December 1, 2022

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Pet Policies For All U.S. Hotel Chains

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With so many pet friendly hotels to choose from, deciding where to stay is “ruff.” Knowing the hotel pet policies of major brands is a great place to start narrowing the options.

Brindle dog laying on a hotel bed holding a stuffed puppy

 

From weight restrictions to additional fees, hotel pet policies vary significantly from brand to brand. When you’re deciding where to stay, it helps to know which chains best align with your needs and desires … and which won’t work for you at all.

Knowing whether a hotel chain typically allows cats and other pets, how many pets are allowed per room, how much the chain usually charges in pet fees, and their general weight restrictions will help you focus your search.

So the next time you take a spontaneous road trip and want to know whether to turn toward the hotels listed on the right or left side of the highway interchange, we’ve got you covered. And for travelers who collect hotel points, see which brands offer loyalty programs to help you get the most for your miles.

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GoPetFriendly Reviews EVERY Pet Friendly Hotel Chain

To help you plan your next trip we’ve gathered hotel pet policies for all the major hotel chains in the United States and Canada. And we’ve reviewed every corporate policy to let you know which brands are best if you’re traveling with cats, large dogs, on a budget, or just looking for the most luxurious and amenity-filled stay with your furry family member. 

Of course, individual hotel properties often customize their pet policy, making it slightly different from the standard corporate policy. Once you’ve narrowed the options, you can find the complete hotel pet policies on GoPetFriendly.

READ MORE ⇒  Questions To Ask BEFORE Booking A Pet Friendly Hotel Stay

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Rating The Most Pet Friendly Hotels

We reviewed corporate pet policies and even looked at individual hotel pet policies to find which chains are best for pet travelers.

We gave points to a hotel for the following factors:

  • Affordable pet fees (No or refundable pet fees ranked highest. We also gave points if a hotel’s fees were less than 25% of an average night’s stay)
  • Whether cats or other pets are allowed
  • How many pets are allowed in a room 
  • Whether the hotel has pet policies that are clear, complete, and easy to find online
  • Whether the hotel allows pets to be left unattended in a room
  • What amenities a hotel offers for pets

We also gave bonus points to a hotel if more than 90% of their locations were pet friendly and if they support pet rescue organizations.

So which are the best hotels for travelers with pets?

Brindle dog laying on a stuffed puppy on a green sofa

 

Best Hotel Chain For Traveling With Pets

Kimpton Hotels, part of the International Hotel Group, is absolutely the most pet friendly hotel chain in North America. They accept all pets, whether furry, feather, or scaly of any size for no pet fee. What hotel pet policy could be better than that?

In addition, you may leave your pet alone in the room (following their guidelines). 

But with only 68 locations in North America, you might not be able to find a Kimpton everywhere you travel with your pets. 

So which hotel chains have more locations and still meet the needs of pet travelers?

Good Hotel Chains For Pet Travelers

Determining the hotel chain most likely to meet the needs of the majority of people traveling with pets isn’t easy. A chain that works great for travelers with cats or single, small dogs might not work for someone with more than one pet or large dogs. But in our review, we discovered some stand-outs for pet travelers.

Best Western Hotel Group comes in at the top of our rankings for the hotel pet policies in many locations that allow up to two dogs, cats, and other pets and charge a per room instead of per pet fee. 

Not far behind is Red Roof Inn for allowing pets – including cats – to stay for free. And they communicate their hotel pet policies very clearly, which is always a plus. But most locations only allow one pet.

If you aren’t aware of the Drury Hotel chain, you might want to check them out. This smaller hotel group allows pets in many of its locations. And they have a very clear and comprehensive hotel pet policy.

We also appreciate Extended Stay Suites for providing a standard pet policy across all their locations. That consistency gives people traveling with pets a reliable hotel choice without spending time researching the options.

The International Hotel Group is our top pick for a large hotel family with lots of brands. And yes, the Kimpton brand really makes IHG stand-out. But they have several other brands that also allow pets in the vast majority of their hotels, including Candlewood Suites, the boutique Hotel Indigos, and their all-suites hotel, Staybridge Suites. 

Wondering how your favorite hotel chain came out in our rankings? Check out every pet friendly hotel group below.

READ MORE ⇒ Barking Dogs In Hotel Rooms: Tips For A Quiet Stay

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Pet Friendly Hotels And Hotel Groups

Affinia Hotels

This small group of boutique hotels has three locations in New York City. Through their VIPaws program, they provide special amenities for dogs and cats, including comfy beds, bed steps, litter boxes, treats, and more. Affinia Manhattan has been an official host hotel of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

The Affinia pet policy allows one dog or cat per room for a $150 pet fee. $10 of the pet fee goes to the Humane Society.

Affinia Hotel Rewards Program – Affinia is part of the Stash Hotel Reward Program, a loyalty program for independent and boutique hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Enroll for free and earn 5 points for every $1 you spend at 150 partner hotels. Or earn 1 point for every $1 you spend at thousands of other hotels around the world.

BWH Hotel Group

Many, but not all, Best Western locations allow dogs and some allow cats or other pets with prior approval. Individual property’s pet fees and other guidelines can vary from the standard policy, so check each hotel’s pet policy guidelines before booking.

Best Western Hotel Pet Policy 

Not all Best Western hotels allow pets. But they do have a standard hotel pet policy that applies to most of the properties that do.

  • Pet friendly locations allow up to two dogs per room, with a maximum size of 80 pounds each. Other types of pets, such as cats, birds, reptiles, or other animals are allowed at the discretion of each property and require prior approval.
  • The hotel may charge up to $30 per day for each room with a pet or multiple pets, up to$150 per week. You may also be required to provide a refundable damage deposit of up to $150 per stay.

SureStay by Best Western

Some SureStay Hotels permit pets, however there is no standard pet policy.

World Hotels

This luxury brand permits pets at some locations. About half the pet friendly World Hotels allow large dogs while the rest only permit small dogs. Pet policies and fees vary by location. 

The following World Hotels sites do not permit pets:

  • Roger Smith, New York
  • LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, New York

Best Western Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the Best Western loyalty program to earn free stays, reduced rates, and other benefits. 

 

Choice Hotels

The Choice Hotel family includes nine pet friendly brands, and pet policies vary by location. However, at all Choice properties that allow pets, some common areas are off-limits to pets, pets are not allowed on the beds, and pets cannot be left unattended in rooms. Some pet friendly properties offer extra amenities such as pet food, food and water bowls, and dog play areas.

Ascend Hotels Pet Policy

Some Ascend Hotels allow pets, but there is no standard pet policy. Pet fees range from $10 to $75 per night. Limitations on breed or size may apply.

Clarion Hotels Pet Policy 

Some Clarion Hotels welcome pets, but there is no standard pet policy. Properties that are pet friendly allow up to two pets with a fee for each. Guests with large dogs or certain breeds must get approval before arriving.

Comfort Inn & Comfort Suites Pet Policy

Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites welcome up to two pets, but there is no standard pet policy. Weight restrictions, fees, and breed restrictions vary by location. Guests with large dogs must get approval before arrival.

Econo Lodge Pet Policy 

Econo Lodge welcomes pets, but does not provide a standard pet policy. Generally two pets are allowed and a nightly fee applies for each pet. Weight restrictions, fees, and breed restrictions vary by location. For large pets, guests must get approval before booking.

MainStay Suites Pet Policy

Some MainStay Suites hotels allow pets. Those that do charge pet deposits, a nightly pet fees ranging from $10 to $75, or a flat rate surcharge. Limitations on breed or size may apply.

Quality Inn Pet Policy

Some Quality Inns accept pets, and those that do allow up to two small or medium pets. Nightly pet fees apply to each pet and vary by location. Guests with large dogs must get approval before arrival. Breed and pet restrictions may apply.

Rodeway Inn Pet Policy

Over 350 Rodeway Inns welcome up to two pets per room. Weight and breed restriction may apply and nightly per pet fees vary by location.

Sleep Inn Pet Policy

Sleep Inn welcomes two pets per room. Weight and breed restrictions may apply, and nightly per pet fees vary by location. Guests with large dogs must get approval before booking.

Suburban Extended Stay Pet Policy

Many Suburban Extended Stay locations allow pets. Weight and breed restrictions may apply, and nightly per pet fees vary by location.

WoodSpring Suites Pet Policy 

Most WoodSpring Suites locations allow pets. Weight and breed restrictions may apply, and nightly per pet fees vary by location.

Choice Privileges Rewards Program – Enroll in the Choice loyalty program to earn free stays and other benefits at Choice hotels worldwide. 

 

Drury Hotels

The Drury hotel chain includes Drury Inn, Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Plaza Hotels, and Pear Tree Inns. They have 150 locations in the United States.

Drury Hotel Pet Policy

All Drury Hotels accept dogs and cats, and they have a standard hotel pet policy that applies to their properties. They charge a daily pet fee of $40 per room. Up to two pets with a combined weight no greater than 80 pounds are allowed. Pets are not allowed in any public areas, and they cannot be left alone in rooms. 

Drury Hotels Reward Program – Enroll for free in the Drury Hotels loyalty program. For every $1 you spend, you’ll earn 10 points which you can apply toward room stays, airline miles, and gift cards.

Extended Stay America

All 600 of the all-suite Extended Stay America hotels welcome pets. And have a standard pet policy, but individual locations set their own pet fees.

Extended Stay America Pet Policy

  • Up to two pets are allowed per suite.
  • Pets must be no longer than 36 inches and no taller than 36 inches.
  • If you wish to stay with more than two pets or pets larger than the restrictions, call the hotel to ask if they will make an exception.

Extended Stay America Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the Extended Perks program to earn immediate rewards on restaurants, rental cars, theme parks, shopping, and more. 

Four Seasons Hotels

You’ll find over twenty Four Seasons luxury hotels in the United States and Canada, and most of them permit small to medium pets for a fee. They offer special pet amenities from comfy beds to house-made treats.

The following Four Seasons Hotels do not allow pets:

  • Four Seasons Hawaii, Lanai
  • Four Seasons San Diego

InTown Suites

The InTown Suites pet policy, states that none of their hotels allow pets. Only service dogs are allowed.

 

Hilton Worldwide

One of the largest hotel chains in the world, Hilton has renewed its efforts to cater to people traveling with pets. As of January 2022, all Home2Suites and Homewood Suites are pet friendly. In addition, the new casual, boutique brand, Canopy, also welcomes pets. And in April 2022, they will welcome pets at all Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Tru properties.

Canopy by Hilton Pet Policy 

All Canopy hotels welcome pets. But weight limits, types of pets, and the number of pets allowed per room vary by location. Most Canopy hotels allow up to two dogs weighing 75 pounds or less for a fee of $50 per pet per stay.

In addition, through the “Paws in the Neighborhood” program, loaner dog beds and a guide to pet friendly attractions in the neighborhood are provided. 

Conrad Hotels & Resorts 

Some Conrad hotel locations permit pets, but the brand does not have a uniform pet policy. 

Curio Collection

Most hotels in the Curio Collection allow two pets up to 50 pounds for $50 per pet per night. However, pet policies may vary by location.

DoubleTree by Hilton Pet Policy 

DoubleTree welcomes pets at 120 of their properties, but hotel pet policies vary by location. 

Embassy Suites

Beginning in April, 2022, pets will be welcome at all Embassy Suites locations. But policies regarding pet sizes, types, and fees vary by property.

Hampton by Hilton Pet Policy

Beginning in April, 2022, pets will be welcome at all 500+ Hampton Inn locations. But each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

You’ll find hundreds of Hilton Hotels all over North America, and some locations allow pets. But policies regarding pet sizes, types, and fees vary by location.

Hilton Garden Inn

Beginning in April, 2022, pets will be welcome at all Hilton Garden Inn location. Hotel pet policies regarding sizes and types of pets allowed, and fees vary by location.

Home2Suites Pet Policy

Pets are welcome at all of the Home2Suites extended-stay hotels. However, the brand has not yet provided information about pet fees, number and types of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms. 

Homewood Suites Pet Policy 

All Homewood Suites extended-stay hotels allow pets. Visiting pets have access to green spaces for walking, treats from the front desk staff, and pet waste bags, along with a list of nearby pet friendly attractions, restaurants, vets, and other necessities for traveling pets.

Homewood Suites has not yet provided information about pet fees, number and types of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms. 

LXR Hotels & Resorts 

No hotels in this luxury brand allow pets. 

Tapestry Collection

These boutique hotels offer unique accommodations. Some hotels allow pets, but policies, including pet fees and number and types of pets allowed, vary by location.

Tru by Hilton

Beginning in April, 2022, pets will be welcome at all Tru hotels, which tends to have the lowest pet fees of all the Hilton brands. But policies vary by location, including the number and types of pets allowed, and whether pets can be left unattended in rooms.

Waldorf Astoria

Is there any hotel name more associated with luxury? And many of their locations also accept pets! But pet fees and pet restrictions vary by location.

The following Waldorf Astoria locations do not allow pets:

  • Ho’olei at Grand Wailea
  • Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Hilton Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the Hilton Honors program to gain perks that include discounted stays, free WiFi, and points you can apply toward free stays at Hilton locations all over the world.

 

Hyatt Hotel Group

Select hotels in the Hyatt Hotel chain allow pets. Those that do also provide pet amenities such as plush dog beds and food and water bowls for your pet to use during their stay. But none of the brands in the Hyatt hotel group have standard pet policies.

Alila Resorts

Only one of Alila’s all-inclusive luxury resorts, the Alila Ventana Big Sur, permits dogs. Pups can take advantage of dining on the pet friendly restaurant patio or order doggy room service menu.

Andaz Hotels

Many of the Andaz luxury hotels allow up to two pets and charge a per-stay fee. They do have weight restrictions, but offer dog beds, bowls, and treats for their canine guests.

Destination by Hyatt

You’ll find no cookie-cutter hotels in this brand. Each Destination by Hyatt property has a strong sense of place and offers special amenities for dogs, including beds and treats. All but six locations allow pets. 

The following locations do not allow pets:

  • Banyan Cay Resort (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Carolina Inn, Rizzo Center (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Resort at Squaw Creek (Olympic Valley, CA)
  • Wild Dunes Resort (Isle of Palms, SC)
  • No Destination properties in Vail, CO allow pets. 
  • No Destination properties in Hawaii allow pets.

Grand Hyatt

The Grand Hyatt resort hotels welcome pets at some of their locations. Most locations only allow dogs with weight limits, and pets fees are generally around $100 per stay.

Hyatt Centric 

Many of the Hyatt Centric boutique hotels welcome pets with beds and food and water bowls. Hotel pet policies vary by location, including fees, number and types of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms.

The following Hyatt Centric hotels do not allow pets:

  • Charlotte, Southpark, North Carolina
  • Midtown 5th Avenue, New York
  • Times Square, New York
  • Wall Street, New York
  • Arlington, Virginia

Hyatt Hotels

Only three Hyatt hotels (in New York, Palm Springs, and Seattle) permit pets in guest rooms. They have varying weight limits and pet fee per stay. 

Hyatt House

Many Hyatt House hotels allow dogs, subject to weight restrictions. Hotel pet policies vary by location, including pet fees, number of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms.

Hyatt Place

Most Hyatt Place hotels allow dogs, subject to weight restrictions. Pet policies vary by location, including pet fees, number of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms.

Hyatt Regency 

Many Hyatt Regency locations allow dogs to stay in guest rooms for an additional fee. All hotels that permit dogs have weight limits and pet fees per stay vary by location.

JDV

JDV stands for Joie de Vivre so of course, most of these hotels in the United States and Canada welcome pets. Pet amenities include organic dog beds, water bowls, and treats. They’ll also recommend the best places to walk your pet and nearby pet businesses and pet friendly restaurants. Pet policies vary by location.

The following JDV properties do not allow pets: Park South in New York City and the Hotel Avante in Mountain View, California.

Miraval Resorts Pet Policy

None of the Miraval Resorts allow pets. Service dogs are permitted.

Park Hyatt

You’ll find luxury Park Hyatt resort hotels in seven cities in the United States and Canada. They all accept small or medium-sized dogs for a per-stay fee, which varies by location. 

Thompson Hotels 

There are fourteen Thompson Hotels in downtowns across the United States. These boutique hotels located in historic buildings and most allow dogs for no pet fee. Weight limits and other pet policies vary by location.

Hyatt Hotel Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the World of Hyatt loyalty program to earn discounts on stays, free nights, and perks at resorts. 

 

IHG Hotels

This British Hotel company owns some of the best-known lodgings in the world, from Holiday Inn to the popular-with-pet-parents Kimpton Hotels. While many brands in the IHG family allow pets, they don’t have standard pet policies. 

Atwell Suites

Atwell Suites is a new collection of all-suite hotels features co-working spaces and other modern amenities. More Atwell Suites locations will be opening soon.

Atwell Suites Miami Brickell – While the website states that they offer pet friendly rooms, they provide no details of their pet policies.

Avid Hotels

Some Avid Hotel locations offer pet friendly rooms. Types of pets allowed, weight restrictions, and pet fees vary by location.

Candlewood Suites Pet Policy

  • When booking a stay with pets at Candlewood Suites, you must call the the hotel to add your pets to your reservation.
  • Pets must not weigh more than 80 pounds.
  • You must provide your pet’s vaccination records if asked for them.
  • The hotel will charge a pet fee of $75 for up to a 6-day stay and $150 for 7+ day stays.
  • You will be held financially responsible for pet damage to your room.
  • Pets may be left unattended in your room, but must be in a crate or pet carrier.
  • Pets must be on a leash whenever they are out of your room.
  • Guests must walk their pets in designated areas.
  • If you receive two noise complaints you will be asked to leave.
  • You must remove your pet from the room before receiving housekeeping services. 

Crowne Plaza

Some Crown Plaza locations offer pet friendly rooms. Hotel pet policies vary by location, including fees, number of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms.

Even Hotels

The Even brand emphasizes wellness for its guests. Many of their locations permit pets, though a standard pet policy is not provided.

Holiday Inn

Some Holiday Inn properties offer pet friendly rooms. Types of pets allowed, weight restrictions, and pet fees vary by location.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations

No Holiday Inn Club Vacation properties permit pets.

Holiday Inn Express

Some Holiday Inn Express locations offer pet friendly lodgings. Hotel pet policies vary by location, including fees, number of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms.

Hotel Indigo

The Hotel Indigo boutique hotels are nestled in neighborhoods worth exploring. Each location looks different, reflecting its location. All locations accept pets, but hotel pet policies vary by location.

Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts 

Luxury brand Intercontinental Hotel & Resorts offers pet friendly rooms at select locations. Pet policies vary by location, including fees, number of pets allowed, or whether pets are allowed unattended in rooms.

Kimpton Hotels 

Kimpton’s pet policy makes it clear that furry, feathered, and scaly pets – regardless of breed or size – are welcome for no fee. Many Kimpton hotels even have their own dog mascots to greet you at the front desk. And your pet can take advantage of loaner beds and bowls. 

You’ll also be greeted with a list of nearby pet friendly restaurants and other businesses. 

Staybridge Suites Pet Policy

Staybridge Suites provides the following hotel pet policy guidelines, though each location sets its own pet fees.

  • Guest pets must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • You must provide your pet’s vaccination records if asked.
  • A pet policy letter must be completed upon check-in. 
  • The provided  “Pets in Suite” magnet must be displayed on your door.
  • While you may leave your pet unattended in your suite, they must be in a crate or pet carrier.
  • Pets are not allowed in most public areas of the hotel, especially those where food is served.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times outside their room.
  • Hotels will specify areas where pets may be walked.
  • You must remove your pet from your room before housekeeping enters.

Voco 

Most locations in the small group of boutique Voco hotels welcome pets. You’ll find these hotels in historic buildings renovated for modern comfort. Pet policies vary by location.

The following Voco hotel does not allow pets:

  • Voco The Tiger, Columbia, MO 

IHG Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the IHG loyalty program to get discounts on stays, redeem points for free stays, free WiFi. 

 

Loews

The Loews chain of luxury hotels greets dogs and cats with a wide range of amenities. Their room service menu has pet meals. And they will lend you anything from cozy dog beds to scratching posts and litter boxes if you’re traveling light. They’ll even provide a list of nearby pet services and restaurants with pet friendly patios.

Pet fees and size limits may vary by location. And no Loews hotel permits more than two pets in a room.

MGM Resorts International

Most of the MGM Resort and Casino hotels do not allow pets. Hotels that do permit pets offer concierge services, such as dog walking. These are the general MGM Resorts pet policies:

  • Up to two dogs are allowed. Their combined weight cannot exceed 100 pounds.
  • No cats or other animals are permitted.
  • Pet fees are per pet, per night and vary by location.
  • Dogs left unaccompanied in rooms must remain in a crate or pet carrier. 
  • Dogs are not allowed in public areas of hotels. 

MGM Resorts Rewards Program – Enroll for free to earn rewards for hotel stays and casino games.

Magnuson Hotels 

Some Magnuson Hotels allow pets, and pet policies vary by location, though most charge a per pet, per night fee.

 

Marriott Bonvoy Hotels

One of the largest hotel chains in the world, Marriott offers a large number of hotels that welcome pets from the luxurious Ritz Carlton to their many extended-stay hotels. However, none of their hotel brands have standard pet policies. 

AC Hotels 

Many of the AC Hotels, which are known for their modern designs, permit small and medium pets. Types of pets allowed, weight restrictions, and pet fees vary by location.

Aloft Hotels

All of the stylish Aloft Hotels permit dogs up to 40 pounds and may consider larger dogs if you contact them in advance. They also offer amenities like beds, bowls, treats, and toys and partner with local rescue organizations. Types of pets allowed and pet fees (some welcome pets for free!) vary by location.

Autograph Collection

The Autograph Collection features unique hotels in a variety of settings. Some locations allow pets, and each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Courtyard by Marriott

You’ll find over 1,000 Courtyard hotels in North America alone. Some locations allow pets, and each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Delta Hotels

Delta has over 100 hotels in North America, about half in Canada and half in the United States. Many, but not all, locations allow pets. Hotel pet policies vary by location.

Design Hotels 

Design Hotels offers pet friendly accommodations in almost a dozen locations the United States and Canada. Each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Pets are not allowed at the following Design Hotels:

  • The Dwell, Chattanooga
  • The Robey, Chicago 

Edition

Hotels in the modern, luxury Edition brand welcome dogs, but provide no details their pet policies, such as size or type of pets allowed. However, they do charge a significant per stay pet fee.

Element

Element hotels focus on a wellness theme. The Element pet policy states that they welcome dogs up to 40 pounds. Pet amenities include dog beds and food and water bowls to use during the stay. Types of pets allowed, weight restrictions, and pet fees vary by location.

Fairfield Inn & Suites 

Generally, Fairfield Inns welcome up to two small or medium in sized pets, though each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Four Points by Sheraton 

Some Four Points hotels allow pets, though each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Gaylord Hotels 

Pets are not permitted at any Gaylord hotels. 

Homes & Villas by Marriott

Homes & Villas is Marriott’s vacation rental brand, offering homes for rent for short stays. Pet policies vary widely between properties, and their listing site does not allow you to filter for locations that permit pets. You must review the rules for each individual listing to know if they accept pets.

JW Marriott

You’ll find three JW Marriott hotels in Canada and thirty-two in the United States. About half the JW Marriott locations welcome pets with weight restrictions and pet fees.

The following JW Marriott locations do not permit pets:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Austin, Texas
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Palm Desert, California
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Houston, Texas
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Marco Island, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Tampa, Florida
  • The Rosseau Muskoka Resort (Ontario)
  • JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort (Arizona)
  • Washington, DC

Le Meridien Hotels

This chain prides itself on its amenities for families, including their pets. Many, but not all, locations permit small to medium pets, and each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Marriott Hotels

You’ll find Marriott Hotels all over the world with hundreds of locations in North America. Many, but not all, locations allow pets for a pet fee. Types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by property.

Marriott Vacation Club Resorts

None of the properties in this brand allow pets. 

Moxy Hotels 

Moxy Hotels cater to young travelers and permit pets at all of their properties. Types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by location.

Residence Inn

The all-suite Residence Inn extended-stay brand is ideal for traveling families, including pets. All Residence Inn properties permit pets, though types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by location.

Renaissance Hotels 

A small number of Renaissance Hotels allow pets, and each property sets its own hotel pet policy.

Ritz-Carlton Hotels 

Only some Ritz-Carlton locations are pet friendly, and those that are only allow small pets. Generally the weight limit is twenty-five pounds and a pet fees apply.

St. Regis Hotels 

Nearly all St. Regis hotels are pet friendly (New York being the exception), welcoming small pets, sometimes with weight limits as low as twelve pounds. In addition, pet fees apply.

Sheraton Hotels 

Sheraton has nearly 200 locations in the United States and Canada, and many, but not all, allow pets for a fee. Types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by location.

SpringHill Suites

Some of the all-suite, extended-stay SpringHill Suites hotels welcome pets. Each property sets its own pet policy, so types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by location.

StayPineapple

You’ll find StayPineapple hotels in several US cities, and all locations welcome dogs of any size for a modest pet fee. 

TownPlace Suites

The TownPlace Suites all-suite, extended-stay brand is ideal for traveling with family, including pets. All locations permit pets, though each property sets its own pet policy, so types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by location.

Tribute Portfolio Hotels 

Tribute Portfolio Hotels offer a wide range of amenities in a boutique setting. Many, but not all, allow pets for a fee. Types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by location.

W Hotels

All W Hotels welcome both cats and dogs up to 40 pounds and offer a wide range of amenities for visiting pets through their PAW (Paws Are Welcome) program. Pet fees vary by location. 

Westin Hotels 

Many, but not all, Westin Hotels permit small or medium pets. Types of pets allowed, weight limits, and fees vary by location.

Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Program – Enroll for free to earn rewards like discounted hotel stays, free nights, free WiFi, and more.

 

Motel 6

Motel 6 welcomes dogs and cats at all their locations unless prohibited by local law. Best of all, pets stay free! The Motel 6 pet policy follows:

  • They allow up to two pets (dogs or cats) with a combined weight no greater than 150 pounds.
  • Your pet must be on a leash or in a carrier at all times when outside your room.
  • Pets must be quiet and not be destructive in the room. 
  • Pets must be removed from the room for housekeeping services.

Studio 6

Studio 6 hotels, an affiliated brand, charge a $10 per night pet fee, up to $75.

Motel 6 Rewards Program – Enroll for free to take advantage of best rates at all Motel 6 locations.

Omni Hotels & Resorts

This Omni chain of luxury hotels and resorts offers pet friendly rooms in most of their locations. Pet policies and fees vary by location, and most pet fees are over $100 per stay.

Omni Hotel Rewards Program – Enroll for free to earn points toward free stays as well as perks that include free WiFi, express check-ins, and more. 

Oyo Hotels

The international chain of Oyo budget hotels allows pets at some of their locations. Pet policies and fees vary by location, but most properties that allow pets permit up to two dogs or cats. 

 

Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotels provide a wide range of experiences all over the United States and Canada. However, none of their hotel brands have standard pet policies. 

Country Inn & Suites

The all-suite Country Inn & Suites brand allows pets in some locations. Each property sets its own hotel pet policy, so weight limits, and fees vary by location.

Park Inn

Some of the Park Inn locations in this family-friendly chain allow pets. Each property sets its own hotel pet policy, so weight limits, and fees vary by location.

The following Park Inn hotels do not allow pets:

  • Albany, Georgia
  • Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

Park Plaza

The Park Plaza Hotel in Boston is the only one of the upscale urban hotels in this chain that permits pets. They do not restrict dogs by size and charge a per stay pet fee.

Radisson Blu

Many, but not all, of the luxury Radisson Blu hotels allow pets for a pet fee. Each property sets its own hotel pet policy, so weight limits, and fees vary by location. 

Radisson Hotels

A limited number of Radisson Hotels permit pets, and few of the hotels include their pet policy on their website. Guests with pets are asked to call for pet policies.

Radisson Individuals

The new Radisson Individuals brand offers unique properties, but provides no standard hotel pet policy. However, the first United States hotel in this group (Sebastian Hotel in St. Augustine) welcomes up to two dogs per room. The pet fee for dogs under 50 pounds is $25 per night. For dogs over 50 pounds, the pet fee is $50 per night.

Radisson Red

The urban boutique Radisson Red hotels welcome pets. This is a growing brand with new locations expected to open in the next several years. 

The Radisson Red pet policy requires guests to sign a pet agreement. The agreement requires the following:

  • Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier whenever they are in public areas. 
  • Pets must be out of the room or guests must be with their pets when housekeeping visits the room.
  • Humans agree to keep pets quiet. If there are complaints, you must find new accommodations.
  • Guests must pay for any pet damage to rooms. 

Radisson Hotel Rewards Program – Enroll for free to get discounted rates on rooms and to earn points toward free stays.

 

Red Lion Hotels

The Red Lion Hotel chain offers eight brands. None of their brands have standard pet policies, and even hotels that permit pets do not provide clear and comprehensive policies on their websites.

If you don’t want to jump through the hoop of calling the hotel directly for their pet policy, this might be a good chain to avoid unhappy surprises. 

Americas Best Value Inn

Some Americas Best Value Inn budget hotels allow small and medium dogs. Pet policies and fees vary by location.

Canadas Best Value Inn

Some Canadas Best Value Inn budget hotels allow small and medium dogs. Pet policies and fees vary by location.

GuestHouse Extended Stay

This new brand of extended stay properties does not allow pets.

Hotel RL 

Hotel RL is the upscale brand for Red Lion and lists being pet friendly as one of its amenities. However, not all Hotel RL locations permit pets and pet policies and fees vary by location. Book a “pupcation” package to save on pet fees.

Knights Inn

Some Knights Inn budge hotels allow small and medium dogs. Pet policies and fees vary by location.

Red Lion Hotels

Red Lion Hotels is the midscale brand in this hotel family and lists being pet friendly as one of its amenities. However, not all Red Lion Hotel locations permit pets and pet policies and fees vary by location. 

Red Lion Inn & Suites

The all-suites Red Lion Inn & Suites brand lists being pet friendly as one of its amenities. However, not all Red Lion Inn & Suites locations permit pets and pet policies and fees vary by location. 

Signature Inn

The Signature Inn brand is influenced by the golden age of travel in the 1950s and 1960s. It lists being pet friendly as one of its amenities. However, not all Signature locations permit pets and pet policies and fees vary by location. 

Red Lion Hotel Group Rewards Program – Enroll in the Hello Rewards loyalty program and earn with every qualifying stay. Rewards include the best rate on stays, free, premium WiFi, and gifts on your birthday. 

 

Red Roof Inn

With more than 600 pet friendly properties in North America, there’s always a Red Roof Inn nearby! Most hotels in the Red Roof Inn family allow pets (dogs & cats) for no charge.

HomeTowne Studios

The HomeTowne Studios pet policy states that they do not allow pets.

Red Collection

Red Collection hotels permit one pet (dogs or cats) up to 40 pounds with no pet fees. Pets must not be left unattended in rooms. 

Red Roof Inn 

Red Roof Inns permit one pet (dogs or cats) up to 80 pounds with no pet fees. Pets must not be left unattended in rooms.

Due to specific circumstances, the Oxon Hill, MD and Queensboro, NY locations cannot accept pets.

Red Roof Plus

Red Roof Plus permits one pet (dogs or cats) up to 80 pounds with no pet fees. Pets must not be left unattended in rooms.

Red Roof Inn Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the RediRewards loyalty program. Earn 10 points per $1 spent at most Red Roof locations. Apply points to free nights, discounted stays, and gift cards. You can also gain access to discounts on services and products including rental cars, concert tickets, amusement parks, and more. 

 

Shilo Inns

Shilo Inns is a smaller hotel chain with just over 40 locations in the western United States. They welcome dogs in select rooms with a refundable deposit ($75 for 1-7 days; $150 for 8+ days) and a nightly pet fee. The Shilo Inn pet policy states:

  • Up to two dogs are permitted per room.
  • Dogs are limited to a 7-day stay.
  • When left alone in rooms, dogs must be in a crate or carrier.
  • Dogs must remain on a leash at all times outside of rooms. They are not permitted in pool areas or restaurants. 

Shilo Inns Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the Star Rewards loyalty program to earn 1 point for every $1 your spend at Shilo Inns. Redeem points for donations to your favorite charity or a free night’s stay. And take advantage of free room upgrades as well as early check-ins and late check-outs.

Sonesta International Hotels

Sonesta offers hotel accommodations with a wide range of prices and amenities, including a pet friendly extended stay group. Only the extended stay, all-suite hotels have brand pet policies. The pet policies of other brands vary by location.

Royal Sonesta

All but one of the Royal Sonesta hotels, which are located in urban centers, allow pets in select rooms. Pet policies vary by location. 

The following Royal Sonesta hotel does not allow pets: Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue

Sonesta Extended Stay Suites

The Sonesta Extended Stay Suites pet policy allows up to two pets per room for a per stay fee as follows: 

  • $25 for a 1-3 night stay
  • $75 for a 4-29 night stay
  • $150 for a 30+ night stay 

Pets must be leashed outside the room. And you can leave them unattended, as long as they are in a crate or carrier. 

Sonesta Hotels & Resorts

This international group of Sonesta Hotels & Resorts allows pets at many of their properties. Pet policies vary by location.

Sonesta Select 

Sonesta Select is the newest member of the Sonesta Hotel family and has some pet friendly hotels. Each property sets its own hotel pet policy, so types of pets allowed, weight limits and pet fees vary by location. 

Sonesta Simply Suites 

The Sonesta Simply Suites pet policy welcomes up to two pets per suite. They charge a per-stay fee as follows:

  • $25 per night for up to a 3-night stay
  • $75 per stay for 4-29 nights
  • $150 pet 30+ nights

Pets must remain on their leashes outside hotel rooms. And you can leave them unattended, as long as they are in a crate or carrier and you leave your cell phone number with the front desk. 

Sonesta International Hotels Rewards Program – Enroll for free in the Travel Pass loyalty program to get discounts on stays, earn free nights, and take advantage of various other perks. 

 

Virgin Hotels

Virgin Hotels welcome dogs of any size for no pet fee. Pet amenities Virgin offers include comfy beds and food and water bowls to use in the hotel. And your pup can model her very own Virgin bandana.

Virgin currently has hotels in Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Las Vegas, and New Orleans with new locations opening soon.

Virgin Hotels Rewards Program –  Enroll for free to gain access to the best rates, room upgrades, daily cocktail hours, and more.

Warwick Hotels & Resorts

This international luxury hotel brand allows pets at its Chicago and Denver locations. Types of pets, sizes, and fees vary by location.

The following Warwick Hotels do not allow pets:

  • New York, New York
  • Melrose – Dallas, Texas
  • San Francisco, California
  • Seattle, Washington

Warwick Hotels Rewards Program – Enroll in the Warwick Journeys loyalty program to gain exclusive access to best rates, room upgrades, free premium WiFi, complimentary drinks and breakfast, and more. 

 

Wyndham Hotel Group 

Wyndham offers hotels with a wide range of prices and amenities. Select hotels allow pets, but none of the Wyndham brands provides a standard pet policy.

AmericInn

Many of the budget brand AmericInn hotels allow pets for a nightly fee per pet. Pet policies vary by location.

Baymont by Wyndham

Hundreds of Baymont properties across the U.S. welcome pets for a fee. Pet policies vary by location.

Days Inn

Some Days Inn hotels allow pets for a nightly fee. Pet policies vary by location.

Dolce Hotels & Resorts

Some Dolce Hotels and Resorts allow small dogs. Pet policies vary by location.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

With their convenient full kitchens, some extended-stay Hawthorn Suites hotels permit pets. Pet policies vary by location.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham

Some Howard Johnson budget hotels allow dogs. Pet policies vary by location.

La Quinta by Wyndham Pet Policy

Most La Quinta hotels permit up to two dogs and cats per room. Pets are not allowed in the breakfast area, the fitness center, the breakfast area, or the pool. Guests with cats must provide a litter box. Some locations have weight restrictions, and some allow pets to stay for free while others charge pet fees of $20 per night for a maximum of $40 per stay per room.

The following locations do not allow pets:

  • Brooklyn Downtown – New York, New York
  • Brooklyn East – New York, New York
  • Cincinnati Airport Florence, Ohio
  • Dallas – Richardson, Texas
  • Dallas Downtown – Dallas, Texas
  • Inglewood, California
  • New York City Central Park – New York, New York
  • Plano Legacy Frisco, Texas
  • San Antonio Medical Ctr. NW – San Antonio, Texas
  • White Plains – Elmsford, New York
  • Queens – New York, New York

Microtel by Wyndham

Some of the budget Microtel locations allow pets. Pet policies vary by location.

Ramada Hotels

A limited number of Ramada hotels allow pets. Pet policies vary by location.

Super 8

Some of the Super 8 budget hotels allow pets. Pet policies vary by location.

TRYP by Wyndham

Some of the urban TRYP hotels allow small dogs. Pet policies vary by location.

Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Some of the specialty Trademark Collection hotels allow pets. Pet policies vary by location.

Travelodge by Wyndham

Some of the Travelodge budget hotels allow pets for a nightly fee. Pet policies vary by location.

Wingate by Wyndham

Over 50 Wingate hotels allow pets. Types and sizes of pets allowed, as well as fees vary by location.

Wyndham Garden

Only a small number of Wyndham Garden hotels allow pets. Those that do generally only allow two pets up to 50 pounds and pet fees vary by location.

Wyndham Grand

Some of the luxury Wyndham Grand resorts allow small dogs. Pet policies vary by location.

Wyndham Hotels Rewards Program – Enroll for free to earn exclusive rewards like free nights and other perks. You can even convert points to cash. 

We hope that gathering these hotel pet polices makes planning your next pet friendly trip easier. We’ll continue to update this post with more hotel pet polices as we find them – subscribing to the blog will ensure you always have the most current information!

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