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  • 10 Dog Friendly Hotels DC Offers its Guests

    by Katlyn Kohler
    A pond full of ducks sits in the foreground with the Washington monument in the background

    Visit our nation’s capitol with the best travel companion – your dog! Washington, DC is a great place to see monuments, parks, and national buildings. Whether you want to get closer to our country’s history or see some national treasures, there’s something in DC for everyone. And there’s no need to leave your pup behind thanks to these 10 dog friendly hotels DC is home to. 

    Before you book your stay, read our guide on how to prepare your pup for a stay in a dog friendly hotel

    Here’s 10 of the top dog friendly hotels in Washington, DC in no particular order:

    1. Hotel Hive
    2. The Dupont Circle 
    3. The Watergate Hotel  
    4. Hyatt House Washington DC
    5. Capitol Hill Hotel 
    6. Willard InterContinental Washington 
    7. Fairmont Washington DC
    8. Sofitel Washington DC
    9. Omni Shoreham Hotel 
    10.  Arc The.Hotel 

    Hotel Hive

    Location: 2224 F St. NW Washington, DC 20037

    Located next to George Washington University, this micro hotel is all about efficiency. Being a micro hotel means their rooms are cozy with nothing unnecessary. They love and welcome your pets but ask that you don’t leave them alone in the room, so be sure to bring them with you when you’re out and about!

    The Dupont Circle

    Location: 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036

    This hotel is located near – you guessed it – Dupont Circle. The central location makes it easily accessible to the city by foot or metro. This hotel loves to give you recommendations on things to do in DC. Be sure to ask them about places to take your dog while you’re there.

    The Watergate Hotel

    Location: 2650 Virginia Ave. NW Washington, DC 20037

    The Watergate Hotel was once a watering hole for congressmen and celebrities alike, back in the Watergate scandal days. More recently, they’ve rebranded as a luxury hotel where they’re happy to host you and your pup. Being near Georgetown makes it walkable to plenty of shops and restaurants. 

    Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf

    Location: 725 Wharf St. SW Washington, DC 20024

    Take in views of the Potomac River right from your room at The Wharf. Located 3 blocks from The National Mall, you and your dog will be able to walk to monuments together. This hotel is short-term and extended-stay so they will be able to accommodate you for any amount of time. 

    Capitol Hill Hotel

    Location: 200 C St. SE Washington, DC 20003

    This centrally-located hotel is walking distance to many of the most notable buildings in DC such as the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress. Your dog may not be able to go inside the Supreme Court but he can sniff around it! Despite it being a boutique hotel, the Capitol Hill Hotel has plenty of rooms for you and your dog to choose from. 

    Willard InterContinental Washington

    Location: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004

    Right down the street from the White House is the Willard InterContinental. This upscale hotel is full of history and charm. If a presidential-esque stay is what your dog wants, book here! They’ve been hosting humans and dogs for 200 years. 

    Fairmont Washington DC

    Location: 2401 M St. NW Washington, DC 20037

    Located in the West End of DC is the newly renovated Fairmont. Your dog will love the smells in the urban courtyard. When you want to get out and about, Georgetown is a walk away. Explore the historic streets with your pup in tow. 

    Sofitel Washington DC

    Location: 806 15th St. NW Washington, DC 20005

    Another option near the White House is Sofitel Washington, DC. You and your pup can enjoy a luxury hotel stay while being close to the political action in the Capitol. There’s plenty of history to soak up during your bathroom break walks with your dog. 

    Omni Shoreham Hotel

    Location: 2500 Calvert St. NW Washington, DC 20008

    The Omni Shoreham is famous for hosting presidents and world leaders, though these days they’re more concerned with hosting you and your dog! You’ll enjoy a combination luxury and history here. Located on 11 acres of land, your pup will have plenty to sniff on the hotel grounds. 

    Arc The.Hotel

    Location: 824 New Hampshire Ave. NW Washington, DC 20037

    Located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, The ARC is all about tailoring your stay as if you were a local. You and your dog have plenty to explore with most experiences only a mile or less away. They even have a pillow menu to choose from so that your bed is exactly how you like it. 


    We hope you love these dog friendly hotels DC offers for visitors. When you need to get out of the room and stretch your pooch’s legs, try one of these 10 DC dog parks. Happy exploring!

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