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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Rome Italy (2024 Updated)


There are many of gay bars in different parts of Rome. The Gay pride in Rome is a citywide gay-festival held annually at the center of Rome takes place early June of each year. Better hurry up to book your gay friendly hotels Rome!

Rome has a more low-key gay scene, with Via San Giovanni a popular hangout for LGBT-identifying travellers. Coming Out Bar and My Bar are both popular choices, and have great views of the nearby Colosseum. Rome also plays host to its own Pride festival annually in the same region of town.
The Gay Street (Italian: Gay Street di Roma) is an area in Rome, Italy designated as a gay- and lesbian-friendly neighborhood. A 300-metre shopping and bar area in the center of the city on Via San Giovanni in Laterano, a street leading to the east flank of the Colosseum, it was formally designated in 2007.

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km², it is also the country’s most populated comune.


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1. B&B Second Floor 3* – Gay Hotels Rome

B&B Second Floor
B&B Second Floor

Located directly opposite the Coliseum in the centre of Rome, B&B Second Floor offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Soundproofed, all rooms at the Second Floor B&B have either a balcony or a view of the Coliseum. Each includes a safe, flat-screen TV and fridge.

A sweet Italian breakfast is served at the property bar, set on the ground floor. Savoury produce can be prepared on request.

Colosseo Metro Station is just 300 m away, and only 2 metro stops from termini Railway Station.

Located in Rome, in front of the Colosseum, our 9 apartments are dislocated between the 1st and the 2nd Floor of a historic building, steps away from the metro and facing the Colosseum and the Ludus Magnus. The respect for the original details of an ancient roman residence, merged with the modern design and furniture, makes SecondFloor the magical place to live the feeling of the glorious past of the eternal city, taking advantage of all comforts.

We’re in the Gay street of Rome and it makes our hotel an LGBT friendly and safe environment. Our bar restaurant Coming Out, on the ground floor, is the first point of reference for the gay reality in Rome, always remaining a place opened to everybody. In fact, a large number of our clients are straight couples or families. Secondfloor and Coming Out work together as one entity, offering an accommodating stay and a friendly, yet professional service by a young but well experienced staff, whose first prerogative is the welfare of the guests

Had to book this at the last minute after an AirBnB cancelled on me. Although it is promoted as a LBGQT hotel there were straight families with children and straight couples there. The staff was extremely friendly the rooms ultra clean and large. Our street facing room had a small balcony but was very quite both during the day and night. Unlike some reviews I read, there was not a single photo or piece of artwork depicting any romantic encounters between individuals of any sex – so those reviews were either untrue or the hotel removed the offending pieces. I would feel fine taking my minor children here.

Super great location and view. Within about a block of the Colosseo metro station and bus stop. Multiple restaurants just outside the door of the hotel.

The only thing travelers need to be aware of is that there is no elevator in this (or most) buildings in Rome, so luggage will need to be carried upstairs. Also, for American travelers, the name “2nd Floor” is somewhat of a misnomer. It seems in Italy the ground floor is floor 0, not floor 1 like in America. So the 2nd Floor is what an American would consider the 3rd floor. I would certainly stay again.

The location was perfect. We could not be closer to the Colosseum if we tried. We stayed in the decolte room which was lovely and clean, average size with a nice bathroom and even had a small balcony (even if it just looked out onto other buildings). We had everything that we would need such as towels and small toiletries and 2 nespresso coffee’s.

My partner & I confirmed that not only this was true, but found that the service was excellent with very cordial/friendly staff. Breakfast, which is served in their next door cafeteria is so convenient to start the day and with welcoming personnel. The location could not have been better, It is across the street from the Coliseum, with several convenient places within a block away like a Hop on Hop off tour buses station, a 24/7 mid-size super market, a metro station; and plenty of restaurants on the same street or around the corner. The wifi could be improved. In summary, it was a great experience. If or when we go back to Rome, we plan to stay at B&B Second Floor.

First this is located on gay street, only two bars open till 5am each night located beneath the hotel/apartment itself. This didn’t bother us as its a nice and friendly area and we always ended up at the bars every night we were there.

The location is great over the road from the Colosseum and and you can walk it to many other sightseeing areas.

ProsGreat location by the Colosseum, metro and bus connection; Nice staff; Decent room size; breakfast is included (but it’s not -that- great); if you’re on the courtyard side, it’s pretty quiet. I can imagine street side rooms being a bit noisier on weekends.

The location can’t be beat: it’s virtually across the street from the Colosseum and walking distance to both the A and B Metro lines. We got anywhere in the city very easily from here. The rooms are modern, but well-decorated — nice touches like old exposed brick and original rafters compliment the modern style. Fridge and AC. It’s also handy to have a full service bar and restaurant down stairs for drinks and espresso and breakfast.

I think if you’re the kind of traveler who appreciates some night life (especially younger LGBT travelers), this would be a perfect place for you to experience it Italian style, with its warmth and conviviality on full display. Even if you’re older, it’s great – just ask for a room on the top floor to avoid any noise from the activity of Rome’s “gay street” disturbing your rest. Breakfast is downstairs and available from opening (7 AM) anytime you want; it’s a little carb-heavy (pastries, breads, jam, butter, nutella, yogurt), but the coffee is wonderfully strong.

Gay Hotels in Rome Italy
Gay Hotels in Rome Italy

How much does a room costs at B&B Second Floor?

Prices start 116 $/night for Standard Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room with View is 201$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. Local Taxes will be added to the above price.

Offering views of the Coliseum, this spacious air-conditioned room comes with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and colourful décor. It is soundproofed, and includes a fridge and a safe.

Where to book online – B&B Second Floor  – Gay Hotels in Rome Italyyou can find the best hotels deals in Rome during Natale di Roma which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rome on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



2. Hotel Aphrodite Rome – Gay Friendly Hotels Rome

Gay Friendly Hotels Rome
Gay Friendly Hotels Rome

Boasting a rooftop terrace, Hotel Aphrodite offers en suite rooms with free WiFi. It is next to Roma Termini Station, offering quick metro links to the Spanish Steps and Vatican Museums.

Each room at the Aphrodite features pastel colours and wooden floors, and the private bathrooms come with mosaic tiles and marble floors. Breakfast is buffet style.

The hotel is located on the busy Via Marsala, offering traditional and ethnic restaurants, and cafés. Both the Sapienza University and Opera House are a 10-minute walk away. Guests can enjoy discounts for tours and excursions at the hotel’s tour agency, located next door.

Hotel Aphrodite is a remarkable reality which lies in the enchanting scenery of the eternal city through breathtaking sceneries and symbols ready to become silent witnesses of a glorious past. This hotel is strategically located in the historical centre right next to the Termini train station. The Opera, Santa Maria Church and the Coliseum are easily reached on foot.

The Vatican, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Navona are no more than 15 minutes away by public transportation. The 60 rooms divided into 5 different types, modernly furnished and equipped with many comfort and characterized by an atmosphere made even more relaxing by soft pastel colours. The roof garden of our hotel for events in Rome is the right solution for small private meetings, briefings and business lunches, while the staff is at your disposal 24 hours on 24 to satisfy every request.

If you want a hotel close to Roma Termini train station, then this is one choice. It is located right in front of the Termini station, on Via Marsala, which is a quite busy and noisy street. However, it is fair to acknowledge that the room window isolated quite well from the outside noise.

The hotel is an amazing location as the metro only has 1 interchange if you decide to use it!

In Via Masala which is directly opposite Rome Termini (the main Rome Station), this is perfectly located if you are intending to travel on by train or want to get the bus to the Airport – again right outside the door.

Everything is close, restaurants, train station, laundryman around the corner (they actually do the washing for you just drop it off and pick it up) market across the road (cash only by the way), supermarket at the train station (Via Marsala entrance, down the escalator look to your right), ATM.

The rooms are spotless and spacious for 2 persons, which includes a mini bar which has reasonable prices in case you forgot to buy a bottle of water for 1 euro! Also a hairdryer and safe. It is a busy street but it is not very noisy when it it’s night time which is an added bonus as if you decide to walk around Rome especially if it’s hot and you are very tired!

Very good location and only a couple of minutes walk from Rome Termini and the metro. Ideal location for getting to and from the airport on the Leonardo Express and also being close to the metro for sightseeing. A 20 min walk to the Trevi fountain.

Quiet, very clean room that had tea/coffee making facilities and a large bottle of water provided. Good sized comfortable bed. The bathroom although small had lovely big white bath sheets. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

There was a supermarket that sold a good range of convenience food and a pharmacy directly across the road.

Would definitely stay at the Aphrodite again

Gay Friendly Hotel Rome
Gay Friendly Hotel Rome

The rooms are very clean and quite big with the usual TV and kettle. The standard double room has a king size bed and it is  spotlessly clean along with the bathroom although not a huge room it is good enough for 2 persons.

Bathroom has nice big towels and washcloths, good shower, and hair dryer (no shampoo). Key card is necessary to turn power on to room, so you can´t charge devices while out of the room. There was a safe in the closet.

Breakfast is included in the tariff of the room and is excellent with a great variety and friendly waitress. It’s served at top floor with open balcony available.  It is a buffet continental style breakfast with some scrambled egg. It is nice and fresh and plenty to eat.

How much does a room costs at Hotel Aphrodite Rome?

Prices start 132$/night for Economy Double Room. The Superior Double Room is 144$/night.

This compact, en suite room features a small double bed, a satellite TV, and air conditioning.

Where to book online   Hotel Aphrodite Rome –  Gay Friendly Hotels Rome – you can find the best hotels deals in Rome on and


2. Hotel Lord Byron Rome – Small Luxury Hotels of the World – Gay Friendly Hotels Rome

Hotel Lord Byron
Hotel Lord Byron

Hotel Lord Byron is located in Rome’s classy and elegant Parioli district, just behind the Borghese Gardens. This exclusive hotel offers calm, quiet surroundings, excellent service and beautiful interiors.

One of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel is situated in one of the charming town houses common to this part of Rome. Admire stylish, Art Deco furnishings and enjoy the luxurious rooms and lounges.

Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps are a 15-minute walk away from Hotel Lord Byron. Villa Borghese’s attractions, from the zoo to the famous art gallery are even closer.

A few steps from the luxurious Villa Borghese and the chic shopping of Via Veneto, the exclusive Hotel Lord Byron, once a patrician villa, provides the best of both worlds: vicinity to the bustling Eternal City’s main attractions and the opportunity to relax in a secluded environment surrounded by the staff’s attentive and discrete attention. The property is a proud member of “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”.

Rome is truly the most amazing open air museum in the world. With so much to do and see, hotels have a lot live up to in order to do a break in the city justice.

It’s situated in a quieter part of the city but there is a Metro stop about a 10 minute walk away and Rome is a very easy city to get around in. It’s also very near Villa Borghese and the hotel lent us bikes on our last day to explore the park.

Wonderful 5-star hotel in a posh residential neighbourhood of Parioli. The hotel itself is away from the city centre so is nice a quiet, which is something of a relief as the Centre can be very noisy and busy. BUT, it is close enough to most of the significant sites, about 30mins walk and through the lovely Borghese Gardens.

The hotel has a very relaxed feel and decorated with stunning Art Deco furniture throughout and the rooms extremely comfortable. The best thing about the rooms in my view however, is that they have blackout blinds which is wonderful for a long restful night’s sleep.

The suite room which is large, quiet and well appointed, with a separate dressing area to store clothes and bags. The bed is divinely comfortable and the linen was very high quality. The food at breakfast is amazing not only in terms of the range of options  but also in the quality of the food and the presentation.

The rooms have always been very comfortable with no amenity lacking.

The rooms are of a fabulous standard, very large and bathrooms covered in marble! The  bathroom is absolutely magnificent, with every cranny covered in white marble and a large shower head pouring freely (no curtain or glass) into a wide bath.

Breakfast is delicious with a wide selection of food. . Breakfast is filled with fresh fruit, delicious pastries and one of the best lattes you could ever have in Italy! They toasted the gluten free white bread each morning, and I could have it with warm eggs and bacon, jams, cheese or ham. They also have biscuits and sweet french pastries.

This hotel is up in the neighborhood near the Borghese Gardens and Villa. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very good for breakfast and dinner. Their breakfast is quite nice (mine was included which was great b/c there are not a lot of places to walk for a quick coffee and snack). The restaurant food was quite good and the staff was very friendly. B/c the hotel is on a hill, the restaurant is somewhat underground and so it does not have a lot of natural light and there are no views which was somewhat disappointing. The rooms were quiet and spacious.

We totally enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is located just North of the Borghese Gardens and the location is quiet and uncrowded. Although it is a little walk to get into the city we actually liked this because of the peaceful location and we loved the walk through the Borghese Gardens. Our room had a lovely marble bathtub and was clean and comfortable. Hotel restaurant is good and they have a nice breakfast. Would stay here again

Gay Friendly Hotels Rome
Gay Friendly Hotels Rome

How much does a room costs at Hotel Lord Byron Rome?

Prices start 289$/night for Classic Double Room. The Deluxe Double  Room is 340$/night.

A larger room with separate seating area.

Where to book online   Hotel Lord Byron Rome –  Gay Friendly Hotels Rome – you can find the best hotels deals in Rome on and


3. Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Rome

Featuring a rooftop terrace and a seasonal pool with views of the Coliseum, Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo offers modern rooms and free WiFi throughout. The Coliseum is 400 m away.

Rooms are equipped with LCD TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, and a minibar. Some rooms overlook the Coliseum.

The extensive buffet breakfast features fresh, local traditional produce, and starts at 06:30 during the week. The snack bar is open every day until midnight, and the roof bar is available between May and September.

The Mercure Roma is well served by public transport, and just 500 m from Colosseo Metro Station.The paleochristian Basilica of San Clemente is just opposite the hotel.

Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo
Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo

A 4 star hotel in the heart of Rome, 200 m from the Colosseum and from the metro station, not far from the Eur business district and from the major archaeological sites, monuments and museums. Ideal for both business trips and holiday visits, the hotel offers 160 rooms, some boasting views of the Colosseum, all with satellite and pay TV, safe and air conditioning. Undercover pay parking, 3 meeting rooms, 2 bars.

The rooms are a decent size, with tea/coffee facilities and wardrobe space. Has a lovely clean bathroom with a decent shower, no bath, and plenty of hot water however our near top floor room had virtually no windows – just a long narrow high window which made for a lovely view of the Colosseum, but allowed no air flow and limited natural light.

This is a great location for the Colosseum, the Forum and the Train Station but is a good, though amazing 20 minute walk to reach the central areas for Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and shopping areas.
Great Hotel in a quieter location, perhaps not the best location if walking is difficult or you want to be in the hub of the City.

It is a two minute walk to the Colesseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum area and also the Blue line metro station. Taxis from the hotel to the Vatican Museum area cost approximately €12-15 and from Fumincino airport €45. The Colesseum is overlooked by the rooftop bar and pool area and at sunset the view is spectacular.

The room have a shower, mini bar and safe plus plenty of lights and plug points. The rooms are not large, but if you are not going to spend too much time in the hotel, it does not matter. Modern decor throughout.

The rooms are clean and have mini bars as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom is well stocked with towels and toiletries.

The optional breakfast is self service and offered variety of hot eggs bacon sausages, toast, cereal, fruits and continental cheeses and meats with refillable tea and coffee. There is a bar on site and a lovely rooftop pool weather permitting.

This hotel is in a great location. Within walking distance of all the main attractions, even to the Vatican. Rooms are a little small, but they were clean and tidy. The bed gave a great sleep, haven’t slept this well in a hotel for a while. Staff are great and most helpful.

The rooms and shared areas were very clean and well maintained with all you needed for a short break. The breakfast was included in our package and there was a great selection each morning I am happy to report. Once again, the staff in the bar/bistro were friendly and helpful. We also ate an evening meal on one occasion which was very good.

The location of the hotel was excellent, a five minute walk from the Colosseum and a decent choice of restaurants nearby. Yes it’s quite noisy (note the irate review of the previous traveller!) but this is Rome and probably fairly similar in all the other capital cities so rise above the sirens and traffic and enjoy!! We would definitely return to this hotel in a heartbeat

gay friendly hotels in rome
gay friendly hotels in rome

How much does a room costs at Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo?

Prices start 210$/night for Superior Double Room. The Privilege Double Room with Sofa Bed is 245$/night.

This room has a minibar, electric kettle and air conditioning.

Where to book online   Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo –  Gay Friendly Hotel Rome – you can find the best hotels deals in Rome on and


4. Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla Rome – Gay Friendly Hotels Rome

Offering free WiFi, Hotel Casa Domitillia is 200 m from the Catacombs of Domitilla and has good bus links into the centre of Rome. There is a church on site.
Breakfast is served daily from 07:30, while the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner offering both set menus and à la carte options.

All of Casa Domitilla’s rooms have satellite TV, minibars and en-suite bathrooms.

The hotel is located away from the center but is reachable by bus, and the bust stop is 5-6 min walk from the hotel. The buses are frequent and many lines go to the center. The hotel is nice, clean, well maintained, with a nice yard. The staff is helpful. The beds and pillows are comfortable, the toiletries are stocked up every day. it is in a quiet neighbourhood.

Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla


The 3-star Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla is located in beautiful, location. In one of the oldest districts of the city – close to the Via Appia Antica, just steps from the impressive catacombs.

The hotel is located a bit far from city centre, it is about 30 minutes by bus but the bus link is really good.

The hotel is located in an old monastery, modernised and has a nice breakfast buffet.

If you do not mind a bit of distance from the crowd or is looking for a place to have a quiet evening after a busy day doing tours go for this hotel it is excellent price for what you get.

The room is spacious and the bathroom is nice, the only negative is very thin walls, you will be able to hear next door fairly clearly.  The room are great for 2 people, beds are comfortable, the bathroom is clean.

The room is quiet, beds comfortable, bathroom clean. Wi-Fi worked with no problems.
The breakfast is good – a couple of sorts of cheese and ham, cereals, scrambled eggs, jams and honey, butter, bread, pancakes, coffee and cocoa, orange juice.

Had a great stay at this hotel, right next to the catacombs! A bit far out from the centre however, there are good transport links. Lovely rooms and there is a nice reasonably priced restaurant. Also near a supermarket and pizza restaurant which is authentic Italian I would recommend.

The hotel is located away from the center but is reachable by bus, and the bust stop is 5-6 min walk from the hotel. The buses are frequent and many lines go to the center. The hotel is nice, clean, well maintained, with a nice yard. The staff is helpful. The beds and pillows are comfortable, the toiletries are stocked up every day. it is in a quiet neighborhood. The coffee is good. The towels are changed regularly. Spent very nice time and have great memories.

This hotel is located in a nice part of Rome, you can travel by bus into the center and buy bus tickets from the reception. The hotel is very clean and well air conditioned and secure. There is a nice restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating and a bar. The staff are friendly and are able to answer questions about the city. The room was spacious and the bathroom was nice, the only negative is very thin walls, you will be able to hear next door fairly clearly

How much does a room costs at Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla?

Prices start 60$/night for Economy Double Room. The  Double Room 70$/night.

En suite room with free Wi-Fi, a satellite TV and electric blinds.

Where to book online   Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla –  LGBT  Friendly Hotels Rome – you can find the best hotels deals in Rome on and


5. Hotel Marcantonio Rome – Gay Friendly Hotels Rome

Just 200 m from Roma Termini Train Station, Hotel Marcantonio is set in a 19th-century building. Rooms have an LCD TV, and WiFi is free throughout. Staff serve freshly brewed Italian coffee in the morning.Decorated in a modern style, rooms at the Marcantonio all have air conditioning, double-glazing windows and wooden furniture. The private bathroom has a shower.

A simple sweet Italian breakfast is served daily in your room. The surrounding area has many cafés and restaurants serving Italian, North African and Asian cuisine.

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica is 200 m from the hotel. The Opera House is a 5-minute walk away. Termini Metro is 100 m from the property.

Central Station is a great choice for travellers interested in architecture, history and sightseeing.

The location is good, two minutes from termini station so you could easily access most attractions using the metro.  . Hotel is very close to the Roma termini train station with a few good restaurants around the place. A leisurely walk down to the colosseum not far from the hotel. Opposite is a kebab restaurant that serves halal food.

Hotel Marcantonio
Hotel Marcantonio


Hotel Marcantonio is located in the historic centre of Rome, in Esquilino area, just 100 meters from Termini station. On the fifth floor, with elevator, of a historic building of the nineteenth century, was completely renovated in December 2008 and offers its guests 18 rooms quiet and elegantly furnished, with different types, from single to quadruple. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses.

The room is fine for its price, clean and spacious with air conditioning and a fridge. Also wifi and breakfast in the room. The breakfast and wifi are complimentary, and the room comes equipped with an iron.

The breakfast is served in the rooms and it’s okay, as there is juice, water or coffee, toasts and a daily sweet thing.

Location is good, the hotel is near the termini station, about 5 minutes from termini. But it is a little bit difficult to find it, because that building has other hotels, each floor has each hotel. In front of the hotel there are many board which displaying hotel name. So you should be careful to see that. Marcantonio’s reception is at fifth floor.

The staff is very nice and friendly. I enjoyed talking with the staffs! But cleaning staff sometimes smoke tobacco at the stars and l don’t like that. Room is small but I feel comfortable. Breakfast served at room and it’s enough for me.

Overall, low price and nice location and nice staff, I like this hotel.

Excellent location 5 mins walk to Roma Termini Train Station and 15 mins walk to Colosseum. Super friendly staff who provided guides on how to walk around the city to the main attractions in Rome. Good practical and clean hotel with basic necessities. The only few setbacks are small elevator with 2-3 persons at anytime, small shower room and breakfast is only 2 croissants.

The hotel is not easy to locate on our first day due to small signage and the same building is shared by few different hotels. €2 charge per luggage storage on our last day due to our late night transport. Overall, it is good value for money for what we paid for and the excellent service is really a plus point. Would recommend to traveller with small luggage and looking for accommodation that is budget friendly

Breakfast of coffee, juice, toast and pastry is delivered to your room at your predetermined time. Room is basic with comfortable bed to lay in after long day of sightseeing, mini fridge and decent size bathroom. Only complaint was no kettle in room. If ever in Rome again we would definitely stay again mainly due to staff and customer service received.

Hotel Marcantonio Rome
Hotel Marcantonio Rome

How much does a room costs at Hotel Marcantonio Rome?

Prices start 105$/night for Double Room

Modern room with free Wi-Fi, LCD TV and private bathroom.

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by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.