"Loews Loves Pets": A Model Pet-Friendly Policy at Loews Hotels

Loews hotel brand pioneered pet-friendly hotel rooms

Dog in hotel room with owner
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Loews Is All In as a Pet-Friendly Hotel Brand

Some hotel brands are honestly, unconditionally pet-friendly. Loews Hotels' Loews Pet program is the most famous example of pet-friendly hotel brands. These hotels welcome pets with open paws...and with minimal fees, no restrictions, and doggie goodie bags.  

Fact Is, Many "Pet-Friendly" Hotels Are Actually Faux-Friendly

Lots of hotels today claim to be pet-friendly.

But in fact, quite a number of self-proclaimed pet-friendly hotels are what you could call faux-friendly. These judgmental hotels take the fun out of traveling with your pet. They do this in a variety of ways. Loews Hotels and resorts are innocent of these not-so-pet-friendly tactics.

"Faux-friendly" hotels permit pets only in certain rooms, usually less desirable or far from the hotel. action. They charge a considerable, nonrefundable "housekeeping fee," sometimes as much as $150 per night. And many faux-friendly hotels forbid pet owners to leave their furry guest unsupervised in their hotel room, forcing them to hire a pet-sitter supplied by the hotel. See what a truly pet-friendly hotel gives you and your pet.

Loews Hotels' Influential Pet-Friendly Program, Loews Loves Pets

Loews Hotels are the opposite of pet-unfriendly hotels. This brand has pioneered pet-friendliness and has consequently captured the loyalty of many pet owners and their furry family members.

Loews Hotels' Loews Loves Pets program, in place at all Loews hotels, is a model of its kind. The Loews Loves Pets policy is light on pet-owner expenses and restrictions. Loews charges only a $25 one-time fee for pet visits (like all hotel fees, this is subject to change). Loews places no restrictions on pets; you can leave Bowser or Meowzer in you.r room.

The only limit rule is that you can have two pets max per room.

Loews welcomes critters with a pet gift bag including food and water bowls; a fuzzy welcome mat; dog treats; a bone-shaped, gold metal Loews collar tag; scoop bags; a "Pet in Room" door sign; and various retailer discount cards.

De-leash-ious Loews Hotel Room Service for Canine and Feline Guests

Loews delivers great customer service to guests' pets. Each hotel offers a pet room service menu. Yes...house specialties hand-delivered to your pampered pet. The owner (or the pet!) can choose various brands of packaged pet foods, or order fresh, chef-made gourmet dishes for dogs or cats (see recipe below)l

More Loews Perks for Pets

Loews doesn't stop with critter chow. This hotel brand really wants your pet-owners' business. Loews hotels lend visiting pets dog and cat beds, leashes and collars, litter boxes and scoops, scratching posts, even dog coats and booties. Owners can expect local dog-walking maps and referrals to sitters, walkers, groomers, veterinarians. Some Loews hotels offer a pet concierge.

Loews Hotel Travel Packages for You and Your Amazing Animal Companion

Appeals to pet travelers with pet-and-owner weekend packages including Su'ruff Camp" (doggie surf school) at Loews Coronado Bay Resort near San Diego; "Outward Hound" nature activities at Loews Denver Hotel; "The Hound of Music" at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, in which pooches record a howling' CD.

Bottom Line: If You're Not Going to Stay at a Loews, Find Another Pet-Friendly Hotel

Don't get sent to the doghouse! Call the hotel you're considering visiting with your pet and find out what their pet policy entails. Even if it's a Loews hotel, you should call for the details of that particular hotel's pet policy including the housekeeping fee, if any.

Loews Loves Pets Recipe: Bow Wow Tenderloin of Beef

(This recipe serves 4 hungry hounds)
1 lb. ground filet mignon
4 large eggs
8 cups brown rice
12 slices white bread, crumbled, crusts removed

Preheat 10" sauté pan. Add ground beef and cook in its own liquid until the meat is no longer red. Remove from stove, discard grease, and set the beef aside.
Hard-boil eggs for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and peel.
Crumble eggs and add to pan with cooked beef. Reserve mixture.

In a separate saucepan, boil rice in unsalted water until tender. Let cool.
Add rice to beef and egg mixture. Add crumbled white bread.
Serve when dish cools off a bit. If refrigerated, let dish come to room temp before serving, or warm to your dog's taste.

(Recipe from Loews Loves Pets)