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At Salamander DC, we are passionate about providing our guests, both human and canine, with a luxurious and relaxing escape. As a true dog-friendly hotel, you will soon discover that we cater to your dogs with the same level of exceptional personalized service you have come to appreciate and expect as one of our guests. 

Pet Policy

  • A non-refundable $150* dog fee will be added to guest’s room account. *per guestroom, per stay, max 2 dogs per room.
  • Salamander Washington DC is willing to accommodate dogs of all breeds up to a weight of 60lbs, provided they are fully trained, kept on a leash at all times, and complies with local legislation laws and requirements.
  • Guests will dispose of dog waste while on property.
  • Salamander Washington DC reserves the right to refuse service to any dog. If deemed appropriate, Salamander Washington DC may also ask that a disruptive or aggressive dog be removed from the property. Salamander Washington DC is not liable for any injuries to your dog sustained on property, under any circumstances.
  • Guests are responsible for any damage or disruption dogs may cause. If additional deep cleaning is necessary, an appropriate fee will be added to guest room account even if they are discovered following departure from the hotel. Guests will also be held accountable for any complaints resulting in financial loss to the hotel.
  • Pet owners will notify the management of any pet "accidents" immediately and request special cleaning efforts. Pet owners will keep their pet(s) off all furniture including the bed, chairs and couches.
  • Guests will display “Dog in Room” door hanger provided by housekeeping on the outside of guestroom door at all times. Housekeeping, Room Service or other departments will make no attempt to enter the room while the sign is present unless services have been previously arranged. If a disturbance occurs management may enter the room.
  • Housekeeping services need to be pre-arranged with Housekeeping so that the dog is with his or her owner or removed from the room during service
  • Dogs in crates may be left unattended in rooms. Rooms with unattended dogs not in crates will not be serviced without the presence of the owner. Note: Any reported noise disturbance will necessitate entry of room by hotel staff and/or require guest to return to room. Dog sitting can be arranged with the concierge or prior to arrival.
  • Dogs are not permitted in restaurants/food & beverage areas and also include spa. Please see the concierge for dog friendly area restaurants.
  • Please be mindful of any excessive noise to ensure that other guests are not inconvenienced, both in public areas and in guestroom. In your absence, if it is necessary to remove the dog from your guestroom the dog will be placed with a sitter at your expense.
  • Dogs should have all recommended vaccinations currently up-to-date, and guest agrees to obtain and provide current records from a licensed veterinarian should Salamander Washington D.C. request this information.
  • Dog beds, food/water bowls and food mat provided in-room are not complimentary items. Guests will be charged if beds, bowls or food mats are removed from the room. To purchase these items, please visit the front desk.