Thailand is widely known in the gay community as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries to vacation in. When planning a trip to Thailand, it is well-known that you’ll be in for some freedom, fun, and sun. But after all of the activities and outings, where is it best to rest your head? There are countless hotels and resorts throughout the country, and when just any old hotel will not do, you come to Thailand Gay Travel, of course!
Showcasing the top LGBT-friendly hotels in Thailand means making sure that each one has its own unique benefits, culture, and style. Take a look at these 7 incredible LGBT-friendly hotels in Thailand to find the perfect one for your trip destination, personality, and interests!
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2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak
10500 Bangkok, Thailand
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In the heart of the Thai capital, SO Sofitel is often thought of as both a hotel and a destination. The hotel is designed to complement the 5 senses, from sight (the pool on the 10th floor, overlooking the city? Incredible!) to touch (Their spa treatments are legendary). The style and luxury of SO Sofitel makes it one of the most attractive and adventurous places for gay couples to call home while hitting the big city of Bangkok. The hotel is known for its social events, as it serves as one of the most prominent luxury party venues in the city. SO Sofitel often hosts gay-friendly events, as well as being popular in gay media. As such, this hotel has a great amount of recognition and trust within the LGBT community. Do not miss the beauty and finesse of SO Sofitel Bangkok, where you will find incredible experiences both within and just outside their doors!
123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Road,
Chiang Mai 50100
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If an escape from the city bustle is what you and your partner seek, Anantara is there to welcome you home. Settled amongst the rolling hills and rivers of Northern Thailand, this hotel combines sophisticated old world colonial style with natural elements. With multiple restaurants (and even cooking classes!) on-site, gay couples find date nights are covered without even having to leave this beautiful hotel. Check out their Secret Service Restaurant “The Service 1921” and try their signature drink “Love at First Sip”, and you will walk back to your room with a giant smile. Chiang Mai is full of gorgeous nature to explore, which makes this hotel a great home base for walking, hiking, and even zip-lining adventures! Unwind from an adrenaline-filled day at Anantara’s spa, where they offer a plethora of couples’ treatments. And it’s worth mentioning, you are a gym bunny, their in-house gym is fully equipped!
2 Soi 1, Nawatgate Road,
Muang Chiang Mai 5000
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In keeping with Northern Thailand retreats, 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai has both stunning architectural exterior design and natural surroundings! The grounds of 137 Pillars House are sprawling, and contain fabulous amenities such as their pool, gym, spa, bar, and restaurants. Prefer to spend the night in with your loved one? Enjoy private dining delivered right to your stunning suite. This hotel provides the ultimate in romance for gay couples, where you can indulge in offers such as sunrise hot-air balloon trips followed by champagne breakfasts. Dreams truly can come true at this magical hotel.
333 Charoennakorn Road,
Klongsan, Bangkok 10600
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For the ultimate in decadence, The Peninsula prides itself on glamour and romance. Just what any gay couple would love to experience, the beauty of their water ferry service to this gorgeous annex is topped only by the fresh flowers that decorate the entire hotel. You will find yourself in good hands, from The Peninsula Academy, dedicated to creating thorough cultural experiences, to their dedicated massage therapists. With food and drink available from their restaurants, cafes, and bars, you and yours will always have love on your minds, and a drink in hand. The Peninsula is a wonderful example of the level of luxury and culture that Thailand provides for the LGBT community.
21/100 South Sathon Road
Sathon, Bangkok 10120
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The Banyan Tree in Bangkok provides all of the greatest aspects of urban luxury. An escape from the city within the city, The Banyan Tree provides small-scale but stay-changing amenities like customized pillows, flower petal baths, and their own signature incense. The LGBT community has enjoyed this hotel for its youthful and innovative style including a well-known rooftop bar, Vertigo Moon Bar and limousine service. Recently, Banyan Tree created a chic and cool bar, Vertigo Too, which is the home to the GSPOT Parties which take place on the 1st Saturday of every month. Take a tour of Bangkok by water ferry, tuk tuk, or bike through the smooth booking services of The Banyan Tree, where the sights and sounds will tucker you and your partner out enough to relax soundly in your beautiful room after a couples spa treatment.
1055 Silom Road,
Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500
Each Bangkok hotel offers its own perks and characteristics – Lebua is no exception. Among Lebua’s unique amenities is their highly-regarded Sky Bar, serving the latest and greatest in mixology and is a perfect venue for socializing within the LGBT community. Returning to a suite with a balcony overseeing the beauty of Bangkok is another aspect for gay couples to look forward to. When you’re ready to come down from Lebua, explore the wonderful Bangkok sites like ancient temples, exotic zoos, and unique markets.
38 Sukhumvit Soi 39
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Brand new on the Bangkok scene but no stranger to luxury hotel accommodations, 137 Pillars offers an unparalleled experience in high-class accommodations. Imagine expansive balconies, private wine cellars, and even a personal shopper. Gay couples have found these amenities to be the utmost in extravagance, so if you fancy yourself a fan of a lavish lifestyle, 137 Pillars in Bangkok will not disappoint! This hotel is a wonderful new addition to the list of LGBT-friendly hotels and is sure to make a great impact on the gay-tourism scene.
Each of these hotels are the stuff of dreams for the LGBT community, no matter your style of travel. As always, Thailand is ready and welcoming those who seek to find new adventures, and these hotels are just the beginning of a grand experience!