December brings six hotels that are opening their doors to furry guests for the first time. From the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Land of Enchantment, Fido can rest his paws at these newly pet-friendly accommodations across America this month.
Posted by Scott Tunstall
Rand Tower Hotel Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Four-legged city slickers will discover modern luxury in a historic Art Deco setting at Rand Tower Hotel Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Elegant rooms and suites adorned with aviation themes feature cozy sitting chairs, compact work desks, mini refrigerators, Lavazza coffee makers and walk-in showers with rainfall heads. Guests can enjoy dinner or drinks at one of three on-site lounges, exercise in the 24-hour fitness center and take advantage of the hotel’s dry cleaning services.
The Commons, a 4-acre downtown park located four blocks from the hotel, is the perfect spot for leashed pups to get their steps in.
Rand Tower Hotel Minneapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel welcomes one dog up to 30 lbs for an additional fee of $100 per stay.
The Oliver Hotel of Oxford
Blending small town charm with big city energy, The Oliver Hotel of Oxford is happy to open its newly renovated doors to visiting canines. Inviting rooms are outfitted with work desks, flat-screen HDTVs, free high-speed internet, minibars and blackout curtains. Relax with a good book beside the library fireplace, sip cocktails in the rooftop bar and grab some fresh air on the dog-friendly patio terrace.
Stroll a few blocks to The Growler of Oxford for tasty craft beer and fresh crawfish. Leashed pups are allowed at patio tables.
The Oliver Hotel of Oxford accepts a maximum of two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per stay.
Kimpton Shane Hotel
Kimpton’s long-standing love of pets is alive and well at the brand new Kimpton Shane Hotel. Nestled in the midtown arts district, this boutique property provides stylish rooms with hardwood flooring, comfy couches and chairs, writing desks, fully stocked minibars, walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows capturing amazing city views. Dine on fine cuisine in the lobby restaurant, work out in a state-of-the-art fitness center and mingle with fellow guests at the evening social hour.
Located in nearby Piedmont Park, Sean’s Heart of the Park serves hearty sandwiches and refreshing smoothies at dog-friendly outdoor tables.
Kimpton Shane Hotel welcomes pets of any size for no additional fee.
Old Town Inn on Block Island
Furry vacationers seeking peace and tranquility will be zooming for joy at Old Town Inn on Block Island. Cheery, colorful rooms contain beachwood/sandalwood floors, loveseat pullout sofas, flat-screen TVs and walk-in showers with rainfall fixtures. Feast on a home-cooked American breakfast each morning, snuggle up beside the fire pit lounge and take Fido for a walk across the spacious grounds.
Less than two miles away, Mohegan Bluffs permits leashed pups to explore three miles of picturesque shoreline.
Old Town Inn on Block Island accepts dogs of any size for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night.
Staybridge Suites Cincinnati East Milford
Located 15 miles east of Cincinnati, Staybridge Suites Cincinnati East Milford offers long-term dog-friendly accommodations for visitors to The Queen City. Apartment-style suites are equipped with separate living areas, kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves, and bathrooms with walk-in showers. Excellent amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet, 24/7 on-site gym, indoor swimming pool and laundry facilities.
For outdoor exercise, take a short drive to Redbird Hollow Trail. Leashed dogs can trek the 4-mile wooded trail down to Redbird Creek.
Staybridge Suites Cincinnati East Milford welcomes a maximum of two pets up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $75 per pet (for stays of 1 to 6 nights) and $150 per pet (for longer stays).
Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection
High-end hounds will be in their element at the Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, an opulent getaway set on 450 acres. Settle into luxury rooms featuring traditional Santa Fe decor and artwork, hardwood floors, kiva fireplaces, copper soaking tubs and private terraces. Dine at a trio of bars/restaurants, soak up the southwest sun at the outdoor pool, heal the body and mind in the wellness spa, and take a fly fishing lesson at the on-site trout stream.
For an authentic Japanese dining experience, reserve a dog-friendly outdoor table at nearby Izanami.
Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection accepts a maximum of two pets of any size for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per night.