3. Kimpton Hotels
There’s pet friendly, and then there’s Kimpton. Welcoming not just dogs but any pet that can fit through the door, the boutique hotel chain with 59 properties in the U.S. shows its dedication to furry (and feathery, and scaly) friends by not charging guests extra to bring an animal. Amenities such as pet beds, concierge lists of nearby pet-friendly restaurants and parks, and a complimentary nightly wine reception where pets are welcome make Kimpton the friendliest of the pet-friendly hotels chains. Not traveling with a pet? Kimpton will outfit your room with a friendly pet fish for your stay.
With a pet program called Loews Loves Pets, is there any question that the brand—with hotels in 18 cities in the U.S. and Canada—has a serious soft spot for animals? Fees vary by hotel, but a one-time service fee of $25 is common. Amenities (for up to two pets per room) include pet mats, food and water bowls, treats, beds, and even litter boxes. There’s even a room service menu with vet-and-chef-developed recipes for cats and dogs.
5. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Fairmont loves dogs so much, it has its own Canine Ambassador program that brings a little puppy love to lobbies including the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston and theFairmont Hotel Vancouver. But pet owners can bring their own four-legged best friends too. Policies vary by property but are clearly outlined online. For instance, at the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, dogs stay free and are lavished with treats handmade by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef, while at the Battery Wharf in Boston, pets under 25 pounds cost $25 and receive a pet bed and food and water bowls.
Watch the helpful USA Today Pet Tips Travel video (click the photo below)
Video and more hotels here…. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2014/09/03/pet-dog-friendly-hotel/14972079/
I’ve also had good experience with the updated properties in the Motel 6 chain. Good for road trips, but call ahead to check. If you have a tip to share, leave a quick comment on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RescueMuttsRule