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Schöneberg, Berlin's gay district, is teeming with LGBTQ businesses, cafés, restaurants and shops. It's no surprise, then, that there are many gay-friendly hotels in the hood, too. The area is also very well located, close to all the action you can expect from Berlin. Start your morning with a walk through the scenic nearby Tiergarten, then return home via super cool Kreuzberg and grab a beer at one of the local bars. In terms of gay hotels in Schöneberg, a classic gay hotel is the Axel Hotel. You'll love how close the Axel is to the Schöneberg action, since you're stumbling distance from all the area's gay bars and clubs. The hotel also has a wellness center, sauna, Jacuzzi, lounge bar and cool roof terrace, making it the ideal place to take a pitstop in between all of your gay partying in the capital.
Gay Hotels Schöneberg
Tom's Hotel is another gay-friendly option in the area, and here you can pick up a Hotel-Pass that gives you exclusive offers to clubs and restaurants around Berlin, such as free or reduced entry and the odd free drink voucher. Result!
Schöneberg is also home to the classic ArtHotel Connection, noted as the Grande Dame of the city and – similarily to Axel – this gay hotel Berlin also claims to be ‘hetero-friendly’. Tucked away on a quiet street, ArtHotel gives you a chance to rest and refresh in a peaceful zone before heading back out to the busy bars (if that's your thing) in the evening. The brightly-colored rooms offer all the essentials for a comfortable stay, including dreamy beds, free WiFi, and iPod docking stations. Moreover, the hotel considers itself heterofriendly, meaning LGBTQ travelers can feel more than welcome here.
Gay Hotels Berlin
If you don’t mind being out of Berlin’s main gay area, Schöneberg, pencil in a stay at Two Hotel by Axel. This gay-only hotel offers 86 modern rooms, which come complete with a state-of-the-art control system, meaning you can fix the air-conditioning temperature, heating and illumination all from the one remote - room party, anyone?
For a boutique-style gay-friendly hotel that is just a stone’s throw away from Schöneberg, lock in a stay at Hotel Indigo Berlin Ku-Damm. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this hotel are the feature walls behind the beds, which depict different city-inspired scenes. Another boutique-style hotel worth considering is the elegant Stars Guesthouse Berlin, which is set in a dreamy old-world building, and offers different room configurations, ranging from double bedrooms to suites.
Stay close to the gay festivals!
As you plan your trip and gay hotel in Berlin, you might want to think ahead and consider booking when one of Berlin's many gay festivals is taking place. The city is host to several events that celebrate the gay lifestyle in all its diversity: Folsom Europe celebrates leather and BDSM culture; the Teddy Award celebrates LGBTQ film, while Hustlaball is a sex-positive few days of parties and events that focuses on destigmatizing sex workers.