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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.