Staying in a hotel with your pet can be an enjoyable experience for both of you. Hotels with pet-friendly amenities can provide the perfect balance of comfort and convenience for furry friends and their owners.
Whether you’re looking for a place to stay for a night or an extended stay, there are many options for pet-friendly hotels. These hotels typically provide pet-friendly rooms and dining, pet beds, and amenities such as a dog park or grooming services.
Many hotels also offer activities, such as pet-friendly trails or play areas, even grooming. When booking a stay, be sure to inquire about their pet policies as they vary from hotel to hotel, such as requiring up-to-date vaccinations or having a weight limit.
Additionally, it’s important to read the reviews of these hotels to ensure that your pet will be comfortable. With the right hotel choice, your pet can enjoy a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Here are ten hotel chains with pet-friendly amenities we recommend:
With over 80 hotels in the US, Kimpton is a pet-friendly hotel chain that provides amenities such as pet beds, food, water bowls, and even doggy happy hours to keep pets pampered. Kimpton invites you to bring your furry, even feathery or scaly family member, regardless of size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, they’ll welcome them in.
Part of the Marriott family, stylish, boutique Aloft hotels are known for their modern design and (under 40 lb) pet-friendly policies. They offer pet beds, treats, and even a special “Arf” (animals are fun) program that includes a doggy bed, bowl, and treats. They know your pets are part of the family and want the dogs that visit their hotels to feel as comfortable as their human guests.
Another Marriott brand, many premium Westin Hotels & Resorts offer a Heavenly Dog Bed, food and water bowls, and a welcome kit with treats and toys for furry guests. Westin welcomes mid-size dogs and smaller, giving them the luxury and comfort of a pampering getaway.
At the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, pets are proudly treated like VIPs with treats from local shops and a branded placemat with dog bowls. There is a grassy area for pet relief on the property, so guests don’t have to walk far, and complimentary poop bags.
This luxury hotel chain welcomes pets of all sizes and offers pet-friendly amenities such as water bowls, treats, and waste bags. Some locations even have a “Canine Ambassador” to welcome your furry friend. Travellers missing their own furry friends or looking for a companion while taking a walk can bring along the resident Fairmont dog for extra security and the comfort of home.
Loews loves pets and offers amenities such as special bedding, treats, and even a room service menu for pets. Enjoy dog-walking route maps, doggie pick-up bags, and connections to the best pet-walking and pet-sitting services in town. Travelling light? They are happy to provide pet beds, litter boxes, and scratching posts as well.
Best Western Hotels
Many Best Western hotels offer pet-friendly rooms and amenities, such as a welcome package with treats, toys, and waste bags. With over 1,200 pet-friendly hotels in North America and another 2,100 worldwide, you and your pet will be sure to find a comfortable home away from home. Some properties offer dedicated places to walk your dog and will provide recommendations on pet-friendly parks, stores, and restaurants.
Hilton hotels welcome four-legged guests at over 5,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada with open arms and belly rubs. Many offer pet-friendly amenities such as doggy beds, bowls, and even a special room service menu for pets and can recommend places to go and dog parks to see on your next trip with your four-legged partner.
Four Seasons Hotels
Some Four Seasons hotels are pet-friendly and offer amenities such as doggy beds, bowls, and even a pet room service menu. Pets may be left unattended in your room, though they kindly request you provide a mobile number to the concierge team. The housekeeping team is also available to arrange convenient times to service rooms so as not to disturb your pet or enter without an owner present.
Specific hotels with pet-friendly amenities to check out:
Darwin Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
The city’s only hotel with its own dog park! Upon arrival, your furry friend will receive complimentary homemade dog biscuits, and complimentary dog bowls and dog beds are available upon request.
The dog park gives pet owners a place to safely exercise their pets, and guests can also ask the Front Desk about dog-sitting services during their stay.
Delta Hotels, Montréal, Quebec
Furry friends who check in to Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal will receive a pet kit consisting of toys and a few necessities to ensure a successful stay.
The hotel will also provide a Pawsport which showcases local and nearby pet-friendly attractions, including parks, pet stores, cafes and more to visit while in Montreal.
The Dorian, Autograph Collection, Alberta
Warmly contemporary with a touch of British whimsy, this hotel offers The Pamper your Pooch Program, which includes dog biscuits, dog dishes, a plush dog bed, even a dog robe.
Watermark Beach Resort, British Columbia
Watermark welcomes four-legged canine friends and is proud to have ‘Pets Can Stay Certification,’ given to accommodation providers who cater to the pet-toting traveller. Dog treats and a welcome packet are provided upon arrival, and the resort’s pet-friendly location is close to walking trails and a doggie beach for some great swimming, walking or fetch.
Reader tips for hotel-ing with your pets:
When travelling with your pets, it’s essential to plan ahead to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for both of you. Here are some of the best tips from our audience.
Read the hotel’s pet policies carefully for any additional fees or restrictions. We were surprised to face additional charges because the hotel had rules regarding dog size.
– Andy S
Before booking your hotel, call and make sure it actually allows pets to stay! Sometimes the hotel website is outdated.Sarah Q
Bring your pet’s own food, bowls, bedding, toys, and leash if you can to help them feel more comfortable and settled in a new place.
– Willow T
Like anywhere else, be respectful. Keep your pet on a leash or in a carrier in public areas and clean up after them. Also be mindful of other guests who may not be comfortable around animals.David T
Be considerate of housekeeping – try to coordinate / schedule room cleaning when you and your pet are out of the room. This makes both the pet and the staff happier.
– Jackie P