Milk Bones? Ha. Independent Hotels Let Pet Amenities Off-Leash.

A dry bone-shaped biscuit? Feh. Try Grilled Chicken Paillard, or a Salmon Tartare Tower: both on the in-room pet menu at The James, Chicago. The hotel charged executive David Burke with creating dinners worthy of four-legged family members, and Burke Barks Bites is the result. (And the Filet Mignon is not for you. We know you want it. It’s okay. But no.)

Getting comfy on the rrganic, allergy-free doggie beds  at The James Hotels, New York & Chicago
Getting comfy on the organic, allergy-free doggie beds at The James Hotels, New York & Chicago

Hotels nationwide are waking up to the wishes of guests for whom pets are emotionally essential travel companions, not furry tag-alongs. It’s relatively easy to find a hotel that “allows” dogs or cats. We want to offer you hotels that truly welcome your pets—and in independent hotel style.

What do pet amenities look like when you let them off the leash? Take a look. And if you’re thinking—cute pets, but not as cute as mine, have we got a contest for you! Enter our Pack Your Pet photo contest now through May 25th. 3 winners will receive 2 free nights at any Stash Pet Friendly Hotel!*

riverside-hotel-pet-friendly_hpgDo not feel sorry for me. I am not all tangled up in the Mommy-legs, waiting for her to finish her Margarita. I am the star guest at Sit! Stay! Drink! – Fort Lauderdale’s biggest doggie happy hour, in Riverside Hotel‘s historic, palm-shaded garden courtyard.

No-GarbargePrivate steps lead to one of the best dog-friendly beaches in California at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel. Ocean view rooms open onto private lawns, and Pismo Beach has miles and miles of sand and surf to frolic in.

petfriendly (1) 2What’s the secret to my serenity? It is not my strikingly handsome Human. It’s the Pet Spiritual Menu at Portland’s Hotel deLuxe. Amenities include inspiriational books on dog massage and pet psychology, pet resources from dog walkers to pet psychics … and food. Room service available.

napa-river-inn-lulu-woman-on-balcony_hpgI’m in Napa. My Napa River Inn pet blanket is color coordinated with my place mat. And my snack time choices are Cab-Bone-Nay or Char-Dog-Nay dog biscuits—made with real wine. Life is good.

magnolia-hotel-omaha-elevator_hpg_1 Your pet is not allowed into the Uffizi, even though you named him Cosimo. But Magnolia Hotel Omaha offers palatial Florentine surroundings for your pet, and the best pet amenity of all: open arms. And they’re Big Dog Friendly. So go ahead: bring your Lupo Itlaiano to stroll the Magnolia’s corridors and courtyards.
*Subject to availability. Maximum retail value $599.99. Any and all hotel pet fees will be waived. Winners must be Stash members.

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