The Entertainment Capital of the World is also one of the most gay-friendly cities in the entire U.S. With a large variety of gay bars, night clubs and experiences tailored to the LGBTQ community, Las Vegas is becoming one of the biggest gay travel destinations in the world. So, with the massive influx of visitors, where is the best place for them all to stay? Below we’ll take a look at five fabulous accommodations with amenities and features that you are sure to fall head over heels for.
Las Vegas has been continually ranked #1 on various lists as the most fun city in the entire U.S.
The Encore is not only a gorgeous luxury hotel but it is also one of the best choices for LGBTQ tourists as it features a special “pride concierge” line which provides on-the-spot information and travel advice concerning all the best entertainment options specifically tailored to the gay community. One of the most welcoming hotels of its kind while being extremely elegant at the same time, The Encore is only minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Situated on the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Flamingo Hotel and Casino is a fabulous accommodation option, especially for members of the LGBTQ community. It contains a huge water playground, updated gym facility, and a luxury spa among many other amenities. In the summer there is an LGBTQ pool party named the “Electric Safari” which is held on the 15-acre pool grounds and features tropical decorations, go-go boys, drink specials, music from visiting DJ’s, and more. Inside the hotel, visitors can choose from Deluxe, Flamingo Go, and Fab Luxury rooms each equipped with their own large flat screen TV and various lounge chairs. The vintage artwork and signature pink aesthetics throughout make it a stay worth remembering. Aside from the beauty within the hotel, the Flamingo Resort also houses an impressive casino which was first opened in 1946 by mobster Bugsy Siegel and is currently considered the second oldest casino in all of Sin City. The Flamingo mixes history and modern amenities for one of the best stays available in Vegas.
Located on the southern end of the strip is Luxor Hotel and Casino, a great option for people who are looking for a variety of events for LGBTQ travelers. If you stay here you’ll get to enjoy the “Sunkissed Sunday,” an exciting LGBTQ pool party, fashion shows, and the opportunity for same-sex wedding ceremonies in the hotel’s main chapel – there’s even a discount available on gay weddings! Hang out in your spacious hotel room or try your luck down at the casino; there is truly something for everyone that stays at the Luxor.
The shiny gold facade of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will entice you to take a deeper look inside its interiors and you’ll be glad you did as this famous strip hotel, a member of the MGM hotel chain, is extremely gay-friendly. It is home to many amenities such as 30,000 square foot spa and huge outdoor pool for suntanning and socializing. Not to mention, you can enjoy your favorite poker, blackjack and roulette games in the world’s most famous city for casino gaming. The resort was also nominated for a 2009 Gay.com Travel Award, further proving the point that the facility really knows how to serve its LGBTQ community.
Another member of the MGM group, this hotel is located smack dab on the Las Vegas strip, extremely close to some of the city’s major gay nightlife attractions. New-York-New-York Hotel and Casino is also home to the famous Cirque de Soleil show Zumanity. As these shows are world-renowned, going to a performance should top your list of things to do in Sin City. With jam-packed, welcoming crowds full of high-energy and good vibes all around, there is truly nothing like it.