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Quad Cities Offers LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels

The Quad Cities regional destination is a bi-state (Iowa/Illinois) family of communities in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Not only is the riverfront destination beautiful, but it is also LGBTQ friendly. Here are two wonderful properties worth exploring if you take a road trip to the Quad Cities.


The Axis Hotel is a boutique destination with timeless character and charm – featuring modern amenities and unique guest rooms. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the ornate details from the construction of the Fifth Avenue Building in the late 1920’s have been preserved. The historical elements include the original terrazzo floors, marble and granite walls, elevator lobbies with coffered ceilings, lobby skylight and existing window locations – showcasing Mississippi river views and providing an abundance of natural light. Each guest room has a unique design to fit the historical layout of the eight-story tower, and includes high end bathrooms featuring the amenities of the William Roam Steam Collection. The Fifth Avenue Syndicate bistro and bar is the focal point of the hotel lobby, featuring classic menu items, with an inventive twist. With its location in downtown Moline, there are restaurants and shopping all walkable from the hotel and the riverfront is two blocks away with miles of riverfront bike paths.

The Current Iowa is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection of hotels. Guests may choose to stay in a premier room, a junior suite, a one-bedroom suite, or a two-bedroom suite. All are elegantly appointed with plenty of surprises and upscale amenities. The Current Iowa features 3 meeting rooms, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and oversized hot tub. Club Room available for Platinum and Gold Marriott Reward members. While staying at The Current Iowa, take in the views at "UP", a rooftop bar. Located in vibrant downtown Davenport, the hotel is in the middle of restaurants, stores, breweries, and the Mississippi riverfront.