Eurostars Washington Irving

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Granada Spain (2022 Updated)

Granada is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and with a few  gay friendly hotels Granada. It’s known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens.

 

Gay Pride Seville  is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of June in Seville, of of the main destination of Spain. There are more than 50 daily flights from various cities of Europe  to Seville  if you want to attend the parade

 

Like most countries in Europe the  city of Granada has many gay bars, clubs and gay hotels.

 

What are the top attractions to visit in Granada?

 

  1.  1 Alhambra: A Masterpiece of Islamic Architecture. 2 Albaicín and Mirador of San Nicolas. 3 Capilla Real. 4 Catedral Santa María de la Encarnación. 5 The Gypsy Quarter of Sacromonte. 6 The Bañuelo: Traditional Arab Baths.

 

 

1. Marquis Urban 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

 

Marquis Urban
Marquis Urban

Offering stylish rooms, Marquis Urban is just 8 minutes’ walk from Granada Cathedral. Set in the city’s charming old town, it features a cocktail bar and free WiFi.

All air-conditioned rooms at Marquis Urban have contemporary décor. Each room features a flat-screen TV and a small fridge.

There is a range of tapas bars, cafes and restaurants in the streets surrounding Marquis Urban. Guests can enjoy a drink on the chic interior courtyard, or relax on the roof terrace, which offers views of Granada.

A new concept of Hotel Urbano open to the city. It is located in the Plaza Fortuny, in the historic center of Granada. Imagine Emotions has created a trendy space where the atmosphere is the main attraction. Contemporary and colorful, is the place you should go if you live or go through Granada. Rooms that have been raised as an unconventional space thus available as per your design. Enjoy a snack in our gazebo overlooking Sierra Nevada and the Albaicin.

Excellent central location. Hotel is close to the Alhambra (15 mins walk uphill or get bus outside hotel), lovely pedestrianised streets of bars/restaurants, cathedral and main shopping area.
Booked in this hotel on our way to Seville. Room reasonable price clean and only five minutes walk from main centre. Plenty of  gay bars and restaurants near hotel.
In the city center, close to the Alhambra and Albayzín neighborhood, this modern hotel offers a nice hall directly on the tiny square in front of it, with a nice view on the road.
Good selection of rooms, large, clean, with rational furniture.
A good breakfast, intercontinental also with a great choice of Spanish specialities, helpful to face up to the climb toward Alhambra’s hill.
We stayed the first weekend in December had had the room with pink carpets! It was a spacious room with roof light Windows. A nicely designed bathroom with shampoo and shower gel and ample towels. A hairdryer was provided. There was a small mini fridge in the room and to ( we only found Spanish language channels). There was a programmable safe in the ‘dressing area’. The bed was huge and very comfortable with a memory foam style topper.
Gay Friendly Hotels Granada
Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

How much does a room costs at Hotel Marquis Urban Granada?

 

Prices start 120$/night for Double Room with breakfast. 

This double room features a seating area, tile/marble floor and sofa.

Where to book online – Marquis Urban   –  Gay Friendly Hotels Granada– you can find the best hotels deals in Granada during Festival Internacional de Jovenes which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Granada, Andalucia on Booking.com or Trivago.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Eurostars Catedral Malaga 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

 

Eurostars Catedral
Eurostars Catedral

Situated in Granada, within 70 m of Granada Cathedral and 1 km of Alhambra and Generalife, Eurostars Catedral offers accommodation with free WiFi. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also boasts a restaurant and a terrace. A tour desk can provide information on the area.

Every room at the Eurostars Catedral feature a kettle and a private bathroom equipped with a bath or a shower.

Guest have free access to the hotel’s gym, a sauna and a turkish bath. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property.

 

The Eurostars Catedral hotel is located in Granada city center, set in a complex of buildings and stately homes of great architectural beauty. It has 94 spacious rooms decorated in a modern style, full of light and color. In addition, verses of some of the most famous Spanish poets, such as Federico García Lorca, have been shown on the walls. The hotel is located close to the impressive Renaissance cathedral of Granada and offers buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, gym with sauna, 24-hour reception and indoor parking, among many other services.

Sleeping under a poem from Garcia Lorca is definitely a uniquely magical experience. Everywhere you look, there is another poem. You almost want to walk through the entire place to read them all! Our room was beautiful, impeccably clean, and totally comfortable. The location of this hotel is simply perfect. Service was excellent.

We had deluxe room with view to the cathedral which was like a flat with separate seating area/room. Enjoyed coffee/tea making facilities in room. Clean bathroom.Tea/coffee in room and lovely toiletries. Very handy closet. Beautiful and well maintained room- totally exceeded our expectations 😉

The receptionist was amazing- kind and helpful, she gave us great suggestions and all the information needed about the city.

Beautiful lobby and nice seating area in inner yard. Good location in the historical centre of Granada.

Good breakfast, lots of choices, enjoyed fresh fruit, would love more fresh vegetables.

Discreetly tucked in on the lane next to the cathedral, it is an oasis of calm and of stunning design with reminders of its forbears (they’ve preserved some of the archaeological remains). Our room, a standard one, was big, modern, very comfortable and spotless with nice features such as the rainforest shower head. It was the quietest hotel we’ve stayed in too: we couldn’t hear a thing from our neighbours. Our room faced an internal light shaft so perhaps that helped.

Breakfast is a wonderful buffet. The staff are extremely friendly and willing to help.

They even had a pillow menu so you could order a different type of pillow if the one they provided did not fit your preference. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Granada.

Gay Hotels Granada
Gay Hotels Granada

How much does a room costs at Eurostars Catedral ?

 

Prices start 290$/night for Double Room with breakfast. 

This double room features a seating area, tile/marble floor and sofa.

Where to book online – Eurostars Catedral   –  Gay Accommodation Granada– you can find the best hotels deals in Granada during Festival Internacional de Música y Danza which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Granada, Andalucia on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

 

3. Eurostars Washington Irving 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

 

Eurostars Washington Irving
Eurostars Washington Irving

Located just 400 m from the Alhambra, Eurostars Washington Irving features an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The hotel’s unique decor is inspired by the author Washington Irving. Each luxurious room has air conditioning, heating and a private bathroom.

Eurostars Washington Irving offers a library, featuring the first editions of Washington Irving’s books. Views of the Alhambra are offered from many parts of the hotel.

The Eurostars Washington Irving is a 5-star luxury hotel located in Granada that highlights not only because of its wonderful services but also its design and decoration based and inspired by the literature of the author of the same name. Literature, romanticism and comfort are all together in this wonderful hotel. You will never want to leave.

The location was ALMOST perfect. It’s right across the street from the Alhambra grounds. I say almost perfect because there aren’t many restaurant options nearby and they are both uphill. However, it is only a 15 minute walk downhill to the city center where you’ll find shops and other food options. If you find the hills too steep, the hotel is very close to the city bus stop.

The buffet breakfast has a good variety of healthy and hearty selections – including pancakes. I thought it was a good value.

You can walk to the centre of town in 10 minutes all downhill and get a taxi back for €5.

The hotel is immediately opposite the entrance to the Alhambra so very convenient for that. It is about a 20 min walk downhill to the town and a bit of a slog back for the able-bodied and potentially very difficult for anyone else.

We booked a Double room and it was very comfortable, clean and a good size. Plenty of closet space and room for our luggage. Loved the bathroom! Very modern. Had a choice between using the tub in one room or the shower in the other room. Yes, there were two separate rooms. The shower head was amazing. Could have stood there all day after a long day of travelling. The air-conditioning worked well, no issues which was important because it was SO HOT outside!

A very nice hotel with decent gym and sauna facilities, a private rooftop pool area, and nicely finished guest rooms and bathrooms. Very convenient to the Alhambra and a good but doable hike to the old town center where the flamenco shows are.

Step out of the hotel and across the road is the main entrance into the medina of the Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces and amazing gardens. The facilities are excellent with a roof top pool & bar to relax after exploring the palaces and the staff are all very friendly and have good english language if Spanish is a problem. Breakfast is fresh, varied and fully stocked every morning. Finishing touches include robes and slippers in your room which are all modern and exceptionally clean

Gay Friendly Hotels Granada
Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

 

How much does a room costs at Eurostars Washington Irving?

 

Prices start 360$/night for Double Room. The Double Room with Alhambra View is 480$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned suite features views of the hotel pool. It comes with free Wi-Fi and a separate lounge area with a sofa bed and flat-screen TV.

Where to book online – Eurostars Washington Irving   –  Gay Accommodation Granada– you can find the best hotels deals in Granada during Festival Internacional de Música y Danza which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Granada, Andalucia on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Room Mate Leo Granada 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

 

Gay Hotels Granada
Gay Hotels Granada

This design hotel has a rooftop terrace with fantastic views over Granada and the Alhambra Palace. It offers free Wi-Fi and stylish, air-conditioned rooms with plasma-screen satellite TV.

Room Mate Leo is a traditional building with elegant modern interiors. Rooms are decorated in black, white, and gold, and include a minibar and a safe. Bathrooms come with toiletries and a hairdryer.

The hotel is situated on a pedestrian street in Granada’s main shopping area, 300 m from the Cathedral. The beautiful Albaicin district is a 10-minute walk away. Buses to the Alhambra and to Granada Airport stop 400 m away.

Welcome to Room Mate Leo, your Granada “home away from home.” Room Mate Leo aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Cathedral and Royal Chapel (0.2 mi) and Escuela Delengua (0.3 mi), guests of Room Mate Leo can easily experience some of Granada’s most well known attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and you can stay connected during your stay as Room Mate Leo offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features a rooftop terrace and a concierge. Plus, Room Mate Leo offers breakfast buffet, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Granada burritos restaurant such as Ranchito Mexicano, which is a short distance from Room Mate Leo Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like The Alhambra (0.7 mi), Hammam Al Andalus Granada (0.4 mi), and Mirador de San Nicolas (0.7 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Room Mate Leo puts the best of Granada at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Ideally situated in the heart of the city, close to transport and within easy walking distance to all the sights. Lovely roof terrace where you can enjoy a sundowner.

This is a small intimate boutique hotel, perfectly situated in the centre of Granada, on a pedestrian street, and within easy walking distance of shops, eateries and the Alhambra. The room was spacious with the best bed we have ever slept in, just like sleeping on a cloud! The room was kept spotlessly clean by Sylvia. The breakfast was generous with an excellent coffee machine.

Modern bright but not over spacious room. Lovely Rooftop terrace to enjoy breakfast and wonderful views of the Alhambra band snow-capped mountains. I prefer a room with a bath but for a short stay I copied. breakfast is basic but more than adequate.

Hotel staff team really friendly, very well maintained rooms, exceptional breakfasts. An excellent base for our week away. If private outside space is important to you, ask if you can upgrade (a reasonable cost) to the rooms on the fifth floor – – we did, and it made all the difference to our holiday. A lovely place from which to enjoy Granada.

We recently stayed in an Executive Terrace room at Room Mate Leo, Granada, and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, the room was stylish, modern and comfortable and featured a spacious, sunny terrace where we spent a couple of relaxing afternoons after full days of sightseeing.

Other highlights included blockout curtains and a quiet environment for a good night’s sleep, a great selection for breakfast at just 8 euros per person, a fantastic location near the cathedral, restaurants and a short taxi ride or 30 min walk up to The Alhambra and the price for our stay was excellent value for a room of this quality. We’d certainly stay again at a Room Mate hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotels Granada
Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

 

How much does a room costs at Room Mate Leo?

 

Prices start 150$/night for Standard Double Room. The Double Room with Terrace is 216$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned suite features views of the hotel pool. It comes with free Wi-Fi and a separate lounge area with a sofa bed and flat-screen TV.

Where to book online – Room Mate Leo   –  Lgbt Hotels Granada– you can find the best hotels deals in Granada during Festival Internacional de Música y Danza which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Granada, Andalucia on Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Palacio de Santa Inés 3*  – Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

 

Gay Friendly Hotels Granada
Gay Friendly Hotels Granada

The 16th-century Palacio De Santa Ines, set in the Unesco World Heritage Albayzín district, is 5 minutes’ walk from Granada Cathedral.
Set in 2 Mudéjar buildings, the hotel features a salon with an authentic Mudéjar panelled roof, built in 1512. The ornate patio includes a fountain, ornamental tiles and original renaissance paintings.

All rooms come with a safe, minibar, pillow menu and private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms are duplex, and Superior Rooms offer Alhambra views.

A buffet breakfast is available and you will find many bars and restaurants in the immediate area. The hotel offers tea and coffee in the afternoon, and there are vending machines for drinks and snacks.

 

The 16th-century Palacio De Santa Ines, in the Unesco World Heritage Albayzín district, is a 5 minute walk from Granada Cathedral. Crossing the small hall at the entrance, visitors will be fascinated by the courtyard beauty because of its fountain, columns, balustrades and in particular, of Renaissance frescos painted.

Located in the Albaicin quarter which is full of winding little streets and wonderful bars and restaurants it was an oasis of calm and peace. We had a large room (7) which had a cozy sitting area, 2 bathrooms and a fully stocked mini bar. There is no bar in this hotel but a perfect little tapas bar a minutes walk down the steps from the hotel was a bonus. The view from the balcony was of the top of the Alhambra so very atmospheric although we spent most of the time enjoying the view from the tapas bar in the corner.

The staff were friendly and helpful especially around top tips for accessing the Alhambra. They provided a helpful map and directed us to great locations for food and shopping in Granada. The breakfast was buffet style and we had no complaints. They provide complimentary coffee and tea in an afternoon in the dining room.

We had an excellent stay at Palacio Santa Ines. The location is perfect for exploring Granada and is in a lovely historical building just on the edge of the old city. The room was very comfortable. We had a room with an excellent view of the Alhambra which was definitely worth the extra cost (and climbing up three floors of stairs). Breakfast was a buffet arrangement with a good range.

This hotel has character galore. The location is perfect – just a block or so from Plaza Nueva with shops and restaurants, right down the hill from the Albaicin, and very near the Alhambra. The breakfast was good, and the staff was very friendly. If you have accessibility issues, please rethink – lots of stairs and narrow passages; but beautiful and so worth it, if you are able.

Palacio de Santa Inés
Palacio de Santa Inés

 

How much does a room costs at Palacio de Santa Inés?

 

Prices start 215$/night for Double Room. The Double or Twin Room with Alhambra Views
 is 311$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room offers views of the Alhambra Palace. There is a safe, minibar and private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Where to book online – Palacio de Santa Inés Granada   –  Gay Friendly Hotels Granada– you can find the best hotels deals in Granada during Festival Internacional de Música y Danza which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Granada, Andalucia on Booking.com or Hotels.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.