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Traveling With Pets? Check Out These 10 Fantastic Pet-Friendly Hotels

Sometimes going on a family vacation without your pet hardly feels like a vacation. After all, your pets are an important part of your family—why should they be left behind in a kennel cage? They don't have to be. Now you can enjoy your vacation with your ENTIRE family, furry kids included. Next time you are traveling the globe with your pets, plan a vacation near one of these awesome pet-friendly hotels:

#1 Fairmont Miramar Hotels & Bungalow

Santa Monica, CA

Unlike most pet-friendly hotels that charge a fee for your furry friends, the P.A.W. (Pets are Always Welcome) program at the Fairmont Miramar Hotels & Bungalow allows pets to stay for free. Not only does the Fairmont Miramar allow pets to stay for free, they also cater to your pets needs by providing beds, bowls, treats, and complying with any allergy problems your pet my have. The hotel has partnered with Healthy Spot of Santa Monica to offer pet spa treatments to their guests. Before you enjoy your own spa day, you can drop your fuzzy loved ones off at Healthy Spot where they will enjoy being groomed with luxury bath products, given blueberry facials, and experience a doggy massage. The hotel can also arrange dog-walking services for those guests who are on a tight schedule. The hotel also supports NKLA, an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society. NKLA works with local shelters and welfare organizations to save adoptable animals.

#2 Lamb and Lion Inn

Cape Cod, MA

Lamb and Lion Inn, located in pet-friendly Cape Cod, offers you and your pets an ideal vacation spot. Dogs stay free for the first two nights at Lamb and Lion Inn, and will enjoy their very own welcome basket full of fun treats. Lamb and Lion offers a pet package which includes a romantic dinner for two at a fine-dining restaurant, and an in-room dog-sitter to take care of your furry baby while you are enjoying your evening out. You and your pet can enjoy the rest of your vacation together with tickets for a pet-friendly whale watch or scenic river cruise and a pet-friendly self-guided driving tour. Cape Cod also offers many pet-friendly restaurants and activities for your family.

#3 Le Meurice

Paris, France

At Le Meurice, you and your pet can enjoy the beauty and splendor of the city of lights. Dogs and cats are welcomed with a special pet basket and bowls that can be engraved with their names. Various food and menu options are available for pets with a strict diet, and grooms can take your dog for a stroll in the breath-taking Tuileries Gardens. You and your pet will feel like royalty basking in the exquisite rooms of Le Meurice.

#4 The Boat Hotel

Aviemore, Scotland

The Boat Hotel is located in a picturesque village near Loch Garten, a dazzling getaway for your family. Pets will enjoy an organic treat from the hotel and the stunning walking paths through the forest and around Loch Garten.

#5 The Hughenden

Sydney, Australia

The Hughenden is located across from Centennial Parklands, which is one of Sydney's largest dog parks. The hotel offers many pet-friendly areas where you and your furry friend can dine together, and arrangements can be made for pet sitting, pet walking, or a trip to the doggy day spa. Grooming can also be provided in the guest's room.

#6 The Milestone Hotel

London, England

The Milestone Hotel offers a wonderful pet package including custom-made pet beds, cushions, and floor mats and turndown treats. Special menus are available and water and food bowls are provided. Pets also receive a welcome basket with a toy and treat. Additional services offered include dog sitting, dog walking, grooming, birthday celebrations, bathrobes, litter boxes, maps of nearby parks with dog-friendly walking paths, and dog and cat first aid kits.

#7 The Muse

New York, NY

The Muse really loves pets-they offer pet-friendly rooms at no extra charge and welcome pets of all shapes and sizes. They are located close to Manhattan's doggie playground, Canine Court, where your dog can stretch his legs in an open field or check out the challenging obstacle course. Pet beds, bowls, leashes, and a welcome treat are placed in your room upon arrival. Dogs can enjoy a day out with their owners at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., and Brooks Brothers.

#8 Yufuin Garden

Oita, Japan

During a stay at charming Yufuin Garden, your pet can enjoy the hot springs in a special bathing area just for them, or breathe in the fresh air in their own exercise paddock. Birthday celebrations can be arranged, complete with your pet's own cake.

#9 Phineas Swann Bed & Breakfast

Montgomery Center, VT

Phineas Swann was rated one of the 12 most dog-friendly hotels by CNN, and offers pet packages sure to please your family. The Deluxe Dog Spa package includes a stay in the Honeymoon Suite, doggie-massage and grooming, and bed-sleeping permission for your pooch. Dogs of all breeds and sizes are welcome, and can enjoy a swim in the Trout River or a hike on the nearby trails. Dog beds, bowls, treats, and services are available.

#10 Loews Annapolis Hotel

Annapolis, MD

Pets staying at the Loews Hotel in Annapolis will love the tasty gourmet treats found on the special pet menu. Upon arrival, pets receive a yummy treat, a name tag, and their own bowl. Additional amenities available include bedding, place mats, leashes, and special dog-walking routes. Annapolis is a pet-friendly city with a lot of fun vacation activities for your entire family.

Many hotels are embracing the fact that our furry friends are a part of the family. With the special services that these hotels offer, pets can enjoy five-star accommodations and indulge in a whole lot of pampering. They will truly appreciate being taken along, and you can relax knowing that your pet is in the best of hands-your own.

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