Gay Beijing – Mid-Range & Budget Hotels

Not so long ago, foreigners were restricted to specific official hotels in China.  Today, hotels have become widely available and generally cheap.

不久前,外国人是被限制入住中国某些指定的官方旅馆。如今,中国旅馆已变成随处可得,价格也大众化。

Most above-average hotels in Beijing have English-speaking staff.  Our hotel recommendations are sorted by area:

Sanlitun Bar Street & Embassy Area

trendy nightlife area and close to Beijing's main gay scene

Dongcheng District

central urban distict with many shops and famous attractions including Forbidden City, Wangfujing and Tian'anmen Square

Central Business District

business and finance centre and home to many skycrapers and luxury hotels

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Sanlitun Bar Street / Embassy area

Located in Chaoyang District, this central Beijing area is renowned for its stylish bars and nightclubs popular with both expats and locals.  Most of the city’s gay venues are located in this neighbourhood.  A convenient base for exploring gay Beijing.

A hotel Beijing
Near Sanlitun Bar Street.
A.hotel Beijing
A.hotel Beijing
A.hotel Beijing
A.hotel Beijing

A.hotel Beijing4 stars

East Gate of Workers' Stadium,, Beijing | map

7.6 Good based on 614 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Near Sanlitun Bar Street. Unique style. Great value.

Most Booked Award 2014
Top 25

The uniquely styled A.hotel is centrally located at the Workers’ Stadium, close to Sanlitun Bar area with its shops, restaurants and nightlife, and within walking distance of gay venues like Alfa bar, Destination dance club and Aqua Salus spa.

This 4-star hotel has offers all the amenities you need and more.  The Superior Fashion Room is equipped with a bathtub in the center of the room!  Excellent staff and value for money.

Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment
Apartment style.
Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment
Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment
Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment
Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment

Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment4 stars

Room 503, Unit 3, Yongli International Center, 21 Workers Stadium North Road, Beijing | map

Why this hotel: Apartment style. Spacious rooms. Great value.

Very affordable, self-contained apartments in great location for the budget-minded gay traveler.  The new Beijing Dream Home Yongli International Branch is within 10 minutes’ walk from the Sanlitun Bar Street and Beijing’s Central Business District.

These apartments are large and have free WiFi and a fully-equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, kitchenware and washing machine.  Bathrooms feature rain shower and hairdryer.  There is a wellness center, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and laundry services.  A smart choice.

Features: bedroom, spa, free wi-fi (卧室, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 07-31-2014

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New Oriental Suites Beijing
Excellent value.
New Oriental Suites
New Oriental Suites
New Oriental Suites
New Oriental Suites

New Oriental Suites3 stars

36B Dongzhimenwai Main Street, Beijing | map

7.8 Good based on 100 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Excellent value. Fully-equipped apartments. Convenient.

Superb value, apartment-style hotel offering modern European-style studios with free WiFi, flat screen TV, dining area, kitchen with stove and washing machine.  Perfect for a long-term stay.  The staff are friendly and helpful.

New Oriental Suites in Seasons Park is located a 20-minute walk from the lively Sanlitun Bar Street.  Gay-popular bars Alfa and Mesh are a few minutes’ walk away.  Excellent value for money and convenient location.

Features: bedroom, cafe, shop, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 铺子, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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Dongcheng District

Dongcheng District is the northeastern part of the city center, an area that includes the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square and Beijing Central Station and Wangfujing, one of Beijing’s most famous shopping streets.  Hotels in this area are also reasonably close to the nightlife in and around Sanlitun Bar Street.

The Emperor Hotel
Near Forbidden City.
The Emperor Hotel
The Emperor Hotel
The Emperor Hotel
The Emperor Hotel

The Emperor Hotel4 stars

33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing | map

8.4 Very Good based on 334 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Near Forbidden City. Wonderful views. Quiet area.

You don’t have to be an emperor to stay at this elegant boutique hotel.  The Emperor enjoys a quiet location among traditional Chinese settings near the Forbidden City and within walking distance from the famous Wangfujing Street

We like the hotel’s contrasting combination of classical Chinese architecture and modern interiors.  All 55 rooms feature contemporary design with bright colors and hardwood floors.  Free WiFi in all areas.

There is a well-equipped gym, a spa, a rooftop restaurant and a unique glass-enclosed rooftop hot tub with views of Beijing City.  Highly recommended.

Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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Hotel Kapok Wangfujing 0
Popular choice.
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing
Hotel Kapok Wangfujing

Hotel Kapok Wangfujing4 stars

16 Donghuamen Street, Dongcheng, Beijing | map

8.3 Very Good based on 1365 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Popular choice. Great facilities. Near the Forbidden City.

An ideal choice if you want to stay close to the famous Forbidden City.  The 4-star Hotel Kapok offers stylish rooms with views of the city or the courtyard.  Each modern room features free WiFi, soundproofing, wooden floors, flat screen cable TV and tea & coffee making facilities.  There is a gym, restaurant and bar onsite.

The Wangfujing shopping district is only a 10-minute walk away, and the Tian’anmen Dong subway station is about 1 km away from the hotel.  Gay guests are warmly welcome, and English-speaking staff are happy to help you with tours and ticketing arrangements.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 桑拿, 阳台, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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161 Hotel
Centrally located.
161 Hotel
161 Hotel
161 Hotel
161 Hotel

161 Hotel3 stars

161 Lishi Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing | map

7.9 Good based on 552 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Centrally located. Excellent value for money.

The budget-friendly 161 Hotel is located in Beijing’s quiet, low-rise neighborhood (hutong) and just a 2-minute walk from Dong Si subway station allowing easy access to attractions and transport links.

The rooms are simply furnished with lots of lighting and feature private bathroom, air conditioning, cable TV and free WiFi.  Friendly and English-speaking staff.

Hotel 161 is about a 10-minute walk to the famous Wanfujing Street shopping area and a 10-minute drive to  Tian’anmen Square and Jingshan Park.

Features: bedroom, cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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Spring Time Hostel Beijing 0
Budget choice.
Spring Time Hostel
Spring Time Hostel
Spring Time Hostel
Spring Time Hostel

Spring Time Hostel2 stars

corner of Dongsi subway station (Exit D), Dongcheng District, Beijing | map

7.9 Good based on 61 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Budget choice. Central location. Next to subway station.

If you’re traveling on a budget, then we highly recommend Spring Time Hostel.  Located right next to the Dongsi subway station, this new budget option offers 30 clean and simple rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and electric kettle.  Shared rooms are available.

Luggage storage, safety deposit box and bicycle rentals are available at the 24-hour front desk.  There is also a tour desk and business center.  Happy Dragon Café serves Western dishes, but plenty of dining options are nearby.

Spring Time is a 20-minute walk from The Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square and a 5-minute drive from the Wangfujing shopping area.  The Dongsi subway station provides direct connections to other parts of Beijing.

Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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Central Business District

Beijing CBD (Central Business District), located east of the city center and south of Sanlitun Bar Street, is the primary area of finance, media and business services in Beijing and home to many 5-star hotels.  Another great base from which to explore the city.

Jianguo Hotel
Great for shopping.
Jianguo Hotel
Jianguo Hotel
Jianguo Hotel
Jianguo Hotel

Jianguo Hotel4 stars

5 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing | map

8.1 Very Good based on 531 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Great for shopping. Nice facilities. Value for money.

Jianguo Hotel ticks all of our boxes.  This excellent-value, 4-star hotel features 6 dining options, an indoor pool, a gym, a spa and a beautiful landscaped garden.  Guest rooms are non-smoking and feature modern furnishings including flat screen TV, work desk and free WiFi.  Staff are attentive and can speak English.

Jianguo Hotel is located in the heart of Beijing’s Central Business District, close to Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, and just a few minutes’ walk from Yonganli subway station.

Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 阳台, 温泉池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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Pentahotel Beijing
Fabulous design.
Pentahotel Beijing
Pentahotel Beijing
Pentahotel Beijing
Pentahotel Beijing

Pentahotel Beijing4 stars

3-18 Chong Wen Men Wai Street, Beijing | map

7.7 Good based on 258 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Fabulous design. Excellent dining. Great location.

A modern new hotel that would appole to most discerning travelers.  The Pentahotel Beijing is located in the business district, next to New World Shopping Mall and just a few minutes’ walk from the Chongwenmen subway station.

There are over 300 stylishly designed room.  Each has a 37″ flat screen TV, free WiFi and oversized windows.  The hotel has its own gym as well as a trendy bar, lobby lounge and restaurant.

Pentahotel is surrounded by shops, dining choices and attractions.  The Tian’anmen Square and the popular Wangfujing shopping street can be reached in 10 minutes by car.

Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-16-2014

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