Forget dog sitters and kennels—it’s now easier than ever to bring your furry friend with you when you travel. Thanks to the rise of pet-friendly hotels, you can afford a room both you and your dog will love.
Best Pet-Friendly Hotels
The experts at the dog-friendly hotel engine BringFido highlighted these 11 options as some of the best, from chains to locally run boutique pet hotels.
Vacationing with even a large pet doesn’t have to be pricey: Many hotels will let your dog stay for free. Kimpton has been among the roster of pet-friendly hotels since it was founded in the 1980s, and provides necessities like dog beds, food, water bowls, toys, and waste bags, all free for dogs of any size. Guest perks like the daily wine social hour also welcome pets. Some properties even have their own resident pooch, dubbed “Director of Pet Relations,” whom you can meet in the lobby and during wine hour.
Red Roof Inn
Not only will you avoid a pet fee at Red Roof Inns, but these pet-friendly hotels will reward you with a 10 percent discount for bringing one along. Being a dog parent is a lot of work, but Red Roof’s 500 pet-friendly hotels across the U.S. are an easy, money-saving option for frequent travelers with dogs. Find them all across the U.S. plus a few bonus spots in Asia and South America.
The Jefferson Hotel: Richmond, Virginia
Who says pet-friendly hotels don’t have style? A historic beaux-arts option just outside of Washington, D.C., the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond is ideal for pet owners who want to stay outside the cramped city. For $50 per pet, you’ll get bedding and treats, and the hotel has its own resident rescue dog you can make friends with.
The Surrey Hotel: New York City
Treat yourself and your canine travel companion to a city getaway with all the amenities at the luxe Surrey Hotel. Its Upper East Side location adjacent to Central Park means you and your dog will have plenty of room to walk and play, and guests at this pet hotel get 15 percent off at the nearby Canine Styles dog grooming salon. All pets at the Surrey receive a dog bed, food, and a water bowl. But, like most things in New York City, this pet getaway will cost you: The Surrey charges $150 to cover up to two pets of any size. Get your money’s worth by asking the staff for pet-friendly restaurants, parks, and museum recommendations, like the 19th-century dog portraits at the William Secord Gallery.
La Quinta Inns & Suites
La Quinta Inns & Suites never impose fees or deposits for bringing pets, and the chain’s affordable pet-friendly properties are in hundreds of locales across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Breakfast is included, although pets aren’t allowed in the breakfast dining area. BringFido has lots of La Quinta Inns & Suites reviews for specific properties, so you can scope out the rooms and amenities beforehand.
Dogs up to 40 pounds stay free at Starwood’s boutique brand, Aloft Hotels, thanks to the “Arf” program, which includes a dog bed, a bowl, treats, and toys in your stay. Aloft Hotels have sleek properties in the U.S. and abroad, including 169 in North America and dozens in Asia. But make sure you clear the size of your dog, as larger breeds over the 40-pound limit require manager approval.
The Cottages and Lofts at Boat Basin: Nantucket, Massachusetts
Splurge on a New England island getaway with an exclusive Woof Cottage on Nantucket. For $45 per night you can bring up to two dogs to stay on the Straight Wharf docks and enjoy amenities like on-site dog walking services and doggy turn-down service in their comfy pet beds. There’s a resident dog, Bailey, and nautical chew toys are provided to get your beach games started.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills: Los Angeles, California
Dogs of any size are welcome at one of Beverly Hills’ most luxurious hotels, The Peninsula, for $35 per pet, per night. On top of the cityscape views, ornate lobby, alfresco dining, and spa treatments, pet owners can take advantage of a doggie room service menu, plush dog beds, complimentary on-site dog walkers, and even in-room dog massages. If you and your pooch are into high-maintenance digs, this pet fee packs plenty of value.
Seventy-Four Ranch: Jasper, Georgia
A bed and breakfast where you can get rustic with a four-legged friend, Seventy-Four Ranch in Georgia is one of the most affordable pet-friendly hotels. The Saddle House, which once hosted cowboys, has four beds that make it ideal for families with a dog. Three fenced-in acres serve as a play area for all the guest dogs, and pooches of every size can stay for no additional fee.
Cypress Inn: Carmel, California
The off-leash beaches and parks of Carmel, California, are your dog’s playground if you choose to stay at the cozy seaside town’s Cypress Inn. Enjoy a “Yappy Hour” cocktail with your pup at the hotel’s pet-friendly lounge, and rely on the on-site dog sitters and treats when you need to get out on your own. Pet fees start from $30 per night for one dog.
Iron Springs Resort: Copalis Beach, Washington
A seaside retreat for only $20 per pet, per night, Copalis Beach’s Iron Springs Resort supplies their pet-friendly hotel cabins with a tennis ball plus all the dog bowl and towel necessities you’ll need for frolicking on the beach. Up to three pets are welcome, and cabins have enough room for families to enjoy this pet-friendly hotel.
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