Dog Bar Blog
Enjoy this list of our favorite luxury hotels Miami Beach that will happily accommodate your pets, and treat them like royalty.
It’s great to see so many of these luxury hot-spots are finding innovative ways to cater to our four-legged loved ones... and it seems to be catching on!
Although dogs aren't "officially" allowed on the neighborhood beaches (check out Hobie Beach on Key Biscayne for that), The beach boardwalk and Lincoln Road Mall are great places for your dog to soak in all the love from our dog-lovin' community!
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1) THE JAMES ROYAL PALM - NO WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS!
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Artistically inspired, environmentally thoughtful & community focused.
"The James Royal Palm is a pet-friendly beach retreat, and our commitment to our guests extends to their four-legged companions. Simply let us know you’ll be traveling with a pet and we will furnish your guestroom with amenities."
2) LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL- NO WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS!
Enjoy all the pleasures of a true luxury resort at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, a graceful Art Deco landmark right in the heart of South Beach
"Loews has the most pet friendly hotels around, and you'll realize it from the moment you and your pet check in. All pets receive their own gifts including a pet tag, bowl and a special treat to start their vacation. As part of the Loews Loves Pets program, your VIP (Very Important Pet) will be waited on hand and paw, traveling in first-class comfort at our Miami Beach pet friendly hotel."
3) THE W SOUTH BEACH - ALLOWS PETS UP TO 40 LBS. (18kg)
"At W South Beach, we think your pet deserves some special pampering. Our Pets Are Welcome (PAW) program is custom-designed to treat our four-legged guests to the same level of luxurious service as their masters. Tails will be wagging, for sure."
Just steps away from the Atlantic, W South Beach hotel offers a cutting-edge oasis in the cosmopolitan heart of South Beach. Iconic design and swaying palms set the stage for an unforgettable experience, where the pulsating worlds of music, fashion and design meet contemporary luxury.
4) DELANO SOUTH BEACH - ALLOWS PETS UP TO 20 LBS (9kg)
"A contract/waiver must be signed upon arrival and a $100 non refundable deposit is required. No pets are allowed by the pool, restaurants, bars or by the beach and may not be left unattended in the guest rooms."
Delano is the hotel that changed South Beach forever. Designed by Philippe Starck, Delano South Beach balances eclectic details with grand public spaces that are playful, elegant, quietly theatrical and filled with all-night energy - proof that the new rules of chic are simplicity with a crisp, clean and modern sense of ease.
5) FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH - 2 PETS PER ROOM
At Fontainebleau, striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is the ultimate South Beach location for visiting four-legged friends and their companions. Pampered pets and their adoring owners enjoy spacious rooms, tail-waggin’ amenities, including a rock star ID dog tag with “if found return to” information, and an on premise oceanside park. Pets can lay back and gaze at their favorite pet movie in-room or plan a day playing in the park. At Fontainebleau, the pawsibilities are endless!
The Dog Bar is located in the land of little #southbeachdogs, many of whom peak gleefully out of carriers, purses and bicycle baskets.
Many of our customers with less "cooperative" dogs mention how great it would be to shop around with their little loved one perfectly at ease in his/her own carrier.
While we cannot guarantee that any one thing in particular will totally reverse the behavior of certain dogs, we certainly can offer the following suggestions that have worked for many of our customers:
Dogs Should Love Their Carriers
Dogs naturally want to have their own den, or personal spot that belongs only to them. This predisposition gives us something to work with. Although it's easier to teach a puppy to like a carrier from the get-go, it's still possible to persuade an older dog as well.
- Before placing your dog in the carrier, just place the carrier on the floor with a couple treats inside and allow your dog to freely inspect it.
- At some point, when your dog falls asleep, place him/her in the carrier and keep petting.
- Any toys your dog isn't playing with should be stowed in the carrier, along with the leash and harness.
- Always offer a treat when he/she enters the carrier.
- As a general rule, never use confined spaces as punishment!
- Start slowly. During your walk, if your dog wants to get out of the carrier, just put on the leash and walk.
The idea is to always maintain a positive association. Remember, whenever your dog seems calm in the carrier, praise him/her!!! That's the behavior we want to encourage!