As the saying goes, "Dogs are the new kids!" Sure we spoil our canine friends way too much, but they sure are worth it.
Gone are the days of boarding your dog at some fly-by-night kennel when you go away on a trip. Now you can both enjoy the good life at these highly rated dog-friendly hotels.
The Peninsula, Beverly Hills will treat your pooch to the pinnacle of haute canine cuisine. From "Spot’s New York Strip" to the "Bow Wow Beef Burger," your puppy will eat as well as you do. While you’re out, you can arrange to have a Peninsula Page walk Sparky around the block to burn off the carbs.
THE PENINSULA, BEVERLY HILLS
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Want to see Spot hang twenty? Send your dog to "Su’ruff Camp" at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego. Dress Fido in mini board shorts and watch him learn to ride the waves at the Coronado Surfing Academy. If you think he’s got what it takes, enter him in the Coronado’s annual "Hounds Hang 10" surfing competition.
LOEWS CORONADO BAY
4000 Loews Coronado Bay Rd.
For a more intense workout, the Mandarin Oriental Miami's "MO Pets" program will have Scooby feeling the burn. Sign your pup up for a "Play Date" or a "Training Date," both of which involve a certified dog trainer. For the usual running and fetching, send your dog on "Play Date," but if you think it’s time for him to address some housebreaking problems, the "Training Date" is the perfect setting.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL MIAMI
500 Brickell Key Dr.
For a bite out of the Big Apple, check into the Benjamin Hotel. Their "Dream Dogs" will give your pet sweet reveries, providing plush fiberfoam pet beds, doggie sheets, and even a doggie bathrobe. Says general manager Andrew Labetti, "We want to make pets as happy as their owners. Everything we can do for a human guest we want to do for a dog as well."
125 E. 50th St.
New York City, NY