It's a dog's life at Hotel Lancanster

PARIS -- The Hotel Lancaster on the Right Bank here has gone to the dogs, welcoming man's best friend with a rate for canine accommodations.

The hotel allows only one furry friend to spend each night -- at about $96 per dog, single -- so a reservation well in advance is a must.

Accommodations consist of a dog bed made of stainless steel and faux-ostrich skin, with "turndown" service and doggie treat nightly; replicas can be had for about $1,000.

"Normal" rates at the 49-room, 11-suite, five-star hotel run from about $439 per night, single or double, for standard guest rooms to about $1,765 nightly for the hotel's largest one-bedroom suite.

The Hotel Lancaster pays 10% on both human and dog rates.

For more, call (877) 75-PARIS or (011) 33-14 076-4076, or visit

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