10 of the Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in New England


Man’s best friend also deserves a luxurious getaway. At these 10 dog-friendly hotels across New England, that means a comfy bed, a warm welcome, easy access to walks, and plenty of healthy treats.

The Inn by the Sea – Cape Elizabeth, Maine

The Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

This charming seaside resort treats dogs like guests, offering in-room spa services and their own menu of personalized meals, freshly cooked to order. Pet massage is especially welcome for older pets with joint and health issues. Dogs are welcome to join their caregivers for meals on the outdoor decks or in the fireplace lounge, and they can order from the gourmet pet menu.

In the fall, dogs are allowed to use the outdoor pool before it is cleaned and closed for the winter. Bowls, beach towels, cookies in bed, and dog daycare are offered. The hostel’s commitment to animal welfare goes much deeper, however; dogs from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland are encouraged, many of which are adopted by guests who qualify as good dog sitters.

Fairmont Copley Plaza – Boston, MA

Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MassachusettsFairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

It all started with Catie, a black Labrador, who failed blind dog training school (she just had too much character) and was adopted as the hotel’s canine ambassador. Then came Carly, another dynamic black dropout from the Lab, who took over when Catie retired. Now Cori presides over the great hall, welcoming guests and dozing in her beautiful bed.

Customers can bring their own dog to the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, where they can choose a special dog-friendly package, order all-natural Polkadog bakery treats, and enjoy dog-sitting services. Dogs can dine with their humans in the cozy corner of the chic restaurant. Walking is easy with Copley Square directly across and the Boston Esplanade a few blocks away.

Twin Farms – Barnard, Vermont

Twin Farms in Barnard, VermontTwin Farms in Barnard, Vermont — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

If you and the pooch need to relax in nature together, head to the dog-friendly log cabin at Twin farms. Not only are dogs welcome to relax inside the cabin and outside on the private screened-in deck overlooking only the trees, but the decor pays homage to dogs in its decor. Two dog sculptures adorn the porch, images of dogs are etched into cushions and artwork lining the room, and antique dog toys fill a cabinet.

Walking the lanes around the property opens up a world of smells and sounds that only a dog can appreciate, but you can also try to absorb them.

The Vanderbilt, Inn Resorts Collection – Newport, Rhode Island

The Vanderbilt, Inn Resorts Collection in Newport, Rhode IslandThe Vanderbilt, Resorts Collection Inn in Newport, Rhode Island — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

This former mansion built by a descendant of Vanderbilt is now a luxurious hotel around a charming outdoor courtyard, where dogs are often welcomed at events, such as a neighborhood s’mores party around the fire pit.

A few minutes walk brings you to Queen Ann Square, a lovely green space at Church and Thames Street, where dogs can romp in the small park. Or you could stroll further along the waterfront. Back at the Vanderbilt, four-legged guests get bowls, beds, and treats. Note that cats are also allowed.

Kimpton Marlowe Hotel – Cambridge, MA

Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts — Photo courtesy of Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

When guests arrive at MarloweAt the entrance, a welcome panel displays the names of all the animals staying. Dogs, however, are much more interested in the bowl of dog biscuits. The location is perfect for an easy stroll: just off Edwin H. Land Boulevard (named after the inventor of Camera Land), you can stroll and relax in Canal Park or stroll along the river Charles, looking west to Kendall, Central and Harvard plazas.

All Kimptons accept dogs of all sizes. Each dog guest is provided with bowls and a dog bed. Dog sitting services can also be arranged.

Wilburton Inn – Manchester, Vermont

Wilburton Inn, a seaside resort in Manchester, VermontWilburton Inn, a seaside resort in Manchester, Vermont — Photo courtesy of Jeff Fox

Nestled among the beautiful Taconic Green Mountains, the great outdoors await you and your doggie friend(s) at Wilburton Inn. The gardens are beautiful, offering incalculable space to walk around, respectfully. Every Mother’s Day, Halloween, and early December, the hostel hosts dog sleepovers, hosted by four-legged innkeeper Jetson, open to all dogs and their well-behaved caregivers. Of course, the hostel accepts dogs year-round, but these festive occasions are all about a special appreciation for animal lovers.

The Saybrook Point Resort and Marina – Old Saybrook, Connecticut

The Saybrook Point Resort and Marina in Old Saybrook, ConnecticutThe Saybrook Point Resort and Marina in Old Saybrook, Connecticut — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

Sea dogs can relax at this seaside resort, enjoying the idyllic marina and walking along the boardwalk to Fort Saybrook Monument Park, in the estuary where the Connecticut River empties into the Long Island Sound. The park is bordered by a protected salt marsh, easily crossed by a network of walks.

Each dog guest receives portable bowls, perfect for hanging out with you, and a comfy dog ​​bed to relax in.

Four Seasons One Dalton – Boston, Massachusetts

Four Seasons One Dalton in Boston, MAFour Seasons One Dalton in Boston, Massachusetts — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

Despite being super chic, this imposing luxury hotel offers dogs the best welcome from start to finish. Tucked away in a quieter corner of Back Bay near the Fenway neighborhood, relaxing walks in Fens Park are, well, a walk in the park. This very dog-friendly property offers pet amenities such as custom-made Four Seasons One Dalton dog beds, bowls, treats, and toys. If your best friend needs an extra special treat, like a chef-cooked breakfast, just make a request.

Omni Bretton Arms Inn – Bretton Woods, NH

Bretton Arms in Bretton Woods, New HampshireBretton Arms in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

This comfortable charming inn, nestled in the Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains, is a rural retreat with trails on its doorstep and plenty of walking opportunities to experience the many new smells on offer. Inside, dogs are welcomed with treats and can join their humans in the lobby lounge to relax before a good night’s sleep in a chic bedroom.

The Newbury – Boston, Massachusetts

The Newbury in Boston, MassachusettsThe Newbury in Boston, Massachusetts — Photo courtesy of Linda Laban

Every dog ​​that passes The Newbury‘s on Arlington Street during their daily walk takes a break. In fact, some dogs lead their walkers to this very spot, as it’s long been the tradition of doormen here to say hello with a cookie or two, greeting both four-legged neighbors and those checking in. ‘hotel.

Dogs of all sizes are welcome and are cared for in comfortable dog beds and bowls. Stroll through the Public Garden across the street and into Boston Common, where there’s an off-leash dog area for dogs to play and run around.


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