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An Upscale LGBT Hotel in New York

Explore NYC at Our Welcoming Hotel

Through its years, New York has 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 and delectable dining, guests can enjoy a stunning neighborhood near a number of events, gay clubs, and gay bars in New York. As one of the top hotels near NYC Pride Week events, we're at the heart of one of the world's most extraordinary celebrations. This year's edition of Pride Week features the brand-new Pride Island, a three-day experience of eclectic musical performances including Patti Labelle, Roisin Murphy, and Tegan & Sara.

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

Nightlife

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.

LGBT Week NYC

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.

June 16- June 25th

Be part of the movement and march toward progress! The Pride Parade has been a part of New York City since 1970, with past years seeing hundreds of unique marching constituents and more than 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 Rally
Friday, June 16th
7:00pm-10:00pm
Location TBD

Pride Luminaries Brunch
Sunday, June 18th  
Noon- 4:00pm  
Location TBD

OutCinema
Monday, June 19th   
Time: TBD   
Location: SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street

Family Movie Night
Tuesday, June 20th
Doors Open: 7:30pm; Movie: 8:30pm   
Location: Hudson River Park: Pier 63

Fantasy
Friday, June 23rd   
10:00pm- 5:00am   
Location TBD

Pride Island
Friday, June 23rd - Sunday, June 25th
7pm — 10pm

VIP Rooftop Party  
Saturday, June 24th    
2:00pm-10:00pm    
Location: Hudson Terrace 621 W. 46th Street

Teasze  
Saturday, June 24th    
3:00pm-10:00pm    
Location: TBD

PrideFest   
Sunday, June 25th     
11:00am- 6:00pm    
Location: Hudson Street between Abingdon Square & W. 14th Street

To enjoy these activities and explore New York City, book now