Luxury vacations with your dog — what could possibly be better? Holidays are your escape from the everyday. You want to say goodbye to the stresses of work and commutes, daily deadlines, and demanding bosses, while you relax in the lap of luxury. But, do you really want to leave everything at home far behind?
Certainly not, when it comes to your very best friend in the world. At one time, it would have been hard to find good hotels and accommodations that allowed for furry visitors — let alone luxury hotels with dedicated pet amenities. But, times have changed, and when it comes to Fido, definitely for the better.
From the world’s tourist hot spots and the finest hotel chains and unique boutique properties, it seems like many smart hoteliers are tapping into the travel-with-dogs trend. You’ll find luxe amenities, gourmet food, and many other services that are sure to make the holiday truly special for you and your beloved pup too. Here are 25 of the world’s most luxurious dog-friendly hotels to check out.
The "art of Asian hospitality" is the catchphrase at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. It's the place to experience the best the city has to offer, with a downtown location and sleek, ultra-modern décor. Doggos can enjoy the amenities along with their human friends, and for Rover, that includes a cushy dog bed, treats, and a grassy dog run around the hotel’s pet terrace. Even if you don’t have a dog, you can enjoy the ambiance — each guest room features a plush stuffed dog, and you can even set up a love-in with Buster Presutti Posey, the hotel’s Canine Operating Officer (COO). You can follow his adventures on social media @NikkoPupSF.
You’re conveniently close to Times Square and Rockefeller Center at The Muse Hotel in New York City, along with all the buzz and vibrant energy of midtown Manhattan. Fido will enjoy the trip right along with you in this stylish contemporary hotel at no extra charge. Sadie the pooch is the hotel's Director of Pet Relations, and she's made sure there is a list of amenities like a plush bed, gourmet pet food, courtesy bags for walks, and your concierge can provide you a list of pet-friendly parks, restaurants, and more. There's a wine reception every night, and your beloved woofer is welcome to join you.
You and your pupper can enjoy stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the city of Miami at the luxury 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Brickell Key. You'll appreciate the classic Miami Art Deco style décor and touches of Asian-style luxury, while Fido will enjoy the Year of the Dog amenities, including dog beds, a Mandarin Oriental collar charm, and gourmet meals cooked by hotel staff. The concierge will help you find other pet-friendly attractions and things to do in the city. There’s only one drawback — your woofer has to be 25 pounds or less.
Enjoy the great outdoors in Stowe, Vermont, including the legendary skiing during the winter, hiking, tennis, and more during the summer. Dogs are VIPs at Top Notch Resort, where they'll sleep in their own bed and enjoy treats at check-in, and every day at tea time. They'll provide you with disposable litter bags and receptacles to dispose of them in both inside the hotel and outdoors on your adventures. Your pup can also enjoy a Rover Reiki Massage by a specially trained therapist in your room.
At the luxe Milestone Hotel in London, they believe in pampering all their guests, including the furry kind. On arrival, your dog will be greeted with a welcome hamper packed with toys, treats, and their very own Milestone signature pet tag. During your stay, both you and Fido will get turn-down service, and your furry friend will get their choice of pet bed. The hotel provides walking, sitting, and grooming service. You might even consider arranging your stay for Fido’s birthday, which the hotel is more than willing to help you celebrate in style. If it’s a bit chilly, there are pet-size bathrobes and a pet taxi service so Rover can join you after his haircut and walks.
Skiing is a wonderful outdoorsy kind of vacation, but when it comes to your canine friend, there’s a problem. They (usually) don’t enjoy skiing as much as you do, and will be left alone for long hours while you make the most of the slopes. Not at The Little Nell resort in Aspen, Colorado, though, where the skiing and snowboarding is superlative and the dog-friendly service is too. They have staff available to walk and hang out with your dog while you take to the slopes and a gourmet pet menu to keep them happy. They’ll even provide you with a Puppy Jet Lag Kit to help your pup adjust to the high altitude
The Benjamin Hotel in New York City is consistently rated as one of the best both for its opulent contemporary style and its extremely dog-friendly policies. The hotel is a partner with BarkBox, so guess what Fido gets as soon as you walk in the door? Along with a box full of treats, there is a doggy mini bar in each room equipped with even more treats for your best friend. You’ll both enjoy the stylish location on Park Avenue South, just a few blocks from Madison Square Park and its grassy dog run.
You and your furry loved one can both enjoy the royal treatment and 5-star luxury at Ashford Castle in lush green County Mayo, Ireland. The spectacular castle was originally built in 1228 and once housed the Guinness family of dark Irish beer fame. You can explore the vast Ashford Estate with your Very Important Pet or V.I.P. and when you'd rather relax, there is staff available to walk and sit your pup by prior arrangement. They get their own bed and plush towels, food, water bowls, and, of course, treats.
You and your best buddy will be right downtown at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York City, close to the museums, the shows, the art galleries, the restaurants, and the best of what the city has to offer. You'll both enjoy the plush amenities, including the comfortable contemporary décor, and your choice of loft suites or rooms. Pet-friendly accommodations come at no extra charge, and include organic treats, bedding, and pet-friendly floors. The hotel has its own Soho Grand Dog Park, a private enclave for you and your pooch with fire hydrant water stations and benches. If you can't come with your pet, the hotel will supply you with a goldfish to keep you company free of charge.
You’ll want to set up an Instagram account for your beloved dog just so you can properly document their vacation at The Opus Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. Dog tents, soft beds, bowls, and treats are on the house, and there's an off leash park just two blocks away. If you're busy or tired, they'll take your pup out for a run for you at no charge — just book in advance. You can consult with the Bow-Wow Butler for anything your doggy's heart may desire and they can arrange grooming and nail trimming for you too so that Fido looks his best. Gourmet treats and even cakes can be delivered directly to your room.
You can take your dog Down Under in high style with a visit to The Langham Hotel in Sydney, Australia. Under the Pampered Pets Program, they'll enjoy the same 5-star amenities as you do, including plush custom Langham beds, bowls, and a bag of treats on arrival. Fido will enjoy the gourmet food, including a pet room service menu. The hotel can arrange pet sitting and dog walking services so you can relax. Every room is outfitted with bespoke furnishings, and you'll be right in the scenic Sydney Harbour district, close to a thriving restaurant and night-life scene.
The sun usually shines and the palm trees wave in the breeze at the posh Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Arizona. The grounds are palatial and extensive, and you and Fido can explore the beautiful Sonoran Desert over the 27-acre resort, including flowering cacti and stunning views of the impressive McDowell Mountains. The hotel offers the 4Paws program to doggy owners, including comfy dog beds, toys, and treats. The hotel has a prepared list of nearby dog-friendly services and attractions to help make your stay memorable for both of you.
There are no restrictions on what kind of pet — breed or size — that you can bring with you to the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles. You can soak up the glamorous vibe of Tinseltown with your pooch, and if you want to slip out for a drink or three, the hotel concierge can arrange dog-sitting or walking services for you. The rooms are stylish and modern, and the vibe is definitely California-cool. Coco is the Kimpton Everly's Director of Pet Relations, although you can often find him snoozing away the day at the front desk, or schmoozing at the bar during daily wine hour, when you’ll get vino and Fido gets treats.
You and your beloved doggo can explore over 250 acres of National Trust woodlands at the Clivedon House in Berkshire, England. The historic 350 year old estate is located in the lush green English countryside, surrounded by unspoiled parkland, with lots of outdoorsy fun for you and your pooch to enjoy. You'll appreciate the attention to detail and opulent décor with a blend of contemporary and traditional influences, along with the finest of amenities. Naturally, Rover can expect the very best of amenities, including the usual plush dog bed, treats, and a special menu just for them.
There has been a Canine Ambassador at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver since 2003. These days, there are two to handle the tough job of greeting every guest with a wagging tail — human or canine. You'll enjoy the upscale modern décor and the location in the heart of beautiful downtown Vancouver. Your dog will get a welcome treat, their own welcome mat in your room, and a pet dish. The hotel has loads of info on what to do with your best bud while you're in town, and Fido can dine form the gourmet Canine In-Room Dining Menu that includes delicacies like beef meat loaf and rotisserie chicken.
Rooms and suites at Egerton House Hotel in London, England, are each individually designed and decorated with rare artworks, and a combination of traditional elegance and modern comfort. Located in the stylish Knightsbridge district, you're minutes away from the Victoria and Albert Museum and many other attractions. Your Very Important Pet will be greeted with a personalized welcome message, an embroidered pet towel, toys, treats — including a turn-down treat at bedtime — with dog-sitting, grooming, and walking services available. You can even enjoy a Doggy and Owner Afternoon Tea.
How can you fully enjoy the City of Lights without your favorite furry friend? At Le Meurice hotel in Paris, so the story goes, a stray dog began to hang around the worksite as the hotel was being built in 1907. That lucky pup became the chic hotel’s mascot and gave rise to its logo, which is a pair of greyhounds in silhouette. The staff at Le Meurice still enjoy spoiling dogs and cats alike, and will greet them with a complimentary pet basket, toys, and a gourmet menu of their own. If you let them know in advance, they’ll engrave a food dish with your best buddy’s name on it, and the hotel’s grooms are always available to take your spoiled dog for a walk in nearby Tuileries Garden.
Ask the concierge at The Jefferson hotel in Washington, D.C. to set you and your pup up for the “Famous Dogs and Animals in American History” walking tour, and be sure to take loads of pics of your adorable traveling companion in all the historic sites. The gorgeous hotel was founded in 1923 and designed in the decorative beaux-arts style, but posh as it may be, the staff welcome canine companions with open arms. Along with signature dog bowls and beds, your furry friend will enjoy special treats, and drink only filtered water at this 5-star property. Dog-sitting services are available and the concierge can help you with any other pet-related needs.
You can bring not just one, but two doggos with you to The Liberty Hotel in Boston, part of the Luxury Collection hotel group. On Mondays and Wednesdays between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., April to October, you can socialize with local pet owners at Yappier Hour, hosted in the back patio of the in-house restaurant. There are drinks for the owners and natural treats for the four-legged guests. The Very Important Pups program gets your doggos their own Liberty dog bed and a personalized dog bone on arrival, and you’re close to the Charles River Esplanade for scenic walks.
Owner, animal rights activist, and former actress Doris Day owns the Cypress Inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and you can bring whatever kind of domesticated pet you like to stay with you there. Unlike many hotels and resorts, at Cypress Inn, you and your pooch can hang out in common areas like the patio, lounge, or in front of the fireplace in the library. The Inn hosts a Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday each week, so you can socialize with locals as well as other guests and their pets. Perhaps best of all — as far as Fido is concerned — Carmel Beach, right next door, is a leash-free area.
If you bring your doggo to the XV Beacon hotel in Boston — a dog-friendly city — there’s a $25 suggested daily donation, 100 percent of which will be donated to a worthy animal charity. They really do care about Fido at XV Beacon, and will greet your pooch with a peanut butter treat on arrival. There are daily treats at turn-down each evening, and you’ll have to get some extra exercise in nearby Boston Common to help your pet work off the calories from the in-room menu. When you two aren’t eating, you can hang out on the private two-tier roof deck and enjoy the view. Your concierge can help you with any of your dog-related needs while you’re in town.
Small dogs are welcome to stay with you at the luxurious Aria Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. The Very Important Pet package includes a pet bed, food and water bowls, toy, and snacks. While your pup enjoys their perks, you’ll love the stylish modern decor with a colorful and music oriented theme. There’s a stylish rooftop bar for down times with gorgeous views of the city. When you go out for a walk with your beloved pet, you can stroll by the city’s famous Basilica and other historic sights.
You and Rover will stay in opulent luxury in the heart of Berlin on historic Charlottenstrasse at the 5-star Regent Hotel, just minutes from the storied Brandenburg Gate and much more. The hotel’s patisserie will prepare special biscuits for your dog that will be ready on their arrival. Your pup will also find a food and water dish waiting for them in the room. Your friendly concierge can arrange dog-sitting services when you want to browse museums or take a break, and they can help you find other pet-friendly facilities in the city too.
Ornate and impressive, The Peninsula New York puts you and your doggo in Midtown Manhattan, in walking distance to Central Park, museums, restaurants, and Broadway theaters. You'll enjoy the luxury and glamorous address. Your pet will appreciate their signature Peninsula pet bed, food and water dishes, personalized water bottle, and treats upon arrival. If you splurge on a suite, the package comes with a Peninsula collar and leash, a bandana, towel, and toy.
Enjoy the spectacular slopes along with your pooch at The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Amenities for you include boot warmers, a spa bath and ski storage. Despite the luxury, you might get jealous of the Pines Pup Bucket List offerings, including dog hiking services, doggy spa treatments, and their own GoPro to capture the adventure. There is nightly rawhide turn-down service with a soft bed and a complimentary leash for their stay. The concierge can guide you to the many dog-friendly bars and restaurants in the area where you can hang with your furry BFF in style.