Hotels in Denver That Welcome Your Four-Footed Friends, Too

Sometimes you just don't want to leave your pets at home. Fortunately, if you're heading to Denver, that's not a problem. Not just because Denver has a multitude of parks and pleasant paths to walk, but also because many of the city's hotels are pet-friendly. Some even offer humans and their pets packages and a slew of amenities. Few hotels are more dog-friendly than Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, where there are no restrictions on size or weight and no charges for traveling pets. Both the Monaco and the Warwick Denver Hotel offer pet packages during some months of the year so be sure to ask as others might, too. At The Curtis-A DoubleTree by Hilton, staff will take a picture of your pooch and post it on the lobby board for all to see, and your pampered pet may hobnob with celebrity pups at The Westin Denver Downtown. Both The Crawford Hotel and Oxford Hotel Denver give pets a stylish place to stay in Denver's trendy LoDo neighborhood, while pets who like to walk in the city's upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood are warmly welcomed at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. Pet owners who are taking their pets on an airplane adventure can check into Woolley's Classic Suites out at the airport the evening before the flight, where pets up to 40 pounds, parking and breakfast are all complimentary. Just be sure to always let your hotel know in advance that you're bringing your best friend with you. 


Woolley's Classic Suites takes airport hotel stays to a new level. To start, the 187 guest rooms average 525-580 square feet. Four executive suites average 1,100 square feet. Each guest room also includes a refrigerator and microwave, perfect for saving on lunch and snack breaks. Woolley's is also pet friendly. Dogs weighing up to 40 pounds can stay at no charge; those larger than that do require a $200 nonrefundable deposit. The hotel's expansive south lawn offers plenty of walking room for traveling pets, too. Among the top amenities for two-footed guests are an indoor saline pool, a complimentary business center and free parking. The daily hot breakfast is also complimentary and can be enjoyed in the hotel's inviting atrium with its peaceful koi pond.

"As a proud pet friendly hotel, Warwick Denver Hotel strives to make sure guests' furry companions enjoy their vacations just as much as their owners," says management. Amenities for pets include a cozy bed and food and water bowls during their stay, and plastic pick-up bags for owners in case they forgot to pack their own. For summer 2015, the Warwick is offering a Dog Says of Summer Package that includes a picnic and bike rides. Guests booking this package receive a packed lunch for two humans including sandwiches, sides, dessert and a bottle of wine; a gourmet packed lunch of organic chicken and broccoli scramble for the dog; and bikes, complete with spacious bike baskets in which the pooch can sit and enjoy the ride. Starting price: $199. Pets and humans will also appreciate the Warwick's oversized rooms, and there's a rooftop pool, too.

Located on the lively 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is a haven for those who prefer to travel with their pets. There's no charge for dogs up to 40 pounds and nearby Civic Center Park offers the perfect spot for dogs to take their humans for a nice walk. Amenities for canine guests include a dog bed, food and water bowls and, with advance notice, a special dog-safe chocolate bone from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Dogs and their humans are welcome to sit together on the patio of Sheraton's 16 Mix Cocktail Lounge. Among the amenities geared for pet owners are a fitness center and a pool, and the hotel's social hour, during which guests can compare wines rated 90+ by Wine Spectator, runs weekdays from 5-7p.m.


In the heart of Denver's fashionable Cherry Creek district, the stylish and sophisticated JW beautifully emulates its surroundings. Not surprising, the hotel offers its canine guests fashionable, stylish dog beds (purchased in 2015) for the duration of their stay. There's no size or weight limit, but there is a $25 per day pet fee, up to a $75 maximum per stay. For style-conscious guests, the hotel is near such highly regarded boutiques as Hermes, Mariel, Kate Spade and Garbarini, providing plenty of window shopping for pet owners and their pets out strolling the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Inside the hotel, Second Home offers a fun and sophisticated bar scene and guests can also gather in the inviting Living Room off the lobby or on the expansive patio with its cozy sitting areas and warming fire pit. For relaxation and renewal, there's the luxurious Antoine de Chez spa.

Cozy and romantic, the Oxford Hotel Denver is one of the city's true gems, and it's pet-friendly. Like The Crawford, its sister property across the street, the Oxford welcomes dogs up to 60 pounds, with a maximum of two per room. The pet charge is $50 per night. Originally opened in 1891, the Oxford is on the National Register of Historic Places. Among its best features is a superb spa and salon, and the ageless Cruise Room, a 1933 Art Deco landmark, is one of the best places in Denver to sip a martini. Each of the 80 guest rooms is individually decorated with such elements as floor-to-ceiling Chinese silk curtains, French and English antiques and claw-foot bathtubs. Clearly, the Oxford is for the most discerning humans and pets. Onsite McCormick's Fish House is a favorite of guests and locals (no word on how pets rate the doggie bags).

The Crawford Hotel
Photo courtesy of Crawford Hotel

Opened in July 2014, The Crawford is one of Denver's newest hotels and it's pet-friendly, too. Dog up to 60 pounds are welcome, with a max of two dogs to a guest's room. The charge is $50 per night. The Crawford is ingeniously integrated into historic Union Station, a commanding Beaux Artes structure that has been meticulously restored. Until you check in, you might not even notice there's a hotel. Guest rooms at The Crawford have a custom feel. The second-floor rooms are a nod to the golden age of train travel, evoking the old Pullman cars, while loft rooms on the top floor feature exposed brick and beams and opulent bathrooms. Crawford guests have access to the spa across the street at sister hotel, The Oxford.

Grand Hyatt Denver
Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt

The AAA Four Diamond Grand Hyatt Denver welcomes dogs up to 50 pounds to the property with a pet bed, bowl, treats and a door hanger announcing a pet's presence in the room. The fee is $100 per room per stay. "We find traveling with pets to be a growing trend," says Mark Stiebeling, the hotel's general manager. "[Pets] are an important part of our lives and we believe we will see more and more that travelers choosing to bring them along." In addition to such niceties for pets, the hotel offers its human guests a rooftop jogging track and tennis courts, shuffleboard, a 24/7 health club and a pool. Pub 17 on the lobby level is the perfect spot to test Colorado's stellar microbrews; there are more than 50 Colorado beers available in bottles or on tap, paired with a menu celebrating "high plains" culinary fare.

There's no charge at The Westin Denver Downtown for dogs up to 50 pounds, and amenities include a comfy bed and dog bowls in the room during your stay. If the hotel knows of your dog's arrival in advance, they'll also provide a dog-safe chocolate bone from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. No wonder many celebrities, including Jerry Lewis and Joan Rivers, have brought their pups to The Westin. Four bichons frequently visit from one of Colorado's upscale mountain towns, accompanying their owner to shopping in Cherry Creek and visits to a local dog whisperer. The AAA Four Diamond hotel has much to offer pet owners, too, including an indoor-outdoor pool and sundeck, a fitness center, policies and facilities dedicated to environmental efficiency and sustainability and the famed Palm Restaurant. Did we mention the Westin Heavenly Bed?

Ask your pooch to pose nicely when you two check into The Curtis. The staff will take a photo of your furry companion and post it on the K-9 Club board in the lobby, including name so everyone can greet him or her properly. Humans may have up to two pets in a room and The Curtis charges a $25 per day pet fee with a $50 per stay maximum. Who knows whether pets can appreciate The Curtis's colorful pop-culture style, the nice upgrades thanks to a 2014 renovation or the fact that each floor is assigned a "personality" (the 9th, an ode to Big Hair, just might be our fave). But humans can appreciate all that plus the hotel's excellent location across from the performing arts complex andThe Corner Office Restaurant where martinis are a specialty. Free Wi-Fi in every room is an added bonus.

There's no hotel brand more pet friendly than Kimpton, and Hotel Monaco embraces that value enthusiastically with no restriction on number of pets or on size, weight or breed of dog. Best of all, there's no extra charge, either. Just register your pet(s) before arrival. During your stay, food and water bowls and a comfy dog bed are provided in your room and you'll get convenient plastic pick-up bags and a map showing Denver's best areas for walking. Pet-sitting and grooming can be arranged through the concierge. Of course, the Monaco also pampers humans with its friendly evening wine receptions and complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby each morning, and Panzano is one of Denver's top restaurants, popular with guests and locals alike. Ask about the Pampered Paws Package, which includes doggie spa treatments, a deluxe room and valet parking.


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