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Top LGBTQ+ Hotels: Where To Stay During Pride Month
While the world celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride month, themes related to the importance of diversity and including LGBTQ+ community gain momentum. Celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, during this month people establish events to spread awareness and fight prejudice and violence against the community, and work to achieve equal justice and opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
LGBTQ+ Pride month is also a time to celebrate the achievements of the community over the last decades, including the legalization of same-sex marriage.
In commemoration of LGBTQ+ Pride month, Expedia has compiled a list of their favorite LGBTQ-welcoming hotels across the world for those looking to travel for the festivities this June and beyond. According to the online travel agency, these hotels agree to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior.
See the list of Expedia‘s top LGBTQ-friendly hotels:
1. Hotel Palomar, Miami
Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach is a boutique hotel on Alton Road in South Beach. The hotel has 96 guestrooms that welcome visitors with an ocean-inspired color palette, modern lines, and stunning water and city views.
Guests can also enjoy the rooftop, a two-tiered affair with pool and panoramic vistas. Its waterfront neighborhood, Sunset Harbour, is a trendy area with cafes, restaurants, and wellness studios.
2. San Francisco Proper Hotel, San Francisco
San Francisco Proper is located in the Mid-Market district, just minutes from Union Square, SoMa, Hayes Valley, and the Central Market-Civic Center. It offers exquisite luxury and the utmost in comfort.
With 131 rooms and suites designed by Kelly Wearstler and three inspired settings for meals or a cocktail, the hotel offers incredible rooftop views and impeccable service and amenities.
3. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
A luxury resort and casino located in the heart of Las Vegas, the Cosmopolitan hotel is considered one of the top hotels in the world. It consists of two high-rise towers, the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower.
The Cosmopolitan has 3,027 rooms, a casino, numerous restaurants, a spa and fitness facility, a theater, and meeting and convention space.
4. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
Hotel Monteleone is a family-owned and operated hotel located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
This 4-star hotel is the only high-rise building in the interior French Quarter, and is well known for its Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge, a rotating bar.
5. ModernHaus SoHo, New York
ModernHaus SoHo is located in New York’s Manhattan neighborhood, in the entertainment district. Notable landmarks in the area include One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building.
Travelers wishing to experience a bit of culture can head to Broadway or enjoy an event or game at Madison Square Garden.
6. Hotel Indigo, Atlanta
Hotel Indigo is located in Atlanta’s downtown area with all of the main attractions in easy walking distance. It offers 206 rooms with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers.
7. Viceroy Chicago, Chicago
Located near the beach, Viceroy Chicago is in Downtown Chicago, close to the area’s great shopping. State Street and Michigan Avenue are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience some of the area’s other popular attractions can visit Navy Pier and Lincoln Park Zoo. The Chicago Children’s Museum and Field Museum of Natural History are also not to be missed if traveling with little ones.