Last updated on March 27th, 2021 at 06:26 pm
My dog, Rosie, is part of the family. When we travel, we try to include her whenever we can, but vacationing with pets takes a little advanced planning. If you’ll be traveling with your pet, keep reading to see our list of pet-friendly hotel chains.
Lots of people love to travel with pets, but not all hotels are accepting of our furry friends. Check out the results of a recent survey:
- It turns out a whopping 72% of hotels in the Czech Republic welcome Fido (the number one international destination), while 64% of those in Scottsdale do (the top US city).
- Midwest hospitality extends to puppies too: Nebraska and Kansas rank one and two when it comes to the number of hotels that permit pooches.
- Generally, high end hotels are more tolerant of animals: some 67% of five star hotels are pet-friendly–significantly higher than three star (36%) and four star (44%) hotels. On the other extreme, over 50% of one star and two star hotels are also pet-friendly.
- The United States, where 41% of all hotels are pet-friendly, barely cracks into the top 25 countries in the world. In this arena, Europe dominates, picking up 23 of the top 25 spots of most pet-friendly countries.
So how do you find a hotel that’s right for you and welcomes your pet? One way is to be sure that the travel site you’re using to find your hotel accommodations lets you include “pet-friendly” in your search criteria. You can also check out this list of pet-friendly hotel chains. Be sure to double check with them when making your reservations. Some of them may have different rules and/or charge different pet fees.
This list is made up of mostly dog-friendly hotels, and their policies on allowing cats and other pets may vary, so be sure to ask about other pets specifically when you book your stay.
Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains
Choice Hotels: There are more than 3,500 Choice Hotels (Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban, EconoLodge, and Rodeway Inn) that are pet-friendly.
Best Western: There are more than 1,600 Best Western properties in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean that accommodate dogs. Many hotels will also accept cats, birds and other small animals. Verify the policies with the individual hotel since policies vary. Pet-friendly locations will allow up to two dogs, with a maximum size of 80 pounds per dog, in each room. Some properties charge $30 per day (with a maximum of $150 per week) for each room with a pet. There may be a refundable damage deposit of up to $150 per stay.
Four Seasons: Many of Four Seasons properties offer accommodations for dogs at no additional charge. Some properties have a special menu for dogs, and grooming and walking services may be offered for an additional fee through the concierge. Check with each individual hotel before booking to find out if they accept pets, and ask what services are offered.
Marriott: Marriott and its hotel brands have more than 1,500 dog-friendly locations across the U. S. (Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Gaylord Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownePlace Suites, and more). Be sure to check with the property regarding the pet fee and weight or breed restrictions. Ask about amenities too.
Home2Suites by Hilton: Hilton’s Home2Suites is another pet-friendly hotel. There is a limit of two pets per suite , and a weight limit that varies by hotel. Visit the hotel’s website or call to check pet fees and size limits.
Kimpton Hotels: Kimpton boutique hotels are exceptionally pet-friendly, allowing pets of all sorts to stay in their rooms. Not only is their check-in easy, but they have pet goodies including comfy pet-bed loaners available, pet food, water bowls, and more. Some locations have a Director of Pet Relations who will assist you with all your pet’s needs.
Extended Stay America: Dogs are welcome at Extended Stay America properties. However, there are very specific restrictions. Pets can be no longer than 36 inches and no taller than 36 inches (larger dogs require the property manager’s approval). Two pets are allowed per suite with a $25 (+ tax) per day, per pet non-refundable cleaning fee for the first month (not to exceed $150 + tax per pet), payable the first night of your stay and charged at check-in. Each month thereafter is a $10 non-refundable fee (+ tax) per day for the first five days of each month (not to exceed $50 + tax per month, per pet). If you have more than two pets, you will need the property manager’s approval.
DoubleTree by Hilton: There are more than 120 DoubleTree properties that allow dogs, with a maximum non-refundable fee of $75 per room. It’s recommended that you call in advance to make sure a pet-friendly room is available.
Westin: There are 165 dog-friendly Westin properties. Terms will vary within the hotel’s brand, so ask about weight restrictions and whether a nightly fee is charged when you book. Hotel guests receive a doggy welcome kit which includes food and water bowls, an in-room sign, and the canine version of the Heavenly Bed. You will be asked to sign a waiver at check-in and will be responsible for excessive damage or cleaning.
The Ritz-Carlton: Many Ritz-Carlton properties are dog-friendly. As always, check with the property, since size requirements, fees, and amenities will vary.
The Peninsula Hotels: Many Peninsula properties allow dogs. Some properties allow a maximum of two pets for a fee of $35–75 per pet. Some also provide food and water bowls and a luxurious dog bed. Each property has its own policies, so check with the individual hotel when you book.
Hampton Inn: Most Hampton Inn properties do allow dogs. The number of pets, size of pets allowed, and fees may vary and are at the discretion of each hotel. Please check when you book.
Staypineapple: Staypineapple properties are dog-friendly. They feature great perks, like a treat tin, water bowl, waste bags, and a dog bed to use during your stay. There’s a $25 nightly fee, but no weight or breed restrictions. Dogs may stay in the room while you’re out, as long they don’t disturb other guests–in that case you may be charged extra fees.