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The 10 Best Hotels for a Minimoon with Your Dog

The 10 Best Hotels for a Minimoon with Your Dog
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If Fido will be joining you for your minimoon or honeymoon, here’s some doggone amazing news: More hotels are catering to our favorite furry friends than ever and for good reason. According to Vacasa’s 2020 Travel Trends Report, 64 percent of pup parents plan accommodations for trips around their dogs’ needs. And why shouldn’t Fido accompany you on your first vacation as a wedded couple? He is part of the family, after all. You’ll only miss and worry about him if you leave him behind. 

 

We’ve assembled an Akita-approved (or beagle, terrier, Lab, etc.) roundup of dog-friendly hotels in cities across the country, from Miami to New York. Whether you want to ski, sunbathe, sightsee or shop, your pooch can come along to experience it all in style. We’re talking amenities for your fluffy dog child that will spoil him as much as you do. And, of course, you and your new spouse will also love each accommodation and its surrounding must-visit destinations.   

 

If you decide to jet set without your fur child, we highly recommend gifting him a Sleepenvie Jaxon Dog Bed to snooze away in while you’re gone. Even if you do plan to include your pup in your honeymoon or minimoon plans, register for the foam doggy bed with a removable cover, since he also deserves a little something new once you tie the knot.

 

 

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Best Nashville Accommodation

Holston House

Price: $220.00

Jonesing for a long weekend away in the home of country music? The Holston House Nashville is a pet-friendly hotel that boasts a package for pups under 25 lbs. Your four-legged friend will receive a dog bowl, treats and plush bed of his own upon check-in. There’s even an in-room doggy dining menu for your pup’s late-night snacking needs. Meanwhile, enjoy Nashville’s world-famous nightlife, restaurants and attractions. And feel good about supporting MuttNation, which receives a portion of the $75 overnight pet fee.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Our experience at the Holston House was exceptional. The rooms are small, but were very clean. The staff couldn't have been nicer, and made you feel very welcome.”

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Best Washington, D.C., Accommodation

The St. Gregory Hotel

Price: $155.00

A minimoon in our nation’s capital will afford you the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of museums and attractions, including the National Mall, as well as diverse shopping and dining in Georgetown. Stay at the St. Gregory where the four paws-friendly package affords pets a loaner GoPro and harness for your dog so you can see the city through his eyes. Your wet-nosed pal will also receive a personalized dog bowl and embroidered doggy bed. Let him indulge in locally-sourced treats from Doggy Style Bakery, and take advantage of a personal canine concierge to guide you to all the most pet-friendly spots in D.C.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We stayed six nights at The St. Gregory Hotel. Our expectations were exceeded in almost every way. Every member of the staff was exceptionally willing and able to help in every way. The rooms were clean, comfortable and well-appointed.”

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Best Florida Keys Accomodation

Cheeca Lodge

Price: $449.00

Relax in the Florida Keys at a premier oceanfront resort that boasts multiple pools, on-site restaurants, bars, water sports offerings, a spa, golf course and more. You’re close to endless dining options, as well as boat rentals. And, of course, your dog of 70 lbs. or less is invited to enjoy paradise right alongside you for a $70 per night fee. He’ll love boating, a beach day, and feeling the breeze from his spot at the outdoor restaurant.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is one of the finest resorts in the Keys with beautiful grounds and fantastic amenities. The rooms were fantastic and the location and views were breathtaking. We did not want to leave!”

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Best Miami Accommodation

Hyatt Centric South Beach

Price: $279.00

Stay on historic Collins Avenue in South Beach. The Hyatt Centric is close to the beach, world-class nightlife, upscale shopping and, oh, there’s people watching galore. Enjoy the pool and bar while your floppy-eared pal weighing under 50 lbs. gets a bowl, a treat and an in-room dog bed to enhance his stay.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The experience at the Centric exceeded expectations by having an exceptionally nice and helpful welcome at the desk. My room was beautiful, modern, and had great views. At first, I was concerned about not being on the beach side of Collins Street, but this was no problem at all with the beach being easily-accessible.”

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Best San Diego Accommodation

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Price: $169.00

You can’t go wrong with a getaway to beautiful San Diego, where the weather is wonderful year-round. Stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt and take in Pacific ocean and city views. Enjoy attractions like Seaport Village and Balboa Park. Your dog will also love the vacation, given the property’s special menu at on-site restaurant Sally’s Fish House & Bar. Perhaps he’ll nibble on the “Surf & T-arf,” a combo of salmon, grilled chicken, white rice and peas with bacon. Yum!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This hotel puts you in the middle of everything, like great nightlife. The hotel really makes you feel welcome with exceptional customer service! They really go above and beyond for you.”

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Best N.Y.C. Accommodation

The High Line Hotel

Price: $189.00

No visit to New York City is complete without a trip to the trendy, up and coming High Line. Why not stay there? The High Line Hotel welcomes canines of every shape and size in all 60 guest rooms, with no extra fee. Your fluffball can gnaw on complimentary treats, and lap up water at several conveniently-located refreshment spots. Outdoor seating accommodates neighborhood and out-of-town pups alike. The front desk team can coordinate activities for your dog. Oh, and you’ll enjoy the hotel’s cocktail garden and carefully curated rooms that ooze historic ambiance and one-of-a-kind charm.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We loved the hotel’s ambience, the history, and the friendliness. The staff were so helpful and welcoming. The lobby and lounge has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere and is a great place to enjoy a coffee or a drink. The access to the High Line is so convenient and this area of New York is delightful to stay in.”

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Best Las Vegas Accommodation

The Bellagio

Price: $459.00

A Vegas honeymoon or minimoon is something to look forward to as much as the wedding. The upscale Bellagio is located right on the strip and boasts its iconic fountain, luxury dining and shopping, multiple pools, and, of course, gambling! Pamper yourself at the spa, let loose at the nightclub, and take in countless shows and attractions just steps away from your room. As for Fido, the Bellagio says it’s just as obsessed with your four-legged friend as you are. The hotel offers dog-friendly rooms, a special menu, dog walkers and sitters, and a Buddy Box of treats.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The Bellagio was my greatest experience in Vegas after staying at multiple hotels, and I can’t wait to go back. The staff, restaurants, and room with a view were worth it all.”

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Best Colorado Ski Lodge

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Price: $599.00

Nature meets luxury at this mountainside retreat by the Ritz Carlton. The idyllic property boasts a spa, snowboarding and skiing, an outdoor heated pool, sauna, nightly s’mores by campfire, and a dog day camp. There’s a $30 per night pet fee with a one-time $150 non-refundable pet cleaning fee. But there is no weight limit for pets, who receive bones, dog bowls, and a dog bed.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The staff and service are the real standouts here. Yes the skiing is first class, yes the food and drinks are good and yes, the lodge vibe is classic Colorado. However, beyond these expectations, the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz Carlton are what take a more standard luxury hotel experience and elevate it to a true, five-star stay.”

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Best Arizona Accommodation

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Price: $364.00

Nestled among the Camelback and Mummy Mountains and just over 20 miles from the Phoenix Airport, the Scottsdale Plaza Resort boasts Spanish Mission-inspired architecture that transports guests to a desert paradise. Take advantage of the nearby shopping, aquarium and zoo. Or stay on-property and relax at the five outdoor pools, spa and on-site restaurants. Up to two pets are allowed to accompany you for a fee of $75 per stay.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great resort that is centrally located, family and pet-friendly, has an attentive, helpful staff, immaculately kept grounds, and villa suites which are private, with parking right outside your unit. There are many great shops and restaurants five minutes away in both directions.”

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Best Chicago Accommodation

St. Jane Hotel

Price: $269.00

You can’t do better for a Chicago getaway than this North Michigan Avenue location. The St. Jane Hotel is a historic art deco landmark that offers guests diverse dining experiences. Guests and pets enjoy the same level of comfort. The hotel believes pets truly are family, and it’s dedicated to treating them that way. Each dog receives special treats, a bowl, doggy bags and a bed. But wait: There’s no pet deposit fee. The St. Jane believes pet parents shouldn’t be burdened with charges, deposits and fees while on vacation. Um, wow! We mean, bow wow.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Stayed at the St. Jane for a fun family weekend. The St. Jane is conveniently located, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and our rooms were so beautiful and comfortable. Would highly recommend this hotel!”