Top 7 Luxe Pet Friendly Hotels Where Posh Pooches Can Get Away From It
You want to get away from it all. You want a hotel on the beach with a comfy bed, and access to shopping and museums.
Your dog wants a good rub-down, a comfy bed and great food.
More and more, hotels are catering to both your needs, and your dog’s needs.
According to the Travel Industry Association of America, 29 million American dog owners travel with their pet. Hotels both small and large, budget and luxury, are answering that call.
Pet-friendly amenities now include everything from a comfy bed and a dog bowl to room service and a dog walker.
Take a look at some of the swankest, trendiest pet friendly hotels in North America. (Photo credit: Amaviael/Bigstock.com)
The Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach: Loew’s historic hotel on the Gulf of Mexico was built back in the 1920s. The “Pink Palace” has a beautiful spa and an award-winning restaurant as well. But pets can also get pampered just like their humans. Dogs and cats can choose from a room service menu of chef-prepared food. They get beds, bowls and litter boxes on arrival. There are pet-walking and pet-sitting services. And if your pet needs a little extra love, you can work with a canine massage therapist in your room.
Out Hotel, New York City: The Out Hotel bills itself as NYC’s only urban resort. The hotel bills itself as an oasis in Hell’s Kitchen, with garden areas within the property itself. It’s meant to be a comfy respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, and not just for you, but your dog too. The hotel has Dog House Suites. Each suite opens out to a private terrace that has Astroturf, a dog house and a fire hydrant. It can be accessed from a doggy door, so the dog can also lounge on pet beds. Want to enjoy the city without your dog? Check out a webcam so you can watch your pet.
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, Los Cabos, Mexico: The name means Windows to Paradise. The Rosewood Resort in Mexico is meant to be a place to relax and explore, with spas and activities like scuba diving, tequila tasting and horseback riding. But your pet can have a bit of an adventure too. On top of specially prepared food and doggy massages, the resort also offers private cabanas for your dog can join you at the beach or the pool. And hotel staff will walk your dog when you want them to, be it along the beach or the desert countryside.
The Umstead Resort and Spa, Cary, NC: The Umstead is surrounded by 12 acres of forest and gardens near Raleigh, North Carolina. So it makes sense that the hotel has a park for dogs. DogWoods is an off-leash park on property that was opened just this past July. On top of being a well-appointed playground for pups, there are also complimentary tennis balls for your dog to enjoy.
Heathman Hotel, Portland, Oregon: Health and wellness are more than just buzzwords at the Heathman. The boutique hotel in Downtown Portland has a pet package that includes a voucher for pet services at any Banfield Pet Hospital across the country. They also have a bed menu called “Bark of Sleep Pet Bed Menu” (to complement the “Art of Sleep Bed Menu” for humans). You can choose memory foam, faux-suede or Bolster Bed for your dog. Then there’s a customary goodie bag for your dog, a dog bowl and other amenities.
Hotel Palomar, San Diego, CA: Kimpton Hotels are among the most pet-friendly hotels in the country. Any dog, any size, cats, birds, other critters, you name it. The Hotel Palomar has a director of pet relations, Posh the dog, who can give you great tips on where to take your pet around. You also can get a pet bed, food and bowls, among other amenities to use during your stay.
Hotel Allegro, Chicago, IL: Another Kimpton hotel, but this one in Chicago’s Loop has an interesting amenity: limo service for you and your dog to a local spa. The service is not free, unlike other amenities like treats and pet beds. You can also schedule in-room pet massages and have pet water bottles available for when you arrive.
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