If you’re looking for a nice weekend trip this spring, PetravelR™ suggests pet-friendly Philadelphia PA.
The Hotel Palomar, part of the pet-friendly Kimpton Hotel chain, is in the heart of Philadephia’s Center City, within the trendy Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. This boutique hotel is one of the city’s most striking examples of Art Deco design, a landmark 1929 building that has been restored to its original grandeur. The Hotel Palomar offers pet-friendly amenities and accepts any number of pets without size or weight restrictions for no extra charge! The Hotel Palomar Philadelphia welcomes your pet with: pet bed and food/water bowls delivered to your room; disposable pick-up bags; a map for great Philadelphia walks; pet exercise area within walking distance of the hotel at Rittenhouse Square or Schuylkill River Park; pet-sitting, grooming and walking services can be arranged through the concierge for $20/hour on weekdays and $25/hour on weekends. The hotel even boasts its own Director of Pet Relations, Dexter, a Cockapoo who knows all the best doggie spots in the city!
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is part of the Loews Loves Pets Program that treats four-legged friends like VIPs (Very Important Pets), providing amenities that include a special pet room-service menu, a welcome letter from the general manager along with a list of local pet services, pet toys, bedding and more. At Loews Philadelphia Hotel, you have everything you need to feel right at home with your beloved pets: Gourmet room service menus for dogs, prepared by the hotel’s culinary teams; creature comforts like specialized bedding, leashes, collars, pooper scoopers and more; helpful amenities such as dog-walking route maps, pet placemats, water bowls, treats, and doggie pick-up bags; special treats; and pet-walking and pet-sitting services. There is a one-time pet fee of $35 per stay and pets are limited to two (2) per room.
The Hotel Monaco, another Kimpton hotel, is located in the Old City, just steps away from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Animal companions are always welcome to share your room at the Hotel Monaco at no extra charge. As one of Philadelphia’s favorite pet-friendly hotels, they accept any number of pets and don’t impose size or weight restrictions. The hotel also offers special services, amenities and packages to ensure your loyal companion has a happy and healthy stay, including: Restful accommodations in their luxury guest rooms; VIP (Very Important Pet) amenity delivered to your room upon arrival; pet bowls and a pet bed placed in your room for use during your stay; dog leash and plastic bags for dog walks around downtown Philadelphia; and pet sitting, grooming, and walking services can be arranged through the concierge.
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia in Center City also allows pets. There’s no pet fee listed on the hotel website, but you should inquire about any additional fees when making your reservation.
Philadelphia boasts quite a few dog parks and dog-friendly parks, including Rittenhouse Square, Front and Chestnut Dog Park, Seger Dog Park, the Schuylkill River Park Dog Run, French Creek State Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, and the Haverford College Campus. There are also a number of dog-friendly restaurants and bars around the city, such as White Dog Cafe. Check out the Philly From the Inside Out guide at uwishunu.com for more information on Philadelphia’s pet-friendly lodging and attractions.
Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia