One of the downsides to traveling is having to leave your four-legged friends at home. Fortunately, many hotels around the world have begun allowing pets, so your furry companions can live the jet-setter lifestyle, too.
In fact, there are more than 25,000 pet-friendly hotels in 150 countries around the world, according to dog travel directory BringFido. And GOBankingRates found several luxury hotels that offer free amenities and paid services for pets to appease their exclusive clientele.
The next time you plan a trip, choose a property that welcomes both you and Fido with open arms — and paws. Click through to see some of the best hotels with perks your pet will enjoy.
The Resort at Paws Up
- Location: Greenough, Mont.
A luxury escape on a working cattle ranch, the Resort at Paws Up in Montana is a vacation for both you and your four-legged friends, with 37,000 acres of room to play. Dogs are provided with a complimentary kennel, a Paws Up collar, doggie dish, tennis ball, hiking map and bag of homemade treats. They also offer canine-friendly room service and a spa menu that's perfect for spoiling your pet — for additional fees.
For the humans, rates are based on which type of room you choose — cabin or tent. Packages start at $492 per person per night and include meals, beverages and daily guided activities. Pets are welcome in select accommodations for an additional $50 per night.
Aloft Manhattan Downtown Financial District
- Location: New York
If you’re looking for pet-friendly hotels in the Big Apple, Aloft is centrally located and paw-friendly. The Arf program provides your four-legged friend with everything they need to cozy up in New York: complimentary toys, treats, a bed and a bowl.
If your dog is over 40 pounds or you’re interested in bringing another type of pet, contact the hotel to be approved on a case-by-case basis and sign a waiver. If you're staying at another Starwood property, be sure to double-check the individual hotel’s pet guidelines on the website. Rooms start at $246 per night.
- Location: Honolulu
If your pup likes the feeling of white sand between their toes, this idyllic beachfront property in Honolulu is both a pet and human’s dream to frolic in the lapping ocean waves. One of the best dog-friendly hotels in Hawaii, pups under 25 pounds are welcome.
Pets receive a personalized bag of doggie biscuits — let the hotel know Mr. Wigglesworth’s name ahead of time — a Kahala doggy bowl and a doggy cushion to unwind in style. Rooms start at $405 per night, with a one-time pet fee of $150 per room. To save money on your Hawaiian vacation, check out these highly rated affordable activities.
Harbor View Hotel
- Location: Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
The Island Dog package at Harbor View Hotel allows you to bring your large or small canine on the road for a picturesque New England getaway. Pet packages start at $109, based on the time of year you visit. Included are a Vineyard Seadogs calendar, dog treats, an Orbee ball, Black Dog squeaky toy, bandana and travel snack bag to keep your furry friend entertained and looking stylish. Rooms start at $299 per night.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
- Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Kimpton is one of the most animal-friendly hotel chains on the planet. Select properties are staffed with a director of pet relations to ensure the pet-friendly accommodations pass the sniff test. Every property allows you to bring your furry, feathery or scaly friend — no matter their size, weight or breed — at no extra charge.
Amenities include plush pet beds, food, water bowls, walk bags, mats and a concierge-approved list of nearby dog-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and boutiques. There are even special door tags to alert other staff and guests you have a furry companion in the room. As this is still a luxury property, paradise in the tropics doesn’t come cheap — rooms start at $389 per night.
- Location: Rome
The V.I.P. (Very Important Pets) program welcomes all pampered pooches with no restrictions on size or breed. For about $40 a day, canine guests will enjoy all that Rome Cavalieri has to offer, including doggy menus with meal options such as tuna and healthy rice, meat and vegetable soup.
If you're busy exploring Rome's best hot spots, a personal dog-walking and dog-sitting service is available for 15 to 30 euros per hour, so you don’t have to miss a minute of sightseeing. For an extra special treat, La Domus Aventina, a nearby doggy spa, will groom your pooch while you’re indulging in some human R & R.
The Cavalieri is part of the Waldorf Astoria family of hotels, and many of the other properties allow dogs in some capacity, but exact policies vary. Nightly rates in a King Deluxe room start from Euro €290.00/ £265 (approx. $347-$349 USD) with breakfast included, according to a hotel representative.
1 Hotels Brooklyn Bridge
- Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
One of the Big Apple’s hippest boroughs, Brooklyn, is where the action is in New York. Proudly proclaiming, “Pets are family too,” the chic 1 Hotels invites your pet, up to 40 pounds, to stay gratis. Amenities include a complimentary BarkBox (when you book a regular room and let the hotel know you’re bringing your dog), a pet sign that you can place on your door so others know that you have a pet in your room and special pet dishes available in the kitchen (you can order just as you do your own in room dining).
The hotel also has extra leashes, pet food and poo bags available in case you forget your own at home. It even hosts "Yappy Hour" events so dogs can mix and mingle.
On staff is a dog and cat-friendly concierge team to give you hotel-insider tips on the neighborhood’s best dog parks, pet shops and grooming salons. Rooms start at $399 per night, and a $100 cleaning fee will be applied if the room gets soiled.
Four Seasons Orlando
- Location: Orlando, Fla.
This Disney property hosts character breakfasts, but giant mice aren’t the only creatures you’ll find roaming here. Like many Four Seasons resorts, the Orlando outpost welcomes pets, but each property has its own policy on fees and size limits, so check before you book.
Here, guests may bring one cat or one small dog up to 20 pounds to stay complimentary. Upon check-in, your furry friend will receive a bed, water bowl and food bowl. Rooms start at $639 per night.
Park Hyatt Chicago
- Location: Chicago
Hyatt has a number of dog-friendly properties, each with its own rules and regulations. But few are more welcoming than the Park Hyatt in the Windy City. You’ll be greeted with a wag from Parker, the resident pug who calls the hotel home.
The hotel has a special partnership with PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago, and the Park Hyatt donates 100 percent of the $100 pet fee to the organization. You can sleep better knowing you contributed to the cause.
Canines under 50 pounds are welcome and are provided with a dog bed, bowl, water and treats upon check-in. Rooms start at $389 per night.
- Location: Phuket, Thailand
If you have Thailand on the mind, this exclusive villa resort and spa is the ultimate escape for some well-earned rest and relaxation on the islands. Small cats and dogs under 45 pounds are allowed, but there aren’t any special amenities for them. The nightly charge of 2,400 baht (approximately $72) covers the cleaning fee. Pool-facing suites start at $320 per night.
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Unless otherwise noted, room rates were sourced from the hotels' websites for Sept. 8 and 9, 2017, and are current as of Aug. 18, 2017.