Top Dog-Friendly Hotel Chains of 2023

Posted by Billy Francis

It’s time once again for the BringFido community to have their say on dog-friendly hotel chains in the U.S. Leaving a review or rating on Fido’s favorite spots makes it easier for other pet owners to find awesome places to stay, play and eat, and helps us understand pet-friendly trends so we can provide the most up-to-date content for canines and their owners.

The editorial team at BringFido combed through tens of thousands of customer ratings submitted in 2023 to calculate the top-rated pet-friendly hotel chains in America. Brands with the highest percentage of 5-bone ratings demonstrated a commitment to pet friendliness, value and guest experience. This year’s roundup features recognizable chains that continue to provide top-notch stays for pets, alongside a couple of new entrants making their debut in our top five.

Here are the best pet-friendly hotel chains in the U.S., as determined by BringFido customer ratings in 2023:

20. Westin

Westin may have slipped from 11th in last year’s rankings but still makes it into the top 20 for 2023. Share an upscale stay with Fido at more than 120 dog-friendly properties in the United States. As Marriott's sophisticated premium wellness brand, Westin features relaxing rooms, healthy foods and great service. Many locations also extend a special welcome to four-legged guests with perks like beds, bowls and treats. Westin’s pet policy varies depending on location, with some imposing weight limits of 40 lbs and pet fees over $100, but this hasn’t stopped it from closing out our top 20 and beating a whole host of chains to make it onto the list.

19. Hyatt Place

If you’re searching for affordability and excellent amenities, book a room at Hyatt Place. Holding firm at number 19, this dog-friendly chain offers contemporary suites with dedicated workspaces, as well as living areas outfitted with Cozy Corner sleeper sofas. Travelers with pets have a choice of over 270 pet-friendly locations in the U.S., many of which feature on-site pet relief areas with waste stations, and several that offer extra perks such as tasty treats, water bowls and plush pet beds.

18. Aloft

Aloft has long been a mainstay for hip travelers embarking on an adventure with a pet by their side. The “music-inspired” boutique chain provides comfortably appointed rooms and invites two- and four-legged guests to mingle and relax in the hotel’s common spaces. While many of the 120+ locations in America now impose a 40lb weight limit and some introduced a pet fee in 2023, the chain remains a favorite among many pet travelers thanks to select branches helping shelter dogs find new homes and amenities like beds, bowls, toys and treats being available at most locations.

17. Hampton by Hilton

Hampton by Hilton went completely pet friendly in 2023, which means you can now stay in more than 1800 locations across the country with your canine companion. Although known for providing value and comfort to guests on two legs and four, the affordable room rates aren’t the only thing that keeps guests coming back to Hampton by Hilton. Other perks include accessible on-site pet relief areas, free hot breakfast and on-site pools and fitness centers. Many properties welcome pets for no additional fee, and nearly half of them charge $25 or less per pet, per night.

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16. Graduate

Graduate Hotels offer unique stays in hip pet-friendly destinations across the U.S. Each of its more than 30 boutique hotels showcases local collegiate culture and charm. And the bold brand extends a special welcome to furry friends. Graduate pet fees and weight restrictions differ from property to property, with certain locations featuring on-site dog parks with waste stations, and many provide tasty dog treats. Graduate Hotels raised pet fees to $75 per pet, per stay in 2023 and has dropped ten places in the rankings, but it’s still a firm favorite among travelers with pets who enjoy one-of-a-kind hotel stays.

15. Loews

Ranking in the top five for the last two years, Loews Hotels sank to the 15th spot in 2023. Despite falling ten places, the luxury family- and pet-friendly chain remains a top choice for pet travelers in 18 locations across the United States. Loews’ canine guests are pampered with everything from creature comforts like treats, bowls and placemats at check-in to pet beds, leashes and collars as part of the “Loews Loves Pets” program. The hotel chain even offers a gourmet room service menu just for cats or dogs developed by the hotels’ Executive Chefs.

14. Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites is another pet-friendly offering by Hilton that the BringFido community has showered with 5-bone reviews over the past year, securing its place in our roundup of chains for 2023. This previously unranked hotel chain boasts more than 180 locations that welcome pets across the country. Most of these feature nearby pet relief areas, and several offer treats and ground-floor rooms, as well as a free breakfast, evening receptions with free drinks and fitness centers to keep pet parents happy.

13. Fairfield Inn

Fairfield Inn by Marriott is steadily making waves in the world of pet-friendly travel, climbing two spots to 13th in 2023. Pups and their owners can stay together in comfortable surroundings at more than 200 locations in the United States. The popular Marriott brand provides affordable accommodations for economical business travelers looking for a hassle-free stay, offering perks like dedicated places to walk your dog, waste bags and treats. Pet policies vary, although the brand is known for charging modest fees to accommodate travelers on a budget.

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12. SpringHill Suites

SpringHill Suites, also by Marriott, is trending upwards after falling to 13th last year. This popular chain invites four-legged guests to enjoy the “suite life” at more than 100 locations in America. Big dogs and smaller pups who like to take up lots of space can stretch out in a large suite for a similar price to a regular hotel room. SpringHill Suites’ pet policy varies by location, but select properties provide amenities like treats, bowls, and grassy space with waste stations for four-legged guests to enjoy.

11. Homewood Suites

Hang out with your hound at Homewood Suites, one of Hilton’s flagship brands. Pups can stay at more than 400 locations across the U.S. at this chain that has climbed the rankings to 11th in 2023. Guests are invited to sleep it off in a residential-style suite that has been designed for an extended stay with fully equipped kitchens, separate living areas with sofa beds, and workstations with lamps. Homewood Suites all have something to offer pups and people, but select properties are home to pet relief areas with waste stations and offer pet perks like dog treats and feeding bowls.

10. Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton was a newcomer as the top dog in last year’s roundup, but the boutique brand slipped down to 10th in 2023. BringFido users across the U.S. can help this newer Hilton chain rise back up the rankings by leaving a review at one of its 20+ locations that all welcome dogs. Human guests will relish the modern boutique surroundings, spacious communal areas and pristine rooms, while pups will want to stay another day after receiving a Barkbox stuffed with a toy, treats and a map of local amenities at check-in. Canopy by Hilton rooms also feature comfortable dog beds and bowls to use during your stay.

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9. Home2Suites by Hilton

Home2Suites by Hilton has more than halved its rank of 20th in last year’s list thanks to pet owners showing their appreciation for the mid-range, all-suite hotel chain’s great amenities and large rooms that are ideal for extended stays. Every single one of the 300 locations invites guests to bring pets along. Furry friends can snag a treat at check-in and lounge by your side in a suite with a separate sleeping and living space, private kitchen and access to ample green space outside.

8. Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites is an all-suite, residential-style hotel with more than 215 pet-friendly locations in the United States. The hotel aims to “conquer the rat race” by offering people with pets spacious rooms with full kitchens, large workstations, and complimentary WiFi for extended stays. Most locations feature designated pet walking and relief areas with waste stations, “Pet in Suite” signs to place on the outside of your hotel door, and treats at check-in. Fido can also bring a friend along as all Staybridge properties welcome two pets to stay.

7. Virgin Hotels

“The world revolves around you and your pooch” at Virgin Hotels. This formerly unranked chain has a deserved reputation for providing dogs and their owners with a lavish luxury stay across seven pet-friendly locations in the U.S., which has earned it an impressive seventh spot for top dog-friendly hotel chains in 2023. With dog beds, bowls, branded bandanas, treats, pet-friendly communal spaces and no pet fees or weight restrictions, it won’t be a surprise to see this newcomer rank even higher next year.

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6. Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo drops out of the top three but remains a highly-ranked hotel chain in this year’s polls thanks to BringFido reviewers sharing stories of stellar service, exceptional amenities and great stays at more than 50 pet-friendly locations across the country. Brought to you by IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo aims to provide “home comforts, elevated” with handcrafted details, indulgent bathrooms and creative communal areas. This boutique hotel also rolls out the red carpet to pups by providing pet relief areas, treats, water bowls, and dog beds that are so comfortable Fido will be begging you to buy one to take home.

5. Drury Hotels

Holding firm in the fifth spot, Drury Hotels is as reliable a pet-friendly pick as its ranking suggests. The popular chain raised its pet fees to $50 in 2023, but BringFido users were still happy to stump up the cash and leave positive reviews to keep Drury in the top five for the second year in a row. With more than 110 locations across 25 states, the budget-friendly brand provides complimentary breakfast, as well as snacks and beverages during its evening “Kickback” happy hour. It also offers a welcoming pet policy, as well as on-site pet relief areas with provided waste bags. Several locations go above and beyond to accommodate canines with extra perks such as tasty treats, water bowls and plush pet beds.

4. Element by Westin

Element Hotels is back in the top five after slipping to 8th last year. The popular nature-inspired chain is a solid pick for pets on the road. Guests will love the spa-inspired bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens that make Element ideal for short or long stays with your canine companion. Furry guests are welcome at more than 75 locations across America, many of which don't charge a pet fee. Element Hotels’ “Love That Dog” program provides special amenities for visiting pups, including a plush bed, food and water bowls, and waste bags for easy cleanup.

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3. Kimpton

Kimpton Hotels making the top three dog-friendly hotel chains again is about as surprising as a pup loving a treat or a nap in a cozy dog bed, which can both be enjoyed at more than 50 pet-friendly locations around the country. The brand aims to provide an elegant, pet-friendly home away from home that everybody can enjoy. With no limits on the number or size of pet guests and no pet fee, every furry, feathery or scaly friend can enjoy a sophisticated stay. Plush loaner pet beds, food, water bowls and mats are available at all locations. Some Kimpton Hotels even employ a Director of Pet Relations to greet canine customers at check-in with a sniff and a wag.

2. Crowne Plaza

Founded in 1983 as Holiday Inn’s sister brand, Crowne Plaza is the second IHG Hotels & Resorts brand in the top ten for 2023. This business luxury chain isn’t a newcomer to the U.S. with more than 40 pet-friendly locations across the country, but this is the first time it’s made its way into our roundup of top dog-friendly hotel chains. Human guests can book a suite or room with a view and connect with family or workmates in vibrant communal spaces. Meanwhile, dogs of all sizes receive perks like bowls and treats and have access to pet relief areas, and they stay for an affordable fee.

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1. Staypineapple

Staypineapple receives the prestigious accolade of the top dog-friendly hotel chain of 2023 based on reviews left by members of the BringFido community. This fruity hotel’s debut rating in the #1 spot shows that anything is possible if you put pets first. Fido is welcome to join you at all 10 pet-friendly locations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Portland, and San Diego. This bright boutique hotel chain offers “out of the ordinary hotels in extraordinary destinations” and amenities for pets that range from treats, beds and bowls to leashes, pet relief areas and communal areas that welcome dogs to join in the fun. Staypineapple welcomes dogs of all sizes for a $25 pet fee, per night.

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