5 of the dog-friendliest hotels in Boston

These hotels treat your best friend to a comfy bed, tasty biscuits, and more.

The Liberty Hotel.
The Liberty Hotel. –Liberty Hotel

Traveling with a dog is special, but it can be tricky for any pup to stay in a new place that’s far from home. Luckily, these Boston hotels don’t go all out just for National Dog Day (August 26).

If you’re traveling to the Boston area, here are five hotels where your pup — and you — can truly relax. Be sure to check each hotel’s pet policies for complete details. 

XV Beacon

XV Beacon. —XV Beacon

At this discreet boutique hotel, canines and their human companions are greeted with equal respect. The concierge will help out-of-towners with the lowdown on pet-friendly establishments, and peanut butter treats and a plush dog bed await in the rooms. Four-legged friends are allowed on the warm weather roof deck or by the lobby fireplace. One-hundred percent of the suggested $25 pet stay donation goes to animal charities throughout Boston. A few steps from the hotel, Boston Common includes an off-leash dog area.


15 Beacon St., Boston; 617-670-1500

The Liberty Hotel 

The Liberty Hotel. —Liberty Hotel

This historic hotel matches its human nightlife array with a night out on the town for dogs and their humans. The complimentary Yappier Hour is held in the enclosed private outdoor courtyard every Monday and Wednesday, weather permitting, and it includes dog treats from local animal boutique Fish & Bone. When it’s time to retire, a cozy dog bed, bowls, and a bag of treats from Dog Eat Cake make for sweet doggy dreams. For walks, head over to the Charles River Esplanade. 

215 Charles St., Boston; 617-399-4243

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Carly Copley. —Fairmont Copley Plaza

Walk through the splendid Gilded Age lobby of this commanding Back Bay hotel and there, by the check in, is a fittingly magnificent, large sofa-style dog bed where Carly Copley holds court. Like her sister, the late Catie Copley, Carly spends her days presiding over the lobby, giving the place a warm, homely feel. Canine guests receive comfy dog beds of a less sofa-like stature and plenty of treats. Guests may eat with their dog, just off the main restaurant. Walk in Copley Square, which is adjacent to the hotel, or take a longer walk to the Public Garden.

138 St. James Ave., Boston; 617-267-5300

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street. —Four Seasons

Boston’s newest luxury tower is dog-friendly to all sizes. And what beds! Like the sleeping-on-a-cloud mattresses for humans, the dog beds are custom-made for the hotel. Dog bowls are provided, and freshly made peanut butter-topped dog biscuits are provided by the kitchen. A quick spin around the nearby Christian Science Plaza’s reflecting pool offers a fun reprieve. Centrally located, long walks in the the Back Bay Fens, the Public Garden, the Boston Common, and the Esplanade are only about 10 minutes away, too.


One Dalton St., Boston; 617-377-4888

Kimpton Marlowe

Kimpton Marlowe —Kimpton Marlowe

At the main doorway off Marlowe’s circular courtyard, bowls of water and biscuits await dog guests, whose names are written on a blackboard. Comfy beds, food and water bowls, and treats from Boston Barkery in Rowley are waiting in the rooms. Dog-friendly nighttime pop-ups are held in the courtyard, and doggos can sit with their humans during the nightly complimentary Kimpton wine hour in the lobby lounge. All Kimpton Hotels have no size or breed restrictions. Your pup will also enjoy walks along the Charles River nearby. 

25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge; 617-868-8000