Bringing Your Dog to Las Vegas: What You Need to Know

Travel Tips — By thmeeks on June 24, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Are you looking for a dog-friendly Las Vegas hotel or motel? At one time, it was tough to find a hotel on the Strip that accepted pets. But since many people regard their pets as family members and want to bring them along on vacation, a growing number of Las Vegas hotels are accepting pets. Some hotels even offer special goodies for their four-legged guests.

Dog-friendly hotels on the Strip

  • Trump International welcomes up to two dogs under 25 pounds. This non-gaming property offers special amenities like a dog bed, treats, and toys.
  • The Four Seasons, located within Mandalay Bay, welcomes up to two pets under 25 pounds. THEhotel, also located at Mandalay Bay, accepts up to two dogs with a combined weight of 100 pounds.
  • Caesars Entertainment recently started accepting dogs with its PetStay program. Two dogs under 50 pounds are allowed. Participating properties include Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and Imperial Palace.

Pet-friendly hotels off the Strip

  • Platinum, a non-gaming, all-suites hotel off the Strip,  accepts pets up to 50 pounds.
  • At Lake Las Vegas, Ravella and Loews are pet friendly, and there are lots of places to go for walks. Lowes offers a “Lowes Loves Pets” program that includes special dog (or cat) treats and room service, dog sitting and walking services, and dog massages.
  • Most major chain hotels/motels, like Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, and LaQuinta accept pets, although policies may vary by hotel.

Other tips for bringing pets to Las Vegas

In addition to restrictions on the size, number, and type of pets you can bring, hotels usually require a deposit.

Your dog will need to be crated/kenneled if left in the room alone. Getting a dog sitter is another option many hotels can help you with.

Some hotels have special areas for dogs, but if you’d like to hit the park, Sunset Park is within a few minutes of the Strip. It has an off-leash dog park area in addition to walking trails for leashed dogs.

Be prepared for blistering heat in summer. Streets and sidewalks may be too hot for delicate paws. Be sure to have water with you, for both you and Fido. And never leave a pet in a parked car — it’s a bad idea anywhere, but in Las Vegas it can be deadly.

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Photos courtesy of Eric Irish, Jude, and Vera Yu and David Li

Tags: Caesars Entertainment, Dog-Friendly Hotels, Four Seasons, Loews, PetStay, Platinum, Ravella, Sunset Park, THEhotel, Trump International