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The Frankfurt gay scene is very concentrated, with practically every gay bar (and many of the clubs hosting regular gay parties) located within a small area in the Innenstadt (“Inner City”). This is locally known as the Bermuda Triangle, and it is very much the heart of gay Frankfurt. Conveniently, this area is just next to Zeil, the main shopping street in town with a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, and high-end stores. All of the hotels in this list are within a 10-minute walk of the Bermuda Triangle, with many of them being on or next to Zeil.
Legally, all hotels in Frankfurt are gay-friendly. Germany has generally progressive LGBT laws with discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is illegal.
The Frankfurt gay scene is admittedly smaller than that in Cologne or Berlin, so it’s not like it’s an especially gay city (the exception being, of course, the Bermuda Triangle gayborhood). However, it’s still a large metropolis with a liberal and tolerant vibe, so LGBT visitors are very welcome.
This is a boutique-style hotel with contemporary, nature-inspired decor. Pastel earth tones, wooden accents, and clean modern lines give the rooms a relaxing and homey atmosphere. Go for the Comfort or Business categories for more spacious layouts, or splash out on the Skyline room, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony, and panoramic views of the city skyline. There is also a large apartment with a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious living room – this sleeps four, making it a very comfortable option for a group of friends or two couples. There is a restaurant and a bar at the hotel. It’s located a couple of blocks south of Zeil shopping street, a 10-minute walk from the Bermuda Triangle cluster of gay bars.
As the name indicates, Hotel Zeil is located right on Zeil shopping street, a short walk to the Friedberger Anlage park area and to the Bermuda Triangle gay area. It’s an old-fashioned independent hotel, founded in the 19th century and renovated in 2005. Rooms are comfortable and no-frills – some have more modern decor, while others are a bit more dated. Aside from the compact single, they are all spacious. Overall, a good value option in a great location.
This small independent hotel has a fantastic location, just one block behind Zeil shopping street and a couple of minutes from several gay bars like Lucky’s and Zum Schwejk. Despite an old-fashioned lobby, the rooms have all been recently renovated in a no-frills modern style. Everything is clean and is well-maintained. There are single, double, and triple rooms available, with the latter being a very good size for a group. The rates tend to be higher than other similar budget hotels in the area, but that’s what you pay to stay next to the main shopping street.
This gay-friendly Frankfurt hotel is located in the middle of the gayborhood: Autographs Bar, Switchboard, and Central Bar are all a couple of minutes away, with the rest of the gay bars not much further. Delicious @ Panther, perhaps the trendiest gay party in Frankfurt, is also under 5 minutes away on foot, making this a great choice if you’re going to be in town for it. The hotel has a modern minimalist look, featuring an off-white palette with colorful accents that makes the rooms feel bright and homey. Superior rooms and suites have first-rate city views, and you’ll find a Nespresso machine in every room. The Suite sleeps up to four people and is great for groups. The breakfast buffet is incredible, with a huge range of options including Japanese breakfast dishes – even better, it runs until noon on Sundays. With this in mind, it’s not surprising the NH Collection Frankfurt is one of the most booked gay-friendly hotels in Frankfurt.
Hotel Scala is a tidy, modern hotel offering affordable rates and comfortable, agreeable rooms. These are simply decorated, accented with bright pops of color and murals of the city’s skyline. There are single, double, and triple rooms available – we recommend booking a comfort room if you’re visiting during the summer, as these have air conditioner added. It’s a popular gay-friendly Frankfurt hotel thanks to its excellent location in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle, just a couple of steps from Comeback cruise bar, Switchboard, Central Bar, and Autographs. You won’t ever have to walk more than a few minutes to reach a gay bar. Hotel Scala is the most booked budget gay-friendly hotel in Frankfurt.
The Westin Grand Frankfurt is the closest 5-star hotel to the gayborhood: it’s under a 5-minute walk to most gay bars in Frankfurt. Lucky’s, a popular and friendly gay cafe bar, is literally around the block. Rooms are elegantly decorated in a modern and cozy style. All have fantastic Westin Heavenly beds, a Nespresso machine, and marble bathrooms. If you have business in town, we recommend booking a Club room for access to the Westin Club Lounge, which includes upscale business facilities as well as an exclusive breakfast buffet and drinks in the evening. The hotel gym is state-of-the-art and access is complimentary to all guests, making this a great option for gym buffs. Their Gear Lending service even allows you to borrow any equipment you may have left at home – including running shoes! There are four restaurants and a bar, all high-end and high-quality.
LiV’iN Residence Frankfurt is located right by the expansive Friedberger Anlage parkland, which is home to Panther, where the over-the-top Delicious gay parties are held several times a year. The Bermuda Triangle gayborhood is under a 10-minute walk away and Zeil shopping street is a couple of blocks away. It offers basic, comfortable apartments with a bedroom, living room, and kitchenette. It’s worth noting that use of the full kitchenette (i.e: appliances in addition to the microwave and coffee maker) costs extra. There’s a small but well-equipped gym and a small sauna. The Penthouses have a roof terrace with great Frankfurt views.