Gay Friendly Hotels Barcelona Spain: Top 6 (Updated 2021)
Is Barcelona and Sitges, Spain one of the prime locations for LGBT people? Yes, it is considered one of the most friendly gay city in Europe. From restaurants, bars, sauna and gay friendly hotels Barcelona has all it needs for a great holiday in Spain!
The main area of bars and gay clubs in Barcelona is Eixample barrio close to many landmarks of Barcelona in terms of sightseeing.
Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes.
1. Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa– Adults Only – Gay Friendly Hotel Barcelona
Axel Hotel Barcelona is a 4-star hotel gay friendly in Gayxample, the heart of the gay scene in Barcelona.
The area around the Hotel Axel Barcelona is known as the Gay-xample because of its lively gay scene. The staff has knowledge of the local gay scene, and the hotel is hetero-friendly too.
Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, this design hotel is close to Passeig de Gràcia’s exclusive boutiques. The Axel Hotel’s 500m² Spa Centre includes a hydromassage pool and saunas, and the modern rooms have flat-screen satellite TVs.
The rooms are modern and comfortable, the premium rooms are my favourite since they have lovely views of the street. Amazing views from the rooftop terrace, and they make good drinks and serve food in the summer. The neighbourhood is lined with restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, bars and other shops, and is walking distance to all of the major Barcelona sights.
The bathroom amenities provided is cleverly packaged and brings a smile to the face.
The €10 fee to use the Spa and gym is still worth it, with a big heated pool and various aqua-massage jets, cascade and water-loungers. You can use the Norwegian steam–room as well.
The Axel Sky Bar is obviously quite a popular hangout especially on weekends and special event nights. The rooftop bar has great views but the drinks are a little on the pricey side.
Breakfast is very nice continental, with a good selection of meats, smoked salmon, cheeses, fruit and breads. Very good service here and at the front desk. A gay friendly hotel, it was amusing to see the complimentary condom was labeled as “hetero friendly”.
Top Reason to choose Axel Hotel Barcelona as your stay in Barcelona
* Breakfast is exceptional – staff was superb – you won’t be disappointed!
* Rooms are simply designed (minimally) but are clean and modern.
* Beds are comfortable and new covers
* Lobby is open and inviting and front-desk staff were very helpful and considerate
* Rooftop bar lacked beer beverage choices – drag show was a complete disappointment. Bottom line; there are other bars very close by – get out and see the city.
* Plenty of restaurants around and within a couple minutes’ walk.
* This is a gay “friendly” hotel – it is NOT exclusively gay.
How much does a room costs at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa?
Prices start 190$/night for the Double Room. The Suite Room is 400$/night with breakfast included.
With separate bedroom, lounge and 30 m² terrace.
Where to book Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Barcelona – you can find the best resort deals in Barcelona on Booking.com and Hotels.com.
2. Olivia Balmes Hotel Barcelona – Gay Friendly Hotel Barcelona
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Olivia Balmes Hotel is set 400 m from Barcelona’s Passeig de Gracia, in the elegant Eixample neighbourhood. The modern hotel features stylish air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant is our next recommendation for a gay accommodation in Barcelona.
Each bright spacious room includes free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen satellite TV and a laptop safe. The contemporary bathrooms have an open-plan design.
The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Olivia Balmes offers a sun terrace with an outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers.
Fantastic, clean and modern hotel which is very well located – metro station just a few steps from the door and a short walk to La Rambla.
It’s location – near the metro, Gaudi’s Block of Discord and the La Sagrada Familia – was perfect.
The rooms, though a little small, are designed well with a lot of hidden storage. They are modern, well maintained, and cleaned nicely by the housecleaners daily.
The rooms are modern and very clean, with great (hot) water pressure and heating (which was important if you are traveling to Barcelona during the winter. Just a note that we found all the TV channels in the room to be in Spanish (nothing in English).
The little touches like complementary water, chocolates, slippers, biscuits each day are a great addition to the general satisfaction during your stat at this gay friendly hotel.
Breakfast is rich enough, and has options to choose from . Breakfast is a wonderful selection including bacon, eggs,etc and also fresh fruits, cold hams and cheese and a variety of breads and cakes.
The pool and gym are wonderful additions to this very stylish hotel.
How much does a room costs at Olivia Balmes Hotel Barcelona?
Prices start 160$/night for the Standard Double Room. The Premier Double Room is 210$/night with breakfast included.
This spacious modern room features a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning and a laptop safe. It offers city views. The stylish bathroom has an open-plan design.
Where to book Olivia Balmes Hotel Barcelona – Gay Friendly Hotels Barcelona – you can find the best resort deals in Barcelona on Booking.com and Hotels.com.
3. NH Collection Barcelona Podium – Gay Friendly Hotel Barcelona
NH Collection Barcelona Pódium offers stylish, modern accommodation in a quiet area of central Barcelona. It has free WiFi, a sauna, gym and roof terrace with swimming pool and city views.
Bedrooms at the hotel are spacious and air conditioned. They all have a choice of pillows, a minibar and satellite TV. Each room comes with a Barcelona city guidebook.
NH Collection Barcelona Pódium combines a 19th-Century façade with modern interior design. It is surrounded by other Modernist buildings in Barcelona’s Eixample district, a cool and gay friendly district in Barcelona.
Centrally located just on the edge of the Gothic Quarter. 15 minute walk to La Ramblas.
The location is perfect for exploring the whole of Barcelona located right on edge of the old Gothic Quarter yet lovely and quiet throughout the day and night.
The view of the neighbourhood is quaint with a nice view of the European architecture. The bed is very comfortable and the room spacious. Bathroom was beautiful with white and grey tones.
Room was lovely with a balcony overlooking the front of the hotel and had all the creature comforts we needed including a Nespresso machine which was a lovely touch. Bathroom and bedroom have been refurbished recently to a good standard.
Breakfast is Artfully presented with a wide array of choices including fruit, cheese, several protein and gluten free options. The breakfast buffet is amazing, a huge choice of options. You can choose your eggs toppings from the buffet and give it to the waiters and they will prepare it in your style. many many fresh and very well prepared staff – cheeses, local food, good coffee and lots of fruits.
The pool is always clean and inviting with adequate seating on the nearby deck. A small bar that served meals and drinks was also located on the deck. The gym was adequate for a hotel of this size.
How much does a room costs at NH Collection Barcelona Podium?
Prices start 160$/night for the Superior Room. The Suite is 250$/night with breakfast included.
This spacious Junior Suite has a separate seating area with a sofa bed.
There are 2 flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, free WiFi, a kettle and a Nespresso machine.
The private bathroom includes a rain-effect shower or a bath, a hairdryer, free NH toiletries, slippers and bathrobes.
Where to book NH Collection Barcelona Podium – Gay Friendly Hotels Barcelona – you can find the best resort deals in Barcelona on Booking.com and Hotels.com.
4. Exe Ramblas Boquería Barcelona – Gay Friendly Hotel Barcelona
Our next suggestion for a gay friendly hotel is a 3* hotel located just meters away from the main party area and touristic of Barcelona – Las Ramblas!
Exe Ramblas Boquería is situated right on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas, next to La Boquería Market. The stylish, air-conditioned rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen satellite TV and a private balcony.
Exe Ramblas Boquería features elegant modern décor, with hardwood floors and designer furniture. The soundproofed rooms have views of Las Ramblas or the colourful Boqueria Market.
A varied buffet breakfast is served in the Exe Ramblas Boquería’s bright dining room. The Boquería is an ideal place to sample typical tapas and fresh fruit, while numerous restaurants and bars can be found nearby.
This is absolutely PERFECT in terms of location . You are right next to everything, very close to the port, close to hop on hop bus locations, next to the fabulous market, next to great shopping, and the hotel was an absolute delight. Very small and boutique-like, but beautiful, with a great staff.
There is an open terrace at the back of the building, and the breakfast room offered a generous choice of food.
Rooms are within the European/US standards. It has a armoire type closet, safe, mini fridge, desk, chair, large bathroom with it’s own window/balcony. The room was cleaned very well each day with fresh linens & towels.
The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The hotel offers guests a range of pillows to choose from.
The only real downside was there is no mirror in the bedroom and no shelving in the bathroom, so toiletries, cosmetics etc had to be put on the floor.
The breakfast is very pleasing for what you need to start a great day. If you are looking for eggs & sausage this is not it, in fact good luck finding that in Barcelona for breakfast. But it was a very nice spread of cheese, meats, fruit, pastries, juices, coffee, espresso. Rooms are very good isolated as we can barely heard the noise of the market.
How much does a room costs at Exe Ramblas Boquería Barcelona?
Prices start 160$/night for the. The normal Double Room is 140$/night with breakfast included.
This air-conditioned room features a minibar and a private bathroom.
Where to book Exe Ramblas Boquería Barcelona – Lgbt Hotel Barcelona– you can find the best resort deals in Barcelona on Booking.com and Hotels.com.
5. Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL – Gay Friendly Hotel Barcelona
This 5* luxury gay friendly hotel in Barcelona is 18 minutes walk from the beach. Miramar Barcelona has a picturesque setting within gardens on Montjuïc Mountain, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It offers 2 swimming pools, free Wi-Fi and rooms with spectacular views of Barcelona.
Housed in a former palace with a Neucentisme style, the hotel maintains many of the building’s original features and it is one of the symbols of the city. The interiors have chic, contemporary design.
The location is amazing, on the top of Barcelona at Montjuic hill you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city.
The facade of the hotel at the top of the hill looks 5-star but unfortunately the main entrance is located on the side and the hotel owners have not bothered with a proper paint job since the last prisoners left the castle of Montjuic.
Pleasant décor in rooms + the lobby/ lounge/ bar area looked the part with a pianist adding to the atmosphere in the evening.
The lobby bar is the highlight of the hotel. Elegant atmosphere with generously portioned, expertly-prepared cocktails. The bar offers numerous premium and top shelf liquors, and free snacks. The bartenders are well-trained and really seem to take pride in mixing a cocktail, rather than just slinging booze
The rooms are slightly tight, but well-appointed with comfortable beds. The shower is almost a religious experience: multiple shower heads, great water pressure, steady temperature. Very hard to get out of. The only negative was the air conditioning, which, although cooled the temperature in the room, failed to properly dehumidify — leaving a damp feeling in the room and in the bed linens.
The room is very spacious and I was able to enjoy wonderful views from the commodity of room.
Breakfast is excellent and had a wide variety to choose from.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL?
Prices start 350$/night for the Premium Double Room. The Suite is 450$/night with breakfast included.
This spacious suite includes a separate lounge area and a private, furnished terrace with views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.
It includes air conditioning, a 47-inch TV with international channels, a minibar with a courtesy bottle of water and a Nespresso coffee machine.
The private bathroom has both a designer bathtub and a separate shower. It also comes with L’Occitane toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers.
Where to book Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL – Lgbt Hotels Barcelona – you can find the best resort deals in Barcelona on Booking.com and Hotels.com.
6. Andante Hotel Barcelona – Gay Friendly Hotel Barcelona
This 3* hotel is 18 minutes walk from the beach. With a small rooftop pool offering great views over Barcelona, Andante Hotel is centrally located 350 m from Drassanes Metro Station and La Rambla. It offers free Wi-Fi and a gym.
Modern air-conditioned rooms feature parquet floors, a laptop safe and flat-screen satellite TV. The bathroom comes with a full-length mirror and a high-powered hairdryer.
A buffet breakfast with show cooking is available. A gluten-free breakfast is available upon request. There is a self-service area with a microwave and vending machines for drinks, sandwiches and snacks, as well as a large terrace.
The hotel is a modern hotel located in a great location just a short walk off of Las Ramblas and to the Bario Gotic section of Barcelona. We could walk nearly everywhere, and there were metro lines nearby for places farther away.
The hotel itself is modern and while the rooms are quite basic, they’re adequate if your trip is about getting out & about in the city. The breakfast consist of a full buffet of hot and cold food of very description and the staff seem relaxed about taking rolls, etc for a packed lunch. Rooms are spacious,clean and comfortable . The bed are amazingly comfortable.
There are plenty of options at breakfast, including some Spanish dishes for those who want an authentic meal. Good breakfast with show cooking and reasonably large selection of dishes.
Pool on the roof was good with a superb view of Barcelona during the evening and morning for the sunrise.
How much does a room costs at Andante Hotel Barcelona?
Prices start 170$/night for the Double Room.
Modern air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi, parquet floors, a laptop safe and flat-screen satellite TV. The bathroom comes with a bath or shower, a full-length mirror and a high-powered hairdryer.
Where to book Andante Hotel Barcelona – Gay Friendly Hotels Barcelona – you can find the best resort deals in Barcelona on Booking.com and Agoda.com.