Whether it’s the location, access to pet-friendly amenities or unbelievable customer service, not all pet-friendly hotels are made equal. There are a select few that are so unique and accommodating to furry friends that bookings must be made over a year in advance! Fortunately, now might be the best time to reserve a future vacation at these 10 sought-after lodgings.
Posted by Billy Francis
1. The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel is rumored to be the inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in one of his most memorable books, “The Shining.” It also provides the backdrop for the equally iconic Danbury Hotel in “Dumb and Dumber.” Bagging a pet-friendly room here can be tough, but it's totally worth it. As an added bonus for Fido, you can play at nearby Estes Valley Dog Park after checking in.
2. Crosby Street Hotel
Your pooch will be welcomed with open arms at the Crosby Street Hotel, as long as she can find a room. This suave boutique property is frequented by Hollywood A-listers like Jake Gyllenhaal and James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. Canine guests will feel right at home surrounded by four-legged sculptures and artwork on the walls. They’ll even receive blankets, toys and treats to enjoy during their stay.
3. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is adjacent to Yosemite National Park’s South Gate, which makes reserving a room here difficult year-round. The best time to visit the resort is around Christmas. You and your pooch can snowshoe through an evergreen forest and even enjoy Christmas dinner together at the on-site restaurant. As a special treat, Fido can get pampered with a spa day and dog massage. If Tenaya Lodge isn’t available, check out these other fabulously festive resorts for more Yuletide inspiration.
4. W South Beach
One of Miami Beach’s premier stays, W South Beach is a popular haunt for celebrities soaking up the sun on the shores of the Atlantic. Your pampered pooch can receive the same high-quality treatment as previous A-list guests like Lebron James. Four-legged guests will receive a snack, bed and a pet towel at check-in.
Amangiri blends seamlessly into the desert surroundings of Canyon Point, Utah. It’s not hard to see why this sublime property is usually reserved far in advance. Located on 600 acres in a protected valley, the 5-star hotel offers stunning views of the Grand Staircase in the distance and plenty of hiking opportunities for active hounds.
6. The Langham
The Langham was the first hotel constructed inside a Mies van der Rohe building and is widely considered to be Chicago’s most desirable accommodation. Treat Fido to a luxurious 5-star stay in downtown Chi-town just minutes from Grant Park Dog Park. Canine guests receive a bed and bowl to make their night even more opulent.
7. The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Blinging dogs usually flock to The Peninsula Beverly Hills to be waited on hand and paw, making it a real task to reserve a room. Now’s your chance to snag plush lodgings for you and your pooch, and secure her treats, personalized items and bowls to use during her stay. The hotel also offers dog walks in the local residential area.
8. Bardessono Hotel and Spa
Bardessono Hotel and Spa is one of only seven LEED Platinum hotels on the planet, which means they care about the Earth as much as they do about providing Fido with an unforgettable experience. This artfully designed, relaxing retreat will see your troubles drift away and make your best friend forget all about his most recent dog park dispute. The staff will shower your pooch with treats throughout his stay, while he enjoys sunbathing by the pool, daily walks through the exceptional gardens and the tranquil landscape surrounding the property.
9. XV Beacon Hotel
Bestow upon your best friend the vacation he deserves with a first-rate stay at XV Beacon Hotel. Pups receive a plate of peanut butter upon arrival and a doggie-bed turndown service every night while they’re here. Dogs are even allowed to unwind with their owner on the roof deck in the evening, before ordering scrumptious room service for themselves and their humans. During the day, wander across the street for off-leash play on Boston Common during designated hours.
10. Wentworth Mansion
Described as Charleston’s grandest hotel, Wentworth Mansion is a 5-star pet-friendly getaway in the colorful coastal city. Secure a room in this coveted historic building, consistently voted one of the most delightful lodgings in North America. Located near the waterfront, Battery Park and antique stores on King Street, the best of Charleston is just beyond the front door. Treats are available for canine guests, and there’s a grassy area on the property for Fido's needs.