Dog-Friendly Hotels Around Town

By AFM Staff – March 1, 2017
Photography by Weston Carls


Lone Star Court

Whether it’s your first time in Texas or you’re a local pup like myself, Lone Star Court’s the place to go, thanks to its renowned Hill Country hospitality. From an in-house food truck, The Feed Store, to its frequent events and concerts, this place has it all. And they’re not just friendly here—they’re pet-friendly, which is just my style. So if you’re a furry fella like me (all dogs are welcome as long as they’re under 50 pounds), you’re in good hands. Although I couldn’t enter the fitness centers and swimming pools, I wasn’t heartbroken—I preferred the Water Trough’s (their in-house bar and restaurant) patio anyway!


Hyatt Regency Downtown

Who says a guy can’t have a view of downtown and a room on the water? Providing a perfect blend of Hill Country calm and the hustle and bustle of Austin’s nightlife, the lakeside Hyatt Regency is an ideal spot to drop your bones and lounge by the water with your human. Thankfully, they know big dogs like me are part of the family, so they stock their rooms full of amenities like pet welcome cards, gourmet treats, pet beds, and food and water bowls. With dog-friendly hotspots like Barton Springs, Zilker Park, the Lady Bird Lake hike-and-bike trail, and countless patio restaurants within a matter of steps, I wouldn’t dare stay confined to my room—no matter how comfortable and luxurious my stay is.  


The Westin Downtown

As a gal with many interests, it’s difficult to find a place where I can be classy and active in the same day. Luckily, I found just the spot: The Westin Downtown. From dog beds and bowls, to doggy beer and locally-made doggy treats, they treat me like royalty every time I’m there. The Westin caters especially to fit dogs and their humans—they even offer a “wagWestin” map that features three different doggy routes and nearby dog-friendly destinations like walking trails and parks! And if you’re a pup who’s particular about making an entrance (like me), you can even put your name on the hotel’s VIP dog board and get the recognition you deserve.

I found their wagWESTIN Dog Walking Map very useful for my walks outside. 


South Congress Hotel

As a gentledog of fine taste, there’s no better place to stretch my legs and lay out by the pool than the South Congress Hotel. As the newest and hottest boutique hotel in Austin, it’s got every amenity I could hope for. From several in-house restaurants, bars, and cafés, to a flawless rooftop pool bar, they’ve got it all. More to my point, though: every dog gets its own personal bed, bowl, and toys to play with. Your human may get a little jealous, but don’t worry—there are plenty of music venues, shops, and shows you can visit together on one of Austin’s most storied streets. 

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