Gay Shanghai · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Gay Shanghai · Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

French Concession area

Shanghai’s premier residential & retail district. This former French settlement covers part of Xuhui District and central urban Shanghai. The area has retained its distinct character and offers a great base for tourists.

Why this hotel?: Close to gay scene. Excellent value. Popular choice.

The most popular hotel in Shanghai on Travel Gay Asia. The stylish @ Gallery Suites offers art deco suite-style rooms in a converted heritage building from 1933.

Every room is over 50 m² in size and features a 42″ flat screen TV and free WiFi. There is a gym onsite, and a tasty breakfast buffet is served daily at The Lounge.

Located in the Old French Concession area, a short walk from the Xujiahui subway station. Great value for money and great location for both exploring Shanghai and its gay nightlife.


restaurant, shop, gym, free wi-fi

525 Hengshan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Very Good

Based on 1014 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent views. Central location. Near the gay nightlife.

The Rayfont Downtown is a great-value hotel located near some of Shanghai’s popular attractions, gay scene and nightlife.

The main draw of this hotel is its unparalleled views of the Shanghai skyline. Rooms offer clean and spacious comfort, with AC and tea and coffee facilities.

The onsite restaurant serves delicious Chinese cuisine which can be enjoyed on the sun-soaked terrace.


gym, pool, massage, garden

7 Zhaojiabang Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Very Good

Based on 2868 votes

Why this hotel?: Convenient location. Great for Angel Shanghai gay dance party.

The FX Xujiahui (Shanghai Stadium Branch) is a great choice if you planning a night out at the Angel gay dance party. The subway station (Line 4) is just a short walk away, so you can easily connect to other areas.

Modern guest rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, safe and minibar. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and room service is available. Complimentary coffee/tea provided at the lobby area.

Great value for money, and the FX’s central location means that many restaurants and shops are nearby.


restaurants, free wi-fi

2701 Xietu Road, Xujiahui, Shanghai

Very Good

Based on 746 votes

Why this hotel?: Close to gay nightlife. Great location. Value for money.

Great value-for-money hotel in central location. The ibis Xujiahui is located within walking distance of some of the best gay bars in Shanghai and metro stations.

This 3-star hotel features modern, comfortable, en suite rooms, each with internet access, air conditioning, flat screen TV. The hotel offers a daily breakfast buffet and has a 24-hour reception.

A perfect choice if you’re on a tight budget and a popular hotel on Travel Gay Asia.


restaurant, free wi-fi

858 Panyu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Very Good

Based on 100 votes


Shanghai’s upmarket entertainment area with adjoining houses that serve as book stores, cafés, restaurants, and shopping complexes. Xintiandi has an active nightlife and is a gay-popular destination.

Why this hotel?: Central location. Modern facilities. Great value.

This 26-storey City Hotel offers 270 rooms & suites at reasonable rates, with 5 dining options as well as an indoor pool, gym, sauna and spa. Guest rooms are decent-sized, well-maintained and feature all the modern comforts.

Located in Shanghai’s commercial area, with easy access to Xintiandi (2 km), The Bund and major sights via the nearby Shaanxi South Road subway station or by taxi.


bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, gym

5-7 Shaanxi South Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Very Good

Based on 887 votes

Why this hotel?: Apartment style. Convenient location. Near Xintiandi.

A serviced apartment can be a great alternative to a traditional hotel, especially if you want the flexibility to invite a few friends over for a drink or more without any hassle.

The Fraser offers such an option. It is located within easy reach of popular tourist attractions and the trendy Xintiandi district.

Each recently refurbished apartment features air conditioning, bathrobes, daily newspaper, desk, hair dryer. Guests have use of a gym, tennis court and swimming pool.


cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

98 Shou Ning Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai


Based on 1475 votes

The Bund

Famous waterfront area, located along the western bank of Huangpu River. The Bund is home to many important buildings, businesses, tourist sights, restaurants and excellent hotels.

Why this hotel?: Amazing views. Stylish rooms. Great location.

This riverside hotel offers breathtaking views of the high-tech Pudong. It is also close to Yu Yuan Garden, the Old Chinese City, Jing’an Temple and Nanjing Road shopping district.

We recommend ‘river view’ rooms, as the view that adds so much to the pleasure of staying here. The rooms combine modern elements with touches of old China. All the latest technology is there – right down to the high-tech toilet seat!

If you want a quick work out, the Indigo has a well-equipped gym and swimming pool


bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, gym, spa

585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai


Based on 238 votes

Why this hotel?: Popular choice. Great location. Near The Bund.

A popular mid-range option. The modern SSAW Boutique Hotel has all the right elements. It is located 20 minutes’ walk to The Bund and 5 minutes to Yu Garden subway

Guest rooms are spacious and feature comfortable beds and free WiFi. The hotel has restaurant, bar, gym and enjoys great views of Shanghai. Staff are attentive, friendly and speak reasonable English.


restaurant, free wi-fi

839 Renmin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Very Good

Based on 163 votes

Why this hotel?: Historic building. Near The Bund. Excellent value.

Classic, historic hotel located just minutes walk from The Bund. Established in 1846, Astor House offers 130 spacious rooms decorated in baroque and Victorian style.

The heritage ambiance can be felt the minute you walk in. Same-sex couples are welcome if you book a double room. Great value for money and easy to get to/from by taxi.


bar, restaurant, shop, internet access

15 Huangpu Rd, Hongkou District, Shanghai


Based on 889 votes

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