America’s Top LGBT East Coast Hotels for Summer Fun


Top Pick:
33 Bayview Walk
Cherry Grove, NY 11782

The vibrant White Castle/Mansion shines in the distance as the Fire Island Ferries head toward their destination. Situated on the bay with poolside glamour, the Prince Charming architecture both inside and out is a signature welcome to the men who visit Cherry Grove. What goes on behind closed doors has been drawing men to this male guest house for decades. Filled with opulence and luxury, the Belvedere continues to attract gay men of all ages.

Empress Hotel
101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park

The Empress Hotel in Asbury Park offers a pool, nightclub and all the amenities in a town that is always hopping. The hotel is across the street from the beach and a three-minute walk to Asbury Splash Park. The Silverball Museum is only moments away as well. Asbury Park is filled with gourmet dining and chic clothing shops. The hotel is also steps from the Paramount Theatre.

Hotel Tides
408 Seventh Ave, Asbury Park

The Hotel Tides in Asbury Park offers 20 clean and modern guest rooms, and is located only eight minutes to the boardwalk on foot. It is also within walking distance to the Stephen Crane House and the Silverball Museum. There is a restaurant and bar on the premises and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free WiFi is also included in all the rooms and throughout the premises. The town of Asbury Park itself is a great vacation spot, as the entire town is beyond gay friendly.

Grove Hotel
1 Ocean Walk Cherry Grove, NY 11782

Situated in the middle of town, only steps away from all restaurants, the grocery store and all of the Cherry Grove nightclubs and bars, this is the perfect beach resort. Privacy behind closed gates prevails.

The Parliament House
410 N Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32805

Orlando is the home of one of the most prestigious gay and lesbian nightclubs, located on the premises of The Parliament House. The 112-room motel is attached to the bar and surrounded by a private courtyard and pool. You never have to leave the premises for fun and relaxation.

Dune Point Guest House
134 Lewis Walk Cherry Grove, NY 11782

Across from the ocean and within walking distance to town, the Dune Point Guest House in Cherry Grove (Fire Island) is a quiet place to stay while only steps from the town action.

Benchmark Inn
6 Dyer St. Provincetown, MA 02657

Located in the historic section of Provincetown, this B&B boasts great rates and beautiful scenery and is only moments away from the lighthouse. Its Victorian style and swagger make it a popular gay resort. Intimate rooms, a fabulous garden area (and WiFi!) are included.

Rainbow Mountain Resort
210 Mt. Nebo Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Rainbow Mountain Resort has been one of the liveliest and most celebratory LGBTQ paradises since 1981. Located high up in the Pocono Mountains, it boasts 25 acres to play, hike, swim or enjoy the nightlife. It offers a huge hot tub, gym and sauna, tennis, basketball, row boats, paddle boats, drag shows and more. Multiple event spaces feature weddings and other events. The fabulous Winter Rendezvous event takes place every winter, where you can partake in various winter sports along with cozy indoor fun.

The Grand Resort and Spa
539 N Birch Rd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

The best gay, all-male resort in Fort Lauderdale, The Grand Resort and Spa, is just a short walk from the city’s gay beach. Amenities include a hot tub/jacuzzi, outdoor pool, spa and fitness center, and massages are offered on premises. Parking and WiFi are free. A lovely cocktail hour on Friday and Saturday nights at the hotel bar is a great way to meet and mingle with other guests.

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