Gay Shanghai • Luxury Hotels

Shanghai, the largest city in the world, has a huge selection of amazing luxury hotels with very competitive rates.

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Our top luxury hotels in Shanghai for 2018 are sorted by area:

French Concession

premier residential & retail district; home the main gay scene

Xintiandi

trendy area with cafés, restaurants & nightlife

The Bund

waterfront area and one of the city's most famous tourists spots

Pudong

business hub; home to many of Shanghai's tallest buildings

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French Concession area

Shanghai’s premier residential & retail district. This former French settlement covers part of Xuhui District and central urban Shanghai. The area has retained its distinct character and offers a great base for tourists.

Quiet & central.

78 Xing Guo Road, Changning, Shanghai | map | distance

8.7 Excellent
based on 91 Agoda reviews

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Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo5 stars

Why this hotel? Quiet & central. Excellent pool & gym. Easy access to gay scene. Free WiFi.

Surrounded by 70,000 m² of historical gardens in the heart of the French Concession area, the Radisson Plaza Xing Guo offers a quiet base from which to explore Shanghai.

The rooms are elegantly decorated and feature top amenities. There is a well-equipped Clark Hatch gym, swimming pool, bowling alley, massage service, beauty salon and more.

The Radisson is a short drive from the Central Business District, The Bund, Fuxing Park and People’s Square. H42 gay sauna can be reached in 10 minutes.

features bar, restaurant, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 30-09-2017

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Popular choice.

330 Meiyuan Road, Zhabei, Shanghai | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 2436 Agoda reviews

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Pullman Shanghai Jing An5 stars

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

The Pullman Shanghai Jing An offers 5-star accommodation in the heart of Shanghai, about a 10-minute drive from The Bund, People’s Square and Xintiandi.

Guest rooms feature free WiFi, 37″ flat screen TV, floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. Facilities include two restaurants, bar, a well-equipped gym, spa, sauna and massage service.

The Shanghai Train Station is a just short walk away from the hotel.

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Xintiandi

Shanghai’s upmarket entertainment area with adjoining houses that serve as book stores, cafés, restaurants, and shopping complexes. Xintiandi has an active nightlife and is a gay-popular destination.

Stylish design.

183 Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai | map | distance

8.4 Excellent
based on 157 Agoda reviews

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URBN Hotel Shanghai5 stars

Why this hotel? Stylish design. Great location near Xintiandi. Free WiFi.

Sleek boutique hotel located just north of French Concession area and Xintiandi, with a few major attractions within walking distance away.

URBN’s contemporary designed rooms in a very ‘green’ surrounding make this place a favorite choice with gay visitors. Facilities include a bar, a restaurant, jacuzzi, massage service and free WiFi.

The hotel is highly praised for its warm hospitality and excellent breakfast.

features bar, restaurant, shop, internet access, massage, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 30-09-2017

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Modern apartments.

282 Huaihai Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 1069 Agoda reviews

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Ascott Huai Hai Road5 stars

Why this hotel? Modern apartments. Great for shopping & nightlife. Free WiFi.

Perhaps our favourite choice for this area. This great-value Ascott Huai Hai Road is just a 10-minute walk from Xintiandi shopping, entertainment and nightlife.

Each soundproof apartment is fully functional with a well-equipped kitchen, washer, refrigerator and large living area. Guests have free access to the hotel’s heated indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym.

The South Huangpi Road metro station is a short walk away and provides easy connections to the rest of Shanghai.

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Great for shopping.

99 Madang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai | map | distance

9 Exceptional
based on 259 Agoda reviews

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The Langham Xintiandi5 stars

Why this hotel? Great for shopping. Tasteful design. Fantastic gym & pool. Free WiFi.

Situated in Shanghai’s most fashionable district, The Langham Xintiandi is surrounded by a range of premium shops, restaurants and trendy boutiques.

Catering to the city’s ever-growing and more cosmopolitan gay crowd, the hotel offers elegant rooms & suites with free minibar and world-class gym, swimming pool and spa. The food and service is exceptional.

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The Bund

Famous waterfront area, located along the western bank of Huangpu River. The Bund is home to many important buildings, businesses, tourist sights, restaurants and excellent hotels.

In The Bund.

1 Jinling East Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai | map | distance

8.9 Excellent
based on 2274 Agoda reviews

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Les Suites Orient Bund5 stars

Why this hotel? In The Bund. Wonderful views. Great value. Free WiFi.

The luxurious Les Suites Orient Bund is located in the centre of The Bund, offering great views over the Huangpu River and the Pudong high-rise neighbourhood.

The designers have managed to fuse art deco with traditional Oriental style in a way that really works. The rooms have all the amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel. We recommend opting ‘for a river view’ room.

Surprisingly good value for money and excellent service. This hotel is proud to publicly state that it is gay-friendly. We like that.

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Amazing views.

585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai | map | distance

8.5 Excellent
based on 163 Agoda reviews

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Hotel Indigo On The Bund5 stars

Why this hotel? Amazing views. Stylish rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.

This riverside hotel offers breathtaking views of the high-tech Pudong. It is also close to Yu Yuan Garden, the Old Chinese City, Jing’an Temple and Nanjing Road shopping district.

We recommend ‘river view’ rooms, as the view that adds so much to the pleasure of staying here. The rooms combine modern elements with touches of old China. All the latest technology is there – right down to the high-tech toilet seat!

If you want a quick work out, the Indigo has a well-equipped gym and swimming pool

features bar, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, gym, spa (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉) | updated: 02-11-2017

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Excellent value.

505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai | map | distance

8.8 Excellent
based on 1433 Agoda reviews

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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai5 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Great for shopping & sightseeing. Free WiFi.

The great-value Grand Central Hotel is located next to The Bund, major shopping streets, close to People’s Square, East Nanjing Pedestrian Street and a few minutes’ walk from the subway.

Guest rooms are a flat screen TV, free WiFi, safe, work desk and large bathroom. The hotel features a nice indoor pool, a luxurious spa and well-equipped gym.

Onsite restaurants serve Cantonese and French cuisine. There is also a lobby lounge and café. If you need a massage, the gay-popular Shanghai ThaiLand Health Club is only a 5-minute walk away.

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Pudong

Located to the east of Huangpu River, Pudong is a world-class financial district, with many 5-star hotels and high-rise buildings such as the Oriental Pearl Tower. These hotels offer amazing views of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline.

Stunning city views.

100 Century Shanghai, Pudong, Shanghai | map | distance

8.9 Excellent
based on 81 Agoda reviews

Park Hyatt Shanghai5 stars

Why this hotel? Stunning city views. Fabulous pool & facilities. Free WiFi.

The Park Hyatt occupies the 79th to 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center – one of the highest hotels in any building in the world. Needless to say, the views of the city and Huangpu river are stunning.

Minimalist-styled rooms have all the high-tech facilities including a motion sensor in the toilet! Huge rain showers and a large tub to soak in. We bet you will not find a pool and gym on a higher floor anywhere in the world – the 90th.

The hotel has won awards many years in a row for their approach to LGBT equality.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 06-07-2017

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Riverside location.

1288 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong, Shanghai | map | distance

8.4 Excellent
based on 322 Agoda reviews

Grand Kempinski Shanghai5 stars

Why this hotel? Riverside location. Large rooms. Superb facilities. Free WiFi.

The sleek, high-rise Grand Kempinski Shanghai has just about everything and is located in the centre of Lujiazui district of Pudong, overlooking Huangpu River.

The hotel features 9 dining options, a penthouse indoor pool, a gym and a YHI spa with world-class facilities. Each room has a flat screen TV, iPod dock, minibar and free WiFi.

The location is unbeatable, a 3-minute walk from Lujiazui metro station where you can easily connect to Super Brand Mall, Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Financial Tower – the highest observation tower in the world.

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