Some people assume they need to leave their dog behind when going on vacation, but that just isn’t true! There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels that feature amazing amenities for you and your best pal. From pet welcome packages to an in-house dog masseuse, these hotels go above and beyond to make you and your pooch feel right at home.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale – Scottsdale, Arizona
The Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale welcomes every dog part of their “4Paws” program. The program allows visitors to bring up to two dogs, weighing under 50lbs each.
When you and your pup arrive at the hotel and check-in, Uno, the hotel’s dog ambassador, will greet you and give you an introduction to the property. Your pup will receive a welcome amenity package that includes a toy, poop bags, comfy bed, food and water bowls, plus a few other items!
The Hyatt Regency also has a special “4 Paws” bistro menu so you and your dog can enjoy fine dining together. The menu features items such as chicken risotto, veggie bruschetta and even “pupcakes” for dessert.
Outside of the hotel you can explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert or take a stroll to Old Town where you can enjoy shops and dining options, like Old Town Gringos which has a huge patio and a special menu for your dog.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort – Coronado, California
If your dog loves the water and you’d like to enjoy a coastal stay, the Loews Coronado Bay Resort may be the perfect place to visit!
This resort allows you to bring two dogs, as long as they weigh under 40 pounds each. The welcome package includes a name tag for your dog(s), water bowl and tasty treats, all of which you can take home with you. In the room, you’ll find a brochure that contains the pet room service menu, along with suggestions for walking paths, veterinarians, groomers and pet stores nearby.
The pet menu is said to be phenomenal. It was designed by a veterinarian who put a lot of thought and consideration into providing proper nutrition, while using ingredients that can help your dog recover from jet-lag and other travel-related stress.
Outside the hotel, you can relax on the leash-free dog beach and even have your dog take up surfing lessons!
The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch – Avon, Colorado
The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado is a relaxing place for you and your pup to stay no matter what season it is. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by the resident St. Bernard, Bachelor. The hotel will have already prepared for your arrival by placing a dog bed in your room. Once you settle in, your dog can enjoy the ultimate pampering experience with an in-room massage and bath, followed by a meal from the room service dog menu.
Just west of Vail, Avon is surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery and many dog-friendly hiking trails.
The Muse – New York City, New York
At The Muse the rule of thumb is any pet who can fit through the door to your hotel room is welcome. Situated in Times Square, this hotel has played host to many types of pets, including penguins, snakes, pigs, cats, dogs and more. Although there is a limit of 2 pets per room, the hotel doesn’t charge any extra fees for bringing pets with you.
Most days the Director of Pet Relations, Ginger the Pomeranian, will be there to greet you. The hotel provides a pet-bed, food and water bowls, poop bags, treats and more! They also offer a “Hers and Furs” package which includes in-room pedicures for you and your dog. It’s the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York’s busy streets.
Salamander Resort & Spa – Middleburg, Virginia
The Salamander Resort & Spa can’t wait to welcome you with open paws! What makes this resort unique is that it was formerly a horse farm. You may even see some people riding horses on the property. The hotel provides several amenities for your pooch, including a comfy bed, food and water bowls, organic treats, waste bags and even a special toy.
Be sure to take advantage of the “puparazzi” during your stay! The hotel features a “dog walk” near the entrance for a memorable pet photo opportunity. Added bonus: if you decide to go out for a while and need to leave your dog behind, the hotel also offers on-site dog sitting.
Now that you know of a few fantastic dog-friendly hotels it’s time to start planning your next adventure! As always, make sure to check the guidelines before visiting. Also, don’t forget to pack some ActivPhy for your pooch. Traveling by plane or car can be strenuous on your dog’s joints since they will be sitting for an extended period of time.
ActivPhy is a safe and effective joint supplement for dogs. Its unique blend of ingredients support your dog’s hips and joints, while boosting muscle health and cartilage strength. Learn more about ActivPhy here.
If your dog isn’t taking ActivPhy yet, we recommend starting the supplement at least one month prior to going on your voyage to ensure it has the maximum effect.