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.
♥ Modern well-appointed rooms and suites
♥ Harbour or Park views from every room
♥ Awesome fitness facilities
♥ Excellent breakfast buffet
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.
♥ Gorgeous Chinese-inspired design
♥ Luxurious amenities in every room
♥ Opulent penthouse suite available
♥ Around the corner from gay saunas
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.
♥ Stylish yet welcoming design
♥ Michelin-star dining
♥ Excellent fitness facilities
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.
♥ Warm and relaxing decor
♥ Balcony rooms available
♥ Great club lounge
♥ Excellent fitness facilities
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.
♥ Awesome outdoor pool
♥ Victoria Harbour views from most rooms
♥ Sleek and stylish modern decor
♥ Wide selection of high-quality restaurants
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.
♥ Beautiful traditional Chinese decor
♥ Private balcony suites available
♥ Michelin-star dining
♥ Close to gay bars
This popular gay-friendly HK hotel features traditional Chinese decor, with compact yet comfortable rooms with city, harbour, or mountain views. Book a Deluxe room for added space, or go for one of the suites with private balconies. There’s a small gym to help you keep fit, a stylish lounge, and even a one-star Michelin Cantonese restaurant. The hotel is only a couple of minutes away from Sheung Wan gay bars like ZOO and WINK. Lan Kwai Fong Hotel is one of the most booked gay hotels in Hong Kong.
♥ Great Central location
♥ Well-designed rooms
♥ Complimentary pocket 4G Wi-Fi device
♥ High standard of service
This Butterfly branch benefits from a great location in the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district, about a 10-minute walk away from the Sheung Wan gay bars. It offers compact, well-designed rooms with contemporary decor and everything you need for a comfortable stay. This includes a complimentary 4G Wi-Fi device you can take on the go with you and, in some rooms, an air purifier that helps you get a great night’s sleep. Everything is super clean and well-maintained, and the staff are top-notch.
♥ Clean modern well-designed rooms
♥ Great tech amenities
♥ Free breakfast snacks
♥ Convenient Central location
Travelodge Central Hollywood offers comfortable rooms with modern and colorful design and great tech amenities like a multimedia docking station and a Handy 3G smartphone. Breakfast is a selection of complimentary grab-and-go snacks so you can start your day on the right foot. Meanwhile, the location on Hollywood Road is ideal for shopping, dining, sightseeing, and going out.
♥ Great value
♥ Above-average sized rooms
♥ Kitchenette suites available
♥ Walking distance to gay bars
This popular gay-friendly Hong Kong hotel offers good-value, well-sized rooms and suites near the Sheung Wan gay bars. The suites are particularly good for groups since they sleep up to four people and come with a kitchenette, dining area, and living room. The decor is basic but modern, while everything is clean and well-maintained. There’s a small gym, a shared lounge with video games and Apple TV, and self-serve laundry facilities.
♥ Stylish and well-designed rooms
♥ Range of room sizes and styles
♥ On-site gym
♥ Free breakfast
Located a short walk away from the gay nightlife, iclub Sheung Wan Hotel offers modern, well-designed, and well-appointed rooms. All feature minimalist all-white decor and many have great views of the city or the harbour. The “Business” rooms, with spacious work desks, are ideal for those who work on the go, and the two-bedroom residence is great for groups and longer stays. Hotel facilities include a gym, a pleasant lounge serving complimentary tea and coffee, and a simple free breakfast.