Philadelphia Pride Hotel
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, a Philadelphia Pride hotel, celebrates the diversity of the Philly, including the city's vibrant, year-round LGBT community. The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus erected 72 rainbow signs demarcating the 9 square blocks of the Gayborhood — from Chestnut Street to Lombard, from 11th Street to Broad. Look for these signs and you’ll know you are in the heart of the city’s gay community! Download your Gayborhood guide to discover access to dazzling nightlife, hip restaurants, stylish boutiques and more.
Philadelphia's LGBT community centres around the nine block Gayborhood district - a collection of welcoming gay neighborhoods . A few of our favorite areas are below, but we invite you to stay current on all Philadelphia gay activities.
Rittenhouse Square - If people-watching, alfresco dining and cocktails are your thing, then a stopover in Rittenhouse is a must. At the center of this exclusive neighborhood is Rittenhouse Square, where the pretty people go to laze away a warm day. For a frontrow view of the action, grab a seat at one of the many outdoor restaurants lining the square, followed by shopping at the many high-end boutiques and shops throughout the neighborhood.
Washington Square West/Gayborhood - Once overshadowed by neighbors Old City and Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West now sparkles with its share of trendy shops, spas, bars and restaurants (not to mention the Gayborhood, which falls within its borders). Relax outdoors on a sunny day in laid-back Washington Square Park, or stroll in and out of the specialty shops and boutiques lining the streets.
Queen Village/Bella Vista/South Street - Eclectic is the only word to describe this area of the city, where you’ll find shaggy-haired hipsters in skinny jeans, granola moms on their way to Whole Foods and bar-hopping locals— all on the same block. Sure, the cars still roll down the street with their stereos blaring on a Saturday night, but South Street is now also home to many hip bars and restaurants, as are the neighboring (and quieter) residential enclaves of Queen Village and Bella Vista.
Northern Liberties/Fishtown - Touted by the The New York Times as the up-and-coming neighborhood, Northern Liberties has arrived and is now spilling into Fishtown, a traditional neighborhood attracting both artists and young professionals. From most spots in the city, you’ll need to cab it to this neighborhood, but the fare is worth it if you’re looking to grab a beer and a bite to eat away from other tourists
Philadephia Pride Hotel Packages
Celebrate the LGBT community year-round with our best available rates.
Book online or call 866-716-8108 and ask for our best available rates to reserve your stay.
Same Sex Legal Marriages
Same-sex marriage is legal in the state of Pennsylvania and gay couples. Our wedding specialist can organize obtaining a marriage license, photographers, commissioners, witnesses, flowers, harpists, tux rentals, rings, celebratory dinners, room amenities, and even be a witness herself. 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 LGBT 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.