The 5 Most Unique Pet-Friendly Hotels
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There's no shortage of hotels and resorts around the U.S. that are open to pets. But only a select few are capable of exceeding traveling pet owners' expectations.
Here we'll run down five hotels and resorts offering a truly unique pet-friendly experience.
Fairmont San Francisco
Where: San Francisco, California
How many hotels do you know that offer a minibar for dogs? The answer is probably none, which is the No. 1 reason why the Fairmont San Francisco is on our list.
The doggie minibar offered here comes complete with a ceramic bowl, a blanket, a rope toy and a candle designed to eliminate pet odors. Treats offered include cable car decorated and organic peanut brittle cookies.
Topnotch Resort & Spa
Where: Stowe, Vermont
If you're looking to pamper your pet then Vermont's Topnotch Resort & Spa is the place to do it.
The resort's spa offers massage treatments for dogs and guests' furry family members aren't left out when it comes to turndown service either, with the resort providing bacon and cheddar and other tasty flavored treats for pups ahead of bedtime.
The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel
Where: Savannah, Georgia
The four-star Brice in Savannah, Georgia welcomes any pet regardless of breed or size at no extra cost to the guest, making it a no-brainer for this list.
Pet bowls and beds are provided for the duration of their stay and guests won't have to leave their four-legged friends behind in the hotel room when they head out as there are a number of nearby trails, parks, restaurants and shops that are pet-friendly also.
Fortunately, travelers can find these pet-friendly amenities at other Kimpton properties around the globe.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona
Few hotels are capable of ramping up the pet hospitality like the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale, Arizona, where pets and their owners are greeted by the hotel's dog ambassador.
Through the hotel's "4Paws" program, comfortable pet pillows are provided so animals can sleep as soundly as their human counterparts and a "beastro" menu is provided so pets can chow down without having to leave the room.
Complimentary welcome amenities at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale aren't limited to dogs, though. Feline guests also receive toys, pre-filled litter boxes, pillow beds and food and water dishes.
Mandarin Oriental Miami
Where: Miami, Florida
After a stay at the Mandarin Oriental Miami your pet is likely to return home more relaxed and, more importantly, well-behaved. Certified dog trainers are available and if your pleased with your pet's progress you won't have to go far to pamper them.
Doggy bathrobes are available as well as Swarovski crystal–studded shirts.
What's more, if you're too busy to walk your dog the staff at the Mandarin Oriental Miami will walk them for you at least once a day at no cost.
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