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Here’s our roundup of the top luxury hotels in the United States, including NYC and Hawaii, that are dog friendly and perfect for family vacations with our beloved canine family members.

The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels for You and Your Furry Family Members

August 26th was National Dog Day. And as our furry companions take center stage, reminding us of the unconditional love and companionship they bring into our lives. As someone who lost their dog this summer, I can absolutely relate to always looking for opportunities to take him on my travels as he hated being alone. And when I eventually get another one I will definitely make sure he or she is a traveling dog!

Top luxury hotels in the United States, including NYC and Hawaii, that are dog friendly and perfect for family vacations with pets.

Top luxury hotels in the United States, including NYC and Hawaii, that are dog friendly and perfect for family vacations with pets.

In celebration of National Dog Day, we present a guide to the best hotels that go above and beyond to ensure a memorable and enjoyable getaway for both you and your furry travel buddy. From luxurious amenities to tailored services, these exceptional establishments are a testament to the growing trend of pet-friendly hospitality.

For a few statistics on dog travel:

  • 78% of American pet owners travel with their pets each year.
  • According to IPATA, over 4 million pets and live animals are transported by air per year.
  • 58% of people would prefer to travel with their pet over a friend or family member.
  • 52% of travelers base their travel plans on accommodating pets.

The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels for You and Your Furry Family Members

1. AKA West Palm, West Palm Beach, Florida

The brand-new luxury hotel residence AKA West Palm – offering monthly, weekly, and nightly stays – welcomes all your furry companions, big or small. They can explore the property while you take advantage of the spacious apartment-style suites with kitchens, washer/dryers, and terraces, and the lounge, pool, and deck off the lobby. And you must hit up the newly-opened AKA Pet Spa powered by D is for Dog indulges your pup – from small, medium, large, to extra-large breeds – in a pampering spa experience complete with a wash, groom, and blow dry.

With the option for a DIY wash or a professional bath and groom, the treatment begins with a soothing organic shampoo and conditioning in their cavernous stainless-steel tubs, leaving all coats glistening and irresistibly soft. A skilled groomer can expertly brush their fur, removing tangles and ensuring a lustrous shine. The meticulous cleaning process leaves them feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, while a gentle blow dry gives a flawless finish.

Top luxury hotels in the United States, including NYC and Hawaii, that are dog friendly and perfect for family vacations with pets.

2. Lockwood Hotel, Waterville, Maine

The beautiful new pet-friendly Lockwood Hotel in Waterville, Maine just launched a new “Pawtio Menu” just for dogs! The hotel’s signature restaurant, Front + Main, now has a menu just for dogs – featuring doggy favorites like Mussels, Turkey Dinner, Dog Beer and even dessert of Cookies & Cream. Yum! Oh wait, it’s for dogs but still sounds delish! Check out the full menu here.

3. Kennebunkport Resort Collection, Maine.

Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) and Halo Collar have special rooms just for you Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) has partnered with Halo Collar, the all-in-one pet safety and training technology, to help you have the ultimate hotel stay with your furry friend. The resort collection transformed select rooms at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Lodge on the Cove, and Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club, into pet-friendly accommodations. As part of the partnership, KRC guests will be introduced to Halo Collar via an exclusive discount on the purchase of a collar. Halo Pack members will also benefit from an exclusive booking discount this fall, with access to each pet-friendly New England hotel. The offer extends to all 10 properties within the resort collection.

As part of this partnership Halo Pack members will receive a 15% discount, plus waived pet fees at Yachtsman Hotel + Marina Club and Lodge on the Cove, two of the collection’s dog-friendly properties. 

The code is valid for stays in dog-friendly specific rooms through the end of the 2023 season at Lodge on the Cove (October 28th, 2023) and through the end of the year at Yachtsman Hotel + Marina Club (December 30th, 2023), based upon availability

    • Exclusive booking code for Lodge on the Cove here 
    • Exclusive booking code for Yachtsman Hotel + Marina Club here 
  • Or call 855-540-8473

The Kennebunkport Resort Collection will be introducing their hotel guests to Halo Collar via an exclusive discount on the purchase of a collar. 

  • The link lives on the pre-stay email for both Yachtsman Hotel + Marina Club and Lodge on the Cove and the three landing pages, which provides a $50 discount on the purchase price of a collar. 
  • Halo Collar will also donate $50 to the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk for each collar purchased through this link throughout the partnership.

4. The Williams Inn, Williamstown, MA

The philosophy at The Williams Inn is “the bigger the dog the better.” So, Great Danes come on over! This beautiful three-story inn featuring classic New England architecture has 64 very spacious guest rooms, perfect for guests traveling with bigger dogs and endless outdoor space which makes for the perfect location to bring these larger pups.

Hang on the lawn with the doggos or take them on one of the walking trails. The town itself is also quite walkable, great for those longer strolls big and active dogs require. The hotel also assists guests in selecting the best room option based on their specific pet’s size and there is no max size limit for dogs. Larger water bowls are available upon request (at time of booking) and doggie treats for all different sized dogs are available upon check-in.

The best places for a luxury vacation with your dog in the U.S.

The best places for a luxury vacation with your dog in the U.S.

5. Crowne Plaza HY36, New York, NY

Yes, NYC loves your dog too! The 251-room Crowne Plaza HY36 is just minutes away from NYC’s most iconic attractions, including Times Square, The Edge, and The Vessel It’s also one of Manhattan’s most pet-friendly hotels. Offering some of the largest guest rooms in all of NYC, Crowne Plaza HY36 is extra comfortable for larger dogs. Throughout the year, Crowne Plaza HY36 offers bespoke services for pets – most recently, the hotel offered rainbow pet bandanas for four-legged guests during Pride. 

The best places for a luxury vacation with your dog in the U.S.

6. Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Waikiki, Oahu, HI

If you want to take a trip to Hawaii with your dog, The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club is the place to stay. It’s Waikiki’s most pet-friendly hotel, and offers guests and their four-legged friends a set of amenities found nowhere else on the island.

At The Surfjack, there are no weight limits and dogs of all sizes are encouraged to check-in and enjoy a poolside treat. Even while on vacation, The Surfjack understands dogs, especially big ones, need exercise. To meet this need, The Surfjack has an exclusive partnership with SUPDog Hawaii which offers a 10% discount on swim, paddle boarding, and surf lessons for furry friends (and humans).

To commemorate a wow-worthy trip, The Surfjack also partners with local Oahu dog photographer Keri Nakahashi who is ready to snap unforgettable memories via the Jack and Mahina Collections, only available for guests. For additional stimulation, the hotel even has a resident hotel dog, Jack, who is a welcoming face when guests arrive and often seen on play dates with dogs of other guests. A doggie day-care service is also available upon request to pick up and drop dogs off from the lobby.

5. The Foundry Hotel, Asheville, NC

The beautiful boutique property The Foundry Hotel in The Block neighborhood of Asheville invites guests and all sizes of pups to a unique getaway. Just book the “Pup-arazzi Adventure Package.” This package includes a one-hour session with a local photographer to capture the perfect pet/owner photo with one of America’s most scenic backdrops (in case you don’t have enough photos of your fur ball), the Blue Ridge Mountains, alongside a pet-friendly hike via Asheville Wellness Tours. Guests can choose between two hikes depending on their dog’s skill level/appetite for adventure.

Dogs participating in the package are also pampered with goodies, including dog beer (to celebrate Asheville’s renowned craft beer scene), treats, and a complimentary voucher for a DIY dog bath alongside a custom Foundry Hotel dog bandana. Upon booking, big dog owners will find a large dog bed and food bowls for their pet. Off-property, four-legged friends can enjoy the lush grounds surrounding the Biltmore Estate, America’s Largest Home, new local flavors at a farmer’s market or dog-friendly restaurant patio and one of the many pet-friendly craft breweries that Asheville has to offer.

6. Bellyard, Westside, Atlanta

The accommodating Bellyard hotel just launched the “Bellyard Bark” package that has big dogs in mind. The package includes:

  •       Access to Fetch Park: Located near Bellyard, Fetch Park is a dog park and social hub that welcomes everyone from Great Danes to St. Bernards. Big dogs will be able to stretch their legs after the drive/flight and enjoy a range of fun amenities like ramps, tunnels, a sprinkler, a tennis ball vending machine, and more. Pet parents let their big pups play while sipping refreshing cocktails from the airstream-style bar.
  •       Two Dog Beers: At Drawbar (Bellyard’s lobby-level eatery) dogs of all sizes are welcome to lounge on the all-season terrace with views of the Midtown skyline. The restaurant and bar will serve up craft brews for humans and pups. 
  •       A Dog-Friendly Guide: Guests will be given a dog-friendly guide that includes the best stops and shops for their big pooch – find nearby groomers, pet-friendly restaurants, dog bakeries, and more. 

The package also includes all-you-can-eat treats and a dog toy.

7. Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach, California

Hang with your pup and enjoy the view at the Paséa Hotel & Spa! Both of you will feel quite pampered after a stay here. This hotel just went a notch above the competition with the launch of their Very Important Pet (VIP) Package, which includes dog-friendly accommodations, keepsake items, one complimentary entrée from Tanner’s in-restaurant pet menu, a V.I.P. passport with redemptions in the lobby, and a waived pet fee (regularly $150). The hotel also has:

  •       Paw-séa Pup Play Park, a 1,100 square-foot outdoor, fenced off-leash play area outfitted with a lifeguard station doghouse and all the space a vacationing four-legged friend could want
  •       Pet-friendly rooftop access at the ocean-view, Instagrammable Treehouse Lounge, which also serves a special pet menu
  •       Concierge services to arrange dog sitting or walking, while guests enjoy the hotel’s photo-worthy ocean-view pool or Aarna Spa
  •       Proximity to the famed Huntington Dog Beach
  •       Plus, with no weight limit, pups of all sizes are welcome!

Best Dog-Friendly Hotels for You and Your Furry Family Members

That’s our take on the top luxury hotels in the United States, including NYC and Hawaii, that are dog friendly and perfect for family vacations with pets. Book now, dear reader!

Meredith Lepore

Meredith Lepore is a travel and luxury writer and editor whose work has appeared in Travel + Leisure,, Marie Claire, Self and more. She’s visited many top hotels and restaurants (although she’s still waiting on that private jet ride, which she insists would help her get over her fear of flying.) Her personal definition of luxury is Doritos and The Gilmore Girls, plus the occasional meal at Per Se. Meredith resides in New York City with her Yorkie, Otis; her preferred home décor vibe channels Valley of the Dolls.