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The Dog Issue: Hotels that Cater to Fido

Whether you’re visiting NYC (home to the most pet-friendly hotels in the world), Paris or Hong Kong, there’s no need to pay a small fortune to have someone watch your furriest friend. Bring them along, they make the best travel companion! 

Top hotels across all price points are putting the “friendly” in pet-friendly. The best pet-friendly hotels not only allow dogs, but often pamper them as much as (if not even more than) their humans.

Some of these hotels have a resident pooch who oversees the lobby (tip them with snacks), while others greet doggie guests with curated local treats and other extras such as comfy dog beds. What else would you expect from a city that’s obsessed with pets? Tried and true dog parents don’t like to leave their canine companions at home—and thanks to these pet-friendly accommodations, out-of-towners don’t have to either.

Loews Regency Hotel

New York

Located on the city’s posh Park Avenue, Loews Regency Hotel is a luxury option for man and his best friends alike. No need to pack pooch-friendly toys, cat scratching posts, beds, or even travel-size litter boxes (if that’s a thing?), the Loews Loves Pets has it all covered and then some. And when it comes to food, humans won’t be the only one’s fancy feasting. An in-room pet menu features gourmet meals prepared to order by chefs and licensed vets. There’s a mini-bar for humans too. In the morning (well, any time of the day), you’re a couple of blocks from Central Park so you and the pup can do your walkies like it’s the movies. 

Rosewood, Hong Kong

Ultra-luxury with jaw-dropping views of the harbor, Rosewood Hong Kong soars over the iconic Victoria Harbour and combines exceptional comfort with unique hospitality. Besides being a five-star luxury hotel and having an amazing location at the Kowloon waterfront, Rosewood Hong Kong is pet-friendly. The hotel offers a selection of special amenities to ensure your best friend, be it cat or dog, enjoys a memorable stay. Dogs receive a sumptuous bed, delicious welcome treats, water/food bowls with recommendations from local dog-friendly restaurants, bars and parks. Cats receive a comfortable bed, litter box, fun toys, welcome treats and drink/food bowls as well.

Kimpton Hotel Eventi

Animal guests at Eventi are treated as VIP (that would be Very Important Pets). Complimentary amenities for furry companions include a bed, leash, serving bowls, and doggy bags for strolls around Chelsea; pet sitting, grooming, and walking services are all readily available. For you, there’s a great on-site restaurant, and pet-friendly wine reception in the evening. You’re also super close to the Empire State Building so you might as well pop up there, and Madison Square Garden is pretty close by too. Easy. 

Freehand New York

The uber-cool Freehand Hotel in NYC is pet-friendly and the ideal place to rest for the creatives amongst you. It used to be the former George Washington Hotel - the home to many storied writers, musicians, and creatives. And you’ll defo feel those artistic vibes on your stay. A variety of rooms are available, all designed to be a little quirky and with a more homely feel to help your furry pals feel more at home. Plus, the staff at the hotel will give you tips on the best parks for walkies and pet-friendly restaurant recommendations. 

The Langham, Sydney, Australia

Nestled in the heart of The Rocks district of metropolitan Sydney, The Langham, Sydney is a retreat for those looking for seclusion and tranquility. You can enjoy the dramatic Harbour views and historic brick buildings that surround, plus you get to take your beloved pet with you.

With their Pampered Pets program, your four-legged friend can join in all the pampering this hotel has to offer. The Langham Sydney takes pride in being the only pet-friendly accommodation amongst Sydney’s luxury hotels. Expect this hotel’s renowned five-star service not only for yourself, but for your pet as well.

The Wall Street Hotel

Who said pet-friendly hotels couldn’t be fancy? The Wall Street Hotel in NYC is super luxe but warm and inviting for both humans and pets. They have in-room amenities for your pooches, such as a doggy bed, toys, and a water bowl, plus there are grassy areas around the property for pet relief and nearby parks for walking. There are 180 rooms at the hotel, including comfortable kings and spacious suites. All rooms feature heated bathroom flooring for extra coziness (for you and your dog) and each room is also equipped with free Wi-Fi, an entertainment system with casting capabilities, and Bluetooth speakers. 

Soho Grand Hotel

Upon the first paw step in the SoHo Grand’s glamorous lobby, four-legged guests will be treated like bonafide rock stars throughout the entire—and completely free—stay. The rooms on their very own pet-dedicated floors are loaded with organic snacks from Bocce’s Bakery as well as bedding, food and water essentials. But the real gem is the hotel’s private dog park—accessible to Roxy guests too!—outfitted by creative urban landscape designer Rebecca Cole. The lush garden and bespoke benches are so serene, it’s possible you forget this isn’t a human park. While your pooch is making pals in THEIR park, take the edge off at the 24-hour gym, or head out. Little Italy is a ten-minute walk, for instance. 

Le Bristol Paris

With an elegant address on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and a luxurious label as a top “palace hotel” in Paris, Le Bristol Paris puts in an exceptional level of effort into making each guest’s experience the best it can be – furry guests included. It has always been Le Bristol Paris’ delight to welcome pets and give them the very special accommodation they deserve. The five-star treatment for your furry friends comprises of a welcome pack for all four-legged guests, which includes two bowls, a bottle of Evian, bone-shaped treats, and a small rug embroidered with your pet's name.

Crosby Street Hotel

You and your pup (or whatever your pet might be... iguana?) can sleep in style at this swanky, warehouse-inspired boutique hotel in the heart of Soho. The brick 11-story building garners your attention upon first glance and maintains its allure via curated art displays, a drawing room, and a serene terrace bar.

Arguably one of the trendiest blocks in Downtown, Crosby Street is conveniently nestled between the East and West sides, making morning strolls with furry companions to either Thompkins or Washington Square Park a breeze. At the hotel, you have a private theatre, 24-hour gym, and more, meaning really, you needn’t even leave the hotel to have a great time.

Belmond Reid’s Palace

Madeira, Portugal

Belmond Reid’s Palace is a clifftop haven that will transport you into a world of timeless elegance. Perched above the breathtaking Funchal Harbour and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Reid’s Palace boasts beautiful panoramic views with superior service that has been tried and tested for more than a century now.

Not to mention, your pet can partake in all of this indulgence as well. For a reasonable fee, this pooch-friendly resort can provide your pet with a bed, clean water bowl, and three exclusive meals each day, prepared especially by the Executive Chef. This is a tropical pet lover’s paradise both you and your furry friend may never want to leave.

The Ludlow

The Ludlow is a Lower East Side hotel that feels like a Lower East Side hotel. By which we mean, this place is cool af. Forget the ostentation glitz and glam of the city’s headline hotels (you know the ones we mean) and instead book a stay in somewhere with a louche luxe aesthetic to truly envy. Here are a few ‘things to note’: the handmade silk rugs, artisan Moroccan lamps and other artsy additions to each room; the white-tiled bathrooms with Hollywood Golden Era mirrors and the hotel’s decadent restaurant Dirty French, which serves up European classics with a devil-may-care twist. Is it any surprise this place is fine with you bringing your dachshund? Pet-friendly is totally in keeping with the laid-back vibes here.

Las Ventanas al Paraiso Los Cabos, Mexico

Discover a whole new standard of luxury and service at the Las Ventanas al Paraiso. This desert beach hideaway nestles into the natural slope and contours of the land. Inspired by the landscape and heritage of Baja Sur, Las Ventanas is acknowledged as one of the world’s finest resorts and has received numerous awards since opening in 1997. Besides being a premier destination, it’s a pet-friendly resort that accommodates pets under 40 pounds, with a minimal fee. With their “Canine Delights” menu, special massages, and portable Pet Cabana for dogs to enjoy the outdoors in shady comfort, your furry friend will surely be feeling like the most pampered pet there is.

The Muse Hotel

This luxury hotel welcomes pets of all kind no matter the weight, size or quantity with—wait for it!—no extra charge or deposit needed. How do you like that, huh? And that’s not even the best part. For those days you’re too busy painting the town red to take your pooch on a stroll through Bryant Park (located just four blocks away), an on-call concierge will arrange for a personal dog walker or pet sitter in your absence. Cue happy music. You could also use this perk to make the most of being near the theatre district, maybe. Though if you fancy staying in, there’s a newspaper and wine hour every day. There’s the dream right there. Lovely stuff.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Located in historic Downtown Vancouver, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver offers elegant accommodations with modern amenities. What makes things even better? This luxury hotel is pet-friendly and welcomes guests to bring their furry friends. With a reasonable price charged per day, your furry friend will be able to enjoy a welcome mat in the room, welcome treat, pet dish, cozy bed, information sheet on pet activities, and a special Canine In-Room Dining Menu. Luxurious amenities and exceptional service await you and your pampered pooch at this premier historic hotel.

The Roxy Hotel

From the first sip of champagne (handed over upon check-in—yup!) to the indie screening you can casually pop into at the end of the night, it’s hard not to fall in love with this Tribeca hotel. That goes for pets, too. The Roxy will hook little guys up with organic treats from as well as plush bedding, gourmet food, water bowls... and doggy bags (obviously!). Plus, the property’s sister hotel, Soho Grand, is just a five-minute walk away and welcomes Roxy guests and their four-legged pals to play in its private dog park equipped with fire hydrant water stations, benches, and a slew of playtime-ready pups. You’re also right in the middle of Lower Manhattan, so you and your companion won’t be short on things to do. 

The Benjamin Hotel

Once known as the Hotel Beverly, this architectural gem has been putting up New York City visitors since 1927—and it’s gone to the dogs ever since. No, not like that. The hotel offers furry guests a stellar welcome package. Think treats, toys, a collapsible water bowl, paw wipes, and plastic bags for walks around town. If that’s not enough, furballs curl up in a cozy bed when rest calls. A stay here is proof all dogs really do go to heaven. If the dog fancies a night on the town, you’re right in the heart of New York.


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