Vacations are all about enjoying time with family and friends, and that includes the family members with four legs. It’s hard to hit the beach and leave cares behind when you’re worried about who’s feeding Fido, so bring your best friends along!
Fetch on the Beach
The oceanfront is Greater Fort Lauderdale’s best side and Plunge Beach Resort is one of the region’s pet-friendly hotels closest to the sand. With contemporary styling, Plunge places you and your pet within walking, running, or cycling distance of the many amenities of Greater Fort Lauderdale. The resort also provides bicycles free to guests, with two parks and Anglins Fishing Pier just about a 10-minute walk away for you and your pooch to explore.
Stay at the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach, and you and your pet will be conveniently located between two of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s best beaches, Pompano Beach and Hillsboro Beach. The beachside hotel features a pool bar and cabana, fitness center, business center, and full in-room kitchens. With restaurants and catering on-site, you also have the option to stay in your room, cuddle up with your pets, and order room service.
Near the Convention Center
If you and your pet are in town to attend a social gathering or business meeting, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers multiple hotel options near the Broward County Convention Center. One possibility for an excellent pet-friendly option is Extended Stay America Fort Lauderdale-Convention Center. Designed for longer stays and with full kitchen amenities, Extended Stay caters to the dog or cat lover who wants to settle in and enjoy the Florida weather awhile. Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center is another pet-friendly option that is conveniently located for business gatherings, provides a hot breakfast, and 24/7 room service.
Catch That Cruise!
Port Everglades is one of the top cruise ports in the world and has ships leaving daily, including many with pet-friendly policies. For pet-lovers who can’t bear to leave behind their best friends, Greater Fort Lauderdale also has pet-friendly hotels near the cruise port. First try Hotel Morrison Fort Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port, with easy access to both Port Everglades and the airport and comfy beds and sheets that any pet would love to curl up on. Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruiseport is also pet friendly and provides complimentary transportation for you and your pet to both the airport and the cruise port, as well as a complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and easy access to Sawgrass Mills Mall.
Pet-Friendly and Proud
Greater Fort Lauderdale has a long history of LGBT-friendly accommodations, and many of the area’s best LGBT+ hotels are also ready to welcome dogs and cats. Calypso Inn in Wilton Manors has been recently renovated and features poolside tanning areas, ample parking, and plenty of room for walking your pet. And the Alcazar Resort welcomes both you and your pet in their natural state amidst comfortable surroundings mere steps away from the Atlantic.