All Are WelcomeAt Our LGBT-Friendly Hotel in Key West


Here at the Gardens Hotel Key West, we celebrate diversity, openness and pride, and we are proud to be a LGBT-friendly hotel. Key West has long been known as a top gay and lesbian vacation spot, with its official philosophy being "One Human Family." So whether you're visiting for a popular LGBT event or just want to get away from it all in the southernmost city, you'll find a welcoming and luxurious home at the Gardens Hotel.

Come as You Are to Key West

Key West has always welcomed LGBT visitors to express their creativity, freedom and love. So explore everything our city has to offer—sing karaoke, go on a gay sailing cruise, party the night away or just relax on a beach doing nothing at all. A few of our favorite LGBT spots include:

  • 801 Bourbon Street – bar featuring the largest drag house on the island with night shows, as well as karaoke and cabaret shows
  • Aqua Nightclub – bar and nightclub with drag shows nightly
  • Green Parrot Bar – iconic Key West saloon, named #1 live music venue in Florida
  • Blu Q Catamaran Gay Sailing - Voted #1 All Gay Watersports Activity in Key West for sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and sunset adventures
  • Rick's & Durty Harry's – eight famous bars in one (dance club, martini bar, live music, karaoke and more)
  • Saloon One – only gay leather bar in Key West
  • La Te Da – live piano entertainment and cabaret performances
  • Grand Vin Wine Shop & Bar – premier wine shop on Duval Street offering excellent wines by the glass and bottle, great for people watching and relaxing
  • Bobby's Monkey Bar – a local favorite with a pool table, jukebox, karaoke and frequent special events

Popular LGBT Events:

  • May – Kamp Key West
  • June – Key West Pride
  • August – Tropical Heat
  • September – Womanfest Key West
  • October – Headdress Ball
  • December – Womanfest Hot Pink Holidays
LGBT Friendly Travel