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.

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 649 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Near Sanlitun Bar Street. Popular choice. Great value. Free WiFi.

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The uniquely styled A.Hotel is located at the Workers’ Stadium, close to the Sanlitun Street nightlife, shops and restaurants, and within walking distance of Alfa gay bar, Destination gay dance club and Aqua Salus massage 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 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: 07-10-2016

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New Oriental Suites Beijing
Excellent value.
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New Oriental Suites3 stars

Unit 2, Building 25, Seasons Park (North), 36B Dongzhimen Outer Street, Beijing | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 132 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Fully-equipped apartments. Convenient. Free WiFi.

Great value, apartment-style hotel offering modern European-style studios with free WiFi, flat screen TV, dining area, kitchen with stove and washing machine.

New Oriental Suites is located within Seasons Park, a 20-minute walk from the lively Sanlitun Street nightlife – gay bar Alfa and Adam’s are all within walking distance.

Perfect for a long-term stay.  The staff are friendly and helpful. 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: 04-26-2016

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Dongcheng District

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

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 2054 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Modern facilities. Value for money. Free WiFi.

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: 04-26-2016

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The Emperor Hotel
Wonderful views.
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The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City4 stars

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

8.4 Very Good - based on 337 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Wonderful views. Quiet area, near the Forbidden City. Free WiFi.

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 rooms feature modern design with bright colours and hardwood floors. There is free WiFi, 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: 05-19-2016

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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 1514 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Near the Forbidden City. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

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: 04-26-2016

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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 2766 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Excellent location. Value for money. Free WiFi.

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: 04-26-2016

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161 Hotel
Central location.
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Beijing 161 Wangfujing Hotel3 stars

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

7.9 Good - based on 670 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Central location. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.

The budget-friendly Beijing 161 Hotel is located in a quiet, low-rise neighbourhood (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.

The hotel 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: 05-19-2016

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Spring Time Hostel Beijing 0
Budget choice.
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Spring Time Hostel2 stars

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

7.6 Good - based on 130 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Central location. Next to subway station. Free WiFi.

Traveling on a budget? Then we recommend Spring Time Hostel This affordable hotel is located right next to the Dongsi suway station, a 20-minute walk from The Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square and a short drive from the Wangfujing shopping area.

Spring Time 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 bike rentals are available at the 24-hour front desk. There is also a tour desk and business centre. Happy Dragon Café serves Western food but plenty of restaurants are nearby.

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-19-2016

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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. A 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

8.1 Very Good - based on 615 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Nice facilities. Value for money. Free WiFi.

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: 04-26-2016

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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 313 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Fabulous design. Excellent dining. Great location. Free WiFi.

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: 04-26-2016

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