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8 Amazing Dog-Friendly Hotels In The U.S.

New York Smash Magazine  




TravelRevue.com compiled this exclusive list of top-rated dog-friendly hotels across the country. These hotels invite your pooch to join you on a vacation for the whole family. Some hotels will check-in doggy guests for no extra charge, while others require a small extra fee or signed pet waiver. One hotel even offers special VIP (“Very Important Pet”) Treatment and an indulgent canine menu so you and your pup can feel completely pampered. Note: If you have a service dog, ask the hotel about their policies. Most hotels will waive any rules and restrictions for service dogs.

See the 8 best dog-friendly hotels and resorts below.

1. The Jefferson Hotel

Richmond, VA

The Jefferson Hotel Richmond VA Pet Friendly

101 West Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

Website: http://www.jeffersonhotel.com/

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)

  • Pet Fees: $50 fee per dog per night
  • No breed restrictions
  • Dogs are typically permitted in most places on-site, except: Restaurants, restricted floors, and hotel vehicles (town cars, vans, and hotel vehicles used for guest transportation because the hotel is considerate of those who are allergic to dogs)
  • The hotel currently has 124 rooms available in total, but not all are dog-friendly
  • Certain floors are dog-friendly

The Jefferson, Richmond’s premier luxury hotel, is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, a National Historic Landmark and a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts. Known for friendly, hospitable service, beautiful interiors and exteriors, extensive amenities and services, The Jefferson provides an upscale, pampering experience. Fortunately for dog-lovers, this excellent hotel welcomes canine companions to indulge in luxury.


2. Riverside Hotel

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale

 620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 

Website: http://www.riversidehotel.com/

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)

  • Pet Fees: $75 non-refundable per stay

  • Weight Limit: Dogs up to 75 lbs

  • Doggy Activities: On Sundays, the hotel hosts “Canine and Cocktails,” when guests can enjoy drinks with their dogs at Preston’s, the hotel’s lobby bar and lounge.

  • A Fun Activity For Small Dogs: When the hotel was first constructed, builders had their furry friends imprint their paws into a cement-like area. Today, the hotel encourages guests to check out the fun historic exhibit and if their dog’s paw matches a paw print, your $75 pet fee is waived!

  • Pooch-Prepared Accommodations: 220 rooms – most are dog-friendly. Some have tiled floors.

Known as one of the hip and trendy “places to be” in South Florida, Riverside Hotel is the only hotel located on Las Olas Boulevard in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale. This trendy yet charming South Florida neighborhood offers tons to do for both you and your canine companion. There are world-class restaurants with outdoor seating (some are pooch-friendly), shopping, people-watching, and a lively nightlife scene of bars, lounges and nightclubs. During the day, you can enjoy hanging out with your pooch at the hotel, and of course, there’s great dog-walking right on Las Olas. Riverside Hotel is an ideal choice for medium to larger dog breeds, as the weight limit is 75 lbs.




3. PGA National Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

PGA National Resort Pet Friendly

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 | Reservations: (800) 863-2819

Web: http://www.pgaresort.com/index

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)

  • Maximum of two pets per room
  • Pet Fees: $150 flat fee for 1st pet and $75 for 2nd pet applies
  • Weight Limit: 30 lbs or less
  • Breed Restrictions: Pit bulls, rottweilers not allowed
  • Copy of vaccinations required upon arrival
  • Pets Are Not Allowed In The Following Hotel Areas…Restaurants, bar, pool area, golf courses, Spa, H&R (not applicable to service animals)
  • Canine Amenities: There is a doggy zone walk area outdoors, specifically for pet potty time
  • Dog-Friendly Community: Many of PGA National’s associates are pet rescue advocates and serve on philanthropic committees
  • Accommodations: There are specified dog-friendly rooms on the first floor that have tile versus carpetA golf and spa landmark, PGA National is world-renowned for its top-notch golf and tennis facilities, excellent spa and “Waters of the World” pools, as well as fine-dining and other resort amenities. But did you know that the resort is not only pet-friendly, but hosts special pet-friendly events as well? For example, PGA National’s next event, Girls “Derby” Night Out, will bring rescue dogs (some sporting derby hats) to a “Kentucky Derby”-style themed event, to benefit an animal rescue organization. Dogs will be up for adoption throughout the event, which will take place on Thurs. May 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the resort’s lobby lounge, iBar.

4. The Maritime Hotel

New York, NY

Maritime Hotel Dog Friendly

363 W 16th St., New York City

Website: http://www.themaritimehotel.com/

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)

  • No weight or breed restrictions
  • No pet fee
  • Signed pet waiver required
  • Canine Amenities: Terrace Suites and Penthouses have spacious outdoor patios where your pooch can marvel at beautiful city views right from your guest room. The Maritime Hotel also offers dog-walking services.
  • Dog-Friendly Areas: The north cabanas, the hotel’s popular dine & drink lounge, and most of the hotel
  • Dogs Can’t Mingle With You At: Tao, a trendy restaurant attached to the hotel
  • Housekeeping staff will not go into guest room if dogs are left unattended
  • 121 standard rooms available

New York’s famous nautical-themed hotel is a hot spot for an on-trend crowd…and their four-legged companions! Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, The Maritime Hotel is close to the Hudson River and the High Line, both of which are fantastic dog-walking areas where Fido can enjoy the energy of the city and check out major landmarks at your side. Inspired by ship cabins, the Terrace Suites and Penthouses have spacious outdoor patios for you and your pooch to enjoy some spring sunshine with a view. The hotel also offers walking service so your precious pooch is well taken care of while you’re away.


5. The Ludlow Hotel

New York, NY

Ludlow Hotel Dog Friendly

 180 Ludlow St., New York City
 
Website: http://ludlowhotel.com/
 

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)
  • Signed pet waiver required

  • Weight Limit: Dog weight can’t exceed 20 lbs

  • Pet fees: $25 per pet/night

  • Dog-Friendly Areas: Dogs are allowed in the lobby lounge, “secret” garden lounge (a destination for cocktails and light bites) guest rooms and most of the hotel

  • Areas Where Dogs Are Not Permitted: The restaurant

  • Dog Amenities: Dog treats at the front desk, in-room pet bowls, dog walking services

If you’re seeking a chic and trendy place to stay in New York, The Ludlow offers the ultimate experience. Debuted by hoteliers Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier and Richard Born, this Lower East Side hot spot blends the historic elements of this downtown neighborhood with swank decor and a fabulous crowd. Guest rooms are modeled after chic Manhattan loft and studio apartments. Meanwhile, the hotel welcomes your pet, offering thoughtful amenities for Fido, including dog treats at the front desk, in-room pet bowls, and dog walking services. Pets can join you for a bit of relation, light bites and cocktails at the “secret” garden, curated by Major Food Group’s Thomas Waugh and an abbreviated menu straight from the Dirty French kitchen.


6. The Bowery Hotel

New York, NY

The Bowery Hotel Pet Friendly

335 Bowery, New York City

Website: http://www.theboweryhotel.com/

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)

  • Weight Limit: Welcomes dogs 30 lbs or less

  • No extra fees

  • Furry friends must be in a crate when housekeeping is in the room, or take them with you

  • Dog-Friendly Areas: Dogs are allowed in the lobby, sidewalk cafe for lunch

  • Pooches Are Not Permitted In: The hotel’s restaurant

Located on the trendiest block of one of New York’s most enjoyable neighborhoods, The Bowery Hotel continues to maintain its status as one of the most popular hot spots to visit in New York. With stunning city views, a privately chic ambiance, charming accommodations, and the ability to bring your pooch along for a visit, the hotel offers visitors an experience that is both pleasurable and classic New York. For those who can’t stand to leave ‘man’s best friend’ at home, not to worry, the hotel offers a dog bowl and a Gemma bottle with flat water placed on a turndown mat. Located on the corner of Bowery and Third Street, Gemma is the ultimate spot to pop by for a refreshing beverage and meal for both you and your pup!


7. Sea Island

Sea Island, GA

 

Sea Island The Cloister

Sea Island: The Cloister

100 Cloister Dr., Sea Island, GA 31561

Website: http://www.seaisland.com/

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)

  • Weight Limit: Dogs 35 lbs and under are welcome at the hotel, as well as service dogs

  • Pet Fees: A $175.00, non-refundable, pet fee per room will be charged during your stay

  • Pets must be on a leash at all times

  • Pet-Friendly Areas: Accompanied pets are allowed in the lobby, the Beach Club entrance, and public areas of the resort, but pets should not remain in those areas for extended periods of time.

  • Pets Are Not Allowed In The Following Areas: In any of the restaurants, pool areas, the Spa, or Fitness Center, due to Health Department regulations.

  • A Getaway Package Designed For Your Pooch: Sea Island offers the “Treat Your Pet to a Getaway” package, which includes luxury accommodations at The Cloister (complete resort experience with beach access, Spa, activities and amenities) or The Lodge (a paradise for golfers reminiscent of an English country manor), an over-sized pet pillow, food and water bowls as well as gourmet pet treats. As an added “bone”-us, Sea Island’s a la carte gourmet pet menu, available for in-room dining, offers mouth-watering and fat-free organic dishes for your pets. Menu highlights include dog and cat offerings, including the “Crazy Dog,” beef tips braised in veal essence, and “Pad Thai,” vermicelli noodles with steamed shrimp and julienne vegetables.

  • Guests with pets are given information on how to enjoy their stay with their pet at Sea Island

  • Housekeeping Service times should be set and at times when a member of your party can be present during both services. If that is not possible, please make arrangements so that your pet is not in the room during the service times you have set with the staff.

This top-rated ocean and riverfront resort is known for luxury, a spectacular location, gorgeous amenities, 24-hour butler service and Southern hospitality. What else does it offer? An upscale experience for your pet as well! Sea Island is considered a very pet-friendly destination. Although pets are not allowed in certain areas and they must be leashed at all times, the resort is known for its expansive property and beautiful natural surroundings, so there’s plenty of room for you and Fido to roam around outside, explore, or relax in your pet-friendly guest room. The resort even offers a “Treat Your Pet to a Getaway” package, which includes luxury accommodations at Sea Island’s The Cloister or The Lodge, an over-sized pet pillow, food and water bowls as well as gourmet pet treats. As an added “bone”-us, Sea Island’s a la carte gourmet pet menu, available for in-room dining, offers mouth-watering and fat-free organic dishes for your pets. Menu highlights include dog and cat offerings, including the “Crazy Dog,” beef tips braised in veal essence, and “Pad Thai,” vermicelli noodles with steamed shrimp and julienne vegetables. Meanwhile, couples, families, and golfers can feel confident that their stay at Sea Island will be an unforgettable one. An annual recipient of the prestigious Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards since 2001, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club is a premier hideaway for those seeking privacy and classic luxury. It is also, most assuredly, a golfer’s paradise.


8. Loews Don CeSar Resort

St. Pete, FL

Loews Don CeSar Beach Resort Dog Friendly

3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706

Website: http://www.loewshotels.com/don-cesar/

The Doggy Details:

(Fees, restrictions, and more important information)

  • Pet Fees: $45 per night per pet: Includes special VIP (Very Important Pet Service), special pet room-service menu, a welcome letter from the general manager along with a list of local pet services, pet toys, bedding and more

  • Canine Amenities: Fenced-in Paw Playground, cooling stations, dog-level water fountains, dog beach, and nature trails

If you want your pooch to take pleasure in the same vacation amenities and luxuries that you do, stay at the Loews Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach where your four-legged friend will be treated like a VIP (Very Important Pet). Opportunities for four-legged adventure and fun abound at Fort De Soto. Dogs are allowed anywhere in the 1,136-acre county park on a six-foot leash, just not on the main beaches. On their own beach – a fenced in Paw Playground– your furry friends can run off leash in the warm Florida sun or go for a splash in the Gulf of Mexico with amenities like cooling stations and dog-level water fountains. Head for Honeymoon Island’s dog beach – just be sure to keep your pet on a six-foot handheld leash. Both you and your pet will enjoy the crystal-clear, shallow water, which is the perfect depth for dogs to wade through comfortably and cool off. Leashed dogs are also allowed on the nature trail.