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Pet-Friendly Hotels to Elevate Your Furry Friend’s Stay

Pet-Friendly Hotels to Elevate Your Furry Friend’s Stay

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Bring your pet along on your vacation to these hotels across the U.S. that offer luxurious amenities and personalized services that will ensure your furry family member feels right at home. Tailored to pamper your pooch, the below hotels go above and beyond to treat your furry friend to an unforgettable getaway.


Arlo Chicago 

Arlo Chicago puts pups at the heart of downtown Chicago and steps from iconic Millennium Park – the perfect place for Fido to take a morning stroll. The hotel represents the stylish sophistication of the Magnificent Mile, the artistic refinement of the Cultural Mile and the savvy street smarts of the Loop business district, creating a unified community vibe. With its unsurpassed location and vibrant nightlife, Arlo Chicago offers dogs a centralized location close to popular attractions such as Navy Pier, Chicago Riverwalk, Monroe Harbor and many other pet-friendly sites. Every dog who checks in receives an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls.

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

At The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, pet owners don’t have to choose between a refined stay in Chicago’s Gold Coast and their pooch. The luxury property welcomes furry friends with amenities designed with them in mind, such as their very own beds and bowls upon availability. Set within the landmark Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago provides the ideal base for guests and their pups to explore the city’s dog-friendly spots like the riverwalk, urban beaches and lush parks. The property also features countless socializing opportunities for furry friends and their humans at the laid-back rooftop and greenhouse-style café. Please note that only two pets, each weighing 25 pounds or less, are allowed per room. The hotel also requires a nonrefundable $250 pet fee upon check-in.


Arlo Midtown

Boutique hotel Arlo Midtown, located in the heart of NYC in Midtown West, is perfect for guests traveling with their pet thanks to its proximity to the Pier 84 Dog Run, where they can enjoy views of the massive Intrepid and city skyline. Back at the hotel, furry friends receive an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls to make their petcation comfortable. 

Arlo NoMad

Located near the historic Madison Square Park and neighborhood pet grooming site Biscuits & Bath, Arlo NoMad is the perfect hotel to stay with your pooch after a long day of NYC activities. The boutique property features 249 unique and thoughtfully designed micro-rooms where pets receive an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls. 

Arlo SoHo

Located in between the Tribeca Dog Run and Leroy Street Dog Run, Arlo SoHo offers a convenient place for guests and their pooches. The hotel features 489 rooms ranging from cozy bunk rooms to spacious suites where all pets receive an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls. Perfect for guests who want to experience New York City like a local, Arlo SoHo is a home base within the urban jungle and steps from the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets, charming dog-friendly outdoor cafés and boutiques. 


Miami Beach 

The Betsy – South Beach – Canine Executive Officers

Regally resting steps away from the Atlantic Ocean within the vibrant South Beach Art Deco District, The Betsy is arguably one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the country. Going beyond typical pet-friendly accommodations, The Betsy’s love for animals is evident through the hotel ownership family’s beloved omnipresent golden retrievers and Canine Executive Officers (CEOs) Betsy and Rosa, as well as Daisy, a black German Shepherd rescue and very much the leader of the family pack. Hotel guests are greeted by the resident pups at 5 p.m. every Friday for cocktail hour and can visit them all week as they make their daily rounds in the hotel. A Poetry Chapbook called DOG POEMS edited by co-CEO’s Betsy and Rosa, including a special poem from the late great American poet Gerald Stern, is available free-of-charge at the front desk. Betsy and Rosa’s story is also told in a beautifully produced book entitled “Rosa’s First Day as CEO.” The Betsy’s culinary team also prepares homemade dog treats which are offered at the registration desk as well as ice-cold water in public venues for guest pups – upon request.  As part of The Betsy’s pet policy, dogs of all sizes are welcome to stay. A one-time fee of $150 is applied with 50 percent benefitting the Harare SPCA in Zimbabwe, an animal welfare organization located in co-owner Lesley Goldwasser’s birthplace. 

The Gabriel South Beach

The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property centrally located on Ocean Drive directly across from South Beach. The 132-room hotel comprises four buildings and blends midcentury modernism with quintessential Floridian style, creating an oasis-like vibe. The Gabriel South Beach embodies the chic flair of Miami’s Art Deco District through immersive atmospheres and a 21st-century reimagination. The hotel welcomes all pups into its pet-friendly environment with its Paws and Relax package which includes a cozy pet bed for the best naps, plus water and food bowls in the room during their stay along with a souvenir dog toy to take home. For the hoomans, a daily $20 breakfast credit (for up to two guests) is included in the package along with tasty doggie treats for the furry friend. Guests can take a stroll with their pups around Lummus Park, located directly across the street from the hotel, with doggie bags provided by The Gabriel South Beach. A $150 non-refundable pet fee is required at check-in for all pets visiting the property. 

The Balfour Hotel Miami Beach – Ocean Sandy Paws

Don’t leave Fido behind! The Balfour Hotel Miami Beach understands how important your furry friends are and is proud to offer dog-friendly accommodations and amenities for your four-legged family members. When you book the hotel’s Ocean Sandy Paws offer, your furry friend will receive a goodie bag upon arrival with a portable water bowl, a dog treat, a dog toy, doggie bags and a clip-on doggie bag dispenser. The package also includes a treat for the owner: a waived pet fee of $150 for the length of stay. Please note the hotel allows dogs up to 40 pounds. Located on the famous Ocean Drive, The Balfour is a welcomed hideaway from the hustle and bustle of South Beach. 

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club 

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection, a 357-room oceanfront resort in the heart of Miami Beach’s Mid-Beach neighborhood at 39th Street and Collins Avenue welcomes furry family members of visiting guests. The Cadillac Pet Program ensures that every pet is cared for, and ready for any adventure your travels may bring. The hotel offers a complimentary waggo bed for a comfy night’s sleep, complimentary waggo water or food bowl to keep your furry friend nourished, a local city guide to get out & explore pet-friendly neighborhood areas and a complimentary treat at the reception upon check-in. There is a $100 pet fee per stay and 2 pets per room with a maximum weight of 75 pounds per pet restriction. 

Lincoln Road

Lincoln Road, situated in the heart of Miami Beach, is a premier pedestrian promenade where families, solo Miamians and even models go to walk their dogs. Home to dozens of al fresco dining options with outdoor seating and tons of stores, most of which will let you bring your dog inside so long as they’re leashed, there’s not a better place for a day out with man’s best friend! Keep the fun going and treat your pup with a stop at Bonefly on Lincoln Road where you can find luxury pet supplies ranging from crystal bone collars to pink quilt-patterned harnesses. 

Downtown Miami / Wynwood

The Elser Hotel & Residences

The Elser Hotel & Residences is a 49-story luxury tower in Downtown Miami featuring 646 residential-style rooms with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed bay views, walkout balconies, luxurious bathrooms for every bedroom, fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers. The pups who visit The Elser are pampered from the second they arrive. A pet concierge is available for guests looking for the best pet care and will curate a special selection of groomers, doggie day care and walkers tailored for you and your pup based on your preferences. Upon special request, The Elser pet concierge will also deliver dog bath products and locally made pet food at a cost, so you can continue to pamper your pooch during your visit. There is a $100 non refundable pet fee and a limit of two pets per room under 75 pounds each.

The Gabriel Miami 

The Gabriel Miami is a 129-room lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami offering spacious rooms and suites with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. Pets checking into The Gabriel receive a “doggie bag” welcome amenity with an assortment of treats and toys. Once they arrive in their guest room, they’ll be greeted with a branded dog bowl, mat and plush dog bed. The hotel also provides pups with a curated turndown service and an evening bedside treat. The hotel also has a curated puppy itinerary with suggested off-property walking areas, including Bicentennial Park, located directly across the street. The itinerary also includes pet-friendly dining options in the area. There is a $100 pet fee per pet and a 65-pound weight restriction.

Arlo Wynwood – Pups & Art 

Arlo Wynwood welcomes pets (up to two dogs or cats per room, each under 75 pounds) to stay with their humans for the duration of their stay. When notified of a furry VIP (very important pet), the hotel equips the room with water bowls and mats. Arlo Wynwood has also partnered with D.O.G. Hotels Wynwood, offering 10% off services for customers with an Arlo Wynwood Key Card. In addition, a free pet shuttle service can pick up your pet from the hotel for a luxurious ride to D.O.G. Hotels Wynwood. A fee of $20 (pre-tax) per pet will be charged per night in addition to the standard room rate. All animals must be registered with the front desk upon arrival. 

Coral Gables

THesis Hotel Miami, Coral Gables

Pets are always welcome at THesis Hotel! #THesisPetLife features comfortable beds and cute bowls by Paco & Lucia and treats from a local bakery. Small grassy areas along the hotel grounds and an expansive park across the street make the location super pet-friendly. Amenities include a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views and a poolside bar; and an on-site restaurant, Mamey.

Florida Panhandle

Hotel Effie Sandestin, Miramar Beach

At Hotel Effie, pets are an extension of the family and are welcomed on your vacation at the hotel. Dog guests receive a dog bed, a dog bowl, doggie bags, a toy, and treats from Einstein Pets. Please note a $250 tax exclusive fee per stay will be added to your folio, which does not apply to guide dogs or assistive dogs. The property also has an exclusive partnership with Goochie Poochie Doggie Resort & Spa and What’s Up Dog for off-site pet sitting. The hotel’s very own Director of Pet Services, Simba, is the heart and soul of Hotel Effie’s pet-friendly haven. Whether it’s a friendly tail wag, a comforting nuzzle, or a virtual paw of approval to ensure all four-legged guests feel at home, Simba embodies the spirit of hospitality and warmth that Hotel Effie stands for. 

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach 

At Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, four-legged family members can join travelers on vacation. With tons of walking trails and miles of sugar-white sand beaches, there are many options to keep you and Fido entertained. Marina Bar & Grill and The Village of Baytowne Wharf are both pet-friendly. The resort also has a Bark Park, a safe, clean environment near the Treehouse between the Village of Baytowne Wharf and the Baytowne Marina. Sandestin’s resident pet, Maryann the Macaw, resides at Marina Bar & Grill. Stop by for a bite to visit Maryann in her habitat. 

Key West

The Marker Key West Harbor Resort – Pups in Paradise 

Celebrate puppy love at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, which allows dog owners to show their love for their pooch with a getaway fit for man’s best friend. Upon arrival, pets receive a blue doggie water bowl; red fire hydrant disposal bags, a doggy Do Not Disturb sign; a customized welcome bag loaded with goodies like toys, treats and a Marker Key West pet tag; and champagne for adults. During their stay, pets are treated to puppy turndown service and, upon request, walks along Smathers Beach, a spa session at a local pet spa, and even a beautiful dinner under the stars with a multicourse dog food menu. The phrase “doggie paddle” takes on new meaning when guests embark on an excursion with Lazy Dog. The adventure company welcomes four-legged adventurers on paddleboards, kayaks and pontoon boats.

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  1. The Betsy Hotel
  2. Lincoln Road
  3. The Gabriel Miami
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