Learning About Hotels and Lodging

Three Reasons To Stay At A Gay-Owned Hotel

by Jordan Marshall

If you're a member of the LGBTQ community who is planning a vacation on your own or with a significant other or friend, one thing that you'll need to think about is what type of accommodation you want. There are lots of potential choices, but one idea to consider is finding a gay-owned hotel. You can find this type of lodging with ease online and browse its website to learn more about the rooms, the property's amenities for guests, and more. Here are some reasons that you may want to visit a gay-owned hotel during your upcoming vacation.

A Welcoming Environment

When you visit a gay-owned hotel, especially if you're doing so with a same-sex partner, you can expect that the owner and staff will welcome you with open arms. It's highly possible that you haven't experienced this positive dynamic at other types of lodging when you've traveled. Perhaps you've felt that you've received hostile treatment or even outright discrimination at other hotels, which can be deeply upsetting. No one wants stress when they travel, especially when it comes to their nightly accommodation. You'll enjoy a positive and welcoming environment during the entirety of your stay at a gay-owned hotel.

Ease Of Meeting Others

While not everyone who stays at a gay-owned hotel on vacation will be a member of the LGBTQ community, you can expect that many of your fellow guests will belong to this community. This can be appealing to many people. Perhaps you and your partner are always looking for other same-sex couples with whom you can enjoy various tourist activities when you travel. Instead of going to a specific nightclub to find people, you may be able to meet such individuals in your hotel — maybe at breakfast in the restaurant or later in the day when you're enjoying some drinks on the patio.

Ability To Offer Support

Many members of the LGBTQ community have faced moderate to severe discrimination at various points in their lives. If you've encountered these challenging situations, you might like the idea of supporting other members of your community because you know they've had their challenges, too. One way to do so is by booking your accommodation at a gay-owned hotel. When you complete your booking, you may find a sense of pride in knowing that you're being an ally to someone who may have dealt with discrimination over the years. Look online to find a gay-owned hotel in the area that you plan to visit. 

For more information, visit a local hotel like The Kirby Hotel.