There are literally tens of thousands of hotels, motels, inns and bed & breakfasts across the country that promote themselves as being pet friendly.
However, not every hotel defines “pet friendly” the same way. “Pet friendly” has become the standard term for a place that allows pets, but it can mean anything from “We’ll tolerate your pet, if we must” all the way to “We love your pet! Let us pamper him!” It would be great if listings were a little more accurately defined as pet tolerant, pet friendly or pet loving. Until that happens, it's up to you to do a little investigating before you show up at the front desk with your wet-nosed travel partner.
We think, to be truly pet friendly, a hotel or inn should welcome pets in ways that makes your stay with your dog easier, such as providing a crate or food and water bowls, and a convenient place to walk your dog.
We’ve found some places that go way beyond pet friendly to pet loving. Some hotels, resorts and B&Bs truly welcome dogs and specifically cater to them. (Some cater to cats too, though kitties aren’t usually the traveling kind.)
Pet-Friendly Hotels & Inns
Paw House Inn
A pet loving place that fully caters to dogs and their owners. Rates include use of a doggie playhouse.
Dog House Resort
West Jefferson, NC
A pet-loving bed & breakfast for people and their dogs. On-site pet boutique.
Lazy Dog Inn
Voted Best Pet Friendly Bed & Breakfast in North America. Fun and luxury indoors and out.
Su Casa Bed & Breakfast
Kansas City, MO
Rooms have private decks for dogs, connected to dog bridge, leading to a dog yard. Plenty of space to run and play.
B&B at Ponder Cove
Mars Hill, NC
Pets get a welcome basket, treats, sitters, off-leash play area and more.
The Muse Hotel
New York, NY
Just ask for the Pampered Pooch Package. Enjoy nearby Canine Court, NY’s only doggie playground.
Hotels & Inns That Welcome Pets
These places don’t specifically cater to dogs, but they are so unusual, any dog lover would thoroughly enjoy a stay here.
Sleepy Dog Guest House
Artistic and quirky one bedroom guest house with a glorious view. Dogs are most welcome. They will let you borrow one of their dogs if you can’t bring yours.
Dog Bark Park Inn
A B&B inside the world’s largest Beagle. Yes, you stay inside the dog. And dogs are welcome too.
Hotels that also cater to cats and their owners.
18 Locations throughout U.S.
Pets receive gifts upon check-in, pet beds, treats. Dogs get leashes, collars and rawhide bones. Cats get litter boxes, scratching posts and catnip.
Special treatment for pets includes beds, bowls and welcome treats. Cats receive a litter box. Everyone gets a complimentary goldfish to keep you company during your stay.
Please note, the above information is included as a convenience only, Purina does not endorse the goods and services, nor does it have a relationship with any of the listed providers.