The Most Pet-Friendly Stays From Coast to Coast

From the sands of West Coast beaches to the charm of Philadelphia town squares, there’s nothing quite like a tail-wagging adventure with your furry friend. Gone are the days of walking across a coastline and laying in the comfort of a plush bed, thinking of how much your pet would enjoy those very same experiences. After all, who said a good glamping trip was only for humans? 

We think pets deserve the very best, and a relaxing getaway filled with new sights, surroundings, and thrilling adventures is just the way to make new memories with your furry friends. In honor of National Dog Day, we’re spotlighting the very best pet-friendly stays from coast to coast, so you and your pup can have the getaway of a lifetime.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort

Get ready to dip your toes in the sand and run with your pup along the California coast at The Sanctuary Beach Resort—the only pet-friendly seaside resort in Monterey Bay. This Californian escape is the perfect place to unwind and relax while offering plenty of space for your pup to do the same in an oceanside oasis. Whether you choose to go on a hike along Big Sur, want to take a dip in the ocean, or choose to go on a whale-watching excursion with your pup, a world of endless adventure awaits in Monterey Bay.

At The Sanctuary, pets are welcomed in with complimentary dog treats, providing a glimpse of the culinary delight both you and your dog will enjoy at Salt Wood Kitchen + Oysterette, The Sanctuary’s on-site restaurant. Priming your pet-friendly stay with a gourmet touch is Salt Wood’s very own Pawtio Menu, serving a diverse menu of nutritious and tasty meals in an outdoor patio setting. Your dog can enjoy dishes like the Ultimutt Breakfast featuring bone marrow, scrambled eggs, and a vegetable medley, or the Honey Pawt, featuring peanut butter, apples, and honey. As your pup licks its bowl clean, you can indulge in a rich offering of seafood and wood-fired dishes, celebrating the area’s agricultural bounty.

If you’re planning a summer getaway and need a coastal getaway perfect for your pet, take advantage of The Sanctuary’s Sandy Paws of Summer package. This package includes The Sanctuary Frisbee to take home, a $15 credit for Salt Wood’s Pawtio Menu, water bowls to use during your stay, and a reduced pet fee for even greater savings on your pet-friendly stay.

Islander Resort

If you’ve been dreaming of tropical waters with just the right amount of sunshine, shade, and sandy playscapes, look no further than a pet-friendly stay at Islander Resort in Islamorada, FL. After you settle into the comfort of your island-inspired room, explore the coastline with your pup and take in the refreshing nature of the salty air and cooling water. If your pup is in the mood for a game of fetch, take advantage of the on-site dog park, perfect for getting all that bustling energy out before a seaside siesta along the beach. To fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Islamorada, consider taking a pet-friendly boat tour with KeyZ Charters, where you and your pet can take in the gentle breeze and panoramic views of the Florida tropics.

For a true taste of island life, raise a toast to the oceanside dining options at Islander. Whether it’s indulging in the fresh seafood at Tides Beachside Bar & Grill or kickstarting your morning with the avocado toast at Elements Lounge & Restaurant, you and your pup can enjoy the breathtaking views of the outdoor dining patios. For the afternoons spent lounging on the beach or splashing along the shore, take your appetite to The Oasis, a casual eatery serving up ice-cold beers, cocktails, and appetizing bites to pair.

The Rittenhouse Hotel

Next up is a stay that is royal, refined, and eloquently rich. In other words, you and your pooch will feel like you’re living the lavish life as you explore Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square and settle into luxury at The Rittenhouse. Voted the #2 Hotel to Travel With Dogs by Delta Sky Magazine, The Rittenhouse offers an array of premier amenities and perks that will leave you wanting to linger longer at this pet-friendly haven. From premier plush bedding to expansive outdoor spaces, a luxe sanctuary for your furry friend is just the beginning of this Northeastern adventure.

Rittenhouse Square is filled with endless charm and plenty of scenic spots you and your pet can relax in, like the picturesque Rittenhouse Square Park. Set up a picnic with loved ones or explore outside the bounds of Center City to greater Philadelphia and take in the breathtaking views of this historic city. After your pups had a fair share of adventures for the day, treat your pet to the chef-prepared pastries The Rittenhouse has available. To round the evening out, our concierge would be more than happy to help arrange a dog-sitting or dog-walking service so you can indulge in one of the many fine dining experiences available at The Rittenhouse.

The Whitney Hotel

From paved walking trails to lush green spaces, it’s all barks for Boston at this East Coast escape. At The Whitney Hotel, pets will jump for joy at the sight of a Lion + Wolf bed, a double pet feeder, The Whitney bandana, and complimentary dog treats from PolkaDog Bakery. In a city dotted with plenty of dog-friendly shops and restaurants, you won’t have to travel far to discover sights and experiences where you and your pet can enjoy the perfect Boston getaway. Before settling into the comfort of your room or suite, we recommend exploring the highly-acclaimed, Boston Common, or exploring the beautiful Charles River on a pet-friendly canoe or kayak rental.

After working up an appetite, let your pet indulge in the Whitney Wags menu, offering savory and sweet dishes to nourish your pup’s stomach after a day of discovering the very best of Boston. For a filling and tasty meal, enjoy the Open Farm dish, featuring humanely raised beef, wild-caught salmon, and non-GMO veggies, or Polkadog chicken nugget treats. To top off this gourmet spread of options, let your pup indulge in the Ben & Jerry’s Doggie Desserts for a cooling, sweet treat.

Hotel Nia

For the pups who are fueled by a good hike in the great outdoors, followed by a posh glamping stay to end the day, look no further than a stay at Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection—perfectly nestled in the Bay Area region. Hotel Nia is conveniently close to the best of the San Francisco area, named one of the top dog-friendly cities in all of America. You and your pup can take a day trip to San Francisco and visit treasured spots like Baker’s Beach or Golden Gate Park, where your dog can take to unwinding under the California sun. As a plus, Bedwell Bayfront Park provides dog owners and their furry friends with plenty of paved trails for hiking, biking, and blissful dog walks along the waterfront, located about a mile away from Hotel Nia.

Ready for a mid-day nap after exploring the best of Silicon Valley? Hotel Nia provides endless pet perks to make this pet-friendly stay as comfortable for your dog as it is for you. Sleep at peace knowing that your dog will have access to not only plenty of green space to explore but also plenty of in-room amenities. Hotel Nia is proud to present the Pampered Pets Offer, which includes a welcome amenity at check-in, a plush pet bed, an in-room bowl, and a waived pet cleaning fee. 

Finally, you can’t forget to treat yourself to the best dining in Palo Alto, while also bringing your dog along. Try nearby pet-friendly restaurants like The Fish Market, Crepevine Restaurant, or Gott’s Roadside. With plenty of delicious dining to pair, this restful stay will surely be one for the books.

Capitol Hill Hotel

Taking on a historic escape in the country’s capital isn’t just for humans. After all, with scenic attractions like the National Mall, there’s plenty to explore and plenty of space to keep those paws prancing at a happy pace. At Capitol Hill Hotel, every pet is welcomed into a space where they can retreat after exploring and where pet owners can relish in the slow-paced environment, amidst a high-paced, bustling city. As host to the Hounds on the Hill program, dogs can enjoy special embroidered dog beds, dog bowls for convenience, and dog treats in the lobby to make your pet feel at home.

While D.C. is a highly political city, the only politics your pup will have to deal with is deciding which park or area they love exploring the most. In this energetic city, there are plenty of spaces that invite you and your pooch to take a deep breath in and take in the sights that decorate the District. A breathtaking sight for you and your pup can be found at Meridian Hill Park, an expansive space where your dog can roam alongside you while being host to noteworthy landmarks like the Joan of Arc Memorial and one of the longest cascading fountains in North America.

Whether you decide to spend your time taking in D.C.’s awe-inspiring cherry blossoms or choose to settle into the snug sheets of your Capitol Hill Hotel room or suite, everyone deserves to check out D.C.’s culinary scene. A paradise for everyone’s tastes, there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants where your pup can relax while you indulge in a D.C. dining delight. Some District favorites include Logan Tavern, Wet Dog Tavern, and The Brig.

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park

If you’ve been dreaming of a West Texas stay that feels timeless, sophisticated, and equally thrilling, pack your bags and your dog’s favorite toy for The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park. Plaza Pets can enjoy an array of luxe amenities with the Sun City Pawcation offer, including a Happy Tails pet bed, a signature Plaza Pet Bandana, Happy Tails toys for purchase, and a PUPcake baked by Pastry Chef Rojo among other great perks.

Both iconic and inspiring, The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park is a standout in El Paso, offering unmatched spaces like La Perla, a rooftop bar where you can view the city’s skyline, paired with a craft cocktail for a stylish evening under the stars.

To really immerse yourself in the spirit of West Texas with your pup, walk around the Las Plazas Arts District, where you can admire the architecture of noteworthy buildings and take in the area’s artistic flair. As your dog gets warmed up for the day’s adventures, head to Tierra Buena Dog Park where your pet can freely run and play with other dogs in the area. After playing with your pup, head to Ripe Eatery, where you can dine with your dog and enjoy the flavors of El Paso in a serene setting.

A Dose of Adventure for You and Your Pet

At Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts, each one of our pet-friendly destinations offers a haven of relaxation and a playscape of fun for your pup. Located in the most scenic, discovery-filled cities across the country, every new experience no longer has to be lived out without your pet. From coast to coast, we hope you’ll enjoy the most pet-friendly stays in the U.S., for an unforgettable experience with your furry friends.