The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in America
Last time you boarded Doggie Howser, he refused to cuddle with you for days after you picked him up. Harsh. But the little guy knows how to hold a grudge. This trip, why not bring your pup along? Walking trails, off-leash roaming, doggie turndown services—yeah, even your pup could use a vacation at one of these glorious dog-friendly hotels.
The Saguaro: Palm Springs, CA
What could possibly make this rainbow-hued paradise nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains any better? Woman’s best friend, of course. Each room has a private outdoor seating area (some even have their own gardens), and two dogs of any size are welcome to bunk up gratis. Whether they sleep in the bed—that’s up to you.
The Jefferson: Washington, D.C.
Need a place to stay in our nation's capitol for you and Sir Francis Bacon? Look no further than the Jefferson, a five-star hotel located just a few blocks from the White House in the heart of downtown D.C. There, Sir Francis will find a friend in the hotel's resident beagle, Lord Monticello. Monti oversees the hotel's many dog-friendly accommodations, including plush beds, pet bowls and treats.
Graduate Hotel: Ann Arbor, MI
If you've never stayed in one of the Graduate's boutique hotels, you're in for a (dog) treat. The company recently teamed up with BarkBox (that doggie subscription box service you've been meaning to get Fido) to offer pets the ultimate in luxury hospitality including a Barkbox, blanket and bowl to use during their free stay.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco: Salt Lake City, UT
Your four-legged friends will be welcomed with open arms and no extra fee at this posh 1940s-style hotel. That’s great, but the best perk of all is that a concierge is always on hand—not just for you, but also for your pups. Dial room service for walking and grooming? Yes, please. Now Mary Kate and Ashley are primped and primed for their bicycle jaunt through historic downtown Salt Lake. (You’re driving.)
Loews Miami Beach Hotel: Miami, FL
Sandy fur and salty swims await your favorite pup at this beachfront high-rise in South Florida. For $50 per stay (that’s on top of the Homo sapiens rate), your canine will receive a welcome package with a pet tag, food bowl and treat to start her sunny vacay on the right paw. Bonus: There’s even a dog-friendly room service menu for those late-night steak cravings.
Hotel Indigo: Baton Rouge, LA
Looking out over the Mississippi River, Hotel Indigo provides all the southern charms of historic Baton Rouge for you and Blanche DogBois (for a onetime $50 pet fee), plus a nearby river walk for strolls. You might even get a chance to pet Huey, the hotel’s in-house pet ambassador and terrier mix.
Crosby Street Hotel: New York, NY
Does Sarah Jessica Barker yearn for Central Park squirrels and city lights? Look no further than this boutique Soho setup. For no extra fee, she can shack up with you in the Big Apple (as long as she’s under 30 pounds—no, we’re not commenting on your weight, Sarah), eat dinner with you in the hotel courtyard or dine from her very own dishes in-room.
Inn of the Turquoise Bear: Santa Fe, NM
This sprawling adobe bed-and-breakfast allows two pets per room for a $25 fee per night. But it’s so worth it: Canine companions are allowed off leash (#praisehands) to explore the walled-in gardens and grounds. Ooh, and we hear doggie beds, bowls, treats and baggies are all included in your stay.
The Resort at Port Ludlow: Port Ludlow, WA
Located on the shores of Puget Sound, this hotel offers a plethora of outdoor trails and activities that provide prime dog-walking opportunities along the Olympic Peninsula. Plus, the hotel will write Fido’s name on its VIPets board in the lobby upon check-in to make him feel welcome by all guests (and we hear the bacon-flavored treats are never in short supply).
The Cottages and Lofts at Boat Basin: Nantucket, MA
Guests traveling to the Little Grey Lady with their pooch must book a Woof Cottage in advance ($45 extra per night for up to two dogs), which includes a waterfront cottage for you, plus doggie beds; food and water bowl; a bag of chew toys and treats; and dog walking and bed turndown services for your pampered pup, because why the heck not?