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You Can Stay in a Dog-Friendly Castle Hotel in Britain

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

These 4 castles allow you and your furry friends to experience castle life

How would you like to stay in a castle with your dog? You can at these 4 castles. If you’re in Britain you’re all set. If you’re in America, and your dog is small, hop on a plane with your dog under the seat and go.


Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant, Gloucestershire


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The luxurious stone Thornbury Castle was originally constructed by Edward Stafford, the only man to rival the king’s wealth and status at that time. The castle is a luxurious symbol of grandeur that holds past history for guests to explore. The Thornbury Castle offers a private, romantic retreat with impressive architecture, sumptuous interiors, breathtaking grounds, and magnificent history. Explore the royal gardens, enjoy breakfast, dinner, or Sunday lunch in one of four dining rooms, or explore the rich history of the castle and surrounding 15 acres. Bedchambers range from a luxury 1-bed room with desk, plush chairs, and flat-screen TV option to the luxury Henry VII Suite, where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed in 1535. The Catherine of Aragon Tower Suite is another popular option, sitting at the top of a 77-step spiral staircase in the South Tower. All rooms feature turndown service, cotton linen, luxury bathroom amenities, a minibar, coffee and tea, a flat-screen TV, walk-in shower, safe, and more. Well behaved, quiet dogs are more than welcome at Thornbury Castle. They are allowed everywhere in the Hotel apart from the Main Restaurant. Dogs are charged an additional £15.00 per dog per night for an overnight stay in one of the dog-friendly Bed Chambers (call ahead to reserve).



Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg


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Located eight miles from Edinburgh, this historic castle sits on eleven acres of private parkland and wooded valleys for peak relaxation. As Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle, its accommodations have housed guests like King Edward I, Sir Walter Scott, Oliver Cromwell, and Queen Victoria.

The castle hosts 29 guest bedrooms that are accessed by staircases and secret passages. The Castle Rocks annex rooms include the same amenities in a mix between a modern hotel and castle living just a two-minute walk from the castle grounds. All rooms feature soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and robes, slippers, and Temple Spa toiletries. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen digital TV, direct-dial telephone, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Two on-site restaurants range include a cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and a bistro-style dinner, and a chic dinner restaurant located in the Dungeon (adults-only dining). There is also a luxurious on-site spa.

Dogs of all sizes are welcome. There is a £25.00 per dog per night pet fee, and dogs are subject to availability. Dog-friendly rooms are located in the castle annex, Castle Rocks, which is a two-minute walk from the castle grounds, NOT the main castle. Pets aren’t allowed in the bedrooms, spa or restaurant areas within the main castle.



Glengorm Castle, Tobermory


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Located in Glengorm Castle, accommodations include B&B-like stays as well as serviced apartments. The serviced apartments are located either inside the castle itself or in the former farm stables. The accommodations include a full kitchen, sitting rooms, satellite TV, internet, washing machine and dryer, and multiple bedrooms. You can also choose to add breakfast in the castle dining room for an additional rate per person. The bed & breakfast accommodations feature individual castle bedrooms with private baths. Views range depending on which room you choose, and all rooms include an alarm clock, bath and shower, coffee machine, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, iPod dock, coffee making facilities, radio, and towels, as well as access to cooked breakfast daily with fresh eggs and locally made sausages, as well as complimentary whisky in the library.

Dogs are permitted in all properties except The Steadings Flat (located in the former stables.) Small dogs only in the castle. Other pets are not allowed. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture. You must keep your dog under control at all times and clean up after them.



Mingary Castle, Kilchoan


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The Mingary Castle is a 13th Century Castle offering luxury rooms & fine dining. It is set on the beautiful Ardnamurchan Estate, atop a rocky outcrop so that it looks over the Sound of Mull. It was actually abandoned until early 2016, when it was painstakenly restored to the luxury accomodations it now boasts. Cozy furnished accomodations feature beautiful fabric, four-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms, and anqique-style furniture. Breakfast and dinner cuisine is headed by 3 AA Rosette Chef Colin Nicholson.

Dogs are welcome at Mingary Castle. In consideration of other hotel guests who may have allergies or do not like dogs, dogs must refrain from entering the dining room. Dogs should not be left unattended in the bedrooms, and if they bark or cause a disturbance to other guests, staff may ask you to leave your dog in the car or cage where appropriate. Any damage caused by a direct result of dogs in the bedroom will be charged accordingly.

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.