Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in La Paz Bolivia (2022 Updated)

However, homosexuality is still not widely accepted by the populace and gay marriage and same-sex unions are illegal. LGBT bars and venues are limited to the capital area, La Paz where most of the gay friendly hotels La Paz are located.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Bolivia may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Bolivia. The Bolivian Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, making Bolivia one of the only few countries in the world to have such constitutional protections for LGBT people. In 2016, Bolivia passed the Gender Identity Law, seen as one of the most progressive laws related to transgender people in the world.

La Paz, in Bolivia, is the highest administrative capital in the world, resting on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau at more than 3,500m above sea level. It stretches to El Alto city in the highlands, with snow-capped, 6,438m-high Mt. Illimani as its backdrop. The city’s dramatic setting can be taken in during rides on Mi Teleférico, the aerial cable car system.

 

Top Things to do in La Paz

La Paz is definitely worth the time. It is a unique and fascinating city to explore. We did not visit any museums or do any shopping, but areas like the “witches market” are well worth a look

  • Free Walking Tour in La Paz
  • The Witches Market of La Paz ·
  • Get High: Ride the La Paz Cable Cars
  • Colourful Houses at Chualluma

 

Best Tours in La Paz

See all Half-day Tours in La Paz on GetYourGuide.

 

1. Hotel Rosario La Paz 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz Bolivia

Hotel Rosario La Paz
Hotel Rosario La Paz

Lovely, charm and colonial style located in the center of La Paz. The perfect location for your city excursions. Friendly and helpful staff that will make you fell at home. Eco friendly and smoke free hotel.

 

Excellent hotel right next to “Witches market” and about 15 minute walk to the cable cars. Incidentally, it is also about 10 minute walk to Todo Tourismo bus office if going to salt flats. In my opinion, and ideal location.

The breakfast buffet is great as well as free tea/coffee and drinking water from the lounge area. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

 

Location: You really cannot beat the location for the feel of La Paz, the attractions, the restaurants, the local shopping. But know that you are in a gritty area that comes alive during the day. It is on the former Indigenous side of La Paz. The former European side is not here…

Rooms: My room faced the courtyard which I learned later is preferred. It was small but clean. However, in spite of the seemingly strong structure one could hear noises from other rooms — never a bother, but you could hear.

Amenities: Again, it is a three star hotel at good value. Forget body soap or lotion. Nevertheless, I should not have asked each day for a small bar of soap (and once for shampoo) which was there the first day. Bottled water might at least have been available for purchase rather than being told to wander the street and schlep it back.

Restaurant: How anyone could complain about the breakfast buffet at this price is beyond me. It was excellent, hot and cold. The staff were friendly and attentive. I also had dinner there on the last night and took the recommendations from other reviewers, enjoying the quinoa soup and llama, with very good reasonably priced Bolivian red wine.

Staff: Generally helpful but some definitely better than others. The doorman/concierge was excellent. The desk staff varied from excellent (helpful and followed through) to dreadful (even after being told what I wanted by the doorman. I asked at noon for a reservation for the next evening and was called at five to confirm my request and details before making the reservation.

The taxi the last day was to be charged to my room (the doorman confirmed with the front desk in my presence) and it had not been done. The issue is more with monitoring/supervision/coaching and getting feedback, which is not done.

Summary? Excellent location in the heart of “the old city,” good value for a three star hotel, with uneven amenities and staff.

The hotel was great, the room was excellent and the staff were incredibly helpful. I had experienced a delay getting into La Paz and the hotel was able to accommodate my next-day arrival easily. At the last minute I decided I wanted to stay an extra day, which the hotel did for me AND booked me at a better rate than my original reservation.

I stayed in a courtyard-facing room, it was very quiet. The room had a heater, extra blankets, hot water, and comfortable bed. There is laundry service, a great breakfast, a restaurant in the hotel, an ATM in the building, an elevator, doorman, filtered water and tea available in the lobby area.

There are definitely places to see within walking distance, but the hotel was able to easily set up transportation for me as well, including transportation to the airport.

Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz
Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz

How much does a room costs at Hotel Rosario La Paz?

Prices start 45 $/night for Double Room.

 

Where to book online – Hotel Rosario La Paz – Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz you can find the best hotels deals in La Paz during Carnaval which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in La Paz Bolivia on Trip.com or  Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz

Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa
Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa

Featuring a gourmet restaurant, a bar, and a fitness centre, Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa offers accommodations in a tranquil and traditional area, only a 5-minute drive from the financial and historical centre of La Paz.

Free WiFi access is available and free private parking is possible on site.

Rooms at Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa feature flat-screen cable TVs, minibars, and magnificent city and mountain views.

Guests are offered a free welcome drink upon arrival. The 24-hour front desk can arrange laundry and dry cleaning services, as well as luggage storage.

Make of your next stay in La Paz a unique experience, Stannum is the place to stay whether you are in a business or leisure trip!! We offer unparalleled views of La Paz City and its majestic Illimani Mountain. The Teleférico / Cable car station (White and Light blue lines) is only a few steps away from the Hotel.

The hotel features a full service restaurant (Terra) with Bolivian fusion food and a chill out balcony, Aqua Spa and wellness center, and a state of the art technological business center (Metallum). Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of La Paz just minutes away from the historic and financial centres. This is the safest and most accessible area in the city near the US, UK, Brazilian and Argentinean embassies and just 15km from El Alto International Airport.

The hotel overlooks the beautiful city from the Multicine Mall Building where you are just an elevator ride away from enjoying movie theatres, restaurants, bars, stores and a fully equipped gym. Starting with the complementary coca tea offered at check-in to our stylish and innovating design; Our high standard personalized service is blended to make sure your stay will be an unforgettable experience.

The hotel itself sits on the 5th floor and also has rooms on the 12 floor. Pro-Tip: ask for a room on the 5th floor. This minimizes the use of the elevator to the 12 floor, which there is only one. Also the rooms on the 12th floor get a bit warmer than the 5th floor. from other reviews, there are a few rooms on the 12th floor that have problems with the a/c. The hotel admits to this and you don’t want to be stuck in on of those rooms.

Having said all that, the rooms are not large, but up to any good western hotel brand’s standard. The bed was very comfortable and the room was stocked with what you would expect. The only odd part about the room that may bother couples who seek privacy, the shower is not private at all and can be seen by the whole room. This is a bit like some Sofitels, Andaz, and W rooms we have stayed it. I don’t love it and not great for a couple who wants any privacy while taking a shower!

The service was exceptionally good at this hotel and they helped us arrange various day trips. The location was just about perfect for La Paz. You could walk just about anywhere from the hotel and cabs were easy to find. Also, another pro tip- take a left outside of the bottom floor and walk half a block and you will be at La Paz’s newest aerial tram stop. The tram system is being developed further and new lines are opening this month. They were testing the lines when we were there. The aerial tram is really handy in La Paz where the traffic is terrible.

The restaurant offered a good breakfast, better than most western flag hotels. You can order eggs any way you want them and they were very tasty! We had dinner at the hotel and enjoyed it. Not the best food ever, but better than most hotels we have stayed in.

For the price, the Stannum is a great hotel and a great base to explore La Paz or do business in La Paz.

Cable car Sopocachi around the corner. For 3 bolivianos a ride, about .50 cents. 10 Bolivianos by taxi to take you there. Altitude sickness is something to consider before going to La Paz. Diamox pills are recommended. Consult your physician. Coca tea, can work sometimes. Hotel provide it on a daily basis for free, Hotel also has oxygen as a complimentary service.

Stannum Hotel room with mountain view is awesome and worth the money. Rooms are clean, and spotless. Breakfast is complimentary and excellent. WIFI is sometimes weak. But works. Parking is free. Hotel lobby is at 5th floor, rooms at 12th floor. With video camera surveillance at halls. Make you feel safe. Great noise free environment.

Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz Bolivia
Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz Bolivia

How much does a room costs at Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa?

Prices start 140 $/night for Premium King Room with City Views. The Junior Suite is  196$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a king-size bed, a work desk, a private bathroom with rain shower and a hairdryer, an iPod dock, heating and air conditioning. It boasts stunning views of the city of La Paz and its surroundings.

Where to book online – Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz you can find the best hotels deals in La Paz during Carnaval which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in La Paz Bolivia on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Hotel Boutique El Consulado 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz

Hotel Boutique El Consulado
Hotel Boutique El Consulado

Featuring a garden, Hotel Boutique El Consulado offers rooms with free Wi-Fi only 100 m from the Student Square, in La Paz. San Francisco Square is 2 km away.

Bright and spacious, rooms at Boutique El Consulado are fitted with stylish furnishing. All of them have private bathrooms and heating.

A complimentary American breakfast is served daily.

El Consulado resides in the old consulate of Panama, and still retains much of the atmosphere from an earlier time. The house consists of a Restaurant, a Hotel, an Artisan Shop and a Gallery. There are many good reasons to visit us, even if its just to sit and read a newspaper in our garden.

This gem is perfectly located in the heart of La Paz. It’s close to the market, and to the blue line of the Teleferico!

The building is old, but maintained and the rooms have beautiful high ceilings. The owner and his family were extremely welcoming and nice.

The location is perfect, in a great central location.

In the heart of La Paz, and walking distance to most things of interest is this hotel. A grand house, a little worn around the edges, but perfectly formed. Our room was grand and spacious, the bath enamel was very worn, but those small details added to the overall experience.

Breakfast was simple but brilliant, one of the best we’ve had on our trip to South America. The owners are helpful and courteous, with enough English language to get by in case you don’t have much Spanish.

First of all the accommodation is a colonial house with big windows, high ceilings, and a good old fashioned bath tub in large bathroom. The rooms are large so the space is enough for suitcases, backpacks and anything else you can manage.

The location is close to the main street Avenida 16 de Júlio, approximately 10 minutes by taxi from the bus station, approximately 15 minutes walk from San Francisco Cathedral and is easily reachable.

Breakfast is a pleasant experience, with the amount just right, in conservatory style room but with a classic feel. Outside is a nice garden space with a few chairs for smokers.

WiFi is included and information on tours is easily bookable.

The couple that run this establishment are warm, inviting, easy to talk to and provided us with much tips. I cannot fault Hotel El Consulado. It was great stay and I would certainly stay there again or recommend to anyone going there Lá Paz.

I plead with you to give this place a try and you will not be disappointed. Just watch out for the stairs going to upto Avenida and in the hotel, as if you haven’t acclimatised to the high altitude, you will feel it but it’s all part of experience of Lá Paz and you can have a laugh with the couple and look back on a great experience.

The location is still close enough to walk to key attractions, dining, and to take a quick and cheap taxi trip to the teleferico. The situation is similar in Quito – its better to avoid hotels in the historic center where streets are narrow and usually clogged. This one is a bit out of the way but close to the main drag.

We first walked to the close by Citizen Cafe on Plaza of the Estudiente and found that to be a reliable cafe and a great people watching location. A little further walk was El Tranquero for a great dinner. Better to take a taxi there just because of some awkward intersections but it is not far.

I didn’t find the historic claw foot tub all that charming but it comes with the package of a beautiful building with a history. The neighborhood is full of students, band practice,so during the day there is a lively feel, but there is also a great museum on the corner (Ethnography) for quiet contemplation of the enormous pre Columbian history of Bolivia.

Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz

How much does a room costs at Hotel Boutique El Consulado?

Prices start 46 $/night for the Double Room. 

Features heating and private bathroom.

Where to book online – Hotel Boutique El Consulado – Gay Friendly Hotels La Paz you can find the best hotels deals in La Paz during Carnaval which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in La Paz Bolivia on Booking.com or  Trip.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.