Hotels That Allow Dogs – Christmas Travel With Your Dog

Including your dog in your holiday plans can be difficult if you’re traveling, especially if you’ll be staying in a hotel. Finding hotels that allow dogs can be tough, finding hotels that allow dogs to stay for free is even tougher!

Below is a list of dog-friendly hotel chains with locations all over the country that are either free or low-cost to include your dog, so if a hotel is in your holiday plans don’t leave your pup behind – bring her along!

La Quinta

With 870 US locations, and only a small handful do not allow pets. The ones that do will allow up to 2 domestic pets of any size at no charge! Simply declare your pet and sign the Pet Policy Agreement upon check-in.
Keep in mind that housekeeping will not clean your room with your pet inside, so either put up the do not disturb sign, or go for a walk when housekeeping comes.

The following La Quinta Inns & Suites 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
  • Select locations do have pet restrictions, so be sure to contact the hotel directly for details

Days Inn

Many Days Inn locations are pet friendly, but not all of them. Call the location of your choice to confirm what the pet policy is for that location, and if there are any restrictions on weight or number of pets allowed.  If they do allow pets, they typically charge a fee starting at $10 each night.

Best Western

Best Western has more than 1,600 dog-friendly hotels across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Their dog-friendly hotels allow up to two domestic dogs in a rented room, with a maximum size of 80 lbs. per dog.

When making a reservation, it’s highly recommended that you call the hotel directly regarding their pet policy. There may be a maximum charge of $30 per day, or a maximum charge of $150 per week. Some may also require a refundable damage deposit of up to $150 per stay.


Kimpton hotels allow dogs and other pets at no charge! And no limit to the amount of pets you’re allowed!
They have no restrictions on size, weight, or breed. They even have Directors of Pet Relations – honorary staff members of the canine persuasion – to greet you and your own pup upon arrival!

Some of the amenities available to your dog include plush pet-bed loaners, food and water bowls, a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers, and boutiques.


Many Travelodge locations accept dogs, but their policies vary depending on location. Contact the hotel directly for their policy. Most that do accept dogs will charge an extra $11 per night.

Red Roof Inn

Red Roof Inns have more than 500 properties that welcome one dog per guest room for at no charge!
At management discretion, additional pets will be permitted. Each pet must be 80 lbs or less (Service and Emotional Support animals are excluded from weight guidelines).  Simply declare your pet at check-in
Pet-friendly accommodations are available at every Red Roof Inn. Book Now!

Motel 6

Service animals and well-behaved pets are welcome for at no charge!
Two pets are allowed per room, unless they pose a health or safety risk, or are prohibited by law.
Some state and local municipalities forbid any pets other than service animals, so be sure to contact the hotel directly.

Motel 6

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels has more than 2,500 locations that are pet-friendly, and includes the following chains:

  • Econo Lodge
  • Comfort Inn and Suites
  • Quality Inn
  • Clarion
  • Sleep Inn
  • MainStay Suites
  • Rodeway Inn

Policies will vary by location, so be sure to call the hotel for their policy.


Going away for an overnight and being away from your dog is stressful for you both, so bring her along and stay at one of these hotels that allow dogs for free, or for a small fee.

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