15 Most Dog-Friendly Hotels in America
Not only are pets allowed at these hotels, but they are also pampered every bit as much as a human guest. Check out the most dog-friendly hotels in America.
The Gates Hotel, Key West and South Beach
You and your puppy pal won’t have to travel far into Key West to get some pet-approved luxury. This boutique dog-friendly hotel sits at the Key West entry point and greets its four-legged guests with a Pooch Box containing a stuffed animal, tennis ball, travel bowl, and treats. When you kick back with a drink at Yappy Hour, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Keys SPCA, a local non-profit dedicated to the protection of abandoned dogs, located next to Sunset Green, a massive space to playing fetch with your furry best friend. (Follow these dog park etiquette rules when you’re there, please.) During your stay in the Keys, head to Higgs Beach Dog Park, an off-leash dog park as well as Key West Dog Beach for some fun in the sun and sand.
In Miami, the mid-century Gates Hotel South Beach has partnered with Fetch My Vet for in-room pet services and at check-in, your dog will receive an all-in-one care package by Goody for Pets with toys, a bandana, bowl and water bottle.
These decidedly dog-friendly digs in the Windy City offers up a “Fur Mama” package which nets you an adorable Fur Mama t-shirt while your precious pooch gets a house-made banana granola bar treat at turndown and a Bone Appetite Doggy Bag featuring dog-friendly foods and treats including the house-made Watermelon Fruit Pupsicle—perfect for a picnic with your pet in Grant Park. Also provided by this dog-friendly hotel in Chicago is a curated list of dog-friendly parks, boutiques, vets, doggy nannies, and more. Do you have a kid-friendly pet? Find out which dog breeds are best for families.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square
Old European charm awaits you and your pet at this luxury dog-friendly hotel resort at the base of Vail Mountain. The Arrabelle pampers human and four-legged guests alike with plush red velvet pet beds that can be embroidered with your pet’s name, homemade doggy treats, a midday dog walk service while you hike or hit the slopes, a Fit Bark Fitbit device to track your pup’s activity and sleep, and a complimentary bottle of Henry Wine which pays tribute to the first canine member of the Vail Ski Patrol.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
All Kimpton hotels are extremely pet-friendly, with baby pigs, llamas, goats, and of course a whole lot of dogs having previously checked in, per CNN. Each property provides pet beds, water, and food bowls, treats, and toys but their exquisite Seattle property barks the loudest as the most dog-friendly hotel of the 60 in the boutique chain. Also, according to CNN, the Kimpton Monaco Seattle, “takes things up a notch with a particularly good doggie dining menu for a small extra cost that includes smoked beef marrow bones; pigskin chew toy; beef stew; grilled hamburger and a frozen dessert Pupsicle made from peanut butter, yogurt, and banana.”
Hotel San José
Originally built in the 1930s as a roadside motor court hotel, this minimalist-chic 40-room (no two of which are alike) dog-friendly hotel in Texas has been re-designed and re-imagined by hotelier and animal-lover Liz Lambert. Each spring, dress your pet up in the most outlandish drag attire imaginable and stroll down Austin’s South Congress street with a marching band during the hotel’s annual Pet Parade! Proceeds from the costume contest benefit local pet rescue non-profits —so it’s for-good and good fun! Does your pet secretly wish to march in a parade? Find out the things your dog wishes you knew.
Hotel del Coronado
Let’s be honest, life is more frantic than ever—you and your furry best friend both deserve a beach holiday to unwind. The grand Hotel del Coronado, with a dog-friendly San Diego beach located less than a mile away, is ready to welcome you and your pooch in SoCal style. Enjoy tasty treats at check-in, a gourmet room service menu just for dogs, specialized beds and crates, and even a weekly Sunday afternoon Yappy Hour where pet guests will play together and enjoy complimentary organic, gourmet “yappatizers” while their human companions forget their worries while sipping on pet-inspired cocktails like Hair of the Dog and Tangy Greyhound in the bar of this stately dog friendly hotel.
The Iron Horse Hotel
This repurposed mattress factory that may or may not be haunted is a sophisticated doggy paradise, and not only because of the smell of sausages that wafts over this underrated Midwestern city. The Iron Horse has pup-friendly rooms, a perfect dog walking map of Milwaukee highlighting parks and dog-friendly restaurants, oversized in-room plush pet beds, locally made scarves and treats, a special dog-only room service menu, food and water bowls, dog toys, and cutest of all, your pet’s name on the lobby’s welcome chalkboard. That star treatment makes The Iron Horse one of the most dog-friendly hotels in America. Your dog will happily follow you all over Milwaukee, here’s why your canine companion follows you everywhere you go.
Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort
This dog-friendly hotel on Sunny Isles Beach in Florida offers your canine BFF a doggy bag including a customized canine meal plan with “pawpular” room service offerings and yappy hour specials. There are also pet beds, scratching posts, water and food bowls, and clever “Do Not Bark” door signs so hotel staff know when pets are in the room, meaning your full-family trips to Florida’s beaches are about to get way more pet-friendly!
W Los Angeles
This stylish Beverly Hills hotel’s Pets Are Welcome program provides each four-legged companion with a special dog-friendly welcome gift plus information about pet services and advice available through the concierge, including the best dog-sitting, dog-walking, and vet recommendations, as well as pointing you to the location of the nearest dog park and which route is perfect for a dog run. During you and your pet’s stay, lean on the hotel’s Whatever/Whenever service for leashes, toys, food, treats, litter boxes, wee pads, and a custom W Hotels pet bed with food and water bowls, as well as special treats at turn down. This dog-friendly hotel will make your L.A. pet vacation totally stress-free. Flying with your pet? Here’s a 10-step plan to prepare for air travel with a dog.
Provenance Hotels in Portland, Oregon
There are six elegant Provenance Hotels located in Portland, Oregon, including The Heathman and Woodlark, and each of them cater to your canine and feline best friends. In partnership with Fido Friendly Magazine, Provenance debuted environmentally-friendly pet amenities including in-room Eco Nap pet beds and plush dog toys from WestPaw Design, dog and cat food from The Honest Kitchen, custom-made dog tags, and an in-room VIP (Very Important Pet) Door Hanger. These new amenities compliment the boutique chain’s existing pet program which already offers Pampered Pet Resources (recommendations of local groomers, dog walkers, veterinarians, doggy daycare, dog-friendly restaurants, and bars), in-room pet massages, acupuncture, psychic readings and Reiki treatments, and spiritual menus for booking dog massages, pet psychology, and a list of the best area hikes for dogs to make your doggy’s stay in Portland both hip and memorable.