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.

  • 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 $179

The MAve NYC

3 stars
3.5 / 5 26 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 $152

The Out NYC

4 stars
4.0 / 5 122 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... More

From $202

Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.3 / 5 30 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 $110

Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 218 reviews

New York, New York

Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Pod 39 Hotel in New York is a stylish resort that offers competitive rates. The hotel offers many standard amenities that savvy travelers will want, such as free Wi-Fi, an LCD flat screen TV in each room, and an in-room media center or iPod dock. The rooms--or pods as the hotel calls them--are small but brightly... More

From $100

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 174 reviews

New York, New York

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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 $159

Ace Hotel New York

4 stars
4.1 / 5 110 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

Find 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 free Internet, a flat-screen TV and a stocked minibar. On-site, The... More

From $189

The Benjamin New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 101 reviews

New York, New York

With 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 official Sleep Concierge to ensure sweet dreams, and even a "Dream... More

From $432

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 31 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 $169

Fitzpatrick Manhattan

4 stars
4.2 / 5 82 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 $179

The Roger

4 stars
4.1 / 5 155 reviews

New York, New York

Save 5% on 3 or 4 Night Stays!

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 unyielding commitment to superior service.  The... More

From $229

Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 38 reviews

New York, New York

Renaissance 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 attractions in the bustling New York City. Renaissance Hotel... More

From $199

New York Marriott Marquis

5 stars
4.3 / 5 503 reviews

New York, New York

Sleek and elegant, the Marriott Marquis in New York is everything travelers could want in the heart of the Big Apple. Located where Broadway meets Times Square, the hotel was designed by architect John Portman. The layout focuses on inward-facing spaces to help guests escape the bustle of the city. The height of... More

From $305

JW Marriott Essex House New York

5 stars
4.4 / 5 77 reviews

New York, New York

Rate Includes Breakfast

With 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 American specialties all day South... More

From $159

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square

3 stars
4.2 / 5 75 reviews

New York, New York

The Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square 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 square feet of meeting room space, while the hotel's location near Rockefeller... More

From $645

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 $179

Renaissance New York Hotel 57

4 stars
4.2 / 5 20 reviews

New York, New York

Rate includes breakfast

Modern design meets classic elegance at Renaissance New York Hotel 57. At the center of one of the Big Apple's most sophisticated neighborhoods, our Midtown Manhattan hotel showcases a completed couture masterpiece by award-winning designer Jordan Mozer, creating the perfect complement to 57th Street and Lexington... More

From $151

W New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 215 reviews

New York, New York

Save 15% on your stay

Located 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 it a favorite port of call for the financial traders eager to celebrate,... More

From $199

W New York - Times Square

5 stars
4.1 / 5 122 reviews

New York, New York

Showcasing a rich and visually vibrant pairing of modern textures and luxurious styles, the W New York - Times Square in New York is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Dedicated to delivering amenities that delight the senses, the W treats guests to posh views of the Big Apple's storied skyline,... More

From $159

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 136 reviews

New York, New York

Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline from your room at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City. This 53-story hotel has 1,781 rooms and an on-site valet parking garage that can accommodate 350 vehicles. If you are in New York for a business trip, the hotel offers a 24-hour business center and more than 59,000... More

From $209

The Westin New York at Times Square

4 stars
4.2 / 5 340 reviews

New York, New York

Save 20% on your stay

The premier choice for those looking for an ideal "Big Apple" experience, the Westin New York at Times Square in New York City is an impressive hotel. While vibrant, energetic Times Square rushes by outside, guests of the Westin can step inside and relax in its subdued, modern elegance. The Westin "Well-Being Movement"... More

From $139

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea

3 stars
3.9 / 5 83 reviews

New York, New York

Stay close to the action in one of New York Citys hippest neighborhoods. You wont need to go far to find a popular restaurant, gallery or variety of businesses. Our great Chelsea location also makes it easy to explore using public transportation. Behind our sleek design is the same casual comfort and service you expect... More

From $129

Element New York Times Square West

3 stars
4.3 / 5 46 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 $169

New York Marriott East Side

4 stars
4.0 / 5 101 reviews

New York, New York

Rate includes breakfast

Indulge in elegance with easy access to the excitement of the city at New York Marriott East Side. Explore the grandeur of Midtown Manhattan, just steps from our hotel, and visit the Chrysler Building, or take advantage of all the shopping surrounding our hotel near Grand Central Station. With 655 immaculately appointed... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay New York hotels

From $152

The Out NYC

4 stars
4.0 / 5 122 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... More

From $129

NIght Hotel Times Square

3 stars
3.3 / 5 65 reviews

New York, New York

Save 10% on a 3 night stay

Artistic 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 to the dark and rustic ski-lodge-inspired bar at Aspen Social Club.... More

From $595

The Peninsula New York

5 stars
4.8 / 5 46 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

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 $159

Ace Hotel New York

4 stars
4.1 / 5 110 reviews

New York, New York

Free internet in room

Find 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 free Internet, a flat-screen TV and a stocked minibar. On-site, The... More

From $432

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 31 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 $175

Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 92 reviews

New York, New York

Save 20% on your stay

Eventi, 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, and an urban setting. Many top locations in Manhattan lay within easy... More

From $189

The Benjamin New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 101 reviews

New York, New York

With 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 official Sleep Concierge to ensure sweet dreams, and even a "Dream... More

From $202

Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.3 / 5 30 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 $170

GEM Hotel - Chelsea, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.9 / 5 44 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 $139

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea

3 stars
3.9 / 5 83 reviews

New York, New York

Save 20% on your stay

Stay close to the action in one of New York Citys hippest neighborhoods. You wont need to go far to find a popular restaurant, gallery or variety of businesses. Our great Chelsea location also makes it easy to explore using public transportation. Behind our sleek design is the same casual comfort and service you expect... More

From $152

The Out NYC

4 stars
4.0 / 5 122 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... More

From $205

Hotel Americano

4 stars
2.9 / 5 7 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 $245

Dream Downtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 65 reviews

New York, New York

15% off per night

Just around the corner from the Maritime Museum, Dream Downtown offers a bundle of eclectic boutique charms, right in the middle of New York’s Meatpacking District. Flooded with natural light from oversized porthole windows, loft-inspired guestrooms feature a wealth of individualized delights including balconies, a... More

From $194

Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 93 reviews

New York, New York

Save 10% on your stay

Find 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 York City's best attractions. Sleekly mod and state-of-the-art, Ink48... More

From $139

Your NYC adventure begins here at the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Chelsea! Our award-winning hotel showcases an outstanding location in the Flower District, just moments from Penn Station. Great attractions like Chelsea Piers, the Empire State Building, the High Line, the Metropolitan Pavilion, and Herald... More

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Flights

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles New York Wed, Sep 2 - Tue, Sep 15 $292
Chicago New York Wed, Sep 2 - Sat, Sep 5 $167
San Francisco New York Tue, Jul 21 - Thu, Aug 6 $336
Denver New York Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 2 $238
London New York Sat, Sep 5 - Sat, Sep 19 $633
Raleigh New York Wed, Jul 15 - Wed, Jul 22 Check rates
Tel Aviv New York Sat, Sep 5 - Mon, Sep 14 $607
Seattle New York Thu, Aug 27 - Sat, Sep 12 $360
Dallas New York Tue, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 21 $167
Atlanta New York Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 9 $217
Miami New York Wed, Aug 19 - Tue, Sep 1 $168
Fort Lauderdale New York Thu, Aug 20 - Fri, Aug 21 $194
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    • We’re the ONLY leading travel agency with a perfect Corporate Equality Index Score from the Human Rights Campaign, with two GLAAD Media awards to boot.
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  • 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.

  • 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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