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