The pet set also gets to de-stress

The welcome mat is also out for the canine set. Just ask my wheaten terrier-standard poodle mix, a four-time veteran of the place.

"Will Luc be coming?" the agent routinely inquired when the reservations were made.

For $35 a night -- about the cost of a good kennel -- Luc gets a mini-mattress, a biscuit and twin bowls laid out on a towel. He once hopped on a golf cart and was driven to his room.

Outdoor tables are set up for guests eating breakfast with a four-legged companion. Leftovers are served on Styrofoam -- after all, this isn't France.

No spa privileges are included. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is undoubtedly on the case.

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