When traveling nationally, it's always helpful to know which chains are pet-friendly. That way, no matter where you go, you know that you and your furry friends are welcome. These pet-friendly hotel chains stand out for their customer service and amenities, especially in catering to your pets. We some seven of the best below:
- Kimpton Hotels
This chain does not does not tack on any extra fee if you bring your pets. They will provide you with the appropriate type of pet bed for almost any animal. The concierge has a listing of convenient pet-friendly restaurants and parks for your pet. They also feature a complimentary wine happy hour each night which is open to all guests and their pets.
- La Quinta Inns and Suites
La Quinta allows up to two pets at no additional charge. If you want to bring your fish, they even provide you with a complimentary fishbowl. This hotel is very strict on the policy that if guests are not present in the room during housekeeping, the pets must be safely confined to their crates.
- Loews Hotels and Resorts
Although the exact amounts may differ depending on the circumstances and the pet, most Loews Hotels charge a one-time fee of $25 to accommodate your pet. But they make sure you get your money's worth of services. They supply you with pet mats and beds, litter boxes, and water bowls. To top it off, they will provide you with room service meals for your cat or dog that are prepared by the chef using veterinarian-recommended recipes.
- Best Western
You can bring up to two dogs (80-pound maximum weight limit) with you at Best Western. Select locations will even allow you to bring your monkey, snake, or bird. There is a $20 daily pet fee in general and a few of their locations include a pet deposit that is refundable at the end of your vacation. The amounts vary per location so you will want to be sure to call ahead when booking your dates.
- Motel 6
This chain is known for its comfortable laid-back style. You won't find any over-the-top luxuries here, but they are very welcoming to pets. Unlike some chains that enforce a two-pet limit, Motel 6 will allow you to bring as many of your pets as you want; and there is no weight or size limitations. And best of all there are never any additional fees for pets.
- Quality Inns
They invite you to bring up to three pets with you. Almost any pet is welcome, but there is a weight limit of 50 pounds for dogs. While you love sharing your vacation with your pets, if you need to visit a particular venue that is not so pet-friendly, this hotel will provide you with a list of reliable pet sitters in the surrounding area.
- OUT Hotel
If you're planning a visit to New York City, this hotel is the perfect destination for you and your pet. They have created a dog paradise called the Dog Suites. Your dog will be able to play safely outside in a spacious fenced-in area with snacks and a mock fire hydrant. You will receive a remote camcorder so you can monitor your dog from the comfort of your own room. And since nothing says pampering like a day at the spa, this hotel even provides grooming services for your dog to enjoy.