Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington KY

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Lexington, Kentucky (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.

Hodges. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. commonwealth of Kentucky have most of the same rights as non-LGBT persons have, but still face some legal challenges not experienced by other people. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Kentucky.
Lexington has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Crossings Lexington or Soundbar  & The Bar Complex  are the most famous gay bars in Lexington, KT.
Lexington is a city in Kentucky. It’s known for horse farms and thoroughbred racetracks like Keeneland. The Kentucky Horse Park features the International Museum of the Horse, the Hall of Champions and many equine breeds. Ashland, the estate of 1800s politician Henry Clay, includes a mansion and formal garden. Clay is buried at the Lexington Cemetery, which has an arboretum, lakes and a Romanesque gatehouse.

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1. Kentucky Castle 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington KY

Kentucky Castle
Kentucky Castle

Live like Versailles royalty…in Kentucky. Dreams will come true at the expansive Kentucky Castle, nestled between majestic horse farms and sprawling bourbon distilleries right in Versailles, Kentucky.

The property features 10 luxury rooms and suites, an on-site restaurant specializing in locally-sourced, healthy components (including produce from the castle’s garden) and a Master Bourbon Steward to teach each guest about the state’s specialty spirit.

Set in a medieval-style castle on scenic grounds featuring landscaped gardens, this stately B&B with a grand hall is 5 miles from the Blue Grass Airport and 9 miles from the University of Kentucky.

The 10 regal rooms and suites provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites, some with 4-poster beds, add sitting rooms, most of which are in turrets.

European-style continental breakfast is served in a formal dining room, and a ritzy restaurant is open on weekends. Common areas include a wood-paneled library, a bar, a billiard room, a music room and a ballroom. There are sports courts, an outdoor pool and a rooftop sundeck with shuffleboard.

The Kentucky Castle is a farm to table restaurant, boutique hotel, and event venue located minutes from Keeneland Race Track, the Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington Airport. The Kentucky Castle features 14 stately guest rooms, an elegant ballroom, Bourbon Bar, gardens, and so much more. The Kentucky Castle is more than another Lexington boutique hotel and event space, the The Kentucky Castle includes a grand dining experience for Breakfast, Brunch, and Dinner from our own executive chef. “Where we treat your family like our family.

Stayed a night in a tower at the castle. Unique experience. This particular room is two floors. Fully stocked fridge, drink-wise, large bed upstairs, and a fold-out couch bed downstairs. Comfortable with four people, but we didn’t spend too much time in the room. The staff put us at ease and were always ready to help. We took plenty of pictures of the inside of the castle as well, and nobody ever appeared bothered or concerned that we were just wondering around and posing everywhere. Overall a fantastic experience. Also I recommend the barrel painting. It’s good fun, and if it’s not your cup of tea, they serve drinks!

It was a unique and delightful experience! Everything – the friendly welcome, enthusiasm of the staff, wealth of information given during the tour, quality of food on the buffet – was just amazing. The overall atmosphere is upscale and classy, yet comfortable.

In addition to superb quality of the food, the buffet service was very efficient and extremely well-organized. Our waiters, Lynn and Paige, two more examples of the wonderful staff, were very attentive and so very pleasant and had answers to all our questions.

The castle became the pinnacle for a surprise proposal and did it ever deliver! Of course the castle itself is amazing, but it was all of the small details — the fit and finish of everything with the service, that really made it a special place to stay.

It felt personalized from the start, with it being very easy to contact them through email, to them knowing exactly who we were pulling up to the gates.

We stayed in a tower room that made the experience even more unique. It had a really comfortable and clean feel to the entire space, with the bed being very comfortable, and just overall pleasing to every sense from the interior to the two balconies we could access.

The surrounding landscape and countryside we’re beautiful and the main portion of the castle was also elegantly decorated, with the dining area being upscale yet not overly pretentious. The service even less so, as the manager to the wait staff were very warm and inviting from breakfast to dinner. As for the food, we give it a 10/10. I say this having lived in Italy for 3 years, so I have a pretty decent taste for above average food. Not only do they grow some of their own food, but have their own bees for honey and chickens for eggs (not to mention cute pygmy goats) on the property. It was reported they partner with local farms as well for the remainder of the food they serve, and it really shows through in the quality of taste.

We’d definitely stay here again, or now that it’s open to the public, simply go for brunch or dinner. Thank you to the staff for making it a wonderful stay, and having the room set up for my special surprise proposal! It was a moment my fiancé and I will never forget.

Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington Kentucky
Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington Kentucky

How much does a room costs at Kentucky Castle?

Prices start 408$/night for Chalet. The Cabin with Farmview is  490$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features air conditioning, flat-screen TV and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – Kentucky Castle – Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington Kentucky  – you can find the best hotels deals in Lexington during Kentucky Derby Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lexington KY on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Origin Lexington, a Wyndham Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington Kentucky

Origin Lexington, a Wyndham Hotel
Origin Lexington, a Wyndham Hotel

Featuring a restaurant, a fitness center as well as a bar, Origin Lexington, a Wyndham Hotel is located in Lexington, 1.6 mi from The Mall At Lexington Green. The property is around 5 mi from The Arboretum, 5.6 mi from Hunt-Morgan House and 5.6 mi from Lexington Convention Center. The accommodations provides a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests.

The hotel offers a à la carte or American breakfast.

Rupp Arena is 6.2 mi from Origin Lexington, a Wyndham Hotel, while Ashland The Henry Clay Estate is 6.2 mi away. The nearest airport is Blue Grass Airport, 6.2 mi from the accommodations.

Set within a stylish open-air mall off Highway 27, this upmarket hotel is 2 miles from the Waveland State Historic Site, a Greek Revival house and plantation dating from 1845, and 6 miles from The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky.

Modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as Keurig coffee makers, mini fridges and en suite, shower-only bathrooms. Suites add separate living rooms and free-standing tubs.

Parking is free. Other amenities include a trendy New American restaurant with a bar, plus a fitness center, and meeting space for up to 200 guests. Breakfast is available (fee).

Where fast horses and rich bourbons reign supreme. Here we take things slow but rarely in moderation – indulge in authentic Kentucky from Origin Lexington. Located within the Summit at Fritz Farm amidst the area’s best shopping, Origin Lexington is a brand new, thoughtfully designed boutique hotel. Featuring a state of the art fitness center, private dining room, banquet and events room, and southern-inspired restaurant and bar 33 Staves, Origin Lexington provides guests with an unbeatable experience. Unwind after a long day exploring Lexington in one of our polished rooms outfitted with contemporary furnishings and modern amenities.

We wish we were in town longer to further enjoy the crisp accommodations at Origin at Fritz Farm! This new hotel is modern yet comfortable. We were instantly welcomed by Sam at the front desk with a warm smile and freshly-baked sorghum cookies. Our 3rd floor King room was beautifully appointed and included Essentiel Elements toiletries. Origin is just steps away from shops, cafes, a Bourbon tasting bar, restaurants, and Whole Foods Market.

The customer service is fantastic. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful and the bed is very comfortable. There is a large, beautiful shower with good and hot water! They gave us homemade cookies that were made from the sap of local trees (and they were delicious!). The area around the hotel is so neat, lots of shops and dining right outside the hotel doors.

The hotel is very nice and modern, and a great value! Clean spacious rooms, amazing showers, comfortable beds. Everything you need, well maybe, except there’s no microwave ;). There is a safe, refrigerator, Keurig, iron, hairdryer, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. There is a bar and dining inside the hotel. There are numerous shops located in a large area surrounding the hotel and all are well within walking distance. There is abundant parking and plenty of dining. The staff is polite and attentive.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Lexington, KY, look no further. This hotel is beautiful, comfortable, near shopping centers, secure, has a restaurant downstairs, & most importantly GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. Every interaction from the phone until check-out was pleasant and kind. Coming from a long drive in a moving truck, I really appreciate quality service. Thank you for making my stay in Lexington comfortable.

Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington KY
Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington KY

How much does a room costs at Origin Lexington, a Wyndham Hotel?

Prices start 189$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Premier King Suite is  288$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features air conditioning.

Where to book online – Origin Lexington, a Wyndham Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington Kentucky  – you can find the best hotels deals in Lexington during Kentucky Derby Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lexington KY on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. 21c Museum Hotel Lexington 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Lexington

21c Museum Hotel Lexington
21c Museum Hotel Lexington

Set in Lexington, 1,000 feet from Hunt-Morgan House, 21c Museum Hotel Lexington has a fitness center and a bar, as well as free WiFi. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The property is 1,300 feet from Lexington Convention Center.

At the hotel each room includes a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and bed linen. Each room is fitted with a safety deposit box and certain rooms are fitted with city views. Guest rooms at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.

The accommodations also provides a business center and guests can use the on-site ATM machine at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington.

Housed in a complex with a contemporary museum, this upscale boutique hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Mary Todd Lincoln House and a 9-minute walk from Rupp Arena.

Featuring original art and floor-to-ceiling windows, the bright, modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Suites add separate living rooms, and upgraded suites also have dining or work areas. Room service is available.

There’s a hip restaurant and lounge on-site. Other amenities include a gym and valet parking.

21c Museum Hotel Lexington is a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The hotel is housed in downtown Lexington’s historic Fayette National Bank Building, the city’s first skyscraper originally designed by famed New York architecture firm McKim, Mead & White.

Woven into the fabric of downtown, 21c welcomes both visitors and the local community to enjoy the curated exhibitions and cultural programming. The world has changed over the last several months and here at 21c, we have made some changes too. One thing remains constant. Our top priority is the safety and wellness of our teammates and guests. Our website has everything you need to know to return to travel with 21c.

New modern feel in a historic downtown bank building. Upscale design and amenities with an excellent lounge and fine restaurant. Staff was friendly, helpful and timely. Hotel location was perfect – near everything.

The location is a former bank building, so the restaurant on the ground floor is named Lockbox. Because of their location on a busy street downtown, the valet parking is quite convenient. The rooms are luxurious. We had a king room on the corner of the building, so there were windows on two sides. The view from the 9th floor was very nice. The bed was very comfortable. The bath had only a shower, but it was fabulous. Everything is very attractive, with the original vintage tile still on the floors in the hallways. Every room has a Nespresso machine for making a great cappuccino.

For an old building, there were a surprising number of electrical outlets for all your charging needs. There is a hotel minibar in every room, but no refrigerator, although when we asked about it, the hotel front desk said they could bring a mini fridge up to the room, if we wanted one. Staying true to their brand, there is an art gallery on the bottom two floors with a rotating exhibit. It was interesting to walk through even though it wasn’t our style of art. I would definitely recommend staying here.

We found the downtown location pleasant as there were plenty of restaurants to try and it was central to the various sites we panned to visit in the area. We valeted our car each night ($23). The building is a former bank building.

We chose a corner king room which was bright and very spacious, furnished with midcentury modern style furniture. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Our bathroom was large and bright, too. The tile floor was cold under my feet but I eventually discovered it had a heated floor I could turn on with a wall switch. The closet has a light that turns on automatically, too.

We enjoyed the light-hearted style of the hotel, the engaging young staff and the art on the walls…well most of it. We ate breakfast each morning in the dining room and had one dinner there as well. The food was good and it was not crowded, so we could waltz in whenever we chose.

This is the second 21c hotel we have stayed in. We like them!

Gay Hotels Lexington
Gay Hotels Lexington

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

Prices start 156$/night for City Queen Room. The Corner King Room is  189$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features air conditioning.

Where to book online – 21c Museum Hotel Lexington – Gay Friendly Hotels Lexington Kentucky  – you can find the best hotels deals in Lexington during Kentucky Derby Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lexington KY 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.