Chelsea Pines Inn

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in New York (2024 Updated)

In 2019New York City welcomes the world as we mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and celebrate a half-century of progress for LGBT liberation. Better book from now your favourite gay friendly hotels  New York.

Dates for the NY Gay Parade in 2019: June 28, 2019 – June 30, 2021. Address: Various Locations, New York, NY.

Chelsea District and the West Village are the areas with most of gay bars, restaurants and gay friendly hotels in New York City.

New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.



1. The GEM Hotel – Chelsea NY – Gay Friendly Hotels New York

Gay Friendly Hotel New York
Gay Friendly Hotel New York

Offering a terrace and fitness centre, The GEM Hotel – Chelsea is located in New York, 800 m from Madison Square Garden. Free WiFi access is offered.

Each guest room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an iPod docking station and a private bathroom. All private bathroom are equipped with a bath or shower and offer bath robes, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

The hotel is in a GREAT location on 22nd and 8th, and was very close to the subway. The rooms are clean and well appointed, though small – as advertised. Great if you just need a place to sleep in Manhattan.

The rooms are tiny but really all you need, great location in the adorable Chelsea district, inexpensive even without a discount, grocery, coffee, bagels and the Chelsea Market all within blocks. Also there is a cute bar and rooftop lounge with views of the Empire State Building.

The room are small but modern and clean. There is a queen bed, wardrobe, small dressing table and a nightstand and enough room to walk from one side of the bed to the other, but if you’re coming to New York, you’re probably not going to spend much time in your hotel room anyway.

The beds are comfortable and all the fixtures in the bathroom looked fairly new. The hotel is also in an awesome location for touring Manhattan. The Highline, Chelsea Market, Union Square Park, Madison Square Park, Eataly, and many others are all within walking distance. The C/E stop at 23rd street is one block away, and that will take you to Times Square, Central Park, Museum of Natural History, etc.

For as small as the room has, the bathroom is surprisingly spacious and had a nice wide windowsill for toiletries. Shower water pressure was average.

But even with all these locations, the neighbourhood is still very residential ;if you want to experience staying somewhere less Disney-fied than Times Square and the surrounding area.

How much does a room costs at The GEM Hotel – Chelsea NY?

Prices start 120$/night for the Queen Room. The Double Room – Non-Smoking is 165$/night.

This room features HDTV programming, a bathrobe, free toiletries and a coffee maker.

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2. Chelsea Pines Inn New York – Gay Friendly Hotels New York


The Chelsea Pines Inn is a bed and breakfast hosting guests in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. The five-story walk-up provides 24-hour concierge services and is 500 m from the Highline.
The Inn is decorated with film posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Rooms feature free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, and a refrigerator.

The Manhattan Chelsea Pines offers an expanded continental breakfast with homemade bread, bagels, and espresso. Snacks from the cookie jar and candy bowl are available all day.

The very central location close to Subway and buses, close to Greenwich Village and close to some very nice spots in NYC.

This 3* gay friendly hotel is located in the ever-so hip Meatpacking District, between Chelsea and Greenwich Village.  This is a perfect place to stay in the Chelsea area. It is just a short walk to the start of the High Line with plenty of places to eat nearby and Greenwich village only 15 minutes walk from here.

Chelsea Pines Inn
Chelsea Pines Inn

The room was great and we loved the decoration in the hotel. It has a fab character and the service from everyone working there is brilliant.

Rooms are quiet for such a great location, bed very comfy and bathroom excellent. Location was brilliant for getting to see some more of New York, great gay bars and restaurants near by.

Breakfast is served every morning – standard fare but nicely done – yogurt/oj/cereal/bagels/toast/a deli meat and a cheese and really nice fruit/berries &  homemade quick breads, deviled eggs, avocado – a cookie/iced tea/lemon water spread for afternoon/evening and a candy bowl at the front desk.

How much does a room costs at Chelsea Pines Inn New York?

Prices start 230$/night for the Superior Deluxe Double Room. The Deluxe Apartment  is 700$/night.

Featuring a double hydromassage bath, this air-conditioned, modern room offers a King-size bed and bluetooth speakers. It has a private bathroom with a shower.

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3. Dream Downtown Hotel NY – Gay Friendly Hotels New York

Dream Downtown
Dream Downtown

Dream is a flagship hotel in downtown Manhattan with a modern theme. It features a roof-top lounge with club overlooking the skyline, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor pool with private cabanas.

Fitted with designer furnishings and numerous porthole windows, rooms at Dream Downtown come with Egyptian cotton bedding and courtesy plush bathrobes.

The place is in Meatpacking district walking distance from art galleries, Samsung flagship store with VR experience.

Located in the busy meatpacking district within the trendy Chelsea neighbourhood the hotels location is not to far from anywhere and has great restaurants , cafes and shopping within walking distance. Perfect location for shopping, great restaurants and night nightlife.

The hotel is trendy with an amazing pool, trendy bar and great atmosphere along with surprisingly delicious food. Everyone at the hotel is friendly and wants to make sure your stay is a stress free vacation full of fun.

The front desk personnel are very professional & caring.

The property’s spectacular out-of the-box architectural design coupled with the amazing DREAM team management and staff who remain amongst the best you can experience in all your travels makes me you like both family AND royalty.

The Platinum King room has enough space so you don’t feel so crammed and you can actually relax. Big bathroom with a wonderful bathtub. The King room comes with a beautiful view and the amenities were nothing less than expected. Room service is totally worth the price.

Rooms Are a decent size for NYC standards with a good size bathroom and some rooms have the view of the empire state building.

The rooftop bar as an added bonus to end your trip to NY!

How much does a room costs at Dream Downtown?

Prices start 196$/night for the Queen Room. The King Room with Balcony is 220$/night.

This double room has a balcony, cable TV and air conditioning.

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4.  The Jane Hotel NY – Gay Friendly Hotels New York

Located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, this New York hotel is 1.9 km from Union Square. The guest rooms include free WiFi and resemble the cabins of a ship.

The historic Jane Hotel provides guest rooms with warm-colored bedding and large mirrors. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station. All rooms feature a river view, while some rooms offer a terrace.

Café Gitane, located on site, serves French-Moroccan dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free bicycles for exploring the city.

The Hudson River is a two-minute walk away; a walking/jogging path lined with park benches and lawns is an even-quieter escape than this quiet hotel. Another great place to visit is the High Line, an aerial park that starts two blocks away… next to the Whitney Art Museum. There are lots of galleries and restaurants around that area. It’s a ten or 15-minute walk from the nearest subway station (8th Ave at 14th St) but it always felt safe.

The place’s a historic landmark, complete with its own café and its own bar/lounge, offering free bicycle for you to ride and conveniently located in the heart of the Meatpacking District, close to shops, the High Line and the subway. The cobblestone paved street is a charm on its own.

The Jane NY
The Jane NY

The Jane exudes a Wes Anderson kookiness and faded glory which exactly our cup of tea. The location is perfect near to all the best west village and meatpacking district bars and restaurants.

Great little hotel with an excellent location to Greenwich Village and the meatpacking district. About ten minutes walk from a subway station and two minutes to the high line. Rooms are very small, but that is the point. They are perfectly formed with everything you need including towels, AC,TV, phone, internet and dressing gowns. The bathrooms are communal (i.e. Not split by gender) which doesn’t bother me as everything was well divided and lockable. Also shampoo, conditioner and shower gel provided.

Gay Friendly Hotel New York
Gay Friendly Hotel New York

How much does a room costs at The Jane Hotel NY?

Prices start 292$/night for the Captain’s Cabin with private bathroom. Standard Cabin with Shared Bathroom is 100$/night.

This spacious room features a private bathroom.

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5. 1 Hotel Central Park  NY  – Gay Friendly Hotels New York

Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, 1 Hotel Central Park is located in New York.
Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box and a laptop safe.

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 location is fantastic! Central Park is a block away, the beginning of the shops at Fifth Avenue (Apple and Bergdorf) are one avenue away, and both MoMa and Rockefeller Center are about a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel. The F train is within steps of the hotel located on Sixth Avenue. There are quite a few good places to eat in the area such as, Jams (within the Hotel), Quality Meats across the street, Quality Italian next to the hotel, whilst The Wayfarer, Sarabeth’s, Rue 57, and Nobu 57 are all within a two block radius. If you are looking for a more specific restaurant, you can always go to the excellent concierge team in the lobby for help with reservations and/or recommendations.

1 Hotel Central Park is quite an oasis in Midtown Manhattan. The verdant exterior, accompanied by repurposed water tower wood is a beautiful contrast to the dull grey buildings typical in Manhattan (and most metropolises). Inside the hotel, you are greeted with beautiful kokedamas and hanging nests. The décor and color scheme are green and natural. The rooms are pretty much the same: woodsy, plenty of greenery, and most importantly, very relaxing!

1 Hotel Central Park
1 Hotel Central Park

The shower is a sensual retreat – glass enclosed on 3 sides, with gorgeous marble flooring, a rainshower and a sliding hand-held shower head with great pressure; a 5 minute hourglass timer and woodsy bath products in large dispensers on a piece of wood. The mini bar has unique, higher end offerings and an espresso machine. There are recycle baskets discretely placed underneath the minibar. The beds and pillows are so comfortable.

There is also a cozy window perch, from which you can watch the world below or just read or relax.

Gym is very nice and overlooks the street.

The hotel also has an in-house complimentary Tesla available to take you to your destination, as long as it is within a 15 block radius. I would also like to say that the turndown service is wonderful!

Gay Friendly Hotel New York
Gay Friendly Hotel New York

How much does a room costs at 1 Hotel Central Park  NY?

Prices start 299$/night for the Queen Room. Deluxe King Room with City View is 339$/night.

This double room features air conditioning, bathrobe and cable TV.

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by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.