Prepare Pet-Friendly Plans for Apartment Emergencies!
(or for a special weekend out on the town)0
While a vacation means time away from the “real world,” there’s always a part of me that couldn’t enjoy it if my li’l baby wasn’t with me. Sometimes, the hassle and cost isn’t worth it, but that’s not typically the case in New York City.
If you’re a resident New Yorker, you may say, “OK, well so what? I already LIVE here!” Sometimes it’s nice to get “away” to a different part of town than you’d normally frequent, or to treat yourself like you’re on vacation without really going very far. Aside for the “hometown get-away,” you never know what life circumstances may crop up that would make having a pet-friendly hotel VERY important! What if your apartment floods? What if you need a temporary place to stay in between moves? I have a friend in California who had to live in a hotel – with her dog! – for several weeks while initiating divorce proceedings.
Not that you want to PLAN on something bad happening, but – shouldn’t you be prepared? To that end, here are a few of our favorite pet hotels.
1. SoHo Grand Hotel
You’ve gotta love a hotel that allows you to LEAVE with more pets than you CAME with! This hotel provides complimentary gold fish when you check out, if you wish. Not that gold fish are cute and cuddly like your precious pooch, but if the hotel is that giving, you can imagine what lengths they’ll go to to assure your pup is comfy-cozy.
2. Loews Regency New York
This Park Avenue hotel has comparable pricing to other NYC digs – y’know, not cheap, but (sadly) about average – around $250/night. Plus, they have special amenities for your dog or cat.
3. 70 Park Avenue Hotel
A luxury hotel that’s also pet-friendly. This means you’ll be pampered to death while resting assured your canine companion is pampered nose-to-tail as well. This is a hotel in the Kimpton family (where my divorcing friend ended up while she was “in between” homes), which is a pet-friendly chain.
4. Jolly Hotel Madison
Possibly a good bet if you have a small dog or cat. They take pets under 6.6 pounds and don’t require a deposit or increased rates. We know, the name sounds kind of hokey, but the rooms don’t look half bad!
5. Waldorf Towers
Ah … I had to include something super-chi-chi, and with rooms from $400 a night, we’re definitely glad they don’t charge a pet deposit! We could see this being a possible anniversary outing or celebration of a special occasion – an occasion that wouldn’t be complete without your pet (that’s under 25 pounds) of course!
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