Believe us, we're all about a fun vacay, but it's just kinda hard to enjoy yourself when all you can think about is your dog or cat at home. How can we fully concentrate on sipping that drink at the beach or hitting up our favorite national park when all we can picture is our little fur baby, home alone, staring at the door with tearful, lonesome eyes? If you find the right hotel, the sad scenario can be a thing of the past. Yup, there are totally places to stay that will accept your pet with open arms.
The end of summer might be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to squeeze in one final road trip. We've rounded up our favorite pet-friendly hotels and resorts across the U.S. so you guys can take the trip of your life. If you're not headed anywhere near out picks, you can also search Yelp using the "pet-friendly hotels" filter to find more options in your area.
Mt. Baker, Washington
Just north of Seattle, this relaxing, outdoorsy resort comes with fully equipped cabins, cottages and chalets and offers luxury rentals specifically for people with pets. Once there, you're free to bring your dog or cat with you on a long day of hiking, fishing, hunting or snowshoeing (in the winter, of course). The only problem? Because most cabins come equipped with a hot tub, gameroom and fireplace, you and your pet may never want to leave. For more information, visit: www.mtbakerlodging.com.
This luxury four-diamond resort is the perfect place to visit when you and your pooch need a little pampering. Their "Rouge and Pooch" package comes with two-night accommodation in a deluxe room. Upon arrival, your little one will receive a haute poochie bed, doggie mats and a special squeaky toy, as well as a delicious bag of treats. For more information, visit: www.sedonarouge.com.
New York (Manhattan), New York
Start spreading the news: Pets are welcome in Manhattan hotels! While some shun pooches traveling with their owners, the Crowne Plaza, with incredible views of Times Square, is completely pet friendly. All you have to do is call in advance. The friendly hotel staff will even help you plan a pet-friendly tour of the Big Apple! For more information, visit: www.cpmanhattantimessquare.com.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Isn't it nice when your pet gets treated like the fabulous creatures they are? At this hotel in the once-again-booming French Quarter, your pet gets the special treatment with a welcome mat, bowl and treats. A brochure even details the pet-friendly restaurants and hot spots around the city. For more information, visit: www.hotelmonteleone.com.
Originally published July 2009. Updated August 2017.
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