Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield IL

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Springfield, Illinois (2022 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.

Illinois is seen as one of the most progressive states in the United States in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and often viewed as one of the most liberal states in the Midwestern United States.
Springfield has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Wet Bar or Club Station House are the most famous gay friendly bars in Springfield, IL.
Springfield is the state capital of Illinois. Downtown, the interior of Illinois State Capitol’s large dome is decorated with stained glass and statues of historical figures. The 1904 Dana-Thomas House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum traces the life of the 16th U.S. president. Lincoln’s restored home is nearby. North, the Lincoln Tomb lies in Oak Ridge Cemetery
Top Attractions in Springfield
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum…
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site.
  • Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.
  • Dana-Thomas House.
  • Illinois State Capitol.
  • Old State Capitol State Historic Site.
  • Illinois State Museum.

 

1. State House Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham  4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield Illinois

State House Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
State House Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Located in Springfield, 1,950 feet from Old State Capitol, State House Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham features accommodations with a fitness center, free private parking and a shared lounge. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel offers a concierge service. The hotel has family rooms.

Ironing facilities, and a business center are available, as well as a 24-hour front desk.

Korean War Veteran National Museum & Library is 1,950 feet from the hotel, while BOS Center is 0.6 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Capital Airport, 3.1 mi from State House Inn.

This contemporary high-rise hotel with an industrial-retro vibe is within a 10-minute walk from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the Illinois State Museum.

All rooms are individually decorated in an eclectic style offering desks, free WiFi, TVs, coffee makers and microwaves. Upgrades include wet bars with mini fridges, plus fireplaces, and living and dining areas.

A breakfast buffet is complimentary, as is parking and use of the fitness room. Other amenities include a lobby bar, a ballroom and a business center.

State House Inn, a Historic Landmark designated hotel, introduces a city chic, upscale yet affordable experience in the heart of Springfield, IL that’s steps away from sessions held at the Illinois State Capitol. By seamlessly blending “Mid-Century International Style” with today’s upgraded amenities, we offer guests a cozy, comfortable stay with the convenience of Capital City exploration. State House Inn is within walking distance to a variety of nearby restaurants and historical site attractions including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Old State Capitol, both just six blocks away.
We are also close to the BOS Center, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Washington Park Botanical Gardens, the University of Illinois Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and St. John’s Hospital.
We offer our guests free Verified Wi-Fi, a free expanded cable package featuring HBO, a guest coin laundry facility and an onsite fitness facility. Guests can enjoy a full beverage selection and pub fare menu at our onsite Top Hat Lounge. Ask us about our meeting facilities. State House Inn is a pet-friendly hotel. Our lounge and evening food menu are currently unavailable until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.
When we drove up to the State House Inn, a dull and drab exterior that could be Don Draper’s office building, we sighed with disappointment. Once inside, the well appointed, stylish rooms, the comfortable beds and the impeccable service made us glad we came here! It’s right next to, you guessed it, the statehouse, not the hippest part of town.
Springfield was disappointingly sleepy. I visited the capitol building on a Sunday and I swear I was just about the only person in the building. On Monday. activity in the neighborhood didn’t pick up much. The town’s best gay bar is a short walk away and for cheap, strong drinks it can’t be beat.
We stayed here for Springfield Gay Pride and stayed two nights. I must admit the 60s decor restored is impressive (I was a kid in the 60s and remember this the first time around!) but the rooms were small, they have either one or two double beds (we were 3 adults) and the beds are Danish modern style so like the 60s with wood frames on the outside which ALWAYS hit you getting in or out. This is cute, nostalgic and as uncomfortable as you-know-what. Also, they have no rooms for multiple people REALLY as the double beds are too small for two to share and no rollaways or pull-out sofas etc.
As far as the highs, the VERY Best buffet all you want breakfast we have had ANYWHERE is included, and that includes waffles, fresh scrambled eggs, bagels, muffins and bacon (crispy!) as well as sausage which obviously were made at the hotel, not brought in in some box! They also have a REAL high speed WiFi as we clocked over 20 Megs of download. Are all you big chains listening? 20 MEGS…compare to the paltry less than 1 Meg we usually get places this was an iPad’s dream. Parking, internet and all the usual “extras” were included, so the place was a GREAT deal and staff were wonderful.
Very pleasing place to stay. Room was comfortable with all amenities provided. Very clean and beds were comfortable. Abe’s picture over one of the beds was a little scary when you wake up during the night, but it is Springfield. Nice view of the Capitol building and grounds. Breakfast buffet had standard offerings but was hot and tasty. Staff was courteous and personable. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.
Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield IL
Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield IL

How much does a room costs at State House Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham?

Prices start 118$/night for King Room. The 1 King Bed, One-Bedroom Abraham Lincoln Suite is  167$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has air conditioning.

Where to book online – State House Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham – Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield IL – you can find the best hotels deals in Springfield during Springfield PrideFest which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Springfield IL on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield IL

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield

Just off Interstate 55 and 5 mi from the Illinois State Capitol, this Springfield hotel offers rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. A continental breakfast with waffles, oatmeal and coffee is provided each morning.

A small refrigerator, coffee machine and a microwave are included in each guest room at Country Inn & Suites By Radisson Springfield. Ironing facilities are also provided in all rooms.

Guests can swim in the indoor pool or enjoy a workout in the on-site fitness center at Springfield Country Inn & Suites. An airport transfer service is available to all guests.

Set off I-55 and I-72, this modern, 4-story hotel is 4 miles from Henson Robinson Zoo and 5 miles from downtown Springfield’s Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

The polished rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with microwaves, mini fridges and coffeemakers. Suites add pull-out sofas and living areas.

Free amenities include outdoor parking and a hot breakfast buffet. There’s also an indoor pool, as well as an exercise room and a business center.

With Interstate 55 next door and downtown Springfield only 6.5 miles away, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Springfield, IL provides guests an unbeatable location for their business or leisure travels. You’re sure to feel at ease at this warm, inviting hotel, where the cool decor and convenient services such as an indoor pool encourage relaxation.
Get energized each day with the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast buffet, surf the free high-speed Internet access and work out in the fitness center. You can save with the free scheduled hotel shuttle service to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and major events at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.
The nice thing that we have experienced on this trip is the consistency of quality that the Country Inn has brought forward to the hotel industry. Our experience has been that the staff are consistently friendly, the rooms are spacious, clean, and smell good…and the breakfast is great. The only thing that we would warn about this property is that the gas bar located right beside this hotel provides ample noise. Fortunately, as the night progresses it does quiet down somewhat. Aside from the noise issue we had a perfect stay – and the noise issue we realize is not something the hotel can do much about.

 The hotel location is very convenient to to East side of Springfield with a big gas station/Convenience store adjacent and a Bob Evan’s next to that. The building is new and the rooms are average size. The beds were comfortable and the room clean. I have never seen such a small shampoo bottle – enough for 1 person. No extra toilet paper and what was there was almost empty.

The pool was clean, good temp and typical small size, but big enough to keep a bunch of kids happy. The staff were were friendly and helpful.

The breakfast was the smallest I have seen at any CI or other family hotel. The only hot items were oatmeal and scrambled eggs, no meat, potato or other. There were a few pieces of bread wrapped in cellophane, one type of cereal, and very little else. They had waffle makers you could use. No fruit. One of the advantages of staying at a CI is saving the cost of bfast. We went to McDonalds.

We stayed at this hotel on an overnight getaway to visit the Lincoln Museum. We had a king bed mini-suite with a pull out sofa. The room was comfortable and clean. Check in was easy and the attendant was very friendly. He gave us a great recommendation for dinner.
Breakfast was included and was great. Make your own waffles, pastries, breads, oatmeal with fixings, yogurt, cereal and hot foods (sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs, potatoes). The lady working breakfast was very attentive and kept everything stocked and clean. There was also a convenience store/gas station and Bob Evans in the parking lot.
Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield
Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield

How much does a room costs at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL?

Prices start 72$/night for King Room. The One-Bedroom King Suite with Sofa Bed is  86$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

With a separate living area with a sofa bed, this suite includes a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Tea and coffee-making facilities, a refrigerator and a microwave are also provided.

Where to book online – Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL – Gay Friendly Hotels Springfield IL – you can find the best hotels deals in Springfield during Springfield PrideFest which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Springfield IL on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Aldrich Guest House 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Galena Illinois

Aldrich Guest House
Aldrich Guest House

Featuring free WiFi, Aldrich Guest House is set in Galena, 1,300 feet from Belvedere Mansion, and a 5 minute walk to Main Street. Complementary full breakfast is available to all guests.

Some units include a seating area where you can relax. The rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and free toiletries. Central air conditioning is features on all of the units.

There is a shared lounge at the property serving daily hors d’oeuvres, wine, Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and homemade cookies.

Set in circa-1845 Greek revival home located just off Route 20, this charming B&B is on the same block as the Washburn House Historic Site, and is 0.6 miles from antiquing and dining on Main Street.

The contemporary rooms are individually decorated and feature free Wi-Fi, wood floors and antique furniture.

Hot breakfast is served by candlelight in a formal dining room, and there’s 24-hour coffee and snack service. Other amenities include a screened-in porch with wicker furniture, a lounge with a fireplace, and lush gardens.

With over 50 years of combined experience in the hospitality/service industry between the two of us, we’ve been able to create a place where you can relax and be yourself without judgement. We break the stereotype when it comes to bed and breakfasts – no crazy wallpaper, baby dolls, or doilies, and definitely no pretension! What you will find is fresh decor that while elegant is still relaxing, award-winning homemade food, and service that is intuitive and personalized yet unobtrusive and laid back.
We believe that just because we provide a beautiful place to stay doesn’t mean we have to be hoity toity. Aldrich Guest House is also the first and only cannabis friendly bed and breakfast in Illinois! We have built a separate ‘tiny house’ for guests to consume in while they’re here making sure that everyone can enjoy their stay in whatever way they want while still respecting each other. You deserve a break – come relax at Aldrich Guest House! Robert and Douglas, Innkeepers/Owners.
We had a wonderful time at the Aldrich Guest House and Robert and Douglas were impeccable hosts. The home is spotless and furnishings are well done and of very good quality. They are helpful and informative hosts and leave no detail unattended. Our breakfasts were delicious and presentation delightful. Very conveniently located, ample parking, and easy access when coming and going. Will be our go to location on our return trips to Galena.

Robert and Douglas have worked hard to make Aldrich Guest House a boutique hotel in a historic setting. They are warm and cordial hosts. They are passionate about the history of the house and are terrific stewards of the property.

They clearly both have backgrounds in hospitality and nail all the details beautifully. Breakfasts were tasty and nicely presented.

The Saturday evening cocktail gathering was a wonderful touch for allowing all guests to gather and meet each other. The large double parlor allowed us to be well spaced out so we all felt very comfortable.

Our room was immaculate (as was the entire property) and the bed very comfortable.

If we find ourselves back in Galena, we’d certainly stay again.

The home itself was beautiful. Care that was taken to decorate the room to meet the historical significance as well as adding some modern updates to make our stay enjoyable. We felt like one of the famous historical figures that stayed in the home throughout its history. Our room was beautifully designed and extremely comfortable.

When we woke, Douglas and Robert treated us to some of the most wonderful breakfasts. Douglas and Robert had excellent suggestions to help with our choices for our walks and views to photograph. We went during the autumn changing of the color and it was spectacular. They also helped with suggesting meal locations and we were able to catch a beautiful sunset during dinner due to one of these suggestions.

This was our second stay at the Aldrich Guest House and already booked another long weekend there. We have stayed at bed & breakfasts all over the world and this is one of our favorites. The minute you walk into the house, an incredible sense of tranquility surrounds you. Douglas and Robert are charismatic, hospitable, professional, and thoughtful. We truly enjoyed talking with them and learning about the historical past of the Aldrich House, as well as many other architectural gems throughout Galena. Robert and Douglas are passionate about preserving the history of the Aldrich house, while elevating the bed & breakfast experience, and that enthusiasm and commitment is shown in their attentiveness to every small detail throughout the home.

Many of the bed and breakfasts we have stayed at have provided information about things to do in the area, restaurants, etc., but Robert and Douglas take this to a whole new level by collaborating with businesses in Galena to ensure their guests have an unforgettable getaway experience. After watching videos they posted to social media, we signed up for a few workshops offered by local businesses. We were running late for one of the workshops and when we arrived and apologized for being a few minutes late, the shop owner was incredibly gracious and said, “No worries, Robert called us to let us know you would be here shortly.” Robert’s thoughtfulness in making that 1 minute call was very meaningful to us because it immediately took away the stress we were feeling from running late and allowed us to relax and have an amazing time. (As a side note, we highly recommend the Scent Workshop and Coffee Cupping experiences!)

With their combined 45+ years of experience in the industry, Robert and Douglas have truly have mastered the art of what every bed & breakfast experience should be. I would imagine most people plan a trip to Galena and then research accommodations in the area. For this getaway, we did the opposite — we made sure the Aldrich House was available and booked our room, and then planned the rest of our Galena trip. I truly believe it speaks volumes when our destination was the Aldrich House and everything else Galena has to offer was a bonus. We are already looking forward to our return trip in a few months.

Gay Friendly Hotels Galena
Gay Friendly Hotels Galena

How much does a room costs at Aldrich Guest House?

Prices start 131$/night for Room 4. The Room 5 is  161$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

With a separate living area with a sofa bed, this suite includes a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Tea and coffee-making facilities, a refrigerator and a microwave are also provided.

Where to book online – Aldrich Guest House IL – Gay Friendly Hotels Galena IL – you can find the best hotels deals in Galena during Springfield PrideFest which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Springfield IL on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.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.