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Ho Chi Minh’s most central area. District 1 is home to major tourist sights and the famous Ben Thanh Market. Hotels in this area are surrounded by restaurants, shops and close to the main gay scene.
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great for shopping & sightseeing. Free WiFi.
Set in a restored colonial building, the 5-star Grand Hotel Saigon offers great-value rooms & suites in classic French décor, along with nice outdoor pool, a modern gym, a rooftop restaurant, spa and casino.
The location is great – on the main commercial street, close to shops and restaurants and Saigon River. The gay-popular Rebublic Lounge bar is just a short walk away.
Each guest room features views of the city or pool, marble bathroom, cable TV, minibar, tea & coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. Great value for money.
Why this hotel? Spacious luxury rooms. Central location. Popular. Free WiFi.
With an average size of 40 m², the rooms at Hotel Nikko are among the most spacious in Ho Chi Minh. The minimalist Japanese-styled rooms feature LCD TV, minibar, tea & coffee maker, iPod dock and free WiFi.
Onsite facilities include a modern gym an outdoor pool and a spa. Hotel Nikko has a restaurant, club lounge and bar.
Convenient location – a 15-minute drive from Saigon Opera House, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace. The gay-owned No Stress Café is a 10-minute walk away.
Why this hotel? Boutique luxury option. Beautiful rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.
The new 5-star Hotel des Arts Saigon by MGallery Collection is just a short walk from the historic Notre Dame Cathedral and famous sights.
The hotel features a stylish restaurant & bar, a fabulous rooftop pool, a modern gym and beautifully designed rooms with nice touches like L’Occitane toiletries.
Other in-room amenities include free WiFi, flat screen cable TV and sitting area (in some rooms). The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, concierge service and business centre.
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Why this hotel? Excellent views. Rooftop restaurant. Convenient location. Free WiFi.
The 5-star Pullman Saigon Centre has a fantastic central location, near the gay scene, tourist sigts, Ben Thanh Market, Saigon River, Opera House and Reunification Palace.
We love the view from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, not to mention the nice outdoor pool, well-equipped gym with sauna & spa. There’s a 24-hour reception, room service, laundry service, tour desk.
Each modern guest room comes with free WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen cable TV, minibar and safe. Guest rooms offer excellent views of the city.
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Why this hotel? New luxury choice Centrally located. Fabulous views. Free WiFi.
Centrally located in District 1, a short walk of Ben Thanh Market and the HCMC Museum, the fabulous new Reverie Saigon Hotel offers large rooms with great views, an outdoor pool, gym and sauna.
All guest rooms feature free WiFi, minibar, flat screen TV, seating area and en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower. There’s an onsite restaurant, and room service is available.
The Reverie also offers massage services, though you may be more temped to check out the men-only Nam Spa, which is less than 15 minutes away by taxi.
Why this hotel? Riverside location. Beautiful building. Free WiFi.
Housed in a classic French colonial building by Saigon River, the Majestic Saigon is one of the most popular luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh. It offers 100% smoke-free environment (one of a few in Vietnam).
All 175 rooms have free WiFi and all the fine amenities. Onsite facilities include a pool, gym, spa, sauna, steam room, restaurant and bar, etc.
The location is great – just steps away from restaurants, bars, nightclubs, Vincom Shopping Center, Saigon Trade Center Buildings, Saigon Towers and 7 km from the airport.
based on 2757 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Central location. Excellent dining & pool. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
Rex Hotel was rebuilt to become one of the most important landmarks in the city. The hotel is conveniently located in downtown Ho Chi Minh, close to Ben Thanh Market.
Excellent onsite facilities include 4 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a gym, a spa, a café and bar. Guest rooms & suites are individually designed. The rooftop restaurant offers stunning views and is a favourite hangout for guests.
Some of best restaurants and shops are nearby. Gay scene-wise, the Rebublic Lounge bar is a just 10-minute walk away.
based on 669 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Very central. Excellent value. Popular with gay guests. Free WiFi.
One of the best-located 5-star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and a popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. The Myst Dong Khoi offers modern rooms in the heart of District 1, near the Opera House, sightseeing and gay nightlife.
Each guest room features free WiFi, air conditioning, well-equipped bathroom, flat screen TV, seating area. The Myst has a nice rooftop pool with views of the Saigon River, a 24-hour front desk, a spa and a gym.
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Why this hotel? Perfect location. Large, well-equipped rooms. Excellent city views. Free WiFi.
Perfectly located for sightseeing – Caravelle Saigon sits on Lam Son Square in the heart of the city, just across from the Grand Opera House. Virtually all points of interest are within walking distance.
Caravelle Saigon has won many international awards and is considered one of the iconic hotels in the city. Elegantly decorated rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, 24-hour room service, pillow menu and large windows with excellent city views.
The hotel has 5 excellent restaurants, a swimming pool and a fabulous rooftop bar.
More excellent-value-for-money hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, many of which are located in District 1.
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Why this hotel? Central location. Great for sightseeing & shopping. Free WiFi.
The Sheraton Saigon is in excellent location on Dong Khoi Street, within walking distance of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon Centre and other popular attractions in District 1.
This 5-star hotel offers large guest rooms, each featuring a flat screen cable TV, iPod dock, laptop-sized safe, coffee maker, complimentary bottled water and designer toiletries.
The hotel has 8 onsite dining options, a café and a rooftop bar. Gay guests can enjoy working out at the Sheraton’s fully equipped gym, relax by the pool or get a nice massage at the Aqua Day Spa.
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Why this hotel? Apartment style. Excellent gym & pool. Value for money. Free WiFi.
The first certified luxury serviced apartment in Ho Chi Minh by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. The Sherwood Residence offers apartment-style rooms with separate living areas and kitchens and world-class facilities.
Gay guests can enjoy free use of the pool, gym and sauna, free WiFi. The in-house restaurant serves both Western and Asian dishes. Excellent staff and service.
The Sherwood Residence is located on the scenic Pasteur Street, within walking distance to Ho Chi Minh’s business district and a wide selection of restaurants and shops.
based on 822 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Popular with gay guests. Excellent gym & pool. Central location. Free WiFi.
Combining French art of living with modern comforts, the Sofitel Saigon Plaza is located on the tree-lined Le Duan Boulevard, just moments from the main commercial district, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace.
This boutique luxury hotel features a fantastic gym, with pool, spa facilities, and restaurant, bar and everything you’ve come to expect from this brand. Each contemporary designed rooms offers a view of the city or the Saigon River.
One of our all-time favourite hotels. Gay guests are warmly welcome.
based on 2421 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near Ben Thanh Market. Excellent views. Award winner. Free WiFi.
The New World Saigon ticked most of our boxes. This 5-star hotel is centrally located, opposite the 23 September Park, a 5-minute walk to the famous Ben Thanh Market and steps away from the bus station.
Spacious rooms and suites are ideal for both business and pleasure. The rooms feature large windows with sweeping city views. Recreational facilities include a gym, swimming pool, tennis court, spa, restaurant and bar.