Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties and a few gay friendly hotels Beijing. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China, displaying a vast collection of cultural relics.
What are the top attractions to visit in Beijing?
Beijing’s long and rich history has left behind an abundant historic and cultural heritage, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, and the Grand Canal
Top 6 sights in Beijing (for a day trip)
The Imperial Palace and the Forbidden City.
The Great Wall of China.
The Temple of Heaven
The Summer Palace.
1. Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Beijing
Housed in a quadrangle compound with a history of over 200 years,Hotel is the perfect spot offering a , Chinese-style in . It has free WiFi covered.
Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard is 25 km from Beijing Capital International Airport. The famous Wangfujing shopping district is just a short stroll from the hotel. Dongsi Subway Station (Line 5 & 6) is within a 10-minute walk. The Palace Museum and Tiananmen Square are both within 20 minutes’ drive. Beijing South Railway Station is 30 minutes’ drive away.
Living in the real heart of the city, you have the chance to witness the daily life of Chinese people. Living in the courtyard house with over 500 years history, you are closer to those ancient Chinese stories. Our hotel is suitable for culture explorers & mind-peace seeker
Location is good once you know where you are, a 6 minute walk along the alley to a main road with lots of restaurants and shops and then another 6 minute walk to a handy subway station (Dongsi).
Breakfast is simple with lots of choices, the breakfast area is small and can get busy but we didn’t have any problems. There is a cute lounge area with a bar and they can do dinner which is actually quite good with easy prices.
Great location. 5 mins walk to the main road full of restaurants and Wu Market (supermarket). 10 min walk from Dongsi station on line 5 on subway. Ghost street 10-15 min walk.
Ensuite bathroom with western toilet includes toilet roll, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, sponge and hand wash. There is a notice to say to say in the winter months to limit hot shower time to 15 mins due to the old hutong location they are in.
Room has a medium flat size tv on wall, AC/heater and tea/coffee facilities.
The courtyard setting is much more interesting than a western hotel. The range of food at the breakfast buffet was excellent- from traditional Chinese snacks to nice fresh fruit.
Double Happiness is not a 5 star western style hotel with swimming pools, multiple bars and gymnasiums. It may be only be 3-4 stars but it is so much better than the large hotel chains where you are often just a room number in a long corridor.
The Double Happiness Hotel is situated in the midst of a quaint Hutong. The exterior was lit with red lanterns and the reception area was decorated with historical Chinese souvenirs.
The atmosphere within the bar was relaxing and ambient, especially at the end of a long and exciting day of sightseeing. We were always pleased to see the singing birds. There was a selection of delicious Chinese dishes and beverages. The bartender was warm and accommodating, providing information on the local area and Beijing.
If you are looking for authentic accommodation dating back to the Qing Dynasty (but with modern toilet/shower), friendly and helpful staff, good buffet breakfast and interesting location them give this small property a go.
The staff were wonderful, with very good english and helpful with booking things like the Forbidden City and The Great Wall.
We chose this hotel because it isn’t a 5 star luxury hotel. We wanted a ‘Chinese’ feel and the furniture, bed, curtains, gardens, water features, koi pond, gay friendly hotel, wall pictures and decorations made the 3 night stay relaxing and unique.
How much does a room costs at Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel ?
Prices start 90$/night for Chinese-style Deluxe Double Room. Chinese-style Deluxe Wedding Room is 99$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Inspired by Chinese traditional weddings, the spacious suite features a large decorative Chinese bed, antique furnishings and seating area.
Where to book online – Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing – you can find the best hotels deals in Beijing during The Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing
Set in a classic French-orient architecture, Beijing Hotel NUO showcases the charm of Old China with its rich furnishings and priceless antiques. Aside from free Wi-Fi, it boasts pampering spa services and an indoor pool.
Beijing Hotel NUO is located within the populararea, a 3-minute walk from Wangfujing Metro Station (Line 1) and a 20-minute walk from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. China World Trade Centre is 16 minutes’ drive away. Beijing Railway Station is 10 minutes’ drive away. Beijing Capital International Airport is 50 minutes’ drive away.
Commanding a prestigious address on Chang’an Avenue, the Beijing Hotel building B is the capital’s most historic luxury accommodation, standing proud throughout a century of boundless change. From the grand colonnade façade to its broad marble staircase, polished 1920s dance floor and period-styled rooms and suites, Beijing Hotel NUO seduces those with an eye for old-world sophistication. NUO, China’s newest luxury hotel brand, is proud to the majesty of the Beijing Hotel by paying tribute to its original features while ensuring that every contemporary luxury is provided for guests.
The location was perfect for the Wangfujing shopping area, forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. All were a short walk away.
The room was very large and well appointed, with great amenities and comfortable, classic furniture. The Internet access was reliable and fast. The staff and service were terrific.
Excellent location as it’s very close to great shopping and an excellent street food area where you can buy insects and all sorts of delicacies to eat!
The hotel is also very conveniently located. Very central and within easy reach of major sights. The Beijing metro station Wangfujing is right outside the front of the hotel which made travelling around the city so easy and cheap for us.
Beijing Hotel Nuo (Not to be confused with the adjacent Beijing Hotel) hotel is just wonderful. It’s historic. Built in 1917, it was the first hotel in Beijing. It has hosted dignitaries, and celebrities alike. The hotel is located right on Chang An Avenue, just about two thirds of a mile away from The Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, and just around the corner from famous Wangfujing Street. There are tons of restaurants around the area of Wangfujing. There is also a Family Mart on the street behind the hotel in case one need snacks or drinks etc. The entrance to Wangfujing metro station is just in front of the hotel. So, you can get to anywhere in Beijing.
The hotel itself is very luxurious. The lobby is richly appointed and has a very retro feel. The staff is extremely helpful, always smiling and more than happy to help. Check in and check out was quick and efficient.
The he deluxe room which was large and nicely decorated. Hardwood floors, sofa, separate sitting area and a super comfy bed. The linens, mattress, pillows etc were of very high quality. There were also plenty of English channels (HBO, CNN, BBC, ESPN etc).. on TV which is not always the case at hotels in China. The bathroom was also quite large with a separate rain shower and tub. The amenities and the plush towels were also of very high quality. Wifi was free, fast and reliable and more than adequate for our needs.
How much does a room costs at Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City?
Overlooking the city view, larger room comes with a safety deposit box, a hot tub. It features a seating area and marble tiled bathroom with twin washbasins.
Where to book online – Beijing Hotel NUO Forbidden City – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing – you can find the best hotels deals in Beijing during The Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Beijing Red Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing
Ideally located 550 m from No.2 Embassy District area, Red Hotel is a short 4-minute drive from Workers’ Gymnasium and the popular Sanlitun gay bar area. It offers a business centre and compact accommodation with free wired internet access.
Red Hotel is a 5-minute drive Dongzhimen Subway Station (Line 2, 13 and Airport Express Line), which provides easy access directly to Capital International Airport. Poly theatre is a 20-minute walk away, while Tiananmen Square is a 20-minute car journey away.
Simply decorated, each tidy guest room comes with a flat-screen cable TV, a working desk and cosy seating area. The attached bathroom has a shower and free toiletries.
Red Hotel Chunxiu Road is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Beijing, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as The Place (1.6 mi) and Solana (1.8 mi), guests of Red Hotel Chunxiu Road can easily experience some of Beijing’s most well known attractions.
Red Hotel Chunxiu Road is a hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.
The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.
When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Bottega, Il Ristorante Niko Romito, and La Villa, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.
If you are interested in exploring Beijing, check out one of the government buildings, such as Temple of Heaven, Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang), and Beijing Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.
The location was very convenient to a project I was working on.
The room itself that I had was quite large and nice. A big round tub large enough for two, glass shower. Furnishings in pretty good condition. The employees were friendly. The room was fairly quiet even with the windows open.
There is a complementary breakfast across the street in the morning at Mei Zhou Don Po which was excellent.
Excellent location for the bar area (if that’s what you want), loads of restaurants nearby. 15 min walk to Dongzhimen metro station, from where you can go anywhere, including catch the airport express train. Slow wifi, like everywhere in China.
he staff are helpful although English is limited with some staff.
How much does a room costs at Beijing Red Hotel?
This double room has air conditioning, seating area and cable TV.
Where to book online – Beijing Red Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing – you can find the best hotels deals in Beijing during The Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Conrad Beijing Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing
Strategically occupying a prime location in the vibrant Chaoyang District, Conrad Beijing is surrounded by CBD area, embassies, entertainment and shopping areas. The property boasts the accommodation with stylish design, a spa centre and 6 stylish dining options.
Conrad is within a 5-minute walk from Tuanjiehu Park and 2 km away from the Sanlitun Bar Street. Hujialou Subway Station (Line 6 and 10), providing easy access to the top tourist attractions of the city, is a 6-minute walk away.
Enjoying the views over the beautiful Beijing Skyline, Tuanjiehu Park, or the chic CCTV Tower, each guest room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels, a branded coffee machine and an iPod docking station. The superior quality linen and spacious marble bathroom with heated floors create an elegant atmosphere.
Walking distance to Destination – one of the most famous gay clubs in Beijing.
Under the Hilton’s global luxury brand CONRAD(R) HOTELS & RESORTS, Conrad Beijing is an integral part of the Asia-Pacific market, committing to become the high-end business and social activities platform in Beijing. Embracing Beijing’s culture and vitality, Conrad Beijing is the contemporary hotel of choice for the new generation of global travelers, who appreciate worldly style and sophistication, service and connection.
The stylish design and modern facilities of the hotel perfectly echo “Never Just Stay. Stay Inspired.”, the mantra of the brand. The hotel’s 289 spacious, contemporary guest rooms feature three-meter high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with picturesque views of Tuanjie Lake Park, the iconic CCTV building and the captivating Beijing skyline.
The Sanlitun area is perhaps the most popular and interesting area in Beijing for food lovers and young people, with tons of nice restaurants and bars being there. The problem coming with its popularity is that it is very difficult to get a taxi into and out of this area. But if you stay in Conrad Beijing, you could walk to Sanlitun easily.
Pros:- Spacious Deluxe Rooms, Bathroom is massive, Soundproofing is superb and beds/pillows are comfortable.- Very clean design with minimal clutter, love the walk-in closet/storage space. Amenities such as face/hand towels are thoughtfully placed and arranged
Location is in the CBD area, there are some good local and western mid eateries few minutes walk away, you could also walk to HuJiaLou metro station about 6 mins walk away. It is also walkable to Sanlitun area(around 20 mins or so ) where there is a large selection of modern shopping and dining options.
The heated indoor pool and jacuzzi area was a pleasure to use, gym is decent as well.- Breakfast in Chapter restaurant had a typical lavish spread of Chinese and Western entrees. Interestingly, I found the western items to be of a generally higher standard than the local items which were average.
The Continental breads and pastries are consistently good as per other Conrad hotels in APAC, the made to order eggs benedict/ waffles are also of a high standard.- Service at reception/housekeeping was professional, friendly and helpful, and our requests/queries were promptly attended to.
The rooms are extremely spacious, beautifully furnished and well-equipped, with a separate dressing room, shower, toilet and a large bath next to a floor-to-ceiling window. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the service is excellent.
The room is spacious with a wonderful view. The shower and bathtub are great, but the water pressure on the tub’s taps is a bit weak and it took awhile to fill the tub. The hotel is in a great location with the subway nearby.
Highly recommended for anyone wanting to stay in Beijing’s CBD area.
How much does a room costs at Conrad Beijing Hotel?
Prices start 240$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Premium King Room with City View is 325$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room features a tile/marble floor, DVD player and flat-screen TV.
Where to book online – Conrad Beijing Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing – you can find the best hotels deals in Beijing during The Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Beijing Kuntai Royal Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing
Kuntai Royal Hotel is located in downtown Beijing. Free WiFi access is available. Within 20 minutes’ walk, you may reach Workers’ Stadium.
The hotel is around 1.8 km from Beijing Central Business District, around 2.2 km from Guijie Street and around 2.9 km from Wangfujing Street. Beijing Capital International Airport is around 21 km away. Chaoyangmen Subway Station is around 700 m away. Beijing South Railway Station is positioned around 1 hour’s car journey away, so is Beijing West Railway Station.
Elegant modern designs decorate each unit. With carpeting and soft lighting, all rooms will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer.
Kuntai Royal Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Beijing, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Beijing, Kuntai Royal Hotel is located a short distance from The Place (0.7 mi) and Ghost Street (Gui Jie) (1.9 mi).
Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a minibar, and a desk, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.
Good location quite central. Shopping mall walking distance (just around the corner) with restaurants (like Blue frog, german pub and lots of small fast food type restaurants).
Kuntai Royal Hotel has over 350 rooms. The hotel leaves a good impression. It is centrally located with shopping malls and various restaurants in close proximity. The language skills at the front desk are English and Russian.
The hotel is located in a part of the city which is popular with Russian guests.
The rooms are spaciously designed, modern furnished and giving a good comfort. The bath rooms are equipped with shower and bathtub. A few foreign TV channels are switched on. Internet is free, but slow. it works better with cable.
The breakfast is confusingly scattered over various sections in the restaurant. It richly garnished with Western and Asian dishes. The extra charge for an Executive room is not worth much, as the bar on the 16 floor serves only coffee and soft drinks. With luck a can of Tsingtao beer is available. From 05.00 – 07.00 PM finger food is available. The hotel has a fitness centre, a 25 metre indoor pool and two Jacuzzis.
The nearest subway station is in 15 minutes walking distance.
The hotel location was very convenient for me, it was less than a 10 minute walk to Chaoyangmen subway station (exit A is the nearest entrance) on lines 2 & 6 which made getting around all the Beijing tourist attractions very easy. Also within a 5 minute walking distance radius around the hotel you can find: two 7/11 convenience stores, a Walmart supermarket, lots of small eateries (Japanese, Korean, various types of Chinese, etc.), 3 Starbucks outlets, McDonalds, KFC and a large shopping mall called U-Town.
U-Town was great, lots of mid-range international brands (Zara, Uniqlo, Old Navy, H&M, etc) as well as more local stores. Levels 4&5 had a number of great dining options, nice ambience and delicious, well-presented food at very reasonable prices.
The bathroom was large with a separate shower and tub and ample counter space. Free fresh fruit plate and/or local sweets brought to the room each afternoon. Staff were all very smiley and polite although English was a bit of a challenge – requiring the use of Google translate app on my phone to report an issue with the in-room WiFi one day. I made use of the hotel indoor pool/hot tub/sauna facilities pretty much every day, it was great to come back after a long tiring day of sightseeing for a bit of relaxation
How much does a room costs at Beijing Kuntai Royal Hotel?
This double room features air conditioning, bathrobe and Executive Lounge access.
Where to book online – Beijing Kuntai Royal Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Beijing – you can find the best hotels deals in Beijing during The Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.