New Pet-Friendly Hotels: May 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 May.

1. Morton Hotel Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI
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Morton Hotel Grand Rapids is the rare property designed specifically for catering to the needs of its furry guests. Spacious, apartment-style rooms come equipped with amenities to make pups feel right at home, including doggy beds, feeding bowls, placemats and waste bags. In addition, there is an on-site indoor play/relief area complete with artificial turf and dog wash station. All accommodations also feature full kitchens, washer/dryer units and hardwood floors. The downtown location is ideal for pet travelers eager to discover all the city has to offer.

For tasty burgers and refreshing craft beer less than a mile from the hotel, head to Elk Brewing. Leashed dogs can snooze at your feet on the outdoor patio.

Morton Hotel Grand Rapids accepts dogs of any size for no additional fee.

2. Atticus Hotel

McMinnville, OR
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Combining modern conveniences with classic elegance, the Atticus Hotel takes pride in doling out a healthy amount of puppy love to its canine customers. Upon arrival, Fido receives a fresh-baked biscuit, a custom Atticus water bowl and the use of a plush doggy bed. From tiny house-inspired Micro Studios to urban-style luxury Suites, each of the hotel’s 36 rooms reflect Oregon’s creative spirit by featuring artwork and furnishings from local artists and craftsmen. Standard room amenities include fireplaces, wine refrigerators and wet bars. Guests can enjoy dinner and drinks at the on-site bar/restaurant, work out in the modern fitness center and cruise around the neighborhood on one of the hotel’s Dutch bicycles.

Pups can make new friends at nearby Riverside Drive Dog Park. The 4-acre park features spacious fenced areas for large and small dogs, paved pathways and, during the warm months, splash pools to keep canines cool.

Atticus Hotel welcomes one dog up to 40 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per night.

3. Origin Hotel Raleigh

Raleigh, NC
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Nestled in one of Raleigh’s trendiest downtown districts, Origin Hotel Raleigh is happy to be the city’s newest pet-friendly boutique hotel. Furry travelers are provided with Pup Packs that include yummy treats, comfy beds, and food and water bowls. Cozy rooms feature hardwood floors, complimentary WiFi, ergonomic workstations and private bathrooms with walk-in showers. Property amenities allow guests to dine at the on-site restaurant and exercise in a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Fido can stretch his paws off leash at Carolina Pines Community Dog Park, located 2 miles from the hotel. The park features separate areas for large and small pups and on-site water faucets.

Origin Hotel Raleigh accepts dogs up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $100 per stay.

4. Luskin Hotel

Los Angeles, CA
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Located on the UCLA campus, Luskin Hotel provides four-legged coeds a comfy spot to rest and relax in the heart of La-La Land. As part of the Pup, Pup And Away welcome package, guest pooches receive a tasty treat, water bowl and waste bags at check-in. Modern rooms convey a warm, relaxing atmosphere befitting the California lifestyle. All accommodations come equipped with quaint sitting areas, complimentary WiFi and spacious bathrooms with earth-friendly toiletries. A restaurant and fitness center are also available on the property.

Furry hikers will enjoy the breathtaking ocean and mountain views while scaling the ridge along nearby Lower Canyonback Trail. Leashed pups are permitted, but don’t forget to bring plenty of water for the trek.

Luskin Hotel welcomes two dogs of any size for no additional fee.

5. AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown

Madison, WI
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With its close proximity to the Wisconsin State Capitol, the AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown provides two- and four-legged visitors an upscale basecamp for exploring the city. Contemporary, European-style rooms feature city skyline and lake views, hardwood floors and complimentary WiFi. On-site dining choices include a breakfast buffet, wine bar and bistro, and the rooftop lounge and terrace. Guests can also purchase snacks and drinks from the lobby store, enjoy quiet time in the AC library and exercise in the 24-hour fitness center.

Sample a variety of local craft beers at Karben4 Brewing, located a few miles north of downtown. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown accepts two pets of any size for an additional fee of $50 per night.

6. MarQueen Hotel

Seattle, WA
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Housed in an early 20th-century building that was once used to train Ford Assembly Plant workers, the recently remodeled MarQueen Hotel stands as one of Seattle’s most historic pet-friendly hotels. After being gifted with treats and waste bags at check-in, pups can settle into ornate rooms outfitted with cozy kitchenettes, antique furnishings and real hardwood floors. While soaking in the old-fashioned ambiance, guests can even relive the Prohibition Era at the on-site Tin Lizzie Lounge, a speakeasy-style bar that serves handcrafted cocktails.

Fido can sniff flowers and watch birds while exploring the Japanese Garden, New Zealand Forest and Rhododendron Glen at nearby Washington Park Arboretum. Leashed pups are allowed on all trails.

MarQueen Hotel welcomes two dogs with a combined weight of up to 60 lbs for an additional fee of $20 per night.

7. Home2 Suites by Hilton Birmingham Fultondale

Fultondale, AL
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In addition to offering quality long-term accommodations for pets and their owners, Home2 Suites by Hilton Birmingham Fultondale is only minutes away from Downtown Birmingham and the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Spacious suites include fully equipped kitchens, separate living areas with sofa beds and complimentary WiFi. Feast on a free breakfast each morning, get your heart rate up in the on-site fitness center and swim laps in the seasonal outdoor pool.

Pups can play off leash and splash around in the adjacent creek at Black Creek Bark Park, located less than 2 miles from the hotel. The park features separate fenced sections for large and small dogs.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Birmingham Fultondale welcomes two pets up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $75 per stay.

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