Those of us with pets know it can be hard to travel. You have to arrange for a pet sitter, spend extra money paying them, stock up on food and supplies before you leave, and deal with guilt for leaving your furry friend behind.
One solution that works well for easy-going or adventurous is bringing them along with you! So, if you’re planning a trip to New York City and want to (or have to) bring your fur baby along for the ride, you’ll need accommodations that are pet-friendly. To give you a jumpstart, we’ve analyzed a few of the very best hotels in NYC that accept pets. All are highly rated and we’ve included a variety of options from budget-friendly to luxurious. Read on and choose the one that best serves your needs!
If you’re taking a quick trip through the city and want to be close to an airport, book a stay at the TWA Hotel, located on the grounds of John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens. You can’t get more convenient to the airport than a runway view from your hotel room window and a quick Air Train ride to the terminal! And in addition to the prime location, you’ll be enjoying a fun stay. The hotel’s quirky mid-century design “[celebrates] the style of the sixties” in a nod to the Golden Age of air travel. There’s also a rooftop “pool-cuzzi” (a large pool heated up to 95˚), a cocktail lounge inside a 1958 airplane named Connie, and 200,000 square feet of lobby that includes museum exhibits with vintage cars. The TWA Hotel loves having furry friends aboard and has a great pet policy: both dogs and cats are welcome for a fee of $25 per stay.
Moxy East Village
If you’re looking for the cool factor, look no further than Moxy East Village, which embraces the vibrant and rebellious spirit of the neighborhood. It’s bursting at the seams with art and trendy designs that pay homage to the punks, Beatniks, LGBTQ activists, and Avant Gardes that made The Village what it is today. Dine-in on Mediterranean cuisine at their on-site restaurant. Other cool amenities include Netflix, bunk beds for family rooms, and a rooftop bar. Small pets (under 20 lbs.) are welcome – one per room – for a one-time fee of $150.
If you’re the owner of a small dog and want to stay somewhere that’s stood the test of time enjoy a stay at The Plaza. This iconic hotel in the castle on Central Park has been featured in countless plays and films and hosted famous people from all walks of life. During your stay, be sure to take part in its inimitable Afternoon Tea in the lobby. And if you’re traveling with kids, visit Eloise (of the 1955 children’s book) in her pink-bedecked room in the hotel. Small dogs (under 25 lbs.) are welcome for a $250 fee per stay. Your pet will enjoy true Plaza hospitality with their Canine Companions Package that provides a doggy bed and food and water bowls.
Ink 48 Hotel
If you’re looking to stay somewhere with classic beauty and contemporary amenities, Ink 48 is the “modern marvel” for you. This Hell’s Kitchen Hotel derives its name from its location in a former 1930s theatrical printing press building, and it seamlessly blends old and new with modern amenities like a spa, a fitness room, meeting spaces, and free Wi-Fi. In keeping with its roots, Ink 48’s restaurant is named PRINT and its rooftop bar is called The Press Lounge. When you’re not enjoying these on-site perks, head to the nearby Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on the Hudson River! Both dogs and cats are welcome as long as they weigh under 50 lbs. for a one-time fee of $100.
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