Pack Your Pet: Traveling Made Easy in Dog-Friendly Seattle

Traveling with your pet can be a hassle at times, but touching down in a canine-crazy city like Seattle should come as a welcome surprise to weary travelers simply wanting a place to crash with their pooch. With the pet-positive attitude here, it’s easy to find an enjoyable, low-stress experience at many of Seattle's friendly hotels. (Forget about securing expensive kennel reservations and worrying about whether your pets will get the attention and care they need.)

A couple of low-frills, near-airport examples include the Residence Inn Seattle South / Tukwila and the Homestead Studio Suites Seattle South center Tukwila. More lavish digs accepting of pets include all the Kimpton Hotels, the Sorrento Hotel downtown or the waterfront Edgewater Hotel. Any of these and numerous other pet-friendly hotels offer everything you and your pet need for a comfortable stay. Many offer services such as pet sitting and dog walking, while some even provide directions to parks and trails on their websites, as well as recommendations for nearby boutique treats and pet wear.

The Kimpton Hotels are famously accepting of furry friends; many even have their own four-legged "Directors of Pet Relations" who greet guests at the front door. Other perks range from pets being able to join the nightly complimentary wine reception to hotels providing amenities and extras like plush pet-bed loaners for the guest room plus food, water bowls and mats.

Opened in 1909 atop Seattle's First Hill, this Italian Renaissance-style hotel was built by Harlan Thomas, the first dean at the University of Washington's School of Architecture. The Sorrento served as a gathering place for intellectuals,...  Read More


According to Hospitality Technology magazine, Hotel 1000 is a traveling-techie paradise. The hotel, the mag says, is "known for leveraging innovative technology with sophisticated and luxurious accommodations." This translates to a detailed list...  Read More

Care to emerge yourself in Seattle art without leaving your hotel? Hotel Max is your spot. There are more than 350 original works of art throughout this modern and hip boutique hotel. Of course, you'll want to head out at some point. A short...  Read More

The Edgewater Hotel Seattle
Photo courtesy of The Edgewater Hotel

Seattle's only true waterfront hotel, this rustic-modern lodge on Elliot Bay was named "Best Hotel in Seattle" by CNBC in 2010. A favorite of traveling international rock bands playing Seattle in the 1960s and 1970s, the hotel actually juts over...  Read More

Hotel Vintage Seattle
Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels

The hotel's newly redesigned boutique hotel accommodations have been transformed into urban havens "finessed with the style and substance of Washington wine country." Inspired by some of the region's most notable wineries, guestrooms combine...  Read More

The Pan Pacific Seattle is one of the highest rated hotels in the city. Located in downtown Seattle, it is within long walking distance of popular attractions like Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Guests adore the huge and spacious rooms...  Read More

Displaying its committed to the arts, the Alexis Hotel features works of local artists in the masterfully curated "ArtWalk" space, and displays original pieces throughout the hotel. Located in a historic downtown Seattle building, the renovated...  Read More

Financial District

The Westin Seattle is a business-friendly hotel located in central Seattle, close to Westlake Center, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, and Seattle Public Library. Additional points of interest include Pike Place Market and Space...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Cris Molina/Kimpton Hotels

The newest addition to the Kimpton Seattle line-up, the Palladian hotel now finds a home in a renovated, 97-room property located on the edge of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood (2000 2nd Avenue). Inside the historic 1910 building, the...  Read More

Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel
Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels

Loyal guests laud this downtown boutique hotel where "fun and luxury unite in the heart of Seattle." Hotel Monaco is close to Pike Place Market, the waterfront, theaters, shops and other popular sites. Recognized by Fodor's as a "Top 100 Hotel...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne

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