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Pet-friendly hotel deals

/ Source: Sherman's Travel

Book by: December 30, 2008
Travel by: Various dates through 2008

The deal
Has the mere suggestion of leaving (insert the name of your beloved pet here) overnight put the kibosh on getaways beyond the local park? Guilt be gone! With these Fido-friendly hotels, there’s no need to abandon the four-legged family members while the two-legged variety frolic. In fact, with some simple arrangements, your pooch (or cat, bird or fish) can be pampered with personalized services, from massages to gourmet meals. So whether you’re headed to the mountains, beach, or big city, here is a trio of options, starting at just $139 a night.

Wyndham Orange Country from $139
Your pet will be taken care of with Wyndham Orange County’s Paws and Claws package. The offer includes a choice of dog treats upon arrival; food bowl and water; use of a doggie bed; turndown service; and complimentary lint-rollers and pet waste bags. In addition, a $5 a night donation per room will be made to Greyhound Pets of America. A pet care manager will contact guests within 72 hours of arrival to make sure all details are up to snuff. Standard rooms run from $139 a night on Friday and Saturday, and $169 a night Sunday through Thursday. Aeron desk chairs in the guestrooms are a nice perk for any pet owners having to work during their visit.

Hotel Teatro from $215
For a night of comfort and style for you and your pet, head to Denver’s Hotel Teatro. Included in Travel + Leisure’s 2008 list of Top 100 Hotels in the Continental U.S. & Canada, the boutique property offers a Pet in the City package from $215 a night. A basket of pet treats, toys and pick-up bags is included, as well as a copy of Colorado Dog Magazine. Additionally, a $5 donation will be made to the Dumb Friends League, the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region. Amenities in the recently renovated guestrooms include Aveda bath products, Frette linens and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Boston’s Nine Zero from $299
The VIP (Very Important Pets) policy is strongly enforced at all Kimpton Hotel properties across the country. At Boston’s Nine Zero hotel, animals are welcomed with the IN The Doghouse package. The complimentary offer includes a designer welcome treat made especially for your pet, a special bed and bowls. Sitting, grooming, walking and massage services are available through the concierge for a supplemental cost. Across the street from the 50-acre, pet-friendly Boston Commons, the four-star Nine Zero has nice perks for humans, too. Guestrooms feature free wireless Internet access, custom-designed beds and overnight shoeshine service. Rates start at $299 a night.

The dollars
All rates are based on double occupancy. Taxes and tips are extra.

The catch
You may need to step up your pet’s at-home perks.

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