New York Gay and Lesbian Vacations

Your gay New York City vacation

America’s largest city is a country unto itself. Sure, it may have become more sanitized and gentrified in the past few years, but New York City will always be one of the premier destinations for LGBT travelers looking for a monumental experience that demands all the energy, attention and creativity that you can muster. It’s nothing less than exhilarating and Orbitz is your ticket there.

Featured LGBT-Welcoming Hotel

  • The Pod 39 Hotel is your access to New York City and everything the Manhattan has to offer. Travelers from all lifestyles are welcomed by a friendly and helpful staff that is knowledgeable of all that is going on that you may be interested in. We are connected to many different and diverse communities.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming New York hotels

From $299

The MAve NYC

3 stars
3.7 / 5 22 reviews

New York, New York

The MAve, a Modern Boutique Hotel in Manhattan. Stay at the newest boutique hotel in the Flatiron District of Midtown Manhattan. Taking its name from Madison Avenue, The MAve Hotel puts you in the heart of iconic New York. An urban retreat created with a distinctly modern design of simple and clean lines, The MAve is... More

From $215

The Out NYC

4 stars
4.0 / 5 88 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

Sleek 4 Star Urban resort, minutes from Times Square with complimentary spa access and WiFi. Like New York City itself, THE OUT NYC is defined by limitless possibilities. Discover your home away from home in one of the hotel's 101 contemporary guest rooms and gain access to our unique outdoor spaces, expertly curated art... More

From $324

Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.1 / 5 20 reviews

New York, New York

FREE COFFEE, WATER and FRUIT DAILY

Located in New York City's culturally rich Lower East Side, Hotel on Rivington places you in the epicenter of downtowns energetic nightlife, historic architecture and Manhattans hip and creative set. Guests are in easy walking distance to landmark neighborhoods such as SoHo, Tribeca, The Bowery, Chinatown and Little... More

From $180

Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 128 reviews

New York, New York

Pod 39 offers a hip, convenient and personalized accommodations for the stylish and spend thrifty traveler. The Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan and is the best value for visitors on a budget. Each Pod is individually climate controlled and equipped with efficient, stylish furniture that's designed... More

From $165

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 111 reviews

New York, New York

The hip, affordable and trendy Pod Hotel offers convenient and personalized accommodations for the stylish and spend thrifty traveler. The Pod 51 Hotel, is the original Pod located in the heart of Manhattans Midtown East. Pod Hotels are New Yorks number one choice to visit New York City on a budget. More

From $220

Ace Hotel New York

4 stars
4.0 / 5 93 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

Cutting-edge Manhattan boutique mixes DJs with Michelin-starred diningFind the heart of New York City hip at the Ace Hotel New York, in midtown Manhattan. Rooms range from standard to loft and bunk-style, with cool decor such as vintage furnishings, a record turntable, hardwood flooring or a clawfoot tub. All include... More

From $332

The Benjamin New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 95 reviews

New York, New York

Rate includes up to 20% off

Sweet dreams at midtown boutique hotel with Sleep Concierge for guestsWith a prized midtown Manhattan location, sumptuous decor and prestigious award-winning restaurant headed by a celebrity chef, The Benjamin makes a New York City stay more than memorable. The hotel staff takes guest comfort seriously -- they feature an... More

From $675

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

5 stars
4.7 / 5 27 reviews

New York, New York

A timeless classic, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue, it is a true New York landmark - a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a santuary of refined... More

From $179

Fitzpatrick Manhattan

4 stars
4.1 / 5 67 reviews

New York, New York

This boutique hotel in New York is 3 blocks from Bloomingdales and a 10-minute walk from Central Park. The 4-star hotel offers the Fitz Restaurant and Lounge and Wi-Fi. Fitzpatrick Manhattan features a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station in every guest room. Rooms also include a coffee maker and marble... More

From $299

The Roger

4 stars
4.1 / 5 132 reviews

New York, New York

Luxury Midtown boutique hotel cops a fun attitude This June, The Roger is unveiling a sophisticated new look after extensive renovations of its public spaces and guest rooms.  Standing at the crossroads of uptown and downtown, the new Roger is a marriage of chic design and old world comfort, while continuing an... More

From $399

Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 35 reviews

New York, New York

Urban oasis in the heart of New York's entertainment districtRenaissance New York Times Square Hotel is a boutique hotel with stylish interiors set in an enviable location right in the lively Times Square. This posh retreat is close to The Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, Empire State Building and other must-visit... More

From $299

New York Marriott Marquis

5 stars
4.3 / 5 427 reviews

New York, New York

The New York Marriott Marquis was founded in 1980, and is run as part of the Marriott International Hotel chain. Designed by architect John Portman, the New York hotel boasts the city's only revolving rooftop lounge and restaurant. Every hour, guests can gaze out on a new district of the Big Apple as The View rotates... More

From $429

JW Marriott Essex House New York

5 stars
4.4 / 5 72 reviews

New York, New York

Rate Includes Breakfast

Art Deco hotel in New York CityWith sleek accommodations and contemporary facilities housed in a historic, Art Deco-era structure, JW Marriott Essex House New York makes for an ideal base for travelers visiting vibrant New York City. Diners at this luxury Midtown Manhattan hotel fulfill cravings with sumptuous modern... More

From $269

Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square South

3 stars
4.2 / 5 58 reviews

New York, New York

Midtown modern: 3-star stay near Times Square and the Theater District The Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square South is close to the Theater District, the Fashion District and Times Square, offering guests an ideal location from which to explore the city. Business travelers are catered for with 1,500... More

From $895

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

5 stars
5.0 / 5 5 reviews

New York, New York

Rate includes breakfast

Synonymous with luxury and excellence, our 259-room hotel is a worldwide symbol for the finest in facilities, dining, and services. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central park offers a private townhome setting that is intimate and exclusive. Thoughtful property amenities include the North American debut of La Prairie Spa, a... More

From $251

Hotel 57

4 stars
4.2 / 5 15 reviews

New York, New York

Rate includes breakfast

Modern hotel is Manhattan centre. Located in Manhattan centre, the 57 Hotel is the ideal destiny both for business trips and holidays. This luxury hotel has the privilege to be situated in the heart of New York. In a modern avant-garde style, this establishment has more than 200 rooms, all of them superiors and equipped... More

From $263

W New York

4 stars
3.7 / 5 187 reviews

New York, New York

Save 15% on your stay

The NYC hotel where Wall Street high-fliers and vacationers rub shouldersLocated in downtown Manhattan, the W New York is an ideal base for visitors eager to see to what New York City has to offer.  It is close to entertainment, tourist hotspots and shopping hubs.  The hotel is also near to Wall Street, making... More

From $272

W New York - Times Square

4 stars
4.0 / 5 105 reviews

New York, New York

Where 24/7 Was Born. Welcome to the center of the center of the universe. A stones throw from the MTV store, W New York - Times Square is in the heart of the theater district, with museums a few blocks north and sultry downtown a quick subway ride away. Scene and Be Seen. Spot tomorrows celebrity headlines over Steve... More

From $279

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 110 reviews

New York, New York

Save 20% on your stay

The Sheraton brand is synonymous with quality and style, and the Sheraton Times Square Hotel New York takes this idea to heart. Visitors are welcomed with views overlooking the bright neon lights of Times Square, and a recent multi-million dollar renovation has brought on-site services up to a cutting-edge level. At the... More

From $229

The Westin New York at Times Square

4 stars
4.1 / 5 285 reviews

New York, New York

Located in New York's beating heart, the Westin Times Square Hotel is an impressive 45-story prism-like building, its 873 guestrooms offering a place of calm in bustling New York City with Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Baths. Try some rich, gourmet meals at Shula's Steakhouse or grab a cocktail in Bar 10. Health-conscious... More

From $229

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea

3 stars
3.9 / 5 71 reviews

New York, New York

The industrial chic Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea is located in Manhattan's fashionable Chelsea district, known for its galleries, eclectic nightlife, outstanding restaurants, and shopping. Our superb Manhattan location is ideal for both the business and leisure traveler. Our hotel is easily accessible from... More

From $270

Element New York Times Square West

3 stars
4.3 / 5 41 reviews

New York, New York

Save 20% on your stay

Welcome to Element New York Times Square West, 3 blocks from the lights of Broadway and 8 miles to LaGuardia Airport. Were a short walk to Macys and Radio City Music Hall, and steps to the subway for easy access to the citys must-see sites. Maintain your balance. Our state-of-the-art fitness center and healthy food... More

From $269

New York Marriott East Side

5 stars
4.0 / 5 84 reviews

New York, New York

Includes Breakfast and Dinner for two

When visiting New York City, there is no better place to stay than New York Marriott East Side, one of the premier Manhattan hotels Midtown has to offer. Unique among Midtown hotels, this Marriott is truly a treasure, featuring 629 guest rooms and 17 suites with luxurious bed linens and 32-inch plasma screen HD TVs.... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay New York hotels

From $215

The Out NYC

4 stars
4.0 / 5 88 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

Sleek 4 Star Urban resort, minutes from Times Square with complimentary spa access and WiFi. Like New York City itself, THE OUT NYC is defined by limitless possibilities. Discover your home away from home in one of the hotel's 101 contemporary guest rooms and gain access to our unique outdoor spaces, expertly curated art... More

From $219

NIght Hotel Times Square

3 stars
3.3 / 5 56 reviews

New York, New York

Sleek, funky boutique hotel with in-room tech toys for serious hipstersArtistic and trendy, the boutique Night Hotel Times Square offers a hideaway for the groovy set in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Atmosphere and color shape-shift throughout, from glowing golden-wood archways to futuristic furnishings lit in lavender... More

From $895

The Peninsula New York

5 stars
4.8 / 5 42 reviews

New York, New York

Includes breakfast and $50 hotel credit

The Peninsula New York is a 23-story, 1905 landmark building located in central Manhattan. Many of the original Beaux Arts architectural features, designed by Hiss and Weekes, have been retained, and the result is one of modern accents on old world elegance for this luxury property. The Peninsula New York has 239... More

From $220

Ace Hotel New York

4 stars
4.0 / 5 93 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

Cutting-edge Manhattan boutique mixes DJs with Michelin-starred diningFind the heart of New York City hip at the Ace Hotel New York, in midtown Manhattan. Rooms range from standard to loft and bunk-style, with cool decor such as vintage furnishings, a record turntable, hardwood flooring or a clawfoot tub. All include... More

From $675

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

5 stars
4.7 / 5 27 reviews

New York, New York

A timeless classic, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue, it is a true New York landmark - a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a santuary of refined... More

From $262

Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 86 reviews

New York, New York

Save 20% on your stay

Ultramodern hotel with eco-friendly amenities and personalized luxuryEventi, a Kimpton Hotel, provides the ultimate modern hotel experience. Order room service from a smartphone, or enjoy eco-friendly amenities such as the on-site 24-hour fitness center and spa. The hotel combines thoughtful amenities, artistic design,... More

From $332

The Benjamin New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 95 reviews

New York, New York

Rate includes up to 20% off

Sweet dreams at midtown boutique hotel with Sleep Concierge for guestsWith a prized midtown Manhattan location, sumptuous decor and prestigious award-winning restaurant headed by a celebrity chef, The Benjamin makes a New York City stay more than memorable. The hotel staff takes guest comfort seriously -- they feature an... More

From $324

Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.1 / 5 20 reviews

New York, New York

FREE COFFEE, WATER and FRUIT DAILY

Located in New York City's culturally rich Lower East Side, Hotel on Rivington places you in the epicenter of downtowns energetic nightlife, historic architecture and Manhattans hip and creative set. Guests are in easy walking distance to landmark neighborhoods such as SoHo, Tribeca, The Bowery, Chinatown and Little... More

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Gayborhood

New York Gayborhood hotels

From $249

GEM Hotel - Chelsea, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.8 / 5 39 reviews

New York, New York

The GEM Hotel an Ascend Collection hotel is your corner of the world. Newly built boutique hotel offers an intimate atmosphere offering elegant rooms with luxurious amenities. Conveniently located in Chelsea it is a leisurely stroll to the Flatiron District, Greenwich Village, Union Square, New York University (NYU),... More

From $229

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea

3 stars
3.9 / 5 71 reviews

New York, New York

Save 20% on your stay

The industrial chic Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea is located in Manhattan's fashionable Chelsea district, known for its galleries, eclectic nightlife, outstanding restaurants, and shopping. Our superb Manhattan location is ideal for both the business and leisure traveler. Our hotel is easily accessible from... More

From $215

The Out NYC

4 stars
4.0 / 5 88 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

Sleek 4 Star Urban resort, minutes from Times Square with complimentary spa access and WiFi. Like New York City itself, THE OUT NYC is defined by limitless possibilities. Discover your home away from home in one of the hotel's 101 contemporary guest rooms and gain access to our unique outdoor spaces, expertly curated art... More

From $345

Hotel Americano

4 stars
2.4 / 5 5 reviews

New York, New York

Hotel Americano is a member of Design Hotels - Located in the heart of Manhattans Chelsea neighborhood alongside the worlds best art galleries and New Yorks famed High Line Park -Hotel Americano is Grupo Habitas first property in the US and part of an expanding collection that includes ten celebrated hotels throughout... More

From $345

Dream Downtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 42 reviews

New York, New York

Carrying on an exciting and imaginative new concept in inventive, full-service luxury travel brought by its predecessors Dream New York and Dream South Beach, Dream Downtown is the latest jewel in the impressive Vikram Chatwal Hotel portfolio. Situated between the hip, cool Meatpacking District and chic, charming... More

From $242

Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 78 reviews

New York, New York

Save 10% on your stay

Hipster heaven in Hell's Kitchen with views, full spa and great diningFind hipster heaven in Hell's Kitchen at Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel, in a former printing house on midtown Manhattan's western edge. The low-rise neighborhood affords unparalleled views of the city skyline and Hudson River, yet is still within reach of New... More

From $180

Discover a unique hotel experience surrounded by all the popular sights and sounds of New York City from a premier hotel in Chelsea NYC. Offering impeccably appointed and budget-friendly accommodations in one of the city's most prominent neighborhoods, the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Chelsea is ideal for... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles New York Tue, Oct 7 - Sat, Oct 11 $317
Chicago New York Tue, Sep 30 - Tue, Oct 7 $195
San Francisco New York Wed, Oct 22 - Tue, Oct 28 $324
Denver New York Tue, Oct 7 - Tue, Oct 14 $205
London New York Wed, Nov 5 - Mon, Nov 10 $636
Raleigh New York Tue, Sep 23 - Tue, Sep 30 Check rates
Tel Aviv New York Sat, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 15 $757
Seattle New York Wed, Nov 5 - Tue, Nov 11 $316
Dallas New York Tue, Oct 7 - Wed, Oct 8 $208
Atlanta New York Tue, Sep 30 - Mon, Oct 6 $265
Miami New York Wed, Oct 15 - Sun, Oct 19 $197
Fort Lauderdale New York Sat, Oct 25 - Wed, Oct 29 $145
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New York highlights

  • Gay Manhattan

    Among New York City’s five boroughs, Manhattan is still where most of the LGBT scene is located. The West Village, centered on Christopher Street, is the oldest gay area and home to the famous Stonewall bar. The East Village, Chelsea, and newer queer-popular areas like Hell’s Kitchen near Times Square.

    More NYC gayborhoods

    Brooklyn is the second-gayest borough and seems to be getting queerer every year -- particularly in young, artsy Williamsburg and leafy, lesbian-popular Park Slope. In Queens, the Greek-flavored ‘hood of Astoria is an up-and-coming gay area, as is the multi-ethnic enclave of Jackson Heights, home to a slew of gay bars.

    Gay New York travel can be anything you want to make it: Check out the LGBT theater scene, take a tour of gay art galleries in Chelsea, explore the newly identified queer ethnic scene in Queens, take a limo tour of queer Manhattan historical sites, delve into the leather bars, listen to queer poetry slams, watch gay rugby matches, and dine in fine lesbian restaurants.

    Gay and lesbian events

    There are LGBT events going on year-round in New York, but come in June for the big gay events, including the Manhattan Pride parade that overwhelms Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn Pride, Queens Pride and the leathery Folsom Street East street fair.

Insider tips for New York gay travel

  • Choose your lodging based on your interests

    If you want to experience the classic gay and lesbian scene, choose Chelsea. If you’re into theater, stay in gay-popular Hell’s Kitchen near Times Square. If you prefer a grungier, artsier scene, choose the Lower East Side.

    Learn the secret taxi schedule

    When taxi drivers change shifts around 4 or 5 p.m. and 4 or 5 a.m., it can be extremely difficult to grab a cab. Avoid cab problems by learning the subway system -- it’s by far the cheapest way to get around and have a true NYC experience at the same time!

    Add on Fire Island

    During the season on Fire Island (roughly May to September), you can feel like a real New Yorker by joining in on the lively beach scene here. Of the two main LGBT enclaves on the island, The Pines is more male and exclusive; Cherry Grove is more lesbian and democratic.

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