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5 Pet-Friendly Hotels in the US
I’ve done a lot of traveling with my pups and have learned which hotels are the best (and the cheapest!).
I had the opportunity to drive across country from New Hampshire to Arizona three times in less than a year.
My first trip we had one dog with us (that is until my friend decided to rescue a puppy in Tennessee).
The other two trips I was traveling with both of my dogs and my young daughter.
It took us 4 nights and 5 days on all 3 trips, and I needed to stay in pet-friendly hotels!
We both quickly learned that not all hotels take pets.
Sitting in a gas station parking lot in Somewhere, Ohio at one o’clock in the morning calling all the hotels nearby to check on their pet policy was not the way I had envisioned our first night out on the road.
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One of our last nights we had discovered there are hotels that actually do not charge for pets!
Needless to say, when it was my turn to move out there, I mapped out my drive based on where those hotels were located!
Let’s check them out!
I chose to go with Motel 6 all the way across the country because their nightly rates are affordable and pets stay for free without any hidden fees or deposit.
My nights were short, so I was really just looking for a place to close my eyes for a few hours that wasn’t going to break the bank.
All they ask is that you do not leave your pets alone and you clean up after them. You will be charged a fee if there is damage when you leave, however.
You can check out www.motel6.com to find a location and check out their rates.
I never used a reservation in advance, as I was unsure how long I was actually going to be driving each day, so I really had no idea which town or city I was going to end up each night.
HOTEL 2: Econo Lodge
Econo Lodge allows pets to stay for free www.econolodge.com.
HOTEL 3: Days Inn and Holiday Inn
Two of the most popular hotels for travelers on a road trip happen to be completely pet-friendly, too. I love that because you can find either of these hotels pretty much anywhere in the US.
Days Inn is pet friendly with a small fee. Check out their complete pet policy at www.daysinn.com .
Holiday Inn is also a pet friendly hotel, check out their rates and complete policy at www.holidayinn.com.
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HOTEL 4: Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in the US. It’s not only a great low-cost hotel, but they allow pets to stay completely free.
That means no hidden extra charges and no cleaning fees. They even go one better and offer 10% off for families traveling with pets!
Check out their pet policy here. Even though they don’t charge a cleaning fee, please be courteous and clean up after your dog. We don’t want to give them a reason to change that policy!
I also recommend checking with the Red Roof Inn that you’re planning to visit, because due to some state and local laws, not all locations are pet-friendly.
Basically, if the law allows it, they are.
HOTEL 5: La Quinta Inns & Suites
Another option with a wonderful pet policy, La Quinta has locations pretty much all over the US. They allow up to two pets, as long as they’re “domesticated.”
Basically, you can bring two dogs, two cats, a dog and a cat. You cannot bring a horse, alpaca, or pet raccoon. 😀
They do have a few restrictions to their pet policy, but it’s relatively relaxed and mostly common sense requests.
Before you travel, look up different lodging establishments in that area and check out local, smaller hotels and motels. They will often accept pets. The fees might be a bit higher, but you never know unless you ask!
One more thing to consider is if the door to your room has an outside entrance or if you have to walk your pet through the hotel lobby and halls.
I hope this information helps and gets you started when looking for pet-friendly hotel stays!
The bottom line is there is an abundance of places to stay across the United States that don’t charge a fortune in security deposits or cleaning fees.
Have you traveled across country?
Maybe just spent the night for a weekend getaway with your family and pets included?
Leave your recommended pet friendly hotels in the comments below!