We all love vacation, but it doesn’t quite feel the same without our furry, four-legged family members. Hotels have taken note of the growing enthusiasm for bringing pets on the trip and more properties are offering exclusive services for them. Some hotels, like The Paw House Inn in Vermont are so happy to welcome Spot and Fido that there’s even a $10 charge per night fee for not bringing a dog. Below are some of the hottest hotels in the US, competing for your furry animal’s heart. Reading this list, three things appear clearly: attention is mainly centered on dogs – it’s the US we’re talking about after all; New York City stands at the forefront of petcations; the Kimpton group of hotels is clearly one step ahead.
Virgin Hotels Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Two blocks from the Chicago Riverwalk, the hotel is located within a historic building in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood. Pet-friendly rooms at the Virgin Hotel Chicago are identified by a porcelain watchdog guarding the door. Pets of all sizes stay free and enjoy amenities such as super comfy beds, food and water dishes, plus signature treats and Virgin Hotels bandanas. This hotel will even put on an event for your pet – everything from a birthday party to a puppy wedding.
The Peninsula New York – New York City, New York
Pampered doggies rule at this Fifth Avenue legend, where they are welcomed with complimentary goodies: Peninsula-branded beds, bowls, arrival treats, and personalized water bottles. A special food menu and more treats from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery await. The more spacious suites come with bonus goods like a Peninsula collar, leash, bandana, towel, and toy. There’s no weight limit restriction on how large your dog can be and should you need to go out for a few hours, the concierge can arrange pet sitting or walker services.
Hotel Monaco – Portland, Oregon
Situated within a historic 1912 building designed in Anglo-Chinois style, the Hotel Monaco Portland is a pet-friendly hotel with no size, weight, or breed restrictions. In-room amenities include pet beds, water, and food bowls, plus courtesy bags for walking the dog. Enjoy the complimentary wine hour, where the resident pet psychic will work with you and your animal to solve behavioral issues and improve your relationship. Don’t have a pet to bring on the trip? Guests can request companion goldfish to keep them company while in Portland.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – Avon, Colorado
This grand resort situated on Beaver Creek Mountain captures the essence of the surrounding national forest, all year-round. Here, your pooch is treated as good you are, with an elaborate doggy room-service menu tailored to his age, complete with a dessert of liver kisses or peanut butter cookies. Furry friends can even enjoy an in-room massage finished with a light bath spritz before crawling into the super comfy, overstuffed pet bed.
Mandarin Oriental Miami – Miami, Florida
Located in the downtown area, the lavish Mandarin Oriental sits within walking distance to anything you could possibly need and is just a short drive away from South Beach. When pets check into the Mandarin Oriental Miami, they are given a golden collar tag, plush pet beds, dog-walking services and pet-friendly in-room dining options. Specialized packages include a workout with a certified dog trainer, a play date with a pet butler and grooming. A petcation on the beach is perfect year-round, even at Christmas when the dogs dress up in festive attire!