If you’re like me, you understand how difficult it is to leave your favourite pet behind while you’re traveling the world. Leaving a pet behind creates a lot of worries. Can the caretaker be trusted? Will my pet be fed and walked properly? Will my dog be happy with the other dogs in the kennel? Hotels, traditionally, have not been the most hotel pet friendly places. But slowly over the last decade, many in the hotel industry have acknowledged the fact that pets are part of their guests lives, and being pet-friendly can prove to be a highly profitable decision.
I was planning a trip to New York city recently, and was doing some research on pet friendly hotels. As part of my research, I like to read reviews written on sites like TripAdvisor to see what other people have to say about taking their pets to hotels. Some hotels now offer services like pet grooming and walking. Here’s 3 of the top pet friendly hotels I’ve found in New York city.
Top 3 Pet Friendly Hotels in NYC
Operated by a chain called 1 Hotel, the Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, sometimes called 1 Brooklyn Bridge is rated at the #5 hotel in Brooklyn in TripAdvisor. Blessed with the outstanding views of the statue of liberty and the East River Brooklyn Bridge, this outstanding hotel has a 4.5 out of 5 rating by guests on TripAdvisor. Pets under 40 pounds are allowed at the hotel. The concierge team are pet friendly, and the hotel offers thoughtful touches like beds, bowls, and occasional neighborhood “yappy-hour” events. Brooklyn Bridge Park is perfect for long walks with your furry friend. Here are a few quotes from people that have stayed at the hotel:
“As a dog owner, I also enjoyed being able to come back from exploring the city and take my dog for a walk along the waterfront trails”
“We brought our dog and they even treated him like family (when they say pet friendly, they mean it!)”
“We were planning on bringing our dogs which the hotel was aware of, when we arrived they knocked on our door with dog beds, dog food, and dog bowls. AMAZING!!!”
Operated by Hilton, the Conrad New York is listed #33 out of 477 hotels in New York city. The hotel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by TripAdvisor. The Conrad is located near the financial district of Manhattan, right next to Rockefeller Park. The hotel offers great views of the Hudson river, and is close to some of the outstanding landmarks of the city. The Conrad’s pet policy allows two pets up to 75 pounds.
With a management team that loves pets, the staff offers services like pet grooming, as well as pet walking and sitting for the comfort of their guests. The riverfront location is ideal for pet walking & running. Here are a few quotes that prove that this is one of the most pet friendly hotels in New York city:
“There were dog runs within a block from the hotel and walking along the riverfront was so much fun for both me and my dog.”
“For example this hotel is pet friendly and they even offer a dog walking and sitting service, as well as a pet grooming service .How about that, you don’t see that very often.”
“They supplied pet bags, bowls, a mat for the bowls.”
Part of the European Accor chain, the Novotel New York Times Square is rated #155 out of 477 hotels in New York city. The hotel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by TripAdvisor. Located within walking distance of Times Square, Fifth Avenue and Central Park, this hotel is perfect for you if you want a pet friendly hotel near Times Square. The hotel allows one pet up to 25 pounds to stay free.
While this pet friendly hotel is known for its 5 star quality services and a dedicated staff, it also offers on-call services in case your pet needs a doctor or simply a pet care centre at any time. With recently installed soundproof windows, these rooms will keep your pet calm if it is sensitive to crowds and too much noise. Here are a few quotes that make me think that this is one of the most pet friendly hotels in New York city:
“Close to theaters and close enough to walk to central park with our dog who came with us during our recent stay. they don’t advertise that they’re dog friendly but they certainly are”
“It’s Times Square! Pet friendly. Very accepting of our labradoodle. We did not feel like “petowner” guests like some properties make you feel.”
“Our choice of the Novotel was also influenced by our desire to travel with our Boston terrier — pets are welcome at no extra charge, a feature that one would never expect at an American-operated hotel.”
Try one of these 3 top pet friendly hotels in New York city and let us know what you think!