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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham (2022 Updated)

Search and book Lesbian and Gay friendly hotels Birmingham, UK.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland & Wales have evolved dramatically over time.

Today, LGBT citizens have most of the same legal rights as non-LGBT citizens and the UK provides one of the highest degrees of liberty in the world for its LGBT communities, although the UK has recently fallen behind other counties in international rankings. In ILGA-Europe‘s 2015 review of LGBT rights, the UK received the highest score in Europe, with 86% progress toward “respect of human rights and full equality” for LGBT people and 92% in Scotland alone.

Birmingham has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Village Inn or The Eden Bar are  the most famous gay place in Birmingham, UK.

Birmingham is a major city in England’s West Midlands region, with multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse. It’s also home to a network of canals, many of which radiate from Sherborne Wharf and are now lined with trendy cafes and bars. In the city centre, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is known for pre-Raphaelite masterpieces.

 

 Top attractions to visit in Birmingham

 

1. Hotel Indigo Birmingham 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham

Hotel Indigo Birmingham
Hotel Indigo Birmingham

With a unique modern exterior, the 4-star Hotel Indigo has a colourful retro décor and is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Rail Station. Panoramic city views can be enjoyed from the 25th-floor Marco Pierre White restaurant.

Local, seasonal produce and a range of wine and ales are served in the Steakhouse Bar and Grill. Candlelit and scented with aromatherapy oils, the on-site spa has an indoor pool (children under 18 are not permitted in the pool) and a range of treatment rooms. There is also a fitness centre. Guests can also relax in the on-site bar, which offers a selection of signature champagne cocktails.

Contemporary feature wallpaper is in every room at the Hotel Indigo Birmingham, as well as free WiFi access and a flat-screen satellite TV. An iPod dock is included in each quirky room.

This modern hotel on the top 6 floors of the landmark Cube building is an 11-minute walk from both Birmingham New Street railway station, and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The hip, colourful rooms offer flat-screen TVs, as well as free Wi-Fi and drinks. Upgraded rooms add balconies and/or floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites have living areas. Room service is available.

Amenities include a cocktail lounge and 2 restaurants, 1 offering panoramic city views, along with a gym, a sleek indoor pool, and a spa with a steam room and sauna. Meeting space is offered. Breakfast, and limited parking are available for a surcharge.

Hotel Indigo® Birmingham is perched on the top floors of the iconic Cube building, giving our guests stunning, uninterrupted views over a captivating skyline and our thriving, ambitious neighborhood and its canals. The hotel is partnered with the Club and Spa with its own luxury pool, which is free for 18 and overs to use.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>

Located in the building at the heart of our city’s transformation, the Hotel Indigo® Birmingham is perched on the top floors of the iconic Cube building, giving our guests stunning, uninterrupted views over a captivating skyline and our thriving, ambitious neighborhood and its canals. The hotel is partnered with the Club and Spa with its own luxury pool, which is free for 18 and overs to use.

Lovely hotel, Rooms are large & comfortable, with lifts to all floors. The food is excellent & the restaurant has a fantastic view over Birmingham. The hotel itself is about 5 minutes from Birmingham New Street Station.

I always use Indigo hotels where I can as I am a fan of the customer service and boutique style. With an early start this morning in Birmingham I decided to go up yesterday and stay in Birmingham somewhere central. Indigo first choice ticked the box. Reading the reviews on here the day before I panicked as some were very poor. First class train up and short walk from New Street Station and I was greeted warmly by a lovely lady on reception.

She confirmed I requested a quiet room away from the lifts, and said she was able to give me any advice to the area for meals. Room was fantastic with a great view. I had work to do so considered room service but to be fair there’s only expensive Marco Pierre White restaurant and no wine list in the room. It’s all steaks and pizza. I fancied chicken and within 2 mins found a Nando’s and had a decent meal quickly. The hotel is superbly located and I slept like a log. Room was quiet and the biggest noise was the ac which I set for 18C to sleep.

Firstly, the hotel is a stone’s throw from Birmingham New Street railway station but I couldn’t initially find it. You need to go through The Mailbox, up the escalators, past the plethora of restaurants and over the canal bridge and The Cube, home of Hotel Indigo, is directly ahead. Reception at ‘6th floor’ is right there.

Rooms are on floors 23 and 24. Mine was an ordinary room. Perfectly clean, modern and lovely – and spacious – but a touch cold and sterile compared to other Hotel Indigos. There was a gown and slippers, as standard.

The minibar contained complimentary soft drinks and snacks, very welcome, of course,, but, unlike other Hotel Indigos, not wine or beer, so be aware of this if you have stayed in others.

The spa was nice: decent size pool, sauna and steam room. There are plenty of lockers and the showers and hair dryers are of a standard you’d find in a local gym. Unfortunately most of the dozen or so loungers by the pool had towels on them. It is open to the public.

Although I didn’t have a treatment, that area seemed very large and welcoming and (for those who forget items) had a good range of Elemis shampoos and skincare products. As an addition to the hotel, the spa was a lovely feature.

On a sunny Friday evening, the open-air, rooftop bar (25th floor), looking back into the city, was a great feature. Despite there being graduation and hen parties, there was plenty of seating. The 300 degree views across and beyond the city from the adjacent Marco Pierre White restaurant were incredible.

Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham
Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham

How much does a room costs at Hotel Indigo Birmingham ?

Prices start 144$/night for King Room . The Superior King Room with Balcony is  230$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Cityscape views feature in this spacious room, which enjoys a private balcony, free Wi-Fi access, coffee machine, a 32-inch flat-screen satellite TV and a rainfall shower in the bathroom. Complimentary mineral water, soft drinks and light snacks are also available.

Guests receive complimentary access to the club and spa facilities.

Where to book online – Hotel Indigo Birmingham – Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham UK you can find the best hotels deals in Birmingham during Pride in Birmingham which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Birmingham on  Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Novotel Birmingham Centre 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham

Novotel Birmingham Centre
Novotel Birmingham Centre

In Birmingham’s lively centre, the stylish Novotel has a modern fitness centre, spacious bedrooms and a stylish restaurant. The Bullring Shopping Centre is a 20-minute walk away.

The 4-star bedrooms at Novotel Birmingham Centre each have a luxury bathroom with a hairdryer. Rooms also feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV and internet access.

Elements Restaurant serves international cuisine in contemporary surroundings. The sleek bar offers a range of beverages and light snacks, and 24-hour room service is also available.

This modern hotel in the city centre lies a 4-minute walk from the National SEA LIFE Centre, 0.6 miles from Five Ways railway station and 4.6 miles from Cadbury World.

The polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens with satellite channels, and tea and coffee making facilities. They also include sofabeds, and upgraded rooms feature Nespresso machines and iPod docks. Children age 16 and under stay free in their parents’ room.

Amenities include a stylish restaurant/bar, a fitness room and a sauna. There’s also a business center, 8 meeting rooms and paid parking. Breakfast is extra.

The Novotel Birmingham Centre is an AA rated 4 star hotel right in the centre of Birmingham. We are the first choice for a business trip or a holiday. For meetings, conferences and banquets, Meeting at Novotel offers a professional service to ensure your event runs smoothly and successfully. A short walk for the international Convention Centre, National indoor Arena and Brindley Place.
Stayed here over the 2019 GAY Pride weekend. Was in the perfect location for food, bars and lots of clubs. Had a lovely time. Hotel is safe with security making sure place stays safe from all the clubbing madness outside. Rooms are clean, staff very friendly and generally a great location. Have stayed many times and sure will do so again many more.
This hotel is on Broad Street so close to lots of bars and restaurants. We chose to eat in the hotel as the menu quite varied. Had a lovely meal and J.C made us some great cocktails too. Room comfy and big.

he hotel is very close to a lot of attractions in Birmingham and once we’d arrived we left the car in the car park and walked everywhere.

The welcome was friendly and informative. I would have liked to have made use of the leisure facilities(Sauna, steam room and gym) but time was a bit tight.

We did have breakfast at the hotel and it went down very well – it was a good breakfast buffet and set us up well for a long day in Birmingham.The car park cost £18 for between 8 and 24 hours. This sounds expensive but it was more convenient and probably cheaper than parking elsewhere within the area. It is also very secure and you can park there beyond check-out time.

Room was massive, although could do with a bit of an update decoration wise, and the separate toilet to the bathroom was novel, but very cramped.

The hotel reception was bright and airy and the staff welcoming and friendly. Breakfast (best way to judge a hotel) was great, and the lady who was on duty and sorted our table was so friendly, just wish I’d got her name!

Not a bad hotel, and even though it’s right on Broad Street experienced no issues with noise.

Very good value on an Executive Room with breakfast as we booked so far in advance.
Comfortable room, pillows a bit hard for me but that is personal taste, and good Nespresso. Hotel is in a good location, only 5-10 min walk to Arena. Fast and easy check in and check out.
Breakfast a bit hit and miss with the temperature of the cooked items and coffee, but otherwise a good selection.
Hotel is functional and compared to its new neighbours not as brash or as large. Depending on what you are after, it is also showing its age. Corridors a bit worn, but rooms spacious, comfortable and spotless. Executive rooms have the toilet set apart from the bathroom which is unusual and I assume a Gallic touch.
Check in was efficient and friendly. Not much choice of food or atmosphere in the bar and restaurant, so probably not a place for a special dinner, but breakfast was fine.
Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham
Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham

How much does a room costs at Novotel Birmingham Centre ?

Prices start 96$/night for Standard Double Room with Sofa Bed. The Executive Room with 1 Queen Bed and Sofa is  117$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

With Nespresso coffee machine, Bose iPod docking station, free internet access, mineral water and fluffy bathrobes.

Where to book online – Novotel Birmingham Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham UK you can find the best hotels deals in Birmingham during Pride in Birmingham which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Birmingham on  Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 3. ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Birmingham

ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road

Ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road is situated less than 10 minutes’ drive from Birmingham city centre, and features free WiFi as well as free on-site parking. Edgbaston Cricket Ground is only 4 km from the hotel.

Each guest room features a flat-screen TV, en-suite bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities.

A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning and the bar has a selection of beers, wines and spirits.

Set in a redbrick building on a leafy street, this modern budget hotel is 2 miles from the National SEA LIFE Centre and 3 miles from Cannon Hill Park.

Colourful, straightforward rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add sofabeds.

Parking and continental breakfast are free. There’s also a relaxed bar.

If you’re looking for a trendy hotel in Birmingham, look no further than Ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Arena Birmingham (1.6 mi) and Winterbourne House and Garden (1.8 mi), guests of Ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road can easily experience some of Birmingham’s most well known attractions.

Rooms at Ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road offer a flat screen TV, a desk, and a separate dining room providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk and express check-in and check-out are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the pubs, including Hen and Chickens PH, The New Soho Tavern, and The Grove Pub & Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses (0.9 mi) or Birmingham Oratory (0.9 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

The hotel is clean and modern. The rooms have your usual things, such as body wash, towels, hairdryer, kettle, biscuits, etc.

Breakfast is a continental breakfast. We enjoy starting the day choosing a few things we like from there. For the price, it is a bargain to have this included. The bar/ lounge is very cosy and you can help yourself to a magazine if you wish.

The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. We slept soundly.

The location is great. It’s still quite a close distance to the city centre, but still far enough out if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle.

The staff are what really makes this hotel though. They are very welcoming, will take the time to chat to you and are able to suggest places for you to go (e.g if their own restaurant is closed due to a function going on). Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are extremely thoughtful.

The hotel is about a mile out of the city  class=”_3f5ztoLj”>centre on the main Hagley Rd, an ideal location if you want to walk, bus or taxi into the Birmingham City Centre. They staff were welcoming and very helpful with advice.

The room although seemly quite small was quiet and had everything we needed to have a good nights sleep. There are Tea & coffee making facilities in the room. Ours had a bathroom but no bath, just a shower. All was clean and tidy as you would expect and want!

Our first night was was perfect, we had a nightcap in the bar before going to our room. The WiFi in our room No. 120 was excellent, great reception and download speeds.

The breakfast was good, lots of choices albeit nothing cooked such as bacon and egg but the variety compensated for that.

Continental breakfast is included in the price & served until 10am. I was delighted with the choice which was fresh & replenished promptly. The choice included cereals, yoghurts, dried fruits, fresh fruit, cheese, ham, bagels, bread/toast, croissants & some delicious small doughnuts with either apple or Nutella filling. Drinks were fruit juices or the usual tea/coffee. There was also hot chocolate or herbal teas.

The breakfast area had comfortable seating & a TV showing Sky News in the corner.

All staff I interacted with were very professional, friendly and helpful.

Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham UK
Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham UK

How much does a room costs at ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road?

Prices start 63$/night for Double Room.

This room features free WiFi, an en-suite bathroom and a flat-screen TV. Tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.

Where to book online – ibis Styles Birmingham Hagley Road – Gay Friendly Hotels Birmingham UK you can find the best hotels deals in Birmingham during Pride in Birmingham which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Birmingham on  Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

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.