Pet-friendly doesn't mean that pets stay free
There are many hotel chains whose doors are open to your four-legged family member, but fees apply and vary considerably. Loews Hotels' $25 per-stay fee is easy on your wallet whereas W Hotels' $100 non-refundable cleaning fee plus $25 daily rate supplement is anything but. Look for hotels with reasonable fees or that require only a deposit at check-in and that's fully refundable at check-out—providing your room is damage-free. Petswelcome has a search feature to help you locate pet-friendly accommodations. It’s always advisable to contact the specific hotel directly to verify their pet policy, applicable fees, and the availability of rooms designated for guests with pets.
- Best Western has over 1,600 locations that accept pets.
- Intercontinental Hotels Group features many pet-friendly hotels in the U.S. and worldwide.
- 1,266 hotels across 13 Marriott brands allow pets.
- Choice Hotels offers more than 2,500 pet-friendly locations.
- Several Hyatt brands welcome dogs and many Hyatt House extended stay hotels also welcome cats.
- Loews Hotels' Loews Loves Pets program rolls out the red carpet for your pet.
Hotel chains that welcome pets for free
- Motel 6
- Red Roof Inn
- La Quinta Inns and Suites
- Kimpton Hotels
- Pear Tree Inn and Thrifty Inn hotels by Drury
Pet-friendliness varies widely
- Some hotels accept pets but offer no pet-specific amenities.
- Some pet-friendly hotels go all out and provide pet beds, food bowls, name tags, litter boxes, treats and other accessories.
- Sometimes pet-friendly means dogs only.
- Breed and weight restrictions may apply as well as limits on the number of pets allowed per room.
- Some hotels require proof of up to date vaccinations.
- At some hotels pets are allowed to stay in any room, and at others, specific rooms or floors are designated for guests with pets.
- Pet owners are financially responsible for any damage to property regardless of whether or not the hotel charges routine fees for pets.
- Be considerate to other guests and staff by keeping your pet well behaved and as quiet as possible and by picking up after your pet. One bad experience with a pet could prompt a hotel manager to permanently yank the welcome mat out from under any future four-legged guests.