If you plan on doing any traveling over the holidays, here are 8 pet-friendly hotel chains so your four-legged friends can join you.
When I travel, I love being able to bring my dog Rocket with me. He’s not a big fan of air travel, so I tend to bring him the most on road trips, but not all hotels are pet-friendly. I remember when I moved down to Fort Myers from Chicago, I didn’t have my stopover planned. That night, I remember being exhausted and driving to 4 different hotels looking for a place for us to crash for the night. Our pets are our babies and being able to bring them with and include them in our plans. Whether you’re traveling within the state of Florida, or elsewhere, you don’t need the stress of worrying where to stay.
Depending on where you’re traveling, finding a place for Fido may be easier than others. For instance, in the Midwest, Nebraska and Kansas are on top when it comes to pet-friendly accommodations. According to momswhosave.com, in the U.S. overall, 41% of hotels are pet-friendly, but compared to other countries, we don’t even make the top 25. High-end hotels do seem to be more welcoming with 67% of five-star hotels welcoming our furry family members.
So how do you find pet-friendly hotels? I’m constantly looking and not all brands make it obvious. I prefer to book directly with the hotel rather than using a third party booking site. BUT, sites like Expedia make searching easy. I’ve made it even easier though and put together a list of 8 pet-friendly hotel chains.