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Ever been to a hotel that has full-time residents? No, we’re not talking about celebrities or Eloise, but rather residents of the furry or feathered variety that act as mascots at various properties. These domesticated residents often greet guests upon arrival, and can be seen wandering around the lobby or grounds. Whether it be two friendly St. Bernards or a white Birman cat, these animals are more like hotel staff than pets, but they prefer petting to tipping. So if you have to leave your pooch or kitten at home while traveling, you can still get your pet time in at these eight hotels.
The Montage in Deer Valley is a large, luxurious resort with a ski-in/ski-out location. The rooms feel like upscale apartments, with warm wood accents, chandeliers, high-end artwork, fireplaces, and marble bathrooms complete with heated floors, soaking tubs, and separate showers. The pricey hotel has a massive spa (guests get free access to its pool, steam rooms, and saunas) and several restaurants, one with fine dining and another with a bowling alley. In addition to being a pet-friendly hotel, there are two canine ambassadors — Monty and Jonas — both Bernese Mountain Dogs that greet guests in the lobby.
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Dogs love chillin' during vacay as much as humans do!
The dog days of summer are here, and you know what that means — pictures of adorable dogs on vacation, of course! (What did you think we meant?) Even a man’s best friend has got to chill out during the hottest part of the summer. So if you’ve been working like a dog, follow the lead of these cute pups and indulge in some much-needed R&R. Just don’t forget to bring Fido on your getaway.
The lobby has plenty of seating for people to meet with friends and check their email.
Located in Murray Hill, the Affinia Shelburne is a bit of a hike from most popular tourist attractions, but this attractive, low-key property is a great value option. Many rooms — complete with bright decor and up-to-date electronics – are equipped with kitchenettes, and all are outfitted with “spa-like” bathrooms. Careful thought (and money) went into the rich black granite countertops, the marble-tiled bathtubs, and the tasteful lighting that grants a candle-lit glow. Plus, as an Affinia property, the hotel is extremely pet-friendly. But the real highlight here is the rooftop bar — a popular spot among tourists and locals on warmer nights — which offers gorgeous views of the New York City skyline, including the Chrysler building (many rooms have nice views as well). The on-site restaurant, Rare, serves up tasty fare in a casual setting and is known for its burgers. See more incredible photos after the jump or read our full review now»
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