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Not all pet friendly hotels & accommodations are created equal. Pet policies vary widely among pet friendly accommodations. Some hotels are only dog friendly; some pet friendly hotels only allow pets under 25 lbs., some have a 2 pet maximum, and almost all of them charge a pet fee - ranging from $10/night to a non-refundable pet deposit upwards of $100 (a.k.a. pet fee).
There are, however, some standout pet friendly hotel chains that allow your pets to stay for free.
This budget minded hotel chain was one of the first chains to allow pets. Conveniently located along all major highways, Motel 6 is a favorite among pet travelers looking for a stay along their travel route. All of Motel 6 properties allow service animals and well behaved pets (unless they pose a safety risk or are prohibited by law). And the best part is pets stay for free!
Red Roof Inn
This pet friendly hotel chains does a great job of welcoming pets (they even have a facebook page dedicated to pets called Red Roof Luvs Pets). All of Red Roof Inns 345 locations are pet friendly and all of them allow pets to stay for free. Their motto is You Stay Happy, Pets Stay Free!
Well behaved pets are welcomed at all but 4 of their 800+ La Quinta locations. La Quinta is known for offering quality service and providing its guests with many of the features and amenities offered at high end hotels. Most importantly, La Quinta loves pets and does not charge pet guests for their stays. When booking online be sure to mention that you are traveling with your pet in the Special Requestsâ€ section. If calling to book, be sure to let the reservation agent know.
Kimpton Hotels are a super pet friendly boutique hotel chain that raises the bar when it comes to being pet friendly. As part of their pet program, hosPETality, in addition to pets staying free, any number of pets are welcome regardless of size, weight, kind, or breed. Each pet friendly Kimpton Hotel offers its own unique pet friendly services and amenities. Be sure to check them out if you are looking for some serious pet pampering.
When staying at any of these pet friendly hotels, you must always register your pet upon check-in. In addition, it's important to abide by the house rules and follow proper pet etiquette to ensure that you and your dog, cat, or other furry friend is welcomed back.