Suite Dreams: Oregon Hotel Strives to Keep Portland Queer

Doing their part to keep Portland, Oregon quirky and homo-friendly, the Jupiter Hotel, a locally owned boutique property, announced a new room package, Keep Portland Queer. The package includes an LGBT Travel Portland brochure, as well as complimentary resources like Out City and PQ Monthly magazines, as well as a tasty treat from local favorite Voodoo Doughnuts, a gift card toContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Oregon Hotel Strives to Keep Portland Queer”

She Looks Like $70 Million Bucks! Grand Hyatt San Francisco

By Jenni Olson Boasting a recent $70 million renovation, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco is an exciting option for San Francisco visitors wanting the style, décor and amenities of a boutique property with the convenience, size and loyalty perks of a large-scale chain. The renovation spiffs up the property’s 659 guest rooms and suites (asContinue reading “She Looks Like $70 Million Bucks! Grand Hyatt San Francisco”

Suite Dream: Great Deal at INNDulge, Palm Springs, CA

Look closely at the picture above: There are some nekkid boys in that pool! With the unnaturally early — not to mention soggy — arrival of fall along the east coast, it’s time our thoughts turned to warm-weather getaways. The friendly folks at INNDulge are offering their WInter $99 Special: December and January (excluding holidays) from SundayContinue reading “Suite Dream: Great Deal at INNDulge, Palm Springs, CA”

Suite Dreams: Pacific Edge Hotel, Laguna Beach

By Louise Rafkin When they say edge, they mean edge. With rooms overlooking the crashing surf, the Pacific Edge Hotel, a Joie De Vivre establishment in Laguna Beach, will get you just as close to the Pacific as you can get without getting your feet wet.  Outside our room, the orange sunset is almost gaudyContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Pacific Edge Hotel, Laguna Beach”

Suite Dream: Great Deal at INNDulge, Palm Springs, CA

If you can stand the heat (hey, it’s the dry heat!) of gay-popular Palm Springs, California in the summer, the friendly folks at INNDulge offer a great deal. Buy one night, get one free through September. There’s still availability in August and early September, so hurry. There are some exceptions (no holidays or Friday orContinue reading “Suite Dream: Great Deal at INNDulge, Palm Springs, CA”

Suite Dream: Villa Rainbow, St. Martin

The Caribbean is not known to be super gay friendly. But there are islands of gayness if you know where to look. One terrific little property is the Villa Rainbow in St. Martin (the French side of the island). In fact it’s an all-gay men’s guesthouse. Check out the pictures and a little more aboutContinue reading “Suite Dream: Villa Rainbow, St. Martin”


Story and photo by Paul VanDeCarr You might find yourself intoxicated at the rooftop bar of Hotel Habita, located in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco neighborhood. And it wouldn’t be just because of the drinks, such as the tamarind margaritas. There’s also the splendid tapas, the sixth-floor view of the area, the terrace pool, the ambient music,Continue reading “SUITE DREAMS: THE INTOXICATING HOTEL HABITA”


The brand new and very hip Dream Hotel Downtown has opened and one of its coolest features is an outdoor pool and beach (with sand). Well, would you know that the gays took one look at that space and thought, what a great place for a party! And indeed it is. Promoted by Josh Wood and team,Continue reading “SUITE DREAMS: POOL PARTY AT DREAM HOTEL DOWNTOWN”


It’s not that we didn’t love the old Royal Palms. We did and do. (The older property is just across the street and as secluded and lovely as ever). It’s just that the new one is so darn hip and contemporary and gorgeous. It’s also really well managed and run. The service, as before, is topContinue reading “SUITE DREAMS: NEW-AND-INCREDIBLY-IMPROVED ROYAL PALMS”


By John O’ Ceallaigh You could well imagine that the Madonna Inn was named after that synonymous songstress, so outlandish, ostentatious and gay friendly is its design. It’s not though. It’s named after Mr and Mrs Madonna, who worked in construction and interior design respectively before developing the hotel round 50 years ago. The Madonna Inn isContinue reading “SUITE DREAM: MADONNA INN, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF.”