With your trip to Oklahoma City right around the corner, you drag luggage out of the closet and begin packing.
Your beloved pooch, an ever-faithful companion for the most mundane of tasks, is right beside you, suspiciously sniffing the luggage and looking up at you with imploring eyes. You can’t escape the feeling Fido is begging to go with you, and just like that, you join millions of pet parents who are increasingly traveling with furry family members for everything from vacations to business trips.
Bringfido.com, which hosts a pet travel directory, lists 97 pet-friendly hotels in Oklahoma City more than ready to welcome you and your pet. Some even offer services and amenities designed to make your special canine’s tail wag with delight.
Midtown offers a dog park and a multitude of nearby dog-friendly restaurants. The Ambassador Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is in the heart of Midtown in a beautifully renovated 1928 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly known as the Osler Building, the hotel is an example of Mission and Spanish Eclectic architectural styles. The hotel’s pet-friendly environment includes pet concierge services such as helping guests find a groomer, dog park, or pet sitter, and each pooch gets a yummy treat upon check-in. General manager, Shawn Rogers, says the focus of his staff is to ensure their dog guests feel welcomed.
“We keep a couple of different kinds of organic treats on hand, and the kitchen in our Café Cuvée makes homemade dog treats as well,” said Rogers. “If it’s okay with their pet parent, our dog guests receive a complimentary treat at check-in, and during their stay, they can have more treats when they visit our lobby. We want our dog guests to be just as excited as our human guests to revisit us.”
Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown-Bricktown is conveniently located near a wide variety of popular destinations and caters to modern travelers who enjoy an urban lifestyle and vibrant social scene. Through their ARF program, Aloft provides canine guests with complimentary treats and a bed, bowls, and toys for use during their stay. Also, the Deep Deuce dog park is a few steps away from the hotel.
Other popular pet-friendly accommodations in the downtown area include the Colcord, a contemporary boutique hotel housed in the renovated Colcord Building, initially constructed in 1910; the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, another renovated historical gem built in 1911; and The Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Hotel located near the Chesapeake Energy Arena, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Most hotels charge a fee for pets, and some may have certain restrictions. Since fee amounts, conditions, and pet-friendly services vary, we recommend calling ahead for details before you book your stay.