Travelers regularly find themselves exploring Houston for many different reasons, from a stop on cross-country road trips to a long layover and to visit friends and family. If you have a pet, you might be looking for accommodations in the city that not only cater to your needs but also the needs of your four-legged family member. For any pet lovers making their way through Texas, here are some of the best pet-friendly hotels in Houston.
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With one of the coolest hotel pools in Houston, Hotel Granduca is an upscale option in Houston that you and your pet will love. It feels like you’re in a magical Italian villa when you stay here in one of the recently renovated guest rooms or suites. Hotel Granduca is unique because it has live music in Giorgio’s on Thursdays through Sundays, offers an Italian spin on classic English tea, and has a chauffeur to take you around to nearby places. The hotel also offers fully stocked private minibars, full kitchens, balcony rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Package deals here celebrate couples, mark special occasions, and include breakfast. Contact the hotel directly for details about pet restrictions and fees.
The Westin Houston Downtown is pet-friendly and allows one pet per room for a $100 non-refundable fee. Small dogs are preferred at this hotel, which is a good place to stay to be near Minute Maid Park and the George R. Brown Convention Center. It offers 24-hour room service, a fitness center, and meeting rooms for business travelers. Breakfast is served here for a fee, while other on-site dining options are Vic & Anthony’s Houston for steak, the Ballpark Café for casual fare, and Bean & Bread for coffee. You’ll also be about 21 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and 10 miles from William P. Hobby Airport.
At the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, you can bring one or two dogs up to 40 pounds each for a $50 non-refundable pet fee per pet. A top-rated hotel in Houston, it is close to the Houston Zoo, Museum District, the Galleria, and Memorial Park. Other perks for humans who stay here include the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, 24-hour room service, and complimentary shuttle within a three-mile radius. For on-site dining, guests can enjoy all meals at ARA, small plates at Axis Lounge, coffee and healthy fare at Launch, and private chef’s table experiences at TableOne.
Hotel Derek is a luxury boutique hotel in Houston that also welcomes pets. Dogs who stay here receive welcome amenities and stay with their owners on a dedicated pet floor to make going out for walks especially convenient. In addition to being pet-friendly, it also has a pool, 24/7 gym, chauffeured car service within a three-mile radius, and both self-parking and valet parking options. Hotel Derek is near the Galleria and the River Oaks District in Uptown. You can enjoy the craft beer pop-up bar, Tap & Poor, with over 20 rotating taps here and Revolve Kitchen & Bar for coffee, cocktails, and a breakfast buffet.
You can also bring your dog to stay with you at the Four Seasons Houston and enjoy luxury living in the city. Here you’ll find a great rooftop pool with a pool café, as well as poolside cabanas, a 24-hour fitness center, TopGolf swing suite, and personalized bourbon lockers. This is a great place to stay with both pets and kids because there are lots of fun things for little ones to do here, such as a pizza-making class, pool games, and ice cream spa treatment. On-site dining options are Quattro for Italian cuisine, Vinoteca for cocktails and small plates, Bayou & Bottle for bourbon in the lobby, and in-room dining 24 hours a day.
This Westin Hotel in Houston is also pet-friendly and welcomes dogs up to 40 pounds. Always keep your dog on a leash or in a carrier in the hotel, and contact the hotel directly for information on pet fees. It’s a modern oasis in Uptown with skyline views and deluxe amenities. Human guests here enjoy the rooftop pool, craft cocktails in the lobby bar, 24-hour fitness studio, and updated event space. A full American breakfast is served for a fee, and the Daily Grill serves all meals plus happy hour specials.
The Sam Houston Hotel is a Hilton brand hotel that has pet-friendly rooms as well. Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed here when you pay a $100 non-refundable fee. This downtown hotel has been open since 1924 and is a historic place to stay near Astros Baseball and the aquarium. There is a fitness center onsite, as well as a business center and restaurant. Guests here pay a mandatory resort fee, have access to free Wi-Fi, and have the option of valet parking.
Aloft Houston Downtown is a Marriott hotel that is pet-friendly, so contact the hotel directly for information regarding pet fees. It’s close to the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park, and it’s a trendy place to stay with a bar, lounge, and modern amenities. You’ll enjoy the pool and terrace with city views and fitness center here too.
Bring your pup along to the Magnolia Hotel Houston and you won’t pay any fees at all. This very pet-friendly hotel welcomes dogs of all sizes and breeds and up to two pets per room. Magnolia Hotel Houston is a historic 1926 landmark hotel that offers luxury rooms and suites, a rooftop lap pool, 24-hour fitness center, and a contemporary American restaurant.
St. Regis Houston is another Marriott brand hotel in Houston that allows pets – one per room for a $200 fee. It’s in Uptown near the Galleria, has an American cuisine restaurant, and live music and afternoon tea here too. Guests also enjoy the outdoor pool, onsite spa with holistic treatments, and fitness center.