Pet and Wallet Friendly Summer Getaways

Few would disagree that summer vacations spark thoughts of pristine beaches, sparkling pools, relaxing spas, and great restaurants in everyone in the family—except, perhaps, the four-legged. The perfect summer day for Fido or Fluffy will likely include a helping of tasty treats, a relaxing grooming session, and a few hours of fetching and chewing toys before catching some Z’s in a comfy hotel room. With pet-friendly packages offered at several pet-friendly hotels in major cities like vibrant New York City, historic New Orleans, and picturesque San Francisco, your pet can have a “wonderful” experience without forcing you. to break the bank. Below are a handful of pet-friendly properties that offer plenty of treats too good for your furry companions to pass up.

1. Hotel Pennsylvania New York: As the host hotel for the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is no stranger to four-legged guests. Conveniently within walking distance of the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Times Square and the world famous Broadway theater district, the hotel offers a special pet-friendly offer that includes a comfortable room for you and your pet, a complimentary welcome at check-in, and a copy of Fido-Friendly Magazine. There is a limit of two dogs per room, but the hotel has no weight restrictions. Although New York is nicknamed “The City That Never Sleeps,” your pet will likely do the opposite once they set foot in one of the hotel’s quiet rooms.

two. affinity chicago: Affinia’s Jet Set Pets program is designed to help pets feel at home. Services offered include grooming, day care and boarding, local dog sitting/walking, dog treats, pet beds, pet psychics, and pet taxis. Guests can take home a city-specific chew toy, a can of Robbie Dawg organic treats or homemade canine treats, and a water bowl designed for travel. Exotic animals or multiple pets are subject to hotel approval, and pets must be kept on a leash or in a carrier while in public areas. Guests must confirm their pet accommodations with the hotel one week prior to arrival.

3. Hotel Monteleone New Orleans: If your pet is friendly and outgoing, they’ll be in good company at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. Located at the foot of Royal Street in the French Quarter, the historic property features pet-friendly floors where your pup or feline can mingle and play with other visiting pets. The hotel’s Monte’s Pet package includes a rug for your dog to rest on comfortably, monogrammed food and water bowls, garbage bags, a chew toy, a bag of gourmet treats and a city brochure. Guests can take these gifts home after their stay. If you decide to take your pet for a walk, you’re sure to find several pet-friendly restaurants and attractions just minutes from the hotel. These include City Park, The Levy Dog Park, Mickey Markey Playground, Cafe Du Monde, Oak Street Cafe, and La Thai Cuisine.

Four. Ocean Park Hotel Myrtle Beach: Certified by the “Pets Can Stay” program, Ocean Park Resort is a pet-friendly facility for small dogs. Accepted year-round, pets must be on a leash in all public areas, are not allowed in pool areas, and cannot exceed 20 pounds. Carriers are recommended in case you must leave your pet (only one per unit allowed) unattended in your room. After frolicking with their four-legged friends, kids (under 18s stay free) can take a dip in one of the hotel’s indoor or outdoor pools.

5. The Powell Hotel San Francisco: The Powell Hotel, located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, combines historic charm with luxury accommodations for you and your pet at no additional charge. Opened in 1908, the hotel evokes feelings of an earlier era with marble floors, ornate 20-foot ceilings, and wrought-iron railings. While you marvel at the hotel’s beautiful features, your pup can enjoy the welcome gifts included in the hotel’s pet-friendly package. The property’s central location puts you minutes from Yerba Buena Gardens, a lovely spot for an afternoon stroll with your pet, near the Museum of Modern Art and the Moscone Convention Center.

If you want to get away from it all summer, why not bring the furry ones? These pet-friendly hotels are perfect places for your furry friends to stretch their legs while you relax in front of the TV or watch the kids have fun in the pool. And with excellent service and great amenities awaiting travelers, you can be sure that you and your pets will be well pampered.