Dog-friendly Hotel in Key West, FL

Sit, stay, & Play at The Laureate Key West

The Opal Paws Program

The Laureate Key West is delighted to welcome furry canine companions who are 30 pounds and under. Guests bringing their dog will be charged a non-refundable fee of $75 per night, per dog. Upon arrival at the hotel, we will set your furry friend up with a gift bag outfitted with waste bags and dental stick treats at no additional charge to ensure Fido has everything he needs for a chic stay at our Key West hotel!

Since you get to enjoy the sweetest of dreams in our plush beds, we thought why can’t Fido enjoy the same?! Guests bringing canine companions will also be outfitted with a plush Opal Paws dog mat and food and water bowls to ensure your dog’s Key West vacation is as great as yours. You may take these items home with you, but please note an additional $30 fee will charged will be added to your bill upon departure.

Things to note during your stay:

  • Pet-friendly areas: We have plenty of room for your furry best friend to explore: your guest room, exterior of the building, and the lobby

  • Pet in-room sign: To ensure we don’t disrupt your pup’s relaxation time, please place the “Pet In-Room” sign on the outside of your door whenever your pet is in your room

  • Housekeeping: For the safety and comfort of your pet and our staff, housekeeping service should be pre-arranged at a time the pet will not be in the room. Housekeeping will only enter your room if a) your dog is not present or b) you’re present and your dog is leashed or caged

We hope you and your four-legged friend have a bark-tastic stay with us at our dog-friendly resort in south Florida. Should you need any recommendations on groomers, vet services, parks, or pet-friendly restaurants, our front desk has you covered!

Dog-Friendly Areas of Key West

Dog-friendly Parks & Beaches in key west

Key West residents (also known as “Conchs“) love their canine companions just as much as the next, which is why you can find an array of dog-friendly parks and beaches on the island.

  • Key West Dog Beach is located on the quiet end of downtown (just a couple minutes away from the Southernmost point), and is perfect for Fido to get his frolicking on

  • Higgs Beach Dog Park offers separate sections for large and small breeds and is the biggest park on the island for dogs

  • Fort Zachary Taylor is a must-see with or without Fido in tow (heads up - there is an entrance fee!). But with some great walking trails and dogs allowed in at no extra charge - it’s a can’t-miss

Dog Friendly Bars & Restaurants in Key West

Make Happy Hour a Yappy Hour. These dog friendly bars and restaurants are great place to stop for some chow.

  • Blue Heaven - The chickens and cats roaming the premises at Blue Heaven are almost as famous as the food, so it’s a spot that will surely keep you full and Fido entertained

  • Salute! - Who doesn’t love Italian? Mangia with man’s best friend at this spot located right on the beach

  • Cuban Coffee Queen - Fuel up for your day of four-legged Key West adventures at this shop located in the historic seaport

  • Half Shell Raw Bar - Enjoy water views and some of the freshest seafood in Key West. (We mean from ocean to plate in a few hours fresh)