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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Cleveland, 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.
Cleveland has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Twist Social Club or Leather Stallion Saloon & Vibe Bar + Patio are the most famous gay bar in Cleveland, OH.
Cleveland, officially the City of Cleveland, is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. It is located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S. maritime border with Canada and approximately 60 miles west of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border.

Top attractions to visit in Cleveland

1. The Glidden House 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland

The Glidden House
The Glidden House

Located on the Case Western Reserve University campus, this gothic-inspired 1900s historic hotel offers contemporary amenities, including complimentary breakfast and free WiFi.

Each room at The Glidden House includes a 42-inch flat-screen TV and a coffee machine. A desk and air conditioning are also provided. Bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer and toiletries. Guests can also find ironing facilities for added convenience.

The hotel offers indoor and outdoor meeting venues and a business center with free printing services. Guests can enjoy crafted cocktails and small plates at the Palette Lounge.

In a mansion dating from 1910, this elegant hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Cleveland Botanical Garden and a 7-minute walk from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Plush rooms feature free Wi-Fi, work desks and flat-screen TVs; vintage-inspired suites add separate living rooms and kitchenettes.

Parking is free, as is European-style breakfast served in a sunroom or a period-style lounge. Other amenities include a gazebo and a patio, and a carriage house features a high-end restaurant with Northern Italian fare. There’s also a business center, and event space is available.

The Glidden House Hotel in Cleveland Ohio is a stunning and beautiful historical mansion built in 1910; The Glidden House is a full-service boutique hotel conveniently located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Glidden House offers guests a rare mix, an opportunity to indulge in both historical luxury and modern convenience with easy access to all that Cleveland, Ohio has to offer. The friendly and experienced staff strives daily to make your stay memorable and comfortable; it’s much like staying with friends!

This hotel is a beautiful and quiet place to stay. The former family home section has beautiful seating and meeting areas that can be used for formal group receptions, or just relaxing with loved ones. Each common room has a uniquely beautiful mantelpiece. The private rooms are lovely and clean too. We found out too late that they offer a free breakfast.

The hotel is definitely boutique. We booked a mansion suite which is in the original part of the historic hotel. Apart from a small bathroom, the suite was large and very comfortable. There was a fireplace complete with a gas fire that could be lit at request.

Breakfast was excellent with fresh baked goods as well as an egg dish on the buffet with accompaniments. It is possible to eat in a light area resembling an old fashioned garden room. WiFi was free and fast.

There is a small bar which is run by Billy. He is exceptional and is able to make any cocktail it seems. My favourite proved not to be difficult for him to make. He also has great repartee and makes one feel really at home.

The perfect location for anyone who is interested in spending time at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Botanical Gardens, the National History Museum, and the Contemporary Art Museum. I would absolutely return to The Glidden House the next time I visit Cleveland.

If you love classical music and art there are few better destinations in the US than Cleveland’s University Circle. Parks and gardens surround Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra’s lovely concert hall, the magnificent Cleveland Museum of Art, and lots more. These and more are an easy walk from this hotel, built back from an historic home with its own attractive grounds. I could complaint about minor things–I would prefer the option of feather pillows, and the breakfast pastries could be more delicate–but it’s a charming and comfortable spot, the staff are warm, the rooms, though small, are clean and attractive, and the location can’t be beat.

I opted for a Mansion Suite with king bed. It was located in the original part of the structure and included a sitting area/kitchenette combo, a bedroom & a bath. It was spacious and the many multi-paned windows allowed for plentiful natural light. It even had an original french door that led to an outdoor balcony (of sorts) that was on the roof of the first floor (although the door looked to be semi-permanently locked).

The kitchen area included a wet bar, microwave & mini-fridge (which needed a good defrosting !). The sitting area had a 50″ flat-screen TV on a storage unit, divan, chair, floor lamp & a desk/internet/work area. There was a large closet in the connecting breezeway with the large bedroom. The bed was very comfy and the room had a second 50″ flat screen TV. The bathroom was cramped, measuring maybe 8’x6′, with a walk-in shower (glass door), toilet, single sink, and not much counter space. I had to close the bathroom door to get “square” with the sink & mirror. With such a large bedroom, it would have been a great idea to have taken more space for the bathroom.

The hotel is very quiet, and members of the staff are friendly and helpful. A really good European-style breakfast was included in the price of my reservation. There was an additional $10 charge for parking in their lot, though. The hotel is located in a very historic part of Cleveland’s east neighborhoods, University Circle, and museums, parks, Severance Hall, and many other “to-see-&-do” things are a short walking distance.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland
Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland

How much does a room costs at The Glidden House ?

Prices start 150$/night for Queen Room. The Deluxe Suite is  209$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Located in the original 1910 mansion, this vintage suite features a bathroom with heated floors, a separate living room and a kitchenette with a mini bar and a microwave.

Where to book online – The Glidden House –  Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland – you can find the best hotels deals in Cleveland during Cleveland Asian Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cleveland on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown  3* –  Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland

Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown
Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown

In the heart of downtown Cleveland, only a short stroll from many popular sites, this hotel provides guests with many modern amenities as well as comfortable accommodations and friendly service.

The Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown ideally places guests within walking distance of the Galleria Mall shopping center, the city’s theater district and the Cleveland Convention Center. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as Brown’s Stadium, home to football’s Cleveland Browns, are also nearby.

Guests at the downtown Cleveland Hampton Inn can enjoy a restful night of sleep on the hotel’s signature Cloud Nine beds. The hotel also provides a free hot breakfast as well as free wireless internet access.

This unassuming hotel off Interstate 71 is a 14-minute walk from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum, 11 minutes’ walk from the theaters on Playhouse Square and 16 miles from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Warm rooms with classic furnishings include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus custom-designed beds, desks and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds and mini fridges.

Complimentary amenities include parking, and hot breakfast or weekday breakfast bags to go. There’s also a gym and a coin-operated laundry, plus 2 meeting rooms and a business center.

Experience the ultimate in comfortable and convenient hotels in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown, located 13 miles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. This hotel in downtown Cleveland is perfectly situated near the greatest attractions that Cleveland has to offer. Visit the Playhouse Square Theater District, or catch a Cleveland Browns or Indians game during your visit.

Enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access in every guest room. The fitness center features cardio and weight equipment to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. The Suite Shop is available 24-hours for snacks and beverages.

I was in town for the International Gay Games that occur every 4 years. This particular Hampton Inn had many guests that were either participants or spectators of these events. I feel the staff was extremely welcoming to this unique and diverse clientele, and made us feel very comfortable being ourselves. They also did an outstanding job of guiding individuals to different events and activities throughout the city. It was a very positive experience and the management/staff, at this hotel, were a vital part of that result.

This hotel is very convenient to downtown Cleveland and easy walk to restaurant and bars. Not far walk to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The staff at hotel was very nice and responsive. I had a heat issue in the room and they sent someone right away and fixed it. Rooms were clean and bed comfortable. Hotel needs an upgrade as the decor is a little outdated. You will need to pay for valet parking at hotel$34.00 plus tax a night. Unlimited in and out.

Valet people were very nice and did not wait long to get my vehicle. Other parking garages in area a tad cheaper and does not allow for unlimited in and out. Overall enjoyed my stay and enjoyed walking around town as this was great for the hotel location. I have stayed here before and my experience this trip was enjoyable.

This hotel has the BEST location in my opinion. It is an easy walk to Burke airport, an easy walk to the Rock and Roll HoF, and an easy walk to the east 4th street dining and entertainment area. Also, you can park on the street (free on weekends) on St. Clair, which is only a block away.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland
Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland

How much does a room costs at Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown ?

Prices start 125$/night for King Room. The Queen Suite with Sofa Bed  is  142$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features cable TV and a work desk.

Where to book online – Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown –  Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland – you can find the best hotels deals in Cleveland during Cleveland Asian Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cleveland on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. DoubleTree by Hilton – The Tudor Arms Hotel 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Cleveland

DoubleTree by Hilton - The Tudor Arms Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton – The Tudor Arms Hotel

Serving a daily hot buffet breakfast every morning,this hotel is located in Cleveland’s East Side Cultural District, just a 5-minute drive from the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Free WiFi access is available in the hotel’s public areas.

A flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and desk are provided in every guest room. Suites include a refrigerator and microwave. Guests will find hypoallergenic down pillows and a coffee maker in every unit. Bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer and toiletries.

Hotel guests can work out in the gym or use the business center. There is also an on-site snack store and a gift shop.

Set in a historic Gothic Revival building near the Cleveland Clinic hospital, this hotel is 1 mile from the Cleveland Museum of Art and 6 miles from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rooms offer contemporary decor with hardwood floors and custom-designed beds and furnishings, plus flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Suites feature separate living rooms.

A casual Mediterranean restaurant offers lunch and dinner, and there’s a breakfast buffet (fee) and a lounge bar. Other amenities include a gym, a business center and a free cookie upon check-in, and 12,000 sq ft of event space includes a Tudor-style ballroom. Parking is available for a fee.

The DoubleTree by Hilton – The Tudor Arms Hotel is conveniently located in the center of Cleveland’s East Side Cultural District and offers close proximity to the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital. Begin each day with our delicious DoubleTree buffet or enjoy lunch or an evening meal at The Canopy Grille Restaurant.

This is my new favorite Hotel in Cleveland. Love the building, and it’s history, and I highly recommend the tour if available.

The room was beautiful. It’s is a good balance of the historic building and modern luxury. I would love to have that bathroom in my own home. I did want to note that there was No Ice bucket in the room or mini fridge to chill water or beverages. Not a big deal and not a deal breaker just looked around for one. Also, the AC/Heat took a couple tries and re-reads to figure out but worked perfectly once I got it down. I did want to add that the original Hardwood floors looked amazing in my room. They must have to dust those often, but there was no dust and walking into the room it had a luxurious appeal that tied everything together.

The hotel was in a historic building which was very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. Everything was clean. We did not eat at the hotel but enjoyed the view of the Cleveland skyline. The only small complaint was how tiny the bathroom was with very little counter or storage space.

The rooms at the Tudor Arms Hotel are amazing – hardwood floors and original windows add to the charm and character of this facility. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the location is excellent – near museums, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic main campus, and University Hospitals main campus.

Our room was spacious, with hardwood floors and a view of the city with Lake Erie in the background. The beds and pillows were super comfortable. We LOVED that there was a sink/counter/mirror separate from the actual bathroom, which had its own sink and mirror.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland
Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland

How much does a room costs at DoubleTree by Hilton – The Tudor Arms Hotel ?

Prices start 107$/night for King Room. The Junior Suite is  114$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features a microwave, refrigerator, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a sitting area, and a work desk.

Where to book online – DoubleTree by Hilton – The Tudor Arms Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Cleveland – you can find the best hotels deals in Cleveland during Cleveland Asian Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cleveland 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.