Don't scrimp on style the next time you're traveling with your four-legged friend. These design-led, luxe hotels are great for humans, but also go above and beyond when it comes to pampering pooches––featuring dog-only mini-bars, grooming sessions with top stylists and designer collars and leashes on arrival.
From the Cotswolds to Canada, they'll feel like part of the pack when you pull up at these hotels.
Le Barn, Rambouillet, France
Newly opened Le Barn is set among oaks, elms and silver birches in the Rambouillet Forest–just 45 minutes away from Paris. And since its opening in June, it's turned into the ultimate eco-luxe French countryside getaway to bring your pooch along to— they even have two resident dogs greeting guests. There's plenty of opportunities for quality walks within the 200-acre estate itself and across footpaths between the Rambouillet Forest and the Chevreuse Valley. And the best thing? There's no check out time on Sunday. So settle in for a long weekend.
The Benjamin, New York
For a city obsessed with pets, it's no surprise that New York offers a great deal of four-legged friendly hotels to choose from. A sophisticated stay in the middle of town is landmark hotel The Benjamin, nestled between residential Sutton Place and Times Square. The hotel has partnered up with New York-based monthly pet treat subscription service BarkBox for its goodDog program, offering furry guests a stellar welcome package—tailored to the size of your dog—for $60 a pop ($10 of which goes towards a no-kill animal shelter). It includes everything from vet-approved treats, toys, and hygiene products to a collapsible water bowl, paw wipes, and plastic bags for walks around town. If that’s not enough, furballs curl up in a Mungo & Maud bed, next to their own mini-bar stocked with goodies from Bocce’s Bakery and non-alcoholic Bowser Beer.
The Lygon Arms, Cotswolds, UK
Luxury Cotswolds country inn The Lygon Arms has welcomed esteemed guests since the 1300s, hosting everyone from Oliver Cromwell to Elizabeth Taylor. There are thatched cottages, tartan blankets, blazing fireplaces, and a great spa–all the amenities needed for cozy countryside UK getaway. And their "waggy friends" amenities don't disappoint either. Dogs can stay in eight of the rooms (for free until 2019 and then it'll be $32/night) and are welcome to join guests for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Posh pooches can also get pampered by Cotswolds grooming extraordinaire Lucie Ditchfield—great following those muddy walks across the Cotswolds' many dog-friendly attractions.
Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, Canada
Often called Vancouver's "Castle in the City," Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has been the epitome of luxury and regality ever since King George VI and Queen Elizabeth opened the hotel in 1939. Pooches can live like royal canines with the hotel's "Designer Doggie Package". The package includes a luxe leather collar, matching leash, an hour-long photo-shoot, round-trip transportation to the dog park, treats, toys and a $50 donation to BC & Alberta Guide Dogs. That's not all. The hotel also offers a canine in-room dining menu with "drool-worthy" items like prime rib bone with gravy lacquer, and rotisserie chicken with steel cut oats and raw veggies. Served with smiles and waggy tails from dogs on staff, Elly & Ella (whose duties include "playing fetch and getting belly rubs”).
The Sanya EDITION, Hainan Island, China
Not every resort has its own private ocean (and two sensational pools) but The Sanya Edition is its own next-level luxury world, found just off the coast of Southern China on the tropical Hainan Island. Design-loving dog-owners are allowed to bring their pup and stay in one of the 17 glass-boxed villas (that all come with private pools). Edition hotel fans staying in the U.S. should note that the Miami Beach Edition and New York Edition Hotels are both pup-friendly too.
The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
Overnight pet guests at Aspen's legendary ski-in, ski-out The Little Nell are presented with a “Puppy Jet Lag Kit,” which includes a Little Nell leash to keep as a souvenir and house-made peanut butter dog biscuits as arrival amenities, plus an epicurean pet menu (including Wagyu beef with steamed carrots), silver bowls and comfy dog beds. There's a fee of $125 for the first night and $25/night thereafter–but it's totally worth it.
Hotel Triton, San Francisco
Pets stay for free at vibrant San Francisco boutique Hotel Triton, steps from Union Square and Chinatown. Keep your eyes peeled as it's currently going through what's set to be an incredible renovation under the helm of interior designer Liubasha Rose.