The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Taipei is a welcoming, inclusive city with a thriving LGBT scene, so you’ll never struggle to find gay-friendly hotels in Taipei.
Taipei’s luxury hotels are spread across the city, from the glitzy commercial district of Xinyi to the historical streets of Ximending. Whether you want old-school Asian luxury or avant-garde contemporary design, there’s a gay-friendly 5-star hotel in Taipei to suit your needs. Hotels near the gay bars are best if you want to make the most out of Taipei’s stellar gay scene, but the convenient MRT system means you’re never too far from where you need to go.
All hotels in Taipei could be described as gay-friendly. Compared to its neighbors Taiwan is one of the few Asian countries to have strong anti-discrimination laws in place.
Gay travelers should have no issues checking into hotels in Taipei. That said, most of the hotels listed – focus around the gayborhood that surrounds the Red House Theater in Ximending district – are especially perfect for visitors looking to make the most of Taipei’s varied gay nightlife.
The historical pedestrian area of Ximending is one of the most popular places for gay travelers to stay, due to its lively atmosphere and charming blend of tradition and modernity. Luckily for us, it also happens to be home to Taipei’s gaybourhood with the Red House theater and its surrounding gay nightlife.
Most gay hotels in Taipei are within walking distance of several gay bars and clubs, while others stand out due to their style or facilities. Despite being one of the best central locations in Taipei, there are plenty of awesome gay-friendly budget hotels in this area, from chic boutique stays to fun, laid-back hostels.
♥ Ultra-stylish and creative
♥ Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool
♥ Floor-to-ceiling room windows with awesome views
♥ Exceptional on-site restaurants
Bringing W Hotels’ usual eclectic mix of creative design and local influence to Taipei’s trendy Xinyi district, this is one of the coolest luxury hotels in town. The decor is artsy and contemporary, but with natural elements and a relaxing feel. All the rooms feature large floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the city views as well as incredible beds and top-notch amenities – book an extravagant suite to take things to the next level. Other highlights include an Olympic-sized rooftop pool, an airy gym, and excellent international and Cantonese restaurants. W Taipei like most W hotels is always a gay popular hotel and one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Taipei.
♥ Exceptional 5-star service
♥ Comfortable relaxing impeccably-maintained rooms
♥ Pleasant fitness facilities
♥ Ideal location for discovering the best of Taipei
The Okura Prestige features elegant decor in warm colors, with supremely comfortable and spacious rooms and suites. The highlight here is the service, delivered by an incredibly friendly and attentive team of staff. There is a heated rooftop pool and a large, pleasant gym, as well as top-notch Japanese and Chinese restaurants. The location is excellent, close to several of Taipei’s best attractions, with plenty of public transport options, and walking distance to the main Red House gayborhood.
♥ Pleasant fitness facilities
♥ Excellent Western and Asian food on-site
♥ Range of room sizes and categories to suit everyone
♥ Walking distance to two gay saunas
Featuring a classic, elegant style and high-quality amenities, The Landis has everything you need from a luxury gay hotel in Taipei. The Superior rooms are simpler and more modern, while the higher categories include French Art Deco decor and spacious layouts. The fitness center is bright, airy, and well-equipped, and the restaurants all serve the finest French and Asian cuisine. To sweeten the deal, The Landis is a 15-minute walk from two Taipai gay saunas, I/O Sauna and Soi 13in Sauna.
♥ Contemporary minimalist style
♥ Awesome in-room extras
♥ Cool social hotel amenities
♥ Excellent public transport links
This boutique 5-star features an ultra-contemporary minimalist style, with clean lines, natural materials, and reduced palettes. Top-notch room amenities like a Chromecast, espresso machine, and yoga mats allow you to feel at home. The hotel facilities are equally impressive: a stylish restaurant, social hours, free rental bikes, and a 24/7 gym, to mention a few. The hotel is just 2 minutes away from Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station, which connects directly to the Red House gayborhood, and popular gay club G Star is less than 20 minutes away on foot.
♥ Classic luxury with a contemporary feel
♥ Well-positioned for gay nightlife
♥ Very good fitness center
♥ Wide range of world-class dining options
The Sheraton Grand is a long-established luxury gay-friendly hotel in Taipei, located about a 10-minute walk from several gay bars and clubs like Goldfish, GAB, and ROOM. The Red House gay area is a short hop away on the Bannan line. The hotel features a luxe blend of Western and Chinese design, with spacious rooms in tastefully understated decor. The facilities are world-class, especially the large gym and freeform rooftop pool. There are 9 dining options on-site, all of them outstanding.
♥ Ideal location for gay nightlife
♥ Clean comfortable rooms
♥ Quadruple rooms available
♥ No-frills and good value for money
This hotel sits directly across from the Red House theater, making it a popular budget gay hotel in Taipei. Ximen MRT station is just down the street, meaning you can easily connect with the rest of the city. It offers a range of clean, no-frills rooms with modern neutral decor, with several sizes available. There’s not much in the way of facilities, but it’s great value for money.
♥ Sleek and modern design
♥ Well-appointed rooms with branded amenities
♥ Light snack breakfast
♥ Balcony room available (a relative rarity in Taipei)
Tango Inn features sleek, contemporary monochrome interiors, with simple but stylish rooms. These are relatively small, but comfortable and well-designed, with high-quality branded amenities. The balcony room is a particularly nice option, as is the penthouse, which has more natural light. A selection of tasty snacks is available from the lounge instead of a traditional breakfast, and light bites are available throughout the day. Guests also have access to self-serve laundry facilities. The hotel location and sleek desing makes Tango Inn a very popular budget gay hotel in Taipei.
♥ Attractive modern rooms
♥ Hot tub rooms available
♥ Perfect location for Ximending culture and nightlife
♥ Short walk to Ximen MRT station
Burgary Hotel is one of the closest hotels to the Red House gayborhood, making it a popular gay-friendly hotel in Taipei. This exceptional location also places it a short walk from Ximen MRT, as well as all the other attractions of Ximending. It’s no-frills but modern, with attractive rooms and comfortable furnishings – the hot tub rooms are especially awesome. There’s an on-site restaurant which serves a tasty (albeit limited) breakfast.
♥ Great value for money
♥ Clean and spacious rooms
♥ Triples and quadruples available
♥ Ideal Ximending location
Hotel Puri is located a couple of minutes’ walk from both Ximen MRT station and the Red House gay bars. It offers a range of clean, tidy, and spacious rooms, with doubles, triples, and quadruples available. Facilities are limited, but the staff is lovely and the value for money is excellent.
♥ Cute welcoming independent hotel
♥ Great selection of room sizes and styles
♥ Hot tub suite available
♥ Good breakfast
This friendly little hotel has both private and dorm rooms available, all featuring simple contemporary decor with cute wall art and illustrations. The dorms can sleep up to 5 people, meaning groups of friends can easily book a dorm room to themselves. That said, the private rooms are extremely comfortable and spacious too, especially the hot tub suite. A varied and tasty breakfast is available every morning.