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The Top 7 Pet-Friendly Budget Hotels

October 24, 2016

Top pet friendly budget hotels in the U.S.

Last week we published “The 7 Best Pet-Friendly Luxury Hotel Chains”. For pet owners on a budget, we’ve researched the best budget hotels that welcome four-legged companions. All of these budget hotels welcome dogs and cats, and a few of them even allow other domesticated pets such as birds, snakes, and (if you can believe it) monkeys!

1. La Quinta Hotels

One of the most pet-friendly and pleasant budget hotel chains is La Quinta. With nearly 900 hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada, only a handful do not allow pets. La Quinta invites up to two domestic animals per room (dogs and cats). A few locations impose pet fees and weight restrictions, so always call in advance to verify details before booking.

View La Quinta’s pet policy

2. Best Western

Similar to La Quinta, Best Western encourages pet owners to include their four-legged companions in their next stay. Best Western has more than 1,600 pet-friendly locations across the U.S., Canada and even the Caribbean. Most hotels offer dedicated areas for dog walks and pet elimination. Best Western allows up to 2 dogs per room but prohibits dogs weighing over 80 lbs. In addition to dogs and cats, some Best Western venues welcome other domesticated animals such as birds, rabbits and even monkeys.

Regarding cost, some Best Westerns allow pets for no extra charge. Other locations may charge a maximum of $20 per night for owners with more than one pet. No more than $100 will be charged for an extended stay. A refundable pet deposit of $50 may also be required.

View Best Western’s pet policy

3. Red Roof Inn

Red Roof Inn has over 450 pet-friendly locations scattered throughout the U.S., and not one location charges a pet fee. One pet is permitted per room, and the pet must be declared upon guest registration. Like all other hotel chains, pets must be kept on a leash when outside the hotel room. Similar to other hotel chains, not all Red Roof Inns can accommodate pets due to state and county laws, so always call in advance to confirm that your pet is welcome.

View Red Roof Inn’s pet policy

4. Motel 6

Motel 6 is one of the largest motel chains in the U.S with over 1,100 locations. Although rooms are basic and often underwhelming, the chain has one of the most liberal pet policies. Most branches welcome up to 2 pets per room for no extra charge. Only Studio 6 branded hotels charge a $10 per night pet fee (capping at $75 for extended stays). Motel 6’s pet policy emphasizes that hotel management retains the right to refuse a pet if the animal poses a health or safety risk (i.e. excessive aggression).

View the Motel 6 pet policy
View the Studio 6 pet policy

5. Days Inn

Days Inn hotels are well known for being pet friendly. Each hotel’s policy is different, however, so it is a good idea to call ahead to confirm your pet’s reservation and any associated charges.

6. Travelodge

Many Travelodge locations accept pets, but each hotel may have slightly different pet policies. To make sure your pet is welcome at your location of choice, contact that location directly before booking your reservation.

View Travelodge’s FAQ page

7. Super 8

Similar to Days Inn and Travelodge, numerous Super 8 motel locations welcome pets. Each location has its own policy, however, so please call in advance before booking your stay. Super 8 rooms are fairly basic, but the motel offers complimentary continental breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet and free coffee.

View Super 8’s FAQ page





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