There are 38,838 pet-friendly hotels in the United States. So how do you choose which one your pooch will like best? In general, Fairmonts, Loews, Best Westerns, La Quintas, Four Seasons, Klimptons, Red Roof Inns, and Ace Hotels are all pet-friendly in varying degrees. (Make sure to check the website before booking your hotel). But what about more specific recommendations? Here’s a list of some of Tripping’s favorite hotels that offer services for Fido and friends.
Head To These 11 Pet-Friendly Hotels On Your Next Vacation
1. Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale, Arizona
Pet pup ambassador Uno takes fellow pets on a tour of the property at the beginning of the Hyatt Regency’s “4paws” programs, which starts after check in. Beds and pillows are provided for your pooch, and frosted carrot dessert cupcakes known as “pupcakes” await your dog to tantalize his or her taste buds. An animal-specific buffet is provided (also known as aa “beastro”), where organic dog food and even pet-safe human food can be prepared for your pets as desired.
2. The Muse, New York City, New York
In intimate proximity to the world-famous Times Square, The Muse hotel in New York is a must-stop for travelers with pets. It has played host to all types of animals, famous and otherwise, and each pet guest is greeted by the hotel’s well-known pet Pomeranian named Ginger. There is no additional fee or restrictions for pets, and at check in each receives food and treats. The hotel offers pampering packages for dogs and pet pedicures available in the guest’s room.
3. The Paw House Inn, West Rutland, Vermont
This home away from home is aimed particularly at dog owners. Pups can play in their expansive Mario’s Playhouse (1,200 square feet) which is open year-round, or frolic in their dog park called Paw House Park. Those staying at the inn will be charged $10 if they come without a dog. Other pet-friendly hotels in Vermont include Mountain Top Inn and Resort in Chittenden, Vermont, and the Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont, which offers “Rover Reiki” massages, keepsake bowls, and pup treats.
4. Cypress Inn, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Founded by the legendary actress Doris Day, this hotel is designed to be pet friendly and is very near the loved off-leash, dog-friendly Carmel Beach. For a nominal fee of $30, animals can stay with their owners and partake in “yappy hour” (much like the ones in Virginia further down this list) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Contact the hotel regarding whether they have accommodations for exotic pets.
5. The Pines Lodge, Beaver Creek, Colorao
Beaver Creek, Colorado, serves as the home of The Pines Lodge. This upper-class establishment has provisions and activities aplenty for human visitors, while pups get their own bucket list package (starting at $300 a night). pooches get their own GoPro rental to record hikes through the surrounding trails; massages, baths, and blowouts at the spa; and a nightly rawhide bone turndown amenity. If that weren't enough, there's also a special room service menu.
Another popular Colorado destination is The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado, which provides room service for your canine well as massage services, dog beds, and a fellow St. Bernard dog ambassador named “Bachelor.”
6. Loews Hotels
With a pet program called Loews Loves Pets, is there any question that the brand—with hotels in 18 cities in the U.S. and Canada—has a serious soft spot for animals? Fees vary by hotel, but a one-time service fee of $25 is common. Amenities (for up to two pets per room) include pet mats, food and water bowls, treats, beds, and even litter boxes. There's even a room service menu with vet-and-chef-developed recipes for cats and dogs.
7. Loews Coronado Bay Resort, California
All Loews hotels have an established pet program, but Loews Coronado gives its a Southern California twist by offering organized surfing lesson, complete with doggy board shorts or a bandana and a surf ‘n’ turf meal for your four-legged friend. If he takes to the sport, you can sign him up for the resort’s annual dog-surfing competition, held annually in June. The property is also renowned for waiting on guests “hand and paw,” and they welcome dogs of all weights and sizes with open arms. You’ll be given a list of local dog walking routes and poop scoop bags, and your dog can also play to his heart’s delight leash-free at Coronado Dog Beach. At check-in, he’ll be given a special treat with a placemat and bowls for food and water which can be taken home. A vet designed its “Loews Loves Pets” in-room dining menu to ensure proper nutrition, aimed to combat jetlag and other travel-related stress.
Florida is a hotbed of pup-friendly Loews hotels, like Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, and Loews Don Cesar Hotel in St. Peter’s Beach, Florida. At the Don Cesar location, dogs get complimentary toys and bedding, as well as room service, massage options, and a welcome letter from the general manager.
9. Aloft Asheville Downtown, Asheville, North Carolina
Aloft Asheville in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, doesn’t charge for pets and hosts adoptable dogs in the lobby through Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue. French Broad River Park is just three miles away and once Rover is done rolling in the mud, the hotel offers free rooftop puppy baths along with free food, water bowls, a bed, and a goodie bag.
10. The Cottages and Lofts at the Boat Basin, Nantucket, Massachusetts
The Woof Cottages, an extension of the Cottages and Lofts at the Boat Basin in Nantucket, Massachusetts, provides water, pet toys, beds, bowls, and a bag of treats for each dog books to stay in the cottages. Ten percent of each pet fee goes to a local animal shelter. Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts, is another well-loved stop for pet lovers, so if your trip to Massachusetts extends beyond Nantucket, feel free to check out this establishment as well.
11. Honorable mentions include:
The Delano Las Vegas (for offering a pup-sitter), Moab Under Canvas (an excellent option for pet owners who like Utah’s national parks and “glamping,” or “glamorous camping”), and the Dog Bark Park Inn B&B Inn Cottonwood, Idaho (for having beagle-shaped building and dog-themed games).
This article was written by Lindy Tolbert.