It’s Fitdog Friday and I’m howling about hotel accomodations because if you compete in dog sports, you most likely travel and need nice, pet friendly lodging. The flea bag inn is not a good spot to try and get a good snooze. Next time you travel for a dog show, agility, tracking, nose work, or other dog activities, you may want to book a room at Red Roof Inn. Today, I’m going to tell you about some recent experiences My GBGV Life has had with Red Roof Inn.
As you know, last spring we took some road trips for Bailie’s tracking tests. Now these tests are held in the middle of nowhere which means hotels are scarce, let alone pet friendly ones. When Mom and Bailie went to Iowa in March, it was a really bad hotel, so when we traveled to Illinois in April, we were a bit nervous about the lodging situation. We had three options and to be honest, Red Roof Inn was the last one we called. Mom was thinking Red Roof Inn would not be good, but they offered the best price, were the only hotel allowing two dogs, and pets were free, so we booked it and headed out onto the open road to DeKalb.
We arrived in DeKalb and pulled up to the Red Roof Inn. Mom was not happy as the exterior looked like an old motel, but we had no choice. She checked us in and was so impressed with the front desk staff! They were so nice and very accommodating! We were off to our room in no time, but we were still uneasy about how the room would be.
Upon walking into the room, we were in awe! It was beautiful, clean, modern, simply amazing! Mom didn’t take any hotel photos, so we would like to thank the Red Roof Inn DeKalb for letting us use two of their photos. The one of the room is exactly the room layout we had so it is perfect! We had a nice flat screen TV with all the channels we could want, free wi-fi, a shower with good water pressure, nice towels to dry off, and super comfy beds! Mom could not believe the quality of the room! Besides being healthy and well trained, a good night’s sleep before a competition is very important and we got one at the Red Roof Inn. Because of the early tracking test, we had to check out by 6am on Sunday morning well before the free breakfast starts. Mom really wanted something to eat, so she asked the front desk and she got to help herself to the cold buffet which wasn’t even properly set up yet. We were so pleased! We learned you really need to try something before you make up an opinion.
At BlogPaws in May, we came across a Red Roof Inn booth so we stopped to chat with them about our experience and how happy and surprised we were with their pet friendly lodging. They invited us to a lunch meeting the next day. I sent my PR Dog Bailie to attend with Mom, and she took some notes about the pet friendly details for our readers:
- One family pet (yes, even a cat) is permitted unless prohibited by state law or ordinance. If you are traveling with more than one pet as we were, check with the individual hotel to see if they allow multiple pets as it is up to each individual Red Roof Inn.
- You must disclose your pet when you check in.
- Pets are not to be left alone in your room.
- Dogs must be leashed and other pets contained when outside your room.
- Always clean up after your pet when on the hotel property! Actually, please, always clean up after your pet no matter where you are!
- Red Roof loves pets so much they have their own Facebook page just for pets!
I’m busy reading the 2015 Red Roof Inn Directory, dreaming of our next travel adventure. Sadly, they don’t have a lot of hotels in our area, but when we plan our next road trip for fun or dog sports, we definitely plan on staying at a Red Roof Inn if there is one along our route! If your family is like mine, your pet is like family! Pet-friendly accommodations are available at every Red Roof Inn. Book Now! If you happen to lose track of this post the next time you travel, I also have a badge in my sidebar you can click on to get right over to Red Roof Inn reservations!
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means if you click them and make a reservation for your own stay at Red Roof Inn, My GBGV Life (that’s me) may receive a small commission. You are not required to book your stay using the links in this post, but if you do, I may get a bit of that green stuff in my bank account to help me buy some nice treats or a fun new collar. Everyone benefits and it costs you nothing. The opinions in this post are the honest opinions of My GBGV Life from our own experiences. Red Roof Inn is not responsible for the contents of this post.
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