Pet-friendly hotels in New York
Don’t leave Fido out of the fun! These pet-friendly hotels let your pup travel in style alongside the rest of the family.
Wed Oct 8 2014
Photograph: Soho Grand Hotel
We've all seen that mournful look family pets give when they know you're going on vacation. Thanks to these pet-friendly hotels in New York City, your furry family members can get in on your travels (and, for that matter, crash in style). Here's our list of favorites around town.
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NYLO New York City
This uptown boutique hotel boasts cozy rooms, Jazz-Age-inspired interiors and three bar and restaurant options—plus, four-legged guests are welcome. Bring up to two pets (40 pounds or smaller each) for an additional $40 per pet per night. With the Dog Days at NYLO Pet Package, rooms that will be accommodating canine guests are supplied with extras like treats, a plush toy and a map of local dog-walking spots (like nearby Riverside and Central Parks). Plus, the $40 fee is waived. Find out if the pet package is available during your stay when you book online. 222 W 77th St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (212-362-1100, nylohotels.com/nyc).
This classic midtown hotel has accommodated more guests throughout its nearly 100-year history than any other hotel in the world. Among its patrons are some very high-class pooches—it’s the official host hotel for the annual Westminster Dog Show. Even if your pup isn’t pedigree, he’s welcome to join you. The Penn Loves Pets package includes a welcome treat upon arrival, a copy of FIDO Friendly Magazine and a coupon book for local stores. Guests are limited to two dogs per room and must pay a one-time fee of $25 per room per pet per stay. Big dogs are welcome—there’s no weight restriction on pups at Penn. 401 Seventh Ave between 32nd and 33rd Sts (212-736-5000, hotelpenn.com).
70 Park Avenue
This Kimpton Hotel in Murray Hill has one of the most permissive pet policies we’ve come across. Guests are welcome to bring pets of any size—as many as they want—for free. That’s right: no extra fee or non-refundable deposit required. If you arrange to bring your furry friend, your room will come complete with a pet bed, food and water bowls and disposable waste pick-up bags for use during your stay. You can even set up pet sitting or dog walking services through the hotel’s concierge. The only rule is that pets are designated to certain floors; fill out a pet registration form when you book online. 70 Park Ave between 38th and 39th Sts (212-973-2400, 70parkave.com).
Sheraton Brooklyn Hotel
Located in downtown Brooklyn just a quick jaunt over the bridge from Manhattan, this Starwood hotel offers several types of rooms, from basic accommodations to luxury suites. Enjoy the views from the rooftop Brooklyn Terrace or take the kids for a dip in the heated indoor pool. Your pets are welcome to stay with you free of charge, provided they weigh no more than 60 pounds. 228 Duffield St between Fulton and Willoughby Sts, Brooklyn (718-855-1900, sheratonbrooklyn.com).
Animals aren’t just welcome at this Chelsea boutique hotel—they’re treated like royalty. For an additional $50 you can take advantage of the VIPaws pet program, which includes amenities like food and water bowls, a comfy pet bed and your choice of toy from local shop Jax & Bones, treats, waste bags, a dog-friendly walking map and coupons for discounts at city pet stores. You can even get dog stairs, in case your teacup pooch needs a boost. Best of all, your stay gives back—the VIPaws program includes a $10 donation to the Humane Society. There’s no size restriction for pets, nor is there a limit on how many animals you can bring, but dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in the hotel’s bars or restaurants. 371 Seventh Ave between 30th and 31st Sts (212-563-1800, affinia.com/manhattan).
All of the unfussy rooms in this pet-friendly hotel have kitchenettes with microwaves and sinks (some suites have full-size fridges), so it’s a hit with families as well as business travelers. The emphasis is on comfort and relaxation; choose from a menu of pillows based on your preferred sleeping position or book a sleep consultation with an expert. The Benjamin’s recently-launched pet program, goodDOG, is a partnership with canine subscription service BarkBox; four-legged guests get a sample box upon arrival that’s packed with treats and toys. The program, which costs $50 per stay, also includes amenities like a collapsible water bowl, paw wipes, waste disposal bags and pet beds and bowls from Mungo & Maud. There’s even an in-room pet mini bar stocked with gourmet biscuits and non-alcoholic Bowser Beer. 125 E 50th St between Third and Lexington Aves (866-222-2365, thebenjamin.com).
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
Located in the heart of Times Square, the Crowne Plaza welcomes tourists on four legs as well as two—provided they’re on the smallish side. Guests can bring up to two pets 15 pounds and smaller for a nonrefundable fee of $75 per stay. For families, the hotel's restaurant, Brasserie 1605, has a kids' menu for guests 11 and younger. 1605 Broadway between 48th and 49th Sts (877-834-3613, cpmanhattantimessquare.com).
The City Club Hotel
This cozy but luxurious 65-room boutique hotel in midtown pampers guests with Frette bedding, C.O. Bigelow bath products and 24-hour room service from DB Bistro Moderne (for those bedtime snack cravings). Make your comfortable accomodations feel even more home-like by bringing your furry companion along. For a refundable deposit of $150 per stay—which you’ll get back upon room inspection when you check out—you can have up to two pets per room (less than 30 pounds each). 55 W 44th St between Fifth and Sixth Ave (212-921-5500, cityclubhotel.com).
Le Parker Meridien New York
All of the rooms at this upscale hotel are more than 300 square feet, so whether you choose views of Central Park or the Manhattan skyline, you and your family (pets included) will have plenty of space to relax. You can leave your furry friend in your room while you get a mother-daughter mani-pedi at Le Parker Meridien’s esteemed Tenoverten nail salon; just leave your contact information with reception. Prepare to pay a $50-per-day cleaning fee, even if Fluffy is perfectly house trained. 118 W 57th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212.245.5000, parkermeridien.com).
Novotel New York Times Square
Stay right in the middle of it all at the Novotel Times Square, where all the tourist-friendly offerings of midtown Manhattan, from shopping to Broadway shows, are literally right outside your door. You can bring one pet smaller than 50 pounds for no additional fee, but you will have to sign a waiver in case of any damages to the room. 226 W 52nd St between Broadway and Eighth Ave (212-315-0100, novotel.com).
The Empire Hotel
While your pet might not appreciate the chic, animal-print interiors or stunning rooftop views the Empire Hotel is known for, he or she is welcome to join you during your stay. One four-legged guest (25 pounds or smaller) is permitted per room for $25 per night, plus a one-time fee of $100 per stay. Enjoy an indulgent stay-cation with your family by taking advantage of the Empire's Bed, Bacon and Beyond package, which is available on weekends and includes an American breakfast buffet. 44 West 63rd St between Broadway and Columbus Ave (212.265.7400, empirehotelnyc.com).
Your pet can stay in style at this trendy Meatpacking District spot. The loft-inspired rooms, some of which have balconies and direct access to the pool deck, boast feather beds, plush bathrobes and high-tech entertainment features. Rent complimentary Urban Cruiser bikes and take a spin with the kids through the scenic ‘hood, then take a dip in the heated, glass-bottomed pool. Your dog or cat can live the dream too—one pet (25 pounds or smaller) is allowed per room for a $99 cleaning fee. 355 W 16th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (877-753-7326 , dreamhotels.com).
Gramercy Park Hotel
Don’t tell Fido that staying at this upscale boutique hotel grants you access to the uber-exclusive Gramercy Park—he’s still not allowed in (while NYC has lots of dog-friendly parks, this isn't one of them). But he is welcome at the chic hotel, which charges guests who bring their furry friends (20 pounds or smaller) a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $150 per stay. 2 Lexington Ave between 21st and 22nd Sts (212-920-3300, gramercyparkhotel.com).
This historic hotel is located on a peaceful stretch of Madison Avenue close to dog-friendly Central Park—so don't forget your frisbee. They welcome pets of all sizes; there’s a $25 fee per pet per night for animals smaller than 40 pounds and a $50 fee per per per night for those 40 pounds and larger. 1295 Madison Ave between 92nd and 93rd Sts (866.925.3746, hotelwalesnyc.com).
Conrad New York
This luxury boutique hotel in lower Manhattan offers a variety of packages to help you customize your stay, including one especially for families that includes four general admission tickets to the Children’s Museum of the Arts and NY Water Taxi day passes. You can bring your furry family members as well; up to two pets per room are welcome at the Conrad (75 pounds or smaller), free of charge. Guests who bring pets must sign a waiver, and in the event of damage to the room, will be subject to a $125 deep cleaning fee. 102 North End Ave between Vesey St and River Ter (888-370-1936, conradnewyork.com).
Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Avenue Chelsea
The lobby, restaurant and guest rooms at this chain hotel in Chelsea were recently renovated. Along with a sleek, contemporary makeover, the hotel now features a number of sustainable, energy-efficient features as part of Holiday Inn's Green Engage program. Bring your cat or dog (30 pounds or smaller) for a fee of $25 per day. 125 W 26th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-430-8500, ihg.com).
The Plaza Hotel
It may surprise you to learn that this storied NYC landmark is pet-friendly. Small dogs and cats (approximately 15–20 pounds maximum) are welcome, although they cannot be left unattended in your room. Guests who bring their pets must sign a release form accepting responsibility for any damage and are be responsible for paying for repairs...so make sure your animal companions are on their best tea-at-Palm-Court behavior. Fifth Ave at Central Park South (888-850-0909, theplazany.com).
Bring your pets of any size to this Kimpton hotel—they’ll be welcomed with a plush pet bed, food, bowls and disposable waste pick-up bags for use during your stay. The hotel is conveniently located near De Witt Clinton Park, which is home to a popular dog run where Fido can mingle with the locals. 653 11th Ave between 47th and 48th Sts (877-843-8869, ink48.com).
Element New York Times Square West
Eco-friendliness is a top priority at this midtown hotel. Green features include carpets made from 100% recycled materials, water-saving technology in guest bathrooms and wall paints that improve indoor air quality. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and each room has a convenient kitchenette. Bring your four-legged pal (50 pounds or smaller) for no additional charge; you’ll just have to sign a waiver. 311 W 39th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (212-643-0770, elementtimessquare.com).
The Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan
All pets are welcome at the Metropolitan—as long as they’re no larger than 60 pounds—for a fee of $100 per stay. If you really want to spoil your furry friend, opt for the Pampered Pet Package, which includes an overnight stay in a pet-friendly room for up to two people and one animal, plus a gift bag containing a cozy fleece blanket, a Petco travel bowl for eating on the go and a brand-new collar. 569 Lexington Ave between 50th and 51st Sts (212-752-7000, metropolitanhotelnyc.com).
The newly-renovated New York chapter of luxury chain Loews prides itself on its family-friendly policy and offers special services for both kids and pets. In fact, Lowes was the first national hotel chain to launch a special pet program. Dogs and cats get their own gourmet room service menus featuring dishes prepared by the hotel’s culinary teams, plus specialized bedding, leashes, collars and litter boxes, dog-walking route maps, water bowls and placements and treats like rawhide bones and catnip. The hotel also offers pet-walking and pet-sitting services. These animal-friendly amenities come with a one-time fee of $50 per stay. Guests are limited to two pets per room. 540 Park Ave between 61st and 62nd Sts (212-759-4100, loweshotels.com/recency-hotel).
A pair of bronze Great Danes guards the lobby of the SoHo Grand, which pioneered the downtown hotel migration in 1996. The hotel's founding family was once in the pet-food business, so it stands to reason that animals are welcome here: Cats and dogs are provided with a size-appropriate bed, free food and organic Bocce’s Bakery treats for no additional charge. (If you lack an animal companion, your family can request an in-room goldfish.) Take Fido for a romp at the Soho Grand’s dedicated dog run, which features fire hydrant water stations and bespoke benches. The dog run is open every day from 7am until 7pm. 310 West Broadway between Canal and Grand Sts (212- 965-3000, sohogrand.com).
This modern 23-floor hotel is managed by Kimpton, which is known for its informal, friendly ethos and flamboyant decor; accommodations are surprisingly luxurious. Spacious family-sized rooms boast double queen beds, outfitted with dapper gray fabric headboards, and feel even more open thanks to floor-to-ceiling views. For an on-site bite, your crew can head to the Brighton, a boardwalk-style food court with a fish shack and a burger joint. When they're tuckered out after a busy day of sightseeing, kids can borrow cozy animal-print robes so they can curl up with Fido on his cute bone-motif bed. Bowls, leashes and toys are also provided for pets. 851 Sixth Ave between 29th and 30th Sts (212-564-4567, eventihotel.com).
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