When you are traveling with your family on vacation wouldn’t you want to travel with your entire family? For those of you that have pets, your family includes our four legged family members as well. You know what they say, “a dog is a man’s best friend”. While all hotels allow service animals to stay in their hotels, many do not allow regular pets. Most hotels don’t allow pets in the hotels since they can damage to the decor or even make noise that might affect the guests in the room across the hall. In this post, I will be discussing the hotel brands that not only accept your fluffy four-legged friend into the hotel but treat them with five-star service as well.
Most hotel brands listed below do have a fee and weight restrictions for bringing along your pet or pets to stay at their hotel. Please visit the hotel’s website for more information on their pet policies.
The Boutique chain Kimpton is part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group and is known for being one of the best hotel brands that not only accepts pets but also treats them with love and respect, and with no additional fee! Every one of their sixty five hotels across the country welcomes all kinds of pets no matter their size, weight, or breed. All Kimpton Hotels will go the extra mile to make sure your furry friend enjoys their stay with special amenities, such as pet beds, bowls, treats at check in, and a nightly wine reception where all pet guests are welcome to go mingle with other pets staying in the hotel. Some Kimpton Hotels have a Director of Pet Relations to give you and your buddy a furry welcome when you check in.
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
This luxury hotel brand loves pets as much as you do but sadly not all Four Season hotels accept pets. The ones that do however, give your pet an experience it will never forget. The brand offers small dogs and cats (not more than 15 to 25 pounds) amenities such as beds, water and food bowls and wee wee pads. The concierge at pet-friendly locations have plenty of knowledge regarding local dog parks, pet-friendly restaurants in the area, and more. Each hotel is different, some locations do charge a fee but most welcome pets at no additional charge.
Loews Hotels has a pet program called “Loews Loves Pets”. Now is there any question that the hotel brand has a soft spot for our furry friends. The program includes a welcome package with a water bowl, dog tag, treats, litter box (if a cat). Some hotels offer special services like dog walking, pet sitting, and doggy spa treatments. At Loews Hotels there is even a room service menu just for your dog or cat that is staying with you. Additional fees do vary by hotel so make sure to visit each hotel’s website or call before booking.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont loves dogs so much it has its own “Canine Ambassador Program” this program allows “Travelers missing their own furry friend or looking for a companion while taking a walk can bring along the resident Fairmont dog for extra security and the comfort of home”. Pet owners can bring their pets too, fees vary by property, for example, at one Fairmont hotel pets stay free and even have fresh handmade treats made by the hotel’s chef but at another Fairmont hotel they will have a fee and will give you with food and water bowls as well as a pet bed.
New to the hotel world is Virgin Hotels, which currently has one location in Chicago with more on the way. They are big fans of fur and welcome pets with no weight or breed restrictions and better yet no fees. Pet guests receive a dog bed that is just as comfortable as their human companions as well as food and water bowls, treats, and a stylish bandanna. Rumor has it that Virgin Hotels are opening up in Nashville, New York, Dallas, Palm Springs, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, and San Francisco.
All W Hotels around the United States accept four-legged friends to stay with you in their hotel. With a $25 per day fee plus a non-refundable $100 cleaning fee your pet will get a custom W Hotel bed, food, and water bowls, and a mat in the room as well as a welcome package which includes a W pet tag, treats, and waste bags. Your furry friend will even get a treat on its bed during turndown service every night.
Ritz Carlton Hotels & Resorts
Not all Ritz Carlton Hotels are pet-friendly, but the hotels that are, treat them with luxury services and lush amenities. Upon arrival, your pet will receive treats, toys, a bed as well as food and water bowls. The hotel even offers some special items from a room service menu just for your furry friend and spa treatments for the pets from 10 to 30 pounds. Be aware some areas around the hotels are restricted for pets. The usual charge is between $125 and $250 and is non-refundable.
Bonus: The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
The Chatwal Hotel has only one location located in New York City, and they treat your furry friend with luxury amenities and service. With a nightly fee of $100, your pet will receive amenities in the room such as an NYC yellow cab toy, a Doggy Treats Menu, pet bed, A Chatwal VIPet Tag, Chatwal red food and water bowls. For fashionistas, Chatwal’s “Pet Wardrobe Supervisor” can create a personalized pet closet with a Chatwal red faux fur pet jacket, booties, bow tie, and a neck bandanna.
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