The Best for Pets: Traveling Made Easy in Dog-Loving 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 welcomin 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.

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.

The Charter Hotel Seattle
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A brand-new downtown hotel encourages guests "to adventure, to go forth and explore" by offering maps and curated itineraries as suggested by "Seattle's most in-the-know tastemakers." Highlights at The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by...  Read More

Sheraton Grand Seattle


The 35-story-tall Sheraton Grand Seattle hotel, located within blocks of iconic Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront, recently underwent a dazzling revamp. The redesign spans from the central hotel's guest rooms to the 32nd-floor...  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

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
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The hotel's beautifully 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...  Read More

The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel
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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



Displaying its commitment 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 building, the renovated luxury...  Read More

Pan Pacific Seattle
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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 as well as thriving South Lake Union and...  Read More

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The newest addition to the Kimpton Seattle line-up, the Palladian hotel finds its 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 transformed...  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 the...  Read More

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle
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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