Pets,  Travel

Poolside pups & pastelitos: Our extremely pet-friendly trip to Miami Beach

This used to be his playground…

We just got back from a weekend away in Miami. It was MY first trip to Florida, and Mike’s millionth… approximately. (He used to work on a show called Burn Notice that filmed in Miami.)

But the difference for Mike this time was that he had his dog in tow!

Actually it wasn’t just OUR pooch, our friend and The Gifted castmate Skyler Samuels brought her dog Matey along too!

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly trip to Miami, you’re going to have to stay at The Standard Miami Beach.

This place just set the tone for the perfect getaway with your pooch…

Dogs are free to lounge by the pool

Photo by Shelly Guberek

…with or without swimwear

However, only humans are allowed in the pool.

Photo by Shelly Guberek

Bathtubs aren’t off-limits though

Photo by Shelly Guberek

If you book one of their rooms that comes with bathtubs, you can have lots of fun in the water — or just fun photo shoots — with your dog.

Relax with your pup in style all over the property

Photo by Shelly Guberek

Photo by Shelly Guberek

Even in bad weather, you’ll be cozy and comfy

And you’re walking distance to yummy (mostly pet-friendly) food options…


Like taking a morning walk to get cortaditos and pastelitos at the nearby Vitta Cafe.


Or sit at Lucali‘s outdoor patio and enjoy what some locals claim is the best pizza in Miami.


Maybe leave the dog back at the hotel to partake of the best meal we had by far at Niyara. There’s nothing on the menu that we didn’t LOVE.

We can’t wait to get back to Miami again… especially Pita!

Photo by Shelly Guberek

And when we all go back, your bet your ass we’re booking another room at The Standard Miami Beach!

What are you recommendations for a fantastic pet-friendly trip to Miami?

Megan Finley Horowitz

I'm a part-time writer, editor, and full-time eater from Los Angeles. I live with my husband/travel partner, our rescued senior chihuahua and grumpy-ass cat.

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