Family Travel Question:

Q | Any suggestions for New York City hotels that have an indoor pool and accept pets?

Can you share names of hotels in New York City that have a great indoor pool and are pet friendly? -Debbie, NY

A | Le Parker Meridien in New York is great for kids and pets

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Finding a hotel with an indoor pool in NYC is tough, but that also accepts pets?  Le Parker Meridien on West 56th Street is one of my favorite Manhattan hotels and meets both those needs in style. For our Christmas visit to see the New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker, we chose Le Parker Meridien because of its location within walking distance to subways, shops, restaurants, Central Park. And Lincoln Center was only about 20 minutes with a three year old. Lots of hotels actually meet that criteria, but the indoor, rooftop pool made it an easy decision.

We liked the hotel so much that we actually spent our first night indulging in room service that includes a “Not for Grown Ups” and a “Feed the Party Animal” (pet) menus, jumping on beds, and swimming under the glass covered stars.  The hotel restaurants include the cult Burger Joint and Norma’s for breakfasts you would eat for dinner any night of the week (can you say Fois Gras French Toast?!).

Who new NYC's Le Parker Meridien would be as much fun as Manhattan.

Enjoying our bed at NYC's Le Parker Meridien after our bespoke room service sundae.

Our border collie is very sensitive to noise, so we usually only take her on day trips into Manhattan where she enjoys “giving nose” to anyone and everyone she can in Central Park.  The five-minute (two to three block) walk to Central Park from Le Parker Meridian, is highly appealing as a pet owner.


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  1. @backpacktobuggy says Le Parker Meridien in New York is great for kids and pets