The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Connecticut

Ethan Allen Hotel offers lush gardens and an unmistakably New England aesthetic
Ethan Allen Hotel offers lush gardens and an unmistakably New England aesthetic | Courtesy of Ethan Allen Hotel / Expedia
Siobhan Grogan

With 32 state forests and 216mi – 348km – of coastline, Connecticut is the ideal destination to bring your four-legged family member. Get out into the New England countryside with your pup to explore the rolling hills, walking trails and state parks, along with plenty of rivers, forests and welcoming villages. You also won’t struggle to find pet-friendly accommodation, restaurants and attractions in this dog-loving state. Here’s our pick of the best pet-friendly hotels in Connecticut – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Delamar Southport


A dining terrace at Delamar Southport, with wooden and wicker chairs, banquettes with colorful cushions and potted trees
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Dogs need pampering too, so furry friends may never want to leave this swish boutique hotel in Southport, just 90 minutes from midtown Manhattan. Small and medium dogs can make themselves at home with their own beds, personalized welcome kits and bowls with bottles of water for a nightly fee, some of which is donated to a local animal charity. Together you’ll stay in one of 45 charming guest rooms that come with Bulgari bath products, minibars and soaking tubs.

2. The Study at Yale, New Haven


A sitting area at the Study at Yale, with blue leather seating and a large shelving unit stuffed with books and decorative items
Courtesy of The Study at Yale / Expedia
This laid-back hotel, in the heart of Yale University’s Arts Campus in New Haven, will make your pet just as welcome as you are. For a fee, your four-legged family member can bunk up with you in the simple but cozy rooms, which include ergonomic work areas, feather-top beds and soft leather chairs with ottomans. Downstairs, there’s complimentary coffee each morning, a 24-hour cafe and a library made for lounging with armchairs and shelves stuffed with books.

3. Graduate New Haven


A library-style sitting area at the Graduate New Haven, with sofas, armchairs, art and lots of books
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Don’t leave your pet at home to pine when you visit New Haven. This tasteful pet-friendly hotel in Connecticut encourages you to bring your four-legged friends along for a nightly fee, as there are plenty of places to explore on foot, with downtown right on the doorstep. Back at the hotel, take in the antique art and furniture, fresh blue-and-white color scheme and local favorite Old Heidelberg serving handcrafted cocktails and German-inspired pub classics.

4. House of 1833, Mystic

Bed and Breakfast

The Greek Revival exterior of House of 1833, with a lush garden in front
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For a nightly fee plus a one-time surcharge, well-behaved dogs are allowed to stay in this B&B’s Peach Room, which has a private porch entrance for easy walkies. The extraordinary room has a 19th-century hand-carved Chinese canopy bed, Asian and Moroccan decorations, wing chairs by the fireplace and a two-person hot tub. Built – unsurprisingly – in 1833, the rest of the house is packed with antiques and has delightful flower-filled gardens plus an outdoor pool.

5. The Blake Hotel, New Haven


The modern lobby at the Blake Hotel, with a variety of seating and tables, contemporary light fixtures and potted plants
Courtesy of The Blake Hotel / Expedia

Dinky dogs can travel with you when you stay at this hip boutique property in New Haven, named after the first female graduate of Yale Law School. Small pets can stay for a set fee, and you won’t need to worry about leaving them to head for dinner. Every room has a full kitchen with a Nespresso machine, so you can whip up food whenever suits you while dishing up dinner for your canine companion too.

6. The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection, Hartford


A sitting area at the Capitol Hotel, with four red high-back armchairs, a table and artwork
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No need to find a pet-friendly restaurant when you stay at this hotel in downtown Hartford, where pets up to 50lb (23kg) can join you for a fee per stay. Every room has a microwave and a fridge, so it’s easy to sort mealtimes without going anywhere. The property also has a handy shop and snack bar to make life really easy. When you do head out, sights including the Mark Twain House and the University of Connecticut are all within walking distance.

7. EVEN Hotel Norwalk


Outdoor patio at EVEN Hotel Norwalk, with a firepit surrounded by cushy blue chairs
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Stay healthy when traveling with your pet by staying at this four-story property in Norwalk. There’s an in-room fitness zone for workouts, group exercise classes and an on-site fitness center, while the hotel restaurant serves nutritious dishes, home-made smoothies and even organic cocktails. For a reasonable fee per stay, you can bring along dogs up to 80lb (36kg) – a guaranteed way to up your step count on holiday.

8. Saybrook Point Resort and Marina


The yellow-and-white Saybrook Point Resort and Marina overlooking the boats in the marina
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No need to leave your beloved pet at home when you check into this charming yellow inn on a private marina near Old Saybrook. Dogs up to 60lb (27kg) can join you on holiday for a daily fee and will love heading out to explore the shores of the Connecticut River. Owners are suitably pampered too with indoor and outdoor pools, an on-site spa with a sauna, steam room and whirlpool and the excellent Fresh Salt restaurant, which serves a mean lobster roll.

9. Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury


A neutral-colored guest room at Ethan Allen Hotel, with two beds, an armchair and framed contemporary artwork
Courtesy of Ethan Allen Hotel / Expedia

Whether you’re in town for meetings or to hit the acclaimed wine trail and museums in Danbury, this elegant, pet-friendly Connecticut hotel is the ideal place to bed down afterward. Rooms are decorated in soothing shades of caramel and cappuccino, with iPod docking stations and Keurig coffee makers, while there’s also a seasonal outdoor pool and courtesy shuttle service for trips under 5mi (8km). Bring your pet along for a reasonable fee per stay.

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