New Pet-Friendly Hotels: October 2023

Posted by Scott Tunstall

October brings six hotels that are opening their doors to furry guests for the first time. From the heart of Texas to central Michigan, Fido can rest his paws at these newly pet-friendly accommodations across America this month.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio, TX
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Posh pups searching for boutique luxury in downtown San Antonio will feel right at home at Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk. Elegant, apartment-style rooms and suites feature hardwood floors, custom couches, fully stocked wet bars, marble-tiled bathrooms with spa-like showers and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning city views. Dine on fine cuisine at the on-site restaurant, exercise in a state-of-the-art fitness center, enjoy an evening cocktail at the rooftop lounge and relax in a pool deck private cabana.

Fido can play off leash three blocks away at Madison Square Dog Park. Doggie drinking fountains and benches are provided.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk welcomes a maximum of two dogs with a combined weight of up to 75 lbs for no additional fee.

Aloft Buffalo Downtown

Buffalo, NY
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Brand new to the Queen City’s thriving entertainment district, Aloft Buffalo Downtown is eager to deliver first-class treatment to all four-legged guests. As part of its Animals Are Fun (ARF) program, pet patrons receive plush beds, water bowls, tasty treats and chew toys at check-in. Settle into cozy, modern rooms that include laminate wood flooring, sitting areas, mini fridges, free WiFi access, balconies and bathrooms with rainfall showers. Grab a drink in the lobby bar, fuel up in the 24/7 market cafe, utilize the on-site gym and take a soothing dip in the heated indoor pool.

Savor succulent barbecue and refreshing craft brews on a dog-friendly outdoor table at nearby Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Aloft Buffalo Downtown accepts a maximum of two dogs up to 40 lbs for no additional fee.

avid Hotel Hays

Hays, KS
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Furry road trippers traveling across Kansas will find comfy accommodations at avid Hotel Hays. Efficient rooms are equipped with laminate flooring, compact work desks, mini refrigerators and bathrooms with walk-in showers. Guests can stock up on snacks and sundries in the lobby market, hit the treadmill in the 24/7 fitness center and swim laps in the indoor swimming pool. Parking, WiFi, and a grab-and-go breakfast are all complimentary.

Adjacent to the hotel, Old Chicago Pizza + Taproom serves hearty Italian eats at its dog-friendly outdoor tables.

avid Hotel Hays welcomes dogs of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night.

Sea Cottages of Amelia

Fernandina Beach, FL
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Nestled steps from the beach beneath a serene tree canopy, Sea Cottages of Amelia is a quiet dog-friendly getaway. Bright and airy studio and one-bedroom cottages are outfitted with hardwood laminate flooring, living areas with sleeper sofas, kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators and microwaves, a dining table and chairs, and private bathrooms. Parking and high-speed internet are available free of charge. There is also a garden on the property for pup walks.

Located two miles away, Main Beach Park is the perfect spot to toss a Frisbee to Fido.

Sea Cottages of Amelia accepts a maximum of two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $40 per pet, per stay.

Interlaken Inn

Lakeville, CT
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Interlaken Inn allows vacationing canines to escape to a charming resort in a lush, rural setting. Updated rooms feature hardwood floors, sitting areas, work desks, mini refrigerators and microwaves, and newly renovated bathrooms. Excellent property amenities include an on-site restaurant, spacious fitness center, game room with air hockey, ping pong and billiards, and eight hiking trails on the grounds.

For an authentic tea room experience, take a short drive to Harney & Sons. Order inside and kick back on the dog-friendly patio.

Interlaken Inn welcomes pets of any size in designated rooms for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Okemos University Area

Okemos, MI
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Located halfway between Grand Rapids and Detroit, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Okemos University Area makes a great pet-friendly stopover when passing through the Wolverine State. Contemporary rooms and suites contain separate sitting areas, work desks, microwaves and mini refrigerators, and flat-screen televisions. Feast on a free breakfast each morning, work out in the on-site gym and go for a swim in the heated indoor pool.

Leashed pups can stroll the grassy areas and paved walking paths at nearby Hawk Island Park.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Okemos University Area accepts a maximum of two dogs up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night.

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

Banner photo by Aloft.