The summer is one of the best times of year to take a nice vacation and explore new places and experiences. There are many amazing destinations across the United States, and Massachusetts is no exception. With lots of coastal locations and vibrant cities, Massachusetts is a great place to spend the summer. When traveling it can be hard to make the decision to leave your pup behind until you return. Once you set up transportation for your pup, it can be just as hard to find a place where dogs are welcome. This post will explore some of the best dog-friendly hotels in Massachusetts.

The Liberty Hotel Boston

Formerly the Charles Street Jail, the building was renovated with many of its historic 1800’s based architecture kept in place and it was turned the Liberty Hotel. The Liberty is a 4-star luxury hotel and so the prices are higher than many of the other hotels in the Boston area, but the luxury accommodations and historic building are worth the price if it’s in your budget.  If you are looking to bring your canine companion, you are allowed to bring two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $100 per stay. The hotel staff will provide you with treats, a bed, and bowls at check-in. There are designated pet relief areas on the property and outdoor yappy hours are held seasonally, particularly in the summer.  Pet-friendly rooms are located on the 6th and 12th floors. If you are looking for a luxury hotel experience with your canine companion in a historic building than The Liberty Hotel is for you.

The Cottages and Lofts at Boat Basin – Nantucket

This location is one of the best places to go if you are looking to vacation in Nantucket, but you don’t want to rent a house. The Cottages are located by Nantucket Harbor and have a great view of the beautiful blue water. The cottages are located one block from Nantucket Town. If you are looking to bring your pup, then you should book one of their Woof cottages. These are their dog-friendly cottages. Upon check-in, you are given a basket of treats and toys, pet bed, and food and water bowls. They also offer dog walking services, provide you with a directory of vet clinics and pet stores, and they have a pet concierge named Bailey who is a Black Lab/Brittany Spaniel Mix. If you are looking for a dog-friendly vacation by the water in Nantucket, then this location is perfect for you and your canine companion.

Fairmont Copley Hotel – Boston

The Fairmont Copley Hotel is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Boston and they even have their own pet ambassador,  Carley Copley the Black Lab. She can go on walks with you and your pup and is always available to greet guests and puppy pals. You are not permitted to leave your dog in the hotel unattended, but they do offer dog beds and bowls if you ask. There is a park located across from the hotel that is perfect for pet relief. Opened in 1912, the Fairmont Copley is a perfect example of the early 19th-century style and is a pleasure to walk around. They also have a great in-house restaurant/bar, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. Like the Liberty, this is the perfect place for you and your canine companion to enjoy a luxurious and historic vacation in Boston.

Kimpton Onyx Hotel – Boston

The Kimpton Onyx is located in downtown Boston and is a more modern style 4-star hotel. Located in the heart of historic West End, it is located near The Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Boston Waterfront and North End. If you book the pet package you can have two pups of any size stay with you for no additional fee. You can also leave your pup in the room unattended, as long as you provide a cell phone number to the front desk.  This is one of the only hotels that will allow you to keep your pet there unattended so keep that in mind when looking for locations.

These are some of our favorite hotels around Massachusetts that are dog-friendly, mostly concentrated in Boston as that is what we know best here at Elliot’s House. Let us know if you know any great pet-friendly hotels around Boston on social media!

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