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16 Top Gay Hotels in Shanghai

From true 5 star luxury to backpacker hostels Shanghai has it all. There are accommodation options for all budgets. Because hotels tend to be relatively cheap for world city standards, many travelers opt to stay in nicer hotels that would be outside their budget in another country: a standard room in a high-end hotel will run you about ¥1000 (approximately $160) a night. Look for luxury hotels around The Bund, boutique stays in the French Concession, or incredible skyline views in Pudong.

However, if you are wanting to socialize and party on a budget, a backpacker hostel is probably the best choice. They also tend to have more English-speaking staff, and will be able to point you towards a good time. A dorm bed will usually cost about ¥70-¥90 ($10-£15), and there are a few great hostels not too far from the gay Shanghai hubs: Rock & Wood International Youth Hostel is a quiet and laid-back option a mere 15-20 minute walk from the grouping of gay bars and clubs in Changning.

Alternatively, there are quite a few budget options near The Bund, which is ideal if you want to stay close to the tourist spots. Bear in mind that while there is a friendly and varied backpacker crowd, hostels in China tend to be a more chill affair than some of the party hostels seen in Europe and Southeast Asia. Still, they are a great place to meet travelers with whom you can go out and enjoy the nightlife.

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As a general rule, you should not struggle to find gay-friendly accommodation in Shanghai. Most places welcome same-sex couples when booking double rooms, but opt for international chains if you want to be sure.

Many gay visitors choose to stay in the French Concession area as it offers a good compromise between tourist activities and gay Shanghai nightlife.

 

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Why we love it

♥ Original, luxurious, and fun design across the entire hotel
♥ Brand New Hotel – Opened 2018
♥ The WET outdoor swimming pool deck is one of the best places in Shanghai for a #poolside photoshoot

W hotels are a long-established gay favorite brand throughout the world, and this brand-new addition to their portfolio is the W Asian flagship. The great location, exceptional design, attentive staff, and top-tier facilities combine to make this one of the very best luxury options in Shanghai for gay travelers.

As usual, you can expect impeccable contemporary design, blending modern lines, classic Chinese motifs, and quirky, unexpected details. Meanwhile, the hotel’s excellent position on the North Bund offers fantastic views of futuristic Pudong skyscrapers from almost every room. While these are impressive during the day, they become mesmerizing at night when the skyline comes to life.

There are four restaurants, including both international and Chinese options, and three excellent bars. As well as the usual poolside bar, you have a choice between a 1920’s speakeasy-themed vibe in Liquid at YEN and the ultra-hip cocktail stylings of in-house mixologist Dylan Lam in WOOBAR.

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♥ Super-convenient location for partying
♥ Unique design based on old-fashioned Art Deco luxury
♥ Located in the trendiest and most beautiful area of Shanghai

This hotel is located in the beautiful Concession area of Shanghai, just where it meets Changing district – which just so happens to be home to most of Shanghai’s gay bars and venues. This makes the Radisson Collection Hotel Xing Guo an ideal option if you are looking to make the most of Shanghai’s gay nightlife, with some of the most popular gay bars in the city a short 15-minute walk away.

The decor is grand and old-fashioned, themed to match the Art Deco surroundings of the French Concession. This may not appeal to lovers of contemporary design, but will delight anyone who enjoys the feel of a traditional luxury hotel with all the comforts of a modern one.

A lovely green park surrounds the hotel, giving an impression of remote serenity in the very heart of chaotic Shanghai. Beyond, the leafy avenues of the Concession make for some lovely daytime walks, while at night the area becomes Shanghai’s center of trendy, young, upmarket nightlife.

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Why we love it

♥ Close proximity to gay nightlife
♥ Large indoor pool and Fitness centre
♥ Large comfortable rooms with good amenities

The Longemont Shanghai is located a 10-minute walk away from the city’s gay bars, making it very convenient for nightlife. The hotel has modern decor and very spacious and comfortable rooms, including good beds and showers.

The indoor swimming pool is quite impressive, a narrow 30m-long strip of water in an airy, skylit space with a panoramic view of the city. There are five dining options covering several styles of Asian and Western cuisine, a lounge bar, and a spa.

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♥ Eco-friendly sustainable ethical and luxurious? Sign us up.
♥ Small and intimate
♥ The sunken in-room bathtubs are a treat

When it comes to boutique hotels, URBN really does stand out. This 2018 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award winner is located in a redeveloped factory warehouse, impeccably blending eco-consciousness and luxury. It prides itself in being China’s first carbon-neutral hotel and is dedicated to sustainability in everything it does, from the seafood served in its restaurant to the recycled and locally sourced materials in its design.

The “boutique” feeling is really highlighted by the hotel’s size, with only 26 rooms in total. The smaller scale means everything is perfectly tended to and the staff is always on hand to help out. It is also tucked away in a discreet area behind Nanjing Road, meaning you are close to all the action but also isolated from all the noise and chaos.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with the in-room bathtub being a particularly fun touch. It is missing some of the usual facilities of a luxury hotel, such as a bar, spa, swimming pool, or gym, but it’s a top choice for visitors who don’t tend to use those facilities much anyways.

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♥ Lovely decor with delicate florals and luxury materials
♥ Courtyard rooms offer a rare sensation of peace and quiet in the middle of the city
♥ Seriously comfortable tasteful and soothing decor

This hotel is one of the best places to stay in the French Concession, sitting along leafy and pleasant Hengshan Road. This location makes it both an extremely convenient place to stay – the city’s liveliest and coolest nightlife spots are all close by, not to mention the gay bars just under a 10-minute drive away – and an incredibly relaxing one.

The exterior of the building is already quite striking, but the interior decor is the main highlight. The theme is an updated take on the blend of Chinese and Art Deco influences that define the French Concession. The courtyard rooms are particularly desirable, as they face the large central courtyard of the building and, as a result, are extremely peaceful and quiet.

There is an excellent spa and three restaurants, including one serving authentic Cantonese cuisine and a rooftop terrace option with incredible views. The pool is indoors but large and heated, making for a lovely dip at any time of the year.

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Why we love it

♥ Beautiful and relaxing outdoor swimming pool.
♥ Exceptional attention to detail and high quality of all the facilities from the spa to the restaurants
♥ Seriously comfortable tasteful and soothing decor

The PuLi Hotel is a sophisticated boutique “urban resort”, delivering luxury with a bespoke feel. It is excellently located next to Jing’an Park and Nanjing West Road, with the main gay nightlife spots in Changing district a short 10-minute drive away.

The decor is understated and modern, with distinctly Chinese elements and natural light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooms come with all the details and conveniences you can expect from a five-star hotel, including great views, stocked mini bar, Bose sound system, Nespresso machine, and heavenly beds.

However, a few extra touches make it stand out from the crowd, from the 24-hour butler service to the Michelin-star restaurant and the spa, which is one of the best in the city. All of these elements combine to place The PuLi among the top-scoring 5-star hotels on Booking.com in Shanghai.

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♥ Some of the best views in Shanghai in every room
♥ One of the best restaurants in the city on your doorstep
♥ Excellent spa and wellness facilities for relaxation including that infinity pool

The Park Hyatt Shanghai is one of the highest hotels in the world, occupying 15 of the uppermost levels of the Shanghai World Financial Center. This position at the very center of Shanghai’s busy business district guarantees exceptional views from every single room, something which the room layouts are carefully designed to highlight. Even the standard rooms are extremely roomy and airy, with huge wall-to-wall windows and simple, elegant decor that lets the view do the talking.

As usual with Park Hyatt hotels, the extras are also world-class. There are five restaurants, including the Living Room, a lovely lounge designed to feel like a deluxe living room, and 100 Century Avenue, one of the best East-West fusion restaurants in Shanghai. Three bars bring the Shanghai nightlife into the hotel, including regular events and DJ sessions.

But it’s the spa facilities that really stand out here. Water’s Edge spa is based on traditional Chinese wellness practices, offering luxurious facilities and treatments in an incredible setting. The infinity pool overlooking The Bund is a particular treat.

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