New York City boasts a wide range of pet-friendly hotel options where the welcome mat (or scratching post) is rolled out for four-footed companions. Here is a selection of some of the properties that will pamper your pet. Many of them require a room-cleaning deposit, a signed damage waiver and may have a weight limit for pets.
The following Affinia group of NYC hotels have a "Jet Set Pet Program" that makes furry members of the family feel right at home, presenting pets with signature food and water bowls, treats, and toys, and an extensive list of pet services (866/AFFINIA). Properties include:
At the Affinia Dumont 150 East 34th Street, 212/481-7600), a Murray Hill executive fitness suite hotel, rooms are equipped with food and water bowls and information on local pet resources. The beautiful boutique Benjamin Hotel 125 East 50th Street, 212/715-2500), in a classic 1927 building, offers everything from beds to bathrobes for your pooch. Classic, grand design sets the tone at the Affinia Manhattan 371 Seventh Avenue, 212/563-1800); services include a consultation with a staff pet psychic. The tranquil Surrey Hotel (20 East 76th Street, 212/687-8000) is on the Upper East Side.
The following Hilton hotels in New York are pet-friendly; weight limit varies per property; room service can help with special food requests; and concierge teams can refer guests to dog walkers, pet groomers and pet sitters:
Pets up to 20 lbs. are welcome at the centrally located flagship Hilton Club New York (1335 Avenue of the Americas, 212/586-7000). At the Hilton Times Square (234 West 42nd Street, 212/840-8222), pets of all sizes are welcome. Dogs and cats are welcome at the Embassy Suites Battery Park (102 North End Avenue , 212/945-0100), an upscale all-suites hotel in Lower Manhattan with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.
The "Loews Loves Pets" program offers information on local dog-walking routes, pet services like groomers, and pet-friendly restaurants; the concierge desk can arrange pet walking and pet sitting.
The Loews Regency (540 Park Avenue, 212/759-4100) pampers pets with sleep mats, bowls and a special menu, and can provide grooming, dog walkers, catnip, pet videos and more. No pet weight limit.
The following New York City hotels are pet-friendly (please check with individual properties for more information):
The sleek, sophisticated flagship W New York (541 Lexington Avenue, 212/755-1200) is the utmost in cool, uncluttered chic. W New York The Court (130 East 39th Street, 212/685-1100) is on a tree-lined street in Murray Hill. W New York Union Square (201 Park Avenue South, 212 253-9119) is across the street from a pooch-friendly park. W New York The Tuscany (120 East 39th Street, 212/686-1600) combines a cozy residential feel with sophisticated style. The W New York Times Square (1567 Broadway, 212/930-7400) is an oasis of zen-like calm in the midst of Times Square.
The Sheraton Manhattan at Times Square (790 Seventh Avenue, 212/581-3300) and the Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers (811 Seventh Avenue, 212/581-1000), across the street, are steps away from the lights and drama of Broadway. At the Westin New York at Times Square (270 West 43rd Street, 212/201-2700), guests and their pets enjoy sleek, stylish and sophisticated comfort.
Get to Carnegie Hall with ease by staying across the street at the classy, all-suites Buckingham (101 West 57th Street, 212/246-1500) which accepts cats and dogs up to 40 lbs. A timeless classic, The Carlyle (35 East 76th Street, 212/7441600) is an elegant showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy, and a sanctuary of refined taste that welcomes canine guests up to 25 lbs. The Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan/Times Square South (114 West 40th Street, 212/391-0088) accepts pets.
Dogs under 10 lbs. can enjoy the panoramic views of Central Park from their rooms at the elegant Helmsley Park Lane (36 Central Park South, 212/371-4000). Hotel 41 at Times Square (206 West 41st Street, 212/703-8600) has a pet weight limit of 25 lbs.
At the sleek Le Parker Meridien (118 West 57th Street, 212/245-5000), you pet can enjoy mood music, scratch pads and a "Feed the Party Animal" menu offering such delicacies as steak tartare. No size or weight limit.
The London NYC (151 West 54th Street, 212/307-5000), an art deco luxury property, accepts pets 20 lbs. or lighter. The upscale Millennium Broadway (145 West 44th St., 212/768-4400) has a pet weight limit of 20 lbs. The luxurious New York Helmsley (212 East 42nd Street, 212/490-8900) welcomes pets under 35 lbs.
The moderately priced New York's Hotel Pennsylvania (401 Seventh Avenue, 212/736-5000) is across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, and is no stranger to hosting pets: it is the host hotel for the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. No weight or size limit on dogs. Cats are also welcome.
Pets up to 20 lbs. are accepted at the comfortable New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway, 212/398-1900). The deluxe, de-lovely New York Palace (455 Madison Avenue, 212/888-7000), which gracefully blends 19th-century residence with a contemporary 55-story tower boasts some of the largest rooms in the city and accepts pets fewer than 25 lbs.
The Novotel (226 West 52nd Street, 212/315-0100) combines European service with the ambience of Broadway and is pet-friendly. The Fifth Avenue luxury property the Peninsula Hotel (700 Fifth Avenue, 212/956-2888) welcomes and pampers pets; no size or weight limit.
The ultra classy Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park (50 Central Park South, 212/308-9100) welcomes the chicest of pets. Walking and sitting services, as well as veterinary services, can be arranged through the concierge. At the downtown Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park (Two West Street, 212/344-0800) dogs under 20 lbs. are welcome.
Featuring an ultra-modern design, the Shoreham (33 West 55th Street, 212/247-6700) is pet-friendly and within leash distance of Central Park; the pet weight limit is 20 lbs. Small dogs and cats are welcome at the moderately priced Midtown Skyline Hotel (725 Tenth Avenue, 212/586-3400). At the ultrasmart Sofitel New York (45 West 44th Street, 212/354-8844), pets are welcome. At the Trump International Hotel & Tower (One Central Park West, 212/299-1000) floor-to-ceiling windows provide pooches with spectacular views of Central Park. Dogs less than 25 lbs. are accepted.