There are a wide variety of travel accommodation options available for those traveling with their pets, as well as a number of search engines available to find pet friendly hotels where ever you might be traveling. Some hotel chains tend to be dog friendly. However, since not all locations in a chain are necessarily owned by the same people, not all locations will be dog friendly. There are a variety of pet friendly hotels that you can look into if you are going to be traveling with your dog.
An example of pet friendly motels include the Motel 6 chain, with most of the motels in this chain allowing pets. The pets need to be attended at all time, and only one well behaved pet is allowed per room. Dogs must be kept on leashes throughout your stay, and must be declared when you check in. You also need to be considerate and clean up after your pets.
One of the largest chains of dog friendly hotels is Best Western. They have almost two thousand locations that allow pets, including over 1,000 in the US and Canada. You need to book ahead of time and double check the pet policy, as these may vary from hotel to hotel in the chain. For example, in San Francisco the pet must be under 50 pounds and attended at all times or kennelled, and the guests must stay in a standard room on the first floor. However, in the San Diego Mission Bay location dogs must be under 25 pounds. There is $20 non refundable deposit per night, the dogs can’t be left alone, and they must be walked with a leash.
Other dog friendly motel chains include:
- Rodeway Inn
- Mainstay Suites
- Quality Inn
- Comfort Inn & Suites
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
Whichever hotel or motel chain you want to stay at, be sure to check out the pet policy of the specific location you are thinking about. Not all hotels or motels in a chain have the same policy, and policies are continually changing, so it is hard for the dog friendly databases to keep up with them. You may also want to think about pet travel insurance. One excellent and regularly updated resource is the PetTravel.com database.
Are you planning on a vacation? Are you also planning to take your favorite pet with you? If so, you should know that most motels and hotels have a no pet admission policy, and therefore will not allow you to lodge there. However, you don’t need to worry as there many pet friendly hotels located throughout the world which are more than willing to solve your problem.