When you bring your pet with you on vacation, it can make the logistics of travel easier. There are a number of dog-friendly hotel chains that allow you to bring your furry friend along with you when you travel.Most travel sites allow you to filter results by pet-friendly or you can use pet-specific website like Bring Fido to search for dog friendly accommodations. Contact a hotel directly before you go to confirm any rules or regulations for the individual hotel.
Hilton Hotels are pet friendly across its 18 brands of hotels, including Embassy Suites, Hampton and Homewood Suites. The hotels allow dogs or cats (two total) up to a combined weight of 75 lbs. and a “bark bag” filled with toys and treats available at Canopy by Hilton. Pet parents also have access to virtual assistance through Mars Petcare online services to answer pet questions and give access to local dog parks, nearby vets, pet stores and nearby pet-friendly restaurants. “This service is tailored for on-the-go pet parents to create a more inclusive and seamless travel experience for Hilton guests and their furry friends,” says Bill Duncan, SVP, Category Leader, All Suites & Focused Service, Hilton.
Many Westin Hotels are pet-friendly, allowing two dogs, although weight limits and pet fees vary, so call to confirm before you go. At the Westin Cape Coral Resort in Florida, pets up to 45 lbs. are welcome with no additional fees. The hotel offers standard perks such as beds, dog bowls, but also recently rolled out a Pet Chauffer service for wedding guests, according to Alana Paris, spokesperson for Westin Cape Coral Resort. The service provides assistance with getting the dog ready for the wedding and transporting to the wedding.
Kimpton Hotels is notable for its pet-friendly accommodations, welcoming furry, scaly or feathery friends, no matter the size or breed for no extra cost and no limit on the number of pets. Kimpton offers some perks, including complimentary access to Wag Premium to connect pet parents with dog walkers or sitters. And dogs are also welcome to join the hotel’s nightly wine reception (at locations where available).
For more tips on traveling with your dog, read our article by dog influencer Popeye the Foodie Dog.