Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Gold Coast Australia (2024 Updated)

Perhaps it’s the region’s Golden Coast –like weather and progressive vibe, or its diverse yet well-integrated population (you won’t find a concentrated “gayborhood” like Sydney’s Darlinghurst and Oxford Street here); Melbourne and Gold Coast in  Australia are about as LGBTfriendly as they come. With many gay friendly hotels Gold Coast to choose from it’s a great summer or winter destination

Australia is one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world. In a 2013 Pew Research poll, 79% of Australians agreed that homosexuality should be accepted by society, making it the fifth most supportive country in the survey behind Spain (88%), Germany (87%), Canada and the Czech Republic (both 80%).

The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.


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Famous for its beaches, surf, theme parks, shopping, nightlife and hinterland, it has been attracting Australian families for many decades. … The region has 70 kilometres of uninterrupted coastline and is fringed by rainforest hinterland, including world heritage-listed national parks.

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1. Hotel Meriton Suites Broadbeach 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

Meriton Suites Broadbeach
Meriton Suites Broadbeach

Just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach, Meriton Suite Broadbeach offers luxurious accommodation. Leisure facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, a sauna, hot tub and fitness centre. Some suites feature stunning ocean views. Guests enjoy unlimited free WiFi at the property. Union Pay is accepted here.

The air-conditioned suites have opening windows and laundry facilities. Each suite has an LCD TV with cable channels and a DVD player on request. Studios have a kitchenette, and all other suites have a full kitchen.

Meriton Suites Broadbeach is 5 minutes’ walk from Jupiters Casino and the Gold Coast Convention CentrePacific Fair Shopping Centre is a 10-minute walk away.

Meet the exceptional Guest Services team as they welcome you to the perfect seaside escape 24 hours a day, right here at Meriton Suites Broadbeach. Towering over the Gold Coast at an impressive 32 levels tall, guests will be mesmerised by the sparkling ocean blue water. Breathe in the fresh sea breeze right from the comfort of your very own Ocean Suite, or experience the serenity of the scenic hinterlands in our Modern Suites, both of which are equipped with balconies.

Space and comfort is a necessity when travelling with a large group of friends or family and all 413 of our suites provide just that. Designed to deliver maximum comfort, our suites are up to three times larger and promise better value than the typical hotel room, featuring open plan living spaces and the necessary facilities, including an internal laundry. Experience our resort style indoor and outdoor lap pool, spa, sauna and a well-equipped gymnasium, or host your own Aussie style BBQ at our outdoor BBQ area.

The Meriton is situated within short walking distances to everything. It’s that perfect. Restaurants, Pacific Fair, the beach. Just stunning for a holiday.

Great location, walking distance to the beach, Pacific Fair, Star Casino and the great local restaurants, bars and cafes around Broadbeach.

The apartment itself had a slightly dated feel which is to be expected as the hotel has been around a long time, however it had great views from each bedroom looking toward the beach, with quite a large corner balcony. Loved the Kevin Murphy amenities! Kitchen was large and well stocked, and the living area and master bedroom were very spacious.

The location is brilliant – walking distance to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or Oasis Shopping Centre; tram right across the road from building; Exhibition Centre walking distance; beach walking distance. The views were stunning – we had the ocean views and they were 270 degree views. Large balcony with plenty of room to sit and enjoy the view. Rooms were well appointed / bathrooms same / lounge and dining area spacious and kitchen very well appointed including dishwasher tablets, dishwashing liquid etc.

Meriton Broadbeach is perfect for a sneaky getaway with it’s great location near the beach & restaurant precinct. The staff were professional, friendly & efficient, the room was spacious, clean and had everything you need for a short or longer stay.

Beautiful location, our room faced the hinterland and both day and night views were spectacular! Very spacious warm and cosy rooms and great in room facilities. Staff were friendly. The indoor pool and gym are great.

Great size room with kitchen facilities and ocean views. Located close to shopping centre, enabling us to shop and return to Meriton with our shopping trolley.

The suite was incredible with everything you would need with a well stocked kitchen full of cook wear including a pod coffee machine. Seperate laundry room with washer and a dryer. Complimentary WiFi and a good selection of foxtel channels.

The bathroom was beautiful with a separate shower and bath.
The place was spotless, housekeeping attended daily to freshen up the room and restock supplies.
The staff at reception and everyone else I bumped into during the stay were very friendly, helpful and professional.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast
Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

How much does a room costs at Meriton Suites Broadbeach?

Prices start 77 $/night for Studio Suite. The One Bedroom Ocean Suite is 98$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring one separate bedroom, this suite is located on levels 11-29. There is a furnished balcony with Pacific Ocean views. The suite has a separate living and dining area, flat-screen cable TV and a DVD player on request. It also has air conditioning, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests enjoy complimentary Kevin Murphy bathroom amenities.

Where to book online – Meriton Suites Broadbeach – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast you can find the best hotels deals in Gold Coast during Gold Coast Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gold Coast on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.



2.  voco Gold Coast 4* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Gold Coast

voco Gold Coast - an IHG hotel
voco Gold Coast – an IHG hotel

Located in the centre of Surfers Paradise, voco Gold Coast features accommodation with ocean or hinterland views. It is located just a 4-minute walk from the beach and is surrounded by a variety of restaurants.

Guests at voco Gold Coast can enjoy a massage treatment at the L’Aqua Day Spa. There are 2 outdoor swimming pools, 2 spa tubs and a fitness centre and games room.

The modern, designer rooms enjoy ocean or river views and include a flat-screen TV, refrigerator or minibar and are fully air-conditioned. The en suite bathrooms are supplied with essential amenities and a hairdryer. Access to shared laundry facilities is available.

Waves Buffet Restaurant offers a hot buffet breakfast daily, and an international buffet for dinner. You can also pay a visit to Clifford’s Grill & Lounge to enjoy gourmet pizzas, share platters and tapas. Wind down at the Social House, which has gaming, a cafe and a bar with tempting cocktails.

Check in to an experience at voco™ Gold Coast At voco™ Gold Coast, get comfy, get social and get relaxed. Stay in rooms that are modern and unstuffy; perfect for robe-wearing lazy mornings with a good espresso and a paper. Gather in restaurants and bars designed for socialising and celebrating. Get out and glide down the coast with ease on the light rail. Blend me-time with us-time at voco™ Gold Coast.

The hotel location is central, but the surrounding area is a bit shabby and seedy especially at night. We would definitely consider IHG as a brand in future, but for location we will choose one of the many good options at Broadbeach for our next visit.

Our location is also perfect for those travellers who want to be in Surfers Paradise yet have a nice relaxing time by the pool and in our newly refurbished rooms.

The Deluxe rooms in this hotel have been tastefully refurbished with walk in shower. Good selection of tv channels and convenient location to central Surfers. Tram stop at door. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

Nice and central on Surfers Paradise. Just a short stroll to pretty much anywhere you need to go to. Nice easy access in and out if you are driving as well. The room was nice and clean, really good size with a great size bathroom.

Very central location, great restaurants & bars on-site. Stayed for a couple of nights and had a great time with no issues with noise, service or rooms. Wifi was a little slow, and considering the fact that it isn’t complimentary was a bit disappointing.

The hotel is conveniently located close to Cavill Avenue’s dining, shops and nightlife, in sunny Surfers Paradise, in QLD, Australia.

Is fresh seafood your thing? Perhaps a hearty steak fresh off the grill? My mouth is still watering whilst I reminisce about the delicious global food options made available in their three restaurants and bar. Yep, three restaurants! They have a chilled cafe lounge called Social House, then there’s Cliffords Grill & Lounge featuring quality produce and a comfy space to enjoy it in, and thirdly, you have Waves Buffet Restaurant which is where I chose to indulge during this particular trip.

Boasting two beautiful pools, a selection of function spaces including a large ballroom, a luxurious L’Aqua day spa, a gym and wonderful dining options; it truly has something for every traveller, for business of pleasure.

Upon entering the hotel, you’ll be greeted by a pair of beautiful, large mediterranean style urns and a breezy foyer. I really appreciate when a hotel puts thought into its design and into making guests feel relaxed and welcome; after all, first impressions really do count. Tones of navy, grey and white, with pops of yellow make for a relaxed, modern atmosphere at Voco Gold Coast. The deluxe room that was generously provided to me for two nights, had eye-opening views of the ocean and a refreshing rainfall shower with quality Aveda toiletries. Also, fast complimentary internet, and a great selection of movies, tv shows, sport and more to watch on the flat-screen. As a little surprise, the hotel provided me a complimentary bottle of wine, which was a lovely, welcoming touch.

Super friendly and approachable staff. I was greeted at reception by the lovely Seila, and each member of staff I dealt with was nothing but accommodating to my needs.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast Australia
Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast Australia

How much does a room costs at voco Gold Coast – an IHG hotel?

Prices start 105 $/night for Superior King Room. The Deluxe King Room with Ocean View
s 136$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

These Deluxe King Rooms boast Pacific Ocean views, to enjoy your coastal escape and are located on the top floors. You can choose to spend mornings in the comfortable bed with a coffee and newspaper or enjoy a shower in the private bathroom, before heading to Waves for a nourishing buffet breakfast.

Where to book online – voco Gold Coast – an IHG hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast Australia you can find the best hotels deals in Gold Coast during Gold Coast Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gold Coast on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences

Featuring Surfers Paradise skyline, Hilton Surfers Paradise offers hotel guest rooms and residences in different types. The property features city, ocean or Hiterland views with renowned Hilton services. Hilton Surfers Paradise is perfectly located for guest to explore Gold Coast and is just a 5-minute walk from the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach. There is also a direct access to the G:Link Tram.

Located between Orchid Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard, there are a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options around the area.

The hotel’s signature restaurant Catch, offers a hearty breakfast buffet and Asian-influenced, a la carte evening menu. Other facilities include a lobby café, a pool bar, the relaxing eforea: Spa and a host of recreational facilities including four pools, a spa, a sauna, two fitness centres, a mini cinema and Executive Lounge.

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences is the ultimate Gold Coast retreat, with famous beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment located right at the door step. The urban style resort offers a host of leisure facilities including four swimming pools, an indoor spa and sauna, pool bar, two gymnasiums and a theatre. For your comfort, the property is also home to an full servicing Executive Lounge with breakfast, afternoon drinks & tapas served daily.

The signature restaurant at Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences, Catch, offers a coastal atmosphere, and a menu focusing on fresh, sustainable seafood. Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences combines world class service and style with the benefits of a premier location to deliver an experience that promises life long memories. When staying at Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences, you have the option of hotel rooms and suites, or the fully serviced, self contained, apartment style residence, which come complete with kitchen, laundry and separate living space.

Super great location within the walking distance. Restaurant, Bars, Shops, Beach, Tram Stops are all within 5 mins walking. We took train from Brisbane central and stop at Helensvale then continue on G:train to Caville Avenue where is the hotel located.

Extremely comfortable, big and relax. One big living room with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open kitchen with oven, big fridge & dish washing machine. Washing machine with laundry powders are also provided.

The most cool thing there is the room which has a very big curved balcony which across the two bedrooms and heading east, you can freely enjoy the sunrise with drinks in there. This hotel is located at a very convenient area. It is just right in the train station called “Cavill Avenue“, 5 mins walk to the ‘Woolworths’ supermarket, 10 mins walk to the Gold Coast Beach. Lots of different types of restaurants around the hotel as well. Food and transportation are all very convenient.

It’s a Hilton, so you can comfortably expect a comfortable and relatively luxe stay. The property isn’t brand spanking new anymore but I didn’t note any signs of tiredness or lack of maintenance.

The Surfers Paradise Hilton and Residences is an establishment which is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, close to the main beach and Cavill Avenue.

Also, this location is close to shops and public transport, making it an ideal location for a a gay friendly vacation.

The accommodations were comfortable, modern, clean and with a pleasant luxurious yet practical ambience.

The bedding was the usual Hilton high standard.

The hotel was just purely amazing from the view from the balcony overlooking the beach to the many pools and spas and other facilities. The staff were so friendly and caring and showed true passion for their jobs and created a great space to relax.

The standards and guest service levels at this hotel are constantly at a very high level – representing a consistent service level at peak and off-peak seasons. This is very important for a quality hotel – no doubt resonating the directives of good management.

Size of suite is perhaps smaller than the relaxation room but has a separate living area and bathtub in the bathroom. Ocean views are also very relaxing and welcoming – particularly with the balcony that lets in the ocean breeze. Bedding is comfy and room is overall well cleaned, except for some permanent stains on the carpets.

Breakfast buffet was usual – offering both hot and cold dishes, with danishes and fruits on offer also. As the this property is a premium holiday location, perhaps the hotel could consider offering a kids’ breakfast section during the holiday periods – similar to Hilton Tokyo Bay offerings where a dedicated kids section exist. Catch restaurant was packed but we noted that all staff on-hand were attentively clearing tables, delivering orders and showed overall efficiency – that we had not observed at other equivalent hotels.

Sauna and jacuzzi were not as impressive due to high guest usage and perhaps low regular maintenance. These facilities are located at the Residences tower. The floor of the sauna was dirty, whilst the jacuzzi was highly chlorinated that one could smell the chlorine and the stinging sensation in one’s eyes. This is perhaps the only shortcoming of the property. Otherwise, gym is well maintained and has excellent ventilation.

This property constantly exceeds one’s expectations and surely feels like a room away from home; with friendly and attentive staff. We will surely return for our future stays.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast
Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

How much does a room costs at Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences?

Prices start 176 $/night for King Room. The One-Bedroom Residence Room with City View is 204$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This residence has a bedroom, a living area and a dining area. A fully equipped kitchen and a laundry facilities are also available.

Where to book online – Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel & Residences – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast Australia you can find the best hotels deals in Gold Coast during Gold Coast Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gold Coast on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

4. Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise
Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Boasting 77 floors and overlooking Surfers Paradise Beach, each apartment at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise offers in-room WiFi, a spa bath and a private balcony with uninterrupted ocean and hinterland views. The property features an outdoor pool, a spa pool and fitness centre.

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise is located on Cavill Avenue, just metres from many shopping and dining options. The Star Gold Coast is a 5-minute drive away, while Gold Coast Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Each of the modern, air-conditioned apartments offers floor-to-ceiling windows, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, laundry facilities and private bathrooms with slippers. All include a lounge area with a flat-screen satellite TV. Dental kits, shaving supplies and additional toiletries are available at reception.

Luxury redefined on the beachfront of the Surfers Paradise Esplanade and Foreshore precinct, Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise brings a new dimension to contemporary sophistication and luxury. This state-of-the-art building stretches a magnificent 77 stories making it one of the tallest towers on the Gold Coast. Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise offers stylishly designed and fully self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offer spectacular uninterrupted ocean and hinterland views flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Apartments feature designer gourmet kitchens, large furnished balconies, integrated entertainment system with 40” LCD TV, Blu-Ray and iPod connectivity, ensuite spa bath and full laundry plus all the luxuries expected of designer apartment living. Premium accommodation options including the 3 and 4 Bedroom Sub Penthouse are lavishly designed and exclusive to the Sky Tower.

It is located 35 minutes from Coolangatta (Gold Coast) Airport. It is in the best location, situated right across the beach and the vibrant Cavill Avenue with cafes, restaurants and more .Soul Boardwalk is a stylish shopping center featuring casual fashion boutiques & eateries with beach views. This most recent stay was on the 13th floor in 1301, which is a 3 bedroom ocean view apartment. The ocean views are always enviable from Peppers Soul. Reception is on the 2nd floor to check in, which you can go up the stairs or on a lift.

Peppers Soul has two pools: one inside, the other outside, which offers the best views directly looking out onto the ocean. There are also two spas: one inside and the other outside. In addition, there is a steam room , sauna and state of the art gym all on the same floor, offering great range of facilities for everybody. A cinema and Zen Garden where you can enjoy an intimate BBQ also feature. There is also free and secure parking, another big plus for those that don’t want to simply just stay put and have rented a car. Peppers Soul also offer limousine transfers.

I highly recommend staying at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

The accommodation is spacious, high quality and very comfortable. The balcony provides the ideal setting for breakfast, a leisurely lunch, sundowners or an intimate dinner overlooking the ocean.
The main bedroom includes a huge, comfortable king size bed. The en suite has both shower and spa bath with a window rather than a wall allowing natural light to filter in and enhance your surrounds. Perhaps the only drawback is that the toilet is not separate to the bathroom

The quality of the hotel was high and the staff were pleasant. The view from the room was one of the best we’ve enjoyed in many years and you not be any closer to the ocean front. The indoor and outdoor pools were enjoyable and the gym a very decent size. The hotel is positioned one minute’s walk to Cavill Avenue and the beach. Overall I was impressed with the location, quality of hotel and the views. Will be back here again very soon.

The beach view is something you don’t get at any other hotels absolutely gorgeous views, massive pools spas sauna steam room. We will definitely be recommending this hotel and will be back. You literally walk out the door into the shopping central.

Thank you Peppers and Soul ❤️

Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast
Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

How much does a room costs at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise?

Prices start 319 $/night for Two-Bedroom Apartment with Ocean View. The Three-Bedroom Apartment – Sub Penthouse is 620$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples & friends.

This 3-bedroom apartment offers a luxury escape. It offers floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious private balcony. The stylish living spaces include a fully equipped kitchen, 3 bathrooms, and laundry facilities.

Where to book online – Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast you can find the best hotels deals in Gold Coast during Gold Coast Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gold Coast on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Carrington Court 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast

Carrington Court
Carrington Court

Just 20 m from Main Beach, Carrington Court Apartments offer a private balcony with ocean or hinterland views. The property features a saltwater swimming pool, a tennis court and an air-conditioned gym.

Laundry facilities and a full kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave are standard in all apartments. Each apartment has a spacious seating area with cable TV and a DVD player.

Carrington Court is 5 minutes’ drive from Seaworld, and 10 minutes’ drive from Jupiters Casino. Gold Coast Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Just 20 metres from Main Beach, Carrington Court Apartments offer a private balcony with ocean or hinterland views. The property features a saltwater swimming pool, a tennis court and an air-conditioned gym.

Such a nice place to stay, clean , comfortable, well located. We enjoyed the views and the walks . Can leave the car and walk to the shops or the beach. The manager was extremely helpful and shared lots of info with us. Each apartment has a designated parking space. Good place!

Location was amazing, right across the road from the beach and within walking distance to the Supercars circuit, surf club, yacht club and restaurants.

Linen as cleans and changed after 4 days and the apartment was equipped with everything that we needed.

The views, location and amenities at this place are fantastic and this was our second visit. We had a renovated unit on the 7th floor and enjoyed fantastic ocean views where we could watch the whales every morning. It’s over the road from the beach, a short walk to shops, restaurants and cafes and enjoys easy access to the theme parks. Our unit had all the expected mod cons necessary for a family holiday including dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and unlimited internet .

The unit was clean, modern and spacious, with an ensuite to each bedroom. The only small disappointment was the internet speed (it was very slow) and internet range, which was only reliable in the living room.

Spacious, clean apartment with the most amazing panorama views over the ocean. Management extremely welcoming and friendly. Whilst our apartment was a tad dated it was nevertheless very clean and the views made up for any imperfections. Magnificent sunrises, moonlight over the water made for a relaxing weekend.

The apartments have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, all the equipment needed to cook your own meals. It is about a 30 minute walk to Surfers Paradise, 15 minutes walk to the Marina Mirage. A bus goes past the front door that will take your to the outlet shopping mall of Harbourtown. The Southport Life Savings Club is a short walk away for meals, also a Subway, convenience store & Breakfast off Tedders right next door. It is also a short walk to the restaurants of Tedders Street.

The apartment we stayed in was a little dated but very clean. The managers Mike & Jane Palmar were very friendly. It is less than five minutes walk to the beach. Would definitely recommend these apartments to anyone that wants accommodation on the Gold Coast away from the busy Surfers Paradise.

How much does a room costs at Carrington Court ?

Prices start 172 $/night for Two-Bedroom Apartment.

This apartment features a private balcony with ocean or hinterland views, and full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Where to book online – Carrington Court – Gay Friendly Hotels Gold Coast you can find the best hotels deals in Gold Coast during Gold Coast Film Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gold Coast 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.