14 of the Coolest Queer-Friendly Hotels in the U.S.

These spots will make you feel welcome and safe — and an endless supply of rosé doesn’t hurt, either.

By Matt Kirouac
Published on 7/8/2021 at 11:18 AM

When it’s time to map out your next trip, obviously you want to find a hotel where you’ll feel not only safe, but celebrated. Across the country, numerous hotel chains and independent brands go out of their way to show support for the LGBTQ community, from commissioning queer artists and throwing rooftop Pride parties to donating funds to non-profits and painting rainbow murals. While it’s gotten much easier to sift through the fray and find hotels that are explicitly queer-friendly, or even downright queer-centric—it’s still a chore to choose. Here, we’ve done all the hard work for you so all you have to do is book your stay and get your vacay on.

Drink rosé all gay at this oasis in Palm Springs, California

Another member of the queer-friendly Provenance Hotels group is the Villa Royale, a desert oasis in queer-adored Palm Springs. This women-owned stunner is pure Palm Springs vibes, with soaring palm trees, a shimmering pool, terra cotta roofs, fire pits, and rosé all day at the intimate Del Rey bar (literally, the hotel offers a Rosé All Day package that gifts you with chilled rosé in a poolside cabana). If all that weren’t alluring enough, the hotel is famously close to the Dinah Shore Weekend, a lesbian music festival known for its dance-along performances and spirited after-parties.