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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 where cats are welcome, too! We’re happy to provide you with this list of cat friendly hotel chains for all your feline friendly adventures!

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. 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, which is a nice touch!

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Best Western

Many of Best Western‘s 1,600 pet friendly hotels across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, will welcome 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.

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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.

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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 its 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!

This cat friendly hotel chain goes the extra mile to be sure all pets enjoy their stay as much as their human guests do, offering special amenities like comfy pet beds and treats at check in.

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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 some locations charge pet fees and/or impose weight restrictions, so verify pet policies before making your reservation.

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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.

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.

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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!

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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.

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Finding Cat Friendly Hotel Chains Gets Easier

We hope we’ve made finding accommodations for your next cat friendly trip a little easier. If you’ve found other cat friendly hotel chains you love, be sure to let us know in the comments!


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  • Johnson says:

    Recently I visited Singapore, but it’s hard for me to find pet friendly hotels. Then I search for pet friendly hotel in the world, I found your blog it is awesome.

    • Amy at says:

      Thanks so much, Johnson! I’m sorry we won’t be much help finding pet friendly hotels in Singapore – but when you visit the U.S. or Canada, we’ll have you covered. =) Until then, safe travels!

  • Bet says:

    Extended Stay America’s corporate policy allows dogs and cats but each hotel’s manager makes the decision for that location. I stayed at one with 2 cats during the California fires last fall. They allow 2 cats per room and charge $20 per day, per cat. (thankfully the desk clerk waived the fees for me).

    • Amy at says:

      Thank you for sharing that information, Bet! It would be so much easier if the hotel chains would set a consistent policy across locations. The pet fee of $20 per pet per day seems a little steep and I’m glad you were able to get it waived. I hope that the fires didn’t cause you any permanent damage.

  • Lori says:

    I had to move from CA to FL with my cat in the car with me. I had problems even when I called ahead and asked if “pet friendly” meant cats were allowed. Twice I got to the place I had called that morning and reserved for the night to find that they didn’t take cats after I was told they did. The reasons I was quoted most when asking Customer Service people why dogs and not cats was “because show cats aren’t neutered and they can ruin curtains, linens and carpet” and “more people are allergic to cats than dogs”. Like no dog ever chewed up a pillow, whizzed on the bedskirt, pooped on the floor or bit (or made other types of unwanted physical contact with) a fellow guest. Or barked and howled all day, evening and night while their owner was out partying. And everyone and his cousin is clamoring for the next “hypoallergenic” dog breed. Just for the record, my cat is a 12 year old orange tabby who has been an “it” for 11.5 years of that. It’s not logical to assume that cats, altered or not, are more destructive, disruptive and dangerous to the health of other guests than dogs are.

    • Amy at says:

      I completely agree with you, Lori, and I appreciate your comment. It seems that hotels are setting their pet policies with show cats in mind and aren’t taking into consideration that more and more people are traveling with their their pet cats. Hopefully the growing trend will cause hotels to modify their polices!

  • On the Road with Mom says:

    I called La Quinta to find out if the Florence, SC location would accept two cats or just one–and the answer turned out to be NONE. However, I was redirected to Days Inn (an affiliate), which is cat-friendly. The moral of the story: call to double-check before booking!

    • Amy at says:

      Great point! And especially with La Quinta right now because their pet policies are in flux with the Wyndham takeover. Safe and happy travels to you!

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