If Beantown is in your summer plans — and it should be! — check out the fabulous Nine Zero Hotel. Managed by the super gay-friendly Kimpton Hotels, Nine Zero is located in a historic part of town along the famous Freedom Travel, near the Boston Common. Some of the rooms overlook a historic cemetery that’s a popular stopContinue reading “SUITE DREAMS: NINE ZERO HOTEL, BOSTON”


  By John O’Ceallaigh Conditions weren’t ideal for our trip to theOld Monterey Inn B&B. The rain that day was so heavy it threatened to splinter the windscreen of our rental car, and we arrived weary, waned and later than expected. The inn’s receptionist should consider a career in marketing though, because a few well-chosenContinue reading “SUITE DREAMS: OLD MONTEREY INN”


By Jeffrey James Keyes The Levante Parliament is the perfect launching pad for a comfortable stay in Vienna.  The building, which dates back to 1908, has been decorated around the four elements of life: Air, Earth, Fire, and Water.  The hotel itself can be considered an art gallery, featuring stunning glasswork by Nemtoi and photography by Kurt Themessl.Continue reading “SUITE DREAMS: THE LEVANTE PARLIAMENT HOUSE, VIENNA”

Suite Dream: Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, Calif.

By Louise Rafkin Attention surfer dudes and dudettes: want to check the waves from your private balcony?  Maybe even from the comfort of your luxury king bed? And be the first on Santa Cruz’s morning swell?  Get yourself beachside to Santa Cruz’s Dream Inn. Under the management of the Joie de Vivre hotels, all roomsContinue reading “Suite Dream: Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, Calif.”

Suite Dreams: The Lodge at Sonoma

Just in time for the upcoming Gay Wine Weekend June 17-19, 2011 (which we wrote about here), the sumputous Lodge at Sonoma is offering a special deal to celebrate. We’ll drink to that! The Lodge at Sonoma’s fabulous “Living Out Proud” package is valid that weekend.  With rooms starting at $309 – the package includesContinue reading “Suite Dreams: The Lodge at Sonoma”

Game on: Borgata Trumps Other Atlantic City Resorts

By Jeff Guaracino; Originally published in Like your luck, Atlantic City casinos’ bet to win over the lucrative gay and lesbian traveler seems to turn as quickly as the roll of the dice. Last year, Trump Taj Mahal was wooing our community with a series of well-organized and even better advertised “Fun and ‘Gay’mesContinue reading “Game on: Borgata Trumps Other Atlantic City Resorts”

Suite Dreams: Two New Orleans Options

By David Alport; Originally published in The Big Easy is hard to beat for an easy getaway full of fun, frolic and fabulous food.  If you’re looking for a comfy place to rest your head in the French Quarter, here are two terrific options. The Soniat Houseis a dream of a New Orleans lodgingContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Two New Orleans Options”

Hotel Sé: Downtown San Diego Luxury for Less

Rising incongruously amid the lower, stucco-California-mission-style buildings more common in downtown San Diego, the luxurious Hotel Sé stands out with its glassy, steel-latticed façade. A bevy of handsome, friendly valet/bellmen awaits visitors who are ushered through a massive swinging door to a swank, dark-toned lobby. Built at the height of this never-ending recession, the hotelContinue reading “Hotel Sé: Downtown San Diego Luxury for Less”

Suite Dreams: Brown Palace Hotel Denver Pride Package

The 36th annual Denver PrideFest is fast approaching (on June 18th- 19th). Denver PrideFest attracts more than 275,000 people for a parade, rally, entertainment, and more. In honor of this event, Denver’s luxury hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, is offering a PrideFest Package. The Palace PrideFest Package includes: Luxury accommodations Colorado Pride guideContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Brown Palace Hotel Denver Pride Package”

Suite Dreams: New Hotel, North Beach, Miami

By Paul VanDeCarr North Beach is perhaps not the first area that springs to mind for LGBT travelers to Miami. But it’s got a lot to offer, thanks partly to the hip and homo-friendly New Hotel. Each of the hotel’s 10 guestrooms has an easy-on-the-eyes minimalist design that encourages lounging and late sleeping. But youContinue reading “Suite Dreams: New Hotel, North Beach, Miami”