Gay Hotel Madrid


20 Best Gay Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is Spain’s largest LGBT hub, and one of Europe’s largest as well. This makes Madrid’s gayborhood, the lively central area of Chueca, one of the very best places for gay nightlife on the continent.

It is worth noting that the Spanish word “hostal” does not mean the same as “hostel”. A “hostal” is a type of accommodation specific to Spain and Latin America, which essentially boils down to something between a hotel and a hostel. It’s more useful to think of it simply as a budget hotel.

All accommodation in Madrid is gay-friendly, and you should not have any trouble booking rooms as a gay couple or group of friends.

There is one gay hotel in Mardid center, a branch of the international gay hotel chain Axel Hotels, famously HetroFriendly. The hotel is in Las Letras, which is excellently located for sightseeing and about 20 minutes walk from most of the gay bars and clubs in Chueca.

Given the city’s large and vibrant gay scene, all the hotels in the city center, and especially those in and around Chueca and Malasaña, are extremely gay-friendly. However, there are of course a handful of them that specialize in serving gay customers. During Madrid Pride (the largest Pride event in Europe), you can expect these to book up fast.

Most gay travelers to Madrid choose to stay in Chueca or in neighboring Gran Via.

Chueca is the heart of gay Madrid and the country’s biggest gayborhood. Here, you can find a gay establishment for every taste and every time of the day or night.

Gran Via sitting right between Chueca’s nightlife and the city center. Gran Via offers visitors the best of both areas. 10-minute walk to either gay bars and clubs or the sites of the city center.

Puerta del Sol comes south of Gran Via and sits slightly further from the Checa gayborhood.

Puerta Del Sol and the Gran Via, the city’s central avenue, are the heart of Madrid’s city center. Gran Via is lined with some of Madrid’s best shopping as well as some famous architecture, while Puerta Del Sol is one of the city’s main meeting spots for both locals and tourists alike.

Most of the main Madrid tourist highlights are within close walking distance to this area, including the Puerta del Sol Square, Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace, and the three museums that make up what is called the Golden Triangle or Art Walk: El Prado, Thyssen-Bornemiza, and Reina Sofia.

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♥ Chueca gayborhood and its gay nightlife is less than 10 mins walk
♥ Award-winning eating options and artsy design throughout the hotel
♥ Outdoor swimming pool for those scorching summer days
♥ Look for Suite room type when booking

Urban Hotel offers sleek and contemporary luxury in the heart of Madrid, ranked within the top 30 hotels in the city on TripAdvisor. It is decorated in a unique Art-Deco-inspired style, blending stark modern design with natural materials of wood and stone and brought to life with plenty of natural light. A permanent display of art from Papua New Guinea is housed within the museum, and pieces from around Asia can be found in the rooms and common spaces.

The rooms and suites have all been meticulously designed in this style. Most of them feature dark colors and a blend of textures like satin, leather, and wood for a rich and decadent effect. The larger suites tend to be brighter and airier, featuring large floor-to-ceiling windows.

One of Urban Hotel’s highlights is its in-house restaurant, the Michelin-starred CEBO. There is also a second restaurant, Glass Mar, created by Michelin-starred chef Angel Leon, and a swanky terrace bar. The hotel also has an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and solarium with views over Madrid, and a small gym.

The location is excellent, in the Art Walk just a short walk down the road from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Chueca and its gay nightlife is less than 10 minutes away on foot, and several Madrid highlights like Puerta del Sol, Buen Retiro Park, and El Prado Museum are even closer.

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♥ Excellent central location
♥ 10 mins walk to Black and White, Madrid’s longest-run gay bar
♥ Modern, bright, and colorful decor
♥ Lovely rooftop terrace for cooling down

Hotel Indigo Madrid brings together colorful modern design with luxe amenities for an experience that reflects the youthful energy of the city as well as its grand history. Murals of Madrid’s most iconic locations decorate the airy and cheerful rooms, complemented with bright touches of color and huge floor-to-ceiling windows.

One of the hotel’s best features is its rooftop terrace, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, sun loungers, and Sky Lounge bar. It is one of the best places to watch the sun come down over the city before setting off to the nearby gay nightlife. The gym is small but well-equipped. There is also a restaurant specializing in traditional Madrid cuisine, which is perfect if you love discovering authentic local gastronomy.

This gay-friendly Madrid hotel is located just off Gran Via, close to plenty of great shops, bars, restaurants, and major Madrid attractions. Plaza de Espana, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, and Puerta Del Sol are all within a 10-minute walk, as are most of the gay bars and clubs in Chueca. The museums from the Golden Triangle all about 20 minutes away.

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♥ Bright and colorful design
♥ Delightful rooftop pool, great luxury add-ons in rooms
♥ 5 mins walk to Sauna Center, Madrid’s most popular gay sauna and its gayborhood
♥ Look for Superior Triple Rooms for 3 adults for a better value of money when booking

This hotel is dedicated to its neighborhood, the Las Letras area of Madrid, which famed for its rich literary history. Literary quotes and references to Spanish literature can be found throughout the hotel, making it a treasure trove for bookworms and culture lovers.

Although housed in a gorgeous early 20th-century building, the interiors are bright, colorful, and extremely modern. That said, original architectural elements like corniced ceilings and traditional iron balconies honor the building’s history. Some of the rooms feature modern secluded balconies with sun loungers, and some have their own jacuzzi.

The decor in the common spaces is a similar mix of old and new, with Art Deco elements contrasting with lovely bright colors. There is a Wine Bar, a Vermouth Bar, a restaurant serving traditional Madrid cuisine, and a rooftop terrace bar. The latter is especially worth the visit, overlooking the excellent rooftop pool with incomparable views over central Madrid. The gym is small but good.

The hotel is located on Gran Via, just at the edge of the Chueca gayborhood. All of Chueca’s gay offerings are within easy walking distance, as are Madrid landmarks like Puerta del Sol and the Golden Triangle Museums. It’s no surprise that Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía is one of the most booked gay-friendly hotels in Madrid.

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Why we love it

♥ 15 mins walk to Chueca and Gran Via gayborhood
♥ Impeccable Scandi design
♥ Insta-worthy rooftop pool
♥ Look for Deluxe Connecting Rooms for 4 adults when booking for better value of money

Dear Hotel Madrid is a stylish boutique hotel featuring gorgeously minimalist Scandi decor throughout. Everything is impeccably designed, from the lobby to the rooms to the dining area, meaning you’ll be filling your Insta feed with envy-worthy shots your entire stay.

However, it’s not all about the #aesthetic: the design also serves to make everything as comfortable and convenient as possible for your stay. The beds are heavenly, the rain showers are a treat, and amenities like Nespresso machines and smartphone speakers in every room help you feel right at home.

The hotel’s bar and restaurant offers stunning 360 views of Madrid and serves an exceptionally tasty breakfast every morning. There is a really cool rooftop plunge pool that is too small to swim in but absolutely perfect for taking a few pictures and enjoying the view.

The hotel is located right at the beginning of Gran Via, a stone’s throw away from Plaza de España and its metro station. Madrid landmarks like the Royal Palace, Temple of Debod, and Puerta del Sol are all just a 10-minute walk away. The heart of the Chueca gayborhood is about 15-minutes away, but there are also a handful of closer gay venues like Sauna Principe, Sauna Adan, My Pleasure, and PK2 SeXion.

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Why we love it

♥ Trendy and fun design, the photo above says it all
♥ Excellent location for Chueca gay nightlife
♥ One of the best rooftop areas in Chueca
♥ Look for Triple Room with Free Late Check-out till 2 pm when booking

Room Mate Oscar is a modern boutique hotel located in the Chueca gay neighborhood. Almost every Chueca gay bar and club can be reached within a five-minute walk of the hotel, with ZARPA and RICK’s being literally across the street. It’s the perfect base for exploring Madrid’s gay nightlife, and a consistently popular choice with gay visitors. Room Mate Oscar is one of the most booked gay-friendly hotels in Madrid.

The hotel prides itself in its cutting-edge contemporary design, created by interior designer Tomás Alía and featuring plenty of bright colors and geometric shapes. In the rooms, these are complemented by an otherwise understated decor that keeps things balanced. There are 74 rooms overall, ranging from standard to suite, all comfortably furnished and with modern amenities.

However, the hotel’s best feature is its rooftop terrace, known as Oscar’s Terrace. Beautifully designed and adapted for both summer and winter, this is one of Chueca’s best rooftop spots for swimming, sunbathing, drinking, and dancing. It’s a gay Madrid destination in itself.

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Why we love it

♥ Madrid’s only officially gay hotel
♥ 15 mins walk to Madrid’s gayborhood Chueca and Gran Via
♥ Supremely stylish rooms
♥ One of the city’s best rooftop pools

This adults-only gay hotel in Madrid is part of the international Axel chain, which features several trendy gay hotels across Europe and Asia. As always, the hotel is hetero-friendly but decidedly gay. It is one of the top 30 hotels in Madrid on TripAdvisor, which is a testament both to Madrid’s popularity with gay visitors and to the hotel’s overall exceptional standards.

The rooms feature some of Axel Hotel’s most quirky and unique designs, honoring the 80’s counterculture of Madrid. In the smaller rooms, you can expect pink neon and black and white tiles, while the larger ones feature a more baroque style with plenty of gold and intricately molded walls. The Gold Deluxe suite in particular feels like your own private palace, including a freestanding bathtub next to the bed.

Axel Hotel Madrid features an exceptional rooftop terrace with swimming pool, loungers, and a trendy Sky Bar that is a popular gay meeting point in central Madrid. The best thing is that, unlike many other hotel terraces, this one can be enjoyed year-round. There is a small but well-equipped gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and massage booth also available.

As can be expected of a gay hotel, Axel Hotel is located close to Chueca – about 20 minutes away from most of the gay bars and clubs. There are two popular hardcore cruise clubs – Club Baco and ATTACK – within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, and Sauna Lavapies is just a bit further. Meanwhile, many of Madrid’s cultural offerings are also a short walk away, including the museums of the Golden Triangle and Plaza Mayor.

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