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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Dallas, TX (2023 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.
However, some localities in Texas have ordinances that provide a variety of legal protections and benefits to LGBT people. Despite Texas’ reputation as a socially conservative state, a majority of Texans support same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people.
Dallas 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 Dallas Eagle and  Dallas Woody’s & JR’s Bar & Grill  are the most famous gay bars in Dallas, TX.
Oak Lawn is contiguous with the Dallas Design District and less than two miles away from Downtown Dallas. The area also hosts some of the larger city festivals including the annual Halloween street festival, Dallas’ Gay Pride parade, and Easter in the Park at Oak Lawn Park (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)
Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. In the Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art cover thousands of years of art. The sleek Nasher Sculpture Center showcases contemporary sculpture.

Top attractions to visit in Dallas

1. Warwick Melrose Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Dallas

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Situated in the Uptown Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek area of Dallas, Texas city centre, this hotel offers comfortable guestrooms, first-rate services and a gourmet, on-site restaurant.

Built in 1924, the Warwick Melrose Hotel is a completely non-smoking property with courtesy shuttle service within a 4.8 km (5 km) radius of the hotel. Guests can work out in the on-site fitness centre, then visit the helpful concierge for dinner reservations or transportation arrangements.

The guest rooms and suites at the Melrose Warwick boast a variety of contemporary amenities for a comfortable stay. After a busy day, guests can relax while watching a pay film with a beverage from the in-room refreshment centre or meal from the hotel’s 24-hour room service.

This 1924 red brick hotel is 1 mile from the shops and restaurants of the West Village and 2 miles from the Dallas Museum of Art.

Polished rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi (surcharge). Upgraded suites add separate living and dining rooms with crystal chandeliers. The Presidential Suite includes a full-size kitchen.

A restaurant that serves classic American dishes is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while a piano bar offers live entertainment. Other amenities include an exercise room and a free local shuttle.

With a single step inside the historic landmark Warwick Melrose – Dallas, guests know what it means to be in the right place at the right time. Warwick Melrose Dallas’s uniquely Texan charm features a new, fashionable brand of comfort. Built in 1924, on farmland originally owned by American Civil War veteran, Confederate Col. George Mellersh, and designed by Chicago architect C.D. Hill in the classic Sullivanesque Chicago style.
The Melrose Court Apartment Hotel opened in late 1924, and quickly became known for its elegant atmosphere and gracious hospitality. The red brick and flat roof of Warwick Melrose – Dallas has stood as testament to an age of stately grandeur while the city has continued to grow outside its doors. Located near the Uptown, Oak Lawn and Turtle Creek areas, the ultimate hotel experience means enjoying Uptown Dallas to the fullest in an intimate and personable way.

Great hotel and great staff in cool gay neighborhood that is hoping on weekend nights! Great bar with jazz!

This is a great place to stay if you’re visiting Dallas and doing the lower Greenville/Oak Lawn area. It’s convenient to Turtle Creek and Oak Lawn and is only about 10 minutes from lower Greenville.

This is an older, historic hotel with lots of charm. I have to admit we stayed here because I accidentally booked the wrong hotel. Normally we stay at the Stoneleigh, which isn’t too far from the Melrose. Although I like the Stoneleigh, I liked the Melrose better. The lobby is very nice and the bar is definitely bigger and better than the Stoneleigh bar. There was quite an eclectic clientele here after dinner. Kind of an odd combination of the over 40s crowd (which we are) combined with a lot of gay couples (this is Oak Lawn). But upscale and enjoyable, with a piano player and a number of people dancing.

Our room was very spacious and comfortable. Very nice bathroom, nice amenities, comfortable bed. No problems with outside noise.

The Warwick is a lovely big hotel with decent sized rooms. Location is perfect for the gay bars nearby on Cedar Springs Rd, so if you’re coming for that kind of party, there’s really no point staying anywhere else. We came for the Halloween block party where the street is shut off, and it was amazing to have a 2 minute walk home! Like the rest of Dallas though, you’ll need to taxi/Uber to go literally anywhere else in the city.

Getting a high up floor definitely improves the experience (8th floor is the top).

Breakfast in the restaurant was very good and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.

The hotel is in a great location and near the gay district which is a fantastic part of the city.

Great location, beautiful hotel, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, on site restaurant and fitness center, very walkable area, valet parking (not optional). Close to gay nightlife if you want to head out for karaoke and line dancing. Walgreens is right across the street. Close to major freeways and downtown Dallas. If you’re flying in to Dallas, try Love Field. It’s very convenient to the Melrose.

Stayed again in this great hotel. Located in the Oak Lawn area near the gay district of Dallas. We went for the big rooms which are BIG. 2 very comfortable queen beds, a large entrance room where you can place your luggage without it being near the beds and a nice big bathroom. The service is friendly and the rooms very clean. There is a bus outside the door to downtown Dallas.

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How much does a room costs at Warwick Melrose Hotel ?

Prices start 150$/night for Classic King Room. The Deluxe Double Room is 170$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious room features a 37-inch flat-screen TV and clock radio with iPod docking station. An in-room safe and bathrobe are provided.

Where to book online – Warwick Melrose Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Dallas – you can find the best hotels deals in Dallas during Deep Ellum Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Dallas on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas 4*Gay Hotels in Dallas Texas

Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas
Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas

Cambria Hotel Downtown a gay friendly hotels Dallas  features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Dallas. The property is located 1.5 km from John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, 1.6 km from Sixth Floor Museum and 2.3 km from American Airlines Center. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage for guests.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas World Aquarium and Dallas Holocaust Museum.

A mile from both the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and I-30, this polished hotel in the art deco-style Tower Petroleum Building is a 14-minute walk from the Dallas World Aquarium.

The relaxed rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as mini fridges.

Amenities include an informal restaurant and bar serving local beers and Texas-inspired cocktails, as well as a 24-hour gym. A breakfast buffet is offered. Valet parking is available for a fee.

Enjoy an upscale hotel experience at the new Cambria® Hotel Downtown Dallas near Dallas Convention Center. Designed for the modern traveler, the Cambria Dallas Downtown delivers a curated travel experience with boutique accommodations, tech-minded amenities, and creative, locally-sourced bistro fare. Whether you’re traveling for a conference at the Kay Bailey Convention Center or planning to eat, drink, and sightsee your way through downtown Dallas, you’ll fall in love with upscale but never uptight Cambria Dallas Downtown.

Our room was clean and modern. I’d request a room on a top floor if you want a view. Most of the rooms will face a building or street, but this is common for downtown hotels. The building itself is a renovated historic building with lots of character. The restaurant is quite small and is really just an extension of the bar.

The bar is fantastic and they specialize in craft cocktails. Great friendly service. Overall the hotel is within walking distance to many sites (art gallery, JFK Memorials, aquarium) as well as a train stop and lots of restaurants. I’d recommend this hotel to someone in town for a few days but doesn’t want to rent a car.

This hotel is located right in the middle of Downtown Dallas. It’s within few minutes car or scooter ride to other local hot-spots. It’s within walking distance of other locales such as the art museum and park.

Once you get up into the rooms, the hallways remind me of a chic apartment building. The room was spacious, surprisingly. Everything was clean and up-to-par. My bed was a little uneven, but overall, I slept fine. Our room didn’t have a great view, but we weren’t there long so it didn’t matter too much. They do have other rooms with other views. They did have a gym with a nice view and equipment so working out felt refreshing, rather than stuck in a dark dungeon.

As an adult couple we found the room to be spacious, furnished with expected amenities and conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, bars and the sights. The hotel used to be the Tower Petroleum Building and has an art deco feel to it, as overseas visitors we loved it.

The room was spacious, bed was comfortable with spare pillows and blankets should you require. Bathroom has a walk-in rain shower perfect after a long day sightseeing and includes shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, hairdryer etc. Our room was on the third floor overlooking Elm Street which could get noisy, if you are a light sleeper you may want to request a room in a quieter location on check-in.

Overnight valet parking is available with in/out privileges chargeable at $31 per night by the hotel. We parked two blocks away in a car park located on the corner of Pearl and Elm for $17 per night. This option has no in/out privileges but suited us as we explored Dallas on foot.

We enjoy walking and found all sights are within walking distance to the hotel: 6th Floor Museum 0.8 miles/17 minutes; Pioneer Plaza 0.7 miles/14 minutes; Farmers Market 0.6 miles/13 minutes; Deep Ellum 0.9 miles/20 minutes. The Dallas Trolley Tours are informative and a good way to orientate yourself with Dallas.

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How much does a room costs at Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas ?

Prices start 160$/night for King Room. The King Suite is 180$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has air conditioning and tile/marble floor.

Where to book online– Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas –  Gay Friendly Hotels Dallas – you can find the best hotels deals in Dallas during Deep Ellum Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Dallas on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The Beeman Hotel 3* – LGBT  Friendly Hotels Dallas

The Beeman Hotel
The Beeman Hotel

The Beeman Hotel includes an indoor swimming pool. Dallas Love Field airport, just 9.7 km away.

Unique décor and modern furnishings are showcased in each guest room at the Beeman Hotel. All rooms are appointed with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine.

Fax and photocopy services as well as internet access are available in the hotel’s 24-hour business centre. The on-site fitness facilities are fitted with a full set of cardio machines.

Guests can enjoy Tex-Mex and American fare in a casual setting at Park Cities Grill, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mustang Lounge offers an evening happy hour, cocktails, and small plates.

Off Route 75, this modern hotel is a 7-minute walk from both a DART light rail station, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and 4 miles from White Rock Lake.

Relaxed, warmly decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi and 37-inch flat-screens, as well as desks, coffeemakers, and sitting areas with sofas. Room service is available.

An area shuttle is free. Other amenities include a casual grill, a stylish lounge and a 24/7 business center, plus meeting space. There’s also an indoor pool, a 24-hour gym and a terrace.

The newest addition to the Dallas/SMU area, our central location provides easy access to Downtown Dallas, Southern Methodist University, Fair Park/Cotton Bowl, American Airlines Center and so much more. Stroll down Greenville Avenue, through the Dallas Arboretum or spend the day at North Park Mall. Mockingbird Station is also within walking distance of the hotel and provides many options for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Pure hospitality awaits at The Beeman Hotel, perfectly situated nearby to everywhere you want to be. Our inviting nature and commitment to ensuring guests feel at home is complemented by modern amenities such as wireless high-speed internet access throughout the hotel and a 24-hour business center.

The location is excellent and parking is easy. The room was beautiful, clean, comfortable, and had lovely quality linens and towels. The people working there were so considerate, friendly, efficient, and professional. The lobby bar is a great place to meet friends. I am going to stay here when I am in Dallas. I highly recommend this hotel.

It’s location is excellent. It offers walkable and rapid transmit options if you’ve flown in to town. If you have a car, it’s easy parking and easy in/out.

Great hotel adjacent to SMU, uptown and lower Greenville. Staff is friendly and professional. Francisco the barman is the best in North Dallas, serving great food and drinks. The remodeled rooms are excellent.

I loved my stay at this hotel. The location is excellent and parking is easy. The room was beautiful, clean, comfortable, and had lovely quality linens and towels. The people working there were so considerate, friendly, efficient, and professional. The lobby bar is a great place to meet friends.
I am going to stay here when I am in Dallas. I highly recommend this hotel.

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How much does a room costs at The Beeman Hotel ?

Prices start 110$/night for Double Room The King Suite is 170$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a microwave and air conditioning

Where to book online – The Beeman Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Dallas – you can find the best hotels deals in Dallas during Deep Ellum Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Dallas 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.