The Most Gay-Friendly Hotels in Sonoma County

Poolside at boon hotel + spa

Sonoma County has well-established street cred as one of the country’s most gay-friendly destinations, with a wide array of gay-owned and gay-friendly accommodations from north to south. Let this guide help you decide where to spend your LGBTQ+-supporting dollars on Sonoma County lodging — and safely, proudly, and happily enjoy your stay. 


Long a popular getaway for the LGBTQ+ community, this river town offers something for every taste. Enjoy a modern aesthetic and relaxing spa at the West Sonoma Inn & Spa; lounge and mingle ’round the pool at The R3 Hotel, which features a restaurant, bars, and an outdoor grill; kick back in charmingly rustic cottages, cabins, or multi-room suites at The Woods resort; or cozy into an individual cabin or platform tent at the Highlands Resort, which recently underwent renovations by its owner, Crista Luedtke. 

Interior tent of rustic-chic glamping tent at dusk
boon hotel + spa

Luedtke, the chef and serial entrepreneur behind local hotspots boon eat + drink and Highlands Resort, also owns boon hotel + spa, a romantic, adults-only escape that offers the option of rooms and suites, glamping tents, or a cute vintage camper named “Boonito.” Book a massage or treatment in the spa, bliss out in the saline pool, and enjoy the coastal breezes that keep this non-air-conditioned property naturally cool. 

Monte Rio 

Nestled 10 minutes west of Guerneville, on the north end of the 10-mile scenic stretch known as the Bohemian Highway, the hamlet of Monte Rio (pop. 1,152) spreads out on both sides of the Russian River.

Two wooden chairs on a green lawn beside the light blue Russian River
Inn on the Russian River 

You’ll be delighted by tranquil views at Boho Manor. Nearby is the charming Inn on the Russian River, where some of the stylish cabins include kitchens and kitchenettes, inviting an even more leisurely stay. 

Pride Partner Hotels 

In a strong display of allyship with the LGBTQ+ community, several Sonoma County accommodations have partnered with Sonoma County Pride, including the sleek Flamingo Resort, the urban/quirkyAstro Motel, the beaux-arts Hotel E on Downtown’s Courthouse Square, and the elegant Vintners Resort, which features a restaurant, spa, and two pools set among 92 acres of vineyards. 

Be sure to explore more about gay travel and hotels in Sonoma County, and feel secure knowing that LGBTQ+ people are always welcome here!

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