As pets are increasingly considered members of the family, they are often included in vacation and travel plans. The following is a list of hotels and inns across the United States and Canada that cater to guests traveling with their pets.
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Be sure to contact the hotel before arriving with your pet. Policies and prices will vary from place to place.
The Alexis Hotel
1007 First Avenue at Madison, Seattle, Washington
Amenities: The “Deluxe Doggie Upgrade” package includes a keepsake water bowl and distilled water, complimentary pet treats, and a copy of “Seattle Dog-Lover’s Companion.” Guest rooms are provided with a designer dog bed, and an Alexis bellman will escort your pooch on a morning and afternoon walk. Additional perks include appointments with a masseuse specializing in treatment of pets or a pet psychologist for your pets’ individual analysis.
The Stanford Inn by the Sea
44850 Comptche-Ukiah Road, Highway 1, Mendocino, California
(800) 331-8884 or (707) 937-5615
Amenities: Dog bowls are provided for each pet. There is a bone wrapped in ribbon upon arrival and sheets provided for the furniture. Guests are permitted to exercise their dogs on the hotels adjacent horse pasture, provided that the horses are stabled.
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Amenities: Turn down service with a biscuit, dog walking available for $5 an hour or your dog can be picked up and taken for the day while you attend a meeting or go sightseeing. If your dog has special dietary needs the kitchen will cook up boiled chicken in purified water. Special guests include: Oprah Winfrey with her three cocker spaniels Sheba, Solomon, and Lassie. Hotel staff will provide whatever you need for your pet and go above and beyond to make your pet part of the family!
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Amenities: The hotels “Very Important Pet” Program caters to guests traveling with a dog or cat. There is a pet room service menu with entrées served on a porcelain dish alongside a drinking bowl of Evian water. Turndown service includes treats by Three Dog Bakery, a weather card and a special bedtime storybook just for your pet. Walking services and pet massages are also available.
The U.S. Grant Hotel
326 Broadway, San Diego, California
Amenities: The hotels Pet Program includes doggie turn down service with biscuit. Dog beds and water dishes are supplied to each room, with walks provided upon request. There is an outdoor restaurant adjacent to the hotel called the “Sidewalk Café” where dogs are welcome to join their owners for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Regency Hotel
540 Park Avenue at 61st Street,
New York, New York
Amenities: As part of the Loews Loves Pets program, all visiting pets are given VIP treatment. Upon check-in, a personal welcoming note is provided for your pet from the hotel general manager with a listing of pet services available at the hotel including dog-walking routes, veterinarian information, pet shop and grooming locations, pet attractions, pet-sitters, pet-friendly restaurants and other resources. A special bed is provided for your pet as well as complimentary pet treats and a toy. Special place mats are also provided with a food and water bowl, as well as a special “Do Not Disturb” sign. There is a room service menu just for pets with veterinary approved recipes. Pet-walking and sitting services can be arranged through the front desk.
The Inn at Perry Cabin
308 Watkins Lane, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
(800) 722-2949 or (410) 745-2200
Amenities: Upon arrival your pet will receive a welcome pack of goodies including a gourmet dog biscuit, a pillow and a dog menu of gourmet food. The food is cooked by head chef, Mark Salter and includes such things as lamb stew, veal osso buco with seasonal vegetables, bottled spring water and much more.
The Cortina Inn and Resort
103 US Route 4, Killington, Vermont
Amenities: The inn provides fresh baked pet treats as well as a pet pillow upon arrival. A pet sitter can be arranged with prior notice. Pet guest rooms have an outdoor entrance for you and your pet’s convenience. There are five miles of trails where guests are invited to exercise their pooch, provided they are kept on a leash.
Westward Look Resort
245 East Ina Road, Tucson, Arizona
Amenities: The “Puppy Love Package” offered by the resort includes deluxe accommodations with either a private balcony or patio. A ceramic doggie bowl, homemade doggie treats and bottled water are provided upon arrival. Walking services can be provided upon request.
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place, Chicago, Illinois
(312) 266-1000 or (800) 621-6906
Amenities: The Ritz Pet Program provides complimentary gifts in every room reserved with a pet, complements of the IAMS Company. Special services include welcome pillows, biscuits and toys provided for your pet. Pets can take advantage of the Ritz “Pet’s Gourrrmet” Room Service Menu and dog walking services are available through the concierge department.