The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Connecticut

Ethan Allen Hotel offers manicured gardens and an unmistakably New England aesthetic
Ethan Allen Hotel offers manicured gardens and an unmistakably New England aesthetic | Courtesy of Ethan Allen Hotel / Expedia
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25 June 2021

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 and they’ll be spoiled with rolling hills, walking trails and state parks to run wild in, plus plenty of rivers, forests and welcoming villages to explore with you by their side. You won’t struggle to find pet-friendly accommodation, restaurants and attractions in this dog-loving state, either.

Delamar Southport

4.7/5 (248 Reviews)
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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-sized dogs can make themselves at home with their own bed, a personalised welcome kit and a bowl with bottles of water for just $50 a night, some of which is donated to a local animal charity. Together you’ll stay in one of 45 charming guest rooms which come with Bulgari bath products, minibars and soaking tubs.
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The Study at Yale

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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 bargain $75 a stay, your four-legged family member can bunk up with you in the simple but cosy 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.

Graduate New Haven

4.5/5 (141 Reviews)
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Don’t leave your pet at home to pine when you visit New Haven. The tasteful Graduate Hotel encourages guests to bring their four-legged friends along for just $25 a night, 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 colour scheme and local favourite Old Heidelberg serving handcrafted cocktails and German-inspired pub classics.

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House of 1833

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For a nightly fee of $25 plus a one-time $50 surcharge, well-behaved dogs are allowed to stay in this B&B’s Peach Room which has its own 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 its own 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.

The Blake Hotel

4.7/5 (384 Reviews)
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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 of $100 per pet 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.
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  • The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

    3.7/5 (198 Reviews)
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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 50lbs (23kg) can join you for a bargain $35 per stay. Every room has its own microwave and fridge so it’s easy to sort mealtimes without going anywhere, while 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.
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    EVEN Hotel Norwalk

    4.4/5 (947 Reviews)
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    Stay healthy when travelling with your pet by staying at this four-storey property in Norwalk. There’s an in-room fitness zone for workouts, group exercise classes and an on-site fitness centre, while the hotel restaurant serves nutritious dishes, homemade smoothies and even organic cocktails. For a reasonable $50 per stay, you can bring along dogs up to 80lbs too, a guaranteed way to up your step count on holiday.
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    Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa

    4.7/5 (481 Reviews)
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    No need to leave your beloved pet at home when you check into this charming yellow inn on its own marina near Old Saybrook. Dogs up to 60lbs can join you on holiday for a $45 daily fee and will love heading out to explore the shores of the Connecticut River. Owners are suitably pampered too with an indoor and outdoor pool, on-site spa with sauna, steam and whirlpool and the excellent Fresh Salt restaurant, which serves a mean lobster roll.
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    Ethan Allen Hotel

    4.3/5 (911 Reviews)
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    Whether you’re in town for meetings or to hit Danbury’s acclaimed wine trail and museums, this elegant hotel is the ideal place to bed down afterwards. Rooms are decorated in soothing shades of caramel and cappuccino, with iPod docking stations and Keurig coffee makers, whilst there’s also a seasonal outdoor pool and courtesy shuttle service for trips under five miles (8km). Bring your pet along for just $50 per stay.
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    These recommendations were updated on June 25, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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