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Sep122011

The Top Ten Pet-Friendly Hotels and Resorts

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- TripAdvisor recently identified the top 10 pet-friendly hotels and resorts in the U.S.  The list is based on feedback from animal owners.

Here’s a rundown of the locations, along with a brief description provided by TripAdvisor:

1. Affinia Dumont, New York City, New York, Average Nightly Rate: $192 -- $614
Amenities include plush dog beds and tasty treats. A $25 pet-surcharge applies per stay, and additional services, from grooming to a pet psychic, can be booked via the concierge.

2. Hotel Monaco Portland, Portland, Oregon, Average Nightly Rate: $126 -- $325
Complimentary dog beds and bowls will be at the ready, while travelers who select the “Portland Unleashed” pet package will receive a map of pet-friendly local breweries and restaurants, a doggie beer for their four-legged companion, and more.

3. Ocean Park Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Average Nightly Rate: $57 -- $150
For travelers seeking to enjoy an oceanside outing with their furry friend, this Myrtle Beach property gets the thumbs and paws up.

4. Palomar Washington DC, Washington D.C., District of Columbia, Average Nightly Rate: $182 -- $557
This property provides an array of complimentary amenities, from pet beds to disposable pick-up bags. During the evening wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m., four-legged travelers can enjoy “The Dish”, a pet lounge complete with treats.

5. A Laughing Horse Lodge, Port Arkansas, Texas, Average Nightly Rate: $59 -- $239
Located just two blocks from the beach, the cottages at this property offer travelers and their dogs invigorating sea air and a welcome basket, featuring treats and a collar-tag, reading ‘Return me to Laughing Horse Lodge’. A dog surcharge applies for the duration of the stay, of $25 for one dog, $35 for two dogs and $50 for three or more dogs.

6. The Paw House Inn, West Rutland, Vermont, Average Nightly Rate: $135 -- $255
Canine comforts, from beds to bowls to hiking trails, are the order of the day at this country retreat – and such is the emphasis on dog-friendly fun, that a $10 surcharge applies for travelers without an accompanying four-legged friend.

7. Carmel Country Inn, Carmel, California, Average Nightly Rate: $195 -- $395
Pets of any shape and size are welcome at this charming Bed and Breakfast, for a daily surcharge of $20 per animal. Furry companions will delight in the knowledge that an unlimited supply of biscuits awaits in the kitchen, and their photograph will be taken for the pet display in the lobby.

8. Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Average Nightly Rate: $204 -- $489
All creatures great and small are welcome free of charge at this 236-room property. For travelers wishing to put their feet up while someone else puts their dog through its paces, the concierge can assist with dog walking or pet sitting services.

9. La Quinta Inn & Suites, Valdosta, Georgia, Average Nightly Rate: $89 -- $128
This peach of a property for travelers visiting south Georgia with their furry companions features a large pet walk area, in which dogs can enjoy a spot of al fresco exercise.

10. Cypress Inn, Carmel, California, Average Nightly Rate: $150 -- $575
Fine foods and great company await pets at this property, which offers a doggie menu and nightly “Yappy Hour”, at which two-and four-legged guests alike can mingle. A nightly pet surcharge applies, of $30 for one pet, $50 for two pets and $70 for three pets.

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