The Most Dog-Friendly Hotel in America

Posted by Billy Francis

What does it take to be the most dog-friendly hotel in America? The editorial team at BringFido has selected 20 canine-loving nominees for this drool-worthy achievement. Each of the hotel candidates offer an assortment of pet amenities, welcome at least two dogs per guest room, impose no weight limits, and have no breed restrictions. Pet fees, if charged at all, do not exceed $100 for a two-night stay.

Rather than anoint the top dog ourselves, the winner will be chosen by “pupular” vote. Read on to see how these properties go above and beyond to make every pup’s stay an unforgettable one. Then, vote for your favorite by May 31, 2022. The winner will be announced in June.

21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK
“Strike a pose!” Photo by @21coklahomacity

Fido has the opportunity to spend a night at the museum when you reserve a stay at 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City. Woozy Blossom, a 16-foot steel tree, guides guests to the property. It’s one of the many art installations found throughout the hotel and museum. Take a tour of the sculptures and statues inside and snap a memorable picture with your pooch next to each one. During your stay, take Fido shopping for pet products and more at the 21c store. Food and water bowls and a cozy dog bed are available for your pup to use in your spacious guest room. 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City charges an additional pet fee of $75 per stay.

Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile

Kanab, UT
“Best Friends by name, best friends by nature.” Photo by

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab offers more than just shelter for dogs in need. The nonprofit also provides a place for pups to stay after they find their forever home. Designed with furry guests in mind, Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile features 40 rooms with unique pet-centric features like pull-out dog beds and pet cubbies. Let Fido loose with the other canine guests in the hotel’s fenced pet park with a splash zone. Clean up at one of the dog washing stations before breakfast in the Mercantile building, which stocks a variety of pet supplies. During the day, hop on the complimentary shuttle to the sanctuary and take a free guided tour of the facilities. Pet sitting is also available. Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile doesn’t charge a pet fee.

Cypress Inn

Carmel, CA
“I’m impressed with Cypress Inn.” Photo by @andbmerry

Formerly owned by Hollywood legend and longtime animal advocate Doris Day, Cypress Inn in Carmel was the city’s first boutique hotel to embrace pet-friendliness. Today, the inn keeps Day’s legacy alive by going above and beyond for furry guests. Humans will find first-rate accommodations for themselves, and Fido will be welcomed with pet blankets, bowls, and treats at check-in. When everyone is ready for dinner, bring Fido down to the on-site restaurant, Terry’s Lounge, where your good boy can indulge in selections from the pet menu. Cypress Inn charges $30 per pet, per night.

Graduate Columbus

Columbus, OH
"I'm a fan of this place!" Photo by Graduate Columbus

Overflowing with collegiate charm, Graduate Hotels is a dog-friendly hotel chain that claims to “love furry friends a little more than the next guy.” Reserve a stay at the Graduate Columbus to experience what top of the class really means. Scholarly Shih Tzus will be welcomed by in-house greeter, Scarlett, a Bulldog who loves her Ohio State Buckeyes. Teacher’s pets will receive a delicious treat at the front desk before joining you in a Buckeye-themed room with unique decor and stellar downtown views. Graduate Columbus charges an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night.

The High Line Hotel

New York, NY
“Nothing beats a cold one with friends.” Photo by

The High Line Hotel welcomes dogs to enjoy the high life in New York City. Constructed in 1817, the building is located in the heart of the gallery district in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. In addition to its incredible location, city lickers will be treated to complimentary dog treats upon arrival while humans can enjoy a latte from Intelligentsia in the extensive and often bustling outdoor seating area. Over the years, The High Line Hotel has been the backdrop for lavish canine weddings. Even if your pup’s not ready to tie the knot, lone wolves are bound to enjoy the welcoming surroundings and comfy accommodations, too. Pets stay for free at The High Line Hotel.

Inn by the Sea

Cape Elizabeth, ME
“This is the last stop we’ll ever need.” Photo by

Pups of all sizes will love a stay at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth. From beach suites with water views to garden suites on the ground floor with easy access to the property grounds, there are a variety of excellent options for four-legged guests at this 4-star hotel. Collect Fido’s bed, bowls, and pet towels at check-in, then make your way to the lounge together. The Sea Glass Doggy Menu features tasty cuisine like Meat “Roaff,” made with natural ground beef, or Bird Dog grilled chicken. Dog walking, sitting, spa treatments like doggy massages, and puppy turndown service are also available. The Inn by the Sea doesn’t charge a pet fee.

Kimpton Hotel Arras

Asheville, NC
"We're ready to check in!" Photo by @pretzel_gummybear_shihtzu

Kimpton Hotel Arras is one of Asheville’s most popular pet-friendly hotels. This much-loved boutique hotel is part of the Kimpton brand, which is known for going over and above to accommodate pups. Four-legged guests receive a welcome bag at check-in, including tasty treats and a tennis ball toy. Take your dog for a walk around the park across the road, before retiring to your comfortable bedroom with hardwood floors that make for easy cleanup. If you’re feeling peckish, head down to the hotel restaurant, Bargello, and sit at one of the pet-friendly tables on the patio for a Mediterranean-inspired dish. Kimpton Hotel Arras doesn’t charge a pet fee.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Tucson, AZ
"This is pawsitively relaxing." Photo by @nycyorkiegirls

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson is bound to leave your best friend’s tail wagging. Treat your Terrier to a ‘Loews Loves Pets’ amenity kit upon arrival, which includes treats, pet beds and bowls. Don’t miss the pet room service menu, full of delicious, one-of-a-kind items from the hotel’s executive chef. If you’d prefer to dine out alongside Fido, head to the hotel’s dog-friendly Cascade Lounge or the patio of Bill’s Grill. When Fido needs a bathroom break, take a tour of the grounds and wander around the large grassy areas on the premises. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort charges an additional pet fee of $100 per stay.

Mission Point Resort

Mackinac Island, MI
“On a mission to find the most dog-friendly hotel in America!” Photo by Linda Axnick

If you are venturing to Mackinac Island with your four-legged friend, Mission Point Resort is the drool-worthy accommodation your dog is begging for. Reserve the ‘Pooch at the Point’ package, which includes a room in the resort’s historic Straits Lodge, breakfast for humans, a welcome gift for Fido, and round-trip ferry tickets to the island for the whole pack on Shepler’s Ferry. During your stay, be sure to sip on cocktails prepared using herbs from the resort’s “Cocktail Garden” and explore the expansive grounds with Fido by your side. Mission Point Resort charges an additional pet fee of $100 per stay.

Montage Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, SC
“I thought you were bluffing about this place!” Photo by

Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton cordially invites “ruffined” canines to experience a 5-star stay in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The luxury resort’s four-legged ambassadors, Maggie and Cauley, will greet your best friend at check-in with a delicious treat. After settling into a room with a lagoon or forest view, or a private village home, take part in activities like kayaking or SUP with your pup. The concierge can also arrange a spa treatment for your furry friend while you indulge in one from Spa Montage. Dine with your dog at eight on-site restaurants, or order something for Fido from the room service menu just for pups, which includes homemade dog biscuits and chicken pasta. Pet sitting services are also available. Montage Palmetto Bluff charges a $100 pet fee per stay.

Ocean Villa Inn

San Diego, CA
“Ocean views and dog-friendly rooms, what more do you need?” Photo by

Located across the street from The Original Dog Beach in San Diego, Ocean Villa Inn offers excellent value with a focus on four-legged guests. Your best friend will be greeted with a care package filled with treats, toys, and waste bags. Visiting canines will also love the communal, fenced dog run and grassy area for walks. After a day of play on one of the sand, clean up at the hotel’s DIY dog wash station stocked with shampoo and towels. Ocean Villa Inn charges $30 per pet, per night.

Oxford Hotel Bend

Bend, OR
“I’ll play you a tune after this nap.” Photo by

Oxford Hotel Bend is a boutique escape with captivating views of the Cascade Mountains and plenty of creature comforts. The hotel’s package of pet perks includes a cozy bed fit to your pup’s size, a brand new travel bowl to take home as a gift and a bag of organic treats for Fido’s snack time. Leashes and collars are also available to use if needed. Pet massages, expert grooming and dog walking can be arranged through the concierge for an extra fee. Oxford Hotel Bend charges an additional pet fee of $59 per stay.

The Paw House Inn & Cottages

West Rutland, VT
Pups welcome, humans permitted. Photo by The Paw House Inn & Cottages

The Paw House Inn & Cottages in West Rutland is one of the most welcoming places to stay with your dog anywhere in the United States. All rooms and cottages are dog-friendly, uniquely furnished, canine-themed, and feature a built-in dog bed. In addition to cozy accommodations, the inn offers a wide variety of activities to keep you and your pup entertained. Go for a hike through wildflower fields, spend time together picking berries, or let Fido run off leash in the fully fenced dog park. Mario’s Playhouse provides doggy daycare at no extra charge. The Paw House Inn & Cottages also has an unusual pet fee. Guests who don’t bring a dog are charged $10, while Fido stays for free.

Paws on Pelham

Newport, RI
“I think that cushion is copying me.” Photo by

Paws on Pelham in Newport rolls out the red carpet for four-legged guests. Located in the heart of Newport's Historic Hill neighborhood, the city’s premier dog-friendly inn welcomes pups of all sizes. All 13 rooms feature dog decor and include a whimsical dog bed just for Fido. He’ll also receive bowls, a pet mat, and treats at check-in. While Fido is chowing down on yummy treats, his human companions can enjoy the complimentary grab-and-go breakfast. Paws on Pelham doesn’t charge a pet fee.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, CA
“Treated like a star!” Photo by The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Beverly Hills invites glamorous Goldens to be waited on hand and paw. In addition to treats, personalized items, and bowls to use during her stay, your pup can be pampered with a doggie massage, "pawdicure," and even a walk with the hotel concierge. At mealtime, The Peninsula offers dog food as well as human-grade items from the dog room service menu like Zoe’s Beef Burger and Brutus’ Filet Mignon. The Peninsula Beverly Hills charges $35 per pet, per night.

Savage River Lodge

Frostburg, MD
“That one is mine and that one is also mine.” Photo by

Located within the 700-acre Savage River State Forest in Frostburg, Savage River Lodge’s private, two-story cabins provide a year-round oasis full of fun activities. Guests on two legs and four are free to fish for trout in the cold mountain streams, hike along 13 miles of maintained state forest trails, or check snowshoeing off Fido's winter bucket list. Clean up in the dog wash station before a dinner of canine casserole and mutt meatballs from the ‘Bone Appetit’ menu. Furry guests can also collect a homemade dog biscuit every morning and meet other mutts in the meadow for a weekly Yappy Hour during the summer months. Savage River Lodge charges an additional fee of $30 per pet, per night.

Virgin Hotels Nashville

Nashville, TN
“I’m so cool I make you drool.” Photo by

Looking for somewhere to spend the night with your furry fashionista? Virgin Hotels Nashville is a welcome break for cool canines in the heart of Music City. Labradors who lodge at this downtown hub for hounds receive treats and pets at check-in, dog beds and feeding bowls to use during their stay, and Virgin Hotels bandanas to take home and commemorate their trip. Canines are also welcome to join their humans in the hotel bar and on the rooftop deck. Virgin Hotels Nashville doesn’t charge a pet fee.

Wilburton Inn

Manchester, VT
“They call me Sherlock Bones.” Photo by

For a historic escape with your best friend, seek out the Wilburton Inn in Manchester. Dogs are welcome in sumptuous suites inside two turn-of-the-century mansions, spacious vacation homes, or villas with panoramic views. Jetson, the hotel’s very own Cavalier concierge, loves welcoming fellow four-legged friends to his 30-acre “pawradise.” Explore the grounds together and discover new and unique sculptures every day on your walks. Every pooch receives a special organic doggie treat at check-in, and pups are even welcome for breakfast. The Wilburton Inn charges $40 per pet, per night. However, the pet fee is waived completely if you reserve through BringFido.

The Willcox

Aiken, SC
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The Willcox in Aiken, SC treats canines like royalty with the Willcox Pets Pampering Program. In addition to a welcome package that includes a hand-baked treat, plush dog bed, and water bowl, four-legged guests of honor also receive ID tags, a special Pet Cuisine room service menu, and turkey jerky turndown service. Pet sitting and walking services, off-site grooming, and Fido photo shoots can be scheduled through the concierge. The Willcox charges a pet fee of $75 per stay.

XV Beacon Hotel

Boston, MA
“Bowl, bed, and best friend, check!” Photo by

XV Beacon Hotel is a great place to stay with your best friend in Boston’s famous Beacon Hill neighborhood. Located just one block from Boston Commons, the property offers a boutique hotel feel with full-service pet amenities, including dog treats, bowls, and beds at check-in. Dog walkers and pet sitters may be arranged in advance with the hotel concierge. XV Beacon Hotel charges a pet fee of $50 per stay, half of which is donated to a local animal organization.

Vote Now

Now it’s time to cast your vote for the Most Dog-Friendly Hotel in America. Click here to make your selection by May 31, 2022. And then share this article with fellow dog lovers. The winner will be announced in June.

Do you have a favorite hotel that didn’t make our top 20 list? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by Virgin Hotels Nashville.