Hotels with Cats That Will Tickle Every Feline Lover’s Fancy

Hotels with Cats That Will Tickle Every Feline Lover's Fancy :: I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog
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No, I’m not talking about luxurious boarding for our four-legged and furry friends. I’m talking about cat hotels for humans! There seems to be a wave of canine ambassadors appearing across the globe and upon seeing this post on Facebook it got me thinking… why not cats too?! Dogs are cute and all but I’m sorry, I’m all about the felines! Plus any cat lover knows that when we’re on the go, we miss our feline friends the most. It’s hard to be away from them for an extended period of time, though these hotels with cats around the world will surely make the time away bearable.

I dove into the bellies of the internet to search (oh Instagram, your #hotelcat hashtag was so good to me!) and found this epic roundup. All of these hotels embrace their little mouser and I promise they’ll make your heart melt. If you’re a cat lover who’s looking for some kitty love, these human hotels will have cat fans feline fine in no time!

Disclaimer: I have not been to any of these hotels myself personally. I just embraced my inner crazy cat lady and scoured the internet to find properties which have adorable felines that I’ve found via other websites and social media. This is meant to be a round-up of hotels that cat lovers might be interested as they travel!

North America Cat Hotels

Red Shutter Inn in Canada

Location: 4430 Red Mountain Rd, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0, Canada

Upon researching this article I noticed that the majority of North America’s cat hotels were in the United States. I thought there just had to be a hotel in Canada that had a feline companion. Actually if anything, I was in denial at the idea of there not being a Canadian hotel with a cat ambassador. After scouring the internet for what seemed like forever, I finally came upon the Red Shutter Inn on Canada’s west coast. A cozy inn located in the Red Mountain ski resort, it’s not uncommon to find the aptly named Big Red snuggled up in a blanket like a true snow bunny… er, cat. Phew, crisis averted.

Decanter Hotel in Puerto Rico

Location: 106 Calle San José, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

This restored 19th-century colonial-style building is the Decanter Hotel, located in Old San Juan. Built in the late 1800s, it’s close to attractions like the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista along with a number of amazing restaurants and more. While he doesn’t make much of an appearance on their social media, Malbec seems to have made himself at home according to this guest’s testimony! Also… Decanter… Malbec… my heart is swooning!


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Cap Maison in Saint Lucia

Location: Smugglers Cove Drive Gros Islet, St. Lucia, St. Lucia

What’s better than a 5-star luxury resort with a cat-in-chief? Besides breathtaking views that are perfect for a long walk on the beach, Cap Maison has an adorable four-legged mascot named Davidson that will steal your heart. You can usually find him by the Naked Fisherman, welcoming guests and hoping for a belly rub or a tasty morsel. Check him out on Instagram here!


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1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in the United States

Location: 75 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA

A historic icon that towers over Eureka Springs in Arkansas, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has so much to offer year round. Although many visit because it’s said to be haunted… you can check out a ghost tour and learn about the ghosties that are said to have never left. If you get spooked, don’t worry – resident cats Casper and Jack will be there to comfort you!


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The Algonquin Hotel in the United States

Location: 59 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, USA

For almost 100 years, The Algonquin Hotel in New York City has had an in-house cat. Hamlet the VIII, the current mascot, came from a feral colony in Long Island. Currently living in the hotel, greeting guests day after day, it truly is a rags to riches story.

As you probably guessed, there were 7 Hamlets before him but before Hamlet the VIII there were 3 Matildas. The latest Matilda passed in late 2017, though when she was the queen of the Algonquin Hotel you could book a “Friends of Matilda” package. It included a letter from Matilda (that’s one talented cat!), a Matilda plush doll and a feline healthy and beauty tips book. Back to Hamlet though as he’s seriously one popular cat. He’s got more followers than I do!


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The Golden Gate Hotel in the United States

Location: 3496, 775 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States

If you’re looking for old world charm in the heart of San Francisco, California then look no further than the Golden Gate Hotel! Fantastically located, it’s just minutes to San Francisco’s Chinatown, Union Square and a cablecar stop to get you where you need to go in the city. Sounds amazing already doesn’t it? Let’s tack on the fact that their golden resident cat Pip will be there to greet you and it’s guaranteed to be a purr-fect stay!


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The Historic Brookstown Inn in the United States

Location: 200 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA

Not all hotel cats travel across the country to find their fur-ever home, but that’s what happened at The Historic Brookstown Inn!  Accidentally locked in the back of a tractor-trailer truck, Sally travelled all the way from Seattle, Washington. Starving, she wandered into the Historic Brookstown Inn back in September 2013 and never left! Now she’s not just an icon of the hotel but also in the city of Winston-Salem. Be warned though, she’s known to be a seat stealer and the occasional wedding crasher!


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Hotel Luna Mystica in the United States

Location: 25 ABC Mesa Road, El Prado, NM 87529, USA

If you’re looking for Instagram gold, you’ve got that and more at the Hotel Luna Mystica in New Mexico. That’s not the main reason you should say though as this ‘campground’ of sorts has vintage trailers for you to call home. Old school meets new age and they’re all hella gorgeous – I want their interior designer to come decorate my apartment. For realz. Enjoy the peace and quiet of New Mexico as you enjoy a cold beer at the Taos Mesa Brewery next door by day, the Milky Way at night and pet their feline companion Armando at any time in between.


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The Red Lion Inn in the United States

Location: 30 Main St, Stockbridge, MA 01262, USA

Oh how I wish I knew about the Red Lion Inn while I was in Massachusetts! Located in the heart of the Berkshires, this adorable in dates back to 1700s. You know you’re in for a real treat when you staying at a certified Historic Hotel of America. Be sure to say hello to their feline ambassador Norman, who you can usually find soaking up the sun in the side parlour. He even has his own Instagram account!


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Sylvia Beach Hotel in the United States

Location: 267 NW Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365, USA

Named in honour of the American who established the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon is a literary lovers dream! It was built originally in 1912 and underwent renovations in the 1980s to become the book enthusiast’s paradise it is today. What goes great with books besides a cup of coffee or tea? A charming cat of course! Be sure to say hello to Shelly during your visit.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in the United States

Location: 239 Turpentine Creek Ln, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA

Okay so Turpentine Creek doesn’t exactly have one single mascot but rather is a sanctuary for big cats. It’s seriously an incredible place as they give abandoned and abused cougars, leopards, lions and tigers a new life and home. With a number of accommodation options from suites to RV/tent spots year round, it’s another amazing option for a getaway in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Though if you visit in the warmer months, you can stay in a tree house! As if you needed another reason to stay there, all proceeds go to support these amazing big cats. How paw-sitively awesome is that?! Count me in!


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Honourary Mention: Stray Cat Hostel in Costa Rica

Location: 905 CALLE 20, San José, Costa Rica

While this isn’t exactly a hotel and they don’t officially have a cat ambassador, I loved the Stray Cats Hostel‘s vibe and couldn’t resist including it! Originally born in the city of cats, Turkey’s Istanbul, in 2010, the hostel now calls San José, Costa Rica home. It’s a place where cats of all kinds can gather, both two-legged and four-legged. There are plenty of cat-themed art pieces that adorn the walls, though! Here are a few other cat-themed places you might enjoy too!

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European Hotels with Cat Residents

Hotel MOHR Life Resort in Austria

Location:  Innsbrucker Str. 40, 6631 Lermoos, Austria

Wash any stress you may have away at the Hotel Mohr Life Resort in Lermoos, Austria. What blew me away was their newest addition, the Mohr Escape. With an incredible infinity pool, sauna and breathtaking views of the Zugspitze, it’s seriously a work of art. Oh and also adults-only… a big perk in my books! The biggest perk though has to be Moses, the resident cat. As you can see, he’s already setting the perfect example for total relaxation!

The Beach House in England

Location: Park Ln, Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0PT, UK

Let’s head to the beautiful British countryside to The Beach House in Milford on Sea, United Kingdom. Formerly known as Westover Hall back in the late 1800s, it was renamed to The Beach House in 2012 to reflect exactly how the original owners, the Siemens family, had used it back in the day. Offering breathtaking views of The Needles and the Isle of Wight, here you’ll find Lancelot. When he’s not snoozing away, you may find him practising his yoga. He’s definitely more flexible than I am!


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Old Swan & Minster Mill in England

Location: Old Minster, Minster Riding, Minster Lovell, Witney OX29 0RN, UK

Surrounded by 65 acres of land in the village of Mistel Lovell, you’ll find the Old Swan & Minster Mill. Enjoy quintessential British activities like croquet and tennis and snuggle up by the fire in the evenings. Combined with the rural charm of the Inn, it sounds like an idyllic getaway to me! Be sure to say hello to little Parker who roams the premises. If you don’t see him right away, check to see if he’s hanging out in his sweet pad!


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Old Thorns Hotel in England

Location: Longmoor Road, Liphook GU30 7PE, United Kingdom

If you’re looking for a home away from home in England, the Old Thorns Hotel is the perfect spot in Liphook. Said to be one of the greatest resort destinations in southern England, settle into one of their 150 bedrooms and enjoy the 18-hole golf course, health club, spa, or grab a bite at one of the 6 restaurants/bars on site! Their resident cat Rufus will be happy to welcome you to the Old Thorns Hotel. Around Christmas time if you pop in to say hello, you can strike a pose on the Old Thorns Christmas Throne for the chance to win a free night! The only catch, you have to beat Rufus’ cuteness which could be tough to do!

St George’s Country House Hotel in England

Location: St George’s Hill, Perranporth TR6 0ED, UK

Welcoming guests for over 80 years, the St George’s Country House Hotel in Perranporth was originally a mine captain’s home. Now it has hosted travellers from all over the world, especially avid hikers enjoying the South West Coast Path that’s just 500m from their doorstep! Start your day off right with a homecooked breakfast as you enjoy one of their 8 contemporary rooms on site. In snooping through their Facebook and Instagram, I want to hop on a plane right now so I can enjoy these incredible views… and say hello to their “guest relations manager” Billie, of course!


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Castille Paris in France

Location: 33-37 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris, France

Prestigiously located in Rue Cambon near Paris’ most exclusive fashion boutiques and iconic sights like the Louvre and Champs Elysées, Castille Paris is absolute five-star luxury. Italian style meets Parisian haute couture in this iconically artistic city. Am I the only one who originally read this as Cat-sille and not Castille? Well it would make sense as they have a resident cat Heliot that calls the Castille Paris home. Fun fact: we’re both December babies!

Eiffel Seine Hotel in France

Location: 3 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015 Paris, France

3 minutes from the iconic Eiffel Tour AND a cat resident?! Oh Eiffel Seine Hotel, we couldn’t ask for anything better! Uniquely decorated in the true art nouveau style iconic to the 1920s, you’ll sleep soundly in the city of love. With amenities like a continental breakfast, fitness room, free wifi and an honesty bar where you can serve yourself (UMM, AMAZING), I don’t think it’s possible to have a terrible stay here! The icing on the cake? The Eiffel Seine Hotel’s adorable resident hotel cat. Bulette.


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Le Bristol Paris in France

Location: 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 8th arr., 75008 Paris, France

If you’re looking for luxury with a side of extravagance, Le Bristol Paris is that with an extra helping of grandeur. Seriously if you were to look up ‘luxury cat hotel’ in the dictionary, this would be the definition. You won’t be surprised to find that Socrate, the hotel’s “permanent guest” is just as gorgeous as the hotel he lives in. He is preceded by the original resident, Fa-Raon who has since retired from his hotel duties and now permanently lives with one of the hotel’s receptionists, Jean-Philippe.


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Mas Djoliba Hotel in France

Location: 29 Avenue de Provence, 06600 Antibes, France

Along the beautiful Côte d’Azur, you’ll find the Mas Djoliba Hotel in Antibes. This farmhouse with 13 unique rooms, each as charming as the next, is the perfect spot to enjoy the French Riviera. To add to the homey charm, you’ll be greeted by Gordon and Coukette, their resident felines. You’ll fall in love with these two critters and the property, but it’s only open from mid-March until the beginning of November so plan accordingly!


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Saint James Paris in France

Location: 5 Place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75116 Paris, France

Ever dreamed of staying in a mansion? Well, you can make that dream come true at the Saint James Paris in the city’s 16th arrondissement! The mansion was built in 1892 by Elise Theirs but has since been renovated by Bambi Sloan and opened as a hotel in the early 1990s. Be sure to say hello to Pilou, their resident cat and professional napper.


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Brenners Park Hotel & Spa in Germany

Location: Schillerstraße 4/6, 76530 Baden-Baden, Germany

Principle hotel of the Oetker Collection (the same elegant group as Le Bristol Paris), Brenners Park Hotel & Spa is one of Germany’s prestigious venues. Nestled in the brilliant natural setting of the Black Forest, the establishment’s beauty transcends all others. As I mentioned earlier, resident feline Kléopatre is Fa-Raon’s counterpart. Just as majestic as her partner in Paris where she grew up, Kléo now loves the fresh country air of the hinterland.


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Richmond Arms Hotel in Scotland

Location: The Square, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch AB37 9ET, UK

I’m sure it’s not just me, but the Richmond Arms Hotel in Tomintoul seriously looks like a castle. The city is said to be the highest village in the Highlands and dates back to 1776. If you’re a whiskey lover, there are 25 distilleries within 20 miles of the hotel – not to mention 150 single malt whiskies are stocked in the two hotel bars. Enjoy true Scottish hospitality (at an amazing price I might add) and Sly, their adorable feline resident, will surely welcome you!

Hotel Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Switzerland

Location: Prom. Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1, 2520 La Neuveville, Switzerland

Waterfront in the wine region of Switzerland… does that sound enticing? It does to me! The Hotel Jean-Jacques Rousseau sits on the shores of Lake Biel and likes to focus on the little things in life. With a number of packages for families, romantic getaways and more, you’ll surely have a memorable stay in one of their 24 rooms. Their cat concierge, aptly named Rousseau, seems to be the gatekeeper… you may need to bring some treats in order to get a reservation!


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Honorary Mention: Parsley the Cat in Scotland

Location: Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK

Okay so he doesn’t belong to a hotel specifically but how many cities can say they have a cat ambassador?! That’s the case with Parsley who calls Oban in Argyll and Bute home. Not only does the town love him, but tourists from all over the world come to visit. He’s a cat we can definitely relate to as Parsley has a serious case of wanderlust. So much that his owner had to put a GPS tracker on him! Though if you want to ensure a visit with this famous Scottish cat, you can book an appointment with him at his favourite local pub, The Balmoral Hotel.

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Africa Hotels that Have Cats as Mascots

Leo’s Beach Hotel & Restaurant in the Gambia

Location: POB 811, Brufut/Brusubi, Gambia

Owned by Austrian couple Nina and Alois, they fell in love with the Gambia on their first trip in 2009. Since then, they have moved to the country and set up the Leo’s Beach Hotel, named after their forever mascot and good luck charm plush lion. Now they’ve got a four-legged mascot, Rima, a local tomcat who’s definitely the boss of the place… just don’t tell Nina and Alois! Also, if you’re looking for a place to relax without the kids, Leo’s Beach Hotel is for adults only!


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The Oyster Box Hotel in South Africa

Location: 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, 4320, South Africa

Right on the waterfront offering stunning ocean views, it’s no wonder that The Oyster Box Hotel has become a cherished hotel in South Africa. What could make this five-star establishment even better? Their cat ambassador Skabenga, of course! With his name meaning hooligan in Zulu, Skabenga has been around longer than anyone can remember. Wandering in off the street as a stray, he was fed tasty treats and never left. I totally get it, I wouldn’t want to leave if I got five-star luxury nibbles for just hanging out! (PS if anyone’s looking for someone to do that, DEFINITELY call me.)


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Asia Hotels with a Feline Ambassador

Pandana Boutique Hotel in Indonesia

Location: Unnamed Rd 80771, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Just 30 minutes from Bali by boat lies the Pandana Boutique Hotel on the island of Nusa Lembongan. Enjoy the incredible views of Mt Agung across the bay from the on-site restaurant or one of their two swimming pools. Chances are the feline resident Meatball will join you for some pool lounging. Whether you explore this tiny island, have a pool day or take a stroll down to Selagimpak Bay, your stay will be absolutely blissful.


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The Waterfront Hotel in Malaysia

Location: 68, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Sitting atop the Plaza Merdeka Shopping Center in Kuching City, The Waterfront Hotel offers some of the best views of the Padang Merdeka park and Sarawak River. Calling itself an “artrageous” hotel, it strives to be a place where local artists can showcase their work. Whether it’s painting, sculpture or even performance, they welcome and support budding artists in their journey. Their cat resident Orange has some artistic tendencies as he loves doing Instagram takeovers of the hotel’s account, despite having his own!


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Pandora Lifestyle Hotel in Thailand

Location: 119 34 Tb Samui, Suratthani Chaweng Beach Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

The eclectically colourful Pandora Lifestyle Hotel in Chaweng not only has access to the beach but is also just a short walk from the city’s centre. Stay in style with one of their 7 rooms in the main building or splurge on one of their bungalows. Enjoy breakfast each day (included with the rate!) and then relax with their jacuzzi pool, steam room or book a massage. While the colours may be a bit crazy, it’s clearly a relaxing place as little Luna, their feline resident, is practically falling asleep at the desk!


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Call This a Cat Hotel Bucket List

While I’ve only had the pleasure of staying at a small number of establishments with a furry friend to greet me upon check-in (normally dogs… meh), researching this list blew me away. Who knew there were so many accommodations that had a cat calling it home?!. Though I have to say, I’m disappointed I couldn’t find more hotels in Canada that had a feline ambassador. C’mon Canada! Get it together! Ahem, anyways. To stay at each of these places would be a dream. Chances are this dream won’t become a reality but I’ll definitely be keeping them on my radar for future adventures!

Would a hotel having a cat ambassador sway you to stay there? If you hadn’t guessed by this post, it sure would for me! Have you ever stayed at a hotel that had a live-in kitty? If you answered yes to this question – first I’m totally jealous and second, if it’s not on this list, please let me know so I can add the property for all cat lovers to see!

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  1. Stephanie

    November 12, 2018

    Gah!!! If these locations weren’t already on my list, they certainly are now thanks to these adorable little furballs! And that New York Hamlet!!! HEART EYES!! And I agree, Canada needs to step up its cat friend game!

    • Lindz author

      November 16, 2018

      Haha right?! I can’t believe there aren’t more in Canada! Nah, there’s gotta be more. I’m keeping my ears open!

  2. Josy A

    November 16, 2018

    Awesome post! It’s always so nice to get to a hotel to find there is a resident doggo or kitty! That would totally make my holiday!

    • Lindz author

      November 16, 2018

      Aww thanks lovely! Doggos are cute and all but I’ll take a kitty any day 😉 I’m just a sucker for a furry face!

  3. Claire

    November 16, 2018

    I am cat obsessed and miss my kitty so much when I travel! I’d love to stay in one of these cat hotels one day, what a great holiday!

    • Lindz author

      November 16, 2018

      RIGHT?! They’re all SO adorable! I can’t wait until I can finally stay at a few of these!

  4. Georgie McRae

    November 17, 2018

    I love it! The hostel I am staying in (Podstel Bucharest) has a gorgeous cat named Dharma! She is so cute. Always love accommodation with a cat!

    • Lindz author

      November 17, 2018

      AWW NO WAY! That’s amazing! I’m a little jealous, not gonna lie. I love that so many accommodations have cat ambassadors!!

  5. Amy

    November 17, 2018

    Love this post! These are definitely on my bucket list now! We stayed in a hotel in Cyprus and although they were actually the hotels there was tons of stray cats hanging around outside and even a few adorable kittens

  6. Julia Dent

    November 17, 2018

    I didn’t realize there were so many cat hotels! That’s such a fun trend!

  7. Kathleen

    November 17, 2018

    What a fun post! I’ve never thought about cat or dog hotels. I love that the hotels have them and let them be apart of the fun. There are some really pretty cats there.

  8. Liliane Fawzy

    November 18, 2018

    Such a comprehensive post!! Surprised there aren’t way more in Canada!! Our hotel in Santorini had 3 cats that juuuuust loved attention. It was such a nice bonus!

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