Top Rated Pet-Friendly Hotel Chains in the U.S.

Posted by Billy Francis

The reviews are in, the results have been tabulated, and BringFido users have selected their most favorite dog-friendly hotel chains in the U.S. The editorial team at BringFido combed through tens of thousands of customer ratings submitted in 2021 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 in a tumultuous second year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, hotels offering over-the-top pet amenities and spacious accommodations had a “leg up” on the competition this year.

Without further ado, here is our list of the best pet-friendly hotel chains in the U.S., as determined by BringFido customer ratings in 2021:

10. Drury Hotels

With more than 110 locations across 25 states, Drury Hotels secures the tenth spot on our dog-friendly list. The budget-friendly brand is well-known for enticing guests with complimentary breakfast, as well as snacks and beverages during its evening “Kickback” happy hour. It also offers a welcoming pet policy. Drury guests are permitted to bring their canine companions along for a modest fee of around $40 per night.

9. Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites is an all-suite, residential-style hotel with more than 215 pet-friendly locations in the United States. People with pets keep coming back and enjoying extended stays thanks to the spacious rooms with full kitchens, large workstations, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Most locations feature designated pet walking and relief areas with waste stations on site, “Pet in Suite” signs to place on the outside of your hotel door, and treats at check-in. Up to two pets are welcome at all Staybridge properties, but pet fees and weight restrictions vary by location.

“Hampton Inn always leaves me smiling.” Photo by Hampton Inn Columbia I-26

8. Hampton by Hilton

Known for providing value and comfort to guests on two legs and four, Hampton by Hilton welcomes you and your fur family at more than 500 locations across the globe. The room rates aren’t the only affordable thing about Hampton by Hilton. Other perks include free hot breakfast, 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.

7. Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott is in seventh heaven with its spot on our list. Marriott’s biggest hotel brand welcomes dogs to stay at hundreds of locations around the world. Originally tailored for the business traveler, the hotel chain now appeals to guests with canine companions looking for a casual and budget-friendly place to relax. The pet policy at Courtyard by Marriott varies by property. Additional perks like treats, on-site grassy areas for pet relief, and pet-friendly outdoor patios with fire pits are available at certain locations.

6. Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Hotels has been a perennial favorite among BringFido guests thanks to one of the best pet policies in the business. Their aim is 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 at dozens of pet-friendly locations around the country. Plush pet bed loaners, 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.

5. Tru by Hilton

It’s a high five for Tru by Hilton. Launched in 2016 and designed for people with a “millennial mindset,” Tru by Hilton’s affordable rates, cozy yet well-appointed rooms, and perks like free breakfast and games in the lobby scored highly with BringFido travelers looking for a restful stop on the road. From Pigeon Forge to Grand Junction, dogs are welcome at nearly 80 U.S. locations. At certain Tru by Hilton properties, Fido will find a doggy bag that includes a tennis ball toy and treats waiting for him at check-in.

“Is this where I leave my pet-friendly review?" Photo by Facebook.com/Napatheyorkie

4. Loews Hotels

Loews Hotels knows how to treat pets and their owners. Establishing itself as one of the leading luxury pet-friendly hotel chains in the world, visitors can experience the high life at more than two dozen locations across the U.S. and Canada. And every Loews is a true original, incorporating the local flavor of each destination into its design. Loews’ canine guests are pampered with everything from creature comforts like treats, bowls, and place mats at check-in to pet beds, leashes, and collars available on request. The hotel chain even offers a gourmet room service menu just for cats or dogs.

3. Graduate Hotels

Graduate Hotels ranks near the top of the class on our list of best pet-friendly hotel chains. Located in college towns across the U.S. and the U.K., each of its more than 30 boutique hotels showcases local collegiate culture and charm. Guests appreciate the well-designed decor, warm atmosphere and luxury touches like Malin + Goetz bath products in the rooms and Peloton bikes in the on-site gym. And the hotel extends a special welcome to furry friends. While pet fees and weight restrictions differ from property to property, certain locations feature on-site dog parks with waste stations, and many provide tasty dog treats.

2. SpringHill Suites

SpringHill Suites is ranked number two thanks to being “A Little Extra" and "A Lot Less Ordinary.” Operated by Marriott, the chain invites four-legged guests to enjoy the “suite life” at more than 100 locations in the United States. Suites are often bigger than comparably priced rooms and are great for dogs who like to stretch out after a day of exploring. SpringHill Suites’ pet policy varies by location, but select pet-friendly properties provide amenities like treats, bowls, and grassy space with waste stations.

“If I could give it 100 bones, I would.” Photo by Facebook.com/ElementHotels

1. Element Hotels

According to BringFido users, Element Hotels was the top dog among pet-friendly hotel chains in the U.S. last year. Belonging to the Marriott family of properties, the popular chain has created a nature-inspired look and feel that suits today’s canine traveler. Accommodations with spa-inspired bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens 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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