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Discover the Top 10 Luxe Hotels

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Discover the Top 10 Luxe Hotels
Ahh…this is the life. What more could a dog ask for?

Imagine a relaxing massage, beckoning to room service for a gourmet meal, chillin’ shady side by the pool in a chaise lounge with access to a private island and resplendent ocean views. Of course, humans are welcome to tag along. We have discovered the crème de la crème of catering to canines, as we present our Top 10 FIDO Friendly Luxury Hotels. Canine concierge, here we come!

Keswick Hall
Keswick, Virginia

“Will it be the filet mignon of Western beef or Mom’s meat loaf for dinner tonight?” Fido has delectable decisions to make when staying at Keswick Hall, resting on 600 acres of lush Virginia countryside at Keswick Estate. The Pampered Pooch program provides Fido with treats, bowls, gourmet meals and pet beds. Of the 48 guest rooms at Keswick Hall, no two are alike. Each room features plush furnishings and antiques, and many rooms feature four-poster canopy beds. Dogleg left on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed signature golf course. Explore nearby historic attractions with Fido, including the famous Civil and Revolutionary War battlegrounds. A visit to Keswick Hall is history in the making.

Keswick Hall
701 Club Drive
Keswick, Virginia 22947;

$395-$970 per night; $75 per pet per stay non-refundable fee; do not leave pets unattended;
(888) 778-2565;

Nine Zero
Boston, Massachusetts

While the Boston terrier originated here, the capital and largest city in Massachusetts is also home to opulence that is Nine Zero Hotel. Their “In the Doghouse” package indulges Fido’s inner diva/devo. Located in the heart of downtown minutes from Red Sox baseball and a Fido-friendly 50-acre public park, Boston Common, Nine Zero scores a homerun with its doggy amenities. Deluxe guestrooms allow any number of pets without size or weight restrictions at no extra charge. Upon check-in, Fido receives a personalized welcome sign, water and organic treats and access to the Canine Café dog menu. The icing on the canine cake is the dog sitting, walking, grooming and massage services available through the concierge.

Nine Zero Hotel
90 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108;
$145-$500 per night; no pet fees and no type or size restrictions;
(866) 906-9090;

Nemacolin Woodlands
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Splendor squared, as Nemacolin is a two-for-one, luxury resort. Situated on 2,000 square acres 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Fido will feel like royalty in one of 327 rooms, suites, townhouses or private luxury homes

L’Auberge de Sedona

Experience Arizona luxury of monolithic proportion when visiting the L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona’s Red Rock region. Fido is welcome at the Gardenside Cottages complete with dog bed, goody bag of treats, toys, a nearby map of trails, pet sitting and walking services and leashes. Dogs up to 50 pounds stay for $35 a night, while any pooches over 50 pounds stay for $50 per night. In-room amenities include Italian linens, Keurig coffee maker, wood burning fireplace and nightly turndown service. Nestled on 11 acres of lushly landscape grounds, L’Auberge de Sedona is Fido’s retreat from the bustle of everyday living.

L’Auberge de Sedona
301 L’AubergeLane
Sedona, Arizona 86336;
Rates begin at $224 per night; $35 per night per pet under 50 pounds, $50 per night per pet over 50 pounds;
(800) 905-5745;

Nemacolin Wooflands
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Upping the “bark” is Nemacolin Wooflands, which is conveniently located minutes from its sister property. Private themed doggy condos featuring Kuranda elevated beds, televisions, web cams, butler service and 100 percent fresh air returns are but a few of Wooflands’ many Fidomazing amenities. Fido is welcome to stay with his human counterparts and feast on a doggy gourmet menu and personal turn down service, complete with a nighttime snack. This is truly a woodland dynasty.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
1001Lafayette Drive
Farmington, Pennsylvania15437;
Rates begin at $349 per night; $150 onetime, non-refundable pet fee; pets may not exceed
30 pounds but dogs over 30 pounds may be accommodated
at www.nemacolinwooflands.com;
(800) 422-2736;

Grove Isle Hotel and Spa
Miami, Florida

Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, Miami, Florida: A secluded retreat located a short distance from Miami Beach, Grove Isle rolls out over 16 acres of red carpet canine creature comfort. Fido is considered royalty here, so a dog’s arrival comes with all the pomp and grandeur fit for a king or queen. Fido is allowed poolside in shaded areas complete with a private chaise lounge. Bring on the SPF (sunshine on puppy fur)! Grove Isle’s on-site chef prepares special meals for Fido’s outdoor dining in any weather conditions. Walk off those gourmet calories on the 16-acre private island on the Bay of Key Biscayne with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Spoil Fido, island style.

Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
4 Grove Isle Drive
Miami, Florida 33133;
Rates begin at $209 per night; $75 one-time non-refundable pet fee; dogs must be 25 pounds or less;
(800) 884-7683; www.groveisle.com.

The Little Nell
Aspen, Colorado

Adapt to altitudes in Aspen and settle in mountain style with Fido at the Little Nell in Colorado. This Rocky Mountain getaway has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Hotel award. On arrival, pooches are provided a puppy jet lag kit and more than a few perks. During their stay, dogs are welcome to use brass identification tags as well as dog beds, a petiquette guide, a guide for Fido-friendly hiking trails and on-site pet sitting/dog walking. The Little Nell staff will walk your dog for a nominal fee and even dog sit for up to two hours. A pet menu is available, and during winter months, Fido is permitted to dine in the living room and bar areas. In the summer, dogs are welcome on the restaurant terrace or pool courtyard. Living large at The Little Nell!

TheLittle Nell,
675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen,Colorado 81611;
Rates begin at $340 per night;
$125 initial fee plus $25 per each additional night for pet;
(888) 843-6355; www.thelittlenell.com.

Peninsula Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, California

Indulge at the intersection of Wilshire and South Santa Monica Boulevards, and go west Fido to this Forbes Five Star hotel in southern California. Live large, and that includes large dogs welcome at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Luxurious hotel towels are provided to Fido with monogrammed paw prints. Access to dog walking services, a pet menu and pet beds allow Fido to live the high life. Do not miss the Peninsula Spa and Roof Garden with an oasis atmosphere, including a swimming pool, private cabanas and outdoor dining. Leash in tow, do some sightseeing within walking distance at the legendary Rodeo Drive. Fido will be California dreamin’ long after checking out of this luxury hotel.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90212;
Room rates begin at $555; $35 per night per pet fee; no size restriction or limit on number of pets;
(800) 462-7899; www.peninsula.com.

Inn by the Sea
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

As one of the first luxury hotels in the country to accept pets, Inn by the Sea is a secluded beach treasure conveniently located within miles of L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Freeport. Dog amenities at the inn include in-room spa services (hint: the doggy massage is divine so says my dog, Dexter), beach towels, handmade cookies at turndown and even a gourmet menu with seating in the fireplace lounge. Selected as one of the world’s top ten green hotels by Forbes Travelers, Inn by the Sea values people, pets and the planet. A gold mine awaits with a private boardwalk leading to one mile of unspoiled Crescent Beach, where Fido is welcome. Catch a wave, a meal and a good night’s sleep at this coastal Maine premier beach resort.

Inn by the Sea
40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107;
Garden suites begin at $239 per night; no pet fees or size restrictions;
(800) 888-4287; www.innbythesea.com.

Amalfi Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

In the heart of downtown windy city, Amalfi leaves no dog behind with weight restriction, size or number of dogs allowed and no pet fees. The flavor of this urban getaway includes walking distance to nearby shops, parks, offleash areas and an 18-mile lakefront for long Chicago walks. Concierge services recommend pet sitters, groomers, massages and dog walking. Snuggle close to your furry friend on the 315-thread count Egyptian linens in one of 215 guestrooms. Indulge with Fido’s Pamper Your Pooch package, including a welcoming gift bag of goodies, FIDO Friendly magazine and a pet lover’s guide to Chicago. Run on, Fido, run on!

Inn by the Sea
40 Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107;
Garden suites begin at $239 per night; no pet fees or size restrictions;
(800) 888-4287; www.amalfihotelchicago.com.

Eventi Hotel
New York City, New York

Everything is new at Eventi: New York, new hotel, new location. Slated as the first luxury hotel in Manhattan’s North Chelsea district, Eventi welcomes Fido to stay with his family at no charge. Just minutes from some of New York’s most popular landmarks, a VIP (very important pet) amenity is brought to the room upon arrival. Eventi treats dogs as ambassadogs to the city. An assortment of hot and cold selections are available on their special pet menu, pet beds and bowls await, and Fido’s name appears on the dog-shaped welcome board upon arrival. Pet sitting, grooming and even pet acupuncture are available through Eventi’s concierge team. (Discover our intimate review on page 70 of this issue.)

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Eventi Hotel
851 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue)
New York, New York 10001;
Ratesstart at $209 and up; no pet charge or deposit, any type of pet and size allowed;
(866) 996-8396;

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Willadean   13:07PM August 10, 2012

Love this. It would be so nice if you would publish a book of hotels that will accept dogs. I would pay for that book. It would be so handy.

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