If you're lucky enough to have a pet, and luckier still to have it along on your New York City trip, good news: a number of New York hotels of varying styles and price levels are eager to welcome the furry members of your family. Some pull out all the stops, offering special services like walking, grooming and even gourmet room-service menus—check with each hotel about any extra fees or weight restrictions involved. All the attention may be enough to make you jealous.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan
569 Lexington Ave., Midtown East, Manhattan, 212-752-7000
Near many of Manhattan's east-side attractions, this recently revitalized hotel sports art-deco features from original architect Morris Lapidus—and welcomes both pooches and feline friends. Stay here and you and your pet will be a short walk from Park Avenue, Bloomingdale's, the United Nations and Rockefeller Center. Each of the 764 guest rooms has been newly renovated, and the hotel features other amenities, including 24-hour fitness and business centers, plus the Met Grill (open for breakfast) and the Met Bar (serving cocktails and light fare). Book the hotel's “Pampered Pet Package” and recieve an animal-print gift bag, which includes a fleece blanket, travel bowl and pet collar. Pampered indeed.
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
18 Ninth Ave., Meatpacking District, Manhattan, 212-206-6700
The Gansevoort is just as stylish a hangout for pets as for their owners. Upon arriving, your furry friend gets a collar tag, treats, a bed and a monogrammed mat. The hotel's 163 rooms and 23 suites come in six sizes, starting at a standard queen and working up to the two-floor penthouse suite. The rooftop, which has excellent views of Lower Manhattan, features a 45-foot-long pool and bar. The hotel also offers a gym, spa, hair salon and “bikini concierge,” which will bring a selection of styles to your room. The new Whitney Museum, the High Line and Chelsea galleries are a short distance away; if your pooch is too pooped to make the journey by paw (or you just can't bear to be parted), use one of the hotel's “puppy purses,” a kind of Snugli carrier for dogs.
Hyatt Union Square New York
134 Fourth Ave., Union Square, Manhattan, 212-253-1234
As the name suggests, this new Hyatt location is just blocks from the tree-shaded hangout of Union Square, perfect for people- and pup-watching (it has a busy dog run and four-day-a-week farmers' market). Room sizes range from studios to suites; the hotel welcomes pets with special beds, organic treats and bowls for food. The proprietors of acclaimed nearby restaurants Tocqueville and 15 East helm the hotel's American brasserie, the Fourth, as well as its café, and there is an on-premises spa and gym. The Hyatt Union Square is on the edge of Greenwich Village and about equidistant from Fifth Avenue shopping and SoHo; it's also convenient for parents visiting NYU students who might be missing their pets.
Loews Regency New York
540 Park Ave., Upper East Side, Manhattan, 212-759-4100
This luxe hotel near Central Park extends its pet-friendly program, Loews Loves Pets, to a special room-service menu for both cats and dogs, prepared by the hotel's executive chef. Other amenities include pet beds and treats, maps of good dog-walking routes and—good for when you need a little break—pet-sitting and -walking services. The Loews Regency is a short hop from MoMA and Museum Mile, but you still might want to take advantage of the hotel's Mercedes town car, which will drive you anywhere within a 20-block radius. The hotel provides several packages, including the New Yorker's Guide to Central Park, a one-hour private tour of the green space.
Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle, Midtown West, Manhattan, 212-805-8800
Perched at the very top of the Time Warner Center, the Mandarin Oriental offers sweeping Central Park views and lofty accommodations for your pet. Each four-legged companion gets a gold tag modeled on the hotel's fan-shaped logo, and treats, toys, a bed and a special (on request) room-service menu await. There are 244 rooms and suites, and you can specify a view of the Hudson River, Central Park or Midtown skyline. While at the hotel, guests can enjoy Asiate restaurant or the renowned spa, which has an amethyst crystal steam room and Thai yoga room with “deep soaking tub.” A gym and 75-foot lap pool are also on premises.
The Muse Hotel
130 W. 46th St., Midtown West, Manhattan, 212-485-2400
At this Kimpton boutique hotel, outfitted in funky monochromatic decor that references Greek mythology, pets can stay with you with no restriction on size or number. Bowls, a bed and a leash are provided, and the concierge can arrange for pet sitting, grooming and even massage and acupuncture. If your pet's pampering makes you envious, worry not: the hotel offers in-room spa services for guests, including organic body wraps, massages and facials. There's a complimentary wine hour each evening, and the on-site restaurant, Nios, prepares modern American fare. The Muse is steps from Times Square and Broadway theaters.
Renaissance New York Times Square
714 Seventh Ave., Midtown West, Manhattan, 212-765-7676
Who says Times Square isn't the place for a pup? At this hotel smack in the middle of the action, pets are welcome guests. Amenities include a plush pet bed, bowls and a treat. The 26-story hotel has eight types of rooms; you can select a high floor or “city view” room with a gorgeous vista of the neon bustle below so you can preview your expedition to the Square or to Broadway theaters.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
One Central Park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan, 212-299-1000
This luxury hotel features 35 guest rooms and 141 suites and boasts spectacular views of Central Park from the 10-foot windows in each room. The spacious sleeping quarters are ideal for pets, which are catered to with beds, bowls and toys. The three-Michelin star restaurant Jean-Georges is on-site, and other amenities include the 6,000-foot spa, a gym with 55-foot pool and a business center. Valet and personal-assistant services are also available, allowing you that much more time to spend with Fido.
The Towers at the Waldorf Astoria New York
301 Park Ave., Midtown East, Manhattan, 212-355-3000
This gilded hotel has a gleaming facade and lobby you'll recognize from countless movies and television shows; now you can pose your pet in the art deco backdrop for The Godfather: Part III and The Great Gatsby (the Mia Farrow–Robert Redford version). The hotel welcomes pets, and a variety of luxury rooms, suites and residential apartments are available. Your animal's comfort is assured, with amenities like pet beds and bowls, a complimentary walk, and concierge services to help you shop for Fluffy—or even book a spa treatment for her. That's to say nothing about the Canine Culinary room service menu, featuring pet-friendly dishes like German Shepherd's Pie and Pekingese's Duck (puns intended). Central Park, Fifth Avenue shopping and Rockefeller Center are a short walk away.
W New York – Downtown
123 Washington St., Financial District, Manhattan, 646-826-8600
The W goes all out for the four legged with its PAW (Pets Are Welcome) program. Amenities include a welcome kit with a W Hotels tag, toys, treats and a bed—all the way up to vet and grooming services, walking and dog sitting, and even a birthday cake if the special day is near. Other hotel features include the BLT Bar & Grill, which serves American fare, and the terraced cocktail bar, offering views of the downtown Manhattan skyline including One World Trade Center. An on-site gym has personal trainers to guide you, and child care services are available. The hotel is near some of the City's most notable attractions, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Wall Street and South Street Seaport.