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Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte, NC: Top 3 (2021 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in North Carolina, and the state has recognized same-sex marriage since October 10, 2014. However, an amendment to a bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBT persons in charter schools has not been signed into law.
Charlotte has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Chasers Charlotte NoDaThe Bar at 316 & Argon are the most famous gay bars in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films.

Top attractions to visit in Charlotte


1. Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte

Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel
Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

Set in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, this Kimpton hotel offers crafted cocktails and shareable bar snacks at Merchant & Trade, a Modern-style rooftop bar 19 levels above Romare Bearden Park. Shopping at Epicenter is an 8-minute walk away.

Savor Italian-inspired American cuisine at Angeline’s. Sky Space also offers a indoor bar-lounge, outdoor terrace, and private terrace ideal for private events from 15 to 150 guests.

Rooms and suites boast a flat-screen cable TV, a pillow-top mattress, and a Carrera marble bathroom with Atelier Bloem bath amenities. Kick back with a park view in some Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel suites and 24-hour room service.

On a downtown intersection across from Romare Bearden Park, this chic hotel is 4 minutes’ walk from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and less than a mile from I-277.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with park or city views, the stylish rooms have Wi-Fi access, flat-screens and yoga mats, plus minibars, Italian linens and designer toiletries; some offer balconies. Suites add wet bars and living rooms. In-room spa treatments are available.

Loaner bikes and evening wine receptions are free. There’s an Italian restaurant/bar and a sleek rooftop bar. Other amenities include a sprawling gym, a terrace and a yoga deck. Valet parking is available.

Charlotte is the heart of the New South — modern and forward-thinking, while embracing its Southern roots. Nods to the grandeur of the south are sprinkled throughout the design of the hotel, thanks to polished marble finishes, mahogany woodwork and dramatic crystal chandeliers, all among a sleek backdrop of glass and steel.
The introduction to this reimagined southern vibe begins in our chic lobby, where a 3-story crystal light sculpture, grand staircase and a Sweet Tea bar greet guests. Striking views of Uptown Charlotte through floor-to ceiling windows in our 217 rooms and suites welcome travelers, where lush tufted headboards, soft linens and mood-setting dimmers also bring a distinct sense of comfort. Then there’s our enviable location, steps from lively recreation at Romare Bearden Park, BB&T Ballpark and the Spectrum Center.
The hotel is tucked in Uptown Charlotte. A airy artsy pleasant feeling when arriving greeted by cool young guys in bow ties. Morning coffee and cool restaurant on grounds.the rooms are crisply appointed and very nice.
The decor is lush, the rooms generous, great views and amenities (love a big soaking tub? With custom bath salts!! Yeah! Me too!), and the location is fabulous.
But the real delight is the service. Everyone – from the front desk to housekeeping to valet parking and bell service – exudes genuine hospitality. We truly feel welcomed and cared for!

This property is in such an excellent location to anything downtown, especially if going to a concert at the Spectrum. Very walkable to the Spectrum and lots of great restaurants and night nightlife. The hotel is brand new, absolutely gorgeous! Very chic.

The rooms are large and well appointed- the bathrooms also very spacious and great lighting. Super comfy beds! On site valet (although ours at check out took a little longer than expected).

Kimptons are very consistent and great value. Plus, they have wine hour every night! You can’t beat it. I will 100% stay at this hotel again when I’m back in Charlotte and you should too.

This is a very nice, new hotel in a fantastic location in Charlotte. Very good area for restaurants, night life, etc.. Hotel staff is very friendly, with complimentary wine every night for one hour. The on-site italian restaurant is also fantastic!!!

The only drawback was the bed was a bit firm and not as luxurious mattress as you will get at some 5 star hotels

Overall, very good hotel and very good 3 night stay.

The hotel itself was great – beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the park, sparking clean, the rooftop bar and restaurant was gorgeous and the staff there was really accommodating, offering blankets and heat lamps. The front desk and valet staff were great – friendly, helpful and professional, the hostess at the rooftop was warm and lovely.
This is a beautiful hotel with great staff and rooms. Very clean and quiet. It’s right in downtown near many restaurants including one on the property.
The Kimpton Tryon Park is another great hotel from the Kimpton brand. I’ve stayed here twice and had a great experience both times. The rooms are beautiful and generously sized, and some overlook the lovely Romare Bearden park. The hotel has a great location downtown, within walking distance to the Panthers’ football stadium and other attractions. The front desk staff are incredibly nice and helpful (I can’t stress this enough – they are superb)!
The restaurant is nice and has outside seating available. But the main attraction for a lot of people is the rooftop lounge, which is definitely a scene on a weekend night. As a guest of the hotel, you have priority access to the rooftop but you may still experience a wait as this is a very popular spot. Once up there, I highly recommend the crab roll (like a lobster roll) which is incredibly good. Even with the crowded nature of the rooftop, we were served promptly and our drinks and food were excellent.
Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte
Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte

How much does a room costs at Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel ?

Prices start 191$/night for Deluxe King Room. The King Room with Balcony   is  252$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features a balcony, two 50-inch flat-screen TVs, and iPod dock. Extras include a bathroom with Carrera marble surfaces, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, and bathrobes.

Where to book online– Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte – you can find the best hotels deals in Charlotte during Festival In the Park which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Charlotte on   or or  and see more  reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. The Ivey’s Hotel 5*Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte

The Ivey's Hotel
The Ivey’s Hotel

This luxury boutique hotel is located in Downtown Charlotte and features a complimentary continental breakfast in the Library Lounge and free WiFi. The Mint Museum of Craft Design is 350 feet away.

Sophia Cocktail Lounge offers custom cocktails and light appetizers. The Library Lounge breakfast includes locally sourced pastries, freshly ground coffee, and free local and national newspapers.

Rooms include a 55-inch 4K flat-screen TV, mini bar, and an en suite outfitted entirely white marble. Select rooms include a floating bathtub. Extras include Frette Italian linen and a single-serving Nespresso coffee machine.

Set in a converted 1920s department store opposite the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, this refined hotel in the uptown district is a 6-minute walk from the Levine Museum of the New South, and 7 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Featuring art deco and mid-century furnishings, the vintage-chic rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars and Nespresso machines. Some open onto an interior atrium. Suites add living areas and wet bars; upgraded suites have separate living rooms and balconies.

Free evening drinks are served in a club lounge. There’s also a lobby bar, a high-end restaurant and a 24-hour gym.

Redefines luxury travel, offering the finest accommodations and impeccable service in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Originally the home of J.B. Ivey & Company Department Store, the Ivey’s 47-room boutique hotel is in the center of Charlotte’s energetic central business & sports district and the area’s most esteemed cultural venues and dining establishments.

This little boutique hotel perfectly situated in downtown Charlotte is my favorite hotel I’ve stayed. Both times I stayed, the rooms have been amazing, the staff very courteous and accommodating, and the location is perfect. The rooms are so nicely designed/decorated and pleasantly unique from any other hotel. If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Charlotte or a way to spend a romantic weekend, look no further than The Ivey’s.

We opted for the Ivey’s as we find the boutique hotel experience to be preferable to a large, faceless hotel. The Ivey’s did not disappoint! Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly reception staff, and our room was upgraded, which was a lovely surprise. The valet was helpful, and welcoming and both unpacked and packed up our car for us on leaving.

The King room was beautiful, large, and very clean (which in these times of COVID-19 is a priority!). The bed was extremely comfortable too, which is always important! All of the rooms are unique, so it’s great to feel like you’re getting something nobody else staying in the hotel has.

There are some nice touches like the free glass of wine in the evening at the lovely library bar that just make a hotel stay extra special.

I would absolutely recommend the Ivey’s to anyone looking for a stay that’s out of the ordinary.

This is not your typical hotel! I love the history (this was once a department store) and the care they have taken in making each room incredibly detailed and unique. We actually live not too far away but decided to take a staycation with everything going on. The staff is top notch here and eased our fears about cleanliness which was a major factor in why we decided on the Ivey. The rooms are MASSIVE and do not feel “cookie cutter” in any way. We loved the soaking tub in the bathroom (which is also huge!) and could fit the both of us.

The hotel has a Parisian feel and flair to it, and the interior decorating staff deserves an award–it is lovely. We had a room with two queen beds, a lovely chair, a desk, and there were two closets with ample space for our things. The bathroom was another delight–a soaking tub, a large walk-in shower, and a separate area for the toilet.

The Lounge is a “library” similar to a Concierge Lounge. Coffee, tea, water and juices seemed available all the time. Breakfast was offered as well. Fresh pastries, bagels, berries, yogurts, cereals, milks (whole, soy, almond), makings for bagels & lox. It was lovely. It appeared they had offerings at cocktail hour as well.

The gym was well appointed. The equipment was state of the art. I can’t imagine you would need anything else for a traveling workout.

We had an executive suite. #236 The entry has a half bath. There is a huge den area with a wet bar, Nespresso machine, and a fully stocked mini fridge.

The den has a cool purple sofa, flanked by two side tables & lamps. The coffee table in our room was glass top with clock motif. Huge tv with DirectTV and all kinds of tech stuff.

The bedroom has a full bath with a soaking tub, water closet and shower.

Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte NC
Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte NC

How much does a room costs at The Ivey’s Hotel ?

Prices start 191$/night for Deluxe King Room. The King Room with Balcony  is  252$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features a balcony, two 50-inch flat-screen TVs, and iPod dock. Extras include a bathroom with Carrera marble surfaces, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, and bathrobes.

Where to book online– The Ivey’s Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte – you can find the best hotels deals in Charlotte during Festival In the Park which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Charlotte on   or or   and see more  reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hyatt House Charlotte Center City 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Charlotte North Carolina

Hyatt House Charlotte Center City
Hyatt House Charlotte Center City

Providing an outdoor pool and an a la carte restaurant, this hotel is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Free Wi-Fi access and a daily breakfast are available. Time Warner Cable Arena is next to the property.

A flat-screen cable TV and an iPod docking station are featured in all Hyatt House Charlotte rooms. A microwave, refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities are included as well as a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

A fitness center is on-site at Charlotte City Center Hyatt House. A 24-hour mini-market, grocery delivery, and room service are available for convenience.

Among businesses in a downtown area, this contemporary hotel next to the Time Warner Cable Arena is a mile from the Bank of America Stadium football venue.

The bright, modern rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms feature full kitchens and separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Suites add private terraces with lounge seating.

A hot breakfast buffet is complimentary. There’s a casual restaurant/bar, and a rooftop splash pool and sun terrace.

The Hyatt house Charlotte Center City blends urban chic with the convenience of guest-empowered travel thru intelligent design, stress-free service and free-flowing amenities. Its 163 smartly designed guest rooms + suites feature flat panel TVs, MP3 docking stations and waffle terry bathrobes while free details include breakfast with made-to-order omelets, Starbucks brewed coffee and WIFI throughout. Sample small plates, sip and socialize at the HBAR or Rooftop Terrace with lounge pool, alluring fireplace and cozy seating. Conveniently located adjacent to Time Warner Cable Arena.

I chose this hotel based on reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Be aware there is a second Hyatt in Charlotte, not too far from each other. The hotel is directly next to the Spectrum Center so if you are taking in a game or show, you can’t beat the location. There are many good restaurant options well within walking distance to this hotel.

This hotel appears to have been refreshed recently with modern furnishings. The room I booked had a complete kitchen which was overkill for my stay but would be perfect if you are planning an extended stay or traveling with family. The bed in my room was comfortable and I slept well while staying here. Every member of the staff was friendly and greeted me with a smile.

I did not order food from room service or the lounge area but did take advantage of the complimentary breakfast which I found to be fresh and delicious. As noted in other reviews, parking is valet in the adjoining garage. I did not have any trouble getting my car in or out. The attendants were also happy to put my luggage in my trunk for me after I checked out but wasn’t ready to leave the city.

The Charlotte Hyatt House had very professional, courteous and helpful staff. The complimentary breakfast included an omelet station and the standard continental options. The room had a small fridge, microwave and a bed I would rate a 7 out of 10. The only con would be that the TV’s internet dependent options were not available due to a technical issue.

However, the cleanliness and friendliness of the Hyatt House were a wonderful surprise and I would return with hesitation. The location is almost across the street from the town transportation/bus center. Lots of available Uber drivers to take you on short or long trips.

This hotel surprised me. I was expecting something generic and was pleased to find much more. The room is laid out well and includes a kitchenette complete with dishes, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and full-size refrigerator.

The bed was extremely comfortable and the linens looked, felt, and smelled clean. A/C worked great! Very impressed with level/training of personnel. Every time I encountered a hotel employee they greeted me with a smile and asked how I was doing.

I ordered the pepperoni pizza from the bar the first night and had to order it again the second night because it was so good. The complimentary breakfast has a wide selection, including made-to-order omelets which I highly recommend.

The location of this hotel is also a plus. We were in walking distance to restaurants, a shopping complex–including a movie theater–and both a bus and light train stations. I will definitely stay here again if I ever return to Charlotte and I recommend you do too.

Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte North Carolina
Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte North Carolina

How much does a room costs at Hyatt House Charlotte Center City ?

Prices start 121$/night for Studio King. The High Floor King Studio is  151$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A kitchenette is provided as well. Guests will enjoy the comfort of a living area with a sofa.

Where to book online – Hyatt House Charlotte Center City –  Gay Friendly Hotels Charlotte North Carolina – you can find the best hotels deals in Charlotte during Festival In the Park which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Charlotte on   or or   and see more  reviews on TripAdvisor.

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