The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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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.
♥ Hilton (gay) Beach is just under 15 mins ride from here
♥ Stylish rooftop pool and comfortable beds
♥ Only 13 mins walk from Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station
♥ Book a room with a private balcony and jacuzzi
This hotel is not in the central tourist area of Tel Aviv, but Hilton Beach can be reached in a 15-minute drive or half-hour bus. The hotel features stylish, comfortable rooms, with decadent rain showers and designer bathroom amenities, as well as luxury touches like Nespresso machines, private balconies, and jacuzzis in the higher categories. There’s a swanky rooftop pool and lounge with great city views and DJs spinning every night, as well as a large high-end spa.
♥ Tel Aviv’s only gay hotel – Adults Only in Jaffa location
♥ The only explicitly gay hotel in Tel Aviv and it’s the best hotel for gays to meet other gays
♥ Superior Double Rooms for 3 adults available
♥ Colorful, modern decor and rooftop lounge & bar
Inta is the only explicitly gay hotel in Tel Aviv, and it is doing a wonderful job. Not only is the hotel located in a charming 1920s Ottoman building, but the interiors are modern and colorful, with lush traditional touches. The Deluxe Balcony rooms are especially beautiful, and make for a perfect couple’s retreat. The leafy rooftop lounge is great for mingling with fellow gays and enjoying some drinks and entertainment, with cabaret nights and live gigs going on most nights. The location near the heart of old Jaffa makes it easy to explore Tel Aviv’s more traditional side, while many of Tel Aviv’s gay bars are still within walking distance.
♥ Triple Room is very popular among a group of 3 to 4 people
♥ Less than 15 mins walk to Gordon Beach and Gordon Pool
♥ Free happy hour and free bike rental
♥ Iconic Tel Aviv Bauhaus architecture and Golden Age cinema theme
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.
♥ Only 5 mins walk to the beach and about 2 mins to Hilton Beach
♥ Excellent location between the beach, shops and less than 20 mins walk to Shpagat, a popular gay bar
♥ Rooftop pool on a 30-story tower, JAWDROPPING views
♥ Well-equipped gym on-site
This hotel is set in a striking 30-storey tower just two minutes from the beach and promenade, giving many of its rooms top-notch views. These feature warm, minimalist decor, large bathrooms, and plush beds – make sure to get a balcony if you can. The suites are perfect for longer stays, usually including a kitchenette as well as living and work spaces. The building is topped with a freeform swimming pool offering panoramic Tel Aviv views, and there is also a well-equipped gym. The location is ideal, walking distance to world-class beaches, restaurants, gay bars, architecture, and shopping.
♥ Suite with Balcony for 3 adults are available
♥ Only 15 mins walk to Gordon Beach
♥ Fun, artsy, and quirky with a range of room sizes
♥ Free access to a fully-equipped gym and free bike rental
CUCU Hotel is cute and artsy, with colorful pop-art murals and a modern, trendy vibe. It has 32 rooms, all with comfortable furnishings and good-quality amenities. The cozy Classic rooms are perfect for a short trip, while the more spacious Superior rooms and the Studio suite are better for longer stays – the latter even comes with a bathtub and a Nespresso machine. All guests receive free water and Kinder eggs upon check in (evidence of CUCU’s commitment to quirkiness). Perks include free bike rental and free access to a large, fully-equipped gym a short walk from the hotel. The downstairs cafe serves a tasty Israeli breakfast every morning, and the hotel has just launched its new treatment room.
♥ Ideal central location, 10 mins walk to Dizengoff Center
♥ Check out the King Executive Room for 3 adults when booking
♥ Only 9 mins walk to Shpagat, one of Tel Aviv’s popular gay bars
♥ Impeccable modern design and range of room sizes and rooftop terrace
Shenkin Hotel has a great central position, a few minutes from the famous Carmel Market and a short walk to the beaches, the UNESCO world-site Bauhaus houses, the luxury shopping district, and the gay bars in Neve Tzedek. It’s got a cute, modern, boutique vibe, with warm and welcoming interiors and impeccable design throughout. The hotel has both cozy, compact rooms for the solo traveler or couple on a budget and spacious, stylish studio rooms for those who like to spread out. There’s an on-site spa to pamper you and a lovely rooftop terrace with city views to relax and socialize.
♥ Gay-owned hotel and one of the most booked among gay visitors
♥ Check out the Spa Suites when booking
♥ Triple rooms for 3 adults and small single rooms make for a stylish option for a solo traveler
♥ Less than a minute walk to one of Tel Aviv’s popular gay bars, Shpagat
This popular gay-friendly hotel in Tel Aviv features a sleek, dark aesthetic with designer interiors in shades of black and brown. The rooms are on the small side, so it’s well worth upgrading to the Relax or Deluxe categories – the former even comes with a decadent double jacuzzi tub and an option for in-room treatments. That said, the small single rooms make for a stylish option for a solo traveler. Every room comes with fine linens, black marble bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The hotel boasts a sunny roofdeck with an open-air jacuzzi tub, and a spa offering signature treatments. This gay owned hotels was one of the first gay-friendly hotels in Tel Aviv and remains one of the most booked.
♥ Perfectly located just opposite the beach in the heart of the city center
♥ Check out Triple Rooms available for 3 adults when booking
♥ Under 10 mins walk to Dizengoff Shopping Center
♥ Rooftop terrace with sea views
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.
♥ A gay Tel Aviv landmark, opposite the gay beach
♥ King Executive Sea View Room with Lounge Access for 3 adults
♥ One of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Tel Aviv
♥ Excellent fitness center and saltwater pool
The Hilton Tel Aviv gives its name to Hilton Beach, the city’s unofficial gay beach. This means that it’s not just a gay-friendly Tel Aviv hotel – it’s a gay Tel Aviv institution. Staying at the Hilton keeps you a stone’s throw away from the best seaside gay action in town, but there’s a lot more to love. There are several pools to lounge by, including an awesome semi-Olympic saltwater pool, a state-of-the-art spa, several lovely restaurants and bars, and a fantastic gym to keep yourself beach-ready. Guest rooms have been recently renovated and are spacious, airy, and pleasant, with large beds, marble bathrooms, and stunning Mediterranean views from the private balconies. Hilton Tel Aviv is one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Tel Aviv.
♥ Executive Triple Room with Sea View for 3 luxury boys trip
♥ Only 7 – 10 mins ride to gay bars & gay saunas in Neve Tzedek area and to Hilton (gay) Beach
♥ Fantastic beachfront location
♥ Exceptional breakfast buffet is one of the best in town
Dan Tel Aviv is one of the city’s most famous luxury hotels and a city institution. It benefits from a gorgeous location overlooking the Mediteranean Sea, a few steps from the beach. Many of the rooms have been recently renovated with sleek, modern design, while others have a more classic (and in some cases, dated) feel – we recommend the New Executive Rooms with sea views. Dining is excellent across the board, with the breakfast buffet being one of the best in town. Facilities include an indoor pool, an outdoor saltwater pool, and a good gym. The hotel is located about a 20-minute walk from Hilton Beach and the Neve Tzedek gay bars, and 10 minutes from Apollo Club. Hilton Dan Tel Aviv is one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Tel Aviv.