The Diggs Guide to Dog-Friendly Hotels, Restaurants, and MoreNovember 17, 2021
Adventures are better with your canine companion. Whether you're traveling somewhere new exploring your own city, bringing your dog along is a great way to spend quality time together. Pet-friendly destinations make it easy!
We've gathered the following list of the top dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, and retail for you to discover, all organized by city. Each spot does an amazing job catering to both pets and people. Many even go above and beyond to offer pet-friendly amenities, personalized treats, and special experiences. From luxurious pet spa services to dog-friendly "Yappy Hours", there's surely something that every pet and pet parent will enjoy.
Get ready to plan your next itinerary!
At the Benjamin, pets are sure to have a lovely stay. The hotel offers top-notch dog benefits, including a luxurious dog bathrobe, dog DVD, and a specific dog room service menu. As part of the Benjamin’s GoodDOG program, in partnership with BarkBox, the hotel offers dogs their own mini bar, bowls, and unique BarkBox.
The Mark is a beautiful and pet-friendly NYC hotel option––conveniently located just steps away from Central Park. Four-legged hotel guests can enjoy a custom placemat, personal water bowls, and cozy dog bed designed by Molly Mutt. You can also arrange for “The Mark’s Woof Woof Kit, ” a lovely leather pouch that includes a collar, leash, poop bags, and to-go water bowls.
The Kimpton Hotel is truly obsessed with pets and does everything in its power to make furry friends feel welcome. Pets receive a warm welcome upon arrival from the Director of Pet Relations, the Kimpton’s furry ambassador, when available. The Kimpton provides dogs with plush pet beds, food, water bowls, mats, courtesy bags, as well as lists of pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers, and boutiques within a short distance from the hotel.
At the Wilson, dogs and humans are encouraged to eat beside one another as the furry guests enjoy a menu catered specifically to their tastes. The dog-friendly menu includes options like pan-roasted salmon with steamed vegetables and lemon, grilled chicken breast with baby vegetables, and grilled ribeye steak with grilled baby vegetables and steak jus (which all sounds so good that humans just might want to indulge, too!).
This hip Greenpoint establishment welcomes dogs to relax in an outdoor patio space and socialize with other pups. Pet parents can enjoy a delicious meal that fuses Australian and American fare.
Phone: 718- 383-5345
Boris and Horton is New York City’s first dog-friendly cafe. They offer delicious pet and people-friendly menu items with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The cafe hosts numerous adoption events with top NYC fosters and rescues.
Dog & Co offers an extensive selection of hand-picked pet accessories, including clothing, bowls, collars, beds, blankets, treats, toys, and more.
This beautiful LA hotel loves pets and encourages pet parents to bring their furry friends along for your stay. Not only does Loews offer treats, bowls, pet beds, leashes, collars, toys, and more, but it also offers special animal-friendly menus, dog-walking maps, local dog-friendly restaurants, and access to pet walkers and pet sitters. What more could a pet parent ask for?
One of LA’s most renowned hotels, The Peninsula is as dog-friendly as it is luxurious. The hotel offers plush pet beds, a package of pet treats, dog bowls, a room service menu catered specifically to dogs, and a personalized and monogrammed dog towel. Dog walking and grooming services are available as well.
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is another luxe pet-friendly option. The Sofitel provides delicious dog treats, in-room pet-friendly room service (including hand-cut prime steak with baby carrots and chicken vegetable stew!), luxurious B&G Martin dog beds and bowls, and other dog accessories. In addition, hotel guests receive discounts on doggy daycare and dog walking services.
What’s better than brews, bites, and Beagles? Not much, might say the locals who frequent The Pub at Golden Road Brewing. The outdoor patio is a great space for your dog to hang and play while you enjoy a selection of excellent craft beers.
Situated within the Kimpton Everly Hotel, pet-friendly cafe Jane Q welcomes dogs to hang out while pet parents sit back and enjoy a delicious drink, snack, or meal.
The Morrison is a great place for pets and people alike. Relax on the patio and check out the dog menu to find something special for your furry companion. Dog food is served in a bowl and comes with water and delicious dog treats.
Pussy & Pooch offers a wide range of innovative pet food, toys, supplements, apparel, leashes, beds, and much more. The boutique also offers pet grooming, a style and design studio to help you create a perfect space for your pet, and party packages so that you can celebrate your BFF in style.
The pet-friendly Kinzie Hotel in Chicago provides pups with a customized welcome bag, complete with gourmet treats, an "I Explored Chicago" bandana, chew toys, doggie spa amenities, and Kinzie's own "Pet Lover's Guide to the City." In the room, there are cushy dog beds, water, and food bowls.
The Chicago location of the Kimpton Hotel is just as pet-obsessed as the New York location. Pets are welcomed during your stay, and, when available, they will be personally greeted by the Director of Pet Relations. Your pet can enjoy amenities including plush pet beds, food and water bowls, and courtesy bags. They can provide a list of pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers, and more to help you make the most of your Chi-town adventure.
The Claridge House in Chicago is yet another uber friendly dog hotel in the windy city. Be sure to book the “Pampered Pups Package”, including late checkout, a special treat just for your pup, and a cute gift bag at check-in. Plus, there’s no pet fee!
Located right in the heart of Lincoln Park Zoo, this pet-friendly spot provides stunning views of the pond at Nature Boardwalk and the Chicago skyline, excellent food, and a beautiful patio that is the perfect place to hang and eat with your BFF.
At Juniper, located inside Claridge House, customers are invited to sit out on the patio and eat alongside their pups, who can order from the special dog-friendly cocktail menu.
Tails in the City is more than just a high-end pet boutique––it’s a one-stop-shop for everything your pup could need. Pet accessories, apparel, totes, carriers, beds, leashes, harness, treats...you name it, Tails in the City has it.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
You and your pup can indulge in a luxurious stay at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Upon arrival, your dog will receive a warm welcome, complete with a treat, a dog bed, water, and a personalized guide to the best pet-friendly places in Dallas. Dog sitting and dog walking is also available.
Hotel Crescent Court’s “Crescent Canines” program is the perfect way to pamper your pup. Guests can order off the Doggie Delights menu, receive in-room food and water bowls, a plush dog bed, a take-home and collapsible water bowl, a doggy bandana, and courtesy bags. Grooming “S-paw services” are available as well.
The beautiful boutique Hotel Zaza is pet-friendly with lots of amazing amenities. There are also plenty of dog-friendly attractions nearby, so you and your BFF can explore Dallas together.
It doesn’t get more dog-friendly than MUTTS Canine Cantina! This dog-friendly restaurant has an off-leash dog park so that your dog can play while you kick back a delicious drink or two. After a fun romp, your pal can hang on the dog-friendly patio and enjoy items from the dog menu, such as peanut butter popsicles and a variety of beef options.
With delicious and healthy food and drinks, Tribal All Day Cafe is a great spot for pets and people. Soak in some vitamin C on the outdoor patio and enjoy artisan, homemade eats. Their menu features all-day breakfast favorites and they have vegan and vegetarian options.
Treat your pup to classic diner-style favorites at Lazy Dog Restaurant, where options on the Pup Menu include grilled hamburger with rice and veggies and a grilled chicken breast bowl. Dogs are welcome on the patio, while pet parents can sip on craft beers and eat nostalgic American dishes like a “TV Dinner Pot Roast”.
Explore artsy Deep Ellum in Dallas and stop by The Upper Paw, a pet supply shop. You can peruse their impressive selection of everyday essentials like leashes, collars, and kibble, as well as unique toys, outfits, and gourmet treats.
Phone: (214) 760-9991
5. San Francisco
Looking for a pet-friendly hotel in San Francisco? Check out the Laurel Inn! The hotel provides a myriad of amenities for your dog such as a bed, food, water bowls, toys, and a personalized welcome note. Even better, your stay helps shelter pups find their forever homes––the Laurel Inn has a philanthropic partnership with Rocket Dog Rescue.
Argonaut Hotel, A Noble House Hotel
Located next to the water and some beautiful parks, The Argonaut is another great pet-friendly option in San Francisco. The hotel provides pets with treats, toys, food and water bowls, and a special pet bed to relax on.
Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square
Staypineappple bills itself as “dog obsessed” and strives to make traveling with a pet as simple as possible. Pet parents can opt for the Pineapple Pup Package, which provides your pet with some extra-special amenities.
New England Lobster Market & Eatery
If you’re craving a delicious lobster roll but don’t want to leave your dog behind, New England Lobster Market is the place for you. Enjoy some juicy lobster and beautiful San Fran weather on the Market’s outdoor patio, where dogs are more than welcome.
You and your pup will feel right at home while dining at The Front Porch. This local favorite serves up delicious Southern-inspired eats and fun cocktails. Dogs are welcome to join in for outdoor dining! You can walk up or make a reservation in advance.
If you love spoiling your dog, Mishka Pet Boutique is for you. Their endless assortment of delicious dog treats are not only organic but are also made without any of the artificial colors, antibiotics, and preservatives that often lurk in traditional kibble. Whether you’re looking for a cake for your dog’s upcoming birthday party, or just want to reward your best friend with something delicious, there will surely be something you’ll both love at Mishka.
Like all Kimpton Hotels, The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle is a phenomenal option if you are looking for a pet-friendly place to stay. The hotel offers water and food bowls, a pet bed, treats, toys, and disposable pickup bags. If your pup works up an appetite while exploring Seattle, they can your dog so desires, he or she may order off the hotel’s special dog menu, featuring items such as smoked beef marrow bones, hamburgers, and popsicles.
Staypineapple at The Maxwell Hotel
Staypineapple at The Maxwell Hotel is also a fantastic pet-friendly choice in Seattle. Just like the other Staypineapple locations, you can select a Pineapple Pup Package to ensure your dog is set up with a water bowl, treats, poop bags, and a plush dog bed.
Motif Seattle, conveniently located downtown, is guaranteed to offer a first-rate stay for you and your pup. Motif offers food and water bowls, palatial dog beds, and a variety of welcome snacks, as well as access to nearby parks so your dog can enjoy beautiful Seattle, too.
If you are looking for a delicious Italian meal but don’t want to leave your furry friend behind, head to That’s Amore Italian Cafe. Here, you can enjoy pizza, pasta, and more, while your dog can enjoy a scrumptious meatball specially made for them!
Situated in the historic Fisherman’s Terminal, Highliner Public House offers craft beer and local foods, which are made fresh daily. The outdoor patio welcomes dogs who will surely enjoy the scenery as much as their parents.
If you’re looking to pamper your pup, Paradise Pet Lodge is for you. From grooming to boarding to spa services, including fun and therapeutic swims and healing touch sessions, there is something for every pet at the Lodge. Its devoted and educated staff will undoubtedly make your dog feel comfortable and at home while you’re gone.
Any and all animals are welcome at The Kimpton Hotel Denver. Upon arrival, The Kimpton offers your pet a mat, poop bags, food, water bowls, and a luxurious bed. The hotel, which is located right near a park, even has a “Puppies and Prosecco” event, from which proceeds are donated to a local dog rescue.
The Warwick is another great pet-friendly property in Denver that strives to make pets feel just as welcome as their human companions. Pet packages, some of which include bike rides and even picnics with food for guests and dogs, are also available at certain times throughout the year.
The Crawford is a relatively new pet-friendly addition to this great city. The hotel boasts a range of pet-friendly amenities, including beds, matching bowls full of local dog treats, and other goodies. As a fun perk, pet parents get access to a Furbo Dog Camera so that they can check on their dogs if they leave the hotel for a solo adventure.
Prost Brewing is a great place to kick back, relax, and enjoy some beers. The dog-friendly patio seating is an ideal place to spend the evening alongside your furry BFF and enjoy some delicious food and drink.
Punch Bowl in Denver brings the party around the clock, from brunch, to happy hour, to late-night fun. With numerous bars, a delicious kitchen, and a wide range of games such as bowling, karaoke, Jenga, arcade options, and shuffleboard, Punch Bowl will surely be a night to remember. The best part? There’s a great outdoor seating space that is very pet-friendly!
Dog Savvy is a top-of-the-line boutique that offers a curated selection of the best dog products. This includes everything from organic and natural foods to toys, beds, accessories, and more. The shop also has a “Spaw,” where dogs can indulge in a wide range of services including shampooing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, grooming, and haircuts.
8. Washington DC
Capitol Hill Hotel offers a premier pet-friendly experience in the capital. Treat your patriotic pup to the hotel’s “Hounds on the Hill” program, which includes dog treats, personalized bowls, embroidered dog beds, and poop bags.
The Jefferson is a beautiful, pet-friendly hotel option located right in the heart of DC. Pets can enjoy amenities including tasty treats and dog bowls and beds, and pet parents receive walking maps and access to dog sitting services. There are many parks and grassy areas surrounding the hotel, perfect for enjoying a walk together or making some canine companions.
Art and Soul features a delicious menu with a southern influence. Pets are welcome on the outdoor patio, also known as the “Pooch Patio”. There, dogs can order from the “Pooch Menu”, which features house-made beef and rice in a savory gravy, grilled and sliced sirloin, peanut butter-banana frozen popsicles, and frozen beef bone.
The Wonderland Ballroom is a casual neighborhood spot with everything from a comedy shop to a live music venue to an outdoor beer garden. It also has a dog-friendly patio, which is a great place to kick back and unwind with your furry friend.
Situated in the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, Radiator is a hip, laid-back, and dog-friendly restaurant with something for everyone. Dogs can lounge on the outdoor patio at any time of the day, and Radiator has even been known to serve dog-themed drinks in the past.
Wet Dog Tavern in DC bills itself as the capital’s first pet-friendly bar garden. It’s the perfect trifecta: beers, burgers, and friendly dogs, all at the beautiful front patio space. Created in loving memory of their dog who passed away, the owners of Wet Dog Tavern aim to raise awareness of life-threatening diseases and support local foundations.
Chien de Luxe is a deluxe pet store in Washington DC that sells top-notch pet food, supplies, accessories, toys, and more. In addition, the store boasts a curated assortment of jewelry, home decor, purses, books, and numerous other items that make excellent souvenirs for pet parents.
XV Beacon is one of Boston’s best dog-friendly hotels. Your dog is bound to enjoy homemade biscuits, luxurious pet beds, and more. Guests can arrange for services such as dog sitting and dog walking as well. The hotel’s proximity to Boston Common means that you can take your dog for a nice stroll, run, or catch at any time of the day, too!
Pups receive the star treatment upon arrival at the Kimpton Marlowe. Pets are welcomed by name by the Director of Pet Relations. The hotel offers plenty of pet essentials for your stay, as well as lists of pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers, and boutiques within a short distance from the hotel.
The Liberty hosts Yappy Hours on Wednesdays from the spring through the fall, during which guests can mingle with each other and their dogs on the outdoor patio and enjoy a drink or two. During your stay, your dog can take advantage of pet-friendly amenities and complimentary treats.
You and your pup can enjoy a French culinary experience right here in Boston at Bar Boulud, an upscale French establishment. The restaurant permits dogs to hang out and nibble at the outdoor patio area. Bone appetit!
Loyal Nine in Cambridge features authentic New England cuisine and farm-to-table local offerings. In addition to their scrumptious seafood, meats, and vegetables, Loyal Nine has a delicious brunch ––you don’t want to miss it! The restaurant welcomes dogs at their outdoor patio.
Cambridge Brewery serves up a wide range of foods, from pizzas to burgers to seafood. Sit in the outdoor area and enjoy some yummy bites with your dog. They have a large selection of beers on tap, and host dog-friendly events seasonally.
Anything your dog needs, Pawsh is sure to have. Pawsh sells top-grade pet food, treats, collars, apparel, toys, and almost anything else you or your pup can imagine. Check out their award-winning salon with great grooming services if your pup needs a day at the spa.
The Kimpton Hotel Palomar, located right in Center City, greets dogs with open arms. Enjoy a fun day exploring the city, and when you arrive at the hotel you and your pup can unwind and enjoy the hotel’s pet and people-friendly amenities. Anything you or your dog could need, The Kimpton has it covered.
The Logan is well-situated right within walking distance of some great Philly activities for you and your pup to enjoy. The hotel offers dog patrons pet bowls, beds, treats, guides, and a dog-shaped waste bag dispenser.
The Sofitel in Philadelphia provides dogs with a bed, bowls, and a special room service menu catered specifically to canine tastes. With Rittenhouse Square just a short walk away, the Sofitel is a treat for both you and your dog.
The delightful Parc brings Parisian flair to Center City Philly. Parc serves classic French fare, which you can enjoy at the pet-friendly, Paris-inspired patio. Upon request, servers will happily bring your petit chien water.
Did you know that Rouge was the first food establishment in Philly that offered sidewalk seating? Here, you and your dog can enjoy the outdoor tables and traditional American fare. While you nosh on classics and delicious cocktails, your pup can nibble on the complimentary dog treats and water.
Red Owl Tavern, a quintessential American bistro and bar, offers flavorful food, unique cocktails, and a beautiful rooftop bar that looks onto some of the city’s top historical attractions. Red Owl hosts a weekly “Yappy Hour”, which encourages people and dogs to mingle and eat, together. Ten percent of the “Yappy Hour” proceeds go directly to Lulu’s Rescue, an all-breed, inclusive dog rescue.
Located a little under an hour outside of Center City Philadelphia, Wagsworth Manor offers a top-notch boarding and daycare facility. Pampered pups can enjoy a luxurious getaway from reality, during which they can be groomed, trained, or just hang out, have fun, play sports, and swim.
So, which destination will you be heading to next? We hope this guide has helped you plan a fun adventure with your pup. Don't forget to share photos of your trip with us on our socials @DiggsPet!
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