Pet-friendly hotels are a growing trend therefore, we no longer need to worry about leaving our 4-legged friends with neighbours or a kennel. There’s an increasing number of luxurious pet-friendly hotels available to make travelling with our furry loves easier than ever before.
Many hotels are going the extra mile to make sure pets feel as welcomed and comfortable as their human sidekicks. It’s important that our pets receive the same treatment and respect as we do. Travelling with pets can involve plenty of additional packing however, with most of these lodging options, they house an array of handy supplies meeting (and most times exceeding) the needs of you and your pet.
Here are 8 of Canada’s most furbaby friendly hotel establishments welcoming V.I.P’s (very important pets):
1. The Malcolm Hotel by Clique - Canmore, Alberta
Escape to a luxury retreat in a peaceful location surrounded by stunning views of the Albertan Rockies. The Malcolm Hotel by Clique boasts 124 guest rooms of chic contemporary design and personalized service for both humans and animals alike. This 4-star property with resort-style amenities even has an outdoor heated pool and two hot tubs. Their pet-friendly rooms come with an adorable pet bed as well as water and food bowls, disposable bags, treats and an in-room refrigerator to store pet food. Their concierge team is available 24 hours to offer assistance with arranging pet sitting and walking with local trusted service providers. The pet fee is $50 per night and reservations including a pet companion must be booked directly with the hotel.
2. Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel - Whistler, British Columbia
This award-winning boutique hotel is located in the heart of Canada’s most famous resort town of Whistler. The Summit Lodge Hotel has 81 uniquely-styled rooms with an outdoor patio space that has a heated pool, hot tub and sauna. Pets stay for free! Their property is encompassed by amazing outdoor space for an ample amount of endless pet adventures such as dog parks and a dog-specific beach called Barking Bay. They’re also close to dog-friendly snowshoeing, hiking and cross-country skiing trails – as an added bonus, the hotel offers free snowshoe rentals for guests.
3. Oak Bay Beach Hotel - Victoria, British Columbia
This exquisite 100 room, 5-star manor by the sea has breathtaking ocean and snow capped mountain views. With 3 seaside heated mineral pools where you can whale watch, you may never want to leave. Nestled on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, this hotel provides the perfect combination of classic manor house-inspired architecture paired with modern in-suite amenities. They have designated pet-friendly rooms allocated on the first level with adjoining walk-out patios for easy outside access. They welcome pets with a maximum weight of 75lbs at a cost of $40 per night with a second pet charged at $20 per night.
4. The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Originally built in 1928, this legendary landmark in the maritimes is centrally located in the exciting hustle and bustle of downtown Halifax. The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites overlooks the 16-acre Halifax Public Gardens oasis and is the epitome of historic elegance and charm. They pride themselves on delivering seamless service with urban elegant touches. They have a specially designated pet-friendly floor filled with beautiful rooms that will suit the taste of both you and your furry companion. Their Guest Services team is always pleased to provide information on pet services available nearby. Indeed a grand old hotel but with a modern pet-friendly attitude.
5. L’Hermitage Hotel - Vancouver, British Columbia
This 60 room luxury boutique property is in the smack dab center of Vancouver’s hottest shopping and entertainment district. The ultimate cosmopolitan getaway, they feature unique architecture, vogue interior design and a West Coast flair of fabulousness. They welcome pets (cats and dogs) less than 20lbs with an additional fee of $35 per day. Upon your arrival they will make sure your room is supplied with a pet bed, water and food bowls, and a gourmet treat. Offering unparalleled levels of service to both you and our pets with thoughtful and distinguished room amenities.
6. Prince of Wales Hotel - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Built in 1864, this treasured landmark located on Main St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake with 110 opulent guest rooms, is just steps away from vibrant boutiques and quaint restaurants. Experience the royal treatment in this Victorian-era 4-diamond hotel rich with timeless elegance and a Secret Garden Spa on-site. They have quiet and well-appointed pet-friendly suites with fireplaces, filled with an abundance of natural light during the day. They welcome pets with a gift brimming with yummy treats. Staff are helpful with arranging dog walking services if that is something you may require.
7. Fairmont Hotel MacDonald - Edmonton, Alberta
This hotel oozing with dignified style and timeless grace, is Edmonton’s only historic 4-diamond “Chateau on the River.” Ever-evolving, they’ve been operating for over 100 years. They have 198 classically designed guest rooms and suites adorned with the finest amenities. A health club, pool, sauna, steam room, squash court and massage services are at your fingertips. Making your pet feel right at home, they provide a pet bed and bowls upon arrival. They even have a hotel canine ambassador! A golden lab by the name of Smudge can be found greeting guests and he’s even available to go on walks if you’re pet-less and looking for company.
8. Auberge Saint Antoine - Quebec City, Quebec
A museum hotel with a window into Quebec’s past, they deliver upon authentic hospitality in Old Quebec City’s historic Old Port. Perched on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Auberge Saint Antoine has 95 rooms and suites each with their own unique history. They welcome pets of any size for a fee of $35 per pet, per night. Bowls, mats, special treats, in-room water, a pet blanket and waste disposal bags are provided – exceeding expectations. A home-away-from-home for paws and claws. Should you require information on nearby resources such as pet stores, doggy daycares, parks, landscaped river strolls, lake walks and trails, they will happily give it to you – they are super pet-centric.