Las Vegas could easily be described as the most fabulous city in the US, overflowing with glitter, glamor, and extravagance. Vegas is a wonderfully open-minded city and is very welcoming of LGBTQ visitors. If you’re looking for a queer-friendly place to stay for your Sin City Gaycation, we made it easy by putting together this top 10 list of the best LGBTQ-friendly hotels in Las Vegas.
1. Luxor Hotel and Casino
This Vegas landmark is one of the most iconic features of the Las Vegas skyline: a glass pyramid with a beam of light you can see from outer space. Luxor is a delightfully affordable hotel to stay in while still offering stylish, contemporary rooms – in fact, we featured it as number 1 on our top 10 list of budget-friendly hotels in Vegas.
Luxor is part of the LGBTQ-friendly MGM Resorts collection and stands out for its welcoming hospitality towards gay guests. The resort hosts the only LGBTQ pool party in Las Vegas, known as Temptation Sundays, and welcomes same-sex marriages in its wedding chapel.
2. Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Encore is a 5-star luxury resort that’s connected to its sister property, Wynn Las Vegas. When staying here you can expect opulent, stylish guest rooms, designer shopping, and access to award-winning dining at Wynn next door. Located on the north end of the Strip, you’ll be close to many of the city’s most popular attractions and shows.
Encore caters to the gay community in a variety of ways, including their Pride Concierge Service which assists LGBTQ guests with planning cool, queer-friendly things to do in Vegas. The resort features one of Vegas’ best pools, an adults-only dayclub known as Encore Beach Club.
3. Artisan Hotel Boutique
This adults-only boutique hotel is like no other hotel you’ve ever stayed at. With a gothic art-filled lobby and uniquely sexy rooms and suites, the Artisan is a favorite Las Vegas hotel for open-minded guests who like to get a little naughty.
The Artisan hosts regular dance music nights both indoors in its dimly lit, sultry bar area and outside at the hotel’s topless-optional pool. Kink nights are a common occurrence at Artisan, and some stay packages even come with intimacy love kits.
4. The Cosmopolitan
This hip, upscale hotel in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip is proud to do things differently, with a trendy style that doesn’t fit into any molds. The Cosmopolitan offers chic residential-style suites with terraces that look out over some of the best views you can get of the Strip from high above.
The Cosmo earned Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality recognition from the Human Rights Campaign, with a score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index. The hotel’s pool deck has incredible pool parties, and their nightclub, Marquee, is one of the best clubs in Vegas. While staying there, you have to check out their fabulous retro-kitsch show, Opium.
Flamingo is a Vegas classic, with a neon entranceway you’d recognize from any movie about Vegas, ever. Centrally located, it’s perfect for being able to walk around and explore the Strip. It’s an affordable option for guests who want to save money for gambling, while offering stylish, newly renovated guest rooms.
The flamboyant and fabulous style of the Flamingo features pink everywhere you look. This gay-friendly hotel has an adults-only pool and some flaming hot shows: Rupaul’s Drag Race Live performs here, as well as the sexy X Burlesque.
6. SAHARA Las Vegas
One of the hippest hotels in Las Vegas is SAHARA, located on the north Strip. With a sophisticated yet playful style and a party vibe, this hotel stands out as a boutique hotel among the giant casino hotels of the Strip. Chic, modern rooms and a delectable array of dining options are just some of the highlights of staying at SAHARA.
This hotel is very welcoming of LGBTQ guests, and being a boutique, the guest service here is personalized and impressive. AZILO Ultra Pool is where the Elevate Pride Pool Party is held each year. You can also catch Magic Mike Live here and see some of the hottest bods in Vegas.
Aria is one of the most gorgeous upscale resorts in Vegas, giving guests an unparalleled experience of luxury. When staying here, you can enjoy stylish, contemporary rooms with corner views of the Las Vegas Strip, some of the finest restaurants in the city, and a center-strip location that can’t be beaten.
Spend a day rejuvenating at the resort’s Forbes Five Star spa, or dance the night away at Jewel Nightclub on property, one of the best clubs in Vegas. Liquid Pool Lounge is the resort’s upscale dayclub offering poolside pampering and some of the best pool cabanas in Vegas.
If you’re a queen and you want to be treated like royalty, Excalibur is absolutely made for you. This iconic Vegas hotel is a giant fairytale castle with a medieval theme throughout the property. It’s an affordable hotel and puts you right in the heart of the action on the Las Vegas Strip.
Lounge on a plush daybed by the adults-only pool with a full-service bar, or reserve a cabana with your group of friends. Excalibur is also where to go for the famously raunchy male revue, Thunder From Down Under.
This budget-friendly and gay-friendly hotel has a prime location on the Vegas Strip, perfect for exploring Las Vegas on foot. Modern, comfortable guest rooms, delicious dining, and a casino are all on property for you to enjoy, as well as a sparkling pool to cool off in.
Tropicana is just a 10-minute uber ride directly down the road from the famous gay neighborhood, the Fruit Loop, where you can find many of the best gay bars in town. It’s also the location where the biggest gay sporting event in the world, Sin City Shootout, is held.
10. Mandalay Bay
This 4.5 star luxury resort on the south end of the Strip has so much going on, you may not even want to leave the property. It’s a little removed from the heart of the Strip, so you’ll have space to unwind and relax, while still having access to some of the best restaurants, shows, and attractions in Vegas right on site.
The guest service at Mandalay Bay is outstanding, and they’re very welcoming of LGBTQ guests. Mandalay Bay Beach, a giant man-made beach with real sand and waves, is one highlight of the resort, and another is Foundation Room, a classy and sophisticated lounge with famous club nights.