Best Gay Friendly Hotels in Bangkok

The popularity of tourism has been growing steadily in Bangkok, Thailand. This is true especially for gay and lesbian travelers looking for a holiday in an exotic destination. Bangkok offers some of the best nightlife for alternative lifestyles and finding the right Gay Friendly Hotels and area to stay in will make your trip more memorable.

When it comes to gay and lesbian nightlife the red light district of Patpong is the place to be. Though Patpong is more well known for go go bars and sex shows the area has always had a strong presence of popular gay bars and clubs.


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W Bangkok

W Bangkok is a perennial favorite with gay travelers in Bangkok. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary and luxurious style that stands out from other 5-star offerings – expect a lot of marble, metallics, and rich dark colors. The bars are social hot spots in their own right, and the 24/7 outdoor pool deck is gorgeous.

The hotel is conveniently close to Chong Nonsi BTS Station, only one stop from the gay Bangkok nightlife. It is also just next door to one of Bangkok’s best and most innovative restaurants, The House on Sathorn.

The downstairs cocktail bar, Woobar, hosts a gay night called Wooboys (previously Boys Love Bubbles) once a month. Expect free-flowing sparkling wine, 50% off cocktails after 10 PM, and plenty of party boys.

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Hotel SO Sofitel is consistently ranked among the best hotel experiences in Bangkok, Thailand. It also happens to be very, very gay. The hotel regularly hosts gay parties including gCircuit and Sundance Asia, and the regular clientele reflects this. On every other night, it’s only marginally less convenient to find a gay party: after all, the hotel is just a short walk to the gay nightlife of Silom.

It also happens to be a stunning hotel. Its sleek, nature-inspired design is visible in every little detail, from the stunning lobby to the forest-themed SoSPA wellness facilities. Each room is beautifully themed according to the Chinese elements of water, earth, wood, and metal, meaning you get a boutique experience with a high-end feel.

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Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan – MGallery Collection

This insta-perfect luxury hotel is perfect for travellers who like a more unique experience. Hotel Muse Bangkok ticks off all the boxes for an excellent urban five-star, without looking like every other urban five-star.

Why we love it

♥ Home of Speakeasy one of Bankok’s best rooftops bars
♥ 1920’s glam rooms with singature claw-foot roll-top bathtubs
♥ Delicious restaurants Babette’s Steakhouse & Medici Italian Kitchen

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Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Bangkok

A supremely trendy hotel with edgy decor that takes inspiration from Thai traditions, this is a sure bet for design lovers. It also happens to be located among some of the biggest shopping centers in Thailand, making it the place to stay if you’ve got money to burn during your stay in the capital.

Why we love it

♥ Rooftop infinity pool and bar
♥ Great value Club Room benefits
♥ Fine dining at TAAN Restaurant
♥ Located right in BKK’s best shopping malls

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Pullman Bangkok Hotel G

Holte Pullman Bangkok is one of the most popular gay hotels in Bangkok. This cool and sophisticated hotel is perfectly located on Silom Road, meaning you are never too far from the action. The city’s best gay venues, from DJ Station to smaller favorites like Telephone and Balcony Bar, are located in Soi 2 and Soi 4 just off Silom Road. As long as you can walk in a straight line, you’ll be able to find your way back to the hotel at the end of the night.

Pullman Bangkok Hotel G has 469 rooms and suites, all impeccably designed and offering show-stopping views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. In terms of leisure facilities, you can expect the latest equipment in their fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool with incredible views, and indulgent treatments at their spa.

Fancy a great meal in the middle of the night? The hotel is also home to 25 Degrees Burger, Wine, and Liquor Bar, the only 24-hour burger restaurant in the whole city and also one of its best.

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Centara Grand at Central World Hotel

This hotel is in the very heart of Bangkok’s shopping district. As in it’s attached to the biggest shopping mall in the city center. This five-star hotel, the flagship of Centara Hotels & Resorts, offers easy access to everything you could need. You can find the 15-screen cinema, 400 shops, 2 huge department stores, and over 100 restaurants and cafés, all right on the doorstep.

Bangkok’s two biggest gay circuit parties, White Party at New Year and gCircuit in April, both take place inside CentralWorld.

At 55 stories the hotel offers Instagram perfect city views from its rooms. Even the fitness, spa, tennis courts and outdoor pool are on the 26th floor. On the 59th floor is one of the world’s highest al fresco champagne bars, CRU Champagne Bar at Red Sky. Its Instagram perfect with 360-degree views of Bangkok’s skyline, plus great photo lighting.

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Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

The 5-star Grand Hyatt Hotel Bangkok is blessed with a privileged position in the heart of Bangkok. The hotel is located directly beside the famous Erawan Shrine, Bangkok’s biggest shopping malls and diplomatic district. From here, Bangkok’s gay nightlife is just two stops on the BTS Skytrain or 5-15 mins in a taxi, rush hour traffic depending. If you are here for one of Bangkok’s signature circuit parties in CentralWorld, it’s less than five mins walk.

Facilities in the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, i.sawan Residential Spa & Club plus seven onsite restaurants and bars.

Why we love it

♥ Prime location – Ratchaprasong intersection
♥ Grand opulence design
♥ Club Room comes with free cocktails and great benefits
♥ Directly opposite CentralWorld

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Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn

The Hotel Holiday Inn Express Sathorn Bangkok is a great option for travelers looking for a budget-friendly comfortable alternative. The hotel offers great value for money, with charming, well-decorated rooms and a plentiful included breakfast. There is even a Grab and Go option if you can’t wait to get started with the day’s sightseeing.

The hotel is located very close to Chong Nonsi BTS station, which makes it extremely convenient for connecting to the rest of the city. You can take the BTS to get to the gay clubs if you need to get away from the heat – about 10-minutes – walk to the gay bars and clubs on Soi 4 and Soi 2.

Why we love it

♥ Great Location, walk to the gay bars in Silom in 10 mins and 2 mins to BTS Chong Nonsi.
♥ Tasty takeaway breakfast
♥ Perfect budget option

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Banyan Tree Bangkok

Not many hotels in Bangkok are most Instagram worthy than the Banyan Tree. This hotel brings all the comfort and convenience of a five-star resort straight into the heart of the city. Offering over ten dining options, including a panoramic rooftop restaurant, a spa, outdoor swimming pool, full health club, and more. This is the ideal Bangkok base for those who expect more from their hotel than a simple room.

The hotel blends modern high-end luxury with traditional Thai influences. Large windows throughout the hotel provide exceptional downtown views of Bangkok, while tropical greenery makes the spaces feel like an oasis in the middle of the city. Its design is like Bangkok itself: urban and contemporary, but always grounded in the customs and history of Thailand.

Banyan Tree is very centrally located in Silom, at the heart of Bangkok’s business district and just a 10-20 minute walk to the gay nightlife.

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Sala rattanakosin Bangkok

This is a true boutique hotel with just 15 stylish rooms. sala rattanakosin are experts in boutique hotels and excel at the personalization of service. The riverfront views and location are everything here. The hotel sits across the river from Bangkok’s famous (and Insta-perfect) temple of the dawn, Wat Arun.

While situated outside the hectic CBD, Bangkok’s iconic attractions like the Grand Palace and Wat Po temple are just a short walk from the hotel. Chinatown and all its variety of food is only a 5-minute taxi or tuk-tuk ride from the hotel.

The hotel’s facilities include a relaxed rooftop bar and the ever popular sala rattanakosin eatery, which is one of the best riverfront dining options in Bangkok. Each of the riverfront rooms over picture perfect views of the Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun temple.

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Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road

This branch of the beloved Hotel Indigo chain features on-point modern design with a Thai twist, as well as all the amenities you could want from an urban 5-star. There are awesome views to be had from pretty much anywhere here, from the infinity pool to your plush, comfortable bed.

Why we love it

♥ Unique design and signature Hotel Indigo style
♥ 24-hour gym
♥ Easy access to Bangkok’s gaybourhood in Silom
♥ Instagram perfect infinity rooftop pool

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VIE Hotel Bangkok – MGallery

Hotel VIE excels at elegance, with spacious rooms, high ceilings and full high windows to take in Bangkok’s signature skyline. Deluxe Rooms start from 38 sqm and the spacious Deluxe Suite from a huge 76 sqm. VIE Hotel Bangkok is part of the MGallery by Sofitel collection a range of luxury boutique hotels.

Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool on the top of the hotels Annex Wing, luxurious VIE Spa by ORGANIKA and four onsite restaurants, including the stylish La VIE offering French fine-dining. Forget regular hotel gyms, inside the VIE hotel is a full-sized commercial gym with Les Mills fitness classes and personal trainers. WE Signature Club is free for hotel guests but is also open to the public.

Why we love it

♥ Luxurious high ceiling with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows
♥ Easy access to the BTS Skytrain
♥ Full-sized commercial gym at WE Signature Club
♥ Insta-perfect swimming pool

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Tawana Bangkok Hotel

Tawana is a longstanding establishment and a perennial favorite with gay visitors. The main appeal is, of course, the location on Surawong road. Soi Twilight, the gay red light district, is just 3 minutes away on foot, while the other gay bars and clubs of Silom only about 10 minutes further.

The outdoor pool is set in a beautifully lush garden with day-long sun exposure, making it perfect for sunbathing. The pool bar and restaurant serves affordable refreshments and tasty food, both Thai and international. Spa services are professional and high-quality, with traditional Thai massage available in the comfort of your own room.

The rooms themselves have a vintage feel with modern touches, and the decor has managed to stay updated despite the hotel’s long history. The staff are knowledgeable and accommodating, and the hotel runs a tuk-tuk shuttle service that is particularly useful for reaching the river.

Why we love it
♥ A longtime favorite with visitors to Silom.
♥ Great value for money.
♥ Complimentary tuk-tuk service connects you with the river boats for easy sightseeing.
♥ Garden and Pool.

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Haven’t Met Silom

Haven’t Met is a newly-opened boutique hotel with a contemporary, millennial feel. From the quirky lobby decor to the minimalist blue and grey color palette in the rooms, everything is designed for a sleek yet fun hotel experience. The rooftop pool, with its illuminated mural of the Bangkok city layout and perfect views of MahaNakhon (the tallest building in Thailand), is particularly Insta-friendly. Right beside it is a quality rooftop bar and restaurant with some of the best dining views in the area.

But it’s not just about aesthetics: the rooms are spacious, the beds ultra-comfortable, and the rain showers out of this world. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful, always on hand to help you get the best possible Bangkok experience.

Haven’t Met is just in front of Chong Nonsi BTS train station which is perfect for both daytime sightseeing and nighttime partying. There are plenty of excellent shops, bars, and restaurants in the area, including 88 Eatery and Bar, a very popular gay-owned Thai restaurant. Sauna Mania, a large gay sauna across five floors, is under a five-minute walk away.

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Amara Bangkok Hotel

As with most of the hotels on this list, Amara is located a short walk from Bangkok’s gay bars and clubs. This has made it very popular with gay groups and couples, who particularly appreciate the attention to detail of the hotel’s friendly staff.

Amara’s 250 rooms are all beautifully designed, featuring plush beds, ultra-modern bathrooms, and jaw-dropping views of Bangkok’s skyline. For bonus Insta points, head up to the outdoor infinity pool or book one of the hotel’s “Club” rooms, which come with access to their exclusive lounge.

When you’re feeling peckish, Amara’s restaurant offers innovative and authentic Thai dining as well as plenty of delicious Western and Asian options. There is also a rooftop cocktail bar, a cafe serving all kinds of mouthwatering sweet treats, and even a minibar boutique for when you want a quick snack but can’t be bothered looking for your closest 7 Eleven.

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I Residence Hotel Sathorn

I-Residence offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Silom, with rooms that are no-frills yet stylish and spacious. There is a pleasant outdoor pool for cooling yourself down as well as a rooftop restaurant offering breakfast with a view. It is a great budget choice with excellent value for money, and perfect for people who value convenience and location.

Indeed, the location is the main highlight. I-Residence is located just in front of Chong Nonsi BTS station, meaning it is well connected to all the major sights in Bangkok. The main Silom gay nightlife is one stop away on the BTS or a quick 15-minute walk. Sauna Mania, the closest gay sauna to the bars, is less than five minutes away.

Why we love it

♥ Could not be any closer to a BTS station.
♥ Generous breakfast served on the rooftop restaurant every morning.
♥ Super close to a busy gay sauna.

These widely popular bars and clubs are spread out in several locations in Patpong’s red light district:

  1. Silom Soi 4 and Soi 2
  2. Patpong Soi 2
  3. Soi Pratoochai on Suriwongse Road, also known as Duangthawee Plaza

Though spread out they are all still within a 5 minute walking distance to each other. All of those places can be easily reached by using the BTS and MRT trains if you’re not staying in Patpong. But ideally it’s best to stay in a gay friendly hotel Bangkok nearby so you won’t have to worry about travel time.

One new hotel that just opened up recently in Patpong is called Glitz Hotel. It’s a small 4 story boutique hotel with a totally gay friendly Hotel Bangkok. Just one word of caution though, they don’t have elevators but they do have plenty of people to help you with your bags.

Siam Heritage Boutique Hotel is another place to consider for your stay in Patpong. Though it has been around for awhile the hotel property especially the rooms have been very well maintained and decorated in true Thai style, a rarity these days in newer hotels.

Finally there’s the budget friendly Wall Street Inn which is directly opposite Duangthawee Plaza and it’s gay go go bars. Overall the hotel is not in the best condition but the location and rates which usually includes a free breakfast is definitely a good deal.