One of the potential downsides of travel is leaving your favorite furry friends at home. Fortunately, it’s getting easier to incorporate your pets into your travel plans. We’ve rounded up 20 properties—every Kimpton hotel is great for pets, though we've selected a few to highlight here—across the country where your four-legged companions will be treated to high-end hospitality—think homemade organic snacks, plush pet beds, and exciting activities such as doggie yoga, surfing, and skijoring. Ever heard of canine massage therapy? Read on to discover hotels that will make any dog wag its tail. —Anja Mutić
Warwick Denver Hotel
WHERE: Denver, Colorado
At the Warwick Denver Hotel, the only hotel in the popular tree-lined Uptown neighborhood, good times roll for your furry friends. There’s more to wag their tails about than yummy pet food and a snuggly bed. After a trip around the city’s dog boutiques, cody up at the hotel’s “paw-tio” during daily happy hour and treat your pup to a complimentary dog cupcake from Denver-based Biscotti Hound.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Denver Guide
Stanton South Beach
WHERE: Miami, Florida
At this luxurious oceanfront retreat, perched right on the sand of Ocean Drive, your pooch is up for the ultimate doggie adventure. Friendly staff at the Marriott Stanton South Beach welcome guests and their four-legged best friends with open arms and cozy suites. With tasty Starbucks doggie biscuits next door plus delicious outdoor restaurants and pet-friendly parks nearby, your pals with paws will have plenty to wag their tails about.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Miami Guide
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
WHERE: Carmel, California
Escape with your pet to the tranquil Carmel Valley where you get to enjoy sumptuous food and wine while your furry friend frolics around oak-studded and sparkling lakes. The “Pamper Your Pooch” package at Quail Lodge & Golf Club includes a pet blanket, a portable dog dish and pet amenities storage backpack so your outing to lush fairways and an 18-hole golf course is carefree.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Monterey Bay Area Guide
The Commons Hotel
WHERE: Minneapolis, Minnesota
At The Commons Hotel, canines and felines enjoy the ultimate “hosPETality.” The Bark Butler delivers anything from food to toys so your pets can embrace their inner nerd. SmartPAWS Pet Program at this hip Minneapolis hotel includes geek-chic goodies and in-room doggie dining options. Your furry companions will love the exclusive pet guestroom floor and the dog-walking adventure map.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Minneapolis Guide
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
WHERE: Atlanta, Georgia
Man’s best friend will quickly become a fan of the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, housed in a sleek building that rises 42 stories above the city. Their luxurious pet program includes pet-friendly amenities and the special “MOpup” in-room dining. No dog can resist organic bone-shaped cookies courtesy of the pastry team or a stroll around the English Garden. For the ultimate chill-out, treat your pooch to a coconut water–infused Melon Puptail.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Atlanta Guide
Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
WHERE: Salt Lake City, Utah
A unique modern touch of Hotel Monaco in downtown Salt Lake City adds a playful note to your visit. Pet-free guests can enjoy the company of a complimentary goldfish without having to care for it—the hotel staff will. Furry travel pals of any size enjoy their dog-friendly stay for free, and the hotel’s “Best Friends Pet Package” will get a big paws up for treats and toys from I–paw and insider tips on the city’s pet services.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Salt Lake City Guide
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana
The dog’s life doesn’t get any better than a retreat at this edgy Warehouse Arts District hideaway. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery welcomes your canine companion with a toy, a treat, and a free copy of Fido Friendly. But to really scratch their sweet spot, take them to pet acupuncture or a session with a psychic and tarot readings. Browse through books on pet holistic care and tune your pup right into the spirit of the Big Easy.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s New Orleans Guide
Delano Las Vegas
WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada
Housed in the 43-floor golden tower at Mandalay Bay Resort Complex, Delano Las Vegas offers the ultimate in pooch pleasing. See your pup’s mouth water over the Fetch of the Day, including Bark-A-Roni macaroni and cheese with hot dogs. And when their tummy is full, let a doggie butler take them out on a walk around the resort. Get a check-in snapshot texted to your phone to be sure Fido is having a blast.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Las Vegas Guide
Loews Chicago Hotel
WHERE: Chicago, Illinois
Furry friends will love Loews Chicago Hotel for its Loews Loves Pets program. At this luxe hotel occupying a 52-story tower one block from the Chicago River, dogs snuggle on a bone-shaped mat and enjoy the in-room dining menu. Pooches get all natural beef and kitties go for locally sourced fish pâté. Need more? Let the pet-loving staff hook you up with local groomers and pet-friendly restaurants with outdoor patios.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Chicago Guide
St. Regis Aspen Resort
WHERE: Aspen, Colorado
At the St. Regis Aspen Resort, a quintessential mountain retreat decked out with elegance and unrivaled luxury, doggies are up for learning a superb new trick: skijoring. Guided by a professional trainer, you and your four-legged partner embark on a thrilling adventure of running in the snow. After exercising in a striking landscape, your pup can bask in the resort’s plush turndown amenities and yummy homemade biscuits.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Aspen Guide
WHERE: Santa Barbara, California
Pals with paws are warmly welcome at The Goodland, a coastal Kimpton boutique with a slow-burn vibe and a rich social scene. While parents get poolside service with spiked aqua frescas, dogs munch on carob cookies and roll around in faux fur “peds” (pet beds). Watch those tails wag at the sight of The Goodland Pet Pack, which includes a map to pet-friendly Hendrys Beach and tips for groomers and pet boutiques
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Santa Barbara Guide
Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
WHERE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh in downtown Steel City knows how to get on your furry friend’s good side. There is no fee for animals of any size at this Beaux Arts–style landmark reborn as a boutique retreat. Your four-legged companion will be delighted by the “petmenities,” especially the super-comfy pet bed filled with plush fiberfill. Make sure they try the housemade treats: peanut butter and bacon biscuits.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Pittsburgh Guide
Melrose Georgetown Hotel
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
This chic Art Deco–inspired hotel at the heart of DC throws glamour into a dog’s life. Your furry fellows can put their paws up in style and lounge on plush pet bedding. The staff at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel know how to glam it up with mini organic treats, a premium leather leash, a Melrose feeding mat, and will even allow dogs to explore hidden nooks within the lobby and the library.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Washington, D.C. Guide
The Anchorage 1770
WHERE: Beaufort, South Carolina
Fancy pampering your pooch with a seaside holiday? The Anchorage 1770, a luxurious historic inn in Beaufort, has a Sea Dog program named after the Elizabethan-era Caribbean pirates. Your pup will love freestyle play by the ocean at Hunting Island Beach state park. Spoil him even more with cuddly eco toys and homemade biscuits by the inn's pastry chef. Traveling pet-free? Take Bear, the resident Boykin Spaniel, for a walk.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Beaufort Guide
The London NYC
WHERE: New York, New York
It doesn’t get more pet-friendly than at The London NYC, a high-style urban retreat whose mascot is an English bulldog. With some of the largest standard rooms in Manhattan, your pooch will have enough room to stretch out and play. As pet parents enjoy the bespoke lounging and sought-after Manhattan skyline views, furry travelers can munch on a breast of chicken prepared by the in-house culinary team.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s New York City Guide
The Sebastian – Vail – A Timbers Resort
WHERE: Vail, Colorado
As one of the newest Vail Valley boutique hotels, The Sebastian makes sure your travelling pet gets the attention it deserves. At this chic mountain resort, not only are dogs welcome with a pet bed and bowls with scrumptious treats, they also get their name listed on the dog board. Knowing the four-legged travelers staying at the hotel, your furry pal’s networking is only a tail-wag away.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Vail Guide
WHERE: La Jolla, California
La Valencia, or “The Pink Lady” of La Jolla, for decades a favorite of the rich and famous, welcomes your VIP (Very Important Pet) with no less splendor. A charming old-word retreat adds mouthwatering touches to your pooch’s sojourn: La V “VIP” Dog Tag, a stylish leash, and Pet Patio dining hours. How about picking something from the Unleash Your Fitness menu: doggie yoga, surfing, or canine massage therapy?
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s La Jolla Guide
WHERE: Adairsville, Georgia
In a storybook setting at the Barnsley Resort, among the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, opulence extends to furry travelers, too. Hiking through historic grounds and landscaped gardens is enough to make pet lovers turn around three times, scratch out a spot and stay awhile. Big paws up to the resort for their no weight limits for pets and their support of orphaned animals through the Pampered Pets for PAWS program.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Georgia Guide
Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philly’s landmark and stunningly stylish hotel makes your furry friend’s visit memorable. Pets Loving Pets package at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel features scrumptious in-room dishes like Doggie Meatloaf, Pampered Pooch Rice, and Lamb Casserole. Even better, when you treat your dog in this hotel, you also help a local elderly animal rescue with a small donation.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Philadelphia Guide
The Arnold House
WHERE: The Catskills, New York
An intimate, friendly retreat is all a dog needs sometimes. Casual but lively, The Arnold House is the ultimate country escape for those who love the great outdoors. Pups will have a blast swimming in the lake and rinsing off in an outdoor dog shower. Turndown doesn’t get any cozier for Fido, with homemade treats and dog beds in rooms as well as scattered throughout the inn for the tired furry soul to fall asleep on the spot.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Catskills Guide