All up this means the Polish LGBTQ+ scene is fairly discrete. Warsaw and Kraków are the best places to find bars, clubs and gay friendly hotels Warsaw.
Warsaw is the sprawling capital of Poland. Its widely varied architecture reflects the city’s long, turbulent history, from Gothic churches and neoclassical palaces to Soviet-era blocks and modern skyscrapers. The city’s Old Town was restored after heavy damage during WWII. Its heart is Market Square, with pastel buildings and open-air cafes. The Monument of the Warsaw Mermaid at its center is the city’s symbol.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Poland face legal challenges not faced by non-LGBT residents. According to ILGA-Europe‘s 2020 report, the status of LGBTQ rights in Poland is the worst among European Union countries.
Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Poland.
Attitudes toward gays and lesbians are gradually evolving, and Warsaw even successfully hosted the international EuroPride festival in 2010. There are few gay friendly hotels Warsaw, mostly located in downtown area where few gay clubs are bars are situated.
Top attractions to visit in Warsaw
- Łazienki Królewskie w Warszawie
- Old Town
- POLIN Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich
- Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
- Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanow
Best day trips in Warsaw:
- Łódź – 1-day tour to the most surprising Polish city (from Warsaw)
- Wolfs Lair – Hitlers hideout
- Lublin and Majdanek concentration camp from Warsaw (1-day tour)
- Warsaw: Treblinka Extermination Camp Private Guided Tour
- Krakow – Full Day Tour from Warsaw by private car
1. Ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto Old Town – Gay Friendly Hotels Warsaw
Located within a 10-minute walk of the beautiful Warsaw Old Town, the Ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto hotel offers spacious and classically furnished rooms with wireless internet and satellite TV.
A varied buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Ibis Kitchen, the hotel’s bistro restaurant. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer served at the bar throughout the day.
All modern rooms in Ibis Stare Miasto come with air conditioning and a working space. A private bathroom has a hairdryer and bathroom amenities. A complimentary bottle of water is provided.
The Ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto hotel is located close to the old city of Warsaw and the Royal Palace. Only 12 km from Okecie international airport and 3 km from the railway station, it is ideal for weekends and longer explorations of the Polish capital. It proposes 333 air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, a bar serving snacks 24/24, private covered parking and 6 meeting rooms for organising seminars and conferences. Wifi wireless Internet access for guests on a business trip.
The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the New Town square and another 5 to the Old Town Square but the walk was straightforward and helped us get to grips with the geography.
The building is fairly modern with bar and restaurant on ground floor. Staff are fairly friendly and do their best to communicate with foreigners as there always will be language gap.
The hotel is located well for both the city centre and Old Town although its worth noting there are no local bars or restaurants in the immediate area that are open at night.
Rooms are clean, modern and perfectly functional but it could have benefitted from tea/coffee making facilities and a better hairdryer. It has cosy and very clean rooms with splendid comfortable beds.
The bathroom is reasonably sized, too, with comfortable shower; unfortunately it only has a “hose on the wall” hair dryer, which does not really match the standard of the rest of the hotel.
Real plus is the fresh breakfast buffet with a ‘Polish touch’ (yummy).
How much does a room costs at Ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto?
Air-conditioned room with a bathroom, a satellite TV and a balcony.
2. Novotel Warszawa Centrum – Gay Friendly Hotel Warsaw
Offering panoramic views of Warsaw, the modern-looking Novotel Warszawa Centrum is located in central Warsaw, a 5-minute walk from the Central Railway Station. The hotel serves a varied breakfast. WiFi is offered throughout this 4-star hotel. All areas are non-smoking.
The air conditioned rooms at Novotel Warszawa Centrum come with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities, and a safe. There is a minibar at a surcharge.The rooms also have a work area and armchairs or a sofa. All feature a spacious bathroom with a bath or a shower and a hairdryer.
Excellent conference facilities and WiFi internet make the Novotel Warszawa Centrum ideal for a business trip. This 4 star hotel in the heart of Warsaw is also perfect for your next holiday. Dine in a unique Novo Square Lounge Bar serving excellent international and local cuisine. Relax or meet friends enjoying aromatic coffee and sweets in a relaxing Novo Square Bar.
Get a workout with a view in our wellness centre with gym and sauna on level 31. Close to the iconic Palace of Culture and Science and 500 m from the railway station with a convenient connection to the airport.
It is situated approx 7-10 mins stroll from Warsaw Central train station and 15 mins walk to the old town.Walking distance to Central Station. 10 minutes walk from Saski Park and 18 minutes from Old Town Square. No problem finding eateries and convenience stores around the building.
The rooms are very clean and it’s worthwhile requesting a room on a higher floor to benefit from a great view of the cityscape and to also remove yourself from any street noise down below.
Bed mattress is firm but the pillows are quite soft. Strong wifi available, electronic safe, Nespresso machine with 3 capsules a day, electric kettle, mini fridge with 2 bottles of mineral water, hair dryer and basic toiletries. Unlike most European hotels, there’s no iron and ironing board in room. Water pressure from the shower was pleasant.
The breakfasts were very good indeed, with a very good selection of different foods.
How much does a room costs at Novotel Warszawa Centrum?
This modern and stylish room located on one of the upper floors features a panoramic view of the city. The room offers innovative equipment, including a Sound Spot wireless speaker and a Nespresso coffee machine.
3. Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Warsaw – LGBT Friendly Hotels Warsaw
Offering free WiFi and a wellness centre with an indoor pool, Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Warsaw Central Station. Air conditioned rooms with tea and coffee facilities are available.
The spacious and modern rooms at the Radisson come with a minibar, a safety deposit box and a large work desk. All have a large, modern bathroom with a hairdryer.
Perfectly located in the heart of the business district as well as tourist area of Warsaw, the five-star Radisson Collection Hotel, Warsaw welcomes both business and leisure travelers. The most interesting places in Warsaw are all within close reach of the Hotel. We are steps away from the Palace of Culture and Science, one of the biggest congress centre, as well as historic Old Town and the Royal Castle.
Extraordinary shopping centre and the city’s liveliest bars and cafes district is within walking distance. Free Broadband including wireless Internet access is available in all rooms and in public areas. Each room has individually controlled air conditioning and personal safe, TV, pay video channels, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board.
The hotel itself is luxurious. As soon as you step inside the lounge, the high ceilings with glittering chandeliers and the sweeping staircase make an impression. The lounge itself is divided into distinct places, from where you can access its 2 restaurants.
The hotel is in a very good location for sightseeing as it is within reasonable walking distance of the main sights and museums. About 15 minutes stroll to the old town. You can walk to the Warsaw Uprising museum, the museum of the History of Polish Jews, the remnant of the ghetto wall, the National Museum, the Polish Army museum and the Copernicus Science Museum.
The rooms are spacious, double bed was very comfortable; as well there are clean and tidy, mini bar is well stacked. They offer also parking garage with a parking fee.It has
a free minibar, kettle, coffee machine. Also very interesting and important, the availability of an iron with the table too!! There have a sofa and 2 armchairs as well as a study table. The bathroom is also very spacious with a lovely bathtub and amenities provided.
Breakfast is excellent, great choice of cereals, fruits, yogurts, smoothies, breads, cheese, cooked meats and a great range of hot foods.
How much does a room costs at Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel?
An air conditioned room with a minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine, free toiletries, slippers and a bathrobe. Paid channels are included in the price, as are newspapers and magazines in a digital version. Upon request, turn down service is available. Additionally, guests can enjoy access to the fitness centre, the Super Breakfast buffet and one complimentary beverage per stay from the minibar or the selected list in the Lobby Bar
4. Hotel Gromada Warszawa Centrum – Gay Friendly Hotel Warsaw
Our next review for a gay hotel in Warsaw is a great 3* hotel with excellent location & amenities.
Hotel Gromada Warszawa Centrum is a 3-star hotel located in central Warsaw, 400 m from the famous Nowy Świat Street. It features spacious rooms with satellite TV.
Breakfast is served every morning in the hotel’s main restaurant, which specialises in Polish and international dishes. Guests can enjoy a selection of local beers at the traditional inn Karczma Polska.
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Warsaw, Hotel Gromada Warszawa Centrum is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quiet environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel Gromada Warszawa Centrum makes it easy to enjoy the best of Warsaw.
The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage, and you can stay connected during your stay as Hotel Gromada Warszawa Centrum offers guests free wifi. Plus, Hotel Gromada Warszawa Centrum offers a hot tub and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Nowy Swiat (0.2 mi) and Hala Koszyki (0.9 mi), guests of Hotel Gromada Warszawa Centrum can easily experience some of Warsaw’s most well known attractions.
When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Benihana, Sushi Zushi, and Soto Sushi – Waryńskiego, which are some sushi restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.
If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Palace of Culture and Science (0.4 mi), Old Town (1.0 mi), or Old Town Market Square (1.1 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.
Gromada Plaza Okecie Hotel is actually very close to the Wlochy district of Warsaw, 10 kilometres south-west of Warsaw City Centre in Poland and located near Warszawa Centralna and Aleje Jerozolimskie.
There’s also plenty of clubs, such as Hybrydy and Bank nearby (less than 10 minutes walk to each) from the hotel.
Room is perfectly adequate, spotless, with comfortable beds, and a decent shower. The bar is small and not terribly well located, but the staff were first class, helpful and friendly.
Breakfast is fine with plenty of choices & fresh with a varied selection.
How much does a room costs at Gromada Hotel?
Classically furnished room with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a private bathroom with a shower.
5. SleepWell Apartments Ordynacka – Gay Friendly Hotels Warsaw
SleepWell Apartments Ordynacka is a self-catering accommodation located in the centre of Warsaw, 50 m from the lively Nowy Świat Street and 300 m from the Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus at the end of Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. Free WiFi access is available.
The modern apartments feature modern décor elements with stylish brick walls. Each one has a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a coffee machine. Some apartments have a canopy bed. There is a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Great location (it is placed almost on the only one historical street of Warsaw).
The apartments are ideally located in the heart of the new town just off Nowy Swiat but just far enough off the street to be quiet. Each apartment is of quirky design, not big but just a comfortable size with small kitchen and all modern conveniences. Fresh bottles of water and pods for Nespresso machine.
The breakfast is a cross between buffet with cereal, fruit,cheese, cold meats, fresh breads and juices etc. And you can also chose to have fresh made from the menu things like, French toast with fruit , omelette with whatever content you wish, crepes with fruit etc. All are much more delicious and well presented than would possibly expect from this little breakfast bar, and not to be missed.
How much does a room costs at SleepWell Apartments Ordynacka?
This comfortable apartment has a stovetop, soundproofing and electric kettle.