Flying With Fido? These 10 Airport Hotels Welcome Pets

Posted by Billy Francis

If Fido is planning to fly the pet-friendly skies, he’ll need his beauty sleep. Furry frequent flyers can get 40 winks before 40,000 feet at these pet-friendly hotels located at some of the biggest and most pet-friendly airports in the U.S.

TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

Jamaica, NY
Backseat driving at the airport. Photo by @harveyonenonly

Located at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center, TWA Hotel is as iconic an airport stay as you and Fido will find. On your way to one of 512 guest rooms, pass by retro vehicles and decor in the lobby, grab a snack at the pet-friendly Sunken Lounge, or climb aboard the hotel’s cocktail bar inside a 1958 Lockheed Constellation airliner affectionately named “Connie.” TWA Hotel is positioned close to a designated, pre-security relief station at JFK Airport's Terminal 5. You can even buy Fido a branded bone as a souvenir. Dogs of any size are welcome for $65 per pet, per stay.

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Orlando, FL
“Taking a nap before my nap on the plane.” Photo by Facebook.com/HyattRegencyOrlandoAirport

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the busiest travel hub in the Sunshine State. The amount of air traffic means there are plenty of options for staying the night before a flight. Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport is situated in the middle of the airport grounds and offers runway views from select rooms, great for plane spotters to enjoy takeoffs and landings from the comfort of their bedrooms. Four-legged guests receive treats, a bowl and use of a bed. Two dogs up to 70 lbs are welcome for an additional fee of $150 per stay.

Aloft Phoenix-Airport

Phoenix, AZ
"I'll have the chicken." Photo by @itz.me.biggie

If you can’t sleep inside the airport, then staying close by can make your day of travel less stressful. Aloft Phoenix-Airport is a street over from bustling Phoenix Airport (PHX) and provides an airport shuttle service to the gate to make sure you and your pooch get in the air with minimal extra anxiety. The hotel’s ARF program gives four-legged guests a special bed, bowl, and a doggie bag of delicious treats and toys to use during their stay. Aloft Phoenix Airport welcomes dogs on the lower floors, with easier access to the green space outside, for no additional fee. Although it has an official weight limit of 40 lbs, larger dogs are often permitted with prior consent.

Kimpton Overland Hotel

Atlanta, GA
"Wait until I pick my seat on the flight!" Photo by Facebook.com/overlandhotelatl

With 77 boutique hotels in 53 cities, Kimpton offers a near-unbeatable mix of trendy style, upscale comfort and pet friendliness. Kimpton Overland Hotel has the added benefit of being located at the busiest airport in the country. Before you fly away, experience panoramic views of the Porsche handling course and the runway at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) from your 4-star room. Guests are welcome to bring their “furry, feathery or scaly” family members with them, no matter their size, weight or breed. Beds, bowls, treats, and waste bags are provided at check-in, and there’s a grassy area for your pup’s own late-night landing. Two pets up to 80 lbs are welcome for no additional fee.

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel

Rosemont, IL
"Now this is first class!" Photo by Facebook.com/loewschicagooharehotel

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) is connected to more destinations than any other airport in the country. Start your adventure at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, our pick for pet-friendly options near the terminal. Guests can request beds, bowls and treats to be dropped off at the room by housekeeping. When nature calls, Fido can pay a visit to the pet relief area on the property. Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel accepts two pets of any size for an additional fee of $120 per stay.

La Quinta by Wyndham Denver Airport DIA

Denver, CO
Take a break before takeoff. Photo by Wyndham Hotels

Denver Airport (DIA) is the largest airport in the U.S. at over 53 square miles. With such a big surface area to navigate on departure day, staying close and comfortable is vital. La Quinta by Wyndham Denver Airport DIA is rated highly among BringFido users for location and coziness. Take a stroll with your leashed pooch around the hotel gardens, or walk farther afield to First Creek Farm Small Dog Park to stretch your pup’s legs before takeoff. Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee.

Aloft El Segundo Los Angeles Airport

El Segundo, CA
“If I stare long enough, that water will turn into food.” Photo by Facebook.com/AloftElSegundo

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is the fourth-busiest airport in the world and welcomes more domestic travelers than any other U.S. travel hub. Escape the crowds before you take off with a night or two at Aloft El Segundo Los Angeles Airport. Four-legged guests are given an Aloft-branded bed and bowl to use and complimentary "woof-alicious" treats and toys. Head to nearby Polliwog Park Dog Run for an evening stroll and to let Fido burn off steam before his flight. Dogs up to 40 pounds are welcome at Aloft El Segundo Los Angeles Airport for no additional fee, and room can be made for bigger pups with prior approval.

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

Charlotte, NC
Sit and stay near the airport. Photo by Facebook.com/Sheraton-Charlotte-Airport-Hotel

Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel gives visitors to the bustling Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina a welcome break from the stress of travel. If you have time to kill the day before you fly, pay a visit to nearby Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte. Your pooch can play at this dog-friendly sports bar with an indoor/outdoor dog park, before receiving a relaxing massage at the dog bathing salon. Back at the hotel, canine guests stay on the ground floor, which gives them access to the grassy pet relief area outside the building. Bowls and beds are provided for use during your stay. Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel welcomes two pets up to 80 lbs for no additional fee.

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Reno Airport

Reno, NV
“Go on, treat yourself!” Photo by @mycupofteagan

If Fido lost his pocket money at the slots, SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Reno Airport guarantees a jackpot before he flies home. This budget-friendly hotel is a safe bet for anybody looking for a stay near Reno Airport (RNO) that doesn’t break the bank. Getting to the airport is easy with a short shuffle in the complimentary shuttle. Four-legged guests receive treats and the use of a bed during their stay. There’s also a grassy area and bags provided to keep it clean. SureStay Plus Hotel Reno Airport allows two dogs up to 85 lbs for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night.

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport

Salt Lake City, UT
"We'll take the couch." Photo by Facebook.com/HyattPlaceSaltLakeCityAirport

10 major ski resorts are located within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake City Airport (SLC), which will give powder pups something to look forward to when they next touch down in Utah. Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Airport is a great pit stop before heading to the slopes. Conveniently located next to the airport and with a shuttle service to boot, there’s no chance of missing flights with a stay at this pleasant hotel in the Beehive State. Hyatt Place welcomes one pet up to 50 lbs or two pets with a combined weight up to 75 lbs for no additional fee.

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