Friday, January 8, 2010


If you have a dog or cat and love to jet set, remember the name Kimpton Hotels the next time you travel. The Kimpton chain has luxury boutique hotels in over 20 big cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C...and they are all pet friendly! Having just come back from D.C. with my dog Riley and my sister-in-law's dog, Lexi, I wanted to rave about the Kimpton Hotels. We stayed at the Kimpton Palomar in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.From the moment we checked in, Riley and Lexi were greeted perhaps even more than we were! :-) They offered us things like pet food, treats, food bowls, a mat, a bed, pickup bags and even tags with local contact information for the Hotel Palomar. Every evening from 5-6pm, the hotel had a happy hour where they served wine and champagne (for free), and Riley and Lexi were able to hang out during that time enjoying treats at The Dish, the pet lounging area. The best thing is that this hotel doesn't mind if you leave your dog in the room for a bit while you go out. They just ask you for contact information before you leave in case they need to reach you. This is great because you still get to jet set to a cool city without the restrictions of bringing a dog. The other great thing about staying at a pet friendly hotel is that when we did go out with Riley and Lexi, they got to see the sights like we did. Including the White House...and the Lincoln Memorial.If you do decide to stay at a Kimpton hotel with your pet, be sure to ask the pet concierge for info about:
- Dog walking
- Pet playtime
- Doggie and Kitty daycare
- Grooming services
- Pet massage
- Gourmet treats at turn down
- Yesterday's newspaper
- Local dog-friendly parks
- Local places that welcome your pet
- Emergency veterinarian hot line for unforeseen circumstances

The next time we go somewhere, I will be sure to look up if the destination has a Kimpton Hotel...Riley should be able to jet set more too!

1 comment:

  1. Because of your recommendation my girls & I are having a girls weekend in Philly & staying at a Kimpton Hotel (Palomar in Philly). We are doing a Package that includes a hosted 1 hour wine event at the hotel. Thanks for the recommendation!