Pooch Hotels

“Where do you live?” is a big question we get and the answer is that Bruno and I live in hotels. We’ve been pretty lucky in finding pet friendly hotels and here’s some of our favorites & tips.



BringFido is not a hotel but an app and website. It’s super easy to find a pet friendly hotel on the site by entering your destination. I’ll also enter the hotel’s name into Google followed by “pet policy” and that’s another easy way to see if a hotel is pet friendly.


21C Museum Hotels

These groovy hotels located in select cities always allow dogs up to 50 pounds for a one time fee of $150. We’re currently staying in the 21C Museum hotel in Durham, NC. The hotel is awesome and has an art gallery in the hotel (how cool!)

Check out my review of the hotel here. 


Candlewood Suites

We’ve stayed at a few of these. The rooms tend to be a good size and include kitchens with a full fridge. Outside, there tends to be designated dog walking areas with poop bags available. There always seems to be multiple dogs (and cats!) and they allow multiple pets in one room. The pet fee varies on length of stay since this is a very popular extended stay hotel, with a  maximum of $150.

Pet Relief area at a Candlewood Suites
Pet Relief area at a Candlewood Suites

Delano Las Vegas (part of the Mandalay Bay Casino)

We’re heading to Vegas and at first thought there was no way a casino would let us bring Bruno. We were wrong! In fact, the Delano Las Vegas is super pet friendly. In addition to the adults living it up, Bruno has a Doggie Butler menu to choose from including dog walks and his own room service menu. The concierge tells us he’s allowed anywhere in the casino except for the pool area. We can’t wait!

Check out my review here. 


DoubleTree by Hilton

Not all DoubleTree hotels are pet friendly, but according to the Hilton website, there are 120 locations who would be happy to accommodate your pet.


We stayed at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, which is part of the DoubleTree family. It’s a cool boutique-y hotel with themed floors (ours was sports AKA Rocky). You can get your pet’s photo in the lobby where there’s also a dog bowl full of water.

Bruno loved sitting in the curtains at The Curtis Hotel
Bruno loved sitting in the curtains at The Curtis Hotel

Graduate Hotels

This cool themed hotel chain is located in college towns in the US. We stayed at their location in Tempe, AZ. Our room was on the first floor with a sliding door out to a fenced in grassy area for pets. It was incredibly convenient being able to open up the door for Bruno to go out while staying inside my room or even sitting on my own patio area with a table and chairs. Poop bags were provided.


Home2 Suites

This Hilton chain also has large rooms with full fridges. Two pets max and $125 fee per stay.


Hotel Phillips in Kansas City

We loved the Hotel Phillips because the staff was so friendly and welcoming to Bruno. They were sure to give him treats and were always happy to give him a pat. They even offer a bed and food & water bowls during your stay.


Kimpton Hotels

Bruno hasn’t stayed in the Kimpton Hotel yet but we definitely will with all their great pet amenities. In addition to a designated Director of Pet Relations, you can borrow a bed, food & water bowls and mat. There are no pet fees and no restrictions! And Kimpton Hotels are really nice. In addition, Kimpton and IHG are in the process of merging so you can rack up those points.


LaQuinta Hotels

We haven’t stayed in this chain yet but should because the chain has no pet fees. It’s a shame that a lot of hotels require fees (I’m pretty sure it won’t cost $100 to clean my room which I leave no dirtier than if there were no pets). This chain is very pet friendly with a maximum of 2 pets per room and 50 lb. weight limit.


Residence Inn

We love Residence Inns because they tend to be very pet friendly. One bedrooms are great for confining your pet to a certain area in your room and kitchens are another great perk.


Sofia Hotel in San Diego

This hotel might only have one location, but it deserves props for making Bruno and I feel very welcome. We received an adorable door hanger letting housekeeping know Bruno was inside, as well as a treat bag. Bruno devoured the treats quickly but luckily there were additional treats in the lobby. We also loved the welcome chalkboard with Bruno’s name, along with the other four-legged guests. The hotel’s restaurant is pet friendly and even had a doggie party while we were there.



If you’re having trouble finding a pet friendly hotel in your destination, check AirBnb. They have a pet friendly filter and with many homes, you might find a lovely fenced in backyard.


Building's dog run
Building’s dog run


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