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15 Most Dog-Friendly Hotels in America

Not only are pets allowed at these hotels, but they are also pampered every bit as much as a human guest. Check out the most dog-friendly hotels in America.

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The Gates Hotel, Key West and South Beachvia

The Gates Hotel, Key West and South Beach

You and your puppy pal won’t have to travel far into Key West to get some pet-approved luxury. This boutique dog-friendly hotel sits at the Key West entry point and greets its four-legged guests with a Pooch Box containing a stuffed animal, tennis ball, travel bowl, and treats. When you kick back with a drink at Yappy Hour, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Keys SPCA, a local non-profit dedicated to the protection of abandoned dogs, located next to Sunset Green, a massive space to playing fetch with your furry best friend. (Follow these dog park etiquette rules when you’re there, please.) During your stay in the Keys, head to Higgs Beach Dog Park, an off-leash dog park as well as Key West Dog Beach for some fun in the sun and sand.

In Miami, the mid-century Gates Hotel South Beach has partnered with Fetch My Vet for in-room pet services and at check-in, your dog will receive an all-in-one care package by Goody for Pets with toys, a bandana, bowl and water bottle.

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Hilton Chicagovia

Hilton Chicago

These decidedly dog-friendly digs in the Windy City offers up a “Fur Mama” package which nets you an adorable Fur Mama t-shirt while your precious pooch gets a house-made banana granola bar treat at turndown and a Bone Appetite Doggy Bag featuring dog-friendly foods and treats including the house-made Watermelon Fruit Pupsicle—perfect for a picnic with your pet in Grant Park. Also provided by this dog-friendly hotel in Chicago is a curated list of dog-friendly parks, boutiques, vets, doggy nannies, and more. Do you have a kid-friendly pet? Find out which dog breeds are best for families.

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The Arrabelle at Vail Squarevia

The Arrabelle at Vail Square

Old European charm awaits you and your pet at this luxury dog-friendly hotel resort at the base of Vail Mountain. The Arrabelle pampers human and four-legged guests alike with plush red velvet pet beds that can be embroidered with your pet’s name, homemade doggy treats, a midday dog walk service while you hike or hit the slopes, a Fit Bark Fitbit device to track your pup’s activity and sleep, and a complimentary bottle of Henry Wine which pays tribute to the first canine member of the Vail Ski Patrol.

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattlevia

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle

All Kimpton hotels are extremely pet-friendly, with baby pigs, llamas, goats, and of course a whole lot of dogs having previously checked in, per CNN. Each property provides pet beds, water, and food bowls, treats, and toys but their exquisite Seattle property barks the loudest as the most dog-friendly hotel of the 60 in the boutique chain. Also, according to CNN, the Kimpton Monaco Seattle, “takes things up a notch with a particularly good doggie dining menu for a small extra cost that includes smoked beef marrow bones; pigskin chew toy; beef stew; grilled hamburger and a frozen dessert Pupsicle made from peanut butter, yogurt, and banana.”

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Hotel San Josévia

Hotel San José

Originally built in the 1930s as a roadside motor court hotel, this minimalist-chic 40-room (no two of which are alike) dog-friendly hotel in Texas has been re-designed and re-imagined by hotelier and animal-lover Liz Lambert. Each spring, dress your pet up in the most outlandish drag attire imaginable and stroll down Austin’s South Congress street with a marching band during the hotel’s annual Pet Parade! Proceeds from the costume contest benefit local pet rescue non-profits —so it’s for-good and good fun! Does your pet secretly wish to march in a parade? Find out the things your dog wishes you knew.

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Hotel del Coronadovia

Hotel del Coronado

Let’s be honest, life is more frantic than ever—you and your furry best friend both deserve a beach holiday to unwind. The grand Hotel del Coronado, with a dog-friendly San Diego beach located less than a mile away, is ready to welcome you and your pooch in SoCal style. Enjoy tasty treats at check-in, a gourmet room service menu just for dogs, specialized beds and crates, and even a weekly Sunday afternoon Yappy Hour where pet guests will play together and enjoy complimentary organic, gourmet “yappatizers” while their human companions forget their worries while sipping on pet-inspired cocktails like Hair of the Dog and Tangy Greyhound in the bar of this stately dog friendly hotel.

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The Iron Horse Hotelvia

The Iron Horse Hotel

This repurposed mattress factory that may or may not be haunted is a sophisticated doggy paradise, and not only because of the smell of sausages that wafts over this underrated Midwestern city. The Iron Horse has pup-friendly rooms, a perfect dog walking map of Milwaukee highlighting parks and dog-friendly restaurants, oversized in-room plush pet beds, locally made scarves and treats, a special dog-only room service menu, food and water bowls, dog toys, and cutest of all, your pet’s name on the lobby’s welcome chalkboard. That star treatment makes The Iron Horse one of the most dog-friendly hotels in America. Your dog will happily follow you all over Milwaukee, here’s why your canine companion follows you everywhere you go.

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Newport Beachside Hotel and Resortvia

Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort

This dog-friendly hotel on Sunny Isles Beach in Florida offers your canine BFF a doggy bag including a customized canine meal plan with “pawpular” room service offerings and yappy hour specials. There are also pet beds, scratching posts, water and food bowls, and clever “Do Not Bark” door signs so hotel staff know when pets are in the room, meaning your full-family trips to Florida’s beaches are about to get way more pet-friendly!

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W Los Angelesvia

W Los Angeles

This stylish Beverly Hills hotel’s Pets Are Welcome program provides each four-legged companion with a special dog-friendly welcome gift plus information about pet services and advice available through the concierge, including the best dog-sitting, dog-walking, and vet recommendations, as well as pointing you to the location of the nearest dog park and which route is perfect for a dog run. During you and your pet’s stay, lean on the hotel’s Whatever/Whenever service for leashes, toys, food, treats, litter boxes, wee pads, and a custom W Hotels pet bed with food and water bowls, as well as special treats at turn down. This dog-friendly hotel will make your L.A. pet vacation totally stress-free. Flying with your pet? Here’s a 10-step plan to prepare for air travel with a dog.

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Provenance Hotels in Portland, Oregonvia

Provenance Hotels in Portland, Oregon

There are six elegant Provenance Hotels located in Portland, Oregon, including The Heathman and Woodlark, and each of them cater to your canine and feline best friends. In partnership with Fido Friendly Magazine, Provenance debuted environmentally-friendly pet amenities including in-room Eco Nap pet beds and plush dog toys from WestPaw Design, dog and cat food from The Honest Kitchen, custom-made dog tags, and an in-room VIP (Very Important Pet) Door Hanger. These new amenities compliment the boutique chain’s existing pet program which already offers Pampered Pet Resources (recommendations of local groomers, dog walkers, veterinarians, doggy daycare, dog-friendly restaurants, and bars), in-room pet massages, acupuncture, psychic readings and Reiki treatments, and spiritual menus for booking dog massages, pet psychology, and a list of the best area hikes for dogs to make your doggy’s stay in Portland both hip and memorable.

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The Pines Lodgevia

The Pines Lodge

Do dogs have bucket lists? We think so, and we think that a luxurious stay at this Beaver Creek Colorado paradise is sure to be on it! The Pines Lodge is one of the most dog-friendly hotels in the world thanks to its Pines Pup Bucket List package featuring a slew of treats and extras to pamper even the most discerning pet. Check out a GoPro and pet harness to see their snow-capped mountain adventure through your furry best friend’s point of view as you follow some of the curated dog-friendly hiking routes. After you and your pet have worn yourselves out, indulge in a dog massage, bath, or blow-out (or all three!), enjoy a yappy hour drink at one of the many pet-friendly restaurants, and let your doggy finish off the day with a rawhide bone delivered to their plush bed during Pupdown Pillow turn down service.

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Conrad New Yorkvia

Conrad New York

Four-legged guests experience a luxurious getaway to Lower Manhattan at this Hilton property that pampers pooches. The Conrad has partnered with NYC’s premier concierge and apparel company for dogs, POOCHi, to offer GPS-enabled dog-walking services, complete with photos and a recap of your pup’s adventure. When staying at the Conrad your canine best friend(s) will also be treated to comfy dog beds, stylish bandanas, and food bowls at this big city dog-friendly hotel, thus making their and your vacation in the Big Apple something to bark about to all your friends back home.

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La Quinta Resort & Clubvia

La Quinta Resort & Club

Escape to a doggy desert paradise with your pooch and let your canine companion enjoy over 45 acres of open grounds. During a relaxing stay in this luxurious oasis, your doggy will receive special pet experiences like an oversized pet bed, tasty bones, food and water bowls, pet relief stations throughout the resort, and access to dog-friendly jogging and hiking trails. To truly pamper your pup, say yes to the one-hour in-room pet massage at this classy Waldorf Astoria property in Palm Springs California. Before you head into the desert, here’s everything you need for a road trip with your dog.

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creekvia

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

How’s this for a barking good time as summer comes to a close? For National Dog Day, (August 26), this dog-friendly hotel, resort, and spa in Colorado’s Vail Valley is waiving their $150 pet fee for stays during/over the doggy holiday! This means you and your pooch will enjoy a complimentary plush dog bed in your room, food and water dishes with Evian neat or on the rocks (however Fido likes it), chew toys, house-baked treats, games of Frisbee on the law, as well as scenic hiking trails and fine dog-friendly dining recommendations from Oreo, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek’s new dog ambassador. While you golf, go whitewater rafting, or fly fish, members of hotel staff are available to walk your dog so they enjoy the great outdoors every bit as much as you during the day!
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Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rockvia

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Is your pooch stressed? Do they need to recalibrate? Head to Arizona to see Christina Gaglio, the energy specialist at this grand Sedona resort, because she offers pet energy therapy for the Hilton’s furriest guests. The Hilton Sedona’s Pet Pals package includes a 15-minute spa treatment for your dog and daily breakfast for two humans plus free doggy meals when dining outside on the porch. In-room amenities for your pet include a fluffy bed especially for your dog, food and water bowls with a placemat, plus tasty snacks. Before you hit the road, brush up on these etiquette tips every dog owner must know.

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Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle is an Iris Award-winning photographer, avid traveler, and English football fanatic who regularly covers travel, culture, cars, health, business, the environment, and more for Reader's Digest. Jeff has also written for Parents Magazine, Esquire, PBS, and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. He is the proud dad of teen daughters. You can follow his adventures on Instagram and Twitter @OWTK.