10 Pet-Friendly Vacation Spots That Should Be On Your Radar
Because your furry companion deserves only the best.
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The Peninsula Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, California)
Few luxury hotels cater to pets quite like the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Pooches are treated to personalized towels, over-the-top doggy beds and a menu that includes dishes like "Zoe’s Beef Burger" and "Brutus’s Filet Mignon." If that’s not enough pampering for your pup, opt for the 45-minute, in-room dog massage for canines up to 100 pounds. Afterward, Fido can get his endorphins up with a complimentary walk courtesy of the hotel’s white-uniformed pages.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Scottsdale, Arizona)
This Arizona retreat’s Posh Paws programs provide everything your four-legged friend might desire: a plush pet bed, fun toys and a specialized pet menu. Staff is even available to walk your dog if you don’t feel like leaving the pool. Without your furry companion? Hang out with the hotel’s canine ambassadors Bixby, a yellow Labrador retriever, and Gibbs, a red golden retriever. Bixby especially loves golf cart rides — keep a lookout for him zooming across the property!
Hotel Telluride (Telluride, Colorado)
Few places are as dog-friendly as Telluride, a quaint Colorado mountain town with seemingly as many canine residents as human ones. Hotel Telluride is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in town, offering your pup a welcome bag with treats and a list of nearby dog-friendly activities. Dogs are allowed nearly everywhere in Telluride, from the numerous hiking trails to the sky-high gondola that connects Telluride with the ski area at nearby Mountain Village.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle (Seattle, Washington)
Luxurious with a playful twist, this downtown Seattle spot is perfect for dogs of all shapes and sizes, with no size or weight restrictions. On arrival, your pup will be presented with a comfy bed, bowl, treats, bottled water, and disposable bags. But don’t fret if you had to leave your best friend at home — Hotel Monaco’s Guppy Love program gets you a goldfish in your room for the length of your stay. (Yes, really.) Hotel Monaco Seattle also has a resident pup: A floppy fuzzball named Alex. You can follow his adventures at the hashtag #watchmegrowatthemonaco.
Loews Philadelphia Hotel (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
As part of the hotel chain’s Loews Loves Pets program, four-legged guests at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel get the all-star treatment, from a gourmet, vet-approved room service menu to specialized bedding to pet-sitting services. Cat owners won’t have to worry about lugging around their gear — the hotel provides litter boxes and scratching posts.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch (Avon, Colorado)
Your pup won’t be lonely when visiting this luxe Ritz-Carlton mountain resort, nestled in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Presiding over the lobby are resident canines Bachelor, a St. Bernard, and Scout, a Bernese mountain dog, both available to join human and dog guests alike on hikes through the resort’s on-property naturalist program. Canine visitors get the VIP treatment at Bachelor Gulch, with overstuffed beds, pet-centric room service and even in-room dog massages.
Rome Cavalieri (Rome, Italy)
If you’re traveling abroad with your dog in tow, the Waldorf Astoria’s Rome Cavalieri should be on your shortlist. The hotel’s resident daschund, aptly named Contessa of the Cavalieri, has nearly a full run of the property and so will your pup. Going for a spa treatment? Your dog should, too—the hotel will set up a massage, shampoo, and blow-out at nearby dog spa La Domus Aventina. Want to grab a drink? Your pup can join you at the property’s stately Tiepolo Lounge & Terrace. And if you want some alone time, on-staff dog walkers will take your pup for a romp on the hotel’s 15 acres of parkland.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort (Aspen, Colorado)
Is your pup a picky eater? The extensive in-room dog menu at the St. Regis Aspen Resort is one of the best we’ve seen, with offerings like the "Hot Diggity Dog" (an all-beef hot dog), "Roll Over Rover" (grilled salmon with scrambled eggs), "Bow Wow Wow" (a boneless chicken breast with root vegetables), "The Barking Dog" (a ground beef patty), and the "Canine Round Up" (a braised beef stew over rice). The St. Regis Aspen has also taken care of everything else your furry companion might need: Dog beds, copper bowls, hiking vests, dog carriers, car seats, travel bowls, and even dog booties for when it’s cold.
The Benjamin (New York, New York)
This Manhattan hotel’s pet program, goodDOG by The Benjamin, was created with help from the monthly dog treat subscription program BarkBox, which explains why its ever-changing selection of dog treats in the in-room pet mini bar are always fantastic. (Offerings include a selection of veterinarian-approved biscuits, which come in flavors like Chicken Cordon Bleu and Beef Bourguignon.) On arrival, pups also get their own BarkBox customized to their size, which includes four to six treats, toys, and hygiene products. If anything seems amiss with Fido, feel free to call the hotel’s 24-hour veterinarian line.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena (Pasadena, California)
Ever heard of a certified canine massage therapist? Yeah, they exist. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has one on call to provide dog massage therapies in your guest room. Treatments are far from one-size-fits-all: Choose from Swedish, "Touch," acupressure, myofascial release, or stretching therapies, or instead opt for a cold stone massage or aromatherapy. Afterward, your pooch can relax on plush Langham-branded bed pillows and lap treats from a porcelain bowl in Langham pink.