Gay-Friendly Hotels, Resorts, and B&Bs

St. Petersburg/Clearwater is home to a large and diverse gay and lesbian community, which makes it an unbeatable LGBTQ+ travel destination offering up sunny skies, gorgeous beaches, hopping art galleries and antiques shops, a hot dining scene and an exciting, varied nightlife. And you’ll find plenty of gay-owned and gay-friendly lodging in the area, too—from a historic downtown bed-and-breakfast in St. Petersburg to a beachfront boutique resort on St. Pete Beach. Below are some of our favorites. Or take a look at this list of TAG-approved accommodations.

1 The Beach Drive Inn, St. Petersburg

Beach Drive Inn

For stately accommodations with old-world flair, head to the historic Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg and check in at the Beach Drive Inn. Built in the early 1900s, this gay-friendly bed and breakfast features historic rooms that recall the downtown district's past grandeur. If it weren't for the ultra-luxe Jacuzzi tub in the Premium Suite, it'd be easy to forget what era you're in. The inn is located directly across from beautiful Vinoy Park on Tampa Bay's waterfront. Here, you're just a hop, skip and jump away from a host of downtown shops, art galleries and cafés.

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2 Dickens House Bed and Breakfast, St. Petersburg

Dickens House Bed & Breakfast

Located in the lovely Old Northeast St. Petersburg neighborhood, the Dickens House Bed & Breakfast appeals to aficionados of both history and design. Housed in a stunningly preserved 1910 Craftsman bungalow, this B&B features charming Arts and Crafts-era décor. Guests are pampered with Egyptian cotton towels and linens, down pillows, whirlpool tubs and a gourmet breakfast. The location makes it easy to enjoy the nearby waterfront parks and all the sites and activities that downtown St. Petersburg has to offer.

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3 Postcard Inn, St Pete Beach

Postcard Inn On the Beach

This laid-back, beachy resort brings surfer chic design to St. Pete Beach. Recently updated, PCI, as those in the know call it, offers a happening tiki bar on the white sand beach just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. This TAG Approved property is a perfect for a weekend getaway or to tie the knot with your soul mate with its Instagram-worthy garden and pool area.

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4 Bay Palms Waterfront Resort, St. Pete Beach

Bay Palms Waterfront Resort Hotel and Marina - St. Pete Beach

Want to wake up each morning to a brilliant sunrise over a crystal-blue bay, then walk a few steps to a world-famous beach? Bay Palms Waterfront Resort, a small boutique-style accommodation located right on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Pete Beach can offer just that. Itoffers a unique blend of rest and relaxation with a shuffleboard court, heated pool and barbecue grills. The resort also boasts one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St. Petersburg and plenty of places to dock your boat.

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5 Meranova Guest Inn, Dunedin

Meranova Bed & Breakfast

Gay-owned Meranova Guest Inn is a Key West-style luxury inn located near the quaint cafés, antiques shops,  folk art galleries and breweries of downtown Dunedin. Nearby, you can take a romantic stroll on the sandy shores of Honeymoon and Caladesi islands. Fitness buffs can walk, run, skate or bike on the Pinellas Trail, just one block from the inn. A gourmet breakfast is offered in your stylishly decorated suite, or you can dine al fresco by the swimming pool, under the gazebo or near the gorgeous orchid garden.

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6 Gay St. Pete House

Gay St. Pete House

Relaxing and affordable, GayStPete House is centrally located to downtown St Pete's museums and galleries, beaches, and the LGBTQ+ friendly Grand Central District. This quaint 6-room spot features a clothing-optional heated pool, hot tub, sauna, on-site massage therapy, daily continental breakfast and a poolside happy hour.

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Beach Drive Inn

City: St. Petersburg

Address
532 Beach Dr. N.E.
FL

Phone: 727-822-2244

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Dickens House Bed & Breakfast

City: St. Petersburg

Address
335 8th Ave. N.E.
FL

Phone: 727-822-8622

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Postcard Inn On the Beach

City: St. Pete Beach

Address
6300 Gulf Blvd.
FL

Phone: 727-367-2711

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Meranova Bed & Breakfast

City: Dunedin

Address
458 Virginia Ln.
FL

Phone: 727-733-9248

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Gay St. Pete House

City: St. Petersburg

Address
4505 5th Ave N
FL

Phone: 727-365-0544

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