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6 Dog-Friendly Hotels in New York City

It’s that time to celebrate your furry best friend. This year, for International Dog Day,  why not whisk your pooch away to New York City for a weekend? The Big Apple has plenty of parks for long walks and interesting topography—and hotels that will cater to your pet’s every need from treats and toys to Yappy Hour (with bone marrow brew for dogs) and even a Boston Terrier Director of Pet Relations for play dates.

City that never sleeps. Image courtesy of W Hotel.

Times Square

At W New York – Times Square, pets are not just welcome, they are pampered. Upon arrival, a luxurious W pet bed, pet toys, and a turndown treat await your furry travel companion. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this hotel is just a short stroll from Central Park or the Theater District, providing the perfect location to explore with your furry friend.

Night on the town at the W Times Square
Spinning Frenchie

Bring your pup to experience all of the NYC action at this centrally located property. Aliz Hotel Times Square, an Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts® property, is within walking distance of some of New York City’s most well-known cultural attractions for you and your pup to experience, including Hudson Yards, Bryant Park, and the High Line. 

Dog amenities at Aliz Hotel
Lounging at Aliz


Smyth Tribeca is as modern and luxurious as the area where it’s located. With floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized marble bathrooms, and views of lower Manhattan, this is the perfect homebase for a city adventure with your pup. In partnership with Mercer Street Hospitality, Smyth Tribeca offers culinary options including their signature restaurant, Smyth Tavern and Galerie Bar, which is a working coffee lounge by day and creative cocktail bar by night. It’s perfect for bringing the pets, who will love the essential amenities such as beds, bowls, and treats for furry guests.


Kimpton Eventi in Chelsea is one of the most pet-friendly hotels in the city and includes the standard Kimpton pet amenities.  Liza, the 20-pound Boston Terrier Director of Pet Relations, has curated a pet Welcome & Playdate complete with amenities that are available to furry guests upon check-in.

The package includes luxurious dog bathrobes, toys, and tasty treats. Yappy Hour offers Best Buds’ Brew Dog Beer made from pasture-raised beef bone marrow, so guests can enjoy a drink with their pets.

If you want to professionally capture this unique moment in time, pet portraits with a personalized photoshoot can be arranged. And, when you need a break, Eventi’s General Manager will take your dog on a walk, giving pet parents a well-deserved break.

Kimpton hotels is the only brand in the city that eliminates the pet fees and size/weight limit, which means all pets stay free. While in the city, travelers can dine at pet-friendly restaurants or find the best dog parks and pet boutiques with the input of the hotel’s concierge.

Doggie goodie bag at Kimpton Eventi


Here you can enjoy the iconic skyline from a rooftop bar, or relax in your guest room or specialty suite, and embrace the boundless activities of Midtown Manhattan with your pooch by your side. At the Hard Rock Hotel your pet is treated as a valued guest. The Unleashed package encourages guests to bring up to two pets for an on-property stay, where they will enjoy pet-friendly rooms, and can jam out to a bespoke “pet tracks” soundtrack on repeat. 

Upon arrival, the four-legged guests will be treated to a swag bag including a memory-foam dog bed, treats, and HRHNY pet-shirts. The concierge team offers a dedicated list of local pet-friendly shops and restaurants, and can provide walking and pet-sitting services upon request.

Cocktails and a show at the W

You have had your moment, now make room for your pet’s special New Yorker experience. Hotel 48Lex an Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts® property, is an extremely pet-friendly spot in Midtown Manhattan where your four-legged friends will receive the same outstanding service that you do. 

Upon check-in, dogs are given a bowl, a cushy dog bed, and even a custom tag with the hotel’s address. From upmarket grooming to outdoor parks to dog-friendly restaurants, there are endless opportunities for both you and your pets to bond in the city. 

Waking up with Izzy the Frenchie

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