As September quickly approaches, so does National Dog Week! With an entire week of appreciation ahead of us, there’s no better time to book a vacation with furry friends. The hotels below are ready to roll out the red carpet for our four-legged companions, providing a retreat where both humans and their beloved dogs can revel in a pet-friendly paradise.
Hotel Effie (Miramar Beach, FL for South Walton)
Hotel Effie takes pride in being a pet-friendly hotel that goes above and beyond to make four-legged guests feel right at home. As a testament to their commitment, the hotel welcomes guests in special pet-friendly rooms with a dog bed, water bowl, doggy bags, toy, and a bag of Einstein treats to enjoy. Hotel Effie proudly exemplifies its dedication to creating a pet-friendly environment that enriches the lives of both the guests and their cherished pets. Hotel Effie also created a special place for four-legged family members to spend quality time together – the Sandestine Bark Park offers a safe, clean environment, perfect for play time.
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota (Sarasota, FL)
Known for its white-sand beaches, exceptional warm weather and enriching cultural activities, Sarasota is an enchanting beach retreat perfect for a vacation with your four-legged family members. Treat your fur baby to the lap of luxury in Sarasota, with a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. This stunning luxury resort located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, welcomes all dogs under 40 lbs and is in close proximity to several pet-friendly attractions in the area. With various dog parks and beaches, dog-friendly restaurants, shops and hotels, there is no shortage of fun here for travelers with pets in tow. Payne Park, a former baseball field turned public park, is home to an awesome pet-friendly park, perfect for an afternoon energy release. Also located in Payne Park is beloved restaurant, Cafe in The Park, offering casual dining for humans and doggy ice cream to keep pups happy too! For beach bum dogs, a visit to Brohard Beach and Paw Park is an absolute must.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe, CA)
The Ritz-Carlton’s level of service doesn’t stop at just the human guests. Pets are acknowledged as a part of the family at the Lake Tahoe property. Upon arrival, furry guests are treated to organic treats and a toy specific to each sized dog. In guest rooms, a plush pet bed is already set up along with bottled water for the pups next to water bowls, as well as a tray of treats, and more toys. If a petis ever seen by the staff on property, they are likely to be surprised with a toy or treat for being a good boy/girl. No matter how big or small, every pup is welcome.
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel (Miami, Florida)
The recently renovated Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, located in the heart of Miami Beach and historic Art Deco area, is the most pet-friendly hotel you will find in the destination. Not only does the hotel welcome any and all types of dogs (no size or weight restrictions) at no fee as well as cats, but they are treated just like any guest with several surprise and special amenities including plush dog beds for guest rooms, toys, water and food bowls, and treats. Your furry best friends are truly given the VIP treatment at this awesome beachfront property.
Tampa Marriott Water Street (Tampa, Florida)
The Tampa Marriott Water Street is located in the heart of the buzzing Water Street neighborhood in Tampa and welcomes both cats and dogs! This pet-friendly property boasts a beautiful rooftop pool and a waterside restaurant situated along Tampa’s Riverwalk. Anchor and Brine offers a coastal-driven approach to food with menus that feature high-quality seasonal dishes. Every Monday this summer from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m, they are offering a Yappy Hour, where guests can enjoy an afternoon out with their pups.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is pet-friendly and the only LEED® Silver-certified resort in the Cayman Islands. Dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee. The property features six private beachfront bungalows, four unique culinary outlets, two pools and an exceptional spa with the island’s only Hammam. The property’s sustainability offerings make this the ideal lodging option for conscious pet parents. With a large investment of solar panels, commitment to recycling, and top-of-the-line geothermal/rainwater collection systems, the resort is an all around safe space to for everyone.
Viceroy Snowmass (Snowmass, Colorado)
Viceroy Snowmass offers special amenities for pups through their VIPets program. Upon arrival, your pet will be greeted with a bag containing a leash, doggie bags, and a house-made organic dog treat. In your room, you’ll find a dog bed and food and water bowls (upon request and based on availability). Treats are available to order through room service and dog walking can be locally sourced by the concierge. Viceroy Snowmass takes it one step further and has their own house dog, Vi, who can be found on the property welcoming guests and leading hikes. They even host a dog-friendly “Yappy Hour”.
Westin LAX (Los Angeles, California)
The Westin Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is a pet-friendly haven of modern wellness. Prioritizing mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, the Westin LAX doesn’t stop at catering to humans on the go. For Westin brand fans, guests know the famous Westin Heavenly® bed is a highlight of their stay, uniquely designed with a plush, pillow-top construction for premium comfort and support. Pets can also enjoy their own slice of heaven, as all Westin Hotels & Resorts offer the luxury and comfort of a plush Heavenly Dog Bed and special pet amenities free of charge. The Heavenly Dog Bed is also a perfect gift for your deserving, loyal companion, purchasable here.
Terramor Outdoor Resort Bar Harbor (Bar Harbor, Maine)
There’s no better way to explore nature than with family and friends – including your four-legged ones. Tucked into the woods outside Acadia National Park is Mount Desert Island’s only full-service glamping property where dogs are greeted with a doggy bag, treat, and endless love. Offering a spew of luxury amenities and fun activities, like lobster bakes, rotating TerraS’mores, and hands-on grilling experiences, Terramor also has a designated Puppy Park where dogs can run and play off-leash. Dogs can’t be left alone in the tent, though, so if you’re headed to a trail or restaurant that’s not as pet-friendly, the resort works with a local dog boarder who will gladly dog sit while you’re out.