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Gay Hotels in Miami: The Best Gay Hotels

The number of gay hotels in Miami is slowly growing and it’s no surprise to us at all.

When we first visited Miami it was clearly welcoming for LGBTQ+ travellers with many gay friendly and gay hotels to choose from!

We also found Miami to be a very iconic place, exactly as we had seen it in films with people on roller skates and pumping themselves up on Muscle Beach.

Combine that with the fact it’s a very trendy destination and it’s easy to see why we were quickly sold.

We also found a number of gay beaches in Miami, as well as gay bars and clubs (mainly in South Beach) – when it comes to gay destinations, Miami is a good bet!

What are the best gay hotel in Miami Beach? Lets take a look, here is our list of the top gay hotels in Miami for your next trip:

Gay Hotels in Miami Beach

If you are looking for the best gay hotels in Miami beach we woudl first split the hotels in Miami between ‘gay’ and ‘gay friendly’. First up are the hotels which are designed specifically for gay travellers:

AxelBeach Miami South Beach – Adults Only

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The Axel chain of gay ‘hetero-friendly’ hotels are well known throughout Europe, as  a result this is one of the more popular gay hotels in Miami.

We have stayed at Axel in both Berlin and Gran Canaria and had a great experience at both!

AxelBeach Miami is new for 2020 and definitely one you should look up if you are looking for a gay hotel in Miami.

Axel is known for being very on-trend, with stylish rooms, cheeky touches and really good onsite facilities.

AxelBeach Miami is adults only, it’s one block away from the beach and offers a pool, sky bar, spa and gym.

Take a look at the availability for AxelBeach Miami.

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Hotel Gaythering

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With the tag line ‘where gay men stay and play’ what more do you need to know? Again, a very popular gay hotel in Miami.

Hotel Gaythering caters exclusively to gay guests who are looking to experience the local scene.

The style of the hotel is intended to be quite provocative, with what they describe as chic red accents running through the property.

Add to this, the onsite bar with nightly events, nude beach shuttle bus and gay male sauna (complimentary to male guests) and it’s easy to see why Hotel Gaythering brands itself as the gayest hotel in Miami Beach!

For up to date prices and availability click here.

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Crates at Gaythering – Men Only Gay Hotel in Miami

Miami is expensive – there is no escaping it.

That’s why Crates at Gaythering has caught our attention. It’s aiming to offer a budget option for those looking for gay hotels in Miami.

They call it an ‘Anti Hostel’. The Crate Shared Room offers a Men-Only 64 square feet private unit with 7-foot partition walls, a key card system, and a full size bed.

Each unit also has a 40″ TV (headset only), sleep sound machine, and a safe deposit box.

Because this is a budget option, the only thing you have to share is the bathroom area between 5 units.

Check out this budget gay hotel in Miami here.

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Gay Friendly Hotels in Miami

What are the best gay friendly hotels in Miami?

With Miami and especially Miami Beach being inherently gay friendly, there is no need to panic if any of the gay hotels are booked out.

It’s fair to say you will be welcomed with open arms wherever you go. We suggest that you check out the following gay friendly hotels in Miami based on their reputation alone:

W South Beach Miami

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We have seen plenty of support for the LGBTQ+ community from the W Hotel group of hotels (part of the Marriott group) over the years which is always a good sign!

The W Hotel Miami is a luxury hotel with everything you could want.

It’s located on the ocean front but also provides outdoor heated pools, tennis courts, rooftop views, spa style bathrooms, on site dining and even complimentary bikes to explore Miami for yourself.

This is the kind of place a lot of travellers don’t ever want to leave! It receives rave reviews and a score of 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor!

Take a look at the W South Beach Miami for more information.

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Gates Hotel South Beach (Hilton)

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Another huge chain who have been in the media for the right reasons when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community is the Hilton hotel group. 

Gates Hotel South Beach (Doubletree by Hilton) is another gay friendly luxury hotel in Miami.

It is a boutique style hotel, close to the ocean and one of the main selling points is its location – walking distance to the famed Ocean Drive.

Take a look and book Gates Hotel South Beach here.

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Blue Moon Hotel (Autograph Collection)

Again, part of the Marriott group, the Blue Moon Hotel is part of their Autograph Collection for which the standards are high! Our first stay in one of the Autograph Collection properties was in Barcelona and we were blown away.

The Blue Moon Hotel has its own relaxation pool and sky lit patio with awesome views of South Beach. Again this hotel is in a great location for everything you need.

Find out more and book here.

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It’s easy to see why we have fallen in love with Miami and hope you do too.

We expect to end up in Miami each year just before we board the Atlantis gay cruise which normally starts from Miami port. Head over to our article on the Atlantis gay cruise to find out more.

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