Courtyard by Marriott Xujiahui
100 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District

The Courtyard by Marriott has several locations in Shanghai, all of which offer good quality and service.  We recommend the Xujiahui branch as it is located near the main gay scene in French Concession and just a short walk from shopping and transport links.  Guest rooms at this high-rise building feature wall-to-ceiling windows, 32″ flat screen TV and excellent skyline views.
The hotel has a large gym (200 m2) and a very nice indoor pool.  All-day dining is available although many restaurants are nearby.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 健身房)

Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo
78 Xing Guo Road, Changning

Surrounded by 70,000 square meters of historical gardens in the heart of the Old French Concession area, the Radisson Plaza Xing Guo Hotel provides a quiet base from which to explore Shanghai.  The rooms are elegantly decorated and freature 5-star amenities.  The hotel has a well-equipped Clark Hatch gym, a swimming pool, bowling alley, pingpong tables, massage services and beauty salon.
The hotel is a short drive from Shanghai’s Central Business District and major attractions including The Bund, Fuxing Park and People’s Square.  Popular gay bars like Eddy’s Bar and Shanghai Studio can be reached in 10 minutes.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网)

Ascott Huai Hai Road
282 Huaihai Middle Road, Huangpu District

The Ascott Huai Hai Road is perhaps our favorite choice for this area.  This great-value luxury hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Xintiandi shopping, entertainment and nightlife.  Each soundproof apartment is fully functional with a well-equipped kitchen, washing machine, refrigerator and large living area.
Guests have free access to the hotel’s wonderful facilities which include a heated indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym. The South Huangpi Road metro station is a short walk walk and provides easy connections to the rest of Shanghai.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 阳台, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网)

The Langham Xintiandi
99 Madang Road, Huangpu District

Situated in Shanghai’s most fashionable district, The Langham Xintiandi is surrounded by a range of premium shops, restaurants, boutiques and trendy venues.  Catering to the city’s ever-growing and more cosmopolitan gay crowd, this hotel offers elegant rooms and suites with complimentary minibar, and features world-class facilities including a fitness center, swimming pool and spa.  Exceptional food and service.
Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网)

Fraser Residence Shanghai
98 Shou Ning Road, Huangpu District

A serviced apartment can be a great alternative to traditional hotel – particularly if you want the flexibility to invite a few friends over for a drink.  The Fraser Residence Shanghai offers such an option.  It is located within easy reach of popular tourist attractions and the trendy Xintiandi district.
Each apartment features air conditioning, bathrobes, daily newspaper, desk, hair dryer.  Guests have use of a gym, tennis court and swimming pool.  Fraser Residence is also home to the Fat Olive which hosts a gay night on Sundays.
Features: bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网)

URBN Hotels
183 Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an District

Sleek boutique hotel located just north of French Concession area and Xintiandi, with a few major attractions within walking distance away.  URBN’s contemporary designed rooms in a very ‘green’ surrounding make this place a favorite choice with gay visitors.  Onsite amenities include a bar, a restaurant, jacuzzi, massage service and free WiFi.   The hotel is highly praised for its warm hospitality and excellent breakfast.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, shop, internet access, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 按摩, 温泉池, 免费无线上网)

Les Suites Orient Bund
1 Jinling East Road, Huangpu District

The luxurious Les Suites Orient Bund Shanghai located in the center of The Bund area with great views over the Huangpu River and the Pudong high-rise neighborhood.  The designers have managed to fuse art deco with traditional Oriental style in a manner that really works.
The hotel rooms offer all the amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel.  We recommend opting for a river-view room.  Surprisingly good value for money and excellent service.  This hotel is proud to publicly state that it is gay-friendly.  We like that.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 健身房, 免费无线上网)

Hotel Indigo On The Bund
585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Huangpu District

Hotel Indigo On The Bund Shanghai has a fabulous riverside location with breathtaking views of high-tech Pudong.  The hotel is also close to Yu Yuan Garden, the Old Chinese City, The Bund as well as Jing’an Temple and Nanjing Road shopping district.
We strongly recommend that you go for a river view room as it is this view that adds so much to the pleasure of staying at The Indigo.  The contemporary-styled rooms combine all the modern elements that you would expect with touches of old China that you would not.  All the latest technology is there – right down to the high-tech toilet seat!  The hotel features a well-equipped gym and swimming pool.
Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, gym, spa (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉)

Park Hyatt Shanghai
100 Century Shanghai, Pudong

The Park Hyatt Shanghai occupies the 79th to 93rd floors of the Shanghai World Financial Center.  In other words, it is one of the highest hotels in any building in the world.  Needless to say, the views of the city and Huangpu river are stunning.
Expect minimalist-styled rooms and all the high-tech facilities you could ask for, including a motion sensor in the toilet!  Huge rain showers in the bathroom and a large tub to soak in.  We bet you will not find a swimming pool and gym on a higher floor anywhere in the world – the 90th.  If you do, please let us know!
Park Hyatt Shanghai has won awards seven years in a row for their approach to LGBT equality.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) |

Grand Kempinski Shanghai
1288 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong

(Formerly “Gran Melia”) The Grand Kempinski Shanghai ticked all of our boxes.  This sleek high-rise building is located in the center of Lujiazui district of Pudong, overlooking Huangpu River.  It features 9 dining options, a penthouse indoor pool, a gym and a YHI spa with world-class facilities.  Each room comes with a flat screen TV, iPod dock, minibar and free WiFi.
The location is unbeatable, a convenient 3-minute walk from Lujiazui metro station with easy access to major landmarks including the Super Brand Mall, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai Aquarium and the Financial Tower (the highest observation tower in the world).
Features: bar, bedroom, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 温泉池, 温泉, 免费无线上网)

@ Gallery Suites Hotel
525 Hengshan Road, Xuhui District

The @ Gallery Suites Hotel is housed in a charming 1933 heritage building in the old French Concession of Shanghai.  The building has been restored with its interiors refurbished and converted to a boutique hotel with 39 art deco suites – all over 50 m2 and all with 42″ flat screen TV and free WiFi.  There is a gym onsite, and a tasty breakfast buffet is served daily at The Lounge.
The hotel is a short walk from the Xujiahui subway station.  Great value for money and great location for both exploring the city and enjoying the gay nightlife. Most popular hotel in Shanghai on Travel Gay Asia in 2013.
Features: bedroom, restaurant, shop, gym, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 健身房, 免费无线上网)

Xujiahui Park Hotel
315 Wanping Road, Xuhui District

Located next to the beautiful Xujiahui Park in the commercial downtown area of Shanghai, this great-value hotel offers 120 rooms and suites. Each room has all the modern comforts including free wired internet access.  The hotel has a gym, beauty salon, game room and other facilities.  Two restaurants are available onsite.
Xujiahui Park hotel is a short walk from Ganghui Supermall Plaza, Hengshan Road (the oriental “Champs élysees”) and the gay bars on HuaiHai Middle Road. Popular attractions like Xintiandi and People’s Square are a short taxi ride away.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网)

Ibis Shanghai Xujiahui Hotel
858 Panyu Road, Xuhui District

Great value for money new hotel located within walking distance of some of the best gay bars in Shanghai as well as a number of metro stations.  The Ibis Xujiahui features 77 comfortable modern en suite rooms, each with internet access, air conditioning and flat screen TV.  The Ibis offers a daily breakfast buffet and has a 24-hour-a-day manned reception.  Good choice for those on a tight budget.
Features: bedroom, restaurant, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 免费无线上网)

Asset Hotel Shanghai
590 South Wanping Road, Xuhui District

Great choice if you’re on a budget or looking for a smaller hotel near Old French Concession.  The Asset is conveniently located near the Shanghai Stadium and metro station as well as the popular weekend gay dance club Angel.
Shopping in Xujiahui commercial area are Xintiandi street are within 15 minutes away.  Each modern room has cable TV and free WiFi in all areas.  A breakfast buffet is included in the low rates, and there is free coffee in the common area.
Features: bedroom, restaurant, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 免费无线上网)

Ladoll Service Apartment
268 Yuyuan Road, Jing'an District

Excellent-value serviced apartments in a 5-story building in Jing’an District.  Ladoll is a 5-minute walk to Jing’an Temple and metro station, and a 15-minute walk to Xintiandi shopping and entertainment quarter.  Each studio and suite has a kitchenette, living area, flat screen TV and free WiFi.  Free laundry services and free DVD rentals are available.
There is no restaurant onsite, but plenty of dining choices are nearby.
Features: bedroom, shop, free wi-fi (卧室, 铺子, 免费无线上网)

City Hotel Shanghai
5-7 Shaanxi South Road, Huangpu District

City Hotel Shanghai ticks a lot of boxes for a small price.  This 26-story property offers 270 rooms and suites, 5 dining options and recreational facilities which include an indoor pool, gym, sauna and spa.  The rooms are decent-sized, well-maintained and feature all the modern comforts.
The hotel located in Shanghai’s commercial area, with easy access to Xintiandi (2 km), The Bund and major sights via the nearby Shaanxi South Road subway station or by taxi.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, gym (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房)  

Jin Jiang Metropole Hotel
180 Jiangxi Road Middle, Huangpu District

A heritage hotel located just 5 minutes’ walk from The Bund.  Built in 1930′s, the art deco Jin Jiang Metropole Hotel offers 137 spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites with modernized interiors.  We love the location – only two blocks from the river.  Affordable for a mid-range accommodation in the city.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 免费无线上网)

SSAW Hotel Shanghai
839 Renmin Road, Huangpu District

The SSAW Hotel Shanghai has all the right elements:  a central location – 20 minutes’ walk to The Bund and 5 minutes to Yu Garden subway station;  modern facilities – large rooms with comfortable beds, free WiFi, restaurant, bar, gym; nice views; excellent service and value for money.  Highly recommended.
Features: bedroom, restaurant, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 免费无线上网)

Elegance Bund Hotel
138 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District

Perhaps just slightly elegant but definitely economic.  The Elegance Bund boutique hotel offers over 120 rooms with unique East-meets-West design.  Each room has central air conditioning, flat screen TV, mini-fridge and free WiFi.
The hotel enjoys panoramic views of Huangpu River with its almost-riverside location, just a block away from The Bund and a 5-minute walk from East Nanjing Road subway station.  The onsite restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and is open breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Great choice for The Bund area.
Features: bedroom, restaurant, free wi-fi (卧室, 餐厅, 免费无线上网)

Astor House Hotel
15 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District

Classic historical hotel located just minutes walk from The Bund.  Established in 1846, Astor House has 130 spacious rooms decorated in baroque and Victorian style.  The heritage ambiance can be felt the minute you walk in.  Same-sex couples are welcome if you book a double room.  Great value for money and easy to get to/from by taxi.
Features: bar, bedroom, restaurant, shop, internet access (酒吧, 卧室, 餐厅, 铺子, 互联网)