With National Dog Day right around the corner, hotels all over the country are implementing pet-friendly amenities so your best friend feels right at home. From designated play areas to thoughtful touches that cater to their needs, the following hotels will ensure your pet’s stay is as enjoyable as yours.


Arlo Chicago 

Arlo Chicago puts pups at the heart of downtown Chicago and steps from iconic Millennium Park – the perfect place for Fido to take a morning stroll. The hotel represents the stylish sophistication of the Magnificent Mile, the artistic refinement of the Cultural Mile and the savvy street smarts of the Loop business district, creating a unified community vibe. With its unsurpassed location and vibrant nightlife, Arlo Chicago offers dogs a centralized location close to popular attractions such as Navy Pier, Chicago Riverwalk, Monroe Harbor and many other pet-friendly sites. Every dog who checks in receives an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls.

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

At The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, pet owners don’t have to choose between a refined stay in Chicago’s Gold Coast and their pooch. The luxury property welcomes furry friends with amenities designed with them in mind, such as their very own beds and bowls upon availability. Set within the landmark Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago provides the ideal base for guests and their pups to explore the city’s dog-friendly spots like the riverwalk, urban beaches and lush parks. The property also features countless socializing opportunities for furry friends and their humans at the laid-back rooftop and greenhouse-style café. Please note that only two pets, each weighing 25 pounds or less, are allowed per room. The hotel also requires a nonrefundable $250 pet fee upon check-in.


Arlo Midtown

Boutique hotel Arlo Midtown, located in the heart of NYC in Midtown West, is perfect for guests traveling with their pet thanks to its proximity to the Pier 84 Dog Run, where they can enjoy views of the massive Intrepid and city skyline. Back at the hotel, furry friends receive an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls to make their petcation comfortable. 

Arlo NoMad

Located near the historic Madison Square Park and neighborhood pet grooming site Biscuits & Bath, Arlo NoMad is the perfect hotel to stay with your pooch after a long day of NYC activities. The boutique property features 249 unique and thoughtfully designed micro-rooms where pets receive an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls. 

Arlo SoHo

Located in between the Tribeca Dog Run and Leroy Street Dog Run, Arlo SoHo offers a convenient place for guests and their pooches. The hotel features 489 rooms ranging from cozy bunk rooms to spacious suites where all pets receive an Arlo-branded bone-shaped mat and food/water bowls. Perfect for guests who want to experience New York City like a local, Arlo SoHo is a home base within the urban jungle and steps from the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets, charming dog-friendly outdoor cafés and boutiques. 


The Elser Hotel & Residences

The Elser Hotel & Residences is a 49-story luxury tower in Downtown Miami featuring 646 residential-style rooms with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed bay views, walkout balconies, luxurious bathrooms for every bedroom, fully equipped kitchens, and washers and dryers. The pups who visit The Elser are pampered from the second they arrive. A pet concierge is available for guests looking for the best pet care and will curate a special selection of groomers, doggie day care and walkers tailored for you and your pup based on your preferences. Upon special request, The Elser pet concierge will also deliver dog bath products and locally made pet food at a cost, so you can continue to pamper your pooch during your visit. There is a $100 nonrefundable pet fee and a limit of two pets per room under 75 pounds each.

Arlo Wynwood

Arlo Wynwood welcomes pets (up to two dogs or cats per room, each under 75 pounds) to stay with their humans for the duration of their stay. When notified of a furry VIP (very important pet), the hotel equips the room with water bowls and mats. Arlo Wynwood has also partnered with D.O.G. Hotels Wynwood, offering 10% off services for customers with an Arlo Wynwood Key Card. In addition, a free pet shuttle service can pick up your pet from the hotel for a luxurious ride to D.O.G. Hotels Wynwood. A fee of $20 (pre-tax) per pet will be charged per night in addition to the standard room rate. All animals must be registered with the front desk upon arrival. 

THesis Hotel Miami, Coral Gables

Pets are always welcome at THesis Hotel! #THesisPetLife features comfortable beds and cute bowls by Paco & Lucia and treats from a local bakery. Small grassy areas along the hotel grounds and an expansive park across the street make the location super pet-friendly. Amenities include a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views and a poolside bar; two on-site restaurants, Mamey and Orno, led by Food & Wine’s “Best Chef of 2020” and James Beard nominee Niven Patel. 

The Gabriel Miami 

The Gabriel Miami is a 129-key lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami offering spacious rooms and suites with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. Pets checking into The Gabriel receive a “doggie bag” welcome amenity with an assortment of treats and toys. Once they arrive in their guest room, they’ll be greeted with a branded dog bowl, mat and plush dog bed. The hotel also provides pups with a curated turndown service and an evening bedside treat. The hotel also has a curated puppy itinerary with suggested off-property walking areas, including Bicentennial Park, located directly across the street. The itinerary also includes pet-friendly dining options in the area. There is a $100 pet fee per pet and a 65-pound weight restriction.


The Balfour Hotel Miami Beach

Don’t leave Fido behind! The Balfour Hotel Miami Beach understands how important your furry friends are and is proud to offer dog-friendly accommodations and amenities for your four-legged family members. When you book the hotel’s Ocean Sandy Paws offer, your furry friend will receive a goodie bag upon arrival with a portable water bowl, a dog treat, a dog toy, doggie bags and a clip-on doggie bag dispenser. The package also includes a treat for the owner: a waived pet fee of $150 for the length of stay. Please note the hotel allows dogs up to 40 pounds. Located on the famous Ocean Drive, The Balfour is a welcomed hideaway from the hustle and bustle of South Beach. 

The Gabriel South Beach

The Gabriel South Beach is a boutique property centrally located on Ocean Drive directly across from South Beach. The 132-room hotel comprises four buildings and blends midcentury modernism with quintessential Floridian style, creating an oasis-like vibe. The Gabriel South Beach embodies the chic flair of Miami’s Art Deco District through immersive atmospheres and a 21st-century reimagination. The hotel welcomes all pups into its pet-friendly environment with a nonrefundable pet fee of $150. Located across from Lummus Park and the beach, The Gabriel South Beach is ideal for guests and their pets to enjoy the sunshine and ocean breeze on a leisurely stroll through South Beach.


Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is a new boutique hotel channeling an elevated and vibrant atmosphere with an art deco flair. The resort is located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, just steps from the ocean and the Intracoastal, with a perfect bird’s-eye view of the city’s boating life. The pet-friendly property welcomes Fido no matter the size, weight or beed – all at no extra charge. Your furry family member will receive a selection of hotel amenities and extras, including a plush pet bed, water bowls, mats, disposal bags and more. The hotel goes a step further and provides a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and boutiques. Fido’s welcome to join you at the nightly wine reception at La Fuga, the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Kimpton guests also receive complimentary access to Wag! Premium during their stay!


Hotel Effie Sandestin, Miramar Beach

At Hotel Effie, pets are an extension of the family and are welcomed on your vacation at the hotel. Dog guests receive a dog bed, a dog bowl, doggie bags, a ball, a toy, and treats from Einstein Pets. Please note a $150 plus tax fee per stay will be added to your folio. This fee does not apply to guide dogs or assistive dogs. The property also has an exclusive partnership with Goochie Poochie Doggie Resort & Spa and What’s Up Dog for off-site pet sitting. Hotel Effie features 250 guest rooms and suites, four culinary concepts, a luxury spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center and the only rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast. 

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Miramar Beach 

At Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, four-legged family members can join travelers on vacation. With tons of walking trails and miles of sugar-white sand beaches, there are many options to keep you and Fido entertained. Marina Bar & Grill and The Village of Baytowne Wharf are both pet-friendly. The resort also has a Bark Park, a safe, clean environment near the Treehouse between the Village of Baytowne Wharf and the Baytowne Marina. Sandestin’s resident pet, Maryann the Macaw, resides at Marina Bar & Grill. Stop by for a bite to visit Maryann in her habitat. 


The Marker Key West Harbor Resort

Celebrate puppy love at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, which allows dog owners to show their love for their pooch with a getaway fit for man’s best friend. Upon arrival, pets receive a blue doggie water bowl; red fire hydrant disposal bags, a doggy Do Not Disturb sign; a customized welcome bag loaded with goodies like toys, treats and a Marker Key West pet tag; and champagne for adults. During their stay, pets are treated to puppy turndown service and, upon request, walks along Smathers Beach, a spa session at a local pet spa, and even a beautiful dinner under the stars with a multicourse dog food menu. The phrase “doggie paddle” takes on new meaning when guests embark on an excursion with Lazy Dog. The adventure company welcomes four-legged adventurers on paddleboards, kayaks and pontoon boats. *Package available based on availability.