Hilton Busan

Gay Friendly Hotels Busan South Korea: Top 3 (Updated 2021)

Most importantly of all, South Korea & Busan is very gay friendly, especially for foreigners. There are plenty of Gay Friendly Hotels Busan.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in South Korea face unique legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT individuals. While male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in South Korea, marriage or other forms of legal partnership are not available to same-sex partners.

Busan, a large port city in South Korea, is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. Busy Haeundae Beach features the Sea Life Aquarium, plus a Folk Square with traditional games such as tug-of-war, while Gwangalli Beach has many bars and views of modern Diamond Bridge. Beomeosa Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D., is at the base of Geumjeong Mountain, which has hiking trails.

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1.  Hotel Hilton Busan 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Busan

Hilton Busan
Hilton Busan

Featuring ocean views, Hilton Busan is set in seafront location. This hotel provides an ATM machine and newspapers that guests can use.

All rooms are fitted with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. With a private bathroom, certain units at Hilton Busan also have a sea view.

A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the property. Various dining options are available at the interactive on-site restaurant with open kitchen. The hotel also has a rooftop bar with ocean views, offering cocktails and a la carte menu.

Located east of Busan and minutes away from the bustling Haeundae Beach district, Hilton Busan sets a new standard for destination hotels in Korea. This beachfront ‘urban resort’ offers a range of first class facilities with intuitive service against a backdrop of the stunning Korean coastline. Be it a meeting, wedding or family getaway, Hilton Busan is the perfect business and leisure venue. – Standard guest rooms starting from 60sqm, with private balcony – 4 unique ‘destination’ restaurants and bars – 3,000sqm conference center with 2 ballrooms, outdoor function venues, and a wedding chapel. – 3 indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Arriving at Hilton Busan, I was absolutely captivated by the entrance. It has a modern and simplistic design to it, and once I entered the hotel, it was even more captivating with all the wooden frames. The interior design is fantastic and also when you get to the lobby, you are absolutely captivated by the full view of the blue ocean. The rooms are nice as well, and the bathroom is absolutely huge.

As Hilton Group is an international hotel chain, I really think the hotel needs to consider the transportation for foreign travellers. So many hotels in Seoul will offer free shuttle bus services to main tourist attractions, even if that hotel is in CBD. Given that the Hilton Busan is so far away, they really need to be more accommodating and offer some shuttle bus service. If not, I believe they will lose foreign customers staying at this hotel.

My advice to potential travellers interested in this hotel – please consider to rent a car otherwise, it’s not worth staying at this hotel because you will waste a lot of money taking taxis everywhere.

The Resort offers everything to all customer groups (gay couples, friends, business, etc) and with a top notch customer service from A to Z. The Executive Lounge staff and manager (Krissy) are excellent and very customer service oriented. The hotel offers several excellent restaurants inside or adjacent to the hotel, sauna, several outside and inside pools, Executive Lounge, high quality bakery, wedding hall, conference rooms, free parking, free tour bus to downtown Busan, very relaxing place to stay, enjoy or conduct business off-sites meetings. Will be nice if in the future they offered shuttle bus to/from Gimhae airport as more overseas customers will likely use it as the airport is about 30 to 45 minutes away depending on traffic,

First of all, the location of the hotel is excellent in terms of view and remoteness. Unlike other hotels in Busan where they are located in very crowded beach or in the city center (i.e. Westin or Paradise at Haeundae), Hilton is located in somewhat remote area with few distractions other than the guests of the hotel and adjacent Ananti Cove. However, it would be less accessible via public transportation, though there is shuttle bus operating from hotel to key locations.

The view from the room was magnificent. I had stayed in the Ocean View, and view was superb. Also, I was able to enjoy sunrise from my own bed.

The staffs were professional, and seemed to be very well trained. As I speak enough Korean, I had no difficulty communicating with them, and not sure about their English or other language skills.

The main pool called McQueen’s pool is located at top floor of the hotel where the lobby is located (10th floor), but make a note that the pool can only be accessible through 8th(Men) and 9th(Women) floor where reception for Gym, Spa, Sauna is located. So, I ended up walking up and down after changing to swimsuit. However, if you request at the reception, you could get assigned for change room in 10th floor, still you need to take stairs entering the pool from the reception.
There are 1 medium size indoor pool, 1 kids pool, and 1 hot tub. Also, outside, there are 2 or 3 hot tubs with sunbeds.

Overall, the experience at the hotel was very smooth and enjoyable.

The location: set aside from the hustle in Busan/Haeundae, but still only 10-15 from anywhere in Busan in a cab (and they they are cheap) and the staff are super helpful arranging. 10 mins walk to a bunch or authentic Korean restaurant (Boribap, and Han hongshik – which we hit up a few times). Shuttle bus to a Lotte premium outlet mall and temple and (free) quirky fishing museum – good for a day for kids (you could walk these actually).

More broadly – the Hotel is in a developing area outside of Busan, but that’s the point – it’s a resort set aside. If you want sand/beach, bustle, Haeundae is for that (split your stay like we did). Hilton is set overlooking a very pretty rocky outcrop / ocean – very tranquil and quiet.

The Staff: Super friendly, helpful and you can tell really proud of the place. I speak almost no Korean and nearly everyone, anywhere in the hotel I came across was able to help me.

Tips:

Like many hotels in Korea – the Sauna and Gym? (and McQueen’s/indoor pools, in this case) are “extras”. Pay as you go, or included in Exec rooms. Standard rooms (view aside) have the same amenity – huge shower / bath / balcony. Bath overlooks the window and ocean view for us. Enough for 2-3 days, but I think if longer you would want to spring for the extras. As a Diamond member, all Pool / Sauna perks are included in a standard room…. so not an issue I had to grapple with.

Exec Lounge – great view on 9th floor…. no kids… but they run a dinner service in a separate lounge. Relatively busy. TV for kids.. so parents can chill with a drink. smart. Decent machine coffee (no barrister). Check in/out times on weekends are busy – it’s a resort everyone rocks up at same time.

Gay Friendly Hotels Busan
Gay Friendly Hotels Busan

How much does a room costs at Hilton Busan?

Prices start 251 $/night for Premium King Room with breakfast included. The One-Bedroom King Suite with Ocean View is 604$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a balcony, spa bath and hot tub.

Where to book online – Hilton Busan-  Gay Friendly Hotels Busan – you can find the best hotels deals in Incheon during Busan International Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Incheon on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Tinto Hotel 2* – Gay Friendly Hotels Busan

Tinto Hotel
Tinto Hotel

Located in Busan, 2.3 km from Seomyeon Medical Street, Tinto Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and express check-in and check-out. The property is around 2.7 km from Bujeon Market, 3.7 km from Busan China Town and 4.1 km from Kyungsung University. The hotel features family rooms.

At the hotel, each room is equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

We are located close to Beomil Station, subway line 1 between Busan Station (4stops) and Seomyeon (2stops) and our hotel is just 3 minutes walk from exit 2 of Beomil Station. Travelers can have a easy access to many popular attractions by subway. Our rooms are designed in a modern and minimalist style and offer free WIFI.

Room size is small but this is clearly stated so no complain on this, but actually is more spacious than expected for 1 person and 2 suitcases with the foyer/porch at the entrance. One-off amenities provided upon check in. Staff is pretty nice, friendly and helpful. Hotel is located inside an alley so a bit difficult to find. Overall quite a satisfactory stay.

Opened in June, 2018 so everything is still new, clean and well-maintained.

Location: Just a few minutes walk from the Beomil subway station (exit 2). It is quite far from Haeundae (about 40 mins by metro) but relatively close to other tourist areas e.g. Jalgachi Market, Songdo beach and train station (Busan station). Hotel provides directions, making it easy to find.

Room: Our double room is spacious, clean and our bed was very comfortable. It was also very quiet so had no problem sleeping soundly. Bathroom is also spacious and equipped with a tub.

Customer service: Very helpful and friendly. Always up for recommending things to do and restaurant recommendations.

Neighbourhood: Lots of old people and entertainment venues ( gay bars, karaokes) catered to old people. Not much else going on.

All in all, highly recommended and great value for money! Will definitely stay here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Busan
Gay Friendly Hotels Busan

How much does a room costs at Tinto Hotel Busan?

Prices start 35 $/night for Double Room with breakfast included.

This double room has air conditioning, private entrance and soundproofing.

Where to book online – Tinto Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Busan – you can find the best hotels deals in Busan during Busan International Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Busan on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Hound Hotel Seomyeon-Beomcheon 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Busan

Hound Hotel Seomyeon-Beomcheon
Hound Hotel Seomyeon-Beomcheon

Located in Busan,Hound Hotel Seomyeon-Beomcheon has a number of amenities including a terrace and free WiFi. Popular points of interest around the property include Seomyeon Medical Street and Seomyeon underground shopping area.

All guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a desk, a seating area and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Every room includes a private bathroom and a hot tub, and some rooms have a balcony.

A buffet or American breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the in-house restaurant, which serves American cuisine.

Hound Hotel Located in Busan, 200 metres from Seomyeon, Hound Hotel boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as a computer are featured. You will find a kettle in the room.

Each room includes a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Superior rooms have a spa bath or a hot tub. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Seomyeon Medical Street is 300 metres from Hound Hotel, while Bujeon Market is 700 metres from the property.

Nice hotel with very comfortable beds, great location one street away from beach and eating. Excellent front desk assistance with getting taxis to/from airport. Large bathroom with nice toiletries.

Hotel is near to Seomyeon Station and alot of eateries and 24 hours mart around the hotel. It’s quite difficult to find the hotel for 1st timer.

Hotel is very neat and the check in and out is very swift.

The hotel doesn’t provide bathroom amenities except shampoo, shower gel and conditioner. So please bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste.

Housekeeping are done daily as there are no door tag to hang for ‘clean up room or do not disturb sign.

Surrounded with a lot of restaurants and local roadside stall, 10 minutes from Seomyeon station exit 7. Bus to Gamcheon Village is available from bus stop nearby.

The room is spacious, modern, clean however the lighting is slightly dim. Towels and body wash are provided! The receptionist is very helpful and friendly too.

They hotel is conveniently located to all parts of Busan. Also conveniently close to the Geumnyeonsan metro station, down the street from exits 3 and 5. From Busan Station, the metro is located outside the front of the main KTX station. Walk out to the bus stops and turn left, the entryway underground is right there. This is Busan Metro Station…

To get there, take Line 1 (orange) to Seomyeong then there, change lines to Line 2 to Jangsan. The Geumnyeonsan station is the 9th stop from Seomyeon. Another way to remember is that it is the stop after Namcheon. Exit on the 3 and 5 side of the station and head down the street between 3 and 5 towards the beach. Turn left in the last alley before the beach, and hotel is on the right.

The rooms are nicely appointed and modern. We got the double deluxe without view and it is a large room with a nice tub, shower, and toilet all in their own locations. With heated floors, good air conditioning, it made the warm wood flooring and interior inviting and comfortable the entire stay.

They also are known for their rooftop view of Gwangan Bridge at night. It’s no wonder it’s a popular location for shooting music videos and films there. They have autographed items from productions that have worked on location there in the lobby. The breakfasts here are limited to korean rice or omelettes. It’s convenient and affordable if you want it. There is also a Starbucks, cafes, and other bakeries around the area you can walk to for breakfast.

The hotel is also pretty much on the beach in Suyeong. Miles of boardwalk you can walk up and down the beach for a while. There are shops and restaurants and cafes as well. However if you want to go to Haeundae Beach, I recommend taking the metro train to the Haeundae station or go by taxi. Visit the strip there.

Gay Friendly Hotels Busan South Korea
Gay Friendly Hotels Busan South Korea

How much does a room costs at Hound Hotel Seomyeon-Beomcheon?

Prices start 54 $/night for Standard Double Room with breakfast included. The Deluxe Room is 68$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has air conditioning.

This twin room features air conditioning and electric kettle.

Where to book online – Hound Hotel Seomyeon-Beomcheon –  LGBT Friendly Hotels Busan – you can find the best hotels deals in Busan during Busan International Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Busan on Booking.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Best Louis Hamilton Hotel Haeundae 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Busan

Best Louis Hamilton Hotel Haeundae
Best Louis Hamilton Hotel Haeundae

Louis Hamilton Hotel is located within 500 m from Haeundae Beach, a popular beach in Busan. Featuring an elegant design, the hotel offers accommodation with business facilities and free WiFi access. The closest airport limousine bus stop is only 200 m from the hotel.

At Best Louis Hamilton Hotel, all rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a seating area. En suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and hot-water showers.

Guests can enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant. The property also offers a 24-hour front desk that can assist with fax/photocopying.

See why so many travelers make Best Louis Hamilton Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Busan. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a trendy setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Close to some of Busan’s most popular landmarks, such as Cheongsapo (0.2 mi) and Cheongsapo Daritdol Skywalk (0.3 mi), Best Louis Hamilton Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Best Louis Hamilton Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage. Plus, Best Louis Hamilton Hotel offers breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Busan, you may want to try some crab at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Party Haeundae.

If you’re looking for something to do, Dongbaekseom Island (0.5 mi), The Bay 101 Yacht Club (0.2 mi), and APEC Naru Park (0.5 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Best Louis Hamilton Hotel.

Best Louis Hamilton Hotel is in the Haeundae area and is close to the beach, shopping, and tons of great restaurants. I selected this hotel mainly because of the price and location. The staff here was great and beyond helpful making check in/out easy.

Best Louis Hamilton Hotel is in the Haeundae area and is close to the beach, shopping, and tons of great restaurants. I selected this hotel mainly because of the price and location. The staff here was great and beyond helpful making check in/out easy.

Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower gel and an amenities pack were provided free of charge.

Haeundae Mall is about 700 metres away, as is the subway. This hotel is a good distance to walk to the “island” the Westin is on and see the nice gardens and views. Also easy to walk to the fancy Marina area away from Haeundae Mall.

I recommend The Pancake Epidemic for breakfast or Cafe 37.5 – both are on the main Haeundae Street (not the Mall but the main road running parallel to the beach) but in opposite directions. Walk through the Haeundae Grand Hotel car park to the Main Street and turn right for Cafe 37.5, which is about 350 metres away and is across from the Camelia apartments and Ops Bakery, near Starbucks. For Pancake Epidemic turn left on the Main Street – it’s in the same building as TGI Fridays and a Starbucks.

Pros:
7-11 right across the street
5 min to Haeundae beach and 5 min from lots of restaurants
Nice bathroom and toiletries
Staff is really nice
Check in super fast
New hotel with new furnishings
Pillow and bed super comfortable
Good selection of channels

The hotel is resolutely modern and clean. Service is welcoming and friendly with a decent mastery of English. Although small the rooms are well arranged, well equipped and provide all amenities and comfort necessary. The hotel is located within walking distance from Haeundae beach, its major attractions and the shopping arcades, markets and major trendy restaurants. The bus stop for the airport limousine is less than 5 minutes walk away and it takes less than 10 mn walk to the subway station. A good deal and good value for money in a quiet neighborhood.

This large, stylish and air-conditioned room comes with a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge and attached bathroom with free toiletries.

How much does a room costs at Best Louis Hamilton Hotel Haeundae?

Prices start 51 $/night for Superior Double Room with breakfast included. The Deluxe Room is 55$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This large, stylish and air-conditioned room comes with a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge and attached bathroom with free toiletries.

Where to book online – Best Louis Hamilton Hotel Haeundae –  Gay Friendly Hotels Busan – you can find the best hotels deals in Busan during Busan International Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Busan on Booking.com  & Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Value Hotel Busan 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Busan

 

Value Hotel Busan
Value Hotel Busan

Value Hotel Busan features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden in Busan. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a concierge service, luggage storage space and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel, each room includes a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All units at Value Hotel Busan include air conditioning and a wardrobe.

A à la carte breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

Value Hotel Busan is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Busan, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Value Hotel Busan offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. Plus, Value Hotel Busan offers a fitness center and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Busan’s most popular landmarks, such as Yeongdodaegyo Bridge (0.2 mi) and Busan Tower (0.5 mi), Value Hotel Busan is a great destination for tourists.

If you’re looking for a place to eat, OASE Seafood Buffet (0.4 mi), Golmok Gejang (1.0 mi), and Gaemijip (0.4 mi) are all within walking distance of Value Hotel Busan.

If you’re looking for something to do, BIFF Square (0.5 mi), Yongdusan Park (0.5 mi), and Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street (0.4 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Value Hotel Busan.

Enjoy your stay in Busan!

The hotel located in a very good location near Lotte Mart and shopping streets (only 5mins walk to Lotte Mart) and if you want to go to Culture Village, you can just take a taxi in front of the hotel (front desk can call a taxi for you) It’s cost around 5000 won. Very convenient and recommended.

The name of this hotel suggests value and you get that with this well appointed and conveniently located building. The rooms are comfortable and attractive and the hotel has a lovely high-floor bar and a cosy ground level cafe which sells delicious baked goods.
A short walk over the bridge and you are surrounded by shopping, eateries and the wonderful pub street where you can find tasty local craft brews.

Access to the rest of the city is on your doorstep with the metro links.

A bit of service information: If arriving at Gimhae Airport, your best bet is to take the Limousine Bus that goes via Busan Station. Stay on the bus for two more stops after the Station. Get off in front of the Lotte Department Store. From there you just have to cross the small bridge in front of the mall.

The hotel was clean, comfortable and just a few minutes walk from Lotte Supermarket and many restaurants. Nampo metro station is about a 10 minute walk away via the underground subway. I recommend a room with a harbour view but you may get disturbed by the boats moving around early morning. There are plenty of local buses nearby that will get you to all the attractions and interesting places.

How much does a room costs at Value Hotel Busan?

Prices start 74 $/night for Deluxe Double Room with bridge city view with breakfast included. The Deluxe Double Room with Sea View is 76$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has air conditioning, private entrance and electric kettle.

Where to book online – Value Hotel Busan –  Gay Friendly Hotels Busan – you can find the best hotels deals in Busan during Busan International Film Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Busan on Booking.com  & Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

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