Top Dog-Friendly Hotel Chains of 2022

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The reviews are in, the results have been tabulated, and BringFido users have selected their favorite dog-friendly hotel chains in the U.S. The editorial team at BringFido combed through tens of thousands of customer ratings submitted in 2022 to calculate the top-rated pet-friendly hotel chains in America.

Brands with the highest percentage of 5-bone ratings demonstrated a commitment to pet-friendliness, value and guest experience. Not surprisingly, hotels offering over-the-top pet amenities and spacious accommodations had a “leg up” on the competition this year.

Without further ado, here is our list of the best pet-friendly hotel chains in the U.S., as determined by BringFido customer ratings in 2022:

20. Home2Suites by Hilton

Home2Suites by Hilton sneaks into our Top 20 thanks to its great amenities and large rooms that are ideal for extended stays. This mid-range, all-suite hotel chain made the promise to go 100% pet-friendly in 2022, which means the chain now boasts 570 locations that welcome pets in the U.S. alone. Home2Suites greets pups at check-in with treats and offers suites with separate sleeping and living spaces, private kitchens and access to green space outside. Pet fees start at $50 per stay.

19. Hyatt Place

If you’re searching for affordability and excellent amenities, book a room at Hyatt Place. This dog-friendly chain offers contemporary suites with dedicated work spaces, as well as living areas outfitted with Cozy Corner sleeper sofas. Travelers with pets have a choice of over 400 pet-friendly locations around the world, many of which feature on-site pet relief areas with waste stations, and several that offer extra perks such as tasty treats, water bowls and plush pet beds.

18. Courtyard by Marriott

Originally tailored for the business traveler, Courtyard by Marriott now appeals to guests with canine companions looking for a casual and budget-friendly place to relax. The chain welcomes dogs to stay at hundreds of locations around the world. Pet policies at Courtyard by Marriott vary by property. Additional perks like treats, on-site grassy areas for pet relief, and pet-friendly outdoor patios with fire pits are available at certain locations.

17. Aloft

Throughout its 15 years of existence, Aloft has been a mainstay for hip travelers embarking on an adventure with a pet by their side. The “music-inspired” boutique chain provides comfortably appointed rooms and invites two- and four-legged guests to mingle and relax in the hotel’s common spaces. Aloft hotels give guests the chance to join the Animals R Fun (Arf) program, which provides perks like a branded bed and bowls to use during your stay and complimentary treats and toys at check-in. Although Aloft is no longer completely pet-friendly, many locations still welcome dogs up to 40 pounds for no additional fee.

16. Residence Inn

One of Marriott’s legacy flagship brands, Residence Inn offers spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites featuring fully equipped kitchens, living areas and in-suite workspaces for pups and people enjoying long-term stays. Furry guests are welcome to stay at more than 700 locations around the world, many of which feature designated pet relief areas and provide extra pet perks like tasty dog treats and bowls at check-in.

15. Fairfield Inn

Fairfield Inn by Marriott invites road tripping pups and their owners to stay together in comfortable surroundings at more than 180 locations around the world. The popular Marriott brand provides affordable accommodations for business travelers on a budget looking for a no-nonsense and hassle-free stay, offering perks like dedicated places to walk your dog, waste bags and treats. Pet policies vary, although the brand is known for charging modest fees to accommodate travelers on a budget.

Homewood Suites is a popular pet-friendly hotel chain.

“It’s a suite life!”Photo by Facebook.com/HomewoodSuites

14. Homewood Suites

Homewood Suites, like Hilton’s sister brand Home2Suites, made the promise to go 100% pet-friendly in 2022. This switch is one of the many reasons why the all-suite brand made its way into our Top 20 list this year. Most of its 500+ locations are outfitted with designated pet relief areas with waste stations, and several provide extra pet perks such as yummy dog treats and feeding bowls.

13. SpringHill Suites

SpringHill Suites just missed out on the top spot in our 2021 rankings, so it’s a surprise to see the pet-friendly brand fall to 13th this year. Operated by Marriott, the chain invites four-legged guests to enjoy the “suite life” at more than 100 locations in the United States. Suites are often bigger than comparably priced rooms and are great for dogs who like to stretch out after a day of exploring. SpringHill Suites’ pet policy varies by location, but select pet-friendly properties provide amenities like treats, bowls, and grassy space with waste stations.

12. TownePlace Suites

If you’re traveling with your Terrier this year, consider stopping off at TownePlace Suites for a restful night at one of more than 400 locations in the U.S. and Canada. This mid-tier brand provides guests with spacious suites with full kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi for remote workers. Meanwhile, four-legged guests are welcome at every location, with perks like dog beds, bowls and treats.

11. Westin

Holding firm at number 11, Westin remained a reliable choice for people traveling with pups in 2022. Share an upscale stay with your furry best friend at more than 230 dog-friendly properties around the world. As Marriott’s sophisticated premium wellness brand, Westin features relaxing rooms, healthy foods and great service. Many locations also extend a special welcome to four-legged guests with perks like beds, bowls, and treats.

10. Tru by Hilton

Dropping from its top five ranking in 2021, Tru by Hilton clings to a top ten “pawsition” in this year’s list. Tru by Hilton’s affordable rates, cozy yet well-appointed rooms, and perks like free breakfast and games in the lobby scored highly with BringFido travelers looking for a restful stop on the road. From Pigeon Forge to Grand Junction, dogs are welcome at nearly 80 U.S. locations. At certain Tru by Hilton properties, Fido will find a doggy bag that includes a tennis ball toy and treats waiting for him at check-in.

9. Hampton by Hilton

Known for providing value and comfort to guests on two legs and four, Hampton by Hilton welcomes you and your fur family at more than 500 locations around the globe. The affordable room rates aren’t the only thing that keeps guests coming back to Hampton by Hilton. Other perks include free hot breakfast and on-site pools and fitness centers. Many properties welcome pets for no additional fee, and nearly half of them charge $25 or less per pet, per night.

8. Element by Westin

According to BringFido users, Element Hotels was the top dog among pet-friendly hotel chains in the U.S. in 2021. The popular nature-inspired chain has slipped down the rankings this year, but it remains a solid pick for pets on the road. Accommodations with spa-inspired bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens make Element ideal for short or long stays with your canine companion. Furry guests are welcome at more than 75 locations across America, many of which don’t charge a pet fee. Element Hotels’ “Love That Dog” program provides special amenities for visiting pups, including a plush bed, food and water bowls, and waste bags for easy cleanup.

7. Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites is an all-suite, residential-style hotel with more than 215 pet-friendly locations in the United States. People with pets keep coming back and enjoying extended stays thanks to the spacious rooms with full kitchens, large workstations, and complimentary WiFi. Most locations feature designated pet walking and relief areas with waste stations on site, “Pet in Suite” signs to place on the outside of your hotel door, and treats at check-in. Up to two pets are welcome at all Staybridge properties, but pet fees and weight restrictions vary by location.

6. Graduate

Graduate Hotels is a great choice for people who want to share a unique stay with their pups. Each of its more than 30 boutique hotels showcase local collegiate culture and charm. And the cool brand extends a special welcome to furry friends. While pet fees and weight restrictions differ from property to property, certain locations feature on-site dog parks with waste stations, and many provide tasty dog treats.

5. Drury

Drury Hotels comes in at number five among BringFido users in 2022. With more than 110 locations across 25 states, the budget-friendly brand is known for enticing guests with complimentary breakfast, as well as snacks and beverages during its evening “Kickback” happy hour. It also offers a welcoming pet policy, as well as on-site pet relief areas with provided waste bags. Several locations go above and beyond to accommodate canines with extra perks such as tasty treats, water bowls and plush pet beds. Drury guests are permitted to bring their canine companions along for a modest fee of around $40 per night.

4. Loews

For the second year running, Loews Hotels has been rated by BringFido users as the fourth-best hotel chain, and it’s not hard to see why! Establishing itself as one of the leading luxury pet-friendly hotel chains in the world, visitors can experience the high life at more than two dozen locations across the U.S. and Canada. And every Loews is a true original, incorporating the local flavor of each destination into its design. Loews’ canine guests are pampered with everything from creature comforts like treats, bowls, and placemats at check-in to pet beds, leashes, and collars available upon request. The hotel chain even offers a gourmet room service menu just for cats or dogs.

3. Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo has made a meteoric rise in the polls to snag the number three place in BringFido’s customer rankings in 2022. People and pups have experienced stellar service, exceptional amenities and great stays at more than 50 pet-friendly locations across the country. Brought to you by IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo rolls out the red carpet to pups by providing pet relief areas, treats, water bowls, and dog beds for purchase.

2. Kimpton

It will come as no surprise to frequent pet travelers to see Kimpton Hotels climbing the ranks in 2022. Their aim is to provide an elegant, pet-friendly home away from home that everybody can enjoy. With no limits on the number or size of pet guests and no pet fee, every furry, feathery or scaly friend can enjoy a sophisticated stay at dozens of pet-friendly locations around the country. Plush loaner pet beds, food, water bowls and mats are available at all locations. Some Kimpton Hotels even employ a Director of Pet Relations to greet canine customers at check-in with a sniff and a wag.

1. Canopy by Hilton

Debuting in the U.S. in 2018, Canopy by Hilton is a true underdog story. This vibrant boutique hotel chain with 30 pet-friendly locations worldwide has catapulted from an unranked position in 2021 to the very top of our customer favorites list this year. From the promise to go fully pet-friendly by the end of the year to its welcoming view of pups who come to stay, it’s a concept that BringFido users really got excited about in 2022. Customers were surely impressed by the chain’s partnership with Barkbox to provide canine guests with a box containing a toy, all-natural dog treats, and a map of local pet amenities. Canopy by Hilton rooms also feature comfortable dog beds and bowls to use during your stay.

Source: Bringfido