It can be really tough to be a dog. There are so many stress factors, from loud vacuums to the taunting of squirrels outside your window. They frequently find themselves left alone (abandoned) come vaycay time. Shouldn’t your best friend get a reward for all that time spent ecstatically welcoming you at the door? Take your pooch along to any of these stunning and indulgent, pet-friendly hotels, where they’ll have the opportunity for a little decadence too.
This puppy vacation will help other puppies be happy again
XV Beacon, Boston, Mass. With a stay here, your puppy will be hooked on ultra-glam boutique dog-friendly hotels as much as you will. A selection of healthy dog biscuits, doggie bowls, and a plush bed will await your loyal four-legged companion in your room. Plus, the $25 pet fee goes entirely to the MSPCA Angell Memorial Hospital. We can bet your pup is giving you those sad puppy dog eyes in hopes you’ll decide on this hotel and bring him along.
The bed they’ll never want to part with
Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale Ariz. The Hyatt Regency welcomes fur babies of both feline and canine variety. The doggy welcome bag includes organic treats, toys, a map of local walking routes and clean-up bags as well as custom-made Labor of Love pet beds. Should Sparky love his bed as much as we think he will, all the proceeds from the purchase go to the Arizona Humane Society and several local rescue organizations! Start planning your trip here.
This ultimate luxury experience will Trump all other hotel stays
Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, Illinois. Chi-town puppy visitors will love the floor-to-ceiling windows and the exclusive room service dog menu at the Trump International Hotel & Tower. Pups will get a tummy full of gourmet treats before going to sleep on a luxury bed next to a pile of their new toys. The hotel can even arrange dog-walking services to make sure Fido gets to see all the Chi-town sights if you’re too busy. See more info here on how to make puppy dreams come true with this chain of decadent dog-friendly hotels.
Share some beers with your best friend
W Hotel, Austin, Texas. Your dog’s stay at this dog-friendly hotel will not disappoint. Your baby will get toys, treats, a W Hotel dog tag, a custom-made bed, poop bags and a personalized welcome letter from the concierge. Also on hand are the super cute Bow-ow Boxes & Meow-ow Boxes (pet first aid kits) in case of accidents. Make a point of not forgetting their birthday this year — buy them a puppy birthday cake or a non-alcoholic Bowser Beer at the W! Plan the party here.
For once, you may want a bite of the doggie entree
Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Fla. The Mandarin Oriental’s executive chef knows how to pamper pooches: the grilled beef tenderloin, organic chicken dinners and a selection of desserts might have YOU begging for scraps. Concerned about Fifi’s caloric intake while on vaycay? There’s a doggie boot camp to make sure Princess works off all those decadent desserts! Start scheming that South Beach holiday here.
Be the envy of all your friends by learning to surf the bay with your pup
Loews Coronado Bay, San Diego, Calif. Looking for a whole bunch of dog-friendly hotels?? Check out Loews. We love the Coronado Bay Loews’ annual Petco Surf Dog Competition. Be sure not to miss this year’s on July 13. If you win, it could mean another getaway weekend for you and your furry pal at Loews, which would include gourmet room service for both of you! Plus, endless bragging rights for having a dog that can hang 10.
Concierge Puppy services from one of their own
Palomar Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. This eco-friendly and boutique-y dog-friendly hotel has no size or weight restrictions for four-pawed companions and, thank dog, no extra charges! The resident director of pet relations, Dexter the Cockapoo, will happily introduce you to his favorite Philly spots to chase squirrels and is also available for play dates. If you’re feeling glum without a furry chum, the hotel has a “Guppy Love” program where they’ll lend you a goldfish overnight! Get in touch with Dexter here.
Binge on canine luxury alongside Ginger the Pomeranian
Muse Hotel, New York, N.Y. The Muse is part of the Kimpton, a dog-friendly hotel chain. You and your pal will be greeted by Ginger, a sassy little Pomeranian who will teach your dog all about Louis Vuitton, spa days and ahi tuna. Your pet will leave New York with a whole new appetite for being spoiled! Super close by is Canine Court, a 15,000 square-foot fenced doggie playground where Fido is sure to make tons of NYC friends. Start your journey to the Big Apple here!
Get a Seattle Style Grooming
Alexis Hotel, Seattle, Wash. Stay right on the Seattle waterfront with all of your pets! Yup, the Alexis Hotel welcomes any number of pets without size or weight restrictions and at no extra charge. Enjoy your vacation knowing that all of your pals can enjoy it with you. Plus, take advantage of the babysitting, walking and grooming services available, as well as the incredibly comfortable pet beds. See more here.
Fur baby massages in the comfort of your Oxford hotel room
Oxford Hotel, Bend, Ore. Fear not if you forget any of Princess’s personal things on your trip to the Oxford Hotel. They’ll provide everything from travel bowls (which you get to keep!) homemade organic treats, leashes, collars, and a bed perfectly proportioned to the size of your pal. There’s lots of nearby walking trails and parks, and you can even indulge your fur kid in a massage. Make their doggie dreams come true here!
A pampered pooch is a perky poochView Hotel
Hotel Monaco, Denver, Colo. It’s a dog’s life — so hook your fur baby up with a pampered paws pet package featuring deluxe accommodations for both of you at this pet-friendly hotel in Denver. It includes a paw-dicure, a bath and fur-minator treatment at the Dog Savvy Doggie Boutique and Spa. And they even have delicious room service treats. Find the cure for a dog’s life here.
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