Choosing the best pet friendly hotel is a must when it comes to traveling with furkids. So it comes as no surprise that many pet parents choose luxury hotels that go out of their way to pamper their furry guests. TripsWithPets touts five boutique hotel chains as true stand outs when it comes to offering pet-centric amenities aimed at pleasing pooches, and their people.
Kimpton Hotels waste no time in welcoming their pet guests by letting them stay for free! This boutique chain also offers many pet amenities, like soft pet beds, food and water bowls, a pet concierge list, and courtesy waste bags. Many Kimpton locations feature evening wine receptions where pups can join their people and mingle with other hotel guests. Some, like the Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle, even “employ” a four-legged Director of Pet Relations who greets guests with a paw shake, tests out the pet amenities, and keeps watch over the evening receptions.
In similar fashion to Kimpton, pets stay free at most Aloft Hotels. Their ARF (Animals R Fun) program provides special amenities for four-legged travelers, including tasty treats and toys to enjoy during their stay. The staff is happy to provide a list of nearby dog friendly things to do, and some Alofts even offer on-site activities. One such place is the Aloft Asheville Downtown in Asheville, NC, where guests are encouraged to take their pooches on the hotel’s rooftop, to walk and play on the turf grass path.
Loews loves pets! They encourage pooches to take advantage of their extra pet perks, such as treats at check-in; gourmet room service menus customized for pets; cozy pet beds; and leashes, collars, and pet bowls to use during their stay. They also provide tips on the best nearby parks and dog walking routes, as well as pet friendly restaurants and local attractions that welcome pups. Loews’ luxury hotels are designed to make people and their pets feel like they’ve escaped to a (pet) paradise!
Westin Hotels & Resorts
The folks at Westin Hotels & Resorts believe that even pets deserve a vacation, so they offer plenty of pet-centric amenities. They provide pet beds, mats, food bowls, ID tags, and welcome kits for their furry guests. Westin offers pet friendly locations across the U.S. and Canada, and while their pet fees vary, many properties welcome their four-legged travelers to stay for free.
Hotel Indigo's boutique hotels feature local design elements mixed in to make each property truly unique. Their personal touches for human guests are passed down to their four-legged guests, too. Each Hotel Indigo offers an on-site restaurant, and many allow pups to accompany their humans by sitting on the adjoining patio or inside the lobby located near the dining area. The staff are happy to offer a pet or a belly rub, along with recommendations on the best nearby places to visit with furkids.
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