As dog parents, going on a trip without your dog might be unthinkable for some! However, dog-friendly hotels can sometimes be a pain to find.
One of the most significant benefits of staying at a dog-friendly hotel is bringing your furry friend with you on vacation. This means no more worrying about finding a pet sitter or boarding your dog while you’re away!
And, since dogs are such social creatures, they’re sure to enjoy spending time with you in a new place just as much as you’ll enjoy having them there. Don’t forget to exercise them during the day adequately, or their hyperactivity at night is liable to drive you nuts!
So, if you’re looking for a hotel that will welcome your dog with open arms, be sure to check out our list of the best dog-friendly hotels. These hotels offer everything you and your pup need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation from coast to coast.
L’Auberge de Sedona: Sedona, AZ
The most abundant option near the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is L’Auberge de Sedona, the ideal spot for exploring the famed national park with your four-legged pal. From easy hikes to breathtaking views, the hotel is located on the gorgeous grounds of Oak Creek, surrounded by Red Rock country.
Open-air showers are available in the private and spacious cottages, perfect for rinsing your dog after a fun walk on the beach. At Etch Kitchen & Bar, canines are welcome in the beautiful outdoor seating area.
Baron’s Cove: Sag Harbor, NY
It’s ideal for taking your dog to Baron’s Cove in the winter when Sag Bay is less crowded, and you can sit by the fire with a bottle of wine and gaze out over the quiet harbor.
Guests who book the Travels With Charley package will receive a copy of John Steinbeck’s work “Travels By Charley in Search of America,” which he wrote on his cross-country road trip with his French Poodle and is excellent for reading on your fenced-in front porch while your dog runs free.
Breakfast for two humans, a bed for you and your dog to sleep in, and frisbee are also included in the deal. In addition, most South Fork beaches are dog-friendly all day in the winter, with Havens Beach being the closest and Montauk Brewery a half-hour east.
Bobby Hotel: Nashville, TN
Rescue dogs greet guests in this ultra-chic Nashville hotel lobby and help collect donations for Nashville Animal Rescue, from which the hotel regularly adopts dogs and trains them to be emotional support animals.
Your dogs will enjoy the expansive balconies with sweeping views, and even the rooftop lounge where you can drink cocktails in a retrofitted 1956 Scenicruiser bus is dog-friendly.
The Riverfront Park dog park is close by Broadway, the city’s main street, bustling with live music and a raucous crowd of dog lovers.
La Posada de Santa Fe: Santa Fe, NM
The desert-chic accommodations at La Posada de Santa Fe offer enclosed yards and well-kept grounds for wandering and convenient garbage bag dispensers.
Dogs and all pets are welcomed with Santa Fe-themed snacks and are allowed on the colorful outdoor patio of The Shed’s popular New Mexican restaurant, which is just a short walk away. In addition, Frank S. Ortiz dog park, a lovely 135-acre desert expanse where your dog may run free and you can enjoy sunset views over the city, is only a 10-minute drive away.
Dream Hollywood: Hollywood, CA
Whether assisting in the dressing of a canine in a sumptuous little bathrobe for a ridiculously charming photoshoot or setting out a Dream-branded dog bed, serving “cupcakes,”
the Dream Hollywood team warmly greets guests with canine travel partners.
The highlights of Hollywood are all within walking distance, and thanks to the abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows, you can appreciate the surrounding hilltop mansions from your bed – or shower. In addition, the rooftop Highlight Room Bar and Grill, right beyond the cabana-lined pool, has a direct view of the Hollywood sign.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA’s Cyprus Inn
Doris Day, the late Hollywood icon and animal rights crusader, was a co-owner of the Cyprus Inn in Northern California. She reportedly only agreed to buy it if it accepted dogs.
The ancient Cyprus Inn has continued her dog-loving heritage by providing blankets and bowls, a patio to relax on, and an outdoor shower for rinsing off the sandy legs of your fur baby after a day at the beach.
Montage Palmetto Bluff: Bluffton, SC
Montage Palmetto Bluff, located halfway between Georgia, Savannah, South Carolina, and Hilton Head Island, is set on 20,000 acres of meticulously protected Lowcountry countryside, making it an ideal spot for walking your dog. Dogs are welcome in both the rental rooms and homes at The Inn, and all of the “favored pups” receive homemade snacks, bow ties, and dog beds.
If you need to clean up after a day in the woods, one of the hotel’s canine ambassadors may greet you. In the property’s charming Wilson Village, Buffalo’s boasts a pet-friendly patio and a biscuit bar for those with southern tastes.
We hope that this list gives you some inspiration for your next road trip with your beloved pooch. Some things you might include in your doggy packing list include an inflatable bed, water, and food bowls, toys, a first aid kit, and all your dog’s vaccination records.
With proper planning, your road trip with your dog should go off without a hitch. Have fun and happy traveling!