Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Washington, D.C.

April 5, 2014 9:00 AM

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If you can’t stand the thought of being away from your precious Fifi or Fido while on vacation, consider one of these pet-friendly hotels in the District. Not only do these hotels provide awesome amenities for your four-legged family member, but they also provide awesome amenities for you and your family too.

Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-7600

Hotel Madera offers many amenities sure to please you and your furry friend. Each room offers an urban oasis with warm hues, soft fabrics and rich textures. Enjoy plush bedding and luxurious bath amenities, a 42-inch flat-screen television, fully-stocked honor bar and the hotel’s famous animal-print bathrobes. Your pet will enjoy special attention at check-in as well as plenty of pet services including a pet spa, pet sitting and dog walking. Hotel Madera also offers complimentary morning coffee service and hosted wine hours every evening, in-room spa services, as well as bicycles and an in-room yoga mat free of charge. Guests also enjoy a discounted day pass to Gold’s Gym.

The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-1616

Recognized as one of the top boutique hotels in D.C., the Liaison Capitol Hill offers guests modern furnishings, newly remodeled bathrooms, a pillow menu and 37-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions. The hotel also offers a VIPaws package which includes an oversized pet bed, select pet food and water bowl, toys, a waste bag dispenser for your leash and a map that highlights dog-friendly destinations. Even the patio features dog-friendly meals including a frozen raw bone, non-alcoholic beer and a six-ounce grilled steak. Other hotel amenities include 24-hour in-room dining, seasonal rooftop pool and bar, complimentary wi-fi in the lobby and an on-site fitness center.

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One Washington Circle Hotel
1 Washington Circle N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 872-1680

Located in the bustling Foggy Bottom neighborhood, the One Washington Circle Hotel features spacious suites, contemporary style and pet-friendly accommodations. Grab a bite to eat at the Circle Bistro or prepare a meal in your room courtesy of the full-service kitchen or kitchenette. Each room also features a modern entertainment center, walkout balconies with city views and complimentary wi-fi. Your pet will enjoy a doggy treat bag, plush pet beds, food and water bowls, litter box for your kitty and a drinking station at the front door. The hotels asks that you put down a $150 deposit that will be returned if there is no damage to the room upon checkout. One Washington Circle Hotel is located within walking distance of many popular DC destinations including museums, monuments, shopping and restaurants.

W Washington DC
515 15th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 661-2400

If sleek and chic is more your style, check out the W Washington DC where you will find high-energy interior designs, cutting-edge technology and luxurious amenities to help make your stay as pleasant as possible. Each room features 350-thread-count sheets and hypoallergenic pillows, signature robes, a waterfall shower, a 37-inch flat-screen television and signature Bliss Spa products. Your pampered pet will enjoy a pet welcome kit and W Hotels pet tag, toy, treat and a custom W pet bed. Other pet amenities include clean-up bags, a special turndown treat, dog walking, dog sitting, vet and grooming services, litter boxes and wee pads. The W Washington DC also features top-notch concierge service, a state-of-the-art gym and a hip, on-site restaurant and bar. The pet fee is a little on the expensive side at $100 initially and $25 per day of your stay.

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The River Inn
924 25th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 337-7600

At the River Inn, it’s like you never left home. The hotel offers exquisite suites, each with its own living room and full kitchen. Enjoy Italian-inspired furniture and decor, comfortable pillow-top mattresses and city views thanks to gorgeous, 12-foot panoramic windows. Each room also features a desk and office space, separate dressing rooms with granite vanities, luxurious bath amenities and commissioned photographs of the famed C&O Canal. Four-legged friends are also welcomed at the River Inn for a $25 per-pet, per-day fee. Other amenities available at the hotel include a business and fitness center, coin-operated laundry facilities, complimentary wireless internet and two-hour bicycle rentals.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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