Hotel El Peñon

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Cali Colombia (2024 Updated)

Bogota is the capital city of Colombia  and a is one of the  gay-friendliest place in South America along with Cali on the Andes Mountains. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Cali.

The Gay Scene in Menga” is Cali unofficial gay area, and it’s packed with gay bars and clubs.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Colombia are among the most advanced in Latin America, and have substantially progressed since consensual homosexual activity was decriminalized in 1981. Between February 2007 and April 2008, three rulings of the Constitutional Court granted registered same-sex couples the same pension, social security and property rights as registered heterosexual couples.[1] In 2011, Congress passed a law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, and on 28 April 2016, the Constitutional Court legalized same-sex marriage, making Colombia the fourth South American country to legalize it.

Compared to some Latin American countries, homosexuality is well tolerated in Colombia (it was declared legal by the government in 1981).

Cali is a Colombian city in the Valle del Cauca department, southwest of Bogotá. It’s known for salsa dancing and there are many clubs in the suburb of Juanchito. In Cali’s oldest quarter, the neoclassical San Pedro Cathedral houses paintings of the Quito School. Nearby is the 18th- and 19th-century San Francisco Religious Complex. La Merced Chapel is where the first mass was held after Cali was founded in 1536.


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1. Ibis Cali Granada 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cali Colombia

Ibis Cali Granada
Ibis Cali Granada

Situated in Cali, 2.8 km from Saint’s Peter Cathedral, Ibis Cali Granada features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. The air-conditioned rooms provide a city view and come with a wardrobe and free WiFi.

At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Ibis Cali Granada offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

The ibis Cali Granada hotel is strategically located to the north of the city, close to Granada, an area full of bars and restaurants, 5 minutes away from Cali Transport Terminal 20 minutes away from Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport, ideal for anyone looking for comfort at a low price. Relax in modern rooms equipped with the comfortable Sweet Bed by ibis. This budget hotel even has air conditioning, free WIFI, a restaurant – bar and free covered parking. Dogs up to 33 lbs. (15 kg) are also welcome.

A place to stay in Cali at the north side of the city. Clean rooms and great service.Air condition, a year old hotel, restaurant at the second floor, Very close from Chipichape mall and many nice stores and restaurants.

Very good looking. Employees are fantastic. The food is correct but there are a lot of restaurants close. Even one employe speak english. I was very surprise.there is a safe in each room and its always very clean. And very quiet.

Great Location close to many restaurants and Easy to get to downtown and old town, just perfect for short stay, Big bed, “small” but clean room, good breakfast, and nice staff, for me the best budget hotel in Cali.

This hotel is a perfect place to stay for a couple of nights if you are in town and want a clean convenient, inexpensive place. There’s nothing fancy about this but everything works well. I like what hotels do not have excessive towels or pillows and things like that that I know are extremely wasteful. This place is kind of like an IKEA. Everything is small but clean and efficient. It’s pretty comfortable and the rooms are relatively quiet considering the noise of a big city like this. I opted for breakfast every morning which is an additional COP20.000.

It was worth it for the convenience though the food is only average for this area. Coffee and fruit are good. Breads are OK, eggs are good. Juices are pretty good as well. Again, this is great for convenience though you have to choose ahead of time and there were some mornings when I would have chosen to not eat there so that I could explore some more. That being said it’s 100 times better than the typical awful breakfast that come with hotels in the United States.

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How much does a room costs at Ibis Cali Granada?

Prices start 37  $/night for Standard Double Room.

This double room has a soundproofing, air conditioning and tumble dryer.

Where to book online –Ibis Cali Granada – Gay Friendly Hotels Cali you can find the best hotels deals in Cali during Feria de Cali  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cali  on  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Malik Hotel Boutique – Gay Friendly Hotels Cali

Malik Hotel Boutique
Malik Hotel Boutique

Located in Cali, 7 km from Cañaveralejo’s Bullring, Malik Hotel Boutique provides air-conditioned rooms and a garden. Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. There is an outdoor pool and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking.

All units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. At Malik Hotel Boutique each room includes a private bathroom.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

At Malik Hotel Boutique guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna.

We are a rest and vacation hotel, located in the south of the city of Cali – Colombia; in a very prestigious neighborhood of the city, close to many restaurants, clinics, shopping centers and clubs. We differentiate ourselves as a Boutique Hotel with Pool and Turkish, thus providing one of the best personalized services. Also, we have trendy rooms, fully equipped with the best quality for a better rest; Each room has Netflix service for those who love series and movies.

Let me start by the location it is located in Cuidad Jardin (Southern Cali) one of the safest and most prettiest neighborhoods in Cali, you can walk around without a problem at night, etc. ( think of in the city that you live in, its in the most expensive area) It is located close to Faro Restaurant and many more great places to eat over in Palmas Mall or Jardin Plaza, Uber works great in Cali or download Way Cali app (similar to Uber) to move around just have to pay in Colombian Peso versus, your credit card with Uber.

The Hotel is very beautiful boutique Hotel in a residential neighborhood with a relaxing, mediation, fengshui vibe (think of a W hotel in the States- just lack the music) and is beyond clean and the staff goes above and beyond to exceed your expectations!!! The Front Desk Staff Maria and Luis are very attentive of any needs that one has and Alexandra with the housekeeping department will give also, go above and beyond to ensure that your room is very clean and that you extra towels etc, added notes- As a Gringo the AC which is one of the most important factor to me while traveling outside of the US is up to par as any in the US, The bedding is to the same standards.

The breakfast is a cook to order style and you have plenty of local fruits to savory and it was great too!! I have been traveling to Cali now for over 4 years and I go six times a year, and the Malik exceeded my expectation. Its been the best hotel in Cali so far, I’m a Hilton Platinum Level member but, be adventurous and stay at much nicer property which will give you the VIP treatment!! I highly recommend the Malik, as it even has a pool for a small size property, a steam room, and some garden areas too. The Wifi works fast and throughout the entire property.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cali
Gay Friendly Hotels Cali

How much does a room costs at Malik Hotel Boutique?

Prices start 39  $/night for Superior Double Room.

Where to book online –Malik Hotel Boutique – Gay Friendly Hotels Cali you can find the best hotels deals in Cali during Feria de Cali  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cali  on  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel El Peñon  4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cali

Hotel El Peñon
Hotel El Peñon

El Peñon Hotel is located in El Peñon neighbourhood, only 100 m away from the financial area and the centre of the city. The area offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, offices and business centres. Breakfast and WiFi are included.

Rooms at Hotel El Peñon are spacious and feature air conditioning, sattelite TV and minibar. A private bathroom with a shower is included.

Breakfast is served daily and local and international cuisine is served at the restaurants Chef Burguer and Turk House. Additionally, a wide range of dining options can be found in the area.

The Archaeology Museum is 1 km away, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport is 25 km away.

If minimalism and modern design gets you going, Hotel El Penon is the place to stay in Cali. El Penon doesn’t sacrifice space in the quest for minimalist design, with spacious, studio-style rooms and lots of open areas to relax in on the ground floor. Located just a short distance from restaurants and bars and the old colonial areas of the city, El Penon is perfectly situated to explore Cali.

Walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants. You even have two great restaurant options right beside the hotel lobby that make you not want to look for something else, great service.

From the moment you step in the lobby you feel the willingness and positive vibes from the staff.
The minimalist decoration inside the lobby and rooms make you feel comfortable without saturating your view of the place.

Best location to stay in Cali, near the best restaurants and bars. Best places are walking distance from the hotel. People in the hotel were very friendly. The room was very comfortable.

Clean, elegant, walking distance to restaurants, night life, transportation. SUPER location. Staff is super friendly and english is spoken. The hotel is clean and well maintained, new rooms and internet works perfect.

It’s in one of the best and hippest neighborhoods in Cali, El Penon. Great bars and restaurants within walking distance. You are smack in the center of a hip area. The hotel is being remodeled and we we booked a junior suite but were upgraded to a deluxe junior suite, which are the remodeled rooms. The decor is clean and basic but modern.

Shower is great and the bed is very comfortable. No view from the room but that’s ok. The breakfast is at the restaurant next door and is super super yummy. That was one of my favorite things about this hotel. The hotel staff is also very nice, as are all people in Colombia really. Very good value for the price at this hotel.

The rooms were large and very clean. The location was in a very clean and safe to walk around without any worries. Night life was also great with many places to eat and with live entertainment.

Barrio El Penon is a great place.. there are some sweet restaurants including Restaurante Argentino (a few streets over) that will serve you the BEST meat ever. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable and overall very reasonable in price.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cali
Gay Friendly Hotels Cali

How much does a room costs at Hotel El Peñon?

Prices start 40 $/night for Junior Suite. The Deluxe Suite is  45$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online –Hotel El Peñon – Gay Friendly Hotels Cali you can find the best hotels deals in Cali during Feria de Cali  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cali  on  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.