Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol (2024 Updated)

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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.

Bristol has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as OMG Bar or  Queenshilling bar are  the most famous gay place in Bristol, UK.

Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England with a prosperous maritime history. Its former city-centre port is now a cultural hub, the Harbourside, where the M Shed museum explores local social and industrial heritage. The harbour’s 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini.

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1. Novotel Bristol Centre 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol

Novotel Bristol Centre
Novotel Bristol Centre

In Bristol city centre, this hotel has free Wi-Fi, a modern health club, sports bar and on-site parkingNovotel Bristol Centre is a 5-minute walk from Temple Meads Railway Station.

The contemporary rooms each have a flat-screen interactive TV. Rooms also feature a mini fridge,Air Comforting System and a work desk.

Gourmet Bar & Restaurant offers a range of light snacks and traditional breakfasts. Room service is also available.

The on-site health club features a fully equipped gym with a sauna and steam room. Novotel Bristol also has a 24-hour front desk, and Wi-Fi is accessible throughout.

Just a 15-minute walk from the vibrant Harbourside area, Novotel Bristol is a 10-minute walk from Cabot Circus Shopping Centre.

Hotel details

Set a 7-minute walk from Temple Meads train station, this informal hotel in a redbrick building is also 1.4 km from Bristol Hippodrome, a late-Victorian theatre, and 5 km from Bristol Zoo.

The relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. They also include tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have Nespresso machines.

There’s a casual international restaurant and bar. Other amenities include a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna.

4 star hotel is in the heart of Bristol, ideal for both the leisure and business traveler with FREE high speed fiber optic WIFI throughout. Just a short stroll from Bristol Temple Meads Railway station, also offers on-site payable car parking for up to 140 vehicles. Shopping, bars, restaurants, night clubs and the majority of the city’s attractions are all within easy reach by foot. The hotel offers event space over seven rooms for up to 200 people.

Take time to relax in the comfortable bar & restaurant where you will find an array of dishes & beverages in a modern and casual atmosphere. For the health conscious, In Balance by Novotel offers a well equipped gym with a sauna and steam room. Bristol Airport is a short drive away in a Taxi or alternatively, jump on the Airport Express Bus which stops right outside the hotel.

The amenities in my room – usual tea / coffee facilities, selection of biscuits and complimentary cold water in fridge were nice touches and a little above average expectations. Room was a good size, quiet and bathroom great, with another slightly better than average selection of complimentary toiletries.

Location is 5 – 10 mins walk from Bristol Old Vic Theatre and King Street with lots of bars and restaurants by the river. The hotel has a very generous amount of underground parking at £10 for 24 hours, which, in Bristol, is very good value.

Location: Train -short walk from Bristol Temple Meads Station (good links to Wales, South England, Manchester, London Paddington). Car – short drive on M32 along the river. Has car park at £10 day for staying guests. Other charges by hours of parking.

Outside Hotel: Greggs, Tesco Express, Subway, Pret all within 2 min walk.

Walk to the bridge to walk along river is approx 5min. Aquarium / Cathedral is approx 20min.

Room: generally clean and normal size for a Novotel room. Cleaning staff friendly. Rooms can do with a little updating – some scuffs and wear and tear. Walls are a little thin, could hear room next door till 2am as there were four people playing board games.

Bar/Breakfast: buffet breakfast with vegan sausages available on request. Friendly staff. The bar has some good beers on tap: St Austell, Goose Island 313 and has a couple of board games to play.

Staff: Generally helpful.

Reception staff were very friendly and helpful, our room was a decent size with a queen size bed, the room had a two seater sofa bed, flat screen tv, small drinks fridge, hair dryer, iron, and board, the toilet area has a shower not bath, but the room and bathroom were clean and tidy, the bed comfy. Our room overlooked the front of the hotel Victoria Street, but the double glazed windows kept the noise out. Breakfast was good continental and English cooked breakfast serve yourself, good range of breakfast items.

The hotel had a well stocked bar and staff are friendly. Car parking below the hotel £10 per 24 hours
Hotel located 10 mins walk from city shopping centre.

Had a great stay and will stay in this hotel next time we are in Bristol very happy with our stay at this hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol
Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol

How much does a room costs at Novotel Bristol Centre?

Prices start 64$/night for Superior Double Room. The Executive Queen Room is  86$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

A spacious room with free WiFi, a Nespresso coffee machine, a Bose speaker, robes, slippers, complimentary mineral water and a safe.

Where to book online – Novotel Bristol Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol UK you can find the best hotels deals in Bristol during Bristol Harbour Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bristol on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hotel du Vin Bristol 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol

Hotel du Vin Bristol
Hotel du Vin Bristol


With a secluded courtyard and award-winning bistro, this historic hotel offers luxury rooms with free Wi-Fi. Hotel du Vin Bristol is a 10-minute walk from the vibrant Waterside area.

The elegant bedrooms feature Egyptian linen and air conditioning. The bathrooms have a roll-top bath or a monsoon shower and all rooms feature a plasma-screen TV.

The stylish bistro serves classic French cuisine in intimate surroundings. The menu includes quality West Country produce, and the cosy Sugar House Bar offers a range of fine international wines.

This sophisticated hotel in a collection of 18th-century sugar warehouses is within 15 minutes’ walk of both the Colston Hall concert venue and the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.

Chic rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, as well as high-end linens, free-standing baths, rainfall showers and Nespresso coffee makers. Individual touches in some rooms include high ceilings and stone walls. Suites add living areas with sofa beds; some have loft-style mezzanine levels.

Parking is included. There’s also a stylish bar, and an elegant French bistro with a seasonal terrace.

See why so many travelers make Hotel du Vin & Bistro their hotel of choice when visiting Bristol. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Close to some of Bristol’s most popular landmarks, such as Bristol Old Vic (0.3 mi) and Wills Memorial Building (0.4 mi), Hotel Du Vin is a great destination for tourists. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. Hotel Du Vin Bristol features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant.

My Partner and I have stayed at HDV The Sugar House twice now; once last December and then again this weekend. We book it confidently knowing that we are going to receive excellent service, a completely relaxing experience, great food and the best hotel room we know of in England. It is in a good location – the only thing that could be improved is if the hotel had free, on-site parking as the NCP car park adds on an additional £26 to the stay. As much as I love the individual L’Occitane toiletries’ on offer; they aren’t very eco-friendly and most hotels I have stayed in have now eradicated these to reduce plastic.

The reception team is fabulous, they will always go the extra mile to make sure your stay is amazing. A huge thank you to Jema at reception who always remembers us and our requests which is a lovely personal touch. The bar staff, bistro, housekeeping, I can’t praise them enough for always making our stay one to remember.

Room was great, only a standard but a good size with a huge bathroom equipped with a fabulous monsoon shower & claw foot tub. It was lovely & quiet, couldn’t hear the traffic outside at all. We ate in the restaurant and had a drink in the bar. The food & drink were lovely but it’s the HDV staff which make it.

ugely comfortable and pleasantly quirky. A real change from huge, bland corporate sameness.

Delightful old building, spacious standard room, good sound insulation (we faced the main road but heard nothing). Slightly noisy pipes in the middle of the night, but not too intrusive.

Excellent range of refreshments in the room.

Situated right in the middle of the city centre, 5mins stroll from the O2 Academy, Colston Hall and waterfront.

Loved the sensitively-converted old building, the beautiful bathroom (roll top bath; monsoon shower; fluffy bathrobes) and splendid breakfast fare. Lots of choice, hot and cold; plenty of treats and healthy options.

Plus points excellent service across the stay.

Bar is excellent – and open 24 hours.

We had a standard room, which had a great bathroom, lots of space, big bath, great walk in monsoon shower.

Minor issues – sleeping area in our standard room had a few issues. It’s in a historic building which creates some compromises. Tight spaces between the bed and other furniture, sloping ceiling very close to the bed. Room needed more power sockets.

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How much does a room costs at Hotel du Vin Bristol?

Prices start 114$/night for Standard Double Room. The Suite Room is  117$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious room features a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with walk-in monsoon shower and free-standing roll top bath

Where to book online – Hotel du Vin Bristol – Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol UK you can find the best hotels deals in Bristol during Bristol Harbour Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bristol on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Future Inn Bristol  4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Bristol

Future Inn Bristol
Future Inn Bristol

This Future Inn is next to Cabot Circus shopping centre10 minutes’ walk from Bristol’s Temple Meads Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and free parking for overnight guests in the Cabot Circus car park, adjacent to the hotel.

The modern rooms at the Future Inn Bristol have flat-screen TVs. Rooms include work desks and bathrooms with baths, showers and hair dryers.

The Chophouse Restaurant and Bar serves food all day, and specializes in chops, steaks and ribs. At breakfast, traditional English and American pancakes are on the menu.

Cabot Circus boasts a fantastic range of shops, a cinema complex and international restaurants. Bristol Hippodrome and Bristol Cathedral are a 15-minute walk away whilst Bristol Zoo Gardens and Brunel’s SS Great Britain are just 3.2 km away.

Opposite Cabot Circus shopping centre, this modern budget hotel is 1 mile to Bristol Temple Meads train station.

The low-key, contemporary rooms and suites offer en suite bathrooms and desks, plus free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Interconnecting rooms are also available.

Amenities include a relaxed on-site bar/restaurant specialising in steaks, plus 6 function/meeting rooms. There’s also free parking in Cabot Circus’ car park.

See why so many travelers make Future Inn Cabot Circus Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Bristol. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Future Inn Cabot Circus Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. Guests of Future Inn Cabot Circus Hotel are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Bristol Old Vic (0.6 mi) and St Mary Redcliffe Church (0.7 mi), guests of Future Inn Cabot Circus Hotel can easily experience some of Bristol’s most well known attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Bristol’s popular fish and chips restaurants such as The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, The River Grille, and Severn Shed, all a short distance from Future Inn Cabot Circus Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than We The Curious (0.9 mi), Cabot Tower (0.1 mi), and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (0.9 mi), which are some popular Bristol attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Location is great for Cabot Circus (shops and eating) and Old Market (gay scene if that’s what takes your fancy).

The hotel couldn’t be more handy for the Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and a short walk to the Gay/Gay Friendly Venues in Old Market.

Our Superior Double room at the Future Inn was brilliant. The Hotel is in the most convenient of positions situated across the road from Bristol’s impressive Cabot Circus Shopping Centre.

The Reception was very welcoming, very clean with numerous sanitisers in convenient places, the Free Wi-Fi was very efficient and the Hotel has a small car park for which again there is no charge. Cooked Breakfasts are made to order, and the service was very good.

Our room was spacious and air conditioned. Although we were overlooking the main road and the shopping Centre opposite, it was quiet.

There are no rooms specifically for the less abled but there are good rails in the bathtub. We were very impressed with all the staff at the Future Inn which will be our No 1 choice Hotel for Bristol.

The sleek modern hotel is conveniently located by Cabot Circus shopping centre.

The free parking this hotel offers at Cabot Circus car park is a real money saver. It’s also only a 15 minute walk to the harbour and older areas of Bristol so you get the best of both worlds.

Great location, ten minutes walking from the coach station, shopping center opposite. The room was great, early check in, bed enormous super comfy and spotless (great job Housekeeping) staff friendly and polite.

The room was spacious, with a king size bed, a sofa, a table and 2 chairs, with a long workstation/dressing table . There was ample storage for clothes – a wardrobe and a separate drawer unit. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer were stored in the wardrobe. A bathrobe and slippers and provided. Parking is in the Cabot Circus car park, 40 metres away.

The reception staff were very efficient and friendly, as were the catering staff at breakfast. As stated, I was very happy with my stay and will be using The Future Inn as my hotel of choice when I am next in Bristol.

Staff are helpful and check in was easy and fast. We didn’t have dinner there, however there is currently a new menu (£18 – 3 course meal) to take advantage of. However, you are spoilt with choices just at the hotel’s door step. And then there’s the free parking and you can’t beat that for central Bristol.

Breakfast was good and filling and the choices were enough to satisfy all.

The room was spacious and comfortable, and when I needed to upgrade to a room with a bath it was very easy to do so. The staff were courteous and friendly. The food was very good, a little pricey, but there was also a set menu of upto 3 courses for only £18.00.

I personally would recommend the Fillet steak. There was one night though (Saturday) when there seemed to be a little issue with getting the food out in good time, but even during this the staff remained professional and friendly. The Hotel is conveniently placed across from Cabots circus shopping centre, then a further walk to another shopping centre. Also at this time of year there is a wonderful “German style” Christmas market.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol
Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol

How much does a room costs at Future Inn Bristol?

Prices start 74$/night for Double Room. The Superior King Room is  86$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious room room features a king-size bed, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water, wine glasses and enhanced toiletries. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, laptop safe, work desk and a bathroom with baths, showers and hair dryers.

Where to book online – Future Inn Bristol – Gay Friendly Hotels Bristol UK you can find the best hotels deals in Bristol during Bristol Harbour Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bristol on or or 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.