With all the spending variables that can come about when traveling, it's always good to dig a bit and find out how and where you can save. Everyone loves a deal! Besides, if you can save a little "here" then you can spend it a little more "there."
As pet parents, we love to take our pets with us whenever and wherever we can. Packing up your pet and hitting the road to find adventure, some rest & relaxation, or just some bonding time is one of the best ways to escape life's day to day stressors. And the good news is that you can do it on a budget. That's right, traveling with your pet doesn't have to mean spending more money.
One of the biggest ways to save is on pet friendly hotels. Comparing pet fees when determining where to book a stay can save you some big bucks. Pet fees range from FREE to upwards of $50/night/pet. Contrary to popular belief, pet fees are not always a function of the type of accommodations. Generally, individual hotels in a particular chain determine their own pet policy. However, there are some brands that have chain-wide policies -- some of which allow pets to stay for FREE. There are some high-end boutique hotels as well as some mid-scale and budget hotels that do not charge pet fees.
Book a stay at one of these pet friendly hotels and you can say goodbye to high pet fees!
1. Aloft Hotels
If you're looking for a more upscale, boutique hotel for you and your pet, book a stay at an Aloft Hotel. In addition to pets staying free at most locations, your pet will be pampered with Aloft's special pet program, ARF (Animals R Family). The ARF program lets your pet enjoy a pet bed, bowls, dog treats, and complimentary toys during your stay.
2. Red Roof Inn
Not only does Red Roof Inn not charge for pets, but their rates are budget-friendly. Plus, their locations are conveniently located along major highways.
3. Motel 6
This pet friendly chain offers the lowest prices of any national chain. Motel 6 is America's original pet friendly hotel chain. Motel 6 loves pet guests -- that's why they stay free!
4. Kimpton Hotels
This hotel group really puts the "friendly" in pet friendly hotels! Kimpton Hotels are an upscale boutique hotel chain that not only welcomes pet guests to stay free of charge, they welcome any type of pet, any size, and any breed. In addition, Kimpton Hotels rolls out the red carpet for pets. They provide cozy pet beds, dining bowls, and special treats at all their hotels. Plus, many locations offer pet sitting, doggie massages, as well as pet concierge services.
5. My Place Hotels
If you're looking for convenience, comfort and value, choose My Place Hotels. They are ideal for both short-term and long-term stays for pet travelers and their people! The pet fee is low at only $10/night per pet, and dogs and cats are welcome, with no breed restrictions.
6. La Quinta Inns & Suites
Most of the properties at this mid-scale hotel chain welcome pet guests to stay for free. La Quinta Inns & Suites allows you to even save more with free Internet access and free breakfast. They provide quality accommodations at an affordable price and they love pets!
More hotel chain pet policies can be found here.