We’re now adding more dog friendly hotels to our travel list. Last year was hard with hotels. We stayed at so many really bad ones, and for Mom it really ruins the entire trip. After our terrible experiences we would rather sleep in our car than stay at an Econolodge, Motel 6, or Baymont. So, where can we stay as we travel more and further from home?
It seems that some hotel chains are starting to allow pets, mostly a two pet limit, but we are two that travel, so it works for us. The price per night is a bit higher than the cheap places and there is often a pet fee. For Mom it is worth some extra green papers to have a decent room. Our first “fancier hotel” was the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Florida. Recently they announced that all Homewood Suites will be pet friendly, some may charge a pet fee. We had a great experience there and would stay at one again.
Home2 Suites by Hilton is another new one for us. Once again, the price is more than an Econolodge, but there are no ants in the refrigerator, or dirty underwear in the shower. We stayed at one on our Pennsylvania trip and really liked it.
Each room has a full refrigerator/freezer and kitchenette. We love this for our food, and Mom can use it for her food too. The room is spacious, clean, and comfortable.
The Home2 Suites are supposed to be modern and affordable. We will definitely stay at one again if there is one in the area where we need a hotel.
Next we have tried a Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot. We had a pet fee, but the price was still reasonable. The hotel was clean and orderly. Our only issue is that the mini fridge really has no space to put much inside. The room was also the size of a regular room, nothing extra to make it more of a suite size. Our overall experience was good and we will not hesitate to stay at one again.
Mom has been staying at Drury Inns for years. She took Katie and Emma there several times on trips they took. Drury Inns are on the top of our favorite dog friendly hotels list. They have changed their policy to a two pet limit, and they now charge a pet fee. We don’t mind the extra fee if the hotel is nice. Mom says she would rather stay in a nicer hotel and travel less than stay in a dump to save money. A good hotel means better rest, and a better mood.
What about La Quinta? We know lots of them and there are several we really like and will definitely stay at again. Some of them have changed ownership and are no longer as nice as they used to be.
These are our thoughts on hotels, for what they are worth. Mom says humans sometimes reach that point in life where cheap doesn’t cut it anymore and she is at that point. We don’t need the Taj Mahal, simply a nice, clean, friendly place to put our paws up when we travel. Do you have any favorite hotels?
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