Travel Goes to the Dogs with These Pet-Friendly Toronto Hotels

As you are packing your suitcase, you might find that it gets heavier from time to time. Your pets may sit on top, forcing you to deduct that they absolutely know the way the universe works. At the very least, they know that you are leaving. And they don't like it.

Although it may not be possible for every trip, traveling to Toronto does not require that you break the bond between you and your furry companions. Individual hotels vary, but these 10 would be more than happy to have you rest your head beside the true love of your life. Your pet will most definitely appreciate the high thread count sheets.

Some are very clear with the types of animals that they are happy to host. For example, Alt Hotel near the airport is willing to take well-behaved and well-trained dogs. I am sure they feel the same way about humans, but it's not as socially acceptable to put the statement in writing.

The Novotel Toronto Centre offers what they call a Royal Canine Welcome Kit, with treats, a frisbee, a leash and more. They have some perks for you as well, but it is nice to know that they treat your family with the respect that they deserve, even if your family is fascinated by the glory of their own tails.

Don't leave the love of your life behind. It is time to travel as a family again.




InterContinental Centre Hotel Toronto
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Check into this downtown hotel with your pooch and be close to all the live theatre in the Theatre District (although we can't guarantee that you can bring your dog to the theatre). Pets up to 50 pounds are welcome for an additional $50 per day...  Read More

Fairmont Royal York
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Toronto has grown up around this regal hotel, built in 1929 and considered one of the finest landmarks in the city. Stay across from Union station and travel with your small dog or cat (up to 20 pounds), who can stay in style for an additional...  Read More

Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
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If you like your baseball up-close and personal and you plan on seeing a Major League Baseball game, you must stay at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel. The hotel was built into the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), North America's first...  Read More

Ritz-Carlton Toronto
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The first Toronto entry from this luxury global hotel chain opened in February 2011 on the western edge of the financial district, offering guests an ideal base to explore both the city's downtown core and theatres. Pets are not excluded from...  Read More

This 1400-room downtown hotel is extremely downtown. Meaning that if you are in the heart of the city you are never far from your new home. The centrepiece within the hotel is its indoor-outdoor pool, which gives families visiting Toronto the...  Read More

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
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There is a whimsical look to the Shangri-La that warrants a second glance, even amidst the commotion of the busy location. University and King is one of the hubs of activity in Toronto and the Shangri-La keeps up, making their attention to...  Read More

This twin-tower Lakeside hotel welcomes dogs up to 40 pounds for no additional fee. Larger dogs require pre-approval by management. Luckily, there is no weight requirement for humans. Upon entering this decadent lakeside hotel, you'll have to...  Read More

Alt Hotel Toronto Pearson
Photo courtesy of ALT Hotel Toronto Airport

Admit it: when you are staying in an airport hotel, you are anticipating a little bit of drabness in the name of convenience. Alt Hotels' chic decor challenges that expectation and turns it on its head. If you have a long flight ahead of you...  Read More

This European style hotel is perfectly situated for any business traveller staying in Toronto. It is also perfectly equipped for the dogs or cats in your life, and will permit 2 animals per room without any additional fees. There are perks as...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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