Hotels Above Paw has officially arrived 🐶 🐾 — today, we’re taking a break from human-centric content and focusing on our furry family members. Leaving your dog to go on vacation is a pang of unexplainable guilt. As soon as we start packing our suitcases, our dogs know what’s coming and are furious; some give us stink-eye, others pout in a corner. Next time you’re craving a trip, consider taking your dog with you to these pet-friendly hotels designed to pamper both man and man’s best friend.
Cypress Inn (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California)
Fairytale cottages and gallery-abundant streets are hallmarks of Northern California town, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Blessed with a sweeping variety of different sniffs and potential places to lay a scent, the locale will absolutely make your dog’s tail wag. Pooches and parents should elect to stay at the Cypress Inn, a charming boutique hotel in the center of town. Here, humans are not the only ones being pampered. Pups will be delighted by complimentary blankets and bowls, dog-friendly outdoor patios that are the perfect place to “get pet and chill,” as well as an outdoor shower to rinse all sand off after rescaling around at the local beach.
Bobby Hotel (Nashville, Tennessee)
Canine connoisseurs of fine taste will love the Bobby Hotel (@bobbyhotel) in Nashville. Tennessee K-9 style icon & four-legged hotel ambassador, Sasha, has designed paw-tastic amenities for four-legged guests. This includes oversized balconies for those who want to feel “unleashed,” hot chicken chew toys that pay homage to the city’s cuisine, and room-service treats that are so good, they are barked about all around town. Owners can hang with their hounds with a cocktail in-hand at the hotel’s fetching rooftop bar, which integrates a vintage bus from 1956 into its décor.
The Beverly Hills Hotel (Beverly Hills, California)
Dogs who want to be seen should stay the night at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Chic collars and fashionable leashes are the norm at this famed celebrity-frequented haunt. The ritzy, five-paw hotel offers its K-9 guests bone-shaped cookies with their name customized on to it, as well as doggie beds and bowls, because high-quality accommodations must be matched with top-line gastronomy (for dogs and humans).
The Foundry Hotel (Asheville, North Carolina)
Once an industrial steel factory, the Foundry Hotel is a contemporary-style boutique stay in Asheville. An ideal vacation spot for guests with four-legged friends, they recently launched their “Pup-arazzi Adventure” package, which includes a pet-friendly hike through North Carolina’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains via Asheville Wellness Tours, treats from local businesses such as Patton Avenue Pet Company, and the “Pup-arazzi” part of the deal: a one-hour photo session with a trained pup-photographer.
Bellyard Hotel (Atlanta, Georgia)
Set in West Midtown’s Interlock neighborhood, the Bellyard Hotel is a new, trendy stay in the heart of Atlanta proximate to Piedmont Park. By offering a medley of interactive activities such as “barkuterie board” workshops and a dog-themed sip series that sees proceeds donated to the Lifeline Animal Project, canine owners can’t go wrong with this accommodating pet-friendly escape. (When experiencing the sip series, order the Salty Dog, comprising Wild Roots gin, grapefruit juice, and a salted rim, while your pup sips a dog-friendly beer).
The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel (Omaha, Nebraska)
Built in 1916, The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel is a revival of the landmark Blackstone Hotel. Midwestern charm mixed with roaring-twenties interiors is the gist here. As for their pet-friendly programming, four-legged friends can expect nothing less than pooch royalty: complimentary dog bowls, canine-friendly food, and plush beds, along with limited-edition dog robes to match their human counterparts, are offered upon arrival. Plus, Kimpton Cottonwood has a partnership with Wag! — an on-demand mobile dog walking service — that provides the hotel’s pet-owner guests with a free month of the service.
Baron’s Cove (Sag Harbor, New York)
Situated in Sag Harbor, Baron’s Cove is a 67-key boutique stay in the Hamptons, often dubbed America’s most dog-friendly hotel. One of its most famous guests was John Steinbeck, the 1950s author of Travels with Charley, a novel depicting the writer’s pet-accompanied road trip across the USA, which began in Sag Harbor. It’s only fitting that the hotel offers its “Travels with Charley” package, which comes with a Baron’s Cove Dog Welcome Kit, special dog treats, and a personal hardcopy of the book.
Paséa Hotel (Huntington Beach, California)
With Huntington Beach as its backyard, Paséa Hotel has continuously won the title of USA Today’s #1 Pet-Friendly Hotel. The beachfront stay sports its own puppy play park called Paw-séa: a pet-friendly rooftop and concierge service with dog-sitting services so owners can leash loose for a while. Now, the hotel is taking it to the next level with their exciting new Very Important Pet (VIP) Package, which waives the $150 pet fee, and includes a complimentary meal from the hotel’s specialized Tanner’s Pet Menu (from Puppy Parfait’s to Shepherd’s Pie, the menu’s dishes are pooch’s gastronomical dream), as well as gifts keepsake collars, leashes and toys.
ADERO Scottsdale (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Situated in Scottsdale’s Fountain Hills neighborhood, above the Sonoran Desert, ADERO Scottsdale — an Autograph Collection Hotel — is a modern desert oasis imbuing Southwest architecture at all fronts of its blueprint. As for its pet-friendly accommodations, the hotel boasts on-site nature walks and accessibility to 400 miles of well-preserved trails (perfect for hiking with your furry companion). The hotel is also located in one of the country’s Dark Sky Communities, eliciting incredible stargazing opportunities (Fun fact: Constellation-wise, The Dog Star (Canis Major Sirius), is in view throughout the entire month of August.)