The pandemic has brought an increase in people adopting pets. As the world opens up, pet-friendly travel is on the rise. A common mistake that people make is booking a hotel that is “pet friendly” and then has a big pet fee. Sometimes pet fees can be as much as the guest room. Today we are going to talk about pet-friendly hotels that don’t charge a pet fee.
Kimpton is a beautiful boutique brand that joined the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) a few years ago. These upscale hotels are the perfect place to have a retreat with your furry best friend. Each hotel has a Director of Pet Relations that will assist you with pet-friendly activities, restaurants, and shops in the area. Each hotel has amenities like bowls, beds, and much more. Kimptons usually feature a variety of rooms from standards to suites. The hotel concept is full service with restaurants, pools, and more!
Aloft hotels are part of the Marriott group. These trendy focus service-style hotels are great if you want to travel a bit more on a budget but have some extra amenities. The lobby area usually has a pet station with water bowls and even treats sometimes. I’ve personally stayed at one with my girls and it was great. My family loved spending time playing pool in the lobby with the girls right by our sides. Breakfast is a la carte for purchase and they have a lounge where you can get cocktails and snack-style foods.
Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn is a good option if you are looking to stay on a budget and need a quick overnight option. A lot of Red Roof Inn Hotels are exterior corridors which makes it nice when you need to take your pet outside. These hotels don’t have a restaurant and usually only have a continental-style breakfast. Their price point makes them a great budget option.
Motel 6 had to make the list! They are the official hotel brand of the American Kennel Club (AKC). These are very similar to a Red Roof in the budget category. A lot of their properties are exterior corridor which makes it easy for in and out access. They usually have a continental style breakfast as well.
I personally plan on utilizing more pet-friendly hotels that don’t charge a pet fee in the future. My girls love going on the road with me. Traveling with your pet requires some planning but there are more and more pet friendly options every day!
Which of these were your favorite?
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