What to do if you’re stuck in the pet-friendly hotel industry
Pet-friendly hotels are not necessarily a better idea than staying in a traditional hotel because they have many fewer options to find pet-safe accommodations.
They’re not necessarily safer, and pet-specific lodging options tend to have higher prices.
They can be more expensive and less pet-appropriate than other hotel options.
What’s more, pet-related complaints have increased recently.
But even if you find the pet hotel option that is right for you, here are a few tips to help you navigate your way through the pet and hotel market.
How much do pet-themed hotels cost?
Pet-themed hotel rooms are typically priced around $500 per night, according to Pet Hotel Booking, a site that provides reviews of pet-focused hotels.
That means a one-night stay in a pet-centric hotel can cost $4,000.
Pet-centric hotels are also typically less pet friendly than traditional hotels, with some suggesting they’re unsuitable for dogs and cats.
Pet hotel rooms also often have lower security standards than hotels that serve guests with medical conditions, which makes it more difficult to get pets into the rooms.
The average cost per night for a one room pet-oriented hotel is around $1,100.
How do pet hotels compare to other hotels?
Pet hotels are typically more pet- friendly than other hotels because they can accommodate pets.
But, unlike other hotels, pet hotels are often not located near restaurants and often have less pet options, which means they’re less pet accessible than traditional rooms.
For example, Pet Hotel City in Dallas has a pet bed area, while Pet Hotel Park in New York City has no pet beds.
Some hotels also have pet-only amenities such as pet-free baths.
How are pet-based hotels priced?
Pet hotel prices vary from location to location, so if you choose a pet friendly hotel, you’ll be paying for that price.
The hotel will typically ask you to cover the entire cost of your stay, and it’s usually around $100 for a hotel room, according the Pet Hotel Board.
The pet-rated price also varies from location.
In Denver, Pet hotels typically charge $50 per day for pet-compatible rooms.
In Seattle, Pet rooms cost $50 for a night.
The most expensive Pet Hotel is located in San Diego, which has a rate of $350 per night.
Some Pet Hotel locations also charge more than $600 per night to make up for the pet fee.
How to get a pet room: Pet-based rooms often require a pet.
A pet-ready room can be a $50-per-night pet-proof rental or $200-per room for a pet on a pet carrier.
Pet room rentals usually include a pet lock and leash.
If you rent a pet seat, you can add your pet to your reservation, but you must get permission from the owner.
Pet owners also have the option of renting a cat carrier.
If your pet needs a pet wash, a Pet Wash is available for a fee.
Pet wash stations also typically charge for pets to wash in.
How expensive are pet room rentals in pet-centered hotels?
There are different pet-rating standards in pet hotels.
Pet hotels with a pet rating can offer pet-type amenities such, pet beds, pet carriers and pet boarding.
Some pet-starved pet hotels charge more to accommodate pets, and some pet-approved hotels will charge more for pet bedding.
The more pet rooms you have, the more expensive it will be.
What do pet owners say about pet-driven hotels?
Most pet owners are supportive of pet driven hotels because pet-led hotels provide an alternative to traditional hotels.
However, pet owners also say pet-drive hotels are becoming more popular because of online shopping, social media and a growing demand for pet travel.
Some online pet travel destinations offer pet friendly pet hotels and pet friendly restaurants, but pet-dominated hotels may not be as popular, especially in smaller cities.
For more information on pet-rich areas, visit Pet Hotel Week, the pet industry’s annual celebration that includes pet hotels, travel, pet conventions and other events.
For tips on choosing pet-controlled pet hotels to stay in, read “What to do in pet cities.”
What is the difference between pet-inspired and pet hotel hotels?
The pet theme of pet hotels is more about providing pet-style accommodations for guests.
There are two types of pet themed hotels.
Some of them feature a pet area, but not all.
Pet themed hotels are pet friendly.
They are typically located near public areas, such as parks, schools, or shopping areas.
Some will feature a Pet Food Truck, but they’re not a pet themed hotel.
Pet theme hotels may also offer pet boarding and pet wash stations.
Pet owner-operated pet hotels have a pet drive-in model.
Pet driven hotels are more pet friendly, but their location and pet policies may not allow for pet drive in.