Tillie joined our family one year ago and we have become "those obnoxious dog owners".
You know, the ones who want their dog to go everywhere, cancel plans to stay at home on a Friday night playing fetch, and share dog photos with every stranger. I would say that you could recognize our love, maybe obsession, with our Sheepadoodle since the day we got her.
Tillie is a trained service dog but her service is only needed in the morning and at night because she is a medication dog. She can technically go everywhere with me but I don't want to bring her into a restaurant just because I can. I have set boundaries and do not bring her to specific places.
I've spent the last year exploring dog friendly hotels throughout Colorado and I'm excited to finally share that list, while highlighting a few of my favorites.
Tillie's first night away from home was The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. After her successful (accident free) trip, she was in and out of hotel beds every couple of weeks. We even went through a two week period of hopping from hotel to hotel for the bike racing season. The more hotels we were visiting meant the higher my standards became.
Hotel Teatro - Denver, Colorado:
Dogs are allowed everywhere except the restaurant at Hotel Teatro. There is a library area called The Study that houses a daily happy hour and early breakfast. The Study is dog friendly and one of Tillie's favorite places to sleep next to the warm fire. The staff loves Tills and the concierge asked if they could take her for a walk while I was in a meeting; how could I say no. A few laps around the block and our little peanut was fast asleep behind the check in desk.
You can even ask Hotel Teatro to book your dog a "Pawdicure” at a nearby pet spa.
Oxford Hotel - Denver:
One of the oldest hotels in Denver is dog friendly and that makes my heart skip a beat! Oxford Hotel is located downtown near Union Station so there aren't any green patches near by but if you take a stroll, you can make your way to Skyline Park or Confluence Park.
Hotel Boulderado - Boulder, Colorado:
Alert, Hotel Boulderado is super dog friendly and makes every stride to make pups feel welcome. All the bellhops have treats at the service desk and some even carry them in their pocket. Tillie instantly loved Hotel Boulderado (thanks Bellhops) and we hadn't even checked in. The hotel is located in downtown Boulder which means every walk was beautiful.
The rooms are stocked with cute Doggie Rules, poop bags, food and water dishes, and a dog bed. When we walked in, Tillie plopped right down on the dog bed and declared herself tucked in for the night. At turn down service, the humans aren't the only ones to get a treat, look for the turn down chew bone.
Table Mountain Inn - Golden, Colorado:
This adorable boutique hotel is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado with plenty of places to explore. Tillie really loved the local park because she could run wild in it. Table Mountain Inn's staff was love struck by Tillie when we arrived. They kept saying how cute she was [and we even had a newborn baby in tow that didn't get as many compliments].
Table Mountain Inn has spacious rooms with balconies and mountain views. It is perfect for a dog-friendly hotel because it feels like a large apartment. There's nothing better than feeling right at home. Tillie really was digging the views of the dogs walking below us. She wanted to stay on the balcony all day.
Dogs are welcome everywhere in the hotel except for the restaurants.
Grandy Hyatt - Vail, Colorado:
This is one of the most dog friendly hotels I have ever been in. They adore dogs and even have a dog wall of fame for their frequent guests (you bet we are on there).
Grand Hyatt Vail has special dog rooms that have patios to a green space for the bathroom or to hop on the walking path. You can bring your dog to the lobby for champagne happy hour and light bites or bring them to the grass area by the pool while you sunbathe. Of course, they don't want your dog out there if its too hot for them so pay attention to the temperature.
The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs:
Seeing as it was well over 20 years for me to stay at The Broadmoor, it was Tillie's first hotel and she is a queen now. Seriously, The Broadmoor provides amazing dog sitters/walkers, a welcome bag of treats, dog bed, food and water bowls, poop bags, and the best part: an adorable tag that says "Property of The Broadmoor". I had to buy a matching collar for Tills because the gold tag was too cute not to.
This was the very first time Tillie didn't have to sleep in her crate. She quickly found out how much better a king-sized bed is versus her little taco bed.
If you forget your dog food or want to give your dog a special meal, there is a room service menu dedicated to your dog.
We covered Hotel Teatro - Denver, Oxford Hotel - Denver, Hotel Boulderado - Boulder, Table Mountain Inn - Golden, Grand Hyatt - Vail, and The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs.
I'd like to recap these with other 4 stars or better hotels that are dog friendly throughout Colorado.
Le Méridien Denver Downtown
Kimpton Hotels - Born and Hotel Monaco
the ART, a hotel
The Four Seasons
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
Table Mountain Inn
LOGE Camp - Breckenridge
Frisco Lodge - Frisco
Keystone Lodge & Spa - Keystone
Grand Hyatt at Vail - Vail
The Vintage Resort Hotel - Winter Park
Nordic Lodge - Steamboat
The Little Nell
The Armstrong Hotel
The Elizabeth Hotel
The Stanley Hotel
You can find hundreds of dog friendly hotels throughout Colorado. I only wanted to cover 4.0 star rating or higher. Call me high maintenance but it's really about what amenities are offered for Tillie as a guest too.