Gay Florence · Hotels

Gay Florence · Hotels

All our 2021 top Florence hotels for gay travelers are located within the the city centre, close to the popular attractions, Michelangelo's David, boutique shops and gay nightlife.

Gay Florence · HotelsPonte Vecchio

Most hotels are within buildings where the preservation of history is considered more important than some modern-day comforts we have come to expect. But this is part of the charm of the city.

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Why this hotel?: Close to nightlife. River Views.

The Portrait Firenze, located right next to the River Arno, is a luxury gay-friendly hotel.

Your stay at the hotel can be tailored to you, with the option to choose a type of pillow, meals, and more. The hotel has a retro feel, and the rooms provide amazing views of the river and the surrounding landscape.

Gay-popular nightlife in the area includes hotspots like The Full Up Club, which is only a 10-minute drive away.


paid parking, coffee shop, bike tours, free wi-fi, bike tours, pets allowed, housekeeping, bidet

Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4, Florence


Based on 282 votes

The Lungarno is a luxury hotel, sat right on the Arno River. Popular art galleries and attractions are within a walking distance from the hotel.

The interior reflects Florence, with a retro Italian feel throughout the rooms. There are amazing views of the river from most of the rooms,

Guests have access to in-room massage and spa sessions. There is an on-site restaurant, but other options are nearby and plenty. For gay-popular nightlife, Full Up Club is a great option and is a 20-minute drive away.


paid parking, bar, lounge, pets allowed, free wi-fi, airport transportation, bike rental, fireplace, bidet

Borgo S. Jacopo, 14, Florence


Based on 320 votes

Why this hotel?: Located near the Arno. On-site Fine Dining Restaurant.

The Westin Excelsior, located near the Arno, is a gay-friendly luxury hotel.

The hotel has a classic, old-school feeling about it. The rooms offer amazing views of the River, make sure to head to Sesto on Arno, which serves fine dining gourmet cuisine, where there are spectacular views of the city. Guests have access to the spa at The St. Regis nearby.

For gay nightlife, Piccolo Cafe is a popular hang-out spot and is a 25-minute drive away.


paid private parking nearby, pool, fitness centre with gym / workout room, bar/lounge, airport transportation free wi-fi, room service, housekeeping

Piazza Ognissanti, 3, Florence

Very Good

Based on 208 votes

Why this hotel?: Near the gay scene. Great rooftop terrace. Popular choice.

Popular 4-star hotel in central Florence. Grand Hotel Cavour is ideally located in the main shopping district and has a wonderful rooftop terrace with views over the Florence Cathedral.

Guest rooms feature flat screen TV, air conditioning, minibar, safe, tea & coffee maker and free WiFi. There is a restaurant, bar, a luxury spa with Turkish bath and a gym.

Many of the best shops and restaurants and FAIRY gay club are within walking distance. A popular Florence hotel on Travel Gay Europe.


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

Via del Proconsolo 3, Florence


Based on 5040 votes

Why this hotel?: Very modern. Great location. Close to gay scene.

Housed in a 15th century building, the designer hotel Borghese Palace Art blends antique furniture with modern features. Guest rooms have LCD TV, minibar, safe, fridge and free WiFi.

Facilities include a spa with jacuzzi and massage service, a gym and a bar that serves a range of premium drinks. The hotel has a fabulous terrace with panoramic views of the rooftops of Florence.

Borghese Palace is located near the historic centre, just a 5-minute walk from Florence Cathedral and a 10-minute walk from Piccolo Café.


bar, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi

Via Ghibellina 174r, Florence


Based on 1799 votes

Why this hotel?: Boutique B&B. Very modern. Close to Florence Baths sauna.

Modern boutique B&B located on a quiet side street, off a popular Florence nightlife district. The city’s only gay sauna Florence Baths is just a few minutes’ walk away.

This family-owned hotel offers clean, ultra-modern rooms with air conditioning, minibar, laptop-sized safe, designer bathrooms and free WiFi.

The location is great – only 2 minutes’ walk from the Santa Maria Novella Station, 5 minutes from Fortezza da Basso park and exhibition centre, and 350 metres from the Central Market.

There are only 5 rooms, so book early during peak season.


free wi-fi

Via Fiume 11, Florence


Based on 303 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent location. Great for shopping, sightseeing & gay scene.

Located in the heart of Florence, FH Hotel Calzaiuoli is close to the best tourist sights and shopping areas and gay cruise club Crisco.

Set within a 14th century building, this elegant boutique hotel effortlessly blends classic styling with modern comforts. Guest rooms have panoramic city views, each featuring a comfortable bed, satellite TV, minibar, and free WiFi.

Breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast room or in the privacy of your own room.


bar, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

Via Dei Calzaiuoli 6, Florence


Based on 3136 votes

Why this hotel?: Boutique choice. Great for sightseeing & shopping.

Beautiful designer hotel on the famous Santa Maria Novella street, just steps away from Florence’s top sights. Each uniquely styled room at L’Orologio features artworks inspired by a wristwatch model.

The air-conditioned rooms feature a comfy bed, flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, minibar and coffee & tea maker. Some rooms have lovely views of the city centre.

The hotel has is a decent-sized gym, although gay guests might prefer a different sort of workout at the nearby Florence Baths gay sauna.


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

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 24, Florence


Based on 2968 votes

Why this hotel?: Central. Boutique-style.

The Helvetia & Bristol is a luxury hotel, located in central Florence. Major attractions such as the Duomo are within walking distance, and the Arno is also nearby too.

There is an on-site bar and restaurant, perfect for an evening drink. And the rooms all have a unique and well-thought-out design.

Gay-popular nightlife includes the Piccolo Cafe, which is only a 12-minute walk away.


valet parking, bar/lounge, walking tours, free wi-fi, bike rental, soundproof rooms, housekeeping, bidet

Via dei Pescioni, 2, Florence


Based on 418 votes

Why this hotel?: Wonderful views. Classic style. Boutique choice.

The Santa Maria Novella embodies history, art and culture dating back to the 18th century when it was popular among artists and businessmen.

The spacious, elegant guest rooms are feature a flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning, marble bathroom, minibar, tea & coffee-making facilities, free WiFi.

Guests have free access to the hotel’s sauna and gym. The hotel’s lounge bar, L’Obelisco, serves tasty cocktails and snacks.


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

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 1, Florence


Based on 4016 votes

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Rooftop restaurant, with amazing views.

The 4-star Grand Hotel Baglioni is conveniently located near the Santa Maria Novella train station and close to many restaurants, shops, cafes and gay-popular venues.

Guest rooms have high ceilings and are beautifully decorated with wooden furnitures, paintings and classic photos. Free WiFi in all areas.

There is a bar and a rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy dinner from the terrace that overlooks the Santa Maria del Fiore dome and the Giotto’s Bell Tower. The view is simply amazing.


bar, restaurant, internet access

Piazza Unita Italiana 6, Florence


Based on 5618 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. Walk to the Florence Cathedral.

The 4-star Hotel De La Ville enjoys a prime location in Florence, on the fashionable Via Tornabuoni street, just a few minutes’ walk to the famous Cathedral.

Guest rooms are elegantly decorated, each featuring flat screen TV, free WiFi, minibar, safe and desk. Suites include a separate living room, mezzanine and internet TV. Breakfast buffet is served daily.

You can enjoy a cocktail at the hotel’s bar before heading to the gay night-time adventures. The Santa Maria Novella train station is a short drive away.


bar, free wi-fi

Piazza Antinori 1, Florence


Based on 2406 votes

Why this hotel?: Great value for money. Near train station and gay sauna.

Good value for money, family-run hotel, located just a few steps away from Florence Baths gay sauna, a 5-minute walk from Fortezza da Basso and 500 metres from Santa Maria Novella train station.

Kursaal & Ausonia offers cosy, classically designed rooms with satellite TV, air conditioning and WiFi.


bar, free wi-fi

Via Nazionale 24, Florence

Very Good

Based on 62 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to Attractions.

The Palazzo Vecchietti is a luxury, gay-friendly boutique hotel located near the Piazza della Repubblica.

The hotel has a home away from home feel, with rooms coming with their own kitchenettes and living spaces.

The Palazzo Vecchietti is perfectly located, surrounded by attractions and landmarks. It is also close to gay-popular nightlife, including Piccolo Cafe, which is only a 5-minute walk away.


paid parking, free breakfast, pets allowed, hammam, free wi-fi, airport transportation, housekeeping, soundproof rooms, room service, kichenette

Via degli Strozzi, 4, Florence


Based on 43 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular budget choice. Great pool & restaurant. Value for money.

One of our most popular budget hotels in Florence.  PLUS offers modern rooms, a rooftop bar with great city views and indoor/outdoor pool.

Both private rooms and dorms with bunk beds are available. The air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV’s. Some rooms include a kitchenette with washers & dryer.

PLUS has its own café, bar & restaurant, internet terminals. Guests have free use of the indoor/outdoor pool (summer). There’s a gym, steam room and sauna (winter). Breakfast buffet served until 11am.

The location is great, too – just 10 minutes’ walk from Santa Maria Novella Station. The gay scene and nightlife are all within easy reach.


bar, restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, sun terrace, gym, sauna, free wifi

Via Santa Caterina D'Alessandria 15, Florence


Based on 5804 votes

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