10 Most Pet-Friendly Hotels

August 13, 2008

If you’ve ever owned a pet then you are sure to know the hassles that come with trying to plan a trip and make sure your pet is taken care of.

Will you be able to find someone you trust to take care of your pet or will you have to put them in a boarding facility with all those fees?

Believe it or not many hotels have started to allow pets to check in with you to help eliminate some of your travel stress. Here are the 10 best pet-friendly hotels.

1. Gazebo Inn Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME

The Gazebo Inn Ogunquit knows how great it can be to bring your pet on vacation. Guests may bring well-behaved, non-barking dogs. Out of concern for other people’s allergies, cats are not allowed at the Inn.

There are five designated rooms for dogs, and common areas are off limits to the dogs. The Inn offers fine lodging.

When you check in, they will provide you with information on nearby vets, as well as parks, beaches and other places where you can take your dog for a walk.


2. TierraLinda Bed and Breakfast, Galena, Illinois

Nestled within the beautiful rolling hills of Jo Daviess County, TierraLinda is a peaceful location just five miles south of Galena.

TierraLinda means “beautiful earth.” The serene setting is the perfect place to relax and bring your dog with you.

The century-old farmhouse has undergone an extensive renovation and today has two guestrooms with private baths. There is a $20 fee per dog, per night.


3. The Sleepy Dog Guest House, Bisbee, Arizona

If you’re traveling through Southeastern Arizona with your dog, you might want to stay at the Sleepy Dog Guest House.

This unique, dog-friendly place to stay is artist-owned. The contemporary and colorful one-bedroom house is artist-owned and themed in a quirky and Southwestern way.

At the Sleepy Dog Guest House, you and your dog get the whole place to yourself


4. The Spruce Moose Lodge and Cottages, North Conway, NH

At the Spruce Moose Lodge and Cottages you can bring your dog with you on vacation.

The Cottages, Spruce Moose House and Little House are all dog-friendly, and one of the lodge rooms is even open for quiet and well-behaved dogs.

Your dog is even allowed to spend the night with you as long as he/she is quiet. However, there are no dogs allowed in the main Lodge sitting room.


5. The Brittania and W.E. Mauger Estate Bed and Breakfast, Albuquerque

This intimate and restored Queen Anne residence is the most centrally located bed and breakfast in Albuquerque.

The graceful and elegant atmosphere features rich woodwork and high ceilings for an old fashioned atmosphere.

The Mauger Estate is located within walking distance of Route 66, the Convention Center and the downtown business district, making it the most centrally located bed and breakfast in Albuquerque.

The Mauger Estate has hosted guests such as celebrities Linda Rondstadt and Martin Sheen, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. They welcome small to medium sized dogs in a special guest room just for dogs.

The room is ground floor and has a doggie door and fenced-in side yard. There are also two dog-friendly townhouses with fenced back patios.


6. The Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, San Simeon, CA

The Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is family owned and operated with a friendly and dedicated staff, located on scenic Highway 1, just three miles south of Hearst Castle.

There are plenty of nearby attractions, from coastal wildlife to tide pools and secluded beaches and some of California’s finest wineries and vineyards, located just minutes away.

And, you get to bring your dog with you!


7. La Quinta Inn and Suites Madison American Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Pets are welcome at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Madison. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Madison is close to the airport and offers easy access to I-90 and Highway 151.

There is plenty of great shopping nearby at the East Towne mall and a wide variety of restaurants that will suit all tastes. The unique city of Wisconsin Dells, the University of Wisconsin and the State Capitol in Downtown Madison are all just a short drive away.


8. Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA

An eclectic and vibrant luxury hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Hotel Marlowe is set on the Charles River across from downtown Boston.

The Hotel Marlowe offers sophisticated accommodations and amenities in addition to highly personalized service.

This truly distinctive Boston hotel is just minutes from Harvard Square and the MIT campus, with easy access to the financial district and exclusive Beacon Hill Neighborhood. Dogs are welcome here.

9. Hotel Monaco, Denver, CO

This sophisticated hotel in downtown Denver offers an experience of luxury to its guests.

The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center, 16th Street Mall and all that Denver has to offer. Adventurous guests can easily travel to the Rockies for a getaway into the mountains.

This luxurious and stylish boutique hotel will accommodate your furry friend and even provide a lunch box of complimentary treats!


10. Paw House Inn, West Rutland, VT

This historic 1786 farmhouse inn is located just minutes from the most fantastic dog-friendly summer activities in New England, like swimming, hiking, and adventure spots.

Rates at the charming Paw House Inn include use of the on-site dog care facility, and a full country breakfast for humans.



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