Pet-friendly hotels are getting easier to find these days – good news for the travelers who want to bring their four-legged friends along, and Seattle is no exception. There is a long list of scenic places to take Fido for a walk here, from Myrtle Edwards to Golden Garden parks and well beyond, and even many craft breweries are dog-friendly too. When it comes to the perfect place to base your stay, you can’t go wrong with one of these pet-friendly properties.
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The Maxwell Hotel sits at the base of Queen Anne Hill adjacent to the Seattle Center and the city’s most iconic landmark, the Space Needle. It has strong ties to the city’s arts community and boasts vibrant, original interiors with lots of cheery details, including commissioned mural paintings that provide an especially warm and welcoming ambiance for both you and your pet. In fact, this property is so pet-friendly at check-in you’ll get treats, a dog bowl and a comfy bed for your canine. You’ll be within walking distance of many of Seattle’s most popular attractions, and if you book a room with a view of the Space Needle, well in advance, you’ll even be able to watch the magnificent fireworks displays hosted on Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve.
Located just uphill from downtown, Seattle’s oldest boutique hotel opened its doors back in 1909. It offers lots of historic charms, including wrought-iron gates and a Fireside Room where guests can unwind with a glass of wine. It also welcomes dogs of all sizes and breeds and provides bedding and bowls. You and your furry friend can enjoy the European details, large flat-screen TVs and 400-thread-count linens. This local hotspot is also a great place for sipping some of the best martinis in town, dining on prime rib and listening to live jazz too.
An elegant boutique hotel, the Kimpton Alexis has an envious address on First Avenue, directly above Puget Sound within a short walk of Pike Place Market and multiple eateries. It’s a big hit with art lovers, with its impressive collection of artworks throughout. It also welcomes pets who are greeted with water bowls, dog beds and treats, for no additional charge. Guests can take advantage of dog walking or pet-sitting services, arranged through the concierge, or leave them in the room provided the front desk has a contact number.
Seattle’s only true waterfront hotel was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The Edgewater sits atop Pier 67 overlooking Elliott Bay providing breathtaking views of the water and the craggy Olympic Mountains beyond. The Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, cruise-ship docks, multiple shops and eateries are all just a short walk away. Rooms have a lodge-like feel with their pine knotty furnishings along with gas fireplaces, rain shower baths, plush bathrobes, down comforters and high-end toiletries. Guests can also enjoy dining at the onsite Six Seven Restaurant, indoors or out, and bring up to two animals per guestroom, with no weight or breed limit.
Another luxury hotel for pet and art lovers, Hotel Max features over 350 original works and is just a short walk to the happening nightlife in the Capitol Hill on one side with downtown attractions on the other. It’s also famous for being incredibly welcoming to pets who get toys, treats, eco-friendly beds and custom dog tags with the hotel’s name and number, just in case Spot decides to roam. A gourmet whole-food based pet room service menu is offered, and humans can take advantage of tasty Asian-fusion fare at the onsite restaurant, a pillow menu and luxurious bedding. Up to two pets of any size are welcome, and you’ll also get an extensive resource list to help with just about any need imaginable, from dog walkers to pet psychics.
The luxurious Four Seasons is just a block from the waterfront and features all sorts of upscale details, Pacific Northwest-focused local artwork throughout and a variety of spectacular views from the Puget Sound to cityscapes. Guests can enjoy beds with down duvets and pillows, terry bathrobes, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations and the opportunity to bring up to two pets (20 pounds max) for free with dog-sitting and dog walking services available. The onsite ART Restaurant features Northwest cuisine paired with outstanding local wines, including Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons and Oregon Pinot Noirs, while the hotel’s popular Goldfinch Tavern serves delicious regional fare paired with tasty cocktails and craft beers.
This recently renovated ultra-modern property combines innovative technology with sophisticated accommodations, drawing tech-savvy travelers while also being ideal for those who want to bring their furry best friends, who get beds, bowls and tasty treats with the Loews Loves Pets program. The intelligent private bar knows when you’re out of your favorite drink and signals staff to replenish it while you’re out, plus there are electronic doorbells for quieter hallways. The property even includes the city’s only virtual reality Golf Club, with over 50 courses from across the globe, including the legendary Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. Guests can also relax in the Spa at Loews Hotel 1000 and dine at the impressive All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar.
The stylish Fairmont Olympic, around for nearly a century now, impresses with its Italian Renaissance architecture, glittering crystal chandeliers and detailed wrought-iron staircases. Guests enjoy a fantastic downtown location steps away from the waterfront and Pike Place Market, multiple museums, theaters, shops and eateries as well as receiving a warm welcome for two pets of up to 40 pounds each. Guestrooms and suites include terry bathrobes and goose down duvets, while amenities are numerous, including an indoor pool, spa and a full-service fitness center.