This summer, millions of tourists on two legs and four are getting out and exploring our beautiful country. It’s not too late to join in the fun, and you don’t need to break the bank to do it. Get a jump on end-of-season bargains at these pet-friendly properties across the country.
Posted by Billy Francis
Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel and Suites
August in Montana offers average highs in the eighties, which makes it a wonderful summer vacation spot. Start your Big Sky Country stay at Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel and Suites in one of the state’s best kept secrets, Great Falls. Before relaxing in your room, take a walk by the river and pay a visit to Pacific Steel & Recycling Trailside Dog Park. When Fido’s fetched out, cross the water to hang out with your hound at The Front Brewing Co. Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel and Suites welcomes two dogs of any size for no additional fee. Reserve a riverside stay for just $149 per night.
Ramada Plaza Portland
If you’re planning a weekend in dog-friendly Portland for your last-minute summer vacation, reserve a pet-friendly room at Ramada Plaza Portland. Hidden among the nearby residential neighborhoods is Baxter Woods, where you and your leashed dog can explore the trails together. Cool down with a pint at the pet-friendly Austin Street Brewery. Ramada Plaza Portland welcomes three pets of any size for a $50 refundable deposit per stay. Book an August vacation now for $136 per night.
Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile
Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile is located 5 miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. A featured destination in the 2021 edition of our Ruff Guide to the United States, this hotel was designed with furry guests in mind. The roadhouse features 40 rooms with some unique pet-centric features, like pull-out dog beds and pet cubbies. Other perks include a fenced pet park with a splash zone and dog-washing stations. Breakfast is served in the Mercantile building, where you can stock up on pet supplies. A complimentary shuttle to the sanctuary is also offered. Up to four dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile is a sought-after stay, so snagging a week in August for $170 per night is not to be sniffed at.
Admiral Fell Inn
Baltimore’s Admiral Fell Inn has a reputation for being one of the most haunted hotels in the country, but the inn’s affordable summer rate is the opposite of scary. The historic building formerly used as a sailor’s lodging house is still said to have ghostly seamen walking its halls to this day. Baltimore Ghost Tours can give you and your pooch the scoop on the unusual goings-on, but if you’re not into paranormal activities you can enjoy a pint at nearby Dog Watch Tavern or go for a pet-friendly cruise on the bay instead. Admiral Fell Inn offers haunted and non-haunted rooms for $107 per night this August.
Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville Napa Valley
Sample Merlot with your mutt on a trip to Napa Valley. California’s wine country is world-famous for its wine, beautiful scenery and the sheer number of vineyards. Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville Napa Valley offers an affordable stay for oenophiles who’d rather spend their money sampling wine than on expensive accommodations. Fido is welcome to use the grassy relief area on the property. Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. August is the start of Napa’s tourist season, and you can walk through the vineyards with your pooch for just $131 per night.
Kimpton Muse Hotel
Dreaming of a summer getaway to The Big Apple with your best friend? The Kimpton Muse Hotel puts you in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and pampers your pooch with water bowls delivered to your room, waste bags, and door hangers so Fido won't be disturbed when he's in the room. When he's ready to leave, head to pet-friendly Central Park and enjoy the many trails in the city's beloved urban oasis. You can also take Fido on a walk to iconic Times Square before relaxing in leafy Bryant Park. The Kimpton Muse accepts pets of any size for no additional fee. Book an August escape to NYC for $189 per night.
Element Omaha Midtown Crossing
Element Omaha Midtown Crossing boasts large, apartment-style rooms complete with fully furnished kitchens. The area around the property offers ample green space, dog-friendly shops, and outdoor dining establishments. Take Fido for a stroll across the street to Turner Park to stretch his legs, before reserving a table at nearby Nite Owl for wings, burgers and more on the pet-friendly patio. Two dogs of any size are welcome at Element Omaha Midtown Crossing for no additional fee. Visit Omaha at the end of summer for $139 per night.
Red Roof Inn Myrtle Beach Market Common
Myrtle Beach is a “pupular” destination all summer long, but an end-of-season stay at Red Roof Inn Myrtle Beach Market Common offers a trip that’s kind to your canine and your wallet. Walk two blocks to the beach, or take a casual coastal cruise to the ever-popular Barc Parc South and other attractions. The hotel has a grassy pet relief area, too. Red Roof Inn Myrtle Beach Market Common welcomes one pet up to 60 lbs for no additional fee. Snag an August booking for $132 per night.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
When you check in to Kimpton Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver, your canine companion will be greeted by name and welcomed with loaner beds, bowls and mats. You’ll also enjoy creature comforts like an inviting bed with luxurious linens, a gourmet minibar to satisfy any late-night cravings, and your own yoga mat so you can stretch in the downward dog pose. The hotel is conveniently located just two blocks away from Skyline Park when you want to walk the dog. Furry guests are welcome at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco for no additional fee. Experience the Mile High City in 4-star comfort for $163 per night in August.
Aloft Buffalo Airport
Aloft Buffalo Airport welcomes jet-setting dogs to spend a couple of nights before a flight or as a home base during a Buffalo adventure. Before check-in, burn off some energy at nearby Barkology, Buffalo’s first dog park and bar combo. The venue includes a fenced dog park inside for drizzly days and an outdoor area for fun in the sun. When you return to the hotel, your pooch will be provided with bowls, a bed and treats before you head up to your comfortable room. Aloft Buffalo Airport welcomes two pets of any size for no additional fee. Enjoy an August vacation for $121 per night.