New Pet-Friendly Hotels: February 2022

Posted by Scott Tunstall

February brings six hotels that are welcoming furry guests for the first time. From eclectic casitas in an artsy small town in Texas to a luxury boutique property in the heart of the Big Easy, Fido can settle in at a variety of newly pet-friendly accommodations across the country this month.

Bowline Hotel

Astoria, OR
“Where’s my iced latte?” Photo by @racheljanelloyd

Housed in a renovated fish processing plant on the banks of the Columbia River, the Bowline Hotel offers luxury dog-friendly accommodations in a unique setting. Settle into comfy rooms equipped with fireplaces, mini refrigerators, small dining tables and private balconies with scenic river views. Guests can grab a drink and meet new friends at The Knot, the hotel’s on-site bar, and relax by riverfront fire pits in the outdoor common areas. Other amenities include complimentary WiFi, in-room dining and valet parking.

Sample an array of fresh craft beer and traditional Pacific Northwest eats at the adjacent Buoy Beer Company. Leased dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area.

Bowline Hotel accepts fours pets of any size for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay.

Virgin Hotels New Orleans

New Orleans, LA
“Do I have to get up?” Photo by @dottiethedachsund

Virgin Hotels brings its signature boutique chic to the Big Easy at Virgin Hotels New Orleans, a dog-friendly wonderland in the heart of the Warehouse District. Upon arrival, furry guests receive plush doggy beds, feeding bowls and snazzy Virgin bandanas. Stylish chambers feature hardwood floors, mini bars and cozy window seats offering picturesque city views. The rooms also boast spacious dressing rooms with privacy doors, makeup vanities and walk-in showers. Dine on chef-driven cuisine at the Commons Club, exercise in the 24/7 third-floor gym, and soak in the city’s eclectic ambiance from the rooftop pool and lounge.

Stroll along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. Leashed pups are permitted, and there are waste stations along the route.

Virgin Hotels New Orleans welcomes two pets of any size for no additional fee.

The Lincoln Marfa

Marfa, TX
“Do you take requests?” Photo by Facebook.com/TheLincolnMarfa

Four-legged travelers looking for cozy communal-style lodging in an artsy small town will feel right at home at The Lincoln Marfa. Choose from one of five charming casitas outfitted with kitchens/kitchenettes, queen beds, hard surface floors, separate living areas and private bathrooms. Stay informed and entertained with free WiFi and Smart TV. There is a fire pit, barbecue grill, bocce ball pit and a pet waste station on the property grounds. While you're here, don't miss a chance to check out the Marfa Lights with your pooch. This unexplained phenomenon of "dancing lights" draws visitors year-round to the city.

Located in the nearby Hotel Saint George, Bar Saint George is a hip spot to enjoy a cocktail with Fido. Leashed dogs are allowed at the long table between the lobby and bar.

The Lincoln Marfa accepts one pet of any size for no additional fee.

Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt Area

Nashville, TN
These pups have moxie. Photo by @moxynashvillevandy

Located in the shadow of the city’s vibrant Music Row, Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt Area is the ideal spot for country and urban canines to kick up their paws. Contemporary rooms feature laminate wood flooring, sitting areas, cozy writing desks and free high-speed WiFi. A hot breakfast is available for purchase at the on-site Bar Moxy, which also hosts evening beer and wine receptions. Stock up on tasty snacks in the 24/7 lobby market, work out in a state-of-the-art fitness center, and play billiards, darts and shuffleboard in the entertainment lounge.

Fido can play off leash just a few blocks away at Centennial Dog Park. This fenced space features walking trails and a separate area for small pups.

Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt Area welcomes two pets up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per stay.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Onalaska

Onalaska, WI
“My rope!” Photo by Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress

Nestled in close proximity to Lake Onalaska and the La Crosse Regional Airport, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Onalaska is a convenient stopover for two- and four-legged friends visiting Western Wisconsin. Modern rooms feature laminate wood flooring, work desks, microwaves and mini refrigerators. Enjoy complimentary amenities like parking, WiFi access, a hot breakfast and airport shuttle. Get the most out of your stay by taking advantage of the on-site fitness center and indoor swimming pool.

Furry outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a brisk trek through rolling farmland and open prairies on the 21-mile La Crosse River State Trail.

Holiday Inn Express Onalaska welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night.

Candlewood Suites Sumner Puyallup Area

Sumner, WA
Belly rub FTW! Photo by Facebook.com/CandlewoodSuites

Located less than 10 miles from Tacoma, Puyallup and Federal Way, Candlewood Suites Sumner Puyallup Area makes a great basecamp to explore The Evergreen State. Spacious suites designed for long-term stays are equipped with separate living areas, full kitchens with stoves and dishwashers, bar seating and free WiFi. Utilize cardio machines and free weights in the fitness center, fill up on snacks and drinks at the Candlewood Cupboard, and freshen up those travel clothes in the on-site laundry room.

Feast on hot and cold deli sandwiches at the Rivers Edge Cafe. Leashed pups are welcome at outdoor umbrella tables.

Candlewood Suites Sumner Puyallup Area accepts pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per night (not to exceed $150 per stay).

Do you plan to stay at any of these new pet-friendly hotels? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by Marriott Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt Area.