Are you planning to travel to Alsace with a dog? It is a very good idea because with its typical small villages and wild nature, it is the ideal place to take a sightseeing tour in France or spend a holiday with your dog. Whether for Christmas markets or the wine route, Alsace is a region that is well worth a visit! Yes, but you may think that finding a good hotel in Alsace accepting dogs will not be easy…
Well be informed that finding a good hotel, well located and welcoming you with your dog in Alsace, is very simple!
You only have to organize yourself a little in advance to find the ideal place to stay. Indeed, it is better (especially in high season) to book as soon as possible the best hotels in Alsace accepting dogs so as not to choose one by default….
So I will try to help you plan your trip to Alsace with your dog by giving you some advice on choosing the right type of accommodation. So, I hope you will find the best hotel in Alsace that will accept your dog so that you can spend a dream stay with your dog!
Alsace with a dog – What kind of accommodation with a dog in Alsace?
Structures (hotels, campsites, apartments, palaces, unusual accommodations) accepting dogs are more and more numerous in France and especially in Alsace. Faced with this ever-increasing offer, I had to select certain essential criteria to satisfy the requirements of dogs.
Because yes it is really a positive thing that a majority of hotels now welcome dogs, but it is necessary to check under what conditions? Indeed, many hotels admit dogs even though they are not at all adapted to animals and are not equipped to… It is often to attract guests that this type of hotel admits dogs, so be wary before booking.
Of course, one of the first criteria to choose your pet friendly hotel in Alsace will be to have enough space in the accommodation so that you and your dog are not too cramped. Ideally, you should find an apartment or hotel with a small garden. These are the 2 main criteria that I advise you to include in your research.
If your search is unsuccessful or if the hotels that meet these criteria are already full, check that there are at least green spaces nearby to be able to walk your dog and that he can do his needs there.
That’ s what I searched for first and keeping my criteria of good location, comfort, cleanliness and reasonable price.
Here is my selection of the 2 best hotels accepting dogs in Alsace: 1 hotel admiting dogs in Riquewihr and 1 pet friendly hotel in Colmar.
Alsace with a dog – Best hotel accepting dogs in Riquewihr
This is the hotel I recommend in Riquewihr: Best Western Hotel & SPA Le Schoenenbourg
On the wine route, the medieval village of Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful villages in Alsace. The pretty half-timbered houses, the alleys, the ramparts and the typical Alsatian atmosphere make this village have an incredible charm!
And the hotel I recommend for you and your dog is located in Riquewihr (170 m from the city centre) in the middle of the vineyards and only 13 km from Colmar. Its location is therefore ideal for a wine tour, to visit the village of Riquewihr and its famous Christmas market, but also for a relaxing stay. Indeed, the hotel has a free spa, indoor pool, outdoor pool, saunas, hammam….
Why is it one of the best hotels in Alsace for dogs?
- Because it is located in a green place where you can easily take your dog out for his needs;
- Because you can go for long walks with your dog in the nearby national nature reserve of the Ventron massif;
- Finally, because it is a hotel that really knows how to welcome dogs (for free). The very attentive staff offers a small bowl of water in your room especially for your dog!
And another asset, and not the least of them, is its excellent price-quality ratio.
Alsace with a dog – Best hotel accepting dogs in Colmar
With its paved streets, half-timbered facades, its little Venice and its tanners’ district, Colmar is also located on the Alsatian wine route. If it attracts many tourists for its architecture, its sweetness of life, its wines and its good little restaurants, it is also for its Christmas market that visitors come in December…
And it is therefore in the centre of this magnificent city of Colmar that I have selected the 2nd best dog friendly hotel in Alsace: the Ibis Styles Colmar Centre
This hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Colmar: only 600 metres from the Unterlinden Museum, 5 minutes from the covered market and 10 minutes on foot from the station. So you can go sightseeing, go to the Christmas market, go shopping or go to a restaurant without taking your car.
Why is it one of the best hotels in Alsace for dogs?
If I chose this hotel for a stay with a dog, it is mainly because it is only 300 m from the large Champs de Mars park in Colmar. This way, you can easily take your dog out for his daily walks in an ideal environment.
Alsace with a dog – Documents or actions to be planned
Wherever you travel with your dog in France, it is important to plan in advance that he has a microchip and that his medical certificate is up to date with his vaccinations. Of course, his medical notebook will have to follow your dog everywhere, especially if he accompanies you on a small tour in France…
And for those who plan to travel by plane with their dog, it will also be necessary to take other steps (European passport, airline agreements…). For this reason, it is strongly recommended to contact and question the airline directly well in advance.
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