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Top 5 Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains
A Life of Furry Luxury
Have you always dreamed of vacationing with your pet? You're not alone. More than three-quarters of traveling pet owners would take Fido or Fifi on every vacation if they could, according to an AAA press release. Unfortunately, more than half of those survey takers reported difficulty finding pet-friendly accommodations.
Don't despair, though. They are out there. From luxurious to economic, here are the best pet-friendly hotel chains in America.
1. Kimpton Hotels
The first full-service hotel company to welcome pets, Kimpton Hotels has over 50 one-of-a-kind properties in major urban and resort destinations across the United States. Not only is each and every location pet-friendly with amenities like pet beds and complimentary nightly wine receptions where pets are welcome, but families with pets are never charged an extra fee or deposit. Additionally, any size, weight, shape, or breed of pet is accepted — feathery and scaly ones, too!
2. Loews Hotel
The "Loews Loves Pets" program is an amenities smorgasbord for pet-loving vacationers, including a welcomes package with a pet bowl, dog tag, and treats as well as special services like dog walking, pet sitting, and doggie spa treatments. Loews has even partnered with Banfield Pet Hospital to offer furry guests a complimentary examination and a 15% discount on services during their stay. Hotel guests pay a daily $25/pet fee.
Even though Hilton hotels are known the world over, you may be unaware of their pet-friendly policies. Over 300 properties are "pet ready" with bowls, placemats, and travel totes filled with organic treats, bio-degradable waste bags, and a travel-sized bottle of deodorizing disinfectant. Fees and policies may vary, so call ahead before booking a room.
4. La Quinta Inns & Suites
La Quinta has over 700 pet-friendly locations from coast to coast. Cats and dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed in guest rooms with no fees or deposits required. However, you must be present or your pet must be crated when rooms are freshened up by the housekeepers.
5. Extended Stay America
With over 680 pet-friendly properties and 5 brands to choose from, ExtendedStay Hotels offers plenty of options for you and your pet to find the perfect hotel. There is a limit of up to two pets per room as well as a $25/day pet fee and a non-refundable cleaning fee (not to exceed $150/pet). Contact the hotel directly to ask more about specific weight, size and breed restrictions.
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