Who said romance and Valentine’s travel are only the preserve of humankind? As any pet parent will testify, their furry friend is their baby/BFF/true love. As more of us opt to vacay with our precious bundle in toe, the great news is luxury hotels all over the world are not only now welcoming them with open arms (and paws), they’re rolling out the red carpet in anticipation. Here are 10 pet-friendly hotels worth traveling with your pup or pussy cat for.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Seattle
All Kimpton Hotels are pet-friendly – water, treats, beds, bowls, and clean-up bags are a given. But at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Seattle, cats and dogs can expect the royal treatment – including their own in-room dining menu featuring grilled burgers, beef stew, and pup popsicles, made from peanut butter, yogurt, and banana.
Le Bristol, Paris
Both dogs and cats are welcome at this decadent Parisian hotel. In fact, Le Bristol, Paris has long been known for its resident cat who wanders the hallways and has his own apartment. Visiting pets receive a handcrafted bed, silver water bowls filled with Evian, and cookies monogrammed with their pets’ names.
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico
Small pups (30 pounds or under) can live their best life at this one-with-nature resort. Among the perks at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve: kayaking excursions with their humans, tepee-style dog beds with personalized name plaque (easily transported from room to pool), and healthy homemade meals with fresh vegetables, free-range chicken, and beef.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Check into one of The Beverly Hills hotel’s famous bungalows, loved by Hollywood luminaries, with your fur baby. Morning coffee, delivered each morning, will include freshly baked – and personalized – doggie treats from the bakery.
Coworth Park, Ascot, UK
BYOH (bring your own horse) to experience the top equestrian facilities at this luxurious countryside retreat. Arrive to find your horse’s name on the stable door and special treats made by the hotel’s Michelin-starred pastry chef.
Ritz Carlton, Aruba
Skip napping in the room. Dogs can swim with their humans on the beach at the luxe and extremely pet-friendly Ritz Carlton Aruba resort. Among the other amenities (treats, beds, bowls), pups also get their own mini beach loungers.
Moxy, Times Square, New York City
While most New York City hotels limit pets to guestrooms, dogs checking into Moxy Times Square, are privy to join their humans at the bar and lounge (martinis not included).
Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace, Taormina, Sicily
Bring your biggest furry friend, pets of any size are welcome at Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace. Play fetch all day along this beautiful stretch of coastline, one of Sicily’s most beautiful, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The Galt House Louisville, Kentucky.
It’s not just about horses in this famous Kentucky Derby town. At the legendary, The Galt House, the city’s only waterfront hotel, dogs are welcome too and even given their own outdoor park area. Southern hospitality done paw-fectly.
Claris Hotel & Spa, Barcelona, Spain
The hotel’s ‘Stay & Dog’ package (despite the name) welcomes dogs and cats. Pets receive a bed and bowls, plus a selection of boys and treats by Trixie, Europe’s leading pet accessory brand.