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Pet Friendly Hotels With Amazing Perks

Pet friendly hotels that offer AMAZING perks

Best pet friendly hotels with amazing perks.

I pack my bags and lug them down to the front door.  I look over at the couch and see both my dogs staring at me with ears down and the saddest look on their little faces.  It’s like they are telling me, “Please don’t leave us behind.”  Even though I know I have someone coming to stay at the house with them, so they won’t be alone, and even though I have stocked up on all of their favorite treats and made sure their every want and need will be catered to, I still feel guilty.  Unless it is a business trip, or I am going to a foreign country more and more often I find myself giving in to those cute little faces and taking them with me.

Over the past 10 years, the travel industry catering to pets has exploded.  According to a study done by the American Pet Products Association, 56% of people in the USA travel with pets.  In response to this growing trend more and more hotels have not only started allowing pets but are actually catering to pet owners and their furry family members.  According to a survey done by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, 60% of U.S. Hotels now allow pets.

With all that competition hotels are really stepping up their game.  Let’s take a look at some of the best pet-friendly hotels out there.

Hotel Palomar, Phoenix, Arizona

From the Kimpton hotel brand, one of the most pet-friendly chains in the world.  The Hotel Palomar has all your pet needs covered. Plush pet beds, food and water bowls, and courtesy clean up bags for when you go on walks.  A pet concierge can offer you a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, shops, and other services.  What really sets this hotel apart is that they do not charge you extra for pets AND they do not have any limit on home many pets you bring.  Now top it all off with nightly wine receptions that your furbaby is welcome to attend.  I wonder if they offer a doggie “wine”?

Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, CA

From complimentary scheduled daily-guided hikes in Calistoga Ranch’s secluded canyon setting, organic pet treats and spring water provided as a welcome amenity, bags for pet cleanup and pet tags that read “Guest of Calistoga Ranch” with the resort’s phone number for use while on the property.  Pets accompanying guests can also now enjoy luxurious custom pet beds, pet room service menus featuring specially prepared gourmet meals, including Ground Beef and Rice; Diced Chicken and Pasta and High-Protein Beef Sirloin Patty. Additionally, when guests are away from their rooms enjoying the resort or sightseeing elsewhere, they can place Do Not Disturb Doggie signs on their doors for their pooch’s privacy.  The real kicker at this resort is the bacon scavenger hunts the resort offers.  Yes, please!!

At The ART Denver, CO

This luxury boutique hotel does not charge a pet fee if you make sure to tell them your four-legged friend will be staying when you make your reservation. Dogs are welcome and will be treated to a luxurious adventure of their own. Included in your stay will be a branded food and water bowl, a bag of special dog treats, a $20.00 gift certificate to Urban Dog (they want a souvenir from their vacation too!), wipes and pick up bags, and a “pet in room” door hanger.  Denver is a pretty dog-friendly town so they can also provide you with a list of all the local businesses that will welcome both you and your pet.

Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, Key West, FL

Your little furry ones will be met with a smile, scratch on the head and treats at check-in.  Special amenities include a special gift bag filled with organic treats, doggie bags and a door hanger identifying them as property VIPs.  You will be given a hotel map that provides directions to the waterfront dog park and convenient “dogipot” receptacles are located throughout the property.  Treats at check-in, Dog door hanger to let staff and other guests know that there is a special VIP in your room, Doggie bags, OEKW doggie bandanas available soon and even Starbucks famous puppacino upon requests and they have not one, but TWO dog parks! One with a view, and one for the dog who might like a little quieter and less crowds. Your pup is going to love Oceans Edge Key West.

The Betsy, Miami South Beach, FL

A couples massage for you and your dog?  That’s right!!  Treat your number one companion with a couples massage like no other. With your pup at your side, soak in the gently Oceanside breezes from our beautiful outdoor Spa, where plush beds and personalized pampering await. While you enjoy a massage delivering the relaxing benefits of aromatherapy oils, your pup can also enjoy a personalized experience of gentle massage, crisp water, and healthy nibbles.

Kimpton Onyx Hotel, Boston, MA

Kimpton Onyx enthusiastically welcomes all pets that can fit through their doors with NO FEES or mandatory deposits!  Now both you and your pets can even meet with their Director of pet relations, Rocco, an Australian Labradoodle.  As with all Kimpton hotels, your pet will feel like a celebrity when they welcome them by name and have a luxury custom pet bed waiting for their use in the room.  You will also receive specialty pet bowls, treats, and all the pick-up bags you need.

The Pines Lodge, Beaver Creek, CO

The Pines Lodge now offers travelers the opportunity to give man’s best friend the ultimate pup-cation with the Pines Pup Bucket List.  This dog-friendly hotel provides over-the-top offerings for your furry friend, including dog hiking, spa treatments (complete with doggie massages, a bath, and a blow-out), Yappy hours and doggie GoPro rentals.  You can even request a doggie turndown service and they will receive a rawhide bone left for them on their pillow.  Pup-parents will receive maps with the top dog-friendly hiking routes and businesses upon check-in.

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, New York, NY

Animal Fair magazine voted this hotel as one of the nations “Pet friendliest destinations.” We can see why with all the goodies they give you.  Bowls, toys, Fiji water (you wouldn’t expect him to drink tap water, would you??) If you want to upgrade your pet package you can even get a monogrammed pet bed, dog tag that reads, “I am staying at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC”, and a bag.

The Monaco, Seattle, WA

Featured in Rachael Rey’s magazine, Suitcase Magazine, and Fodor’s travel this hotel is taking home some top prizes for its generous pet policy.  No additional fees for bringing your pet and they welcome pets of all size and type.  Furry, feathered, or feline they are all welcome here. For the canine companion, you will receive food and water bowls, a pet bed, treats and pick up bags.  Tired of the same old dog food?  Order off the doggie room service menu instead.  They offer a tasty selection of Doggie Beef Stew, Frozen Dessert “Pupsicle,” and Smoked Beef Marrow Bones. Each for $7 a pop.  Wonder what your pup is stressed out about?  Meet with the pet psychic during the evening social hour.  Also, receive a listing of all the pet-friendly bars and breweries in the area.  Nobody wants to drink alone, right?

The James on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

The James knows your pet is part of your family, so they welcome them with open arms and fun perks.  Colorful leashes and collars, size appropriate doggie beds, food and water bowls, organic treats, and even a selection of rental toys.  They will even arrange for doggie daycare or walkers to attend to your pet while you are out.

Here’s a bonus resort for all you all-inclusive fans out there:

Breathless Rivera Cancun, Mexico

Calling all Paw-ty pups!  This upscale adult only resort now allows dogs 22 lbs and under.  Your pooch will be welcomed with his own dog bed, food and water bowls, treats, and toys.  They can also order off the room service menu and mingle with other pups in the designated doggie areas.

Aloft Houston, Houston, TX


dog friendly hotel

The Aloft Houston hotel allows pets up to 40 lbs. for no additional fee as long as you notify the hotel at the time of reservation.  This hotel offers per owners a special ARF (animals R family) package that includes a comfy bed for your pet to snuggle up in as well as food and water bowls, special treats, and toys to enjoy while at the hotel.  While you are there you will want to check out this post on 5 dog-friendly restaurants in the Houston area.  Don’t leave your buddy alone in the hotel room when you have awesome choices like this for a night out on the town.

Hotel scene not your thing?  Home rentals are also a great place to look into when traveling with a pet.  Places like Airbnb and VRBO have lots of properties that allow pets, click here to Book your perfect beach house!  You may have to supply your own toys and treats but it’s worth it if Fido gets his own room.

Looking for more tips about traveling with your pet?  Click here to read our post Tips for traveling with a dog.


Do you have a favorite pet-friendly vacation spot or hotel?  I would love to hear about it in the comments below.  Remember, if you found this post helpful or interesting please share. Thanks!!!

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One thought on “Pet Friendly Hotels With Amazing Perks

  1. jankenpon

    August 28, 2018 at 9:57am

    thank you so much!! 🙂

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  2. Mariah

    August 30, 2018 at 8:09am

    Love this!! So helpful! Love to take my dog on vaca with me but hard to find a good place to stay!

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  3. nadine

    August 30, 2018 at 9:52am

    Great idea for a post. Im always looking for places to take a pet and there are surprisingly few consideringhow attached people are to their animals and how much a housesitter costs. Thanks

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  4. Whitney

    August 30, 2018 at 4:37pm

    This is so helpful. We always travel with our dog but it is hard finding dog friendly hotels. I can’t wait to try these out.

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  5. Chris

    August 31, 2018 at 1:13am

    This is so important! It is so difficult to leave your furry friends at home when you go on vacation 🙂 Now we just need to live somewhere that lets us keep pets and we can take them on holiday with us. Thanks for the post!


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  6. Alex Trembath

    August 31, 2018 at 5:12am

    Definitely a helpful post! We don’t have a dog but I imagine it’s hard to find places to stay that are accommodating. Will share this with my doggy-owning friends 🙂

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  7. Kylee

    August 31, 2018 at 6:44am

    I love all the pictures!! We don’t have an animal, but we do love dogs so much. We do house and pet sitting to travel so we get periodic pets! We love it!

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  8. Katerina

    August 31, 2018 at 12:36pm

    So wonderful post! And really helpful and informative for pet owners! I never imagined that there are hotels with so many amenities for pets! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  9. Alexander Popkov

    August 31, 2018 at 5:55pm

    Well, I hope these hotels make my friends travel more. Since they got a new pet, they are stuck at home. Nice to see pet-friendly hotels.

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  10. Ee Sing

    August 31, 2018 at 6:55pm

    These are really helpful to all the pet lovers out there. A lot of people are now so attached with their pet and would want to bring them everywhere and they can definitely bring them for a vacation in these hotels!

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  11. Manon - Flip Flop Wanderers

    September 1, 2018 at 6:04am

    So good to see some pet friendly hotels in this list! Makes it much easier for people with pets to travel around 🙂 We don’t have a dog, because we are traveling the world, but if we ever get one when we decide to settle down a bit I will definitely consider these hotels.

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  12. Rio

    September 1, 2018 at 6:51am

    We’re thinking of getting a dog soon and always worry about what to do with them whilst away. It’s great to read that there’s plenty of hotels that will accept furry friends 🙂

    Rio | OppositeTourists.com

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  13. Nkem

    September 1, 2018 at 6:55am

    What a helpful and convenient post! And who doesn’t love photos of cute puppies? 🙂

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  14. dalibro

    September 1, 2018 at 7:33am

    Aaaaaw, omg I love dogs so much! 😀 I think there is such a massive gap on the market, so if you’re allowed to have your pet with you in a hotel and even really enjoy it, that must be such a marketing booster!!!

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  15. Mohana and Aninda

    September 1, 2018 at 2:47pm

    Great post, such helpful information for pet owners and lovers. I have recently started taking care of a few strays, and this just warms my heart up. Great pictures too <3

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  16. Erica Edwards

    September 1, 2018 at 6:01pm

    This is so sweet! I love the idea of taking your furry friend along with you to explore the world. One thing that’s held me back from getting a pooch is not wanting to pack him away in a kennel when I’m on holiday, but looks like there are some great options out there!

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  17. Alicia

    September 1, 2018 at 9:27pm

    What a wonderful resource! It is hard to travel with your pets, but so much fun when they can come along.

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  18. Soumya Gayatri

    September 2, 2018 at 1:20am

    There are so few places in the world that do allow pets. So I am sure this post comes as a relief to many pet owners out there. I do not have a pet but I love those pictures.

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  19. Louis

    September 2, 2018 at 4:32am

    Great post, so true about leaving the family! Some great pics of the fury friends aswell 🙂

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  20. Su Bha Sun

    September 2, 2018 at 6:57am

    This is really helpful post for all pet lovers and owners out there. Such a huge relief for those who are attached to their pets and it is hard to leave them behind. And how one could leave such a cute dogs? 😍

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  21. Suvarna

    September 2, 2018 at 7:25am

    I love pet friendly establishments.
    Every dog deserves a vacation you know!

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  22. alison netzer

    September 2, 2018 at 8:24am

    Hotels are tapping into the fact that they can make a fortune on pets and pet services. Who wouldn’t spend $20 on a bag of doggie treats (probably worth $2). We have actually brought our pooch on road trips and had to seek out pet friendly hotels Of course there was a fee at the ones we stayed, but it was worth it as the kids loved having our family pet with us.

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  23. David

    September 2, 2018 at 9:54am

    An interesting read, I don’t have any pets so had never considered this before

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  24. Lisa

    September 2, 2018 at 10:14am

    I’m a huge dog lover, so really enjoyed reading this! I think it’s great there are these places to pamper your pooch, and the dogs really get spoiled here. The one in Napa Valley sounds particularly promising!

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      N. Wall

      September 3, 2018 at 11:27am

      Yes! I would LOVE to go to the place in Napa with my dogs and so many places to take the dogs for hikes.

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  25. Nina Nichols

    September 2, 2018 at 2:44pm

    We have three chihuahuas and we travel a lot. it’s nice to see the list of hotels that actually allow pets to stay.

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      N. Wall

      September 3, 2018 at 11:26am

      I have two, both pictured in this article. My puppy is the first pic in the post and then both are in the last photo of this post. They LOVE to travel with me. Thanks for your comment.

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  26. Meagan

    September 2, 2018 at 3:33pm

    If only my cat had the temperament to be an Adventure Cat! These places all sound like such a fabulous escapes with your furry family. Passing this on to all the dog lovers in my life!

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      N. Wall

      September 3, 2018 at 11:24am

      Thanks so much! Cats don’t seem to be as a big on traveling as dogs. My dog wants to go everywhere with me.

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  27. Saniya Puri

    September 5, 2018 at 3:40pm

    Even I have a pet and I loved your post as this post made me aware of the places where I can take my pet, yeyy… Saved the post, supercute pictures. 🙂

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  28. Unravelling Travelling

    September 6, 2018 at 5:56am

    I love this post – I keep seeing ads on the tube in London about how when we go on holiday, our pets get left behind! Time for that to stop – heres to pet friendly hotels!

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  29. Jonathan Morales

    September 8, 2018 at 9:59pm

    Aw those doggos are so cute! Though I do not keep a pet, I think it would be fun to stay in the hotel to meet other’s pets hehehe

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