Plan A Tail Waggin' Summer Getaway at these Five Fabulously Dog-Friendly Hotels.
by Tom JeffreyApril 25, 2017
Alright, it's time to start planning your summer adventure with your four-legged friend. The DinkyDogClub crew put together a list of our favorite dog-friendly hotels to help make planning your trip a little easier.
Book Directly With Your Hotel of Choice.
We suggest you always make your reservations at the hotel you want to stay at rather than using a travel site like Expedia or Travelocity. Many hotels have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms, so reserving your room directly with an individual hotel reduces the risk of surprises when you check in.
La Quinta Inns & Suites has 870 locations, the majority of which are pet-friendly. They don't ask for a security deposit or charge a pet fee, and they allow up to two dogs per room. During your stay, your furry friend must be on a leash or in a carrier when walking through your hotel. You can review the La Quinta pet policy here.
Best Western has over 1,600 pet-friendly locations across the U.S, Canada, and the Carribean. They charge up to $20 per day per room for pets with a maximum fee of $100 for one week. Some Best Western properties request a refundable pet deposit of up to $50 per stay. DinkyDogClub staffers noted Best Western hotel rooms have tile floors in them. Like most pet-friendly hotels, Best Western suggests contacting individual hotels directly to get their local pet policy.
If you're looking for a fancier hotel for you and your fur-baby, you'll really want to take a look at Kimpton. This boutique hotel welcomes dogs with open arms. For starters, there are no pet fees and no limit to the number of dogs allowed - and we know there are plenty of pet parents with multiple little dogs. Upon check-in, you'll find a plush pet bed along with food and water bowls in your room. You'll be provided a concierge list of nearby dog-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and local pet boutiques. Oh yeah, your pups are welcome at the nightly wine reception at each hotel. If you're lucky, you might end up at a Klimpton that has a resident dog, also known as the "Director of Pet Relations."
Loews Hotels & Resorts
Another luxury hotel that makes a big deal about little dogs is Loews Hotels & Resorts. Their "Loews Love Pets" program means your pup will receive a welcome bag with a name tag, bowl and special treats. Loews offers pet beds and bowls for in-room use. If you'd like to do a little exploring on your own, the hotel staff can arrange pet-sitting and dog walking services for you. But the kicker at Loews is they've created a gourmet room service menu just for your furry little buddy. According to their pet page, Loews allows up to two pets per room and they do have a pet fee that varies by property, so call ahead.
Don't Forget BringFido.
BringFido is a great resource when traveling with your little dog. Use it to find dog-friendly lodging, including hotels, bed & breakfasts and vacation rentals. The BringFido mobile app uses your locations to help you track down dog-friendly restaurants and attractions.
Before You Leave
As you gather your gear for your trip, be sure to pack your furry sidekick's current vaccine records, any special dietary needs or medicines. DinkyDogClub has some nice, lightweight dog carriers for those days when you're up for more walking than your pooch. We carry dog strollers that may help you and your furry friend have a more enjoyable trip. To help your four-legged baby enjoy the car ride, check out our doggie booster seats.
If you have tips or know of a great dog-friendly hotel, please leave a comment.
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