Dallas, Texas, offers 13 entertainment districts filled with museums, art galleries and shopping centers. Visitors traveling with four-legged friends have a selection of dog-friendly hotels from which to choose. Dallas’ hotels consist of budget lodgings with basic services and upscale accommodations that provide separate amenities for pets, including special foods. Dallas also has two off-leash parks – Wagging Tail Dog Park and White Rock Lake Dog Park.
AAA Four and Five Diamond
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a Five Diamond hotel, stands 21-stories above uptown, the center of entertainment and the arts in the city. The interior features fine furniture and wood accents. The hotel accepts 25-lb. pets for a one-time fee. The hotel has the largest ballroom in uptown, limousine and car rentals, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a salon and a spa. Guest rooms offer flat-panel high-definition televisions with DVD players, marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, and Internet. The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, a Four Diamond hotel, is on the intersection of LBJ Freeway 635 and North Dallas Tollway. The hotel accepts 85-lb. dogs for a non-refundable fee of $50. Its Macy’s Shopping Package includes a shopping pass to Macy’s at the Galleria Mall. The concierge desk can help arrange tours of the area.
Extended Stay Hotels
Extended StayAmerica Dallas – North – Park Central offers furnished suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Each room accommodates one pet for a nonrefundable cleaning fee. The front desk is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day and provides weekly housekeeping. Guests can request additional cleaning for a fee or purchase Refresh Service, which supplies clean towels, toiletries and empty trash cans. Candlewood Suites Dallas/Market Center consists of fully furnished suites, only two miles from Love Field Airport. It accepts pets up to 80 lbs. each for a nonrefundable cleaning fee. Pet owners must bring up-to-date vaccination records. On-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, daily housekeeping, a business center and a convenience store.
North Dallas/Love Field
La Quinta Inn Love Field is located on the North Central Expressway, less than a mile from Love Field. The hotel accepts cats and dogs up to 50 lbs. at no additional charge. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and free parking. Guest rooms have basic amenities like cable and free wireless Internet. Palomar Dallas is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a Green Seal Certified Hotel in North Dallas. It accepts pet with no restrictions on size and weight. The hotel offers pet amenities like bowls, beds, water, treats and waste disposal bags. Concierge provides information on dog walking and sitting services. Pet owners must sign a waiver. Hotel services include limousine transportation, a 24-hour fitness center and 24-hour dining. Guest rooms have 32-inch flat-screen televisions with DVD players and video games.
Pet-friendly hotels provide information and directions to local services useful to pet owners, including pet kennels, veterinarian clinics and hospitals, parks and pet supply stores. When pet owners make their reservations, they must let the hotel know that they are bringing animals. If pet owners smuggle in unregistered animals, the hotels reserve the right to ask them to leave.
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