Miami Pet Friendly Hotel Guide

Yes, tomorrow’s #NationalDogDay—prepare for a barrage of puppy pix in your Instagram feed. 

As a dog owner and frequent traveler, myself, I know there’s a lot to consider when it comes to traveling and your four-legged friend, from airline and kennel fees to hotels and their various pet policies. 

Fortunately for dog owners, more hotels today are pet friendly. Just keep the following in mind before you plan an all out vacay with Fido:

  • Be prepared with vaccination and service animal documentation for front desk attendants.
  • Typically, maid service will not attend to your room while you have an unsupervised pet inside. Weigh your options between planning a nice long walk when housekeeping knocks or dealing with a dirty room. 

Oh, and those cute pups pictured at top? That’s my Rascal (left) and his friend Jacko on a Key West road trip at the Gates Hotel.

If you’d rather leave your pooch at home, Rascal’s a regular at the Alton Road Animal Hospital. We call it the Doggy Spa. Otherwise, here’s your guide to pet friendly hotels in Miami.

 

1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

Pet Policy: Pets 40 pounds and smaller are welcome.

Price: No fee up front. If room is determined to be especially dirty, a $100 fee will be added to the bill.

Special Offer: When pooches dine with their owners on the terrace at Beachcraft, they’ll enjoy delectable dog treats made of a chicken liver/bacon base with a ketchup glaze or raw cuts of beef, carrots, celery and blueberries gratis from August 26 to September 30, 2016.

2341 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305- 604-1000; 1hotels.com/south-beach 

 

Aloft South Beach

Pet Policy: The Arf Program welcomes one cat or one dog weighing up to 35 pounds per room.

Price: $100 one-time, non-refundable pet fee.

Pet Goodies: Special bed, bowl and a doggie bag of treats and toys to use during the stay

2360 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-860-9444; starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels

 

Acqualina Resort & Spa

Pet Policy: Guests are welcome to bring pets with a combined weight of less than 25 pounds.

Price: $100 one-time, non-refundable pet fee.

Pet Goodies: A complimentary mat, dog food and bottle of water upon arrival.

17975 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-918-8000; acqualinaresort.com

 

Confidante Miami Beach

Pet Policy: Pets 25 pounds and smaller are welcome.

Price: $175 non-refundable deposit for up to six nights.

Pet Goodies: Guests receive a small bag of treats and waste bags.

4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-4041; theconfidantemiamibeach.unbound.hyatt.com

 

Delano South Beach

Pet Policy: Dogs 15 pounds and smaller are welcome.

Price: $100 per stay.

1685 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-672-2000; morganshotelgroup.com/delano

 

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Pet Policy: The Fontainebleau will accommodate “non-aggressive domestic pets.” Maximum of two pets per room up to 50 pounds each.

Price: $100 one-time, non-refundable cleaning fee per pet in room. Waived for medical service animals with proof of certification. If pet is unattended and inconveniencing other guests (i.e., barking in the room), you’ll receive a warning. On the second violation, a $100 “time out” fee will be applied.

Pet Goodies: Complimentary dog tag with “return to” information, plus an onsite oceanfront dog park. In-room pet movies on-demand.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2000; fontainebleau.com

 

Hotel Astor

Pet Policy: Two dogs weighing no more than 25 pounds maximum.

Price: $60 per dog.

Pet Goodies: Treats, bowls and bed.

956 Washington Ave., South Beach; 305-531-8081; hotelastor.com

 

Hyatt Centric South Beach

Pet Policy: Pets 50 pounds and smaller are welcome.

Price: $100 non-refundable fee for a stay of up to six nights. If longer, additional fees may be assessed. Fee waived for service animals.

Pet Goodies: Upon check-in pets are greeted with a dog bed, bowl, welcome card and biscuit.

1600 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-695-7400; southbeachmiami.centric.hyatt.com


Kimpton Florida Hotels: EPIC Miami, Surfcomber, Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

Pet Policy: Kimpton’s Florida hotels welcome all fury, feathery, or scaly pets — no matter their size, weight or breed. If the pet fits through the door, they are more than welcomed to enjoy a pet-tastic stay.

Price: Free

Pet Goodies: VIP (Very Important Pet) Amenities include:

  • Plush doggie bed loaners, toys, food, water bowls and mats – these amenities are delivered to the room upon arrival when indicated that a pet will be checking-in.
  • A nightly turndown of treats
  • A concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques.
  • Nightly complimentary wine reception — pets are welcome to join the party!

kimptonhotels.com

Loews Miami Beach

Pet Policy: Maximum of two pets per room.

Price: $50 non-refundable fee per pet. 

Pet Goodies: The Loews Loves Pets Program extends to all their hotel properties and provides pets with the following amenities at Loews Miami Beach:

  • Name tag
  • Bowl and mat for the bowl
  • Special treats 
  • Special in-room dining menus for pet guests offering gourmet pet-friendly dishes created by Loews chefs
  • Loaner pet bed, litter boxes, scoopers, scratching pads and other pet accessories so guests can pack light
  • Pet sitting 
  • Pet walking routes and a list of local pet friendly restaurants

1621 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-604-1601; www.loewshotels.com/miami-beach

 

Shore Club

Pet Policy: Small dogs welcome.

Price: $100 non-refundable fee per stay.

1901 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-695-3100; morganshotelgroup.com

 

Stanton South Beach

Pet Policy: Maximum of two pets per room up to 100 pounds each.

Price: $150 non-refundable sanitation fee per week.

Pet Goodies: Onsite Starbucks offers doggie biscuits for sale and pets are allowed by the pool.

161 Ocean Dr., South Beach; 305-536-7700; marriott.com


The Miami Beach EDITION

Pet Policy: Pets 25 pounds and smaller are welcome.

Price: $150 non-refundable sanitation fee

Pet Goodies: Doggie beds, bowls, treats and toys.

2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-257-4500; editionhotels.com/miami-beach

 

Washington Park Hotel

Pet Policy: Dogs are welcome.

Price: Free when booking the Furry Bark package.

Pet Goodies: BarkBox with glow-in-the-dark rubber ball, maple bacon dog biscuits, flexi-bowl for traveling, chew toy, travel tips for your dog.

Special Offers: Come out for the Puppy Olympics on Friday August 26, 2016 where your pooch can jump, run and fetch along an obstacle course with the chance of winning a gold medal.

1050 Washington Ave., South Beach; 305-421-6265; wphsouthbeach.com

 

W Miami

Pet Policy: Pets 25 pounds and smaller are welcome.

Price: $100 one-time check-in fee + $25 per night cleaning fee.

Pet Goodies: Dog bowls and beds are available.

Special Offers: Yappy Hour from 5-8 p.m. on Friday August 26, 2016 for #NationalDogDay at 15th & Vine hosted by @ThisDogOrbits with happy hour specials and complimentary dog treats.

485 Brickell Ave., Brickell; 305-503-4400; wmiamihotel.com

 

W South Beach

Pet Policy: One pet per room no more than 40 pounds.

Price: $100 non-refundable cleaning fee + $25 per night.

Pet Goodies: Welcome package full of dog- or cat-friendly items, including a pet toy, treat, W Hotels pet tag, bed, food, water bowl with floor mat, clean-up bags and details about their Whatever/Whenever® pet services. Pets can also expect a special treat at turn down.

2201 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305-938-3000; wsouthbeach.com

Shayne Benowitz is the travel editor at Miami.com. Sign up for her monthly newsletter at ShayneBenowitz.com and follow her on Twitter @ShayneBenowitz.

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