John Patrick Pullen

Pet-Friendly Portland Hotels

With our many dog-friendly lodgings, there’s no reason to leave your best friend behind when you visit Portland.

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John Patrick Pullen

Most pets seem to think that our homes are theirs — they just let us live there. But hotels were built for humans, right? Not all of them. These Portland hotels pamper pets as much as they do people, providing bedding, treats, room service and more.

The Dossier offers a “pet spiritual menu” of inspirational books on topics like dog massage and pet psychology.

Ace Hotel

“We accept pets.” That’s the policy at this laid-back, hip downtown hotel. (Call them to ask, and that’s what they’ll say.) The Ace has neither fees nor breed, amount, or size restrictions — just an understanding that you’re not going to roll up to the check-in desk with 10 St. Bernards in tow. That seems fair.

The Benson Hotel

One of Portland’s oldest hotels, this landmark has hosted presidents and diplomats — so it’s plenty good for your second-in-command. The hotel charges $25 per stay for as many pets as you bring. Pups get a care package upon check-in and can rest their heads on Tempur-pedic pet beds at the end of the day.


Dog-Friendly Portland Breweries

Plenty of Portland’s 70+ breweries cater to both two- and four-legged visitors, providing pooch-friendly patios and bowls of water for thirsty pups.

The Dossier

Downtown’s Dossier, renovated in 2017, is all about connecting visitors to the Portland way of life — and that extends to visiting pets, too. Pets stay free of charge, and you’ll get a pet bed, bowls and tasty treat upon check-in, as well as a curated list of Portland pet resources. They even offer a “pet spiritual menu” of inspirational books on topics like dog massage and pet psychology, free to borrow.

The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel

Completely renovated in 2017, The Duniway delights humans with its stylishly appointed rooms and acclaimed on-site restaurant, Jackrabbit. It also welcomes pets weighing up to 75 pounds with a bed, water and food bowl, plus a new toy to take home, all for a $50 fee. After checking in, stop by the concierge desk for your pup’s welcome letter and special treat.

Hotel deLuxe

Ever think your dog should be a movie star? Okay, maybe a YouTube sensation? Here’s your chance to give them the star treatment they deserve. This hotel, inspired by the golden age of Hollywood, rolls out the red carpet for Fido and Felix alike — and pets stay completely free of charge. Pets can curl up on their own bed and are supplied with bowls, toys and treats (and can even enjoy some pet-centric room service).

Hotel Lucia

Dogs are all about relaxing, so why not kick back in style? This haute downtown hotel keeps all its guests well-appointed and fully relaxed. At no extra cost, Lucia rolls out all sorts of amenities, like beds, bowls, toys and treats, and even offers a tasty in-room menu, designed to keep pets going strong on these exhausting jet-setting vacations.


Dog-Friendly Patios in Portland

Portlanders love their dogs, so it’s only natural that the city has plenty of dog-friendly eateries. Discover the best patios to bring your pup in Portland.

Hotel Rose

Located across the street from Waterfront Park, Hotel Rose makes a great home base for some long walks. For a $25 daily fee, the hotel’s pet amenities include a water bowl, bedding and waste bags for up to two dogs.

Hotel Vintage

Cats and dogs get the VIP (very important pet) treatment at this recently revamped downtown hotel — and they stay for free. Upon arrival, your best friend’s name will be listed on the lobby’s chalkboard welcome sign. A bed, food and water bowls will be at the ready in the room, and the lobby is well-stocked with dog treats to pamper Fido on the way in and out. Plus, hotel staff is happy to provide a list of local pet service providers so your buddy can get as much out of their stay in Portland as you do.

The Hoxton, Portland

This British import welcomes one dog weighing up to 40 pounds per room — at no extra charge. When you check in, you’ll get a list of pup-approved spots in the neighborhood and a pack of “Hox Hounds” goodies, including a bowl, bed, spare collar and lead, first-aid kit and poop bags.

The Mark Spencer Hotel

With an amenity package at check-in and a water dish already waiting in your room, this pet-friendly favorite does its best to make your best friend as comfortable as he would be at home. The hotel charges $25 per day, per pet, which includes furniture pads for your furry friends, walking route information and plenty of ideas of how to enjoy Portland with your pet.

McMenamins Kennedy School and McMenamins Crystal Hotel

For $15 per pet, per day, four-legged friends can get in on some of Portland’s favorite hotels. All sizes and numbers of pets are allowed, but they must be attended at all times, and on leash or in crates in public areas. That means they can accompany you to some of the more relaxing spots, like Kennedy School’s Courtyard Restaurant or the outdoor patios at the Crystal Hotel.

River’s Edge Hotel & Spa

This South Waterfront property offers a limited number of dog-friendly rooms, charging $50 per stay for one dog up to 50 pounds. You can feed your furry friend with an order from the hotel’s “Bark Bar” room service menu.

RiverPlace Hotel

Ideally located right next to Waterfront Park, this hotel ensures every dog has his day. Their complimentary pet amenities have no restrictions on height, weight or breeds, and their concierge will even recommend pet-sitting or dog-walking services if you want to explore Portland without holding a leash. Pet registration makes things easier.

Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown

The only Portland hotel to employ a director of pet relations, this downtown hotel offers a variety of free amenities, including food and water bowls and a dog bed placed in the room upon arrival, spring water, treats and eco-friendly cleanup bags. You can also add on extra services, including grooming, dog-walking and even a pet psychic session. Traveling without your pet? The Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown will offer you a complimentary goldfish to keep you company during your stay.

The Sentinel

Vacations make it easier to re-connect with your inner self. But what about getting back in sync with your pet? In addition to a range of amenities like pet beds, food bowls, chew toys and treats, The Sentinel also has a library of books on everything from dog massage to pet psychology — all completely free of charge.

Where to Stay

Those looking to learn where to stay in Portland have plenty of options, from glamorous, high-rise hotels to cozy homes embedded within Portland's many neighborhoods. Lodging options throughout the city are as plentiful as they are unique.