The best pet friendly hotels

Traveling with your pets can create happy memories and unique experiences. Fortunately, many hotels have recognized the importance of animals and offer unique adventures for our furry friends. Here are some of the best pet-friendly hotels you can stay at.

Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Hotels, part of the IHG Hotels and Resorts family, allow you to bring your pets for free. You also don’t need to pay an additional deposit. And it’s not just cats and dogs – birds, fish, scaly friends and other pets are welcome. There is no size or weight limit. There is also no limit to the number of pets allowed.

Hotel amenities may include pet beds, pet food and water bowls, and bedding. Guests also get free access to Wag! Premium, which connects owners with pet sitters available in the area. Hotels also have a list of recommended pet-friendly activities you can check out.

Kimpton, a boutique hotel, has 75+ hotels in more than 55 cities in North America, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton

If your trip will be longer, Homewood Suites or Home2 Suites by Hilton may be the option you’re looking for. Featuring luxury suite-style rooms, these properties became 100% pet-friendly in early 2022 in the United States and Canada. Since the rooms have kitchens, it’s easier to store pet food and medicine if needed.

Many properties have pet bowls, treats, litter bags and resources on where to go while exploring your destination with your pet. This can include local pet-friendly eateries, pet stores, parks and veterinarians. Hilton also partners with Mars Petcare, which provides online support for pet owners.

Unfortunately, there are pet fees that start at $50 per stay. Prices and restrictions vary by location.

Virgin Hotels

Although space is limited, Virgin Hotels allow you to bring your pets for free, with no size or breed restrictions. Pet-friendly rooms, dog beds, food, water dishes, treats and a Virgin Hotels bandana are available for your fur baby.

Virgin Hotels are located in Dallas, Nashville, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Glasgow (UK) and Edinburgh (UK). Locations in Miami and Denver are also expected in 2025.

Stay pineapple

Another option to consider is Staypineapple if you want a dog-friendly hotel. Amenities include a dog bed, treat tin, water bowl and litter bags. Although there is a nightly pet fee (which varies by location), you can book a Pup Plus One package to get pet fees waived until February 2023.

The Staypineapple hotel chain is growing, but is only available in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle, Portland and San Diego.

Element Hotels By Westin

Element Hotels, part of the Marriott Bonvoy family, are designed for eco-friendly travelers and their dogs weighing up to 40 pounds. Their Love that Dog program includes a special dog bed, food, bowl, litter supplies and more. Pet fees vary by location, although some Westin properties do not charge a pet fee.

Rooms have kitchens for preparing healthy meals, and breakfast options include fresh fruit and granola. Bicycles are also available for use, free of charge.

Motel 6

If you’re traveling and need a place to rest, keep in mind that Motel 6 allows up to two well-behaved pets to stay with you for free (Studio 6 locations have fees). With many locations across the United States, this option is also budget-friendly.

Motel 6 also partners with Patriot Paws to help match military veterans with service dogs. They even have a pet playlist on Spotify to ease any travel stress for your pet.


Traveling with pets doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Many hotels offer pet amenities or resources at no extra cost. However, policies vary by destination, so check with your hotel before booking to make sure your friend can also enjoy their stay.

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