Pet-friendly Hotels

Pet Friendly Hotels

Pet-friendly Hotels

Many properties welcome pets, especially if you make arrangements in advance. Some hotels have an open pet policy, while others limit the rooms available for travelers with pets. You might also find that some properties have limits on the types of pets or restrict pets based on the number, size, weight, and breed.

Some pet-friendly accommodations go as far as providing pet treats, designated recreation areas for pets, and other pet-friendly amenities.

Need to stock up on pet supplies for your journey? Ask the concierge or front-desk clerk about local pet stores.

Highest rated Pet-friendly Hotels around the World

Ocean Villa Inn
2.5 out of 5
5142 West Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $214 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Nestled on the beach, this Ocean Beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Beach Park and Dog Beach. SeaWorld is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (956 reviews)

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2021

Ocean Villa Inn
3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
3 out of 5
931 Park Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
The price is CA $73 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in South Lake Tahoe, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Tahoe and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Lakeside Marina and Heavenly ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,666 reviews)
"It wasn’t as clean as I would like. The rooms are very outdated. The bed was comfy."

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2021

3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fredericksburg South (I-95), VA
3 out of 5
5327 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA
Fully refundable
The price is CA $105 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fredericksburg ...
3.9/5Good! (1,255 reviews)
"Convenient to a restaurant"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fredericksburg South (I-95), VA
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moab
3 out of 5
815 S Main St, Moab, UT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $219 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moab Information Center, Rotary Park, and Museum of Moab. Amasa Back Trail and Swanny City ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,078 reviews)
"Nice room, clean property."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moab
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocean City
3 out of 5
106 32nd St, Ocean City, MD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $113 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Midtown Ocean City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ocean City Beach and Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Jolly Roger at the Pier is 2.5 ...
4/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly, place was clean."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocean City
Virgin River Hotel and Casino
2.5 out of 5
100 N. Pioneer Blvd, Mesquite, NV
The price is CA $48 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Mesquite, this golf hotel is steps from Eureka Casino and Virgin River Casino. Oasis Golf Club and Mesquite City Hall are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4/5Very Good! (5,009 reviews)

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2021

Virgin River Hotel and Casino
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham St. George
2.5 out of 5
91 E 2680 S, St. George, UT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $124 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Situated in St. George, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum and Dixie Convention Center. Thunder Junction All Abilities Park and Southgate ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)
"Good breakfast, clean facilities, staff was friendly"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham St. George
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach
2.5 out of 5
2800 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Northeast Virginia Beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and Seabreeze Beach. Neptune Statue and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)
"First time staying at this hotel and was pleasantly surprised."

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Florence
2.5 out of 5
2123 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $102 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Florence, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pee Dee Mental Health Center, Magnolia Mall, and Florence Civic Center. Mcleod Regional Medical Center ...
4/5Very Good! (1,040 reviews)
"very pleasant reception. Room was nice and clean. Very convenient room for taking our 2 small dogs out. Breakfast was just o.k. Toaster didn't work well."

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Florence
Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
3 out of 5
1327 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $114 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Valdosta, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Martin Stadium and Valdosta Mall. Rainwater Conference Center and Valdosta State University ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,358 reviews)
"Check in receptionist was very friendly and helpful. Thanks!"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
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What is a Pet-Friendly Hotel?

Pet-friendly hotels allow guests to check-in and stay with their pets. This may mean pets are allowed in the entire property or limited to certain rooms and areas of the hotel. Restrictions often apply -- such as size, weight, breed and number of pets that can check-in with you. Most allow dogs or dogs and cats. Some allow other kinds of pets.

*These are only guidelines as pet policies and amenities vary greatly across hotels. It is advisable to view details listed on each property page.

What can I expect from a pet-friendly hotel?

A comfortable stay with your pet. Most pet-friendly hotels function like regular hotels with all the usual amenities, simply with a category of rooms where pets are permitted. They may have some additional services or facilities for furry friends.

Generally, most hotels with pet-friendly policies allow:

  • Dogs, or dogs and cats
  • Up to a certain weight
  • Limited to 1 or 2 pets per room
  • Some hotels charge fees or deposits while others have a pets-stay-free policy.

Though less common, some pet-friendly hotels allow other pets. Usually only small ones.

A select few specialized pet-friendly hotels offer additional pet perks such as welcome pet treats, water bowls, pet beds, dog relief areas, pet-sitting service, tips on finding dog parks or dog-friendly restaurants nearby.

At the very top end, some luxury pet-friendly hotels even have a special pet concierge or room service menu for pets.

Are all hotels pet-friendly?

No. Most hotels do not accept pets. Only hotels that specify they are pet-friendly will allow your furry companions to stay. They usually have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms, available upon request. Always contact the hotel ahead of time. Walk-ins are not recommended.

Boutique hotels, due to their small size and independent management, are more likely to entertain special requests to bring a pet.

Note, service animals are an exception. Some hotels do not accept pets but welcome service animals.

Do pet-friendly hotels allow big dogs?

Some pet-friendly hotels do allow big dogs, however there will be fewer for you to choose from. Typically, pet-friendly hotels only allow smaller dogs up to a certain weight. The max weight can be anywhere from 22 lbs to 80 lbs at most properties.

Does pet-friendly include cats?

‘Pet-friendly’ doesn’t automatically mean the hotel takes cats, but there are indeed cat-friendly hotels. It’s best to check the details of the specific hotel’s policy to know which kinds of pets they welcome.

Majority of pet-friendly hotels allow only dogs. You may have fewer options to choose from when it comes to cat-friendly hotels. The good news though, is the next most common policy is one allowing both cats and dogs.

Do pet friendly hotels have breed restrictions?

Yes. All pet-friendly hotels have restrictions. These vary greatly across hotels but restrictions often indicate larger pets are not allowed, which effectively limits the breeds you can bring with you. It’s advisable to check the individual policy of any hotel you’re interested in.

Some common restrictions include:

  • Dogs only, or dogs and cats only
  • Other small pets considered
  • Size/weight restrictions. Often under 25 lbs
  • Maximum 1-2 pets per room

Are there extra fees for pet-friendly hotels?

Pet fees vary greatly across hotels. Few hotels have a pet-stay-free policy. It's more common that pet-friendly hotels do charge extra when guests check-in with pets. These fees may be per pet; first pet then each additional pet; per room; per day; and/or per stay. There may also be a deposit or hygiene fee required.

A select few pet-friendly hotels offer other pet perks, like treats and goodies, available for a fee.

It’s advisable to check the pet policy of the individual hotel. You can find more details on the property details page, or by contacting the hotel with the number on your booking confirmation.

Can pets be left alone in a hotel room?

Generally, no. You’ll often be required to use the hotel’s pet-sitting service or keep your pet in a crate while you’re out. These are two common options at pet-friendly hotels, but hotels may have other policies or services available.

It is advisable to contact a hotel beforehand and follow their pet guidelines.

Are pets allowed to roam free in a pet-friendly hotel?

That’s not usually the case. Your pet will likely only be allowed in your room and in certain areas of the hotel. Your pet must be on a leash at all times outside your room.

Most pet-friendly hotels are regular hotels with a few select rooms where pets are allowed. Majority of guests will not have pets. So it's the norm that your pets are not permitted in any common areas like the restaurant, bar or around the pool.

Though rare, a few hotels exist which puts their pet-friendly identity first. Here, pets may be allowed to roam freely. You might even find several resident animals on the property which help welcome your furry friends.

How do I book a pet-friendly hotel?

On Expedia, you can search for pet-friendly hotels using the filters on the left, to narrow down the list of hotels in to properties that welcome pets. When you’ve found some hotels you like, you can check the details of the hotel’s pet-friendly policy. You can also read guest reviews by travellers with pets.

When you’ve found a suitable hotel, place your booking and indicate in special requests that you plan to stay with your pet. You can then arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. This is required. Note that pet-friendly rooms are subject to availability.

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