Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh North Carolina

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh, NC (2023 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.

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.
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in North Carolina, and the state has recognized same-sex marriage since October 10, 2014. However, an amendment to a bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBT persons in charter schools has not been signed into law.
Raleigh has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Legends NightclubFlex View Bar & Gameroom are the most famous gay bars in Raleigh, NC
Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It’s known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. The North Carolina State Capitol is a 19th-century Greek Revival–style building with a statue of George Washington dressed as a Roman general in its rotunda.

 Top attractions to visit in Raleigh

1. Guest House Raleigh  3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh North Carolina

Guest House Raleigh
Guest House Raleigh

Guest House Raleigh in Raleigh provides adults only accommodations with a shared lounge and a garden. Featuring a sun terrace, this property is located a short distance from Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh Convention Center and Marbles Kids Museum. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the inn, rooms have a closet. At Guest House Raleigh, all rooms come with a TV with cable channels.

The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Set on a tree-lined street in Downtown, this genteel adults-only boutique hotel in a 19th-century Victorian home is a 14-minute walk from North Carolina Museum of History and a 12-minute walk from the North Carolina State Capitol. It’s a mile from Raleigh Union Station.

The airy rooms with a midcentury modern vibe feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, as well as sitting areas and designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms add balconies or patios with city views. Suites have living rooms.

Breakfast is served in a colorful dining room. Other amenities include a modern, shared kitchen, a lounge, and a courtyard with a pecan tree.

Guest House is an intimate 8-guestroom Boutique Inn in downtown Raleigh. All guest rooms have complete hotel amenities including large private bathroom, 40″ smart tv, refrigerator, ceiling fan, individual heat / cool control, minimum 3 large windows (natural daylight!), desk, speaker, Brooklinen linens, & Helix mattresses. Daily coffee & light continental breakfast is complimentary every morning and off-street parking is available.
Every detail has been considered in the thoughtfully designed spaces that are calm, soft, and flooded with daylight. Cozy common areas include the historic parlour and study, a modern kitchen and dining space, and a quiet courtyard shaded by a large pecan tree with an impressive skyline view. This is a downtown hotel that feels like home.
Owners Matt & Nicole created something very special here. This boutique hotel minutes from downtown Raleigh feels like you are in a home, except that home is the most beautiful, cozy and comfortable home you can stay in. We received personalized recommendations of what to see and where to eat and the rooms and common areas had so much character. We will definitely be coming back and can’t recommend this enough.
Decor is minimalist but beautiful and comfortable. Well-located near lots of great restaurants, even though at first glance it’s in an entirely residential area. Great value.
Such a nice setup and service, and a convenient, walkable/bikeable location. Great experience. We liked all the design touches. After we parked our car, we didn’t use it until we checked out 2 days later. Food hall a stone’s throw away. I’m no expert, but the design throughout (bed, bath, shared kitchen) had us feeling like we were in the Nordics. Extremely professional service. Recommend to anyone hitting Raleigh for a visit.
The guest house is extremely well thought out, down to every little detail. The place feels both historic, modern, and futuristic, all at the same time. We were impressed with the architecture and how the historic building was renovated so perfectly. The balcony with a view of downtown made it even more amazing.
Little things made us very happy: things like the towels being super fluffy, the fridge being fully stocked, the doors having temporary pin-codes so that we didn’t have to remember where we left our keys, and each room having its own adjustable thermostat. Basically, it was very clear that the hosts, Matt and Nicole, care deeply about creating the perfect cozy getaway and have done a really amazing job with everything. We will definitely come back.
Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh
Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh

How much does a room costs at Guest House Raleigh ?

Prices start 121$/night for Signature Room.

Where to book online – Guest House Raleigh  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh you can find the best hotels deals in Raleigh during Raleigh Chinese Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Raleigh on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. THE STORE 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh North Carolina


Set in Raleigh, within 1.1 mi of North Carolina General Assembly and 1.1 mi of Museum of Natural Sciences, THE STORE offers accommodations with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. 1.3 mi from State Capitol and 1.6 mi from North Carolina Museum of History, the property features a tennis court and a terrace. Rooms are equipped with a patio.

The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the guest house all rooms come with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Set in a residential area, this chic adults-only guesthouse in a former grocery store is a mile from both the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Raleigh Union train station.

Featuring private or en suite bathrooms, a pair of modern, individually decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, as well as mini fridges and Keurig coffee makers. A claw-foot tub is offered in 1 room. There’s stair-access only.

Communal amenities includes a garden, a porch, and a relaxed, airy lounge with a wood-burning stove.

Facility was beautifully remodeled, keeping the quaintness of the old structure but tastefully modernized. (The host is an architect and designed the renovation himself.) The location is close to eateries and free downtown bus. The host provided a handy map and pointed out several interesting locations. I will stay here any time I need lodging in the Raleigh area!

The design and style of the place is beautiful! Surprises and very well thought out usage of space throughout the property. Caught ourselves just snooping around the property to see all the cool details. John and Baz were delightful as well. John is very knowledgeable and was so helpful in guiding us around the community to meet our needs. Would book another stay in a hearty.

The room and bathroom were lovely. He provided everything one could possibly need from shampoo to snacks to earplugs and sleep mask. He is a friendly and welcoming host and shared the history of the building as well as helpful information about restaurants and getting around Raleigh.

Beautifully designed, open concept downstairs and our comfortable and homey room upstairs were well worth the visit at this cool place in a great neighborhood close to everything.

THE STORE was a nice little boutique property located in downtown Raleigh. For business and personal travelers seeking an alternative to the cookie cutter budget chain hotel experiences, then this is your property. Very centrally located to downtown Raleigh, and a really well kept property, THE STORE is definitely worth it in comparison to chain budget hotels going for the same price.

The property’s owner/manager John keeps the place immaculately clean, and as a former architect has created a very cool space. Great bathroom which provided a better shower than many hotels at which I’ve stayed ~3-5x the price. And John also has a cool older dog, a schnauzer named Baz who gives the place a nice, homey feel. So for those in town and wish for a more personable, homey stay than you would get at a cookie cutter budget chain hotel, to more a true experience of the town, I highly recommend THE STORE.

Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh North Carolina
Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh North Carolina

How much does a room costs at The Store Hotel Raleigh ?

Prices start 104$/night for Double Room with Private External Bathroom. The Deluxe King Suite is  137$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a kitchenware, bathrobe and seating area.

Where to book online – The Store Hotel Raleigh  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh you can find the best hotels deals in Raleigh during Raleigh Chinese Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Raleigh on  or or  and see more  reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Raleigh

The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection
The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection

Set in Raleigh, 3.1 mi from State Capitol, The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection offers accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. 3.7 mi from Museum of Natural Sciences and 3.7 mi from North Carolina Museum of History, the property features a bar and a shared lounge. The hotel has newspapers, a fax machine and photocopier and an ATM machine that guests can use.

At the hotel, all rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

StateView Autograph offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

The accommodations offers a sun terrace.

This modern hotel on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus overlooks the tree-lined shores of Lake Raleigh. It’s a 4-minute walk from Lonnie Poole Golf Course and 2 miles from Interstate 40.

Upscale rooms with sitting areas feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers; some have lake views. Suites add separate living rooms. Room service is available.

Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a contemporary restaurant and bar with a terrace, plus an outdoor pool, a fitness center and 10,000 sq ft of conference space.

Raleigh, offering a one-of-a-kind setting unlike any other Hotel in the city. Advanced technology meets carefree comforts in this brand new hotel in Raleigh, NC. From the moment you walk through the lobby your breath will be taken away by the modern décor, incorporating stone and natural light to inspire collaboration. Retire to your climate-controlled guest room, featuring Wi-Fi and in-room phone chargers, and stretch out on a plush mattress.

When you are fully rested, head out to a gorgeous terrace overlooking Lake Raleigh. Whether you are lounging by the pool or sipping on a hand-crafted cocktail, you will discover a new level of recharge, actually energizing during your visit to the StateView Hotel.

The lobby is beautiful and there is a nice bar and restaurant in the lobby area. There is a large patio with comfy seating and a firepit. The staff members were mostly very nice and very accommodating.

Aside from the beautiful property, facilities and location, it’s been a long time since I’ve encountered a more enthusiastically accommodating staff.

Every encounter with hotel staff was unfailingly professional, courteous and eager to please, from asking for an empty to go coffee cup to take the remaining breakfast coffee, to recommendations for restaurants and extended walking and jogging routes, each request was addressed immediately and perfectly. (The rooms were nice and the communal work space in the lobby were big pluses too.

This is my new choice in hotels when I’m staying in the Raleigh area. It doesn’t have the cheapest rates but I’ll gladly pay a little more for the great service, the cleanliness and the updated and well-decorated rooms. I liked the room furniture especially the adjustable height table and the daybed!

The only thing I would change would be to get a room on the rear on an upper floor so I could have enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake and woods while having a cup of coffee in the morning.

It’s located on NC State’s Centennial Campus. It’s off the main streets but very convenient. It’s quite and clean. The breakfast food in the restaurant was great. We had a corner room and it was very spacious. There is no desk for working so that made it a little inconvenient. The parking lot is large but parking is a distance from the hotel.

The hotel is a bit upscale and located in the middle of campus. It’s slightly out of your way to get there but in my opinion well worth the effort. Their rooms are extremely comfortable and always very clean. The staff is welcoming and genuinely engaged. When weather permits one if my favorite things is the lovely outdoor dining area overlooking the pool which is quite relaxing! The hotel also has a nice dining space with a small menu but diverse enough to find something you’ll enjoy. If you’re in the area check it out.

Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh NC
Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh NC

How much does a room costs at The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection ?

Prices start 154$/night for King Room. The Standard Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
 is  157$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features air conditioning.

Where to book online – The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Raleigh you can find the best hotels deals in Raleigh during Raleigh Chinese Lantern Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Raleigh 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.