Pet-Friendly Seattle, WA: Hotels and Restaurants

May 10, 2022

Waking up to a piping hot cup of dark roast and a rousing Puget Sound view. Is there anything more enticing? Make your next Emerald City visit as blissful and joyful as can be when you choose to bring along your pet. 

Follow along to discover the best hotels, restaurants, and hiking trails for Pet-Friendly Seattle.

From sparkling Lake Washington to the rugged beauty of the Olympic Mountains, Seattle is truly an outdoor lovers' paradise. However, this metropolis of coffee and rain is also one of the U.S.most pet-friendly cities.

Discover tropical sand-covered patios serving up Caribbean eats or wind through trails of wild grass and oak trees at the Washington Arboretum.

Ready to get a head start on visiting Seattle? There’s never been a better time to travel with Fido, so pack those dog treats, and let’s go…

Pet-Friendly Seattle Hotels

Maxwell Hotel

Stay with a smile on your face when you reserve a bright and airy suite at the Maxwell Hotel. This StayPineapple property is located at the base of Queen Anne Hill and is within walking distance to Pike Place Market, the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and plenty of outdoor shops.

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Revel in the fun and funky artwork that decorates these communal spaces, and snap a photo of the large mosaic pineapple that graces the lobby. Sneak in a swim at the indoor pool or ‘get naked’ under the dreamy European-style individual duvets, cozy robes, and big towels.

Maxwell is just as dog-obsessed as you and warmly welcomes your pooch with a ‘Pineapple Pup Package.’ Well-behaved doggies and their owners can save 50% off pet fees with their package, including a water bowl, complimentary treats, a dog waste bag dispenser with bags, and a dog bed.

photo credit: The Maxwell Hotel - A Staypineapple Hotel via Facebook

Hotel Max

Ideal for the artistically inclined, everything from the bold color palette to the original Andy Warhol in the lobby screams bohemian chic at Hotel Max. Sleep in the heart of Seattle with Spot in tow as you choose from various edgy, urban-designed rooms. Immerse yourself in the thrill of downtown life as you explore endless cafes, restaurants, parks, and nearby shopping centers.

Rock and Roll fiends should spring for a Sub Pop Room where they can enjoy homages to the Jet City’s grunge era past and an in-room vinyl collection and Crosley record player. Pets of all shapes and sizes are allowed at Hotel Max for a $30 once-per-stay fee.

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Your fluffy friend will be treated like a true VIP with a signature welcome kit full of treats, a comfy bed, food and water dishes, and an extensive list of local resources, including vets, groomers, dog walkers, and pet psychics. 

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle

Lean into that luxurious life when you pamper yourself at the sumptuous Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle. A Kimpton property favored by both Conde Nast Traveler and U.S. News & World Report, the Hotel Monaco is sure to turn heads. Settle in for some deep relaxation as you cuddle up in one of their spacious rooms, complete with Frette linens and Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities.

Work on your downward dog with free use of your in-room yoga mat, or work up a Peloton-induced sweat at their 24-hour fitness center. Stop by for a savory bite or cocktail at Outlier, and warm yourself by the outdoor fire pit. Forget about pet fees and breed restrictions, as the Hotel Monaco allows all manner of pets sans cost.

Frisky or Fido will receive food and water bowls, a pet bed, a bottle of spring water, treats, and a disposable pickup bag. Spoil your Shephard even more when you order them a refreshing ‘pupsicle’ off the pet-friendly inn room dining menu.

photo credit: Nancy D Brown via Facebook

Edgewater Hotel

Revel in Rock and Roll nostalgia when you reserve accommodations at Seattle’s only pet-friendly, over-water hotel. For over 50 years, the Edgewater Hotel has made a name hosting living legends such as The Beatles, Pearl Jam, and the Foo Fighters.

Soak in spellbinding views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains from their convenient Pier 67 location. Enjoy plenty of Pacific Northwest charm with fireplaces in every room, or upgrade your lodgings with a specialty suite. Sip local wine at the award-winning Six Seven Restaurant*, or head to Pike Place Market to sample the freshest fish or a cold brew from the very first Starbucks.

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Ready to rock out with Rex? For a one-time fee of $100 per stay (and a maxim of two pets per room), your pooch can score a bed, water and food bowl, and special treats upon check-in.

*Unfortunately, even leashed dogs are not allowed at Six Seven Restaurant 

Belltown Inn

Location, location, location! Get a head start on uncovering every nook and cranny of Rain City when you make the Belltown Inn your home base.

Boasting an enviable Belltown address, this cozy-chic property delivers unparalleled service, amenities, and Seattle acumen. Easily walk to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Seattle Center grounds, Symphony Hall, and the Central Waterfront. Or make yourself at home with crisp, classic accommodations featuring thoughtful touches such as high-quality sheets, upscale bath amenities, and kitchenettes.

Grab some Vitamin D on the hotel’s sun-soaked roof deck, or put the pedal to the metal when you borrow a loaner bike. Both you and Bessie can catch up on beauty sleep, as the Belltown Inn is delighted to accommodate both cats and dogs that are 50 lbs or less for an additional refundable $200 pet deposit.

*Deposit is refundable, assuming there is no damage to the room.

photo credit: Belltown Inn via Facebook

Human-Friendly Activities

Once your hound is happy and fed, it’s time for the humans to descend upon Seattle! Make the most out of your time in the Emerald City when you take to the sea, sample Pacific Northwest delicacies, or spot Free Willy.

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From Ballard Locks to Lake Union, spend two hours diving into the riveting history, waterways, and city scenery on the Seattle Locks Cruise

Embrace the vast beauty of the San Juan Islands as you glimpse orcas, humpback whales, seals, eagles, and more on your naturalist-led Classic Whale Watch & Wildlife Tour

Organic produce, sustainable seafood, and drool-worthy cheeses. Relish 16 different tastings on this mouth-watering Chef-Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market.

pink, purple, and blue skies as the sun rises over Seattle, Washington, USAPet-Friendly Seattle Parks and Hikes

Washington Park Arboretum

Scores of Seattle humans visit the Washington Park Arboretum every day for an injection of natural tranquillity. However, this massive park is also mutt friendly. Wander for miles as you seek out diverse habitats of wetlands, grass, and oak trees.

Observe woodland, Japanese, and Azalea gardens, or seek out any number of wilderness trails. Stretch those legs on the 2-mile Loop Trail, or say hello to the friendly kayakers cruising on  Lake Washington. Please note that the Washington Arboretum is considered a ‘leash dog park,’ and you must pick up after your pet. 

photo credit: UW Botanic Gardens via Facebook

Genesee Dog Park

Searching for a quick 30-minute sojourn for you and your schnauzer to stretch your legs? Let your lovable pooch work off those zoomies worry-free at Genessee Dog Park. Located in Southeast Seattle, this 2.5-acre off-leash dog park is fully fenced.

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An ideal stop in the winter months, the off-leash gravel covering ensures Rex will leave mud-free. Enjoy the double gate entrances, doggie drinking fountain, and soothing neighborhood vibes.

Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area

Is your Frenchie or Fox Terrier looking to make friends? Socialize with all of Seattle’s canine’s when you cruise over to the Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area. This 9-acre doggie oasis is the city's most extensive and most well-used off-leash area.

Bring a frisbee or tennis ball and go all-in on a spirited game of fetch, or let Rover enjoy Seattle's only off-leash spot with water access. Race through flat play areas, winding trails, and more. Shyer pups can play on their terms, as Magnuson’s features a small and shy dog area within the larger dog park. 

photo credit: Danny Ngan via Facebook

Discovery Park

Inhale that fresh Rain City air, and enjoy an abundance of natural diversity and sweeping Puget Sound scenery when you tackle Discovery Park. This serene 534-acre natural area is situated on Magnolia Bluff and serves up 2 miles of tidal beaches, open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, and more.

Lucky pooches will appreciate the unfettered freedom to roam around this usually sparsely occupied park. Considered the largest city park in Seattle, keep your eyes peeled for wild blackberry bushes, black bears, and mountain beavers. Try your hand at conquering the many trails, some of which pass by the sandy beachfront and iconic lighthouse. 

Pet-Friendly Seattle Restaurants

Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse

Hanging out in Fremont and wondering where to grab a bite and a brew? Bring along Buster and heed your craving for a cold one when you dine at Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse. This cheers-like establishment is as dog friendly as they come.

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Snag a red leather booth and spot the pup portraits on the walls as you peruse their extensive menu. Order up a juicy Norms Burger or Smoked Brisket Sandwich for yourself and a Beef Bow Wow Bowl for Rex. Don’t forget to snag some milk bones for the road from the never-ending treat bowl. 

photo credit: Norm's Eatery & Alehouse via Facebook

The Pink Door

Feast al fresco at Seattle’s iconic Italian eatery in Post Alley. The Pink Door allows pups on the patio and is the perfect spot for watching the ferries cruise by Elliott Bay. Indulge your inner epicurean with unpretentious produce-driven Italian American fare.

Linger over exquisite interpretations of seasonal ingredients such as ahi tuna crudo served with fried capers and orange citrus vinaigrette or their heavenly homemade lasagna made with fresh spinach pasta layered with besciamella, pesto, and topped with marinara sauce.

A dining room with table that have white cloths on them and is lit by low candle light at The Pink Door in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: The Pink Door via Facebook

Biscuit Bitch

Get in touch with those Southern roots and start your day with buttery, flaky perfection at Biscuit Bitch. A Seattle staple with locations in Belltown, Pioneer Square, and Caffe Lieto Bitch’s biscuits and gravy are unparalleled. So hightail it to the Belltown location for outdoor seating and prepare to order up a storm.

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Keep it savory with a ‘Bitchwich’ made with egg, cheddar, and bitchy sauce and a side order of simple irresistible cheesy garlic grits. Biscuit’s coffee also hits the spot, and you’d do well to try a Dirty Pumpkin Latte made with Chai, Pumpkin, and two shots of Espresso.

Super Six

How to make bottomless brunch even better? Bring along your canine companion! Inspired by its location as a former auto body shop, Super Six draws influence from America’s automotive obsessed past as well as Asian flavors and Pacific Northwest staples.

Moan over mouthfuls of Hawaiian-inspired dishes such as pancakes topped with toasted macadamia nut butter and coconut syrup or eggs benedict with kimchi hollandaise. Try the Filipino version of bacon and eggs or a SPAM sandwich topped with spicy slaw, pickled jalapenos, and harissa aioli.

Finally, save room for something sweet, and grab a Malasada (Hawaiian donut) or slice of coconut cream pie to go. 

plates of food for brunch at Super Six in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Super Six via Facebook

Reckless Noodle House

Your dachshund may be your date night go-to, but if you need to impress some hunky humans, Reckless Noodle House makes an epic evening reprieve. Festively decorated with fishnets and string lights, their recently reopened patio has plenty of space for well-behaved pooches.

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First, snag a reservation and explore their expertly crafted cocktail menu. Then, raise a glass with a Rebel Without A Cause or keep it classic with their world-famous Mai Tai.

Chow down on crispy duck rolls, refreshing papaya salad, and a bitingly spicy Ma La Braised Beef Cheek Noodle. 


Have you been dreaming about a tropical beach getaway with Grover? If an island vacation isn’t in the cards, you can treat yourself to the next best thing at Bongos. Playful pups will adore the sand-covered patio while you dig into their authentic Caribbean cuisine.

Colorful decor, a thatched palm roof, and plenty of bright shovels and patio chairs complete the laid-back aesthetic. Prime your taste buds for the succulent flavors of Jamaica and Cuba. Munch on sweet deep-fried plantains, tostones, jerk spiced chicken plates, and golden curry with mango. 

photo credit: Bongos Cafe via Facebook

Early morning vistas of the Space Needle and the Great Wheel, plenty of rock history, and an enviable coffee culture culminate in making the Emerald City a sparkling jewel of the Pacific Northwest. 

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However, did you know Seattle’s acres of verdant forests and snow-capped mountains also make it a mecca for pet-friendly travelers? 

Scramble up dramatic sea cliffs and bluffs at Discovery Park with your daring dog. Or schedule a pet sitter so you can eat your way through each stall at Pike Place Market.

From luxurious boutique hotels with pet-specific in-room dining menus to Aloha accented meals on charming outdoor patios. The Rain City shines all of its love on four-legged creatures.

Don’t wait; start planning your next Seattle sojourn with your furry friend today.

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