For many pet owners, the days of recruiting family members to feed and walk your pets, or abandoning them at a boarding facility have been consigned to history. The hotel industry seems to be experiencing a boom in pet friendly services – and understandably so. After all, who wouldn’t want the luxury of traveling with all members of the family? There are many hotels that allow pets to stay, crated, while in your room, kept on leash at all times. However, there are truly “pet-friendly” hotels out there that really go above and beyond to ensure both human and animal guests have a memorable stay. They provide guests with items such as beds, blankets, treats, bowls and gourmet food. These are things that can easily be forgotten when packing for family travel. Many even offer walking and sitting services. Here are a few of the most amazing pet-friendly hotels in the country.
FOUNDED IN 1981 IN HOLLYWOOD, CA, JUST WALKING DISTANCE FROM HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS, THE PET-FRIENDLY KIMPTON EVERLY HOTEL BOASTS LAVISH ACCOMMODATIONS FOR HUMAN AND ANIMAL GUESTS ALIKE.
Not only is the Kimpton Group’s Everly Hotel an aesthetic feast for the eyes, with its blend of mid-century and modern decor, it’s also completely pet-friendly. In fact, ‘friendly’ could very easily be an understatement. The staff at The Everly loves and caters to pets who, by the way, aren’t restricted by breed, size, weight, or even species! They’ve been pet-friendly since opening in 1981, when Founder Bill Kimpton would bring his dog into work regularly.
Animal friends are catered to in their rooms with amenities such as treats, Casper beds, mats, food, and bowls. Human companions are provided with door hangers to alert those outside the room of your animals’ presence, courtesy bags for walks, and a concierge list of everything pet-friendly nearby. Your pets are even invited to join the hotel’s nightly wine reception.
Of course, human guests are well taken care of as well at The Everly with beautiful rooms, a coffee bar, rooftop pool with food and beverage service, in-room yoga mats, hotel gym, and even complimentary public bikes for checking out the famous town. Possibly one of the coolest things about the Everly’s pet policy: no additional room fees!
2. Cypress Inn
AROUND SINCE 1929, AND A HISTORICAL LANDMARK, THE CYPRESS INN, LOCATED IN CARMEL, CA HAS BEEN NAMED’ THE MOST FAMOUS DOG FRIENDLY HOTEL IN THE COUNTRY’, BY SUNSET MAGAZINE.
Known for its 1920s Spanish architecture, and iconic owner and animal rights champion, Doris Day, Cypress Inn is beautiful, historic, and more than just pet-friendly. It’s a pet-loving hotel located in the heart of Carmel, CA – one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country. It’s located just blocks from Carmel Beach, where your pup can run free and enjoy pet friendly establishments, many of which set out doggie treats and water bowls as part of their daily routines.
The hotel provides you and your pets with pet blankets, a list of pet sitters, online dog-friendly resources, and a low $30 fee per pet/night. Renowned for its leash-free policy and artisan cocktails, recently renovated rooms feature sunken tubs and beautiful custom wrought iron beds for human guests. I
f your pup knows any tricks, he or she can score you a room upgrade at check-in, and during the months of February and March, Cypress Inn offers a special Puppy Love Package ($10 of which is donated to The Doris Day Animal Foundation), in honor of Valentine’s Day. One of the cutest things about this place: there’s a Friday and Saturday “Tea with Toto” in the hotel’s often photographed Day Room, with treats for all human and non-human attendees.
3. Boston Barber Hotel
A MEMBER OF PREFERRED HOTELS & RESORTS LEGEND COLLECTION, AND BOSTON’S ONLY FORBES FIVE-STAR WATERFRONT HOTEL, THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST LUXURIOUS (AND PET FRIENDLY) HOTELS.
If you and your pet are looking for the ultimate luxury, you have come to the right place. Each of the 232 rooms and suites at the Boston Harbor Hotel offers views of either the sparkling Boston cityscape or the waterfront and harbor. Located on Rowes Wharf, the BHH provides an assemblage of benevolent amenities equally favorable for both business and leisure travelers. Around the clock staff and concierge are dedicated to arranging your visit down to the last detail. This ultra luxurious hotel has three restaurants and bars, 24-hour in-room dining, daily dry cleaning services, turn down service complete with slippers, shoe shining, bicycles, and a spa & fitness center featuring a 60 foot lap pool. In addition to superior adult amenities, there are programs, games, toys, even cribs offered provided for children. For a $100 flat rate added to your stay, your animal companion can stay as well, and will be provided beds, welcome gifts, walking and sitting services.
4. Hotel Zaza
OPEN SINCE DEC OF 2002, HOTEL ZAZA IS AMONG THE BEST PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN HOUSTON, SURROUNDED BY PET-FRIENDLY PARKS AND AMENITIES. FURRY FRIENDS ARE EVEN WELCOME TO HANG OUT IN YOUR ROOM WHILE YOU GO OUT AND EXPLORE THE CITY ON YOUR OWN.
Hotel Zaza Houston’s perks go the extra mile for both human guests and their furry friends. Luxury and relaxation are among the main goals here, where you’ll find a blend of modern amenities and classic service. Its central location to the full Museum District, restaurants, and many other luxurious accommodations makes Hotel Zaza the ideal getaway for humans. Furry friends don’t have it too rough here either. For a one-time fee of $150, your pet will get goodie baskets, food and water bowls, their own concierge and walking services, opportunities to dine with you at the hotel restaurant, and numerous pet-friendly attractions such as Levy Park, Discovery Green Dog Run, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, and the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. One of the absolute cutest things about the pet-friendliness of this hotel is the room service pet menu – the Pampered Pet Menu which includes breakfast in bed if desired!
5. 21C Museum Hotel
OPENED IN 2016, THE 21C MUSEUM HOTEL IN OKLAHOMA CITY FEATURES 14,000 SQ FT OF CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION SPACE, HOUSING BOTH PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY DISPLAYS AND INSTALLATIONS.
A unique travel destination in Downtown Oklahoma City, the 21C Museum Hotel is housed in what used to be a Ford Model T assembly plant, which has greatly influenced the hotel’s design and layout. Many of the plant’s original features have been either repaired or restored including old Model T showroom terrazzo flooring, and manufacturing signage. Even the Mary Eddy’s Bar and Lounge resides in the building’s original showroom space. Guests stay in large rooms which feature almost floor to ceiling steel windows, high ceilings, luxurious beds and custom furniture, and are encouraged to explore the ballroom – seating up to 350 people, its well-known art gallery, and rooftop 3,000 ft penthouse. There’s also in-room dining and catering, a full spa with massage services, sauna and steam room, 24 hour fitness center, business center, and laundry and complimentary shuttle services. The best part of this whole deal: furry friends – dogs and cats – of any size are welcome to vacation here with you.
6. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
OPENED IN 1892 IN DENVER, CO, NOT ONLY IS THE BROWN PALACE HOTEL AND SPA PET FRIENDLY, IT’S ALSO COMMITTED TO BEING THE BEST AND MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION IN THE DOWNTOWN DENVER AREA.
For the last 127 years, this historic hotel’s amenities have extended flawlessly to its non-human guests with complimentary bowls, treats, even memory foam bedding! This luxury hotel is one of the most well-known hotels in the city. The guest rooms showcase a blend of luxury and functionality, the cuisine is innovative, and there are noteworthy accommodations such as a fitness center, on-site spa and salon, afternoon tea, and champagne brunch to name a few. Your pup can be left alone for up to an hour in your room while you explore the surroundings, or you can take them with you to visit any of the many dog-friendly establishments nearby, including a park located only three blocks away. One of the most admirable things about the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is its green initiative which is employed through raising sustainability awareness in staff and guests, reducing water and energy consumption, recycling and composting, and creating a general culture of sustainability.
7. Hotel Contessa
PERCHED ON SAN ANTONIO’S SCENIC RIVER WALK, THE HOTEL CONTESSA OFFERS 12 STORIES OF ALL SUITE GUESTROOMS AND AN ATMOSPHERE OF BOTH COMFORT AND ELEGANCE TO ACCOMMODATE HUMANS AND FURRY GUESTS ALIKE.
Located in Downtown San Antonio, the Hotel Contessa is among the city’s newest premier River Walk hotels. Its contemporary Meditarranean design captures the historic and cultural essence of San Antonio, while the accommodations are everything you’d expect from a luxury hotel. Canine friends 40 pounds and under are welcome for just $50/ night, and are treated to a luxury vacation of their own that includes a special Pet Room Service menu, complimentary bowls, bottled water, and other goodies. Humans don’t have it too shabby either with amenities such as a heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi overlooking the San Antonio skyline, innovative Spanish cuisine at the hotel restaurant, Las Ramblas, the Woodhouse Day Spa which offers full-service massage therapy, and a 24-hour business center with computer and printing services for those traveling for business. There’s also a fitness center with stunning views of downtown. Needless to say, at the Hotel Contessa you will never be bored, as you can always visit restaurants, museums, and Riverwalk events, many of which are also dog-friendly.
8. The Colonnade
OPEN SINCE 1971, THE COLONNADE HOTEL IS A MEMBER OF THE PREFERRED HOTELS LIFESTYLE COLLECTION. HERE, PETS – BOTH CATS AND DOGS – ARE CONSIDERED FAMILY, TOO, AND CAN ENJOY COMPASSIONATE AMENITIES.
Centrally located in the Back Bay neighborhood, the Colonnade Hotel in Boston offers contemporary luxury and the convenience of Boston’s main shopping districts. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Colonnade aims to provide an elevated experience to all guests with an assortment of luxurious amenities. Relax by the rooftop pool with views of the Boston skyline, take advantage of the fully equipped fitness center and weekly rooftop yoga. Guestrooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows, turn down and shoe shining services, just to name a few. Four-legged companions have it pretty easy, too, at the Colonnade, where both cats and dogs are considered and treated as valued guests and are provided luxury amenities on par with yours. Some of the perks for you and your pets include complimentary beds, bowls, three brands of both dog and cat food, walking and vet services, grooming, and spa arrangements. Stepping outside the hotel, there is an abundance of dog parks, pet-friendly restaurants, and other fun places nearby for you and our pet to enjoy together.
9. Hotel YVE
AROUND SINCE 1950, YVE HOTEL IN MIAMI HAS A EUROPEAN FLARE WITH SLEEK ROOMS AND OCEAN VIEWS. SURROUNDED BY SHOPS, PET-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS, AND ICONIC BEACHES, IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE TO VACATION WITH YOUR PET.
Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, Hotel YVE has the luxury of being surrounded by the city’s most sought-after attractions, and just minutes from the beach. Cozy and chic guest rooms boast modern decor with super stylish accents and stunning views. Human guests are welcome to enjoy the full fitness center, dry cleaning and laundry services, in-room dining, around the clock concierge, in-hotel bar, a restaurant, a sunbathing terrace, and more. And if that’s not enough, for just $50 your four-legged friends are welcome to say with you in style and share in the ocean views. If you fancy venturing outside the walls of the hotel with your pet, there are numerous lush parks nearby and a variety of pet-friendly restaurants, some of which even have special pet menus!
10. Hotel Monteleone
OPENED IN 1886, HOTEL MONTELEONE IS ONE OF THE FIRST LANDMARKS IN THE WORLD-RENOWNED FRENCH QUARTER OF NEW ORLEANS, AND A MEMBER OF HISTORIC HOTELS OF AMERICA. WITH ITS HISTORIC FEEL, IT’S THE ULTIMATE CHOICE FOR VISITORS LOOKING FOR A LUXURY, AND CULTURAL HOTEL EXPERIENCE IN DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS.
Recognized as one of the premiere haunted hotels in New Orleans, Hotel Monteleone is the epitome of the city’s history and culture. Staff here strives to make sure guests have everything they could possibly need; the hotel has meeting spaces, a full-service day spa, a rooftop fitness center, and heated pool with stunning views of the Downtown skyline. Guests can also experience the best of New Orleans dining at the hotel’s Criollo Restaurant, or hang out at the historic Carousel Bar & Lounge – voted one of the top bars in the world. Accommodations extend beyond human guests as well. For $100, Hotel Monteleone goes above and beyond to make sure everyone, pets included, experience all the luxury New Orleans has to offer. Upon check-in, your four-legged friend will receive a super deluxe pet package that includes chew toys, gourmet treats, waste bags, monogrammed food and water bowls. If that all isn’t cool enough, there are special pet-friendly floors, so you and your pets can mingle with other pets and their human friends.
11. Dog Bark Park Inn
SINCE 1997, HUSBAND AND WIFE ARTISTS, DENNIS AND FRANCES HAVE BEEN CREATING WOODEN DOGS AND RUNNING THEIR DOG BARK PARK STUDIO AND BED AND BREAKFAST IN COTTONWOOD, IDAHO.
‘Experience the Dog’. The slogan says it all. Dog Bark Park Inn is ALL ABOUT DOGS. From the Inn itself, to the gift shop and artists’ studio, every single thing about this place is dog themed. It is home to Toby, a 12 foot tall beagle statue built by the owners, and Sweet Will, who makes up the actual lodging quarters. Visitors (human and canine alike) are encouraged to walk the grounds, and browse the artists’ studio and gift shop that features the fanciful chainsaw carved artwork all made by Dennis and Frances. Amenities of the Inn include free wifi, a continental self-serve breakfast which features the family’s special homemade granola, full bath, refrigerator, loft, in-room breakfast and snacks, books and games, and fresh local foods.
12. The Umstead
NESTLED ON 12 BEAUTIFUL ACRES IN CARY, NC, THE UMSTEAD HOTEL AND SPA IS A LUXURY RETREAT WITH WORLD CLASS CUISINE AND NOTEWORTHY PET ACCOMMODATIONS. BOTH HUMANS AND THEIR FURRY COMPANIONS ON VACATION HERE WILL EXPERIENCE THE FIVE STAR LIFESTYLE.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa strives to provide guests with a sense of tranquility with its 3 acre lake and staff that feels as though it outnumbers the guests. Upon entering, one often finds live piano music in the lounge, and a fire going in the fireplace. The rooms offer luxurious beds, soaking tubs, balconies with views of the lake, and in-room dining to name only a few amenities. Guests can enjoy complimentary yoga on weekends, complimentary bike rentals complete with trail maps, 24 hour state of the art fitness facilities, and a beautiful outdoor pool with private cabanas and pool bar. In addition to the lake, the property boasts hiking and jogging trails, a full-service spa that offers massage therapy, a nail salon, facials, and various organic treatments. If you’re into fine dining, The Umstead’s best amenity might be The hotel’s restaurant, Herons, one of only 62 Forbes Five-Star restaurants in the world. In addition to the cuisine being award winning, its ingredients are locally sourced from over 14 local farms, including the hotel’s own full acre clinary plot. Pets are treated like royalty at the Umstead Hotel. Cats and dogs of any breed and size are welcome to stay for $200 per visit, and in addition to the beds, treats, bowls, and other goodies they’ll receive on arrival, your pooch can run free at DogWoods – an enclosed playground just for canine guests to run, play, and socialize.
13. The Edgewater
ORIGINALLY BUILT FOR THE 1962 WORLD’S FAIR, THE EDGEWATER HOTEL IS SEATTLE’S ORIGINAL AND ONLY WATERFRONT HOTEL. LOCATED ON ELLIOT BAY, IT HAS BECOME A LOCAL LANDMARK WITH A DISTINCTLY NORTHWEST VIBE.
Back in 1964, when no other hotel in the city would accept them as guests, The Beatles stayed at the Edgewater during their first world tour. At the peak of Beatlemania, fans were so determined to meet them the hotel had to install cyclone fencing. Many even tried to swim across the bay. Other famous artists have stayed here, including The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, David Bowie, and Led Zeppelin. These days, the hotel provides resort level luxury with unmatched views. There’s something quite magical about sleeping directly above the bay, or hanging out in the lobby with its upscale Pacific Northwest Lodge feel. Each room also reinforces the Northwest vibe with tree branches resembling antlers on walls and clawfoot tubs, while onyx vanities and slate floors in renovated bathrooms add a splash of modern to the mix. Stepping outside the hotel, you’ll find a working waterfront, a short walk to Belltown, and of course Pike Place Market. The hotel welcomes all pets, up to three per room, from dogs to ferrets, for only $25/night.
14. Hutton Hotel
OPENED IN 2009, AND SET IN THE CITY’S VIBRANT WEST END NEIGHBORHOOD, THE HUTTON HOTEL IS KNOWN FOR ITS DISTINGUISHED SOUTHERN-STYLE HOSPITALITY.
Guests staying at the Hutton Hotel are guaranteed to enjoy Forbes Four Star service and a multitude of amenities. Wake up in the morning and head down to the hotel coffee shop offering freshly brewed coffee and doughnuts, or take advantage of 24 hour in-room dining. The hotel offers its guests luxurious accommodations including a 24 hour state-of-the-art fitness center, over 13,000 sq ft of meeting spaces, valet laundry and shoe shining services, around the clock concierge, turndown services, and daily housekeeping. More impressive perks include on-request spa services, Tesla Model S complimentary transportation, and in-room laptop safes. The Hutton also offers in-room record players with vinyl collection, and the hotel Writers Studios – creative spaces for musicians and artists. Animal friends will vacation in style as well with complimentary water and food bowls, treats, hotel bandanas, leashes, and toys, even a Furry Friend Room Service Menu full of organic snacks and meals through in-room dining. All for just $75.
Pet-friendly hotels can offer so many different ways to share vacation time with our four-legged best friends. And with a great selection out there to choose from, you should have no problem finding the perfect place to stay for the entire family.