East Coast vs. West Coast
We Try Out Three Pet-Friendly Hotels
Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel }
Situated over the water, this perfectly Pacific Northwest-inspired hotel is enchanting. With romantic sunset views over Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains (request a waterfront room with a balcony), Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel not only delivers a quintessential Seattle experience, but is warm and welcoming not only to dogs but cats, fish, and ferrets as well! For $25 per day, per pet, your dogs of any size—there is no size or weight limit—can accompany you, relax in the provided dog bed and enjoy a repast from the supplied food and water bowls. As for yourself, you can lounge in knotty pine furniture with a house pineapple-infused martini in hand, enjoying the warmth from your room’s roaring river-rock gas fireplace and the view of seagulls swooping over the deep blue waters—waterfront rooms actually extend out over the water so you’re as close to the Pacific as you can get! Note that all pets must be crated if left in the room, but you’ll probably want to bring your dog out exploring. Located downtown, the Edgewater is just a short stroll away from the Olympic Sculpture Park (a perfect spot to take your dog for a walk, coffee in hand, and take in the art pieces, driftwood-strewn beach, and grassy expanses), as well as Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Service animals stay for free!
NYC’s Park Lane Hotel }
This elegant hotel, complete with a wow-factor view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, goes out of its way to ensure your small dog will be equally satisfied with her stay. For $100 per pet, per day (Park Lane allows each guest to bring up to two pets if they are 25 pounds or under), your pup can enjoy the hotel’s fabulous Pooch Package, which provides your pup with a cozy bed, food and water bowls, a bag of Blue Buffalo grain-free dog food, and a box of Milk Bones to satisfy late night cravings. Also thoughtfully included are handy Nature’s Miracle pet wipes and eco-friendly disposable pick-up bags, as well as a “Central Park Paws” list of dog-friendly events and sights, so that your dog won’t miss out on the many dog-inclusive activities in the City That Never Sleeps! You can expect to enjoy swanky cocktails from the hotel’s legendary Harry’s New York Bar and Grill or simply relax in your beautifully appointed room, which features warm golden-hued walls, handsome gilded furniture, and luxurious linens; request a room with a view of Central Park; it’s spectacular. A short dog-accompanied stroll away from the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, and Times Square, Park Lane is a luxurious home away from home for both you and your pup!
NYC’s The Benjamin }
Spoil your dog by staying at The Benjamin, named one of the top three pet-friendly hotels in North America by readers of 10Best.com. They welcome all four-legged guests—no size limit and no maximum number of pets. And it gets better. Located in the Big Apple’s Mid town East neighbourhood, the chic Benjamin offers a top-notch, super-fun Good Dog program for visiting pups. For the price of $60 per stay, your warmly welcomed dog will enjoy luxurious digs outfitted with a cute and cozy Mungo & Maud dog bed and food and water bowls, and, most fun of all, you’ll find a Bark Box in your room filled with NYC-themed goodies tailored to the size of your pup that’s yours to take home! Our box featured such iconic NYC-themed surprises, such as a pretzel-shaped dog toy and a plush and squeaky Lady Liberty head. Plus, you can feel good about the pet fee; $10 of the $60 goes to the no-kill shelter Animal League, so your pup’s stay will also benefit dogs in need.
In case you’re starting to feel neglected, rest assured The Benjamin is also fantastic for dog owners—the hotel offers a pillow menu with a choice of ten different kinds of pillows, a tranquil spa with stone and Swedish massages, and an unbeatable location close to the MET, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building!