You are planning to travel to the United States and plan to visit New York with a dog. But you wonder if this is really the ideal place to stay with a dog?
Well, New York City is a dog friendly city. It has just over 600,000 dogs and has taken into account the love New Yorkers have for their animals. Indeed, many dog-parks are scattered throughout New York City, bars and restaurants are increasingly accepting dogs on the terrace, the subway is also accessible to dogs…
But in a big city like New York, is it easy to find a good hotel that admits dogs?
Well, with this article, I will try to help you organize your stay in New York with your dog by giving you some advice on choosing the hotels in New York that are best suited to your dog’s needs. So, I hope you will find the rare pearl, the ideal hotel for you and your doggy and that you can spend a dream stay in the heart of Manhattan!
However, I would like to give you a little advice: make arrangements a little in advance to book the hotel. Indeed, if you find the hotel well placed, which accepts your dog, available on the dates of your stay and at a correct price, it is better to book it as soon as possible because there are not that many of them…
What are the criteria for choosing a hotel with a dog in New York?
Hotels, apartments, palaces and unusual accommodations that accept dogs are more and more numerous in the United States, especially in New York. Faced with this ever-increasing offer, I had to select 2 essential criteria to satisfy the requirements of a dog. Because yes, it is very good that a majority of hotels now welcome dogs, but it is necessary to check under what conditions?
Of course, one of the first criteria to choose a friendly dog hotel in New York will be to have enough space in the accommodation so that you and your dog are not too restricted. Then the second criteria will be that there is a small garden, a park, a walk… In other words, a small area of greenery to allow your dog to do his needs at the down below of the hotel… This is all the more important as you will also need to take your dog out for his daily walk. And a green space is always better than asphalt….
These are the 2 criteria I sought while keeping my priorities:
- Nice and not dangerous neighborhood (see my article New York districts) ;
- Good location to visit New York and enjoy the evenings;
- Comfort (air conditioning, restaurant, wifi…) ;
- Reasonable price.
I can tell you that the research has been long! But I found 2 good plans for dog-friendly hotels, very well placed in Manhattan and that meet all my criteria.
Here is my selection of the 2 best dog-friendly hotels in New York: 1 dog friendly hotel in Manhattan for small budgets and 1 luxury (the best) dog friendly hotel in Central Park.
Best dog-friendly hotel in New York City in Central Park
This is one of the best pet friendly hotels in New York: JW Marriott Essex House New York
I selected this dog friendly hotel first of all for its very good localization. Indeed, when I thought about the best place to stay with a dog in New York, I immediately thought of Central Park. Indeed, this green environment in the heart of Manhattan is simply the perfect place for your doggie. You leave the hotel and you are in front of Central Park in the very chic Midtown district of Manhattan.
If this magnificent 5-star hotel is very well placed for your dog, it is also very well located for sightseeing tours of New York. Indeed, the 59th Street Columbus Circle metro station is only 3 minutes away and Times Square is only 15 minutes walk away.
This luxury hotel offers on site restaurant, bar, spa, concierge, gym… everything that can make your stay fabulous! The rooms are refined and very spacious which will make it easier for you to put your doggie…
What makes it a little unhappy is its price but be aware that on booking.com on some dates, the prices are downright low. So why not?
Best cheap hotel accepting dogs in New York in Manhattan
Here is one of the best and cheapest pet friendly hotels in New York: Shoreham Hotel
Here is a very good plan to stay cheaply in New York in a hotel that accepts dogs and is not far from Central Park. The location of this hotel is perfect: In the heart of Manhattan, only 2 blocks from Central Park and 4 blocks from Times Square, just next to the Central Park subway station. And besides, he’s quiet. Located on 55th Street, you only need to walk 7 minutes to reach Central Park and take a nice walk with your dog.
Its price? From 132 Euros per night! And if you want to enjoy a beautiful 38 m2 suite, it’s only 179 Euros at certain times.
With this unbeatable value for money, it’s simply the best pet friendly hotel in New York, conveniently located in Manhattan and accessible to everyone!
New York with a dog – Where to walk your dog in New York?
As I mentioned above, New York is a pet friendly city where you can walk your dog on any street without any problem. In addition, New York City has many dog parks. To find the nearest dog park to your hotel, here is the map of Manhattan’s dog parks or dog areas:
New York with a dog – How to walk your dog in New York?
Except in some dog parks, dogs must always be kept on a short leash. If you do not comply with this rule, you will be fined between 200 and 1000 USD. It is essential to use droppings bags to immediately pick up your dog’s droppings. If you do not pick up, you could also be fined from 200 to 1000 USD.
And if you are too busy visiting New York, you can easily find pet-sitters who will walk your dog for you. See: https://www.doggernyc.com/
New York with a dog – Documents or procedures to be planned
Wherever you travel with your dog to the United States and therefore also to New York, it will be necessary for your dog to have a microchip (tattoo not accepted) and for his health booklet to be up to date with his vaccinations. In the United States, legislation also requires you to have a certificate of good health dated 10 days before your departure. This document must be issued by a veterinarian and time-stamped.
As you will be travelling by plane with your dog, you will have to ask the airline what documents to produce, what equipment is required (IATA transport box) and under what conditions your dog will travel.