Pet-Friendly Hotels, Inns and B&Bs Across the Garden State


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Pet lovers, rejoice: New Jersey boasts a plethora of accommodations that welcome pets in towns and cities throughout the Garden State.

You can also check Bring Fido, Official Pet HotelsPets Welcome, Hotel Guides, and a bevy of other sites that appear when you search for pet-friendly accommodations. Fido Friendly is a print magazine devoted to traveling with pets; the website also has an online map of pet-friendly hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts.

Also check out NJNext.com’s comprehensive round up of pet-friendly hotels, motels, inns, and B&Bs in the shore area.

Remember to keep the following in mind before you book:

  • Some establishments only allow a certain number of pets in each room. Don’t forget to ask about multiple pets if you want to bring more than one.
  • Check if there’s a weight limit if you have a sizable dog. “Sizable” can be over 15 pounds.
  • Inquire about pet fees.
  • Some accommodations have a limited number of designated rooms where they permit pets so booking early is a good idea in case there aren’t many pet-friendly rooms.
  • Some hotels require a dog be crated when alone in the room, but others have pet sitters who can entertain your pup if you want to go to out without him.
  • There are many private homes and Airbnbs that allow pets. RV parks and camping grounds are usually pet-friendly.

Did we miss any pet-friendly New Jersey establishments? Let us know at editor@newjerseynext.com.

Here is a sampling of pet-friendly accommodations from north to south.

NORTH JERSEY

Stanhope

Stanhope is quaint town in northern New Jersey. Popular attractions include Waterloo Village Historic Site, Wild West City (a replica of Dodge City, Kansas in the late 1800’s), Allamuchy Mountain State Park, and more.

Whistling Swan Inn in Stanhope, Photo Courtesy of Whistling Swan Inn

The Whistling Swan Inn is a magnificent Victorian in Sussex County that welcomes pets.

Paramus

Paramus is a wonderful city known for its shopping, restaurants, and proximity to Upper Manhattan (among other things).

Comfort Inn & Suites – Paramus is a nice and pet-friendly hotel in the center of Paramus.

Courtyard Paramus is a lovely hotel right in the middle of Paramus that accepts pets.

Parsippany

Parsippany is a great place to live, dine, and shop. It’s also the home of many corporations.

Embassy Suites Parsippany, Photo Courtesy of Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites Parsippany is a gorgeous hotel that welcomes Rover.

Hyatt House Parsippany East is elegant and will be happy to have your pup visit.

Hyatt House Parsippany/Whippany is a stylish and pet-friendly hotel on the other side of town.

Sheraton Parsippany Hotel is a beautiful hotel that invites your pooch to accompany you.

Fort Lee

Fort Lee is located on the Hudson Palisades. It’s a thriving community and the western terminus of the George Washington Bridge is located there.

Best Western Fort Lee provides attractive accommodations that you can share with your dog.

West Orange

West Orange is a great town to live in with fun restaurants and shops. Thomas Edison’s laboratory is one of the fascinating attractions in West Orange.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is a luxurious hotel that allows pets.

East Rutherford

East Rutherford is home of MetLife Stadium where music concerts are hosted when the Giants and Jets aren’t playing there.

Extended Stay America Meadowlands is a pretty hotel designed for long stays and it extends a warm welcome to canines.

Morristown

Morristown is a bustling, yet small city rich with Revolutionary War history. It boasts many trendy shops and restaurants, a museum, and much more.

Hyatt House Morristown is another chic and comfortable Hyatt. It’s website urges you “bring along your furry pal.”

Westin Governor Morris is a stately and stunning Starwood hotel that welcomes your pup.

Florham Park

Florham Park is charming town adjacent to Morristown that also has nice shops and restaurants.

Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center is an upscale, pet-friendly hotel near Drew University, Farleigh Dickinson University, the College of St. Elizabeth, and not far from Seton Hall University. It’s also close to the Morris Museum and all Florham Park and Morristown attractions.

Weehawken

Weehawken is an historic town overlooking the Hudson River with views of Midtown Manhattan. Weehawken has delightful restaurants, stores, and museums.

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor is a lovely hotel with New York City views for you and your pet to enjoy.

Hoboken

Hoboken is another beautiful and historic city on the Hudson River with dramatic views of Manhattan. Hoboken is renown for it’s fantastic bars, restaurants, and nightlife.

W Hotel Hoboken, Photo Courtesy of W Hotel Hoboken

W Hoboken is a stylish and pet-friendly boutique hotel close to all the sensational restaurants and bars in Hoboken.

Jersey City

Jersey City is another exciting waterfront city across from Manhattan. Jersey City is known for Liberty State Park where you can hop a ferry to The Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. Liberty Science Center an interactive science museum, also calls Jersey City home.

Candlewood Suites has nice suites and allows pets.

Dharma Home Suites JC at Downtown is elegant and on the Hudson. They like canine guests, too.

Westin Jersey City Newport‘s is a gorgeous hotel. Their website says that they offer a “compelling blend of convenience and sophistication.” Westin Jersey City Newport also welcome pets.

Newark is an historic town with cultural venues including New Jersey Performing Arts CenterNewark Symphony Hall, and the Prudential Center. The Newark Museum is a must-see. Newark is also the home of Liberty International Airport.

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown is a beautiful boutique and eclectic hotel in downtown Newark that accepts pets.

Hilton Newark Penn Station is located in Gateway Center in downtown Newark and attached to Newark Penn Station. Your dog is welcome there.

Many hotels near Newark’s Liberty Airport allow pets. Here are several modern and pet-friendly hotels conveniently located by the airport:

Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport

Extended Stay America Elizabeth – Newark Airport

Residence Inn Newark Elizabeth/Liberty International Airport

Embassy Suites Newark Airport

Maplewood

Maplewood is a charming town full of culture, splendid restaurants, and nice shops. South Orange Performing Art Center (SOPAC) is next door in South Orange.

Les Saisons is an exquisite Second Empire French Victorian B&B that welcomes your pooch.

Basking Ridge

Basking Ridge is a lovely town with wonderful restaurants and shops.

Hotel Indigo is a sophisticated hotel near many area attractions and they accept pets.

CENTRAL JERSEY

Clinton

Clinton is a charming and historic rural town on the Raritan River with enjoyable restaurants and shops. Clinton has the Historic Red Mill (grist mill) Museum, Hunterdon Art Museum (contemporary art), Round Valley recreation area, and more.

Hampton Inn is a pretty and pet-friendly motel.

Holiday Inn Clinton – Bridgewater is a nice hotel that welcomes pets.

Edison

Edison is an active town full of commerce and home to The NJ Expo Center where a multitude of interesting exhibitions are held. Edison also has many delicious restaurants and enjoyable shops.

Extended Stay America – Edison – Raritan Center is set up so guests can make themselves at home, and that includes bringing your dog.

Red Roof Inn Edison is comfortable and pet-friendly.

Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center is a lovely hotel where your fur child is welcome.

Flemington

Flemington is a charming and historic town known for its outlets, shops, parks, and Northlandz — the world’s largest model railroad (among other things).

Ramada Flemington is comfortable, affordable, and amenable to pets.

Stockton

Stockton is a tranquil and Victorian town on the Delaware River with wonderful inns, restaurants, and galleries.

Woolverton Inn, Photo Courtesy of Woolverton Inn

Woolverton Inn is a gorgeous and luxurious inn near attractions in Stockton, Lambertville, New Hope and Bucks County (Pennsylvania). Woolverton loves meeting doggy guests.

SOUTH JERSEY

Princeton

Historic Princeton is a beautiful collegiate town full of museums, theater, history, grand architecture, nature, and a plethora of commerce on NJ State Route 1.

Nassau Inn in Princeton, Photo Courtesy of Nassau Inn

Nassau Inn is an elegant blend of historic charm and contemporary comfort right in Palmer Square in the center of downtown Princeton. It’s the only full-service downtown hotel. Nassau Inn welcomes your pet.

Holiday Inn

Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center is luxurious and has conference and meeting rooms (as do all the Princeton hotels). It’s also pet-friendly.

Extended Stay America – Princeton – West Windsor offers affordable suites and is happy to have Fido occupy them.

Hampton Inn Princeton is comfy and conveniently located. Hampton welcomes your fur child.

Hyatt Place Princeton is near all the local attractions and invites your pet along for all the fun.

Residence Inn Princeton At Carnegie Center and Residence Inn Princeton-South Brunswick offer stylish suites for long stays, are centrally located, and are pet-friendly.

Sonesta ES Suites Princeton is an attractive and well-located hotel with suites. Sonesta is eager to meet your pup.

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill is a township of Camden filled with children’s entertainment centers and a children’s museum, spas, and more.

Residence by Marriott Cherry Hill features comfortable and pet-friendly suites. The hotel is conveniently located near the Garden Sate Discovery Museum, the USS Battleship New Jersey Museum, Adventure Aquarium, the Cherry Hill Mall, and historic Philadelphia attractions.

Holiday Inn Philadelphia- Cherry Hill is also very close to the Garden State Discovery Museum, the USS Battleship New Jersey Museum, Adventure Aquarium, the Cherry Hill Mall, and historic Philadelphia attractions.