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If your dog loves to travel, check out these 11 hotels that celebrate National Dog Day every day

Aug. 26, 2021
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Like traveling with kids, nobody ever said traveling with pets was easy.

But pets are family, too, of course. And pet-friendly airlines and hotels make us happy by making it easier for pet owners to bring their best friends along on their travels.

Aug. 26 is National Dog Day. And according to results of a 2021 survey by the ASPCA, 22% of respondents who acquired pets during the pandemic say they would like to travel more -- but feel limited by their pet.

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Wondering where to pamper your dog and have a little getaway for yourself, too, this National Dog Day -- and beyond?

The following properties do the legwork for you when it comes to rolling out the carpet for four-legged friends.

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Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, New Orleans

With lots of dog-friendly parks, New Orleans is a city that knows how to welcome a pooch (dogs are even welcome in many bars and shops around town). And Kimpton is a hotel chain that knows how to welcome dogs, too — the brand never charges an extra fee for dogs, no matter the size, weight or breed.

Right on Tchoupitoulas Street, a 15-minute stroll through the French Quarter to Cafe Du Monde and Jackson Square, Kimpton Hotel Fontenot has rates on National Dog Day for under $150 per night that include the hotel’s pet package, complete with a welcome beverage for adults, a welcome treat and gift for your dog, and a pet bed and bowls for their food and water in your room, too.

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot is part of IHG Rewards with stays starting at 19,000 points per night.

The Clancy, Autograph Collection, San Francisco

(Photo courtesy of The Clancy)

This 410-room property in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa district goes the extra mile for pets with perks like a comfy pet bed, food and water bowl, waste removal bags, pet treats and even — wait for it -- doggy robes, all included in the $100-per-stay fee. There’s no size restriction on your pet at The Clancy, Autograph Collection. And the hotel’s Seven Square Taproom restaurant even has a puppy menu serving things like Hot Diggity Dogs (hot dogs) and grilled chicken with steamed brown rice and vegetables. In September, the hotel is launching a “Doggy Disruptors Yappy Hour” with canine cocktails in the form of bone broth proffered in a special doggie chalice.

The Clancy, Autograph Collection is a Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy property, which means reward nights will cost you between 40,000 and 60,000 points, depending on dates and availability. You can use the annual Marriott up to 85,000-point reward night certificate that is conferred after your card renewal month on the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card to book a free stay.

The Garland, North Hollywood, California

(Photo courtesy of The Garland)

Dogs get the Hollywood treatment at The Garland, a boutique property in North Hollywood that only charges $75 per dog (40 pounds and under) per week. All dogs get a complimentary welcome toy, dog mat and doggy bowl with bottled water for their lapping pleasure. And you can upgrade your pet to receive a special box with a bandana and bespoke treat made by the property’s executive chef. The hotel has a special dog-friendly area on-site where pooches can roam. And the concierge can point to off-leash places to head off on a hike together, like Fryman Canyon and Runyon Canyon.

Fairmont Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

If you can get your dog to Mexico — or you’re already south of the border — there’s lots to love about Fairmont Mayakoba’s new discounted Petcation package, valid for stays through Dec. 15. Get ready for a real adventure with your pet as you head out on a boat ride through the resort’s canals, followed by a meal together overlooking the water. The package also includes a breakfast discount for humans and doggie breakfast at La Laguna Restaurant, a Fairmont dog bed and bandana and personalized dog food and toys for your best friend, too.

Fairmont Mayakoba is part of the Accor Live Limitless rewards program.

Kimpton Goodland Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

(Photo courtesy of Kimpton Goodland Hotel)

On National Dog Day -- and every fourth Thursday of the month after for the foreseeable future -- this new oceanfront hotel in Fort Lauderdale is doing a poolside “Yappy Hour,” with discounts on beer and wine for humans and free peanut butter treats for dogs made by the hotel’s executive chef. The Kimpton Goodland Hotel has are no restrictions on size or breed of dogs welcomed (and no extra fee, either), and the concierge can recommend pet-sitting and walking services, too. All dogs get the usual posh Kimpton pet amenities including dog beds, toys, water and food bowls and treats.

IHG Rewards nights at the Kimpton Goodland Hotel start at 25,000 points.

Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina

Take off for the Low Country on National Dog Day with a stay at Montage Palmetto Bluff, where dogs get treated to “custom-curated canine experiences” through the hotel’s Canine Ambassador Program, led by resident rescue pup Cauley. The 20,000-acre resort has miles of trails you can explore with your pup. Doggy day care and dog walking services can also be arranged if you prefer to relax poolside sans pooch. Pets can even enjoy in-room dining treats prepared just for them, like ground Angus beef with rice and veggies and homemade dog biscuits made with oats, bananas and peanut butter. It's a pampering experience for sure — and one that doesn't come cheap, at $300 per pet to enjoy (for stays of 13 nights or less).

The Estate Yountville, Yountville, California

(Photo courtesy of The Estate Yountville)

If you've always dreamed of sharing California’s wine country with your pup, then the 22-acre The Estate Yountville might be the place for you. On National Dog Day, the property is brewing up “puppacinos” to benefit the local Napa Humane Society. Among the perks of a stay here any day of the year are dog-friendly vineyard tours, a dog bowl, bed, treats and toys and walking services for your pet, too, on request. Dogs must be 30 pounds or less to stay and play and the hotel charges a one-time fee of $150.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, Sedona, Arizona

Sedona offers all kinds of outdoor adventures for your four-legged friends. And the 221-room Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock welcomes pets to stay with their owners in ground-floor rooms with a Pet Pals package. It includes two free doggie meals per day at on-site restaurant the Porch plus — and this is very Sedona — a 15-minute pet treatment with the resort's energy therapist that can work on your pet’s chakras (or something like that) by tapping into Sedona’s natural healing powers.

We found Hilton Honors reward nights for upcoming stays from 67,000 points per night.

The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Waikiki, Hawaii

Surf’s up for you and your pup at The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, one of the only dog-friendly hotels in Waikiki. The property never charges a fee for up to two dogs to stay in your room with you. And the resident canine concierge, Jack, is on hand for doggie playdates, too. The hotel even offers complimentary dog walking to guests in case pet owners are off chasing Waikiki's waves or otherwise unavailable. Stay on National Dog Day and the property will deliver a special treat package to your favorite pup.

Moxy NYC Times Square, New York City

A millennial favorite, the Moxy NYC Times Square makes it easy to bring your dog along to Midtown Manhattan with the House Pet package. For a one-time fee of $150, dogs are welcomed with a custom Moxy dog bowl and blanket you can take home. When you stay here with your pet, your dog is hardly confined to the room at the hotel either — you can bring your pup along with you to the bar and lounge to sip cocktails and soak in the scene.

The Moxy NYC Times Square is a Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy property, with reward nights starting at 40,000 points on off-peak nights. You can use a Marriott 50,000-point free-night certificate here on standard or off-peak dates.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver

Denver's a big dog town, with more than 10 off-leash parks in the city proper. And the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver is pouring on the puppy love for National Dog Day with the Puppies + Prosecco package. Available for bookings Aug. 26 to 29, the package includes a stay in one of the hotel’s luxury suites plus — and this is the important part — a half-hour of playtime with rescue puppies from a local no-kill shelter (plus prosecco and charcuterie, but that’s kind of beside the point when there are puppies everywhere!). Half of the proceeds from the package benefit the shelter. Of course you’re free to bring your own dog to stay here, too -- and as is the case at all Kimptons, there’s never an extra pet fee or size limit.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver is part of IHG Rewards and can be booked for 36,000 points/night.

Featured image by (Photo courtesy of Kimpton Goodland Hotel)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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