PAW Announces ‘Top Dogs’ in Luxury Pet-friendly Hotels for 2008

PAW Names the 2008 ‘Top Dogs’ in Luxury, Pet-friendly Hotels

PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide, ( the only on line hotel booking engine specializing in luxury, pet-friendly hotels releases the results of their 13,000 mile, 30-state, 50-luxury, pet-friendly hotel adventure and reveals who the ‘Top Dogs’ are when it comes to luxury pet-friendly hotels in the US.


January 7, 2009 (Nantucket, MA) – Janine Franceschi and her Irish Setter, Beau, the owners of PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide set off across the country four months ago from the East Coast in a ‘paw-print’ adorned 2008 Honda Element. Their mission was three-fold; to source, visit, and review luxury, pet-friendly hotels for inclusion on the PAW website, ( as well as their weekly podcast for the Travel Tails Series on PetLifeRadio,(, and to discover and recommend unique pet-friendly activities, resources, and restaurants in each PAW hotel city.

13,000 miles, 30 states, and 50 luxury, pet-friendly hotels later, PAW is proud to announce the ‘Top Dogs’ in luxury, pet-friendly hotels from across the country in four major categories; Luxury Pet-friendly Resort, Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel; Chain and Individual, and Best Pet Welcome Amenity as well as the ‘Top Dog’ in the pet-friendly restaurant, activity, and resource categories. And the winners are..

The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Resort 2008
Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, CA

The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel Chain 2008

The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel 2008
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica, CA

The PAW ‘Top Dog’ Luxury Pet-friendly Hotel BEST PET WELCOME AMENITY 2008
The Woodlands Resort & Inn, Summerville, SC – (Personalized Dog Collar pictured above)
Honorable Mention: Hotel Palomar, Dallas, TX (The Goldfish pictured above)

The PAW ‘Top Dog’ in Pet-Friendly Restaurants 2008
First Place Tie: 50 Plates, Portland, OR – for the food
Fetch, UES NYC, NY – for the atmosphere

The PAW ‘Top Dog’ in Pet-friendly Activities 2008
New York Dog Tours, NY, NY

The PAW ‘Top Dog’ in Pet-friendly Resoures 2008
Dining With Sophie, San Francisco, CA

Along the way PAW discovered some fantastic pet-related vendors and considers ArfDog (, Bowser Beer, (, Dog Lovers Wine Club (, and Dog Is Good, ( to be among the best; all offering a unique, well designed and high quality product line!

For more information or to reserve one of the luxury pet-friendly hotels mentioned here or view all of the luxury, pet-friendly hotels on the PAW website visit To find more information about any of the activities, resources, or restaurants mentioned visit the Canine Concierge State pages on the PAW website (


About PAW
PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide, LLC was created after Janine Franceschi spent countless hours searching in vain for luxury, (4-star or higher rated), pet-friendly hotels that would accept a 60lb dog. PAW is the oly online hotel booking website that specializes in luxury, pet-friendly hotel accommodations and the first to let you searh for a pet-friendly hotel using your pets weight as part of the hotel search criteria. Janine and her 2-year old Irish Setter, Beau, have made it their mission to searh out and identify luxury hotels with the highest level of pet-comfort and amenities available. They have just completed a promotional tour around the country spotlighting the luxury pet-friendly hotels in your area.

Janine Franceschi
PAW;Pet-friendly Accommodations Worldwide

Go to PAW to reserve your next gorgeous, pet-friendly hotel room!


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