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Publick House Inn & Motor Lodge

Publick House Inn & Motor Lodge welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per stay. Only Standard King and Standard Double Queen rooms are pet friendly. Both dogs and cats are permitted, and crated pets may be left unattended if a 'Do Not Disturb' sign is left on the door. There is grass on the property for pet relief.
Or, browse all pet friendly hotels in Sturbridge if you’re still looking.

Room Types
Please Select a Room

    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


The Publick House is an Inn for all seasons from Yankee Winter Weekend to yearly Thanksgiving reunions and Christmas get-togethers. Each year rolls by in festive celebration. While you are with us, there is so much to do. Jog, swim, hike or play tennis. Golfing, fishing, canoeing are near the property. Sip a shrub from a lounge chair under the Colonial*s spreading elms.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Publick House Inn & Motor Lodge has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and cashless payment is available. Each room has a 24-hour gap period between stays, and hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Smoking Rooms Available


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Publick House Inn & Motor Lodge has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 45 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 581 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Michele
    Oct. 24, 2022
    Nice place to stay if you don’t own pets

    Rooms are in fair to poor condition and need a thorough cleaning. Beds need to be replaced and rooms are showing their age. The pet rooms are in a separate part of the facility and urine stains were visible.

  • Kerry
    Oct. 6, 2022
    Great location

    The room was fine. In a building for dogs and their owners. So, an occasional bark was expected. The best thing was the location. Using All trails we found a beautiful dog-friendly trail 7 min away. Only problem for us was that the free breakfast was coffee and carbs.

    Oct. 2, 2022
    Good stopping point

    We love the grounds which are great if you're traveling with dogs. Beds were very comfortable.

  • Julian
    Sep. 22, 2022
    Neat property, no coffee in room

    Great places to walk dog. Did not have place to dump dog bags close to room.

  • Kathy
    Sep. 19, 2022
    Great 1st Pupcation!!

    It was our dog's first time in a hotel, and he did fantastic! Check -in was a breeze! The room was very spacious and clean, did NOT smell like dog which was great! The grounds were absolutely beautiful to walk our dog! Thank you for a stress free stay!

  • Jorge
    Sep. 3, 2022
    Great place

    This is my first stay here and was not sure what to expect but the property is very nice, lots of spots to walk dogs. The lodge is very nice and the bake shop is awesome. Very pet friendly and the staff was very helpful. I would stay again

  • William
    Aug. 21, 2022
    Beautiful Landscape

    Room was fine, but traveling with my dog, what's really important to me is a good walk. The property is large and beautiful.

  • Ann
    Aug. 6, 2022
    Great location Relaxed ambience

    Delicious lobster& mussels in tavern. Friendly staff

  • Gina
    Jul. 28, 2022
    Dog loved it

    Acres to walk around on. On-site restaurant good for dinner and had some outside tables. Brought water for the dog while I ate. Room is older motel room with small bathroom, but clean and good beds. No coffee, microwave or fridge in room.

  • Deb
    Jun. 29, 2022
    Loved the history!

    Main building was built in the 1700s! Beautiful grounds with many people out enjoying the lovely evening.

  • Patricia
    Jun. 16, 2022
    A must visit!

    The Publick House Inn located in Sturbridge, MA was such a perfect place to stay. The pet friendly rooms in the Motor Lodge were very spacious, clean and comfortable. The old Inn is a wonderful facility and our dog was welcome to explore the grounds and sit with us at the outdoor tables. The Inn provides guests with free coffee and baked goods in the morning from their amazing bake shop. They also have a restaurant on site and it's a great venue for special events. It is located in the heart of Sturbridge village across from the town common. The rates were very reasonable for a Sunday night stay with a $25 pet fee. Lots of great historic places to explore in the area and an Antique shopper's dream!

  • Beth
    Jun. 10, 2022
    Great Stay

    The room wad beautiful. Staff was awesome. Can't wait to go back!

  • Annie
    Apr. 21, 2022
    Excellent locale

    Everyone was so friendly, everything very clean and so many amenities.

  • Suzette
    Feb. 2, 2022
    New England Bliss

    We arrived the day after the nor’easter, and it was completely accessible. They have a lot of room for you to walk your dog but the grassy areas were under 2 ft of snow. Room was quaint, and plenty of room for my Great Dane. The bakery is amazing, too bad they don’t make dog treats too. Everyone was really nice, and helpful.

  • Stephen
    Nov. 3, 2021
    Downgraded my room

    Because 69 pound dog. No coffee in room. Not happy with BringFido.

  • Gail
    Oct. 24, 2021
    Clean & conveniently located

    Beautiful historic inn with modern amenities in great location.

  • Lucy
    Oct. 17, 2021
    Great place to stay

    This provides a lovely campus for dog parents. Dog friendly rooms, a lovely place to walk them on leash, two dining rooms in the inn itself, a bakery to grab a free coffee and pastries to take back to the room. Especially perfect if you've been driving a long distance. It's welcoming, pretty, great food, and loaded with convenience.

  • Kim
    Oct. 16, 2021
    Lovely Spot

    This hotel was really a lovely and charming New England hotel. They have a section that is more like an old motel where you bring the dogs. Easy access in an out. There is a welcoming feel really darling town

  • Louise
    Sep. 14, 2021
    A good area to stop

    This is a good place to stop for the night. Place was clean and had good areas for walking our pet.

  • Robert
    Aug. 19, 2021
    Spacious rooms and nice grounds

    We loved having a clean room, king sized bed and couch in room. The "Girls" loved walking everywhere and people were welcoming of the pets. Excellent pastry at the Bake Shoppe and server was so pleasant. Only negative was that there were some people who did not have their pets leashed. Nearby Wells State Park with a variety of walking trails and a picnic venue was great. We will definitely be back.

  • Daniel
    Aug. 10, 2021
    Fit the bill

    If i was a picky traveler the accommodations would not have been up to par. The town was quaint and farmers market was held across the street (august) although we didn't explore because it was just a quick lay over for the last leg of our week long trip. I don't have much experience as to what to expect from a hotel "dog friendly room" but I was not shocked that the furniture, wall paper, and drapes were dated. Our pup was stung by a bee on the balcony (bees nest in AC unit). Personally I just wasn't going to use the balcony. I felt bad maintenance sprayed the nest of honey bees rather then relocation. The upgrade to Tilley House. Was great! Nice new clean room and freshly installed bath. More of what I'm used to from a stay away from home. I do feel bad to think our gain was at the expense of honey bees😒 pastry shop on premises for morning joe and limited comp pastry was nice. And have a cute patio / garden to sit and have the wake up juice. We did not eat at the restaurant associated with the Inn so no input there.

  • Deborah
    Aug. 3, 2021
    Loved This Place!

    Yes, the room & bathroom are old. BUT, the place was clean & quiet. The staff was so nice. There were endless places to walk. It felt safe & comfortable, & my dogs seemed to feel the same way, as they were much more relaxed than they had been the night before at a Red Roof Inn. They have an 80 pound weight limit, but I called the day before & they didn’t hesitate to allow my 2 much larger Bernese Mountain Dogs. The BringFido rate was $71, which would have been a bargain if not for the $25 pet fee—which covers both dogs. We had dinner in the restaurant on site, which was convenient & quite nice. I would definitely go back!

  • Colin
    Jul. 17, 2021
    As always, a very Nice Visit

    The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. When walking about the beautiful grounds, the staff would stop and have a greeting for our dog Marshall. Great Job by all especially the early riser from Putnam CT who served coffee and pastry.

  • Deirdre
    Jul. 9, 2021
    Excellent location

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. The bed was squishy and the linens were subpar. But the price was right!

  • Cheryl
    Jul. 8, 2021
    Great location

    Beautiful trails to walk through, everyone was super kind. We arrived late and given an upgrade 🐕

  • Charles
    Jun. 20, 2021
    Good Stay

    The dog had plenty of grass to sniff.

  • Carol
    May. 27, 2021

    No electricity due to storm so no sleep.

  • Sally
    May. 16, 2021
    Good place for a dog

    The units were older but clean. Super walking space.

  • Ellen
    May. 11, 2021
    Pretty location

    Dated but CLEAN room! Everyone very nice! Good coffee and bakery! Nice area to walk dog.

  • Donna
    Oct. 7, 2020
    Great hotel, not the dog house

    I have stayed at the Publick House quite a few times over the years. Every time always great!!! Made (Kiki) feel like she was at home. Thank you! We will be back!

  • Riley
    Oct. 7, 2020
    Great all around!

    We recently stayed at the Publick House Inn, and it far exceeded expectations. The rooms were large, quiet, and there was plenty of good grassy areas for walking our dog. I loved how accommodating and friendly they were. I will recommend to others and will definitely stay again in the future.

  • Jessica
    Sep. 26, 2020
    Beautiful property

    Rooms were lovely, comfortable and clean. Property was charming with a great bake shop and restaurant. Staff were very helpful and accommodated our pets needs.

  • David
    Sep. 19, 2020
    Publick House was great!

    There was plenty of room to run and play either in the woods or on the grass. We had a ball!

  • Cathy
    Oct. 8, 2019
    Great accommodations

    Publick House is a great find! Excellent stay for us and our labradoodle! We will surely stay there again!

  • Nicole
    Jun. 12, 2019
    A must place to stay!

    We'll be back next year when I have a convention in Worcester, MA to go to. Clean, well appointed, friendly staff, beautifully landscaped,, convenient parking, delicious food - I can;'t say enough about this place. The pet friendly rooms are in a section that was once a motor lodge. You would never think they had pups stay in these rooms. They were clean and smelled nice. Backed against the woods, sitting on our balcony, you would have thought you were in Walden. The food in the restaurant was wonderful and the wait staff is great. Plenty of places to walk your dog in a country setting. Even with a full schedule for the Inn with 6 different events going on, you would never know it. These guys know what they are doing. And you can NOT beat the price. Tell them Biscuit sent you!

  • Python
    Dec. 31, 2018
    Very pet friendly

    We have stayed here several times with our large dogs and they are always very pet friendly. There is grass nearby to walks the dogs. Rooms are clean and very comfortable.

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