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DogFriendly.com’s Top Pet-Friendly Hotels in Texas Where You and your Dog are Given First Class Treatment

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Texas is starting to open up. These hotels are a sampling of the top destinations in Texas where you can take your dog

UNITED STATES, June 1, 2020 — Dog-Friendly hotels span the spectrum from luxury to the budget hotel and from the center city to the rural highway location. There are a number of factors that make a hotel stay truly pet-friendly. These factors effect how truly pet-friendly the hotel really is. These are the quality of the hotel, the size of the dogs permitted, the pet fees and the number of dogs allowed with you. Some hotels just permit dogs and greatly restrict the size and type of dog. Other hotels welcome dogs with dog cookies and snacks, doggy menus on room service, leashes and water dishes and other amenities. Texas has many pet-friendly hotels, outdoor and patio dining, parks, some beaches where dogs are allowed and shopping centers and stores that allow dogs. DogFriendly.com’s Top 10 Pet-Friendly hotels in Texas are:

1. Hotel Havana (San Antonio) – Featuring rooms decorated with wood floors, touches of vintage Cuban artwork, and Turkish rugs, the Hotel Havana offers a comfortable stay nearby the Riverwalk and downtown San Antonio. Built in 1914 and reopened in 2010, the historic Hotel Havana offers 27 rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs, iPod docking stations, minibars, custom bed linens and bathrobes. Non-smoking rooms may be requested. Dogs are welcome for a $25 per pet per stay fee.

 

2. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (Dallas) – An award-winning boutique hotel with beautiful patios, on-site entertainment, and gorgeous details such as marble floors and stained glass windows, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek offers its guests a truly special atmosphere. Amenities include a swanky piano bar with live entertainment, a resort-style outdoor pool, a gym, and concierge service. The 143 rooms (starting at 450 square feet) include large tubs, 42-inch plasma TVs, 24-hour in-room dining and French doors that open to romantic patios. The hotel offers complimentary sedan service within a five-mile radius and valet parking for a nightly fee. The city’s high-art scene including Dallas’s symphony and opera are just a five-minute drive away, while the Dallas Love Field Airport is four miles and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is 19 miles away. Dogs are welcome for a $150 per pet per visit pet fee.

 

3. Mokara Hotel & Spa (San Antonio) – Located alongside the San Antonio River Walk, this luxury hotel features an on-site spa and dining options. Showcasing high ceilings and marble finishes, the elegant guest rooms at Mokara Hotel also feature a spa-style bathtub. Complimentary wireless internet and a flat-screen TV are featured in each guest room. Food and coffee service are available for around the clock delivery. Other amenities include an on-site gym and a heated rooftop swimming pool. The hotel’s full-service concierge is available to make reservations and provide recommendations. Guests can enjoy light cuisine and drinks at the Rooftop Cafe or seafood at the Ostra restaurant. Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed and there is a maximum of two pets per room. There is a $125 per room per stay pet fee. Dogs must be crated if left unattended in the room.

 

4. South Congress Hotel (Austin) – This boutique hotel features a year-round outdoor pool and fitness center and a convenient location in the heart of Austin’s South Congress district. Rooms offer air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and select suites offer balconies, living rooms, and bunk beds. On-site dining includes a cafe, trendy American-style restaurant and bar, and a Japanese fine dining restaurant. Dogs of any size are welcome. There are no additional pet fees and the hotel is happy to arrange additional dog sitting or grooming services. Dogs must be attended at all times and are not permitted in areas where food is served.

 

5. Aloft Dallas Downtown (Dallas) – This loft-inspired and state-of-the-art, downtown hotel offers a number of amenities for business and leisure travelers, various help-yourself features for customizing your travels, a children’s program, and a location only a short walk to the Dallas Convention Center, City Hall, and much more. Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed for no additional fee; there is a pet waiver to sign at check-in. Canine guests also receive a doggy bed, dinnerware, toys, and woof-alicious treats.

 

6. Hotel Granduca (Houston) – This luxurious hotel truly offers a home away from home. Their rooms offer a complimentary shuttle within a three-mile radius, personal kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and housekeeping up to twice per day. Guests enjoy an outdoor heated pool, fitness room, bar with live music and an on-site Italian restaurant. Dogs up to 60 pounds are allowed. There is a maximum of two dogs per room and there is a $150 per room per stay pet fee. A portion of the fee is donated to a local no-kill shelter. Treats and bowls are available at check-in, and there is ample green space surrounding the hotel so guests can play with their pups.

 

7. Gage Hotel (Big Bend) – This historic 1927’s hotel offers 45 tastefully decorated hotel rooms. Guests at the Gage enjoy a full-service spa, heated swimming pool, fitness center, 27-acre landscaped garden, and close proximity to nearby Big Bend National Park. Dogs of all sizes are allowed in specific pet-friendly rooms. There is a $30 per pet per night fee. Dogs must be well-behaved, leashed at all times, and may not be left unattended in rooms. Please mention you are bringing a pet at the time of booking so the hotel may assign you to a pet-friendly room.

 

8. Drury Inn & Suites (Amarillo) – Offering free Wi-Fi, a complimentary hot breakfast, and complimentary happy hours, the Drury Inn & Suites is an Amarillo staple. 163 rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges. Guests rise and shine to a complimentary hot breakfast that includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and Belgian waffles. The hotel also offers free popcorn and soda in the afternoons, plus an evening reception with beer, wine, soft drinks, hot dogs, mac & cheese, and more. The business center is open 24 hours and there is a indoor pool and hot tub. Two dogs are allowed per room with a combined weight of 80 pounds. There is a $35 per room per night fee. Dogs may not be left unattended.

 

9. The Holland Hotel (Big Bend) – This cozy boutique hotel is located just  a mile away from the Museum of the Big Bend, Sul Ross University, and within a quick drive of the Kokernot Field. All 27 individually decorated rooms feature local artifacts, warm decor, and plush bedding. Guests enjoy a free continental breakfast each morning. For dinner, the Holland offers an on-site southern American-style restaurant. Dogs of any size are welcome. There is a $30 per pet per stay fee.

 

10. Driskill (Austin) – Featuring gorgeous decor, a spa, free Wi-Fi, and live entertainment, guests enjoy the fine amenities at the historic, non-smoking Driskill. The Romanesque-style Driskill is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, housing 189 premium rooms. Hotel amenities include a full-service spa, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour concierge and business center.

Located on the corner of Brazos and Sixth Streets in downtown Austin the Driskill is only a five-minute walk from the Texas State Capitol and is surrounded by live music hot spots. Dogs up to 50 pounds or two dogs up to 75 pounds combined are welcome. Puppy amenities include a plush bed, dishes, mat, treats, bottled spring water, and clean up bags. There is a $100 per room per stay pet fee. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations prior to their stay.

 

For more details visit https://www.dogfriendly.com. DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and complete pet travel information. DogFriendly.com also publishes paperback dog travel guides including DogFriendly.com’s Texas Dog Travel Guide and DogFriendly.com’s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide.

 

DogFriendly.com’s Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Arizona Where You and Your Dog are Given First Class Treatment

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Arizona is starting to open up. These hotels are some of the top destinations in Arizona where you can take your dog

UNITED STATES, May 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dog-Friendly hotels span the spectrum from luxury to the budget hotel and from the center city to the rural highway location. There are a number of factors that make a hotel stay truly pet-friendly. These factors effect how truly pet-friendly the hotel really is. These are the quality of the hotel, the size of the dogs permitted, the pet fees and the number of dogs allowed with you. Some hotels just permit dogs and greatly restrict the size and type of dog. Other hotels welcome dogs with dog cookies and snacks, doggy menus on room service, leashes and water dishes and other amenities. Arizona has many pet-friendly hotels, outdoor and patio dining, parks, some beaches where dogs are allowed and shopping centers and stores that allow dogs. DogFriendly.com's Top 10 Pet-Friendly hotels in Arizona are:


 1. The El Portal Sedona Hotel is one of the most pet-friendly stays in America. The majority of their twelve unique guest suites feature details such as French doors, stencil designs, river rock stone fireplaces, private bathrooms, and Jacuzzi tubs. The property features a cozy lounge for breakfasts, a gym, 2 pools, and a spa. The best part of all – Many of their suites offer private outdoor fenced pet yards for your pooch's convenience, and all four-legged friends receive a treat basket that includes a blanket, doggie bags, and treats upon check-in.

2. Hotel Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a  luxurious resort that offers southern-style rooms with wet bars, coffeemakers, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs. Dining options include a steakhouse, traditional American, Latin cuisine, and outdoor poolside bars. There are retail stores, a salon, and a fitness center on-site. The resort also boasts a large pool with vast seating and cabana-style options. Pups are welcome to join you for a luxurious stay with provided toys, food and water bowl, treats, and a plush pet bed. In-room dining offers pet-friendly menu options and dog-walking services are available for an additional charge.


3. The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa is a historic 80-acre resort is located just off of Highway 77 at the base of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson. Rooms feature either desert or city views, minifridges, coffeemakers, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Suites offer wet bars, outdoor hot tubs, and pull-out sofa options. Other amenities include complimentary self and valet parking, a shuttle withing a 5-minute radius, mountain bikes and helmets, a full-service day spa, and a 24-hour fitness center, among others. There are great dog walking areas on the hotel property. Dogs are very welcome.


4. The Downtown Clifton Hotel Tucson is a dog-friendly oasis in downtown Tucson. Artsy, Western-style rooms await guests. Just a ten-minute walk from downtown Tucson guests enjoy a quiet stay without being too far from the museums, dining, and attractions Tucson has to offer. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges, free Wi-Fi, record players and a record library at request, and even a dog run on the property.


5. The Southwest Inn At Sedona offers views of Boynton Canyon, Thunder Mountain, and Coffee Pot Mountain from their cozy and tastefully decorated rooms. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. According to the hotel, they've never had a pup that "smoked in bed and set fire to the blankets, stole our towels, or got drunk and broke the furniture…if your dog can vouch for you, you're welcome too!"


6. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort sits on 40 beautiful acres. Offering five pools, a day spa, a 25-hour fitness center offering studio classes, a full-service salon, beautiful gardens, and two lighted tennis courts, guests will never find themselves bored – or hungry! The resort's Cafe Cabana, JD's Sports Bar & Lounge, and the Garden court will be sure to keep guests fed.


7. Nestled within the beautiful red rock county, the Arroyo Pinion  is conveniently located less than 3 miles from downtown Sedona and nearby the Red Rock Crossing, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and the Bell Rock area.  Amenities include spacious rooms with custom outlets, USB ports, 49-inch flat-screen TVs, coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, and more. The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet, free high-speed internet access, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and spa, and suites available with fireplaces and a patio.


8. The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn features a brand new indoor and outdoor pool, hot tubs, poolside bar and fireplace, a game room including bowling, and an arcade. Guests can dine on-site at the hotel's cocktail lounge, the Squire Pub, the American-style Canyon Room Restaurant, or the Fireside Lounge. The hotel is located just 1.5 miles from the Grand Canyon National Park and 6 miles from multiple major dog-friendly hiking trails.


9. The Tempe Mission Palms is located within walking distance from the Mill Ave Rail Transit Station and Mill Avenue District. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a short 4 miles away. Amenities include a rooftop pool and tennis court, and on-site dining options include a poolside cafe, Southwestern-inspired cuisine sit down restaurant and a lounge. A hospitality fee includes Wi-Fi, valet parking, airport shuttle, and fitness center use. Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed.


10. Located at the base of the Santa Cataline Mountain Range in Tucson, the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort's large pool and hot tub offer guests a breathtaking view of the Arizona mountains. Spacious rooms, suites, and 1,100 square food casitas provide pillow-top mattresses, iPod docking stations, refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet access, and fireplaces, private patio areas and fully equipped kitchens in select rooms. Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed.


For more details visit https://www.dogfriendly.com. DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and complete pet travel information. DogFriendly.com also publishes paperback dog travel guides including DogFriendly.com's DogFriendly.com’s Arizona and New Mexico Dog Travel Guide and DogFriendly.com’s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide.

 


DogFriendly.com’s Top Pet-Friendly Hotels in Florida Where You and Your Dog are Given First Class Treatment

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Florida is starting to open up or will be shortly. These hotels are a sampling of the top destinations in Florida where you can take your dog.

Dog-Friendly hotels span the spectrum from luxury to the budget hotel and from the center city to the rural highway location. There are a number of factors that make a hotel stay truly pet-friendly. These factors effect how truly pet-friendly the hotel really is. These are the quality of the hotel, the size of the dogs permitted, the pet fees and the number of dogs allowed with you. Some hotels just permit dogs and greatly restrict the size and type of dog. Other hotels welcome dogs with dog cookies and snacks, doggy menus on room service, leashes and water dishes and other amenities. Florida is generally a very dog-friendly state with many pet-friendly hotels, outdoor and patio dining, parks, some beaches where dogs are allowed and shopping centers and stores that allow dogs. DogFriendly.com’s Top 10 Pet-Friendly hotels in Florida are:

1. The Perry Hotel in Key West describes themselves as not just dog friendly, but “dog-obsessed.” Indeed, the hotel features two green dog parks, offers treats and gifts on arrival, and welcomes dogs to dine with their humans at the Salty Oyster and Matt’s outdoor dining. For humans, the Perry offers direct marina and ocean access, two waterfront pools and pool bars, three restaurants and a distillery on-site, and much more.

2. The Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Vero Beach is owned by popular Latin artists Gloria and Emilio Estefan. This luxurious beachfront resort offers sophisticated accommodations, dining, and waterside amenities. Your four-legged friends are welcome to enjoy luxurious amenities of their own, including welcome treats, water, and food bowls, doggie bags, dog beds upon request, and are even invited to join their two-legged friends for breakfast on the Bamboo Patio. Best of all, there is no pet fee!

3. The Epic Hotel Miami offers incredible waterfront views and a central location within walking distance from restaurants and shops at Miami’s Bayside Marketplace. High-end amenities include two 16th floor pools, a bar and cabana, fitness center, marina, spa, in-room iPod docks, Wi-Fi, yoga mats, rainfall showers and soaking tubs in hotel bathrooms, and a free wine hour every evening. The Kimpton states “If your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in.” Your pup will be welcomed by name and greeted with plush pet beds, food, water bowls, and mats in-room.

4. The Silver Sands Treasure Island in St. Petersburg offers guests a family-friendly apartment-like experience. All units have full kitchens with glass cooktops, microwaves, and refrigerators. Units come in studio-style, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts and feature flat-screen TVs, central air or A/C wall units, and retro furnishings. The Silver Sands is conveniently located close to Treasure Island, beaches, and shops.

5. The Confidante Miami Beach is a modern beachfront hotel located just ten minutes from South Beach and Miami’s art districts. Amenities include a fitness center, luxurious spa, two heated outdoor pools, one adults-only, and direct beach access complete with artsy beach chairs. On arrival, pups will receive a water bowl and baggie dispenser. The Backyard, the hotel’s signature outdoor pool and lounge area offers natural peanut-butter or watermelon pup popsicles, and the nearby Four Paws Pet Care offers pet sitting.

6. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa offers incredible views of the Fort Lauderdale oceanfront and skyline. Guests in oceanfront rooms can watch boats pass by from their private balconies. All guest rooms include fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, in-room coffee, large marble bathrooms, and plush beds. All four-legged guests are enrolled in the VID or “Very Important Dog” program upon arrival. They receive a welcome goodie bag, in-room dog bowl, and dog mat, a dedicated relief area, and most notably, a doggie menu at the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant.

7. Le Meridien Tampa is located in a former courthouse and showcases downtown Tampa’s history and culture. The concierge desk was formerly an old judge’s desk, and original marble hallways and hand-painted ceilings add a one-of-a-kind hotel experience. Guests at the Le Méridien Tampa receive complimentary access to the local Tampa Museum of Art, one of downtown Tampa’s best New-American and French restaurants, a fitness center, a pool, and beautifully decorated guest rooms. Dogs up to 40 pounds are allowed.

8. The Hilton Ocala offers non-smoking rooms, innovative on-site restaurants and bars, free parking, an outdoor pool, business and fitness center, and six-full acres of land. Centrally located in the middle of horse country, the hotel also houses a resident Clydesdale.

9. The Alfond Inn at Rollins College features a large courtyard, elevated pool, and a number of amenities maximized for guest comfort. Owned by a Winter Park liberal arts college, all operating income from the Alfond goes directly to the Rollins College premier scholarship fund. Dogs are welcome in designated rooms and suites.

10. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Hollywood is a brand-new, innovative hotel & casino experience. Featuring award-winning nightlife, luxury shops, a giant lagoon pool and beach club, spa, premium nightlife, and fine dining, the guitar-shaped hotel is one of a kind. Well-mannered dogs up to 40 pounds are welcome at the resort. They must be leashed and well behaved at all times. There is a $100 per stay pet fee.

For more details visit https://www.dogfriendly.com. DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and complete pet travel information. DogFriendly.com also publishes paperback dog travel guides including DogFriendly.com’s Florida Dog Travel Guide and DogFriendly.com’s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide.