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Recommended gay friendly hotels in New York City

New York is such a diverse city with gay life found all around, so it is worth working out where the best hotel location is for your trip. Do you want to be near the nightlife in Hells Kitchen or Greenwich Village, or perhaps out in Brooklyn for an alternative scene? Wherever you choose to stay, perhaps treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for highly rates and gay friendly hotel deals in New York City and Brooklyn. You're able to support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!


3* 414 Hotel

Located in Hell's Kitchen, this Manhattan boutique hotel is 644 m from Times Square. It features a private courtyard and guest rooms with a 37-flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Complimentary wine and cheese service is held every evening for all in-house guests. An iPod docking station and a refrigerator are included in all guest rooms. Accessible only by stairway, the 414 Hotel offers luxury bath amenities and a hairdryer in each private bathroom. A continental breakfast is served every morning in the hotel lobby, which also boasts a fireplace. Concierge and reservation services are available 24-hours a day. Free coffee and juice are available until midnight. The subway station is 805 m from Hotel 414. Madison Square Garden and Penn Station are 2 km from the property.

3* Courtyard Times Square

This hotel is located in the heart of New York's Fashion District, just a 3-minute walk from Times Square. It offers free Wi-Fi, a modern gym and cafe. The modern rooms at Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square include a flat-screen cable TV with HBO and an iPod docking station. There is also a tea/coffee maker, safe and work desk. The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square offers the nosh! Cafe, where guests can enjoy a large American breakfast consisting of sweet and savoury dishes. A 24-hour Market is also on site. Guests can work out at the well-equipped gym, which includes cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The hotel is 0.8 km from the Empire State Building. It is also 12.9 km from New York/La Guardia (LGA) Airport and offers an airport shuttle for a fee.

3* Holiday Inn Times Square

Holiday Inn New York - Times Square South offers accommodation in Midtown Manhattan, 400 m from the Theater District. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries. Times Square is 500 m from Holiday Inn New York - Times Square, while Madison Square Garden is 500 m away. The nearest airport is La Guardia Airport, 10 km from Holiday Inn New York - Times Square South.

3* Hotel Le Bleu

This boutique hotel is located in the Park Slope neighbourhood and offers free on-site parking. It is 6 blocks from the Union Street subway station and rooms feature free WiFi. Barclays Center is just 1.8 km away. At the Hotel Le Bleu, every room includes a flat-screen HDTV and an iPod docking station. A DVD player and cable TV are also included in the rooms. Limited on-site parking is available. A free welcome package with drinks and snacks is provided at the Le Bleu Hotel. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is one kilometer from Hotel Le Bleu. The hotel is also 2.4 km from the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden is less than 3.2 km away.

3* Hotel Le Jolie

Located in Brooklyn, this boutique hotel features European-style guest rooms with a 48-inch HDTV and free Wi-Fi. Lorimer Street Subway Station, a 5-minute walk from the hotel, provides easy access to Manhattan. An iPod dock and small fridge are in each cozy room at Hotel Le Jolie. Guests have access to free movie channels, an in-room safe and free local telephone calls. The rooms feature bright, modern, custom-designed furniture and illuminated artwork panel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a 17-minute walk from Le Jolie Hotel. Williamsburg Bridge is 1.6 km away. Manhattan is 11 minutes' subway journey. The brightly decorated dining area offers a continental breakfast daily. Pastries, fruit and coffee are offered. Guests are a short walk from local area restaurants including Italian cuisine at Bamote's Restaurant, 0.6 km away. Airport travel arrangements can be made at the concierge desk. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free, limited, on-site parking on the first come first served basis for added convenience. Street parking is available nearby at no cost.

3* Pod Brooklyn

The Pod Hotel Brooklyn is located 644 m from the Music Hall of Williamsburg and 966 m from State of New York – East River State Park. The Pod Brooklyn offers complimentary WiFi and concierge services. The rooms are housed in four buildings that are separated by a courtyard and connected by bridges. Each room at The Pod Hotel Brooklyn are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Private bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryer are provided for guests' convenience. Clinton Hall serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating. The continental breakfast offers coffee, tea or juice as well as a pastry. Pod Brooklyn also offers a work/lounge space on the mezzanine floor where guests can find small bites and coffee during the day. The subway station can be found 322 m away. The Brooklyn Brewery is less than 1 km away.

3* SpringHill Suites Times Sq

Enjoy your stay in NYC a little more at SpringHill Suites New York Manhattan/Times Square South, an all-new, all-suite hotel near Madison Square Garden. Set in the Hell's Kitchen district of New York, SpringHill Suites New York Manhattan/Times Square South offers a fitness centre. The property is close to several noted attractions, around 700 m from Macy's and around 320 m from Madison Square Garden. The property provides a 24-hour front desk. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. At SpringHill Suites Times Square you will find a restaurant serving American cuisine. Times Square is 1.1 km from the accommodation, while Bryant Park is 1.1 km from the property. LaGuardia Airport is 15 km away.

4* 1 Hotel Central Park

Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also comes with a hairdryer, cotton slipper socks and bathrobes. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box, a laptop safe, a yoga mat and a Nespresso machine. At 1 Hotel Central Park you will find a 24-hour front desk, a bar and a snack bar. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, luggage storage and dry cleaning. The on-site restaurant, Jams, features an open kitchen, exposed brick and reclaimed oak. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The hotel is 300 m from Carnegie Hall, 500 m from Museum of Modern Art and 600 m from Central Park. Newark Liberty International Airport is 19 km away.

4* AC Hotel Times Square

Experience a stylish stay at the AC Hotel New York Times Square. In the heart of Manhattan, our innovative hotel offers guests comfortable amenities and convenient location. Boasting a bar, AC Hotel by Marriott New York Times Square is set in New York in the New York State region, 600 m from Bryant Park and less than 1 km from Macy's. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a bath or shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel the rooms come with a wardrobe and a private bathroom. Guests at AC Hotel Times Square can enjoy a continental breakfast. A business centre and vending machines with drinks and snacks are available on site at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near AC Hotel by Marriott New York Times Square include New York Public Library, Madison Square Garden and Times Square. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 15 km from the hotel.

4* Indigo Williamsburg

Hotel Indigo - Williamsburg - Brooklyn has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Brooklyn. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a a la carte breakfast. Indigo Williamsburg offers a sun terrace. There is an in-house snack bar and guests can also make use of the business area. Barclays Center is 5 km from the accommodation, while Coney Island is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 11 km from Hotel Indigo - Williamsburg - Brooklyn.

4* Radisson Times Square

Situated conveniently in the Hell's Kitchen district of New York, Radisson Hotel New York Times Square is set 600 m from Macy's, less than 1 km from Madison Square Garden and a 12-minute walk from Times Square. The property is located 1.7 km from Radio City Music Hall, 2.4 km from Top of the Rock and 8 km from Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and an ATM for guests. At the hotel all rooms come with a private bathroom. Radisson New York Times Square offers a a la carte or American breakfast. For guests' convenience, the accommodation has a business centre. Popular points of interest near Radisson Hotel New York Times Square include Bryant Park, Empire State Building and New York Public Library. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 13 km from the hotel.

4* Riu Plaza Times Square

Located in New York, 100 m from Restaurant Row, Riu Plaza New York Times Square offers WiFi. The hotel has a terrace and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant The Theater Buffet. All rooms have a TV. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom with a bath or shower, with free toiletries and a hair dryer provided. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property and Capital Grab & Go offers coffee. Times Square is 400 m from Riu Plaza New York Times Square, while Broadway Theatre is 600 m from the property. La Guardia Airport is 10 km away. This is our guests' favourite part of New York, according to independent reviews.

4* The Standard, High Line

With sweeping panoramic views of the city, The Standard, High Line hotel offers prime access to the Meatpacking District and Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. Featuring a roof terrace with a hot tub, The Standard, High Line New York is located in the Meatpacking District, 29 m from the High Line. Free WiFi access is offered. Every room at the hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows and a city or river view. Each room also comes with a flat-screen TV, an overstocked minibar and a private bathroom with bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at The Standard, High Line New York. The hotel offers several on-site bars and restaurants. There is also 24-hour room service and complimentary bike hire as this pet-friendly hotel. The Standard Grill is the on-site steakhouse with new American cuisine. The rooftop bar and nightclub Le Bain offers music and city views, while The Standard Biergarten offers sausages, pretzels, beer and table tennis under the High Line. Whitney Museum of American Art is 300 m away from The Standard, High Line New York, while Chelsea Market is 400 m away.. The nearest airport is La Guardia Airport, 12 km away.

4* The Time New York

Located 300 m from Broadway theatres, The Time New York Hotel features rooms by designer David Rockwell. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar. Free WiFi access is offered. Every room at the hotel features a Samsung Smart TV, designer chair by Moroso and Italian Frette bed linen. Each room has a private bathroom with a rainfall shower, Maison Margiela bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Guests receive full access to Elite Hell's Kitchen by New York Sports Club and unlimited use of the hotel's onsite 24-hour fitness centre. The on-site Italian restaurant Serafina serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as pre and post-theatre menus. Cocktails can be enjoyed at LeGrande Lounge. The famed Restaurant Row is just 300 m from The Time New York Hotel, while Times Square is 400 m away. The nearest airport is LaGuardia International Airport, 10 km away.

4* Walker Greenwich Village

Stay with us at Walker Hotel Greenwich Village and enjoy an authentic NYC experience steeped with history near Washington Square Park and Union Square. Nestled in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, this boutique hotel is 805 m from New York University and Washington Square Park. Breakfast is served at the property for an additional charge as well. Boasting elegant 1920s-inspired decor, guest rooms at Walker Hotel Greenwich Village feature leather chairs and cable TVs. Guests are pampered with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Guests of Walker Hotel Greenwich Village Manhattan can relax with a cocktail in the on-site bar and lounge. Society Cafe is a 'market to table' restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Christopher Zabita. Union Square and the Union Square subway station is 483 m from the property.

4* Washington Square Hotel

Located 32 m from Washington Square Park and 141 m from the subway station, this Greenwich Village hotel features a spa and a restaurant. Complimentary WiFi is available. Washington Square Hotel provides in-room safety deposit boxes, desks, flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. The bathrooms include bathrobes and hairdryers. The hotel offers guests an on-site gym. Massages and facials are available at the spa, while iPads are available for use at the reception. A continental breakfast is served every morning at the on-site dining destination, North Square Restaurant. Mario Batali's flagship restaurant Babbo is located 72 m away. New York University is 161 m from the Washington Square Hotel. Madison Square Garden is 2.4 km from the property.

4* citizenM Times Square

CititenM hotels are always popular with gay travellers, and this one is no exception. Located right in the heart of Manhattan, close the gay action in Hells Kitchen, this hotel is just 1 minute's walk from Times Square and within 5 minutes' walk of Central Park and Columbus Circle. Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building are within 15 minutes' walk. A flat-screen TV and a small refrigerator with free water are offered in citizenM's rooms, which feature a centralized digital system that controls lighting, music and electronics. Bathrooms include Hansgrohe rain showers and oversized bathroom amenities. Wi-Fi and movies are provided free of charge. Free high-speed Wi-Fi and express check in are offered at citizenM New York Times Square. Guests can stay refreshed with 24-hour food and beverage service, including barista-made coffee and freshly made cocktails. iMac computers and printing services are available free of charge. Three outdoor terraces are provided at the New York Times Square citizenM, which features a state-of-the-art fitness centre with yoga facilities. After working out, guests can relax with drinks and sweeping views of the city on the exclusive rooftop bar. The living room-style lobby features a contemporary art collection and plenty of space to relax. Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue are both within 5 minutes' walk of citizenM New York Times Square. The Museum of Modern Art is 10 minutes' walk away.

5* Crosby Street Hotel

Located on a cobbled street in the SoHo neighborhood, this contemporary design hotel features a beautiful inner courtyard and an on-site terrace restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The Crosby Street Hotel offers bright, modern rooms with high ceilings and full-length windows. Each is equipped with flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Guests of Crosby Street are welcome to work out in the 24-hour gym or relax in front of the fireplace in the plush drawing room. Films are shown in the hotel's private theater each Sunday. The Crosby Bar and Terrace serves gourmet items including breakfast and brunch. An afternoon tea with pastries and sandwiches is offered daily. The Crosby Street Hotel is adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art Design and 1 block from the Spring Street subway station.

5* Equinox Hudson Yards

Set in the West Side oasis of Hudson Yards, Equinox Hotel New York is redefining the luxury hotel experience as an urban resort in NYC. Equinox Hotels was created for those who rest and play as hard as they work. For those who seek a place that matches the scale of their ambitions and a space to restore and regenerate. Located in Hudson Yards, New York's newest neighborhood and home to more than 100 diverse shops and culinary experiences, public art and cultural institutions. Times Square is 1.9 km from the hotel. At the hotel, every room features total soundproofing, blackout blinds, and integrated technology for personalization. Staff at the accommodation are always available to provide advice on what to do and what to see in New York City. Centrally located to all major airports, including Newark Int'l Airport, 25.9 km away, New York La Guardia Airport, 15.7 km away, and New York JFK Airport, 26.4 km away.


SIXTY SoHo is the epitome of sophisticated luxury in the middle of New York City's premier neighborhood, SoHo, NYC. This boutique hotel in Manhattan's SoHo District features a restaurant and a seasonal rooftop bar with stunning views. It offers contemporary rooms with a flat-screen TV. All rooms at SIXTY Soho boast a well-stocked minibar. The marble bathrooms feature mosaic floors along with slippers and bathrobes. During their stay, guests can work out in the on-site gym. They can also enjoy the hotel's 24-hour concierge service. Bistrot Leo, serves French cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, guests can relax at the trendy Butterfly Lounge or the exclusive A60 seasonal rooftop lounge. The Spring Street subway station is 161 m from SIXTY Soho. Chinatown is less than 1.6 km away.

5* The Bowery Hotel

The Bowery Hotel is the standard of service, style, and sophistication in New York City's Lower East Side. Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at The Bowery Hotel. Featuring a lobby bar, The Bowery Hotel is located at the intersection of the Lower East Side and East Village, 450 m from the New Museum. Free WiFi access is available. Each room at this boutique hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows and city views. Guests can request for a crib in the room. The industrial design is paired with residential loft-style amenities like hardwood floors, Oushak rugs and 400 thread count bedding. Every room also has a marble bathroom with rain showers, plush towels and luxury C.O. Bigelow bath amenities. There is 24-hour concierge service at The Bowery Hotel. Bicycle rentals are complimentary, as are newspapers, laptops and iPads upon request. Gemma, the on-site Italian restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday, and 24-hour room service is also available. The Bowery Hotel is within walking distance of several music venues. Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge are 800 m away. The nearest metro station is Bleecker Street, 290 m away.

5* The Dominick

The only Five-Diamond property in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Enjoy views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, world-class spa, and event accommodations. Featuring a full-service spa and 4 restaurants, this 46-story Manhattan hotel has rooms that offer a personalized minibar and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Dominick Hotel provides relaxing, contemporary rooms with custom-made furniture, a 42-inch flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. An Italian marble bath and a bathroom vanity with TV are included. A seasonal 7th floor outdoor pool overlooks the city and features a connected bar. A fitness center and business services are also available. Complimentary WiFi is offered to all guests. A premium or platinum WiFi with more bandwidth is also available at a surcharge. The Washington Square Park is less than 1 km from the The Dominick Hotel. The Film Forum is 500 m away.

5* The Langham, Fifth Avenue

Centrally located in mid-town Manhattan, The Langham, New York is a contemporary luxury hotel offering personalized service like no other. Set between Bryant Park and the Empire State Building, this hotel offers rooms with iPod docking stations. The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue rooms include an espresso maker and bottled water during turn-down. All the rooms are also equipped with WiFi access. Guests who stay in the suites have complimentary access to bottled water and sodas. Concierge services and a 24-hour front desk are provided for guests' convenience. Complimentary ironing services for up to 5 items upon arrival is also provided (only once per stay). Guests can dine at Ai Fiori, which is the onsite Michelin-star restaurant at The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue. The restaurant serves modern Italian cuisine that is inspired by the French and Italian Riviera. Enjoy drinks and small plates at Bar Fiori. The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is 322 m from the Empire State Building. Grand Central Station is 805 m from the hotel.

5* Times Square EDITION

The Times Square EDITION introduces the next generation of modern luxury. It features 452 guest rooms, a fitness centre, performance venue, and six unique dining experiences developed by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. Select rooms offer upgraded amenities such as a private balcony, additional living space and views of Times Square. Room service is conveniently provided for guests to enjoy. Concierge services and dry-cleaning are offered as well. Times Square is 300 m from the accommodation, while Restaurant Row is 800 m from the property. LaGuardia Airport is 13 km away.

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