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Dog-friendly luxury: Kimpton Hotels

The Kimpton Hotel Group has 54 properties in 16 states, and they’re all pet-friendly. We’ve stayed in a handful, in Boston, Seattle and Portland, and each has been a delight. They’re typically small- to medium-sized boutique hotels, each with a distinctive decor and an excellent attitude towards pets.

For starters, Kimpton hotels don’t charge a fee or require a deposit for visiting pets, and there is no limit on how much your pet can weigh. Each member hotel puts together its own pet package, but they generally include an indulgent welcome basket, lots of information about local dog-friendly resources, and a cheerful willingness to hook you up with the dog-friendly services you need (or just want!).

Find the city and hotel you’re interested in, then click on the “Pet Friendly” button in the left sidebar for more information. And if, for some reason, you have to travel without your own pet, the front desk will loan you a goldfish for company!