New York Times’ “36 Hours” hotels: Dog-friendly or not?
Since 2002, the New York Times has regularly published quick snapshots of destinations in the U.S. and abroad entitled “36 Hours in [destination].” If you only had 36 hours to spend in Telluride, or Phuket, or Goa, what would you do? Where would you eat? Each article concludes with two or three hotel recommendations. In November 2009 I had the bright idea of finding out if the recommended hotels are dog-friendly, and tweeting the results to @dogjaunt followers. Here’s what I’ve learned. I’ve provided links where a hotel’s web site includes a pet policy; otherwise, I’ve collected information via phone calls or e-mails.
36 Hours in…
Amsterdam, The Netherlands — The Hotel de l’Europe accepts dogs for a small fee (35.00€ per night); the Miauw Suites are not dog-friendly
Ann Arbor, MI — Neither of the listed hotels (Bell Tower Hotel, and Inn at the League) welcomes pet dogs.
Asheville, NC — Hotel Indigo is dog-friendly ($50 flat fee; dogs under 80 lbs.), and so is the Grand Bohemian Hotel ($100 flat fee; no weight limit)
Aspen, CO — Limelight Lodge welcomes pet dogs “for a small cleaning fee;” Hotel Jerome offers visiting dogs “a Hotel Jerome pet bed and Hotel Jerome signature food and water dishes. Additionally, pet owners will receive ‘Scout’s Honor’ menus featuring delicious dishes for the important pet in their lives. The pet cleaning fee is $75 per stay.”
Austin, TX — Hotel Saint Cecilia and Hotel San José are dog-friendly; Kimber Modern Hotel is not
Austin, TX (2012) — Both listed hotels (Driskill Hotel and the Austin Motel) are pet-friendly. The Driskill Hotel allows only small dogs and cats, and has a list of rules and regulations you’ll want to work through; the Austin Motel charges a one-time, non-refundable $20 fee.
Bar Harbor, ME — Pet dogs are not allowed in the Ullikana inns, though there is a hotel dog, named Louis. They are allowed in the Topsider Cottages of the Asticou Inn — no fee, no size limits.
Birmingham, England — Neither of the listed hotels (Staying Cool and the Bloc Hotel) is pet-friendly
Bordeaux, France — Both listed hotels (L’Avant Scène and Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux) are dog-friendly
Boston, MA — W Boston is dog-friendly; Ames Hotel and the Newbury Guest House are not
Brooklyn, NY — The Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge is not dog-friendly, though it gets some points for including that info on its site. The Hotel Le Jolie and the Hotel Le Bleu are also not dog-friendly.
Brussels, Belgium — All three listed hotels (Hotel Amigo, Odette en Ville, and Welcome Hotel) are dog-friendly
Buenos Aires, Argentina — The Algodon Mansion and Vitrum are both dog-friendly
Cambridge, England — The Varsity Hotel allows small, house-trained dogs; the Hotel du Vin is dog-friendly (“We can provide a dog basket and a bowl for £10.00 for the duration of your stay”). Dogs are not allowed in the Cambridge University dorm rooms.
Cambridge, MA — For the first time I can remember, the NYT did not list recommended hotels for your stay. On the map that accompanies the article, though, two are marked: the Hotel Veritas and the Irving House. Neither one is dog-friendly.
Cape May, NJ — Pet dogs are not welcome at The Star Inn, its sister property Congress Hall, or The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast.
Cardiff, Wales — Pet dogs not welcome at either of the listed hotels (Jolyons Boutique Hotel and A Space in the City); try the Mercure or Ibis instead.
Charleston, SC — Neither of the listed hotels (Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District and Battery Carriage House Inn) is dog-friendly
Charleston, SC (2013) — Both of the listed hotels allow dogs. The Charleston Place Hotel charges a one-time $95 fee, and the Wentworth Mansion makes its Garden Rooms available for a $25 per night fee. Neither hotel has a size maximum.
Chicago, IL — The Allegro, a Kimpton hotel, is pet-friendly, and The Elysian is dog-friendly (dogs under 30 lbs., no pet fee charged)
Copenhagen, Denmark — Hotel 27 is dog-friendly, but Wake Up Copenhagen is not
Detroit, MI — Neither the Westin Book Cadillac nor the Inn on Ferry Street accepts pet dogs; the Hostel Detroit may, if an “exception” is granted (to apply for an exception, write to [email protected])
Durham, NC — King’s Daughters Inn not pet-friendly; Washington Duke Inn pet-tolerant [PDF] (far from friendly)
East Hampton, NY — c/o The Maidstone is dog-friendly; The 1770 House is not
Florence, Italy — J.K. Place Firenze is dog-friendly; other two hotels (Il Salviatino and Residence Hilda) have not responded to query
Fort Lauderdale, FL — The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is not dog-friendly; the Ritz-Carlton welcomes pets 25 lbs. and under, for a non-refundable fee of $250; and the W Fort Lauderdale welcomes pets 40 lbs. and under (only one per room) for an additional room charge of $25 plus a non-refundable $100 fee.
Genoa, Italy — The Hotel Bristol Palace is dog-friendly (no charge!); I can’t get a response from the Bentley Hotel
Hamburg, Germany — Both listed hotels are dog-friendly. The Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg charges a €35 cleaning fee, and the Hotel Hafen Hamburg charges €20 per day.
Honolulu, HI — The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach are not dog-friendly; the Waikiki Edition is (dogs under 25 lbs.), but it’ll cost you — there’s a $250 fee, not refundable, per stay
Houston, TX — Both of the listed hotels (Aloft Houston by the Galleria and Hotel Zaza Houston) are dog-friendly
Istanbul, Turkey — Neither of the listed hotels (Lush Hotel and Yesil Ev) is dog-friendly
Jackson Hole, WY — Neither of the listed lodging options (Spring Creek Ranch, Wort Hotel) is dog-friendly. I suggest instead checking out the dog-friendly cabins at Fireside Resort.
Kansas City, MO — The Q Hotel & Spa is dog-friendly; The Raphael is not
Key West, FL — Alexander’s Guest House is not dog-friendly; the Casa Marina allows up to two small dogs per room (25 lbs. total) and charges a non-refundable $125 fee
Kyoto, Japan — None of the listed lodging options (Nine Hours, Hyatt Regency Kyoto, Iori Machiya Rentals) is dog-friendly
Long Beach, CA — Dockside Bed & Breakfast does not allow dogs; the Hotel Maya does (and see Dog Jaunt’s review here)
Los Angeles, CA — The JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton at the L.A. Live complex have the same dog policy: Up to two dogs are welcome, each needs to be under 50 lbs., and there is a $125 fee. The Figueroa Hotel is not dog-friendly.
Louisville, KY — The 21C museum hotel welcomes dogs up to 50 lbs., for a one-time fee of $100; the Brown Hotel is not dog-friendly
Mammoth Lakes, CA — Dogs are allowed in Tamarack Lodge & Resort cabins for a fee; Sierra Nevada Lodge welcomes up to two pet dogs per guest, no upper weight limit, $20 per dog per night fee
Marin County, CA — Mill Valley Inn and Gerstle Park Inn are both dog-friendly
Mendocino coast, CA — The Glendeven Inn does not welcome pet dogs, nor does the Westport Inn.
Mexico City, Mexico — Both of the listed hotels (Condesa DF and the Four Seasons) are dog-friendly
Miami (South Beach), FL — The W South Beach opens its doors to pet dogs, for a $125/visit fee, and The Fontainebleau does too, for a $100/visit fee. The third listed hotel, the Gansevoort South, doesn’t appear to exist, in fact — I believe it’s the hotel that’s slated to open in 2014 as 1 South Beach (no word yet about its pet policy).
Milwaukee, WI — Both of the listed hotels (The Pfister and Hilton City Center) are dog-friendly
Montreal, Canada — Neither of the listed hotels (Le St. Martin Hôtel Particulier and Le Petit Hôtel) is dog-friendly. In 2012, the NYT covered Montreal again — and again chose two hotels (Zero 1 and the Pensione Popolo) which do not welcome pet dogs.
Munich, Germany — Motel One hotels are dog-friendly; The Charles Hotel is not
Nantucket Island, MA — The Cottages & Lofts at Boat Basin are dog-friendly; The Union Street Inn and The White Elephant are not
Napa Valley, CA — The Bardessono is dog-friendly, but the AVIA Napa is not (and in fact assures you that it’s “100 percent smoke-free, pet-free,” the turkeys)
Naples, FL — The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples and the Hotel at Naples Bay Resort are dog-friendly; the Ritz-Carlton, Naples is not
Nashville, TN — East Park Inn and Hutton Hotel are dog-friendly; Union Station Hotel is not
Newport, RI — Forty 1º North is dog-friendly, but The Admiral Fitzroy Inn is not
New Orleans, LA — The Hotel Monteleone and the Terrell House are dog-friendly (case-by-case at the Terrell House; smaller dogs preferred; normally a $30 pet fee if staying 5 days or fewer — if stay is longer, the fee could be a little higher). The Royal Street Inn is not.
New York, NY — All three listed hotels (Crosby Street Hotel, Empire Hotel, Ink48) are dog-friendly [5/13/13 I received an e-mail today from the Empire Hotel, letting me know about the hotel’s current pet policy, and I pass the info on to you: “Dogs twenty pounds and under can enjoy all of the VIP amenities the hotel has to offer – including a luxurious bed, treats, their own set of bowls, a doggie bathroom and even a copy of the Bark Street Journal! (Costs vary).”]
New York, NY (Downtown Manhattan) — The Greenwich Hotel has dog-friendly rooms (no fee!); the Gild Hall is not dog-friendly
Niagara Falls, NY — None of the three listed hotels (Sterling Inn & Spa, Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa, and The Giacomo) is dog-friendly
Orlando, FL — The Eõ Inn and Spa is not dog-friendly and neither is the Peabody Orlando
Palm Beach, FL — The Chesterfield is dog-friendly; The Breakers and the Marriott West Palm Beach are not
Panama City, FL — The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Panama City Beach resort is not pet-friendly; the Wyndham Bay Point Resort allows dogs (one-time $75 fee)
Paris, France — The Raffles Royal Monceau welcomes small dogs; I didn’t get a response from the Hotel Banke; I need to call the Hotel Amour (no e-mail contact)
Park City, UT — Of the listed hotels, only the Montage Deer Park is dog-friendly. The Sky Lodge is not; the Waldorf Astoria Park City is not; and the Treasure Mountain Inn is not.
Philadelphia, PA — The Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton property, is of course pet-friendly; the Alexander Inn is not
Portland, ME — The Portland Harbor Hotel is dog-friendly; The Danforth is not
Portland, OR — The Ace Hotel welcomes dogs; the Crystal Hotel does not
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada — The Auberge Saint-Antoine welcomes small dogs for a large ($150) one-time fee (on the bright side, they allow crated dogs to stay in the room while you step out); the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac charges a smaller fee, but is stricter about unattended dogs.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — The Hotel Fasano and the Ipanema Plaza are both (small) dog-friendly; the Arena Copacabana’s site was hacked right after the article came out, so I haven’t been able to follow up yet
Rome, Italy — Leon’s Place Hotel is not dog-friendly; the Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli allows very small dogs (“a very small size like a Chihuahua”)
St. Louis, MO — Both of the listed hotels (Moonrise Hotel and the Four Seasons St. Louis) are dog-friendly
St. Martin/St. Maarten (West Indies) — The LOVE Hotel is not dog-friendly; La Samanna is, but there’s a non-refundable $150 pet fee and the pet must be under 12 lbs.; the Hotel l’Esplanade considers dogs on a case-by-case basis (“time of year, room type, type of animal, barker, chewer, etc…”)
Salt Lake City, UT — The Hotel Monaco is dog-friendly; the Grand America Hotel and the Inn on the Hill are not
San Antonio, TX — None of the listed hotels (Valencia Riverwalk, Riverwalk Vista Bed & Breakfast, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa) is dog-friendly
San Francisco, CA — The Hotel Vitale welcomes pet dogs, as does the Harbor Court (a Kimpton hotel). The Union Street Inn may allow you to bring your pet dog with you — call and discuss the issue with the innkeepers. The Hotel Griffon is not dog-friendly.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — Neither of the listed hotels (Casa de Sierra Nevada and the Casa del Parque) is dog-friendly
Santa Cruz, CA — None of the listed hotels/B&Bs (The Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Adobe on Green Street, and the Pacific Blue Inn) is dog-friendly
Santa Fe, NM — Three of the listed hotels (Hotel St. Francis, Hotel Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa, and Homewood Suites) are dog-friendly; the El Rey Inn is not
Santa Monica, CA — The Shangri-La Hotel is not dog-friendly; the Hotel California is reluctantly okay with very small, non-barking dogs
São Paulo, Brazil — The Hotel Pergamon is not dog-friendly; I never got a response from the Emiliano
Silicon Valley, CA — The Avatar Hotel is dog-friendly ( no weight limit; no deposit or fee unless dog creates mess or disturbs others), and so is The Rosewood Sand Hill (“There is a $50 per night fee. Canine guests (under 25 lbs.) enjoy dog beds and bowls, pet snacks and bottled water, and dog walking service.”)
Sonoma County, CA — The Sonoma Creek Inn is dog-friendly (dogs up to 60 lbs; $25 fee the first 3 nights), as is H2hotel (dogs up to 15 lbs; $150 fee); the Ledson Hotel is not
South Beach, FL — All three listed hotels (Fontainebleau, Gansevoort South, W South Beach) are dog-friendly
Stockholm, Sweden — The Grand Hotel welcomes pet dogs of all sizes, and does not charge a pet fee; the Hotel Rival is not dog-friendly; and I haven’t heard back from the Nobis.
Stowe, VT — Stowe Mountain Lodge and Topnotch Resort and Spa are dog-friendly; Green Mountain Inn is not
Sun Valley, ID — None of the Sun Valley Resort lodging options is dog-friendly
Sydney, Australia — Neither listed hotel (Park Hyatt Sydney Hotel and Vibe Hotel Sydney) is dog-friendly
Telluride, CO — The lumière hotel is dog-friendly; the New Sheridan Hotel is not
Tucson, AZ — The Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites and the Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain are dog-friendly; the Arizona Inn is not
Turks and Caicos — None of the listed hotels (Amanyara, Seven Stars Resort, West Bay Club) is dog-friendly
Vancouver, BC — The Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver and Loden Vancouver are both dog-friendly
Venice, Italy — All three listed hotels (Ca’ Sagredo, the Novecento, the Venissa) are dog-friendly. Ca’ Sagredo takes only small pets, and charges a daily fee of €50 plus 10% VAT
Whistler, BC — The Nita Lake Lodge is dog-friendly; the Aava Whistler Hotel is not