Experience Gay Philadelphia From Our Rittenhouse Square Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel celebrates the diversity of Philadelphia, including the city's vibrant LGBTQ community. Situated near Philadelphia's beloved Gayborhood - the nine square blocks from Chestnut to Lombard Streets and from 11th to Broad Streets - we're a gay-friendly destination in the City of Brotherly Love.
Explore the nine blocks encompassing Philadelphia's Gayborhood district, which encompass exciting nightlife, stylish boutiques and an array of top restaurants.
Rittenhouse Square - A fantastic area for people-watching and alfresco dining, Rittenhouse Square is one of Philadelphia's most charming neighborhoods. Grab a seat at one of the outdoor restaurants lining the square and don't miss indulging in some retail therapy at one of the area's many shops.
Washington Square West/Gayborhood - An enclave of LGBTQ culture, Washington Square West encompasses the many shops, bars and restaurants of Gayborhood. Relax outdoors in laid-back Washington Square Park or spend time exploring the area's specialty shops.
Queen Village/Bella Vista/South Street - Eclectic is the only word to describe this area of the Philadelphia, where you’ll find a mix of hipsters in skinny jeans, moms on their way to Whole Foods and bar-hopping locals. South Street is now also the home to many of the city's hippest bars and restaurants, as are the neighboring residential neighborhoods of Queen Village and Bella Vista.
Northern Liberties/Fishtown - Northern Liberties is known as one of Philadelphia's premier up-and-coming neighborhoods, while Fishtown is a popular neighborhood attracting both artists and young professionals. Quieter and less touristy, these districts are great for exploring off-the-beaten path restaurants and bars.
Gay-Friendly Hotel Packages
Inquire about our special hotel packages, including our exclusive gay-friendly Pride Rate.
Book online or call 866-716-8108 and ask for our best available rates to reserve your stay.
Same Sex Legal Marriages
A gay-friendly establishment, we're pleased to celebrate same-sex marriages at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Our wedding specialist can organize everything from to coordinating tux rentals. For more information please contact Anthony Valente, our wedding specialist.
Did You Know?
The City of Brotherly Love played a pivotal role in the earliest days of the American gay-rights movement. The first major U.S. protest for LGBTQ equality took place in front of Independence Hall on July 4, 1965. Coordinated by Philadelphia resident Barbara Gittings and Washingtonian Frank Kameny, now known as the mother and father of gay rights, the protest marked the first time activists from multiple cities openly identified themselves as gay and called for equality.