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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.

California is seen as one of the most liberal states in the U.S. in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights, which have received nationwide recognition since the 1970s. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in the state since 1976.
Los Angeles 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 Abbey Food & Bar or Micky’s West Hollywood or Bayou are most famous gay bars in Los Angeles, CA.
West Hollywood is a trendy area known for its high-energy nightlife. The fabled Sunset Strip features the Chateau Marmont, a swanky celebrity hideaway, plus comedy clubs and live music venues like the legendary Whiskey a Go Go. Santa Monica Boulevard, awash in rainbow flags, is home to a number of gay bars, dance clubs and shops. WeHo also offers some of the city’s most buzzworthy restaurants

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1. Freehand Los Angeles 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles

Freehand Los Angeles
Freehand Los Angeles

Situated 2,650 feet from LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles, the Freehand Los Angeles boasts a rooftop pool & bar with 360-degree views of the city. Guests can also enjoy a meal at The Exchange Restaurant & take advantage of the complimentary WiFi throughout the property.

Private rooms offer a flat-screen 43″ cable TV, a minibar, and a work desk, Many offer city views and seats by the window. Shared rooms offer bunk beds with sheets, a shared en-suite bathroom, and a locker(locks not provided).

The Exchange Restaurant offers Israeli cuisine in a setting that pays homage to the old Owl Pharmacy that used to inhabit the building. The property also boasts the lobby bar, Rudolphs, and Cafe Integral, which offers coffee in the mornings.

Set in a storied 1924 building in Downtown, this hip hotel is an 8-minute walk from the nearest metro station, and 1 mile from sports and events at the Staples Center.

Funky mixed and female-only dorms sleep up to 8 guests, and offer en suite bathrooms. All have free Wi-Fi, lockers, and bunk beds with privacy screens. Private rooms offer flat-screen TVs and sitting areas; suites add separate living rooms. Room service is available.

Continental breakfast is free. Other amenities include a modern American/Israeli restaurant, a chic cocktail bar and a TV lounge, plus a rooftop pool and a buzzy bar. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Housed in the historic Commercial Exchange building in Downtown Los Angeles, Freehand LA is truly one-of-a-kind, featuring suites, premium hotel rooms and shared accommodations with interiors designed by Roman & Williams. Home to the award-winning Broken Shaker Rooftop Pool & Bar, Freehand LA offers exceptional food & beverage with a strong sense of comfort and community. Conveniently located with close proximity to the Staples Center, Fashion, Finance and Arts Districts, Downtown Los Angles is home to world class attractions, unique restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene. Come see us here in LA!
More than pleasantly surprised with this boutique hotel that used to be the old Commercial Exchange Building built in 1924. Not your average hotel  & clean, comfortable room, good bed, great shower head. Minimalist decor and historically preserved architecture. Affordable parking around the corner and a Whole Foods within a stones throw.

We were thinking it might be a little noisy sometimes with there being a backpackers place mixed in; it wasn’t. However, with it being an old building the windows are single glazed, so some of the outside street noise was noticeable. It was great to see this old building being re-used, as opposed to the LA way (sometimes) of knocking things down and starting again.

We had a private room with all usual amenities. Toiletries, hairdryer, iron & board, safe, minibar. WiFi.
No tea/coffee making facilities.
Our room was perfectly adequate for what we needed. It’s not a massive floor space so with 2 large suitcases sprawled out over the floor it was a squeeze walking around. But it was still ok & that’s our problem.

There is some hanging space for clothes, it’s a small cupboard which also houses the ironing board & safe.
Bed was huge & very comfortable.

The rooftop has a pool with sun loungers around & towels to use. The bar area is behind & opens later on in the afternoon, a good space to hang out. It does get very busy though & sometimes you have to wait a while for the lifts to be free

Location for hotel is great. A short walk from the metro station at 7th Street. Handy to get to anywhere with all lines passing through here. On leaving the metro follow the signs for the shops & it will bring you out at Macy’s Plaza.

The Whole Foods Market is close by & has anything you want plus more- highly recommend the salad bars & pizza slices!

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How much does a room costs at Freehand Los Angeles ?

Prices start 126$/night for Cozy King. The Corner King Studio  is 390$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

The studio suites are corner rooms with studio apartment layouts offering 180-degree city views. These rooms also feature an oversized bathroom with a double vanity, a large work desk, free WiFi, and a 43″ LED HDTV. Rooms have been designed by Roman & Williams with hand woven textiles and artwork from local Los Angeles artists.

This room boasts: • 43″ LED HDTV television with the ability to stream personal content • Free WiFi • Private Bathroom with double vanity • Custom bedding • Large custom desk • Fully stocked minibar with curated selection of delicious snacks • Bluetooth audio with radio and alarm clock • In room safe • Hair dryer • Air conditioning • Iron and ironing board A daily complimentary coffee drip is provided in the lobby

Where to book online – Freehand Los Angeles –  Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California – you can find the best hotels deals in Los Angeles during  Los Angeles Culture Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Los Angeles on or or Hotelscombined.comand see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Century Park Hotel LA 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Los Angeles

Century Park Hotel LA
Century Park Hotel LA

Century Park Hotel LA features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Century City district of Los Angeles. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk. All units include a wardrobe.

A business centre and vending machines with drinks and snacks are available on site at Century Park Hotel LA.

Set 9 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, this casual hotel is 1.5 miles from Rodeo Drive and 7 miles from the Getty Center.

The straightforward rooms offer free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels, plus pull-out sofas, mini fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas, and some feature loft bedrooms with spiral staircases.

Breakfast is free, while parking is available for a fee. There’s also a business center.

The Century Park Hotel is an upscale boutique hotel located in the neighborhood of Century City adjacent to Beverly Hills and Westwood. Century City is the home of Fox Studios, MGM, Creative Artists’ Agency, International Creative Management, Century City Mall and Westside Pavilion for its corporate travelers and centrally located within 5 miles to all attraction spots such as Rodeo Drive, UCLA, Getty Museum, Sunset Strip, Santa Monica Beach (as pictured) and The Grove for its vacationers.
We provide an impeccable staff specializing in assisting guests’ needs by making your home away from home enjoyable, pleasant and comfortable, as well as a Concierge to assist you with a night on the town! We are a 100% smoke free property that features spacious rooms and suites with spiral staircases to loft bedrooms, and breathtaking views.
Each room is equipped with three phone extensions, including a bathroom phone, complimentary wireless Internet, bottled water, 42″ flat HDTVs, and features free HBO. Enjoy robes in all suites. We feature at our hotel an breakfast bar featuring our fresh baked cinnamon rolls, and assorted selection of buffet items.

We had a lovely warm greeting and the service received throughout our stay by all was excellent.

The room was a really pleasant surprise. All newly renovated with new furnishings, coffee maker, microwave and an extremely comfortable bed. The room was cleaned to a very high standard.

Hotel was within walking distance to Beverly Hills and also minutes walk from Westfield Mall.

The front desk was very helpful during check in, and we got a room upgrade. The location is convenient to touring Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA, la Brea, etc. Beds were comfortable, and the staff helpful.
The hotel is conveniently located closed to the Century city central area. It took us around 7-8 minutes to walk to Westfield shopping centre. There are lots of decent restaurants and stores there. There is also a supermarket just located across street.
Our rooms were arranged in the corner and next to each other. This is a fairly old hotel but the room is spacious and clean. Corner rooms were quiet and we felt very relax and comfortable. The breakfast is HIX American standard and you couldn’t expect more from that. The dining room is tiny comparing with the other US HIX and we had to take away foods when it was full.
This hotel has 1 of the coolest rooms I’ve stayed in. It was a suite with a bed and bathroom downstairs and a spiral staircase up to a loft with a bed. Each had own tv. Downstairs had mini fridge. Free breakfast daily there was plenty to choose from. Hotel was clean. The staff was so accommodating. Reasonable rate for daily parking. Free wifi. Good location and short drive to all the places we were going. I was very pleased and look forward to staying again sometime.
Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California
Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California

How much does a room costs at Century Park Hotel LA ?

Prices start 120$/night for Standard King City View. The Executive Suite is 200$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a satellite TV, microwave and air conditioning.

Where to book online– Century Park Hotel LA –  Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California – you can find the best hotels deals in Los Angeles during  Los Angeles Culture Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Los Angeles on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The LINE Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels LA

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Located in a mid-century building less than 4 miles from Hollywood, the LINE Hotel features free WiFi, an outdoor pool, a furnished sun terrace and three restaurants.

Floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing Los Angeles views, custom furnishings, modern artwork, a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station are included in every modern room at The LINE Hotel. A mini-bar with American and Korean snacks and beverages as well as an in-room safe are provided in each air-conditioned room.

Openaire Restaurant offers poolside dining in the centre of the Koreatown. The seasonal menu features ingredients from land and sea, provided in a shareable format.

Adjacent to the Wilshire / Normandie subway station, this hip hotel in a midcentury building in Koreatown is 4 miles from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Industrial-chic rooms with concrete-patterned wallpaper, funky original art and floor-to-ceiling windows feature free Wi-Fi, work desks and chairs upholstered with vintage Mexican fabric. Some have views of the Hollywood Hills, and suites add separate living rooms and dressing areas.

Amenities include an exercise room, loaner bikes and an outdoor pool with daybeds and a greenhouse lounge. There’s also a cafe, a buzzy restaurant and a lobby bar.

Each room at The LINE Hotel features custom furnishings, local artwork, and floor-to-ceiling views of Los Angeles. The LINE has three restaurants – including Openaire, a working greenhouse restaurant that spills out to The LINE’s pool deck. Citrus trees and scented flora and its open year-round to hotel guests surround the outdoor pool. The LINE also hosts POKETO, a local design shop, and BREAKROOM 86, a nightclub by Houston brothers.

The LINE is centrally located in Koreatown with easy access to Beverly Hills (6 miles), Downtown (3 miles), and Hollywood (3 miles). Amenities go beyond your room at the LINE. We offer weekly Tai Chi practice, custom LINUS x LINE bicycles, 24-hour gym access, a year-round pool, free WiFi and the opportunity to pace yourself with Koreatown Run Club.

The Line is located in K-Town [Koreatown] which is a safe neighbourhood in LA and very central for exploring the city. We used a mix of uber and car rental [there is a car rental nearby]

The rooms are designer and so fantastic. The photos speak for themselves

The restaurant is beautiful and food amazing.

Excellent 5 night stay in a modern and welcoming hotel. Spacious room with all required amenities and original design. Very helpful and smiley frontdesk staff. The location is fabulous, allowing easy access to all sections of the town through public transportation (bus, subway), with a wide range of restaurants in the neighborhood.

This is a more than a bit of a hipster hotel set in the trendy Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. I always enjoy my stay here. The staff is attentive and friendly. The hotel has a modern , industrial feel. The pool area a scene but nice and the restaurant area – particularly the brunch is really pretty good and also a scene.

It has a bar in the lobby area which is busy and fun. In terms of the room, the bed is comfortable (not huge – but totally fine) and well appointed with a lot of modern amenities. One side of the hotel looks out onto the Hollywood Hills – which I recommend getting if you can. Whether or not you will love this hotel hinges a bit on how well you can adjust to its distinct hipster vibe – which defines the hotel.

I love staying at this hotel whenever in the city – the rooms are super stylish and out by the pool you can forget you’re in the middle of the city.

Complimentary bikes are a plus and you can cycle around the city and explore the neighbourhood for a few hours.

If you don’t have a car it’s also helpfully located opposite a metro station.

Cassells is also awesome next door if you’re looking to eat outside of the hotel.

The staff are super helpful, providing recommendations before arrival and being great during the stay.

I’ll be back, I hope sooner rather than later.

Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles
Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles

How much does a room costs at The LINE Hotel ?

Prices start 206$/night for Hollywood Hills View King. The King Room is 229$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room offers floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding neighborhood. It features free WiFi, original artwork, a large desk, additional seating, a flat-screen TV, a media hub and Baxter of California bath products.

Where to book online – The LINE Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California – you can find the best hotels deals in Los Angeles during  Los Angeles Culture Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Los Angeles on or or Hotelscombined.comand see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. The Standard, Downtown LA 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles

The Standard, Downtown LA
The Standard, Downtown LA

Located in downtown Los Angeles, this unique and minimalistic hotel is 4 blocks from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It features a rooftop pool and rooms with an iPod docking station.

The Standard, Downtown LA offers modern rooms with a glass walk-in shower, minibar and air conditioning. Each room has a cable TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi.

The rooftop pool and sundeck boats waterbed cabanas and a poolside bar with nightly DJs. The Standard Restaurant is open 24/7 and serves American cuisine.

Guests of Downtown LA’s Standard Hotel can enjoy an outdoor lounge with fire pit, foosball table and ping pong table.

Set in a modernist building in Downtown, this hip, lively hotel is a mile from Route 101, and 2 miles from concerts and sports events at the Staples Center.

Airy rooms feature mid-century modern decor and mood lighting, as well as flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and/or soaking tubs, and a penthouse suite offers a living room, a dining area and city views. Room service is available 24/7.

There’s a rooftop terrace with a heated pool and cabanas with waterbeds, as well as a vibrant bar with DJs, and a beer garden. There’s also a casual 24-hour restaurant, a chic cafe, and a lounge with table tennis.

A downtown Los Angeles, California luxury boutique hotel located near the LA Convention Center. This business hotel features 207 guest rooms & suites, event space, rooftop bar, 24 hour restaurant & rooftop pool. Rooftop access for registered hotel guests is guaranteed between 7am-8pm daily. The Rooftop Bar opens and food service begins at noon.

Hours are subject to change due to private events. The dress code for The Rooftop is at management discretion and is enforced after 7pm. No casual shorts, flip flops, athletic apparel, team logos or sports hats. No sports jerseys at any time.

It’s a great hotel in the middle of downtown LA surrounded by great restaurants. The hotel has a nice terrace and pool with a nice bar on top of the roof with great scenery. The employees that work there are friendly and courteous especially Christopher the door man and lobby Ambassador. I recommend the standard hotel downtown LA for relaxing stay for everyone.

Standard Downton hotel provided terrific customer service, and a very convenient Downtown location during my L.A. stay.

From the minute I entered the hotel the customer service was excellent – prompt, helpful, patient, proactive in addressing issues raised. They allowed me to check-in early and upgraded the room.

Restaurants are great – rooftop bar is fantastic; and the restaurant hotel is open 24 hours – very convenient.

Very unique hotel, fun eclectic vibe, affordable, from the front desk to the lobby, the room so clean and beds are awesome, nice amenities, the restaurant, rooftop lounge pool! We were greeted with a sincere smile and friendliness by Christian at the front desk. He was gracious to share the best places to have fun, best restaurants and hangouts in downtown LA.

The hotel itself is beautiful and nostalgic. From the moment I walked into the lobby past the valet, it’s like I could just feel the culture of the brand. Pink Fuchsia clutches, well dressed staff and mirrors everywhere.

The ambiance alone had me entranced. We met Jordan and Jamar from the guest experience team and they were so knowledgeable and friendly! We quickly dropped our bags off before heading back downstairs to get some free wine and snacks. They were amazing! The rooftop views were beautiful and unlike any place in Downtown La.

Loved the design of the 24/7 restaurant and the cocktails were delicious! Different and v moorish. After this we found there’s almost too much to do here. It really isn’t your average hotel at all and we made use of everything it had to offer. It was a typically gorgeous day in LA so we headed to the German Biergarten after lunch and played ping pong in the sun with a beer.

Playing ping pong on the 12th floor of a building in LA is definitely one of the more unique afternoons I’ve spent. There was a DJ playing in the area just next to us – the tunes were awesome and I just loved the time I spent at The Standard. One the way out we had time to kill so played a game of pool which was a lovely way to finish off the afternoon. Can’t recommend this place enough, quirky, great staff and all in downtown LA. Fantastic.

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How much does a room costs at The Standard, Downtown LA ?

Prices start 246$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online – The Standard, Downtown LA –  Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California – you can find the best hotels deals in Los Angeles during  Los Angeles Culture Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Los Angeles on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. The NoMad Los Angeles 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California

The NoMad Los Angeles
The NoMad Los Angeles

Located in Downtown LA’s historic Giannini Building, the NoMad Los Angeles features several on-site dining options and a rooftop pool. Each of the 241 rooms at the hotel are equipped with large flat-screen TVs and free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

All rooms feature original artwork from a Paris-based design studio and are dressed in custom-designed furnishings and luxury linens. Many include standalone pedestal bathtubs and separate rooms for wash closets. Rooms also include desks, a fully stocked minibar, toiletries, and bathrobes.

Guests can utilise the 24-hour fitness or lounge in the rooftop pool and bar. From the rooftop, guests can take in panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles or enjoy a cup of coffee from the outdoor cafe.

Set in an ornate 1920s neoclassical bank building, this premium hotel is a 5-minute walk from the nearest metro station and a 14-minute walk from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Chic rooms with a vintage vibe feature plush fabrics, bespoke furniture and original artwork, plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Suites add sofas or separate living rooms. Room service is available 24/7.

There are 2 refined restaurants, as well as a casual cafe and a sophisticated cocktail bar. A rooftop terrace has a pool, a cafe/bar and panoramic city views. A gym is on-site.

On the vibrant corner of 7th and Olive Street in Downtown LA, the NoMad Los Angeles continues in the spirit of the original NoMad Hotel in New York taking residence in the historical Giannini Building. Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, every room is appointed with custom-designed furnishings, original artwork curated by Paris-based design studio be-poles, Bellino linens, and large flat screen TVs.
Many rooms also feature freestanding pedestal bathtubs and separate water closets. The NoMad’s approach to food and beverage is refined yet easy and well-rooted in the abundance of ingredients native to California. The menu is complemented by one of the world’s most extensive wine programs, with over 1000 selections ranging from affordable to indulgent, and a world-class cocktail program overseen by NoMad’s own award-winning mixologist, Leo Robitschek.

There is a reason I stay at Nomad properties. I feel like I am transported to the gilded age of America. Before Art Deco took over. Like the Pendergast novels by Lincoln & Child. The understated classic luxury spoken often in those stories. This Los Angeles location does not disappoint. With an added modern simplicity. If I lived in downtown Los Angeles, this is how my flat would look. One thing I would love to know how long it took to pic this building to renovate. Because it’s Perfect. Be sure to check out the rooftop pool. Many little cozy spots to read a book, and soak up the sun. Highly recommended.

Don’t forget to try bar for a whisky sour or other favorite cocktail. You may be surprised at how good they make them.

The location is in walking distance to lots to explore- I particularly loved walking around looking at all the old buildings. We had drinks in the bar but did not eat a meal- it looked popular. The roof top pool was lovely, but the pool is much smaller than the photos depict and it is waist deep the whole pool. Swim was still good though.

Very chic hotel in downtown LA. My review pertains to the rooftop, poolside bar. We visited on a Friday evening. It was a beautiful night in LA, so it was perfect to be outside, and the views of downtown from the rooftop are fun. To the hotel’s credit, the service at the bar itself and from the roaming staff was friendly and good–a contrast with what you sometimes encounter in super-trendy hotel spaces. I was glad that you could actually step-up to the bar and order a drink without having to push your way through a bunch of people and then beg for a bartender’s attention.

Menu had a nice variety of specialty cocktails, along with beers and wines. We enjoyed the specialty cocktails we ordered, which were mostly twists on classics like negronis, pisco sours, etc. A simple G&T was perfectly made. The prices were definitely on the expensive side, especially for the wines, but I suppose you’re paying for the space as well as the drinks.

Small indoor bar area and a good amount of outdoor seating, much of it surrounding a very small pool. Very comfortable area, music at the right volume, nice variety of seating. Drinks are served in plasticware because of the pool, but it was nice and reusable plasticware.

Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles
Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles

How much does a room costs at The NoMad Los Angeles ?

Prices start 275$/night for Superieur. The Suite Room is 310$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a sofa, minibar and CD player.

Where to book online – The NoMad Los Angeles –  Gay Friendly Hotels Los Angeles California – you can find the best hotels deals in Los Angeles during  Los Angeles Culture Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Los Angeles 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.