I'll probably arrive around supper-time, go to the hotel, then go out for some take out. Then take the dogs for a walk, then head to LL Bean while it's cool. I've emailed a local doggie daycare to see if they can keep the dogs the next day while i shop. The other plan is to just go on a light hike with the dogs and skip the shopping all together! I'm flexible. If this goes well I'll take the dogs on vacation again. If it doesn't then it won't!
I've only got one, so I've never attempted going solo with two, but I've been to a number of dog shows with Kodi by myself, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time together, even during "down times" when we weren't at the show.
For regular vacations, there are two humans and one dog, which makes some things easier, but we LOVE having him with us. Of course there are some things we can't do because we have him along, but on balance, we do other things that we might not have considered because they are fun to do with him. We are also lucky that he is quiet and happy in his crate, so if we want to go off for 3 or 4 hours of shopping or to a museum, it's no problem.
From what I've seen, hotels don't want dogs left alone because they have no way of stopping the noise for other guests if the dog is loud. The same thing is true with campgrounds that say dogs can't be left alone in campers. If your dog is quiet, they don't even know they are there.
The only time Kodi gets loud in a hotel room is when Dave riles him upwhile they areplaying. Then I haveto make BOTH "boys" settle down!