Stella Hits Hotel Monaco Portland, Oregon
Whew! After a long drive through California to Portland Oregon...we made it safe and sound to Hotel Monaco.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the friendliest staff we have ever encountered! We were delighted to see the large "dog shaped" chalk board with "Welcome Stella" printed in colorful chalk at the entrance of the Hotel. We're here!
As we checked in I over heard the front desk clerk say they were sold out for the weekend. No doubt, the place is great!
As Kevin took Stella for her post drive potty break, I checked in and was taken to our room. WOW! We were upgraded! Thank you Kimpton Loyalty Program! Beautiful Room! Stella had a basket with a Zanies stuffed toy, dog cookie, dog mags, bowl, and wonderful doggie bed all ready for her arrival. The cookie, quickly eaten..by Stella :-), and the toy was initiated with frivolity and slobber. The "Welcome" doggy basket by-the-way, goes to every room where a dog is checked in. Nice! We also received a nice one-sheet on pet friendly dining in the area, dog parks, shopping, etc.
After freshening up and a cold beer, we went for a walk to find THE BEST POSSIBLE POTTY SPOT. Stella found the place she liked, got business done! Happy Dog = Happy Dog Owners!
Tomorrow we are up early for our drive to Anacortes to catch the ferry to Lopez Island where we will spend the weekend with my Mom & Step dad John taking in the beauty of the San Juan Islands...and a Mac & Jack or two!