Love Your Pet Day: 4 Hotels Across the U.S. to Pamper Your Pooch
According to a May 2013 U.S. News & World Report article, Americans spend more than $60 billion annually on their four-legged family members. It comes as no surprise, then, that traveling with pets is rising –- and hotels are responding by offering pet amenities to make their four-legged guests feel welcome, too. Be it Love Your Pet Day or any other day, these four American hotels take dotting on your doggie to the next level.
1. Canine Massage at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Dogs can get their spa on with this 60-minute, $130 massage at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel. It's offered in guest rooms, so both you and your pet can spend an afternoon in pampered bliss. In addition to the massage, canine and feline four-legged family members can choose from a gourmet room service menu; relish in creature comforts such as special bedding, leashes, collars, litter boxes, toys and treats; and enjoy pet-walking and pet-sitting services. The hotel has a $45 per night fee for pets.
2. Pamper Pup massage at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch; Beaver Creek, Colorado
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch also offers in-room doggie massage presented by The Bachelor Gulf Spa. In addition, the Bachelor's Pack amenity is presented to every four-legged visitor: a dog-friendly handbook and area guide; a pewter, wine-barrel collar charm; a logo'ed bandana; dog treats and a toy; and Miner Munch, a peanut butter doggie treat recipe. The resort assesses a pet cleaning fee of $125 for the first three nights, and $25 for each additional night ($25 of which is donated to the ASPCA).
3. Dog Days at the Inn at Inn by the Sea, Portland, Maine
For more than 20 years, Maine's Inn by the Sea has welcomed pets of any size (multiple pets welcome, too), without extra fees. Your fur child can join you for outdoor dining -- and choose from the gourmet dog menu (like the Meat "Roaff"). Additional dog amenities include turndown with organic treats, and during the summer, happy hour with complimentary ice cream. Dress code: casual leashes.
4. Kimpton Hotels, All Locations
Across the board, Kimpton Hotels welcomes any pet, regardless of size, weight, or breed, and doesn't charge a fee for your furry family to stay with you. What's more, loaner beds, water bowls and food and snacks are available, as well as a concierge list of local pet-friendly attractions and businesses. Select hotels even have a director of pet relations to greet you with a warm wag, like Charlie at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria (Virginia). And if you had to leave your pet at home, Kimpton Hotels will deliver a pet goldfish to your room to keep you company.
If traveling to Denver, book the Pampered Paws Pet Package at Kimpton's Monaco Denver and you and your furry friend can stay in deluxe accommodations, while your pup enjoys a pawdicure, pampering bath and FURminator treatment at Dog Savvy Doggie Boutique and Spa, with treats delivered to your room. Rates from $179/night; booking code PPET.
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