Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Los Angeles

Your gay Los Angeles vacation

Sprawling and incomprehensible in its vastness, Los Angeles can be daunting to the first-time visitor—especially if you don’t drive. The best way to approach this popular gay and lesbian travel destination is to think of it as a series of cities adjoining one another, each with its own vibe. With Orbitz, your gay Los Angeles vacation is at your fingertips.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Los Angeles hotels

From $199

Le Parc Suite Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 76 reviews

West Hollywood, California

Our quiet, out-of the-way West Hollywood location is one reason. Le Parc is coveted by those who appreciate peace and privacy. It's also why everyone from sophisticated business and leisure travelers to world renowned entertainers find Le Parc so perfect. In a city where clich is the rule, Le Parc exemplifies a... More

From $206

Hollywood Roosevelt

4 stars
3.8 / 5 141 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Save 10% on your stay

Ultra-stylish classic landmark near Hollywood shopping and sights This Spanish Colonial dazzler has been a fixture in the Hollywood social scene since it opened in 1927. The chic, sexy and sophisticated Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel evokes old-world Hollywood glamour while keeping apace with modern design, luxury and... More

From $99

Queen Mary Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 322 reviews

Long Beach, California

This Los Angeles steamship hotel is a grand icon of 1930s Stay aboard one of the most famous ocean liners in the world. The 75-year-old Queen Mary Hotel is a rare historic relic with functional hotel rooms, shops, spa and restaurants. She last sailed in Dec. 1967 and is permanently docked without an engine in Long Beach... More

From $239

Sofitel Los Angeles

4 stars
4.4 / 5 48 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Rate includes breakfast

Sexy elegance meets mid-city convenience at sleek Beverly Hills hotel This Beverly Hills luxury retreat provides a high-end fusion of French style and Hollywood glamour. Prime dining, shopping, and smooth access to L.A.'s major business and leisure destinations make the hotel ideal for any traveler wanting sexy elegance... More

From $199

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

4 stars
4.1 / 5 28 reviews

Santa Monica, California

Rate includes breakfast

Located on the beach in the heart of Santa Monica, Le Merigot offers a luxury oasis reminiscent of the fine hotels on France's Cote d'Azur. With a blend of European elegance and casual Southern California charm, this Santa Monica hotel's accommodations and amenities combine to create the perfect escape. Resembling... More

From $127

O Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 89 reviews

Los Angeles, California

10% Off with 3 Nights or More

Modern, independent boutique hotel near Staples Center in L.A.The O Hotel is stylish and provides 67-rooms in a five-story building in downtown Los Angeles. Punctuated on the outside with black-and-white glass, and on the inside by a brick-walled restaurant and bar (whiskey drinks are a specialty), this hotel is a marker... More

From $273

Oceana Beach Club Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 17 reviews

Santa Monica, California

"Named one of the world's top new hotels of 2008 on Conde Naste's Hot List" Located in a quiet residential neighborhood and just steps from Ocean Avenues palm-lined cliffs, Oceana offers stunning ocean views, as well as convenient access to Santa Monica's tourist attractions and businesses. The hotel is a... More

From $200

Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 48 reviews

Los Angeles, California

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A boutique hotel only steps from UCLA The Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Westwood -- a Kimpton Hotel sets art in motion with its sophisticated style, and artwork informs the design throughout, giving the property a stylish, modern appeal. The hotel is located in the Westwood community of Los Angeles a vibrant, lively area of... More

From $175

The Standard Downtown LA

3 stars
3.9 / 5 114 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Trendy L.A. landmark is a downtown home for exploring the city This hotel really does set the standard for "urban cool" in L.A. Cutting-edge design and a dynamic vibe fill every inch of the hotel, from the swank lobby to the ultra-stylish rooms. Guests are dazzled by the super-cool Rooftop Bar, trendy 24/7 brasserie,... More

From $87

Custom Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 256 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Save 10% on your stay

Mixing 60?s style with modern comforts near LA beaches Custom Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is a chic haven in Los Angeles that provides tastefully designed rooms and near LAX. The six social lounges on site with unique concepts and appointments are perfect spots to unwind and relax, play Xbox and Wii, enjoy... More

Casa Cody Inn B&B

3 stars
3.7 / 5 9 reviews

Palm Springs, California

Romantic and historic Casa Cody Inn is the oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs. Designated as a Class I Historic Site it was founded in the 1920s by the beautiful Hollywood pioneer Harriet Cody cousin to the legendary Buffalo Bill. Casa Cody is nestled against the spectacular San Jacinto mountains in the heart of Palm... More

From $207

W Hollywood

4 stars
3.8 / 5 30 reviews

Hollywood, California

Save 25% on your stay

Stay at the intersection of all things L.A.Experience the glitz and glamour first hand at the W Hollywood. The hotel is located at one of the best-known intersections in the world, Hollywood and Vine, close to all the attractions and highlights of Los Angeles. The hotel embraces this distinction, mixing images of vintage... More

From $135

Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.5 / 5 164 reviews

West Hollywood, California

Stay 2, Save 15%

Comfortable spot in the heart of L.A.'s chic and trendy neighborhoods Located in L.A.'s cosmopolitan West Hollywood-Beverly Hills neighborhoods, the Ramada Plaza Hotel Suites received both the Ramada Presidents Award and Property of the Year Award in recognition of its slate of quality comforts and amenities. Renovated... More

From $199

Residence Inn by Marriott Beverly Hills

3 stars
4.0 / 5 17 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Boutique-inspired elegance in the heart of Los Angeles! Situated near Rodeo Drive, the Residence Inn by Marriott Beverly Hills offers charming relaxation in the middle of a bustling city. The spacious suites at our Beverly Hills hotel feature separate sleeping and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator,... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Los Angeles hotels

From $135

Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.5 / 5 164 reviews

West Hollywood, California

Stay 2, Save 15%

Comfortable spot in the heart of L.A.'s chic and trendy neighborhoods Located in L.A.'s cosmopolitan West Hollywood-Beverly Hills neighborhoods, the Ramada Plaza Hotel Suites received both the Ramada Presidents Award and Property of the Year Award in recognition of its slate of quality comforts and amenities. Renovated... More

From $207

W Hollywood

4 stars
3.8 / 5 30 reviews

Hollywood, California

Save 25% on your stay

Stay at the intersection of all things L.A.Experience the glitz and glamour first hand at the W Hollywood. The hotel is located at one of the best-known intersections in the world, Hollywood and Vine, close to all the attractions and highlights of Los Angeles. The hotel embraces this distinction, mixing images of vintage... More

From $72

Hollywood Hotel - The Hotel of Hollywood near Universal Studios

3 stars
3.4 / 5 350 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Stay 3 Nights, Save 30%

Stylish comfort close to key sights and trendy Hollywood action Relaxing room amenities and state-of-the-art facilities give this Hollywood hotel its reputation for quality, comfort and convenience. Located in the heart of Los Angeles's dynamic east side, the hotel gives guests easy access to many of the city's best... More

From $161

Hotel Angeleno

4 stars
3.8 / 5 138 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Retro-modern landmark combines sleek amenities with exciting locale This landmark boutique hotel combines vintage modern design with contemporary amenities and an ultra-convenient location. Celebrate the best of California with the on-site West Restaurant that serves braised pork, lobster macaroni, stuffed quail, farmers... More

From $179

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 327 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Enjoy Old-World elegance at this famed downtown L.A. landmark Built in 1923 and designed along Continental motifs, Millennium Biltmore Hotel's gilded, ornate architecture is an immersion into a classic, bygone era. From the stately guest rooms and the elegant Rendezvous Court to the landmark Gallery Bar and Cognac Room,... More

From $469

Four Seasons Los Angeles

5 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

Los Angeles, California

Book 4 Nights, Get Last Night Free

Experience paradise in the heart of Los Angeles Guests at the Four Seasons Los Angeles can enjoy a slice of the jet-set lifestyle in this impressive hotel, with extra touches such as limousine service as standard. The hotel is all about glamour and style, and is impeccably furnished throughout. Guests can enjoy a number... More

From $200

Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 48 reviews

Los Angeles, California

A boutique hotel only steps from UCLA The Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Westwood -- a Kimpton Hotel sets art in motion with its sophisticated style, and artwork informs the design throughout, giving the property a stylish, modern appeal. The hotel is located in the Westwood community of Los Angeles a vibrant, lively area of... More

From $103

Hyatt the Pike, Long Beach

4 stars
4.4 / 5 57 reviews

Long Beach, California

Includes Free High-Speed Internet and Parking

Hyatt the Pike, Long Beach is a 138 room boutique hotel combining understated elegance with the enthusiasm of a local host. Hyatt the Pike is an 8-story building with 6 guestroom floors with sophisticated locally inspired designs, lush beds, and Italian cotton matelasse coverlets. Guestrooms and suites are equipped with... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Los Angeles Thu, Jan 29 - Thu, Feb 5 $312
Chicago Los Angeles Sun, Feb 8 - Mon, Feb 9 $237
Denver Los Angeles Fri, Jan 16 - Tue, Jan 20 $145
San Francisco Los Angeles Tue, Feb 3 - Sat, Feb 7 $137
Washington DC Los Angeles Tue, Jan 13 - Sat, Jan 17 $277
Honolulu Los Angeles Wed, Feb 18 - Thu, Feb 19 $399
Boston Los Angeles Mon, Feb 2 - Tue, Feb 3 $305
Seattle Los Angeles Tue, Jan 6 - Sat, Jan 10 $157
Newark Los Angeles Thu, Jan 29 - Thu, Feb 5 $312
Dallas Los Angeles Sat, Jan 24 - Tue, Feb 3 $137
London Los Angeles Wed, Feb 18 - Wed, Feb 25 $726
Minneapolis Los Angeles Mon, Jan 12 - Thu, Jan 15 $187
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Los Angeles highlights

  • LA gayborhoods

    Santa Monica Boulevard is the focal point of most of the area’s LGBT action—with probably the best lesbian nightlife on the West Coast. Silverlake, once seen as a gay leathery village is still home to a wide swath of LGBT hot spots.

    Eventful LA

    June’s pride event and Halloween in West Hollywood—both huge street events with lots of flair—as well as the August’s Sunset Junction street fair in Silverlake, are not to be missed. Get tickets for the Outfest in July, or Fusion, a film festival for LGBT people of color in March.

    Fun and games

    Attractions in this enormous metropolis are varied as your imagination -- shopping on Rodeo Drive, studio tours in Universal City, romantic boardwalks in Venice and the landmark Disneyland.

    Around the area

    Downtown includes great museums and the ethnic enclaves of Little Tokyo, Chinatown and the nearby Korea Town. A ferry trip to Catalina Island oozes an upscale Mediterranean vibe. LA has also upped its cultural cache with many new museums, opera houses and theaters.

Insider tips for Los Angeles gay travel

  • Beware June Gloom and the Santa Anas

    Two LA-specific weather phenomena are the fog banks and overcast skies that can hang around for days in June (and sometimes from March to August), and the Santa Ana winds that can make you feel like Dorothy in Kansas.

    Join a live studio audience

    Probably the only way you’ll actually see a celebrity in LA is by seeing a TV show being taped. Tickets are free, and are sometimes handed out on Hollywood Boulevard or Universal City.

    If you don’t drive, stay in West Hollywood

    If you don’t drive or are wary of LA’s monumental traffic, and simply want to focus on the city of angels’ gay life, stay in one of WeHo’s upscale hotels. You’ll be within walking distance of gay nightlife, shops and restaurants.

Your trip

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