PHOTO: Fairmont, Washington D.C.

The Best Pet Friendly Hotels in Washington D.C.

Barbara Noe Kennedy | January 10, 2018

Who wants to leave Fido and Princess at home when you’re off exploring the joys of Washington, DC? Luckily, many hotels welcome four-legged guests, many with pawsome perks. Here are some of the best pet-friendly hotels in Washington D.C.


Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Why it made the list

The sophisticated dog enjoys a relaxing stay at this beautiful West End hotel, which allows small pets only. Dog walking and pet sitting are available.

This cozy, intimate Ritz–Carlton incorporates a turn-o Read More


The St. Regis Washington, D.C

Why it made the list

Dogs are loved at this elegant, Old World hotel near the White House. Doggie amenities include dining mat, bowls, toys, assorted treats (including cannoli and martini cookies) and doggie toiletries.

The palatial St. Regis has reigned since 1926 just two block Read More


Mandarin Oriental

Why it made the list

Small pets only can enjoy this luxe hotel near the Tidal Basin—a great place for a doggie walk.

A swanky, deluxe world near the Jefferson Memorial and South Read More


The Kimpton Donovan

Why it made the list

There are eleven Kimpton properties in the DC region, and all are beloved for their pet-friendly policies. All animals are welcome, at no extra charge, including cats, birds, even lizards. Pet perks include plush pet beds, food, water bowls, mats, a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, and boutiques. Certain properties even have a Director of Pet Relations.

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The Jefferson

Why it made the list

The Jefferson might very well top the list for its naming of a Canine Executive Officer, a cute little beagle named Monti (aka Lord Monticello) who greets all visiting cats and dogs. Pet guests also receive their own pet beds, food and water bowls, toys, and high-grade treats. The concierge has maps for the best dog-walking routes in the neighborhood and knows all the pet-friendly places around. All pet sizes are welcome, and all stay for free.

Many regard this small historic hotel, within walking distan Read More


The Hay-Adams

Why it made the list

Pets stay for free at this regal hotel near the White House, with perks including doggie beds, food bowls, bottled water. dog walking and dog sitting. Sorry, cats are not welcome.

This romantic, Italian Renaissance on Lafayette Square, ofte Read More


Fairmont, Washington D.C.

Why it made the list

This luxury West End hotel offers the Very Important Dog program, which includes healthy handmade treats made exclusively by the hotel’s executive pastry chef, bottled water, and a dining mat. Walking maps to nearby parks, a list of pet-friendly restaurants and stores, and loner leashes and collars are also available. And here’s a nice touch: Each time a guest stays at the hotel with their pet, 5% of their room rate is donated to the Washington Animal Rescue League. All pets stay for free.

The newly 27-million-dollar-renovated property in the West E Read More


The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Why it made the list

This Dupont Circle hotel has an entire floor devoted to dogs (sorry, cats must stay home). And all dogs stay free! The staff can recommend the best dog parks and stores.

This Embassy Row hotel is about as historic as they come. Read More


Avenue Suites Georgetown

Why it made the list

Even big dogs can check into this urbane property near the White House. The front desk knows all the dog-friendly paths and parks in the neighborhood. It also has toys and other pet accessories for your dog’s playful side. All dogs and cats stay for free.

Entering Avenue Suites is like arriving at your cool friend' Read More

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