The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Hong Kong is notoriously expensive, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its fair share of reasonably priced options. Even in busy, touristy areas like Central and Sheung Wan, you’ll find good value hotels dedicated to your comfort and convenience.
Just remember that space is at a premium in this crowded city, so budget rooms will be on the smaller side. Options range from stylish boutique hotels to no-frills spots designed for a quick overnight stay. Look out for perks like free breakfast, free shuttle buses, and on-site gyms.
At the other end of the scale, Hong Kong is the world’s richest city, so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to gorgeous luxury hotels. The vast majority of these are on Hong Kong Island, concentrated along the Harbour. Luckily for gay visitors, this is also where many of the city’s gay bars, clubs, and saunas are located, especially in the Sheung Wan and Central areas. Of course, a room or suite in one of these 5-star hotels won’t come cheap, but your stay is likely to be unforgettable.
Gay travelers shouldn’t encounter any issues checking into hotels in Hong Kong. In general Hong Kong is accepting of gay travelers.
For legal protections, Hong Kong still has a way to go. Legal anti-discrimination protections are still pending, and same-sex marriage or civil unions are not currently recognized in Hong Kong.
Many gay travelers who want to party choose to stay on Hong Kong Island, near to Soho and LFK, the nightlife center of gay Hong Kong, in what we have called “HK Island Gayborhood”. From here you can reach most of HK’s gay nightlife within a 15-20 minute walk.
With most of the MRT (train network) closing at 1 am and re-opening at 5 am, choosing a hotel within walking distance saves a late-night taxi ride.
Holiday Inn Express specialises in affordable, convenient accommodation with everything you need for a comfortable stay. This Hong Kong location is no different, with basic rooms that include a great bed, plenty of conveniently-located outlets, black-out shades, and tea and coffee making facilities. A free breakfast buffet helps you start your day, and the hotel is also home to a great Thai-Indian restaurant. The location in Sheung Wan is ideal for sightseeing and one of the best spots in the city to make the most of the local gay nightlife.
This 5-star designer hotel features quirky, artsy decor, with a luxe sensibility. It looks gorgeous, but it’s the level of service that sets this place apart. The spacious and bright rooms all come with awesome tech like Apple TV, coffee machine, and video game console, as well as a complimentary minibar, refilled daily. The gay-friendly hotel also offers complimentary laundry and hosts a social hour with free drinks. The in-house restaurant is a delightful and delicious vegetarian spot, which serves healthy and balanced meals all day. Plus, Central MTR station is a short walk away, and popular gay bar LinQ is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
This ibis hotel features modern, comfortable rooms with great beds and intelligent layouts. Desks facing large windows allow you to get some work done while looking over the city or, in the case of the higher rooms, the harbour. Connecting family rooms are available. A tasty free breakfast is served every morning. The hotel is located a short walk from Sheung Wan MTR station and the Hong Kong Macau Ferry, and there is a free shuttle service to and from the airport.
The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong offers classic high-end luxury, with sleek contemporary design that showcases the hotel’s Victoria Harbour location. Indeed, rooms feature large floor-to-ceiling windows and understated design in cool grey tones, highlighting the harbour views from most of them. Check out the suites for an added level of comfort and luxury. The gay-friendly hotel also boasts beautiful, manicured grounds and a huge free-form outdoor pool, as well as a 24-hour gym and a spa. A wide range of bars and restaurants are available, serving Chinese, Western, and Japanese cuisine.
Rooms at this classic luxury hotel feature contemporary design in warm, soothing colors, making them ideal spaces for relaxing after a long day. Look out for rooms with a furnished balcony overlooking Victoria Harbour (a relative rarity in Hong Kong), or for those with Executive Lounge access, which gives you free breakfast as well as evening drinks and nibbles. Fitness facilities are exceptional: the gym is pleasant and well-equipped, and you’ll also find an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a putting green, and a garden jogging trail on-site.
This new luxury hotel opened in spring 2019, so everything looks as fresh and sleek as can be. The design is modern yet timeless, with warm, welcoming rooms and imposing open outdoor spaces. All rooms have large floor-to-ceiling windows with city or Harbour views, and everyone is beautiful, comfortable, and spacious. The hotel boasts two Michelin-star restaurants, as well as a more casual terrace dining spot and a cocktail bar. There’s also a fantastic gym with free classes and a lovely rooftop pool.
Mira Moon is a multi-award-winning boutique hotel located near the Harbour. The design takes inspiration from Chinese folklore, blending traditional and contemporary elements. As well as beautiful decor, every room features luxury amenities like an iPad mini, Bluetooth speakers, and Nespresso coffee machine. Some rooms come with awesome Harbour views, while the penthouse Moonshine Suite offers a whole new level of luxury. There’s a delicious tapas restaurant on-site, as well as a stylish champagne bar. Soda Sauna, a large and modern HK gay sauna, is just 3 minutes from the hotel.
Every suite at One96 covers a whole floor and features a full windowed facade, so everyone gets a killer view (although it doesn’t get better than the Harbour views from the upper floors). Each is decorated in a soothing grey and white palette with contemporary design and features a kitchen, dining and living areas, plus useful extras like a washing machine. It really does feel like your own HK apartment. There are only 29 suites in all, giving the place a boutique vibe and ensuring the staff are fully dedicated to your comfort. This gay-friendly hotel is located just around the corner from popular gay bars ZOO and WINK, and a 5-minute walk to LinQ.
The rooms at The Park Lane all feature modern design with a mostly white palette accented by lively pops of color. Large windows overlook Victoria Harbour or Victoria Park, which sits just across the road from the hotel. Every room comes with a lovely bathtub and separate shower, tea and coffee facilities, and a yoga mat to help you unwind. The gym is absolutely state-of-the-art, and the hotel offers great fitness perks like morning stretches and yoga classes on the rooftop. Several restaurants and bars are on-site, and the buffet breakfast is top-notch.
Designed by an internationally renowned Italian architectural firm and featuring a soft palette of cool greys, the suites at 99 Bonham make for some great-looking accommodation. Every suite feels like a designer city apartment, with beautifully furnished living, sleeping, working, and dining areas. All have a kitchenette, as well as high-end tech and a complimentary smartphone with free 3G and international calls. The Premier Suites’ windowed walls make for an incredible view of the city, but there are also top-notch vistas from the gym and the rooftop terrace. 99 Bonham is one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Hong Kong.