10 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in the U.S.
Updated: Jul 18, 2019
These hotels that allow dogs (or iguanas, or pigs) do much more than simply welcome
them - they treat your pets like family members, with customized amenities,
off-leash areas, and even "yappy hours."
The Kimpton Everly Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
The Everly Hotel is one of the latest additions to the growing Kimpton universe, a trailblazer when it comes to treating pets like family. Pets of all shapes, sizes, and species are welcome on a complimentary basis for overnight stays at this design-forward hotel and are also invited to attend the daily social hour (where pets get treats and human companions get wine). Given The Everly’s prime Hollywood location, anticipate long strolls along pedestrian-friendly Hollywood Boulevard with frequent stops for attention and cuddles with pet-loving passersby.
The Jefferson, Washington, D.C.
Though Thomas Jefferson preferred mockingbirds to canines, the posh Jefferson hotel (c. 1923 Beaux Arts) themed after America’s third president caters to the latter, offering treats, special beds, and walking itineraries rooted in dog-friendly locations and history. (Ask the concierge about the “Famous Dogs and Animals in American History” walking tour.) Blow up your Instagram with adorable pics of your pup in the historic common areas and in front of the White House, which is down the street.
The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston, MA
Many hotels in Boston are pet-friendly, so it’s a dog-eat-dog world courting pet owners—yes, pun intended. The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel (which charges a $100 nightly fee) has a few competitive advantages, though: a location near the dog-friendly Charles River Esplanade, a “VIPS” (Very Important Pups) program, which includes a Liberty dog bed and a personalized dog bone upon arrival, and the locals-frequented “Yappier Hour” on the patio of in-house restaurant, CLINK, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, April to October.
The Peninsula New York, New York, NY
Pampered pooches rule at this five-star legend, where they're welcomed with complimentary amenities: Peninsula-branded dog beds, bowls, arrival treats, and personalized water bottles. The more spacious suites, favored by pet owners, come with bonus goods like a Peninsula collar, leash, bandana, towel, and toy.
Cypress Inn, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
All guest rooms of this vintage-chic inn (once co-owned by actress and animal-rights champion Doris Day) are pet friendly, welcoming all domesticated creatures from iguanas to pot-bellied pigs ($30 fee). Hang with your four-legged bestie on the patio, in the lounge, or in front of the library’s fireplace, and make new friends during "yappy hour" from 4-6 p.m., Sunday to Thursday. At adjacent Carmel beach, dogs can roam leash-free.
The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, Beaver Creek, CO
It’s a canine’s world, and we’re just living in it at this posh mountain lodge. As part of the “Pines Pup Bucket List” package, pooches get their own GoPro rental to record hikes through the surrounding trails; massages, baths, and blowouts at the spa; and a nightly rawhide bone turndown amenity. If that weren't enough, there's also a special room service menu.
Blue Inn, Plum Island, MA
Blue, a 13-room inn from Lark Hotels, sits on a prime swathe of New England beach along 11-mile barrier island Plum Island, with a two-bedroom, dog-friendly cottage across the street from the main inn. From October 15 to May 15 dogs can revel in the beachfront fun with their human partners; outside those months, bond over time at pet bakeries and pet-friendly restaurants in nearby Newburyport.
XV Beacon, Boston, MA
Dogs indulge in the Boston good life at XV Beacon, from a personalized plate of peanut butter treats upon arrival to doggie-bed turndown service each night. Order from the in-room, dog-dining menu and hang out on the two-tier roof deck, exclusive to hotel guests (and their pets). A $25 pet donation per stay is suggested, 100 percent of which goes to various animal charities. Ask the concierge about the off-leash dog area in the neighboring Boston Common.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica, CA
This iconic California hotel does more than just host pets without a fee; it goes as far as specializing in dog-friendly weddings, providing tiaras and tuxedos for the big day. Even if you’re not celebrating nuptials, look forward to basking on the Sunset Terrace next to Fido, hanging together in the buzzing lobby, and going for long walks at the surrounding Palisades Park.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen, CO
The exalted hospitality of the St. Regis brand extends to all four-legged friends at this popular Aspen outpost, where dogs can play fetch in Wagner Park just outside the hotel or go for a hike with their humans on one of the nearby trails. Come evening, dogs receive a daily turndown surprise and can snooze in comfort on their very own St. Regis dog beds.