Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Cincinnati, OH (2024 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.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Oklahoma enjoy most of the rights available to non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Oklahoma, and both same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples have been permitted since October 2014.
Cincinnati has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Birdcage or Bar 901 at the Brittany are  the most famous gay bar in Cincinnati, OH.
Cincinnati is a city in Ohio, on the Ohio River. The Over-the-Rhine district is known for its 19th-century architecture, including Findlay Market, which has food and craft vendors. To the north is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The Cincinnati Museum Center encompasses history, science and children’s museums in the art deco Union Terminal. Works spanning 6,000 years are on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Top attractions to visit in Cincinnati

1. Hyatt Regency Cincinnati 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

Located in Cincinnati city center, this hotel features an on-site restaurant and an indoor swimming pool. The Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium are both within 10 minutes’ walk.

A flat-screen cable TV, refrigerator, and a coffee maker are included in every guest rooms. The rooms also provide a safety deposit box.

Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness center or relax on the outdoor sun terrace. WiFi is accessible at the Cincinnati Hyatt Regency.

The Red Roost Tavern is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The lounge offers a variety of drinks, while The Market has a variety of snacks and grab-and-go options.

Connected to the Duke Energy Convention Center, this upscale hotel is a 9-minute walk from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and 2.2 miles from the Cincinnati Art Museum.

The modern rooms include free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add city or river views. Suites offer wet bars and mini fridges, plus dining areas and separate bedrooms.

The property has an indoor pool and a fitness center. There’s also a casual farm-to-table restaurant, a cozy bar and a 24/7 market cafe.

Stay at the newly transformed Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and experience a hotel offering every possible convenience under one roof-including the city’s largest hotel ballroom. Set conveniently in the heart of city, connected to the Duke Energy Convention Center and steps from Fountain Square and an array of attractions and entertainment venues, the regal Hyatt Regency Cincinnati reigns supreme amongst downtown Cincinnati hotels.

Great view of the river and surrounding city. Exactly what we expect from a Hyatt. Loved everything about it. Very close proximity to all the great stuff Cincinnati has to offer. 10 minutes to OTR, GABP or the Bengals field. Tons of great restaurants nearby. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Room was clean and perfect.

We have stayed at this hotel twice, first was a city view room second time was a river view room, both were very nice and clean. This hotel is in walking distance to anything you would want to see/do. The staff has always been friendly. There is a small coffee shop downstairs and a restaurant and bar as well. This hotel has a bridge connected to the Cincinnati Convention Center.

Hotel is convenient to get to from the airport. The rooms clean and comfortable. My room was near the elevator and looked into the indoor pool. Although close to the elevator, noise was not an issue. As all Hyatt’s, I love that bed. My stay was short and I only utilized the fitness are once. State of the art equipment and very clean.

Location: Excellent for Downtown Cincinnati.  It’s located on the corner of 5th and Elm Street across from the Millennium and one block from the Hilton.  Both downtown sports stadiums are about a half mile walk away and you can walk to Nederlander Plaza and a bunch of restaurants and bars.  There is little in the way of street parking nearby but there are parking garages.

Room: Very nice with two large beds with outlets next to them, desk, large TV and a small but usable bathroom.  Noise wasn’t an issue and the Wifi worked well.

On the plus side, breakfast was really good.  The buffet was way above average for a HR.  Omelet bar, cooked to order pancakes and French Toast (you have to ask the waitstaff for that), scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, good breads, cereal and fruit.  I was really glad I bought a breakfast rate.

Overall I liked the hotel even with the bad service at the bar, I’d be back.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati
Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati

How much does a room costs at Hyatt Regency Cincinnati ?

Prices start 129$/night for King Room with Bath. The King Room with View is  138$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air conditioned room includes a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and coffee maker.

Where to book online – Hyatt Regency Cincinnati –  Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati – you can find the best hotels deals in Cincinnati during Bunbury Music Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cincinnati on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati Ohio

The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection

Set in the center of Cincinnati, 0.7 mi from Great American Ball Park, The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection offers air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi. The property is located 1.2 mi from Paul Brown Stadium, 2.3 mi from Cincinnati Museum Center and 3.7 mi from Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The hotel has family rooms.

At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Continental and American breakfast options are available every morning at The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection.

Opposite Lytle Park, this genteel hotel in a 1909 building is a 2-minute walk from the Taft Museum of Art, and a 9-minute walk from Sawyer Point Park along the Ohio River. I-71 is a mile away.

Refined rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, as well as mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms add sofas and/or river views. Suites provide separate living rooms. Room service is 24/7.

Amenities include a chic Italian restaurant/bar, and a glass-enclosed rooftop bar that has a terrace with a fireplace and panoramic city views. There’s also a gym. Valet parking and breakfast are available, as is event space.

Situated within a classic 1909 building, The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection honors its refined roots in the Lytle Park Historic District in Cincinnati and offers guests an elegant oasis in the city with park-inspired designs. Dine on Northern Italian fare in our fine dining restaurant, Subito, share cocktails in a lively lobby bar or experience our multi-functional Marketplace.

For business trips or social gatherings in Cincinnati, Ohio, our event venues boast diversity, flexibility and style, including the rooftop space, featuring a fully retractable cover that is perfect for indoor and outdoor events. Inspired by an elegant past with contemporary touches, our hotel invites you to encounter the exhilarating side of Cincinnati. Discover a new getaway between park and city at The Lytle Park Hotel.

Our room was very pretty, the bathroom and shower were large and very elegant. The room was fairly large, King Bed and a lounge area with a couch. The view was good. You could see the Ohio River and Part of the downtown. It was looking over I-71, but did not hear any traffic noises. (not always the case at some city hotels) Large TV, Wi-Fi and all the amenities.

Lobby was gorgeous, very welcoming upon arrival, didn’t wait at all. The process of check-in only took a few minutes. The lobby bar had enjoyable cocktails, and food menu.

This is definitely a hotel to try out when you are coming through Cincinnati.

The hotel is absolutely stunning and it’s topped off with a beautiful rooftop bar. The rooms are comfy, spacious and well appointed. What really sets off this hotel from others is the outstanding service. At every touch point, the managers and staff go above and beyond to ensure your stay is exceptional. We were treated to a personal tour of the hotel, sparkling wine toast and flowers with a handwritten birthday card from the staff. LPH sets the gold standard!

The Lytle Park Hotel is by far the best to stay in Cincinnati from the valet to front desk and the rest of personnel is very impressive. The stay is more than worth that you would expect. Room that we had was spacious and elegant. Don’t try to miss the rooftop bar. You will definitely love it. And most of all the location is right within the downtown but quite place. Restaurants are within 5 minutes or walking distance.

The location is perfect for downtown Cincinnati, with incredible rooftop views of the skyline & stadiums. What we loved the MOST were all of the details with the hotel. The details are subtle, but really make a difference from a hotel stay to a hotel experience.

The hotel smelled amazing throughout – I couldn’t decide if it smelled like Christmas or flowers…probably both. Room decor is very nice – beautiful fixtures, floor lights on the side of the bed that come on when you get out of bed at night, great shower, and I fell in LOVE with the Shampoo & Conditioner and have been trying to find where I can buy them online so I can have them at home. Also, the filet I had for dinner the on evening at Subito was the best filet I’ve had in years.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati
Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati

How much does a room costs at The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection ?

Prices start 251$/night for Guest Room, 1 King. The Larger Guest room, 1 King, Park view is  293$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a tumble dryer, air conditioning and bathrobe.

Where to book online – The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection-  Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati – you can find the best hotels deals in Cincinnati during Bunbury Music Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cincinnati on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Willis Graves Bed And Breakfast 3* – LGBT  Friendly Hotels Cincinnati

Willis Graves Bed And Breakfast
Willis Graves Bed And Breakfast

On a lush garden, this quaint adults-only bed-and-breakfast in an 1830s brick building with a 19th-century log cabin annex is off Highway 18 and 16 miles from exhibits at Newport Aquarium.

The 2 individually decorated, refined rooms provide free home baked cookies, and offer Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and Bluetooth sound systems, plus private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Some have 4-poster beds. The 3 suites add mini fridges and microwaves, as well as living rooms with fireplaces; 1 features a sundeck. In-room massages are available.

Breakfast is served on fine china in an elegant dining room with an antique table. Parking is offered.

Experience country charm at this award-winning B&B on the edge of a small town twenty minutes from Cincinnati. Attention to detail and modern amenities including whirlpool baths, steam showers, plush robes and towels, fireplaces, triple sheeting with fine linens, down comforters, and fresh baked cookies waiting for you upon arrival. A full southern gourmet breakfast is served daily at individual tables. A little slice of Heaven, peaceful and quiet. Come to relax, leave rejuvenated.

Very rustic setting, lots to look at as you stroll through both the outdoor and indoor property. Jennifer & Sarah have worked hard to create an attractive environment. We stayed in the cabin, originally built in the 1850’s, moved and restored down by the “creek.” With a metal roof and all modern amenities it looks like it was just recently built.

Has jacuzzi and a steam shower in a large, private bathroom. We loved the décor and the fireplace. We sat on the porch and soaked in the sun. As a plus, Jennifer provides a menu for breakfast – most satisfying. A delightful experience.

This is a beautiful, historic B and B! We booked the cabin suite on the second floor and it was exceptional! The room was large, with a king size bed. The bathroom was modern and large. There was a large soaking tub and a steam shower, which was amazing! Jennifer, the innkeeper, was a great hostess and a marvelous chef! We have stayed in several b and bs across the country and throughout Canada. This one ranked in our top three!

The food selections offered for breakfast were #1! And, Jennifer prepared them perfectly! I would highly recommend this B and B. It is exceptional in history, amenities, food quality and options, as well as having a gracious host.

We’ve been to over 90 different B&Bs over the last 35 years. Willis Graves is now in our top 5.

We particularly appreciate when the innkeepers are hands-on and pay attention to every detail to make your stay memorable. Nancy has perfected that craft.

The colonial style house has all the charm of Colonial Williamsburg and beautifully appointed with antiques throughout.

With the charm of an earlier period, the inn has all the modern amenities in the bathrooms. Our room had a steam shower. After using that, I’ve not felt that relaxed in years.

Breakfast was a marvel. The innkeeper, Nancy, delivered up some sumptuous gourmet treats, like her orange marmalade French toast. The coffee was perfection.

We loved our stay, and only 80 minutes away, Willis Graves will become our escape place.

It is a perfect blend of vintage and modern conveniences. Upon arrival there were two peanut butter toffee cookies waiting for us and chocolates in the evening. The cottage had a mini kitchenette, comfortable king size bed and luxurious bathroom with heated floors. While the room was wonderful the food was worth the drive.

Everything is made to order from generous portion quiche of the day, cream brûlée French toast, homemade yogurt and granola and ginger pancakes. We even took a cooking class with chef and Inn owner Jennifer in the evening. I can’t say enough about Sara who made sure we were well cared for. We loved everything about our stay at the Willis Graves B&B.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati
Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati

How much does a room costs at Willis Graves Bed And Breakfast ?

Prices start 234$/night for Guest Room..

Where to book online – Willis Graves Bed And Breakfast-  Gay Friendly Hotels Cincinnati – you can find the best hotels deals in Cincinnati during Bunbury Music Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cincinnati on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

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.