Top 5 Pet-friendly Destinations: Southwest
Near perfect weather year-round makes the deserts of the Southwest one of the most perfect places to travel with your pets. We’ve visited some of the best destinations for you and your pet throughout Arizona, California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas.
Luxury in-room pet massages, five-star pet and people room service, and environmentally-friendly cleaning practices make the Deserts of the Southwest some of the most pet-friendly places to travel.
Santa Fe, NM (505) 992-5800
Stay at a hacienda overlooking the Sangre de Cristo mountains with nine guest rooms, each with fireplace and patio. This relaxing bed and breakfast is very pet-friendly and many rooms have private patios. There is an off-leash play area and an un-fenced area with lots of land to roam. Dog Sitter and dog walkers are available on request.
Hacienda Dona Andrea de Santa Fe allows up to four pets of any size for no additional fee. For the pet who likes to snuggle with you at night, you can purchase the “Cuddles and Snuggles” package which includes a “Dog Tough” Bed Cover for your bed and specially absorbent pads, as well as a daily linen change for you and your pet for a fee of $25 per day. Leave your dog’s bed and bowls at home and use a Hacienda Traveling Dog Kit, which includes a big, soft, fresh and clean dog bed, a warm throw blanket, food and water bowls for just $35.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina offers luxurious, pet-friendly accommodations for you and your pet. Sign up for the Gold Pawsport Pet-friendly loyalty program for access to special promotions. While staying at the Hyatt, your pet will enjoy stainless steel bowls, plush beds and a gourmet menu guaranteed to make even the most selective pet comfortable. The hotel does charge an additional fee for pets and requires that they weigh 50 lbs or less. http://missionbay.hyatt.com
The Firesky Resort
Scottsdale, AZ (480) 945-7666
In-room spa services, a “Finicky Feline Pampering Kit,” Yappy hour, a catnip toy, and grooming services upon request, and their complimentary Guppy Love program is always available. Meet up with their Directors of Pet Relations during an evening Yappy Hour (complete with bones and wines), and hear from them first-paw about what life is like as a part of the management team. They’ve thought of everything to make your trip pet-tacular – kitty cuisine, designer dog beds, pet massage and sitting services.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA (650) 342-9200
Colorado Springs, CO (719) 576-5900
A lovely hotel that offers “pet turn-down service,” special pet beds, and treat baskets to their feline visitors. Your pets will receive the same outstanding service they give to all of their guests. Special canine catering includes a complimentary Goodie Bag at check-in, a dog run and play area on property, as well as a special “Petio”. Check out a more in-depth look at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs as well.
The Fairmont Dallas
Dallas, TX (800) 874-3006
This luxury resort offers a toy for your cat upon arrival. Food and water bowls, pet beds and more make your pet’s trip comfortable.