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Tel Aviv is an exceptionally gay-friendly city, so gay visitors will have no issues booking and staying in any hotel. The city is quite small and gay venues are spread out, meaning you will always be close to a gay Tel Aviv party, beach, or bar.
There are however a few hotels that are particularly popular with gay visitors, such as Shenkin Hotel, a boutique spot close to Carmel Market where you can really get immersed in Tel Aviv culture. Any hotel near Hilton Beach is also likely to attract a gay crowd, including Melody Hotel, Prima Tel Aviv, and – of course – the Tel Aviv Hilton.
Where you stay will depend largely on your budget and what you want to focus on during your time in Tel Aviv. For instance, people looking to enjoy the gay Tel Aviv nightlife should look to stay in Neve Tzedek, but should bear in mind that it is one of the pricier areas in the city. On the other hand, Jaffa and Kerem HaTeimanim are both great areas if what you’re looking for is traditional Middle Eastern culture and history.
Tel Aviv is generally an expensive place to stay, but you can find some good budget options if you look beyond the boutique and luxury places. Of course, a holiday in Tel Aviv is a good opportunity to splash out, especially if you want to enjoy one of the city’s many rooftop pools with stunning views.
Tel Aviv is often listed as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world. There is a large LGBT population and a regular influx of gay tourism, so you are not likely to raise any eyebrows or have any trouble during your time in the city.
Tel Aviv is so gay that it doesn’t really need a gayborhood. Any hotel near Hilton Beach is also likely to attract a gay crowd. Despite being a stone’s throw away from the city center, these urban Mediterranean beaches are overall clean, beautiful, and well-maintained.
Gay venues are spread throughout the city, and everywhere is essentially gay-friendly. However, the biggest concentration of party spots is in the upscale Neve Tzedek neighborhood, especially in and around elegant Rothschild Boulevard. From here you are close to Carmel Market where you can really get immersed in Tel Aviv culture. There are not many hotels in this area except for Brown TLV Hotel and Shenkin Hotel.
The decor throughout most of Armon Hayarkon hotel is pretty simple and sometimes dated, but the rooms are clean and comfortable, presenting very good value. This is especially the case given the hotel’s exceptional location, a short walk from Hilton Beach and Independence Park. Some of the rooms have partial sea views, but there is only one room category, so make sure to ask for this. Staff are friendly and helpful and breakfast is good.
This modern boutique hotel is located on Dizengoff Street, one of the city’s central thoroughfares. The beaches are a short walk away (including Hilton beach), as are most of Tel Aviv’s famous central sights. It features stylish rooms with contemporary decor in a monochrome palette, with large murals showing black-and-white photos of the city’s history. The rooms with balconies overlooking the bustling, leafy street are especially pleasant. The place has a friendly, relaxed vibe, with helpful staff and nice perks like free wine and nibbles in the evenings.
Maxim Design Hotel offers comfortable, clean accommodation in an unbeatable location just a couple of minutes from Tel Aviv’s urban beaches. The decor is a little dated in places, but overall the rooms are pleasant and homey. This hotel stands out with its outstanding staff and approach to service: one lovely touch is the provision of free drinks, snacks, cakes, and even homemade soup in the lobby throughout the day. Breakfast is also very tasty, and the rooftop terrace has beautiful Mediterranean views.
♥ Located right in the heart of Tel Aviv’s shopping district on Dizengoff Street and 10 mins walk to Hilton Gay Beach
♥ One-Bedroom Suites for 4 adults are available and most booked!
♥ This hotel specializes in suites and apartments
♥ Homey vibe and fully-equipped kitchen in every apartment
This hotel specialises in suites and apartments for city stays, all equipped with a kitchen and a separate living area. All the apartments are spacious, with the smallest being a 20sqm studio perfect for couples and solo travelers. The one-bedroom suite can sleep up to four people and makes for perfect beach accommodation for a group of friends. Decor is simple, modern, and welcoming, allowing you to feel right at home. Hilton Beach and the central touristic area are both a short walk away, with the gay bars in Neve Tzedek no further than a half-hour’s walk away.
This boutique hotel features modern, colorful design with contemporary furnishings and intelligent layouts. This is especially true for the recently-renovated Deluxe Rooms, although the Studio rooms with balcony are also extremely pleasant, with plenty of room to sleep, relax, and work in. The hotel serves a delicious Israeli breakfast every morning, and free bike rental is available. The location is ideal, only a couple of minutes to the beach and less than a 10-minute walk to the gay beach specifically.
Brown Seaside by Brown Hotels (previously Olympia Hotel – by Zvieli Hotels) is located just by the sea, 8 minutes to Hilton Beach and surrounded by some of the city’s top luxury hotels. It was fully renovated in 2016, so all the interiors feel modern and updated, with a cool minimalist vibe. Rooms come with a city, partial sea, or full sea view – if you can, book the Garden suite, which comes with a large furnished terrace to help you enjoy the Tel Aviv sun. There is an exceptional buffet breakfast filled with delicious treats including fresh breads, fruit, and salads. All Brown Hotels are proudly gay-freindly and Brown Seaside is one of most popular gay-friendly hotels in Tel Aviv.
This fantastic boutique hotel is located in a quiet street by the sea, less than a 10-minute walk from Hilton gay beach. It features stunning contemporary design, with sleek monochrome guest rooms and warm, inviting common areas. Every spacious room includes a sleeping and living area, with a TV that can be adjusted to be viewed in either, as well as a Nespresso machine and Dead Sea toiletries. The balcony rooms make for a lovely treat, as do the suites, which also come with a kitchenette. The two-bedroom suites can sleep up to six people and make for an incredibly stylish party pad. Other highlights include the hotel’s beautiful Japanese-inspired spa, exceptional gym, and fantastic Israeli breakfast.
The gay-friendly Sheraton has a fantastic seaside location right on the promenade, which places it more or less between the gay beach and the gay bars in Neve Tzedek. Every room has a view of the sea, living and working areas, and high-end amenities like an Illy coffee machine and Sheraton signature bed – book one of the balcony rooms to make the most of the view. There’s a basic but well-equipped gym, a large spa offering a wide range of treatments, and an outdoor pool that is open year-round (many Tel Aviv hotel pools close in winter). Several excellent bars and restaurants are available for guests to choose from.
Featuring gorgeous contemporary design with a homey feel, Herods Tel Aviv is one of the most stylish beachfront hotels in town. Rooms are pleasant and cozy, with soothing pastel color palettes, stunning views, and high-end amenities – look out for Club and Executive rooms, which include free access to the business lounge, fitness suite, and spa. You can enjoy direct beach access from the outdoor saltwater pool area, and gay Hilton beach is just a 10-minute walk away. The hotel restaurant is beautiful and the food is superb, with a top-rate breakfast spread.
This popular gay-friendly Tel Aviv hotel is housed in one of the city’s iconic white Bauhaus buildings, which was originally one of the first cinemas in town. The hotel honors this history with a glamorous classic cinema theme and art-deco-inspired interiors. Rooms are comfortable and stylish, but it’s the services and facilities that set this place apart. These include a generous free happy hour every day in the rooftop lounge, free bike rental, and film screenings of classic movies. The central location is also ideal, just 15 minutes from the top of Rothschild Boulevard and about 20 minutes from gay beach and the Neve Tzedek gay bars. Cinema Hotel is one of the most booked gay hotels in Tel Aviv.