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8 Most Dog Friendly Hotels and Hotel Chains in the U.S.

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No pet owner ever wants to leave their pets behind, but traveling with dogs can sometimes be complicated. This is especially true when attempting to find dog friendly hotels at the destination you’re traveling to. To help you with that, here are the eight most dog friendly hotels and hotel chains picked out from hundreds of popular names here in the United States.

Kimpton Boutique Hotels & Restaurants

  • Maximum pets per room: None
  • Weight limit: None
  • Deposit: None
  • Pet fee per night: None
  • Pet amenities: Pet bed, food, food bowls in every room, canine-friendly gourmet menu

Kimton Hotels and Restaurants chain was founded by dog lover and owner, Bill Kimpton, in the 1980’s and has been going strong since. This boutique hotel chain has locations across North America. The Kimpton is one of the most dog friendly hotels because their staff takes pet accommodations so seriously that pets can stay at no additional cost to you and no expensive non-refundable fees. There’s also no weight limit, which many other “pet-friendly” hotel chains enforce.

Even if you were unable to travel with your dog, you’ll still get the joy and unconditional love that comes with being around one as most locations have an in-house Director of Pet Relations, a stately title given to the lobby dogs that greet guests as they enter.

The staff desks will offer you complimentary doggie bags and a list of nearby dog-friendly establishments and parks. There’s also bedding, food bowls, treats, and food for canine guests, making them conveniently available in the event you forgot to pack a few items. If your pet wants to feel as pampered as you, Kimpton offers a room service menu designed with canines in mind and it’s easily one of the best dog friendly hotels we have in the United States.

La Quinta Inns & Suites

  • Maximum pets per room: 2
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • Deposit: None
  • Pet fee per night: None
  • Pet amenities: None

Up to two pets per room are allowed with this nationwide La Quinta chain without any additional fees or deposits. The hotel chain has been around since the 1960’s with its start and headquarters operating in San Antonio, Texas. Many of its locations are in Texas and Florida, but as one of the leading hotel chains and top rated dog friendly hotels now, they have locations all over the United States and keep expanding.

Their budget-friendly prices have long been the driving force for the company’s growth and success and with the pet industry becoming a multi-billion-dollar industry and rapidly growing, La Quinta is proving they’re able to keep up with the times and convert all their branches into more dog friendly hotels. While not every property is pet-friendly just yet, over 900 of these quaint inns are, giving you a variety of options should you be traveling with your dog or cat.

Aloft Hotels

  • Maximum pets per room: 1
  • Weight limit: 40 lbs.
  • Deposit: None
  • Pet fee per night: None
  • Pet amenities: ‘Animals R Fun’ Program offers your pet treats, a bed, and more

Aloft Hotels allow one pet per guest room; however, call your destination ahead of time if you have more than one pet. They need this advance notice, but they are more than likely to accommodate when given a heads up as the company tries to keep up (and overtake) with the other dog friendly hotels and be more inviting to pet owners.

As part of their constantly improving pet-friendly brand, Aloft offers every customer traveling with a four-legged friend a special goodie bag. The bag is part of their ARF (Animals R Fun) program and includes treats, doggie bags, toys, and a bed especially for them. If you do plan to travel and stay in any of the Aloft dog friendly hotels, you can save suitcase space by keeping that cumbersome dog bed at home.

Loews Luxury Hotels

  • Maximum pets per room: 2
  • Weight limit: None
  • Deposit: None
  • Pet fee per night: $50 (capped at 3 nights)
  • Pet amenities: None

While a majority of this chain of luxury hotels and resorts are located in sunny California and Florida, Loews Hotels has locations on both the Pacific and Atlantic ocean shores, even on the coastline of the unsalted Lake Michigan, and most of them are dog friendly hotels ready to welcome your pooch. With unique services like the “Chat Your Service” option, which allows guests to communicate with hotel staff quickly and efficiently by texting them at any time with questions or requests, Loews Hotels are advantageous of the modern world.

That said, Loews is still not the cheapest, but as a luxury hotel, it’s not supposed to be. Their pet policy differs from many other dog friendly hotels as they do not require a pet deposit (some of which are non-refundable), but a mere $50 per night for the canine guest. This nightly fee is capped as well, so if you intend to enjoy their accommodations for more than 3 days, you’ll never incur more than $150 in fees related to your pet.

Best Western Hotels

  • Maximum pets per room: 2
  • Weight limit: 80 lbs.

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Jessica Goldberg

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