Pack your bones, it’s time to travel! Let’s face it, life is better with dogs. We love having them with us and that even includes traveling. Once upon a time, finding a dog-friendly hotel was an expensive adventure on its own. Thankfully, times are changing and canine guests are as welcomed as their owners are…maybe even more.
While not as well known or abundant as some of the hotels on our list, Aloft is one of the most dog-friendly. The hotel has plenty of canine-geared amenities including:
- A welcoming doggie bag filled with treats and toys.
- Special dog beds.
- Food and Water Bowls.
With 101 dog-friendly hotels in North America, travelers should be aware that the some Aloft hotels do not allow pets. Always check pet policies before booking with them. In addition, their policies are two dogs per room, up to 40 pounds at no additional cost. If your dog weighs more, contact the local hotel as they may accommodate larger dogs.
Red Roof Inns
Red Roof Inns found across North America, and are a dog-friendly hotel that offers a few incentives to dog owners. Call and book with any Red Roof Inn, they will offer a 10% discount on hotel rooms as well as no pet fees. They have over 500 locations and all, except a handful, accept dogs. They do have some restrictions, however:
- Only 1 pet per room
- Weight Restriction—differs between hotels
- Available in 36 States
Be sure to not only check the pet policy of the hotel chain but call to find out size restrictions for the specific one you are staying at.
Known for not only being dog-friendly, the Kimpton Hotel chain welcomes pets of all shape and sizes. Dogs are especially welcomed with special, pet-friendly yappy hours in the evenings. 64 Kimpton Hotels are found in 33 cities in the USA. While not the most abundant in quantity, they have a stellar range of dog-friendly services, including:
- Tail-wagging Welcomes
- Treats for your furry friend
- Pet beds
The Kimpton Hotel chain has no restrictions on size, weight or breed! And for the added bonus, there is no extra charge for pets. Before you travel, be sure to check the Kimpton Pet Policy.
If you’ve ever traveled, even short distances, then you’ve seen a Best Western. Known as the hotel paving the way for dog-friendly travel, the Best Western offers over 1600 hotels throughout the US and Canada. Like several of the hotel chains on our list, the Best Western does have some restrictions on their accommodations:
- Only two dogs per room.
- Only dogs up to 80 pounds.
- There is a $20 per day fee, up to a max of $100.
There are no amenities for dogs but they offer great rooms for a good price. Owners should be warned that not all Best Westerns allow dogs and some require a damage deposit, which is refunded after check out. With this in mind, check their pet policy ahead of your travel dates.
Found everywhere on the continent of North America, Motel 6 boasts over 1400 motels that offer a dog-friendly stay for dogs and their families. The motel doesn’t have many amenities to our furry companions but they do not have a size restriction on pets. Before booking, be aware of the following:
- Some Motel 6’s charge a pet fee.
- Motel 6 only allows two dogs per room.
- Often the most affordable dog-friendly motel.
Like all dog-friendly chains, be sure to check their pet policy.
As you can see, the options are endless, so whether you have a large dog or several small pups, you can find the perfect place to stay. Comfort, travel, and adventure await you, your family and the special dog in your life. All you need to do is grab your keys, a good leash and head out on the road.