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The Best Luxury Hotels for Pets

The Best Howlin’ Good Pet Friendly Hotels

Pet owners who wanted Fido or Fluffy to accompany them while traveling formerly had to settled for dedicated rooms that weren’t necessarily the best and sometimes just be tolerated by the hotel staff.

Those days are long gone. Many hoteliers recognize people who travel with their pets want their 4-legged companions just as comfy.

MainStreet came up with 10 of the most luxurious and accommodating hotels for pets.

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The Little Nell, Aspen, Colo.

The Little Nell, Aspen, CO: It doesn’t matter if you’re going in the winter to ski or in the summer or fall to hike and bike, The Little Nell treats your pet as a guest, even providing a Puppy Jet Lag kit. After deciding what trail to hike from the “Petiquette” handbook, your dog will be able to come back to the hotel and enjoy homemade pet food and treats from the menu and sleep in a luxurious and cozy pet bed. Don’t worry about Fido getting lost, as he will also receive a complimentary brass identification tag upon check in. rates from $355 for a room with a town view.

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The Ritz Carlton New York (Central Park)

Nothing could be better for a dog visiting The Big Apple than having access to the largest green space in Manhattan at Central Park. Well, nothing that is, besides also staying at the Ritz. The Pampered Pooch Package includes a bone shaped pillow, aromatherapy coat spritz treatments, home-baked treats and a customized food menu; and, if the weather is bad, the loan of a Burberry water proof coat. Rates start at $595.

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Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.


If you’re a wine lover preparing for a trip to the famous Napa Valley, there is no reason not to take your pet, or two if you have them. The Calistoga Ranch allows two pets per guest of any size. Upon arrival, you’re presented with the “Happy Tails” newsletter, with information on local pet-friendly wineries, restaurants, and hiking and walking trails. Your pooch receives a wine bottle filled with organic pet treats, a stainless steel bowl, and spring water. The dog beds have orthopedic tops and are fitted with nutmeg brown velvet sheets by Italian linen company Rivolta Carmignani. Bodie, the yellow lab at the ranch may make fast friends with your dogs. Rates from $850 per night in the summer season with a $125 per stay pet fee.

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Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, Ga.

The staff at the Cloister Spa and Fitness Center  will not only cater to your needs, assisting with your health of mind, body and soul, they will also cater to your pet’s needs. They can provide a pet aromatherapy treatment that is designed to stimulate brain function and promote well-being. The chef also prepares special pet friendly nutritional treats and granola bars that are designed to promote digestion. Rates range from $550 with a non refundable $175 pet deposit.

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Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah

If you bring your own pet to this adventure wellness resort in southern Utah, you will be assigned a deluxe room specifically for the comfort of you and your pet. If you don’t have a pet or don’t want to bring your own, this resort has a partnership with a local no-kill shelter, allowing you to take a dog on the Pound Puppy Hike, giving a homeless shelter animal some much needed companionship and exercise for the day. Rates run from $230-$295, per night, depending on the season, with a $50 pet fee if you bring your own dog.

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The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Penn.

At the Nemcaolin Woodlands Resort, you have the option of keeping your small dog with you in your room or give him a vacation at the adjacent Nemacolin Wooflands, the pet resort and spa that offers luxury accommodations meant just for our four legged family members. Rates start at $255 per room per night for the humans and if your dog stays in your room, there is a $150 non-refundable pet deposit.

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Inn by the Sea, Portland, Maine

Inn by the Sea claims to be one of the first luxury hotels to accept pets, so they’ve had a long time to get it right. You couldn’t be an animal lover and not appreciate the special pet menu that includes Meat Roaff, Doggy Gumbo, The Bird Dog (chicken dish) and K-9 Ice Cream topped with crumbled doggie biscuits. During summer dogs dressed in “casual leashes” are invited to daily happy hour and during the last two weeks of October, the pool goes completely to the dogs. In- room spa treatments also an amenity. Rates start at $209.

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Topnotch Resort, Stowe, Vt.

In room massage and aromatherapy treatments are just two of the many amenities for pooches at the Topnotch Resort. People and their pets are located on the first floor of the hotel, giving them easy access to the outdoor “facilities.” There’s also a special doggie turndown service, including a doggie bed, bowl, treats and personalized welcome note. Rates start at $385 per night (spa services are an additional fee).

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El Portal Sedona Hotel, Sedona, Ariz.


This 12-room boutique hotel vows that it not only treats its human guests as family, but also its 4-legged guests as well. El Portal canine guests are welcomed with pet beds and special treat baskets in guest rooms. The hoteliers will also be happy to talk to you about pet friendly parks, restaurants and other sights in the area. Of course, pets are allowed in the lobby, great room and courtyard. If your pets cannot accompany you, the hotel even offers a pet sitting service, walking and watering your pet while you’re enjoying the day. Rates start at $179.

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Palmer House Hilton, Chicago

The staff at some chain hotels might accept pets because corporate tells them they have to, but at the Palmer House Hilton, the staff embrace the pets, treating them as if they are the paying guest. Upon check in, guests with pets will receive a complimentary pet tag, bowl and doggie bed. One of the great things about the Palmer House Hilton in addition to the friendly staff and beautiful hotel is its proximity to Grant Park, where you can walk your pet. Rates start $209.

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