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Getaways: Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels
Posted By susanne On March 17, 2011 @ 3:54 pm In Today's Home Spun Wisdom I
Though only 1% of respondents with pets cite air travel as the most pet-friendly form of mass transportation, 15% brought their furry friends onto a plane last year. Opinion is divided on whether or not small pets should be allowed to sit in the airplane cabin, with 57% of pet owners welcoming four-legged friends and 59% of non-pet owners frowning upon sharing cabin space with animals.
Thirty-nine percent of respondents rank allergy issues as the biggest annoyance caused by travelers who bring their pets on mass transportation, while 26% are frustrated by noisy pets. Travelers note that their top peeves with pet owners are not picking up after their four-legged friends (56%), bringing their furry companions into inappropriate settings (35%) and expecting others to treat their pets like people (28%).
Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels
Forty-four percent of survey respondents who travel with their pets cite designated green space for walking pets as the most important characteristic of a pet-friendly hotel, while 16% look for on-site kennels or pet daycare.
1. Hermitage Hotel,
This TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice award-winner offers a Pampering Pet program, featuring treats upon check-in, cozy beds and a menu of delicacies to satisfy animals' appetites. A dog-walking service is available on site ($15 per walk), while massage and grooming services can also be arranged. A $50 pet-surcharge will be added per night.
2. Hotel Monaco
The pet amenity program at this boutique downtown hotel is overseen by Timmy, the four-legged "Director of Pet Relations." Complimentary amenities and services include bowls and beds for the duration of pets' stays, while travelers can also select the "Portland Unleashed" package, featuring a doggie makeover, a map of pet friendly breweries and more.
It's no coincidence that the bar and restaurant of this Midtown East property is called the Barking Dog—four-legged friends are welcomed with open arms at this hotel, whose amenities include plush dog beds and a travel water bowl for guests to take home. Additional services include pet taxis and even a pet psychic. A $25 pet-surcharge is added per stay.
3. Argonaut Hotel,
All creatures great and small are welcome as guests at the Argonaut Hotel, which does not restrict the type or size of pet that can stay. Travelers visiting in the fall can participate in the hotel's annual "Pet Howl'oween" event, in which dogs showcase their creative costumes. The hotel supplies pet necessities from beds to bottled water, and all pets stay free.
5.Nine Zero Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts Located across from the Boston Common's 50 acres of public park-land, this downtown hotel's setting is every bit as pet-friendly as its amenities. A complimentary "In the Doghouse" pet package includes a designer pet welcome treat, in addition to an in-room pet bed and bowl, ensuring that travelers' four-legged friends can put their paws up in style.
7.Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona This resort's "4Paws" pet-friendly program offers numerous amenities for dogs and cats, including beds and a "Beastro" menu, featuring delicacies such as Canine Veggie Bruschetta and feline Seafood Parfait, A $50 pet-surcharge is added per night and pets must weigh a maximum of 40 pounds (larger pets may be allowed at the resort's discretion).
8.Hotel Solamar, San Diego, California In addition to providing complimentary treats for pets upon check-in, as well as cozy dog beds and food and water bowls in guest rooms, Hotel Solamar's VIP (Very Important Pet) Program can arrange additional services—from pet bonding sessions, to pet massage—ensuring both pets and their owners unwind during their stay.
9.Sheraton Seattle Hotel,
For more information, visit www.tripadvisor.com 123.