The best pet-friendly luxury hotels around the world
A three-course meal prepared by a Michelin-starred chef, a personalised cashmere dog jumper, an in-room massage and non-alcoholic Bowser Beer are just some of luxuries your pet can experience at these hotels.
By Taylor Dean
Hôtel le Cap Estel, French Riviera
In partnership with luxury private jet charter Victor, Hôtel le Cap Estel on the French Riviera is inviting pets and their owners on a luxury Petaway to the South of France. Dogs will receive a surprise welcome basket upon check-in, along with a special three-course meal prepared by the hotel’s Michelin-star restaurant. Pets are welcome in local restaurants gardens, and the cinema and library.
Dogs of all sizes are welcome to stay with their owners at the historical Ashford Castle. Pets will be treated to a comfy duvet, food and mineral water, and a turndown treat at bedtime. Owners can also request leashes and first aid kits for their pets if needed. Grooming, sitting, and walking services are also available.
Rome Cavalieri, Rome
Pets can soak up some culture in the Eternal City at the Rome Cavalieri. The hotel offers special pet dining menus with a variety of healthy options. Guests can also purchase a personalised cashmere jumper with their pet’s name printed in rhinestones and treat them to a day at La Domus Aventina, a nearby pet spa.
Cliveden, United Kingdom
Surrounded by over 250 acres of dog-friendly walking trails, the Cliveden offers a pet package for £35 (about A$59) per night. Services include a welcome pack full of treats as well as a deluxe dog bed. The hotel also offers an in-room dog menu.
Milestone Hotel, London
The Milestone Hotel’s Head Concierge directly handles every service offered to pets. Upon arrival, pets receive a tailor-made welcome basket complete with treats, toys, tag, and a “Pet Sleeping” card. The hotel also offers special bathrobes, pet birthday celebrations, and taxi services upon request.
Egerton House Hotel, London
At the Egerton House Hotel pets receive toys, treats, and an embroidered pet towel upon check-in. The specialised pet menu offers dishes such as the Woof Full Breakfast featuring scrambled eggs and sausage or the Barking Mad banana smoothie. For an additional charge, pets can spend the day at The Pet Spa London for a full grooming and pedicure, complete with a ribbon bow and gourmet take-home treat.
OPUS Hotel, Vancouver, Canada
The OPUS Hotel offers a special Pampered Pooch package for furry guests which includes a locally made dog collar, homemade treats, and an one-hour in-room pet massage session. Guests can also add-on an in-room photo shoot with a pet photographer for keepsake photos of their holiday.
The St. Regis Aspen invites guests and their furry companions to experience the fresh mountain air together. The hotel’s Pet Program offers a menu of dog-specific items including hiking vests, car seats to fit the resort's Lexus cars, jackets, joggers, booties, and doggles. Guests can also request baths offered by the Rocky Mountain Pet Shop and a custom food menu for their pet.
Kimpton Hotels, Worldwide
Kimpton Hotels invite guests to bring along their pet of any species, including the scaly ones. The hotel’s director of pet relations will welcome pets and offer a selection of amenities, including a list of pet-friendly restaurants and parks in the area. The hotel also invites guests and their pets to a nightly wine reception, where owners can sip drinks while the dogs nibble on treats.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, California, USA
The Fairmont Miramar welcomes up to two pets per group at no additional charge. Aside from offering pet amenities such as water bowls and beds, the hotel also arranges dog-friendly weddings and will provide pets with tiaras and tuxedos for the special day.
The Pines Lodge offers a Pines Pup Bucket List for guests bringing their pets along on holiday. The hotel offers dog spa treatments including a bath, massage, and blowdry. Guests can also hire a GoPro to harness on their pet to capture their hiking adventures. Pets can also either dine in-room or eat in town at one of the many restaurants offering a 'yappy' hour.
Mandarin Oriental Miami, Florida, USA
The Mandarin Oriental Miami offers an MO Pets program that gives pets a five-star experience. Upon check-in, pets will receive treats and bottled water as well as a special golden Mandarin Oriental collar tag to keep. The hotel also offers a gourmet room service menu with all-natural pet cuisine.
Top Notch Resort & Spa, Vermont, USA
With the Serve, Fetch, Love program at Top Notch Resort, guests and their pets can have a holiday together in the mountains of Vermont. The program includes a one-hour tennis lesson or private court time for guests and their dog as well as a spa credit for owners and a 25-minute in-room pet spa treatment. The program also includes a take-home bag filled with dog treats and tennis balls.
The Benjamin, New York City
The Benjamin Hotel partners with monthly subscription service BarkBox to offer their goodDOG pet program. For US$60 (about A$78) per pet, dogs will receive a selection of BarkBox toys, treats, and products. Every pet-friendly room features an in-room pet mini bar filled with locally made treats and non-alcoholic Bowser Beer.
La Valencia, California, USA
Pets will experience five-star treatment at La Valencia complete with free accessories, amenities, and services. Pets will be welcomed with a special basket that includes a jewelled dog bag dispenser, VIP collar tag, and a daily dining credit for pet and owner to enjoy al fresco. Guests can also book a number of activities with their pets, including massage therapy, doggie yoga, boot camp, and kayak and surf lessons.
At Pier One Sydney Harbour, locals can take a staycation with their pet. Pets are welcome everywhere in the hotel, including the bar and restaurant. In the rooms, pets will receive a trampoline bed as well as a mini bar with a selection of Dogue spa products and treats. The in-room doggy dining menu offers gourmet cuisine, including a sea trout fillet with broccolini, chicken thighs with carrots, and ground short ribs sautéed with farm vegetables.
Rosewood Beijing, China
The Rosewood Beijing offers a Pamper Your Pet package for a night in the hotel’s luxury Grand Studio room. The package includes professional grooming and dog walking services. At the Bistro B courtyard, fine dining for pets is available on the complimentary pet menus.
Pets can take a tropical vacation at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso. Guests can hire a Pet Cabana to use at the pool or beach for shady comfort. The Canine Delights menu features a variety of pet-friendly dishes and made-to-order meals. Dog Butlers cater to pets and take them on daily walks, give them massages, lead them in dog yoga classes, and organise birthday parties.