And My Cat
Top 6 Cat-Friendly Hotel Chains
Leaving kitty behind at home when you jet off for vacation isn’t always ideal. If you don’t like the idea of keeping your cat in a kennel, or if your kitty has health problems or struggles with separation anxiety, the best option may be bringing your furry friend along. Having a pet and being an avid traveler can mesh well together. But if you plan on bringing your feline on a trip, you’ll need to research pet-friendly accommodations. As adorable and sweet as your cat may be, most hotels have strict policies when it comes to animal guests. We’ve done the legwork for you and rounded up a list of some of the best pet-friendly hotel chains. This way you’ll find comfortable arrangements for you and your feline no matter where you find yourself next!
Marriott offers a variety of pet-friendly options across the U.S. and the world. Wherever you travel, you’re bound to find a solution for you and kitty. You can search the company’s database of pet-friendly hotels here. Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites are two brands that specifically cater to guests with pets, but you need not limit yourself to them. Many other brands within the Marriott family such as Fairfield Inn and Ritz Carlton also allow pets depending on location. Select luxury hotels such as Ritz Carlton even offer loaner Burberry raincoats and pet massage therapists! Hey, if you’re living it up, kitty should be too, right?
Kimpton is the gold standard when it comes to treating pets like superstar guests on vacation. Twelve of these boutique hotels even have a Director of Pet Relations on site. These employees can give you tips on pet-friendly locales and host a complimentary evening wine hour where animal lovers can mix and mingle. These unique hotels offer fresh water and snacks for your feline in the lobby, comfy pet beds, and food & water bowls. Pets are welcomed at no extra charge and with no deposit required! Kimpton accommodations are located across the U.S. from Boston to Dallas to Los Angeles.
“Loews loves pets” is the motto at these hotels, and you can expect kitty will be treated like a VIP (very important pet– their words, not ours!). Think gourmet room service for kitty with meals prepared by an award-winning Master Chef. Loews provides extra touches like catnip and scratching posts on request. The basics are also covered: hotels provide specialized bedding, leashes, collars, litter boxes (and litter), pooper scoopers, and more. Resorts and hotels can be found across the U.S. and in parts of Canada.
These super-chic luxury hotels greet cats in style. A “pet welcome kit,” special treats and toys are all part of the P.A.W. philosophy: “Pets Are Welcome.” A welcome letter will also give you the scoop on pet-friendly hangouts in the local area. Keep in mind that you will pay a little extra for the star treatment: $25 extra/day plus a non-refundable $100 cleaning fee. Locations throughout the world.
A great option for budget-conscious travelers, Hotel Indigo welcomes pets with open arms. Some properties charge no additional fee to book a room with kitty. A number of locations even offer permanent pet residencies. You’ll find Hotel Indigo properties across the U.S. and the world, so no matter where you travel kitty will be comfy and cared for.
Many Hilton hotels are pet havens thanks to the company’s “Hilton: Pet Friendly” program. Select hotels within the DoubleTree, Homewood Suites and Home2 brands accommodate to your kitty’s needs with a Creature Comfort welcome kit, grooming services and special menus. Please note guests are charged $75 extra per pet.