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Make yourself at home: best queer hotels of NY for LGBTQ

Make yourself at home: best queer hotels of NY for LGBTQ


New York is such an iconic city that the first few days you’re there you walk around wide-eyed with wonder, feeling like you’re in a movie. Whether you’re there in the heady day of summer, the crisp fall or snuggling up in cafes over winter, a trip to New York is definitely going to be one to remember.

1. The Bernic

Have a completely luxurious Midtown stay in New York at this gay-friendly and modern hotel. If you’re on a romantic break, the minimalist and well-equipped hotel room is the perfect place to lock yourselves away for the night. There’s a restaurant serving Italian-American food on the top floor and a sky lounge with incredible views.

2. Kimpton Eventi

This recently renovated gay hotel in Chelsea has some seriously understated glamor. It’s huge, taking up a whole block, and has a range of restaurants and bars on the ground floor; it’s always a good sign when a hotel restaurant is populated not just by guests, and that’s the case here. The rooms are spacious and have full-length windows looking over the city.

3. The Standard High Line

This sleek high-rise hotel towers over the High Line and offers incredible views through floor-to-ceiling windows. There are on-site bars and restaurants, but there’s plenty to be found in the surrounding Meatpacking District as well. Fun, minimalist décor and sexy peek-a-boo showers make this one of the best gay hotels in New York.

4. W Times Square

Perfect if you like eclectic style and to be right in the heart of the action, the W in Times Square has space and luxury galore. True to W standards, the service is exceptional and attention is paid to every detail. Broadway is just a step away and the hotel’s location in Times Square really makes you feel like you are on the pulse of one of the greatest cities in the world.

5. The Roxy

You might guess from the name, but the Roxy is all about old-school glamor and a touch of jazz. There is actually an underground jazz club in the hotel, as well as a cinema and a cocktail bar. No wonder it’s one of the most popular gay hotels in New York! Once you retreat to your room, you’ll find comfortable beds and great amenities.

6. Hotel on Rivington

This modern hotel on the Lower East Side offers a range of rooms from standard rooms to deluxe suites. All needs are catered to with facilities including a 24-hour business center, a gym, a local restaurant, and two bars. Staying here, you know you are in safe hands – the service is good, the rooms are clean and elegant and there’s easy access to all the best bits of New York!

7. Dream Hotel Downtown

From the minute you see the elaborate front of the Dream Downtown, you know that you are staying somewhere pretty special. It’s appropriate that so many art galleries are nearby, as some of the décor here is close to being a work of art. The 315 rooms are inspired by New York lofts and every comfort is taken care of, from feather beds to wide-screen televisions.

The 50 foot heated swimming pool actually has portholes in the bottom where you can look through to the lobby below (it’s a great way to check out the incoming guests!). There’s also a glamorous restaurant offering three meals a day, or 24-hour room service.

8. Paper Factory

Sure, Queens is a little further away from the city, but you gain hugely in space when you don’t stay on Manhattan. This is a gorgeous boutique hotel in a renovated paper factory – expect exposed brickwork and hip design. We love that there’s a food truck in the backyard and a games room where you can relax with a bit of shuffleboard.