22 Dog Friendly Destinations and Hotels

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Lauren Bowman
by Lauren Bowman
Last updated: 1:00 AM ET, Fri August 26, 2022

Bring Your Dog To These Hotels

There's a growing number of hotels that are encouraging guests to bring their four-legged friends with them on vacation. And these hotels are not only wanting Fido to tag along, but they are also giving your beloved pet the royal spa treatment or welcome package with a well-deserved vacation of their own. Check out these special getaways for you and your dog to celebrate National Dog Day.

Dreams Resorts & Spas - Various Throughout Mexico

With locations throughout Mexico, you don't have to leave your pet at home while staying at a Dreams Resort & Spa. The resort provides a dog bed, food and water bowls, dog toys and more. Unfortunately there is a weight limit of 22 pounds however.

The Estate Yountville - Napa Valley, California

Enjoy the beauty of Napa Valley with your dog at The Estate Yountville where they can join you on dog-friendly vineyard tours. On National Dog Day - August 26th - The Estate will also be selling puppaccinos with proceeds going to the Napa Humane Society.

Kinship Landing - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Located in an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise, Kinship Landing offers an oasis for both humans and pets. Dogs can enjoy their own designer bed and a specially made meal at Homa Café before heading out on a pet-approved hike that the hotel's concierge can help curate.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa - Denver, Colorado

Dogs are welcomed with a slew of perks at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. Receiving their very own memory foam doggie bed, plenty of dog treats and stainless steel water and food bowls, don't be surprised if your pet just wants to relax at the hotel instead of enjoying the nearby dog parks and trails.

Canalside Inn - Rehoboth, Delaware

At the Canalside Inn not only are guests welcomed by the resident husky, Sky, but owners can also submit their award-winning pooched to the hotel's K-9 Hall of Fame. Dog treats and towels welcome our four-legged friends and there's even an outdoor shower as the nearby beaches are also pet-friendly.

Hotel Du Pont - Wilmington, Delaware

Dogs can get their fill at the on-site bakeshop of Hotel Du Pont, Spark'd before joining their owners on the patio of the hotel's new French restaurant, Le Cavalier. Dog beds are also provided upon request.

The Ben - West Palm Beach, Florida

After a long day of playing on Boca Raton's Bark Park Dog Beach pooches can relax at The Ben in West Palm Beach. Pets can people watch from the patio of the hotel's restaurant, Proper Grit, before venturing out with their owners along to the local pet-friendly shopping centers and even grabbing a drink at one of the dog fountains.

The Brazilian Court Hotel - Palm Beach, Florida

If you are really looking to spoil your pet, the "Bark Butler" service at The Brazilian Court Hotel is a must. With over-the-top amenities like a spa service, $500 shopping spree, a welcome box from BarkBox, a boat excursion, photo session and monogrammed dog bowl and more. A more affordable pet package includes a complimentary pet amenity.

Maison de la Luz - New Orleans, Louisiana

Pups can enjoy plush dog beds, water and food bowls and on-site gourmet meals and treats at Maison de la Luz in the Warehouse District in New Orleans. However there is a pet weight limit of 25 pounds.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

With their own official Canine Ambassador - Sir Winston of Westgate - the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino wants all visiting dogs to feel as pampered as he is. Sir Winston even has his own line of dog toys and doggie merchandise.

Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel - New York City, New York

Offering pets and humans alike stellar views of the Hudson River and a stylish retreat within the heart of New York City, Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel has recently unveiled its upgraded rooms from a multimillion-dollar renovation. Pets can relax with their own amenities which include a dog bed, food and water bowls, toy and for an added cost, be treated to a goody bag from Beasty Feast.

Applewood Manor - Asheville, North Carolina

Cleopatra and Pearl - the resident French Bulldogs - welcome all guests, but especially other four-legged friends to the Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. This dog-friendly city has plenty of great places to eat, and you don't have to worry about your pet overdoing it. The hotel offers a pet wellness perk of Martha Stewart CBD chews.

Montage Palmetto Bluff - Bluffton, South Carolina

Montage Palmetto Bluff has curated a very special Canine Ambassadors Program to welcome their guests' beloved pooches. From luxurious beds to toys and customed-baked treats, dogs will be treated well during their stay. The hotel even has professional dog walkers, grooming services and a doggy daycare.

Hotel Crescent Court - Dallas, Texas

Dogs can choose their own 's-paw' service from a local groomer during their stay at the Hotel Crescent Court. Here they will not only be welcomed, but they'll be loaded up with a collapsible water bowl, bandana, and receive a complimentary dog toy.

The Wilburton- Manchester, Vermont

What better place to let man's best friend run free than on 30 acres of hilltop in scenic Manchester, Vermont at The Wilburton? The Canine Concierge - a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Jetson - is also the head of the canine party-planning committee and has recently announced a special "Howl-oween" slumber party October 29-31st. Just be sure to bring your costumes.

Conrad DC - Washington, D.C.

Offering the ultimate luxurious treatment for your pooch, the Conrad DC has a special 'Lab of Luxury' package that features a Hermes pet collar and leash, a stay in the Bark View Suite, a Tiffany & Co. water bowl, gourmet house-made treats, a generous donation to the Humane Society and more. To ensure your pet gets top-tier doting, reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Fairmont Mayakoba - Cancun, Mexico

Fairmont Mayakoba is welcoming pet owners with their new Petcation Package. Go on a boat ride with your pet through the local mangroves before enjoying a delicious meal overlooking the canals. The Petcation Package includes personalized food, a doggie bed, bandana, toys and breakfast at La Laguna Restaurante.

Kimpton Hotels - Various Throughout the United States

All Kimpton Hotels welcome dogs - no matter the weight, size or breed. And there's an assortment of pet-friendly amenities welcome to dog owners during their stay with some hotels even having their own four-legged Director of Pet Relations. And throughout the month of August, many Kimpton Hotels are celebrating National Dog Day with puppuccinos, dog beds, photo opportunities and more. Just be sure to check each individual hotel when booking.

Secrets Resorts & Spas - Various Throughout Mexico

Secrets Resorts & Spas welcome dogs under 22 pounds to any of their various resorts dotted throughout Mexico. Dogs can relax on their own Secrets emblemed doggie bed, enjoy toys and more during their stay. Food and water bowls are also provided.

Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende was recently named as one of the top 12 best dog-friendly resorts and hotels across the world. With a doggy welcome kit complete with a pet bed, water dishes, treats and more, your pet can be just as pampered as your are. The resort does charge an extra $100 per dog per stay.

Carmel Valley Ranch - Carmel, California

Looking for a place to get out and stretch your legs? Carmel Valley Ranch sits on a beautiful 500-acre property for you to explore. Dogs even have their very own customized room service they can choose from here in addition to fluffy dog beds, water and food bowls and water bottles.

Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami - Miami Beach, Florida

What better way to enjoy the famous Miami strip than sipping on a mutt mojito with your best friend on a rooftop bar in South Beach? At the Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami the third-floor rooftop bar is for pets and guests alike on the WOOFTOP deck.

Your best friend can stay with you at these pet-friendly hotels.

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