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 2016 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 district with shops & famous sights including the Forbidden City 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

This central area in Chaoyang District is renowned for its stylish bars and nightclubs, popular with expats and locals. Many gay venues are located in this neighbourhood – a convenient base for exploring Beijing.

A hotel Beijing
Near Sanlitun Bar Street.
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A.hotel Beijing4 stars

East Gate of Workers' Stadium,, Beijing | map | distance

7.5 Good - based on 647 Agoda reviews

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

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The uniquely styled A.hotel is centrally located at the Workers’ Stadium, close to Sanlitun Bar area with its shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The hotel is within walking distance of Alfa gay bar, Destination gay 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 centre of the room!

Excellent staff and value for money has made A.hotel Beijing a consistently popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.

Features: bar, cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment
Apartment style.
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Beijing Dream Home Serviced Apartment4 stars

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

7.5 Good - based on 4 Agoda reviews

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

Very affordable, self-contained apartments in great location for the budget-minded gay traveller.

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: spa, free wi-fi (温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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New Oriental Suites Beijing
Excellent value.
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New Oriental Suites3 stars

36B Dongzhimenwai Main Street, Beijing | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 125 Agoda reviews

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

Great 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: cafe, shop, gym, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 铺子, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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Dongcheng District

Located northeast of the city centre, Dongcheng District covers the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square and Beijing Central Station and Wangfujing shopping street. Hotels in this area are also close to the nightlife around Sanlitun Bar Street.

Novotel Beijing Xinqiao
Convenient location.
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Novotel Beijing Xinqiao4 stars

1 Chong Wen Men Xi Da Jie, Dongcheng, Beijing | map | distance

7.7 Good - based on 1948 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Convenient location. Modern facilities. Value for money.

The award-winning Novotel Beijing Xinqiao enjoys a convenient location, close to the subway station and within 10 minutes to the New World Shopping Mall and all the gay bars and massage spas around Sanlitun Bar Street.

The hotel has excellent facilities – 6 restaurants, a 24-hour gym and hot spring spa.  Guest rooms have satellite TV, free WiFi and large work space.  A tour desk and 24-hour room service are available.

The nearby Chongwenmen subway provides fast access to Beijing’s top attractions including the Wangfujing Street and Tiananmen Square.

Features: bar, karaoke, restaurant, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卡拉OK, 餐厅, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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The Emperor Hotel
Near Forbidden City.
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The Emperor Hotel4 stars

33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 337 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.

Features: bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, massage, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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Hotel Kapok Wangfujing 0
Excellent value.
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Hotel Kapok Wangfujing4 stars

16 Donghuamen Street, Dongcheng, Beijing | map | distance

8.3 Very Good - based on 1478 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Excellent value. Near the Forbidden City. Popular choice.

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, restaurant, sauna, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 桑拿, 阳台, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel Beijing
Popular choice.
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Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel3 stars

1 Nanwanzi Bystreet, Nanheyan Street, Dongcheng, Beijing | map | distance

7.6 Good - based on 2700 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel: Popular choice. Excellent location. Value for money.

The popular Days Inn Forbidden City is located just a short walk from Tiananmen Square, Wanfujing Street and other attractions.  Destination gay dance club and many gay venues are within easy access.

This good-value hotel offers a courtyard-style setting, with non-smoking and handicapped-accessible accommodations available.  Guest rooms feature flat screen cable TV, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safe and free high-speed WiFi.

The friendly staff at the tour desk can help organize sightseeing activities.  There is on onsite restaurant, and in-room dining is also possible.

Features: bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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161 Hotel
Centrally located.
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161 Hotel3 stars

161 Lishi Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 637 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: cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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Budget choice.
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Wanlilu International Youth Hostel2 stars

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

7.6 Good - based on 112 Agoda reviews

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

If you’re traveling on a budget, then we highly recommend the Wanlilu Youth 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 centre.  Happy Dragon Café serves Western dishes, but plenty of dining options are nearby.

The hostel 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, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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Central Business District

Located east of the city centre and south of Sanlitun Bar Street, Beijing CBD is the primary area of finance, media and business services and home of many 5-star hotels. Another great base from which to explore Beijing.

Jianguo Hotel
Great for shopping.
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Jianguo Hotel4 stars

5 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing | map | distance

8.2 Very Good - based on 596 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, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 阳台, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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Pentahotel Beijing
Fabulous design.
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Pentahotel Beijing4 stars

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

7.7 Good - based on 298 Agoda reviews

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

A modern new hotel that would appeal to most discerning travellers.  The Pentahotel is located in the business district in Beijing, 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, cafe, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 12-14-2015

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