Gay New York · Mid-range + Budget Hotels

Gay New York · Mid-range + Budget Hotels

New York draws thousands of gay visitors each year because of its great nightlife and welcoming hotels. There are lots of hotels so we've chosen our favourites.

Greenwich Village / Chelsea

One of the most popular New York neighbourhoods amongst gay travellers. Greenwich Village is just a short walk to the historic Stonewall Inn – famous for its LGBT history.

Many cool restaurants & bars in the area. A good base for exploring all that New York City has to offer.

Why this hotel?: Very central. Near the best shops, Greenwich Village gay scene.

The James New York hotel is ideally located in SoHo, close to the Brooklyn Bridge, Canal Street subway, and within waking distance to gay bars in Greenwich Village and Chelsea.

Guest rooms are spacious and stylishly understated, each including a 42″ flat screen TV, free WiFi and excellent city views. As this is SoHo, you’ll see various works by local artists on the walls.

We like The James’ modern gym, pool and wellness spa. Take the glass elevator the rooftop bar, enjoy dinner in the underground restaurant & bar, and later head to REBAR gay club or The Stonewall for a fun night out.

Features

bar, restaurant, gym, concierge, massage spa, swimming pool

27 Grand St, New York City


8.8
Excellent

Based on 2740 votes

Why this hotel?: Rooftop bar. Trendy crowd.

The Standard High Line fast became one of New York’s go-to hotels with its stylish crowds and trendy bars and restaurants.

Be seen at the hotel’s rooftop bar, The Bain, or in The Standard Biergarten where you’ll find a buzzing atmosphere most evenings. The hotel is also renowned for the Pride parties it hosts each year.

The hotel is a great place to base yourself for your stay in New York, just a short walk from The Stonewall Inn and close to the many bars and restaurants of Greenwich Village like Marie’s Crisis and The Monster Bar.

nearest station : W 14 St/Washington St

Features

fitness centre, wi-fi, rooftop bar, beer garden, restaurant

848 Washington Street, New York


8
Excellent

Based on 4399 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent location. Great value for money. Old School charm.

Opened in the early 20th century, this hotel has hosted many notable artists and writers over the years – including Hemingway and Bob Dylan. It’s art deco style and portraits of classic Hollywood stars are a testament to its historical significance.

The rooms are comfortable, clean and great value for money.

nearest station : 9th Street

Features

air conditioning, elevator, no smoking, restaurant, gym, free wifi

103 Waverly Pl, New York


8.2
Excellent

Based on 3254 votes

Why this hotel?: Great central location. Close to gay nightlife.

This cosy, unpretentious hotel is popular with LGBT travellers and located in trendy Chelsea. You’re only two blocks away from the nearest subway. The West Village and Chelsea Piers are within walking distance.

The hotel has 81 rooms and is a great choice if you prefer a boutique hotel.

Features

bar, free wifi, gym, concierge service

300 W 22nd St, New York


8
Excellent

Based on 3683 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Near Chelsea's best restaurants, shops, gay scene.

The High Line enjoys a great location in Chelsea, a short walk to Chelsea Market, 10 minutes’ walk to the Meatpacking District and its range of restaurants, shops and gay bars.

Each guest room features a 46″ flat-screen TV, minibar, free WiFi. Guests can make use of the garden and bar. Shinola bicycle rentals are also available.

The hotel’s excellent value for money and location make it a popular choice with gay guests.

Features

gym, bar, free wi-fi

180 10th Ave, New York


8.8
Excellent

Based on 1627 votes

Times Square / Broadway / Midtown

Times Square is in the heart of Midtown. It’s the tourist hotspot of the city and its iconic bright lights are what New York is famous for. Nearby you’ll find Broadway, with its theatres and shows.

We’ve also chosen some other Midtown hotels which are great for sightseeing and a good place to base yourself to reach the best New York attractions.

Why this hotel?: In Midtown New York. Recently renovated. Popular with gay guests.

Kimpton Muse’s location in the heart of Midtown means that nearly everything is within easy reach. The Kimpton brand is particularly LGBT-friendly, proactively supporting initiatives and projects in the community.

At this boutique hotel, you’ll find beautifully decorated rooms that have been recently renovated. Times Square, Broadway and gay nightlife options are all just a stone’s throw away.

nearest station : 47th St. Rockefeller Center

Features

restaurant, room service, free wi-fi, concierge

130 West 46th Street, New York


9
Exceptional

Based on 6699 votes

Why this hotel?: Affordable Luxury. Great Location, Good Price

Located in midtown Manhattan, right on the corner of Broadway and 50th, this hotel offers affordable luxury for your New York stay.

Avoiding hotel clichés, this time square hotel offers a modern stay in the city. The cosy rooms are a cross between a pod hotel and a style-conscious boutique, which gives the hotel a trendy but affordable quality. While the rooms are compact, the public areas, including a library, guests-only rooftop lounge and buzzy lobby bar, are all spacious and inviting. The hotel is also home to the new museum of street art!

The location is a key selling point of this hotel. With seven subway lines within four blocks of the hotel and Time Square in walking distance, this theatre-friendly stay is perfect for those craving a classic New York experience. For an efficient, affordable and luxurious stay, look no further than the citizenM.

nearest station : 50 St Broadway

Features

central location, rooftop terrace, hotel bar, king size bed

218 W 50th St, New York, New York


9.2
Exceptional

Based on 7229 votes

Why this hotel?: In Times Square. Stylish rooms. Near shops, restaurants, gay nightlife.

Chic hotel in the heart of Theater District in Times Square, steps away from the Rockefeller Plaza, The Radio City Music Hall, along with shops, bars and New York’s popular tourist sights.

Night Hotel’s black & white colour scheme is very stylish. Spacious, contemporary-styled guest rooms feature 42″ TV, iPod dock, minibar, free WiFi and BOSE sound system.

Hotel guests get free access to the Equinox gym. The onsite Red Moon restaurant serves modern Japanese food, although many local dining options are nearby.

nearest station : 49th St.

Features

restaurant, gym, room service, free wi-fi, valet parking

132 W 45th St, New York


8.1
Excellent

Based on 4379 votes

Why this hotel?: Charming 'Jazz Age' hotel in New York. Good location and price.

This art deco hotel is part of the New York skyline. Its charming art deco lobby reflects its Jazz Age origins. The rooms are spacious and although the decor is slightly dated, you’re getting good value in a great location.

You’re just a few blocks away from the Empire State Building. All the rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi.

nearest station : 34 Street Penn Station

Features

wifi, concierge, 24-hour dining

481 8th Ave, New York


7.7
Very Good

Based on 23384 votes

Why this hotel?: Central location. In the heart of Times Square. Great for shopping & gay nightlife.

If you’re looking for an affordable hotel in a great location, you can’t top the Edison. It’s bang in the centre of Times Square so you’re staying in the very heart of New York, just a short walk from Broadway.

This hotel is old school with a faded glamour, but it’s still a big draw due to the price and location. It’s a great option as it’s close to New York’s gay nightlife, too.

nearest station : 49th Subway

Features

bar, restaurant, cafe, free wifi, gym

228 W 47th St, New York


7.4
Very Good

Based on 29175 votes

Central Park / Hell’s Kitchen

Many of New York’s newest gay bars are found in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s also close to Central Park and a great place to base yourself in New York City, with places like Times Square and Greenwich Village easily accessible.

Why this hotel?: Great Price. Great location. Hosts gay parties.

Room Mate Grace is one of our favourite hotels in New York. It’s equidistant between Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen. Room Mate Grace sometimes hosts gay pool parties. It’s a three-star hotel that could be a four-star.

You can’t find a better location and it’s a good price. A hearty breakfast is served until noon – this is helpful if you’re hungover!

The rooms are spacious and come in bold colours. The pool is also excellent. Although the gym is small and they have no restaurant, you gotta make compromises to find a great deal in NYC.

Features

pool, breakfast, pool bar, sauna

125 West 45th St, New York


8.3
Excellent

Based on 5490 votes

Why this hotel?: Near Central Park. Great value. Easy access to gay bars in Hell's Kitchen.

The Hudson Hotel has a great location near Central Park and not far from Hell’s Kitchen, Therapy and other gay bars in New York.

Popular with locals and tourists alike, the 24-story hotel has a 24-hour gym with the latest workout equipment. All 866 rooms feature fine linens, flat panel TV and iPod dock.

nearest station : 59 St Columbus Circle Station

Features

bar, concierge, gym, free wi-fi

356 West 58th Street, New York


Why this hotel?: Central location. Great for sightseeing, shopping and gay nightlife.

Ink48 is a chic and affordable hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, a buzzing neighbourhood full of popular restaurants and gay bars. It even boasts a rooftop bar with panoramic views of New York’s skyline.

You can also enjoy the spa facilities, and you even get a complimentary yoga mat. Pet-friendly.

Features

bar, restaurant, cafe, free wifi, spa

653 11th Ave, New York


8.9
Excellent

Based on 6643 votes

Brooklyn / Williamsburg

Across the river, Brooklyn and its suburb of Williamsburg has had a Renaissance in recent years. It’s now a fashionable district with many boutique cafés and trendy restaurants.

The area also has its own selection of gay bars, and it’s relatively straightforward to get into Manhattan.

Why this hotel?: Stunning pool. Great for shopping, sightseeing and gay nightlife.

Quality hotel in Brooklyn’s renowned Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood. The New York Marriott offers top-notch facilities including a lap pool, hot tub, spa and fitness centre.

Each modern guest room includes a flat screen TV, coffee maker, and down comforters.

Dining options at the hotel include The Bar, serving American cuisine and drinks, and The Brooklyn Pantry, offering light bites. Many local dining choices are nearby.

Features

pool, spa, fitness centre, hot tub, sauna, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

333 Adams St, Brooklyn


8.2
Excellent

Based on 3516 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location in Brooklyn. Fast check-in. Popular with gay guests.

The gay-popular Aloft New York offers unique design and comfy rooms in loft-like spaces in Brooklyn, located just one mile from the Brooklyn Bridge, and 1.7 miles from busy Manhattan.

Hotel amenities include onsite dining, free WiFi, convenient 24-hour snack shop. Each modern guest room boasts a flat-screen TV with cable, charging station and refrigerator.

Features

fitness centre, bar, wi-fi

216 Duffield St, Brooklyn


8.3
Excellent

Based on 3503 votes

Why this hotel?: Excellent location. Modern rooms. Tasty breakfast.

Excellent boutique hotel in Brooklyn. Le Jolie is located just over the Brooklyn bridge, within easy reach of famous landmarks, shopping areas and gay nightlife.

Each bright, Euro-inspired guest room features very comfortable beds, free WiFi, large flat screen TV, iPod dock and complimentary toiletries. A Continental breakfast served each morning.

Features

wi-fi

235 Meeker Ave, Brooklyn


8.9
Excellent

Based on 2649 votes

Why this hotel?: Wonderful staff. Convenient location.

The Sheraton Hotel offers gay-friendly accommodation in Brooklyn’s downtown area. Here, you’re just one stop on the subway from bustling Manhattan.

Dine on site at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves Italian cuisine and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also a Starbucks outlet in the lobby.

Onsite amenities include a swimming pool with retractable roof, hot tub, and fitness centre.

Guestrooms at The Sheraton boast a 42″ flat-screen TV and coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee.

Features

pool, hot tub, fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

228 Duffield St, Brooklyn


8.1
Excellent

Based on 5480 votes

Why this hotel?: Superb dining. Comfortable rooms.

The NU Hotel offers gay-friendly Brooklyn accommodation with modern, comfortable guestrooms.

This sleek hotel boasts free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness centre, and an onsite bar.

The hotel’s bar serves a continental breakfast daily, a tapas menu, and works as a full-service bar throughout the evening.

Each contemporary guestroom is equipped with a 32″ flat-screen TV, music system, and air conditioning.

As a guest of the NU Hotel you will benefit from free bike rentals to explore the local area.

Features

fitness centre, bar, wi-fi

85 Smith St, Brooklyn


8.9
Excellent

Based on 2683 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Comfortable beds.

Hotel Le Bleu is a popular gay-friendly Brooklyn hotel, situated in Park Slope, moments from the borough’s best gay nightlife.

Each modern guestroom features free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen HDTV, iPod docking system, and DVD player.

Guests of the Hotel Le Bleu can benefit from a continental breakfast served daily.

Those who have stayed at the Hotel Le Bleu favour the accommodation for its cleanliness, boutique-style rooms, and helpful staff.

Features

wi-fi

370 4th Ave, Brooklyn


8.2
Excellent

Based on 1372 votes

Why this hotel?: Spacious bathrooms. Comfortable beds.

One of New York’s newer hotels, The Brooklyn is a gay-friendly hotel in Brooklyn, close to bustling Manhattan and other attractions.

On site you’ll find a 24-hour front desk, quality fitness centre, bar, and free Wi-Fi.

Modern guestrooms offer comfortable lodgings for guests hoping to explore Brooklyn and its surrounding areas.

Features

fitness centre, bar, wi-fi

1199 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn


8.8
Excellent

Based on 604 votes

Why this hotel?: Stunning views. Clean rooms.

The Fairfield Inn and Suites offer comfortable, gay-friendly Brooklyn accommodation.

Each morning, guests will benefit from a complimentary American breakfast.

Guestrooms at Fairfield Inn and Suites include a 36″ flat-screen TV, a coffeemaker, and a desk.

On site you’ll find free Wi-Fi throughout, a fitness centre, and a terrace.

Features

fitness centre, wi-fi

181 3rd Ave, Brooklyn


8.3
Excellent

Based on 1615 votes

Why this hotel?: Great location. Delicious breakfast.

BKYLN House offers boutique-style gay-friendly accommodation in Brooklyn, situated in the bustling Bushwick neighbourhood, and close to trendy Williamsburg.

Each modern guestroom offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and private bathroom.

Guests of BKLYN House can take advantage of an intimate lounge and sunny outdoor terrace.

Should you choose to stay at BKLYN House you’ll also benefit from a complimentary continental breakfast.

Features

wi-fi

9 Beaver St, Brooklyn


7.9
Very Good

Based on 1128 votes

Queens / other areas

If you’re looking to stay in Queens or other areas in New York – perhaps a bit further away from the scene and touristy spots, then consider these hotels. Also check out our list of gay bars in Queens.

Why this hotel?: Stunning views. Superb dining.

Four Points by Sheraton is a comfortable gay-friendly Queens hotel, close to the lively gay scene in Astoria.

This modern hotel offers on-site dining in the form of Michael’s Cafe, which serves casual American fare daily. The hotel also boasts a relaxed pub, adjoining to Michael’s Cafe, which opens each evening.

As a guest of Four Points you can take advantage of their fully-equipped 24-hour fitness centre.

Here, each spacious guestroom is equipped with a 32″ flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and a coffeemaker.

Features

fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

27-05 39th Ave, Long Island City


8
Excellent

Based on 2228 votes

Why this hotel?: Superb dining. Amazing staff.

Paper Factory Hotel is a gay-friendly hotel in Queens’ popular Astoria neighbourhood, just moments from the borough’s best gay nightlife.

Offering modern accommodations, this unique hotel was previously a 100-year-old paper factory.

This boutique-style hotel boasts loft-like rooms, each of which is complete with a flat-screen TV, 12-foot ceilings, and upscale decor. Some rooms offer city views.

Guests of Paper Factory Hotel can dine on-site at Mundo, serving Peruvian and Argentinian dishes daily. Should you fancy a cocktail, the hotel’s bar will happily accommodate you.

Features

fitness centre, bar, restaurant, wi-fi

37-06 36th St, Astoria


8.2
Excellent

Based on 3128 votes

Why this hotel?: Wonderful staff. Comfortable beds.

Hotel de Point is a modern gay-friendly Queens hotel located in College Point.

Here, you may not be within walking distance to the borough’s gay nightlife, but Hotel de Point offers a complimentary daily shuttle to Flushing, as well as the airport.

This boutique-style hotel boasts sleek guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi.

Guests of Hotel de Point can dine in style at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, or visit the Kam Man Grocery Store. A complimentary breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s dining room.

Features

restaurant, wi-fi

20-07 127th St, College Point


8
Excellent

Based on 552 votes

Why this hotel?: Stunning views. Clean rooms.

The Parc Hotel is a gay-friendly Queens hotel in the heart of the popular Flushing neighbourhood.

Modern guestrooms at The Parc Hotel include air conditioning, cable TV, and a refrigerator.

Guests of this modern hotel will benefit from free Wi-Fi throughout, an on-site fitness centre, and rooftop bar.

Here, you’re just moments away from New York City’s major attractions, and not far from Queens’ best gay nightlife.

Features

fitness centre, bar, wi-fi

39-16 College Point Blvd, Flushing


7.6
Very Good

Based on 1197 votes

Why this hotel?: Stunning views. Delicious food.

The Boro Hotel is a modern, gay-friendly hotel in Queens’ lively Astoria neighbourhood, home to much of the borough’s best gay nightlife.

Offering industrial-chic interiors, Boro Hotel boasts contemporary guestrooms with hardwood floors and custom furnishings. With large windows, some rooms even offer views of Long Island City or the Manhattan skyline.

On site guests can take advantage of the hotel’s state-of-the-art amenities and facilities, including: restaurant, bar, sun terrace, and library.

Free Wi-Fi can be enjoyed throughout the Boro Hotel.

Features

bar, restaurant, wi-fi

38-28 27th St, Long Island City


8.8
Excellent

Based on 1714 votes

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