Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Virginia Beach, VA (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.

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.
Vermont is often regarded as one of the most LGBT-friendly states in the country. It was the first state to legally recognize same-sex unions, when it established civil unions for same-sex couples in 2000. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2009, and opinion polls have found large majorities in support.
Virginia Beach has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Rainbow Cactus Company is the most famous gay bar in Virginia Beach, VA.
Virginia Beach, a coastal city in southeastern Virginia, lies where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. A 3-mile boardwalk stretches along its beach-lined oceanfront. The bayside First Landing State Park marks the 1607 arrival of the Jamestown colonists from England. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center exhibits ocean life including sharks, rays and sea turtles in globally themed habitats.

 Top attractions to visit in Virginia Beach

1. Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach

Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center
Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center

Featuring barbecue facilities and a terrace, Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center is located in Virginia Beach, 2.2 miles from Mount Trashmore Park and 3.1 miles from Topgolf Virginia Beach. With a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk.

Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. All units will provide guests with a dishwasher.

An American breakfast is available daily at Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town C.

In a leafy area off I-264, this relaxed hotel is 4 miles from guided tours at the historic Ferry Plantation House and 9 miles from the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Airy, laid-back studios have kitchens and sofabeds, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living rooms.

Breakfast and parking are included. There’s also an indoor pool, a gym, a BBQ area and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Located near Norfolk International Airport, our extended-stay hotel offers a relaxing retreat in the heart of downtown Virginia Beach, VA. Shop and dine at the nearby upscale Town Center, or make your way to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk for a day at the beach. Start your day with our hotel’s free breakfast, and save time for a swim in our indoor pool or workout in our 24-hour fitness center. Our hotel’s meeting space makes hosting your Virginia Beach event a resounding success.
Socialize with friends in the evening on our outdoor patio with a fire pit. Bring along the whole family, even the four-legged, furry members with our pet-friendly policy. When it’s time to rest, enjoy your spacious suite with separate living, working and sleeping spaces. Cooking healthy meals is a breeze with our suites’ fully equipped kitchens and free grocery delivery services. Whether in Virginia Beach, VA, for business or pleasure, or both, book a suite at our hotel near the Virginia Beach Town Center to elevate your extended stay.

Excellent room cleaning service, the place is left sparkling,the cleaning personnel was very nice and professional.

Very nice equipped kitchen, but the hotel is not eco-friendly with the breakfast service.

This is a fairly new hotel. It has a indoor pool, patio with a fire pit, grill and TV. The rooms are spacious and clean. This is a great option for long trip because these rooms have great kitchens. The staff was nice and friendly.
This hotel is located near stores and restaurants. I do recommend that the hotel upgrades their coffee machines in the rooms to Keurig.
Great addition to Town Center. Hotel is 6 new NEW! Close to restaurants and shopping. Room was spacious, clean and mattress was comfortable. Staff was friendly and professional. They have a variety of items to select from for breakfast. Will definitely stay at this location again.
The hotel is central to Norfolk and the oceanfront. Very close to a nice shopping center.
The hotel has large rooms and comfortable beds. Good breakfast. There is lots of parking and the hotel is easy to find.
It was mostly a pleasant stay. The staff was nice and accommodating. We came a bit early but got the room right away. The room and common areas were very clean, the shower was the most comfortable with nice hot water and a great water pressure. The swimming pool was good but not all of the towels were clean. The breakfast was of a good quality.
Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach
Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach

How much does a room costs at Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center?

Prices start 155$/night for Studio, 1 King, Sofa bed.The Studio, 1 King, Sofa bed, City view is 165$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a toaster, dishwasher and microwave.

Where to book online – Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center-  Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach – you can find the best hotels deals in Virginia Beach during Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Virginia Beach on Booking.com or  Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach VA

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North

Offering an exceptional oceanfront location along the Virginia Beach boardwalk, only steps from top attractions and an exciting nightlife, this hotel offers comfortable accommodations and a 24-hour pool.

Just outside the Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North’s front doors, guests can discover unique shops, delicious restaurants and a family-friendly park-like atmosphere. The Virginia Aquarium, the Virginia Zoo, top-rated golf courses and a variety of water sports are also easily accessible.

Guests at the Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North Hampton Inn can enjoy stunning views of the oceanbeach and boardwalk from private in-room balconies. On-site dining is available at the oceanfront restaurant, North Beach Bar & Grill.

Adjacent to the Oceanfront Bike Path and the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, this relaxed, oceanside hotel is 1.7 miles from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and 3.4 miles from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

The modern rooms have private balconies, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and both full and lap desks (for working on the bed). They also include coffeemakers, mini fridges and microwaves. Suites add pull-out sofas.

Free perks include parking, hot breakfast and breakfast bags to go. There’s also a casual bar and grill with floor-to-ceiling windows and a seasonal patio, plus a fitness center, an indoor pool and a business center.

The Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North is conveniently located in the desirable north end of the boardwalk. All 120 rooms are oceanfront featuring panoramic views of the beach and ocean. Enjoy a breathtaking ocean sunrise from your private balcony before heading downstairs to the complimentary breakfast buffet. At this Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel you get free WiFi, free onsite parking, and a microwave and refrigerator in every room.

Relax or play in the waterfall grotto pool and hot tub. Enjoy an oceanfront authentic Brooklyn-Style pizza, our famous wings and more in the hotel restaurant, North Beach Bar & Pizza, or walk to one of many restaurants along Atlantic Avenue.

The Hotel was clean and with a modern decor all throughout, including in the rooms.

The Bathroom had a really nice set of shelving to store your personal Toiletries, and plenty of water pressure and hot water, and the Towels were fluffy enough as well. The Oceanfront Private Balcony in the Room was a very nice feature and was clean and comfortable. The Beds were on the softer side, but were good enough to get a comfortable rest.

The Room had a desk and comfortable chair, and some drawers to put your things in if you desired, but they are not big and deep drawer space, and there are also some hooks on the wall to hang your stuff up. The Room has a closet with an Iron and Board and a very nice big sized complimentary personal Safe to secure your belongings.

The Room has a small mini Refrigerator and mini Microwave, which is good to have in the Room, along with a Coffee Maker. There are some Electrical outlets around on the Desk and also on the Bed side Table, with some USB Ports attached.

The oceanfront view was outstanding. We saw dolphins each day from our balcony, and that was a treat. We were steps away from the beach. There is an on site parking lot. There are many great places to eat and shop nearby. The boardwalk has a lot to offer.

You can rent bikes, a scooter, or walk. There was a stage right next to the hotel with nightly live music. They had an art show going on during our stay. This hotel was in a great location. Much thanks to all for making our week an amazing one!! I’ll definitely be back.

Great deal on oceanfront room on 4th floor. Room was more than adequate and most importantly, clean. Extra coffee for in-room coffee maker was provided when requested. All staff we encountered were friendly and offered assistance. Front desk check-in clerk, housekeeping attendants, manager, and breakfast buffet attendees were all fantastic!

Oh, and that continental breakfast?! Sausage, scrambled eggs, choice of bagels, croissants, or toast, along with cereal, waffle station, oatmeal, fresh fruit, and smoothies were served on day one! Next day, most of the same, except add biscuits and gravy, cheesy egg omelets. Truly a great start to the day.

Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach VA
Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach VA

How much does a room costs at Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North?

Prices start 249$/night for King Room.The King Studio Oceanfront  is 268$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This studio features flat-screen TV with cable and a sofa bed.

Where to book online – Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront North-  Gay Friendly Hotels Virginia Beach VA– you can find the best hotels deals in Virginia Beach during Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Virginia Beach on Booking.com or  Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Norfolk

Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection
Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection

Set within 1 km of Norfolk City Hall and 2.7 km of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection offers rooms in Norfolk. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi. The hotel has newspapers and a fax machine and photocopier that guests can use.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a bath or shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the hotel the rooms come with a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Welcome to the Glass Light, an intellectually curious boutique hotel and glass art gallery in the heart of Downtown Norfolk’s Local Historic District. This building reimagined from its 1912 heritage boasts 113 masterfully detailed guest rooms and suites. Exceptional works of glass art by world renowned artists such as Dale Chihuly, Peter Bremers and Lino Tagliapietra hide in the corners and hang from the spaces around you to pique your senses and warm the glow at Glass Light.
The Glass Light ground floor restaurant and bar provide locally sourced, seasonal cuisine and sophisticated small plates to share. Intimate meeting and event space seamlessly connected to the gallery focuses on the discerning individual who appreciates a place of inspiration and creativity. The Glass Light Hotel & Gallery opens its doors to lovers of art and explorers of new ideas.

A gorgeous hotel with the best customer service in the hotel industry. The rooms are stunning with wonderful views. Strongly recommend water side view.

Beds are extremely comfortable with top of the line linens. Showers are spacious with waterfall shower heads.

In my opinion, Glass Light Hotel and Galleria is the best hotel is the Norfolk area.

One of the most comfortable Marriott properties I have visited. Very clean and modern. Staff was great and accommodating. Location was great and convenient. Entire three day stay was great. Everyone in our party enjoyed this Marriott property.
Definitely a great location in Downtown Norfolk! Walking district to the Waterside District, the mall, museums and restaurants. The hotel is beautiful with a welcoming lobby. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. The shower is awesome and the beds and pillows are super comfy. Looking forward to my next stay.
The wonderful sculptures are incredible. Each floor contains Art, each room contains a piece of Art, you can find Art pieces all over this magnificent hotel. A showcase of ART on a level one has never experienced before especially at a Hotel…a MUST SEE! Our particular corner room was spacious, full of natural light and the decor is not to be missed!
Dinner in the Restaurant with Michelin Star chef Serge Gouloumes is not to be missed either. Delightful French dishes that one would not necessarily expect in Norfolk more so perhaps in a European French Bistro setting as in Paris! Our take always…best Octopus dish on any Menu east of the Mississippi.

his location had recently opened up and it was a delight to stay even during the pandemic.

Modern furnishings and decor. The staff was friendly and professional. Right in the middle of down Norfolk so walkable to eatery and shopping(including the huge mall).

I only wish I was able to try the bar(closed) and dining. Room service menu was limited(and limited) but understandable.

We ordered food at Grace O’Malley(Irish Pub) which was next door and it was delish! It was quick fix before we headed over to my relatives home(who has FISH) -don’t go to a water city and not get seafood!!!There was complimentary bottles of cold water on floor in a mini fridge in the hallway which I thought was a nice thought.

 The room was huge and very comfortable. I was especially happy with the bed height—didn’t have to jump up to get onto it. Check in quick and friendly. Each floor has a piece of glass artwork. The first floor gallery was small and interesting. There is artwork everywhere here. There are still the original mail drops from the office building days.
The retro mini fridge very cute. Tons of towels and a lighted, timed wash basin. The restaurant is right beside the bar. The menu is limited as was the wine selection, BUT great quality. The chef is a two star Michelin chef. Our meals were great! Service very attentive. Breakfast menu also limited but fit our bill. Surprised to see the chef there that early in the morning—preparing for the evening meal perhaps. We will be back.
Gay Friendly Hotels Norfolk 
Gay Friendly Hotels Norfolk

How much does a room costs at Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection?

Prices start 278$/night for Guest Room, 1 King. The Guest room, 2 Queen, Corner room is 307$/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 and flat-screen TV.

Where to book online – Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection-  Gay Friendly Hotels Norfolk VA– you can find the best hotels deals in Norfolk during Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Norfolk on Booking.com or  Agoda.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.