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    Cool Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    Does anyone know if there are any all gay hotel in the anaheim resort area me and my friend would like to open one in the area what are your thoughts?

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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    I'm not aware of any in the area. Are you talking about a small bed and breakfast type place? Anaheim isn't the most beautiful of areas for a gay friendly hotel. Perhaps Laguna or Costa Mesa.
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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    try Damron's gay guide. They should have anything you are looking for in there. I think they are online too.
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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    No they are not any "gay" Hotels in the Anaheim Resort area. If you open one with that in mind....do you turn away people that are "straight", and how can you determine one way or another....Not a real good business strategy.
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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    It works for Vegas and Palm Springs, might work there as well.
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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    This market is for the family oriented traveler, not even close to comparing with Vegas or Palm Springs. You would have to have one heck of a lot of money to invest in property here, with such a great risk! Now maybe in the newly (finally) Garden Walk this might work, but you better be a multi-millionaire!
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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    yeah, but it doesn't have to be the size of the California Hotel, it can be a smaller type thing and I'm sure I would thrive, especially for gay days where they can charge an arm and a leg for a room. but I definitely won't argue that you haev to have a LOT of money to get it started...
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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    Exactly what is the "test" that is administered to potential guests to be admitted to this hotel, since it would be "gay only".

    By the way, I was informed on another thread that calling someone "gay" is now considered rude. I have a feeling you'll be spending a fortune in stationary and signage to keep up with what's PC each week. That alone will drive you to bankruptcy.

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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    There is obviously the larger philosophical question about whether "gay only" establishments are as disciminatory towards others as what others do towards gays, but that's a question for another thread. Probably one in the litter box.

    Such an establishment will not be successful because the market is too few and the product too vague. First is what obviously was said about how the primary market in Anaheim is moms and dads and not gay couples. But secondly what do the gay couples that do come get that's so unique?

    Someone mentioned the Vegas hotel above and that location works because in Vegas the hotels ARE the attractions, and in the mainstream casinos gay couples can feel uncomfortable flirting as much as the straight people do. Not to mention the mainstream casinos also SERIOUSLY frown on, uh, let's say "inappropriate use of the sauna" and leave it at that. I know some poor guard at the Luxor who always used to get calls to investigate things at the Spa he never wanted to see because someone online posted that their sauna was a great place for action (not true, at least while he was working there and had to respond to it.)

    In the Disneyland area, the hotels serve the need to have somewhere to lie down when the parks are closed, and what gay-unique needs can be found there? Do gay people find it uncomfortable to go to the Hyatt, maybe eat dinner, and go to their room? In some towns the front desk people may have a bad take when two men ask for a room with one bed, but this is urban California.

    You would be better off starting a typical motel/hotel but advertising in gay-oriented media, which is what a growing number of places do.
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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    .....and let's see the reaction when someone asks about how to go about opening a hotel for straight people only.

    Yeah- that would be fun to watch.

    Discrimination is discrimination- I don't care who you are attracted to. It's the "gays ONLY".....opening an establishment that is friendly towards a certain group but welcoming to all is fine- saying ONLY puts that big fat discrimination label on it.

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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by speederscout
    By the way, I was informed on another thread that calling someone "gay" is now considered rude. I have a feeling you'll be spending a fortune in stationary and signage to keep up with what's PC each week. That alone will drive you to bankruptcy.
    I have a tingling feeling you may have slightly misread that one, sir. Will & Grace still has over five hundred mentions of it per episode and that's still on network television. Perhaps someone was offended for being called, oh, a "&@$%ing gay &#!$%er"? You see it's not the "gay" that causes the riot there.

    But I'll move on now since the work of the anti-PC police is too important to disturb...

    And on to reverse discrimination. You see, Neph, you are undoubtfully as correct on this subject as you are passionate about it (which is to say, for some reason, very), but frankly I think the whole Gay Hotel idea is too ridiculous to even discuss in a serious manner. First of all, would they be legally allowed to tap a sign that reads "GAYS ONLY" in case a heterosexual couple wants to get a room? Second of all, if they want a gay hotel, why can't they just do what they always do and get Sarah Jessica Parker to get the word of mouth started on some random hotel that's already there? The gays don't want cheap marketing, they want unlikely hot spots and only tentatively, as the herd must move on once the wildlife has been used up and scared away, haha.

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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    I think the OP meant to say gay friendly hotel, not gays only. Just a guess. That'd be like saying Asians only, or Greeks only IMHO.

    And it's being called "the gays" that might be offensive to some, not being called "gay". Again that'd be like being called "the blacks".

    There are gay friendly/owned and operated/clothing optional hotels out there. I'd be willing to bet there isn't anything that says a hetero couple couldnt stay there. Guess it all depends on how comfortable they'd be seeing some gay men lounging around naked by the pool, or making out in the jacuzzi, or holding hands being touchy feely walking around.

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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut
    And it's being called "the gays" that might be offensive to some, not being called "gay". Again that'd be like being called "the blacks".
    At the risk of going slightly off topic, doesn't that kind of depend on the context? There's Margaret Cho saying it in a playful manner and then there's your average Stetson-wearing Rupert Murdoch saying it to make some hateful point on TBN. I can't speak for other gay men, but I'm not ready to lynch Margie Cho just yet.

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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

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    Greeks only IMHO.
    Same difference Onut!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut
    And it's being called "the gays" that might be offensive to some, not being called "gay". Again that'd be like being called "the blacks"..
    It really is an entirely different term. Lets look at this comparatively, shall we? Here are two sentences that might sound the same to some:

    "That is a cafe where a lot of gay men eat."

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    "That is a cafe where a lot of gays eat."

    The second sentence basically strips the group of people in question of their humanity. Gay becomes a noun instead of an adjective, and that is what makes all the difference.

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    Re: Gay Only Hotels in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut
    I think the OP meant to say gay friendly hotel, not gays only. Just a guess. That'd be like saying Asians only, or Greeks only IMHO.

    And it's being called "the gays" that might be offensive to some, not being called "gay". Again that'd be like being called "the blacks".

    There are gay friendly/owned and operated/clothing optional hotels out there. I'd be willing to bet there isn't anything that says a hetero couple couldnt stay there. Guess it all depends on how comfortable they'd be seeing some gay men lounging around naked by the pool, or making out in the jacuzzi, or holding hands being touchy feely walking around.
    Agreed. Most people here are misinterpreting what is meant by “gay hotel”. What I believe the OP was proposing is just what O-Nut described. This type of establishment can be found in just about every major city in the country. They do not refuse to rent rooms to straight folk, but most straight folk wouldn’t know places like this exist in the first place. They advertise almost exclusively in gay and lesbian publications, this demographic becomes their main clientele.

    As for one in Anaheim, why not? A lot of gays and lesbians visit Disneyland. Why shouldn’t someone try and capture that market?

    It’s not a matter of reverse discrimination, but a matter of finding a place to feel comfortable and accepted in a society that is still far too unaccepting.
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