LGBT Welcoming Hotels & Resorts in Melbourne

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Research is key before any holiday. Will you stay by the water or in the heart of the downtown district? Are there restaurants nearby that pique your interest? Are there outdoor activities for your travel companions to enjoy as well? It’s up to you to hone in on what you really want from your next getaway, but we have made one thing simpler for you—we’ve rounded up all the best LGBT-welcoming hotels in Melbourne.

Melbourne is known for its spirit of inclusivity. Whether you choose to stay downtown or in one of the Melbourne gay-friendly hotels that are a bit more off the beaten path, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy your visit. Ask your hotel’s concierge about where to find the best bars and clubs in town and enjoy a night out. Not into nightlife? There’s still an abundance of tantalizing restaurants, fun shops, and stunning outdoor spaces to enjoy.

After a full day of sightseeing, return to your comfortable Melbourne gay-friendly accommodation and let the rest and relaxation begin. Whether you’re on the hunt for an opulent luxury hotel fully stocked with pampering amenities, or would rather stay at a quirky boutique hotel nearby the city’s most beloved cafes, you’ll find just what you’re looking for with Expedia.

Check out a variety of gay-friendly hotels in Melbourne and book the accommodation best suiting your needs. No matter if you’re travelling solo and looking to meet new friends, or arranging a trip with your partner or family, we have everything you need to make the most of your time in Melbourne.

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What is an LGBT-friendly hotel?

 

LGBT-friendly hotels, also known as gay-friendly hotels, welcome gay travellers and travellers who identify as LGBTQIA+. Expedia has worked with the Interrnational Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) to compile a great selection of gay-friendly hotels worldwide. These hotels and accommodation facilities are affiliated with IGLTA and operate in agreement with the association's code of ethics. They are considered “LGBT Welcoming”.

LBGT-friendly hotels in Melbourne operate in a spirit of inclusiveness. They prioritize a diverse and inclusive environment in which guests (and staff) are welcomed and respected, where guests are not obliged to declare nor hide their sexual orientation.

 

What Does LGBTQ+ Mean?

 

LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning) and others. It is used to describe people’s sexual orientation or non-binary gender identities. The term refers to the community as a whole. LGBTQIA+ is also used to explicitly include those who identify as intersex and asexual (or ally).

 

What can I expect from a gay-friendly Melbourne hotel?

 

Stay at a gay-friendly hotel and you’ll get a warm friendly welcome from a community you belong to. You don’t have to hide your same-sex relationship or sexuality when you check-in. Staff can help you understand the local gay scene and LGBTQ+ culture. You’ll also be around like-minded people, often including the staff, so you can relax and enjoy your trip.

Some gay-friendly hotels go the extra mile and offer community-specific packages, tours exclusively for gay men or lesbian women, and opportunites for social interaction. This could be in common spaces within the hotel, through organized events, or tours that offer the opportunity for authentic local experiences with other members of the LGBT community. You may also enjoy discounts for local gay clubs and access to community-friendly events too.

There are also a select number of gay-friendly hotels that offer honeymoon or wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.

 

How do I find an LGBT-friendly hotel in Melbourne?

 

You can find a selection of LGBT-friendly Melbourne hotels right here, so take a look through the hotels on this page. Look for the IGLTA mark too.

Look out for amenities that suit you. Then check out the user reviews at individual properties to find the right one for you.