New Pet-Friendly Hotels: April 2021

Posted by Scott Tunstall

Every month, more and more hotels are opening their doors to four-legged guests. Whether newly constructed or newly pet-friendly, here are seven hotels that are welcoming furry friends for the first time in April.

1. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV
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Furry gamblers will feel like high rollers when they set paw in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Sin City’s newest resort casino. Formerly the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opened its doors in late March, unveiling the radiant, eclectic style that has made the Virgin brand recognizable around the globe. Luxurious chamber rooms feature cozy sitting nooks, spacious bathrooms with separate dressing areas, and fully-stocked minibars. Relax poolside with a refreshing drink, squeeze in a workout at the fitness center, and fuel up at one of the 16 on-site eateries. Unlike the majority of Vegas casinos, Virgin Hotels charges no resort fees and offers complimentary guest parking.

When Fido is finished chasing jackpots, he can investigate the desert flora and fauna along the Fossil Ridge Loop, a 4-mile hiking trail located 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Leashed pups are allowed.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas welcomes two dogs of any size for no additional fee.

2. Strathallan Hotel & Spa

Rochester, NY
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Pet owners in search of luxury accommodations, fine dining and festive entertainment will find exactly what they are looking for at the Strathallan Hotel & Spa in downtown Rochester, NY. Oversized rooms include an array of amenities such as comfy sitting areas, large work desks, free high-speed internet and private balconies. Guests can swim laps in the heated seasonal pool and pump iron or bike in the professional-style gym. When you’re ready for a bite, head to Hattie’s, the hotel’s elegant bar and restaurant, and soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding foothills on the wraparound rooftop patio.

For outdoor fun with Fido less than 2 miles from the hotel, drop by Highland Park. Leashed pups are permitted to roam the 150-acre grounds and sniff the fragrant lilac trees that bloom each spring.

Strathallan Hotel & Spa accepts two dogs up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $60 per pet, per stay.

3. Hampton Inn Champaign Southwest

Champaign, IL
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Conveniently located near the University of Illinois and Downtown Champaign, the pet-friendly Hampton Inn Champaign Southwest delivers honest service to everyone visiting the Land of Lincoln. Contemporary rooms are equipped with mini-refrigerators and microwaves, cozy living areas, work desks and free WiFi access. Feast on a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, hit the on-site gym for some daily exercise, and take a soothing dip in the heated indoor swimming pool.

Sample the local vino with Fido by your side at Alto Vineyards, located 5 miles north of the hotel. Leashed pups are permitted on the outdoor patio.

Hampton Inn Champaign Southwest welcomes dogs up to 50 lbs for no additional fee.

4. Motif Seattle

Seattle, WA
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Located in the heart of the Emerald City’s vibrant downtown scene, Motif Seattle rolls out the yellow brick road for Fido. Guest canines receive tasty welcome treats, a plush doggy bed, and food and water bowls upon arrival. Residential-style rooms adorned with local artwork come equipped with workstations, complimentary WiFi, mini-refrigerators and a personal Amazon Alexa to facilitate requests and answer questions. Build up an appetite in the state-of-the-art fitness center, then marvel at the picturesque skyline and mountain views while dining on the rooftop lounge.

If visiting on a weekend, you and your four-legged sailor can hop aboard a Seattle Water Tours Sunday Ice Cream Cruise. This sweet trip around Lake Union lasts 45 minutes and costs $13 per adult. Pups ride for free.

Motif Seattle accepts two dogs up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $75 per stay.

5. Surety Hotel Des Moines

Des Moines, IA
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Typical of Midwestern values, the brand new Surety Hotel Des Moines extends a friendly hand to all two- and four-legged guests. Fido is gifted with delicious treats, a soft sleeping bed and handy feeding bowls at check-in. Modern rooms feature complimentary WiFi, restored hardwood floors, walk-in showers and satisfying downtown views. Order room service from the on-site Mulberry Street Tavern’s diverse menu, or settle in with a libation at the lobby coffee and wine bar.

Take your furry traveling companion for a scenic waterfront walk at nearby Gray’s Lake Park. Leashed dogs are allowed on the paved pathway, but are not permitted on the swimming beach.

Surety Hotel welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per stay.

6. Hotel Clermont

Atlanta, GA
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Located in Atlanta’s historic Poncey-Highland neighborhood, Hotel Clermont invites human and canine urban explorers with open arms. Lavish, inspired rooms feature bright decor, en-suite bathrooms, quaint sitting areas and complimentary high-speed internet. Wake up to fresh coffee and pastries at the on-site cafe, enjoy a refreshing afternoon cocktail in the lobby lounge, and gaze at gorgeous skyline views each evening from the rooftop bar.

You and your furry buddy can also wine and dine at nearby Fetch Park, Atlanta’s first full-service dog park bar. Grab a cocktail and watch a sporting event on the outdoor TVs while Fido takes the field for an intense game of doggy soccer. A $10 day pass provides access to the entire park.

Hotel Clermont welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per stay.

7. My Place Hotel Moab

Moab, UT
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Four-legged travelers seeking affordable extended-stay accommodations will feel right at home at the brand new My Place Hotel Moab. Designed for maximum comfort and value, long-term stay rooms are outfitted with kitchens featuring full-sized refrigerators, two-burner stoves and microwaves. Guests can stock up on snacks at the My Store pantry in the lobby. My Place also offers a prepackaged breakfast in bed delivered to your refrigerator each day. Standard amenities include complimentary WiFi, on-site laundry and a business center lounge.

If Fido is small enough to carry or agile enough to handle steep terrain, the nearby Corona Arch is a must-see Moab attraction. The towering sandstone arch is the perfect spot to snap a few photos, especially right before sunset.

My Place Hotel Moab welcomes two pets up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night.

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