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In writing our DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs book, we covered a lot of stand-alone hotels, bed and breakfasts, and one-of-a-kind properties. However, we also researched many large hotel brands that are pet-friendly. While these are some of our top picks in Texas, you’ll find most of these chains across the country, each putting out the welcome mat for your four-legged family members.

Hotel Chain Policies

In general, most individual hotels have their own pet policies, even those properties within large hotel chains. (These policies do not apply to service animals.) However, here’s a basic rundown of what to expect from hotel chains that have numerous dog-friendly properties:

America’s Best Inn and Suites. This budget chain accepts pets at most hotels but check with the property for rates and restrictions. Info: (800) 237-8466; www.americasbestinn.com.

Baymont Inn and Suites: Many of the Baymont Inn locations accept pets but policies and fees vary by location. This chain is part of the Wyndham brand. Info: (800) 337-0550; www.baymontinns.com.

Best Western: Over 1,600 of the locations in this chain accept pets but policies vary between properties. Up to two dogs, with a maximum weight of 80 pounds each, are permitted in a guest room. According to the corporate site, “There may be a maximum $20 per day charge for each room with a pet or multiple pets or a maximum per week charge of $100. A refundable damage deposit of up to $50 per stay may be required of all guests with a pet.” Info: (800) 780-7234; www.bestwestern.com

Candlewood Suites. Pets weighing under 80 pounds are welcome at these properties. The pet fee is for a 1- to 6-night stay is up to $75; a stay of seven nights or longer incurs a fee up to $150. Pets may be left unattended in rooms. Info: (877) CANDLEWOOD; www.candlewoodsuites.com.

Clarion: This chain is part of the Choice Hotels® brand that offers more than 2,500 pet-friendly properties; rules and fees vary by location. Info: (877) 424-6423; www.clarionhotel.com.

Comfort Suites: This chain is part of the Choice Hotels® brand that offers more than 2,500 pet-friendly properties; rules and fees vary by location. Info: (877) 424-6423; www.comfortsuites.com.

Courtyard by Marriott: Operated by Marriott, a brand with over 1200 pet-friendly hotels across the dozen brands in their portfolio. Info: (800) 407-9116; www.marriott.com.

Days Inn: Part of the Wyndham brand, many properties in this budget-friendly brand accept pets. Info: (800) 225-3297; www.daysinn.com.

Drury Hotels: If permitted by law, pets are accepted at all Drury Hotels. There’s a maximum of two dogs per room, and dogs cannot go into the public areas of the hotel including dining area, lobby, pool and spa, fitness center, and meeting rooms. Dogs shouldn’t be left alone in the guest room for longer than 30 minutes and should be leashed or crated when outside the room. Housekeeping services are not provided when a pet is in the room. Pets are free at all locations, except at the Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff, Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport and the Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Happy Valley which charge a daily cleaning fee of $10 per room plus tax. Info: (800) DRURYINN; druryhotels.com.

Econo Lodge: This chain is part of the Choice Hotels® brand that offers more than 2,500 pet-friendly properties; rules and fees vary by location. Info: (877) 424-6423; www.econolodge.com.

Extended Stay America:  This hotel brand permits a maximum of two dogs per guest room. According to the corporate site, “A $25 (+ tax) per day, per pet non-refundable cleaning fee (not to exceed $150 + tax per pet) will be charged the first night of your stay. Weight, size and breed restrictions may apply.” Info: (800) 804-3724; www.extendedstayamerica.com.

Fairfield Inn and Suites: Operated by Marriott, a brand with over 1200 pet-friendly hotels across the dozen brands in their portfolio although pet policies and rates vary by location. Fairfield is especially popular with business travelers. Info: (800) 407-9116; www.marriott.com.

Hawthorn Suites. Suites with fully-equipped kitchens make it easy to prepare you and Fido a meal and give you both plenty of space. Dogs are welcome at most locations. Info: (800) 337-0202; www.hawthorn.com.

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Numerous hotels within these chains offer pet-friendly accommodations but policies and fees vary by property. Info: (888) HOLIDAY; www.holidayinn.com and www.hiexpress.com.

Hotel Indigo. Pet policies vary by location at this chain of boutique hotels that are part of the InterContinental Hotel Group. Info: (877) 8-INDIGO; www.hotelindigo.com.

Kimpton Hotels: With locations in Dallas (and, soon, San Antonio), the upscale Kimpton hotels are extremely pet-friendly and welcome any pet, regardless of size, weight, or breed for no additional fees or deposits. Info: (800) KIMPTON; www.kimptonhotels.com.

Knights Inn. Many locations of this budget-friendly brand, part of the Wyndham network, accept pets but you’ll need to check with the individual property since policies vary. Info: (800) 477-0629; www.knightsinn.com.

La Quinta: Two pets per room are welcome at most La Quinta locations with no fee; check the “Special requests” field on the property websites for each location to see any specific restrictions. Info: (800) SLEEP-LQ; www.lq.com.

Microtel Inn and Suites. These limited service properties, part of the Wyndham brand, welcome dogs at most locations. Check with the individual property for fees and restrictions. Info: (800) 337-0050; www.microtelinn.com.

Motel 6: Unless prohibited by local law, pets stay free at Motel 6. Pets should not be left unattended and rooms cannot be serviced with a dog present. Rooms at this extended-stay chain must be serviced twice per week. Info: (800) 4-MOTEL6; www.motel6.com.

Quality Inn. This value brand, part of the Choice Hotels® brand that offers more than 2,500 pet-friendly properties, accepts pets at many locations although rules and fees vary. Info: (877) 424-6423; www.qualityinn.com.

Red Roof Inn: Unless prohibited by state or local law, Red Roof welcomes one pet per room for no additional fee. You cannot leave your dog unattended in the room and, when your dog goes out with you, he needs to be crated or leashed. Red Roof welcomes all sizes and breeds. Info: (800) RED-ROOF; www.redroof.com.

Residence Inn: Operated by Marriott, a brand with over 1200 pet-friendly hotels across the dozen brands in their portfolio, this chain is popular with extended stay travelers. Info: (800) 407-9116; www.marriott.com.

Rodeway Inn: Part of the Choice Hotels® brand with over 2,500 pet-friendly locations, the restrictions and fees vary by property. Info: (877) 424-6423; www.rodewayinn.com.

Sleep Inn: Another Choice Hotels® brand, restrictions and fees vary by property. Info: (877) 424-6423; www.sleepinn.com.

Springhill Suites: This all-suites chain is operated by Marriott, which offers over 1200 pet-friendly hotels across the dozen brands in their portfolio. Info: (800) 407-9116; www.marriott.com.

Staybridge Suites: Part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group, this chain of extended stay properties welcomes pets under 50 pounds. Fees vary by property. Info: (877) 238-8889; www.staybridge.com.

Studio 6: Unless prohibited by law, Studio 6 welcomes pets for a fee of $10 per day to a maximum of $50 per stay. Pets should not be left unattended and rooms cannot be serviced with a dog present. Rooms at this extended-stay chain must be serviced twice per week. Info: (888) 897-0202; www.staystudio6.com.

Super 8: Many of the hotels in this budget-friendly brand accept pets but policies and fees vary. Info: (800) 454-3213; www.super8.com.

Travelodge. Part of the Wyndham family, many of the properties in this chain accept pets but policies vary by location. Info: (800) 525-4055; www.travelodge.com.

Wingate Hotels. Part of the Wyndham brand, this chain of hotels features oversized rooms and welcomes dogs at most locations. Info: (800) 337-0077; www.wingatehotels.com.

 

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