Bogota is the capital city of Colombia and a is one of the gay-friendliest place in South America along with Medelin on the Andes Mountains. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Medellin.
The Gay Scene in El Poblado” is Medellin 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. 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).
Medellín is the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province. Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate weather, it hosts a famous annual Flower Festival. Modern metrocables link the city to surrounding barrios and offer views of the Aburrá Valley below. Sculptures by Fernando Botero decorate downtown’s Botero Plaza, while the Museo de Antioquia displays more of the Colombian artist’s work.
Top attractions to visit in Medellin
- Medellin Metrocable
- Laguna de Guatape
- Museum Pablo Escobar
- Parque Explora
- Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13
Best Day Trips in Medellín
- Full-Day Guatapé (Pueblo de Zocalos) from Medellín
- Guatape and Peñol Rock Full-Day Tour
- Private Full Day Guatapé Tour
- Guatape and El Peñol Day-Trip from Medellin with Traditional Colombian Lunch
- Pablo and Comuna 13 with Cable Car
1. 61Prado Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Medellin
61 Prado is full service a European-style guesthouse in Medellin, in the historical private residential Prado district. Free WiFi is available throughout the establishment.
The bright rooms at the 61 Prado Guesthouse have marble floors and plenty of natural light. All are equipped with cable TV, a work desk, a safety box and private bathrooms.
Guests can enjoy an a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in the on-site restaurant. The property offers a 24-hour front desk.
European guesthouse offers very good value and a relaxed and classy atmosphere. Conveniently located in the hart of Medellin close to all tourist attractions. Excellent metro and bus connections to all parts of Medellin.
The wonderful, friendly workers are all “cross-trained” to do reception, restaurant and house-keeping and they work as a team helping one another always. It makes for a friendly, warm, family-like atmosphere in 2 connected elegant old houses that Lucas, the Dutch owner, has remodeled into a surprisingly lovely space, bright, cheerful. Yes, 61 Prado is in Prado not Poblado (the more upscale area to the south) but it is only 3 blocks from the Prado Metro Station and very safe on the way. To us, it’s a much better and more central location than Poblado; that is, just a few metro stops north to Botanic Garden, Planetarium, Explora Park and “Arvi” cable cars.
And just a few stops south to other sites including some great cervecerias (3 Cordilleras, 20 Mission & Libre) and the Modern Art Museum near the Industriales Station. Of course, Botero Plaza is very close. The rooftop is special: After 13 days of exploring the area, we think the 61 Prado rooftop has some of the very best views of the city! The restaurant is open 24/7 and there is a good variety of breakfast options, soups, snacks, sandwiches and dinner mains and relatively inexpensive, too.
We had many of our best Medellin meals right there! BEDS are huge and comfortably firm; most rooms are VERY spacious though there are rooms of many sizes and therefore prices. We had a huge room with a bigger-than-normal-king bed and a double bed and extra space for yoga for about $30/night (yes!).
The location is primo. A five minute walk to the Metro – which is spotless – and five on the line to center city. The neighborhood isn’t much, but good enough. We never felt threatened. Not at night. Not during the day.
The place itself carries a sense of grandeur.. Beautifully decorated. Tile and artwork, archways and decor. Hallways quietly and softly meander about. The floor and stairway are sweet.. The lobby area is inviting. Staff is extremely hospitable. The 24 hour restaurant is quite good with a wide menu. Breakfast – three bucks – is more than enough to start the day. Rooms are clean. Showers hot and long. The place is simply charming.
Three floors up – 25 rooms- Single $22, Double $29, Supremo $33 – its hard to think that a better value is available in all of Colombia. And that is prior to your discovery of the roof. What a vista. The city and the mountains and the sky and the night. And they don’t overdo it. A few tables up top with candles…you just sit back and look out over the landscape. The metro in the near distance spends the night sliding by. A few lightning flashes beyond and behind the dark mountains, spotted with homes and lights. If there’s a better place to stay in Medellin…I certainly don’t need to see it.
How much does a room costs at 61Prado Hotel?
Features a king-size bed, private bathroom, TV, work desk and free Wi-Fi access.
Where to book online – 61Prado Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Medellin– you can find the best hotels deals in Medellín during Festival of the Flowers which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Medellín on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Patio del Mundo 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Medellin
Situated 700 m from Lleras Park in Medellín, Patio del Mundo features free WiFi access and private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and special local décor. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom and a coffee maker. Extras include soundproofing, bathrobes and free toiletries. Superior rooms include a spa bath or a hot tub.
You will find a 24-hour front desk, a seating area, a bar and a hot tub at the property. There is a private garden where guests can have a relaxing massage. An on-site bar offer drinks, fine wines and snacks. A Continental breakfast is offered daily.
Patio del Mundo A charming villa, a beautiful tropical garden, a view, four continents, seven rooms, a unique setting. Patio del Mundo is an oasis of serenity and well-being, perfectly nestled in the central district of El Poblado Provenza, the perfect place for you to enjoy your stay in Medellin, the city of the eternal spring.
Patio del Mundo is a beautiful place in the middle of Medellin and yet you have the idea that you are in nature. The hotel is beautifully decorated, every detail has been thought of. It has a beautiful garden with tropical plants and flowers where you will be served breakfast in the morning and where you can have a drink in the evening. The owner Agnes, and her staff are very nice, helpful and service oriented.
Restaurants, shops are within walking distance and the staff are happy to help you with advice.
The property has beautiful and welcoming shared spaces. The deck overlooks a green area and you feel like you are having breakfast in a jungle garden! Beautiful and peaceful. The breakfasts are delicious with a French twist. The location is excellent and within walking distance of nice restaurants. The staff is wonderful. A perfect place to stay in Poblado.
It’s located in a very trendy neighbourhood with lots of cool bars and restaurants within walking distance. The hotel itself is beautiful and has been designed by a very cool architect, the lush gardens surrounding it make it a peaceful escape.
Surrounded by nature with trees, flowers and plants lining the property, all of the rooms are unique and represent a different part of the world. The finishings throughout the hotel are spectacular and the attention to detail is incredible. Service is amazing, staff is VERY accommodating and the breakfast is outstanding, especially on the deck with the occasional hummingbird floating by.
Walking distance to some of the best restaurants and bars in Medellín. Having stayed in many hotels in Medellín, very few of the high end hotels are within walking distance of anything.
The best thing about the hotel is the garden setting complete with private hot tub. There can’t be many places in Medellin from where you cannot see a single other building and yet be so centrally located. We will most definitely be swerving the hotels further down the hill of El Poblado in which we usually stay in favour of Patio del Mundo for our next stay. If only to taste the fresh croissants in the morning again.
El Patio del Mundo is a beautiful boutique hotel in a quiet road close to el Poblado district of Medellin.
Recently opened by a French couple that fell in love with Colombia, the house has been totally renovated with taste and design to offer 7 thematic rooms to the guests.
The staff was lovely with us and we enjoyed very much the comfort of the rooms and the facilities.
This is one of the rare house in Medellin where you can enjoy a tropical garden while having a French breakfast with delicious pastries, real French pancakes and delicious tea and coffee of course.
Safety was a huge concern for me and this hotel was in El Poblado (Gringolandia), and we felt safe walking around even pretty late at night around 10pm. Despite being in El Poblado (which is also a party district), it’s tucked away in a little residential street, so its quiet and peaceful. The area is also close to the best restaurants and bars in Medellín (side note – we went to Carmen nearby for their chef’s tasting menu with wine pairing and were not disappointed.)
The level of service here world class. Everyone was wonderful and so incredibly accommodating. We got lucky with timing (August seems to be low season for Medellín) so there were only 2 other guests and we got very attentive, personalized service. A shout-out to Clémence who put in personal touches here and there, like remembering that I like black tea and that my boyfriend likes coffee with breakfast. The rest of the staff went the extra mile to help us with anything we needed, even arranging taxi and breakfast for us at the ungodly hour of 4am!
Gorgeous, colorful room. Had everything we needed, including a bonus – l’occitane bath products!
Premises and amenities
Highlights include the jacuzzi, beautiful lounge, garden patio with a huge variety of plants, flowers and birds. The garden where we were served breakfast felt like a tropical oasis. We also hear they have massage service and yoga on premises, though we did not have time to try it.
Oh my goodness. Breakfast is a big deal for me and this hotel does it so well. They have fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, pastries and bread from a french bakery, and a choice of omelette/french toast/crêpe. My boyfriend is European and I’ve lived in France for 6 months (where I had a one pastry a day policy) so we know a good pastry when we see taste one.
How much does a room costs at Patio del Mundo?
This double room has a flat-screen TV, soundproofing and bathrobe.
Where to book online –Patio del Mundo – Gay Friendly Hotels Medellin– you can find the best hotels deals in Medellín during Festival of the Flowers which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Medellín on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Sites Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Medellin
Set in a modern building featuring a terrace with a hot tub and BBQ facilities, Sites offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs in Medellin. Poblado metro station is 1 km away.
The rooms at Sites are very bright. They are fitted with modern furnishing, and seating areas with sofa beds. Self-catering facilities include microwaves and refrigerators. Cleaning service is provided daily.
Guests can make use of the fitness centre.
This hotel is located in a quiet residential area with easy access to all the city’s main attractions.
“SITES” offers accommodation spaces with the perfect combination of privacy, comfort and independence of an apartment and hotel services.We are located in the heart of Barrio El Poblado in the city of Medellin with easy access to major city streets.
Is very close to the Golden Mile shopping centers, corporate offices and many restaurants. It also has easy access to public transport services in the city as taxis, buses and subway stations.”SITES” offers a choice of sophisticated and comfortable accommodation for those seeking tranquility, privacy and relaxation, comfortable and clean facilities and furniture and high-level team with everything you need to feel good during your stay.
Sites was one of the best hotels for a traveller we’ve ever stayed at. Sometimes it’s the little things: spacious rooms with conveniences such as kitchenette with table to eat at, plenty of outlets to charge devices (why is this always a problem in hotels?), large closet with iron and ironing board, VERY comfortable beds and pillows, a nice balcony, and plenty of light. Convenient amenities for the travel weary, including self-serve laundry that is FREE for guests (this is so rare and something we usually need when traveling for a few weeks), friendly, helpful staff who gave us great service and advice on places to go, and a very nice breakfast.
We enjoyed relaxing by the rooftop pool with great views of the city. It’s also in a quiet, pretty neighborhood that is conveniently located within walking distance to plenty of good restaurants and shopping, and easy to get transportation to other areas of the city (if you love coffee, the coffee shop next door is excellent).
This is a nice yet simple hotel with good sized one bedroom suites including efficiency kitchens perfect for a reasonable budget stay in Medellin. The neighborhood is quiet and within easy walking distance or a US$2 UBER ride of all the popular Poblano restaurants and bars as well as a short walk from major public transportation. Rooms were clean, bed very comfortable and in-room amenities somewhat limited (soap and shampoo but no lotion for example).
The facility has free washers/dryers (5 or each) which was perfect since this was our mid-vacation stay, a simple buffet breakfast including eggs to order daily, and a rooftop hot-tub that looked very nice and a small gym. Hotel staff was pleasant and caring. All in all, this was an excellent value for the price paid.
Location: Located in a nice, quiet neighborhood. Neighborhood is upscale, and we always felt safe. There’s a great supermarket not that far (10 minute walk). There’s also a number of restaurants within walking distance. There’s also laundry service at the top floor of the building – this was immensely helpful for us. There was always a machine available – no coins needed – just needed to pay the front desk for the detergent.
This is a great hotel in the El Poblado area of Medellín. It’s much quieter and peaceful than the area around Parque Lleras, but still very walkable to everything around there. And it’s less than 10 minutes walking to the Poblado metro station.
The rooms are great, more like small apartments than hotel rooms. The rooms are clean, quiet, and well-maintained. We stayed in two different rooms during our stay. One was the smaller simple loft and the other was the one bedroom apartment. Both were nice, but the one bedroom apartment was very spacious, with both a bedroom and a living room. Plenty of space to relax or work. Bathrooms are clean and spacious with good showers. Rooms had big windows with great views.
Close to Poblado metro station (10 minutes easy walk)
-Modern, clean and very comfortable bed with assortment of pillows
-Friendly, efficient, helpful desk staff
-Nice spa pool with padded lounge chairs (who knew that a warm/hot dip would feel refreshing?) Pool towels are available.
-Laundry room with four washers and dryers. We washed three loads of clothes and sat by the pool nearby while we waited. Laundry soap and fabric softener is available for $8000 and was more than enough needed.
-Two water bottles were provided each day in the late afternoon.
How much does a room costs at Sites Hotel?
Feature 2 bedrooms and a separate living room with a queen size sofa bed, plasma TV and modern furnishing.
Where to book online –Sites Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Medellin– you can find the best hotels deals in Medellín during Festival of the Flowers which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Medellín on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.