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Nine Pet Friendly Hotel Chains that Welcome Cats

When it comes to booking hotels, it may feel like “pet-friendly” translates to “dog-friendly.” But there are some great hotels out there that welcome cats, too!

To make finding cat-friendly hotels easier, we’re happy to provide you with this list of hotel chains that we know you and your feline travel companions can enjoy together.

Siamese cat laying on a white comforter

Affinia Hotels

The Affinia hotel chain consists of three properties in New York City, and all are delighted to have your cat as a guest! One cat is allowed per room for a $150 pet fee, and he or she will be pampered with food and water bowls, an over-sized pet bed, a toy, and a door hanger to alert the hotel staff that your pet is inside. The program also includes a $10 donation to the Humane Society – what a nice touch!

Review the Affinia Pet Policy.

Best Western

Many of Best Western‘s 1,600 pet-friendly hotels across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, will welcome you and your feline travel companion. Please verify the pet policy with the hotel prior to your stay as policies vary by location.

There may be a maximum charge of $30 per day for each room with a pet or multiple pets, or a maximum charge per week of $150. A refundable damage deposit of up to $150 per stay may be required of all guests with a pet.

Review Best Western’s Pet Policy.


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Small kitty sleeping on a pillow

Drury Inn

The Drury Inn hotel chain, with over 150 locations across the country, is a well-kept pet-friendly secret. Located in 23 states, they bring southern hospitality to the mid-scale hotel experience. And their warm welcome extends to pets – up to two pets are allowed per room, not to exceed a total combined weight of 80 pounds, with a $35 per night pet fee.

Review the Drury Inn Pet Policy.

Hilton Hotels

With hotels across the US and Canada, you’ll find a Hilton in most cities in North America. Each property in the Hilton hotel chain sets it’s own pet policy, but most allow two cats for an additional fee ranging between $35 and $75 dollars. Amenities also very by property and may include food and water bowls and a pet bed.

Hilton brands include Double Tree, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Homewood Suites, Home2, and Waldorf Astoria.

Woman holding a mug look out big window with black cat at her feet

Kimpton Hotels

The Kimpton hotel chain‘s 67 properties lead the pack in the pet-friendly movement with their HosPETality Unleashed program. They welcome all pets – with no limit on the number, species, weight, or breed – and charge no additional fees or deposits!

They go the extra mile to be sure your pets enjoy their stay as much as you do with special amenities like comfy pet beds and treats at check in.

Review the Kimpton Pet Policy.

La Quinta Hotels

With nearly 900 locations, you’re never far from a pet friendly La Quinta hotel! Strategically located along major highways, as well as in towns and cities, this chain is a solid choice when looking for an affordable and reliably pleasant hotel.

While most La Quintas welcome cats (and dogs), there are some La Quinta hotels that do not allow pets:

  • Dallas – Richardson, TX
  • Florence, KY
  • Inglewood,  CA
  • Manhattan, NY
  • New York City Central Park, NY
  • Plano-Legacy-Frisco, TX
  • Queens, NY
  • Central Park, NY
  • San Antonio Medical Center, TX

La Quinta welcomes two pets per room, and few locations charge pet fees and/or impose weight restrictions, so verify pet policies before making your reservation.

Review the La Quinta Pet Policy.


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Cat and dog resting on bed

Loews Hotels

The Loews hotel chain definitely puts their best paw forward when it comes to pet amenities at their 25 properties in the U.S. and Canada! Pets receive treats, bowls, and place mats at check in, and pet beds, litter boxes, scratching posts, pet toys can be provided. Many locations even offer special services like pet sitting, and pet-centric selections on the room service menu, like roasted salmon and roasted chicken.

Loews welcomes up to two four-legged guests per room, and each location sets their own pet fees, so be sure to confirm the pet policy before making your reservation.

Review the Loews Pet Policy.

Motel 6

Motel 6 is  the largest owned and operated motel chain, with approximately 1,200 properties throughout the US and Canada. Their rooms are some of the most affordable you’ll find, and every location is cat-friendly.

Motel 6 allows two per room with no restrictions on size of pets and does not charge additional fees. (The Studio 6 branded hotels charge a $10 per night pet fee, up to $75.) You won’t find any pet amenities here, but the price is right!

Review the Motel 6 Pet Policy.

A woman laying on a bed smiling and petting a grey cat

Red Roof Inns

Red Roof Inns provide cat-friendly accommodations at economical prices at their 500 locations across the country. And, not only do they not charge additional pet fees, they’ll give you a 10% discount when you bring your pet along!

Red Roof welcomes one cat per room with no additional fees, and pet may not be left unattended in the room.

Review the Red Roof Inn Pet Policy.

 

We hope we’ve made finding accommodations for your next cat-friendly trip a little easier. Get these tips for road tripping with your cat, and if you’ve found other cat-friendly hotels you love, be sure to let us know in the comments!

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  • Thanks so much for letting me know, Kenney – I’ve updated the post to reflect the current infomation!

  • According to their website, Motel 6 has a limit of 2 pets, at least when I checked today (12/26/2017). Still no fees except for at Studio 6 locations.

  • Good point, Karen – the hotel chains listed above welcome cats at all their pet friendly locations. There are many more individual hotles that are cat friendly, but each location’s pet policy needs to be verified in advance, either by calling or checking the GoPetFriendly.com website. Thanks for your note!

  • This list is great but there are more out there. Just call the hotel you wiosh to stay at and check on their policy. I’ve travelled with my cat, Sam, and we’ve stayed at Marriotts and Best Westerns too. Fees applied but so worth having my Sam with me!

  • I completely agree that $50 per night is a difficult pill to swallow, Sharon. I wish it were easier to travel with cats – hopefully we’ll continue making progress.

  • It amazes me that so few hotels allow cats to begin with. Charging a $50 per night fee is just not right. I can understand a fee applied to a credit card until the room is proven not damaged then removed. Some even state that you cannot leave the cat unattended or that you can do so for only a ridiculously short time. I guess they don’t want guests to go out and contribute to the economy in the area by sight seeing, dining out, etc. I don’t travel with my cat often, but it would be nice to have more options if the need arises.

  • They’re a great stand-by, especially when you’re looking for a room unexpectedly, Dawn. You never have to worry that the Motel 6 is going to turn you away.

  • When traveling from KS to TX one year for the holidays, an ice storm in OK forced us to stop. I must have called at least 10 hotels before we found that the Motel 6 would let us stay with our two big dogs. No size limits, decent rates with no extra pet fees, and the rooms were clean and comfortable.

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