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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.
Minnesota is frequently referred to as one of the United States’ most LGBTfriendly states. Though legislation outlawing same-sex sexual activity remains on the books, it has not been enforced since 2001 when the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.
Minneapolis has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Gay 90’s Minneapolis or eagleBOLTbar & The Saloon are the most famous gay bars in Minneapolis, MN.
Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms “Twin Cities” with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it’s known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg’s “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture

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1. Millennium Minneapolis 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis

Millennium Minneapolis

Connected by skyway to the Minneapolis Convention Center, this Minnesota hotel features an indoor pool and a sauna. This hotel is within 0.6 miles of the Walker Art Center.

Guest rooms at the Minneapolis Millennium Hotel provide flat-screen TV with premium cable channels. A coffee maker and bathrobes are also available in each room. A tea/coffee maker and desk are also provided.

North 45˚ Restaurant and Bar offers local craft beers along with a locally influenced menu. Guests can workout in the on-site fitness centre.

This polished business hotel linked to the Minneapolis Convention Center via a skyway is 0.3 miles from the Loring Greenway trail and 9.8 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Upscale rooms, many with city views, have coffeemakers, mini fridges and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms and suites add free Wi-Fi and access to a club lounge with continental breakfast and snacks.

Amenities include free Wifi in public spaces, and an indoor pool, a sauna and a gym. There’s also a 24-hour business center, a panoramic 14th-floor function space, and a lobby restaurant/bar specializing in regional fare and craft beers.

Finding an ideal quiet hotel in Minneapolis does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Millennium Minneapolis, a nice option for travelers like you.

Close to some of Minneapolis’ most popular landmarks, such as Foshay Tower (0.4 mi) and Basilica of St. Mary (0.5 mi), Millennium Minneapolis is a great destination for tourists.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and Millennium Minneapolis makes getting online easy as free internet access is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a concierge and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Betty Danger’s Country Club, MAYA Cuisine, and Barrio, which are some Mexican restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for something to do, Minneapolis Skyway System (0.5 mi), Nicollet Mall (0.2 mi), and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (0.6 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Millennium Minneapolis.

Hotel is at the south end of the Nicollet Mall. There is a lot to do in the downtown area. You can rent a bike or scooter or Uber to get around easily. I was in town for a wedding so I was busy, but had some free time at night.

The hotel is nice. Rooms are clean. My room was oddly shaped and small, but big enough. I had an east facing room, which was fine. The morning sun heated it up a lot. I had to keep the curtains closed in the mornings. The little air conditioner couldn’t keep up. The bedding was clean and the towels were normal hotel towels. The pillows looked amazing, but my only complaint. They compressed down to a half inch thick with my head on them. I had to stack three to be comfortable. The bathrooms were updated and modern. The tub had a liner in it that was bubbled up. Kind of a cheap renovation, rather than replacing the tub. Otherwise, it was nice.

I ate breakfast here one morning. It was good, but I preferred a place down the street, “Eggies.” I made the mistake of ordering a Coors light bottle at the hotel bar- $7.38! I was shocked later to see the “Happy Hour” sign for $7 beers. They are regular sized 16 ounce beers. Needless to say I didn’t drink a lot here. They did have a great selection of beers on tap. I just couldn’t make myself stay at the hotel bar when so much action was occurring out on the mall. And, yeah, the price. Other than that I was thoroughly happy with my stay.

Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis
Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis

How much does a room costs at Millennium Minneapolis ?

Prices start 72$/night for  Superior King. The Superior King Room  is  79$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering a flat-screen TV with premium cable channels, this room includes tea and coffee-making facilities and a small refrigerator. An iPod docking station is also provided.

Where to book online – Millennium Minneapolis  – Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis MN  – you can find the best hotels deals in Minneapolis during Great Northern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Minneapolis  MN on Booking.com  or Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more  reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Loews Minneapolis Hotel 4* – Hotels Near Gay 90s Minneapolis

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Situated in the centre of downtown Minneapolis, within steps of Nicollet Mall and Target Center, this hotel offers elegant accommodations with free WiFi access and and chic on-site dining options.

Each guestroom at the Minneapolis Loews Hotel is equipped with a wall mounted flat-screen TV and a fully stocked minibar. Guests can stay connected with beside electrical outlets and reading lamps. Bathrooms have limestone counters and stylish glass basins.

The Minneapolis Loews Hotel also has 12,000 square feet of functional space with modern technology for corporate or special events.

Guests can dine in style at Cosmos, which offers upscale cuisine, creative cocktails and an extensive wine list. Small plates and unique drink options like a build your own old fashioned are served at the Apothecary Bar & Lounge. Relevé is a dedicated champagne and wine bar on-site.

The Loews Hotel Minneapolis places guests moments from many popular points of interest as Gay 90s Bar.

Off I-394 and across the street from the Target Center, home of the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves, this modern hotel is 1.7 miles from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

The contemporary rooms feature free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add iPod docks and living areas. Some have whirlpool tubs, and 1 penthouse suite has a baby-grand piano.

Dining options include a chic restaurant serving American cuisine, and light fare in 2 refined bar/lounges. A full-service spa offers massage treatments. There’s also a fitness room and a business center. Breakfast is extra.

A 22-story high hotel with a history of excellence, Loews Minneapolis Hotel is located at the confluence of business, theatre, and entertainment districts. We are connected by Skyway to the entire shopping and business district.Our rooms are equipped with high tech-high fashion design with plasma TVs, handcrafted headboards, rain showers in bath – Opposite Target Center.

Located right across the street from Target Field and close to many fun and interesting places. Were able to walk to stage theaters, dining places, shopping malls, even the gay bars are easy to access. There is truly something for everyone!

This is our first time staying at a Loews hotel and it was very comfortable and this location is close to many pubs, restaurants and sports venues. The rooms have a modern decor and feel. The bed and pillows were comfortable and there is a nice size desk space and plenty of outlets throughout the room. The little chair in the room was not really a man size chair, but at least there was one.

The bathroom sink area was a little lacking on counter space but the shower area was very roomy. There was also a blow dryer that was actually powerful which doesn’t happen often in hotels. We have spent a few nights having a drink in the Releve bar and they have a great cocktail selection and comfortable atmosphere. The valet staff are hard working and open doors for you and have happy dispositions.

Just a couple blocks from the light rail station makes this a great spot for those flying in from out of town. You are linked to the skywalk so you can head out shopping conveniently during your stay. The desk staff, concierge, and bellmen are extremely friendly and helpful — among the nicest I’ve encountered. The décor is a little quirky and quite modern and would appeal to many. Some of the artwork not necessarily providing the high end impact you would expect, particularly in the conference rooms, but otherwise well done.

Rooms seem geared toward business traveler with enough outlets for charging and plenty of lights and mirrors. Fancy shower system incl handheld option is a nice feature, but you may get blasted with cold water when switching from one function to another. Didn’t see much focus on recycling or energy conservation here. If you are accustomed to a memory foam mattress or extra soft, you will have trouble sleeping on their beds which are described as pillow top, but have very little give. You can try sleeping on top of the heavy comforter as a work-around. Room décor very modern with lots of gray tones — feels current.

Not a long walk to Walgreens or the flagship Target Store where you could pick up a couple bottles of water vs. paying $9 each for the Voss water in the room. Directly across from Target stadium. Great Irish Bar (Kierans) attached worth checking out.

hotels near gay 90's in minneapolis
hotels near gay 90’s in minneapolis

How much does a room costs at Loews Minneapolis Hotel ?

Prices start 120$/night for Superior King Room. The Executive King Room is  145$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

A 42-inch flat-screen cable TV is included in this room, along with an iPod dock and work desk.

Where to book online– Loews Minneapolis Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis MN  – you can find the best hotels deals in Minneapolis during Great Northern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Minneapolis  MN on Booking.com or Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more  reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis MN

AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown

AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown a gay friendly hotels Minneapolis is located in the Downtown West district in Minneapolis, 1,650 feet from Target Field and 2.4 miles from US Bank Stadium. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen smart TV with video-streaming services, including Netflix and Hulu. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. A hotel restaurant and bar offer the guests freshly prepared meals on-site and a complimentary evening reception at the hotel bar.

Set in a sleek building surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, this upmarket hotel in the Hennepin Theatre District is 9 minutes’ walk from the Nicollet Mall shopping district, and 10 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Featuring wood furnishings and designer toiletries, the streamlined rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi and smart TVs, plus mini fridges and coffee makers; some have city views. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas.

Amenities include a chic lounge offering tapas and cocktails, along with a fitness room. European-style breakfast and parking are available for a surcharge

Finding an ideal trendy hotel in Minneapolis does not have to be difficult. Welcome to AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown, a nice option for travelers like you.

While staying at AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown, visitors can check out Grand Rounds Scenic Byway (0.4 mi) and The Armory (0.6 mi), some of Minneapolis’ top attractions.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy a fitness center and breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is parking available to guests.

Minneapolis has plenty of Asian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Que Viet Village House, Sushi Tango, and Quang Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes.

Minneapolis is also known for some great architectural buildings, including U.S. Bank Stadium, Foshay Tower, and Basilica of St. Mary, which are not too far from AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown.

My partner and I visited MPLS for the first time this last weekend and stayed at this property. The hotel itself was very nice. Our room was clean and simple and we loved the rainfall shower. Everything was exactly like the pictures on other reviews.

Also, right across the street was the Gay 90s club. This place was very run down and dirty and not well kept at all. Similar bars and strip clubs next to the club were not maintained well and you could tell you were in a sketchy part of downtown.

While walking to dinner one of the nights a gentleman was begging for food and money, and several people hanging outside on the streets were smoking weed and appeared a little rough around the edges. Definitely not something you’d want to deal with on a romantic night out with your other half.

I’d probably stay here again once I know the neighborhood was cleaned up a bit and various construction projects were complete. The hotel was by far the nicest hotel on the street and it’s a good sign of what’s to come for that neighborhood.

The hotel itself is very nice inside. Our room was very clean with sleek modern designs. Staff were friendly and helpful. The parking is not nearly as complicated as other reviews have made it out to be. The garage is located right behind the hotel on 4th Street (there is a sign for AC hotel so you really can’t miss it) and you access the hotel from the third floor of the parking garage (again, there are visible signs for this as well) which turns into the second floor of the hotel. Easy walk even with luggage. Take your parking ticket with you to check in and they convert it to a QR code on your phone to use to get in and out.

Everything was great except for one problem which I did not use in factoring in my overall rating because it is not the hotel’s fault – the very rough crowd that seems to hang out without purpose across the street from the hotel. I’m not one of those scared tourists from the suburbs who freak out if a homeless person asks for spare change and then declare the area as “unsafe”. I’ve lived in downtown areas of several large cities in my life including downtown Minneapolis for many years so I know that the area by the Gay 90’s has had problems over the years years but it’s even worse now than when I lived there.

It is my hope that the AC Hotel and maybe other local businesses like the Gay 90’s will put some pressure on the city to clean this area up because it has to hurt their business. We really liked the hotel itself but will definitely not choose this property when we come back again next year just because of the rough crowd that hangs out in the area.

We had a corner room- super roomy and comfortable. Perfect for entertaining a friend who stayed in a neighboring hotel. The bathroom was luxurious with a large shower (no tub) and a waterfall shower head above and a typical wall mount that is adjustable. Loved the Korres bathroom products.

A little noisy because our corner room overlooked the Gay 90’s but there are instructions for a “Sleep Channel” on the one-sheet for the hotel. We fell asleep to rain and it did a good job of drowning out the traffic below. Breakfast available for $16.

Location is ideal for events, although worth noting that the Gay 90s bar and a strip bar across the street. Hotel was very secure. Room was plenty big, bed and pillows comfortable, lots of lamps and outlets, heat worked well, bathroom was cool too. Pictures on website are accurate. Rainfall shower head with all glass and marble enclosure.

Excellent location in the heart of the city–close to shopping, theatre, night live, gay clubs, and museums. The one draw back is that the neighborhood is being gentrified with riff-raff surrounding the perimeter. Security is good with key accessible lobby door, cameras, and neighborhood policing.

Parking is pricey ($28/night), but on the weekend you can find better deals on the parking ramps ($3 to $6/Weekend).

hotels near gay 90s minneapolis mn
hotels near gay 90s minneapolis mn

The lobby is nicely designed with classic modern lines, seating, and artwork. You can chill in seval lounge areas and review the art books or meet at the community conference and computer table.

The hotel rooms are plain but comfortable with modern lighting, wall covering, and fixtures. I liked the floor was not carpeted. One minus is the room window. It does not block out enough of the street noise. You can motorcycles from the street, and I was on the 8th floor.

The bathroom is particularly lovely with rain shower overhead plus a traditional hand shower head with enough room in the space for 2 people. The bath products too are nice with wonderfully smelling hand soap in the shape of a small ball. The one thing I would have done differently is a slow closing toilet lid, though I do like the square shape.

The tapas at the bar are good. One in particular I enjoyed was the risotto; it didn’t look good on the plate, but the flavor was perfection! Breakfast too is nice with European flare; the one minus is the food on the weekend is not refilled quickly enough.

I would stay here again. The staff were welcoming and accommodating. The vibe is laid back but professionally. And it doesn’t hurt that a Whole Foods Market is down one block.

This is a unique and well design hotel at downtown. There are lots of restaurants, metro rail and clubs such as Gay 90’s nearby. The restrooms are a true dream, and terrific customer services at front desk, bar and housekeeper staff. Keep up the excellent job.

This hotel is refreshing, the staff is A+++ and the location is perfect- speaking of location, this is in the center of nightclubs and gay bars – I LOVE IT, but then again, the location my not be for everyone. If you want first class service and a reasonable price – The AC Marriott is for you.

Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis Minnesota
Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis Minnesota

How much does a room costs at AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown ?

Prices start 175$/night for King Room. The King Room with Sofa Bed is  180$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

A flat-screen TV, air conditioning and coffee makers are featured in this room. Additionally, a hair dryer, mini-fridge, and complimentary bottled water is also provided. Guests can enjoy a seating area converting, with optional converting to a sofa bed.

Where to book online – AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown  – Gay Friendly Hotels Minneapolis MN  – you can find the best hotels deals in Minneapolis during Great Northern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Minneapolis  MN on Booking.com or Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.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.