Best hotels to stay at for Birmingham Pride 2022 - 3 LGBTQ+ friendly venues

Pride is about celebrating inclusivity and diversity, but, sadly, 71% of UK LGBTQ+ travellers still face uncomfortable experiences when travelling, a Booking.com research found

For those visiting Birmingham for the two-day Pride event later this month, there are multiple safe venues, curated by Booking.com, to stay overnight for the celebrations. BirminghamPride, one of the biggest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the UK, falls on 24 and 25 September this year, and there are many events around the city.

The event is meant to promote diversity and inclusivity but unfortunately, a large section of the community still faces issues when travelling. The holiday services aggregator said their research indicated 71% of UK LGBTQ+ travellers have had less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable experiences when travelling, with 61% reporting they have to consider their safety and wellbeing when choosing a holiday destination.

Birmingham Pride will be held at Smithfield, Gay Village and other locations across Birmingham city centre with The Pride Parade taking off at Centenary Square from 11am on 24 September. The 2022 Pride marks the 25th anniversary and is likely to attract 40,000 people with more than 75,000 people participating in or watching the bright and beautiful display.

LGBTQ+ travellers often don’t feel safe or comfortable to be their authentic selves, said Booking.com. They have launched its Proud Hospitality programme to help combat some of the challenges and barriers the community faces when travelling.

The most LGBTQ+ friendly hotels in Birmingham to stay in during Pride celebrations are:

A double bedroom at the Aparthotel (Credit: Booking.com)

1. Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre

This hotel is located a 10-minute walk from the main event and surrounded by several of Birmingham’s restaurant, bar and retail options. It offers a free fitness centre, 108 luxury designer apartments to pick from, breakfast and even pet-friendly rooms.

2. AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham

AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham (Credit: Booking.com)

This hotel is located on the canal side of the city centre, which has many of the best restaurants and clubs. You will have access to endless shopping, dining and entertainment in Birmingham. The hotel also offers a traditional breakfast and cup of coffee at the AC Lounge. You will also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, plush bedding and even scenic canal views.

3. Staybridge Suites Birmingham, an IHG Hotel

Staybridge Suites Birmingham (Credit: Booking.com)

This hotel is also located in the heart of Birmingham. The apartment-style hotel includes breakfast, a fitness centre, a laundry room and fully equipped kitchen in your suite. There are many restaurants, pubs and bars around the area, if you don’t feel like cooking on the weekend.

For the full schedule of Pride Weekend events, read more here.

A message from the editor:

Thank you for reading. BirminghamWorld is Birmingham’s latest news website, championing everything that is great about our city - reporting on news, lifestyle and sport. Find out more about who’s who in the team, and our editorial values. We want to start a community among our readers, so please follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram, and keep the conversation going.