When we say that New York City has hotels to please every kind of visitor, we mean it—and that includes the four-legged variety. The five boroughs have a wide selection of properties that welcome dogs and cats, including many with added perks like luxury pet bedding, dog walkers and gourmet pet-food room service. Here are seven hotels to consider if you’re bringing your furry friend with you to NYC.
Note: Every pet-friendly hotel has its own specific policies to ensure the comfort of all human, feline and canine guests, so please call ahead to make sure your pet is eligible to stay there.
This upscale boutique hotel from Hyatt features large, loft-style rooms and subdued modern decor. Its location in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District puts guests close to major historical attractions, including the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall, site of George Washington’s inauguration.
Pet Perks: The Andaz rolls out the red carpet for pets with cat- and dog-friendly bedding and treats, as well as special toys that they can keep as mementos of their stay in New York City.
What to Do in the Neighborhood with Your Pet: Enjoy the hotel’s beer garden (pictured below), or stroll through the historic Financial District and dine outdoors by the water at South Street Seaport.
This Midtown East property, the beneficiary of a recent $25 million upgrade, features an on-site fitness center and is within walking distance of major NYC attractions—Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's, as well as the Museum of Modern Art.
Pet Perks: The DoubleTree promises to treat pets “like guests”; its Pampered Pet Package features all the essentials your pet will need to be comfortable while exploring the City.
What to Do in the Neighborhood with Your Pet: Located beside the East River, close to attractions like Japan Society and the United Nations, Peter Detmold Park offers a secluded dog run.
This high-end hotel in Midtown West, near Columbus Circle, features a distinctive penthouse pool and four on-site restaurants (including Burger Joint, a popular destination for hamburgers)—plus rooms that are all more than 300 square feet.
Pet Perks: The hotel is pet-friendly and will allow animals of any size to stay; the front desk is happy to help arrange for any additional amenities you or your pet might desire.
What to Do in the Neighborhood with Your Pet: Take a short walk from the hotel to Central Park and watch your pooch’s tail wag at all the exciting sights and sounds.
This luxury Park Avenue property features an on-site Restore Salon & Spa. The hotel is located close to Central Park and the Upper East Side’s renowned Madison Avenue boutiques, as well as culturally rich Museum Mile, which includes the Met Fifth Avenue and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Pet Perks: The Loews Regency goes the extra mile with a room service menu designed especially for cats and dogs, prepared by the same executive chef who caters to human guests. They’ll also arrange pet walking, pet sitting and other essentials, so your furry friend can experience the hotel’s exquisite level of pampering.
What to Do in the Neighborhood with Your Pet: Again, you’re right near Central Park—your pet will have the world’s greatest urban backyard to explore.
This boutique property, situated just off Times Square, has hip design touches and is dedicated to tailoring its service to each guest’s needs.
Pet Perks: The Muse employs a shih tzu, Sadie, as its director of pet relations, and offers amenities like comfortable pet beds, treats and a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, boutiques and parks.
What to Do in the Neighborhood with Your Pet: Take in the energy of Times Square or relax in leafy Bryant Park, adjacent to the famed main branch of the New York Public Library, which welcomes four-legged friends.
This intimate hotel is in Murray Hill, a residential enclave on Manhattan’s east side, and features spa-like bathrooms and select urban kitchens, a rooftop bar with sweeping skyline views and the Rare Bar & Grill downstairs. Nearby attractions include the Morgan Library & Museum; a little farther afield (but still within walking distance) is the Empire State Building.
Pet Perks: The Shelburne caters to dogs and cats with a VIPaws Pet Program. Benefits include a big, comfy pet bed from Jax & Bones—the eco-friendly pet bedding company—and maps of great places to explore with your dog.
What to Do in the Neighborhood with Your Pet: Check out a Murray Hill bar or restaurant with outdoor seating where you can bring your pet along for the fun, or walk to the East River Esplanade for waterfront views of Queens.
The W is stylish, both inside and out. Located in the historic beaux-arts Guardian Life building, the hotel and its prime location means guests have easy access to downtown, Midtown and Brooklyn by mass transit.
Pet Perks: The W Union Square’s P.A.W. (Pets are Welcome) program makes it easy to stay with your pet thanks to services like dog walking and grooming, as well as a dog-friendly birthday cake if it happens to be Fido’s special day.
What to Do in the Neighborhood with Your Pet: Union Square Park is a lively place, and your furry friend will especially appreciate its active dog run. Plenty of eateries around the park have outdoor seating, too.
For more options, browse our complete list of pet-friendly hotels.