The best pet-friendly hotels for you and your non-human BFF
Traveling can be stressful. Delayed flights and crowded airports, or long drives and sitting in traffic, it’s tough to make the experience enjoyable. Imagine how much better your travel days would be if you were accompanied by your canine companion or feline friend.
These hotels let you bring your pet along on vacation, some charging a pet fee and others letting them stay free of charge. Some of these hotels even have pet amenities, like a hirable dog walker or pet sitter, or even a private park for your pet to roam around in.
Scroll down below to take a look at the best pet-friendly hotels around the nation.
1 Kimpton Hotels, multiple locations
“Kimpton’s pet program started 36 years ago with our founder, Bill Kimpton,” reads a press release from the boutique hotel chain. “Bill had a miniature collie named Chianti (a nod to his favorite wine). They were inseparable regulars at the front desk and lobby of our first hotel, greeting each guest that came through the door. Bill knew that pet companions helped alleviate the stress of travel. Stemming from Bill’s leadership and love of pets, we’ve organically created a rich, welcoming pet-friendly environment since 1981.” Too cute! If your pet can fit through the hotel doors, they’re welcome to stay with you in your room. The hotel doesn’t have size, weight, or species restrictions, and don’t charge extra for your furry friend. “As long as we’re tipped off ahead of time, our teams are prepared to roll out the welcome mat.” Pet sitters and dog walkers are available for a fee.
2Soho Grand and Roxy Hotel, New York City
Both Soho Grand and their sister hotel, Roxy Hotel are pet-friendly, complete with designated pet floors, water bowls, bedding and treats for your furry friend. There is no additional fee for your companion, as long as you let the hotel know he or she is tagging along ahead of time. The Soho Grand has a private pet park for hotel guests—only accessible with a key given to guests at check-in. If you haven’t brought along a pet friend, the hotel can provide a “scaly companion” at any time during your stay. “If you would like a goldfish brought to your room, we will deliver,” says a press release from the hotel.
3The Conrad, New York City
Pets and service animals are allowed at this luxe, downtown hotel in the Big Apple, as long as they don’t exceed 75 pounds.
4Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles
The famous L.A. landmark and posh hotel consider themselves, “Canine Connoisseurs,” and want to make sure your pets are treated like royalty during your stay. For $35 per day, your pet can enjoy “bone-shaped doggie cookies” from the hotel’s Bakery Shop, with your dog’s name handwritten on each one, plus “a doggie bed, and doggie bowls,” according to the hotel’s website. Now that is some serious pet-friendly service.
5Inn at the Presidio, San Francisco
At this S.F. hotel, located in the city’s famous national park right next to the Golden Gate Bridge, your pet is more than welcome. The inn provides “pet-friendly accommodations” for a $40 fee. And with plenty of trails and park space, your furry friend will feel right at home.
6The Crosby Street Hotel, New York City
One of N.Y.C.’s more famous pet-friendly hotels has canine paraphernalia in the lobby, the hotel bar and lounge, and dog-themed artwork scattered throughout the hotel. You can bring one pet, up to 30 pounds, at no additional fee.
7 Fontainebleau, Miami
According to the hotel’s website, “Fontainebleau Miami Beach is the ultimate pet-friendly hotel in Miami.” Two pets, up to 50 pounds can stay after a one-time $100 fee is paid, and can enjoy amenities like a complimentary dog tag and an on-site ocean-side pet park. “Pets can run and play, then lay back and gaze at their favorite in-room pet movies. Why should people have all the fun?”
8Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.
“Dogs arriving at the hotel, with their owners, of course, are greeted with healthy treats handmade by the Executive Pastry Chef accompanied by bottled water and a handy placemat,” says The Fairmont’s website. And not only are pets treated as extra-special guests, but each time a guest stays at the hotel with their pet, 5-percent of their room rate is donated to the Washington Animal Rescue League, as part of the hotel’s “It’s a Dog’s World Package.” There’s no fee for your BFF to stay at the hotel, and the Pet Program includes “practical items like walking maps to nearby parks, a list of nearby, pet-friendly restaurants, cafes and stores, even loaner leashes and collars, just in case you forgot to pack.” Plus, you get a special sign for your door: “the green paw means, ‘please service room, animal companion exploring city.’ Flip sides to the red paw and Spot can slumber on, ‘do not disturb, animal companion napping.'” Too cute!
9 Loews Hotels, multiple locations
With the Loews Loves Pets program, you can bring up to two furry friends along with you to any Loews hotel around the country. “Upon check-in, every dog or cat receives welcome gifts including a name tag, bowl, and special treats. A “pet in room” sign helps you relax and lets our housekeeping staff know that your furry one is in residence,” reads the hotel’s online pet policy. The hotel also has pet beds, litter boxes, litter and litter scoopers, scratching posts and other pet accessories so you don’t have to travel with a suitcase just for your pet. There’s also a special room service pet menu “developed by our in-house chefs in conjunction with a licensed veterinarian.” The hotel also provides “dog-walking routes, pet-sitting or pet-walking services, as well as a list of local pet-friendly restaurants.”
10 The Wythe Hotel, New York City
The trendy Brooklyn mainstay is pet friendly, and charges a $50 overnight fee for your furry friend.
This article originally appeared in InStyle.