Best Dog-Friendly Hotels & Places to Stay in Florida

 Explore these great dog-friendly lodging options for your next trip to St. Pete/Clearwater.

Two dogs on a leash on central Avenue

 A ranking in 2020 from Smart Asset has listed St. Petersburg among the top 11 dog-friendly cities in America.

The St. Pete/Clearwater area makes taking a trip with your furry friends both easy and fun. A number of hotels not only welcome your pet but also offer a host of pampering amenities ranging from specialty mats and massages to treats and tags. Whether you choose accommodations that are luxurious, charming or simply economical, your best friend will find plenty to wag or purr about.
 

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Changing Tides Cottages

Featuring 10 waterfront cottages on one of America’s top beaches, Changing Tides is a very pet-friendly motel where guests can really enjoy “old Florida.”  Only one block to sugar-sand and two blocks from the famed Johns Pass Village, Changing Tides accepts pets of all sizes and may be with you along the waterfront, the patio, and on the docks, off-leash, just like they would be at home.

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Clarion Inn & Suites

The tropical setting at the Clarion Inn & Suites wins over business and leisure guests traveling with kids and pets. Make a splash in the family pool, kiddie pool or jacuzzi while enjoying a beverage from the popular Bayside Bar and Grill. For just $20 a night, two pets weighing 70 pounds or less can stay in your room.

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The Don CeSar

An exterior shot of the Don CeSar Hotel

Opened in 1928, The Don CeSar has been welcoming travelers for nearly a century. Distinguished celebrities such as Clarence Darrow and F. Scott Fitzgerald have stayed at the Pink Palace on St. Pete Beach.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and named a historical monument by the National Archives, The Don CeSar is as rich in luxury as it is in history. And pets aren't left out of the luxe: For a fee of $45 a night, the hotel offers gourmet room service menus for cats and dogs prepared by an award-winning Master Chef and creature comforts like bedding, leashes, collars, litter boxes (and litter), pooper scoopers and poop bags, dog-walking routes, placemats, water bowls and treats. Feline indulgences include rawhide bones, catnip and scratch poles. The hotel also offers a host of specialty services: pet-walking, pet-sitting and dog massages by a professional canine massage therapist.

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TradeWinds Island Resorts

Overview of Tradewinds Resort beachfront pool showing blue cabanas, a water slide and aqua-marine water.

The TradeWinds Island Grand is a family-friendly beach resort with all the amenities you crave.

It’s not a true family vacation unless everyone in the family can come along – even the furry ones. Discover paradise together at two beach-front properties, TradeWinds Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort. Your four-legged pal will love the pet-friendly suites, a leash-free Pet Play Zone, designated dog walking area, and a Paw Court Bistro room service menu.
 

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Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn

Nestled in the quaint town of Gulfport across the street from the sandy beaches of the Boca Ciega Bay, the Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn features luxurious tropical themed suites and cottages with large private indoor sitting areas and private balconies or patios with bay and/or tropical garden view. The Manor was deemed a Best Romantic Hotel finalist by USA Today/Rand McNally. Pets are treated lovingly too. They'll accommodate two small dogs (under 25 pounds) in one of the cottages for no extra fee; just be sure to arrange in advance with the innkeeper.

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Island Paradise Cottages

Stay in one of eight, privately owned, White Glove Award-Winning one- or two-bedroom 'olde' Florida cottages, villas or apartments distinctively furnished for comfort and relaxation. All units at Island Paradise Cottages have a living room with a fully outfitted kitchen in addition to the bedroom(s) and bath. Property amenities include a sparkling pool/spa, tropical gardens, gas BBQ grills, on-site laundry, authentic Tiki Hut, herb garden (for 'foodies') and more!

Dogs are more than welcome to stay here - just seek approval in advance and keep your dog leashed on the property. The facility provides poop pick-up bags and a complete listing of dog-friendly destinations and local dog services, from sitters to vets.

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Camelot Resort

The Camelot Resort is located in Clearwater's breathtaking North Beach only ½ block from the Gulf. Enjoy a lush tropical setting, world famous sunsets, walking distance to a variety of restaurants and shopping. Pets on leashes are most welcome. 

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Hyatt Place St. Petersburg, Downtown

A room at the Hyatt Place in Downtown St. Pete

Hyatt Place in downtown St. Pete is walking distance to the best museums and entertainment such as The Dali Museum, Jannus Live, and the Mahaffey Theatre.

Located nearby the new St. Pete Pier, Hyatt Place in downtown St. Pete is pet-friendly with a fee of $75 for up to six nights. There is a weight limit of 50 lbs for one dog, or two dogs for 75 lbs. Hotel amenities include 24/7 food service, spacious rooms, an rooftop pool and a fitness center.

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