5 LGBT-Friendly Hotels Perfect for a Pride Month Getaway
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June is LGBT Pride month and that means celebrations are taking place all month along all around the world.
For travelers looking to experience the annual celebration up close or simply eyeing an early summer getaway in an LGBT-friendly destination, here are five gay-friendly hotels that stand above the rest.
Floris Suite Hotel & Spa
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Where: Willemstad, Curacao
Curacao is not only an extraordinary summer destination but an LGBT-friendly one. After all, the Caribbean island boasts a regional-best 17 hotels and attractions with International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) memberships.
And if you're planning a trip to the Caribbean this Pride month, consider the Floris Suite Hotel & Spa, an adults-only hotel equipped with an LGBT-friendly social lounge known as the Rainbow Lounge.
Those visiting the island in September should be sure to check out the annual Curacao Pride event.
W Minneapolis - The Foshay
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Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
The W Minneapolis - The Foshay is not only sponsoring this month's Twin Cities Pride parade, but it will also feature its very own float in the June 26 parade.
In anticipation of this month's festivities, the four-star hotel has rolled out a special "W Play" package that includes overnight accommodations, complimentary valet parking and two free cocktails. The package starts at $240 per night.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
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Where: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a renowned LGBT-friendly destination and therefore gay travelers aren't limited to their hotel room. The bars, restaurants and beaches are welcoming year-round.
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Travelers celebrating Pride month in the Mexican resort town will want to explore the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa's "Pride and Joy" package. The package, which starts at $209 per night and is available through Nov. 25, includes daily breakfast for two, a buy one, get one spa treatment, local snacks, an LGBT guide and a bottle of wine at check-in.
Photo courtesy of NYAH.
Where: Key West, Florida
With the annual four-day Key West Pride event (June 8-12) set to take place this month, NYAH — which stands for "Not Your Average Hotel" — is a no-brainer.
Like its name suggests, this hip hotel offers a truly different experience. Highlights include complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi service, daily wine and cheese happy hour, a trio of pools, a pair of Jacuzzis and a rooftop deck boasting stellar views of Key West.
Marriott Stanton South Beach
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Where: South Beach, Florida
Miami's South Beach trails only San Francisco when it comes to the most LGBT-friendly destinations and for travelers heading south this summer, the Marriott Stanton South Beach is the ideal place to stay.
The four-star hotel's lap pools are newly refurbished and fresh mojitos are awaiting guests at the on-site Deco Blue.
In addition to the beach, guests will be located within a short distance of the destination's shopping, dining and nightlife scene.
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