Aside from the art, architecture and seafront, there are plenty of incredible gay hotels in Barcelona. The city’s acceptance of gay culture has made it a popular destination that attracts more than 150,000 gay travelers each year.
The Axel Hotel chain is known as one of the most popular places to stay for gay travelers, but the company prides itself on not being a gay-only destination. In fact, its coined the term “heterofriendly” because Axel extend tolerance and equality to all of their guests.
In 2015 they opened Axel’s sister, TWO Hotel, where you can expect the same fantastic hospitality and party atmosphere.
You can also choose from other gay-friendly hotels like the ABaC, Hotel Jazz and the extremely chic Arts Hotel, right in front of the Med. Wanna really blow the budget? The luxury W Hotel in Barceloneta offers first-class rooms, service and some of the best sea views your money can buy.
From rooftop bars with pools to a more stylish and relaxed bar setting, each one has something unique to offer. The Sky Bar, located at the top of the Axel, is one of the most popular gay bars in Barcelona. Here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the city skyline while you sip on a cocktail and take a dip in the mini pool.
Stay in style...
The Hotel Caledonian gives its guests a classic and elegant stay. You'll notice the Victorian-style architecture as you enter the hotel, and each room has gorgeous furnishings. Staying at the Caledonian puts you within a few minutes walk of the Gayxample and all it has to offer.
...with all the added extras!
No matter which hotel you choose, each one comes with luxurious amenities. The Axel Hotel even includes a pillow menu (!), so you can pick the perfect pillow for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Or, if you want to bring the party back to your room or just have a nightcap with a lucky someone you met during your visit, take advantage of the Caledonian's in-room minibar. Meanwhile, in the Executive Room at Hotel Cram, you'll be provided with an in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi and soundproof walls if you happen to get lucky!