If you’re looking to get away with the entire family later this year, sometimes that includes your nonhuman household members. For an enjoyable and stress-free getaway, head to one of these resorts around the country that not only allows dogs, but treats them to a luxurious vacation, too. These properties all boast top-notch amenities, proximity to the beach, and endless fun for your pooch.
Newport, Rhode Island
Located in historic Newport, famed playground of the ultra-wealthy at the turn of the 20th century, Hotel Viking combines gilded splendor with modern amenities. Their new Press Paws experience facilitates a luxurious getaway for both you and your pooch. You’ll receive overnight pet friendly accommodations at Hotel Viking, plus a day of rejuvenating activities. Your dog will get chauffeured service to nearby Lucky Dog Resort, where they’ll enjoy three hours of play, training, and relaxation. Meanwhile, you’ll receive one signature massage and one signature facial per guest.
Stanford Inn by the Sea
For almost 40 years, Stanford Inn by the Sea has welcomed pets of all kinds. Among the first inns in California to allow pets, they aim to make both you and your furry friends feel as comfortable as possible. They’ll provide you with handmade treats, stainless steel food and water bowls, and protective sheets so you can welcome your pets onto the furniture. At the inn’s historic farm, you can find other animals like horses, donkeys, llamas, and cats. Their onsite organic gardens have earned the resort national acclaim for gourmet plant-based cuisine.
Chatham Bars Inn
This luxury Cape Cod resort loves to welcome dogs to its property—you’ll be accommodated in one of their designated dog friendly rooms, and the resort will also provide you with a dog bed and treats. You’ll find ample dog friendly activities throughout the town of Chatham, like nature and beach walks, kayak rentals, and the Chatham Dog Club, which is slated to open a private dog park this summer! And don’t miss out on the many amenities at Chatham Bars, like a private beach, boating, a poolside lounge, and the Cape’s only Forbes Four-Star spa.
Barbary Beach House
Key West, Florida
This secluded Florida resort provides guests with the very best of Key West: sunrise views, fresh seafood, a lagoon-style pool, snorkeling excursions, and shopping and nightlife downtown. Furry family members thirty pounds or less are welcome—the island offers plenty of pet friendly activities. Click here for a list of restaurants, bars, beaches, and parks on Key West where you can bring your pooch to experience your tropical vacation alongside you.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Santa Monica, California
Few places in Southern California are as perfect for pooches as the elegant Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, where you can bring up to two dogs of any size for no additional fee. You can even order room service for your dog—expect dog friendly ingredients like chicken, potatoes, and carrots. Explore the gardens and lawns of the property’s sprawling five acres with your pooch, go for a stroll along Santa Monica Beach, or just lounge in the sun at Miramar Beach Club if that’s more your style.
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Bluffton, South Carolina
The five-star hotel located in South Carolina’s scenic Lowcountry treats dogs as luxuriously as it treats its human guests, with plush beds and custom-made treats and other food. The hotel even has four English Labrador ambassadors of its own. At this picturesque southern escape, you can explore offerings like watersports, hiking and biking, a spa, and top-notch dining, while your pet will have plenty of green space to play. Dogs can even enjoy treats in the designated pet area of the spa.
Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star resort offers sweeping views of the Pacific and a secluded location amid lush gardens. Built in the early twentieth century, the hotel combines Spanish Colonial elegance with laid back California charm. They welcome dogs of all sizes, and their gourmet canine menu includes dog favorites like chicken and beef dishes, along with dog friendly desserts and even dog tea. Their sprawling seven-acre grounds include dog relief spaces. And for humans, you’ll find gardens, a terrace, and a zero-edge pool, all with unmatched water views.