Washington DC Gay and Lesbian Vacations

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If you are ever going to feel a sense of patriotism, it will be in magnificently-planned D.C. The urban brainchild of Pierre-Charles L’Enfant in 1792, there seems to be a breath-taking monument around every corner you turn. You can also be proud of your gay history here too - in 1965, one of America’s first gay civil rights demonstration took place in front of the White House, with picketers dressed in business suits. The city’s Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance is the nation’s oldest continuously active LGBT organization and in 1991, the nation’s first Black Gay and Lesbian Pride Day happened here as well.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Washington DC hotels

From $119

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

5 stars
4.4 / 5 80 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Luxury Washington DC hotel near the White HouseThe Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington DC Hotel is a fabulous example of elegance in the heart of the city. The Kennedy Center for Arts and many shopping opportunities are within easy walking distance of the hotel. The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington DC Hotel has a wide... More

From $144

The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 434 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Newly Redesigned Chic décor and Southern comfort at Capitol Hill hotel with rooftop poolThis trendy, chic hotel on Capitol Hill was redesigned in February 2012, is close to Union Station shops and restaurants, and is within walking distance of the National Mall. A monochromatic design scheme throughout the hotel consists... More

From $109

Four Points by Sheraton Washington D.C. Downtown

3 stars
3.7 / 5 183 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

D.C. hotel with pool and fitness facility near the convention centerThe Four Points by Sheraton Washington D.C. Downtown is in the heart of D.C., only three blocks from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Make yourself at home with free access to the indoor splash pool and 24-hour 650-square-foot fitness center.... More

From $124

The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 186 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Neoclassical splendor in refined capital settingThe prestigious Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel began as the setting for the Presidential Inaugural Ball for Calvin Coolidge upon opening in 1925. The smart neoclassical building matches the quality of the lavishly appointed interior, complete with plush... More

From $140

Carlyle Suites Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 211 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Contemporary renovated boutique hotel in the heart of Washington DC  Situated within walking distance of many Washington DC attractions, the Carlyle Suites Hotel is also close to DC's Metro Red Line, making navigating the city and surrounding areas very easy. Hotel rooms have modern features and each room is... More

From $129

Washington Marriott Georgetown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 159 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

The Washington Marriott Georgetown, perfectly situated between Georgetown and Dupont Circle is in the heart of DC. Our well-established DC hotel features a newly renovated lobby and lounge and 470 guest rooms near the National Monuments, George Washington University (GWU), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts... More

From $111

The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.

4 stars
4.3 / 5 155 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Spacious, classy rooms with international flair near GeorgetownThe hotel is in D.C.'s West End neighborhood, on the edge of Georgetown, near Embassy Row and the White House. The staff is multi-lingual. The lobby has a spacious seating area and guest rooms are chic and inviting. For dining options, the hotel offers The... More

From $127

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Embassy Row

3 stars
3.7 / 5 49 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

One of the prestigious Embassy Row hotels, Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, is conveniently located in the inner circle of Washington, D.C. A great choice for business, leisure and convention guests looking for sophistication, style and world-class service, our D.C. hotel offers the comforts of home. Stay within minutes... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Washington DC hotels

From $107

Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.8 / 5 526 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Spacious suites and a rooftop bar with city views near Dupont Circle The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters is an urban hotel located near Dupont Circle and the Metro. The on-site rooftop Beacon Sky Bar offers panoramic view of the city and attracts both locals and guests. Rich colors throughout the hotel evoke a... More

From $177

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

4 stars
4.5 / 5 174 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Elegant hotel with classy restaurant steps away from the White House The Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square is located in an updated historic landmark built in 1880. Its elegant furnishings, art pieces and interior appointments cement its classy reputation. The on-site restaurant, iCi Urban Bistro, offers... More

From $160

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 57 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Hip boutique hotel with rooftop pool and bar in downtown D.C.The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel is a hip, modern hotel with edgy decor that appeals to leisure and business travelers.  The hotel is located in downtown D.C., not far from the White House. The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel lures locals as well as... More

From $110

Morrison Clark Inn

3 stars
3.9 / 5 173 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Stylish hotel filled with character in the heart of Washington DCThis charming property in the heart of Washington DC has a little something to offer every guest. Authentic period furnishings perfectly suit the Victorian-era building and complement the historic surroundings. The Morrison Clark Inn restaurant is one of... More

From $143

Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 386 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Dupont Circle boutique hotel with urban amenities and artistic touchesPalomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Dupont Circle that caters to guests from the moment they arrive in the modern lobby decorated with striking art. The d�cor is inspired by 1930s French Moderne designers and includes... More

From $114

St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.2 / 5 599 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Luxury boutique hotel with many suites near Georgetown, Dupont Circle This trendy, elegant boutique hotel is three blocks from Georgetown and within walking distance to Dupont Circle, three Metro stations, the White House and the Kennedy Center. The location and high-end service appeals to business travelers. The... More

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Gayborhood

Washington DC Gayborhood hotels

From $140

Carlyle Suites Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 211 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Contemporary renovated boutique hotel in the heart of Washington DC  Situated within walking distance of many Washington DC attractions, the Carlyle Suites Hotel is also close to DC's Metro Red Line, making navigating the city and surrounding areas very easy. Hotel rooms have modern features and each room is... More

From $160

Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 57 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Hip boutique hotel with rooftop pool and bar in downtown D.C.The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel is a hip, modern hotel with edgy decor that appeals to leisure and business travelers.  The hotel is located in downtown D.C., not far from the White House. The Donovan House a Kimpton Hotel lures locals as well as... More

From $199

Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

3 stars
4.3 / 5 19 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Free Breakfast and Internet

A downtown Washington, DC hotel, the newly renovated Residence Inn Dupont Circle is nestled in one of the city's most exclusive and upscale districts. Situated 2 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro (red line), the hotel is minutes from U.S. government buildings, corporations, embassies, World Bank, universities, ... More

From $119

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

5 stars
4.4 / 5 80 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Save 20% on your stay

Luxury Washington DC hotel near the White HouseThe Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington DC Hotel is a fabulous example of elegance in the heart of the city. The Kennedy Center for Arts and many shopping opportunities are within easy walking distance of the hotel. The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington DC Hotel has a wide... More

From $143

Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 386 reviews

Washington DC, District of Columbia

Save 10% on your stay

Dupont Circle boutique hotel with urban amenities and artistic touchesPalomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Dupont Circle that caters to guests from the moment they arrive in the modern lobby decorated with striking art. The d�cor is inspired by 1930s French Moderne designers and includes... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Wed, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 17 $358
Chicago Washington DC Mon, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 11 $198
Boston Washington DC Tue, Jul 29 - Tue, Aug 5 $149
Denver Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Sat, Sep 13 $198
San Francisco Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $384
Seattle Washington DC Wed, Sep 3 - Wed, Sep 17 $348
Minneapolis Washington DC Thu, Sep 11 - Tue, Sep 16 $138
Dallas Washington DC Thu, Aug 28 - Wed, Sep 3 $258
New York Washington DC Wed, Aug 13 - Mon, Aug 18 $176
Orlando Washington DC Thu, Sep 11 - Mon, Sep 22 $158
Kansas City Washington DC Tue, Sep 9 - Tue, Sep 16 $218
Atlanta Washington DC Tue, Aug 19 - Tue, Aug 26 $138
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Washington DC highlights

  • Hitting up the Mall

    You could spend days and days and still not see everything on the Mall, the gorgeous space between the Capitol building and the Lincoln Memorial with monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also on the mall is the National Archives, home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights.

    Museums galore

    Aside from the epic Smithsonian, D.C. is well-stocked with museums. From the National Museum of the American Indian to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to the National Gallery of Art to Holocaust Memorial Museum, in D.C. you’ll find a museum for any mood.

    LGBT D.C.

    Despite its reputation as a businesslike, button-down and even sleepy town, D.C. is one of gayest destinations on the East Coast. Sure, it may not have the hip nightlife of New York or Miami, but scores of LGBTers call the place home, drawn to this center of power to work for change in the halls of government. The city even has an Office of GLBT Affairs and a full-fledged GLBT tourism campaign. Although gays are scattered across town, the main hub remains the traditionally queer area of Dupont Circle, with Capitol Hill and Logan Circle also drawing their fair share of family.

    Patriotic Pride

    Plenty of gay activities will keep you occupied year-round: The Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend in January, D.C. Black Pride Weekend in May, Capital Pride Festival in June, and the Reel Affirmations LGBT film fest in October. In addition, the Human Rights Campaign, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and the Victory Fund all host galas and dinners throughout the year.

Insider tips for Washington DC gay travel

  • Consider the train

    Amtrak’s high-speed train, the Acela, travels from D.C. to New York in under three hours (when it’s not delayed, of course). It can be a lot less of a hassle than flying.

    Visit during the quieter congressional recesses

    Lawmakers break for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, July 4 and the entire month of August. Mid-March through June is the busiest time in D.C., as it’s springtime when the cherry blossoms are in bloom along the Potomac. August can have cheaper hotel rates as well.

    The tourism board gives good info

    D.C. has a very gay-positive tourism board, visit their website for more info.

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