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10 Paws-itively Perfect Florida Hotels for You & Your Best Friend

Times are RUFF (we couldn’t resist) and we know that road trips are going to be replacing trips that may have included multiple flights. The silver lining? That means that you can bring your furry best friend along! At Explorateur, we ourselves are dog lovers…so this list happens to double as personal research. Check out our list of some exceptional spots around the Sunshine State that allow you to bring your animals!


One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa
Atlantic Beach

This resort finds the balance between modern flair and traditional coastal style. With an ocean-facing spa, a pool perched on top of the dunes, and an aquatic themed bar, your troubles of daily life will drift away.


Havana Cabana
Key West

Enjoy a tranquil oasis and a hub of activity at Key West’s largest pool, the heart of Havana Cabana Waterfront Resort. This new resort pays homage to Cuban culture. Enjoy an afternoon dip while enjoying a refreshing mojito and then head down to Duval St. for the night’s festivities!


The Henderson

With reverence to its humble beginnings and nautical history as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” The Henderson beautifully captures the timeless romance of traditional coastal architecture and complements it with spectacular sunset celebrations, sumptuous sea-to-table cuisine and toes-in-the-sand hospitality.


Postcard Inn

A favorite for beach-lovers and boaters, Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina is located just minutes from Key Largo and a short drive from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West. This oceanfront resort blends the retro, throwback atmosphere of a nostalgic American beach vacation with modern amenities.


Four Seasons Resort

Nestled in a secluded, residential setting within Walt Disney World® Resort, this lakeside haven is dotted with gardens, pools and towering pillars of palms and cypress. Tee off at the exclusive golf course, splash around with the kids at Explorer Island, treat yourself to a soothing, post-park massage, or toast the evening fireworks with dinner at their rooftoop restaurant.


Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Jensen Beach

Ranking as #26 in Conde Nast’s Top Resorts in Florida, this option has prime location of being fairly central for all Florida residents on the east coast. With refined style, and posh amenities, this resort is the perfect pet-friendly retreat.


The Standard

This funky spot believes that dogs should stay for free- and so do we! This modern hotel is perfect for someone wanting a bit of sophistication, with a heavy dose of playfulness. What you can look forward to: artistic style, bright colors, poolside yoga, and more!


Tradewinds Beach Resort
St. Pete Beach

Here you’ll get the best of everything Florida has to offer — a thrilling island adventure at TradeWinds Island Grand and an inspiring aquatic experience at RumFish Beach Resort. Kids (or adults) will enjoy exciting activities like the three-story water slide, campfire s’mores, pirate shows and tons of other fun experiences. With seven swimming pools, fourteen restaurants and cozy beach cabanas, your family would be hard-pressed to get bored.


Four Seasons Surfside

From the moment it first opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1930, The Surf Club has hosted history. It is here that you will find the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, an oceanfront destination bringing a new era of glamour elevated with chic Italian dining and a world-class spa.


The Brazilian Court
Palm Beach

Elegant Spanish Colonial architecture, lush tropical courtyards, fountains and warm ocean breezes frame the exclusive Brazilian Court Hotel. A historic landmark infused throughout with Roaring 1920s glamour and boutique intimacy,

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