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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
After living in NYC for many years, Mike and I (Steph) moved to Oregon in mid 2016 with our dog Django. October rolled around, and Mike and I began to understand why Portlanders call rain the "Portland mist". It seemed to drizzle and rain continuously. Unfortunately, this meant that by the end of every hike, Django would be cold and soaked with a mud-caked underbelly.
Our rainy adventures in the Pacific Northwest inspired us to design two performance dog coats built to withstand cold, rain, mud, and snow: DJANGO's Reversible Puffer Dog Coat and City Slicker All Season Dog Jacket.
Mike and I (Steph) did not properly prepare our dachshund Django for his little brother's arrival. We now realize we should have done a lot more to help Django's transition from only child to big brother.
Here are several steps you can take to prepare your dog for your new arrival and ensure things go as smoothly as possible when you get home from the hospital. We also share helpful guidelines on how to safely introduce your dog to your newborn.
New York City can be an intimidating place, especially if you're visiting for the first time with your dog. Not sure where to stay next time you visit? There are thousands of hotels in Manhattan alone, and not all are pet-friendly, in a good location, or even well rated!
To make your life easier, Mike and I (Steph) put together a list of the best dog-friendly hotels throughout Manhattan. Our recommended pet-friendly hotels range from trendy to central to luxurious. And although nothing in NYC is cheap, there are a few hotels below that qualify as 'budget'. If you are focused on a particular Manhattan neighborhood, scroll down for our Google Map guide which highlights the location of each dog-friendly hotel.