very Good

Based on 3545 votes

Why this hotel?: Budget choice. Central location. Next to subway station.

Affordable and central. Spring Time Hostel is located next to Dongsi subway station, a 20-minute walk from The Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square and a short drive to Wangfujing shopping area.

The hostel offers 30 clean and simple rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning, electric kettle. Shared rooms available.Luggage storage, bike rentals and tour services are available at the 24-hour front desk. Many local restaurants are nearby.


bar, restaurant, free wi-fi

corner of Dongsi Station (Exit D), Beijing

Very Good

Based on 209 votes

Central Business District

Located east of the city centre and south of Sanlitun Bar Street, Beijing CBD is the primary area of finance, media and business services and home of many 5-star hotels.

Why this hotel?: Great for shopping. Close to Forbidden City. Value for money.

Jianguo Hotel ticks all of our boxes. This great-value hotel features 6 dining options, an indoor pool, a gym, a spa – all set within a beautiful landscaped garden.

Guest rooms are non-smoking and feature modern décor, flat screen TV, work desk and free WiFi. The staff are attentive and can speak English.

The hotel is located in the heart of Beijing’s Central Business District, close to Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, and a few minutes’ walk from Yonganli subway station.


bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi

5 Jianguo Menwai Main Street, Beijing


Based on 815 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Modern rooms. Great dining.

Great for sightseeing, the modern Pentahotel is located in Beijing’s Business District, next to New World Shopping Mall and just a short walk from the Chongwenmen subway station.

There are over 300 stylishly designed rooms, each with a 37″ flat screen TV, free WiFi and oversized windows. The hotel has its own gym, a trendy bar, lobby lounge & restaurant.

Pentahotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants and attractions. Tian’anmen Square and the popular Wangfujing shopping street can be reached in 10 minutes by car.


bar, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi

3-18 Chongwenmen Outer Street, Beijing

Very Good

Based on 441 votes

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