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Gay New York • 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.

New York City

Our favourite New York hotels for 2018 are sorted by area:

Greenwich Village / Chelsea

the historical gay heart of New York City

Times Square / Broadway / Midtown

the iconic tourist centre of New York City

Central Park / Hell's Kitchen

close to newer gay nightlife and Central Park

Brooklyn / Williamsburg

Across the river. Hip and fashionable neighborhood

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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.

Gem Hotel
Gem Hotel
Gem HotelGem Hotel
Great central location.
Gem Hotel
Gem Hotel
Gem Hotel
Gem Hotel

300 W 22nd St, New York | map

8.0 Excellent
based on 3561 reviews

Gem Hotel3 stars

Gem Hotel3 stars

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

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

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Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square HotelWashington Square Hotel
Excellent location.
Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel

103 Waverly Pl, New York | map

8.2 Excellent
based on 3252 reviews

Washington Square Hotel3 stars

Washington Square Hotel3 stars

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.

metro : 9th Street

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

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The Standard High Line
The Standard High Line
The Standard High LineThe Standard High Line
Rooftop bar.
The Standard High Line
The Standard High Line

848 Washington Street, New York

8.0 Excellent
based on 4339 reviews

The Standard High Line4 stars

The Standard High Line4 stars

Why this hotel? Rooftop bar. Trendy crowd. Free WiFi.

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.

metro : W 14 St/Washington St

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

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The High Line Hotel
The High Line Hotel
The High Line HotelThe High Line Hotel
Great location.
The High Line Hotel
The High Line Hotel
The High Line Hotel
The High Line Hotel

180 10th Ave, New York | map

8.8 Excellent
based on 1554 reviews

The High Line Hotel4 stars

The High Line Hotel4 stars

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

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

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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.

Kimpton Muse Hotel
Kimpton Muse Hotel
Kimpton Muse HotelKimpton Muse Hotel
In Midtown New York.
Kimpton Muse Hotel
Kimpton Muse Hotel

130 West 46th Street, New York

9.0 Exceptional
based on 6699 reviews

Kimpton Muse Hotel4 stars

Kimpton Muse Hotel4 stars

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

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.

metro : 47th St. Rockefeller Center

features: restaurant, room service, free wi-fi, concierge

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Night Hotel – Theater District
Night Hotel – Theater District
Night Hotel – Theater DistrictNight Hotel – Theater District
In Times Square.
Night Hotel – Theater District
Night Hotel – Theater District
Night Hotel – Theater District
Night Hotel – Theater District

132 W 45th St, New York | map

8.0 Excellent
based on 4303 reviews

Night Hotel – Theater District4 stars

Night Hotel – Theater District4 stars

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

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.

metro : 49th St.

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

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Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
Wyndham New Yorker HotelWyndham New Yorker Hotel
Charming 'Jazz Age' hotel in New York.
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

481 8th Ave, New York | map

7.7 Very Good
based on 23384 reviews

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel3 stars

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel3 stars

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.

metro : 34 Street Penn Station

features: wifi, concierge, 24-hour dining

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Hotel Edison
Hotel Edison
Hotel EdisonHotel Edison
Central location.
Hotel Edison
Hotel Edison
Hotel Edison
Hotel Edison

228 W 47th St, New York | map

7.3 Very Good
based on 29757 reviews

Hotel Edison3 stars

Hotel Edison3 stars

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.

metro : 49th Subway

features: bar, restaurant, cafe, free wifi, gym

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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.

Hudson Hotel
Hudson Hotel
Hudson HotelHudson Hotel
Near Central Park.
Hudson Hotel
Hudson Hotel
Hudson Hotel
Hudson Hotel

356 West 58th Street, New York | map

Hudson Hotel4 stars

Hudson Hotel4 stars

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

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.

metro : 59 St Columbus Circle Station

features: bar, concierge, gym, free wi-fi

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Kimpton Ink48
Kimpton Ink48
Kimpton Ink48Kimpton Ink48
Central location.
Kimpton Ink48
Kimpton Ink48
Kimpton Ink48
Kimpton Ink48

653 11th Ave, New York | map

8.9 Excellent
based on 6212 reviews

Kimpton Ink484 stars

Kimpton Ink484 stars

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

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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.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn BridgeNew York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Stunning pool.
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams St, Brooklyn | map

8.2 Excellent
based on 3516 reviews

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge4 stars

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge4 stars

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

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

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Aloft New York Brooklyn
Aloft New York Brooklyn
Aloft New York BrooklynAloft New York Brooklyn
Great location in Brooklyn.
Aloft New York Brooklyn
Aloft New York Brooklyn
Aloft New York Brooklyn
Aloft New York Brooklyn

216 Duffield St, Brooklyn | map

8.3 Excellent
based on 3571 reviews

Aloft New York Brooklyn3 stars

Aloft New York Brooklyn3 stars

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

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

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Hotel Le Jolie
Hotel Le Jolie
Hotel Le JolieHotel Le Jolie
Excellent location.
Hotel Le Jolie
Hotel Le Jolie
Hotel Le Jolie
Hotel Le Jolie

235 Meeker Ave, Brooklyn | map

8.9 Excellent
based on 2617 reviews

Hotel Le Jolie3 stars

Hotel Le Jolie3 stars

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

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Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
Sheraton Brooklyn New York HotelSheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
Wonderful staff.
Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel

228 Duffield St, Brooklyn | map

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

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NU Hotel
NU Hotel
NU HotelNU Hotel
Superb dining.
NU Hotel
NU Hotel
NU Hotel
NU Hotel

85 Smith St, Brooklyn | map

8.9 Excellent
based on 2301 reviews

NU Hotel3 stars

NU Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Superb dining. Comfortable rooms. Free WiFi.

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

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Hotel Le Bleu
Hotel Le Bleu
Hotel Le BleuHotel Le Bleu
Great location.
Hotel Le Bleu
Hotel Le Bleu
Hotel Le Bleu
Hotel Le Bleu

370 4th Ave, Brooklyn | map

8.1 Excellent
based on 1289 reviews

Hotel Le Bleu3 stars

Hotel Le Bleu3 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Comfortable beds. Free WiFi.

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

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The Brooklyn
The Brooklyn
The BrooklynThe Brooklyn
Spacious bathrooms.
The Brooklyn
The Brooklyn
The Brooklyn
The Brooklyn

1199 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn | map

8.8 Excellent
based on 604 reviews

The Brooklyn3 stars

The Brooklyn3 stars

Why this hotel? Spacious bathrooms. Comfortable beds. Free WiFi.

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

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Fairfield Inn and Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Fairfield Inn and SuitesFairfield Inn and Suites
Stunning views.
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites

181 3rd Ave, Brooklyn | map

8.3 Excellent
based on 1525 reviews

Fairfield Inn and Suites3 stars

Fairfield Inn and Suites3 stars

Why this hotel? Stunning views. Clean rooms. Free WiFi.

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

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BKLYN House
BKLYN House
BKLYN HouseBKLYN House
Great location.
BKLYN House
BKLYN House
BKLYN House
BKLYN House

9 Beaver St, Brooklyn | map

7.8 Very Good
based on 894 reviews

BKLYN House3 stars

BKLYN House3 stars

Why this hotel? Great location. Delicious breakfast. Free WiFi.

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

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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.

Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro BridgeFour Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
Stunning views.
Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge

27-05 39th Ave, Long Island City | map

8.0 Excellent
based on 1549 reviews

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

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Paper Factory Hotel
Paper Factory Hotel
Paper Factory HotelPaper Factory Hotel
Superb dining.
Paper Factory Hotel
Paper Factory Hotel
Paper Factory Hotel
Paper Factory Hotel

37-06 36th St, Astoria | map

8.2 Excellent
based on 2217 reviews

Paper Factory Hotel4 stars

Paper Factory Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Superb dining. Amazing staff. Free WiFi.

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

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Hotel de Point
Hotel de Point
Hotel de PointHotel de Point
Wonderful staff.
Hotel de Point
Hotel de Point
Hotel de Point
Hotel de Point

20-07 127th St, College Point | map

8.1 Excellent
based on 465 reviews

Hotel de Point4 stars

Hotel de Point4 stars

Why this hotel? Wonderful staff. Comfortable beds. Free WiFi.

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

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The Parc Hotel
The Parc Hotel
The Parc HotelThe Parc Hotel
Stunning views.
The Parc Hotel
The Parc Hotel
The Parc Hotel
The Parc Hotel

39-16 College Point Blvd, Flushing | map

7.7 Very Good
based on 1146 reviews

The Parc Hotel3 stars

The Parc Hotel3 stars

Why this hotel? Stunning views. Clean rooms. Free WiFi.

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

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Boro Hotel
Boro Hotel
Boro HotelBoro Hotel
Stunning views.
Boro Hotel
Boro Hotel
Boro Hotel
Boro Hotel

38-28 27th St, Long Island City | map

8.8 Excellent
based on 1435 reviews

Boro Hotel4 stars

Boro Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Stunning views. Delicious food. Free WiFi.

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

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