Gay Cologne • Hotels

Cologne’s iconic Cathedral, museums, pedestrianised shopping streets and gay scenes near Rudolfplatz and Heumarkt are all in the city centre.

Our top 2017 Cologne hotels are sorted by area:

Rudolfplatz

home to Cologne's lively gay "Bermuda Triangle"

Heumarkt

centre of the Old Town, close to Cologne's second largest gay nightlife area

Cologne Cathedral

just a short walk from some of Cologne's most famous sights

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Rudolfplatz

Home to Cologne’s main gay district, known locally as “Bermuda Triangle”. The city’s pedestrianised shopping streets, Old Town, Rhine Promenade and Cathedral are within walking distance.

Barcelo Cologne City Center
In the gay district.
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Habsburgerring 9-13, Cologne | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 139 Agoda reviews

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Steigenberger Hotel Koln4 stars

Why this hotel? In the gay district. Excellent dining. Free WiFi.

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Located in the heart of Rudolfplatz gay district, close to many gay bars, clubs and saunas as well as shops and restaurants. This great-value hotel (formerly Cologne Rudolfplatz) features a restaurant with open kitchen, spa facilities and free WiFi.

Guest rooms feature a comfortable beds, satellite TV and desk. Majority of the rooms are gigantic, far bigger than most hotels. Some rooms have great city views. The spa has a sauna, steam room and small gym, although the nearby Phoenix Sauna may prove more tempting.

Rudolfplatz underground station provides quick access to other parts of the city, although you can walk to Cologne Cathedral (Dom) in around 20 minutes.

features bar, restaurant, steam room, sauna, gym, free wi-fi | Updated: 11-17-2016

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Novum Hotel Leonet Köln
Excellent value.
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Rubens Straße 33, Cologne | map | distance

7.1 Good - based on 79 Agoda reviews

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Novum Hotel Leonet Köln Altstadt3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent value. Great for shopping & gay bars. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The very good-value Novum Hotel Leonet is less than two minutes’ walk from all the gay bars – Ixbar, ExCorner, Iron, etc. The Schildergasse shopping street and Rudolfplatz underground station are also very near, as is a great choice of restaurants and cafés.

Each spacious guest room features soundproofing, free WiFi, cable TV and private bathroom. There is a 24-hour reception, and a breakfast buffet is served daily. The hotel also has a sauna (extra charge).

features sauna, free wi-fi | Updated: 11-17-2016

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Hopper Hotel et cetera Cologne
Near the gay scene.
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HOPPER Hotel et cetera3 stars

Brüsseler Straße 26, Cologne | map | distance

8.1 Very Good - based on 142 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Excellent dining & service. Great value. Free WiFi.

The stylish HOPPER Hotel et cetera offers 48 modern, en suite guest rooms. The hotel has a gym, solarium & sauna, and the onsite restaurant has a courtyard terrace, serving a variety of international dishes and wines.

The hotel is located just a few steps from gay sauna Phoenix Sauna and Pansauna and a couple of minutes walk from gay bars around Rudolfplatz.

Whilst it is a bit further away from the city center, the nearby Moltkestraße underground station makes it a good base for exploring Cologne.

features bar, restaurant, sauna, gym, free wi-fi | Updated: 10-16-2016

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Hostel die Wohngemeinschaft
Popular hotel.
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Hostel die Wohngemeinschaft

Richard-Wagner-Straße 39, Cologne | map | distance

9.0 Very Good - based on 1096 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Popular hotel. Stylish rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.

Stylish budget hotel, just a couple of minutes’ walk from from Cologne’s gay nightlife and within easy reach of the city’s shopping district and sights.

The hostel offers both private en suite rooms and shared dorms, some with great city views. Breakfast buffet is available at extra charge. The casual lounge serves snacks and pastries. Free coffee & tea are provided, as well as DVD’s and books in the common area.

features bar, free wi-fi | Updated: 10-27-2016

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Heumarkt / centre of the Old Town

Heumarkt is located in the heart of Cologne’s Old Town, just a few steps from the Rhine Promenade and the second largest concentration of gay nightlife in the city.

Hotel Lyskirchen
Close to gay nightlife.
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Hotel Lyskirchen4 stars

Filzengraben 26-32, Cologne | map | distance

8 Good - based on 52 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Large rooms. Great facilities.

Most booked 2014
Top 100
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Top 100

Hotel Lyskirchen is located in the heart of Old Town Cologne just moments from the Rhine Promenade, and just a couple of minutes’ walk from the gay bars, saunas and cruise clubs around Heumarkt.

Each modern, spacious guest rooms has a flat screen Sky TV, desk and WiFi (charges apply). The hotel has a very nice, large indoor heated swimming pool, modern gym and sauna. Breakfast buffet is served daily in the lounge.

The Cologne Cathedral, the main museums and shopping streets are less than 10 to 15 minutes walk away.

features bar, internet access, swimming pool, sauna, gym | Updated: 10-17-2016

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artotel Cologne
By the Rhine river.
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Art’otel Cologne4 stars

Holzmarkt 4, Cologne | map | distance

7.6 Good - based on 66 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? By the Rhine river. Modern design. Close to Heumarkt. Free WiFi.

The unique, contemporary Art’otel has a fabulous location on the bank of the Rhine river. From here, it’s just a 20-minute stroll along the promenade to the Cathedral and just steps from the famous Chocolate Museum.

The hotel has a great rooftop terrace, sauna, library and showcases artwork by well-known Korean-born artist SEO. The onsite restaurant serves Asian fusion cuisine. Guest rooms are spacious and feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, minibar and coffee maker.

Art’otel is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the gay bars in Old Town Cologne and a 15-20 minute walk from the gay nightlife around Rudolfplatz.

features bar, restaurant, sauna, free wi-fi | Updated: 10-17-2016

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Maritim Hotel Köln
In the heart of Old Town.
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Maritim Hotel Köln4 stars

8.1 Very Good - based on 144 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? In the heart of Old Town. Excellent dining. Free WiFi.

The Maritim Hotel is in perfect location for exploring Cologne and its gay scene – close to the Rhine river, the promenade and a short walk from Heumarkt station, Club 21, Station 2B, Vulkanus Sauna, etc. The Cathedral is only 10 minutes away.

All air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, satellite TV, desk and minibar. The suites include a living area and river or cathedral views.

In addition to an indoor pool, gym and onsite spa with massage service, this great-value hotel has excellent dining options, including a few bars and cafés and the popular roof garden restaurant on the 5th floor.

features bar, restaurant, massage, sauna, gym, free wi-fi | Updated: 10-17-2016

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Motel One Köln - Waidmarkt
Affordable & stylish.
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Motel One Köln-Waidmarkt3 stars

Tel-Aviv-Straße 6, Cologne | map | distance

8.6 Very Good - based on 991 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Affordable & stylish. Walk to gay bars. Free WiFi.

Excellent-value designer hotel for budget travellers. The Motel One Köln is in great location for exploring Cologne on foot, just a short walk from the gay bars and gay cruise clubs in the Old Town.

The modern and very functional, air-conditioned guest rooms feature a workstation, flat screen TV, free WiFi and rain shower. This popular hotel sells out fast, so make your reservation early!

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi | Updated: 06-06-2016

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Mauritius Komfort Hotel
Next to the gay scene.
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Mauritius Komfort Hotel3 stars

An der Malzmühle 4-8, Cologne | map | distance

7.6 Good - based on 1161 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Next to the gay scene. Good value for money. Free WiFi.

This excellent hotel is surrounded by gay venues in the Old Town, steps away from My LordCOX bar, Sauna Vulcano, etc. Heumarkt station and the Deutzer bridge over the Rhine are within a short walk.

All rooms at Mauritius Komfort are fully renovated and feature flat screen TV, free WiFi, minibar and private bathroom. Breakfast buffet is served every morning in the breakfast room.

Guests have free access to the spa at the Mauritius Hotel & Therme (2 tram stops away) which features sauna, steam room, swimming pool and massage service.

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Cologne Cathedral & central railway station

These hotels are close to Cologne’s most important sightseeing attractions including the Cathedral (Dom), St. Andreas and the Ludwig Museum. The gay scene near Rudolfplatz and the Old Town are also within easy reach.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst
Opposite the Dom.
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Excelsior Hotel Ernst5 stars

Domplatz / Trankgasse 1-5, Cologne | map | distance

9 Very Good - based on 32 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Opposite the Dom. Award-winning restaurant. Free WiFi.

Located right across from the iconic Cathedral, the historic Excelsior Hotel Ernst remains one of the best 5-star hotels in Cologne, offering a combination of traditional comforts and modern services.

The hotel has a choice of classically styled Superior rooms or more contemporary Deluxe rooms. Guests have free use of the onsite gym and two saunas daily, from 7am-10pm.

Of particular note is the hotel’s restaurant Taku that has won a prestigious Michelin star for its East Asian cuisine.

features bar, restaurant, massage, sauna, gym, free wi-fi | Updated: 10-17-2016

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Hotel Santo Cologne
Modern rooms.
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Hotel Santo Cologne4 stars

Dagobertstraße 22, Cologne | map | distance

8.3 Very Good - based on 19 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Modern rooms. Good breakfast. Walk to the Cathedral. Free WiFi.

The modern, 4-star design Hotel Santo offers 69 spacious rooms with oak furniture, flat screen cable TV, minibar and free WiFi.

An extensive buffet breakfast is served in a stylish breakfast room. There is a bar onsite, although the popular gay bar Kattwinkel is two blocks away.

The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the iconic Cathedral, Hauptbahnhof and River Rhine. The nearby Ebertplatz underground provides direct links to other parts of Cologne.

features bar, free wi-fi | Updated: 10-17-2016

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Lindner Hotel Dom Residence
Excellent pool & gym.
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Lindner Hotel Dom Residence4 stars

Stolkgasse / An den Dominikanern 4A, Cologne | map | distance

8.3 Very Good - based on 1047 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent pool & gym. Convenient location. Great value. Free WiFi.

Fabulous hotel & residence, located just a 5-minute walk from the Cathedral and the central railway station and 15 minutes from the gay nightlife in Old Town and Rudolfplatz.

Each modern guest room features a flat screen cable TV, minibar and safe. You can enjoy a workout at the well-equipped Fitness Forum, swimming in the large indoor pool, suntanning in the solarium, or just relaxing in the courtyard or bistro bar.

The hotel’s La Gazetta restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and international wines. Excellent value for money.

features bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, sauna, gym, free wi-fi | Updated: 06-06-2016

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Hotel Cristall Köln
Convenient location.
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Hotel Cristall Superior3 stars

Ursulaplatz 9-11, Cologne | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 3049 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Stylish design. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Excellent value for money, stylish hotel just a 5-minute walk from Cologne’s Cathedral and Central Railway Station.

Guest rooms at Hotel Cristall feature free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar, comfortable beds and spacious showers. You can walk to the gay bars and nightclubs in Altstadt in about 15 minutes or catch a taxi.

features bar, free wi-fi | Updated: 06-05-2016

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Hotel Domstern Cologne
Gay-managed.
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Hotel Domstern3 stars

Domstraße 26, Cologne | map | distance

8.7 Very Good - based on 411 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gay-managed. Great value. Near the Cathedral. Free WiFi.

Charming, compact hotel near the Cathedral and the central station (3-minute walk). The gay-managed Domstern offers 16 non-smoking rooms with free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar, safe and en suite bathroom.

This great-value hotel is located on a quiet side street, within walking distance of the gay nightlife and the sights in the Old Town area. A nice breakfast buffet is served every morning.

An excellent alternative to larger hotels.

features free wi-fi | Updated: 06-06-2016

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Pinkhomecologne Guesthouse
Gay guesthouse.
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Pinkhomecologne Guesthouse

Domstraße 64, Cologne | map | distance

8.7 Very Good - based on 315 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gay guesthouse. Free WiFi.

The hetero-friendly Pinkhomecologne is located on the ground floor of a renovated building in central Cologne, within walking distance of Ebertplatz underground station, the Cathedral and the main shopping streets.

The casual guesthouse offers 4 bright, colourful rooms (singles & doubles) with heated floors, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, minibar and safe. Coffee, tea and WiFi are free.

The common self-service kitchen has a fridge, sink, stove, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, etc. There is a garden terrace that leads to an inner courtyard. Guests must be 18+. Pets are not allowed.

features free wi-fi | Updated: 06-06-2016

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