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Top 10 LGBTQ+ Friendly Hotels in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Top 10 LGBTQ+ Friendly Hotels in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Our trip to Florida to attend Fort Lauderdale Pride last year left us inspired, proud, and happy about this LGBTQ+ friendly bubble in the USA. We spent some time exploring the vibrant local gay scene in Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale, discovering some fantastic and welcoming accommodations. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort experience, a clothing-optional getaway, or a cozy guesthouse, Greater Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone. Here are our Couple of Men Top 10 recommendations for LGBTQ+ friendly hotels and resorts in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

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Our Top 10 gay and LGBTQ+ friendly hotels in Greater Fort Lauderdale
Our Top 10 gay and LGBTQ+ friendly hotels in Greater Fort Lauderdale

#1 Worthington Resort

Address: 543 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, 33304

A Sprawling Playground for Gay Men – As the largest, most prominent gay men’s clothing-optional resort in the United States, The Worthington Resort in Fort Lauderdale is a popular choice for those seeking a lively yet very social atmosphere. Moreover, the Worthington Resort is also the longest-running Gay men’s resort in Fort Lauderdale, featuring four pools, three hot tubs, and various on-site amenities, including a restaurant, bar, and fitness center. Beautiful Garden walkways interconnect the four buildings of Worthington, The Grand, Alcazar and Villa Venice. The Worthington’s beautiful grounds and diverse, all-male clientele make it an ideal place to meet new people and create lasting memories.

Entrance of the Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Resort
Entrance of the Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Resort

#2 Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Resort

Address: 2900 Riomar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Beachfront Chic & Pride Central – Located just steps from Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Kimpton Shorebreak is a stylish and modern resort that caters to a diverse clientele, including a significant LGBTQ+ following. We loved the hotel’s chic decor, two inviting pools, and lively atmosphere. The Shorebreak is also the venue for the popular Vagabundos Pool Party, a must-attend event during Fort Lauderdale Pride. While we were there, we enjoyed the hotel’s electric atmosphere and vibrant energy just before joining the colorful parade starting right in front of the hotel entrance. But don’t you worry, even if you’re not visiting during Pride, the Shorebreak’s location just one block from the beachfront, luxurious amenities, and friendly staff make it an excellent choice for LGBTQ+ travelers.

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#3 The Grand Resort & Spa

Address: 539 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

All-Male Luxury & Exceptional Service – The Grand Resort & Spa is an all-male, 21+ clothing-optional resort that prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and top-notch amenities. The Floridian resort, the Largest Gay Resort In South Forida, features comfortable rooms, a variety of community-driven events, and a luxurious spa. We were impressed by the Grand’s attention to detail and commitment to creating a fun and inclusive atmosphere for its guests.

#4 The Big Coconut Guesthouse

Address: 1021 N.E 13th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

Urban Comfort & Convenience – Centrally located just off Sunrise Boulevard between Fort Lauderdale’s fantastic beaches and the lively Wilton Manors neighborhood, The Big Coconut Guesthouse is an excellent LGBTQ+ friendly accommodation for gay travelers keen to explore both areas. The guesthouse offers comfortable rooms, a friendly atmosphere, and easy access to car rental agencies, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Good to know: The Big Coconut Guesthouse is just a short Uber or taxi ride away from all the fun in the sun, including the world-famous Haulover Beach.

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Daan at sunset after a sunny day at Haulover Nude Beach ©

#5 Coral Reef Guesthouse

Address: 2609 NE 13th Ct, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

A Tropical Hideaway with a Social Vibe – With its turquoise pool, inviting jacuzzi, and lush courtyard landscape, the Coral Reef Guesthouse feels like a private oasis in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. The guesthouse is known for its friendly atmosphere and social events, making it a great place to meet fellow queer travelers and make new friends. From the moment you’ve arrived, you know you’re in for some friendly, relaxing, tropical fun.

#6 Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Downtown

Address: 721 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

Art & Culture in the City Center – Located in the heart of the Flagler Village Arts District, the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Downtown provides a modern and comfortable stay with easy access to the city’s cultural attractions. We were drawn to the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar, which offers stunning views of the city skyline. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the hotel’s rotating exhibitions showcasing the work of local and international artists, with a particular focus on queer-women curated exhibits. The hotel features 2,300 square feet of flexible indoor event space. Good to know: The property also boasts a lobby market, a Bistro, a 24-hour fitness center, and a business center.

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#7 W Fort Lauderdale

Address: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Where Style Meets the Sea – W Fort Lauderdale stands as a beacon of modern luxury on the Fort Lauderdale beachfront. This chic hotel seamlessly blends contemporary design with a vibrant atmosphere, attracting a diverse crowd, including a notable LGBTQ+ presence. Boasting sleek rooms with ocean views, a lively pool scene, and trendy bars and restaurants, the W offers a sophisticated yet playful experience. Indulge in creative cocktails at the “Living Room” bar, savor fresh seafood at Steak 954, or simply unwind on the WET Deck, where cabanas and daybeds invite you to soak up the sun. With its prime location and stylish ambiance, the W Fort Lauderdale is a perfect choice for LGBTQ+ travelers seeking a chic and energetic beachside escape.

#8 Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa

Address: 2209 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

A Wilton Manors Retreat – Nestled in the heart of Wilton Manors, the Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa is a clothing-optional oasis that offers a unique and welcoming experience for gay men. The property boasts lush tropical gardens, a sparkling pool, a relaxing jacuzzi, and a renowned all-male day spa. We particularly enjoyed the peaceful ambiance of our apartment, right next to the canal system surrounding the “gay island” of Wilton Manors. The friendly staff made us feel right at home while we stayed at one of their One Bedroom Waterfront Suites. The Guesthouse is conveniently located near Wilton Manors’ nightlife, making it a great choice for those who are keen to explore the local scene along Wilton Drive.

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Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa Wilton Manors in Greater Fort Lauderdale ©

#9 Ed Lugo Resort

Address: 2404 NE 8TH Ave, Wilton Manors, FL, 33305

A Tropical Oasis in Wilton Manors – For a more intimate and secluded experience, Ed Lugo Resort offers a charming clothing-optional retreat in Wilton Manors. The resort boasts lush tropical gardens, a 40-foot heated pool with a cascading waterfall, a steamy hot tub, a relaxing hammock, a large patio area for endless tropical nights, and private outdoor showers. We found Ed Lugo to be a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with a focus on nature right up to your window.

#10 Pineapple Point Resort

Address: 315 NE 16th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

A Tropical Paradise for Gay Men – Renowned as the premier gay men’s luxury guesthouse and resort in North America, Pineapple Point is a sprawling two-acre oasis in Fort Lauderdale. This luxurious property comprises six unique buildings nestled within a lush, clothing-optional tropical paradise. The resort’s amenities are just as impressive, including a well-equipped gym, lap pool, jacuzzis, massage studios, and multiple clothing-optional pool areas. Complimentary breakfast, snacks, beverages, and even happy hour are included, ensuring a pampered and relaxing experience in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.

Couple of Men in front of Hunters Nightclub during Pride 2023 ©
Couple of Men in front of Hunters Nightclub during Pride ©

Now it is your turn to plan your trip to Greater Fort Lauderdale

To make the most of your Fort Lauderdale getaway, embrace the vibrant LGBTQ+ scene in Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderale, exploring the lively bars, clubs, shops, and restaurants along Wilton Drive. Be sure to spend some time relaxing on Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful beaches, especially the popular Sebastian Street Beach.

Delve into LGBTQ+ history and culture at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives and the World AIDS Museum, and if you’re visiting during Pride week, prepare for a festive and celebratory atmosphere. Don’t hesitate to ask locals and fellow travelers for recommendations on the best places to eat, drink, and explore. With its welcoming community and diverse attractions, Fort Lauderdale is sure to leave a lasting impression on every queer traveler.

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Karl & Daan.