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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.
♥ Very good value – bright and comfortable rooms right in the middle of the Frankfurt gayborhood
♥ A few steps to several gay bars and under 5-minutes to most gay bars in town
♥ No frills yet modern and well-maintained
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.
♥ Good value – no-frills hotel right by Zeil shopping street and close to the gayborhood
♥ A couple of minutes’ walk to Lucky’s and Zum Schwedjk gay bars
♥ Clean, comfortable rooms that have been recently renovated
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.
♥ Good value – basic, comfortable, old-fashioned hotel right on Zeil shopping street
♥ Excellent location for shopping, city walks, and gay nightlife
♥ Spacious rooms
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.
♥ Contemporary decor with a natural, homey feel
♥ Spacious Skyline room and four-person apartment available
♥ 10-minute walk to most gay bars in Frankfurt
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.