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Pet friendly & dog-friendly lodgings open doors to your dog

Massachusetts hotels, inns, and resorts recognize the important role of a family dog, and several offer pet friendly hospitality, even including services like dog beds, on-staff dog walkers, dog treats, and convenient maps of local walking trails. Call ahead to these Massachusetts dog friendly hotels, because some lodgings request a refundable cleaning deposit and place limits on the size of visiting pets.
Pet and Hearth - XV Beacon - Boston, MA
XV Beacon

15 Beacon Street Boston, MA, 02108 Phone: 617-670-1500 Toll-Free: 877-982-3226

Boutique hotel in Beacon Hill neighborhood welcomes good dogs of all sizes

Calling all well-behaved dogs: You are more than welcome at XV Beacon, a boutique hotel in Boston’s very walkable Beacon Hill neighborhood. With the luxury hotel’s Dazzle Your Dog package, dogs receive homemade healthy dog biscuits on a personalized dish, use of a plush dog bed and a water bowl with filtered water, as well as clean-up bags and a list of pet-friendly establishments in the area. (Their humans receive breakfast for two in their room.) Just one block north of the Boston Common and an easy walk to other parks, paths and trails, the hotel is a great headquarters for exploring with your pooch. There are no size limitations, and half of the pet fee goes to a local pet organization.
Nelson Memorial Beach Park - See Plymouth, MA
See Plymouth

4 North Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-0100 Toll-Free: 800-872-1620

Dog-friendly and walkable, Plymouth offers pet-owners plenty of strolls and hikes

Walk down the main streets of Plymouth and you’ll see right away that it’s a dog-friendly town. Many of the area’s motels, inns and campgrounds welcome pets, as do plenty of places with outdoor dining. Grab a lobster roll and sit at a picnic table with your pet, watching the boats come in and out of the harbor. Stroll down Court or Water Street, and you’ll find water bowls (and sometimes treats) offered by local merchants. And there are miles and miles of trails and paths for walking leashed dogs, from the charming, winding paths through Brewster Garden to the miles of hiking trails at Myles Standish State Forest in nearby Carver or the easy walk between Nelson Memorial Beach Park and Cordage Park, the former rope-making factory. Please call 1.800.USA.1620, or visit our website to learn more about these activities and others to prepare for your trip to Plymouth.
Dog Not Disturb - Franklin Hotel Martha's Vineyard - Edgartown, MA
Franklin Hotel Martha's Vineyard

222 Upper Main Street Edgartown, MA, 02539 Phone: 508-379-2100

Your pet wants to come along on your island vacation! This Vineyard hotel agrees

No need to leave your pet at home when you head out on your island vacation. The Franklin Hotel, the perfect Martha’s Vineyard vacation hotel in Edgartown, welcomes pets 50 pounds and under. You and your significant furry other can walk the tree-lined streets down to lively Edgartown, filled with unique shops and restaurants. Your dog may not admire the stately Federal and Greek Revival ship captain’s homes in this beautiful part of the island, but you will. The island also boasts dozens of hiking trails along wooded paths and by the shore, pristine beaches and applause-worthy sunsets. Back at the boutique hotel, enjoy your luxurious, spacious room (no two are alike), and several relaxing seating areas, including a garden patio.
Playing with Goldie 500x250 - Lamb & Lion Inn - Barnstable, MA
Lamb and Lion Inn

2504 Route 6A Barnstable, MA, 02630 Phone: 508-362-6823 Toll-Free: 800-909-6923

Pamper yourself, and your pooch, at this luxury bed-and-breakfast inn on Cape Cod

Why shouldn’t your pet be as pampered as you on your mutual vacation? At the Lamb and Lion Inn, a luxury bed-and-breakfast inn on Cape Cod, pets are welcomed with pet sheets, towels and water bowls. It’s not uncommon to find a well-behaved dog lounging poolside with its owner. The inn is surrounded by dog-friendly conservation trails, and a beautiful rocky beach is within walking distance. A free self-guided driving tour includes all the best restaurants, trails, parks, beaches and ponds where your pooch is permitted. And, inn staff will share some not-so-well-known tips like which whale-watch boats and island ferries are OK with dogs. Come see why the inn was named one of the top pet-friendly properties in the world by CNN.
Dog's Day Out - Hotel on North - Pittsfield, MA
Hotel on North

297 North Street Pittsfield, MA, 01201 Phone: 413-358-4741

Hotel’s friendly staff is ready with blankets, treats – and belly rubs – for your precious pooch

If you’re thinking of bringing your pet on your Berkshires vacation, take some advice from Lola, the No. 1 dog at the Hotel on North: You want a hotel where the staff is happy to offer treats or the occasional belly rub, and Hotel on North is that hotel. The staff can also help if you forgot to bring a crate, blanket, food or water bowl. And there are plenty of places inside, including the sunny lounge, where dogs can catch a nap while their humans catch a cocktail or cup of coffee. The hotel’s 45 rooms have plenty of space, and Pittsfield is a great city for walks. You’re also a short drive to expansive parks and scenic mountain trails.
Deluxe Room - Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa - Sandwich Village, MA
Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa

149 Main Street Historic Sandwich Village, MA, 02563 Phone: Toll-Free: 855-520-0550

Historic Sandwich inn has the welcome mat out for four-footed guests

If the idea of leaving your pet behind means you are not going to really enjoy that long-awaited vacation, the Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa in the heart of Sandwich Village has a solution: Bring your furry friend along! Several of the inn’s rooms and suites are ready to welcome your pet of 50 pounds and under. You’ll find that Cape Cod is as welcoming as the inn: With its miles of hiking trails and pet-welcoming merchants and outside eateries in charming seaside villages and Main Streets, you and your pet will feel right at home. Back at the inn, human guests will enjoy luxurious bedding, whirlpool tubs and private garden-view balconies. Dine in a conservatory, in a tavern or on a terrace.
Pet Pals - Seaport Hotel Boston - Boston, MA
Seaport Hotel Boston

One Seaport Lane Boston, MA, 02210 Phone: 617-385-4000

In the heart of the walkable Seaport District, hotel extends hearty welcome to your furry friend

Leave the dog at home while you go on vacation? Nonsense! At the Seaport Hotel, they will happily welcome your dog, under 25 pounds, with complimentary treats (and doggie bags). The hotel, in Boston, MA’s vibrant, walkable Seaport District, also provides a dog toy, water bowl and a grassy outside area along the waterfront for walks and fresh air. Leashed dogs are allowed throughout the hotel and campus except for restaurants and the fitness center. In the heart of the Seaport, the hotel is close to plenty of places for great dog strolls, including the 43-mile Boston Harborwalk along the shore, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Boston Common and the Public Garden. Ask the concierge for tips on great dog and people walks.
Yawning Dog - Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA, 02119 Phone: 617-439-7000 Toll-Free: 800-752-7077

Bring your pets along on your urban getaway at this hotel right on the harbor

You’re not the only one who could use a little urban getaway: Your pet is ready for that kind of special treat, too. And at the Boston Harbor Hotel, pets are more than welcome to share your room or suite and enjoy all walkable, pet-friendly Boston has to offer. A maximum of two pets per room, up to a total of 80 pounds, is permitted at this hotel right by the city’s vibrant harbor. The hotel is close to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and a 20-minute walk to the Common. See the expert concierge about pet walking services as well as pet sitting and kennel services and local veterinarians. Forgot Fido’s bed? The hotel has you covered, and there may even be a welcome gift involved!