Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds (2024 Updated)

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland & Wales have evolved dramatically over time.

Today, LGBT citizens have most of the same legal rights as non-LGBT citizens and the UK provides one of the highest degrees of liberty in the world for its LGBT communities, although the UK has recently fallen behind other counties in international rankings. In ILGA-Europe‘s 2015 review of LGBT rights, the UK received the highest score in Europe, with 86% progress toward “respect of human rights and full equality” for LGBT people and 92% in Scotland alone.

Leeds has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Viaduct Show Bar or Queens Court Leeds are  the most famous gay place in Leeds, UK.

Leeds is a city in the northern English county of Yorkshire. On the south bank of the River Aire, the Royal Armouries houses the national collection of arms and artillery. Across the river, the redeveloped industrial area around Call Lane is famed for bars and live music venues under converted railway arches. Leeds Kirkgate Market features hundreds of indoor and outdoor stalls.

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1. Novotel Leeds Centre 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds

Novotel Leeds Centre
Novotel Leeds Centre

With private parking, a stylish restaurant and fitness centre, Novotel Leeds offers spacious rooms. The hotel is situated in central Leeds, just 3 minutes’ walk from Leeds Rail Station.

The bright bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies. All rooms have a seating area, work desk, Wi-Fi access and luxury bathrooms. Executive rooms also boast an iPod docking station.

Guests can enjoy a varied brasserie menu and hearty breakfast buffet at Elements Restaurant. Elements Bar serves light snacks and fine wines, and room service is also available.

The vibrant nightlife and shopping areas are within a 10-minute walk from Novotel Leeds Centre, and the Royal Armouries Museum is just a kilometer away.

This modern city-centre hotel is a 6-minute walk from Leeds railway station, 0.6 miles from the Leeds City Museum and 1.1 mile from West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Polished rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities, plus desks and minibars; some have sofa beds. Upgraded rooms add Nespresso machines and iPod docks. Room service is available 24/7.

Amenities include a casual regional restaurant and a sleek bar, as well as a fitness room, a sauna and 9 meeting rooms.

gay friendly & 4 star Novotel Leeds Centre is located in the centre of Leeds suiting business travellers with eight meeting rooms for up to 80 people and WiFi internet. An equally attractive base for a short break or holiday, the hotel is close to shops, nightlife and the Leeds first Direct Arena. Novotel Leeds Centre offers Elements restaurant, bar, fitness suite, sauna, steam room and limited indoor pay parking on site. The main railway station is a few minutes walk away, Leeds Bradford Airport is approximately 15 km drive.

Excellent location, short walk from the train station and few minutes from the start of City Centre.
Spacious bedroom with good design (standard Novotel), and pleasant bathroom.

Delicious breakfast with soothing ambience, just right to start your day.

The restaurant and the Soap Bar opened until late and served up some smashing nosh and drinks at very affordable prices. The location is fantastic and only a short skip and a hop from the train station and Leeds City Centre.

Me and my partner has a great one night stay at this hotel. The hotel is clean and modern and our room was spacious and spotless. The room was equipped with everything we could need including a mini fridge, plenty of wardrobe space, an iron and ironing board, kettle, tea and coffee.

The location of the hotel is central with only a short walk to the train station and to the shops. The breakfast was lovely and had plenty of choice, a larger choice than most hotel breakfasts we have had before. If we return to Leeds, we will not hesitate to book this hotel again.

The hotel is clean and comfortable – our room (Superior Queen) was quiet and had all needed including a mini refrigerator. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Our only significant disappointment was the lack of a quiet restaurant for dinner. The main restaurant was closed (apparently it is on a Saturday night). Food was served in the bar but the bar was so incredibly noisy with loud music and shrieking people it would have been impossible to enjoy a meal there with conversation. This seems a major lack in a hotel of this kind.

The staff are friendly,courteous and prepared to put themselves out for the guest’s comfort.The room was a spacious double ,very clean and comfortable.There is free wi -fi and a huge Wall mounted T.V. tea /coffee facilities in the room and a mini bar. A very pleasant ,bar area on the ground floor for a quiet drink and a read in the evening.

The breakfast next morning was plentiful;everything was available to cater for all tastes. The bacon and scrambled eggs were delicious.It is buffet style but staff are never far away to assist.

Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds
Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds

How much does a room costs at Novotel Leeds Centre ?

Prices start 110$/night for Queen Room with Sofa Bed. The Executive Queen Room With Sofa Bed is  135$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Features include an iPod docking station, a Nespresso machine, bathrobes and slippers, and free broadband access.

Where to book online – Novotel Leeds Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds UK you can find the best hotels deals in Leeds during Leeds Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Leeds on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Cosmopolitan Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds

Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel

In Leeds’ business district, close to shops and nightlife, this hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Leeds City Station. It offers stylish rooms, and an open-plan restaurant & bar. The hotel receives discounted rates with Q Park Criteria Parking LS1 4AG.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel provides rooms with free Wi-Fi, tea coffee making facilities and 24-hour room service. The bathrooms feature luxury toiletries, a power shower, and bathrobes (midweek only).

Guests can dine in Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Bar, which offers full 3-course dinners, coffees, and a range of wines, beers and cocktails. The restaurant also features free wireless internet.

This classic hotel is housed in a longstanding property set in the city centre, and is 0.4 miles from the Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House, and 0.6 miles from the Royal Armouries Museum.

The traditional rooms include free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms, TVs with DVD players, and tea and coffee making equipment.

The chic, warm restaurant and bar serve British cuisine with a modern twist, along with an extensive wine list.

Conveniently located 5 minutes from Leeds City station and 1 mile from the main motorway links into Leeds. With a prime City Centre location we are ideal for both business and leisure guests. All bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and include power showers, dressing gowns, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing centre, hairdryer, LCD flat screen television luxury bathroom products.

Great Hotel, friendly staff and the base for a great visit to Leeds. I return regularly and the Cosmopolitan is always my first choice. Located near the gay village, it’s ideal for a wonderful night out, or with a little more walking the whole of Leeds city centre is accessible.

Excellent location; some good upgrades to rooms and décor; excellent welcome and very helpful staff; bar well stocked but a bit pricey; good bar menu.

As it was Gay Pride weekend, it was great to see that the hotel was decked out in rainbow flags and that the staff joined in with face glitter etc and that they hosted a party in the evening. Whilst there was the expected trash during the very busy party, everything had been cleared up and spick & span by 7.30am the next day when I went down for breakfast.

I’ve use Cosmo quite a few times over the years, always with good results. It isn’t always the quietest as it is in the middle of the gay quarter, but the upside is that as a single woman I’ve always felt really safe walking round, even late at night!

Staff is friendly and welcoming and the breakfast is really rather good.

The room was very spacious, clean, and comfortable. Not much to see out of the window, but what do you expect from a city centre hotel. The staff were ALL great! The food was good. Turns out that it is located in the Gay-centre of Leeds and it was Gay Pride weekend…………….so it was a very interesting stay.

Nicely decorated with some nods and hints at the hotel’s former heyday in the 20s/30s, the hotel is smart and clean. Lovely pillows and bedding too – most comfortable! I was initially quite worried about noise – this hotel is smack-bang in the middle of a very vibrant nightlife with most of the city’s colourful gay scene on your doorstep – which must be quite convenient! I was surprised at how quiet my room was – having dropped in at about 3am with the city outside spilling merry-makers out onto the streets I still didn’t hear anything!

This hotel is perfectly placed for the ‘Gay’ scene in Leeds, but also 10 mins walk from the train station.

Breakfast fine, help yourself buffet and plenty of it, lots of vintage fashion magazines to read and a nice bar. For the people who have made a comment regarding the location of the hotel i.e in the Gay area well what’s the problem? a few bars no problems well not in February anyway!

I would recommend the hotel for a shopping trip, overnight stay and we had afternoon tea there it was very nice indeed. Finally if you want to be near the Greek Street area with various bars etc it is a short walk away and the location of this hotel maybe more noisy in the summer months.

The hotel is a great location, extremely central to the main shopping area and right in the gay nightlife which is a great night out.

The reception and restaurant are beautifully presented as are the rooms. Our room was a decent size with two beds and a large wardrobe. Bathroom was quite small but very clean and more than adequate with the toiletries and fixtures.

Wanted a decent hotel to celebrate the new year in Leeds. Needed one close to the gay bars, and found the Golden Lion. 1 minute walk to the gay bars, fab. The hotel staff were really friendly and the rooms were very clean and luxurious for the star rating of this hotel.

The overall experience of the night was excellent. I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone.

Great Hotel. Staff are really polite and helpful. Rooms are clean and roomy the bed they said it was King size it was even bigger and extremely comfy so were the pillows. We were also given a glass of complimentary wine on arrival which was a nice touch we actually sat in the bar for half an hour before going up to our room. The position of the Hotel is great. We will definitely return if we need to stay in Leeds again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds
Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds

How much does a room costs at Cosmopolitan Hotel ?

Prices start 110$/night for Small Double Room. The King Room is  140$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

With a king-size bed, this room offers a LCD Freeview TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and free WiFi. It also includes a direct-dial telephone, ironing supplies, and en-suite facilities. A bathrobe is available midweek only.

Where to book online– Cosmopolitan Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds UK you can find the best hotels deals in Leeds during Leeds Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Leeds on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. easyHotel Leeds 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Leeds

easyHotel Leeds
easyHotel Leeds

This city centre hotel is a short walk from shops, bars and restaurants. easyHotel Leeds is a 7-minute walk from Leeds train station, and a short distance from attractions such as the O2 Academy Sheffield and Leeds Arena.

The budget hotels offer rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

A Continental breakfast is available each morning at the property.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help guests with any queries that they may have.

On a busy pedestrian street in the city centre, this simple budget hotel is a 5-minute walk from vibrant Leeds Kirkgate Market and an 8-minute walk from Leeds train station.

Straightforward rooms come with Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs (surcharge). Family rooms can accommodate up to 3 guests. Upgraded rooms add windows.

easyHotel Leeds is located right in the city centre – great for both business and leisure travellers. With high street stores, bars and restaurants all in the nearby vicinity, and Leeds train station just a 7 minute walk away, our super budget hotel is in an ideal location. Our clean, comfortable rooms all come fully equipped with air conditioning/ heating and their own en-suite bathroom. TV and WiFi are available for an additional charge.

Spacious and immaculately clean. Bright and well lit – this is a bonus when your room has no window! Bathroom clean and products provided. Not keen on the frosted glass door so you can see someone sitting on the toilet however. Internet and TV is additional to keep basic costs down (don’t know how much as we didn’t need it) and there’s a vending machine in the entrance hall. Amazing location right in the heart of the city – set in a pedestrianised area so about a 10 minute walk from nearest car park.

The location is great too, slap bang in the middle of the city, we had easy access to all the shops, pubs, clubs and restaurants we could imagine. it was also incredibly peaceful at night.

The room was clean and the shower was amazing, I couldn’t suggest a better hotel for you in Leeds.

We stayed in a interior, twin room which didn’t have any windows as it was the cheapest option.
The room was basic but very clean. The room contains 2 x comfortable beds, shelving, 2 x non removable coat hangers, and small ensuite which again was small but had everything needed.

The room did have a TV mounted on the wall but you have to pay an extra £5 for this service and also pay extra for use of their WiFi.

The check in process was hassle free and just needed to sign a document as I had prepaid and checkout was at 10am which was also hassle free (just handing over room card).

For the price, I would definitely stay here if you just plan on using it as a base and not to spend any period of time in the room.

Value for money is excellent and I would stay here again and would recommend to friends/family.

The hotel is situated slap bang in the middle of Leeds City Centre and has everything you need. The rooms are on the small side and there was an option to pay more for a window but when you are crawling in at all hours; is a window really needed?

As a relatively new, clean, centrally located hotel it would be difficult to find anywhere in central Leeds better value for money.

The rooms are small, functional but comfortable and very modern with laminate flooring throughout. A frosted glass door to the bathroom (shower only) coupled with various lighting options enhance the feel of the room.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available via a vending machine in the hotel entrance and are reasonably priced at £1:60 for all drinks. Storage space within the rooms is limited with only two fixed coat hangers though this has never been an issue for myself as a sole traveller or when I have stayed here with my partner. TV, wi-fi and rooms with windows are optional extras and for many will offer the opportunity for a cheaper cost per night.

However, what I feel really sets this hotel apart are the staff. When I first stayed here there were two separate teething issues with rooms that related to the hotel newly opening. The manager went above and beyond and addressed all of these issue. All of the team ensure a warm welcome.

Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds
Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds

How much does a room costs at easyHotel Leeds ?

Prices start 65$/night for Double Room – No Window. The Double Room with Window is  74$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features air conditioning.

Where to book online – easyHotel Leeds – Gay Friendly Hotels Leeds UK you can find the best hotels deals in Leeds during Leeds Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Leeds on or 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.