Portland is a dog-friendly city with unique hotels happy to accommodate both you and your four-legged companion. In many places, pet-friendly hotels are limited to chain establishments, but in Portland dogs are welcome in some of the city's most desirable hotels.
The Jupiter Hotel is in the East Burnside neighborhood, within walking distance of a number of hip, independent restaurants and shops. The boutique hotel was once a motor lodge, and the 81 guest rooms were developed in 2004 using sleek, contemporary furniture, floor-to-ceiling wall murals and chalkboard-painted doors to create a simple, fun atmosphere. Pets are welcome at a rate of $30 per night up to a maximum of $90 per stay. There are no weight limitations, but the hotel reserves the right to refuse aggressive pets. Dogs must be kept on leashes outside of guest rooms.
Hotel Monaco is a luxury establishment in the heart of downtown Portland. The hotel is known for its private art collection, and it is famous among dog lovers for its pet policy. There is no weight limit and no fee for dogs, and guests are encouraged to register their dogs on the website so that they can be personally greeted upon arrival. The hotel even has a "director of pet relations," a Labrador named Timmy, who greets visitors in the hotel lobby. There is a pet package that includes treats, grooming services and a guide to pet-friendly establishments in the city.
The Heathman Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel on Portland's waterfront. The hotel houses a number of original Andy Warhol pieces and is known for its commitment to green practices. Guests are given a choice of three plush bedding options when booking: European featherbed, European pillowtop or TempurPedic. There is a pet-friendly floor, and leashed dogs are welcome in the hotel's common spaces. The fee is $35 per night per pet.
The Vintage Plaza is fresh from a $4 million renovation and features 118 elegant guest rooms. The hotel hosts a wine hour every evening, and there is an on-site fitness center. Pets are welcome at no extra charge and there is no weight limitation. Georgie, the hotel's four-legged "director of pet relations," greets guests in the lobby. Dog walking, grooming, sitting and massage services are available through the concierge. Dogs are given treats, water, feeding bowls and a bed for use in the hotel.