Top 31 Pet Friendly Hotels in the United States

A vacation truly isn't whole without your furbaby with you, am I right? Thankfully, hotels are making it easier for us dog parents to bring our pooch along for the trip. So ditch your dog sitter, pack the toys/treats, and hit the road with your pup!


Last month, we stayed in San Diego, California for one night, then we headed out to Phoenix, Arizona, for four days. Since we have two Dachshunds and one Great Dane, we could not bring all three dogs along for the trip; however, we decided to bring Carl, our dachshund with IVDD (we'll save that story for another post). Throughout our vacation, we stayed at three dog-friendly hotels, which is why we decided to write this post. If you want to travel with your pup, but you are unsure where to stay, then continue reading this blog.

If your dog is a barker or gets motion sickness in the car, then I would not suggest staying bringing your pup along for the trip. The experience should be enjoyable rather than stressful. After all, you are on vacation. To ensure the hotel you plan on staying at has a pet-friendly room available, I would recommend calling the hotel in advance. Many hotels have pet fees along with restrictions like breed and weight limitations, so don't forget to ask about it when you call (unless you like surprises)!

If you can't bring your dog along for whatever reason, then we recommend you search for a trustworthy dog sitter, family member, or kennel to look after your pup. Rover and Dogvacay have recently joined forces, so we recommend visiting one of their sites if you need to find a professional dog sitter.


Here is a list of 31 Pet Friendly Hotels in the United States:

  1. Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
  2. Best Western
  3. Candlewood Suites
  4. Clarion Inns & Suites
  5. Comfort Inn
  6. Comfort Suites
  7. Courtyard Marriott
  8. Crowne Plaza
  9. Econo Lodge
  10. Embassy Suites Hotel
  11. Extended Stay America
  12. Fairfield Inn by Marriot
  13. Four Points By Sheraton
  14. Greystone Hotels
  15. Hampton Inn
  16. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  17. Holiday Inn
  18. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
  19. Homewood Suites By Hilton
  20. Hyatt Regency
  21. La Quinta Inn & Suites
  22. Marriott
  23. Motel 6
  24. Quality Inn
  25. Renaissance Hotels
  26. Residence Inn By Marriott
  27. Rodeway Inn
  28. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
  29. The Ritz-Carlton
  30. Westin Hotels & Resorts
  31. Vagabond Inn

But first, a few pro tips:
- Stay at hotels that have a grass area nearby
- Request a room on a low level for late-night pee runs
- Look for hotels that offer free Wifi (you'll thank me later)

Perks of a dog friendly hotel:
There are various perks for staying at the dog friendly hotel. Many of the dog hotels listed above will treat your pup like the royalty they are! We have received everything from a dog bed, dog toys, pet bowls, mats, and dog treats for free. Now that's what I'm barking about - hotels like this get five woofs from us!


Essentials for your pup while traveling:
- Dog bed and blanket
- Dog food and water (don't forget dishes)
- Dog collar and leash
- Dog crate (if you crate your dog)
- Dog toys and treats to keep your dog occupied
- Dog backpack or carrier (if you carry them)
- Disinfectant spray or wipes
- Medication and supplements
- Paperwork (vaccine records, medical info, etc.)
- Pet first aid kit
- Veterinarian contacts for your local vet (it wouldn't hurt to search for a vet clinic near your vacation spot, just in case)

Make sure all adventures with your furbaby are safe but fun! Drop us a line if you have any questions about this blog post.

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