Gay-friendly Hotels worldwide: Traveling the world as an openly gay couple is not always easy, especially when it comes to the hotel respectively accommodation. Because next to being fit for the next day adventures, it is all about the importance of feeling safe, accepted, and free to be who you are. Therefore, a hotel has to offer more than just a comfortable mattress. What about how the staff is treating its guests?
For our gay-friendly hotel reviews, we are checking an accommodation on one side of the interior, the room coziness and the view out of the window. On the other side, the gay-friendliness aspect begins, at least for our review, with the following aspects: did we get without any problems one double bed (if booked) instead of two separate ones? How does the staff react during the check-in on two guys checking-in in one (double bed) room? How do the people treating us holding hands and giving each other a kiss as a same-sex couple? Of course, we do pay special attention if a reception offers information for gay (night) life at the holiday destination, but not as a necessity for the #certificate gay-friendly”.
You wanna know why we are doing what we are doing?
Because nothing else matters (for you and for us) during the best time of the year than to feel free, safe and accepted.
Karl & Daan.
On our map, you find all our hotel reviews from all over the world tested on gay-friendly aspects. But to be clear, not everyone has similar experiences in one hotel. It differs from guest to guest, from daily staff to the time of year. But one thing should be always correct and appropriate: how to get treated as a gay man, gay couple or person of any other gender and sexual orientation. If you have different, or negative experiences (what we hope won’t ever happen) in one of our as gay-friendly distinguished accommodations, please contact us and we will add this information to our articles.
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Our trip to Austria’s Capital City with the Gay-friendly Design Hotel Le Méridien Vienna – It was finally time for us to travel together to the capital of Austria Vienna! The recently named “Destination of the Year” by the Australian LGBTI ARead more
Mainport Hotel Rotterdam Gay-Friendly – Staying right in the middle of the city port area, we enjoyed in proper style the very special luxurious Hotel experience in the 5 star Mainport Hotel Rotterdam. Named as most luxurious and modern Hotel of thRead more
Review of The Douglas Vancouver Hotel gay-friendly – An Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott in Canada. Looking for a brand new design hotel in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia with style, we can recommend the 5-star Hotel by Mariott that opeRead more
Review of our Emerald Lake Lodge gay-friendly Winter stay – Traveling the Canadian Rocky Mountains was an awesome experience. Stunning views, incredibly friendly Canadians and unbelievable natural highlights along and off the Trans-Canada Highway.Read more
Sleeping in a Slumber Wine Barrel Taufsteinhütte Central Germany - We have to admit, it was a very special experience to sleep in a wine barrel in the middle of a winter wonderland in the German state Hessen. During our Winter Road Trip from FrankfuRead more
Review of the MOXY Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof Gay-friendly – Time again for Berlin, the capital city in the eastern part of Germany. Famous for its arty, alternative and hipsters lifestyle as well as for its history as a divided city, Berlin is an allRead more
Nights to remember at Nakagin Capsule Tower Tokyo Japan. Our first trip to Japan started impressive, different and somehow adventurous. We didn’t choose a hotel for our first nights in Tokyo. Instead, we used a unique and rare Airbnb offer to stayRead more
Level Meliá Villaitana Benidorm gay-friendly - It was the first time for us to stay in an adult only resort. We didn’t know what to expect and what the advantages would be until checking in at the Meliá 5-Star Resort build as a traditional SpanisRead more
A stay at ROCKET ROOMS Velden am Wörthersee gay-friendly – Summer time is Pink Lake time! This year for the first time, we attended the 10th edition of the popular Pink Lake Festival in Southern Austria. Therefore, we stayed at the gay-friendly HoRead more
Fairmont Banff Springs Castle Hotel Gay-Friendly in Alberta Canada – Exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains around Banff and Lake Louise, there is one thing you seriously have to put on your gay travel bucket list: a visit and stay at the FairmontRead more
Our stay at the Calgary Airport Marriott Terminal Hotel Gay-friendly – After our wonderful road trip through Alberta and the Canadian Rocky Mountains all the way up to Jasper for Jasper Pride Festival, we returned to Calgary the head full of impresRead more
The historic Fairmont Palliser Hotel Downtown Calgary Canada – With over 100 hundred years of luxurious hospitality tradition in one building right in the center of Calgary in Alberta, the Fairmont Palliser Hotel is an institution to experience theRead more
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Alberta Canada gay-friendly – Over hundred years of accommodation history located right at Lake Beauvert at Jasper National Park seems to be perfect as our "home" during Jasper Pride Festival 2017. The Jasper Park Lodge,Read more
Our experience at Carlton Beach Hotel Tel Aviv Israel gay-friendly - While attending the Gay Pride Parade 2016 last summer together with thousands of handsome gay men from all over the world, we were accommodated at the Carlton Beach Hotel right on tRead more
The Willow Los Angeles Hollywood California gay-friendly – It was not easy to find the right accommodation around Los Angeles and Hollywood, but we managed to find this beautiful apartment in a quiet area in between both cities in California, USA.Read more
Thousand Trails Yosemite Lakes Resort gay-friendly. The Yosemite National Park in California was one of our top highlights we planned for our four weeks road trip around the South West of the United States of America. Looking for a unique glamping acRead more
Our stay at Kumagaiji Buddhist Temple Lodging Koyasan Japan. One of our highlights and on top of our bucket list for our Japan Travels was without any doubt our two-nights stay at a Buddhist monastery in the mountains of Mount Koya in the South of OsRead more
The review of our gay-friendly stay at Loft Westeinde Apartment City Center The Hague during our Dutch City Tour around the Netherlands. We can recommend the private Loft apartment at street Westeinde (not only) for a weekend stay in the third biggesRead more
The Hestasport Cottages Varmahlíð North Iceland gay-friendly - or the perfect place to recharge your road trip North Iceland batteries. Our time along the North Icelandic coast was full of adventures from whale watching, glacier river rafting and hRead more
On our road trip along the Pacific Highway number one from San Francisco to Los Angeles, we made a one night stop at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort Spa in San Louis Obispo. The apartment complex is divided into several buildings nestled into the natRead more
The Art Boutique Hôtel WindsoR Nice France gay-friendly - During our Gay Couple City Weekend Nice in December, we stayed at Art & Spa Windsor Hotel in the city center of the French pearl at the Côte d'Azur. Already when entering the beautiful old bRead more
The Boutique Hotel Sleep-Inn Box 5 Nijmegen – is a charming Boutique Hotel right in the city centre of Nijmegen. The helpful and heartwarming gay couple Jos and Stephan are the owners of this almost 100 years old Dutch house. The accommodation is aRead more
The Pyjama Park Hotel Hamburg Reeperbahn – is an accommodation with best value for the money for a stay in Hamburg. The German city Hamburg, in particular, the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli, is well known for its nightlife. Loads of bars, clubs, and restRead more