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Arlo Wynwood is Miami’s Hottest New Hotel for Modern LGBTQ Travelers

by | Jan 13, 2023

The Wynwood neighborhood in Miami is a cultural hub, boasting the record for having the biggest concentration of street art in the world! There’s not a lack of places to go either, with plenty of bars, nightclubs, brunch spots, and art galleries all nearby. 

Looking up a grove of palm trees in Miami, Florida.

In the center of it all is the Arlo Wynwood hotel. It’s bright and modern and feels open and inviting. It offers plenty of options for food and drinks and features a gorgeous rooftop pool. A stay here is the perfect destination for the trendy, modern gay who wants to immerse themselves in art, music, and decadent food! 

A mural along the side of new Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

The Arlo Wynwood opened in November 2022, making it the first hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district. With guest rooms starting at $199 per night, the all-new 217-room, nine-story hotel serves as the cultural hub and offers savvy travelers prime access to the best of the region.

Serving as a launch pad for all things local, Arlo Wynwood sits at the epicenter of Miami’s trendiest retail stores, antique shops, eclectic bars, artisan eateries and more than 250 art galleries.


The Arlo Wynwood offers a full range of rooms: double, king, and suites, all room types with accessibility rooms available. There is variety in a standard room, one with a balcony overlooking the neighborhood, and a corner room offering more window space and exquisite views of the Miami skyline.

A queen size bed in a guest room at the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

Modern travelers will appreciate the medium-soft mattresses with crisp white duvets and linens, with extra-large pillows. At the bedside there are plenty of charging ports and plugins, allowing you and your devices to recharge while you sleep. Plus there are large, flatscreen TVs with cable and ability for you to access your own Netflix account. 

A queen size bed in a guest room at the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

The rooms are bright and spacious. They feature a nice balance of bright white walls and blankets accented with soft, white oak furniture, giving the room a contemporary but comforting vibe. Ideal for those who prefer a more minimalist approach to their hotel rooms.

A guest room sitting room at the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

The bathrooms, styled after the Arlo properties in New York City, are feature chic avocado tiles and chrome accents, against a bright white walls and fixtures. The barn door offers a modern, sleek touch. The linens are soft and fluffy, and there are spa-quality amenities to keep you fresh and feeling great. 

A guest room restroom at the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

Charging stations are provided bedside, free WiFi is available, and there is Bluetooth docking available as well! There is a mini-fridge so you can stay stocked on your essentials, and there’s a black-out shade for when you need to sleep in late the next day. The self-controlled climate control will have you waking up feeling rested and ready! They are also pet friendly to cats and dogs, which means your precious baby can come with you if you can’t bear to leave them home alone.

Modern technology for tech travelers at the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.



There’s a fitness center available to help you stick to that workout routine, featuring a wide variety of free weights, cable machines, cardio equipment, core gear, and two Peloton bikes. There is a dedicated yoga deck on the third floor with regular-scheduled local yoga instructors.

Modern technology for tech travelers at the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

Rooftop Pool 

The heated rooftop pool offers a beautiful view of Miami and really gives off the Miami vibe. The Pool Bar offers a casual food and cocktail menu as well. The real fun here are the private cabanas available for rent. This allows for some privacy while remaining poolside. Each one features a mini-fridge, a 55-inch flat-screen TV, and personal service, as well as other perks. 

The rooftop pool at night atop the Arlo Wynwood.

Social Spaces 

Located on the third floor of the property, there are several social spaces where guests can meet up, hang out, and have fun. These tastefully decorated rooms inter-connect and are available throughout the day and into the evening. There’s even a games room with a pool table.

The games room and lounge at the Arlo Wynwood.

Restaurants, Bars, and Lounges 


If you’re looking for a luxurious feeling, but still approachable dining experience, MaryGold is perfect for you. It’s open every day, giving you plenty of opportunities to try a variety of outstanding cuisine. Featuring decadent dishes local to Florida and a variety of cocktails, it’s the perfect date night dinner spot. 

The bar top at MaryGold restaurant in the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

Higher Ground

For something a little more social, head up to the third floor to Higher Ground, an outdoor cocktail bar. Surrounded by lush green plants and an open-air concept, you can really catch that Miami vibe here while enjoying delicious cocktails. The courtyard is perfect for socializing, but there are plenty of little places you can go for more privacy if you prefer. 

Higher Ground bar at the Arlo Wynwood in Miami, Florida.

Pool Bar

If you want to catch a gorgeous sunset over a couple of drinks, head up to the rooftop and visit the Pool Bar. There’s a focus on summer food and cocktails, offering a low-key cap off to your day as you look out at the Miami skyline. 

Arlo Wynwood Welcomes LGBTQ+ Travelers

“Offering our guests authentic, destination-specific experiences is at the heart of the Arlo brand, and this property serves as a conduit to the Wynwood lifestyle,” said Jennifer Hiblum, general manager of Arlo Wynwood. “Capturing this community’s unique spirit throughout our spaces is of utmost importance to us, so we’re collaborating with local artists and musicians who represent the best of this region.”

Arlo Hotels have been supporters of the LGBTQ+ community through charity work such as donating to the Trevor Project in NYC last year. With an emphasis on community and culture, you can rest easy knowing they will have your interests at heart. 

A gay man spreading his arms, enjoying the sunshine at the rooftop pool atop the Arlo Wynwood hotel in Miami, Florida.

The Arlo Wynwood understands the concerns LGBTQ+ travelers have. They are especially committed to guest safety. Here you’ll find the front doors are automatically locked at night, for your security, and all elevators require a room key to access all floors, as an added layer of protection. You’ll also find comfort that the property employs a diverse workforce, an additional commitment of equality and inclusion by Arlo. 

Drag brunch at R House in Miami, Florida.

Arlo Wynwood is also working with LGBTQ+ event organizers in Miami, as a host hotel property and has plans to introduce hosted events at their property. Additionally, just a couple of blocks away is R House, serving up lively and entertaining drag brunch every Saturday and Sunday. 

Book Your Stay Today

Arlo Hotels is an independent, experience-driven hotel brand, a home base for explorers and a launch pad for all things local. Easy style and friendly faces welcome guests into a community-driven environment, and intuitively designed guest rooms provide peaceful places to rest up and recharge. 

Arlo Wynwood offers the best in trendy and spacious accommodations and is in a captivating neighborhood. For exquisite food, amazing drinks, and a comfortable room to stay in, visit ArloHotels.com and book your stay today! 

Plan Your Trip to Miami with Miami Convention Center and Visitors Bureau   

From marquee gay annual events to a vibrant family-friendly queer scene, Greater Miami and Miami Beach is a welcoming community for LGBTQ+ travelers. The South Beach district is the heart of the LGBTQ+ scene. Miami is home to diverse neighborhoods that will make LGBTQ+ visitors of all ages feel comfortable. From art to entertainment and attractions, there are many exciting options for LGBTQ+ families visiting Miami. LGBTQ+ adventure seekers have much to explore, from Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park to beautiful local and state parks where you can hike, bike or paddle in lush wilderness.

An airboat tour in the Florida Everglades near Miami, Florida.

Start planning your trip today with the help of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Access LGBTQ+ itinerary and trip planning ideas from LGBTQ+ Visit Miami

A group of guys playing beach volleyball in South Beach, Florida.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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