Are you looking for a pet-friendly hotel in Washington D.C.? Whether you’re visiting the nation’s capital for business, to sightsee, or a little of both, rest assured your pup isn’t merely allowed in the Club Quarters Hotel in Washington, D.C., but will be welcomed and pampered through our CQ Paws Program. Exceptions to our two-dog, 50-pound pooch rules will need to be approved prior to your visit, but we know you’ll find your stay with us to be a treat for you and your tail-wagging travel companion. Book using our Pets Stay Free Offer to receive:
Your pet-friendly stay in Washington D.C. includes all the creature-comforts of home. Dedicated dog-friendly guest rooms provide minimal interruptions, and a special door hanger will alert others to your four-legged friend. Our proximity to dog-friendly restaurants, parks, and other walkable places will make your stay convenient and carefree. Read on to see our list of places to visit in D.C. during your stay, including some of the top destinations that are cool for canines AND their humans.
Bringing your dog to D.C. is as easy as a walk in the park—literally. Explore nature, sightsee along a paved path, or romp with other curious canines in one of the many Washington, D.C., dog-friendly parks and trails near our CQ Hotel. Here are our favorite parks where tail wagging is welcome and encouraged.
CQ Hotel is just a few miles from Rock Creek Park, a fabulous pet-friendly park in D.C. This 1,754-acre oasis in the heart of D.C. has miles of paved and connecting dog-friendly trails for you to explore. It’s open from sunrise to sunset, so there’s plenty of time to get in a satisfying run or casual stroll before a business meeting. As long as your dog is leashed, you’re welcome to explore all of the outdoor spaces at Rock Creek Park. Our Club Quarters Hotel White House is one of the closest pet-friendly hotels to this park in Washington, D.C.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks area boasts 1,000 acres of green space and is located less than a mile from the CQ Hotel D.C. You’ll find many locations to pose with your pooch around the Mall. Best of all, you can pay a visit to the statue of Fala, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s little Scottish Terrier. Avoid the crowds or get right into the action—the National Mall is all yours to explore unguided at any hour of the day.
The Tidal Basin and its 2.1-mile trail makes walking your dog and taking in the sights one-and-the-same. Enjoy the natural beauty of the waterfront and its budding trees, or get a glimpse of attractions like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Washington Monument while spending quality time with your pup. This trail is just a 20-minute walk from your CQ Hotel accommodations.
When your traveling companion needs to frolic with four-legged friends, look no further than Barkhaus, an indoor and outdoor dog park in Washington, D.C. You’ll want to catch a ride to this doggy destination as your pup is sure to be tired out from plenty of off-leash leisure. Grab a bite to eat from the scratch kitchen and relax with locally-sourced beer and wine while your dog enjoys an epic playdate. Be prepared to pre-register your pet before your visit.
Just a mile-and-a-half walk from CQ Hotel, the Shaw Dog Park is an outdoor urban doggy oasis. Let your pal socialize with other furballs and enjoy some time off-leash in the fully-fenced enclosure. This 15,000-square-foot, newly updated park has separate spaces for small and large dogs so every pooch can find the space they need to run, sniff, and play.
With plenty of patio dining and enjoyable weather, it’s always yappy hour in D.C. Your dog won’t be left out of any experience when you book a stay at a CQ Hotel. Not only are we a top hotel in D.C. that allows dogs, but we’re also conveniently located near many restaurants and watering holes with water bowls, too.
A casual spot for a cold beer or mixed cocktail, District tavern was inspired by a beloved Golden Retriever. You and your four-legged friend will enjoy the relaxed outdoor ambience. With two patios, your dog will sniff out some new friends in no time.
Take a stroll from the CQ Hotel to discover Midlands Beer Garden, a dog-friendly sports bar boasting tons of sharable fare and a vast selection of drinks on tap. Outdoor TVs make it easy to catch the game with your pup, and with 6,000 square feet of entertainment space, you’re sure to find a spot to cool off in the shade or to bask in the sun.
Dacha Beer Garden has two locations: an original in Shaw, and a new one in Navy Yard. Serving a huge variety of craft beers, cocktails, and German-inspired cuisine, either setting is just right for spending an afternoon or evening with your two- and four-legged friends. The kids’ menu and Puppuccinos ensure your pint-sized guests have a grand time.
You won’t need to walk your furry friend to all of your destinations when it’s easy to catch a pedicab from any of the pet-friendly hotels in the District. Pets are welcome riders on most pedicabs in the Washington, D.C. area. Whether you’re looking to take a break from walking, navigate to your next vacation adventure, or take a tour pedicab-style with Nonpartisan Pedicab or DC Pedicab, you and your pooch can ride in style.
Delight any doggy with a day on the water when you go Boating in DC. If you’re enjoying an extended stay at a dog-friendly hotel in Washington, D.C., then you’ll have plenty of time to add a kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding adventure to your travel plans. All locations with the exception of the Tidal Basin allow dogs to come aboard with you, so pack your furry pal’s life jacket (or borrow one) and enjoy an afternoon on the water.
The Club Quarters Hotel, Washington DC, White House is ready to welcome you! When you arrive, please keep your curious canine on a leash or in a carrier in all common areas of the hotel, and remember the fitness center is a dog-free zone (but is open to humans 24 hours a day). All four-legged guests must weigh less than 50 pounds, and we allow a maximum of two dogs per room. Have your vaccination records available, and let us know if you’d like any of our complimentary canine accoutrements delivered to your room. We know your pooch will love staying at our puppy palace, and we’ll make sure you have an excellent visit, too. Reset and unwind in our comfortable rooms after a full day of exploring green spaces and nearby dog-friendly restaurants and parks. Reliable Wi-Fi, streaming services, and a complimentary yoga mat make your staying—and playing— a treat.
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