Miami Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Your gay Miami vacation

Miami—rap stars, muscle beach dudes, gorgeous Latinas, Art Deco hotels, streams of European tourists, all under the swaying palm trees—is nothing less than one of the world’s great metropolitan scenes. Ocean Drive, the drag that fronts the sand in South Beach, is brimming with trendy outdoor cafes where posh cars roll on by. Sculpted gay bodies adorn the beach at 12th Street and Ocean in the latest swimwear. Gays are such an integral part of the scene you couldn’t imagine Miami without them—and Orbitz will get you there.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming Miami hotels

From $118

Hotel Nash

4 stars
3.9 / 5 70 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

The Hotel Nash is perfectly situated in the heart of the Art Deco District. Surrounded by world famous nightlife, world-class restaurants, and high fashion shopping. This luxurious South Beach hot spot combines premium amenities and an unbeatable location. Just one block from the Versace Mansion and minutes from... More

From $172

The Beacon Hotel

Miami Beach, Florida

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Boutique beauty on legendary Ocean Drive near nightlife, shopping This 75-room hotel is located on neon-lit Ocean Drive. It entices guests with a true South Beach experience. The boutique hotel boasts lovely Art Deco touches such as inlaid tile floors and etched glass.  The hotel is oceanfront and packs value into... More

From $298

The Sagamore

5 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

High art retreat in sexy South Beach In a city of eye-popping design, this Collins Avenue hotel is a model for striking minimalism. The Sagamore was named as one of Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List of The World's Best Places to Stay. The 93-room property has a museum-worthy collection of art, photography and... More

From $177

Dream South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

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Dream South Beach, winner of the Orbitz Best Stay and Gold Key Award for Best Guest Room Design, is a fashionable Art Deco-inspired paradise located in the heart of South Beach. Our hotel is surrounded by stylish boutiques, the hottest clubs and is just 50 yards from pristine white sand beaches. Right next door is... More

From $275

The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

5 stars
4.4 / 5 44 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Spa, steak and rainfall showers – hotel covers all the SoBe basesNamed for Betsy Ross, this Ocean Drive hotel is a standout among South Beach's many Art Deco hotels and winner of prestigious 4 Star Forbes Plaque. The boutique hotel's colonial design was a departure for architect L. Murray Dixon who designed other notable... More

From $231

Marriott Stanton South Beach

4 stars
4.0 / 5 43 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

SoBe style near South Beach nightlifeThe hotel is located in the chic South of Fifth District. This stylish boutique hotel is within walking distance to all the action in South Beach and close to clubs, restaurants and shops. The oceanfront property maintains individuality with Art Deco elements such as a neon-lit sign... More

From $109

Clinton Hotel South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

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Hip boutique hotel near vibrant South Beach nightlife Ideally situated in the heart of South Beach, two blocks from Ocean Drive along vibrant Washington Avenue, The Clinton Hotel South Beach creates a convenient starting point and a fitting retreat for holidaymakers visiting Miami Beach, Florida. Besides a rich art... More

From $228

The Raleigh

4 stars
3.4 / 5 9 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

The Raleigh was built and designed in 1940 by the famed architect Laurence Murray Dixon, one of the most prolific and acclaimed architects of South Beachs historic Art Deco District. Dixon applied an understated elegance with Art Deco grandeur to the property, which represented an architectural significance during the... More

From $323

Eden Roc Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

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Hotel in Miami Beach's retro capital of coolFamed architect Morris Lapidus changed the face of Miami Beach with this 631-room hotel, an original example of the Miami Modern style. The hotel opened its doors in the 1950s, and since then, the luxury hotel has hosted Hollywood's elite and undergone a multimillion dollar... More

From $199

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach/ South Beach

3 stars
3.6 / 5 19 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach South Beach is a historical landmark restored to the full glory and elegance of the 1940s, with the conveniences of today, including free high-speed Internet access. Ideal for business and leisure travel, this Miami Beach FL hotel is in the heart of the South Beach cultural area in the... More

From $239

Z Ocean Hotel South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

The Hottest Miami Hotel in South Beach Awaits Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is an exclusive, all-suite boutique hotel located on Miami Beach's famed Ocean Drive and just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. As one of the best hotels in Miami, we offer our guests an intimate retreat from busy South Beach along with a location... More

From $268

National Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 82 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

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Set in the heart of the Art Deco Historical District, the National Hotel brings back classical resort elegance to Miami Beach. This unique South Beach Hotel is located on the ocean with direct beach access, and only a quick stroll from the best restaurants, galleries, boutiques and nightclubs on South Beach, minutes... More

From $143

Hyatt Regency Miami

Miami, Florida

Free Valet Parking and Free Wireless Internet

Riverfront, business-friendly hotel in downtown MiamiThis downtown Miami hotel houses travelers doing business at the next-door Miami Convention Center. The Hyatt Regency Miami has miles of space to host conferences and social gatherings in-house. The property is a magnet for business travelers with more than 100,000... More

From $228

Luxury hotel where the Miami River meets the Biscayne Bay The word epic certainly resonates with guests at this downtown Miami hotel.  The building is a luminous exclamation point on the Miami skyline with striking, futuristic architecture and gorgeous marina. Guests can pull up in a yacht, and then dine alfresco... More

From $157

Mayfair Hotel and Spa

Coconut Grove, Florida

Exclusive Coconut Grove waterfront sanctuary with spa-like amenities The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is located across from the retail and dining center CocoWalk. The 179-room luxury boutique hotel brims with ethnic touches. Find Japanese hot tubs on the balcony and intricate hand-carved imported Brazilian doors. Amenities... More

From $299

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

5 stars
4.1 / 5 92 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

FOLLOWING A 1 BILLION RENOVATION AND EXPANSION FONTAINEBLEAU IS A SPECTACULAR BLEND OF MIAMIS GLAMOROUS GOLDEN ERA AND STYLISH MODERN LUXURY - 1504 ROOMS AND SUITES 22 OCEANFRONT ACRES 11 RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTCLUBS INCLUDING THREE SIGNATURE NAME CHEF RESTAURANTS 40000-SQUARE-FOOT SPA AND A SOPHISTICATED POOLSCAPE WITH... More

From $161

Miami Marriott Hotel Biscayne Bay

Miami, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Contemporary Biscayne Bay hotel retreat hosts executives, cruisersPristine views of Biscayne Bay, a picturesque marina and business amenities lure pre-cruise travelers and executives to Miami Marriott Hotel Biscayne Bay, a luxury hotel near the Port of Miami. The 600-room property has 31 floors and size to its advantage.... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay Miami hotels

From $177

Dream South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

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Dream South Beach, winner of the Orbitz Best Stay and Gold Key Award for Best Guest Room Design, is a fashionable Art Deco-inspired paradise located in the heart of South Beach. Our hotel is surrounded by stylish boutiques, the hottest clubs and is just 50 yards from pristine white sand beaches. Right next door is... More

From $207

Surfcomber a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 26 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Ocean views sparkling pool swaying palm trees. Direct beach access and easy warm hospitality. Surfcomber Hotel a Kimpton Hotel centered in South Beach puts the best of Miami at your doorstep while taking you a world away from all your worries. Play hard sleep well and indulge in luxury services and amenities at our... More

From $206

The Standard Miami Beach

4 stars
3.8 / 5 47 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Stay 3 nights, Save 10%

The Standard, Miami Beach is the first holistic health spa hotel in South Beach. Features an outdoor infinity salt water pool, spa tub with waterfall, a mud lounge and 50 degree cold tub overlooking Biscayne Bay; Spa facilities include a fitness center, yoga center, Turkish-style baths, aroma rooms, a cedar sauna and a... More

From $223

Nestled just off Washington Avenue and one block from the beach the Anglers a Kimpton Hotel provides cozy and unique accommodations and a lushly landscaped atmosphere that promises to instill a sense of relaxation the moment you enter. Privacy by design on rooftop terraces private gardens and private Jacuzzis are just a... More

From $299

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

5 stars
4.3 / 5 62 reviews

Miami Beach, Florida

Rate includes breakfast

Landmark luxury hotel in the heart of South Beach with lux service Well-heeled business and leisure travelers call this Lincoln Road elegant hotel their second home. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, is within walking distance to a 10-block pedestrian esplanade of boutiques, bars and restaurants. The 375-room property has... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Miami Sun, May 11 - Wed, May 14 $262
Newark Miami Wed, May 14 - Mon, May 19 $290
Chicago Miami Tue, May 6 - Wed, May 14 $286
Philadelphia Miami Wed, May 7 - Thu, May 15 $226
Washington DC Miami Mon, May 26 - Thu, May 29 $268
Boston Miami Wed, May 7 - Sat, May 10 $226
Mexico City Miami Sun, May 18 - Tue, May 27 $489
Atlanta Miami Mon, May 19 - Wed, May 28 $192
Los Angeles Miami Mon, May 5 - Fri, May 9 $280
Baltimore Miami Wed, May 28 - Thu, May 29 $160
Detroit Miami Sun, May 11 - Wed, May 14 $270
San Francisco Miami Sat, May 3 - Thu, May 8 $314
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Why book on Orbitz?

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Miami highlights

  • Miami gayborhoods

    South Beach was once gayer than it is today, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a lot LGBTers at the 12th Street beach and Haulover, Miami’s official nude beach. Downtown Miami, formerly a boring business district, is now home to luxury hotels and condos, as well as huge nightclubs, many of which have gay nights. The artsy Design District north of downtown is an area where gays have gentrified.

    Seeing the sights

    Visit the grand Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (the past host of Thanksgiving’s gay circuit White Party) in north Coconut Grove; the Miami-Dade Cultural Center and eclectic Miami Art Museum; and the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum with its energetic collection of everything from propaganda posters to Art Nouveau furniture.

    LGBT Events

    Miami hosts a slew of worthwhile gay and lesbian events, including the Winter Party in March, a LGBT film fest in late April, the hot lesbian Aqua Girl party in May, and the gay men of color party, Sizzle, a five-day event over Memorial Day weekend.

Insider tips for Miami gay travel

  • Throw in a cruise

    The Port of Miami is the world’s busiest cruise-ship port, and many LGBT cruises leave from here to the Caribbean. If you want to experience both Miami and beyond, this is a great way to do it.

    Consider going in summer

    Sure, Miami can be humid and possibly rainy in summer, but hotel prices are down, the crowds smaller, and you’ll feel much more like a local. And temperatures between winter and summer are not as different as in other parts of the U.S.

    Rent a scooter

    If you’re staying in South Beach, rent a scooter to enjoy Miami’s great weather. Parking a car is a pain in South Beach, and you really won’t need one unless you plan to spend time off the island of Miami Beach.

Your trip

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