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7 pet-friendly hotels that ensure your dog won't be left out of travel adventures

Sarah Kelsey is a lifestyle writer, editor and spokesperson based in Toronto. She was the editor of AOL/The Huffington Post Canada’s StyleList, Style and Living sites. Today, she's a freelancer writing for some of North America’s top pub...

You don't have to leave your dog at home when you go on vacation — stay at a pet-friendly hotel instead

Because there's nothing more fun than traveling with woman's best friend and there's nothing harder than finding a good hotel that will accept your pooch with open arms we've rounded up our favorite pet-friendly hotels and resorts across the U.S.

The good news is that in many cases, pet-friendly hotels are becoming easier to find as more vacationers include their fur-babies in their travel plans. We suggest starting with one of our top picks and then working your way through Yelp using the "pet-friendly hotels" filter to find more options in your area:

1. Mt. Baker Lodging Inc.

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:

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2. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

Sedona, Arizona

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:

3. Crowne Plaza Times Square

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:

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4. Hotel Montelone

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:

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