Since the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969, Pride parades, festivals and events have been held in cities across the world. Colourful, fun and lively, Pride is renown for its jubilant celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexsual and transgender rights and liberation. All about accepting people for who they are, stay in one of these LGBT-friendly blogger pick hotels to join the fun festivities.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester

Chosen by: Adam Groffman from Travels of Adam

“Manchester Pride (one of the UK’s largest summer pride festivals) has a long tradition in the city, and while the pride park is a paid area, the early afternoon pride parade runs through the city centre—right past the Radisson Blu Edwardian. The hotel turns the on-site bar and restaurant Opus One into a fantastically fun place to watch the parade. Gaydio, UK’s largest LGBT radio station, sets up shop with drag queens and live coverage of Manchester Pride in one of the windows.”

Have a look at our hotels in Manchester page for more options.


Grid 9, Kuala Lumpur

Chosen by: Ben from High Society Hobo

Grid 9 in Kuala Lumpur is a wonderful combination of flash-packer hostel, hotel and gastropub. The property allows easy access to all of KL’s sites and sounds. It boasts a modern décor, welcoming staff and clean, comfortable facilities. Most importantly, this a discreetly LGBTQ-friendly hotel – a must when visiting Malaysia.”

Have a look at our hotels in Kuala Lumpur page for more options.


Axel Hotel Madrid, Spain

Chosen by: Auston from Two Bad Tourists

“Madrid is one of the top European destinations for Pride, attracting two million participants each year. We recommend staying at Axel Hotel Madrid during Madrid Pride, one of the newest additions to the city. This urban and trendy hotel offers an awesome rooftop bar complete with pool and great city views. The rooms are modern, avant-garde and provide a sophisticated and comfortable stay at this “hetro-friendly” property located in the heart of the city.”

Have a look at our hotels in Madrid page for more options.


The London EDITION, London

Chosen by: J Harvey of My Normal Gay Life

“Centrally located, and walking distance to the gayborhood, the London Edition is modern in many ways including acceptance of diversity. In fact, the staff recognized us as husbands even leaving a romantic treat in our room. If luxury and LGBT acceptance is what you seek, this hotel is a perfect choice!”

Have a look at our hotels in London page for more options.


Novotel Bucharest City Center, Romania

Chosen by: J Harvey of  My Normal Gay Life

“While Bucharest is quickly undergoing rapid modernisation, attitudes towards LGBT people can be lukewarm at times. The city is an incredible place to explore and if you are searching for a hotel with a more progressive attitude, Novotel Bucharest City Center will fit the bill. Situated in a historic building, the hotel is in a perfect location for wandering into the old town.”

Have a look at our hotels in Bucharest page for more options.


25hours Bikini Hotel, Berlin, Germany

Chosen by: Dani of Globetrotting Girls

“The 25hours Bikini Hotel (named after the Bikini building that it is part of) is not only the most stylish boutique hotel in all of Berlin, but it is also known as very LGBT-friendly hotel. And not only is it located close to Charlottenburg’s gay bars, but the Berlin Pride Parade (here known as Christopher Street Day Parade) also goes right by the hotel. LGBT travelers will love the unique design features of each room. My tip: Get a Jungle Room, which looks out over the Berlin Zoo and Tiergarten, one of the city’s largest green spaces. The rooms even come with a hammock!”

Have a look at our hotels in Berlin page for more options.

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