Any mid range motel chains accepting pets?

Would like to hear experiences with mid-range motels accepting small dogs. Many motels that do are cheap places and you feel they are somewhat less clean . Basically I don't feel good about a place where cats and some big dogs have been housed........... any ideas on how to get past this?

Asked by Eli on Mar 3rd 2009 Tagged midrangemotelchainsacceptingpets in Lodging
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Angel Mini

Mini has travelled with us for my fiance's job all around British Columbia and Alberta. We stay in motels to reduce the cost of living and be able to return home with a little extra $. Most motels take dogs but you have to pay extra. Currently we are paying an extra $5 per day to have her here, and we have to be in a "smoking" room. Other times we stay in a regular room but pay $10 per day extra. Once we tried taking her to a very nice hotel we were going to for a weekend and they wanted to charge $100 for 2 nights stay with Mini!! Outrageous. I find the motels to be clean with a 1970's design. Haha, as long as you dont expect the place to be stylish you should be happy with a lower cost motel. Places are most likley to accept smaller dogs like ours, and one piece of advise would be ALWAYS negotiate the prices at Motels- they will always give you a better price; and remind them that your dog is completly house broken. Good luck and have fun,
*Mini and her Mommy.

Angel Mini answered on 3/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Quincy - CGC

Try these sites. I've actually just purchased 2 books about traveling with your pet. I'm hoping to plan a 100% dog friendly spring break vacation.



Quincy - CGC answered on 3/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


…La Quinta hotels …only 696 out of 700 locations allow pets


…most do, unless against pet ordinance in that city






…rentals …also includes cabins (not sure about condos)

…rentals …also includes cabins and condos

…helpful site for pet owning vacationers

Good luck! Have fun!

Member 796517 answered on 3/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


That's a tough one. I've stayed at Motel 6 with Tinks. It's certainly nothing fancy, but they allow dogs, they're cheap, and they're friendly. I found it to be clean, but that probably goes by a case by case basis. Here in Chicago there are a couple hotels that allow dogs and they're really nice, but I don't know how common it is elsewhere.

Tinker answered on 3/10/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I've only stayed in a motel once with Kiara. There are 2 things I found: there is usually a weight restriction, and a lot of hotels don't want you to leave your dog in the hotel room unattended. However, I did convince the motel to allow me to leave Kiara for short periods because I was keeping her in a crate when I wasn't in the room. They were fine with that.

Kiara answered on 5/4/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer