Category Archives: Hotel Reviews

Toronto Inter-Continental Hotel

Can a sophisticated Los Angeles Pug find happiness in Toronto? The answer is an emphatic tail wagging yes. Yorkville -a renowned shopping and dining destination and locale of upscale pet boutiques and pet spas was our first destination in this cosmopolitan pet friendly Canadian city.
220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada
One time pet cleaning fee is $50
Per night pet fee is $25
Room rates begin at $200

Phoebe Rose and friends at Intercontinental, Yorkville

Phoebe Rose and friends at Intercontinental, Yorkville

The Intercontinental Hotel, located in the heart of the trendy, urbane Yorkville is the perfect home away from home for the busy professional and companion dog about town. No need to feel guilty about leaving your furry baby at home. A myriad of willing and eager pet professionals are on hand at the hotel and in the neighborhood to assist with dog walking, canine field trips, grooming and vet appointments and boutique couture and accessories. Continue reading

Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Pet fee is $50 per stay. Pet deposit: $ 250.00 per stay.
Pet maximum weight is 45lb
Rooms start at $350


Phoebe Rose at Windsor Arms Hotel

Phoebe Rose at Windsor Arms Hotel     The Windsor Arms is a classic, charming boutique hotel showcasing deluxe details that are an integral part of the old world ambience and modern amenities.





The hotel has returned to a traditional décor, imposing crown moldings with a splash of burnt orange fabric touches in dust ruffle and curtains. Warm rich woods, in room espresso maker, Impeccable service with gracious hospitality. Garnier-Thiebault French towels, marble counters, Jacuzzi tub, ipod station controls in the richly appointed bathroom. Continue reading

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Center
801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON
no pet fee/guests sign liability waiver
no weight or size restriction
Standard room rates begin at $150(weekends)

Phoebe Rose, celebrity pug at Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel

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P1100004The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel has a warm and welcoming staff and exudes hospitality plus!

I slept blissfully in my comfy king pillow top bed. Stylish lobby and hospitality lounge on 8th floor (Starwood preferred guest or $30), complimentary American breakfast of fruit, eggs, pastries, yoghurt and 24 hour beverages. Continue reading

Black Range Lodge

Black Range Lodge, Kingston, New Mexico
Room rates start at $79
No pet weight or size limit

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We just returned from an over night stay at the charmingly rustic and historic Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico (1 1/2 hour drive from Las Cruces,NM). Pet friendly plus!

Acres of wooded grounds for a city pup to sniff and explore and even the kitchen is not off limits (a delicious breakfast is included—freshly baked muffins, organic eggs from the Lodge’s chickens and organic coffee from a coop in Mexico. Continue reading

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
King Standard room rates begin at $109
Pet fee $25 per night
no weight or size restriction



Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is a privately owned, former Hilton hotel (don’t be mislead by the uninspired exterior) but completely renovated in 2007— continued upgrades include the current construction of an outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool, lush landscaped garden and gazebo.

The Spanish Colonial inspired décor reflects the heritage of the founding of first European settlement along the upper Rio Grande and creating the road linking the New Mexico provinces to the religion, language and architecture of the colonial capital. Continue reading

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown


Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
no pet fee
no size or weight limit
Standard Rooms start at $120

Comfort, Convenience and Canines Welcome!”



Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown is conveniently located near Highways 40 and 25 and a bevy of boutique shopping and restaurants are close by (complimentary shuttle is available).  Continue reading

The Hotel Blue, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Hotel Blue
Pet fee is $15 per night
Standard room rate $75
flexible weight and size rules

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The Hotel Blue has an unimposing exterior and a very welcoming minimalist stylish interior.

Pets are welcome—although there are to date, no pet amenities, so bring your own bowls. The pet rules regarding weight and size are very flexible—there is a $15 daily pet fee and furry guests are accepted on the 5th floor only (as extra cleaning is routinely given to this floor).

Freebies galore here: WIFI, Full American breakfast, chocolate chip cookies and beverage available 24/7, free security parking, gym, swimming pool.  No restaurant on premises, but plenty of places to dine within a 2 block radius. Continue reading

Omni Hotel

Omni Hotel, Austin, Texas
pet fee: $50 per room, per stay
Rooms start at $170 (check for seasonal variations on price)


After our relaxing stay at Lake Austin Spa, we made our way back to the city and headed downtown to the contemporary Omni Hotel.

Allison Battin, the Loyalty Ambassador, made Phoebe a special pooch package (including rawhide chewies and a squeaky toy), a welcome note and detailed maps and locations of nearby pet friendly restaurants and dog parks. Continue reading

Downtown Austin Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency, Austin, Texas
A non-refundable fee of $50 (per pet, per night)
Maximum number of pets per room: 2
Pet maximum weight in 70lb
Standard Room rates start at $209 (seasonal price variations)



The upscale downtown Hyatt Regency, has a perfect location—overlooking Lady Bird Lake and adjacent to the off leash trails. Continue reading

Lake Austin Spa

Lake Austin Spa, Austin, Texas
$300 pet fee (100% donated to Animal Trustees of Austin)

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A multi-award winning #1 destination spa, nestled in 19 acres of lush lakefront property-only 35 minutes from the heart of city of Austin.

The overnight guest spa package accommodations include adorable cottages with private gardens (guests with pets are restricted to the availability of cottages), all inclusive meals (healthy and gourmet), activities (enrichment classes, kyaking and hydrobikes, fitness and yoga classes, hiking), plenty of personal attention and an ultra luxurious multi million dollar 25,000 square foot spa offering world class treatments and amenities. Continue reading