When you’re traveling on a budget, you don’t want to pay a pet fee just to bring your furry family members along. While some hotels charge anywhere from a small fee per night to huge deposits and non-refundable charges, a handful of hotel chains have figured out how important your pets are to you and decided to not charge any pet fees at all. Here are 3 of our favorite hotel chains with no pet fees.
La Quinta Inns & Suites are generally speaking very comfortable, modern and clean hotels in a reasonable price range. Fortunately for pet owners, they are very pet friendly as their 700+ locations accept pets. They accept cats and dogs less than 50 pounds. Just remember you must either crate your pet or be in the room when housekeeping comes to clean.
CLICK HERE to visit the La Quinta Inns & Suites website to find a pet friendly hotel by location.
2. The Red Roof Inn
However, they only allow one pet per room so that is a limitation for those of us who have more than one pet who travels with us.
CLICK HERE to visit the Red Roof Inn website to find one of their pet friendly hotels.
3. Motel 6
Motel 6 has many locations around the country at very reasonable rates. While they aren’t a glamorous hotel, they can be a great budget alternative for your trip. They can also be very handy as a last minute place to get some sleep while on a multi-day road trip.
Pets always stay for free at Motel 6, except if you want to stay at the Studio 6 locations. All pets must be declared during check-in and they request that you don’t leave your pet alone in the hotel room unattended.
Motel 6 has a detailed list of pet rules on its website.
Tips for Bringing a Pet to a No Pet Fee Hotel
- Always let the hotel know you will have a pet with you when you reserve your room. Many hotels have specific rooms they allow pets to stay.
- At check-in, let the hotel concierge know you have a pet with you.
- Try not to leave your pet unattended in the room. If you can’t avoid it, have a crate ready for them to relax in while you are away.
- Use a leash at all times outside of the guest room.
- Bring waste bags with you to pick up after your dog.
With these hotels, you will be able to bring your pet on your trip for no extra pet fee. They are well known chains, and there are many of them scattered throughout the United States so it should be easy to find a location on your next trip.
What has your experience been?
If you’ve stayed in one of these hotels, let us know about your experience in the comments. If you know of some other hotels that are pet friendly, and don’t charge pet fees, please share them.