Hotels Becoming More Welcoming to Pets

Hotels Becoming More Welcoming to Pets

If you are a pet lover, then you know that finding hotels that allow dogs and other pets can be difficult. Fortunately, times are changing and more hotel properties are opening their doors to pets.

Hotels and Even Casinos Are Becoming More Pet Friendly

Hotels are finally wising up and offering guests with pets more options for their overnight stays.  Even major chains like Courtyard by Marriott and Sheraton Hotels are accepting pets with most having a modest weight restriction.  With that said be aware that pet fees can be high with Sheraton charging $100 for their pet fee.

If you are traveling to casino destinations, you should know that you will find more properties offering accommodations for your pet.  If you happen to be in an area with a Caesars Entertainment owned property, you are in luck as every Caesars property will allow up to two pets that weight 50 pounds or under as part of their PetStay program.

Some properties, like the Flamingo in Las Vegas have pet services such as dog walking, grooming, and even veterinary services.  For more on an individual properties services, call your desired casino destination and ask to speak to hotel services.

But I’m On a Budget

For those of you that like to travel but also like to save money on your travel, you still have options for your pet.  Petside.com ranked the top five budget chains that accept pets and your best bets are Motel 6, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Red Roof Inn, Best Western, and Candlewood Suites.

Out of those five, Motel 6, La Quinta, and Red Roof all allow pets without any additional fees. That is the good news.  One the flip side, sometimes you will have to sacrifice being able to bring your pet with you for a hotel quality and overall safety.

With that said, Best Western and Candlewood Suites are two chains that both accept pets for a nominal pet fee. Both chains are famous for quality, especially Candlewood Suites.  Candlewood Suites offers suites with a full kitchen and seating areas, so these would be perfect for pets who love to run around and play.

This post is written in collaboration with a fellow dog lover, Elizabeth Moore of CasinoTop10. I hope you found it useful!

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27 Comments on “Hotels Becoming More Welcoming to Pets”

  1. We had a stopover at a Travel Lodge one and they were terrific with Pippinpumpkin. Glad things are changing. Have a great day.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Misaki, thanks for the article. Mom’s always looking for pet friendly places to stay.

  3. Thanks.
    This is very helpful, decent hotels usually take pets but they rip you off.

  4. Thanks for this post, we are planning a holiday for next year – good to know ;o) I’ve read about a hotel where you got your own eatable bowl with your name on it :o)

  5. Here in South Africa, I’m only aware of one, very expensive, hotel that caters for pets. I do travel with my dog constantly, though and many of the smaller guest houses, lodges and bed and breakfast places are very happy to have her there. They don’t charge anything additional either – fabulous. My word, $100 for a pet – will only ever happen if the lottery win comes in.

  6. We have built up a number of great pet-friendly hotels during our travels and it’s great to add to it. thanks Misaki!

  7. Hey Misaki, Jet here.

    We’re kind of bummed… not to be nosy or inappropriate with a young lady such as yourself, but… both Little Miss Svelte and I exceed the 50 lb. limit. 😦

  8. catchatcaren says:

    I think that ALL hotels should allow pets! Barks and licks and love Dakota

  9. Kyla says:

    What’s a sponsored post? You mean somebody pays you to do this? Where do I sign up and do they pay in Mollie treats?

  10. Get us signed up Kyla, I’ll have the readies and you can have all the treats 🙂
    Mollie and Alfie

  11. tylersat99 says:

    It was a very good post Misaki and I’m sure is helpful to a lot of pet ppl. Taking pets can be difficult so helping people find places to stay is very helpful. Unfortunately, we are too heavy for a lot of hotels policy 😦

  12. Katie says:

    Definitely informative and useful. I wonder what their policies are on traveling pigs? 🙂

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  13. It is a useful post! Thanks so much, because I will file the information away. Pops is small enough to travel with. It was always a problem finding places with my labs and lab mixes in the past. Great post!!! 😀

  14. Emmadog says:

    Last year when we were on the road, we stayed at the Drury Inns – they are so pet friendly and people friendly it is crazy – no charge for pets, let my 80 lb sister and 40 lb me in the room with mom, they are wonderful!

  15. spittythekitty says:

    We’re g;ad to hear these things are available for traveling pups and kittehs, but I assure you *I* am not and never will be one of them!!!

  16. speedyrabbit says:

    great news need a bit more of this in the uk

  17. Mom hates to travel, but when our apartment was being painted, we stayed at LaQuinta (so I wouldn’t get sick from the paint smell), and it was lovely and clean and friendly. I stayed for free and felt very welcome there. We were happy to see it mentioned here!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  18. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    I loved this post Misaki, Mum and Dad are always wanting to know which hotels allow me to come too. What’s with the 50lb rule? Sometimes I sneak up to 52lbs and Mum says I’ll have to go on a diet as I won’t be allowed to go on vacation – doh!!

    It would also be cool if the hotels had a Doggie Day Care too, so we could have fun and be safe whilst our humans went to restaurants or places we’re not allowed to go too 🙂

    Big wags,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  19. Penelope says:

    Hey Misaki,
    Mommy and Daddy have been travelling with the hairy slobbery sisters and me and Kozmo and all the before pets for years. It is easier now than it was 26 years ago. And Many places we go will take doggies over 50 pounds (but not the real ritzy places)
    Kisses
    Nellie

  20. When Mom and Dad showed their Sibes, they mostly stayed at double tree motels cuz they allowed dogs. So much easier today to travel with fur family Mom thinks, paw pats, Savvy

  21. Dianda says:

    I wonder why Casino’s are getting more animal friendly? Can animals gamble now too? 😮


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