Gay Rio de Janeiro · Hotels

Gay Rio de Janeiro · Hotels

Looking for a perfect place to stay in the Rio de Janeiro? We've selected some of the best hotels for gay travelers, near attractions, the gay scene and nightlife.


If you’re visiting Rio, Ipanema is the place to be. This neighbourhood is famous for its incredibly photogenic beach. It also has some of Rio’s best gay bars, nightclubs, fine dining, shopping and culture. The best sunsets in Rio can be seen from Ipanema beach, and they are often greeted by a round of applause.

Why this hotel?: Rooftop infinity pool. Central location.

Located right on the Ipanema beachfront, the Praia Ipanema is a great choice for its location and reasonable price. It has a quiet rooftop pool with some of the best views in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro.

Praia Ipanema offers stylish air conditioned rooms with sea views, as well as a sauna, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace.

Rio de Janeiro’s well-known attractions and landmarks are within close proximity to Hotel Praia Ipanema, the beach is one your doorstep and Farme Gay Beach is a few blocks down. Bring a speedo!

There’s also a fair amount of gay nightlife nearby, including the famous Rua Farme de Amaedo.


bar, cafe, restaurant, rooftop pool, sauna, terrace

Avenida Vieira Souto 706, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Very Good

Based on 3404 votes

Why this hotel?: Leblon district. Ten minute walk to the beach.

This hotel is not technically in Ipanema, but Leblon, the nearby neighbouring district known for its wealth and culture.

Ipanema is a short walk away, and nearby gay nightlife venues like Tô nem Aí and Galeria Cafe are within walking distance on Rua Farme do Amoedo.

Leblon Beach, one of the most exclusive beaches in the city and is its most affluent neighbourhood.

The Ritz boasts a bar and lounge, an indoor swimming pool, and fine dining restaurant. The rooms are very comfortable and well-appointed.


cocktail lounge, indoor pool, fine dining

Av. Ataulfo De Paiva 1280, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro

Very Good

Based on 810 votes

Why this hotel?: Rooftop pool. Great location.

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza is situated on the iconic Rua Farme de Amoedo gay strip in Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema neighbourhood.

That means that you have a great choice of gay bars, nightclubs and shops, all on your doorstep.

There are many Golden Tulip hotels worldwide, and the style is quite consistent. This one has a notable rooftop pool with uninterrupted views of Ipanema Beach. The great advantage if staying here is the location. General Osório metro is around the corner, as is Copacabana.


bar, cafe, restaurant, rooftop pool

Rua Farme De Amoedo 34, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Very Good

Based on 2991 votes

Why this hotel?: Beachfront luxury. Great design.

One of the best hotels in Brazil, the Fasano brings world-class luxury to Gay Ipanema.

The location of this hotel is second-to-none; you’re right on the beachfront and the gay area of Rua Farme de Amoedo is 2 minutes away, so venues like Galeria Cafe are on your doorstep.

It’s one of the newer additions to Rio’s hotel scene and it has seriously upped the game. The understated elegance, impeccable design and huge beds give this hotel a real edge over its competitors. Sundowners on the rooftop always go down a treat at Fasano.


rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, sauna, spa, gym

Av. Vieira Souto 80, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro


Based on 2717 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Direct beach views.

Superb location on Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema Beach seafront, within a vibrant area of gay bars and clubs, Rua Farme de Amoedo. It’s just opposite Posto 9 lifeguard station on the beach – one of the most vibrant beach locations in Rio.

Sol Ipanema features a sunny terrace with stunning coastal views as well as a gym with a swimming pool.

Sol Ipanema Hotel’s 90 rooms are comfortable. Many have direct beach views.

The hotel houses both a restaurant and a bar where guests can relax at the end of the day with a meal and a drink. Guests can also try one of the many bars and restaurants in the local area.


cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, rooftop terrace

Av Vieira Souto 320, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro


Based on 2649 votes

Why this hotel?: Good budget option. Good for shopping.

A 3-star budget hotel in the gay district of Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, close to the gay scene of Rua Farme de Amoedo. The rooms are simple, understated and very comfortable. It’s a good base from which to explore Rio on a budget.

The location is good, the gay nightlife area is a short 10-minute walk away to venues like Galeria Cafe.

Amenities include gym access, wet bar, steam room and rooftop terrace.


bar, gym, restaurant, pool, concierge, sauna

Rua Visconde De Piraja 539, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro


Based on 3155 votes


You won’t find Barry Manilow, but you will find a wealth of world-class hotels. The Copacabana beach is the highlight of this neighbourhood, be sure to visit it when you stay here. As well as this, there’s also several gay bars and clubs, and great transport connections to the rest of the city.

Why this hotel?: Centre Of Copacabana Beach. Rooftop pool.

Located right in the middle of Copacabana Beach, all of the action is right on your doorstep. The Sugarloaf Mountain cable cars are around fifteen minutes away, as is the tram up Corcovado to Christ the Redeemer. The gay dance club, La Cueva (Bar & Disco), is just around the corner.

The rooftop bar is an excellent place to catch the sunset while enjoying a cocktail from the bar, and hosts international DJs to start your night off. The design is clean and understated – it has the feel of a business hotel.

The rooms are comfortable and come with oversized beds. Some rooms have views of Sugarloaf Mountain.



pool, deck bar with dj, restaurant, gym, plasma tvs

Av. Atlantica 2964, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Very Good

Based on 3040 votes

Why this hotel?: Iconic art-deco glamour. Luxury amenities.

Belmond Copacabana Palace is jewel on the world’s most iconic beach, Copacabana.

This hotel has a rich, century-long history of welcoming celebrities and glamorous people. It has panoramic ocean views, plus VIP rooms, 24-hour room service and valet parking. The Belmond maintains its classic, old-world glamour.

The Belmond is perfectly located for local nightlife and bars, Fosfobox is one of our nearby favorites.


bar, cafe, restaurant, pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace.

Av. Atlântica 1702, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro


Based on 6456 votes

Why this hotel?: Equidistant between Copacabana and Ipanema. Budget option.

The Atlantis Copacabana is equidistant between Copacabana and Ipanema. It provides modern accommodation surrounded by bars and restaurants and is close to local gay nightlife. You can have a drink on the rooftop bar where you’ll find excellent views of Ipanema.

The decor is simple and unfussy. The rooms are clean and well-appointed. It’s a good choice if you’re looking to do Rio on a budget.


bar, cafe, restaurant, free wifi, rooftop pool and terrace

Rua Bulhões de Carvalho 61, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro


Based on 1765 votes

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