The 20 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels To Book For Your Next Trip To NYC

If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it's the importance of company. Losing touch with those around us was a devastating byproduct of the enforced restrictions endured by people the world over. In solace, many turned to pets as a way to keep their spirits up. In fact, more than 20 million American homes boosted the size of their family by welcoming a pet, and now pets are commonplace presences in airports, stores, restaurants, and even on public transport. 

These furry companions have quietly become an indispensable part of our daily lives, and many of us couldn't imagine going anywhere without them — nor would we want to. Luckily businesses, among them hotels, have recognized this new desire to keep our pets close by, and travelers will now find these animals allowed at numerous establishments. In New York City, in addition to a wealth of attractions and sights to explore, visitors will now be able to source scores of hotels that let pets stay with their parents. Here are 20 of the best.

The Carlyle

This swish hotel near the Met has long been a mainstay in the Upper East Side neighborhood where it resides — a refined, polished retreat that is perfectly in tune with its surroundings. This is where you'll find the Café Carlyle, a formal restaurant that also doubles up as a cool evening haunt that hosts musicians and cabaret acts, with an illustrious list of performers like Bobby Short and Eartha Kitt having taken to the stage in years past. The murals here are equally hypnotic, light, and dreamy, with the ability to transport guests away in time and place. 

Even better, this property allows two dogs per room, as long as they are less than 25 pounds each in weight. The little guests will enjoy scrumptious treats; special beds and dog bowls; and mineral water (even if New York tap water is famously good). The charge for pets is $50 per night.

Club Quarters Hotel Grand Central

Club Quarters Hotels has a few properties in the city, and skews affordably mid-range in a metropolis where hotel rooms typically induce sticker shock. The outpost near Grand Central places it close to one of the city's major transportation hubs, and within walking distance of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Chrysler Building. It's also a quick walk to Bryant Park, a small rectangular refuge next to the main branch of the New York Public Library (the building with the iconic lion statues outside). It's a great spot to take your dog for a walk.

The Club Quarters Grand Central allows one dog that weighs up to 25 pounds to stay in the room. The CQ Paws Program has a number of benefits for the furry visitors, too. Leashes and treats are free, and pets can make use of beds as well as bowls for food and water. The hotel staff can provide a list of places suitable to take the pooch, from parks and rewarding walks to restaurants that are pet-friendly.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

A hotel and resort brand known for its luxury product, Four Seasons has properties all over the globe, from tented camps in the jungles of Northern Thailand to an architectural gem in Buenos Aires. At its hotel in Downtown Manhattan, steps away from City Hall and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, cats and dogs under 25 pounds are welcome as fellow guests. 

Rooms are simple and classy, with white linens and natural-hued furnishings. They aren't overly dressed — adorned mainly with tasteful flower arrangements and select pieces of art. They start at 400 square feet and come with city views, while visitors who want a little running-around space for their pets might choose the Tribeca Suite, which features a terrace that looks over the neighborhood for which it is named. The property also has a restaurant by Wolfgang Puck, a full spa, a gym, and a pool.

Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel

Another property in the heart of the Financial District at the bottom tip of Manhattan, this hotel has compact accommodations. The interiors pay homage to mid-century style, with the 130 rooms and suites featuring brown leather headboards that almost look like giant bars of chocolate made up of individual squares, while the bathrooms come with marble floors. 

Pets here are able to stay for free, with up to two allowed in each room, and while there is no charge, there might be a cleaning fee levied if the pooch makes a mess. The general atmosphere at Gild Hall is clubby, with plenty of leather stools and banquettes, as evidenced at the Tuscan joint Felice Ristorante. The wine bar La Soffitta stocks more than 100 Italian wines artfully displayed in under-lit glass cabinets, adding an almost museum-like quality to the elegant space.

The Gotham Hotel

Less than 15 years old, this property close to Bryant Park and the Diamond District in the heart of Midtown is inextricably linked to a legendary local bookstore. Gotham Book Mart was situated where this hotel now stands, a fixture on the city's literary scene for more than 80 years, and, as a nod to the space's former tenant, the rooms in the hotel feature books from the old store.

With just 67 rooms split among 25 floors, the property isn't huge, even if the accommodations are likely to leave a lasting impression. They are bright, sleek, and minimalist in design, featuring plenty of window space that lets in natural light. Some have doors that open to balconies or terraces so travelers can enjoy the sights and sounds of the city al fresco. These rooms are open for pets, but this allowance isn't free, with a standard $150 cleaning charge added to the bill for each guest visit.

The High Line Hotel

This historic hotel's name hints at its location — it sits very close to the High Line, New York City's own elevated park that opened in 2009. The urban park is set above ground along the tracks of a freight line and has been a textbook example of a successful model of urban renewal and repurposing. The High Line is also hugely popular with tourists, who stroll its green spaces, past the pricey apartment buildings that flank sections of it (spying into the plush interiors of these homes is half the fun of a visit), and linger over the views of the Hudson River. 

The High Line Hotel is just steps from this attraction, and also close to dog runs and the Hudson River Greenway — a running, cycling, and walking track by the water. Pets here stay for free, and there are plenty of places outside to sit with your friend in tow. Guests can also head to nearby Chelsea Waterside Park and its dog run whenever their four-legged companions want to expend some energy or make new social connections.

Hyatt Grand Central New York

For visitors who want to be close to the city's iconic train station, it would be hard to get nearer than this. Located right at Grand Central Terminal and close to a number of New York sites, this property in the heart of Midtown is vast, with almost 1,300 rooms. All of the accommodations feature large flat-screen televisions and well-sized work areas where guests can catch up on all their corporate duties. Then again, maybe travelers with a pet won't be in the mood to work but would rather explore the city with their pooches. 

Visitors are allowed up to two dogs per room, with a weight limit of 75 pounds per pet. And, as is the standard policy for pets in hotels, animals can't be left alone in the room. This benefit isn't free, and guests must pay $45 per pet every night for any stay of five nights or less. For longer stays, the same rate applies but is joined by an additional $150 fee for deep cleaning.

The James New York NoMad

This hotel sits a couple of blocks north of Madison Square Park, where the very first Shake Shack in the world operated (it's still there today, though as a proper take-out stall, no longer in its original incarnation as a hot-dog stand). The park is a fine spot to take your pooch for a wander when staying at The James NoMad, which allows dogs. Furry friends can expect treats from Lord Jameson, a brand that makes organic dog snacks and is a true local success story.

In addition to the treats, the hotel can supply food and water bowls, and even set up pet sitters and dog walkers for the times you can't be there. Bringing a pet for a stay doesn't incur a nightly fee, but there is a one-off $150 cleaning charge for the privilege. Rooms come in calming tones, enlivened by splashes of color on artwork and pillows.

Loews Regency New York Hotel

Check into this hotel on the Upper East Side with a pet, and you might wonder if the stay is for you or your furry companion. This hotel chain started its pet-friendly program in 2000, and there is so much on offer for animals that accompany guests, that pets will feel as cared for as their two-legged guardians. This is where to travelers can order from a dedicated room-service menu for pets, where the animal receives a welcome letter from the hotel's general manager, and where toys, bedding, and other items to make the pooch or kitty comfortable are laid on as standard. 

The property, located just a couple of blocks from Central Park, can also provide maps that detail good routes for a dog walk, a list of dog-centric stores nearby, and goodies like rawhide bones, poles where cats can scratch, and catnip. The only charge incurred is a single cleaning fee of $50, a way to ensure that the rooms, decorated in calming tones, are in pristine condition for the next occupier.

Marmara Park Avenue

Situated in a part of Manhattan known as Kips Bay, this small luxury property is well acquainted with cats and dogs, since these pets are regular visitors, lovingly welcomed by The The Mamara Park Avenue. Furry guests will stay in the sleek rooms, such as the deluxe double queen, where two large beds sit side by side, with white linens that complement the abstract and urban artwork. 

Accommodations are bright, thanks to large windows that allow natural light to stream in, and feature marble bathrooms with toiletries by the esteemed New York brand C.O. Bigelow, whose store in Manhattan's Greenwich Village is the oldest apothecary in the country. The location of the property makes it easy to explore the Eastside and the Westside, with Grand Central Terminal a short walk away, as is the Empire State Building. The hotel's restaurant, Tuti Lounge & Bar, specializes in Italian-accented dishes, and also has a great wine list.

Margaritaville Resort Times Square

Named for the famous Jimmy Buffet song that is a quintessential snapshot of summer vibes, this property might be in one of the most touristy parts of the city, but its resort-style atmosphere enables it to be a true escape from urban living. Rooms come in whites and blues, a way to bring the seaside into the heart of the city, and have artwork that reflects those coastal sensibilities. 

The giant flip-flop in the lobby also hints at the overarching ambiance here. Pets can get in on the easy-going state of affairs with a stay here — both cats and dogs can check in to the property, as long as they are less than 25 pounds in weight, and guests will need to fill out a waiver at the time of check-in. The resort charges $100 to travelers for the privilege of bringing a pet into the room.

The Muse New York

When you advise this hotel in advance that you will be bringing a dog or cat to share the room with you, the property will ensure that a dog bed or a tree for the cat will be in the room upon arrival, a welcome sight for you and your furry companion. The Muse will also happily supply pee-pads, treats that will get the dog wagging its tail, or the cat purring in delight, and bowls for water or food. 

The property does ask that pets are a maximum of 40 pounds in weight and only allows one in each room at a time. The location of the hotel, close to Grand Central and also Times Square, places it near Central Park and Bryant Park — good spots to take a dog for a wander — as well as Barking Dog Hell's Kitchen, a casual restaurant that has patio seating that welcomes dogs.

The Royal Sonesta Benjamin New York

There are no weight restrictions for pets here at this property which is one block away from the iconic New York steak restaurant Smith & Wollensky. Guests are asked to inform the hotel ahead of time of the desire to bring an animal into the room for the stay, and while the freedom in terms of size and breed allowed is somewhat of a rarity, and two animals are permitted per room, the hotel does levy a charge of $75 for the honor of doing so. 

For that, though, travelers will find a room that has water and feeding bowls, a mat, and a bed for the furry friend to snuggle into. Pets even get a welcome letter and treats will also be provided, a way to set the warm tone from the get-go. At this Neo-Romanesque building, rooms come in glowing, comforting hues that will also put guests at ease.

Soho Grand Hotel

A part of lower Manhattan that was once teeming with grand commerce, filled with warehouses and buildings with sturdy, cast-iron fronts, SoHo (it derives from South of Houston, pronounced "how-ston") is now a super-chic part of the city, filled with designer boutiques, art galleries, and pricey places to eat. The cast-iron facades are still there to see, as are the cobblestone streets that run along some of the district's thoroughfares, and it's a fascinating place to explore, even with a pet in tow. 

At the Soho Grand, there is no fee to bring a pet along for a stay, and the property will even offer organic nibbles, doggy bags, and the usual food and water bowls, and a bed. And if that weren't enough, the hotel has its own dog park, which can only be visited by guests or members; it comes with water stations, and comfortable seating for owners that don't possess the boundless energy of their pets.

The Standard High Line

You can enjoy great views with your furry friend at this tower that looks like an open book, and that straddles the High Line. Situated in the Meatpacking District, in Manhattan's west, it features 338 rooms, and since the facade is notable for its liberal use of glass, every one of those rooms gets plenty of natural light and has unobstructed views. Some look south, toward the Hudson River, others fact in a northerly direction, and spy the skyline of Manhattan. 

The Standard is pet-friendly, welcoming animals, and guests that plan to bring an animal should inform reservations ahead of arrival. This is a very hip hotel, serving the fashion, entertainment, media crowd, and many visitors are drawn to the grand public areas like the beer garden or the rooftop disco. For some heart-pumping, low-tech thrills, lace up your roller skates for a spin at the seasonal roller rink.

The Tillary Hotel Brooklyn

Right by the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, this is a great choice for anyone spending time in a number of surrounding areas in the borough — Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, and Brooklyn Heights. It's also a short walk across the bridge to Chinatown, and the views, especially at sunset, from the pedestrian part of the bridge, are spellbinding. For fans of spans, the hotel is also a five-minute walk from the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, a great place to take the dog for a walk. 

Luckily, The Tillary Hotel is pet-friendly and welcomes four-legged buddies heartily. The building, set on a busy intersection of Brooklyn, has a silver exterior that recalls Art Deco design, while the 174 rooms are dominated by whites and grays, a sober, soothing choice of palette. Onsite places to enjoy a tipple or bite to eat include the rooftop bar, whose landscaping, fairy lights, and bench seating create the ambiance of a small, hidden garden.

The Westin New York at Times Square

The glass facade with stripes of blue running up and across it stands out at this tower on the corner of West 43rd Street and 8th Avenue, around the corner from the Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal and a block from the mayhem of Times Square. The Westin is certainly a big property, with 873 rooms, some high up with fine views of the Hudson River, even from the bed. The tower lets dogs stay with their owners, though it does enforce a weight limit of 40 lbs, and only one pet in each room. 

Guests will find plenty of places nearby to explore with their dogs, from Bryant Park, a couple of blocks east on 42nd Street, to the grand development of Hudson Yards to the west, a starting point of the High Line park. Exposed brick walls, wood accents, and leather banquettes set the tone at Foundry Bar, a fine place to toast your NYC visit.

The Wall Street Hotel

An impressive Beaux-Arts building just a short walk from the New York Stock Exchange is where to find this property that sits on the legendary road for which it is named. It's a dog-friendly retreat, even if dogs aren't allowed in its restaurants, and rooms will come with the standard dog bed, water bowl, and animal toy. Owners are charged $150 for each pet stay, the fees going toward the intensive cleaning mandated by the property. 

Dogs will enjoy the proximity of the Seaport area which is a quick walk away, a realm of shops, restaurants, attractions, and fine waterfront views, with a sense of openness all part of a trip there. After a day out and about, guests can retire to rooms that are refuges — the 180 accommodations have padded headboards, Frette lines, bathrooms where the floors are heated (what a treat when it's cold outside), and Bluetooth speakers made by Bang & Olufsen.

The Williamsburg Hotel

In one of the hippest parts of the city, this Brooklyn hotel lets guests and their furry companions get the full star treatment. For starters, the views of the Manhattan skyline are fabulous, especially from the many vantage points, like the balconies of rooms, or the intimate rooftop, which has a lively pool (open seasonally) and bar. The property has a program in place for pets called Pooch, a way for dogs to feel as though they are the main attraction. The furry ones will enjoy a fine selection of treats and baked items, and get a welcome card that acknowledges their hallowed presence. 

For owners that want their pets looking in tip-top shape, the hotel has linked up with a mobile spa service for animals; the provider will come to the hotel and perform the treatment or trim right outside. Close to the hotel are Bushwick Inlet Park, which has a dog run, and McCarren Park, while, for shoppers and gourmands, the stores and restaurants of Bedford Avenue are two blocks to the east.

W New York - Times Square

Pet toys should keep the little ones entertained here in the heart of the Theater District, while a treat left for them at turndown will get their spirits soaring. Check-in and guests will soon find themselves, and their pets, settling into rooms with jazzy patterned carpets and bedding with bright pops of color. W, as a brand, has never been a shy, retiring wallflower, and while accommodations are tastefully decorated, they are also bold and glam. 

The property sits across the street from Father Duffy Square, where the TKTS ticket booth is located (this is where to purchase cut-rate tickets for Broadway shows), as well as the famous red steps that recall the seating at a theater show. While there is plenty of bright lighting outside around Times Square, hotel guests will find a handsome scattering of neon at the Living Room bar, where old-style neon signs, carefully concocted cocktails, and sets by DJs keep the good times rolling.