15 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in America
These hotels around the country are a real treat for you and your furry friends!
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Hotel Nikko in San Francisco
Hotel Nikko in San Francisco is so pet-friendly, it’s even run by a dog, Buster, the official Canine Operating Officer. Buster is not only a wonderful playmate for furry friends and humans alike and a therapy dog, he’s known as one of the best non-human professionals in the hospitality industry. But access to Buster isn’t all Hotel Nikko has to offer. “The hotel goes above and beyond to accommodate dogs traveling with their humans,” shares Cody Dano, representative of TravelPirates. “All dogs receive dog beds, bowls, and treats upon check-in and get to stay on the hotel’s VIP (Very Important Pet) floor, where they can meet other canine guests at a newly renovated pet terrace.” Plus, it’s not too far from one of the best pet-friendly national parks around the country.
1 Hotel Central Park in New York City
Any upscale hotel around Central Park is worth checking in to, but 1 Hotel is a top priority if you are looking for one of the best pet-friendly hotels and are an animal lover who also likes to live green—the boutique hotel chain designs its energy efficient rooms out of reclaimed and recycled materials. But what will impress your pup most is the warm welcome they get at the door, including a special amenity package that awaits every pet who sets paw in the hotel.
The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Hotel instantly brings to mind the many visages of stars past and present, but the iconic hotel isn’t just a celebrity vacation spot for humans. “Hailing themselves as the ‘canine connoisseurs, the hotel promises to give your pooch treatment fit for a celebrity,” Dano says. “For a fee, your pet receives personalized doggie cookies from the bakery, a doggie bed, and bowl.” According to BringFido.com, the famous hotel’s bungalows allow up to two pets of any size.
Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho
The Dog Park Inn is not for the dog-lover—it is for the dog-obsessed. Shaped and painted to look like a giant Beagle, The Dog Park Inn may even prove to be more of a vacation for your pet than for you. “This is truly a mom-and-pop operation,” Dano says. “The inn was founded and is run by Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin, chainsaw artists who created the design for the handmade inn, better known as Sweet Willy.” This hotel definitely makes the list of one of the most unique hotels around the world.
Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix
Did you know it’s not just people who get jetlagged, but pets, too? That’s why the folks at the Arizona Biltmore designed a signature protein bowl for the distinct purpose of helping your pet adjust to the jetlag and regain their pep. Bonus: The Arizona Biltmore also has nearly 40 acres of green, so your pets will never run out of room to run and play.
HomeAway provides people with a literal home away from home, no matter where they’re going. And what is a home without a pet or two? Search through nearly endless options of places to rent for your vacation and tailor your stay to your family’s needs. HomeAway also partners with a non-profit called Emancipet, which aims to provide affordable vet care to anyone who needs it.
Retreat at Sky Ridge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
A peaceful stay in a cabin is all the more pleasant when your fur baby gets to come along. The hotel, which made our list of best pet-friendly hotels, is a true retreat into nature and relaxation that welcomes you and your pet to dog-friendly hiking trails, boat rentals, and lakes. The shops and restaurants in the area are also, for the most part, open to you and your special companion. Be sure to ask the concierge if they offer any of the same perks as the 12 hotels with the most outrageous amenities in the world.
The Greenwich Hotel in New York City
The Greenwich Hotel in New York City is unique among pet-friendly hotels because it has no restriction on the size of a pet and does not charge an extra fee. Anyone who stays at The Greenwich Hotel is allowed two pets to a room. It’s conveniently located steps away from the Hudson River Greenway that runs nearly the entire length of Manhattan from Battery Park north to Washington Heights and is a perfect spot to walk your pooch—just be mindful of cyclists and pedestrians, please!
Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston
While your pet is welcome at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, if you aren’t able to bring it along, you can always play with Carly Copley, the Fairmont’s Canine Ambassador. “Carly greets guests in the lobby and is also happy to accompany you on walks and runs around town—just check her schedule first,” Dano says. “She also is quite the socialite and attends events for several charitable and noteworthy causes around Boston annually.” This is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in downtown Boston.
East Bay Suites in Grand Marais, Minnesota
Located on the shores of Lake Superior, East Bay Suites gives you and your pet access to beautiful natural landscapes and views. Dogs receive a personalized collar upon arrival and are invited to attend special social hours with other pups. Plus, the town is so dog-friendly, you have your pick of restaurants that will welcome the two of you. Driving to your pet-friendly hotel? Be sure your car is stocked with everything you need for a road trip with your dog.
Delamar Southport in Southport, Connecticut
The Delamar Southport, located along the Long Island Sound, is a gorgeous hotel that welcomes any dog under 100 pounds with a bed, welcome kit, and nightly bottles of water. There is a nominal fee of $50 for your pet’s stay, but part of that fee is donated to a local animal charity.
The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Jefferson Hotel in the nation’s capital is one of the most beautiful and historic hotels in the country. That’s not just opinion, either; the Beaux-art style lodging was named one of the best U.S. hotels of 2018 by U.S. News and World Report. Both you and your furry friend will be treated to absolute luxury. “Your travel pal will receive a welcome letter, food bowl, filtered water, tons of treats, and a comfy bed to sleep in,” Dano says. “Upon request, you can also get dog walking maps or dog sitting services.”
The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville
You know that kink that you just can’t get out of your back? How about the stress that you carry on your shoulders? Well, you’re not the only one, you know. That’s why The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville offers massage services to you and your pets. They also get their own turndown service.
At many of the Kimpton Hotels, you and your pup will be greeted by the on-site “canine public relations officers.” “The pup’s duties range from hotel to hotel, but some include: making sure the hotel’s pet amenities are on par, sampling the Pampered Pooches in-room dining menu, and hosting nightly social hours for the ‘Brews on the Roof’ cocktail series,” shares Dano. All of the Kimpton properties welcome any type of animal in all shapes and sizes, “as long as it fits through the door.”
Another hotel chain that treats furry friends the right way is W Hotels. According to TripsWithPets.com, the W Hotels in the United States offer pets luxury service and experience, as well as a welcome package that includes toys and treats as part of their P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) program. En route to your pet-friendly hotel, be sure to use on one of the 10 best airlines for traveling with dogs.