Woof Woof Reviews the Aloft Long Island City- Manhattan View

The Aloft Long Island City-Manhattan View  is one of the coolest, cheapest, and most convenient places to stay in the New York City area.

From the expense side, no pet fee for any size dog without breed restrictions is a huge plus. Pet fees at other New York City hotels can run up to $100 per night and often limit size. While Woof Woof’s 13-inch,16-pound frame is never a problem for breed restrictions, he enjoys having larger dogs to sniff in hotels. At home, he plays with Pit Bulls and Alaskan Malamutes. The staff loves all dogs and specifically mentioned a beautiful Pit Bull that just visited.

As far as location, it’s near a massive subway station where you could get to most parts of Brooklyn, Queens, or Manhattan in 10 to 30 minutes.

For canine coolness, cookies for dogs are not just available next to the water bowl when your dog steps in the front door, but the front desk staff fed and gushed over Woof Woof every time he came home. He also enjoyed waterfront walks about a mile away at the Hunter’s Point South Park.

For human coolness, the lobby and courtyard is decked out with pool tables, giant jenga, and cornhole. Food is ordered through electronic screens and is extremely well-priced for the area. Free coffee and tea is available all day that can be taken up to the rooftop patio to experience the Manhattan view the hotel is named after.

The one drawback is the rooms are on the smaller side. Ask for a room in Tower B if you’d like a balcony for your pet to get a moment of fresh air.

Overall, it’s a great hotel for pets that I’d recommend over and over again.

Woof Woof Reviews The Camby Hotel in Phoenix

The Camby Hotel in Phoenix merges the charm of kitschy, themed roadside motel with the more sophisticated features and points redemption options of a Autograph Collection hotel by Marriott.

At the front desk, you could check out record players, records, and musical instruments: awesome for the musically inclined, not as awesome for nearby hotel guests who may not be fond of loud music. Everyone could escape to the heated, rooftop pool.

The rooms had Moo lamps and pictures of fuzzy bird toys with clothes pins. For Woof Woof, the beds, as always, provided great opportunity for jumping from one mattress to the other.

The highlight of his visit happened on an early morning walk. At 530am, the fire pits that were still blazing from the night before.

The only hotel staff nearby was the bell captain 20 feet away. He could peacefully look at the fire and sit on my lap outside for a bit. For a dog that grew up hanging out in NYC coffeeshops, those public lap time moments are his comfort zone.

Overall, the location is wonderful as it’s in the Biltmore district. There isn’t a lot of green space nearby, so expect to walk your pooch near shopping centers and busy city streets. The pet fee is reasonable at $100 per stay. Unfortunately, too many hotels charge $100 per night. The hotel is a cool place for small dogs, but dogs over 25 pounds aren’t allowed.

Woof Woof reviews El Portal Sedona for Breakfast

El Portal Hotel in Sedona was ranked as the 2013 top dog-friendly hotel in the country by USA Today.Woof Woof was in awe. He even respected the no peeing sign on one of the cactus gardens. He sniffed and then waited to hike his leg in an approved area.

The boutique hotel with only 12 rooms is situated in the midst of downtown Sedona. The creek has a behind the property is part of the energy vortex, a mythical place that’s said to be a swirling center of spiritual energy for meditation, healing, and self-awareness. Woof Woof stood by the edge of the creek and dipped his head in to lap up all the positive energy he could. He probably had memories of drinking from the same spot when he was a pup.

The hotel was full the night we went, so he just came in for breakfast. The lodge-like setting was so welcoming, he could sit by the fire, on my lap, or on the floor. The sausage Woof Woof had was hand-blended. For humans, the corn tortillas and salsa on the the Heuvos Rancheros were the best I’ve ever eaten. And I grew up out West and spent time in Mexico.

The dress code was casual. So much so, some diners came straight from their rooms in Navaho patterned robes.

We’ll review the hotel another time, but I can safely say it was one of the best places if not the best place I’ve ever seen to take your dog for breakfast.