4 Hotel Chains Where Dogs Stay for Free

hotels where dogs stay for freeWhile more and more hotels are becoming pet friendly, some chains charge additional fees and deposits for your dog, which can range from about $10 to more than $150.

But these four popular hotel chains charge no extra fees for your dog — although special services, such as dog sitting and dog walking, will probably cost you extra.

Since policies are subject to change and may vary by individual locations, you should check the specific pet policy for the hotel where you’ll be staying.

1. Kimpton Hotels

The largest boutique hotel company in the U.S. charges no fees for pets, nor does it impose any size or breed restrictions in its nearly 50 hotels.

Even extras like cozy dog beds, food bowls and gourmet treats are supplied free of charge. However, there is a fee for special pet packages that include services like pet massage and doggie pedicures.

“Our creative packages and complimentary amenities add value to each guest’s hotel stay and ultimately set the stage for stress-free pet travel,” Steve Pinetti, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ senior vice president of sales and marketing, said in a press release.

2. La Quinta

Dogs up to 50 pounds are welcome and stay for free at more than 700 La Quinta hotels nationwide.

When you make a reservation online, write a note in the “Special Requests” field indicating you’ll be bringing your pooch. When booking by phone, let the representative know you’re traveling with your dog.

3. Motel 6

This budget-friendly chain was also a pet-friendly pioneer. Along with leaving the light on for you, Motel 6 will welcome your pooches “unless they pose a health or safety risk or are prohibited by law,” according to its website.

Be sure to declare your dog when you check in. And be aware that the chain’s Studio 6 Extended Stay Hotels do charge a fee for pets.

4. Red Roof Inns

“You stay happy, pets stay free!” this chain assures its guests. More than 345 Red Roof Inns in 36 states welcome one pet per room, with no additional charges. You must declare your dog when you register.

“Just because you’re furry, shouldn’t mean you have to spend the night in the car,” notes RedRoofLuvsPets, the chain’s Facebook page dedicated to its fur-legged guests.

Due to local laws, only service dogs are allowed at Red Roof Inns in Oxon Hill, Md.; Flushing, N.Y.; and Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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Laura Goldman

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This is great, any others for California?


Yeah, definitely check the fine print before you assume this is accurate nationwide... the La Quinta in Evansville, IN is listed as free for pets, but they actually charge you $10/night for the first 5 nights (doesn't matter how many dogs).  Not a big deal, our 12 night stay cost over a thousand dollars so $50 didn't make the Earth move or anything, but it was still misrepresented on the pet-friendly hotel listing I used to find them in the first place.


I work at the Drury Inn and Suites. ALL of the Drury's, Peartree Inns, Thrifty Inns, AND the Drury Plaza's are pet friendly and DO NOT charge! It's also family owned! So the Drury's, being animal lovers themselves, get to pick the rules! Might I add that there is NO weight limit! You can have a 5 pound pooch or a 250 pound English Mastiff (who I have personally witnessed bucking around the lobby in excitement) and they are STILL considered part of the family at our hotel. There are NOT "pet rooms" where you're forced to stay in a specific room just because you have pets. You have the freedom to go wherever you want EVEN if you have a dog, cat, bird, lizard whatever! 

Have I ever mentioned how much I love my job?


We always look for a Red Roof Inn when we make our annual trip from Kansas to Texas. I have two big dogs, one at 65 pounds, and we've never been turned away or charged a fee.


Thats our prob bc our 8 yrs old boxer is 110lbs they never allow Ive

Never seen a hotel that didnt have a weight limit. It

makes me mad bc our dog is part of our family


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