Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Shenzhen China (2024 Updated)

Shenzhen, in southeastern China, is a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. It’s known for its shopping destinations, including Luohu Commercial City, a massive mall with a vast array of wares, from tailors’ custom clothing to faux designer bags and gay friendly hotels. The city also features contemporary buildings, such as the 600m-tall skyscraper Ping An International Finance Centre, and a number of amusement parks

Gay Pride Shanghai 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 Shanghai the main destination of China. There are more than 40 daily flights  from Shenzhen to Shanghai if you want to attend the parade.

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

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1. The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Shenzhen

The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen
The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen

Set in Shenzhen city centre, The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen hosts modern rooms with free WiFi and free on-site parking. It boasts a year-round indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and a wellness centre.

Rooms come with central air conditioning and a private bathroom with 24-hour hot shower. A working desk, flat-screen TV, minibar and personal safe are also provided. The private bathroom has shower facilities, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Certain room types include a bathtub for guests to unwind.

The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen is a 15-minute drive from Huanggang Port, while Luohu District is a 20-minute drive away. The hotel is 12 km from Dongmen Pedestrian Street and 23 km from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.

Discover Venetian charm and business success at the Venice Hotel Shenzhen.Located in the southwest of Shenzhen city, The Venice Hotel Shenzhen is within 5 minutes walk from the famous theme parks and shopping malls – Window of the World, Splendid China, Happy Valley, China Folk Culture Village, and Yitian Plaza. Moreover, we are just just 10 minutes drive from Futian Centre and the Hi-Tech Zone, 15 minutes drive from Shekou Harbour Passenger Terminal and Shenzhen Bay Port, and 20 minutes drive from Luohu Port and Shenzhen International Airport.

Being the first international Venetian style hotel in China, The Venice Hotel Shenzhen represents a unique and distinctive Venetian theme. The hotel boasts 375 guest rooms and suites; eight function rooms and a 685 square meter pillarless ballroom; seven restaurants and bars including the award-winning Blue Italian Seafood & Grill Restaurant and V Bar, the coolest venue in town for evening entertainment and live shows.

The hotel is ideally located next to the metro station and very close to all local attractions and sightseeing places. Also a large shopping mall across the street with a variety of nice shops and great restaurants.

The Wellness area of the hotel is wonderful and the pool area is great! Free use for hotel guests. Luxury locker/changing rooms. Clean showers, free towels and slippers. Make sure to bring s swimming cap, otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the pool. The life guards have some spare ones and are very strict.

Rooms are well equipped and bedding is good. I very much liked the a la carte pillow option in the room. A small display with mini pillows to choose from. Housekeeping will then bring your preferred and selected pillow. Massage chair was a nice gadget, but is at charge via an App to use. Large tv flat screens with a huge variety of (international) tv channels.

Bathroom great. Nice walk in rain shower. Good amenities, fresh white towels, bathrobes and slippers and a selection of guest supplies like toothbrush, combe etc. Well presented and complete.

When adding breakfast upon arrival a small discount applies for pre booking. It’s a full buffet breakfast with a large western and Asian variety of choices. In Euro about 17,50. For that amount you may expect perhaps some better coffee and fresh juices. But, all in all not too bad but not sure if it was value for money. Also here all staff members were welcoming, kind, helpful and friendly. The young European Chef, preparing freshly fried eggs and omelets was kind professional and made great eggs!

Room/bathroom spacious, well-equipped as would be expected.
There seems to be a housemaid in residence on each floor, so when you put the “clean room” sign on your door before going down to breakfast, you can be sure it will be clean by the time you get back up.
Large well equipped fitness centre which looks out onto the outdoor (but sheltered) pool. The pool itself has a view over the 100m replica of the Eiffel Tower!

So many pool attendants/staff on duty that when my wife stood up and waved to me in the pool, 3 staff came running up to her to ask what she required!!!

Indoor pool, sauna & steam rooms all well attended and clean.
In the lobby toilets there’s even a guy who stands there all day to squirt soap onto your hands and pass you the hand towel!!!

Breakfast buffet ridiculously copious and varied (try the traditional dim sum you won’t regret it).
The Japanese and Chinese restaurants were very good although expensive (60-80 euros for 2) considering that this is China.

The hotel accommodation was absolutely perfect. Big spacious room with views over Window of the World out across SZ Bay. It kinda makes you feel like you are based in Paris with the ? Eiffel Tower replica. The bed was soooo comfortable and we loved a nice soak in the bathtub which was part of our room.

The venue reserved the pool deck for 30 of our guests under the giant pool canopy. We loved the views and being near the water was really nice. We ordered an assortment of meat, fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes which were given excellent feedback from our guests. The bar staff could have been a little faster but I understand the time taken to make a cocktail.

The staff were very helpful and discreet and weren’t at all obtrusive. They helped bring out the food quickly and efficiently.

We were blown away but the incredible choices at the breakfast buffet the next morning. It is absolutely amazing what they have on offer.

We had the most amazing stay at the Venice Raytour and could not speak more highly of the place. We cannot wait to come back and stay again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen
Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen

How much does a room costs at The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen?


Prices start 103$/night for Superior Double Room. The  Suite Room is 155$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious air-conditioned suite features a working desk, electric kettle, sofa and flat-screen TV. The private bathroom has 24-hour water, shower facilities, a bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Where to book online – The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen –  Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen – you can find the best hotels deals in Shenzhen  during the The Mid-Autumn Festival in Shenzhen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Shenzhen on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Huaqiang Plaza Hotel Shenzhen 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen


Huaqiang Plaza Hotel Shenzhen
Huaqiang Plaza Hotel Shenzhen

Located in Huaqiang North Business District, Huaqiang Plaza Hotel features comfy accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It offers a tour desk, a fitness centre and a business centre with meeting facilities. Huaqiang North Subway Station (line 2 and 7) is just steps away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Huaqiang Plaza Hotel 10 minutes’ drive from Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre, Futian Port, Luohu Port and Luohu Railway Station. The hotel is about 20 minutes’ drive to Shenzhen North Railway Station and 25 minutes’ drive to Shenzhen Bay Port and Shenzhen Hi-tech Park. Bao’an International Airport is about 35 minutes’ car ride away. The Hotel stands right across from Huaqiang North Electronic Market.

All rooms are featured with a floor-to-ceiling window with a wide view of the city. Fitted with carpeted flooring, each unit comes with a flat-screen cable TV, a fridge, an in-room safe, a seating area and a work desk. The en suite bathroom has soft bathrobes and a shower.

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Shenzhen, Huaqiang Plaza Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Huaqiang Plaza Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Shenzhen.

Rooms at Huaqiang Plaza Hotel offer air conditioning and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A concierge and room service are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A fitness center and an on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Huaqiang Plaza Hotel, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Shenzhen, Huaqiang Plaza Hotel is located a short distance from Kingkey 100 (1.5 mi) and Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre (1.9 mi).

While visiting Shenzhen, you may want to try some hotpot at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Haidilao Hot Pot (YouYi Cheng), Haidilao Hotpot, or Qian Wei Shuan (WanXiangCheng).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Huaqiang North Road Commercial District (0.1 mi), Lychee Park (1.1 mi), or Shenzhen Saige Plaza (0.1 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Metro station is at the lobby gate and Starbucks is on the ground floor so what else do you need :). Just that i felt the property is a bit older and i felt floors lobby a bit smelly but rooms were spacious with good view and good entertainment portal with free movie collections if you have plan to stay in room. Overall great stay would definitely recommend.

1. Location
2. Metro (Huaqiang North Station)
3. Electronic shopping centers
4. Good restaurants nearby

The best thing about this hotel is its location and the stunning view of the city it offers. Huaqiang North metro station is right outside hotel and it’s surrounded by the famous electronics market. There is a shopping mall few steps away and a couple of eateries including a McDonald’s. It doesn’t offer the lavish ambience of a luxury hotel but it’s modern and clean. The rooms are reasonably spacious, well-appointed and the beds are very comfortable. The breakfast variety was good and the restaurant also offered decent food choices, mostly Chinese though. Most of the front office staff I met could speak enough English to manage basic conversation.

The location is fantastic, right on top of the Huaqiang electronics district. The subway is right below, along with a mall with plenty of shopping and food. I loved the area, and especially enjoyed browsing the electronics markets.

The rooms are spacious and offer panoramic views over Shenzhen and the surrounding landscape through a full glass facade. The rooms are well furnished if a little dated, but are kept up decently. The amenities and appliances in the bathroom are nice and the water pressure is steady and reliable. As in a lot of Chinese hotels, there are more twin than double rooms, which means they usually try to put you in a twin room when travelling alone. Be aware that wifi is pretty slow in the room.

Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen
Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen


How much does a room costs at Huaqiang Plaza Hotel Shenzhen?


Prices start 90$/night for Executive Double Room. The Executive King Room is 155$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Located on the floors 33-36, larger room comes with a king-sized bed, a fridge, an in-room safe and a work desk.

Where to book online – Huaqiang Plaza Hotel Shenzhen –  Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen – you can find the best hotels deals in Shenzhen  during the The Mid-Autumn Festival in Shenzhen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Shenzhen on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Shenzhen Shekou No.6 Garden Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen


Shenzhen Shekou No.6 Garden Hotel
Shenzhen Shekou No.6 Garden Hotel

A 5-minute walk from Shekou Harbour, the elegant rooms at Crystal Garden is in 5 eco-friendly villas. The property features a sun terrace and a garden where guests can relax. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and Coastal City Shopping Centre is a 15-minute subway ride away.

Crystal Garden is a 5-minute walk from Shekou subway station and a 8-minute walk from Sea World. It is only a 5-minute walk from Shekou Passenger Dock, which offers direct link to Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong.

Featuring wood furnishings, all rooms are decorated in warm colours and come with an electric kettle and a seating area. Guests get to choose between staying in quiet private rooms.

See why so many travelers make No.6 Crystal Garden Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Shenzhen. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

No.6 Crystal Garden Hotel is a gay-friendly hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features baggage storage, express check-in and check-out, and a sun terrace. Plus, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Shenzhen. For guests with a vehicle, there is paid public parking available nearby.

If you like gardening, then you will love this hotel. Their must be at least 30-50 different varieties of plants and flower growing here. Like a botanical garden. The staff is great. Not everyone speaks English, but everyone will try to make sure you have a great stay. Note this is a 3 star hotel, not a 5 star hotel, but this is the best 3 star hotel I have ever stayed. Suggest get a ground floor room so you can enjoy the garden from front porch of your room. This hotel is smack in the middle of Shekou Sea World in one of the first stone block building built in Shenzhen following the establishment of the Shenzhen SEZ.

Unique experience and concept, it felt like home. Friendly and helpful staffs. Location was less than five minutes walking distance from beautiful Sea world area and the metro station. Safe and clean neighbourhood.

The property is walking distance to Sea World and also from Shekou port for the ferries. I was very impressed by the staff who were not only very polite & helpful but also English speaking, just be warned that not all hotels in China have English speaking staff! All in all, a very pleasant experience and I would thoroughly recommend it to you if you wish to choose this hotel.

This little gem is within walking distance of SeaWorld, has a decent restaurant on site that many people who don’t stay at the hotel even flock to. Tucked away on a side street, water in the litter gardens that you don’t even hear the busy street. Great value in a very expensive part of town, especially for families. Clean and basic. This time our room has it’s own little enclosed garden which was a plus. Oh and plenty of comfy pillows! Check in and check out were very quick and simple.

The rooms are very good and each room has it’ own AC. They have dry cleaning service. The restaurant is very good and has a great western menu! On a side street so very quiet for being in a big city. Quick walk to Sea World which has a great night fountain and light show(highly recommended). Sea World also has a good assortment of western restaurants and Starbucks! So inclusion the price is good for the value and has good western food and it a short walk to Sea World. Enjoy.

Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen
Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen

How much does a room costs at Shenzhen Shekou No.6 Garden Hotel?


Prices start 50$/night for Standard Double Room. The Executive King Room is 75$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room type connects 2 rooms into 1. It offers a private balcony, an outdoor chair, a wooden closet, a fridge, an electric kettle and a seating area with a sofa. A work desk and an en suite bathroom are provided as well.

Where to book online – Shenzhen Shekou No.6 Garden Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen – you can find the best hotels deals in Shenzhen  during the The Mid-Autumn Festival in Shenzhen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Shenzhen on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Shenzhen


Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen
Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen

With Songyuanxia Park as its backdrop, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen offers upscale accommodation with a rooftop pool and a fitness centre in the Mission Hills area of Shenzhen. In combining modern Chinese architecture and world-class service, this hotel aims to deliver a lavish experience in true Hard Rock fashion. Free WiFi is available in all public areas of the property. Free private parking is also available on site.

Shenzhen Stadium is a 30-minute drive from Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre is about a 40-minute drive from this property. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport can be reached within 50-minutes by car.

The 258 extravagant guestrooms and suites are here to take your vacation or business to the next level. Fitted with extra long beds, each room also provides a private bathroom equipped with a hot tub and a walk-in shower. Chic contemporary decor and thrilling amenities are on offer at this hotel. Extras include bathrobes, towels, slippers and free toiletries.

Stunning views, wall-to-wall luxury, and legendary amenities take your vacation or business trip to the next level with 258 extravagant guestrooms and suites located in the heart of Shenzhen province, China. Surrounded by top local attractions and steeped in culture, these stylish and modern accommodations are more than just beautiful—they’re fit for a rock star.

Well located for golfers, shoppers and foodies. Opposite a Mall, close to Mission Hills Golf Course & Resort with all its facilities. Free & frequent shuttle bus linking nearby attractions.
Staff are friendly & helpful, led by a very hands-on GM. Even served in the restaurant as the hotel was short staffed over Chinese New Year.

Great breakfast offering Chinese & European food. Try the Seafood Buffet. Good value @ $300 YMB offering a mixture of cuisine, lobster & a fresh noodle maker.

The view overlooks the MH Mall which is opposite the street but with no traffic light, so it was good that there’s a shuttle that runs every 20 minutes.

The pool is on the roof, and patrons are required to wear swimming caps for hygiene purpose. The towel desk also sells them for RMB15 each. There are swimming floats for children to borrow.

The hotel is next to the Mission Hill golf course which is a 45-minute cab ride from the Lo Ma Chau border crossing from Hong Kong.

There is a shopping mall opposite the hotel but it is quite difficult to cross the road without proper pedestrian crossing. There are some restaurants, shops and a cinema in the shopping mall which is typical in every city.

Our room is very nice. Design, view and size are all good enough. We have booked the hotel with a good deal from Agoda. And we enjoyed the bubble bath so much in the big bathtub.

The panoramic window is really comfortable, and the super-large round bathtub is also great. Breakfast is delicious even though there are not many dishes, and it will come again if there is a chance.

Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen
Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen


How much does a room costs at Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen?


Prices start 70$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Deluxe Gold King Room is 95$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Step inside and enjoy all the legendary comfort of our Deluxe Platinum Rooms alongside seemingly endless panoramic views of the world’s largest golf course.
• 1 Premier King Bed • High speed wireless internet • The Sound of Your Stay™ music amenities program where you can enjoy your music in your own space • 270 degrees fantastic golf view • 43” flat-screen HD Television • Sleep Like a Rock® Linens • iHome alarm and docking speaker • In-Room Safe • Refrigerated Private Bar • Rain-effect sensory shower • Rock Spa® Bath Amenities • Body Rock fitness center and Swimming Pool • Car Parking

Where to book online – Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen –  Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen – you can find the best hotels deals in Shenzhen  during the The Mid-Autumn Festival in Shenzhen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Shenzhen on or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Somerset Grandview Shenzhen 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen

Somerset Grandview Shenzhen
Somerset Grandview Shenzhen

Located in central business district, Somerset Grandview Shenzhen offers leisure facilities like a hot tub, a sauna room and a fitness centre. Located only a 5-minute drive from Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre or Futian and Huanggang Port and a 10-minute walk from CoCo Park Metro Station, it sits right beside Shenzhen Golf Club, offering peaceful environment and premium apartment service. This self-catering accommodation features free WiFi in all areas.

Tourist attractions like Oversea Chinese City and Windows of World are a 20-minute drive away. It takes 40 minutes by car to the famous Dongmen Market and 30 minutes by car to Futian Port. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is a 40-minute drive away while North Railway Station is a 1-hour drive away.

Each apartment is tastefully furnished and fitted with a fully-equipped kitchen, washing machines and dryers, separate living and dining areas, comfortable bedrooms and a private balcony overlooking exceptional views of the gleaming metropolis. Rooms are also fitted with a state-of-the-art home entertainment system that includes an LCD television with cable channels and satellite programmes, and en-suite bathrooms furnished with eco-friendly bath amenities. Guests can also enjoy air-conditioning and heating, Wi-Fi access and complimentary housekeeping.

Somerset Grandview Shenzhen sits in the Futian CBD. next to Shenzhen Golf Club, the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, Coco Park shopping centre which can take the subway lines l and 3 to other parts of Shenzhen. The Futian and Huanggang port that connects the city to Hong Kong is also just a 5-minute drive away.

Somerset Grandview offers 192 spacious studios, one to three-bedroom apartments; each with a fully-equipped kitchen, separate living and work areas. Residents can work out at the gymnasium, or enjoy facilities such as the jacuzzi, Sauna, hot yoga and snooker rooms.

It is located in a residential area, 15 min walk from the shopping park station in line 1 of the subway. had problems with my gps in Shenzhen, it shown me somewhere else. Do not follow the instructions from google map, follow the map in the hotel website, take exit E in the subway. If you take the lift you will face the right direction to the Somerset, just look at the high rises in front of you, towards the left of the road (after the bridge) and you will be able to see the somerset sign on the side of the building. If you take the escalators then once you get to the surface make a u turn. I think in total should be like 6 blocks, but you have to go under the express road, it is very safe so don’t worry.

Once you cross the road it will be like 4 blocks straight and the somerset will be in your left. Plenty of small shops around where you can buy fruits and whatever you need. Line 1 is the one that comes from the airport, so easy to move around. Breakfast is more catered for asian likes but has some basic western like eggs, toasts, fruits, etc. The reception ladies were very helpful and attentive. The room a standard apartment with kitchenette and appliances for long term stays. Golf club in front.

We chose this apartment based on reviews and we’re not disappointed. Great size and all the facilities we needed. Lots of thoughtful little touches and extras to make stay feel luxurious. The beds are firmer than we’re used to but that seemed to be the same everywhere we went.

Upgraded from a studio to a 2 bedroom residence, amazing facility – staff were friendly throughout and the breakfast was amazing. Amazing for the price I paid and place was really clean and modern. The 2 bedroom facility was so spacious that i managed to put in some work before my ride to the airport the next morning.


Gay Friendly Hotel Shenzhen
Gay Friendly Hotel Shenzhen


How much does a room costs at Somerset Grandview Shenzhen?


Prices start 110$/night for Premier Studio Room. The Executive One-Bedroom Apartment is 150$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

An expansive 89 sqm, the 1-Bedroom Executive apartment offers living and dining space, separate bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and a balcony overlooking the metropolis of Shenzhen.

Apartments are also fitted with a workstation in the bedroom, an en-suite bathroom with eco-friendly amenities, LCD television in both the bedroom and living room, washing machine and dryer, and individually controlled air conditioning and heating. Kindly note the breakfast-included price includes breakfast for 1 person only.

Where to book online – Somerset Grandview Shenzhen –  Gay Friendly Hotels Shenzhen – you can find the best hotels deals in Shenzhen  during the The Mid-Autumn Festival in Shenzhen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Shenzhen 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.