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An Upscale Gay-Friendly Hotel in New York

Explore NYC at Our Welcoming Hotel

Through its years, New York played host to a number of key events in LGBTQ history. From the Stonewall Riots of 1969 to the introduction of the Marriage Equality Act, New York City has always sat at the forefront of pride and progress. The city's thriving LGBT community maintains a number of bars, events, celebrations, and gay clubs in New York. With the entire city as your playground, you can be sure to expect a memorable vacation in our town.

Hotel Wales prides itself as one of the best gay-friendly hotels New York has to offer. Along with amazing accommodations, delectable dining, and a stunning neighborhood near a number of events, gay clubs, and gay bars in New York.

Read our travel guide to the best LGBTQ attractions in the city.


Our gay-friendly hotel in New York offers premier access to a number of establishments to enjoy on your nights out. Find our favorites below:

The Toolbox

Located around the corner from the hotel, The Toolbox is the premier gay club in the Upper East Side. This historic watering hole offers a charming dive atmosphere with billiards, music, and a calendar of events.

1742 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 348-1288

The Stonewall Inn

The site of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, this longstanding temple of LGBTQ history is a standard stop on any bar-hopping evening in the West Village. Music and libations fill both floors, while you can enjoy a number of events throughout the week, from drag shows to bingo.

53 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 488-2705

Industry Bar

A sprawling space with a long concrete bar and a sizeable dance floor, this Midtown establishment hosts a bustling, hip crowd every weekend. Head over to Hell’s Kitchen for an exciting night.

355 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
(646) 476-2747

LGBTQ Events

Our dynamic community houses a number of unique LGBT things to do and events throughout the five boroughs.


This series of symposiums and conferences for the LGBTQ community is the first of its kind. Spanning a variety of verticals -- from tech and marketing to the hospitality industry -- this is the perfect opportunity to network and connect.

May 16 – May 20

NYC Pride Parade and PrideFest

Be part of the movement and march toward progress! The Pride Parade has been a part of New York City since 1970, with last year’s march seeing over 350 unique marching constituents and 80 floats. See the sights and join the party in this historical event. When you’re done, hop over to PrideFest, an annual LGBTQ street fair hosting vendors, entertainers, activities, and more.

Pride Parade
June 26
Begins at 36th Street & Fifth Avenue
Ends at Christopher & Greenwich streets

June 26
Hudson Street btwn Abingdon Square & W 14th Street

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