When people ask me where they should stay in New York while traveling with a pet, I immediately recommend the High Line Hotel. I haven’t stayed there (mostly because I live in NY), but I go quite often. My immensely cute puppy loves hanging out in the lobby, where she can meet other dogs and get treats from friendly staffers. As for me, it’s one of the few places in the city where I can sit down, indoors, with a cup of coffee, a pastry, and my dog. (And it’s not just any coffee, it’s Intelligentsia coffee.)
In addition to having pet-friendly policies, the 60-room High Line Hotel, located on 10th Avenue and 20th Street, occupies a beautiful, storied building. It was the former General Theological Seminary, built in the late 1800’s to house theology students. Before that, the land was an apple orchard and for many years it belonged to Clement Clarke Moore, a wealthy gentleman who wrote the classic “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Thankfully, many of the seminary’s originally details were preserved.