Last updated on March 15th, 2019 at 06:08 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’re hitting the road with your furry family members this year, be sure your hotel will allow pets, and find out if there are extra charges or any restrictions.
Hipmunk recently did a survey on this subject and found some interesting results.
- 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.