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 Washington, DC 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 and B&Bs in Washington, DC 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!
Riggs Washington DC
For the ultimate luxury experience, check yourself into the Riggs Hotel. Located in a historic former bank, the rooms and suites are designed to be an homage to safe deposit boxes and there are playful accents around the hotel that wink at the golden age of banking. While you’re not lounging in the comfort of your room, borrow a custom bike to explore the city or work out in the state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center. While the hotel only accepts small dogs (under 35 pounds), if that applies to you, your pet will be treated like a VIP. Pet pampering includes a luxury bed, food and water bowls, toys your pet can keep, and courtesy clean-up bags. There is a $100 one-time pet fee per stay.
The Darcy Hotel
Bringing more than just your pet along with you? A fun place to stay is The Darcy Hotel, which makes a point of being super family-friendly. You can choose to add on the Capital Kiddos package, which includes a play tent for your room and homemade ice cream sandwiches! The Darcy has a kids’ program which includes curated adventures around the city for kids. You can choose a themed backpack like Mini Monet or Wild in the City that comes with supplies and maps kids will need for their adventure. A stay here will be luxurious for adults in your party, too, due to amenities like personal concierge service, valet laundry service, infused water in the lobby, a fitness center, and 24-hour room service. Pets that weigh 75 lbs. or less are allowed and there is no pet fee.
Airbnb – Studio
If you’re just looking for an affordable and private place to crash near the airport, this Airbnb studio is just minutes from IAD Airport! This basement studio includes a private entrance & private bathroom, free street parking, Wi-Fi, and a work area. There’s also a fenced-in yard that’s perfect for pets and a nice patio that’s perfect for you! The host, Emma, is an animal lover herself and owns a dog and a three-legged cat.
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