The City of Brotherly Love is best enjoyed with family – and we know that furry friends are family, too. Philadelphia’s top pet-friendly hotels cater to your kitties and pups as much as they do their human counterparts, with specialty beds, treats, green spaces, walking maps and more.
Parked neatly between Philadelphia City Hall and Rittenhouse Square, the Westin Philadelphia holds a perfect central location for you and your pup to explore. When you’re not taking in the surrounding Market Street sights, enjoy the cozy, blue hues and marble-laden bathrooms, while your furry friend (weighing 55lb max) enjoys the complimentary bedding, dog food and water bowl. Top tip: be sure to stop at the front desk for treats and dog bags to-go.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar’s director of pet relations, Tanki, and the human staff take their four-legged guests very seriously. If yours fits through the door, Kimpton Hotel Palomar welcomes them in – with the royal treatment at that. The hotel pulls out pet beds, bowls and disposable pick-up bags, along with a map of Philly’s best pet-friendly walking routes. If you want to be let off the leash yourself sometimes, speak to the pet sitter on property.
Rooms at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco pay homage to the neighborhood’s storied past, with early-period carved desks and mirrored end-tables. But the hotel embraces the present, too, with whimsical, bold wallpaper and geometric patterns. And being thoroughly contemporary, it also invites pets of all sizes free of charge to enjoy the property. As you immerse yourself in the daily hosted wine hour, your pal can take to their complimentary bed with treats.
Le Meridien Philadelphia echoes the surrounding city’s rich history. Housed in a century-old Georgian revival-style structure in the business district, it has a stunning skylight courtyard and classic woodwork along with stately black, white and red decor that fair hollers luxury. Pet owners no longer have to pick between a vacation or their furry friends: Le Meridien Philadelphia welcomes one dog per room with a $50 fee.
Center City’s Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown is a sleek place to stay amidst Old City Philadelphia. Toast to new adventures at the chic Franklin Social Lounge, and take a contemplative dip in the mural-lined indoor pool. The hotel allows two pets per room (both dogs and cats are permitted) for $50-$75. Just be prepared to take them along when you go sightseeing, as animals cannot be left unattended in your room.
The views of New Jersey across the Delaware River will captivate both you and your pet. Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing invites two cats or dogs per room up to a combined weight of 75lb for a fee of $75 per pet. They’ll receive tasty treats at check-in and are welcome to the pet station at the hotel’s entrance. If you opt to enjoy the hotel’s waterfront dining or river-view pool independently, you can leave your darling(s) in the room, as long as they’re crated.
Resplendent with colorful neon lights, well appointed with intimate meeting spaces, Aloft Philadelphia Downtown is the historical town’s hotspot for millennials with business to attend to. The hotel’s Arf package welcomes dogs weighing under 40lb with cozy pet bedding, food and water bowls, and plenty of treats. Once you and your pup are settled in for the evening, browse Netflix and Hulu from your plush bed. Now that’s what we call creature comforts.
Among the most opulent spots in the city, the Rittenhouse offers a refined, four-star experience with elegant furnishings, an on-site spa and a sophisticated atrium pool. Treat your pet to a luxury vacation with personalized bowls and treats, like chicken jerky and peanut butter bones, baked by the hotel chef. Pets of all sizes are welcome to enjoy the Rittenhouse Square property for a $150 fee.
Sandwiched between the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the Sheraton Philadelphia University City is a hotspot for weddings and other big events. If you can’t attend without your furry friend, the hotel allows one dog (up to 80lb) per room for no additional charge, and treats are available upon request.If you can spare some me-time, sun yourself by the outdoor deck pool or devour the Chow Fun at the hotel’s onsite restaurant, Sang Kee Noodle House.
Residence Inn by Marriott Centre City is designed to make you feel right at home as you explore Philly. Between plush beds, a complimentary grocery-delivery service to stock your room’s full-size kitchen and its pet-friendly policy, it ensures you the comforts of home while you’re away. The hotel allows two pets (cats and dogs) for $50 a night and $250 for longer stays. Well-behaved pals may be left in the room unattended.