If you’re planning a road trip around the United States, try stopping at one of these hotels that allow dogs!
We all know how much I love traveling, but did you know I just completed a three-month road trip around the United States with my parents? I’ve been back home in Rhode Island for a little over a month, and I finally compiled a list of some of my favorite hotels that allow dogs. I hope this roundup will help you and your humans plan a road trip, regardless of your destination!
Belltown Inn, Seattle, Wash.
If you’re traveling to Seattle with your humans, make sure they know about the Belltown Inn. This place is great, and is located next door to a dog park. We were also super happy to have a first floor room, so I could get outside to do my bathroom business whenever nature called. Before staying at the Belltown Inn, we stayed in many rooms located on the second floor. Here’s my beef – why are so many pet-friendly rooms on the second floor? When a dog’s gotta pee, a dog’s gotta pee!
Historic Anchor Inn, Lincoln City, Ore.
The Historic Anchor Inn was set up like a motel, which made it easy to poop and pee quickly when needed. They also had a leashed dog park out back and it was located near a dog-friendly beach! We loved staying in Lincoln City. It was such a great place to vacation for humans and canines! My favorite restaurant was Tiki’s at 51st. It has a special dog meal (hot dog on a bed of ground chicken and spinach), plus you can order a dog latte (steamed milk + hot water). Oh, and don’t forget the “head in the hole” souvenir photo opportunity – for your dog!
Red Lion Hotel-Coos Bay, Coos Bay, Ore.
I really enjoyed staying at the Red Lion Hotel in Coos Bay. The rooms very super cozy and we lucked out again with first floor accommodations. I also got a cute little packet of dog cookies for my stay, and they gave up poop bags with a sticker of their dog on it! We always pick up our poop, but it’s super nice when the hotel you’re staying at makes the process easy for you. Now that I’m thinking of it, I wish I could have one of those cookies right now!
The Beachcomber Motel and Spa, Fort Bragg, Calif.
The Beachcomber Motel and Spa was the greatest! Every pet suite has its very own doggy door to a private poop and pee area. With your human’s permission, this special pee area opens up to a larger dog park! It’s so easy to make friends this way. They also provide an indoor dog house, bowls, treats, and extra sheets to put over anything the dog wants to lay on – like your parents’ bed. Right outside the motel is a dog-friendly path where you can walk the dunes to Glass Beach. Have you ever been to Glass Beach before? It’s spectacular!
Well, we discovered three quarters into the trip that pets stay free at Red Roof Inns. Our first Red Roof visit was in San Antonio, Texas, and we had a blast. My parents tried not to think too deeply about the $20-$100 pet fees they paid per night at around 40 hotels during this trip. From here on out we made sure to search out the Red Roof whenever we could. The brand is renovating all of their hotels right now, so the digs were much better than my parents remembered from previous trips. You should probably know that humans don’t get free continental breakfast here, but dogs always get a bone at the front desk!
Groveland Hotel, Groveland, Calif.
Before our big day in Yosemite, we stayed at this historic hotel, which was such a great decision. The staff at the Groveland Hotel suited the room up with a dog bed, bowls, and even a new chew-friendly toy which I promptly ate the ear off. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the hotel except for the indoor dining room. Don’t fret if you like to eat with your two-legged family – there are many outdoor eating options right near the hotel. Of all the hotels that allow dogs, this place is super accommodating!
Frenchmen Hotel, New Orleans, La.
New Orleans was one of my favorite stops on the road trip and out of all the hotels that allowed dogs, the Frenchmen Hotel was one of my favorites. Our room had a door directly to an outdoor walkway with access to a secure gate to the street so that I could poop and pee on some grass. The whole process took just a minute if I needed to relieve myself and come right back in. It didn’t hurt that everybody loved the heck out of me in New Orleans. Let’s just say, I made a lot of friends here.
There were so many other hotels that allow dogs I stayed at during our trip, but these places were my favorites. I’d highly recommend them if you are planning a family vacation to any of these areas. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take a road trip of the United States like we did, and report your findings back to me.
Have you ever stayed at any hotels that allowed dogs? Which were your favorites? Let me know in the comments!
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