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 top Beijing hotels for 2017 are sorted by area:

Sanlitun Bar Street / Embassy Area

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

Forbidden City / Wangfujing Street

central area with shops & famous sights including the Forbidden City and Wangfujing shopping street

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.

Near Sanlitun Bar Street.

East Gate of Workers' Stadium, Beijing

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7.5 Good
based on 670 Agoda reviews

A Hotel Beijing4 stars

Why this hotel? Near Sanlitun Bar Street. Great for the gay nightlife. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

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The stylish A Hotel is located right at the Workers’ Stadium, close to the Sanlitun nightlife, shops and restaurants, within walking distance of Alfa gay bar and the popular Destination gay dance club.

The hotel features all the amenities you’d expect, and more – the Superior Fashion Room, for example, 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: 02-19-2017

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Forbidden City / Wangfujing Street

Beijing’s most famous sights, including the Forbidden City, Wangfujing shopping street and Tian’anmen Square, are located to the northeast of the city centre. Hotels in this area are close to the Sanlitun Bar Street gay nightlife.

Great value.

16 Donghuamen Street, Beijing

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8.3 Very Good
based on 1564 Agoda reviews

Hotel Kapok Wanfujing4 stars

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

A perfect choice if you want to stay close to the famous Forbidden City. Hotel Kapok is just 10 minutes from the Wangfujing shopping district. The Tian’anmen Dong subway station is within walking distance.

Each stylish guest room offers with views of the city or the courtyard, free WiFi, soundproofing, flat screen cable TV and tea & coffee maker.  There is a decent gym, a restaurant and bar onsite.

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: 03-20-2017

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Popular choice.

Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel3 stars

1 Nanwanzi Alley, Beijing | map | distance

7.6 Good - based on 2852 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Excellent central location & value for money. Free WiFi.

The popular Days Inn Forbidden City is just a short walk from Tian’anmen Square, Wanfujing Street and other attractions. Destination gay dance club is also nearby.

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

The friendly staff at the tour desk can help organise sightseeing activities. There is an onsite restaurant, and in-room dining is offered.

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 12-08-2016

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Very central.

97 Jinbao Street, Beijing

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8.6 Very Good
based on 1401 Agoda reviews

Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Very central. Close to metro station. Free WiFi.

Its prime location and excellent value for money make the Park Plaza Wangfujing one of the most popular hotels in central Beijing.

This modern hotel is very close to Dengshikou metro station (Line 5), with easy access to Tian’anmen Square, a wide range of shops and the gay nightlife.

Guest rooms feature free high-speed internet, large windows, satellite TV, work desk and tea & coffee maker. Room service is available 24 hours. There are 3 restaurants onsite, and a gym if you need a quick workout.

features bar, restaurant, massage, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 12-08-2016

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Central location.

Beijing 161 Wangfujing Hotel3 stars

161 Dongsi Lishi Alley, Beijing | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 731 Agoda reviews

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

The budget-friendly Beijing 161 is located in a quiet, low-rise neighbourhood (hutong) and just a 2-minute walk from DongSi 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: 12-08-2016

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Convenient location.

Novotel Beijing Xinqiao4 stars

1 Chongwenmen West Main Street, Beijing | map | distance

7.7 Good - based on 2222 Agoda reviews

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

The Novotel Beijing Xinqiao enjoys a convenient location, close to the subway station and within 10 minutes to the New World Mall and 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.

The nearby Chongwenmen subway provides fast access to Beijing’s top attractions including the Wangfujing shopping street and Tian’anmen 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: 12-08-2016

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Budget choice.

Spring Time Hostel2 stars

corner of Dongsi Station (Exit D), Beijing | map | distance

7.6 Good - based on 157 Agoda reviews

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

Affordable and central. Spring Time Hostel is located next to the Dongsi suway station, a 20-minute walk from The Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square and a short drive from Wangfujing shopping area.

The hostel offers 30 clean and simple rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and electric kettle. Shared rooms are available.

Luggage storage and bike rentals and tour services are available at the 24-hour front desk. Plenty of local restaurants are nearby.

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 12-08-2016

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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.

Great for shopping.

5 Jianguo Menwai Main Street, Beijing

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8.2 Very Good
based on 699 Agoda reviews

Jianguo Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Value for money. Convenient location Free WiFi.

Jianguo Hotel ticks all of our boxes. This excellent-value hotel features 6 dining options, an indoor pool, a gym, a spa – all set within a beautiful landscaped garden.

Guest rooms are non-smoking and feature modern décor, flat screen TV, work desk and free WiFi. The staff are attentive and can speak English.

The 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: 12-08-2016

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Central location.

Pentahotel Beijing4 stars

3-18 Chongwenmen Outer Street, Beijing | map | distance

7.8 Good - based on 362 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Central location. Modern rooms. Great dining. Free WiFi.

Great for sightseeing. the modern Pentahotel is located in Beijing’s Business District, next to New World Shopping Mall and just a short walk from the Chongwenmen subway station.

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

Pentahotel is surrounded by shops, dining choices and attractions. 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: 03-20-2017

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