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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.

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Missouri. Missouri recognizes same-sex marriages.
Kansas City has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Sidetrack or Progress Bar Chicago are the most famous gay friendly  bars in Kansas City, MO.
Kansas City sits on Missouri’s western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It’s known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections.

 Top attractions to visit in Kansas City

 

1. Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection By Hilton 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City

Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection By Hilton
Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection By Hilton

This Kansas City hotel offers free cable TV and WiFi, on-site dining and a 24-hour gym. It is one mile from both the Riverfront Park and the National World War I Museum.

Each room at the Hotel Phillips has a desk for guest use. Other amenities include a coffee maker, hair dryer and ironing facilities.

A business center and meeting rooms are available to guests of the Phillips Hotel. The hotel offers massages and provides valet parking. Room service is also available.

Guests can enjoy coffee at Kilo Charlie Coffee Bar or dine at Tavernonna Italian Kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner. P.S., a speakeasy-style cocktail bar, offers guests drinks and small bites.

Located 2 blocks from the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in a historic, 1930s building with an Art Deco lobby, this upscale hotel is a mile from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The minimalist rooms with contemporary furnishings feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms and suites add pull-out sofas and/or separate sitting areas. Room service is available.

The on-site fine-dining restaurant features live music. Other amenities consist of meeting space, wedding facilities and valet parking (fee).

A Boutique Hotel that’s Both Historic and hip. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Kansas City’s most historic hotel, completed a $20 million gut renovation at the end of 2016. The transformation included every aspect of the building to bring the hotel back to its original 1930’s elegance, with modern amenities while elevating the food and beverage offerings, comfort, amenities, and modern details.
Dine in Tavernonna Italian Kitchen, get coffee at Kilo Charlie, and come in for drinks at our speakeasy, P.S. Can a hotel feel grand and yet intimate at the same time? Hip but never stuffy? That’s the allure of Hotel Phillips, a historic gem in the heart of Kansas City’s business, entertainment and arts district. Your experience starts with our breathtaking Art Deco lobby that made us Kansas City’s most celebrated hotel in 1931.
Located in the downtown district of Kansas City, Missouri,,this 20-story Hilton property is a 1930s-era art deco gem. The closest parking is in a public garage around the corner from the hotel.
Lovely hotel with an art deco vibe. The lobby is beautiful with dark wood and luscious seating. Made me think I should have had a flapper outfit on. The room was well-appointed. Overall, very nice hotel. It should be noted that you can’t access the parking lot through the hotel. While the parking building is a very short walk away (right behind the hotel), there is no direct access.
Also, my room didn’t have a mini-fridge. Not sure if it was just my room that was missing one or if the same goes for all rooms. Neither the parking nor the fridge situation was a deal breaker but merely something to note.
If you love turn of the century charm and want to be in the best part of the city this is your hotel. My favorite place to stay in KC and the prices are always reasonable. It’s just few blocks to the Power & Light District that has everything you need.
One block to a “Whole Foods” similar grocer and a long walk to Messenger Coffee and Ibis Bakery’ the best coffee and breakfast in town. Beautiful art deco rooms and the on-site options for food and drinks are fabulous.
The Hotel Phillips is a gorgeous gem of a hotel. Having recently undergone a $27 million renovation, all rooms are up to date and plush offering comfortable, modern bed spaces with all the charm of a 1930’s hotel. The ground level cafe, restaurant, and speakeasy(!) are all fitting with the vibe of the hotel, and the main lobby features the gorgeous and historic statue of the goddess Dawn.
The hotel amenities and quality of service from the staff is excellent value for the cost of the stay, and I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone staying in town.
Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City
Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City

How much does a room costs at Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection By Hilton?

Prices start 139$/night for Standard King Room. The Junior King Suite with Bath Tub is  164$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room includes a flat-screen TV, desk area, and coffee maker.

Where to book online – Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection By Hilton – Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City  – you can find the best hotels deals in Kansas City during Kansas City Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kansas City MO on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City Missouri

21c Museum Hotel Kansas City
21c Museum Hotel Kansas City

Featuring a restaurant, a fitness center as well as a bar, 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City is located in Kansas City, 2,650 feet from Kansas City Convention Center. This 4-star hotel offers a concierge service. The accommodations provides a 24-hour front desk, an ATM and luggage storage for guests.

All units at the hotel are equipped with a seating area. At 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City every room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Guests at the accommodations can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

21c Museum Hotel Kansas City also provides a business center and guests can check the newspapers at the hotel.

In the historic location of the former Savoy Hotel and Grill, this hip hotel and contemporary art museum off I-70 is 2 miles from both Union Station Kansas City and Boulevard Brewing Company.

Featuring original artwork, the airy rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and Nespresso coffee makers. Suites add living areas or rooms; an upgraded suite has a terrace. Room service is available.

Amenities include a chic restaurant and a sophisticated bar, plus guided tours at the museum. There’s also a 24-hour gym.

The historic Savoy Hotel and Grill building has been transformed into 21c Kansas City. The 120 guest rooms and suites provide a welcomed sanctuary from the art and activity that fills the 21c galleries. Designed by renowned architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners and KC-based firm Hufft Projects, rooms have high ceilings, contemporary furnishings, large windows, and beautiful original artwork.

KC has a shortage of nice hotels. I had stayed at the 21c in Arkansas before and loved that property. So I was thrilled to find out they opened another property in KC. Such a cool building. Rooms were really comfortable. You can tell they spent a ton of money to restore and upgrade this historic building. Love that there is a real museum on site. Get a glass of wine and take your time looking at all the exhibits. Highly recommend if you want an upscale and unique experience in KC.

This is honestly one of the coolest hotels. It is such a unique concept. Rooms were spotless, with all the modern amenities, but still lots of historic charm. Bed was so comfortable, like you cannot move your arms in the morning because you slept so soundly, comfortable. Staff was friendly, valet was fantastic, restaurant was terrific.

This is honestly one of the coolest hotels. It is such a unique concept. Rooms were spotless, with all the modern amenities, but still lots of historic charm. Bed was so comfortable, like you cannot move your arms in the morning because you slept so soundly, comfortable. Staff was friendly, valet was fantastic, restaurant was terrific.

The hotel is lovely and it has been updated very well. The room was comfortable and very attractive. I love that they have a Nespresso machine – best in-room coffee ever! The bathroom is updated, but a little art deco, too. Nice that there’s a robe.

The hotel is downtown and a couple of blocks from the trolley, so convenient to get to Power & Light District and Crown Center. Great place overall.

We enjoy the old, historic buildings and the renovations made to reflect a cool, hip hotel. The KC location is a little off the beaten path but worth a try. Hotel 21c is still walkable to the Power and Light District and Convention Center.

Rooms are spacious, light and bright. We enjoyed breakfast in the hotel restaurant, The Savoy, and then working out in the exercise facility (be sure to look up!) Don’t forget to take a peek in the lobby bar and notice the booth where presidents Truman, Ford, and Regan frequented.

And, of course, the three foot penguins make an appearance throughout the hotel.

How much does a room costs at 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City?

Prices start 157$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Deluxe Queen Room is  165$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a bathrobe, sofa and air conditioning.

Where to book online – 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City – Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City  – you can find the best hotels deals in Kansas City during Kansas City Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kansas City MO on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Crossroads Hotel 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Kansas City Missouri

Crossroads Hotel
Crossroads Hotel

Crossroads Hotel has a restaurant, fitness center, a bar and shared lounge in Kansas City. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms.

At the hotel, rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. At Crossroads Hotel rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

The accommodations offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

You can play billiards at Crossroads Hotel.

This rustic-chic hotel is less than a mile from both Union Station, the Kansas City Convention Center and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Featuring decor from local artists, the modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, minibars, flat-screen TVs, and desks. Most rooms have four-poster beds; one features a bunk bed. Suites and studios add living areas with sofas. An upgraded suite comes with pool and poker tables.

There’s a cozy lobby cafe with an all-day menu, as well as a refined Italian restaurant and a rooftop bar specializing in cocktails.

Gorgeously designed rooms and suites help define the Crossroads experience. But more, this is where historic and modern meet. Where people from all over and around the corner come together. The energy, creativity and passion that define the city and neighborhood can call this place home. Crossroads, just like Kansas City, is at its core about community and connection. At every turn, we tapped local artists, designers and purveyors to share their talent and creativity with us in places public and private.

This is a beautiful newly opened hotel in Crossroads neighborhood of KC. Close to a lot of great places and things to do. Easy to get around. The staff here is amazing and so friendly and helpful! Definitely will stay again.

The XR Cafe or bar is purposefully crafted in a way to allow intentional time. The drinks are great and the food is amazing. I will always recommend the Crossroads Hotel because of their engagement with the community they are in. Yoga classes, run groups, food drives, and more.

The Crossroads Hotel has been beautifully restored and is a perfect combination of old and new. The customer service at the hotel is excellent.

The beds are extremely comfortable and you can tell the furniture in each room has been carefully and thoughtfully selected.

The Crossroads Hotel is located in the Crossroads District in downtown Kansas City. The hotel is a great alternative to “traditional” hotels. It is a renovated warehouse and is boutique style, so there is character abounding throughout with all the modern amenities. The lobby bar and restaurant are great places to gather, eat and drink…a great place to start your evening or spend the entire evening.

The rooftop bar was closed due to my stay being in the winter, but I hear it is one of the best in the city. Since this is a smaller, boutique-style hotel, everything is easier, including parking. I absolutely loved the vibe of this place. There are so many bars, coffee shops, and restaurants within walking distance which makes it so convenient. I definitely recommend staying here if you are wanting to find a unique hotel experience downtown KC.

This is a cool, boutique hotel right in the heart of downtown KC. Many good restaurants are within walking distance as is the street car (which is free), and can take you to several other excellent shopping and dining areas. Hotel staff was one of the friendliest I’ve ever encountered. Bar and restaurant are lively, with a lot of locals along with hotel guests. Rooms are a bit small but very clean and comfortable.

Loved what they have done with the building! Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful! Room was very nice! We really enjoyed our getaway and the ambience of the hotel. We enjoyed time in the lobby bar before walking to a nearby restaurant for dinner- very convenient location.

Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City MO
Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City MO

How much does a room costs at Crossroads Hotel?

Prices start 156$/night for King Room. The Deluxe King Room is  172$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a private entrance, cable TV and mini-bar.

Where to book online – Crossroads Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Kansas City MO  – you can find the best hotels deals in Kansas City during Kansas City Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kansas City MO on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com 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.