The cozy bar and lounge has a fireplace. (Photo credit: Baron’s Cove)
If we’ve spent more time at home in the past few months, we’ve been able to bond with our dogs: they were our co-workers, have lunch appointments, and excuses to get out of the house (another walk, why not?).
But maybe you need to go longer than a walk around the block – and don’t want to look into those big, sad brown eyes as you roll your suitcase out the door. Long Island hotels that have COVID-19 precautions can safely do this, and you don’t have to leave your dog at home either. These six dog-friendly Long Island hotels invite puppies to put their paws up and stay for a while.
Just going into one room on this Hamptons escape is like a breath of fresh air. Decor is nautical and airy, with whitewashed walls, plush linens, pillows, and photos that give a hint of the area’s maritime history. As beautiful as the ingredients are, the prospects are even better. 67 guest rooms offer views of the harbor and the village. Both are within walking distance. So you and your dog can comfortably explore the sights and sniffers.
Baron’s Cove Hotel in Sag Harbor. (Photo credit: Baron’s Cove)
Located at the entrance to Long Island Wine Country, this four-star pet friendly hotel is housed in a low red brick building and less than 20 minutes from the local vineyards. The rooms have large windows that let the sunlight in and provide your pup with a sun puddle to sleep in. Although the fitness center is closed, Bistro 72, where you eat farm-to-table and get ingredients from local farms, still operates at limited times.
Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead. (Photo credit: Jim Lennon / MTA courtesy)
This boutique hotel opened in 2019 and continues to offer guests an intimate experience in its 16-room digs. The stylish exterior and lobby have a sleek black and white color scheme that feels a bit urban and elegant. The rooms are softer and more neutral. Think white walls, gray and beige bedding, and minimalist greens. It’s a hop, skip and a jump from downtown, which is home to the high-end Harbor Pet boutique. Let your pup hunt the shelves for a treat – no one deserves to be pampered more than Fido.
The lobby of the Menhaden. (Photo credit: Krysten Massa)
This East End B&B still serves its popular breakfast (now picnic style in your room) and still welcomes pets with open (now socially distant) arms. Each of the 10 rooms offers something different, from the stunning 4,000 square foot Graybarn Cottage to the fourth room, a zen break with soothing light blue walls and Chinese lamps.
Suite 20 at the Mill House Inn. (Image credit: Mill House Inn)
John F. Kennedy and Charles Lindbergh both stayed at this old world luxury hotel. Your dog deserves to spread out there and catch a ray of sunshine. There is food in the room, but if you want to give your pup some time to yourself, make a reservation at Garden City-gloo. The private igloos enable socially distant service on the terrace during the winter months. Enjoy the convenience menu (think of tacos and fondue) and keep your Instagram app open.
Dining in the Red Salt Room is just one reason to stay at the Garden City Hotel. (Photo credit: The Garden City Hotel)
This three-star hotel has colorful rooms that immediately lift the mood of the guests. While your dog may not appreciate the mood-enhancing color scheme, they may not appreciate the goodies the staff has on hand, the plush beds, and the fact that you can order in-room contactless food (calories don’t count holidays for dogs either) .