Spike’s Heathman Sleepover + Giveaway

Today I’m taking you along on our pet friendly staycation at the Heathman Hotel. See the lengths they go to to make pets feel welcome, plus a special giveaway: One reader will win a free night stay at the Heathman {Sponsored post}


Portland prides itself on being pet friendly.  We have pet friendly breweries, a cat cafe and tons of dog parks.  But did you know that one of Portland’s best hotels, The Heathman Hotel, is also pet friendly.  And I mean REALLY friendly.  As a brand ambassador, I was invited to stay earlier this month and this time I asked to bring along my dog Spike.  He has had a “rough” couple years, mildly neglected while we cared for a newborn and now tormented by a toddler.  So I thought it might be fun to give him some extra attention and some rest.  We shipped the kiddo off to Grandma and headed downtown for a doggy staycation.   Here is what happened, from Spike’s point of view:

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From a human perspective, staying at the Heathman with Spike was a pleasure!  From the moment you arrive, when Zelda in her little beefeater costume greets you with fresh water, to the moment our doggy care package arrived at the door (bed, bowl, treats and waste bags) and for the rest of the stay, Spike was treated like a guest, not an inconvenience.  It helped us relax and I think it helped him too.  


The only tricky part about visiting with a dog is finding food for yourself.  Pets are not allowed to be left alone in rooms so you need to take them with you for meals.  We considered ordering room service from Headwaters, their beautiful new restaurant, but that’s not really our style.  We like going out.  So Spike came along with us to Lardo, where they have a covered outdoor eating area.  


Everything was pretty much perfect for our stay, but Spike had one little mishap:  a full body wipe-out when he tried to jump onto the exceptionally tall bed in the hotel room.  He’s not a puppy any more.  Other than damaging his pride, he’s fine.  
This is my second stay at The Heathman (you can read about my previous visit here) and I think I enjoyed it even more.  It’s starting to feel like home, and I really like that.  I slept SO WELL and loved having a late checkout time, so we could really lounge around watching football and drinking coffee.  


Now… the best part of this post: Your chance to stay at the Heathman Hotel!   I’m giving away a one night stay to one lucky reader!  All the rules and conditions are included in the Rafflecopter widget below, but the gist is:   you need to be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.   Easy peasy.  I’ll be announcing the winner on November 25th AKA Black Friday AKA Gilmore Girls Day.  Thanks for reading and good luck!

{DISCLOUSURE: As part of the brand ambassador program, The Heathman provided me (and my dog) a free stay in the hotel, in exchange for a write up on this website and social media mentions.  The are also providing a one night stay to one of my readers.  All opinions and editorial decisions in this post are my own.}


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7 Comments on Spike’s Heathman Sleepover + Giveaway

  1. That Spike sure is a cutie! My old man Ripley used to be quite the adventure pup but these days he is enjoying his retirement. This kind of pampering sounds like something he would enjoy!

  2. Erika Albright // November 17, 2016 at 2:37 pm //

    Thanks for the chance! We are actually having Thanksgiving dinner there so it would be so cool to stay there and be near the Macys day parade too!

  3. Excited! Love the Heathman! Hope I win!

  4. I spoil my cats by buying them little treats or toys when I go to Petsmart. haha.

  5. Lauren Temmler // November 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm //

    I like taking my dog Karl to hotels – he loves the elevators though it always confuses him!

  6. I’m back in Portland after a long time and am enjoying exploring the city. I would love to check it out! We treat our dog with a long hike with lots of extra food treats along the way.

  7. Looks like so much fun. We may stay there with our dogs sometime:

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