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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) persons in the U.S. state of Indiana enjoy most of the same rights as other people, but still may face some challenges that non-LGBT residents do not otherwise face.
Indianapolis has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as  Greg’s Indy or Zonie’s Closet & Metro Nightclub & Restaurant are the  most famous gay  bars in Indianapolis, IN.
Indianapolis, colloquially known as Indy, is the state capital and most-populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2019 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 886,220.

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1. The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis

The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel
The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel

In the heart of downtown Indianapolis, this hotel features artfully designed rooms with free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Guests can take advantage of the modern fitness center on site.

A fully stocked minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities are included in every spacious room at The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel. A bathroom with a walk-in shower and a ceiling-mounted rain shower head are included in each room.

The front desk is available 24-hours a day at Dolce Hotel Alexander for guest convenience. A dry cleaning service is offered on site.

Set in downtown Indianapolis and across the street from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, this stylish, upscale hotel is an 11-minute walk from Lucas Oil Stadium.

Warm, contemporary rooms feature custom artwork, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Polished 1- and 2-bedroom suites add living areas, and some provide full kitchens. Room service is available.

Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, on-site massage treatments, and computer access in the business center. There’s also a contemporary buffet restaurant.

The Alexander, managed by Dolce Hotels, blends design with function in this unique urban hotel. One aspect that sets The Alexander apart from other hotels is its Art Program, curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, including 14 artworks created for the hotel by individual artists and over 50 works of art displayed in the hotel’s public spaces.
Located in the vibrant CityWay neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis, The Alexander is within walking distance of corporations such as Eli Lilly, Rolls Royce, Anthem and Indiana Farm Bureau. Catch a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium, a Pacers game or concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, attend a conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center, visit the Zoo at White River State Park or head to Monument Circle for a performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
 The hotel is close to the downtown locations we had on our itinerary, the furthest being the Newfields Art Museum and Children’s Museum which were only like a 10 minute drive away! As far as the hotel’s amenities, we booked the California King room and the bed and pillows were SO COMFY. I also loved the rain head shower and Aveda shampoos + body wash that came in full size pump bottles (not tiny bottles). The artwork around the hotel is something to take in as well. It’s super impressive. I would stay here again. I was really surprised at how much Indy had to offer and the Alexander feels like a NYC-level hotel. We will be back.

The Fitness Center – I’m an avid fitness junkie and had all the equipment I needed. There are Peloton bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, dumbbells, and more. It would be great to have a few kettlebells. Also, they offer day passes to the YMCA across the street.

Plat 99 – the baristas’ names escape me, but amazing service. Both of them made my lattes perfectly and were excellent conversationalists. They offered fantastic recommendations of where to go, what to see.

Didn’t go to Nesso, but dying to try it. Looks like great Italian food. I did order a Greek salad, which was very good. The dressing was fantastic.Front desk AM/PM crew – nicest people. So funny, smart, and customer-centric. Loved asking and hearing about Indy local vs. Indy transplant experiences. Great for someone considering a move or who wants an “insider’ perspective of life in Indy.

The artwork. I felt like I had walked into a gallery in NY. It wasn’t over the top or weird, but really added a nice layer of ambiance to the property.

The Alexander is billed as a boutique hotel. It is not a high-rise place like the JW, Conrad or Hilton, but it is quite excellent. Despite some minor glitches with the A/C in the hallways, the property itself was quite nice. Very many examples of intriguing artwork throughout including a separate gallery space on the first floor. Quiet, lovely and a good value. Like nearly all downtown hotels parking is high (45-49/day), but the valet service was quite speedy. All of the staff were friendly, competent and polite.
Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN
Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN

How much does a room costs at The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel?

Prices start 255$/night for Deluxe King Room. The  King Suite is  350$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Corner unit featuring a 600 square-foot living area with sleek furnishings and a 55-inch LED TV

Where to book online – The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN – you can find the best hotels deals in Indianapolis during Indy Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Indianapolis IN on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn

Located in downtown Indianapolis, adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center, this historic hotel is within one of the country’s first train stations. It has an on-site restaurant and spacious rooms.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Downtown offers air-conditioned furnished with a cable TV, work desk and coffee maker. Some rooms are set in a redesigned train car with décor featuring 1920s celebrities.

Indianapolis Downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel features contemporary amenities such as an indoor pool and well-equipped gym. Guests can use the hotel’s free Wi-Fi.

123 West & Taggart’s Restaurant at the Indianapolis Crowne Plaza serves traditional American cuisine all day. After dinner, guests can enjoy a drink in the hotel’s sports-themed lounge.

Across the street from the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, this chic hotel occupies both a former train station and a quirky 1920s Pullman train carriage. It’s 2 miles from Indianapolis Zoo and 6 miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The stylish rooms come with desks, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add sofas and/or mini fridges; club rooms provide access to a lounge. Some are located in the train carriage.

Amenities include a casual bar/restaurant, an indoor pool and a 24-hour gym.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center at Historic Union Station is ‘housed within America’s first Union Station.’ Our hotel s downtown Indianapolis location is ideal.

We re just steps away from both the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts & convenient to Bankers Life, home of the Pacers, Circle Centre Mall, The Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens, The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Hall of Fame Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions, The Children s Museum & downtown nightlife. Our Romanesque revival-style hotel features 273 guestrooms, Pullman’s Restaurant & Lounge and over 50,000 sq ft of meeting space. We’re best known for our 26 authentic Pullman train car guest rooms named after prominent personalities from the early 1900’s.

The rooms are built into the train station concourse and include cool rooms in refurbished rail cars. The hotel is connected with the Convention Center and to Lucas Oil Stadium. Its location downtown is perfect. You can also walk across a walkway to the beautiful Grand Hall of the vintage station, where events are held, and tour the old parts.

 Location can’t be beaten! Close to restaurants and just around the corner from Lucas Oil Stadium. The hotel connects to the convention center, which connects to the stadium so you don’t really have to be outside in the heat or bad weather. Staff is very friendly and our rooms were clean and comfortable. Since the hotel is in a working train station, you may hear or feel the trains at times but they never bothered us at all.

This property is connected to the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium via a skywalk which made the trip to ICC even better when we got 6 inches of snow that weekend! If you have an event at ICC or Lucas Oil, try for a room here. The rooms are spacious which is nice and you could end up staying in one of the train cars (there are plenty of reviews on those), are up to date in technology and decor, and offer you a place to stay right in the middle of downtown. However, staying in location comes at a price that isn’t reflected in your pocketbook.

Every night (and during the day as well I assume) you get to enjoy your room shaking as a coal train or other trains ramble through Union Station. I’m sure some rooms are better than others, but my room happened to enjoy about three trains a night. If getting a good nights rest is paramount, ask for a room that is not affected as much by this noise.

The little restaurant downstairs in the lobby isn’t bad and serves American cuisine and has several TV’s and a nice drink menu. Parking is all over the map, and as usual you’re going to pay an arm and possibly a leg to valet park ($38 a night) or $28 to self-park in the parking garage adjacent to the hotel.

This hotel is so unique! It was built on tracks 1-8 of the Old Union Station train shed. There are several beautifully restored 1920’s Pullman cars locked onto old tracks with luxuriously modern hotel room amenities. The “Grand Hall” is a spectacular venue for weddings and is a must see! The hotel is complete with a nice sized bar, a large restaurant, indoor pool, loads of open atrium areas with lots of seating and white painted Ghost Statues.
They’re all friendly ghosts depicting three decades of people riding the rails including lots of WWII military men. The hotel sits in the heart of downtown Indy allowing you to walk to many points of interest including Lucas Oil Stadium. Even if you don’t stay here it’s worth a visit. Seek out the winding staircase to the 2nd floor above the lobby and walk the distance to see it all! You won’t regret it.
Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis
Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis

How much does a room costs at Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn?

Prices start 326$/night for King Room. The  Executive King Room is  356$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This nonsmoking room features a couch and small refrigerator. A headboard with a reading light is provided. A toiletry relaxation kit is provided as well.

Where to book online – Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Dwtn-Union Stn – Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN – you can find the best hotels deals in Indianapolis during Indy Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Indianapolis IN on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Conrad Indianapolis 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Indianapolis

Conrad Indianapolis
Conrad Indianapolis

Located in the center of downtown Indianapolis, this hotel is connected via skybridge to the Circle Center Mall. Spacious guest rooms, a full-service spa and tastings wine bar are available.

The elegant rooms at Conrad Indianapolis feature 42-inch flat-screen cable TVs with HBO. The bathrooms boast marble floors and include bathrobes, slippers and a TV built into the mirror.

Local area transportation is available at the Indianapolis Conrad. Staff can help with local information and provide concierge services.

This upscale hotel set in downtown Indianapolis is across the street from the Circle Centre Mall and a 12-minute walk from Lucas Oil Stadium.

The modern accommodations feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and marble bathrooms with tubs and glassed-in showers. Suites add city views and separate sitting areas.

Amenities include a spa and salon, 24-hour fitness center and an art gallery. There’s an indoor pool with lounge chairs, and over 12,000 sq. ft. of event space. Dining options consist of a high-end restaurant serving American cuisine and a wine bar.

The Conrad Indianapolis hotel in downtown Indianapolis is a destination that connects you with an innovative guest experience unmatched by other Indianapolis hotels. Located at the most prominent intersection in Indianapolis, a skybridge provides an uninterrupted path from our Indianapolis luxury hotel’s ballroom and meeting rooms to the Artsgarden, Circle Centre Mall and the Indiana Convention Center.

Fine dining options at our luxury hotel in Indianapolis include The Capital Grille, with outstanding culinary delights served in an intimate dining experience, and Tastings, a wine bar experience that uses progressive wine technology for guests to enjoy wines by the taste, glass or bottle.


The Conrad is convenient to everything in downtown Indianapolis, near the monument circle and the convention center. But there are other convenient places.

The Conrad combines fine art and whimsy with a fine indoor pool and one of the better in city hotel gyms. Bikes are available and ubiquitous in the city (along with electric cars and scooters). The dining option is limited to Capital Grill and room service, but fine options for dining are many and varied and nearby. Yolk does a great breakfast/brunch a short walk away.

Aside from the hotel itself, I cannot say enough good things about the service I received. I was treated like I was the only guest at the hotel by everyone I encountered. Some of the employees that went above and beyond are Zach, Sara, Diego, Lee-Ann, Oscar, and all of the valet and bellman staff.

The hotel is within walking distance to anything you need downtown. Monument Circle, shops, Circle Centre Mall, the stadium, and restaurants. We dined at the Capital Grille which is good and conveniently located in the hotel.

This is just a short walk from many restaurants (and Monument Circle) in the heart of downtown and is adjacent to Circle Centre Mall.

Our 8th-floor king bed room had a view of a rooftop, but also had a view of the Victory sculpture atop the Soldiers and Sailors Monument a block away. The bedroom and bathroom (with its glass, walk-in shower) were clean and comfortable. The room was quiet and we slept well. They boast an art collection, but very few pieces were in public spaces and the gallery was closed while we were there.

. It is a perfect location right near Monument Circle and an easy walk to any downtown location. There is a Capital Grille off the lobby that you typically get a breakfast voucher to. There is another restaurant off the lobby that has the best bartender East of the Mississippi.

There is an art gallery on the first floor and contemporary art throughout the public spaces. The exercise room, spa, pool area is first rate.

The valet team is exceptional. The head valet remembers me, which is a nice touch. The reception team is also above average and very competent and inviting.

Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN
Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN

How much does a room costs at Conrad Indianapolis?

Prices start 310$/night for Deluxe King Room. The  Superior King Room is  335$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and tile/marble floor.

Where to book online – Conrad Indianapolis – Gay Friendly Hotels Indianapolis IN – you can find the best hotels deals in Indianapolis during Indy Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Indianapolis IN 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.