Since a few years ago, Madrid has become one of the LGBTQ world capitals, and the neighborhood of Chueca (Madrid’s Soho equivalent) has become the epicenter of the LGBTQ movement in this city. Even though the crisis has particularly affected Madrid’s international tourism, the Spanish capital has recovered its international appeal. According to all the financial media, Madrid will lead the top hotel investment cities during the next few years.
The Spanish capital is one of the gayest cities in Europe so, as one could imagine, the LGBTQ community does not need to search too thoroughly to find gay-friendly accommodation in this beautiful city. In this article, we suggest some accommodation options for you to stay in during your next visit to Madrid.
AXEL HOTEL MADRID
The Axel Hotel Madrid can be found in the Barrio de las Letras, the old literate’s neighborhood of Madrid, a few feet away from the Atocha train station. Its 88 rooms gather all amenities the LGBTQ traveler may need during their stay in Madrid. Its interiors are incredibly avant-garde, carefully planned, and notably inspired on the cultural and political revolution that affected Madrid during the 80s, the Movida Madrileña, and they offer a perfect background for a dreamlike holiday.
HOSTAL LA ZONA · HOSTAL PUERTA DEL SOL
The Hostal La Zona is an exclusively gay hostel located in Chueca, Madrid’s gay neighborhood. La Zona offers basic accommodation at a very reasonable price. The Hostal Puerta del Sol is another gay hostel where you can find a very affordable and decent room which has an unbeatable attraction: on its balconies, you may have your first coffee of the day by admiring the Puerta del Sol and all the roofs from the beautiful Madrid’s old town.
More info: Hostal La Zona
MADRID HOUSE ROOMS
It might not be a gay hotel in Madrid, but the Madrid House Rooms could perfectly presume of having a few stars. Madrid House’s rooms offer not just the basics but also a simple albeit effective design. The Superior double rooms deserve a special mention, as they are large, well designed, always clean and… even include a jacuzzi! The only thing the hotel does not include is a cute roommate to share the jacuzzi with, so you may need to bring your own!
ROOM MATE ÓSCAR MADRID
A good design and a hint of distinction is a must for many visitors. If you are one of them, there are many gay hotels in Madrid that will fulfill your expectations. It is the case of the Room Mate Hotel Óscar Madrid, which will not only fulfill your expectations but exceed them. This gay-friendly hotel is located in the heart of Chueca, on the Pedro Zerolo square. Not only its location is perfect, but also the interior design. The word to describe how this hotel look is “stunning”. When stepping into the Óscar, the lobby will make you want to take a seat and admire its beautifully planned interior, and you may feel the urge to spend the rest of your holidays sleeping on the lobby’s couch – but we promise the rooms are even better!
HOTEL ONLY YOU
The Only You Hotel-Boutique it is also an outstanding gay hotel in Madrid because of its magnificent interior design. If the Óscar is a demonstration of the most avant-gardist art, the Only You is the exact opposite: an old Vila from the nineteenth century, modernly refurbished but respecting all the details from a century ago. As a result, this hotel has a hint of class and distinction in every single one of its rooms. For those who are looking for a gay hotel in Madrid close to the Chueca’s popular gay bars while spending the night in a historical building with all the expected comfort of a luxury hotel (it even has a gym!), Only You is the perfect place to be in.