Is France and Strasbourg one of the prime locations for LGBT people to travel? Yes, it is considered one of the most friendly gay city in Europe. From restaurants, bars, sauna and gay friendly hotels Strasbourg has all it needs for a great holiday in France and beyond.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in France have been among some of the most advanced in the world. France has frequently been named one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world.Recent polls have indicated that a majority of the French people support same-sex marriage and in 2013,another poll indicated that 77% of the French population believed homosexuality should be accepted by society, one of the highest in the 39 countries polled.Paris has been named by many publications as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, with Le Marais, Quartier Pigalle and Bois de Boulogne being said to have a thriving LGBT community and nightlife.
Strasbourg is the capital city of the Grand Est region, formerly Alsace, in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences. Its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame features daily shows from its astronomical clock and sweeping views of the Rhine River from partway up its 142m spire.
Top attractions to visit in Strasbourg
- La Petite France
- Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
- Centre-ville de Strasbourg
- Parc de l’Orangerie
- Barrage Vauban
Best Day Tours in Strasbourg
- Alsace Colmar, Medieval Villages & Castle Small Group Day Trip from Strasbourg
- Alsace Wine Route Wineries & Tasting Small Group Guided Tour from Strasbourg
- Strasbourg by Night Sightseeing Bicycle Guided Tour
- On tour with a friend and his Mercedes S-Class – true first-class service
- Alsace Wine Route Small Group Half-Day Tour with Tasting from Strasbourg
1. Hotel Arok 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Strasbourg
Hotel Arok in Strasbourg provides adults-only & gay friendly accommodation with a bar and a shared lounge. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The property offers city views, a sun terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.
A continental breakfast is available every morning at the hotel.
Hotel Arok offers 3-star accommodation with a sauna.
Strasbourg Christmas Market is 1.9 km from the accommodation, while St. Paul’s Church is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Strasbourg International Airport, 9 km from Hotel Arok.
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and everything was perfect. Location was great as it was just mins walk to the main train station and also near the key attractions. It was also near restaurants and shops too. The room was spacious, clean and cosy and breakfast spread was good. Service was great too. Highly recommended.
First tip; drop your luggage at the hotel first as it’s a fairly long walk from the car park, which is a public multi-storey a few streets away. Second tip; ask the friendly reception staff for a room upgrade. We got one, and had a really comfortable, spacious room. The whole place is immaculate with a trendy feel and the breakfast is superb. The location is perfect, just across from the railway station and just around the corner is the picturesque old town. We would highly recommend this hotel.
The Arok hotel was a highlight of our three months travelling overseas…it’s an absolutely delightful residence. The decor in the foyer and rooms is quirky and tasteful. The staff are very helpful, professional and well trained in the hospitality industry. Its location is perfect if travelling on the train and easy access to the central area of Strasbourg. A delightful city and sensational hotel.
The hotel has the feel of a boutique hotel. It is decorated in blacks and reds but is not oppressive in any way. Our check-in was very quick and we took the lift to the fourth floor to find our room. Our first impression of the room was highly positive. Everything looked clean and fresh and the room was perfectly adequate for a three night stay in terms of size. The toilet and shower were separate rooms and everything was spotlessly clean.
There was a free room safe, adequate storage for clothes, and a large screen TV on the wall facing the bed, with a range of European channels, including BBC ONE and BBC TWO.
The hotel is also perfectly situated to explore the city. Turning right out of the doorway and turning first right again, has you heading towards the heart of the city. Petite France is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel, where you find yourself on cobblestone streets, surrounded by canals, half-timbered houses and a wealth of restaurants and bars. The Cathedral (unfortunately closed for refurbishment when we were there) is around a 15/20 minute walk. On a nice day, I’d highly recommend a walk right around the ‘island’, following the paths alongside the canals.
One of the nicest things about the hotel was that although there were no tea and coffee facilities in the room, it was available 24 hours a day in the lounge at no charge. It was really nice at the end of a long day walking, or an even longer evening eating and drinking, to all sit together (there were seven of us on the trip) and have a tea or coffee. I guess this probably also saved us a fair amount of money over the four days we were there. The lounge area was a nice place to sit with a drink and you can also play table football or tabletop Space Invaders!
After a really good night’s sleep and a nice, hot shower, we went downstairs for breakfast. This was included in the cost of the room (which was very reasonable to begin with). There were many different types of tea (with unfilled tea bags which you make up yourself – not something I’ve seen before), a selection of coffees (from a machine) and orange juice. There was cereal, fruit, fruit pots, scrambled egg, bacon, fresh bread, pain au chocolat, cakes and more besides. Everything came from a small buffet area and you are free to go up as often as you like. The hot food is constantly being refreshed by the ever-attentive staff. In short, everyone should be able to find something they like for breakfast. It really set us up for a long day exploring the beautiful city of Strasbourg.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Arok ?
This twin/double room has air conditioning.
Where to book online – Hotel Arok – Gay Friendly Hotels Strasbourg – you can find the best hotels deals in Strasbourg during FARSe which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Strasbourg on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. voco Strasbourg Centre – The Garden 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Strasbourg
Boasting a garden and a restaurant, Voco – Strasbourg Centre – The Garden – Garden is set in Strasbourg. With a terrace, the property also features a shared lounge, as well as a bar. Attractions in the area include Strasbourg Christmas Market, 1.5 km away, or St. Paul’s Church, located 1.9 km from the property.
At the hotel, all rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The rooms at Golden Tulip Strasbourg Centre feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast.
Modern hotel, excellently located a stone’s throw from the center of Strasbourg with convenient parking. The hotel is in very good condition, the rooms are comfortable and spacious, the common areas are very well kept.
I really appreciated the way in which the covid security protocols were followed (from check in to breakfast), because they made my stay very peaceful even if short. When a hotel is able to offer a service of this level to customers, it can only deserve the highest rate.
Rooms have modern decor and quiet spacious including a sofa and a small desk. The Wifi signal was a bit weak in the room but worked ok most of the time. The room looked clean although the floors seemed to need a bit of washing rather than just vacuuming every now and then. Breakfast was good, not a huge variety of food but pretty fine for a couple of days.
We loved this hotel, from the decoration to the attention of the staff everything was great. We enjoyed the spa service and had a great stay. It’s only 15 min walking to the cathedral and easy to get by car.
I absolutely loved the modern and funky design throughout the hotel. The Wellness & Spa area was open until 2200 Hrs (on some days until 2300 Hrs) – wonderful after a busy day of sightseeing! Overall I had a really comfortable time at the hotel and would stay there again.
However there is room for improvement with regards to the Breakfast and Dining overall, it was quite hard to find some items such as Tea and Coffee!
How much does a room costs at voco Strasbourg Centre – The Garden ?
This suite features a electric kettle, soundproofing and tea/coffee maker.
Where to book online – voco Strasbourg Centre – The Garden – Gay Friendly Hotels Strasbourg – you can find the best hotels deals in Strasbourg during FARSe which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Strasbourg on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Hilton Strasbourg 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Strasbourg
Hilton Strasbourg is located near the European Parliament, just 3 tram stops away from Strasbourg city centre. Guests have free access to the fitness room and sauna in the well-being centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Each air-conditioned and soundproofed room at the Hilton Strasbourg Hotel features a view of the Parliament or the Cathedral. Some of them also have direct access to the executive lounge.
At the H! Brasserie you can enjoy a seasonal cuisine and Alsatian dishes. The H! Bar instead served several types of cocktails. In the morning you can choose between a buffet breakfast, a continental or an express breakfast.
Near the city centre, in the European institutions district and opposite the Congress Centre, the Hotel Hilton Strasbourg is well positioned for access to the city’s extensive tram network. All rooms offer large windows with views over the Cathedral or the European Parliament building. Stay connected with complimentary Wifi. For your business travels, choose an Executive room and enjoy Executive Lounge access with complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks are served. Indulge with a seasonal and full of freshness cuisine at the restaurant of the hotel, H! Brasserie. Or enjoy a snack and cocktail created by the award-winning bar team.
Rooms were nice and spacious and clean. Breakfast offered a great selection. The hotel is a 2 minute walk to the tram station and 3 stops takes you in to the centre of the beautiful city. It is very easy and cheap to hop on and off of trams all day. Would definitely stay again at this hotel.
The hotel had just completed a room refurbishment so our room was excellent. The view from our high floor upgraded room was poor. We overlooked a piece of bare land which was used as a coach park.
Breakfast was adequate. Evening meals in the bar and restaurant were excellent and not too expensive. Drinks however, both in the bar and restaurant were very expensive.
This is a great hotel in a wonderful location. You can easily take a tram to the city center and the concierge can sell you the tram tickets to make it even easier. Samantha at the front desk is really awesome and can help with any issues that might arise!
This Hilton is a very good hotel as we had executive rooms at the 4th floor. They are very comfortable with a flat big TV and a nice bathroom with all amenities including slippers and bathrobe. The breakfast was very good, they also had musli without lactose. The staff at the reception is very helpful and polite, especially M. Jean Marie, le concierge! The lobby is big and there is a good bar closeby. The only disadvantage is the distance from the city centre, it takes approx 25 min to walk but there is a tram stop close to the hotel ( 4 stops to Place Kleber).
Hotel is well maintained but older, if you want brand new everything keep looking.
Fitness facility has three or four machines that are old as well. It is in the basement and there is a musty smell down there, attributable to the age of the hotel.
The executive lounge is on the ground level. Think fish sticks and fried cheese meats Provençal cheese and meat selection. Ambiance of the lounge is older hotel library.
The service here is exceptional. The front desk staff is friendly and speak English well. We are diamond members and the staff had already upgraded the room on arrival the room had a note delineating their policy for hhonors meals and there were also water bottles as is the custom.
Lounge was consistent. There is a nice automated coffee machine we used for hot chocolate. The appetizers could use a quality bump upwards but in terms of a no frills lounge being quiet and relaxing it was fine. The upstairs space that originally was used for the lounge had a good view but I think a lot of hotels are moving the lounge to the ground floor. Less ambiance but also it allows a premium spot for more rooms and cuts down on elevator traffic.
Our room was a remodeled king. No complaints at all. It smelled new. Remodeled consistent with a high quality Hilton room standard and it was the first time I slept well on a comfortable mattress in a week. Breakfast was well done. I read reviews that the selection was limited. There were three fresh juice selections, lots of local bread options, standard egg, potatoe, bacon and local sausage. Really nice assortment of local meat and cheese. Some fresh fruit, boiled eggs, yogurt. Not bad at all.
How much does a room costs at Hilton Strasbourg ?
This family room has a bathrobe, tea/coffee maker and electric kettle.
Where to book online – Hilton Strasbourg – Gay Friendly Hotels Strasbourg – you can find the best hotels deals in Strasbourg during FARSe which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Strasbourg on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.