In honor of National Dog Day – which recently reminded us to celebrate dogs and all they do for us (as if we needed a reminder) – let’s take a look at some hotels throughout the country that go above and beyond simply “allowing” our four-legged friends to walk their hallways.
Hotel Providence – Providence, RI
The “Inn the Doghouse” package from Hotel Providence is sure to get that tail wagging. The enthusiastically dog-friendly hotel in Rhode Island offers deluxe overnight accommodations that make it hard for any canine to return to their ordinary dog house. Pets that want to be pampered are offered grooming, walking, and massage services or they can relax and put their paws up at the “Doggie Lounge” in the lobby. Dogs and well-behaved owners can also enjoy Yappy Hour’s dog-themed food and drink menu, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Providence Animal Rescue League.
Empress Hotel – La Jolla, CA
If your pooch requires princess-level treatment, the Empress Hotel’s “Woof Woof” package is likely to fit like a glass slipper. The hotel will host your dog’s photo on its “doggie door of fame,” offer a cozy bed and treats, and provide a detailed walking map so that you and your dog can take a stroll through town. Finally, you’ll receive a gift certificate to the La Jolla Brewing Company where humans can order a drink, and dogs get a meal from the Woof Woof menu. A hungry pup can choose anything from chicken pops to an oatmeal bowl.
Whitney Peak Hotel – Reno, NV
I know what you’re probably thinking: Reno is a dog-eat-dog type of town. Quite the contrary! The Whitney Peak Hotel is a pet friendly, non-smoking, non-gaming environment with views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Four-legged guests are welcomed by a cute doggie chalkboard at the front desk and visiting pups enjoy their own amenities, including dog bones, a rope chew toy, a portable bowl, and a waste bag keychain.
The Essex Resort & Spa – Essex, VT
If your dog’s a certified foodie or has a particularly sophisticated palate, he’ll be sure to appreciate Vermont’s Culinary Resort, The Essex Resort & Spa. While you enjoy the beautiful setting and sample Vermont’s microbrews or award-winning wines, pups can order room service “doggy dinners.” This is no ordinary kibble. The Essex offers turkey meatloaf with fresh apples, salmon cakes and tomato rice, yes, for dogs. Once Rover tastes a doggy dinner, he may find it hard to go back to dry food. Don’t fret, The Essex also occasionally holds hands-on cooking classes where owners learn to make healthy, homemade dog treats.
Moonrise Hotel – St. Louis, MO
If your K9 seems to have a crush on the bellman or front desk attendant at the Moonrise Hotel, it’s probably because they’re always prepared with a pocket full of dog treats. All pups are welcomed with a treat and greeted with their name written on the chalkboard for all to see. Dogs are then provided a souvenir Moonrise collar tag, a Moonrise pet bandana, a comfy bed, food and water bowls, and house-made pet treats. The concierge will also offer you an overview of all the dog-friendly activities throughout St. Louis.
So, the next time you and your dog need to get away, check out these hotels or any of the 100+ pet-friendly Stash partner hotels.