If you know people in your circle of friends or acquaintances who have already travelled to the region it’s worth asking them for accommodation tips. If on the other hand you’re planning your own trip and have next to no knowledge of Brazil, the web should be your starting point.
In comparison with Europe and North America good quality Brazilian hotels are reasonably priced, so bear this in mind since cheap accommodation options are often in dodgy parts of the city. There are many modestly priced hotels in the traditional centre of Sao Paulo, such as in the streets around Praça da República and Avenida Luis. The neighbourhood around Rua Augusta in the direction of downtown is worth investigating, and Jardins is an area that’s both safe and serves as a good base from which to go out and explore the city.
The Hotel Guide provides details of hotels in downtown Sao Paulo and area, and also provides authentic reader reviews to guide you. When available, a hotel's overall score is shown with smiley faces on a scale from one to five. The site currently features 31 hotels in downtown Sao Paulo. Simply click on the hotel's name to view a complete profile of the property.
www.Wotif.com lists a range of gay- and lesbian-friendly accommodation in Sao Paulo.
If you have in mind the calm and intimacy of a bed & breakfast, follow the following links: