Not all pet friendly hotels & accommodations are created equal. Pet policies vary between hotels and accommodations. Some hotels are only dog friendly; some only allow small animals under 25 lbs., some have a maximum of 2 pets, and almost all of them charge a fee – ranging from $10/night for a non-refundable deposit up to $100 (aka pet fee).
However, there are some pet-friendly hotel chains that allow your four-legged friend to stay for free.
This budget minded hotel chain is one of the first chains to allow pets. Located along all major highways, Motel 6 is a favorite among travelers who want to stay on the travel route. All Motel 6 properties allow service animals and well-behaved animals (unless there is a safety risk or prohibited by law). And the best thing is that it stays free!
Red Roof Inns
This hotel chain does a great job of welcoming their four-legged friends (they even have a dedicated Facebook page called Red Roof Luvs Pets). All 345 Red Roof Inns locations are pet friendly and all allow pets to stay for free. Their motto is You Stay Happy, Pets Stay Free!
Well-behaved pets are welcome at all but 4 of La Quinta’s 800+ locations. La Quinta is known for offering quality service and providing guests with many features and facilities at the high end of hotels. Most importantly, La Quinta does not charge pet guests for their stay. When booking online, make sure you are traveling with a pet in the “Special Requests” section. If calling to book, be sure to let the reservation agent know.
Kimpton Hotels is a pet-friendly boutique hotel chain that raises the bar when it comes to being pet friendly. As part of the program, hosPETality, in addition to pets remain free, any pets are accepted regardless of size, weight, breed, or breed. Each Kimpton Hotel offers its own pet-friendly services and amenities. Be sure to check it out if you’re looking for some serious pet pampering.
When staying at one of these pet-friendly hotels, you must always register your pet at check-in. Additionally, it’s important to follow house rules and follow proper pet etiquette to ensure that you and your dog, cat, or other furry friend are welcome back.