Pet Travel: The Cheapest Hotels and Airlines for Your Fur Baby
Hard to leave those cute puppy eyes behind. (Photo: LuAnn Snawder Photography)
There are few things more irritating than arriving at a supposedly “pet-friendly” hotel only to find the fee for bringing along your animal companion is almost the same cost as the hotel room itself.
We feel you. That’s why, in honor of National Pet Month, and out of our sometimes irrational love for our four-legged family members, we’ve created this quick and dirty guide to the cost of traveling with pets.
Read on for details on how much you have to shell out to bring Fido or Mrs. Furrbottom along on your next trip.
As always, exceptions and exclusions may apply, so be sure to contact the hotel or airline prior to booking.
(Price per stay unless otherwise noted)
Four Seasons hotels around the U.S. charge no additional fee and have a limit of two small (under 15 pounds) trained pets. Guests are required to sign a pet waiver upon check-in.
Kimpton Hotels charge no fees, with no limit to number of pets or weight. There’s a Director of Pet Relations on staff at select locations and pet amenities include: pet beds for loan, food and water bowls, and snacks in the lobby.
Comfort Inn has a three-dog limit and no fees. Pet-friendly rooms are also available.
Days Inn charges $10 per pet per night. There are pre-selected pet-friendly rooms. Be sure to call ahead for availability.
Hampton Inn charges a fee that varies by location ($25-50), and the weight limit is two pets up to 50 lbs. each.
The fees at Loews hotels varies by location ($25-50). There is a two-pet limit, and pet amenities include pet-walking, dog and cat beds, and dog treats.
Hyatt hotels charge a $75 non-refundable cleaning fee with a limit of one dog weighing 50 lbs. and under, or two dogs under a combined weight of 75 pounds. Pet amenities at select Hyatt locations include a special dog bed, bowl, ID tag, and welcome card. Also, some locations offer a designated dog walk area complete with convenient, fully stocked cleanup stations.
Hilton hotels charge a $75 non-refundable cleaning fee with a limit of two pets weighing up to 75 lbs. Private in-room pet care service is available at select locations.
DoubleTree hotels charge a $75 non-refundable service fee. Only dogs are allowed, and there is a limit of two per stay.