Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Xi’An China (2022 Updated)

Xi’an is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses and now with a few gay friendly hotels. At archaeological sites in Xi’an’s surrounding plains are the famed Bingmayong (Terracotta Army), thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.

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 XI’AN to Shanghai if you want to attend the parade.

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

What are the top attractions to visit in Xi’AN?

The Terracotta Army

Drum tower

Qianling Tomb.

Tang Dynasty Show.

The Maoling Mausoleum.

 

 

1. Gran Melia Xi’an 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An

 

Gran Melia Xi'an
Gran Melia Xi’an

Located besides Tang Paradise, a 9-minute drive from Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Gran Melia Xian offers accommodation in Xi’an, featuring private gardens, a lake and an international brand shopping mall. It has a free indoor pool and a Spa centre. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

Gran Melia Xian is a 25-minute drive from Xi’an City Wall. It is a 30-minute drive from Muslim Street, Xi’an Railway Station and Xi’an High-Tech Industrial Development Zone. The famous Terracotta Army is a 1-hour drive away from the hotel. Xianyang International Airport is a 50-minute drive away.

Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath. You can enjoy lake view and city view from the room. Extras include a terrace and a hot tub.

An Urban Hotel In The Heart Of China’s Culture And Tradition Gran Melia Xi’an, a spectacular Spanish luxury hotel with exceptional facilities and a unique service, is designed to meet travelers’ every need. Located in Qu Jiang New District, next to Tang Paradise and facing Nanhu Lake, Gran Melia Xi’an is within a short 10 minute walk from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is recognized as one of Unesco’s world heritage sites. The hotel blends Chinese cultural and historical heritage with decor rich in contrast. It combines both traditional luxury with surprising avant-garde Gran Melia Hotels and Resorts’ touches.

The location was in a quieter part of town than near the old city but near a large and major Xi’an site, Wild Goose Pagoda, lots of restaurants, and the metro (the best way to get around).
The room was beautiful and had a better layout than other hotel rooms (the dimensions were longer from door and window).

The only drawback is its proximity to the old city. It is a little way out from the action, but there is still a lot of other shops and restaurants nearby. Given the cost of taxi is pretty cheap it really boils down to travel time.

The rooms are gorgeous, and the service impeccable, especially at the Red level. The buffet breakfast included a good selection of Chinese and European-style food, and the complimentary afternoon tapas available on the 5th floor added a nice touch. The location is not close to the old city centre, but it’s within walking distance of the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, with lively street life nearby, especially in the evenings.

If you happen to stop in Xian do not hesitate to visit this new, modern and stylish hotel. You will not regret. It has everything you need, no matter whether you are in a business or leisure trip.
This hotel hosts a combination of east and west. You will find it in the food, in the furnishing, in the way of doing. You will also feel a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, far away from the crowded city center.

Before booking this hotel we had doubt because it wasn´t located inside the old city wall. But after our experience it has really been our best decision. That is the reason why we highly recommend it. We had felt in a Oasis after our mid-tourism trip.

Located in the chic-modern district of Qu Jiang this hotel is only 10 minutes taxi (20CNY)to the old city. Surrounded by gardens has got also a shopping area as well as a food court, all of it set up in low buildings according to the area design.

Rooms: very spacious, top comfort, huge bathroom, work-table, minibar,coffee machine, light system very suitable all set up in an eastern-western comfortable way.

Restaurants: There are 3 restaurants. A smart chinese one, a very good coffee-shop (with a huge buffet) and a spanish one led by a very professional spanish cook.(We recommend you trying it). Food stuffs are all first quality. Prices are reasonable. Spanish wine is also available and affordable.There are also some quiet places to have a drink in a nice atmosphere.

Fitness: enormous and clean swimming pool, jacuzzis (private and public) and first brands for the exercise machines.

The open buffet for breakfast is extensive and delicious with many made to order items including pastries, soups, sushi, salads, fruit, wok dishes, eggs of all types cooked to order and many other items. There is an elegant bar in the main entry area with comfortable seating surrounding a pretty pond and live piano bar. Suitable for both business and vacation times. Would definitely come back for another visit!

Gay Friendly Hotel Xi'An
Gay Friendly Hotel Xi’An

How much does a room costs at Gran Melia Xi’an?

 

Prices start 110$/night for Deluxe Room with city View. The Executive King is 160$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This twin/double room provides a hydromassage bathtub, a flat-screen TV, minibar and Executive Lounge access.

Where to book online – Gran Melia Xi’an –  Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An – you can find the best hotels deals in Xi’An  during the Xian International Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Xi’An on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Titan Central Park Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Xi’An

 

Titan Central Park Hotel
Titan Central Park Hotel

See why so many travelers make Titan Central Park Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Xi’an. 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.

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

A 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and an on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special.

While staying at Titan Central Park Hotel, visitors can check out Qingfeng Park (1.7 mi) and JinYuan ErLou ShangYeJie (2.0 mi), some of Xi’an’s top attractions.

While in Xi’an be sure to experience local dumplings favorites at Dumpling Dinner.

Best of all, Titan Central Park Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Xi’an attractions like Xi’an Bell Tower, Small Goose Pagoda, and Dacien Temple, which are some popular ancient ruins.

Very good luxury hotel. Big comfortable rooms with big toilets having adequate toiletries. Caters for all you need to have a comfortable stay. Language is a problem yet the staff is helpful. Centrally located near shopping mall.

The hotel is surrounded by restaurants , pubs & supermarkets that serves food until 10 or 10-30 pm only . However you will find grocery shop nearby which remains open until 2 am.

his hotel was located centrally with a shopping mall nearby. Rooms were big and comfortable. Buffet breakfast has lot of items both vegetarian and for non vegetarian. The city is important for terracotta soldiers and other historical places.

 

How much does a room costs at Titan Central Park Hotel?

Prices start 40$/night for Standard Double Room.  

Where to book online – Titan Central Park Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An – you can find the best hotels deals in Xi’An  during the Xian International Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Xi’An on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Hilton Xi’An 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An

 

Gay Friendly Hotels Xi An
Gay Friendly Hotels Xi An

Centrally located within the ancient city walls of Xi’an and Bell Tower shopping area, the luxurious Hilton Xian offers an indoor pool and 3 dining options. Featuring Tang Dynasty artwork, its spacious rooms all come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV and large work desk. The renowned Dongxin Street Night Market is located opposite the hotel.

Hilton Xi’an is a 5-minute drive from Bell Tower, Muslim Street and Luomashi Pedestrian Street where guests can enjoy the city’s best restaurants and entertainment. Wulukou metro station on Line 1 and Line 4 is a 5-minute walk.

Beautifully decorated in shades of brown and cream, the air-conditioned rooms are fitted with large and clear windows. All have a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, sofa and high-quality signature mattress. The bathrooms have a bathtub, separate walk-in shower and branded bathing amenities.

Hilton Xi’an located within the ancient city wall-the central Xi’an. Adjacent to the most popular shopping area and attractions. Hilton Xi’an is one of the quintessential hotels in Xi’an that is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Hotel has 309 spacious rooms.

Outdoor landscaped roof garden spanning over 21,528 sq. ft. It’s easy to keep on top of your exercise routine here at the hotel, all guests enjoy complimentary access to our 25m heated indoor pool and modern fitness center. Here to relax? Treat yourself to a massage or facial in our spa.

The hotel is perfectly well located within the wall with a myriad of restaurants, shops, bars etc in the vicinity. The lobby is a wow with great tang dynasty style furniture and decoration. We had an executive room facing the quiet courtyard. The room is big and nicely appointed with lots of tang style decoration and furniture. The large and beautiful bathroom has all amenities you need, separate shower and toilet. The bed is very comfortable. The exec lounge is beautiful and spacious and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food is good, service is friendly and attentive. There is a large selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available. Coming back from the busy city the lounge is a great place to relax. The spa area is beautiful with an extra large indoor pool and a decent sauna. All staff in the hotel is friendly and greatly service oriented.

Location wise we found this was fine. A 30 minute walk to Drum TowerBell Tower and the Muslim Market to give you bearings. There is public transport and a tube station near by. Near to the East entrance to the wall. A taxi is about an hour to the airport.

Location is good, across the road there are plenty food to choose. Very yummy various food wherever we eat and very very cheap. But the hotel is not close to any tourist attraction, you need to catch taxi. Bus is available, but it is not easy to figure it out. Taxi is better option because it is so cheap in Xi’an. Taxi to Xi’an station is 10 yuan, from station you can catch bus to Terracotta.

The beautiful lobby, the modern and comfortable suite – we were upgraded as recognition for Gold Hilton Honors status – the incredible breakfast buffet, the location… This hotel left a strong impression on this savvy traveler.

But it’s the service that makes the biggest impression. Everyone is willing to help and nothing is too much for them. To make their guests happy is their ultimate goal and it shows.

Buffet breakfast and dinner was excellent as all the other previous reviewers said. The old city wall is within 5 minutes of walk, a food market full of old traditional small restaurants is also within 5 minutes of walk.

How much does a room costs at Hilton Xi’an?

 

Prices start 140$/night for Hilton Double Room. The Hilton Executive Double Room with Access to Executive Lounge is 190$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Luxurious and spacious, rooms offer views of the city and the garden. They feature Tang Dynasty artwork, a 42-inch flat-screen TV and a large work desk. Bathroom has a bathtub and separate walk-in shower.

Executive Lounge benefits include: – free breakfast and evening cocktails – free Wi-Fi – free computer work stations with free wired internet – usage of meeting rooms

Where to book online – Hilton Xi’an –  Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An – you can find the best hotels deals in Xi’An  during the Xian International Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Xi’An on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Ibis Xi’an South Gate 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An

 

Ibis Xi'an South Gate
Ibis Xi’an South Gate

Ideally located in Xi’an, Ibis Xi’an South Gate offers express check-in and check-out and free private parking. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features a tour desk and luggage storage space for guests.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel all rooms include a private bathroom with free toiletries.

A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Ibis Xi’an South Gate.

Ideally located in Xi’an, Ibis Xi’an South Gate offers express check-in and check-out and free private parking.

Great location – can walk to the Bell Tower and South Gate of Xi’an City walls very easily. Also within 5mins walk of 2 metro stations. Very convenient, safe and lots of local shops and attractions.

Location of the hotel is perfect, it is close to the South Gate and a plaza. There are night time light shows. Hotel is within walking distance to shopping malls and restaurants. It is 5 min walk to the SKP mall, a tower with many high end restaurants offering night view of the South Gate, yet not expensive. Most importantly, the hotel entrance is on the main street, therefore safe.

The location is great. A lot of shops nearby, some restaurants, two shopping malls, bus stop and a subway station. Really very convenient, and all the taxi drivers know the hotel. Room was okay, it was cleaned every day, Bad is big and also alright. The price in general is okay, but on national holidays the price doesn’t match the quality – too high for this hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotels Xi'An
Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An

How much does a room costs at Ibis Xi’an South Gate?

 

Prices start 24$/night for Double Room. The Superior King Room is 32$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a flat-screen TV, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Ibis Xi’an South Gate –  Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An – you can find the best hotels deals in Xi’An  during the Xian International Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Xi’An on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. PuSu Zen Collection Hotel Xi’an 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An

 

PuSu Zen Collection Hotel Xi'an
PuSu Zen Collection Hotel Xi’an

 

Set in Xi’an and with Drum Tower reachable within 1.8 km, PuSu Zen Collection Hotel offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a garden. The property is situated 2 km from Muslim Street, 2.2 km from Bell Tower and 5 km from Xi’an City Wall. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours for guests.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the hotel, the rooms come with a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Buffet and Asian breakfast options are available every morning at PuSu Zen Collection Hotel.

Very nice furniture and thoughtful details. The location is also great, near the walls and plenty of bars and attractions. Need to love cats and dogs here since there’s plenty of them.

This is such a wonderful hotel. They are welcoming and warm, from the minute you walk in the door you’re greeted by lovely dog and cute kitties. They employ deaf/ mute staff which I think is wonderful. The bed is the absolute comfiest bed ever. It was my birthday while I stayed and I was surprised with a cake and rooftop drinks., which was fantastic as I was travelling solo and it was just such a surprise. The atmosphere and people are just so wonderful and warm and I love it.

PuSu Zen Collection
PuSu Zen Collection

 

How much does a room costs at Ibis Xi’an South Gate?

 

Prices start 45$/night for Ancient City Wall King Room. The Garden Suite is 96$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features air conditioning.

Where to book online – PuSu Zen Collection Hotel Xi’an –  Gay Friendly Hotels Xi’An – you can find the best hotels deals in Xi’An  during the Xian International Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Xi’An 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.