August is considered to be the dog days of summer, so it’s perfectly appropriate that National Dog Day falls on August 26, 2015. Just as summer temperatures crank up and you and your pooch are in need of a romp at the beach, hotels and inns are treating guests and their doggie pals to some extra special treats. Here’s a look at some of the best beach getaways for you and your best canine pal this summer.
The Delray Beach Marriot on the south east coast of Florida has a dog friendly offer for the entire month of August in celebration of National Dog Day.
Delray Beach is one of the new hotspots in southern Florida, and you’ll find lots of pet friendly activities for your getaway. There are more than 20 dog friendly outdoor cafes and room to run at the Lake Ida Dog Park. The Mediterranean-style Delray Beach Marriot is always pet friendly, and during their special August promotion the regular $75 Pet Fee will be waived, there will be a Doggie amenity offered at check-in and a 10% discount off items on the doggy menu at nearby Boston’s on the Beach Pooch Patio. Rooms at Delray Beach Marriott start at $179 per room, exclusive of taxes, for the doggie promotion.
Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (Portland area), always has INNcredible Pet getaway packages for you and the four-legged members of your family.
This expansive gray shingled beach resort provides the quintessential Maine coastal beach retreat for their guests. It’s grand views over marsh land, nature trails and coastal beach will have everyone in your family anxious to get out and play in the sunshine. Their INNcredible Pets package includes: Two nights in a single bedroom suite accommodation, Inn by the Sea signature dog bowl, Personalized LL Bean dog bed with pet’s name, One 30-minute in-room doggie massage, Nightly pet turndown service including locally made pet treat and Nightly selection from our gourmet pet menu. The staff will have info for you to take advantage of nearby walking trails, pet friendly beaches and free-range parks. And they’ll make sure tyou will feel just as pampered as your pet!
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA is perhaps the most famous pet friendly coastal resort of all. Here every August by the nearby Imperial Beach Pier, the Surf Dog Championship takes place.
Although the competition changed it’s name last year, it was known as the The Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition for many years. At this luxury bayfront resort hotel, pets receive their own pet tag, bowl, and a special treat at check-in. The hotel provides lots of pet-care comforts including specialized bedding, leashes, collars, litter boxes (and litter), pooper scoopers and more. Owners are given a detailed guide to pet services at the hotel, pet designed room-service menu, local walking routes, and area pet services. And perhaps your talented doggie can learn to surf and practice up to enter next year’s Surf Dog championship!
For pet lovers who need an escape closer to home, there is a growing number of pet-friendly hotels across the United States. Here’s a list of Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains to turn to when you’re looking for a getaway for you and your favorite four-legged friends:
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