New York for the holidays: Manhattan doggie hotels

Bring you dogs with you to NY for the holidays. BY Jennifer Angel lists names of doggy friendly hotels in NY as published in nydailynews

Traveling to New York for the holidays, and don’t want to leave your pooch home, then maybe you don’t need to. There are a range of Doggie Friendly Hotels right here in New York City, bring your best friend with you and you can all enjoy the holidays.

What to look for when booking a hotel:

How dog friendly is the hotel, really? Does the hotel readily want to take your cash, but not provide value for your pet? Do they offer any services, like dog walking, or provide doggie goodies for your pooch, and food water bowls to reduce your packing? Can you take your dog in the hotel, or do they prefer your pet not to be seen or heard.

As residents of New York, Yogi and I, my little teacup poodle, researched the options for you and your pet during the holidays. Here are some our favorite pet friendly hotels in New York Manhattan.

UPPER WEST SIDE (UWS):

Nothing can be more pet friendly than the Upper West Side. Avoid the crowds and settle into a neighborly setting. There are plenty of parks to take your pooch; you are close to both Riverside and Central Park, both of which have designated off-leash areas before 9.00am.

NYLO Hotel: W 77th Street and Broadway on the UWS

The NYLO pet-friendly hotel has partnered with the Rachael Ray food for dogs to offer a special package for guests and their pets, Dog Days @ NYLO, available now through January 5th, 2015. The package waives the $40 dog fee and includes Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food, a NYLO-customized bone shaped bag holder, toy and a map of the best dog-friendly activities and parks in the neighborhood. Food and water bowls provided and you can even enter your pooch’s photo in a competition to win a complimentary stay.

The big plus with NYLO is your pooch can join you and your friends for a drink in the lobby bar, and if you are in town for New Year’s Eve, you can all watch the ball drop on the projection screen and share the excitement with the whole family, pooch included.

UPPER EAST SIDE (UES):

Dress your pooch in their finest cold weather jacket and designer leash and stroll down Madison and Fifth Avenues. Steps from Central Park, if your dog likes his or her walks off the leash, you can go for an early morning stroll before 9.00am in designated areas. Or visit the dog runs in Carl Schurz Park.

The Carlyle Hotel: 35 East 76th Street at Madison Ave. This New York luxury hotel showcases refined taste and creates a true Manhattan experience for you and your pet. They welcomes pets under 25lbs.

Lowes Hotel – Park Avenue at 61st Street. The first national hotel chain to launch a pet program with the introduction of Loews Loves Pets, make your pet feel right at home with a special pet room-service menu, and list of pet services, toys, bedding and much more.  At a once only fee of $50.00, Lowes Hotel makes sure your pet is safe and comfortable.

The Pierre: 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue. Ultimate indulgence, this Taj Hotel is pet friendly and your pampered pooch will stay in the lap of luxury.

The Affinia Gardens Hotel: E 64th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues
Your pet is welcome at Affinia Hotels. The Affinia Gardens Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, along with the other Affinia Hotels, offer a VIPaws Pet Program to make your pooch just as comfortable as you. Treats, walks and pampering are all part of the pet program. And don’t worry about packing your blow up dog stairs, they have them on hand, along with food, water bowls, toys and a bed fit for the most spoilt pet. The fee for your pet, which includes the Pet Program, is a once only fee of $50.00 and a $10 donation goes to the Humane Society.

Other Affinia Pet Friendly Hotels in Manhattan:
The Fifty. E 50th Street and 3rd Avenue – Midtown East
The Manhattan. 7th Avenue and 31st Street – Midtown West
The Shelburne. Lexington, between 37 and 38 streets – Murray Hill
The Dumont Hotel. E 34th St., between Lexington and 3rd avenues – Murray Hill

TIMES SQUARE:

Want to be right in the action? You and your pet can stay right in Times Square and experience the excitement of the city that never sleeps.

The Muse Hotel:
The Muse Hotel is part of the Kimpton Hotels group and are pet friendly. Kimpton Hotels invite you to bring your furry friend, and the Muse Hotel on Broadway set in the Theater District and Times Square, right in the middle of all the action. As for all the Kimpton Hotels, your pet can expect plush pet-bets, food, water bowls and mats, a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly parks and facilities, and a complimentary wine reception, where your pets are welcome to join the party. And all this at no extra charge!

Other Kimpton Pet Friendly Hotels in Manhattan
Eventi Hotel – Chelsea
Ink 48 – Hells Kitchen
70 Park Avenue – Murray Hill

MIDTOWN:
Close enough to take your pooch for a Central Park early morning walk, and in the middle of everything you could ever want to see in the city known as, The Big Apple.

The Benjamin Hotel at 125 East 50th Street, Midtown East, recently named one of the top three pet-friendly hotels by readers of 10Best.com, launched goodDOG Pet-Friendly Program, which includes an in-room pet mini bar, around-the-clock access to an on-call veterinarian, pet beds, and a welcome amenities package, treats, and food water bowls, among the many extras included to make your pet feel at home away from home. There is a $50.00 surcharge per stay.

Hotel Pennsylvaniaat 401 Seventh Ave, at 33rd St, Midtown West, host hotel for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog show, are no stranger to hosting pets. They have a one-time charge of $25 per room per pet per stay.

DOWNTOWN:
Prefer to be downtown or in the Financial District, New York has you and your pet covered.

SOHO and TRIBECA
Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand are pet friendly hotels; with no additional charge they offer everything your pampered pooch could need. From organic treats, bedding, water, food bowls and doggy bags, your pet’s tail will be wagging with excitement. Soho Grand have a dedicated dog run open to guest of both hotels, complete with fire hydrant water stations and benches for your pooch.

Trump SoHo.The Trump® Pets program at this NYC pet-friendly hotel offer gourmet treats, an in-room dining menu, plush beds, food, water bowls, toys, and the concierge can organize dog-walking services to ensure your dog is looked after while you are out exploring the city.

UNION SQUARE:
Looking to stay at Union Square, check out the W Hotel, where your pet is always welcome.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT:
Andaz Hotel, situated righton Wall Street, happily welcomes your pet to be included as a guest at their hotel.

BATTERY PARK:
Ritz Carlton Hotel at Battery Park, 2 West Street, just minutes away from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, welcome your pet to stay for the holidays.

Can’t find the perfect Pet Hotel? BringFido.com has an extensive list of Pet Friendly Hotels, just enter New York and start searching. With a little forethought, you, your family and your pet, can all enjoy the holidays together.

For additional information or restrictions of the hotels listed, contact the hotel directly.

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