Knowledge is power. That’s why all of us at Petswelcome agree that pet friendly concierges are one of the most important amenities a hotel can offer. They can make the difference between aimlessly walking around a strange locale with your pet in tow or actually engaging with, and feeling part of, your new surroundings. Pet friendly concierges help make your journey that much richer. They allow you and your pet to more fully enjoy the variety of experiences your new destination has to offer.
Here are some hotels and inns with great pet friendly concierges who will be happy to share their local knowledge with you:
1 Hotels, various locations
I Hotels has four pet friendly properties located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, South Beach, and West Hollywood. All have fantastic pet-friendly concierges that will point you in the right direction to find the best dog parks, pet shops, walks, restaurants and grooming salons in their respective areas.
The Cottages at Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
The Cottages at Nantucket have pet friendly Woof Cottages that welcome four-legged guests. They even have a pet concierge named Bailey, a Black Lab/Britney Spaniel mix who knows his way around the island and loves helping you and your favorite animal experience the best Nantucket has to offer.
The Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach, FL
A luxury hotel in St. Pete Beach, The Don Cesar welcomes pets with treats, placemats and custom water bowls. Their knowledgeable concierge staff also can provide suggested dog walking routes as well as pet friendly beaches and restaurants in the area.
Grand Harbor Inn, Camden, ME
This beautiful inn welcomes dogs with “open paws.” Their Pampered Pooch Accommodations include a plush fleece dog bed, buddy biscuits, food and water bowl. They also provide a pet welcome packet that has a list of pet friendly resources including local outdoor recreational activities for you and your pet, doggy daycare options, and local veterinarians.
Hilton Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
The Hilton Milwaukee has a canine concierge named Millie. She will give you some great suggestions such as visiting the dog friendly green space called 6th& Green. You can visit Millie in the lobby Tuesday – Saturday (along with her human concierge, Rusty Dahler) to find other fun places to check out in the Cream City.
Hotel Columbia, Telluride, CO
Dogs are not only welcome at the Hotel Columbia, they are, according to their website, actively spoiled. Not only do they offer gourmet elk jerky treats, they also have food/water bowls, and dog beds. If you want to pamper your pooch even more, ask them for a list of recommended groomers, as well as recommended pet friendly hiking trails.
Kimpton Hotels, various locations
Kimpton is one of the most pet friendly chains out there. With 67 hotels around the world, you can be sure you and your pet are going to be extremely well taken care of. Many of their hotels have canine Directors of Pet Relations who can suggest great places to take walks, restaurants to visit, or the best dog parks in the area. All will gladly accept treats for their services.
Loews Coronado Bay, Coronado, CA
All pets receive gifts at the Loews Coronado Bay, including a pet tag, bowl, and a special treat to welcome them upon arrival. There are also creature comforts like specialized bedding, collars and leashes. Most importantly, owners receive a detailed brochure with info on local dog walking routes and pet services, including veterinarians, groomers and pet shops.
The Little Nell, Aspen, CO
The Little Nell treats your pet like family. Not only will they supply luxury pet amenities such as epicurean treats, food/water bowls and beds, they also offer a Puppy Jet Lag Kit to help your pooch get used to the altitude. They will also walk and pet sit him as well as guide you to pet friendly trails so you can spend some quality outdoor time with your favorite animal.
The Lowell, New York, NY
The Guest Services Team at the Lowell offers dog walking services and the concierge is happy to make suggestions on everything from veterinarian and grooming services to local pet friendly restaurants, stores and activities. They also provide a special pet menu and their Chef de Cuisine would be happy to make tailor-made snacks and food to delight your pet’s sophisticated palate.
Old Town Manor, Key West
The Old Town Manor, one of the top bed and breakfasts in Key West, loves all breeds and sizes of pets and will provide large dog bowls and beds if you happen to leave yours home. Their “pet ambassadors” and concierge look forward to making you feel welcome and are happy to provide information on local pet friendly activities and dog friendly Key West restaurants.
The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Hawley, PA
The Settlers Inn “HosPetality” program includes a brand new chew toy as a welcome gift, as well as food and water bowls. Their canine concierge, Max, will ensure that your accommodations will be ready for your arrival and he will gladly share his list of favorite local walks and hikes for you and your pet’s enjoyment.
Vagabond’s House Inn, Carmel, CA
Sadie, Carmel’s canine Director of Pet Relations, will be happy to let you in on Carmel’s best kept pet friendly secrets, including more than twelve local pet friendly restaurants. She will also divulge beautiful pet friendly beaches as well as local “Yappy” Hours where you and your pet can imbibe, kick your paws up, and relax.