Published: September 26th, 2017 | Jeremy Feldman

When Visiting New York City with Your Furry Best Friend, Stay at One of These Hotels Where Your Dog Will be Treated Like Canine Royalty

As traveling with your pet becomes de rigueur, boutique hotels in New York City are responding by offering fabulous pet amenities to “pet-setters” (or those willing to spend the extra on lodging that caters to their pet’s needs). From organic treats, private dog parks, and complimentary BarkBoxes, we’ve rounded up a selection of pet-friendly hotels in New York City that will have you and your pet #wagginglikealocal.


The Soho Grand Hotel: 310 W. Broadway New York, NY 10013

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Not only is the Soho Grand Hotel fabulous for the human guests, with amenities like Egyptian cotton linens, preloaded iPods, and a complimentary pet goldfish for each room, but they’re also incredibly pet-friendly. Just call ahead and say that your furry friend will be joining you and the Soho Grand will arrange pet amenities like organic treats from Bocce’s Bakery, bedding, food water bowls, and doggy bags—all at absolutely additional no extra cost.

The Soho Grand also has its own dedicated dog park with fire hydrant stations, benches, and beautiful landscaping—ensuring that each dog visiting New York has a patch of grass just a few steps away, so even the suburban breed feels right at home.

Located on one of the most iconic streets in Downtown Manhattan, you and your furry pal will have a great time walking around the vibrant neighborhood, window shopping the boutiques, and eating at one of the many quaint outdoor cafes.

The Benjamin Hotel: 125 E. 50th, New York, NY 10022

If you and your dog are looking for luxury with loads of amenities? Then look no further than The Benjamin, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan near some of the city’s greatest attractions like the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, and Times Square.

Not only does The Benjamin have fabulous human amenities like a curated pillow menu and in-room spa treatments, but it also has top-notch pet-friendly amenities. The hotel teamed up with everyone’s favorite monthly subscription box service, BarkBox, to create a program called goodDOG. Your dog is treated like absolute royalty with a BarkBox unique to your dog’s size; which includes vet-approved treats, toys, and hygiene products as well as a BarkBox collapsible water bowl, paw wipes and a roll of plastic bags for walks. When your pet feels parched or tired from a long day of exploring the city they can quench their thirst with a Mungo & Maud water bowl and bed. Lastly, your pet will have access to an in-room pet mini bar replete with treats from Bocce’s Bakery and non-alcoholic Bowser Beer.


NU Hotel: 85 Smith St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Northwest Brooklyn is one of the “hottest” areas in Brooklyn, and the NU Hotel is right in the middle of the action. With iconic, pet-friendly Brooklyn neighborhoods like Fort Greene and Cobble Hill within walking distance, you’re bound to find the best pet-friendly restaurants, shopping, and bars in the area. Walk your pup across the majestic Brooklyn Bridge and then unwind after a long day at the hotel’s infamous Misdemeanor Bar and Lounge (cheekily named because of its proximity to the Brooklyn House of Detention).

In addition to all of the great amenities that NU offers, it’s also super welcoming to four-legged guests (under 50 pounds). For just a one-time $100 cleaning fee, NU Hotel rolls out the red carpet for your dog with dog treats in the lobby, personalized dog bowls, embroidered dog beds, and baggies for when you’re strolling alongside the neighborhood’s beautiful brownstones.

Aloft Hotel: 216 Duffield St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

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The modern design, fantastic rooftop bar, and easy access to Manhattan make Aloft the perfect spot for your New York stay in Downtown Brooklyn. Grab your choice of cocktail at Aloft’s WXYZ bar or sneak your pup up to the Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden after a long day of sightseeing.

If you’re bringing Fido, Aloft will allow pets under 40 pounds and is a great hotel choice for both you and your furkid. They offer organic treats at the front desk and a plush doggie bed in your room so he or she can sleep in style. Take a quick walk to the Brooklyn Promenade for Instagram worthy pictures of you and your pup looking wistfully across the river at the Manhattan skyline. The staff at Aloft assures guests that there will be a lot of scratches and pats in your pet’s future as well.

New York City is a fantastic place to visit with your pet. Locals will tell you that the city is incredibly accommodating to all dogs, with dog parks galore, pet-friendly outdoor dining and water bowls outside most shops, you and your dog will surely feel right at home among the hustle and bustle. We hope you and your pet have an amazing time in the city wagging like locals!

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