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The best dog-friendly hotel in every state



Get ready to sit AND stay with your furry friend all summer long! No matter if you love the hustle and bustle of big city life or exploring the great outdoors, you won’t have to leave a member of your family behind with this list of the top dog-friendly hotels across America. With plenty of amenities like chef-inspired room service to private dog parks, hotels have learned a new trick or two to make your pup’s visit comfortable and memorable.

While this list offers as many options as there are breeds in the world, there can only be one top dog! Stanford Inn By The Sea in Mendocino, CA ranked number one overall as the best dog-friendly hotel. Tucked between old-growth trees and USDA-certified organic gardens, Stanford Inn weaves wellness, relaxation, amazing pet amenities and only-in-California recreation into each stay.

The only downside of our visit to Stanford Inn with our puppy is that I’m not sure we’ll ever experience anywhere more dog friendly or relaxing than this place. We set the bar too high, too soon.

Melody T, San Francisco, CA
Stanford Inn By The Sea photos courtesy of Sonoma V, Danielle H, and Carla C
Dogfish Inn (Stephanie F), The Kahala Hotel & Resort (Kevin L), Thunderbird Inn (Nancy G)
Ironworks Hotel Indianapolis (Ashley P), Inn by the Sea (Kristen H), Hawthorne Hotel (Jaclyn S)
Whitney Peak Hotel, Soho Grand Hotel (Zosia B), The DogHouse Hotel & Brewery (Kristen G)

Have this full list handy at all times by bookmarking this Yelp Collection.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Dog-Friendly Hotels in each state according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the hotel category on Yelp with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “dog-friendly,” and “pet-friendly” then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “dog-friendly” and “pet-friendly” This list looked at businesses in each state in the United States. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of March 21, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of March 21, 2022.

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