Traveling with Pets: Pet-Friendly Hotels

While not common for business travel, we understand that pets are part of your family and play an important part in your life. Over the last few years, hotels have become more welcoming to pets and created easier policies around pets in their hotels. Finding a pet-friendly hotel is not always an easy task, so be sure to check with your individual hotel on their respective fees and policies regarding pets.

A few highlighted chains and their pet policies are highlighted below:

Hilton: Over 5,000 of Hilton’s hotels in the United States and Canada are pet-friendly including Canopy, Tru, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, and Embassy Suites. Fees apply and vary by hotel.

Hyatt: From special amenities to plush pet beds, Hyatt’s 600+ hotels make it easy to bring your pet on the road with you. The Park Hyatt in Chicago donates the entirety of traveler’s $100 pet fee to the PAWS animal shelter. This hotel also has a resident pug named Parker at the hotel.

Kimpton Hotels: Kimpton, an IHG brand, allows pets at no extra charge, no matter size, weight, or breed. Kimpton also provides a selection of pet amenities including plush pet-beds, food and water bowls and mats. They also have a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers, and more. There are also door hangers alerting staff that there’s a pet in your room and easy to use courtesy bags for dog walks outside.

Candlewood Suites: Candlewood Suites are also part of the IHG brand, and they allow pets at all of their locations. After booking, call the hotel directly to give them your reservation confirmation number and ask them to add your pet to the reservation. To keep all our guests happy, including those not traveling with four-legged friends, some restrictions apply.

Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express: Holiday Inn hotels don’t have a specific one-size fits all pet policy. Many of their hotels do accept pets, but if you’re not sure if the one you’re staying at does, it’s best to contact the property directly or search on IHG’s website.

Marriott: Over 1,500 Marriott hotels in the United States are pet-friendly including all Residence Inn properties. Westin hotels offer travelers with pets a plush Heavenly dog bed and other special amenities free of charge.

Choice Hotels: Choice has over 3,500 pet-friendly hotels across the United States. Choice’s pet-friendly hotels allow up to two dogs per room. Some of Choice’s pet-friendly hotels may offer extra amenities like pet food, dishes, water bowls, and play areas. Policies like breeds and weight restrictions vary by hotel.

La Quinta: La Quinta, a Wyndham brand, allows up to two pets (cats and dogs) per room at 800+ properties in designated pet-friendly rooms.