Book now at these pet-friendly hotels

At Showboat in Atlantic City, good boys and girls can get a treat. Credit: Provided
At Showboat in Atlantic City, good boys and girls can get a treat.
Credit: Provided

It’s a dog’s life at these hotels along the Eastern seaboard:

Politico pooches
Washington, D.C., has several Kimpton hotels, which have to be part of the most pet-friendly national hotel chain ever. Of the less expensive D.C. properties, Hotel Rouge’s location near Dupont Circle is an easy and pleasant walk from the White House and the Mall. Or head to 15th and P to find boutiques, bars and restaurants. Kimpton’s nightly wine hour means you can enjoy a tipple or two while your dog is safely snoozing at your feet. The hotel has no size restriction and no pet fee in any of its properties, and water and pet snacks in the lobby is the norm. (From $169, www.rougehotel.com.)

High-rolling hounds
The Showboat went pet-friendly in 2011, the first Atlantic City casino resort to do so. The property allows dogs 50 pounds and under, and caps out at two dogs per room. Upon request, the hotel can provide treats, food, bowls and a bed. Just keep them away from the craps tables — dogs are not allowed on the casino floor or any public area. Though the bollards on the property look like hydrants, restrain your pooch until you get to the designated doggie bathroom location nearby (ask the doorman to point it out to you). Don’t leave without hitting the dog-friendly park in the town, just a short walk away. (Humans: from $131; dogs: $60 per dog, per day, www.showboatac.com.)

Ivy League friends
The Hanover Inn in Hanover, N.H., sits adjacent to Dartmouth Green, a large old common surrounded by Dartmouth College buildings. This is where the town’s academia hang out with their pooches, and many welcome a stop-and-chat. The green is also a great spot for a picnic with your pal. Hanover is a very small town, but it’s great for people-watching: Sit together on the Hanover Inn’s shaded porch, lined with quaint rocking chairs, and watch the world go by. The Inn provides what just might be the most comfy dog beds ever, and bowls are available, too. (Humans: from $199; dogs: $50 one-time fee, www.hanoverinn.com)

Posh pups
Tucked off bustling Thames Street in downtown Newport, R.I., — but still only minutes away from its restaurants, bars and stores — dog-friendly Vanderbilt Grace is an historic mansion hotel, which allows leashed pups in its public areas (except restaurants). Enjoy the hotel’s complimentary daily Champagne breakfast together in the walled garden, or cocktails and dog biscuits on the roof deck. The garden is lovely — but make sure Fido doesn’t have an accident in it. For bathroom breaks, walk across the rear parking lot to Church Street. Vanderbilt Grace offers Sojos dog treats and Cain and Able dog bath collection for purchase on the Bespoke by Grace online check-in menu, and a dog package that includes bedding, bowl and arrival treats. (Humans: from $255; dogs: $50-$100 one-time fee depending on weight; dog/human packages from $395; www.vanderbiltgrace.com)

Sporty pals
Not only is the Hilton Baltimore dog-friendly, it’s also sports fan-friendly, too. This newly built hotel is located across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the M&T Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, is also nearby. Some rooms even look right onto the Orioles field. Camden Yards is part of the massive development of the Baltimore Inner Harbor district — the harbor and other downtown attractions are all within walking distance. Dogs aren’t permitted on the boardwalk or beach, but they’re allowed to walk the Inner Harbor. Hilton hotels vary in pet-friendliness by location, but the Hilton Baltimore even allows larger dogs, up to 75 pounds. (Humans: from $129; dogs: $50 one-time fee, www.hiltonbaltimore.com.)


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